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14 Day Best Of Kenya - Wildebeest Travels

Complete Packages

There are literally hundreds of options for possible itineraries, and if can be confusing trying to plan your own unique and perfect holiday. We have put together a number of complete packages, so you know where you are going, what you are doing, and what the cost will be.

14 Day Best Of Kenya

Destinations: Amboseli National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve
Highlights: Masai Mara, Big Five,

This itinerary explores some of Kenya's best destinations at a good pace so that you have time to enjoy each unique place. You can also add a beach break at the end.

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi

At the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your oasis in Nairobi. Depending on when your flight lands, you will have the day/evening to relax at camp.

Meals: Not included
Accommodation: Wildebeest Eco Camp

Day 2: Nairobi  Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage  AFEW Giraffe Centre  Kazuri Bead Workshop  Nairobi

At 10:00 depart for a day of up close memorable experiences with some of Kenya's beautiful animals and people.

1. Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Made even more popular by the BBC's show 'Elephant Diaries', this is where you can get up close and learn about the complex life of baby elephants (and sometimes baby rhino). During your hour-long visit you will be informed about the success the Sheldrick's are having raring these orphans and reintroducing them back into Kenya's wild. You will be at the orphanage for their feeding and play time which is a delight to watch.

2. AFEW Langata Giraffe Centre
Have you ever been kissed with an 18 inch tongue? Once almost extinct, you can now handfeed the endangered Rothschild giraffes. It is quite an experience being eye to eye with a giraffe - you can get a real sense of the size of these gentle giants. There is also an education centre with lots of information about the breeding and conservation of the rarest of Kenya's three giraffe species.

3. Kazuri Bead Workshop
Visit one of Kenya's business success stories. Established in the 1970s, this pottery, ceramic and bead factory employs all single mothers to make its beautiful gifts and souvenirs - which are now exported all around the world. There is a gift shop which stocks some of their wares. Please note that the workshop is closed Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, however the gift shop is open 7 days.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Wildebeest Eco Camp

Day 3: Nairobi – Kiambethu Tea Farm – Nairobi

Step back to a time gone by and imagine the life of settler farmers here in colonial Kenya. Less than an hour from Nairobi, Limuru is around 2,200 metres above sea level, and home to lush highland conditions, ideal for growing tea.

Meaning 'traditional dancing' in Kikuyu, Kiambethu Farm was bought and cleared for cultivation in 1910, by AB McDonell. In 1918, AB was the first person to plant tea commercially in Kenya - with the first crop being ready for sale in 1926. However, AB was not the first person to plant tea in Kenya, that was someone else who had two plants for ornamental purposes - but AB saw an opportunity when a friend brought him tea seed from India which thrived on his high-altitude farm (seven thousand feet).

Since this time, the farm has been passed through four generations and is still surrounded by tea farms. Fiona, grand-daughter to AB, will welcome you to the farm, which is her home, and give a detailed explanation about tea growing and processing in the area - while you enjoy a cup of tea.

After this, you are able to take a walk through the nearby indigenous forest with a Kikuyu guide, where you will be shown have several different plants and trees which are still used for medicinal purposes by the local Kikuyu tribe to this day. You might even have the chance to spot a sykes or colobus monkey in the forest.

Return to the farmhouse for lunch, where you will enjoy drinks on the terrace, followed by a feast of fresh produce - much of which is grown on the farm including pawpaw, mangoes and avocados. Enjoy the tranquil surrounds with the company of the beautiful bird life, and views of Ngong Hills and on a very clear day, glimpses of Kilimanjaro in the distance.

Finish your meal with a cup of tea or coffee - Kenyan of course!

You are welcome to take a tour of the farm and to learn about tea growing, production and making of tea.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Wildebeest Eco Camp

Day 4: Nairobi – Aberdare National Park

Depart Nairobi and head north into Kenya's fertile central highlands. You will pass roadside stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as pineapple plantations, and tea and coffee farms.

Arrive at the Aberdare Country Club where you step back in time, to stately gardens while enjoying lunch at this old club. After lunch, you will be transferred with your overnight bag to your accommodation in the Aberdare National Park. Once you are at The Ark, there are lots of activities to choose from including game drives, walking safaris and guided bird walks (optional extras) - or you can just enjoy the views from one of the three viewing decks. After dinner, you can settle in and enjoy viewing the procession of animals at the waterhole.

By staying at one of the World's most renowned wilderness lodges you can enjoy amazing up-close viewing of some of Africa's 'big five'. Night time is particularly spectacular, when it is possible to spot many animals which can elude you during daytime game drives. Built as a modern-day 'Noah's Ark', The Ark opened in 1969 and is well established in its beautiful forest environment. It is tucked away overlooking the floodlit Yasabara Waterhole, a large mineral-lick, which is a natural magnet for a variety of wildlife. There are unobstructed views from three viewing decks (enclosed and open-air balconies) and a boardwalk to observe birds and animals.

Each room has a buzzer which guests can activate to receive night time animal alerts of their choice - so you won't miss any memorable viewing opportunities. There is also a resident naturist who gives talks and keeps a log showing the animals spotted each day.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: The Ark

Day 5: Aberdare National Park – Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Rise early to catch some of the best game viewing from the rear decks. You have the opportunity to have an early morning walk or game drive (optional extras) before departing back to the Aberdare Country Club to meet your safari vehicle.

Proceed further north, and arrive at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in time for lunch. After check-in you will enjoy an afternoon game driving, where you will have the opportunity to view the 'big five', as well as some of Kenya's plains animals. There is also a chimpanzee sanctuary where these primates have been rescued from all over the world and brought here to be rehabilitated. You might also have the chance to visit a tame rhino and informative conservation centre which has lots of interesting artefacts. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

There are a number of unique experiences which you can add to a safari including a night game drive and lion tracking (additional cost paid locally).

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 6: Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Enjoy a full day exploring the private game sanctuary. You will have the opportunity to game drive or relax at the lodge, or a combination of both. Located on the equator, but at altitude, the weather is ideal for restful nights and active days. Meals and overnight at accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 7: Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Thomson Falls – Lake Nakuru National Park

Rise early for a morning game drive and then return for breakfast and check out. Game drive while departing the conservancy, and then continue to Lake Nakuru National Park, stopping for lunch enroute. On the way you can stop for views of the beautiful Thomson Falls. Arrive late afternoon in Nakuru for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Flamingo Hill Tented Camp

Day 8: Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, depart for a morning exploring Lake Nakuru National Park where you could spot the endangered black rhino, white rhino, Rothchild giraffe and the elusive leopard, along with buffalo, lion, zebra, waterbuck, gazelle, impala, hyrax and hippo.

Depart for Lake Naivasha, arriving at Elsamere in time for lunch, (home to the late Joy and George Adamson, of 'Born Free' fame). This is now a conservation centre and museum where you will enjoy a delicious lunch in their beautiful gardens. You may even have the pleasure of the company of a family of black and white colobus monkeys, as well as a variety of birds – who also have a sweet tooth! After lunch you will enjoy an hour-long boat ride on Lake Naivasha (or Lake Olodian) where you can spot hippos as well as a variety of birds common to this area. Proceed to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Day 9: Lake Naivasha

Today you could have the option to either explore Hell's Gate National Park in your vehicle, on mountain bike, or on foot; spot game on horseback at Sanctuary Farm, or just relax and enjoy the tranquillity of Lake Naivasha – the choice is yours.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Day 10: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara

After breakfast, depart Lake Naivasha for the Masai Mara. Initially you will head around the lake, and then turn west along the floor of the Great Rift Valley. After a stop in the Maasai town of Narok for fuel, supplies and lunch, proceed to the Masai Mara Game Reserve where you will enjoy an afternoon game drive before returning to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. And don't forget the Masai Mara is not fenced and that you can look out for animals not long after departing Narok.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11 & 12: Masai Mara

Enjoy two full days game viewing with picnic lunch on the Mara River over-looking the Hippo Pools and the savannah. You can decide with your guide when you would like to game drive and if you want time relaxing at your accommodation.

One of Kenya's premier reserves, the Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and world famous for the spectacular migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebra during the months of July to October. The Mara is also rich in resident game with over 95 species recorded including the 'Big Five' - elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino - as well as giraffe, cheetah, hyena and numerous species of antelope. The Reserve is also rich in birdlife with over 480 species. Return to accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13: Masai Mara  Nairobi

Wake for breakfast and enjoy the mornings' game drive. Mid morning depart for Nairobi stopping for lunch enroute. You will arrive in Nairobi around 17:00.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Wildebeest Eco Camp

Day 14: Nairobi

Today you will either connect to your flight home, or you could also extend your holiday with a beach break at the coast in Kenya, or on Zanzibar Island in Tanzania. The choice is yours.

Meals: Breakfast

 Park Fees    

* Prices are Per Person in (USD). Add the price and the fees.

  • Countries: Kenya
  • Days: 14
  • Nights: 13
  • Transport: Drive
  • Code: KP002
  • Included: transport to/from Nairobi, game drives, park entry fees, campsite fees and accommodation, guide, meals while on safari.
  • Not Included: personal insurance, visas, sleeping bag, items of a personal nature, tips, drinks.
  • Don't Forget: sleeping bag, sunhat, sunscreen, insect repellent, warm fleece, torch, camera, binoculars and drinking water.
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