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Kenya Safari

The Trip

WHAT TO EXPECT

You will be able to tick off some of the biggest items off your list on our Kenya Safari experience! Once in a life time activities like spotting the BIG 5, learning how to shoot a bar and arrow with Maasai Warriors and engaging with local community groups in Nairobi.

 

This tailored made trip is exclusive to travellers in their 20's and 30's looking to travel and connect with like-minded people. ​This trip is a mix of socialising with new friends, spending time on safari spotting wildlife, exploring local villages and communities. We also have a range of optional extra activities, allowing you to decide how you will spend your days.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 9 x Nights Lodge & Glamping Accomodation​​

  • Daily buffet Breakfasts

  • 5 x Lunches & 5 x Dinners

  • 4 x 4 Jeep Safari (Window Seat Guaranteed)

  • Maasai Mara National Park

  • Naivasha, Nakuru & Hells Gate

  • ​Local Community Immersion (Ruben & ERCN) 

 

  • Ole Sereni Sunset Swim

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Maasai Hot Air Balloon 

  • Maasai Village Visit

  • Elephant Orphange

  • Giraffe Sanctuary

  • Hells Gate Bike Ride 

  • Crescent Island Boat Trip

  • Fundraising for NGO's (Optional)

NOT INCLUDED

  • International Flights

  • Personal Travel Insurance 

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  • DAY 1: Nairobi

Welcome to the Kenya 

  • DAY 2: Nairobi

Ruben Community Centre

  • DAY 3: Nairobi

Giraffe Centre & Elephant Orphanage 

  • DAY 4: Nairobi

ERCN Community Centre

  • DAY 5: Maasai Mara 

Maasai Village Visit

  • DAY 6: Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara Game Drive

  • DAY 7: Nakuru National Park

Maasai Hot Air Balloon

  • DAY 8: Nakuru National Park

Nakuru Game Drive

  • DAY 9: Nairobi

Lake Naivasha & Hells Gate 

  • DAY 10: Departure Day

Karis, United Kingdom 

Such an amazing group of people!

 

We shared so many amazing once in a life time experiences together and will treasure every moment!

 

Looking forward to my next trip!

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Mike, USA

So much fun!! I was a solo traveller and immediately felt like part of a family!

 

We spotted the BIG 5, visited a Maasai Village and some local communities centres in Nairobi. Best week ever! 

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Jene, Germany

This was my first time overseas and 

all I can say is WOW!

 

Lots of new friends and memories that will last a life time!

 

So much more than I had ever expected and cannot wait to go back!

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Dates and Prices

DATES & PRICES

STANDARD PRICE: $2,490 USD

1st October 2024

Tuesday

10th October 2024

Thursday

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Guaranteed Departure

WAITLIST

BY ENQUIRY

13th October 2024

Sunday

22nd October 2024

Tuesday

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Guaranteed Departure

FINAL CALL: $2,490 USD

FINAL 2 SPOTS

6th July 2025

Sunday

15th July 2025

Tuesday

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Guaranteed Departure

EARLY BIRD: $2,390 USD

AVAILABLE

28th September 2025

Sunday

6th October 2025

Tuesday

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Guaranteed Departure

EARLY BIRD: $2,390 USD

AVAILABLE

12th October 2025

Sunday

21st October 2025

Tuesday

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Guaranteed Departure

EARLY BIRD: $2,390 USD

AVAILABLE

Day by Day

ITINERARY

Day 1: ARRIVAL DAY

We commence our African experience after meeting your Indy Escapes crew at our hotel at 5pm for check in to your glamping tents. You will be given an introduction to the trip and what you can expect along the journey, along with being able to ask any questions that you have, then we will hit the road tomorrow morning!

We will spend the afternoon around the pool together, getting to know your new travel buddies then we will all have a freshly cooked buffet dinner onsite. In the evening we will spend some time around a paved and seated campfire to enjoy a relaxing night connecting with other guests, before starting our adventure tomorrow morning.

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Day 2: RUBEN CENTRE

We hope that everyone is recharged after a lazy night around the pool and is read to head to our first stop within Nairobis communities. After breakfast, we will arrive at the Ruben Centre, and received a guided orientation of the community project. 

 

The Ruben Centre, with its three core areas of Education, Health and Community Development, is attempting to reconcile some of the hardships that the residents of Nairobi. Today you will be exposed to all of the areas and see which one resonates the most with you, then you will spend more time there if you like. It may be the school, childcare centre, library, maternity ward, clinic, music or gymnasium.

 

We will also be completing various fundraisers to help support the Ruben Centre before our tour departs, so if you would like to be involved (even if you are not joining us), please see the links below for more information.

We will head back to camp after spending the day in the community where you will have a the option to eating in or heading into town to try some local cuisine.​

Day 3: GIRAFFE CENTRE & ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE

After breakfast we have an optional excision to the Giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Nairobi National Park, where you will get a taste of what is to come on a safari. Going with a local guide also means gleaning more insight into the city’s history and culture.

We will have a couple of breaks along the day, then head back to our rooms for a rest and chance to get changed before it is time to head up to the Ole Serini Rooftop pool to watch the sunset over the Nairobi National Park. We will enjoy a nice relaxing evening up here with dinner and a couple of quiet drinks for those who wanted to lounge around and connect with their new friends.

 

There is still another big day coming up in the communities tomorrow, so this is a great oppotuniay to enjoy Nairobi before you roll your sleeves back!

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Day 4: ERCN NAIROBI

Today is a special day and one that we have no doubt will find a place in your heart for a long time to come. After breakfast, we will arrive at the Edmund Rice Centre Nairobi (ERCN), and spend the afternoon with the staff and families, and hear their stories.

 

Nairobi has a vast amount of contrast in its society, ranging from cosmopolitan and luxury, and end with some of its most vulnerable people. With little to no government support, the children and families of those impacted by people special needs can we difficult. We have no doubt that these amazing people will inspire you and change the way you see the world. This will begin as soon as you enter ERCN and read a sign saying 'We do not need sympathy, we need opportunity.'

 

We will have the opportunity to safely explore a home of a local family from the ERCN project. After a humbling day, we will make our way back to our camp where we can get changed then head our for a well deserved dinner at our camp.

Day 5: MAASAI VILLAGE​

 

Today, we start making our way to one of the most well known and popular places in Africa! We will hit the road in our 4 x 4 safari jeeps and start making our way through the Rift Valley. We will stop at some amazing viewpoints and have lunch at a at our Glamping Campsite in the Maasai Mara.

After lunch we will head out to spend time in a local Maasai Village, and even have the opportunity to see inside there homes. We will also explore the local area with a local Maasai Warrior, where we will be able to shoot a bow and arrow, and learn about local flora and fauna. After the village visit, it is time to to cool off at the resort pool before dinner. We recommend an early night because we a big day coming up tomorrow on our Maasi Safari.

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Day 6: MAASAI MARA

We are up at the crack of dawn and have a big buffet breakfast before heading into the park as soon as the gates open. This will give us the best opportunity to see some of the animals hunting at dawn, plus it will also give us the chance to drive deeper into the less travelled areas of the park, like the Mara River - where the great migration takes place. 

We will be searching for the BIG 5! Originally referred to the difficulty in hunting the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and cape buffalo, we have the chance to try and spot all of them whilst in this section of the national park. If we are lucky we may even see a leopard, cheetah, hyena or crocodile.

We will arrive back at the campsite for dinner, then spend a night together around the campfire.

Day 7: HOT AIR BALLOON

Today, we hope that you will be able to tick a few more items off your bucket list! Those who would like to join, are able to head out on a once in a life time Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Maasai Mara. We will catch the sunrise whilst on the look out for wildlife and enjoy a champagne breakfast. Others who would prefer a sleep in will meet the rest of the crew after breakfast.

 

We will say goodbye to our amazing glamping village after breakfast and continue to head north towards the lakes region, where we will be making our way towards our lodge in Nakuru. Our spectacular lodge is located inside the Nakaru National Park, which is an incredible experience in itself. We will spend the afternoon looking out over the surrounding landscape from the pool at our lodge, whilst trying to spot wildlife.

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Day 8: NAKURU

After an early breakfast, we will depart the lodge with a packed picnic lunch and head to the Menengai Volcano Crater for a hike then make our way down to the spectacular caves that surround the area before heading back to our Lodge for a buffet lunch!

 

We will then proceed on a game drive in the Nakuru National Park where you will have a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering for a number of the endangered rhinoceros and the Rothschild giraffe. Also to be seen is a myriad different variety of birdlife in and around the lake, including thousands upon thousands of flamingo. Waterbucks, lion and leopard are also common at the park, so we have no doubt that your cup will be full by the time we leave to head back to the lodge.  We will have a campfire and drinks after dinner.

Day 9: NAIVASHA & HELLS GATE

Boom! Just like that we are on the last day of our safari and have an action packed day before heading back to Nairobi. We will start early after breakfast and head straight to Lake Naivasha , where you will have the chance to explore the lake by boat and see the hippos that inhabit the area. during the boat ride you will also have the opportunity to go to the Crescent Island Nature Reserve, where you can explore the island by foot and get nice and close to wildlife such as zebra and giraffe. 

After spending some time at Lake Naivasha we continue heading toward Hells Gate National Park, where you will have the incredible opportunity to explore the park via bicycle. This is a rarity in Kenyan National Parks, and is only made possible due to the lack of large predators such as lions and cheetah. We will have lunch in the park and catch a glimpse of Fischer’s Tower before we pack up and start heading back to Nairobi for our final night together.

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Day 10: NAIROBI​

Meet up for a breakfast together with your new friends, reflecting over what just may have been the most fulfilling 10 days of your life travelling through Africa! Can it get any better?

 

After breakfast the Indy Escapes crew bids you farewell as you continue your adventures through Africa.

 

What are you waiting for? It's time to tick this off your bucket list!

Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION

Nairobi: 5 x Nights Glamping Accommodation

 

- Twin Share

- Common Bathroom

- Free Wifi

- Safe Box in Room

- Towels Included

- In-house Laundry Facilities  

- Swimming Pool at Property

Maasai Mara: 2 x Nights Glamping Accommodation

 

- Twin Share

- Private Ensuite

- Air Conditioning

- Free Wifi

- Safe Box in Room

- Minibar/Fridge

- Towels Included

- In-house Laundry Facilities

- Swimming Pool at Property 

Nakuru: 2 x Nights Lodge Accommodation

 

- Twin Share

- Private Ensuite

- Private Balcony (with Seaview)

- Air Conditioning

- Free Wifi

- Safe Box in Room

- Minibar/Fridge

- Towels Included

- In-house Spa/Massage Facilities

- In-house Laundry Facilities  

- Swimming Pool at Property