Destinations Destinations
Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, Mara River
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Safari, National Parks, Overland
Physical Level Physical Level
Easy

Begin your trip in grand old Nairobi, visiting a wildlife sanctuary to see orphaned baby elephants happily playing in the mud. From here, travel to the Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru — one of Kenya’s smallest but best-kept reserves. Look for giraffes, rhinos and thousands of pink flamingos feeding on the lake. Next, head to the Masai Mara. If the time is right, you can experience the frenzy of the wildebeest herds crossing the Mara River, dodging crocodiles and other predators. Make sure to also visit the Masai tribes to learn more about how these semi-nomadic people live.

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Visit the Masai Mara
Masai Mara National Park

Visit the Masai Mara

More than two million wildebeest and zebra roam across the famous Masai Mara ecosystem each year. Use your visit as a chance to engage with the Maasai tribes in the area.

Lake Nakuru safari
Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru safari

Go on a Rift Valley safari at one of Kenya’s smallest but best-kept reserves. The park is home to a diverse range of wildlife including the rare Rothschild giraffe, endangered rhinos and, when conditions are right, the amazing spectacle of hundreds of thousands of pink flamingoes feeding at Lake Nakuru, the park’s focal point.

Feed a baby elephant at a Nairobi sanctuary
Nairobi

Feed a baby elephant at a Nairobi sanctuary

Many trips to Kenya start and finish in its largest city and capital, Nairobi. For a shot of cuteness, visit one of its wildlife sanctuaries to see baby elephants — many of which are orphaned due to poachers — feeding and playing happily in the mud.

Take a cultural tour with the Masai or Meru peoples
Arusha

Take a cultural tour with the Masai or Meru peoples

Immerse yourself in local culture with a visit to a traditional village, witnessing daily life and learning more about the lives and history of these semi-nomadic people.

See the famed Mara River crossing
Mara River

See the famed Mara River crossing

Head to the Kenyan side of the Mara River between July and August to witness the great migration’s premier spectacle – the crossing of the Mara River. All it takes is one wildebeest taking the plunge to spark a frenzy – but beware of the lurking crocodiles.

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