Highlights of Kenya

An 12-day Exploration of Kenya's Diverse Parks & Wildlife

Kenya is the birthplace of the safari and on this private 12-day journey, you'll experience the safari tradition along with abundant wildlife in spectacular settings.

Your adventure begins in Amboseli National Park at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro.  The mountain dominates every aspect of the park and you can get the best views of the snow-capped peak from Amboseli.  With an excellent variety of wildlife, Amboseli is a great place to get close to large herds of elephant.  You'll return back north to Aberdare National Park in central Kenya.  Along with mountainous scenery and forested landscape cut by deep ravines and crystal-clear streams, the Aberdare's are a good place to see rhinos, antelopes, various primates, and 250 species of birds.

Continue to the Samburu National Reserve, an arid region with rare species such as the reticulated giraffe and long necked gerenuk.  You'll also witness colorful Samburu herders bringing their cattle to the river.  Sitting in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park is your next stop.  The lake is home to flamingos, hippos, buffalo, and many types of birds. 

Finally, your journey concludes with a visit to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, one of Africa's greatest wildlife refuges.  Game viewing is spectacular year-round but after the rains, millions of wildebeest arrive for the fresh grazing.  Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, and cheetah can all be spotted in the reserve.

This is a sample itinerary and we're happy to work with you to customize this safari to your interests and budget. Please contact us with any questions.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrive Nairobi | The Residences at Karen

Days 2-3 | Amboseli National Park | Ol Tukai Lodge

Day 4 | Aberdare National Park | The Ark Lodge Tree Hotel

Days 5-6  | Samburu National Reserve | Elephant Bedroom

Days 7-8 | Lake Nakuru National Park | Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Days 9-11 | Masai Mara National Reserve | Ilkeliani Camp

Day 12 | Return to Nairobi

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Our Highlights of Kenya is a private, tailor-made itinerary, so there are no specific departure dates.  Just let us know your potential travel dates and we will check on availability of all services.

Contact us for the best time of year to travel and we'll work with you to design a personalized Kenya experience.


PAYMENT: A non-refundable, 20% deposit is required within 7 days of receipt of invoice to confirm booking.  Balance is due 8 weeks before departure.  If booking is within 7 weeks of departure date, entire balance is due upon receipt of invoice.

Other terms & conditions apply.


  • See the detailed itinerary for a complete list of what's included and excluded. 
  • Included:  In general, rate includes all lodging, park fees, meals (drinks excl), airport transfers, and services of driver/professional guide.
  • Excluded:. In general, rate excludes airfare to/from Africa, entry visas, insurance, tipping, drinks

2024 Rates

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$4225.00 (Jan-Mar)

$3695.00 (Apr-Jun)

$5050.00 (July-Oct)

$4120.00 (Nov-Dec 14)

Rate is per person sharing, for cash payment by check or bank transfer, and based on a group of 6 people.  Rate will change depending on group size. If you wish to pay with a credit card a 3.7% service fee will be added.   Single supplement applies.

Length: 12 days/11 nights

Route:  Starts in Nairobi, Kenya

What's Calling You to Africa?

Vast plains teeming with wildlife?  Exploring the bush on foot?  Tracking mountain gorillas?  Summiting Kilimanjaro?  Meaningful interactions with local Africans?

Contact us with your dream of Africa and we'll get you started on your African adventure!