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NEW FOR 2020! 9 day Discover Kenya Guided Holiday - Small Group Tour


Embark on a journey to the enchanting home of the African safari, fiery savannah sunsets and the colourfully clad Maasai - an epic adventure through Kenya's iconic wilderness.

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About this holiday

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Tour map

See the 'real' Africa on this tour of Kenya, which departs and returns to Nairobi. Watch the wildlife as they roam free through the National Parks and be amazed by the colours of Africa, especially as the sun sets. Explore the Maasai Mara while on safari game drive before meeting a Maasai community in their local village.

  • Connect with locals - Savour the rich aroma of coffee during an exclusive Be My Guest experience with local farmers at a Kenyan coffee plantation. (Day 5)
  • Make a difference - At the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust whose Orphans' Project will benefit from funds received from Trafalgar's visit. (Day 2)
  • Dive into culture - Visit a Maasai village for an in-depth perspective into the daily life of this colourful tribe. (Day 8)
  • Stays with stories - Resembling Noah's Ark, the Ark Lodge in Aberdare National Park has four viewing areas for observing the wildlife which congregate around a floodlit waterhole and salt lick. (Day 5)

Sightseeing Highlights:

  • VISIT Samburu National Reserve, Aberdare National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Maasai Mara National Game Reserve
  • VIEW Thomson's Falls in Nyahururu



Your tour includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 22 meals including 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches (including Be My Guest) and 7 dinners
  • All transport as shown in itinerary
  • Hand-picked hotels, lodges and luxury safari camps
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Tour Representative
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes


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Guest room at Tamarind Tree Hotel, Nairobi

Your tour includes 8 nights accommodation staying at:

  • Tamarind Tree, Nairobi
  • Ashnil Samburu Camp, Samburu National Reserve
  • The Ark Lodge, Aberdare National Park
  • Lake Nakuru Lodge, Lake Nakuru
  • Keekorok Lodge, Maasai Mara National Reserve

Travel dates


Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.

Twin share - from $4750 per person / Solo traveller - from $5390

  • Apr 2020 - 19
  • Jun 2020 - 07, 14, 21, 28

Twin share - from $5250 per person / Solo traveller - from $6550

  • Mar 2020 - 22
  • Nov 2020 - 08, 22
  • Dec 2020 - 06

Twin share - from $5275 per person / Solo traveller - from $6575

  • Jan 2020 - 12, 26
  • Feb 2020 - 09, 23

Twin share - from $5595 per person / Solo traveller - from $7095

  • Oct 2020 - 11, 25

Twin share - from $5725 per person / Solo traveller - from $7025

  • Dec 2020 - 20

Festive Departure: The 20 December 2020 departure will celebrate Christmas at Lake Nakuru National Park with a festive meal.

Twin share - from $5995 per person / Solo traveller - from $7495

  • Jul 2020 - 05, 12, 19, 26
  • Aug 2020 - 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
  • Sep 2020 - 06, 13, 20, 27

Why not extend your stay in Africa and discover more of this amazing continent? Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 for the best airfares and other touring and accommodation options.



Day 1 - Arrive Nairobi (2 Nights)

Karibu! Your Kenyan safari adventure begins in the capital, Nairobi, where you will be met at the airport by a Trafalgar Representative and transferred to your hotel. Spend the evening with your fellow explorers and your Driver Guide enjoying a delicious Welcome Reception at the world-famous Carnivore restaurant.

The full duration of this itinerary is operated by a 4 X 4 safari vehicle, including all road travel and safari game drives. The trip will travel over a variety of terrains, resulting in some rough and bumpy journeys.

Hotel - Tamarind Tree

Included Meals - Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Nairobi Sightseeing

'Make A Difference' this morning during your visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Here you'll learn about the organisation's acclaimed Orphans' Project which provides hope for the future of Kenya's threatened elephant and rhino populations. Watch the resident baby elephants wallowing in their daily mud bath, then travel to the leafy suburb of Karen for lunch followed by a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum, the former home of the famous Danish 'Out of Africa' author who chose Kenya as her home.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 - Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve (2 Nights)

Leave the hustle and bustle of Nairobi behind and embark on a 4x4 journey north through the Mt. Kenya region. Continue your safari adventure with an afternoon game drive in Samburu National Reserve, tracking such species as the Grevy's Zebra and the Reticulated Giraffe endemic to the northern Kenya region. Your accommodation tonight is a luxury tented camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.

Hotel - Ashnil Samburu Camp

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4- Samburu National Reserve Safari Game Drives

Made famous in the award-winning book and movie Born Free, Samburu National Reserve was the home of Elsa, the famous lioness raised by conservationists George and Joy Adamson. Rise early with the birds and embark on a morning game drive through acacia forest and expansive grasslands in search of wildlife. Relax at your camp on your return then head out back out into the savannah on a late afternoon game drive.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Samburu National Reserve - Aberdare National Park

Journey south to Aberdare National Park, where en-route you'll 'Connect With Locals' over the robust aromas of coffee during a 'Be My Guest' experience on a plantation in the highlands of central Kenya. You'll have an opportunity to sample some of the local coffee and learn how your hosts are part of a cooperative system from production through to sale. Stay overnight in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - The Ark Lodge. Reminiscent of Noah's Ark, this accommodation offers four viewing areas from which to observe the endemic bird and animal species which frequent the on-site waterhole and salt lick.

Hotel - The Ark Lodge

Included Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest, Dinner

Day 6 - Aberdare National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park

Have your camera ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Thomson's Falls before connecting with the soul of Africa's Great Rift Valley. Visit the bird watcher's paradise that is Lake Nakuru National Park, then join your Driver Guide for an afternoon game drive to spot pink flamingos lining the lakeshore and to search for lion and leopard.

Hotel - Lake Nakuru Lodge

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Lake Nakuru National Park - Maasai Mara National Reserve (2 Nights)

Your journey continues to the world-renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve, your home for the next two nights. During your time here, spend some time at your lodge's watering hole where large pods of hippo can often be seen.

Hotel - Keekorok Lodge

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Maasai Mara Full Day Safari Game Drive

Don your hat and polish those binoculars for a full day of safari in Maasai Mara's wilderness. When you're not traversing the savannah in search of the Big 5, you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and join a Maasai community in their local village. Watch the colourfully clad warriors demonstrate their jumping prowess, then tour the village to gain in-depth insights into their daily life. Later, indulge in a bush picnic - the sounds of the bush the perfect accompaniment while you keep your eyes peeled for the flash of resident Bee-eaters, Rollers and Hoopoes flitting from tree to tree.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

Day 9 - Maasai Mara National Reserve - Depart Nairobi

Your Kenyan safari adventure at its end, you'll return to Nairobi, where a day room has been reserved for you at one of Nairobi's airport hotels prior to your evening flight home.

Included Meals - Breakfast



Please Note: The full duration of this itinerary is operated by a 4 X 4 safari vehicle, including all road travel and safari game drives. The trip will travel over a variety of terrains, resulting in some rough and bumpy journeys. Guests must travel with a soft sided bag or medium size suitcases due to limited space in the safari vehicles.

Small Group: Maximum 12 guests per departure. Trip is operated by six seater 4 X 4 safari vehicles for better opportunities to view game in their natural surrounds.

Airport Transfers

All Trafalgar guests benefit from complimentary arrival and departure transfers on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday. Guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book a transfer, providing they also purchase the additional pre-and/or post-holiday hotel accommodation from Trafalgar. Transfers are always included in conjunction with pre and/or post hotel nights on all itineraries.

 Do I need travel insurance?

We strongly recommend that all guests have a travel insurance policy to ensure your peace of mind before and while travelling. It's important that you protect yourself in case of trip cancellations, an interruption for any reason, baggage delays or loss of baggage and medical expenses.

Will I need a passport?

Passports are needed when travelling outside of your home country. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip.

Will I need a visa?

You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your guided holiday. Depending on your nationality, you may need visas to enter certain countries included on your trip. Please note that obtaining visas can take up to six weeks prior to your departure. It is strongly advised that you consult your Travel Agent and the local Consulate or Embassy of the country you are visiting well in advance to determine which visas they require and how to obtain them.

Will I need any vaccinations?

This will depend on the destinations you are travelling and your personal health circumstances. Be sure to speak to your doctor to find out if vaccinations are required. If you are taking medication or suffer from any form of illness, ensure you have an adequate supply of medication before departing for your holiday.

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