Location of Adventure
Kenya, East Africa
Group Size Limit
When you choose Natural Habitat Adventures for your private Kenya safari, you may select from a wide range of smaller luxury and deluxe safari camps and lodges, with each property accommodating approximately 4-12 guests, and each comes with a private safari guide and vehicle. As the world’s premier nature travel company, we focus solely on small-group journeys and avoid the large impersonal hotels that devalue an authentic safari experience. Please consult with one of our Adventure Specialists to determine which camps and lodges can best accommodate your group’s size and preferred travel style.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Quality vehicles are an important component of your safari experience. The vehicles provided are designed especially for adventures in Kenya, with two goals in mind: comfort during overland drives on sometimes-rough roads, and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Your camps use several different sizes of Toyota Land Cruisers and Land Rovers. Depending on the group size, you may have a vehicle that seats four to eight passengers, plus a driver, and you will have full access to a private vehicle and safari guide at each stop. All vehicles have roof hatches that are open during game drives for 360-degree viewing and photo opportunities, but which can be closed for comfort (including air conditioning) on longer drives. In certain areas you will be in open-sided vehicles, either with or without a canopy overhead, and each row is raised slightly higher than the one in front of it, allowing for unobstructed views of scenery and wildlife. All vehicles have 4-wheel-drive and are fitted with high-quality imported tires to enable us to press on through rough spots. As is the case with all of our vehicles, these safari trucks are enhanced with specialized suspensions to ensure the most comfortable ride possible in the wilds of Africa.
Our Private Leaders
Meet & greet facilitation services on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 9 in Nairobi, internal scheduled flights and transfers as noted, accommodations, meals and drinks as specified in your confirmed proposal (included at most safari camps), private daily wildlife drives and activities as described in the itinerary, services of local camp guides and staff at each stop, all park, camping and conservation area fees and taxes, emergency evacuation coverage from the Flying Doctors Society with which we hold a membership (please note: the latter does not preclude the need for all guests to hold personal travel insurance including evacuation coverage for transport home or to a major medical center).
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, any meals and drinks not specified in your confirmed proposal (some camps do include house alcoholic beverages), services of an NHA Expedition Leader (this can be booked upon request at an additional cost), gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, any increase in park, camping or conservancy fees, optional travel insurance, and required medical evacuation insurance.
A safari vehicle frequently offers a bumpy ride. Wildlife drives often involve long hours of sitting and sometimes bouncing around. While we don't consider this strenuous, it can be uncomfortable and pose a particular type of physical demand on the body. All travelers must be able to climb into and out of the raised 4x4 trucks that we use for safari vehicles. They must also be able to walk to and from the vehicle to our camp accommodations, which sometimes involves walking over uneven ground or on boardwalks. Additionally, while any short walks (if feasible given the conditions) are considered optional, you will get the most out of your safari experience if you can walk a mile or two over uneven ground without assistance. Days spent on safari can be long, as mornings typically start before daybreak and evening meals are served after sundown. We recommend that all travelers have an adventurous spirit, as they will often enjoy the closest animal encounters.
Important Information About This Trip
Our Exclusive Kenya Safari features private accommodations within Lewa and Borana wildlife conservancies, Maasai Mara National Reserve and the private conservancies on her perimeter, offering both abundant wildlife viewing as well as optional walks, cultural interactions with local Maasai, evening drives for nocturnal creatures and meals outside of camp. Because this is a custom adventure, we will check availability on your dates of choice. This safari takes advantage of fully private accommodations, offering the most personalized experience for your small group of four to 12 travelers. This itinerary includes private vehicles and guides in each location, and each accommodation has central living and dining areas for your group to gather. Our recommended accommodations are located in areas that limit the number of people while boasting the most abundant wildlife populations. These camps and lodges combine comfort and style with the highest quality nature and wildlife experience. Depending on the time of year and the movement of wildlife, camp selection will heavily influence the quality of your safari. Our team of professional safari consultants can help you choose the best camp combination for your specific dates. Call our experts at 800-543-8917.
Since the areas you travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why you go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for our guests' safety. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we request that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We will add the cost of a medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, contact number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
Getting There & Getting Home
This itinerary departs daily, subject to availability of your preferred accommodations on your chosen dates. You can arrive at any time on Day 1 of the adventure. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your air reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of these programs and can arrange the most efficient and cost-effective travel. Please call us at 800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare, you may find special web rates or better fares online.