Classic Kenya safari, 7 days

“Tailor made week on safari in Kenya featuring daily game drives, visits to local villages and hospitable safari lodges in beautiful natural settings.”

Highlights

Masai Mara | Lake Nakuru National Park | Lake Naivasha | Hell's Gate National Park | Samburu National Reserve | Potential animal sightings include: rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalos and thousands of flamingoes |

Description of Classic Kenya safari, 7 days

Kenya for many years has been voted one of the best safari destinations in Africa. One of the main reasons for this is the hospitality experienced in world-class safari lodges surrounded by beautiful national parks packed full of wild animals in their natural habitat.

This classic Kenya safari has drawn on these elements to develop an itinerary that's been voted as one of the best in Africa.

Travellers will get to experience game drives in several national parks as well as having the chance to see almost half of Kenya as you criss-cross from Kikuyu escarpments to vast tea and coffee plantations, rift valley lakes and volcanoes.

Interaction with local communities mainly Kikuyu, Masai, and Samburus in traditional villages, is another classic Kenya safari feature that this week-long tour also does extremely well.

Visits to the Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and Samburu in northern Kenya provide every opportunity to discover the classic highlights as well as getting off the beaten track with several rare animals creating unique encounters to treasure for many more moons to come.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Classic Kenya safari, 7 days

Environment

We have elaborate cost-cutting measures that also work out as very environmentally friendly measures in the office. Minimal use of printed material as well as recycling of paper. Switching off of all unnecessary lights. Turning off water taps

With regards to our guests, we have a travellersí code that is well explained by our guides with regards to environmental protection. For our visitors doing the marine parks, we strongly emphasize on the protection of the Coral Reef by our snorkelling guests as well as care for the entire marine ecosystem.

In the parks, our guides exhibit utmost respect for wildlife and nature by ensuring that they strictly adhere to park rules and regulations as well as our internal Travel Code which includes:

- No littering or throwing garbage out of the vehicle; this help in keeping the park clean and everything you don't need should be put the seat pockets. Driver guide will dispose at the lodge who have better way dispose the garbage.
- No feeding of wild animals. This is important to retain natural behaviour in their natural habitat.
- No off-roading driving off the designated tracks especially in parks
- Ensuring that animals have the right of the way and we never block their way; you are the intruder in their territory

In the parks, our guides exhibit utmost respect for wildlife and nature by ensuring that they strictly adhere to park rules and regulations as well as our internal Travel Code. For example, we keep a respective distance from wildlife, we do not stampede game, minimize on noise as well as respect other visitors.

Our overall goal is to ensure the long term sustainability of the environment which is also the sure way to ensure our own business survival.

Community

We always ensure that we properly brief our guests with regards to the social and political situation in the destinations to be visited. For example, the Coastal region in Kenya is predominantly Muslim and so, especially for cultural/village visits where the guests will interact with the local people, we encourage our guests to dress up more in respect of local culture.

For our pastoralist communities such as Samburu and Masai, who incidentally occupy major wildlife areas, we encourage our guests to visit the villages. This offers a direct benefit to the communities as they charge some entrance fee. We also discourage our guests from giving sweets/pens/books to children on the roadside. This has been proven to contribute to absenteeism from school as well as creating a begging culture. We prefer our guests to give these items as a donation to local schools directly. During the visits to villages, our guests have the opportunity to buy locally made souvenirs as well as directly support the community through contributing to social amenities such as schools, dispensaries and water projects.

We are happy to pass on school material donations such as books, pens, pencils etc. to children at local schools. Visiting a school is on a request basis (mainly for professional teachers on the trip) and arranged in advance before the tour so that we can check with the school schedule etc.

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