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Rock My Kenya Adventure

13 Nights – from £3,495

Tour Highlights

Get to know magical Kenya on this incredible adventure.

We’ll start in the capital Nairobi, before venturing north to Samburu National Reserve to go on safari and visit the inspiring women of the Umoja Women’s Village.

We’ll then go head to the incredible Ol Pejeta Conservancy where we’ll go on another safari, get up close with Baraka the blind Black Rhino, and visit the last two Northern White Rhinos (Fatu and Najin). You will also have the opportunity to go horse riding through the rhino enclosure, visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and spend time with the park’s K9 anti-poaching team.

From there we’ll spend time more time on safari at Lake Nakuru and the world-famous Masai Mara, home to the ‘Big Five’, before heading to beautiful Lamu Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and world-class beach destination.

“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy.” (Ernest Heminway)

Nairobi Giraffe Centre

Umoja Women's Village

Samburu National Reserve

Umoja Women's Village

Umoja Women’s Village

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Ngorongoro Crater Group Tour

Rhino Encounter

Umoja Women's Village

Maasai Village

Mount Kilimanjaro

Masai Mara Safari

Lamu Island

Tour Overview

 

Tour Dates

Cost – from £3,495

  • Payment Plan:
    • Deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
    • 2nd Payment: £2,470 (due 62 days before the departure date).
    • 3rd Payment: $700 (local payment, paid on arrival).

What’s Included

  • 13 Nights Accommodation
  • 13 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 12 Dinners
  • Rock My Adventure Group Leader & Local Guides
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information
  • In-Country Transport (to included activities)
  • Nairobi Giraffe Centre
  • Samburu National Reserve Safari
  • Umoja Women’s Village
  • Buffalo Springs Natural Pool
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy Safari
  • Encounter with the Last Two Northern White Rhinos (Fatu & Najin)
  • Meeting Baraka the Blind Black Rhino
  • Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Lake Nakuru Safari
  • Masai Mara Safari
  • Siana Hill Hike
  • Day with the Maasai
  • Swahili Dinner
  • Lamu Town Tour
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Beach BBQ with Swahili Drumming & Dancing
  • Farewell Dinner at Peoponi

Please Note

  • Lamu return flights are booked separately. Expect to pay between £130 – £270 depending on the package you choose. We will advise on which flights to book.
  • This trip coincides with the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara.
Banana House Lamu
Lamu Island Kenya

“This is what traveling in Africa should be like. The Kenya & Tanzania adventure hits up all the highlights (and then some), and really lets you immerse yourself in East Africa in a way that’s still comfortable. The tour is great value for money, and don’t be surprised if by the end you’re already thinking about planning a return trip. It was even better than I expected! It was very well-organized, and I felt like we really did see the best of both Kenya and Tanzania. It was a nice mix of the “famous” highlights you expect to see, and also some unique local interaction.”

AMANDA / USA / ROCK MY KENYA & TANZANIA ADVENTURE 2019

Itinerary

 

 

Day 1: Nairobi

Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your accommodation.

Relax and get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome meal! Your Rock My Kenya Adventure starts here. Karibu Kenya.

*  If you have the time and can arrive earlier, we can organise any other activities you wish to do, such as visiting the elephants at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi National Park, or Bomas of Kenya. Additional accommodation and activities are charged separately.

 

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None

    Day 2: Samburu National Reserve

    After breakfast, we’ll make a visit to the Nairobi Giraffe Centre to get up close to these magnificent animals.

    Leaving Nairobi, we’ll head north towards Samburu National Reserve which lies on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River. We’ll stop in the town of Nanyuki for lunch, before continuing our journey north.

    Samburu is famous for having a large elephant population and is the home to the ‘Special Five’ – gerenuk, the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy’s zebra, the Somali ostrich, and the beisa oryx.

    When we arrive, we’ll check into our safari lodge and relax for the evening. There will be time to have a swim in the hotel’s infinity pool which overlooks the reserve.

     

    • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Safari Lodge (Ensuite)
    • Activities: Nairobi Giraffe Centre

      Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

      We’ll be up early for our first safari of the trip. We’ll spend the day exploring Samburu National Reserve, looking for animals including elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopards, buffalo, and hippos.

      We’ll head back to the lodge for a delicious 3-course lunch.

      In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Umoja Women’s Village. The village was started by Rebecca Lolosoli, as a safe haven for Samburu women who have been forced into early or abusive marriages.

      The women will welcome you to their village with traditional songs and dances, teach you about their culture and tell you their personal stories. This is an emotional and inspiring experience that will open your eyes to a very different world.

      On the way back to the lodge, we’ll stop by the Buffalo Springs Natural Pool for a refreshing wild swim – don’t worry, there aren’t any crocodiles or hippos!

      In the evening, we’ll enjoy dinner together in the restaurant.

       

      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
      • Accommodation: Safari Lodge (Ensuite)
      • Activities: Samburu National Reserve Safari, Umoja Women’s Village, Buffalo Springs Natural Pool

        Day 4: Ol Pejeta Conservancy

        After a couple of wonderful days in Samburu, we’ll head back south to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, one of the best places in Africa for viewing both black and white rhinos as it has one of the highest concentrations of rhinos in the world.

        Keep your eyes peeled for animals on the way into the park, as it’s common to see rhinos and other animals on the short drive between the park gate and the lodge.

        When w arrive, we’ll check into our lodge and relax for the afternoon. Time permitting, you may be able to enjoy one of the park activities.

         

        • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
        • Accommodation: Safari Lodge (Ensuite)
        • Activities: None

          Day 5: Ol Pejeta Conservancy

          We’ll be up and out early in the morning for our Ol Pejeta safari, beginning the day in time to watch the sunrise over Mount Kenya.

          Ol Pejeta is an incredible place for safari as they have the ‘Big Five’ and you have a high chance of seeing rhinos, elephants, giraffes, hyenas, and lions, to name but a few of the animals that live here.

          In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and feed Baraka the blind rhino, before one of the major highlights of the trip – getting up close to Fatu and Najin, the last two northern white rhinos on the planet.

           

          • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
          • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
          • Activities: Ol Pejeta Safari, Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Baraka the Blind Rhino, Visiting Fatu & Najin

            Day 6: Lake Nakuru

            There will be some free time in the morning for you to take part in one of the many great activities at Ol Pejeta, such as taking another safari, going horse riding through the rhino enclosure, going lion tracking, spending time with the rangers and sniffer dogs of the K9 anti-poaching unit or going on a run with the rangers.

            We’ll then head south towards Lake Nakuru National Park. In the afternoon there will be time to swim and relax at the lodge before dinner.

             

            • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
            • Accommodation: Safari Lodge (Ensuite)
            • Activities: None

              Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve

              In the morning, we’ll go on safari at beautiful Lake Nakuru, famous for its many species of birds, including vast numbers of pink flamingos, as well as rhinos and hippos.

              After our safari, we’ll make our way to the famous Masai Mara where you will meet our fabulous hosts – Moses and Laura and enjoy some true Kenyan hospitality.

               

              • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
              • Accommodation: Camping (Ensuite Tents, All Camping Equipment & Bedding Provided)
              • Activities: Lake Nakuru Safari

                Day 8: Masai Mara National Reserve

                On day 8 we’ll jump in our safari vehicle and spend a full day in one of the most incredible wildlife destinations on earth looking for the ‘Big Five’ – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, and black rhino as well as pretty much every other safari animal you can think of!

                In the heat of the day, we’ll have a lunchtime picnic in the wild under the shade of an acacia tree, before continuing our safari into the late afternoon.

                In the evening we’ll head back to camp to wash off the safari dust and enjoy a delicious bush dinner.

                 

                • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
                • Accommodation: Camping (Ensuite Tents, All Camping Equipment & Bedding Provided)
                • Activities: Full Day Masai Mara Safari

                Day 9: Masai Mara National Reserve

                Early in the morning, those who want to can take an optional hot air balloon ride (additional cost approx $450) over the Masai Mara. This is a wonderful chance to see the epic landscape from the air and you may even see a few animals too! This activity is followed by a champagne breakfast by the Mara River.

                Those not ballooning can take a nature walk/hike with a local Maasai guide.

                When the ballooners return, we’ll spend the day with Helen’s Maasai friends, visiting the village to learn about Maasai life, visiting the local school (kids there in term time only), and having lunch in the village. This is always a super fun day and one that you’ll never forget.

                In the evening we’ll enjoy an amazing bbq dinner of nyama choma and other traditional Kenyan dishes (vegetarians & vegans catered for too) and relax around the campfire.

                • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
                • Accommodation: Camping (Ensuite Tents, All Camping Equipment & Bedding Provided)
                • Activities: Day with the Maasai, Maasai BBQ

                  Day 10: Nairobi

                  After breakfast and a few sad goodbyes to our wonderful hosts, we will leave the Maasai Mara and make our way back to Nairobi.

                  The afternoon is free for you to take part in an activity, or you can chill at the hotel.

                  In the evening, those who want to can go out for dinner to a wonderful local restaurant or you can stay in and rest at the hotel.

                   

                  • Meals: Breakfast
                  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                  • Activities: None

                    Day 11: Lamu Island

                    In the morning we’ll make our way to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to board our flight to magical Lamu Island*.

                    When we arrive on Manda Island, we’ll take a short boat ride over to Lamu and check into our beautiful hotel where we’ll spend the next 3 nights.

                    Lamu is a Swahili paradise,a place that seems of another time, where shoes are optional and donkeys wander the sandy streets. Lamu is affectionately known as Lamu Tamu, meaning ‘sweet sweet Lamu’, and a UNESCO World Heritage site with over 12km of unspoiled white sandy beaches to explore and enjoy.

                    In the early evening, we’ll stroll down to the dock where we’ll jump on a dhow (traditional boat) for a sunset cruise around the beautiful bay (soft drinks and snacks included) to watch the beautiful day fade into the starry night.

                    We’ll then head back to our hotel for a beautiful Swahili-style dinner at the hotel. Swahili food is a mixture of Indian, Arabic, Portuguese and African cuisines so you’re in for a treat! 

                    *Lamu flights booked separately -we will advise the correct flights to book.

                     

                    • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
                    • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                    • Activities: Sunset Dhow Cruise, Swahili Dinner

                      Day 12: Lamu Island

                      Perhaps start the day with a wander along the quiet beach, climb the sand dunes or enjoy a sunrise swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. You can also take part in yoga classes at the hotel or simply have a lie-in. Relax, you’re on Lamu time now.

                      After a leisurely breakfast in the beautiful hotel gardens, we’ll take the short trip by boat to Lamu Town to meet our guide who will show us around this fascinating place, steeped in history and culture.

                      Lamu was founded in the 14th Century and is one of the oldest Swahili settlements, a true cultural melting pot. Locals will greet you with friendly a ‘jambo’ as we wander the ancient streets.

                      In the evening, we’ll enjoy a beautiful beach BBQ complete with a bonfire, Swahili drumming, and dancing on the beach. A night you will never forget!

                       

                      • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
                      • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                      • Activities: Morning Sunrise Beach Walk & Swim, Lamu Town Tour, Beach BBQ Bonfire

                        Day 13: Lamu Island

                        Today is a totally free day to take part in one of the activities on offer.

                        You could visit the Takwa Ruins, visit the Matadoni fishing village, go kayaking or stand up paddleboarding or take a Swahili cooking class with a local women’s group (they make THE BEST samosas we’ve ever tasted).

                        You could even walk the 12km beach to Kipungani and have lunch at Cabanas Eco Lodge.

                        Or if you just want an easy day, you can relax by the pool, do some shopping in one of Shela’s boutiques or take treat yourself to a massage or facial at the Natural Lamu Spa. The choice is all yours.

                        In the evening, we’ll enjoy a goodbye dinner at Peponi, a wonderful restaurant that attracts both locals and tourists alike. We’ll eat dinner overlooking the bay and toast to an incredible trip through magical Kenya.

                         

                        • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
                        • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                        • Activities: None

                          Day 14: Departure Day

                          Today is always a sad day as we say goodbye to our new friends, but the memories and shared experiences of Kenya will last a lifetime!

                          We can arrange your transfer to Manda Airport or you can continue your Africa travels from there.

                          If you need any support with your pre or post-tour Africa travels, please don’t hesitate to contact us. It’s all part of the Rock My Adventure service.

                           

                          • Meals: Breakfast
                          • Accommodation: None
                          • Activities: None
                            Samburu National Reserve Tour
                            Samburu National Park
                            Umoja Women's Village
                            Umoja Women's Village in Kenya
                            Buffalo Springs Natural Pool Kenya
                            Giraffe Ol Pejeta Kenya
                            Baraka the Blind Rhino in Ol Pejeta
                            Ol Pejeta Accommodation
                            Ol Pejeta Tour Kenya
                            Banana House Lamu Island Kenya
                            Lamu Island Dhow Cruise
                            Lamu Island Kenya
                            Lamu Island Kenya

                            Please bear in mind that the itinerary is subject to minor changes, ‘This is Africa’! But whatever happens, we’ll ensure you have an amazing trip!!

                            Have a question? Feel free contact us here or take a look at our FAQ’s page.

                             

                            Essential Info

                            Duration: 13 Nights

                            Dates: 

                            Start: Nairobi, Kenya

                            Finish: Nairobi, Kenya

                            Maximum Group Size: 12 people

                            Minimum Age: 18

                            Total Cost: from £3,495

                            Payment Plan:

                            • Deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
                            • 2nd Payment: £2,470 (due 62 days before the departure date).
                            • 3rd Payment: $700 (local payment, paid on arrival).

                            Support

                            • Rock My Adventure Group Leader, comprehensive pre-departure information & planning advice.

                            Meals

                            • 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 12 dinners.

                            Accommodation

                            • 13 nights accommodation in good quality/unique safari camps/lodges & hotels and guesthouses.

                            Transport

                            • All transport within Kenya to and from included excursions and between the main destinations on the tour* (includes – safari vehicle, taxi and minibus).
                            • Lamu return flights not included (but we can advise on the flights to book).

                            Activities

                             

                            • Nairobi Giraffe Centre
                            • Samburu National Reserve Safari
                            • Umoja Women’s Village
                            • Buffalo Springs Natural Pool
                            • Ol Pejeta Conservancy Safari
                            • Encounter with the Last Two Northern White Rhinos (Fatu & Najin)
                            • Meeting Baraka the Blind Black Rhino
                            • Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
                            • Lake Nakuru Safari
                            • Masai Mara Safari
                            • Siana Hill Hike
                            • Day with the Maasai
                            • Swahili Dinner
                            • Lamu Town Tour
                            • Sunset Cruise
                            • Beach BBQ with Swahili Drumming & Dancing
                            • Farewell Dinner at Peponi
                            • International flights.
                            • Lamu return flights.
                            • Airport transfers (however we can arrange these for you).
                            • Visas (if needed).
                            • Medications, antimalarials or vaccinations.
                            • Travel/health insurance (required).
                            • Drinks & meals not mentioned.
                            • Optional activities.
                            • Tips for local guides.

                            You will make 3 payments:

                            • Deposit: Paid in GBP upon booking.
                            • Balance: The remainder of the GBP balance (minus deposit) paid 62 days before arrival.
                            • Local Payment: Paid on arrival to your Tour Leader in Africa

                            The local payment is separate from the initial price you pay prior to the trip. You pay the local payment to your Tour Leader in US Dollars upon arrival in Africa.

                            This includes the on tour expenses that we cannot pay prior to arrival, such as national park entry fees, food, local transport and some activities.

                            Travel insurance is essential for ALL Rock My Adventure trips.

                            Your health and safety when travelling is of the utmost importance, so it is vital that you have travel insurance policy that covers you for your trip to Africa. Adequate travel insurance is a condition of your contract with us and you will not be able to join a trip without it.

                            You must be satisfied that your insurance fully covers all your personal requirements including cancellation charges, theft, medical expenses and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. 

                            Your insurance should also cover you for any adventurous activities that you wish to do – this includes the ‘included’ activities on the tour and any ‘optional’ activities.

                            Please be aware that some hazardous activities such as (but not limited to) white water rafting on grade 5 rapids, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, safari walks, bungee jumping and sky diving may not be covered by all policies, so you may have to take out a higher level of cover.

                            Medical care is not free in Africa and even the cost of getting to hospital can be super expensive, so you need to be covered in case of a medical emergency, including air ambulance evacuation and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. For example, if your appendix bursts whilst we are in the Serengeti, you will need to be evacuated by helicopter to Nairobi. Without insurance you would need to pay for that out of your own pocket. 

                            If you are bringing along any electrical equipment such as cameras and laptops, you should also ensure your insurance covers those items too. Some policies only have this as an add-on. 

                            If you are travelling to an area that is subject to foreign office warnings, this may void your travel insurance, so you may need to take out an additional policy for the days you are in the danger zones. 

                            Please always read the small print.

                            Your tour leader will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip, so please have the following information ready for them:

                            • Name of insurance provider.
                            • Your policy number.
                            • The telephone number to call in the event of an emergency.
                            • Your next of kin name and number.

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