Kenya – From Hyenas to Humpbacks

Kenya – From Hyenas to Humpbacks

Kenya – From Hyenas to Humpbacks

Trip Details:

Operator:   Oceanic Society
Price From: 7,535 USD
Program duration: 14 days
Trip Dates: 01-07-2017

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About this program

Oceanic Society’s safari provides a quality nature experience, visiting the prominent National Parks during the height of the migration season, and ending up snorkeling and whale watching on the coast of Kenya. Along the way we have created opportunities for the traveler to engage and become informed by local community conservation project leaders and artists, exploring how art, recycling, & public health affect wildlife conservation in Kenya.

This program is designed to create a life-changing experience allowing the traveler to come away with not just pretty pictures, but also firsthand exposure to how local community needs and ingenuity play a role in modern day conservation of predators and marine resources in Kenya.


Photo Credit: Wayne Sentman, Gina L. Hutchinson, Oceanic Society


Day 1: Arrival - Nairobi

Upon arrival in Nairobi you will be met at the airport and transferred to our comfortable hotel.

Day 2: Nairobi - Meru National Park (by road)

In Nairobi we make stops at the Giraffe Centre and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to learn about their conservation breeding and wildlife rehabilitation programs and meet the endangered animals they care for. We then travel by private van to Meru National Park.

Day 3: Meru National Park

Of all Kenya's parks, Meru has the widest variety of landscapes and habitats. Forest, swamp and savannah are pierced by 15 perennial rivers. In this marvelous sanctuary a great variety of wildlife exists, some in huge quantities. All of the "Big Five" are here and Meru is one of the best places to see cheetahs and leopards.

Day 4: Meru National Park - Laikipia (by road)

Leaving Meru, we continue on to the Laikipia Plateau, where game drives encounter abundant wildlife with not another vehicle in sight. A wild yet romantic haven, Laikipia shelters not only the Big Five but also a variety of rare and endangered species, including African wild dogs, Grevy's zebras and the semi-aquatic sitatunga antelope.

Day 5: Laikipia

Accommodation: El Karama Eco Lodge

Day 6: Laikipia

Accommodation: El Karama Eco Lodge

Day 7: Laikipia - Nakuru National Park (by road)

Accommodation: Maili Saba Tented Camp

Day 8: Nakuru National Park

Accommodation: Maili Saba Tented Camp

Day 9: Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara (by air)

Accommodation: Ilkeliani Tented Camp

Day 10: Masai Mara

Accommodation: Ilkeliani Tented Camp

Day 11: Masai Mara

Accommodation: Ilkeliani Tented Camp

Day 12: Masai Mara - Watamu (by air)

Accommodation: Hemingways Watamu

Day 13: Watamu

Accommodation: Hemingways Watamu

Day 14: Watamu

Accommodation: Hemingways Watamu

Country Fast Facts


Flag Flag_of_Kenya.svg
Official Language(s)English, Kiswahili
Population45,010,056 (2014 estimate)
Climate(s)Equatoria, Monsoon, Tropical, Warm Desert, Warm Semi-arid, Temperate oceanic, Temperate Mediterranean
Major Airport(s):Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), Moi International Airport (MBA), Eldoret International Airport (EDL)
Economic Driver(s):Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing, Mining, Energy, Tourism, Manufacturing, Financial Services

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