African elephant herd
Kenya: The Original Safari Destination
September 8 - 20, 2017
Experience the wild mystique of Kenya on this Great Migration safari.

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$7,995
+ airfare// per person, double occupancy
$2,595
single supplement

Observe the magnificence of Africa's Great Migration and view the continent's most famous wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, rhinos, crocodiles, giraffes, cape buffalo, zebras, and wildebeest. Your treetop hotel on Mt. Kenya provides excellent views of animals that visit the adjacent watering hole. You will stay in luxurious tented camps and safari lodges in the midst of the wilderness at Lake Nakuru National Park, the famous Maasai Mara, and Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Seven giraffes stand in a line against an acacia forest backdrop

September 8—San Diego/Amsterdam/En Route

Your journey begins as you board your overnight flight to Amsterdam en route to Nairobi.

 

September 9—Amsterdam/Nairobi

Arrive in Amsterdam and connect with your flight to Nairobi, the safari capital of East Africa, where you will be welcomed by your expert driver/guides and naturalist and escorted to your hotel. The evening is free to relax.

 

September 10—Nairobi

Set out for the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Nature Center near Giraffe Manor, where you will get the opportunity to hand-feed Rothschild’s giraffes. Continue to Karen Blixen’s House, the former home of the Danish baroness, Karen Blixen, author of the book Out of Africa. Head to Nairobi National Park for your first chance to spot iconic African wildlife.

 

September 11—Mt. Kenya

Drive to the Equator to take in the verdant slopes of Mt. Kenya. Your ”tree hotel” is 7,200 feet up the mountain and surrounded by rain forest. Game viewing this evening will bring you alongside elephants, buffalo, rhinos, giant forest hogs, waterbucks, and possibly leopards and lions.

 

September 12/13—Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Head to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in the Laikipia Plains, where you will take wildlife drives in the bush. You’ll have an opportunity to see Najin, Fatu, and Sudan—the last three northern white rhinos in the world. At an additional cost, you can experience a walking safari, camel safari, horseback riding, or a night drive. Later, visit Jane Goodall’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

September 14/15—Lake Nakuru National Park/Lake Elmenteita

Discover the Great Rift Valley, home to Rothschild’s giraffes, flocks of flamingos, and white and black rhinos. On your second day here, take a walk at Hell’s Gate where you’ll spot Verreaux's eagles, augur buzzards, buffalos, Masai giraffes, elands, hartebeests, lions, and leopards. Float down Lake Naivasha, which is rife with hippos and waterbirds, aboard a boat bound for Crescent Island.

 

September 16/17/18—Masai Mara/Northern Serengeti

The next several days will be spent in the Masai Mara, an area inhabited by the iconic animals of the Serengeti. Look for more than 500 different species of birds, as well as cheetahs, elephants, leopards, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, hippos, and more lion prides than any other park in Kenya.

 

September 19—Masai Mara/Nairobi/En Route

Fly back to Nairobi, where you’ll spend the afternoon shopping in town or at the African marketplace, or simply relax at your hotel. Tonight, you are transferred back to the airport for your flight to Amsterdam.

 

September 20—Amsterdam/San Diego

This morning your jet lands in Amsterdam. From here connect with your flights back home via Los Angeles to San Diego. 

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TOUR ADD-ONS

Kenya elephant

Tsavo & Amboseli National Parks

September 19 - 25, 2017—Post-Tour Extension

You'll experience close encounters with lions, leopards, hippos, elephants, baboons, and more, while discovering the two parks and plentiful wildlife that makes East Africa legendary.

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Tour
Highlights

Cynthia Tuomi

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SAN DIEGO ZOO ESCORT

Cynthia Tuomi, Associate Director, Research and Stewardship

Cynthia Tuomi, associate director of research and stewardship for San Diego Zoo Global’s Development Department, is an avid world traveler whose adventures have extended from the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro to Budapest’s underground network of caves. She has lived in London and traveled extensively throughout Europe. She has also enjoyed wildlife preserves in Tanzania, historical sites in Beijing, scuba in Fiji and the Dominican Republic, and she spent two months exploring the east coast of Australia. Cynthia is a San Diego native who has been frequenting the San Diego Zoo since she was an infant. She has worked in San Diego’s nonprofit community for the past 15 years, and her passion for wildlife and conservation led her to join the Zoo’s team in 2011. She is a former competitive snowboarder who loves art and culture, backpacking, cooking, and yoga.

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