10-Nights On Safari: Exploring Wildlife Conservation in Kenya - Signature Land
National Geographic Expeditions
OFFER ID 1470771
Go beyond the typical safari experience, observing Kenya’s iconic wildlife through the eyes of the conservationists dedicated to protecting it. Spend time in three spectacular reserves, embarking on game drives and visiting field stations where National Geographic-supported researchers are working to save critical species, from rhinos and giraffes to the legendary big cats. Gaze at the elephants of Amboseli in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, and track rare species like African wild dogs and white and black rhinos through the thriving Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. In the legendary Masai Mara, observe herds of zebras and wildebeests—and the fierce predators that hunt them. Along the way, meet wildlife biologists and conservationists who are finding creative solutions to the poaching and habitat loss that threaten East Africa’s incredible biodiversity.
10 nights from $10,495 per person
Nairobi is Kenya's capital and one of Africa's most modern and fastest growing major cities. The original center retains Asian influence in its older buildings with glassy modern buildings. Visit City Market with local produce and handicrafts. Other attractions are: National Museum, displaying ethnographic, paleontological and ornithological exhibits; the Arboretum, with an excellent collection of East African flora; the University, known for its unique architecture; the excellent Kenya Railway Museum; and Nairobi's landmark, the extraordinary Kenyatta Conference Center, the country's most monumental building, visible from miles outside the city. There are casinos at Safari Park Hotel and Inter-Continental, and there's Sunday-afternoon horse-racing. Visit Karen Blixen Museum, where some action of the book and film Out of Africa took place. The beautiful forested Ngong Hills is a spiritual place for the Maasai and an excellent area for hiking and enjoying views of Nairobi and the Rift Valley. Nairobi National Park is a wildlife game reserve.
Amboseli National Park, at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The snow capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above a saucer of clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli. Despite its small size and fragile ecosystem it supports a wide range of mammals and birds. The snows of Kilimanjaro, white and crystalline, form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most spectacular displays of wildlife - lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and hosts of plains' game, creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise. The Park's best game runs are around swamps and there is a fine lookout on Observation Hill which offers views over the whole of the Park and beyond.
Experience a memorable wildlife adventure by flying from Mombasa to Amboseli. Enjoy a morning game drive in Amboseli National Park, marvel at breathtaking views of Mt . Kilimanjaro then enjoy lunch at one of the camps or lodges at the park. (09:00 - 15:00)
Lewa Downs Wildlife Conservancy is located in the northern foothills of Mount Kenya in an area known as Laikipia. Lewa Downs is a private game sanctuary that is world famous for their black rhino conservation work. The vast rolling hills and riverine habitats are the perfect environment for black and white rhino and a wide range of Kenya's birds and indigenous wildlife including the threatened Grevy's zebra.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve (Masai Mara) is Kenya's finest and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary where gentle rolling grassland ensures animals are never out of sight. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well spread rainfall year round. The sensation of the great wildebeest migration between July and October is unparalleled. The wildlife is far from being confined within the Reserve boundaries and an even larger area extends beyond the game Reserve. Centuries of close association with the wildllife has resulted in an almost symbiotic relationship where wildlife and Masai people live in peace with one another. The first sight of this park is breathtaking. There is nowhere else on earth to compare with this wildlife marvel. The combination of a gentle climate, scenic splendour and untold numbers of wildlife makes the Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya's most popular inland destination.
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