• Undiscovered Kenya

    Get out of the vehicle - Experience the best wildlife in Africa by bicycle and foot!

    For many who dream of Africa, Kenya is synonymous with safari and with good reason. Kenya was the original safari destination and encompasses some of the world’s most storied wildlife parks. Our unique itinerary offers the classic Kenya experience and more- mobile tented camps and luxurious eco-lodges, morning and evening game drives, a two-day walking safari, and the chance to observe Africa’s famous wildlife up close. You’ll explore beautiful Crescent Island on Lake Naivasha by foot, and discover the bounty of the Masai Mara where your Maasai guides will share their boundless knowledge of the landscape. Join us and make your African dream a reality.

    best times to go: February, April, July - September, November

    departures: 6 scheduled datesview departures

    pricing: from $5,295 see detailed pricing

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Get out of the vehicle - Experience the best wildlife in Africa by bicycle and foot!

For many who dream of Africa, Kenya is synonymous with safari and with good reason. Kenya was the original safari destination and encompasses some of the world’s most storied wildlife parks. Our unique itinerary offers the classic Kenya experience and more- mobile tented camps and luxurious eco-lodges, morning and evening game drives, a two-day walking safari, and the chance to observe Africa’s famous wildlife up close. You’ll explore beautiful Crescent Island on Lake Naivasha by foot, and discover the bounty of the Masai Mara where your Maasai guides will share their boundless knowledge of the landscape. Join us and make your African dream a reality.

Activities

Walking safaris, boat safari, game viewing by vehicle, bicycle safari, cultural experiences,

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience a fresh look at Kenya- visit the pristine and secluded Loita Hills in an untrammeled corner of the Rift Valley, an MTS exclusive
  • Hike among unexpectedly lush terrain, replete with plunging waterfalls and spectacular vistas, led by genuine, local Maasai guides
  • See big game- elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards- of the Mara, including biking among zebras!

Duration: 11 days Start Location: Nairobi End Location: Nairobi

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  • Day 1 : Arrive Nairobi

    On arrival at the Jomo Kenya international Airport, you will be met by an MTS representative and given a short safari briefing before being transferred to your hotel for overnight.

    The Eka Hotel is a trendy new hotel on the Mombasa Road just 10 minutes from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. With a vibrant restaurant and excellent service the Eka Hotel location means easy access to the nearest wildlife areas of Kenya as well as Wilson Airport for all domestic flights throughout the country. The hotel has a swimming pool, gym, a ‘Spurs Restaurant’, conference facilities and late check out on request.


    LODGING: Eka Hotel - Nairobi
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    Day 2 : Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island Walking Safari, & Lake Elementaita

    This morning after breakfast, you will depart for Lake Naivasha, where you will enjoy a boat ride to Crescent Island.

    Surrounded by water, Crescent Island is accessible by boat and provides an excellent morning of game viewing on foot. The island is one of Kenya’s smaller but most beautiful parks with an abundance of bird and wildlife including herds of gazelle, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, buffalo and giraffe. The park is secure as it is patrolled by guides who will be happy to accompany any visitors on guided bush walks around the Island. This is a great way to explore some of Kenya’s wildlife species from up-close.

    After a sumptuous lunch on the lush green lawns of Lake Naivasha Country Club, continue your drive to Lake Elementaita, a soda ash lake playing host to tens of thousands of flamingos, located on the famous Great Rift Valley. This small but beautiful lake offers you the chance to relax or choose from a number of optional activities such as bird viewing or a visit to the natural warm spa that flows into the lake.

    Sunbird Lodge provides you with comfortable and eco-friendly luxury in a wonderfully picturesque setting that is quiet and uninterrupted. The Lodge overlooks Lake Elementaita and has fabulous bird life. Each private bungalow is fitted with huge glass sliding doors with an impeccable view, large bed and huge shower. The service from the staff is friendly and efficient while the food is fantastic and healthy.


    INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    LODGING: Sunbird Lodge - Lake Elementaita
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    Day 3 : Lake Nakuru

    Today is an exciting day as you will have the opportunity to witness one of Africa's most spectacular - and endangered - species...the white & black rhino. Lake Nakuru National park offers the largest concentrations of rhino (both black and white) in Kenya. Other species commonly found in the area are waterbuck, Rothschild’s giraffe, giant python, as well as lion and leopard making the odd appearance. A picnic lunch is enjoyed in the park at a lovely picnic site overlooking the lake before returning to Sunbird Lodge in time for sundowners and a well-deserved meal.


    INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    LODGING: Sunbird Lodge - Lake Elementaita
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    Day 4 : Hell's Gate National Park

    Today, you will depart for Hell’s Gate National Park for an adventure packed morning. Your morning is spent bike riding through the park amongst giraffes, zebras, buffalos and various other plains game.

    Located between Lake Naivasha, Mt. Logonot and the Suswa Volcanoes, Hell’s Gate is a tiny park offering a wide array of wildlife, unusual flora and many species of birds. While the park is home to zebra, giraffe, buffalo and warthog, visitors are allowed to hop out of their safari vehicles to get a closer look at the park’s famous geothermal station, hot springs, lower gorge and scenic landscapes on foot or on a bicycle. After a gorge walk, sit down to a picnic lunch before returning to your lodge for an afternoon of leisure relaxing by the pool with a good book, or enjoying the view from the deck of your room. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner before an early night after a great action filled day.


    INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    LODGING: Sunbird Lodge - Lake Elementaita
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    Day 5 : Fly to Loita Hills

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to the Mara departing at 10:30 AM to arrive at Siana Airstrip at 11:15 AM. You will be met on arrival and transferred to Jan’s camp (approximately 4.5 hours drive with game viewing on route) for lunch, dinner and overnight.


    INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
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    Day 6 : Oltyiani Trail

    After breakfast the donkey’s are brought and the equipment is packed. Leave around 10.00am, lunch break around 12.30 for an hour and arrive in the camp around 4-5pm. The morning and afternoon walks are both around 3 hours long. Overnight Oltyiani trail camp.


    INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    LODGING: Oltyiani Trail Camp - Loita Hills
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    Day 7 : Oltyiani Trail

    Leave at 9:00am from camp and walk slowly back to Jan’s Camp through the lush Loita Forest.


    INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    LODGING: Jan's Camp - Loita Hills
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    Day 8 : Drive to Masai Mara

    From Jan’s Camp you will be transferred out of the Loitas to Speke’s Camp (approximately 5 – 6 hours game driving through the Masai Mara with a packed lunch on route. Arrive in time for afternoon tea and enjoy watching the game which comes right upto the tents at this unique intimate camp.


    INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    LODGING: Speke's Camp - Masai Mara
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    Days 9 - 10 : Masai Mara

    These days you will enjoy game drives and safari activities in the epic Masai Mara.


    INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    LODGING: Speke's Camp - Masai Mara
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    Day 11 : Fly to Nairobi & Depart

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi. On arrival at Wilson Airport, you will be transferred to House of Waine where you have day use of a room and lunch. This afternoon, there is the option of visiting the Giraffe Center where you have a unique opportunity to “kiss a giraffe” and then at 5:00 PM, enjoy the magical experience at the David Sheldrick Wildlife trust, where you will get up close to the baby orphaned elephants and have a chance to watch then having their evening milk and getting settled for the night. After this, you will be transferred back to House of Waine to freshen up before being taken to the Talisman restaurant for dinner and on to the international airport for your departure flight home.


    INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
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DATES: Best time to go: February, April, July - September, November Departures: Feb 8 - 18, 2015 Apr 12 - 22, 2015 Jul 15 - 25, 2015 Aug 9 - 19, 2015 Sep 13 - 23, 2015 Nov 8 - 18, 2015

PRICING:

2015 Undiscovered Kenya Prices, per person

February 8 Departure

$ 5,495 (6-16 members)
$ 650 internal air
$ 500 park fees

$ 1,000 single supplement

$ 400 small group supplement (4-5 members)

April 12 Departure

$ 5,295 (6-16 members)
$ 650 internal air
$ 500 park fees

$ 1,000 single supplement

$ 400 small group supplement (4-5 members)

July 12, August 9, September 13 Departures

$ 5,695 (6-16 members)
$ 650 internal air
$ 500 park fees

$ 1,000 single supplement

$ 400 small group supplement (4-5 members)

November 8 Departure

$ 5,495 (6-16 members)
$ 650 internal air
$ 500 park fees

$ 1,000 single supplement

$ 400 small group supplement (4-5 members)

Rates quoted are per person, based on sharing double/twin accommodations.

If you prefer single accommodations, you must pay the single supplement Fee. If you’re traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we’ll try our best to find you a roommate. If that’s not possible, we will only charge you half of the single supplement.

  • Eka Hotel
    Nairobi

    Eka Hotel is ideally located along Mombasa Road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. It is situated minutes away from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and 5km from Wilson Airport. The hotel rooms offer the very best in comfort, convenience and efficiency.

  • Sunbird Lodge
    Lake Elementaita

    Set on 55 acres (22 ha) on private land between Nakuru and Gilgil, Sunbird Lodge is named after one of the more than 450 species of birds in this area. Beautifully nestled in a pristine environment above Lake Elementaita (RAMSAR and World Heritage Site) one can experience amazing sunsets. The lodge is very small and exclusive with 14 very spacious en-suite cottages and with a huge private veranda. All with a king size bed and an additional single bed, exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs. Enjoy an unspoiled view over Lake Elementaita and Soysambu Conservancy.

  • Oltyiani Trail Camp
    Loita Hills

    Our specialist walking safari guides and staff have spent the last 10 years leading walks through the forest, and MTS takes great pride in setting up light but comfortable camps in some of the remotest parts of the Loita Forest. The camping party will clear the ground. A small thorn kraal (enclosed area) is made for the donkeys and fires are lit, tents set up and the kitchen prepared for your arrival.

  • Jan's Camp
    Loita Hills

    Located in the Loita Hills, Jan’s Camp is the base for our walking safari. The camp is set on a ridge facing east and looking over the rolling hills of the Loita Naimina Enkyio Forest, the Forest of the Lost Child.

  • Speke's Camp
    Masai Mara

    Speke’s Camp is a  safari camp on the eastern bank of the Olare Orok River in between the northern boundary of the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the Mara North Conservancy. The land is leased from the resident Maasai people living nearby. Speke’s Camp’s policy is not to build permanent camps within the Reserve in line with the owners’ aim to make a difference for the Maasai people and their own environment.

Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.


  • Henry Gathura

    Henry started traveling at the age of 14 while in high school. His school was located in the Great Rift Valley which provided a variety of spectacular places to visit from an early age. Henry would marvel at the splendor and diversity of the scenery and purposed to pursue a career in tourism. He has worked as a tour director for the last two years having started as a freelance tour guide and worked with several privately owned companies. After guiding for 12 years, Henry felt like he was ready for the next step in guiding and decided to take on the more challenging but interesting role in the same field that he understands and is passionate about. As a Tour Director, he endeavors to make the experiences of my visitors memorable with diverse places to visit within Kenya and in East Africa. East Africa is endowed with a plethora of wildlife, nature trails, site views, breath taking scenery and diverse cultural experiences. Henry has had the privilege of escorting many tours throughout East Africa, and meeting people from various different places which always interests him greatly. For those in search of real adventure, he has gathered substantial knowledge that will give you interesting insights into the wildlife, culture and day to day life in East Africa. Henry looks forward to sharing with you lots of his experiences and the untold stories about this region as he also learns from you. Africa is his backyard, and he know it best! Karibu!

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Feb 8 - 18, 2015 Apr 12 - 22, 2015 Jul 15 - 25, 2015 Aug 9 - 19, 2015 Sep 13 - 23, 2015 Nov 8 - 18, 2015
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