Seriously good safaris
Come with us on this memory-making trip and stay at luxurious, exceptionally placed properties and experience the highest calibre of professional guiding. At Bucket List Travel in Orewa, we cater for the serious safari aficionado. Because of the small number of guests and custom-designed vehicles we use, your wildlife experiences will be up-close and personal, and the memories of these safaris will live with you forever.
Why go on a Kenyan Safari with us?
Also, based on our experience at Bucket List Travel, we feel the quality of the guiding you get can really affect your holiday experiences. As a general rule of thumb, the quality camps and lodges in Kenya, such as the ones we use, are the places that attract and retain the top guiding talents. In our opinion, there really is nothing better than a knowledgeable and enthusiastic local guide to teach you about the wonders of their land.
- Tailor-made journey with expert game rangers and local guides
- 8 nights’ accommodation
- Light aircraft domestic flights
- Included safari activities
- National Park and conservancy fees
- Beverages (except premium top shelf brands)
- 8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners
Our Kenyan Safari | Masai Mara • Chyulu Hills • Laikipia Plateau
This national reserve is synonymous with both wildlife – including the Big Five – and the Maasai tribes. During the great migration, the Mara sees some two million wildebeest and zebras spilling into it from Jun-Oct . The Maasai conservancies in the region provide the chance to meet these fascinating people, with bushwalks and village visits.
Described by Hemingway as ‘the green hills of Africa’, these epic hills stretch across 150km and up to 2,188 metres in height. Verdant rolling hills of endless green, great blue skies and spectacular landscapes are what the Chyulu Hills provide to nature lovers. Savanna grassland and acacia woodlands dominate the low-lying areas while black frozen lava studded with blazing red-hot poker trees, and dense forest hung with Spanish moss wreath the sides of the extinct volcanoes.
Despite Kenya being one of Africa’s top tourist destinations, the centre and north of the country remain relatively untouched. Laikipia is a patchwork of communal conservancies, where local communities manage the land. Forming part of the northern border, it stretches from the slopes of Mount Kenya across open plains to the rim of the Great Rift Valley. Conservationists and locals have worked tirelessly to create a place for communities and wildlife to exist hand in hand to maintain and protect biodiversity.
Your Kenyan safari tinerary
Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara
Days 2 & 3: Masai Mara
Day 4: Masai Mara to Chyulu Hills
Days 5 & 6: Chyulu Hills
Day 7: Chyulu Hills to Laikipia Plateau
Day 8: Laikipia Plateau
Day 9: Laikipia to Nairobi
When to travel to Kenya
At Bucket List Travel, we can organise safaris to Kenya year-round.
The rains from March to May can make travelling harder, but those stormy skies and lush landscapes are really dramatic.
From July to October you can catch the wildebeest migration, but wildlife can be seen all year, with babies born during spring.
The short rains during November and December aren’t too disruptive and freshen the vegetation.