10. From sweeping views of stunning savannas to Kenya's extraordinary national parks and reserves—each featuring unrivaled wildlife and habitat diversity—this remarkable destination provides visitors with unparalleled beauty and the opportunity to observe the incredible "Big 5" (endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion).
9. Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, considered the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. To date, the center has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo.
8. Embark upon exciting game drives aboard customized 4x4 vehicles, accompanied by expert game leaders and naturalist safari guides.
7. Explore the Ol Pejeta Conservancy—a 90,000-acre, non-profit, private wildlife facility situated on the equator between the foothills of the Aberdares and magnificent Mount Kenya. Besides endangered rhinos, other rare animals found in Ol Pejeta include the endangered African wild dog, oryx, Jackson’s hartebeest, Grevy’s zebra, serval, cheetah, and bat-eared fox. The Big 5, as well as giraffes, baboons, hippos, impalas, and hyenas—plus more than 300 bird species—also call Ol Pejeta home.
4. Spend time at Lake Nakuru National Park, described by Roger Tory Peterson as the greatest ornithological spectacle in the world. Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 5,755 feet above sea level. It's best known for its thousands—sometimes millions—of flamingos nesting along the shores. Other bird species also inhabit the lake and the surrounding area, including African fish eagle, Goliath heron, hamerkop, pied kingfisher, and Verreaux's eagle.
2. While in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, take a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari. Enjoy a dawn ascent to experience incredible birds-eye views over the wildlife and vast landscape.
1. After each astonishing day of exploration, indulge in the relaxing atmosphere and luxurious accommodations of tented safari camps—an African tradition going back to colonial times. Situated amidst the wildlife itself, with lavish furnishings, delicious cuisine and friendly local service, it is an experience unlike any other.