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Go beyond the landmarks and set off on excursions that include scenic vistas, magnificent wildlife and local immersion in magical Kenya.

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Go beyond the landmarks and set off on excursions that include scenic vistas, magnificent wildlife and local immersion in magical Kenya.


Exciting Game Drives

Be on the lookout for the “Big 5” (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino) and other exotic wildlife on unforgettable safari adventures.


Masai Mara Game Reserve – considered one the most stunning game viewing spots in all of Kenya, be present in July during its annual Great Migration when over 1.5 million wildebeests arrive!

Samburu National Reserve – home to some of Africa’s most striking wildlife, such as the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and Somali ostrich.

Amboseli National Park – one of Kenya’s oldest national parks, it’s a popular setting for free-roaming elephants, and also features stunning views of the snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Lake Nakuru National Park – with over 300 species of birds including thousands of flamingos, this is a great location for bird lovers.  It’s also a sanctuary for black and white rhinoceros.


Authentic Accommodations

Be in the company of spectacular mountains and tranquil grounds when staying at some of Africa’s finest lodging.


Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club – set on 100 acres of perfectly manicured gardens, it was once the private retreat of actor William Holden.

Mara Fig Tree Camp – featuring luxury tents and chalets set along the Talek River in the Masai Mara.

Kilima Safari Lodge – situated at the base of Africa’s highest mountain, the massive Mt Kilimanjaro, and inside the vast Amboseli National Park.

Great Rift Valley Lodge – set above the glittering waters of Lake Naivasha, this accommodation provides magnificent views of the world’s largest valley.

Local Connections 

Venture into the African bush for engaging nature walks with the people of the Masai Mara.


Adorning their shuka, a signature red cloth (with the color chosen to scare animals), these tall, strong and friendly people welcome travelers to learn about their proud heritage.

This semi-nomadic tribe lives in both Kenya and Tanzania.

During a tour of their village and nature walks, you’ll learn how the men herd cattle while the women are responsible for building their home and cooking.

You’ll understand the importance of cattle, which is exchanged during marriage as a dowry and is also a sign of wealth. The milk and blood of cattle are used for food, their hides are used for shoes and accessories, and their dung is used for plastering the walls of their huts.

You’ll also witness various dances and music rituals, including watching as the men take turns jumping as high as they can to show their power and agility.



If you’d like to learn more about journeying to Kenya, contact your local travel agent or call leading tour operator Collette Vacations at 800.340.5158 and visit www.collettevacations.com.


September 15, 2023


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