Home to the Masai Mara and the Great Migration, Kenya is one of Africa’s best safari destinations. Kenyan safaris were also the inspiration behind Walt Disney’s 1994 blockbuster, “The Lion King”, so we hope you’re ready for a few childhoodflashbacks and an epic adventure.
Taking our knowledge from more than 10 years travelling, volunteering and living in East Africa, Adventure Out Loud has hand-crafted this adventure to ensure you get to explore Africa’s most exciting safari destinations while making a positive difference in the world by sponsoring disadvantaged students through school.
Flight assistance and bookings available upon request. Adventurers from other countries also welcome.
Adventure Out Loud to meet you at the airport and transfer you to our hotel where you can spend the day relaxing or you can jump straight in to the action with a rejuvenating walk through Karura Forest in the search for the elusive monkeys.
Today we head toward the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Nairobi Giraffe Centre. This is your chance to get up-close-and-personal with these incredible animals. If you’re lucky you might even get a kiss from Ed the giraffe.
After lunch, be inspired by Tommy Nyawir and the heart-warming Mirror of Hope, a community based organisation empowering vulnerable children living in Africa’s largest slum by keeping them in school.
What an action packed day of fun, laughter and dancing with our sponsor students at the Mirror of Hope led by Adventure Out Loud’s dancing KaJoni, a talented musician and teacher making a difference in Africa through music.
Spend the day exploring the sights and sounds of Africa’s largest urban slum. Visit the home of your sponsor student, meet their family and feast on a delicious Kenyan lunch that you’ll learn to cook.
Hello Masai Mara! One of Africa’s best safari destinations, the Mara is home to Africa’s most exotic safari animals. It is also home to the greatest show on earth – the Great Migration – a natural spectacle like no other.
After your first exciting safari drive, we head towards our secluded wildlife camp – arriving in time for a warm shower and relaxing evening around the open fire.
Up early, we begin our search for Africa’s greatest predators, who are also on the hunt for a nutritious wildebeest breakfast before they retire to the shelter of the trees for a cat-nap. You can also expect to see many of the other exotic African animals today and if you are lucky, you might even spot a rhino.
Each year a million wildebeest brave the Mara River’s crocodile infested waters in their search for greener grass. This is the greatest natural spectacle on earth and although it is dependent on annual timing, this region offers fantastic wildlife viewing all-year-around.
Today we’re searching for the BIG 5 – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. While it is common to see some of these animals, finding all 5 can be a challenge so make sure you bring your binos and a keen pair of eyes.
After a final morning game drive, we make our way back to the bright lights of Nairobi. This will be your final night in Africa and the perfect occasion to celebrate with new friends who have shared in this unforgettable, enriching and rejuvenating journey.
Spend the day packing, relaxing or if you’re feeling adventurous, head out out to explore Nairobi’s bustling CBD before boarding your flight home in the evening.
Begin your transit back to Australia in the late evening. Arriving early morning on day 13.
111 million African children didn’t go to school in 2017. We’re not ok with this and we’re doing something about it!
With 47% of Africa’s population living below the poverty line, sponsoring a disadvantaged child through school is one of the best ways to fight poverty. Education empowers children to change their circumstances while educated women have fewer babies, a significant problem in Africa where birth rates are double the world average.
For less than $20 a week, you can make a real difference during your adventure. Simply tick the sponsor box when you register and we’ll send you a profile for a student who is looking for a sponsor.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
The best time to see the animals is early morning and late afternoon. Therefore, a typical days on safari will look like:
5:30am – Lite breakfast
6 – 10am – Game drive
10 – 11am – Brunch
11am – 3pm – Relaxing by the pool and lunch.
3 – 6pm – Afternoon safari
7 – 8pm – Dinner
8pm onwards – Relaxing by an open fire
Yes. Kenyans love visitors and most will go out of their way to make you feel welcome. It is extremely rare for anything bad to happen within Kenya’s national parks and we will not be travelling to the border regions where the Australian Government advises not to travel.
As with all travel, your biggest risk is being robbed or having a road accident. Travelling in a small group, avoiding popular tourist areas, travelling with reputable companies and having our experienced tour leaders and local team with you 24/7 significantly reduces these risks. See SmartTraveller or talk to our team for further travel advice.
No. We highly recommend you do because sponsoring a disadvantaged student through school is one of the best ways to empower them to change their life and to fight poverty. It also enhances your travel experience more than you could imagine. We do however understand that sponsoring is not for everyone so while it is recommended it is not mandatory.
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