Kenya's Secret Safari Season

12 Nights nights • From $13,320 per person

Masai Mara, Mt. Kenya, & a Private Reserve

This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.

2+

GUESTS

13

DAYS

1

COUNTRIES

Don’t miss out on Kenya’s Secret Season

...code for Africa’s green savannas when the bushveld comes alive. Newborn animals of all species take over the bush, and dry landscapes like the grassy plains of the Masai Mara transform into verdant seas. The Secret Season encompasses Africa’s warm summer from December to May, so you can escape from the cold of the northern hemisphere. Safaris in these months offer considerable savings, as well as less crowded wildlife reserves, which means an exclusive and personal game viewing experience.
Beyond offering great value, Secret Season safaris in Kenya offer exceptional game viewing, a productive paradise of vibrant floral displays, and a kaleidoscope of colors which draws wildlife enthusiasts, and hobbyist and professional photographers alike. Summer mornings are exquisite. The temperature is perfect for pre-dawn starts to the day; like the animals, you can use the warmer midday for a siesta. Light for photography is at its best all year, while afternoon cloud formations add mood and contrast.

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London, England

“Vivienne’s Africa” is all about each sunrise bringing adventure. Vivienne has lived in Africa all her life and as an avid traveler has traversed 30 countries on the African continent and visited 65 countries worldwide. Over 20 years, Vivienne has led more than 100 Bushtracks trips and is at home managing aviation charters and complex expedition logistics. As an artist, photographer and cyclist, she shares her passion for adventure and hopes to inspire all who travel with her to embrace Africa.

Mboko Camp

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London, England

“Vivienne’s Africa” is all about each sunrise bringing adventure. Vivienne has lived in Africa all her life and as an avid traveler has traversed 30 countries on the African continent and visited 65 countries worldwide. Over 20 years, Vivienne has led more than 100 Bushtracks trips and is at home managing aviation charters and complex expedition logistics. As an artist, photographer and cyclist, she shares her passion for adventure and hopes to inspire all who travel with her to embrace Africa.

Mboko Camp

1 Night

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London, England

“Vivienne’s Africa” is all about each sunrise bringing adventure. Vivienne has lived in Africa all her life and as an avid traveler has traversed 30 countries on the African continent and visited 65 countries worldwide. Over 20 years, Vivienne has led more than 100 Bushtracks trips and is at home managing aviation charters and complex expedition logistics. As an artist, photographer and cyclist, she shares her passion for adventure and hopes to inspire all who travel with her to embrace Africa.

Mboko Camp

1 Night

In Our Travelers' Words

The Peacock Family

The Peacock Family

Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family

The Ousterhout Family

Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper

Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

Kenya's Secret Safari Season Itinerary

Nairobi, Kenya

There are all sorts of good reasons to enjoy a short stay in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi, like visiting the Giraffe Centre to hand-feed tame Rothschild's giraffes, and the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which rescues orphaned elephants and rhinos. Both are such heartwarming experiences. Also of interest are the Karen Blixen Museum and African curio markets. Take a respite after your international flight before you embark on your secret season journey at the contemporary Four Points by Sheraton. Enjoy modern amenities including a roof-top bar, restaurant, and pool to recover from your travels before the safari begins.


Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport

1 Night

Day 1

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Immerse yourself in the big skies, endless savanna and red-robed Maasai sharing their tribal lands with the big game of Africa. Watch the animal kingdom in its glory as you sip coffee at your private bush breakfast, or actively discover them on a walking safari. Though you may run into a cloudburst or two, your guide can usually drive around the rain since they're localized. The award-winning Little Governors’ is intimate in character, with just 17 luxury en suite tents dotted around a large watering hole that teems with both birds and wildlife. The camp is approached by a short ferry ride across the Mara River, then an escorted walk through the riverine forest. Vehicles are left on the far river bank, and the camp is therefore quiet and undisturbed. The guest tents at Little Governors’ have wooden decks with large verandas for guests to enjoy the constant game activity that takes place around the camp’s watering hole. Guests may need to make way for elephants which often visit the camp.

Little Governors' Camp

4 Nights

Day 2-5

Mount Kenya & Laikipia, Kenya

The Laikipia Plateau stretches from Mount Kenya to the Rift Valley, with more than two million acres of community lands, private ranches, and conservancies. This has opened up some ancient migratory corridors for wildlife and a refuge for some rarer species like wild dog, reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra. Enjoy activities including camel rides with Samburu guides and participating in the conservation of the local species. This family-oriented lodge is staffed by extraordinary local Kenyans many of whom grew up here or built the lodge with the owners. Enjoy the fun, energetic and attentive team during your stay while immersing yourself into life on safari. Enjoy activities on foot, horseback, wheels or simply relax by the pool. Young kids are busy at "Bush School" learning tracking skills, beadwork, fishing, or farm "chores" like collecting eggs from the chickens. All the while older children learn lion predator profiling and monitor wildlife using camera traps.


El Karama Lodge

7 Nights

Day 6-12