This exclusive 10-day Kenya tour focuses on two of the most iconic wildlife sanctuaries on the planet – the extraordinary Maasai Mara ecosystem and the Chyulu Hills near the famous Tsavo reserves. Charter flights are used to easily transfer between Nairobi, the Mara and Chyulu thus maximizing your time in these great locations. We also utilize 3 very carefully selected luxury camps for this safari. Each camp is special, providing comfort, elegance, and exclusivity. All game drives are conducted in specially designed open safari vehicles allowing you to maximize your enjoyment of the experience.  

Highlights include a myriad of big game from big cats such as Cheetah, Lion and Leopard to vast herds of African Buffalo, Black Rhino, Maasai Giraffe and African Elephant. We also stand an excellent chance of seeing some of the special smaller mammals including Serval, Aardwolf, Bat-eared Fox, Honey Badger, and Crested Porcupine. From a birding perspective the Mara and Chyulu Hills have an enviable list of specials such as Red-throated Tit, Miombo Wren Warbler, Rufous-bellied Heron, Cuckoo-finch, Cardinal Quelea, recently discovered Melodious Lark, Rosy-throated Longclaw, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse and a variety of birds of prey and larger species such as bustards, Secretarybird and Ground Hornbill which require vast areas of habitat to thrive.

Join us for what promises to be an extraordinary tour, offering an incredible diversity of wildlife, superb scenery, wonderful lodges and tented camps, and super-friendly tribal people!

Tour Facts Top Birds
Secretarybird, Southern Ground Hornbill, Martial Eagle, Tsavo Sunbird, Athi Short-toed and Melodious Larks, Red-throated Tit, Miombo Wren-Warbler, Pangani Longclaw, Steel-blue & Straw-tailed Whydahs, Cuckoo-finch, Cardinal Quelea, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Rufous-bellied Heron, Rosy-throated Longclaw, Schalow's Turaco, Temminck's Courser, Grey-crested Helmetshrike, Black-backed Cisticola, Grey-headed Silverbill
Top Mammals
Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, African Elephant, African Buffalo, Black Rhinoceros, Serval, Spotted & Striped Hyaena, Aardwolf, Gerenuk, Fringe-eared Oryx, Maasai Giraffe, Crested Porcupine, Honey Badger, Caracal, Banded and Egyptian Mongoose
Habitats Covered
grasslands, acacia savanna, temporary and permanent wetlands, rivers,
Expected Climate
mild to warm, dry conditions mostly, cools down at night. Rain unlikely but possible
Max Group Size
6 with 1 Rockjumper Leader
Tour Pace & Walking
undemanding, relaxed pace, perfect for non-birding spouses who are keen on an authentic African safari expereince, no long drives as we make use of charter flights
luxury safari lodges and tented camps
Ease of Birding
mostly easy birding and game viewing
Other Attractions
Maasai and other tribes, African curios, beautifully appointed accommodations
Photographic Opportunities
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Know that we appreciate all that Rockjumper staff did to make this trip so wonderful and a life-altering experience. Overall the trip provided everything the brochure described - great trip as promised - birds and animals were plentiful and wonderful - looking forward to future opportunities to travel with the ABA and Rockjumper.

Our recently concluded tour of Tanzania/Kenya, led by Rainer, was perhaps the best overall tour I’ve ever been on. The birding was good, the mammals great, as were the accommodations and food. Everything about the tour was outstanding, including Rainer’s leadership. It was the second time I’ve been on tour with Rainer (Madagascar, 2008) and hope to do so again.... Cheers

[Cuan's] enthusiasm for birding was unbeatable. He made every effort to make sure all members of the party saw every bird.... [He] respected all levels of birding knowledge and ability within the group, making those with beginning ability feel just as valued as the advanced birders.

We had some very good looks at both birds and beasts. I liked that we did nightly lists while the events/birds of the day are fresh in our minds. All in all, I am still a fan of the Rockjumper organisation. I can see a lot of planning and teamwork has gone into your trips. Thanks for another great trip.

All in all, our safari was wonderful. We were impressed with the level of organisation and the professionalism of Rockjumper's staff. We trusted our guides and drivers to keep us safe. It was evident that they love and respect the land, the locals, and the wildlife and birds, and take their responsibilities to travellers seriously... We are recommending Rockjumper to friends and let them know how much we appreciate the integrity and competence evidenced there.

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