Welcome to Eldoret

Eldoret is a Kalenjin stronghold (the tribe of former president Daniel arap Moi and controversial vice-president William Ruto) and something of a bellweather for the political health of the nation. In 2008, it achieved notoriety when 35 people (mostly Kikuyus) were burnt alive in a church on the outskirts of town. This incident was the largest single loss of life during the 2007 post-election violence.

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$200 Outdoor Activities

1 Day Glimpse of Wildlife Nairobi Tour

Nairobi National Park (3-4hrs) You will be picked up at your hotel / airport and be driven to Nairobi National park, which is situated almost at the doorstep of the capital city, not far from JKIA Airport. The Nairobi national park is ideal for making acquaintance with Kenya and good preparation for a safari. It contains a satisfying number of Africa’s best known animals- gazelle, zebra, giraffe and buffalo, lion, leopard, and cheetah that may prove to be camera friendly than those in the bush. The park is one of the best places in Kenya to spot rhinos. In the southeast of the park, you can walk through an acacia forest and have a chance to spot hippopotamus and crocodiles in Athi River. Over one hundred species of mammals mainly plains game have been recorded in this park. The big five are represented except the elephant. A unique feature of Nairobi national park is that visitors do not have to travel far to view game in their natural habitat. David Sheldrick Animal Orphanage (3hrs) You will be driven to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage located not far from Nairobi National Park, where orphaned baby elephants amongst other animals are taken care of by a dedicated team of conservationists. The orphanage is run by Daphne Sheldrick, the wife of the late famous Naturalist, David William Sheldrick who was the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya from its inception in 1948 to 1976. At 1100 Hours, the baby animals are brought from the National Park for a mud-bath at the orphanage. You may not feed the animals but will get a chance to view the handlers feeding them. Giraffe Centre/Manor (2-3hrs) Later you will later explore the Giraffe Centre which is located at Langata, approximately 20 kilometers from Nairobi. The Giraffe Center is a wonderful and refreshing experience undertaken during African Spice Safaris excursion in Nairobi. This tour gives an up close encounter where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed them. The centre has rescued, hand-reared and released around 500 orphaned giraffes back into the wild since opening in 1979. Young giraffes born at the Centre were relocated to Soy Sambu Ranch near Lake Elementaita, and Kigio Conservancy near Gilgil and Sergoit ranch in Eldoret while recently they relocated some to Mwea National Game Reserve. Today the Rothschild Giraffe population in Kenya is about 300. In the afternoon, we drop you off at your hotel.

$4799 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Ultimate East Africa

Beginning in Nairobi, with its convenient international airport, this 22-day African adventure offers up the prizes of Uganda before heading east towards the beaches of Zanzibar. Enjoy wildlife safari drives across the Serengeti and trek through remote forests for an incredible encounter with mountain gorillas in their own habitat. Travel aboard our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) is well-paced and wilderness camping along the way will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Our certified CEO will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems that will have your camera’s shutter working overtime. This trip will truly leave an impression on you for the rest of your life!

$8299 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Ultimate Africa

Spanning nine countries, this journey is full of diverse cultures, abundant wildlife, spectacular landscapes, stunning beaches, and loads of adventure. Track the Big Five across open savannah, explore the Okavango Delta in a dugout mokoro canoe, encounter gorillas deep in the Ugandan wilderness – do it all on this ultimate 52-day adventure and get a real feel for how large Africa truly is. Travel aboard our rugged overland adventure vehicle (OAV) is well-paced and wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Encounter rare wildlife and real people on this unique and cost-effective journey through the stunning scenery of Southern and East Africa.

$2634.15 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Adventure

Meet mountain gorillas and other amazing wildlife on this 12-day overland adventure. Spot chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest and join experienced trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our overland adventure vehicles (OAVs) are an adventurous and affordable way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action. Experience a world apart as you encounter the colourful cultures and wild landscapes of Kenya and Uganda.

$4499 18-to-Thirtysomethings

East Africa Overland

From the incomparable wildlife of Uganda to the source of the Nile and onto the sunny beaches of Zanzibar, journey overland across East Africa on this thrilling three-week adventure. Track mountain gorillas through remote forest for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and pursue the elusive Big Five across open savannah on an unforgettable wildlife safari drive. Our overland adventure vehicles (OAVs) are an adventurous and affordable way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Discover the diversity of wildlife, landscape, and people on your journey through these fascinating countries.