Our reinvention of the "classic" safari takes you on an unforgettable journey to Kenya to see animal migrations on land and at sea. This unique trip was named one of
National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours of a Lifetime" in 2014.
Our program provides a quality nature experience, beginning with visits to Kenya's most prominent National Parks during the height of the migration season, and ending up snorkeling and whale watching along Kenya's beautiful coast.
Our educational, conservation-focused itinerary also includes visits with community conservation leaders and artists—including members of the
Ocean Sole program and of the mobile medical clinic, Community Health Africa Trust (CHAT)—giving travelers an insider's look at unique ways to connect waste management and health care to modern conservation efforts in Kenya.
This program is designed to create a life-changing experience allowing the traveler to come away with not just pretty pictures, but also first-hand exposure to how local community needs and ingenuity play a role in modern day conservation of predators and marine resources in Kenya.
When it comes to wildlife, this trip has it all! Our safari is timed to coincide with the great wildebeest migration, an annual ritual of nature in which more than 1.5 million wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of greener pastures. We will also have opportunities to see all of the "Big Five"—African lions, African leopards, African elephants, cape buffalo, and rhinoceros—as well as cheetahs, hippos, and many rare or endangered species such as Rothschild's giraffes, African wild dogs, Grevy's zebras, and many more. We can also see many unique birds like Secretarybirds, Bee Eaters, Flamingos, Ostriches, and others.
Once we reach the coast, our focus is to see migrating humpback whales, and we also snorkel at colorful coral reefs that feature lionfish, sea turtles, and many other tropical marine species.
Trip Dates & Cost
2015: July 17–31. $6,400 per person + park fees.*
2016: July 15–29 (subject to change).
* Single supplement fee $2,100. Trip prices do not include international airfare.
Wayne Sentman is our director of international eco-tour programs and an Oceanic Society naturalist since 1988. He is an experienced guide with a diverse background in marine mammal, seabird, and marine debris research. Wayne also co-teaches undergraduate field programs in Kenya on human-wildlife conflict and on the use of social media and art to raise public participation in conservation. He recently received a Master's in Environmental Management from Harvard University.