Synonymous with sublime safari experiences, Kenya’s wildlife are the stars of the show. Add to this gorgeous tropical beaches plus luxurious safari camps, and its clear why Kenya ranks high on many bucket lists. Make a difference and help teach, build a classroom, or install an eco-friendly stove.
Kenya has so many spectacular highlights – the famous Masai Mara Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Mt Kenya, and Diani Beach to name but a few. It’s also home to magnificent wildlife, including lions, elephants and rhinos. The capital Nairobi, known as “Green City in the Sun”, has a vibrant culture.
Kenya has world class eco-luxe camps, including Basecamp, Cottars 1920’s, Mara Plains, Karen Blixen and Saruni in the Masai Mara, Campi ya Kanzi and Ol Donyo in Chyulu Hills, Il Ngwesi in Laikipia, and Sarara Camp in neighboring Samburu.
Make a Difference
The Maasai communities face numerous challenges, but also look forward to plentiful opportunities. There are many ways you can help make a lasting difference in Kenya – you can install eco-friendly stoves, build new classrooms, or teach in a Masaai school.
Suggested Kenyan Trip Itinerary
Example Price: US$9,500 per adult
This Kenyan adventure not only enables you and your family to leave a legacy and make a lasting difference in a Masai community; you also get to be amazed at close encounters with ‘Big 5’ wildlife, and interact with the Maasai people. You will leave feeling like you are a Maasai. All this while staying in eco-luxury.
- Epic ‘Big 5’ safaris in the iconic Masai Mara
- Re-live “Out of Africa” at Karen Blixen’s house
- Help build a new classroom
- Teach Maasai children
- Feel like you are a Maasai after meaningful cultural interaction with local people
- 5-Star luxury lodges and hotels throughout
- Domestic flights within Kenya
- Airport transfers
- Expert local guides
- All meals on safari
Note: Price excludes international flights
Sample Day by Day
Note: This is a sample itinerary only
Kenya is blessed with so many spectacular highlights. Here are some examples of Kenya’s breathtaking sightseeing experiences and sustainable eco-luxury accommodation.
Hotels and lodges shown here are examples of what we call “eco-luxury”, meaning you minimize any environmental impact whilst retaining your creature comforts. With Hands Up Holidays you can enjoy the best eco-luxury accomodation available at your chosen destinations.
How to help in Kenya
The Maasai communities surrounding the Mara ecosystem are faced with a myriad of problems. Education is vital, so you can help create the foundation for learning by building a new classroom. A sustainable environment is also vital, so you can also help install eco-friendly stoves.
Building a classroom in a Masai village
Help set the foundation for learning and lifting children out of poverty by building a classroom in the local school. You will leave feeling like you are a Masai.
There is already an expanding school in the village, so you can help build new classrooms. A medical clinic is also on their wish-list.
Note – this is a popular example of how you can help in this region, and we delight in crafting trips to your exact preferences.