Kenya is a magnificent country that encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. This Kenya gay safari tour explores Amboseli National Park which offers spectacular views of Tanzania's Mt Kilimanjaro, and the Masai Mara National Park which is known for its Great Annual Mammal Migration. This official tenth anniversary Out Adventure kicks off outside Nairobi – Safari Capital of the World – before we venture into the savannah. Here, authentic yet luxurious tents and lodges will provide shelter in Amboseli National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve. All meals are included on this excursion, including a fab Bush Barbecue.
• Partake in the world’s most authentic safaris
• See elephants, giraffes, leopards, rhinos, leopards, zebras, and marvelous birdlife on safari
• Stay in luxury tents and lodge-style rooms
• Boat ride on beautiful Lake Naivasha
• Stay at a hotel in the marvelous Masai Mara National Reserve
• Private, 6-person, purpose-built safari vehicles
Hujambo! Welcome to Kenya. Your Out Adventures rep will meet you at the airport then transfer you to the hotel.
Sovereign Suites Hotel is a 5-star boutique facility located in the outskirts of Nairobi on Limuru Road providing a true luxury and relaxation in the heart of Nairobi. Set on a private, well-manicured six-acre piece of land, the property features a large lake and possible animal sightings in the morning.
Things kick off with our Group Meeting at 4PM and Welcome Dinner this evening.
After check-out we have a comfortable 4.5 hour drive to Amboseli National Park, which sits in the shadow of Kilimanjaro – Africa’s tallest mountain.
Enjoy an early check-in at our luxurious safari camp, with sumptuous mountain-view tents that feature generous beds, fine linens, ensuite washrooms and large balconies.
There will be a game drive after lunch, followed by dinner at sunset. Be sure to step out onto your private veranda this evening to look up at the crystal clear constellations.
Today is fully devoted to exploring Amboseli National Park with morning and afternoon game drives.
The park is 392sq.km. / 151sq.mi. in size. It’s considered to offer some of the best wildlife-viewing IN THE WORLD! Don't forget to pack your binoculars as the park hosts 400 species of birds including pelicans, kingfishers, and hammerkops.
After check-out we have a 5.5 hour drive via Nairobi to Lake Naivasha. It’s the highest lake in the Rift Valley, and residents include hippos and crocodiles.
After lunch, enjoy a 1-hour boat ride and Crescent Island walk and take in flocks of flamingos and other aquatic birds and thirsty mammals.
After that, check in to your spacious room at our next camp, which is traditional in style and sits on the edge of a pond amongst the trees.
After dinner, unwind at your leisure.
A morning game drive follows breakfast. The park is a sanctuary for Rothschild giraffes, leopards, and black and white rhinos.
After a late lunch, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, followed by dinner.
Take a dip in the pool, relax in your private suite with a good book or indulge in the lodge’s other incredible amenities.
Today we have a 6-7 hour drive via Narok to Masai Mara National Reserve.
It offers wonderful scenery, plenty of game, and is one of the last places in Kenya to experience how abundant the animals were a century ago.
Enjoy an early check-in and lunch at a luxurious tented camp near the Mara River, famous for the wildebeest migration and other great vistas.
This afternoon’s game drive is followed by a sunset dinner.
Another full day at the reserve includes morning and afternoon game drives, and wraps with a special surprise for dinner.
Keep an eye out for the abundant giraffe, buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest and Thompson's gazelle. All of which are a rich choice for top predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs. You will also see nomadic tribesmen herding their cattle amongst the plains.
Enjoy our last day in the Masai Mara National Reserve, with morning and afternoon game drives to bid the animals adieu.
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here.
Tonight we’ll celebrate with a Farewell Dinner, sharing our incredible photos from the past week.
After breakfast we’ll check out and head for Nairobi. There’ll be time for lunch and some final souvenir shopping before your flight home. Safe travels!
• Arrival & departure transfers to/from accommodations booked through Out Adventures
• All accommodations for the duration of the tour
• All safari game drives/excursions as indicated
• 1-hour boat ride on Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island walk
• All national park entrance fees
• English speaking guide
• Transportation in 6-seater 4x4 vehicles with experienced guides on safari
• Mineral water daily in safari vehicle (1 litre per person per day)
• International Airfare
• International departure taxes
• Meals and Activities not mentioned in itinerary
• Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers.
• Gratuities for guides/drivers/staff etc. (budget $150-$200)
• All items of a personal nature (laundry, drinks, etc.)
• Visa fees
How We Travel
OUT Adventures is all about good times with likeminded guys. Whatever's on the itinerary - from fireside camping to five-star decadence - our goal is to make the experience magical. We're also committed to supporting the communities we visit by hiring local guides, staying at locally-owned accommodations when possible, and celebrating local cuisine. It all adds up to a great way to immerse yourself in an array of cultures.
You will most likely need an e-visa to enter Kenya. Click here for more info, and to apply online. All visas are the responsibility of the traveller, and should be arranged in advance.
Tourism in Kenya is developed, but know that service levels aren't on par with Western nations. You'll also see extreme poverty. Crime is common in the city so exercise caution, be discrete, and don't wander alone.
Local LGBT Scene
Sodomy is illegal and punishable by imprisonment in Kenya, same-sex marriage is banned, and people routinely disowned by their family. Alas, complete discretion is advised, since even heterosexual PDAs are frowned upon in this conservative nation. However, rest assured your crew, staff, and accommodations welcome you.
August is the dry season, a perfect month to check out the wildebeest migration. The sunny weather on safari hovers around 25C/77F.
The WHO recommends vaccination against typhoid, hepatitis A and B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, and the flu. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, consult with your doctor or a travel medical clinic.
You may need an international travel plug/adapter for type A/B sockets.
All hotels and camps will have Wi-Fi (though possibly spotty). Feel free to tweet, pin, post and share your experience friends and family at home!
For everybody's peace of mind, medical travel insurance is required on all Out Adventures tours. At a minimum your policy must provide coverage against personal accident, death, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability - with a minimum medical coverage of US$50,000..
To keep things easy, all meals are included in the trip price. Breakfast and lunch will be served between certain hours at your leisure. Group dinners will be served at set times.
Sovereign Suites Hotel, Limuru (Nairobi)
Sovereign Suites Hotel is a 5-star boutique facility located in the outskirts of Nairobi on Limuru Road providing a true luxury and relaxation in the heart of Nairobi. Sovereign Suites ensures that each guest must have personalised service and feel completely at home. Set on a private, well-manicured six-acre piece of land, the property features a large lake and possible animal sightings in the morning..
Ashnil Mara Camp, Masai Mara
Ashnil Mara Camp, with 40 luxury tents, is located in the Masai Mara National Reserve and close to the Mara River, famous for the wildebeest migration. Our luxury Masai Mara Camp is arguably in one of the very best positions in the Masai Mara for game viewing and also provides the perfect setting to sit and relax at the end of a exciting day of game drives.
If you're pleased with the service throughout your trip, a tip is recommended. Details will be provided in your final trip documentation, but we recommend budgeting about $150-$200 USD.
The local currency is the Kenyan Shilling (KES). We recommend carrying a few small bills for small purchases and souvenirs. Credit cards are accepted by the hotels and safari camps, but there may be surcharges. We also recommend carrying about $400 USD in case of an emergency, or if your credit/ATM cards are placed on hold.
If you've never travelled on your own, it's an amazing way to get to know yourself while making new friends along the way. We can arrange for you to share a room with people in your age range at no charge, or you can pay a supplement for your own room. If there's an odd number of solos, we'll rotate a single room on a random basis.
The itinerary is correct at time of publishing. If anything, it will only get better based on feedback from prior travellers and our own research. It's best to reference your final trip documents, rather than our website, in case there have been any changes that affect your departure.
Every Out Adventure offers optional excursions that are not included in price of this trip. Please check your daily itinerary in your final pre-trip packet to see what's available.
What to Bring
Most Out Adventures entail carrying your own luggage on occasion. And while you'll never schlep far, things can quickly get costlier than a celebrity breakup if you don't keep baggage under 20kg/44lb (thanks to costly surcharges on domestic flights). You should also bring something smaller for day trips to carry water, your camera, and any souvenirs you find along the way.
Groups Within Groups
We love when groups of friends join us on an OUT Adventure, whether you're celebrating a major milestone, or you just love to travel together. However, since we have travellers that will be flying solo, or as a couple, we would love your help ensuring everybody feels welcome and has an epic time.