kichwa tembo africa foundation

Travel with purpose in Kenya Connect with people and conservation projects on luxury journeys that give back to wildlife and communities
12 Days, 11 Nights | From USD11 386 | Nairobi / Chyulu Hills / Lewa Downs / Masai Mara

Your journey at a glance

Embark on an unforgettable 12-day philanthropic journey through the heart of Africa. Explore Nairobi, offering an abundance of exciting, diverse conservation experiences including adopting an elephant from the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and observing or hand-feeding the elegant Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Centre. Meet individuals from the Community Leaders Education Fund bursary programme, who are developing natural leadership potential and improving their career opportunities by studying at a local college or university. Tread across vast plains at Chyulu Hills National Park accompanied by a Maasai warrior, with tribal knowledge that spans over centuries. Learn the traditional Maasai way of life and discover how they live in harmony alongside Africa’s majestic wildlife. Cherish the sanctuary at Ol Pejeta and Lewa Downs conservancy, a safe haven for chimps and rhino, and delve into initiatives by the Africa Foundation and &Beyond, grounded in community participation and driven by local leadership.

  • 2 night Nairobi
  • 3 nights Kuku Group Ranch  (near Chyulu Hills))
  • 3 nights Lewa Downs Conservancy
  • 3 nights Masai Mara

What we love about this journey:

  • Cherish a private visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, embark on a tour of this wildlife orphanage, and meet the elephants that you have the opportunity to adopt
  • Meet a Community Leaders Education Fund (CLEF) student
  • Spend time with the team from the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust
  • Walk with a Maasai and learn about his fascinating culture, and how his community is conserving wildlife areas
  • Explore the Lewa Downs conservancy, learning about the history of the region and how the conservation model had developed
  • Visit the Sweetwaters chimpanzee and rhino sanctuary on Ol Pejeta
  • Witness one of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos
  • Engage with a Maasai community, gaining insight into their way of life, challenges and their future
  • Savour a day with the Africa Foundation program manager visiting schools and community projects, understanding how the Africa Foundation and &Beyond works with communities to enable sustainable development
  • Join a conservation lesson with the &Beyond staff and children from one of the nearby community schools

Perfect for

  • Individuals and families who have an interest in conservation and community development
  • Wildlife enthusiasts

The unforgettable journey featured here showcases just a few of our favourite combinations of activities, attractions and accommodation options in this iconic destination. It is merely an example from which you can use to start dreaming, and creating your own adventure. Chat to one of our dedicated Travel Planners, who will be able to help customise the ideal itinerary for you based on your interests, preferences and budget.