Culture and Conservation

A transformative culture and conservation lead trip to Kenya, immersing yourself in the rich traditions of the Samburu and Maasai people while actively contributing to wildlife preservation efforts. Climb Mount Ololokwe - the sacred mountain to the Samburu people, journey to the Reteti Elephant Orphanage, where you'll witness dedicated caregivers rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned elephants and explore the norths incredible wildlife. In the Maasai Mara, witness the Big 5, and learn about the practices and traditions of the Maasai people. End your trip in the enchanting island of Lamu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, discovering Swahili culture and history. This meaningful journey offers a harmonious blend of cultural immersion and conservation advocacy, leaving a lasting impact on Kenya's heritage and wildlife.


  • Hike Mount Ololokwe the sacred mountain of the Samburu people
  • Visit a community run elephant orphanage
  • Discover the traditions and practices of the Maasai and Samburu people
  • Visit Lamu and discover the history of the Swahili Coast

Trip Constellation Options

Day 1   (Nairobi)

Arrive on international flight and overnight in Nairobi to be well rested and ready for your Kenyan adventure.

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Day 2-5   (Samburu)

Morning flight to Samburu and arrival at your incredible accommodations. Embark on a guided hike up Mount Ololokwe, a sacred mountain in Samburu land. This challenging trek rewards you with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, making it an unforgettable experience.Engage in a cultural immersion with the Samburu people, both on your hike to Mount Ololokwe and your expert guides and learn about their unique way of life. Later, head to the Reteti Elephant Orphanage, where you can see first hand heartwarming stories of elephant rescue and rehabilitation.



Day 5-8   (Maasai Mara)

Flight to the Maasai Mara where you will get to learn more about the Maasai people who call the place home. Stay in a beautiful tented camp and witness the awe-inspiring wildlife, including the Big Five. Enjoy morning and evening game drives and capturing the stunning African sunrise and encountering elusive predators on the prowl.



Day 8-11   (Lamu)

Flight to Lamu Island. Located off the Kenyan coast, Lamu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its pristine beaches, traditional Swahili architecture, and vibrant culture. Explore the narrow, winding streets of Lamu Old Town, where donkeys replace cars and time seems to stand still. Discover ancient Swahili ruins, visit the Lamu Museum, and indulge in delicious coastal cuisine. Enjoy water activities like dhow sailing, snorkelling, and swimming in the turquoise waters. Whether you seek relaxation on white sandy beaches or a glimpse into the rich Swahili heritage, Lamu Island promises an unforgettable and authentic East African experience.



Day 11   (Nairobi)

Depart for Nairobi, freshen up and await your international flight home while already planning your next trip back.

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