Skip to Main Content

Kenya In Depth: How Wildlife, People & Landscapes Intersect

Program No. 24888RJ
Crisscross the equator on this deep dive into Kenya, where you’ll experience its astounding wildlife and the rich culture of its communities.

Enroll with Confidence

We want your Road Scholar learning adventure to be something to look forward to—not worry about. Learn more

Protecting the Environment

We offset a portion of the emissions created by your travel. Learn more

15 days
14 nights
34 meals
12B 12L 10D
View Full Itinerary

At a Glance

Some of the world’s most incredible landscapes, people and wildlife can be found in the heart of Kenya. Get ready to search for the Big Seven, which includes the Big 5 (African buffalo, rhinos, leopards, lions and elephants) plus elusive African wild dogs and cheetahs. Along the way, discover more about these animals and the ongoing conservation efforts to protect them and their habitats, and delve into life in local communities as you meet members of the Maasai and Samburu tribes. Both tribes are semi-nomadic and very committed to their traditional ways of life, including herding livestock — which have come under threat recently with persistent droughts and loss of land. This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of Kenya, from its communities and traditions to the landscape and wildlife, and learn how they all interact with each other.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking and standing on uneven ground; some stairs. Full days with early morning starts. Riding for extended periods in safari vehicles over unpaved and very rough and dusty surfaces; getting in/out of vehicles requires flexibility. Elevations up to 7,500 feet.
Micro Group
Micro Group
These adventures feature our smallest group size, with 12 participants or fewer.

What You'll Learn

  • Explore Lake Nakuru National Park on the floor of the Great Rift Valley and search for flamingos along its shores.
  • Enjoy a field trip to Oj Pajeta to learn about its wildlife conservation efforts and keep an eye out for rhinos and chimpanzees, who find refuge there.
  • Experience the natural wonders of Maasai Mara National Reserve, home to lions, elephants and more and part of the Great Migration.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on, a website that supports local bookstores.

Recommended For You