Trip Highlights:

  • Explore Samburu National Park, known for its rare species such as Grevy’s Zebra, reticulated giraffe, Besia oryx, long necked gerenuk and a chance to visit a neighboring community of the Samburu people
  • Immerse yourself in the safari experience at Sweetwaters; elegant amenities under canvas set inside the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Using the latest technology in monitoring and tracking, the conservancy is dedicated to the protection of species including the Black Rhino and African Wild Dog
  • Enjoy shared experiences with friends, new and old, as you encounter wildlife on twice-daily game drives and toast spectacular sunsets with traditional sundowners in the bush
  • Track Africa’s “Big Five” (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, and leopard) as you traverse the most iconic wildlife destination in the world, the great Maasai Mara National Reserve

Trip Itinerary:

Day 1 – Cincinnati/En Route

Day 2 – Paris/Nairobi

Day 3 – Nairobi

Days 4/5 – Samburu/Buffalo Springs Reserves

Days 6/7 – Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 8 – Lake Nakuru National Park

Days 9/10/11 – Maasai Mara/Northern Serengeti

Day 12 – Maasai Mara/Nairobi

Day 13 – Paris/Cincinnati

*Optional post-trip extension to Uganda is available for purchase


Inclusions: Roundtrip airfare between Cincinnati and Nairobi; superior accommodations and lodging; all park entry fees; complimentary luggage tags and more*

Locations: Nairobi, Samburu reserve, Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru National Park, and the Maasai Mara

Value: $16,710

Trip Leader: This trip will be led by Professional Naturalist, Albert Mitcho Karisa – one of the best, and most experienced guides currently leading tours in East Africa

Trip Escort: Escorted by Cincinnati Zoo’s own VP of Marketing and Communications, Chad Yelton

The winner will be solely responsible for any taxes, fees, or other costs, if any, generated because of his/her winning this Raffle and should consult their tax adviser regarding the same.

*please see Trip Details attachment for more detailed information on inclusions and exclusions