In the Footsteps of Tusk – Kenya

This is where it all began, on the foothills of Mt Kenya. Thirty years on, and we invite you to follow In the Footsteps of Tusk. A country of diversity, this journey takes you through Kenya's wildlife rich areas, giving access to the next generation of safari.

Day 1 - 3


A short flight from Nairobi, step out of the plane onto the 93,000 acre Lewa and Borana conservancies, one of the highest wildlife densities in Kenya, including 12% of the country’s black and white rhinos. The Conservancy is also home to herds of elephants and buffalo, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, more than 400 species of birds and if lucky, a pack of wild dogs! Renowned for the pioneering conservation initiatives, as well as community and education programs, Tusk has been a major donor for over 30 years. ©Lewa Wilderness

Day 4 - 7

Northern Kenya

A region once infamous for conflict and poaching is now at the forefront of community-led development, enterprise and peace effort, all linked to the protection of its wildlife and dramatic landscapes. This area offers a vast amount diversity to enjoy including unique wildlife sightings, nicknamed the “Samburu 5”, camel treks and time spent with your Samburu guide, visiting their village or singing wells. This is a wilder Kenya where change is happening at a staggering pace with the guidance of Tusk supported Northern Rangelands Trust. ©Sasaab

Day 8 - 11

Masai Mara

One of the most famous Reserves in the world, well documented for it’s annual wildebeest migration and dramatic Mara River crossings, but it also sustains 25% of Kenya’s total wildlife. The rolling plains are best explored by 4×4 and the pristine nature of the conservancies is carefully managed by the Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association, supported by Tusk. Their work encompasses community engagement, an essential element with the ever growing local population, ensuring the safe guarding of the Maras habitat and wildlife.© Cottars

Day 12 - 15

Kenyan Coast

The warm and rich Kenyan waters surrounding the cultural town of Lamu are home to 5 threatened species of sea turtle: Green, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley, Leatherback and Loggerhead. Tusk support the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust and by spending time on the coast you will soon enjoy the benefit of their expert work. From snorkelling to sailing and touring the narrow streets of Shela filled with local boutiques, Lamu is an oasis of creativity and calm. © Manda Bay


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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Uganda

Once described as “The Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda is a country of exquisite contrasts. Dense forests, hazy savannahs, hippo filled lakes, meandering rivers and thundering waterfalls. Home to some of the highest concentration of primates on earth, this itinerary takes you to some of Uganda’s lesser known “pearls”, after spending time with our two closest relatives – chimpanzees and gorillas.

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Tanzania

Tanzania’s natural beauty spans the plains of the Serengeti, snow capped peaks of Kilimanjaro, mighty rivers of the Selous and Ruaha and the clear crystal waters of the Indian Ocean. A mecca for wildlife on land and in the ocean, Tanzania arguably offers the best “bush & beach” experience in Africa.

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Rwanda

Known as “The Land of a Thousand Hills”, Rwanda is famous for its magnificent mountain gorillas that live in the forests of Volcanoes National Park.

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