Expedition Overview

Expedition Overview


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Alaska: Denali to Kenai Fjords

  • August 30, 2023
  • September 6, 2023

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  • September 18, 2023

Costa Rica: Wildlife and Conservation

  • October 10, 2023
  • November 7, 2023
  • December 5, 2023

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Borneo Wildlife Adventure

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  • December 4 & 28, 2023

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  • June 19 & 30, 2023
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Iceland: Volcanoes, Glaciers, and Whales

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  • June 29, 2023
  • August 31, 2023
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Italy: Renaissance Cities and Tuscan Life

  • June 14, 2023
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On Safari: Exploring Wildlife Conservation in Kenya

  • June 2, 2023
  • July 9, 2023
  • August 11, 2023
  • September 30, 2023
  • December 4, 2023

Morocco Photography Expedition

  • September 16, 2023

Morocco: Legendary Cities and the Sahara

  • October 7 & 21, 2023

New Zealand From North to South

  • October 13, 2023
  • December 29, 2023

Norway’s Trains and Fjords

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On Safari: Tanzania’s Great Migration

  • August 16, 2023
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Palau: Snorkeling and Kayaking the Pristine Seas

  • October 16, 2023
  • November 12, 2023

Remembering D-Day: London to the Normandy Beaches

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Scotland Hiking Adventure: From the Highlands to Islands

  • July 15 & 22, 2023
  • August 5 & 19, 2023

Southern Africa Safari by Private Air

  • August 30, 2023
  • December 28, 2023

Spain: Walking the Camino de Santiago

  • June 16, 2023
  • September 15, 22 & 29, 2023
  • October 6, 2023

Swiss Trains and the Italian Lake District

  • June 4 & 25, 2023
  • July 2, 16, 23 & 30, 2023
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The Holy Land: Past, Present, and Future

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  • December 30, 2023

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Danube Christmas Markets River Cruise

  • December 9, 2023

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  • September 18, 2023

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  • December 7, 2023

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Important Information

  • Book by July 24, 2023
  • Offer is good for select itineraries and dates only
  • This is a cash-only offer; Members cannot use Disney Vacation Club Points or a combination of points and cash
  • Offer is for new booking only
  • Offer availability is limited for each departure
  • May not be combined with other offers, discounts or promotions
  • Not all stateroom categories are available for booking; not valid for Suites
Between May 23 and July 24, 2023, Disney Vacation Club (“DVC”) Members who book select National Geographic Expeditions itineraries save: (1) $350 off per person on select North America Land departures; or (2) $500 off per person on select International Land and River Cruise departures. Offer valid only for select departures between June and December 2023, and offer availability is limited for each departure. The per-person savings is taken from the non-discounted prevailing rate for each departure as quoted on the date of booking (“Regular Rate”). Regular Rates are based on double occupancy, vary depending on departure date and time of booking, and are subject to change. Travel must be booked 30 - 60 days prior to applicable departure date, depending on the itinerary. Not applicable to deposit, baggage fees, extensions, or airfare. Not all stateroom categories are available for booking, and the offer is not valid for Suites. Availability of the offer is subject to confirmation at time of booking and paying the standard trip deposit. Any courtesy hold, without payment of the standard deposit, will not guarantee availability of the offer for the selected departure date. Offer valid for new, cash bookings only; not valid for bookings with points or a combination of cash and points. Subject to availability at the time of booking. May not be combined with other offers, discounts, or promotions. Offer not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part. Not valid for group bookings. A limited number of staterooms of certain categories are available for the promotion. Offer valid for residents of the U.S. and Canada (except for Quebec where the offer is only available to travel agents). Void where prohibited. Offer is subject to restrictions and conditions and may change without notice. Bookings subject to restrictions and trip standard terms and conditions. Disney Vacation Club Members can book by calling National Geographic Expeditions directly. To receive these discounts, Members must be eligible for Membership Extras. Membership Extras is an incidental benefit subject to change or termination. Members should refer to the Membership Extras Acknowledgement and Disclosure Statement for more information or visit disneyvacationclub.com.
Available Departures
  • Jun 2-12, 2023
  • Jul 9-19, 2023
  • Aug 11-21, 2023
  • Sep 30-Oct 10, 2023
  • Dec 4-14, 2023
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Available Departures
  • Jul 9-19, 2023
  • Sep 30-Oct 10, 2023
  • Dec 4-14, 2023
  • Visit National Geographic-supported projects throughout Kenya protecting elephants, rhinos, big cats, and more.
  • Set out on safari in three wildlife conservancies known for their high concentrations of African megafauna: Amboseli National Park, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, and Masai Mara National Reserve.
  • Interact with orphaned elephants at Nairobi’s renowned David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, featured in the September 2011 issue of National Geographic magazine.
  • Delve into Maasai culture during a village visit, and learn about wildlife conservation efforts carried out in partnership with local communities.



Go beyond the typical safari experience, observing Kenya’s iconic wildlife through the eyes of the conservationists dedicated to protecting it. Spend time in three spectacular reserves, embarking on game drives and visiting field stations where National Geographic-supported researchers are working to save critical species, from rhinos and giraffes to the legendary big cats. Gaze at the elephants of Amboseli in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, and track rare species like African wild dogs and white and black rhinos through the thriving Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. In the legendary Masai Mara, observe herds of zebras and wildebeests—and the fierce predators that hunt them. Along the way, meet wildlife biologists and conservationists who are finding creative solutions to the poaching and habitat loss that threaten East Africa’s incredible biodiversity.

Day 1: Nairobi, Kenya
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Arrive at the airport in Nairobi, where our staff will be on hand to facilitate your transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodations:Tamarind Tree Hotel
Day 2: Nairobi
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Meet your fellow travelers for an orientation this morning and then set out for Kazuri, a factory that employs single mothers and other marginalized Kenyans to make high-quality ceramic beads and jewelry. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Giraffe Centre, established by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife to educate Kenya’s children about their country’s wildlife. Learn about the center’s program for breeding endangered Rothschild’s giraffes and releasing them into the wild. Early this evening, enjoy an after-hours tour of the excellent Nairobi National Museum. Gather tonight for a festive welcome reception and dinner.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Tamarind Tree Hotel
Day 3: Nairobi/Amboseli National Park
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Fly by private charter to Amboseli National Park, where vast savanna and marshlands are irrigated by underground runoff streams from Mount Kilimanjaro. These landscapes provide a habitat for hundreds of elephants, making the park one of the best places in Africa to spot these majestic pachyderms. The safari begins on the drive to our sustainable safari lodge, set within view of Mount Kilimanjaro—the world’s highest freestanding peak. Enjoy lunch and time to settle into your tent before a talk by our expert. Then set out on a sunset safari, on the lookout for cheetahs, lions, zebras, and other creatures scattered across the endless savanna. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Tortilis Camp
Day 4: Amboseli National Park
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Go on an early morning safari in Amboseli, keeping an eye out for the savanna’s smaller creatures, including some of the more than 400 bird species that have been identified here—from superb starlings to grey crowned cranes. Stop for breakfast on the way to the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, home to the longest running study of wild elephants in the world. Its director, Cynthia Moss, has received support from the National Geographic Society for her work. Meet a member of the team to hear about their time in the field observing herd dynamics and collecting biological samples. Travel back to the camp for lunch before a late afternoon wildlife drive.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Tortilis Camp
Day 5: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
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A charter flight brings us to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, 62,000 acres of golden savanna dotted with iconic umbrella thorn trees on the northern flanks of Mount Kenya. Considered a model in the conservation field, this healthy wildlife habitat is home to a number of rare species, including the reticulated giraffe, the dazzling Grevy’s zebra, and African wild dogs. Lewa and the neighboring Borana Conservancy also harbor roughly 15 percent of Kenya’s entire rhino population. Settle into your luxurious tented camp; then set out on safari to track these and multitudes of other creatures, and cap off your day sipping sundowners on the savanna.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Elewana Lewa Safari Camp
Day 6: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
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If you wish, rise at daybreak for a bush walk, searching out the tracks of lions, rhinos, and leopards and learning to spot the park’s flora and small fauna. Alternatively, enjoy a morning wildlife drive. Travel to the conservancy’s headquarters to meet with members of Lewa’s award-winning security team, whose effective patrolling of the reserve has ensured that not a single rhino has been poached in the past five years (to date). If schedules permit, join the rangers and their highly skilled dogs for a tracking demonstration on the conservancy. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and free time before our late afternoon safari.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Elewana Lewa Safari Camp
Day 7: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
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Delve into Maasai culture during a village visit, learning about traditional games and sports, music and dance, and everyday life. Get acquainted with local families and visit a home to see how typical dwellings called manyattas are built using dung and grass. Watch for wildlife on our way back to camp for lunch. Enjoy time to relax by the camp’s pool or read in the shade before gathering for a talk by our expert before dinner.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Elewana Lewa Safari Camp
Day 8: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy/Masai Mara National Reserve
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Take a final safari in Lewa en route to the airstrip, then fly by charter to the legendary Masai Mara National Reserve, which stretches along Kenya’s southwest border. The park is famous for its large populations of big cats, including leopard, cheetah, and lion. During the annual wildebeest migration, some 2 million wildebeests and zebras thunder through in the fall, searching for newly sprouted grass. After lunch, get an intimate look at the area’s ecosystems on an open-vehicle wildlife drive.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Elewana Sand River Masai Mara
Day 9: Masai Mara National Reserve
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At first light, head out on safari to track the animals that traversed the area during the night. View plains game such as Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, topi and eland antelopes—as well as their stealthy predators—at one of their most active times of the day. This area is reputed to have one of the highest concentrations of predators in all of Africa. Glimpse large pods of hippos submerged up to their nostrils in the Mara River and crocodiles sunbathing on the shore. After a picnic lunch, head back to camp for a leisurely afternoon and a talk by our expert.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Elewana Sand River Masai Mara
Day 10: Masai Mara
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Get a closer look at efforts to protect the Masai Mara on a visit to one of the region's conservation NGOs, such as the Anne K. Taylor Fund, an organization supported by National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative that works with local Maasai communities to reduce poaching and human-animal conflict. Later, set off on one last safari, and then toast our adventure during a farewell dinner.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Elewana Sand River Masai Mara
Day 11: Nairobi/Home
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Return to Nairobi by private charter and pay a visit to the imaginative social enterprise Ocean Sole, which creates art out of flip-flops and other plastics that wash up on Kenya’s shores. This afternoon, continue to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, featured in the September 2011 issue of National Geographic magazine. The organization is the world’s most successful rescue and rehabilitation program for orphaned elephants. Enjoy the opportunity to shadow the center’s caretakers and get up close to the elephants during their afternoon feeding. Later, transfer to the airport for your evening flight home.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch