Safari Highlights

  • Start/End: Nairobi
  • Status: Open all-year round
  • Amboseli – 2 Nights: Ol Tukai Lodge/Kibo Safari Camp
  • Aberdares – 1 Night: The Ark Lodge
  • Samburu – 2 Nights: Samburu Intrepids Camp/Samburu Sopa Lodge
  • Sweetwaters – 1 Night: Sweetwaters Tented Camp
  • Lake Nakuru – 1 Night: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge/Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
  • Lake Naivasha – 1 Night: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Crescent Camp
  • Maasai Mara – 3 Nights: Ashnil Mara Camp/Mara Leisure Camp

 

Activities: Game viewing, birding, photography, cultural visit, nature walk and sight seeing

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Transfer to Amboseli (Approx. 4 Hours)

You will be picked from your Nairobi hotel at 7a.m. and immediately depart for Amboseli to arrive before lunch time. Check in at the lodge/camp and later enjoy lunch then relax before your afternoon game drive at 4 O’clock for 2 hours. Return later to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight: Ol Tukai/Kibo

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Amboseli – Full day

Have a morning game drive after breakfast till lunch time. Return to the lodge/camp for lunch at 1300 hours. Relax by the pool after lunch. Afternoon game drive is at 4o’clock for 2 hours.

Overnight: Ol Tukai/Kibo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Amboseli – Transfer to Aberdares (Approx. 5-6 hours)

Have an early morning breakfast and immediately depart for Aberdares to arrive at lunch time. Lunch will be served at Aberdares Country Lodge. Later enjoy a joint game drive as you drive to The Ark lodge for dinner and overnight stay. At the lodge you will enjoy game viewing at a deck overlooking a waterhole.

Overnight: The Ark Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Aberdares – Transfer to Samburu (Approx. 3-4 hours)

Have breakfast then depart for Samburu passing through the equator line to Samburu land. Arrive with a short game drive en route to the camp/lodge for lunch. After lunch, relax before a game drive at 4p.m. Samburu Park has unique residents including the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich.

Overnight: Samburu Intrepids/Sopa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Samburu – Full day

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of unique northern Kenya species such as the reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, and the long-necked gerenuk. Much of the reserve consists of desert landscape; dusty red plains broken by thorny scrub, featuring dramatic views of table top Mt Ol Olokwe on the horizon. All meals are taken at the lodge/camp.

Overnight: Samburu Intrepids/Sopa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Samburu – Transfer to Sweetwaters (Approx. 2-3 hours)

Have breakfast at the camp and immediately depart for Sweetwaters. This is a beautiful private game reserve and home to rare species such as Beisa oryx, Rothschild’s giraffe and black rhino. Game drives here reveal the full range of African wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and hippo. Enjoy a private visit with the tame animals at the wildlife orphanage. Observe chimps at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Sweetwaters – Transfer to Lake Nakuru (Approx. 4 hours)

Leave Samburu for Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch at the camp. You will have lunch at the camp then later have another game drive at 4p.m. for 2 hours.

Lake Nakuru offers good opportunities of seeing rhinos. Other animals found here include lions, leopard, giraffe, buffalo and a good number of birds.

Overnight: Sarova Lion Hill/Flamingo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Lake Nakuru – Transfer to Lake Naivasha (Approx. 2 hours)

Have another early morning game drive then return to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast, depart for Lake Naivasha which is less than 2 hours away. Check in at the lodge/camp and later have lunch. Afternoon will be spent with a boat ride to Crescent Island for a walk or have a hike in Hells Gate Gorges.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa/Crescent Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Lake Naivasha – Transfer to Maasai Mara

Have an early breakfast then depart for Maasai Mara to arrive for lunch at the camp. After lunch then later have a game drive at 4p.m.

Overnight: Ashnil Mara/Mara Leisure

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 & 11: Maasai Mara – Full day game drive

This whole day will be spent with morning and afternoon game drives that lead one to some of Africa’s largest lion prides, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. There will be picnic lunches on all the days. Look out for the migration.

Optional Activities: Balloon ride and visit to Maasai Village

Overnight: Ashnil Mara/Mara Leisure

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Maasai Mara – Transfer to Nairobi

Have breakfast then depart for Nairobi to arrive at lunch time. Have lunch at Carnivore Restaurant. The afternoon can be spent visiting Giraffe Centre or to shop before being dropped off at your hotel or airport.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Rates: Contact Us

 Accommodations
Option 1; Luxury

Ol Tukai Lodge, The Ark Lodge, Samburu Intrepids Camp, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge & Ashnil Mara Camp

Option 2; Mid-range

Kibo Safari Camp, The Ark Lodge, Samburu Sopa Lodge, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, Crescent Camp & Mara Leisure Camp

Notes:-

  • Rates are per person in USD
  • Accommodation is subject to availability

Inclusive of;

– All government taxes/VAT
– Park entry fees
– Accommodation in Single/Double/Triple or family rooms or tents and meals as mentioned in the tour description
– Drinking water during the game drives and in the rooms
– Transportation in a 4*4 Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof to facilitate game viewing and photography
– All game drives as mentioned in the tour description
– Boat ride to Crescent Island
– Services of professional tour driver/guide (s)
– Pick up and drop off in Nairobi
– Lunch at Carnivore Restaurant on the last day

Exclusive of;

– International flights from home and back
– Tips & porterage
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Travel insurance
– Other personal items
– Optional Activities: Hot Air Balloon ride ($450 per person), Maasai Village ($30 per person) and any other interested activity

 

Request for: 12 Days/11 Nights – Kenya Safari