12 Days Kenya Safari Tour

From Nairobi / to Nairobi (can finish at Mombasa,Diani, Bamburi, Watamu, Malindi beach resorts )

Kenya safari tour encountering  wildlife, scenic and cultural  highlights  in a 12 days tour package that includes  private vehicle transport, game viewing drives, stops at attractions, park entrance fees and  accommodation in a choice of economy,standard or luxury safari lodges & tented camps.

The Kenya safari tour visits  Samburu Game Reserve, Mount Kenya, Aberdares National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli and the Tsavo West National Parks.

Tour departs  Nairobi with an option of finishing at the Kenya coast beach resorts of Mombasa, Diani, Watamu or Malindi.

Tour is offered in a choice of economy, standard or luxury safari lodges or tented camps depending on your safari style or  budget.

Safari transport and game viewing drives are in a customized open top  safari minivans

4 x 4 land cruiser  safari jeeps are an option  at supplementary cost.

So you may know…
  1. tour can be customized to your own specifications
  2. sequence of visits / night stops can be adjusted to your preference
  3. you can suggest to omit some national parks and extend stays at others

Safari transport 

Tour Highlights. 

  1. Samburu game reserve,2 nights
  2. Mount Kenya national park,1 night
  3. Aberdares national park,1 night
  4. Lake nakuru national park,1 night
  5. Masai mara game reserve,2 nights
  6. Lake Naivasha,1 night
  7. Amboseli national park,2 nights
  8. Tsavo west national park,1 night.
  9. Awesome scenery along the safari route.
  10. Blend of local cultures and  people including the Masai, Samburu, Redille etc.
  11. Elephant, oryx, giraffe, lion, ostrich, cheetah, warthog, flamingoes, pelicans etc. 

Set own safari dates

Private safari tour 

Safari itinerary. 

Day 1: Nairobi- Samburu Game reserve. (340km: 5 hrs)

0730hrs: Pick up from your Nairobi hotel or Nairobi airport

Depart Nairobi and proceed to the Samburu game reserve.
The scenic drive is  via the Kenya highlands with views of  tea, coffee and subsistence farmlands.

You shall experience different climatic and vegetation  zones on today's drive  including the highlands and semi arid desert conditions of northern Kenya.

Afternoon game viewing drive at Samburu
Overnight at your Samburu safari lodge or tented camp

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve.

Day shall be spent at the Samburu game reserve with game viewing drives.

Options of combining the Samburu,Buffalo springs and Shaba reserves
Game viewing concentrates along the Ewaso Nyiro River which is  the lifeline of this semi desert environment.
Overnight at your Samburu lodge or tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve - Mount Kenya: (180 km: 3 Hrs.)

Early game viewing drive at the Samburu game reserve.

Later depart for the cooler  Mount Kenya region at the shadows  of  Mount Kenya.
Afternoon optional activities depending on your safari accommodation preference.

Mount Kenya safari club: Relaxation and optional activities at the exclusive club

Sweetwaters tented camp: Game viewing drives at Olpejeta sanctuary

Mountain lodge: Game viewing from the tree lodge or optional nature activities.

Overnight at your mount Kenya safari lodge/ tented camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

What you may see / do around  Mt. Kenya National park .......

Elephants, Tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, black fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbuck, water buck,Elands,rhino,cheepanzee .

Day 4: Mount Kenya –Aberdare National park: (80 km: 1 Hr)

Morning shall be spent with optional  activities depending on your choice of accommodation at Mount Kenya.

Later proceed to the Aberdares National park

Afternoon transfer to a tree hotel.

Overnight at your tree lodge with game viewing from the balconies of your cabin.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

What may see/ do  at Aberdare National park ............

..bird watching,  game viewing and photography.

NB: Only small overnight bags are allowed at the tree hotels.

Day 5: Aberdare - Lake Nakuru National Park: (240 km: 4 Hrs.)

Transfer to your base hotel ( either the Aberdare country club or Outspan hotel).

Proceed to  the lake Nakuru national park.

There shall be a stop to view the scenic  Thompson falls at Nyahururu.

The drive via farming country and homesteads via the Great Rift Valley escarpment edge is scenic.

Afternoon bird watching and game viewing drive.

The lake Nakuru national park is home to  hundreds of thousands of  flamingoes and other bird species.

The lake also  hosts the black and white rhinos in its sanctuary

Overnight at your lake Nakuru lodge or tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

What you may see at Lake Nakuru national park .......

Flamingo, Zebra, Black Rhino, White Rhino, waterbuck,Makalia waterfalls

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara Game Reserve: (265 km: 5 Hrs.)

Morning bird and game viewing drives

Proceed to  the Masai Mara game reserves with stops at  scenic points.

Afternoon game viewing drives.
Overnight at your Masai Mara safari  lodge or tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Today shall be a game viewing extravaganza!

Masai Mara Game reserve remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the Natural world.

It is host to  the highest and most varied concentration of wild animals than any other wildlife park in the region.

The scenic appeal of the tree studded savannah plains, the  moderate climate and diversity of wild game species makes it a one stop shop for game viewing activities.

We shall traverse the Masai Mara reserve on a full day of unlimited game viewing   encountering the big five and more of the lesser game.

Picnic lunch shall be by the Mara river as we watch hippos & crocodiles or maybe the great migration (July – October)

Overnight shall be at our Masai Mara safari lodge/ Tented camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8: Masai Mara - Lake Naivasha: (240 km: 4.5 Hrs.)

Game viewing drives at the Masai Mara.

Later depart the  Mara for  lake Naivasha.

Afternoon optional lake activities including boat rides and nature walks.

You can also nearby Hell’s gate national park.

Overnight at your Lake Naivasha  lodge / tented camp

Meal plan: breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

What you may do at the Lake Naivasha…. 

Boat ride,bicyle riding ,Hells gate tour

Day 9: Lake Naivasha- Amboseli National Park: (340 km: 5.5 hrs)

Optional  bird and nature walk at the lodge gardens on the shores of lake Naivasha.

Proceed to the Amboseli national park.

Arrive at  in time for an afternoon game viewing drive.

Overnight at your Amboseli lodge or tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 10: Amboseli National park.

Day spent at the Amboseli national park with game viewing drives.

The  national park is small and compact.

The mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day provides a dramatic background for wildlife photography.

Overnight  at your Amboseli safari lodge or tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 11: Amboseli  - Tsavo west National Park: (110 km :2 hrs)

Morning game drive at the  Amboseli.

Proceed to the Tsavo West.

Scenery and game viewing drives at the Tsavo west.

Overnight at your tsavo west safari lodge or tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 12: Tsavo West - Nairobi or Mombasa,Diani,Bamburi,Watamu,Malindi

Game viewing drives at the Tsavo west.

Visit the Mzima springs to view hippos, crocodiles and exotic fish.

Later depart for Nairobi or proceed to  Mombasa and Kenya coast beach hotels.  

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch.

Economy,standard or luxury accommodation option depending on your safari  budget / style

Samburu game reserve:

Luxury lodge / tented camp option  :  Ashnil Samburu, Samburu lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge, Sarova shaba

Standard lodge/ tented camp option: Samburu Sopa lodge

Economy lodge/tented camp option: Sentrim Samburu camp

Mount Kenya:

Luxury lodge / tented camp option  : Mount Kenya safari club

Standard lodge/ tented camp option : Serena Sweetwaters tented camp

Economy lodge/tented camp option:  Kongoni camp

Aberdare National park:

Luxury lodge / tented camp option  :  Treetops 

Standard lodge/ tented camp option : The Ark

Economy lodge/tented camp option  :  The Ark

Lake Nakuru National park:

Luxury lodge / tented camp option :  Sarova Lion hill, Lake Nakuru sopa lodge, Flamingo camp

Standard lodge/ tented camp option: Lake Nakuru Lodge 

Economy lodge/tented camp option : Lake Nakuru lodge

Masai Mara Game Reserve: 

Luxury lodge / tented camp option : Mara simba lodge , Mara sarova camp, Mara serena, Ashnil Mara, Keekorok lodge  

Standard lodge/ tented camp option : Mara sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure camp , AA lodge/camp, 

Economy lodge/ tented camp option : Elangata Olerai Camp, Olmoran tented camp, Sentrim Mara camp

Lake Naivasha:

Luxury lodge / tented camp option :   Lake Naivasha Sopa  , Lake Naivasha country club

Standard lodge/ tented camp option: Lake Naivasha sopa  , Elsamere Lodge

Economy lodge/ tented camp option:  Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

Amboseli national park:

Luxury lodge / tented camp option: Oltukai lodge, Amboseli Serena lodge, 

Standard lodge/ tented camp option : Amboseli Sopa Lodge , Sentrim Amboseli , Kibo Safari Camp

Economy lodge/ tented camp option : AA Lodge/camp

Tsavo West:

Luxury lodge / tented camp option: Kilaguni serena lodge, Severin safari camp, Ziwani tented camp, Salt lick lodge

Standard lodge/ tented camp option:  Ngulia safari camp,

Economy lodge/ tented camp option:  Ngulia safari lodge.

Safari price is per  person sharing in a private open top safari minibus and in a double / twin room / tent

High Season: November -March