From Nairobi / to Nairobi (can proceed to Mombasa, Diani, Watamu, Malindi beach resorts )
A Kenya classic safari touring Masai Mara , Lakes Nakuru / Naivasha , Amboseli , Tsavo West & Tsavo East national parks.
Tour departs Nairobi and visits exciting class A category Kenya national parks and game reserves.
On the tour you shall visit the tree studded plains of the great Masai Mara game reserve, Lake Nakuru national park with its famous flamingoes & Rhino sanctuary, Amboseli at the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro and the scenic hills and valleys of the Tsavo west.
The 9 days safari is a diverse representation of entire Kenya.
Tour is offered with a selection of economy, standard or luxury safari lodges or tented camps accommodation depending on your budget / style.
Transport is either in an open top safari tour minivan or 4 x 4 Land cruiser jeep.
4 x 4 Land cruiser jeep is offered with a supplement as indicated on price list below
So you may know…
- tour can be customized to your specific preferences
- You can suggest omitting some national parks and adding days on others
- tour can proceed to the Kenya coast with drop off at your favourite beach and resort
Private safari tour
Set own safari dates
- 2 nights / days at the Masai Mara game reserve
- Tree studded typical savannah terrain and a multitude of Wild animal species and colorful Masai tribesmen.
- 1& night day Lake Nakuru national park
- Hundreds of thousands of flamingoes, pelicans and other bird species
- Rhino sanctuary at the Lake Nakuru national park.
- The Great Rift Valley escarpment. Awesome scenery.
- 1 night / day Lake Naivasha
- 2 nights / days at Amboseli national park
- Elephant herds and other animal species at the amboseli.
- The snow -capped highest mountain in Africa ( Mount Kilimanjaro )
- 1 night / day at Tsavo west national park
- scenic hills and valleys, awesome scenery, the Mzima springs, birds and animals.
- 1 night / day Tsavo East National park
Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara game reserve ( 265 km: 4-5 hrs)
0730hrs:Pick up from your Nairobi hotel / Nairobi airport
Proceed to the Masai Mara game reserve.
The drive to the Mara is via Kenya urban and rural settings that contrast dramatically as you progress towards the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Most of the drive to Masai Mara Game reserve shall be at the floors of the great rift valley and through Masai country.
During the afternoon, explore the Masai Mara on your first game viewing drive of safari.
Overnight at your Masai Mara safari lodge or tented camp.
Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2: Masai mara game reserve - full day
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)
Other options at the Masai mara
-Masai village visit
Overnight shall be at your Masai Mara safari lodge / tented camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Masai Mara to lake Nakuru: (275 km: 5 Hrs.)
A short morning game viewing drive may be scheduled for the early morning.
Later depart the for the lake Nakuru national park. On the route to Lake Nakuru National Park there shall be stops on scenic points
Afternoon bird and game viewing drives around the Lake Nakuru. An opportunity to visit the rhino sanctuary.
Overnight at your lake Nakuru safari lodge / tented camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
What you may see at Lake Nakuru national park .......
Flamingo ( Greater and Lesser ), White Rhino, Black Rhino, Waterbucks, unique vegetation about 550 species waterfalls: Makalia.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park - Lake Naivasha .
Bird watching and game viewing drives at Lake Nakuru.
We head to the nearby Lake Naivasha on a relaxed drive.
Early afternoon shall be spent enjoying a boat ride where we spot small game in idyllic settings.
Optional visit to Hells gate national park where you ride and trek as you watch small game.
Overnight at a Lake Naivasha resort.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner.
What you may do at Lake Naivasha .........
Boat ride, bicycle tour, Hell’s gate national park tour
Day 5: Lake Naivasha - Amboseli: (350 km. 5 Hrs)
A long and easy drive to the Amboseli awaits you today.
There shall be stops to view the great rift valley along the Naivasha - Nairobi highway.
A Short game viewing drive with possible views of the Mount Kilimanjaro peaks.(Weather permitting)
Overnight at your Amboseli national park safari lodge or tented camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
what you may see at the Amboseli national park .......
Elephant Cheetah, Wild dog , Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion,Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik-dik, Lesser Kudu and nocturnal porcupine etc
Day 6: Amboseli National Park.
Early pre-breakfast game viewing drive at the Amboseli national park.
Weather permitting the clouds will shear off, leaving you mesmerized by the majesty of the Kilimanjaro and its gleaming snow capped peaks.
Today shall be spent exploring the Amboseli National park on unlimited game viewing drives.
Overnight shall be at your safari lodge/ tented camp.
Day 7: Amboseli -Tsavo west: (100 km: 2 Hrs.)
Short morning game viewing drive is scheduled at the Amboseli this morning
The park is open and relatively small.
Game viewing drives are concentrated and wildlife easy to spot.
Mount Kilimanjaro mass provides wonderful back ground for photographic moments.
Later the safari tour proceeds to Tsavo West National Park.
Tsavo West is hilly and scraggy with scenic terrain and wonderful game viewing back grounds.
Overnight shall be at your Tsavo west safari lodge or tented camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
What you may do / see at Tsavo west National park ......
Leopard, Rhino,Wild dogs, Buffalo, Elephants, Giraffe, Lesser Kudu, Mzima springs hippo and exotic fish watching, volcanoes, lava flows
Day 8: Tsavo West -Tsavo East National Park
Game viewing drives at the Tsavo West with a stop at the Mzima springs
Later proceed to Tsavo east national park with game spotting and scenery viewing en - route.
Game viewing drives at the open savanna plains of the Tsavo.
Overnight shall be at your Tsavo east safari lodge or tented camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
What you may see at Tsavo East national park ..........
Vast herds of dust-red elephant, Black Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, pods of hippo, Waterbucks, Lesser kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola.
Day 9: Tsavo East National Park- Nairobi or proceed to Mombasa, Diani, Watamu, Malindi…
Your last day on safari !
Early morning game viewing drives at the Tsavo East national park.
Later return to Nairobi
Drop off at Nairobi airport or Nairobi hotel
You can also proceed to the Kenya coast beach resorts of Mombasa,Watamu,Diani,Bamburi etc.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch
Chose economy,standard or luxury lodges /tented camps option according to safari budget / style
Luxury lodge/ tented camp options :
Masai mara game reserve: Mara simba lodge , Mara sarova camp, Mara serena, Ashnil Mara, Keekorok lodge
Lake Nakuru National park: Sarova Lion hill, Lake Nakuru sopa lodge, Flamingo camp
Lake Naivasha: Lake Naivasha sopa , Lake Naivasha Country club
Amboseli National Park:Oltukai lodge, Amboseli Serena lodge,
Tsavo west national park:Kilaguni serena lodge, Severin safari camp, Ziwani tented camp, Salt lick lodge
Tsavo east National park: Satao camp,
Standard lodge/ tented camp options :
Masai Mara game reserve: Mara sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure camp , AA lodge/camp,
Lake Nakuru national park:Lake Nakuru Lodge
Lake Naivasha: Elsamere Lodge Lake Naivasha sopa
Amboseli National park: Amboseli Sopa Lodge , Sentrim Amboseli , Kibo Safari Camp
Tsavo West National park: Ngulia safari camp,
Tsavo East: Voi safari lodge , Ashnil Aruba lodge
Economy lodge/ tented camp options :
Masai mara game reserve: Elangata Olerai Camp, Olmoran tented camp, Sentrim Mara camp
Lake Nakuru National park: Lake Nakuru lodge
Lake Naivasha: Naivasha Kongoni Lodge
Amboseli National park: AA Lodge/camp
Tsavo west national park: Ngulia safari lodge
Tsavo East National park: Sentrim Tsavo Camp, Ndololo Camp , Voi wildlife lodge