9 Days Kenya Classic Safari - Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha - Amboseli, Tsavo West - Tsavo East

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

Tour highlights. 

  1. 2  nights / days at the  Masai Mara game reserve
  2. Tree studded typical savannah terrain and a multitude of Wild animal species and colorful Masai tribesmen.
  3. 1& night  day Lake Nakuru national park
  4. Hundreds of thousands of flamingoes, pelicans and other bird species
  5. Rhino sanctuary at the Lake Nakuru national park.
  6. The Great Rift Valley escarpment. Awesome scenery.
  7. 1  night / day Lake Naivasha
  8. 2 nights / days at  Amboseli national park
  9. Elephant herds and other animal species at the amboseli.
  10. The snow -capped highest mountain in Africa ( Mount Kilimanjaro )
  11. 1 night /  day  at Tsavo west national park
  12. scenic hills and valleys, awesome scenery, the Mzima springs, birds and animals.
  13. 1 night / day Tsavo East National park

Safari itinerary 

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

-Balloon excursion

-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.

Meal plan.Breakfast,lunch,dinner

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:Mbweha Camp  

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