Kenya offers a feast for the senses. It is a country of many facets, from the chirp of a bird to the magnificent roar of a lion, a proud Masai warrior to a humble fisherman, verdant forests to snow-capped mountain peaks, and grassy plains to white sand
beaches. Astride the equator, in the heart of East Africa, is a land of wildlife documentary delight and a sun-seeker’s paradise!
Kenya is blessed to host the largest animal movement in the world during the annual migration into the Masai Mara, which is also home to the ‘big five’ – elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard. This ancient land is home to a kaleidoscope of ethnic groups, creating a vibrant, colorful and fascinating nation.
This 7 days Kenya wildlife tour travel and adventure safari action packed safari itinerary will reveal it all like you never imagined. In just 6 to 7 ,8, 9 ,12 to 14 days you’ll visit some of the best, known rewarding national parks in the heart of all you would ever want to cover in nature, exploring the breath-taking beauty and diversity of Kenya’s unique landscapes. Dramatic scenes are combined with serene panoramas and unbeatable safari moments giving you non less than the magical feeling of a true safari experience like never before. Visit the Samburu national park for the rare and less fortunate species in the northern part of Kenya ,Lake naivasha for walking safari, boat riding, cycling and even hiking , Maasai Mara for the big five and numerous pictorials activities, the great wildebeest migrations to lake nakuru for birding, Amboseli, Tsavo East, and Tsavo West. Each park offers unforgettable experiences and unexplored wilderness. Great tailor-made safaris best for all holiday makers combing the best aspect of a great holiday in Kenya ranging from wildlife, nature, culture and scenery.
Lets take a little over view of this trip, what it take and what it entails…., This 6 – 8 night luxury Kenya safari starts in Nairobi, visiting five very diverse national parks or even more before finishing in Mombasa or Zanzibar to soak yourself in the white sandy beaches.
It’s indeed an action packed tour of Kenya’s great wildlife reserves, full of memorable moments and spectacular scenes. It’s easy to then combine this safari experience with a few days relaxing on the Indian Ocean beaches of Mombasa like diani beach, kilifi beach, nyali beach or fly to malindi for the sandy tropical for all inclusive packages.
Every park , every day will be totally different giving you the perfect magical feeling like never before. Explore the great grass plains of the Maasai Mara and the evocative swamps of Amboseli National Park. Visit the pink fringed Lake Nakuru, then discover natural springs filled with hippos in Tsavo West. Take a thrilling journey through the immense savannahs of Tsavo East, and spend relaxed evenings watching the wildlife roam past your private verandah. Over six days you’ll enjoy a real feast for the senses, and a complete immersion in Kenya’s spectacular landscapes.
Three days 2 nights in the Maasai Mara provide an unforgettable start to this itinerary. Masses of four hooves cover the great plains, great herds of zebra and wildebeest often leaving swirls of dust in their wake. You’re admiring them, and so are the big cats. There is probably nowhere better on the planet to see lion prides, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, and other cats. You’ve also got a good chance of spotting them out on a hunt. Lake Nakuru also teems with these predators. But two very different creatures will grab your attention. Over a million flamingo turn the lake shore a dramatic pink. On the other end of numbers scale, fewer than 3,000 critically endangered black rhinos exist in the wild. They proudly roam through this national reserve, joined by their southern cousin, the white rhino. Enjoy a day in this national reserve, widely regarded as one of Africa’s most beautiful.
The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the landscape in Amboseli.
Wandering beneath Africa’s highest mountain are massive herds of elephants. This fairytale scene is what Amboseli is famous for, but its swamps also provide an assorted cast of Africa’s unique mammals. You’ll be getting breathtakingly close to elephants in Amboseli on day four. During the next day in Tsavo West, it will be hippos that dominate the agenda. The Big Five abundantly fill this park, although it is the hippo and crocodile infested Mzima Springs that often provide the park’s most enduring moments.
A dramatic day in Tsavo East National Park completes the itinerary. This vast savannah is home to pretty much everything, and who knows what’s going to appear when you turn a corner or look behind a tree. Defining a typical game drive isn’t possible in Kenya. The diverse habitats and landscapes are home to vastly different wildlife. Furthermore, these untouched wildernesses provide a very personalized experience. But by combining five different parks, this tailor made safari adventure will showcase everything that makes Kenya such a great destination.
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Day 1: The Majestic full of romance Maasai Mara
Your Kenyan adventure begins on the vast plains of the Maasai Mara. Grass stretches beyond the horizon, the landscape dotted with large herds of zebra and wildebeest. Thompson’s gazelle join the animal party, tentatively grazing on the vivid lands of the Mara. During the summer months over two million mammals migrate to the Mara, humongous herds thundering north from the neighboring Serengeti. This influx is only an addition to the permanent residents. At all times of the year, the Maasai Mara holds one of the greatest concentrations of wild game on the planet. The grass disappears under a moving trail of four hooves and swirling dust, an evocative scene that marks your first day on safari.
From Nairobi you’ll be driven to the Maasai Mara. Enjoy a long afternoon game drive before spending the night at either Oloshaiki Camp or Fig Tree. Both options offer a personal experience and superb accommodation that’s surrounded by nature.
And what nature! Out on the plains a cheetah carefully stalks its prey, camouflaging itself before accelerating towards the impala with unrivaled speed. A lion pride approaches the safari truck. Mouths fall silent and jaws drop open. Everybody instinctively makes a small move away from the window. But the lions aren’t hunting for food, they’ve come to lounge in the shade created by the truck. Leopards are often the most elusive of the big cats, but their abundance means that most people get more than just a glimpse. These predators might look cuddly or cute in photos, but there is something solemn and absolute about their meticulous movements through the grass.
What’s Included: Full board and overnight at Fig Tree / Oloshaiki Camp or similar
Day 2: A Full Day Exploring the Maasai Mara
A park like the Maasai Mara must be savored. Your first game drive is a whirlwind of sights and stimulations. Eyes scan and are never quite sure where to settle, and the sheer concentration of mammals leaves everyone in an adrenalin fueled fever. On your second day in the Mara, there’s plenty of time to relax and fully appreciate the rich landscape. See the giant herds, but take time to admire the enchanting interplays that are eternally being played out. Boisterous young males fight for mating rights. Tiny zebra foals are adoringly nurtured by vigilant mothers. Bull elephants flap their ears in pride defiance, refusing to leave the waterhole before their extended family has had enough to drink. In some parks there is a preoccupation with spotting the Big Five. In the Maasai Mara there is so much going on that any tick-list goes out of the window.
Each day here is different and your guides’ intimate knowledge brings you closer than you could imagine. They know about the hippo pools, isolated spots where large pods wade in the shallows and roll around the escarpments. Parts of the Mara River are infested with Nile Crocodiles, and any four legged animal making the crossing does so with serious risk. Black rhinos are critically endangered, and the Maasai Mara is one of few parks where they can still be found. These imperious creatures always draw dramatic gasps, especially when mother and youngster slowly plod past the safari truck. But for all the individual sights, it’s often the boundless beauty of the Maasai that becomes deeply ingrained in the memory. This is a raw animal world where people are merely visitors. Reveling in every little sight and sound offers a truly unique experience.
What’s Included: Full board and overnight at Fig Tree / Oloshaiki Camp or similar
Day 3: The Magical Beauty of Lake Nakuru
Flamingos provide a dramatic welcome to Lake Nakuru, over a million of them wading in the shallows and turning the lake shore a vivid pink. Imperious clifftops look down on this national park, the colorful flamingos juxtaposed with a rich blue lake and vibrant stretches of savannah. Survey the panoramas from above, and make sure your eyes are pealed for the eagles that effortlessly soar through the skies. After breakfast you’ll head north from the Maasai Mara, driving towards Lake Nakuru, arguably Kenya’s most beautiful national reserve. Over 400 species of bird offer a meandering soundtrack; kingfishers and hamerkops sing from the treetops, while cormorants and heron squawk from the shallows. Down besides the lakeshore the sheer numbers of flamingos defy your eyes, and their brilliant pink finds another contrast; this time the sharp black and white stripes of zebra herds.
Lake Nakuru is far more than a bird lover’s paradise. The big cats will need no introduction after the Maasai Mara, nor will the large antelope herds. But out in the forest something is stirring. It emerges from the trees, its great horn blazing a trail towards the lake. As the white rhino passes, it takes a moment to stop and glare at the safari truck. When it wanders on, your eyes follow every movement, and your camera eagerly captures this unequivocal sight. Black rhinos can also be found here, and numbers of both endangered species are steadily rising. Weaving out of the trees you also spot giraffes, elegant browsers feeding from the treetops. They wait silently, their distinct markings providing another magical safari moment. Flamingo Hill Camp provides your accommodation inside the national reserve, and it’s famed for the buffalos that come right up to the perimeter of the camp.
What’s Included: Full board and overnight at Flamingo Hill Camp or similar
Day 4: Elephants and Kilimanjaro at Amboseli National Park
Africa’s highest mountain provides the backdrop to Amboseli, the snow-capped Uhuru Peak clearly visible above the flat savannah. Great elephant herds roam across this land, their distinct shapes providing a wonderful contrast on any photo of Mount Kilimanjaro. On one hand Amboseli offers a small and compact safari experience, the bountiful wildlife easily found congregating around swamps and dried out lake beds. Yet it’s also a spacious place of serene beauty. Little compares to relaxing on a verandah and watching the elephants roam beneath Mount Kilimanjaro. After an early breakfast you’ll drive towards Amboseli where your night’s accommodation is at the Amboseli Serena.
On your afternoon game drive the elephants are going to come thick and fast. Some wander lonely, like the melancholy old bulls who’ve been cast out from the herd. At the other end of the scale, adorable babies try and keep up as they take their first steps across the savannah. Growing youngsters are still getting used to their power, boastfully chasing away warthogs who dared to approach the same waterhole. It’s not just about the elephants, though, as a whole smorgasbord of Africa’s great mammals dig for water and graze on the long grass. Hyena and impala aren’t exactly the best of friends, the latter providing a tempting meal for the scavenging cat. Lions can also provide a tasty dinner, although the hyena must wait until the pride blissfully sleeps with bloated stomachs. Cape buffalo are the Big Five member that most people aren’t aware of. While their shabby hair and comically protruding ears won’t win any prizes for beauty, these one-ton beasts are as dangerous as any other mammal on Kenya’s savannahs.
What’s Included: Full board and overnight at Amboseli Serena or similar
Day 5: The Big Five and Quarreling Hippos at Tsavo West National Park
Heading east towards Mombassa, your next safari stop is the dusty landscapes of Tsavo West. Areas of high grassland make this an ideal spot for predators, the big cats able to easily approach without being spotted. Elephants and giraffe wander across large red swathes of arid rock. Hartebeest and kudu drink from withering waterholes, while the daily sightings of buffalo and giraffe continue. You will spend the night at the sumptuous Kilaguni Serena Lodge, another lodge that combines a personal touch with a careful attention to detail.
Water is more abundant at the nearby Mzima Springs. Frolicking in this area are hippos and crocodiles, two animals with very different daily routines. When the afternoon sun beats down, crocodiles are found sunbathing beside the shore, often asleep with wide open jaws and ferocious looking teeth. Hippos like to stay cool. They can barely swim or float. But they’re capable of sleeping underwater, and then emerging every few minutes to breath without waking up. They’re waddlers, walking along the lake floor or rolling in the mud. Admire their interactions as males quarrel over mating rights. The largest bull controls a harem of females, and the bachelor males must either fight to reproduce or submissively back down from the commanding bull. Your game drive will wind through the park towards these unforgettable springs.
What’s included: overnight at Kilaguni Serena Lodge
Day 6: The Vast Savannahs of Tsavo East National Park
Parts of Tsavo East can be spookily quiet. As you wind through the sparse trees it seems that this is a desolate landscape. There is as much wildlife in this national park as is anywhere else in Kenya. Yet Tsavo East covers a huge area and searching for these inimitable sightings is a thrilling experience. An hour can pass with only sightings of elephants, giraffe, and zebra. Even when the savannah gives way to open grassland, there doesn’t appear to be anything else to find. But turn another corner and a large lion pride is busily feasting on an impala carcass. An elusive jackal waits nearby hoping to scavenge some leftovers. Driving away you spot scattered footprints. Reedbuck and oryx are among the frightened herd beating a quick retreat from the cats.
Tsavo East is home to a phenomenal cast of Africa’s great animals. They range from obvious predators to rare antelopes, and swinging primates to bizarre nocturnal rodents. Guides never like to predict or promise what might be seen on a game drive, even if they’re 99% certain of particular sights. In Tsavo East it’s impossible to suggest what might be found. And this unpredictability makes it an ideal final safari stop. After the four previous parks there shouldn’t be any lingering desperation for an animal that hasn’t been seen. Tsavo East becomes a thrilling adventure, a roller coaster ride that will reveal an assorted collection of special sights. Tsavo West and Tsavo East neighbor each other. With no transfer time between the parks, pretty much this whole day will be spent on a game drive. Your final overnight accommodation is in the wonderful Voi Wildlife Lodge.
What’s Included: full board and overnight in Voi Wildlife Lodge
Day 7: A Final Game Drive and Transfer to Mombasa
Enjoy your final morning waking up surrounded by Kenya’s beautiful wildernesses. An early morning game drive is an added bonus, a last chance to savor the charms of an untamed animal world. Return to the lodge for a filling breakfast before departing to Mombasa. You can be dropped off at either a hotel or the Mombasa Airport. This one way itinerary is easy to combine with a few days soaking up the sun on the glorious Indian Ocean beaches of Mombasa.
-Transport in a 9 seater custom made Tour van with a pop up roof – each person is guaranteed a window seat
– Services of a professional English, speaking guides
– Game drives as per the itinerary
– Game parks or national parks entry fees;
– Accommodations in self contained Eco Tented camps/budget lodges all along
– Three meals per day whilst on safari, prepared by our cook
– 1 litre Mineral water per person per day
– Complimentary return airport transfers in Nairobi
– Cultural visits to Maasai villages – costs US$ 25
– Personal effects
– Kenya Visas
– Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari