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10-Day Amazing Kenya Holiday

Take a trip as you traverse some of the best-known wildlife parks and game sanctuaries in Kenya. Enjoy amazing safari, landscapes, cultures, and wildlife. This Kenya package trip covers Amboseli and its Mt. Kilimanjaro backdrop, the chimpanzees at Sweetwaters within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the flamingos at Nakuru National Park, sunset boat ride and walk on Crescent Island at Lake Naivasha, and finally, the remarkable Masai Mara. This tour is one of the most popular of the Kenya package trips.

Arrival

  • You'll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Nairobi / Amboseli

Your 11-day Kenya holiday package begins with an arrival at Nairobi airport from where you will be met and assisted and driven to Amboseli National Park (270 km – 4 hours) arriving in good time for lunch. Amboseli National Park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. Set in rolling savanna scenery it is dwarfed by the presence of the pink-tinged, snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro at 5896 meters, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Against this magnificent backdrop roam vast wildlife herds of elephant accompanied by the lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle, hippo, and wildebeest. There are also over 400 species of birds, all manner of reptilian, flora and fauna and some of the most soul-searing views in Africa. Enjoy great game viewing and the best views of Mt Kilimanjaro on an Amboseli safari. Afternoon game viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park
Accommodation:
Amboseli Sopa Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Amboseli NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Amboseli

Full day in Amboseli with game drives in the morning and afternoon to explore the park and have magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. View the large herds of elephants known to be residents of this evocative park. Amboseli is popular with breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro and reliably good elephant viewing. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, the savanna and woodlands. You can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture. Animals to be found here include the leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik- dik, lesser Kudu, and nocturnal porcupine. There is also a prolific bird life featuring 600 species. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park
Accommodation:
Amboseli Sopa Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Amboseli NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Amboseli / Olpejeta

After breakfast, you now drive north via Nairobi (400km – 6 hrs 30 minutes) you proceed to the Equator in the Laikipia Plateau and Mt. Kenya region arriving for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive at this private game ranch. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the only sanctuary for rehabilitation in Kenya of these widely abused chimpanzees with two groups living in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. The site is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area. Dinner and overnight stay at Sweet waters Serena Camp, B, L, D.

Main Destination:
Ol Pejeta Conservancy   (Laikipia Plateau)
Accommodation:
Sweetwaters Tented Camp
  • Luxury tented camp located inside Ol Pejeta
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Sweetwaters

You will have a full day at Sweetwaters with morning and afternoon game drives. This provides you with ample time to explore this impressive wildlife park and sanctuary as you marvel at the magnificent sight of the snow-capped Mt. Kenya peaks in the background. Game drives at Sweetwaters are indeed a pleasure. There also optional activities such as game walks accompanied by a resident naturalist, game rides on horseback, camel rides, or nighttime game drives. These activities are available for an extra fee. The Sweet-waters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is incorporated within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and is the only place in Kenya where this highly endangered and remarkably intelligent species can be seen.

Main Destination:
Sweetwaters  (Ol Pejeta)
Accommodation:
Sweetwaters Tented Camp
  • Luxury tented camp located in or near Sweetwaters
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Sweetaters / Lake Nakuru

Drive to Lake Nakuru (180 km – 3 hours). Enjoy game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park and lunch at your superb tented camp. It is a shallow alkaline lake where visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity with varied habitats that range from the lake itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Here, game viewing drive is the main activity. Foragers, grazers, hunters and scavengers all play their roles in the natural existence of sanctuary. The park also has over 450 birds species including the flamingos. The national park is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives. The lake is famed as one of the world’s greatest ornithological spectacles. Lake Nakuru National Park is also home to zebras, gazelles, Rothschild giraffe, impala, black and white rhino sanctuary and other large mammals. After lunch, enjoy some siesta and then continue with an afternoon game drives and overnight at your magnificent resort, B, L, D.

Main Destination:
Lake Nakuru National Park
Accommodation:
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Lake Nakuru / Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, take a morning game viewing drive on this Kenya tour. You then take a short (1 hour 30 minutes) drive to Naivasha, a freshwater lake located on the Great Rift Valley Floor. It is located northwest of Nairobi with the town of Naivasha on its north. You will arrive in good time for lunch and siesta. You will then enjoy a scenic sunset boat cruise to see the hippos and walk on Crescent Island among wildlife, herbivores only. The waters draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, buffalo wallow in the swamps and colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the lake’s large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallows. Set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, the Sopa Resort is home to resident giraffe, water-buck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys. It is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on the expansive lawns.

Main Destination:
Lake Naivasha
Accommodation:
Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Lake Naivasha
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Lake Naivasha / Masai mara

After breakfast, this Kenya tour and holiday safari tour drives through the Great Rift Valley escarpment to the magnificent Masai Mara (270 km – approximately 5~6 hours). You will have lunch and siesta. Take an afternoon game drive. Masai Mara National Reserve is a pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five’ in one morning. The 1,800 sq kilometers of this veteran reserve offers the classic mix of African imagery; miles of lion-gold grasslands, shoals of lilac-misted hills, a meandering river, acres of thorn-bush and mile upon mile of undulating wilderness. Game viewing in this wildlife reserve is excellent all year around thanks to the diverse population of resident game, including the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino – plus other species like zebra, giraffe, hyena, eland and gazelle.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation:
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Masai mara

Spend the day with morning and afternoon game drives. You can also opt to take a hot air balloon flight ($450 per person) to have the best aerial game viewing with a champagne breakfast in the bush upon landing. Masai Mara National Reserve offers one of the best opportunities to see cheetah and lions in Africa. A visit to this wildlife reserve in July will allow you the best chance to witness and watch firsthand as thousands of wildebeest migrate across the swollen crocodile-infested Mara River. This is one of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles, the wildebeest migration. The sheer number of wildebeests arriving in the area is staggering. The migration is a dramatic mass movement of almost two million wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles in a seasonal annual cycle driven by rainfall. In order to reach the reserve’s fresh grazing, wildebeests make dramatic river crossings, facing enormous crocodiles to feast on the Mara plains and regain their strength.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation:
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Masai mara

Spend the whole day in the Masai Mara Game Reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives or full day game viewing with picnic lunch. Masai Mara Game Reserve offers wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where a visitor may see animals in the same super abundance as existed a century ago.
Africa has a long history of capturing the imagination of travelers; a continent of dramatic contrasts that gives you an unforgettable and remarkable experience. The afternoon is spent on a game drive in search of the black manned lions which the park is famous. Lion making a kill can be witnessed in the late afternoon or a leopard in a tree enjoying the meal he has dragged up to avoid disturbance and detection. This reserve has hilly savanna, rolling grasslands, gallery forest on the Mara River and its tributaries. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation:
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Masai mara / Nairobi

An early dawn game viewing being the very best time to see the cats hunting and also get to see the sunrise. You then drive back to the lodge for breakfast and check out. Make a return journey back to Nairobi. Drop off at the airport for your flight departure back home after an impressive Kenyan safari.

Main Destination:
Nairobi
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)