Start with a drive through central Kenya to the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya and foothills of Aberdares. Proceed further north across the equator to the rugged landscapes of Samburu National Reserve, home to rarely found species, then down to the floor of the Great Rift Valley to - Lake Nakuru National Park, on to Masai Mara Reserve, where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the “Big Five”, Lake Naivasha and crown your tour in Amboseli national park on the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
- You'll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
- Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.
Depart Nairobi and proceed north, driving through lush tea and coffee estates to Ol Pejeta Conservancy and its sumptuous ranch were once the private domain of famed multi-millionaire, Adnan Kashoggi.
Visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimps, and the specially protected and fenced refuge of black rhino with its stunning forty specimens!
In fact Sweetwaters boasts excellent game viewing with the highest ratio of game to area of any park or reserve in Kenya. In addition to the chimps and the black rhinos, you will have a chance to view an amazing variety of wildlife such as zebra, lion, leopard, thomson’s gazelle, grant’s gazelle, oryx, eland, baboon, elephant and various species of birds.
All meals and Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp or Similar.
After breakfast, depart for samburu game reserve, Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River. Samburu is renowned for its rare species of fauna known as the ‘Samburu five’. These five particular animals are usually only found north of the equator – the long necked gerenuk a remarkable-antelope which spends much of its time on its hind legs searching for succulent leaves.
The Grevy’s zebra which is smaller than the common zebra and looks more like a horse, the beisa oryx with black horizontal stripe running across its lower flank and the Somali ostrich males which have blue-grey necks and thighs.
Lunch is served on arrival then proceed to look for these animals on an afternoon Game Drive. A variety of other animals can also be found. Avid bird watchers will find the reserve very attractive for bird viewing.
A camel back safari is also a specialty in Samburu as well as a cultural visit to the Samburu people.
Today we start our day in the bush by scanning the river from our tent’s veranda with a cup of steaming coffee in hand. Before the dew is off the grass, we’re off in pursuit of the elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s grasslands and acacia woodlands. Return to the camp for lunch, and then proceed to look for these animals on an afternoon Game Drive. A variety of other animals can also be found. These include lion, elephant, leopard, dik-dik, mongoose, waterbuck, impala, baboon, cheetah and monkey.
And so the day is spent in alternating pursuits of exploration in the bush and relaxation in our cozy camp/ Lodge.
All meals and Overnight at Ashnil Samburu camp.
After breakfast, depart Lake Nakuru National Park to arrive for lunch and afternoon game viewing. This park was home to millions of Flamingoes (greater and lesser), the fish eating pelicans as well as over 450 other species of birds. It is also a good location for game viewing of the white rhino, the lion, the waterbuck, leopard, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and antelopes among other 56 different species of mammals. Proceed to Lake Nakuru lodge for lunch and later on return to the park for your afternoon game viewing game drive.
The park has three famous viewpoints from where you can get a picturesque aerial view Lake Nakuru landscape i.e. Lion Hill, Baboon cliff and Out of Africa Hills (Enasoit, Lion Hill ridge etc. Our naturalist driver guide will also take you through the 550 different plant species in the park including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa. Lunch at the lodge. As the sun sets, return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast drive to Masai mara via Narok town, drive across the plains to the camp or lodge. Check in at the lodge or camp for lunch. The meals are buffet, enjoyed either in the dining or under the shade of indigenous trees, have a few minutes relaxing and enjoying the surrounding before you depart for an afternoon game drives in search of the Big 5 among other Wild game. Masai mara is named after the traditional inhabitants (Masai) and the Mara River. It offers absolutely unique variety of animals, reason being that this hilly region is both humid and fertile and is crossed by Mara and Talek rivers full of crocodiles and hippos. The abundance of water and excellent availability of food are the reasons masai mara has greatest population of wild animals in the whole of Africa. There is a particularly dramatic spectacle from July to October, the annual migration of huge herds of Gnus and Zebras, predators such as Hyenas, Jackals, Leopards and Lions closely follow these herds.
After breakfast, full day game viewing in Masai Mara Game Reserve which 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. Explore this part of the Northern Serengeti Ecosystem where the great wildebeest migration takes place. The plain is literally covered with these animals. Grunts and other animal sounds are heard, and territorial fights are commonplace. The migration, now declared the Seventh Wonder of the World takes place from end July to September
Soak in the abundance of untamed wilderness, fresh and natural scenery, filled with exotic wildlife during our expertly guided game drives enjoyed in open vehicles. For those interested in a more intimate encounter, we contact a safe and exciting walking safari where you will have a chance to come face to face with nature’s beauty both in Flaura and Fauna.
All meals and overnight at the camp or lodge.
After breakfast, full day game viewing in masai mara which offers absolutely unique variety of animals. As Lion proudly surveys his kingdom in his majestic glory, elephant on the other leisurely chews on succulent tree branches, his family close by. Not too far ahead, Buffalo and his comrades graze on the lush plains as the lonesome and ill-tempered Rhino stomps along in solitude. And finally the elusive leopard lounging above the ground on lofty tree branch, on the look out of the next meal. Together they for the Big 5, known as such not for their size, but for the difficulty they presented hunters who tried to capture them. And this is their home “The Masai mara” –Kenya’s finest game reserve –with gentle rolling grasslands teeming with a plethora of animals and bird life. See the Thompsons and Grant Gazelles, Topi, Eland, Zebra, Waterbuck, Giraffe, Hippo, wild beast, warthog, Crocodiles, Ostrich, Vultures among others and over 450 birds species, with over 50 birds of prey.
After breakfast, drive to the Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley to arrive for lunch and afternoon optional activities and adventure. Visit to Hells gate national park famous for its geothermal station, Gorges and spectacular sceneries (cliffs, volcanoes). The park is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. Hells gate national park is home to a profusion of plain game and bird life. Walking is permitted making it ideal for biking, hiking and rock climbing. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia, known as the yellow fever tree. These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world class birding.
Optional Excursions :
1 hour boat ride
2 hours walking safari on Crescent Island Sanctuary
Walking /biking safari at Hells gate national park
All meals and overnight at the Lodge / resort.
- Main Destination:
- Lake Naivasha
- Enashipai Resort & Spa
- Luxury lodge located in or near Lake Naivasha
- Meals & Drinks:
- All meals included
- Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
After breakfast, check out and drive to Amboseli national park; via Nairobi. Amboseli National Park is Kenya’s first established game park in the word ‘Amboseli’ is the Masai word for “salt dust”. It is situated on the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro very close to the Tanzanian border. With the majestic backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro, spectacular displays of wildlife (lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, and buffalo) and various plains’ game, postcard perfect pictures are almost always guaranteed. All meals and overnight at Amboseli serena safai lodge / similar.
We leave early morning for game drive, when Mt. Kilimanjaro usually appears from its mantle of clouds, morning and afternoon game viewing in Amboseli, the game Proceeds to the area of Lake Amboseli, which is a wide salt pan, consisting of permanent swamps. This area has much game, large and small, high concentration of Elephant, rhino, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, eland, Masai giraffe and small species of the antelope family, the common water buck, klipspringer, Grant’s gazelle, impala, topi, and the diminutive duiker among other. The tour retuns to Nairobi arriving late afternoon, drop off at your hotel or transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
- Main Destination:
- No accommodation (End of tour)
- Meals & Drinks:
- Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
- Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
- Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
- You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).
- 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)
- 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)