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12-Day Best of Kenya Adventure Safari

Our 12 Days Kenya Safari will take you to 6 unique National Parks which include Samburu, Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli, Tsavo West and Tsavo East national parks. This is our ultimate Kenya Safari Experience. Many Game drives, and experience abundant wildlife in their natural habitats.

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 / samburu

Pick up at 0700hrs and drive north to Samburu National Reserve to arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the park famous as the place for the Samburu semi-nomadic tribesmen, the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy’s zebra Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx and a host of the big game including elephant and lion. Dinner and overnight at Samburu sopa Lodge / similar.

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

Day 2

Samburu game reserve

Full day spent exploring the park – morning and afternoon game drives are offered.
The highlights of Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. All Meals and Overnight at Samburu sopa lodge / similar.

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

Day 3

Samburu / Lake Bogoria

After breakfast, drive to Lake Bogoria where the hot water springs abound and plenty of medical springs. The close-up geysers, the pink brushstrokes of the flamingoes on the lake and farther the dramatic backdrop of the Laikipia Escarpment, convey a hardly beatable aesthetical composition. Caution must be taken while walking along this lake as the water is super-hot.
This National Park is well known for its hot springs and geysers, which erupt sporadically and violently throughout the area, but many visitors enjoy what feels like a natural spa. On the southern end of the lake may find gazelles, leopards, and buffaloes. The most popular attractions are the thousands of flamingos that gather on the lake. Here is also the option of a boat trip to view the many birds which inhabit this lake.
Afternoon optional visit Lake Baringo, a boat trip to see various species of birds and very ancient caves, the Boat ride is only an hour –and is paid directly.

Main Destination:
Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Accommodation:
Bogoria Spa & Resort Spa
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Lake Bogoria NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Lake Bogoria / Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru national park, There is a ‘look out’ from where one can view this natural wonder. Here the road descends into the Great Rift Valley. On the descent one is surprised to see just off the road, a panaromic view of Lake Elementaita. It should be mentioned here that this road from Nairobi to Nakuru was the first overland road to be surfaced with tarmac in Kenya. This park was famous only as a bird sanctuary especially the lesser and greater flamingos. However, now it is home to the white rhino and Rothschild giraffe, besides the herbivores like buck and antelope. Leopard can also be seen in this park. The vegetation is of the drier type. The flat-topped acacia and the candelabra cactus are a feature of the landscape. Arrive and check in at the lodge or hotel for Lunch and afternoon game drive returning for dinner and overnight. All meals and accommodation at Lake Nakuru lodge.

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

Day 5

Lake Nakuru / Masai mara

After breakfast depart for Masai mara game reserve. The Masai Mara” – Kenya’s finest game reserve –with gentle rolling grasslands teeming with a plethora of animals and bird life. See the Thompson's and Grant Gazelles, Topi, Eland, Zebra, Water buck, Giraffe, Hippo, wild beast, warthog, Crocodiles, Ostrich, Vultures among others and over 450 birds species, with over 50 birds of prey. One thing is for sure. At Masai Mara, you will experience nature in its wild wonder.
Arrive and 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. The culinary affair is indeed one to delight the senses, have a few minutes relaxing and enjoying the surrounding before you depart for an afternoon game drives returning back to the camp or Lodge for dinner and overnight. This is an extension of Serengeti National Park of Tanzania. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

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

Day 6

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. Masai Mara offers and absolutely unique variety of animals. The 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. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

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

Day 7

Masai mara / lake Naivasha

After breakfast, check out and drive to Lake Naivasha, Arrive for lunch and later afternoon optional Afternoon adventure to various attractive features and places in Lake Naivasha. Hell's Gate National Park is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia also known as the yellow fever tree. These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world class birding. The region surrounding the Lake is well worth exploring.
Optional Excursions:
1 hour boat ride : USD 30.- per person
2 hours walking safari on Crescent Island Sanctuary :USD 40.-per person
Walking /biking safari at Hells gate national park : USD 40.- per person

All meals and overnight at Lake Naivasha sopa lodge / similar.

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

Day 8

Lake Naivasha / Amboseli

Early morning breakfast, drive south passing through the Athi Plains where formerly the Burchells zebra, the Masai giraffe and smaller herbivores roamed about freely. With human encroachment the wildlife is confined to game parks. There is an advantage to this because one has to drive inside a park to be rewarded with the sight of many different species of animals. Amboseli National Park is reached in the afternoon, for lunch; embark on an afternoon game viewing in the park at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft). In the late afternoon one is likely to see a lion or cheetah make a kill. Ideal photography opportunities with Mount Kilimanjaro highest mountain in Africa providing a beautiful back drop. Return back to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

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 9

Amboseli

After breakfast, Morning game and afternoon game drive in Amboseli. Early morning game drive can be taken in Amboseli when Mt. Kilimanjaro usually appears from its mantle of clouds, 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 others. All meals and overnight at Amboseli sopa lodge / similar.

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 10

Amboseli / Tsavo West national park

After breakfast, enroute game drive as you proceed to Tsavo West national park, a stop-over is made at Mzima Springs, the source of most of Mombasa’s fresh water; you can walk down to an underwater observation chamber where it is literally possible to watch hippo or crocodile swim along the floor of this crystal clear spring. Arrive for lunch and afternoon game drive later Return to the Lodge / camp for Dinner and Overnight. All meals and Overnight at Kilaguni serena safari lodge.

Main Destination:
Tsavo West National Park
Accommodation:
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Tsavo West NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11

Tsavo west / Tsavo East national park

After breakfast, drive to Tsavo East to arrive for lunch and afternoon game drive. When driving along the red-earth tracks, keep eyes open for the movement and signs of African wildlife, the more you look the more you will see, don’t forget to enjoy the excitement of the trip as you point out the wildlife, it will be amazing to see the wildlife living in close proximity to the other, see the huge animals, keep the eyes open for the giraffes–they are surprisingly well camouflaged as they nibble the tops of trees, look under the shady trees to find lions sleeping after a hunt out, and watch out as gazelles and cheetahs stroll across the road just in front of you. Chyulus hills, volcanic mountain range with a mix of volcanic cones and barren lava flows, of which the most interesting in Shetani, meaning "Devil" in Swahili. Tsavo East boasts of bushy grassland and open plains alternate with savannah and semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands The Yatta plateau is the world's largest lava flow.

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

Day 12

Tsavo East / Nairobi

After breakfast, early morning game drive in Tsavo before you return back to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Main Destination:
Nairobi Airport
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals 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