8 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari and Game Drive

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Kenya Wildlife Safari will  start off in Amboseli National Park, home to the legendary Masai warriors and famous for huge herds of elephants, where you will get incredible views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.

Encounter rare animals in the highlands of Aberdare or Mount Kenya National Park. Drive towards the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru, well-known for its impressive colonies of flamingos and 400 plus bird species.

Finally, visit the popular Masai Mara to see enormous herds of grazing animals. Be part of this unforgettable kenya wildlife safari tour now!

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Itinerary of 8 days Kenya wildlife safari and Game drive

 

Day 1 : Nairobi to Amboseli National Park (L/D)

Kenya Wildlife Safari Day 1 will be started by Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi at 08:30, and this morning you will drive past the scenic Athi Plains and into the bushy country of Amboseli National Park. You will be arriving in time at your camp / lodge for lunch and thereafter go for evening Kenya wildlife safari/  game drive.


Amboseli National Park is a landscape dominated everywhere by the glistening, majestic snowcap of the mighty Mt Kilimanjaro – a fitting backdrop to the wild region. It is also the region where pastoral Masai and their cattle have lived in harmony with wild creatures for many a century.

After lunch, experience an afternoon Kenya wildlife safari/ game drive at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain. Dinner and overnight is at the Amboseli Lodge/ Camp, located in the very heart of the Amboseli National Park.


Overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge or Amboseli Sentrim tented lodge, kibo tented lodge, or similar. Camping option at the Amboseli Kimana Camp or similar. end of 1st day kenya wildlife safari.

 

Day 2 : Explore Amboseli National Park (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the tree lodge. Morning transfer back down to the base hotel and drive via the equator to Samburu National Reserve, arriving by lunchtime.


Lunch at the luxury camp. A restful afternoon and game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the luxury camp. end of 2nd day kenya wildlife safari.

 

Day 3 : Amboseli National Park to Mount Kenya National Park or Aberdare National Park (B/L/D)

After breakfast, drive to Aberdare National Park / Mt. Kenya National Park through lush coffee and tea plantations to reach the small town of Nyeri for lunch before leaving for tree hotel of your choice, (Treetops, the Ark or Mountain Lodge) in the early afternoon.

In case of Mountain Lodge you arrive directly at the lodge for lunch. Enjoy the unique experience of all night and unlimited game viewing.

Dinner and overnight at your Tree Hotel surrounded by forest and overlooking an illuminated waterhole and salt lick.
Overnight at the Ark or Treetops Hotel or similar.

Budget option Batian hotel in Nyeri and Nanyuki for Mt. Kenya, or similar.


Note: owing to the small limited sizes of the cabins, only a small overnight bag is permitted in the Ark or Treetops. The rest of the luggage is left in the base hotels to be retrieved latter the following morning. Children under the age of seven years are not allowed at the Tree Hotels. end of 3rd day kenya wildlife safari.

 

Day 4 : Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park and afternoon Kenya wildlife safari/ game drive (B/L/D

You will depart after an early breakfast by road for the Ornithological paradise Lake Nakuru National Park which supports a wide ecological diversity of flamingos and other water birds – over 450 bird species have been recorded here. Arrive at around 12.30 pm and begin a Kenya wildlife safari/  game drive en route to Camp/lodge for check in and lunch.

Relax till 4.00 pm where you will head on for another Kenya wildlife safari/  game drive and nature walk along the lake shores and return back to the camp/lodge before sunset.


Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake famous for its flamingo population estimated to be more than a million hence it is referred to as the ‘Birds Paradise’ by bird watchers.

There are no elephants in the park but the other big five can be spotted including tree climbing lions, the white and the black rhinos which are endangered species in Kenya, the rare Rothschild Giraffe, Cape buffaloes, Waterbucks, Gazelles, Leopard and primates etc can be spotted as well at the park. 

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge, lake nakuru sopa lodge, or similar. Budget option: hotel citymax or kws guest house. end of 4th day Kenya wildlife safari.

 

Day 5 : Lake Nakuru National Park to Masai Mara Game Reserve (B/L/D)

Kenya Wildlife Safari on Day 6 will be started After breakfast proceed for a morning game/bird drive around the lake shores as you leave the park for Maasai Mara National Reserve

An extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park also known as The 7th Wonder of the World because of the Great migration, witnessed every year.

Between June and September when millions of wildebeests and zebras cross Mara River from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya in search of food and water and it is famous for its wide variety of resident wildlife all year round .

With lunch at Narok Town you will arrive Maasai Mara National Reserve in time for an afternoon game drive / Kenya wildlife safari where you may have a chance of seeing the ‘Big Five’, different varieties of birdlife and the best savannah vegetation in the world.

This is serene vast country of breath-taking vistas, a panorama of vast rolling plains and rounded hills, of intermittent groves of acacia woodlands and dense thickets of scrub. The Mara River and its tributaries which are margined by luxuriant riverine forest bisect the whole land.

The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. And in every direction there are seemingly endless herds of game animals. Return to the Camp for dinner and overnight.


Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge, Jambo lodge or similar. Camping option at Mara Springs Camp, Lenchada, Manyatta Camp, Mwangaza Camp or similar.

 

Day 6 : Discover Masai Mara Game Reserve (B/L/D)

on this day, Kenya Wildlife Safari will be done through Full day drives for the day to absorb the beauty and splendor of the Mara. In this country of breathtaking vistas, view its vast assemblages of plains game together with their associated predators.

Mara has the largest population of lions to be found in Kenya. Other animals to be seen here include Buffalo, Black Rhino, Hippopotamus, Leopard, Cheetah, Common Zebra, Coke’s Hartebeest, White-bearded Gnu, Oribi, Warthog and Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles.

Picnic lunch boxes to be taken at Mara River watching Crocodiles and Hippos. Great way of seeing the length and stretch of the park as well as enjoying the views below. After lunch drive on searching for wildlife.


On this day at 1700hrs you will be dropped off at the village for an opportunity to visit the Maasai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. Upon arrival at the village proceed for a nature walk with the masai naturalists guide, you will get to see herbs that are used as medication among the masai.

Return to the village where a camp fire will be lit, entertainment from both women children and men of the village follows with a chance of you joining in their dances, the chief will then give you stories of their culture and tradition.

They will show you how the herbs seen during the nature walk are used, prepared and their need for them , you will have a glimpse into their homes and social structure, dinner will be served at the village, coffee and tea as you leave to return to the camp for overnight.

Overnight at mara sopa lodge, Jambo lodge or similar. Camping option at Mara Springs Camp, Lenchada, Manyatta camp, Mwangaza camp or similar.

 

Day 7 : Discover the Masai Mara Game Reserve (B/L/D)

on the 7th day of kenya wildlife safari we will do Full day Game drives, with an option of an early morning game drive and a late afternoon game drive, all meals and overnight at the lodge / camp.


Overnight at mara sopa lodge, Jambo lodge or similar. Camping option: Mara Springs Camp, Lenchada, Manyatta camp, Mwangaza camp, or similar.

 

Day 8 : Masai Mara Game Reserve to Nairobi (B/L)

Go on a morning game drive to savor the beauty of the park one last time, and then return to your lodge/camp for breakfast. Later, depart for Nairobi arriving there in the afternoon.

End of 8 days Kenya Wildlife Safari.

FAQ

The Maasai are a pastoralist tribe living in Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Their traditional diet consists almost entirely of milk, meat, and blood.

 
 

Dry season June to September June, July & August – It can still rain, but mostly it is sunny and dry. Afternoon temperatures reach an agreeable 25°C/77°F, but the cold can hang around in the evenings and early mornings when temperatures of around 12°C/54°F are co

 

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