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10-Day Mid Range Best of Kenya Safari

10 Days

Overview

On this tour, you will get to see the best of a Kenyan safari. We start with Amboseli, home to Mount Kilimanjaro as well as the largest elephant concentration in the world. Sweetwater is famous for its hundreds of rhinos and chimps. Then we cross over to the north of the Equator to Samburu for two days, heading to Lake Naivasha. We finish the tour with 3 days in the crowned Masai Mara, voted for many years in a row as the best safari destination in the world.

Trip Highlights

  • Start Nairobi (Day 1)
  • Day 1-2 Amboseli NP
  • Day 3 Ol Pejeta (Laikipia)
  • Day 4-5 Samburu NR
  • Day 6 Lake Naivasha (Naivasha)
  • Day 7-9 Masai Mara NR

Itinerary

Your safari starts with your pick-up at 7:30 am from your hotel or airport in Nairobi and drive to Amboseli National Park. We arrive shortly after noon and check into Kibo Safari Camp, enjoy a hot lunch and some time to relax. At 4 pm, we head out for an afternoon game drive. Afterward, we head back to our camp for dinner and our overnight stay.

The highlight of Amboseli is the great concentration of elephants, the largest in the world. It is home to over 1600 elephants from 56 different families. Each of the elephants has a name and a photo attached to its name. You will enjoy all of this with the magnificent background of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa standing at 5895 meters.

Main Destination: Amboseli National Park

Mid-range lodge located just outside Amboseli NP

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Today's itinerary is flexible, you can discuss and arrange this with your guide. You can either have a relaxed breakfast and depart for a full-day game drive around 7:30 am with a picnic lunch, then return back to the camp late afternoon. Otherwise, you can depart at 6 am on an early morning game drive and return to your accommodation for breakfast, and relax for the rest of the day. We will depart at 4 pm on an afternoon game drive and return at 6.30 pm to the camp for dinner and our overnight stay.

Main Destination: Amboseli National Park
Mid-range lodge located just outside Amboseli NP

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

We have an early breakfast at 6 am, then head for Ol Pejeta Conservancy. We will drive through the slopes of Mt. Kenya, cross the equator to Sweetwater's Game Sanctuary, and arrive at Sweetwaters, a private ranch and rhino sanctuary. We will arrive shortly after noon and check into your hotel, have a hot lunch and then have some time to rest. At 3.30 pm, we depart for the afternoon game drive in search of white and black rhinos, as well as other wildlife. After the game drive, we head back to the lodge to freshen up and enjoy a freshly prepared dinner.

We will visit the Sweetwater Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only one of its kind in Kenya. Here visitors can enjoy the unique opportunity of observing the orphaned chimps that vary in age from 2-15 yrs. Enjoy the sights and sounds of man's closest relative. It is also home to the last two of the northern white rhinos that remain in the world.

Main Destination: Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Laikipia)

Mid-range hotel located outside Ol Pejeta

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

At 6 am, you will proceed for an early morning game drive in search of the big cats, then return to the camp for breakfast. You will then head for Samburu Game Reserve. We will arrive in time for lunch and have some time to relax. At 4 pm, we depart on an afternoon game drive. We will search for the elusive leopard and other wildlife. The highlight of the park is the special Samburu Six. They include the Baisa oryx, gerenuk, Defassa waterbuck, reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra and the Somali ostrich. At 6.30 pm, we will return to the camp for dinner and our overnight stay.

Main Destination: Samburu National Reserve

Mid-range lodge bordering Samburu NR without fences

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

As Samburu is in a hot region, also known as a semi-arid area, we recommend taking advantage of the mornings and late evening as most animals go in to the shade to escape the hot sun. At 6 am we depart on an early morning game drive. We return to the camp for breakfast and relax until mid-afternoon. At 4 pm we depart on an afternoon game drive. We return at 6 pm to the camp for dinner and our overnight stay.

Main Destination: Samburu National Reserve

Mid-range lodge bordering Samburu NR without fences

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

After breakfast,

We head for Naivasha to arrive in time for lunch. The day's activities include a boat ride on Lake Naivasha followed by a walking safari in the animal sanctuary, Relax at the hotel for the afternoon, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the shores of Lake Naivasha. we head back to camp to freshen up, enjoy a freshly prepared dinner and overnight.

Main Destination: Lake Naivasha (Naivasha)

Mid-range lodge located in or near Lake Naivasha

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Have breakfast at the lodge and then head to Hell's Gate National Park. Here you have a chance for cycling safari and hiking at the famous Georges of the park.

You will later drive to Masai Mara.

Between July and October, things get busy in the Great Rift Valley. Millions of zebra and wildebeest make the perilous crossing across the Masai Mara in search of new grazing territory. In their wake comes a veritable horde of predators.
You'll arrive in time for lunch and then have time to relax from the drive.

At 17.00hrs you will be picked from your hotel by Masai Morans (warriors) who will guide you through a walking safari in the dense Masai Mara as you head later for a cultural tour to some of the old tribes that still exist.

You'll return to lodge/camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve

Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR without fences

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Today's itinerary is flexible and you can discuss it with your guide and plan for the day’s schedule. You can either have a relaxed breakfast and depart for a full-day game drive around 7:30 am with a picnic lunch. This will give you a chance to visit the Mara River where the migration happens. You will also have a better chance to view wildlife all day and return back to the lodge/camp late afternoon. The second option is to leave at 6 am for an early morning game drive and return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax until the afternoon game drive at 4 pm. Return at 6.30 pm for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve

Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR without fences

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Again, you can choose to split the drives as follows: you can either have a relaxed breakfast and depart for a full-day game drive around 7:30 am with a picnic lunch. The second option is to leave at 6 am for an early morning game drive and return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax until the afternoon game drive at 4 pm. Return at 6.30 pm for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve

Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR without fences

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Depending on your flight details, you will organize the details of your departure from Masai Mara with your guide. You will be transferred to your Nairobi location or to the airport for your home-bound flight.

In Nairobi you could also request optional excursions: Giraffe Centre, National Museum, Bomas of Kenya, Kazuri Beads Centre or the Karen Blixen Museum.

Main Destination: Nairobi (City)

No accommodation (End of tour)

Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Cost Includes

  • 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)

Cost Excludes

  • 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

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10-Day Mid Range Best of Kenya Safari