12 Days Amboseli, Aberdares, Samburu, Sweetwaters, Nakuru, Naivasha & Masai Mara Lodge Safari
Visit Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu National Reserves
Witness the Big 5 and other mammals in their natural habitat
Witness stunning spectacle of Mt Kilimanjaro and the largest herds of elephants in Kenya
Visit the forested slopes of the Aberdare Mountains in Aberdares National Park
- Trip Overview
- Detailed Itinerary
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
- Start/End: Nairobi
- Status: Open all-year round
- Amboseli – 2 Nights: Ol Tukai Lodge/Kibo Safari Camp
- Aberdares – 1 Night: The Ark Lodge
- Samburu – 2 Nights: Samburu Intrepids Camp/Samburu Sopa Lodge
- Sweetwaters – 1 Night: Sweetwaters Tented Camp
- Lake Nakuru – 1 Night: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge/Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
- Lake Naivasha – 1 Night: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Crescent Camp
- Maasai Mara – 3 Nights: Ashnil Mara Camp/Mara Leisure Camp
Activities: Game viewing, birding, photography, cultural visit, nature walk and sight seeing
Option 1; Luxury Ol Tukai Lodge, The Ark Lodge, Samburu Intrepids Camp, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge & Ashnil Mara Camp
Option 2; Mid-range Kibo Safari Camp, The Ark Lodge, Samburu Sopa Lodge, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, Crescent Camp & Mara Leisure Camp Notes:- • Rates are per person in USD • Accommodation is subject to availability
This thrilling safari adventure takes in Kenya's most evocative parks where you marvel at the immense plains of the Maasai Mara, discover and explore the wonders of the unique Lake Nakuru and Samburu National Reserve, and be amazed at a new wildlife cast in the Aberdares Forest. It is all magical, unique, beautiful, and more importantly awe inspiring, this Kenya safari tour offers unique experiences: the very best Kenya has to offer.
On this Kenya tour, traverse the best parks and game sanctuaries with exciting landscape, culture and immense wildlife. On this tour, you get to see all the big five and much more.
This range from the stunning spectacle of Mount Kilimanjaro and the largest herds of elephants in Kenya. Amboseli offers a small and compact safari experience with bountiful wildlife easily found congregating around swamps and dried out lake beds. Just gaze at watching elephants roam beneath Mount Kilimanjaro even as the sunrises and sets.
The Aberdares National Park is in the forested slopes of the Aberdare Mountains and offers a surreal safari experience. Altitude exceeds 7,000 feet which means giant forest hogs waddle in small groups, eland skip away from the trees, while the strikingly red bongo emerges from the bamboo forest. In these dense trees, wildlife can't be spotted from a distance. Overlooking a waterhole and salt lick, the Ark Lodge provides a continual procession of Aberdare's residents. At Aberdaes, you listen to the sounds and predict the arrivals. Likely, an elephant herd bulldozes its way through, while tree hyrax and large spotted genet silently turn up from nowhere, they all come to you.
Samburu in the northern Kenya, offers wilderness that has forever remained untouched and unspoiled. Here, Wildlife is concentrated around the Ewaso Ng'iro River; large elephant herds wade into the water, gazelle and zebra try to avoid the crocodiles, and the big cats are easily spotted. With two days in Samburu you'll also get acquainted with some of Kenya's rarer animals, like long-necked gerenuk, beisa oryx, and diminutive dik-diks.
Chimpanzees at Sweetwaters offers a combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains guarantees you an unforgettable safari experience. Sweetwaters is located within the is situated in the heart of a privately owned game reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, surrounded by vibrant plains, and gazing out onto the glacial peaks of Mount Kenya. At this unique sanctuary, watch the animal world unfold from your private verandah; buffalos wander past, giraffes silhouette against the mountain backdrop, and regal black rhinos offer an unforgettable sight. The reserve has both a chimpanzee and rhino sanctuary, and is justifiably proud of how it has been able to rebuild the populations of these animals.
Flamingos at Lake Nakuru and then end up at Lake Naivasha with hippos snorting and over 400 species of birds abound. Moving through the Great Rift Valley, the tour features the sublime Lake Nakuru and its flamingo filled shores from game drives to perfect vantage points with sundowner cocktails. You will witness this quintessential park which is also an impressive white and black rhino sanctuary in Kenya.
The legendary Maasai Mara. On this tour, you get to see all the big five and much more. In Maasai Mara, over two million mammals migrate here during the annual great wildebeest migration, and that's in addition to the abundant resident numbers who stay all year round. You get to see lion prides laze in the shades in the afternoon sun. Cheetah and Leopard can easily be seen out on a hunt. The vast grassland plains are hidden beneath giant herds of zebra and wildebeest, indeed, you are always in the middle of nature as your mesmerize at the Kenya safari experience.
Nairobi - Amboseli (Approx. 4 Hours)You will be picked from your Nairobi hotel at 7a.m. and immediately depart for Amboseli to arrive before lunch time. Check in at the lodge/camp and later enjoy lunch then relax before your afternoon game drive at 4 O’clock for 2 hours. Return later to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight: Ol Tukai/Kibo Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Amboseli Full DayHave a morning game drive after breakfast till lunch time. Return to the lodge/camp for lunch at 1300 hours. Relax by the pool after lunch. Afternoon game drive is at 4o’clock for 2 hours. Overnight: Ol Tukai/Kibo Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Amboseli - Aberdares (Approx. 5-6 hours)Have an early morning breakfast and immediately depart for Aberdares to arrive at lunch time. Lunch will be served at Aberdares Country Lodge. Later enjoy a joint game drive as you drive to The Ark lodge for dinner and overnight stay. At the lodge you will enjoy game viewing at a deck overlooking a waterhole. Overnight: The Ark Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Aberdares - Samburu (Approximately 4hrs)Have breakfast then depart for Samburu passing through the equator line to Samburu land. Arrive with a short game drive en route to the camp/lodge for lunch. After lunch, relax before a game drive at 4p.m. Samburu Park has unique residents including the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich. Overnight: Samburu Intrepids/Sopa Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Samburu Full DayEnjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of unique northern Kenya species such as the reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, and the long-necked gerenuk. Much of the reserve consists of desert landscape; dusty red plains broken by thorny scrub, featuring dramatic views of table top Mt Ol Olokwe on the horizon. All meals are taken at the lodge/camp. Overnight: Samburu Intrepids/Sopa Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Samburu – Transfer to Sweetwaters (Approx. 2-3 hours)Have breakfast at the camp and immediately depart for Sweetwaters. This is a beautiful private game reserve and home to rare species such as Beisa oryx, Rothschild’s giraffe and black rhino. Game drives here reveal the full range of African wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and hippo. Enjoy a private visit with the tame animals at the wildlife orphanage. Observe chimps at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Sweetwaters – Transfer to Lake Nakuru (Approx. 4 hours)Leave Samburu for Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch at the camp. You will have lunch at the camp then later have another game drive at 4p.m. for 2 hours. Lake Nakuru offers good opportunities of seeing rhinos. Other animals found here include lions, leopard, giraffe, buffalo and a good number of birds. Overnight: Sarova Lion Hill/Flamingo Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Lake Nakuru – Transfer to Lake Naivasha (Approx. 2 hours)Have another early morning game drive then return to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast, depart for Lake Naivasha which is less than 2 hours away. Check in at the lodge/camp and later have lunch. Afternoon will be spent with a boat ride to Crescent Island for a walk or have a hike in Hells Gate Gorges. Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa/Crescent Camp Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Lake Naivasha - Maasai MaraHave an early breakfast then depart for Maasai Mara to arrive for lunch at the camp. After lunch then later have a game drive at 4p.m. Overnight: Ashnil Mara/Mara Leisure Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 10 & 11
Maasai Mara Full DayThis whole day will be spent with morning and afternoon game drives that lead one to some of Africa’s largest lion prides, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. There will be picnic lunches on all the days. Look out for the migration. Optional Activities: Balloon ride and visit to Maasai Village Overnight: Ashnil Mara/Mara Leisure Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Maasai Mara - NairobiHave breakfast then depart for Nairobi to arrive at lunch time. Have lunch at Carnivore Restaurant. The afternoon can be spent visiting Giraffe Centre or to shop before being dropped off at your hotel or airport. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
- Professional English Speaking Safari Guide/Driver.
- Round trip transport from the parks
- Finest accommodations
- Safari vehicles carry 1.5 litres of mineral water per person per day.
- All applicable Game Park entrance fees.
- Guaranteed window seating with open top.
- All meals included while on safari.
- Pre–tour itinerary document and Extensive Game drives.
- Personal expenses
- Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 450 US Dollars), Nature walks, a visit to a Masai village etc
- Gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports, Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement, Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner.
- Gratuity for your professional driver guide.
- Cost of obtaining passport and visas, Accommodations in Nairobi.
- International Airfare.
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