8 Nights 9 Days Magical Kenya Highlights Safari
Kenya is indeed magical. This 8 Nights 9 Days Magical Kenya Highlights Safari takes you to explore Kenya wildlife in Kenya’s National Park. Book this Safari.
Day 1- Arrival in Nairobi Arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport where our safari manager will meet and assist you to your vehicle, followed by transfer to your city hotel. Assistance with check in formalities followed by pre-safari briefing. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Dinner on own account.Overnight stay at Azure Hotel, Nairobi. Book Now
Day 2- Nairobi / Amboseli National Park Breakfast will be served from 0630 hrs. Check out and meet your safari driver guide at 0730 hrs. Board your vehicle and embark on a south easterly journey towards Amboseli National Park. Arrival at your lodge for check in then lunch. Afternoon game drives in Amboseli, the land of the “Salty Masai Dust” from 1600 to 1800 hrs. Dinner and overnight at your lodge/ tented camp located on the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Day 3 – Amboseli National Park Morning game drives at 0630 hrs and 1600 hrs respectively with the rest of the day relaxing at your lodge or enjoying a swim. There is also an optional for a near full day game drive with packed lunch. Located at the foot hill of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli enjoys stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro with good weather and clear skies and has several lakes and swamps that attract several wildlife and bird species. Lions, Hippos, Cheetahs, black backed Jackals, Zebras, and several bird species including the Kori Bustard (the heaviest flying bird)
At the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, it is one of Kenya’s most popular national parks, located very close to the Tanzania border. The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli. Established as a national park in 1974 it covers 150sq miles and supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). Years ago, this was the locale around which such famous writers as Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark spun their stories of big game hunting in the wilds of Africa. The park encompasses dry lake beds, savannah woodland and extensive swamps constantly fed by springs emanating from the mountain. The water and seasonal lakes attract a wide variety of bird and animal life, in particular herds of elephant. Amboseli is one of the best parks in Africa to observe family groups of elephants and large bull elephants at close quarters. All meals and overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 4- Amboseli / Aberdare National Park Breakfast will be served from 0630 hrs. Check out by 0730 hrs and depart for Aberdare National Park, located in the lush central Kenya highlights on a scenic drive via Nairobi. Lunch will be provided en route. Arrival at your base hotel for your Tree Lodge and check in. You will then enjoy a special shuttle transfer deep into Aberdare National Park where your tree lodge for tonight is located. This evening and night, game viewing will be from the comfort of a special raised bunker as you watch animals visit the lodge’s flood – lit water hole and salt lick. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 5- Aberdare / Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy
You will be transferred back to your base hotel after breakfast. Check out by 1000 hrs and drive to the nearby Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy. Check in at Serena Sweetwaters Camp followed by lunch from 1230 hrs. You will then enjoy game drives in the vast Ol Pejeta conservancy. Ol Pejeta, which is a private game rich conservancy, holds some of the highest predator densities in Kenya. The Conservancy, which is host to all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya. At the forefront of the Kenyan conservancy program, the conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa including “Baraka” the male, blind black rhino, hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species. Dinner and overnight at Serena Sweetwater’s Tented Camp.
Day 6- Ol Pejeta / Lake Nakuru National Park Breakfast will be served. Check out by 0800 hrs and embark on a south westerly drive, skirting the Aberdare Mountain ranges and driving down the floor of the Great Rift Valley towards Lake Nakuru National Park with a short stop over at the Stunning Nyahururu (Thompson Falls). Check in followed by lunch at your lodge. You will enjoy an afternoon game drive on the shores of the Alkaline Lake Nakuru as well as around the park. This will give you opportunities to spot Buffaloes, Rhinos, Rothschild Giraffes, Baboons, Spotted Hyenas, Leopards, Lions, Water Bucks, Elands, Pelicans, Egyptian Goose among several others, and if lucky, the lesser Flamingos that this park is world famous for until 1800 hrs. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Nakuru Lodge / Similar.
Day 7- Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara National Reserve Breakfast will be served. Check out by 0730 hrs and drive to Masai Mara. Check in followed by lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drive from 1600 hrs, the beginning of the amazing Masai Mara game viewing experience. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 8- Masai Mara Early morning and late afternoon game drives in search of the BIG 5; Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino, and Leopard and several other animals including Impalas, Gazelles, Wildebeests, Hyenas, Topis, Zebras, Giraffes and hundreds of bird species. Being a southern extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti, the annual Wildebeests Migration from Serengeti to Masai Mara also takes place here between July and October when millions of Wildebeests and Zebras closely trailed by the Big Cats cross the Mara River and roam the reserve’s plains in search of greener pastures. Rest of the time at leisure in your lodge.All meals and overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 9 – Depart Breakfast will be served from 0630 hrs. Check out by 0730 hrs and drive back to Nairobi. OPTIONAL Lunch will be served at a restaurant followed by transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward evening flight.
End of the 8 Nights 9 Days Magical Kenya Highlights Safari.
Inclusions in the above 8 Nights 9 Days Magical Kenya Highlights Safari package:
- Return transfers from JKIA + meet and greet service
- Full board accommodation (B, L, D) while on safari, Bed and Breakfast (BB) while in city hotels
- Private transport and game drives in a customized 4 x 4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof and sliding windows for optimized game viewing and photography
- Services of a professional, experienced English-speaking safari driver guide (French and Spanish speaking guides also available on request basis)
- Park entrance and conservancy fees to the listed parks and national reserves
- All Activities and meals as listed in the itineraries
- Quality binoculars and wildlife referral books provided in the safari vehicle (shared with safari guide and for use during game drives only)
- Enrolment on the AMREF Flying Doctor emergency medical evacuation cover (provided guests have valid travel insurance)
- Applicable Government taxes on tour services
Exclusions in the 8 Nights 9 Days Magical Kenya Highlights Safari package:
* 01 Litre of complementary bottled mineral water per person per day on safari only. Exclusions in the safari packages:
*Additional sightseeing or deviation from the itinerary
*All items of a personal nature such as tobacco; laundry; phone calls, drinks during meals, etc.
*Tip for driver guide, porters, and waiters while on safari. *Drinks/beverages during the safari and at the hotels
* Festive Season Supplements *Any Other Items not mentioned above * Medical/Travel Insurance (Highly Recommended) *All Flights