8-Day Best of Kenya Safari

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This is a short but well-planned safari that is not too rushed and introduces you to the beasts of nature. It takes you to Kenya’s most popular game reserve renowned for the Wildebeest Migration. You will later proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park which is one of the world’s greatest ornithological site. And finally, it takes you to the slopes of Mt Kenya across the equator to Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary, the only park with a Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Jomo Kenyatta International Airport/Nairobi Hotel
Park fees Accommodations
Taxes Round trip airport transfer
All Meals Professional guide
Drinking Water Game Drive
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This 8 days safari introduces you to Kenya’s best national parks. You will visit Ol Pajeta Conservancy the rhino and Chimpanzee sanctuary, the famous rugged Samburu to see the Samburu Special five and experience the culture of the Samburu, Lake Nakuru which is the home of hundreds of thousands of Flamingos ending your holiday at Masai Mara world re-known for the great migration of the wildebeest. You can be sure to see all the Big Five.

Day 1: Nairobi - Ol Pajeta Conservancy

You will be picked from the airport in the morning on arrival (0700hrs) or a Nairobi Hotel or after breakfast for a drive to Ol Pajeta Conservancy. Situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya, Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of wildlife, including all the members of the ‘Big Five' (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion). Spend the afternoon exploring this pristine wilderness in a game drive. Dinner & overnight stay at Sweet Waters Tented Camp.

  • Main destination: Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Laikipia)
  • Accommodation: Sweetwaters Serena Luxury tented camp located inside Ol Pejeta
  • Meals: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

Day 2: Ol Pajeta Conservancy - Samburu National Reserve

Have an early morning game drive at first light returning to the camp for a full breakfast. Check out thereafter and drive further north to the rugged Samburu National Reserve arriving on time for lunch at the Samburu Sopa Lodge. Relax after lunch enjoying the lodge facilities. Leave the lodge in the afternoon at around 3:30pm when its a bit cooler in search of big game till dusk.

  • Main destination: Samburu National Reserve
  • Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Mid-range lodge located inside Samburu NR
  • Meals: All meals included

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

Early morning game drive before it gets hot returning back in time for breakfast. You can discuss with your guide aout having a mid morning game drives before lunch. So that you can maximize your time on game drives rather than returning back for meals. Samburu is hot and it is at times not advisable to have a full day game drive. Dinner and over night at the Samburu Sopa Lodge.

  • Main destination: Samburu National Reserve
  • Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Mid-range lodge located inside Samburu NR
  • Meals: All meals included

Day 4: Samburu National Reserve - Aberdares National Park

Leave Samburu National Reserve after an early breakfast enjoying a game drive on your way out of this reserve and head to Aberdares National Park. Arrive at the popular Aberdares Country Club on time for lunch After lunch relax awaiting the lodge buses to transfer you to the Ark Lodge where you will have a chance to see animals from the comfort of your balcony.

  • Main destination:  Aberdare National Park
  • Accommodation: The Ark-Luxury lodge located inside Aberdare NP
  • Meals: All meals included

Day 5: Aberdares National Park - Lake Nakuru

Depart Aberdares National Park after breakfast where you will join your guide at the base hotel for an amazing drive to Lake Nakuru. You will have a stopover at Thompson Falls at 1145hrs and later proceed to lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive on time for lunch at the Flamingo Hill Camp. Relax after lunch and thereafter go for an evening game drive starting at 1600hrs to 1830hrs. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Main destination:  Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Accommodation: Flamingo Hill Luxury tented camp located inside Lake Nakuru NP
  • Meals:All meals included

Day 6Lake Nakuru -Maasai Mara National Reserve

Have an early breakfast followed by check out from the camp. Enjoy a short game drive as you exit the park. Depart Lake Nakuru thereafter and drive through the floor of the Rift Valley to the world famous game reserve, the Maasai Mara National Reserve arriving at Mara Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Later, enjoy an afternoon game drive in the reserve from 1600hrs to 1830hrs. Dinner and overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge.

  • Main destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
  • Meals:  All meals

Day 7Maasai Mara National Reserve

You may spend the entire day exploring the park after breakfast with packed picnic lunch or enjoy the usual early morning and late afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya's most famous park with an extraordinary density of animals, including all the Big Five. In July - October, it's also the scene of the great annual Migration, when hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, plus smaller numbers of zebra and antelope, arrive in search of fresh grazing from Tanzania's Serengeti National park in the south. The predators follow the herds, so this is the best time to witness plenty of animal action, especially if you get the opportunity to see the wildebeest cross the Mara River, where they have to dodge crocodiles, too. Return to your Lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Main destination:  Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
  • Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8Maasai Mara National Reserve- Nairobi

Enjoy a full breakfast at the lodge and later check out for a long and easy drive to Nairobi. Should you be interested in visiting a Masai village, you can do so as you exit Masai Mara. Arriving in Nairobi in the early afternoon where you will be dropped at a Nairobi Hotel or at the airport.

  • Main destination:  Nairobi
  • Accommodation: No Accommodation
  • Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch


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