9 Day Magical Kenya Highlights Safari

Code: LMJUYH
9 DAYS - 8 NIGHTS
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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
DEPARTURE TIME 7:00 AM
INCLUDED
Park fees Accommodations
Taxes Round trip airport transfer
All Meals Professional guide
Drinking Water Game Drive
NOT INCLUDED
International flights
Personal items

This unique tour takes you to some of Kenya’s most incredible national parks and reserves. It is a tour that highlights why Kenya has been branded as magical. The itinerary includes Amboseli National Park against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya National Park known for its herds of elephants and of course Kenya’s highest mountain, Lake Nakuru National Park famous for its flocks of flamingos and the world most famous Masai Mara National Reserve.

Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara Game Reserve

You will be picked from the airport or your Nairobi Hotel after breakfast by our company representative who will introduce you to your guide/driver. Depart Nairobi soon after a briefing drive through the scenic Rift Valley to Masai Mara. You will have breathtaking views of hills, grasslands, extinct volcanoes and wheat plantations. Arrive on world’s famous game reserve at 1300hrs just on time for lunch at the Mara Sopa Lodgeand relax getting ready for a late afternoon game drive that starts at 1600hrs to 1830hrs. Your game drive will definitely make you understand why Masai Mara is the most famous national reserve in the world. You will be surprised by the concentration of wildlife in this reserve. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Main destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Mid-range lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
  • Meals: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend the entire day exploring this world famous game reserve with packed picnic lunch. This reserve is not only the most popular game reserve in the country, it is probably why people visit Kenya. The reserve is set on a classic African Savannah and the huge density of wildlife is astounding. Zebras, wildebeest and gazelles graze in large herds and as a matter of fact where prey is in plenty so are the predators. The reserve covers an area of approximately 1510 sq km of open grassland waters by the Mara River and Talek which is a tributary of the former. Here it is very common to see the big cats hunting; they are also in their numbers. The leopard is the hardest to spot of the famous Big Five, but in Mara it not as hard to see it relaxing on a tree. Hippos, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes also exist in large numbers. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

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

Day 3: Maasai Mara-Lake Nakuru

Rise up early and enjoy an early breakfast at 0600hrs and check out thereafter. Leave the camp enjoying an early morning game drive (0630hrs-0830hrs) before leaving the reserve for Lake Nakuru. Arrive in Nakuru on time for lunch at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge. Relax in the lodge after lunch till 1600hrs for a late afternoon game drive. Here you will see zebras, antelopes, buffalo, the endangered black rhino, Rothschild Giraffe and if you are lucky enough lions and the elusive leopard. The park is branded as an ornithologist paradise due to the high number of bird species spotted here. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Main destination:  Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Luxury lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP
  • Meals: All meals included

Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Lake Bogoria - Lake Naivasha

You will depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast and proceed south to the spectacular Lake Bogoria where the hot springs and the geysers are the main attractions. The hot springs are hot enough to boil an egg. The lake has been called the “new home of the flamingo” with a nomad population of up to 2 million birds that migrate from Lake Nakuru Park, making it one of the major attractions. The reserve is home to the leopard, klipspringer and caracal as well as the wonderful greater Kudu.
You will have lunch at the Lake Bogoria Spa Resort and immediately depart for Lake Naivasha, another of the Great Rift Valley lakes. You drive to Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge on shores of Lake Naivasha arriving in the early afternoon where you are booked for a boat safari on this fresh water Lake which also takes you to the Crescent Island Game Sanctuary for a short walking safari. You will be able to see the lake’s bird life as well as the hippos during the boat safari

  • Main destination:   Lake Naivasha
  • Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Luxury resort located in or near Lake Naivasha
  • Meals: All meals included

Day 5: Lake Naivasha - Amboseli National Park

Depart Lake Naivasha after an early breakfast and head to Amboseli National Park branded as Kilimanjaro Royal Court. This park is known for its herds of free ranging elephants. Arid as it looks the park has supported a diversity of wildlife together with the Masai who grazed their animals in the park thanks to the waters that run off Mount Kilimanjaro. Situated against the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Amboseli offers the perfect place to take photos of this gigantic edifice at night or early morning when the skies are clear. Return to your camp after the game drive for dinner and overnight in your camp on a full board basis.

  • Main destination:  Amboseli National Park
  • Accommodation: Kibo Safari Mid-range tented camp located inside Amboseli NP
  • Meals:All meals included

Day 6Amboseli National Park

Leave the camp after breakfast with packed picnic lunch to be served in the park. Enjoy a full day game drive where you will enjoy seeing animals against the backdrop of Africa's highest mountain. You will be amazed by the number of elephants that are residents here as well as the number of bird species among them migratory birds. 4 of the big five are also residents here so you can look forward to a fun filled day. Return to the camp in the evening for dinner and overnight.

  • Main destination:  Amboseli National Park
  • Accommodation: Kibo Safari Mid-range tented camp located inside Amboseli NP
  • Meals:  All meals

Day 7Amboseli National park - Tsavo West National Park

Leave Amboseli National Park after breakfast and proceed to Tsavo West National Park. Arrive on time for lunch at Kilanguni Serena Lodge. Relax in the lodge after lunch enjoying watching animals from the terraces of the lodge. Go for an evening game drive starting from 1600hrs till 1830hrs. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Main destination:  Tsavo East National Park
  • Accommodation: Kilanguni Serena Luxury lodge located inside Tsavo West NP
  • Meals:  All meals

Day 8Tsavo West National Park - Tsavo East National Park

Enjoy an early morning game drive between 0630hrs and 0830hrs. Return to the lodge for breakfast and later depart for Tsavo East. Arrive on time for lunch and relax thereafter getting ready for an evening game drive that lasts for 2 and half hours exploring Kenya's largest national park. There is so much to see in this park. Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

  • Main destination:  Tsavo East National Park
  • Accommodation: Ashnil Aruba Luxury tented camp located inside Tsavo East NP
  • Meals: All meals

Day 9Tsavo East - Nairobi

Enjoy an early breakfast followed by check out. Enjoy an early morning game drive as your exit the park for a long and easy drive back to Nairobi to catch your home flight. Lunch is served enroute arriving in Nairobi in the evening where you will be dropped at the airport to catch your home flight.

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

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