18 Days Best of Magical Kenya Safari

Kenya is a Magical Safari destination and you have a chance to prove this while on this wildlife to white sand beach safari. Nairobi has a number of touristic areas that you will visit as you acclimatise. The safari starts with a visit to Lake Naivasha – afresh water lake with several bird species. A day trip to Lake Nakuru national park home to the flamingos, Pelicans and the endangered Rhinos. The tour will continue to Hells Gate national park for a time to walk and cycle among the wildlife. The Maasai Mara which is a huge expanse of breathtaking endless plains and abundant wildlife. The tour will continue to Amboseli which offers great game viewing but it’s also the place to go for the best views of the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, world’s tallest free-standing mountain. Continue the safari to Tsavo East which forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals and vast herds of dust –red elephant. End the trip in Diani on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, a gorgeous setting for a beach vacation with a backdrop of forests.

DAY 1 –  ARRIVAL TO NAIROBI

Arrive in Nairobi for this amazing safari exploring this beautiful country – Kenya. A representative of Kagera Safaris will be waiting at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel for overnight.

Hemingsway / House of Waine / Palacina Suites / Fairmont the Norfolk / Giraffe Manor / The Boma

DAY 2 – NAIROBI CITY TOUR


This full day tour is an excellent way to begin your African safari. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit the Karen Blixen Museum, stop by the Giraffe Centre for a close up look at the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Visit the baby elephants and their orphanage.

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DAY 3 – TRANSFER TO LAKE NAIVASHA

Depart Nairobi this morning and transfer to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch. Check in, relax and have lunch. After lunch, visit Hells gate for a guided nature walk in the park. There is an option of a boat ride on lake Naivasha at an extra cost . Return to the lodge in the evening.

Drive time – 2 hours
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Loidia House / Chui Lodge / Enashipai Resort

DAY 4: DAY TRIP TO LAKE NAKURU

After early breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru with packed lunch for a full day tour of the park. Flocks of greater and lesser flamingos are found on this Lake which turns it pink hence the nickname, the pink lake. It is also home to the endangered black and white Rhino, the big cats and other wildlife except the elephants.

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Loidia House / Chui Lodge / Enashipai Resort

DAY 5: DAY TRIP TO HELLS GATE NATIONAL PARK

Hell’s Gate national park has beautiful landscape with numerous numbers of Buffalos, antelopes and a variety of birds. The park is not home to predators making it perfect for walking and cycling tours. There are chances of visiting the thermal plant and enjoy swimming. On your walk/cycling tour, you will visit the famous Hell’s Gate gorge for a nature walk in the gorge.

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DAY 6: TRANSFER TO MASAAI MARA

Depart Naivasha this morning and drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Upon arrival you will check into the lodge, have lunch and brief rest. Later you will take your first thrilling evening game drive in the Maasai Mara game reserve, one of East Africa top safari destinations.

Drive time – 5 hours OR Schedule flight time – 45 minutes
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Bateleurs Camp / Kichwa Tembo  / Little Governors / Sanctuary Olonono / Angama Mara / Zebra Plains camp

DAY 7 & 8: GAME DRIVES IN MAASAI MARA

Spend mornings and evenings for game viewing in Kenya’s finest wildlife park. The game drives takes us in search of Africa’s big five and other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve. On one of the days you have an opportunity to visit a Maasai village for an up close experience with them to learn how they have co-existed with wildlife and join in their dance.

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Bateleurs Camp / Kichwa Tembo  / Little Governors / Sanctuary Olonono / Angama Mara / Zebra Plains camp

DAY 9: TRANSFER TO AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Take a flight from Maasai Mara to Nairobi where you will be transferred by road to Amboseli. After short rest embark on an late afternoon tour of the park.

Drive time – 9 hours OR Schedule flight time – 45 minutes
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Ol Tukai Lodge / Tortills Camp/ Tawi Lodge / Kibo Safari Camp / Porina Amboseli Camp / Zebra Plains Camp/ Elerai Camp

DAY 10 & 11: GAME DRIVE IN AMBOSELI

Spend the day exploring the park for opportunities of sighting different wildlife. This park is known for its large elephant herds and amazing views of the beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro across the border in Tanzania. Depending on the season of the travel, you can visit lake Amboseli which might have water to sight some amazing birdlife.

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Ol Tukai Lodge / Tortills Camp/ Tawi Lodge / Kibo Safari Camp / Porina Amboseli Camp / Zebra Plains Camp/ Elerai Camp

DAY 12: TRANSFER TO TSAVO NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast drive to Tsavo National park which is renowned for its large numbers of elephants, the famous legendary man eating lions of 1900s and other physical attractions like the Aruba dam. You will also have a chance to see the red elephants and many types of flora and fauna.

Drive time – 9 hours OR Schedule flight time – 45 minutes
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Finch Hattons Luxury Camp / Severin Safari Camp / Satao Camp

DAY 13: GAME DRIVE

Today your tour guide will pick you up early to start the day on a game drive in this semi-arid area which will bring you close to the wildlife in their natural habitat. Look out for the dust red elephants in this vast park. Return to the lodge for lunch and relax in the afternoon or return for an evening game drive before nightfall.

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Finch Hattons Luxury Camp / Severin Safari Camp / Satao Camp

DAY 14: TRANSFER TO DIANI BEACH

Depart the lodge for Diani with lunch en route, arrive in the afternoon and check in at the lodge where you will spend rest of the afternoon at leisure in the resort with an option of engaging in water sports at your own cost.

Drive time – 7 hours OR Schedule Flight – 1 hour
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Afrochic Diani / Msambweni Beach house/ The sands nomad / The Manji Beach Boutique Hotel

DAY 15 – 17 DIANI BEACH

The rest of the days will be spent at leisure at Diani beach with an option of engaging in water sports at your own cost. Diani beach has been voted many times as one of the best beaches in Africa. With flawless long stretch of white sand hugged by lush forest and kissed by surf able waves which makes Diani beach very popular.

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Afrochic Diani / Msambweni Beach house/ The sands nomad / The Manji Beach Boutique Hotel

DAY 18: TRANSFER TO NAIROBI FOR DEPARTURE FLIGHT

This marks the end of your safari, check out of the lodge and transfer to Ukunda airport for your local flight to Nairobi.

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