21 Days Explore Kenya Safari

Explore Kenya on this magical Kenya safari which will give you the best of the Kenyan bush and beach time. Your first stop will be the beautiful Nairobi as you acclimatise to Kenya – you will visit various animal sanctuaries, craft markets and an opportunity to taste Kenyan cuisine. You will then visit the Ol Pejeta Conservancy an award winning conservancy helping in the protection of wildlife especially Rhinos and Chimps. Continue on to Samburu the home to leopards – this park has good chances of leopard sightings. The safari will continue 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 and 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 will give an unforgettable experience in the wilderness. The tour will continue to Amboseli which offers great game viewing with huge herds of elephants and the best views of the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, world’s tallest free-standing mountain. You will continue in the bush and visit the Tsavo national park 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 beautiful setting for a beach vacation with a backdrop of forests.

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN NAIROBI 

Arrive in Kenya for the safari to explore the beautiful country. 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 – DISCOVER NAIROBI

Nairobi provides some of the best activities for a day visit. From wildlife sanctuaries to museums or craft markets to cultural experiences. It is not possible to engage in all these activities, a few will be chosen today.

Start with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum which is a set at the foot of the Ngong hills to learn about her works and time when she lived in Kenya. Then the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to watch a baby elephant play in the mud and feed. After this, proceed to the Giraffe centre for an experience feeding the giraffe up close and or even a giraffe kiss. The centre serves as a refuge for the endangered Rothchild’s giraffe. The tour will end with a visit to a craft centre where women make beautiful crafts and ceramic work.

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

DAY 3 – TRANSFER TO OL PEJETA 

Today after breakfast, start the drive to the beautiful Ol Pejeta conservancy. Enjoy the views of nature as you drive to this place with a stopover at the Equator monument for photos and souvenir shopping. Take an evening walk after checking in and or relax at the lodge.

Drive time – 4 hours OR Scheduled flights – 35 minutes
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Sweet waters Serena / Kicheche Laikipia Camp / Porini Rhino Camp / Mutara Camp

DAY 4 & 5 – GAME DRIVE AND CHIMPANZEE EXPERIENCE 

Take on a game drive in the morning, enjoy watching the different animals in this beautiful nature habitat. Experience the behind the scenes at the Chimpanzee sanctuary learning about these chimps and their life. Ol Pejeta is an amazing conservation project aimed at providing a sanctuary for primates especially chimpanzees, Rhinos and generate incomes through tourism.

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Sweet waters Serena / Kicheche Laikipia Camp / Porini Rhino Camp / Mutara Camp

DAY 6 – TRANSFER TO SAMBURU 

Leave Ol Pejeta for the beautiful Samburu national reserve north of Ol Pejeta. On arrival, have lunch and go on an afternoon game drive. Look out for the African leopard, giraffes, lions, elephants, cape buffaloes, impalas, water bucks, warthogs, Grant’s gazelle, olive baboons and different species of birds.

Drive time – 5 hours
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Saruni Samburu / Saruni Rhino / Sasaab Camp / Sarara Camp / Elephant Bedroom

DAY 7 – GAME DRIVE 

Spend the day on a game drive in Samburu national reserve. The game drives will give you an opportunity to look out for wildlife such as the big 5, zebras, beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, giraffes, waterbucks etc. and sighting of beautiful landscape sightings.

Return to the lodge later in the evening and enjoy a glass of wine over dinner as you reminisce on the day’s sightings.

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Saruni Samburu / Saruni Rhino / Sasaab Camp / Sarara Camp / Elephant Bedroom

DAY 8 – TRANSFER TO LAKE NAIVASHA 

Depart Samburu this morning and transfer to Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley region. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of this region and later check in to your lodge.  In the afternoon, explore Lake Naivasha with a boat ride and later a short nature walk as you relish the gift of nature.

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

DAY 9 – DAY TRIP TO LAKE NAKURU 

After early breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru with packed lunch and have a full day tour of the park. Flocks of greater and lesser flamingos are found on this Lake which turns pink hence it is dubbed 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 10 – DAY TRIP TO HELLS GATE 

Transfer to Hells gate national park and explore the park by taking a nature walk or cycling safari in the park. Enjoy the different wildlife and landscape as you explore this park with scenery right out of the lion king . Visit the geothermal plants and enjoy a swim. Visit the Maasai Mara community centre located in the park to learn more about the Maasai tribe and also contribute to its preservation.

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Loidia House / Chui Lodge / Enashipai Resort

DAY 11 – TRANSFER TO MAASAI MARA 

Transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Depending on the stopovers enroute, you will arrive in time for lunch at your lodge. Check in, relax and prepare to take on an evening game drive.  This magnificent national reserve is home to a wide variety  of wildlife.

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

DAY 12 & 13 – EXPLORE MAASAI MARA 

Spend the day on a game drive viewing Kenya’s finest wildlife. The game drives take us in search of Africa’s big five and other wildlife inhabiting this vast game reserve. You will also have an option for a cultural visit to a Maasai village and a balloon safari to explore the park from the air. During the migration season, enjoy view of the wildebeest and other wildlife migrating and crossing the river as the crocodiles target them for a meal.

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

DAY 14 – TRANSFER TO AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK 

Take a flight from Masia Mara to Nairobi where you will be transferred by road to Amboseli. After short rest embark on a 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 15 – EXPLORE AMBOSELI 

Spend the day exploring the park. This park is known for its large elephant herds and views of the beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro across the border in Tanzania. Depending on the season of the travel – lake Amboseli might have water or be dry.

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

DAY 16 – 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 – 17 – 20 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 21 – TRANSFER TO NAIROBI | DEPARTURE

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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