8 Days Best of Kenya Wildlife Safari

On this 8 Days Best of Kenya your safari starts with Aberdare national park located in central Kenya well known for its majestic peaks of the Aberdare mountain ranges, proceed to Samburu national reserve where you will have a full day of game drives. After this you will transfer to Lake Nakuru national park famously known for its birdlife especially the flamingos that form a pink hue across the lake before ending your safari with the famous Masai Mara national reserve that is well known for its bountiful wildlife and the great migration that happens between Kenya and Serengeti national park in Tanzania.  

This safari offers you opportunities to look out for the big 5 (lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino) , other game like zebras, wildlife, olive baboons, warthogs, antelopes, bird species over the savannah grasslands in Kenya’s greatest national parks and reserves.  

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi and Transfer to Aberdare National park 
Your safari begins today with your arrival in Nairobi (JKIA) where you will be welcomed to Kenya by a Kagera Safaris representative and your driver guide.  

After a short briefing you begin the journey to Aberdare national park. Enjoy the varying scenery of Kenya as you drive through the kikuyu farmlands and the coffee plantations along the way. You will arrive in time for a delicious lunch and after that go on a safari game drive in search of cape buffaloes, black and white rhinos, zebras, leopards, several species of antelopes and wildlife. Alternatively on arrival you will have lunch at the Aberdare Country club which is the base for your tree hotel – The ark or tree top lodge. After your lunch you transfer you’re your overnight bags to the ark located in the national park. The ark has decks and balconies where you get a great view of the wildlife from above. You will also have great photography moments while here. Dinner and night of game viewing will be at the camp/lodge.  

Meal Plan – Lunch and Dinner 
Journey time – 4 hours 
Up market – The Ark Lodge    

Day 2:  Transfer to Samburu National Reserve 
Wake up and have a hearty breakfast at your lodge/camp after which you transfer to the base hotel, pick up your luggage and then start the journey to Samburu national reserve as you will drive further north. On arrival have lunch and go on an afternoon game drive. This game drive will introduce to the wildlife in Samburu national reserve. 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 as well. Retire to the lodge in the evening after a successful game drive and have dinner.   

Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
Journey time – 5 hours  
Up market – Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp 
Mid-range – Samburu Simba Lodge   

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve 
Breakfast this morning will prepare you for a full day of game drives 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. The game drives will give you excellent game viewing and in addition beautiful landscape sightings and rare bird species.  

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

 Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner  

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Nakuru national park 
Have an early morning breakfast at the lodge and then transfer to Lake Nakuru national park a beautiful wildlife haven famously known for its thousands of flamingos which are usually along the shores of Lake Nakuru. You will have a short stop over at the Thompson’s falls where you will have an opportunity to take some great photos before continuing your journey towards the rift valley. The national park is regarded as the “Birdwatcher’s paradise” and is also home to both the black and white rhino, the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe among a wide variety of game.   

On arrival at the park you will go on a game drive as you look out for these wildlife experiences and the game drive will also take you to the shores of Lake Nakuru famously known for its birdlife especially the flamingos 

Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Journey time – 6 hours 
Up market – The Cliff Camp 
Mid-range – Sarova Lion Hill Lodge  

Day 5: Transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve
After a hearty breakfast you will drive to Masai Mara national reserve. The journey will take you through the vast landscape and nature of Kenya as you drive down the escarpment via Narok to Masai Mara. On arrival at your lodge you will be warmly welcomed with a fresh glass of juice and have lunch. After a delicious lunch head for an introductory evening game drive to Masai Mara before your dinner.  

Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
Journey time – 6 hours 
Up market – &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp  
Mid-range – Mara Serena Safari Lodge  

Day 6 & 7: Full Day Game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
Breakfast in the morning will prepare you for a full day of game viewing in the famous Masai Mara National reserve across the savannah grassland and rolling hills. You will carry packed lunch from the lodge and then head out in to the reserve for a whole day of spectacular game viewing. Look out for wildlife – big herds of lions, leopards, elephants, the elusive cheetah, Thomson’s gazelle, wildebeest, buffaloes, impalas, topis, spotted hyenas, zebras, baboons and the graceful giraffes. You return to the lodge or camp later in the evening for dinner.  

Optional Activity – Hot Air balloon Safari  

B, L & D 

Day 8 Transfer from Masai Mara to Nairobi 
Today marks the end of your amazing Kenya Safari as you will have breakfast in the morning and then drive back to Nairobi. You arrive in Nairobi in time for lunch and then transfers to the airport for your flight out of Nairobi 

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch 
Journey time – 6 hours  

Tour includes 

  • Ground transport 
  • Park Fees 
  • Game drives  
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle 
  • Full board accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide 
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones 

Tour excludes 

  • Optional Activities  
  • Flights  
  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc. 
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guides 
  • Insurance 

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