Over a Week of Wildlife Excitement!

Starts from Mombasa, Watamu, or Diani beach resorts – Finish at Nairobi area hotels or airport.


Day 1

Kenya Coast – Tsavo East: (75 miles  – Approx. 3 hrs)

Lunch, Dinner

  • Your driver/guide will pick you up early from your Kenya coast beach resort or hotel in a 4 x 4 Jeep for your safari journey. This includes Mombasa, Tiwi, Kilifi, Watamu, Diani, and Malindi.
  • We’ll head out on the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway, also known as the Early Explorer’s route to Tsavo East National Park.  (There is a small route variation from Malindi/Watamu resorts)

 Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner, overnight at your pre-booked camp/Lodge

Day 2

TSAVO EAST – TSAVO WEST (50 miles  Appx. 1.5hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast,lunch,dinner

  • Our first morning waking in the wild! Let’s rise before the sun and savor the early morning light on the savannah. This is the perfect time for a game drive as the animals emerge from the night.
  • After breakfast at our accommodation, we’ll depart with a final game drive as we take the short trip over to sister park, Tsavo West.
  • The look here is different – scenic rolling hills, ancient baobab trees, and even volcanic lava beds. The Big Five can be seen here in addition to others like giraffe, impala, and gerenuk.
  • The park hosts a protected enclave for the endangered rhino, over 80 of them. We’ll head there, tracking the elusive creatures.

 Dinner, overnight at your pre-booked camp/Lodge

Day 3

Tsavo West – Amboseli (65 miles : Approx. 2 hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • It’s safari time and that means we’re up early, ready to jump in our vehicle to catch the stirrings of wildlife and the freshness of this new day.
  • Tsavo West offers plenty of surprises and one is the verdant and lush Mzima Springs, where the crystalline waters harbor much wildlife and attract even more to its shores.
  • Look for hippo, crocodile, exotic fish and birds, plus zebra, elephant, and others drawn to this vital habitat.
  • The drive to Amboseli is short and you’ll be able to see the towering peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro for much of your drive. Africa’s tallest peak lies at the park’s southern border, like a sentinel over the reserve.
  • We’ll have some relaxation time and then head out for an afternoon game drive. Toward day’s end, Kilimanjaro’s snowy summit may peek out from its cloud cover giving us views and photo moments that are unforgettable.

 Dinner, overnight at your pre-booked camp/Lodge

 Day 4:

Amboseli National Park

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • There will be plenty of time for game drives throughout the day and time for relaxation as well. As with all aspects of your safari, just let your driver/guide know your wishes and he’ll be happy to accommodate.
  • We’ll have an early morning game drive, breakfast and then a mid-morning game drive… should you choose.
  • We’ll be looking for lion, buffalo, giraffe, zebra… but we probably won’t have to look long to find the elephants. This park is famous for its immense herds of the free-ranging pachyderms – it’s said to be the best spot in Africa for spotting them.
  • The overall foliage is sparse at Amboseli, but this only makes the game spotting that much easier.

 Dinner, overnight at your pre-booked camp/Lodge

Day 5:

Amboseli- Lake Naivasha – (210 miles : Approx. 6  hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • By now, you know it’s fun to rise with or even before the sun when on safari! We’ll take an early morning game drive for some last views of the elephants and majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro.
  • Now we’re headed for the Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha area attractions. We’ll enjoy lunch and relax on an afternoon boat safari, gliding by hippos and the rich birdlife here. You may see grazing zebra and antelope not far away, on the shore.
  • After the rugged terrain of the past few days, this languid freshwater lake is an indulgent retreat.
  • While we’re feeling relaxed, let’s take a guided walking safari over to Crescent Island Sanctuary amidst the gently grazing impala, giraffe, buffalo, and zebra.

 Dinner, overnight at your pre-booked camp/Lodge

Day 6:

Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru:  (50 miles :1.5 hrs)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • (You can choose to go to Lake Bogoria instead of Lake Nakuru if you’d like to view the larger flocks of flamingoes.)
  • Ever go on an early morning bicycle safari? Today’s your chance as we peddle over to Hell’s Gate National Park to view its stunning gorges, dramatic towers, and peaceful grazing wildlife.
  • It’s a quick hop to Lake Nakuru National Park, a pretty reserve with acacia forests, wooded hills and the lake, hosting flocks of pelicans, kingfishers, ostriches, and flamingoes.
  • There’s also big game in this varied park like lion, leopard, warthog, giraffe, monkey, and baboon.

Dinner, overnight at your pre-booked camp/Lodge

Day 7:

Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara:(180 miles : 5.5 hrs)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • What better place to rise with the birdsong? We’ll get in our vehicle and take another game drive through the park.
  • But the great Masai Mara calls! And we’re soon on the road headed to this world-famous reserve.
  • The park will greet us with its vast expanse of rolling hills, golden plains, and signature acacia trees filling the landscape.
  • We’ll have time for an afternoon game drive, and you’ll get your first taste of this abundant wildlife refuge.

Dinner, overnight at your pre-booked camp/Lodge

Day 8:

Full Day – Masai Mara

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • This will be a special day – unlimited game drives throughout this vast reserve. All the Big Five are here, with a special emphasis on lions. The Mara is known for its intense concentration of wildlife – the densest in this part of Africa.
  • If you should happen to be here during the Great Migration (July – October), you’ll be fortunate to find even greater quantities of wildlife. This is the time when gazelle, zebra, and wildebeest by the thousands cross into the park over the Mara River in their timeless search for ever taller grasses. Here the cycles of life play out as the various predators lie in wait for the multitudes of these grazers streaming into the Mara.
  • We’ll visit the Mara River looking for hippo, crocodiles and perhaps waiting in the hills, lion, cheetah and other big cats.
  • If all that wasn’t enough, we have several optional activities of which you can take advantage. There are also indigenous tribes living here – the Maasai people. You can visit their village, learn about their lives and come away a bit richer for the experience. Want to do something completely different and quite unforgettable? Jump aboard a dawning hot air balloon safari over the park. You’ll get to witness the sun breaking on the land as the wildlife emerges into the new day – absolutely gorgeous! Just ask your driver/guide to make the arrangements.

Day 9:

Masai Mara – Nairobi: (165 miles : 5hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch.

  • We’ve seen a lot of Africa this last week but how about one more early game drive to round out our safari checklist?
  • Then we’ll dig into our final safari breakfast before taking an exit drive from the great park.
  • We’re headed to Nairobi and should arrive at about 16:30 hrs. (4:30 pm).

Safari Includes:

  • Meet & Greet
  • Tourism Accredited & professional driver/tour guide
  • Transport in customized tourist vehicles
  • Accommodation on full board basis
  • Guaranteed window seats during safari
  • Boat ride
  • Enough Complimentary bottled drinking water
  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • All park entry & conservation fees
  • Government taxes and VAT

Safari Excludes:

  • Personal inoculations & insurance
  • Extra meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Extra activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch on last day
  • Beverages like alcoholic drinks etc
  • Driver/porters gratuity/tips
  • Crescent island walk
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