9-Day Mid-Range Best of Kenyan National Parks

9 Days

Embark on a mesmerizing 9-day journey exploring the Best of Kenyan National Parks, including Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, and Maasai Mara. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of Mount Kilimanjaro towering over Amboseli’s vast plains, immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Lake Naivasha, and marvel at the vibrant flamingos of Lake Nakuru. Conclude your adventure in the iconic Maasai Mara, where thrilling wildlife encounters await amidst the savannah. Create a memorable experience.

Overview

Amboseli

L.Naivasha

L.Nakuru

Maasai Mara

Itinerary

Begin your day with an early morning departure for Amboseli National Park. Upon arrival, check in to your accommodation and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a thrilling Evening game drive. Located directly south of Nairobi, Amboseli comprises a predominantly dry, ancient lake bed and delicate grassland, interspersed with patches of acacia woodland. The southern region is characterized by small, rocky volcanic hills, while lush vegetation surrounds the swamps of Ol Kenya, Ol Tukai, and Enkongo Narok, featuring yellow-barked acacias and phoenix palms. Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife of this iconic Kenyan park.

Dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation.

Enjoy a full day of exhilarating game drives in Amboseli. Start early to catch stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds obscure the summit. A packed lunch will be provided for your convenience. Consider an optional visit to a Maasai village after breakfast to immerse yourself in their vibrant culture, witnessing traditional singing, dancing, and sacred rituals. Explore their homes and social structure for a poignant cultural experience. Despite changing habitats, Amboseli remains one of Africa's premier wildlife areas, offering unparalleled encounters with elephants. Observing these majestic creatures feeding and bathing in the swamps is sure to be a highlight of your safari, providing unforgettable memories.

Dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation.

Embark on an early morning journey to Lake Naivasha, the highest and most picturesque of the Rift Valley lakes. Sitting at an elevation of 1910 meters (6200 feet), its fresh waters are bordered by dense clusters of papyrus, once utilized by ancient Egyptians for paper-making. Kingfishers perch on the papyrus, while herons seek food amidst its thickets. Lake Naivasha is renowned for birdwatching, boasting over 400 recorded species. A popular weekend getaway for Nairobi residents, it offers activities like sailing, water skiing, and fishing. The lake's cold waters deter crocodiles, but hippos can still be spotted. Vineyards along the shore contribute to Kenya's burgeoning wine industry, enhancing the area's allure.

Dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation.

Commence your day with an early morning pickup followed by a drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. Renowned globally for its flamingoes, the lake's alkaline composition renders it one of the world's natural wonders. Serving as a sanctuary, the park hosts a substantial population of over 40 black and 60 white rhinos. However, it's the flamingoes that steal the spotlight, with nearly 2 million occasionally gracing the shores, creating a mesmerizing deep pink band. After arrival and lunch, embark on an afternoon game drive to explore the park's diverse wildlife.

Dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation.

Embark on a full-day expedition deep into the heart of Lake Nakuru National Park, a sanctuary of natural wonder and wildlife spectacle. As the sun rises, immerse yourself in the diverse ecosystems of this renowned park, spanning from savannahs to forests and wetlands. Keep your eyes peeled for the park's famous flamingos, whose vibrant pink hues create a breathtaking sight along the shores of the alkaline lake. Encounter an abundance of other wildlife, including rhinos, giraffes, zebras, and elusive leopards. With each passing moment, absorb the tranquility of nature and the mesmerizing beauty of the landscapes. Whether capturing the elegance of a Rothschild's giraffe or witnessing the grace of a rhino, every encounter in Lake Nakuru National Park promises an unforgettable safari experience filled with wonder and awe.

Dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation.

Set off in the early morning for Maasai Mara National Reserve, a sanctuary where wildlife thrives undisturbed, reminiscent of Africa's ancient plains and forests. As the northern extension of the vast Serengeti ecosystem, the Mara witnesses the awe-inspiring seasonal migration of countless wildebeests, zebras, and their predators. Upon arrival, enjoy a delicious lunch before embarking on an afternoon game drive. Experience the thrill of encountering diverse wildlife amidst the savannah landscapes, capturing unforgettable moments against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery. Whether witnessing the iconic silhouette of a lion or the graceful movements of a herd of elephants, every moment in Maasai Mara promises an unforgettable safari experience, immersing you in the untamed beauty of nature.

Dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation.

Embark on a full-day game drive in Maasai Mara. Following breakfast, indulge in an extensive wildlife exploration, accompanied by a packed lunch for sustenance. The reserve boasts renowned sightings of its black-manned lion and diverse resident wildlife, offering rare glimpses of the Big Five during morning safaris. Remarkably, some cheetahs are docile enough to seek refuge from the sun beneath vehicles, while others perch atop roofs for optimal prey observation. Bird enthusiasts can revel in the sighting of nearly 500 recorded species, including 16 eagle varieties, numerous hawks and falcons, six types of vultures, eight stork species, four types of bustards (including the Kori bustard, the world's heaviest flying bird), and nine species of sunbirds.

Dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation.

Experience another exhilarating full day in Maasai Mara, immersing yourself in the heart of Kenya's iconic wilderness. Awaken to the dawn chorus of nature and set out on a thrilling adventure across the savannah. Marvel at the majestic sight of lions prowling the vast plains, witness herds of elephants gracefully traversing the landscape, and spot elusive leopards hidden among the acacia trees. Delight in the diverse birdlife, with nearly 500 species recorded in the region. Take in the breathtaking scenery as you traverse the Mara River, a lifeline for countless wildlife species. With each passing moment, embrace the untamed beauty of Maasai Mara, capturing unforgettable memories and experiencing the true essence of Africa's wilderness.

Dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation.

Embark on a morning game drive in Mara, encountering the wild wonders of the savannah. Afterward, journey back to Nairobi, with an estimated arrival at 5pm, enjoying lunch en route. With the conclusion of the safari.
Our services come to an end, leaving you with cherished memories of the Mara's captivating landscapes and majestic wildlife.

Included

  • • All accommodations
  • • All transport by road
  • • Drinking water (On all days)
  • All activities, unless indicated as
  • optional
  • • Park fees
  • • Professional guide
  • • Taxes / VAT
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day
  • section)

Excluded

  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel
  • insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • International flights
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp
  • per day)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes
  • and/or park fees

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