9 Days Magical Kenya Highlights Safari

9 Days Magical Kenya Highlights Safari

Uganda safari tour
    Queen Elizabeth national park, Elephants, Mweya, Uganda, African Safaris

    Magical Kenya Highlights Safari

    Start/End: JKIA/Nairobi
    Duration: 9 Days
    Activity: Big Game sightings in Masai Mara, The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro views, bird watching, Magical Kenya Safari, Big 5 safari
    Destinations: Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, Aberdare National Park, Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park

    A safari that covers most of Kenya’s natural diversity

    TOUR DESCRIPTION

    This is a 9 days safari giving you an opportunity to sample Kenya’s natural diversity and Big game viewing experiences in Masai Mara. Enjoy stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro with good weather and clear skies and has several lakes and swamps that attract several wildlife and bird species and additionally get to relax at your lodge or enjoy a swim.

    TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

    • Nairobi City
    • Aberdare National Park
    • Amboseli National Park
    • Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy
    • Lake Nakuru National Park
    • Masai Mara National Reserve

    TOUR ITINERARY

    Day 1: Arrival at JKIA/Nairobi,  transfer to your city hotel

    Arrival in Nairobi Arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport where our safari manager will meet and assist you to your vehicle, followed by transfer to your city hotel. Assistance with check in formalities followed by pre-safari briefing. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Dinner on own account.

    Accommodation at Azure Hotel, Nairobi.
    Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner.

     

    Day 2: Drive drives in Amboseli National Park

    Breakfast will be served from 0630 hrs. Check out and meet your safari driver guide at 0730 hrs. Board your vehicle and embark on a south easterly journey towards Amboseli National Park. Arrival at your lodge for check in then lunch. Afternoon game drives in Amboseli, the land of the “Salty Masai Dust” from 1600 to 1800 hrs. Dinner and overnight at your lodge/ tented camp located on the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
    Accommodation at Amboseli Sopa Lodge
    Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

     

    Day 3: Amboseli National Park Safari

    Amboseli National Park Morning game drives at 0630 hrs and 1600 hrs respectively with the rest of the day relaxing at your lodge or enjoying a swim. There is also an optional for a near full day game drive with packed lunch. Located at the foot hill of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli enjoys stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro with good weather and clear skies and has several lakes and swamps that attract several wildlife and bird species. Lions, Hippos, Cheetahs, black backed Jackals, Zebras, and several bird species including the Kori Bustard (the heaviest flying bird)
    At the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, it is one of Kenya’s most popular national parks, located very close to the Tanzania border. The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli. Established as a national park in 1974 it covers 150sq miles and supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). Amboseli is one of the best parks in Africa to observe family groups of elephants and large bull elephants at close quarters. All meals and overnight stay at your lodge.
    Accommodation at  Amboseli Sopa Lodge
    Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner.

    Day 4: Drive to Aberdare National Park

    Breakfast will be served from 0630 hrs. Check out by 0730 hrs and depart for Aberdare National Park, located in the lush central Kenya highlights on a scenic drive via Nairobi. Lunch will be provided en route. Arrival at your base hotel for your Tree Lodge and check in. You will then enjoy a special shuttle transfer deep into Aberdare National Park where your tree lodge for tonight is located. This evening and night, game viewing will be from the comfort of a special raised bunker as you watch animals visit the lodge’s flood – lit water hole and salt lick. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
    Accommodation at Mara Sopa Lodgee
    Meal Plan: Breakfast 

    Day 5: Drive to Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy

    You will be transferred back to your base hotel after breakfast. Check out by 1000 hrs and drive to the nearby Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy. Check in at Serena Sweetwater’s Camp followed by lunch from 1230 hrs. You will then enjoy game drives in the vast Ol Pejeta conservancy. Ol Pejeta, which is a private game rich conservancy, holds some of the highest predator densities in Kenya. The Conservancy, which is host to all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya. At the forefront of the Kenyan conservancy program, the conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa including “Baraka” the male, blind black rhino, hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species.
    Accommodation at  Serena Sweetwater’s Tented Camp
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 6: Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park

    Breakfast will be served. Check out by 0800 hrs and embark on a south westerly drive, skirting the Aberdare Mountain ranges and driving down the floor of the Great Rift Valley towards Lake Nakuru National Park with a short stop over at the Stunning Nyahururu (Thompson Falls). Check in followed by lunch at your lodge. You will enjoy an afternoon game drive on the shores of the Alkaline Lake Nakuru as well as around the park. This will give you opportunities to spot Buffalos, Rhinos, Rothschild Giraffes, Baboons, Spotted Hyenas, Leopards, Lions, Water Bucks, Elands, Pelicans, Egyptian Goose among several others, and if lucky, the lesser Flamingos that this park is world famous for until 1800 hrs.

    Accommodation at  LThe Ark
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 7: Drive to Masai Mara National Reserve

    Breakfast will be served. Check out by 0730 hrs and drive to Masai Mara. Check in followed by lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drive from 1600 hrs, the beginning of the amazing Masai Mara game viewing experience. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

    Accommodation at  Lake Nakuru Lodge
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 8: Masai Mara Safari

    Early morning and late afternoon game drives in search of the BIG 5; Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino, and Leopard and several other animals including Impalas, Gazelles, Wildebeests, Hyenas, Topis, Zebras, Elands, Jackals, Giraffes and hundreds of bird species. Rest of the time at leisure in your lodge. All meals and overnight stay at your lodge.

    Accommodation at  Azure Mara Haven
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 9: Transfer back to Nairobi

    Breakfast will be served from 0630 hrs. Check out by 0730 hrs and drive back to Nairobi. OPTIONAL Lunch will be served at a restaurant followed by transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward evening flight.

    Accommodation at  Azure Mara Haven
    Meal Plan: Breakfast

    End of Tour

    INCLUDED

    • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with pop-up roof.
    • All fuel for the tour
    • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
    • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner)
    • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
    • All activities described in the itinerary
    • Drinking water throughout the safari.

    NOT INCLUDED

    • International air fares
    • Entry visa
    • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
    • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
    • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
    • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
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