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8-Day Kenya Safari: Masai Mara, Lakes & Amboseli - Pita Safaris


Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli
Budget | Lower Mid-range | Mid-range | Semi-luxury | Luxury |


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Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi - ‘The Safari Capital’

Upon landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you'll be warmly welcomed and transferred to your selected Nairobi hotel. Here, the excitement begins to build as you settle in and unwind. A pre-safari orientation will acquaint you with the thrilling escapade that lies ahead, setting the stage for your Kenyan odyssey.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Ibis Styles Westlands, Lower Mid-Range: Muthu Silver Springs Hotel, Mid-Range: Prideinn Azure Hotel Nairobi, Semi-Luxury: Panafric Hotel, Luxury: Hamingways Nairobi

Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve - ‘The Heartbeat of the Wild’

The journey to the Masai Mara, a name synonymous with Africa's wildlife heritage, is an expedition into the dense tapestry of the animal kingdom. Spend your first afternoon traversing the rolling hills and vast savannas on a game drive, where every turn brings a potential encounter with the fabled wildlife of this land.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Sentrim Mara Camp, Lower Mid-Range: Zebra Plains Camp, Mid-Range:  Mara Maisha Camp, Semi-Luxury: Sarova Mara Camp, Luxury: Elewana Sand River Camp

Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve - ‘A Day with the Greats’

Awake to the Mara's chorus and spend the day in pursuit of unparalleled wildlife sightings. The Mara offers not just quantity, but a rich tableau of animal interactions and natural drama. Each game drive is an opportunity to witness the circle of life unfold in real-time. As the sun sets, the Mara's nocturnal symphony escorts you into restful anticipation for the adventures that await.

Following an exciting day of game drives, your driver will drop you off safely at your Masai Mara accommodation for another restful night (see above). Enjoy a drink, unwind, eat, and sleep while in the Masai Mara wildness. How could it get any better?

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park - ‘A Spectrum of Feathers and Fur’

Transitioning from the plains to the Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru beckons with its alkaline shores and the spectacle of pink flamingos. An afternoon game drive through the acacia-lined landscapes offers glimpses of rhinos, leopards, and a myriad of birds. At day's end, retire to a lodge where the day's reflections mingle with the tranquil views of the lake.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Lake Nakuru Lodge, Lower Mid-Range: Flamingo Hill Camp, Mid-Range: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Semi-Luxury: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Luxury: The Cliff

Day 5: Lake Naivasha - ‘Ripples and Rides’

Lake Naivasha's fresh waters present a serene counterpoint to the savanna's expanse. Here, a boat ride offers encounters with hippos and a wealth of birds, while optional cycling through Hell's Gate National Park adds an adrenaline-ride to nature's embrace. The evening is spent in a resort where the lapping waves serenade your slumber.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp, Lower Mid-Range:  Muthu Naivasha Country Club, Mid-Range:  Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort & Spa, Semi-Luxury: Enashipai Resort & Spa, Luxury: Chui Lodge

Day 6: Amboseli National Park - ‘The Giants’ Playground’

Today, you will head to Amboseli National Park, a captivating destination nestled at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro—the highest peak in Africa. Amboseli is renowned for its breathtaking vistas, vast herds of elephants, and unrivaled views of the snow-capped mountain. Upon arrival, settle into your camp or lodge and savor a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive, where you'll have the opportunity to witness the incredible sight of elephants roaming freely against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Keep your eyes peeled for other wildlife sightings, such as lions, zebras, giraffes, and an array of bird species. As the sun sets, enjoy a sundowner drink as you marvel at the spectacular African sunset painting the sky in vibrant hues.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Amboseli Sentrim Camp, Lower Mid-Range:  Sopa Amboseli Lodge, Mid-Range:  Kibo Safari Camp, Semi-Luxury: Serena Amboseli Safari Lodge, Luxury: Elewana Tortilis Camp

Day 7: Amboseli National Park - ‘Kilimanjaro’s Court’

Today is dedicated to exploring the wonders of Amboseli National Park on full-day game drives. Set out on a morning game drive, taking advantage of the cooler temperatures and the increased activity of the wildlife. Your experienced guide will navigate through the park's diverse ecosystems, ensuring you have the best chances of encountering Amboseli's famous inhabitants, including large elephant herds, wildebeests, zebras, and predators such as lions and cheetahs. Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African savannah. As the sun begins to set, return to your camp/lodge, where you can unwind and relish a delectable dinner.

Following an exciting day of game drives, your driver will drop you off safely to your Amboseli accommodation for another restful night (see above). Enjoy a drink, unwind, eat, and sleep while in the Amboseli wildness. How could it get any better?

Day 8: Nairobi Departure - ‘Safari Njema’

Your final morning in Amboseli affords a parting glimpse of its natural splendor before the return to Nairobi. A restful drive back allows for reflection on the week's experiences. In Nairobi, a farewell lunch awaits those who wish to indulge one last time before the journey home. Afterward, you'll be escorted to the airport, your heart rich with memories that will echo through a lifetime.


- All accommodation as detailed in a double occupancy room, with private facilities.

- All meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, prepared by expert chefs.

- Park fees and conservation charges for all national parks and reserves visited.

- Expert safari drivers/guides who will accompany you throughout your journey.

- Game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, offering optimal wildlife viewing opportunities.

- The Flying Doctors emergency evacuation cover.

- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.


- International flights and visas.

- Travel Insurance (highly recommended).

- Optional activities or experiences not mentioned in the itinerary.

- Hot air balloon safari over the Masai Mara with a bush breakfast experience.

- Beverages, laundry, items of a personal nature.

- Tips and gratuities for safari guide and camp staff.

Important to Know:

- Children aged between 0-2 years are free of charge.

- Children aged 3-12 years pays 50% of the adult rate when sharing the same room with adults

- Children between 3-12 years pay 75% of the adult rate when staying in their separate room from adults

- Children 13 years and above are recognized as adults