Kenya Safari: 7-Day Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli Experience
Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and unwind after your journey, enjoying the amenities and impeccable service provided by the hotel. In the evening, savor a delectable dinner featuring a fusion of international and local flavors, prepared by expert chefs. Rest comfortably, knowing that an extraordinary adventure awaits you.
BUDGET: La Maison Royale Westlands
LOWER MID-RANGE: Ibis Styles Westlands
MID-RANGE: Prideinn Azure Hotel Nairobi
SEMI-LUXURY: Panafric Hotel
LUXURY: Hamingways Nairobi
Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve - Wildlife Extravaganza
After a sumptuous breakfast, depart for Masai Mara National Reserve, a vast wilderness renowned for its remarkable concentration of wildlife. As you enter the reserve, you'll immediately be captivated by the breathtaking landscapes and the sense of untamed beauty that surrounds you. Your expert safari guide will lead you on an exhilarating game drive, taking you deep into the heart of the reserve. Keep your camera ready as you encounter a diverse array of wildlife, including the majestic lion, elusive leopard, graceful cheetah, and a myriad of antelope species.
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 - Exploring the Mara
Embark on another thrilling day in the Masai Mara as you continue your exploration of this iconic reserve. Rise early for a sunrise game drive, when the animals are most active and the soft golden light casts a magical glow over the savannah. Watch in awe as herds of wildebeest and zebras graze peacefully, while predators lurk in the tall grass, ready to seize any opportunity that presents itself. In the afternoon, you may choose to visit a traditional Maasai village and immerse yourself in their rich cultural heritage, gaining insights into their way of life, customs, and traditions.
Following an exciting day of game drives, your driver will drop you off safely to 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 - Flamingos and Rhinos
Leave the plains of the Masai Mara behind as you journey to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its abundant birdlife, particularly the vibrant pink flamingos that gather along the lake's shores. As you enter the park, be on the lookout for the endangered black and white rhinos that find sanctuary within its boundaries. Explore the park on a game drive, led by your expert guide who will help you spot the park's diverse wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, and numerous bird species. In the evening, settle into your lodge and relish a delicious dinner, reflecting on the day's adventures.
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: Amboseli National Park - Land of Giants
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.
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 6: Amboseli National Park - Wildlife Encounters
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 7: Amboseli National Park - Farewell
After an unforgettable safari adventure, it's time to bid farewell to the wilderness and return to Nairobi. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your lodge, taking in the final views of the remarkable landscapes. We'll then embark on a scenic drive back to Nairobi, arriving in time for your onward flights or other travel arrangements. If time permits, you may choose to explore Nairobi's attractions, such as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust or the Karen Blixen Museum. Our representative will assist with your airport transfer, ensuring a smooth departure and marking the end of your incredible 7-day Kenya safari.
- 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 pays 75% of the adult rate when staying in their separate room from adults
- Children 13 years and above are recognized as adults
- Passengers should bring soft-sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space.
- All the passengers must have an Identification Card/Passport for any internal flights.
- Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
- Passengers arriving in KENYA will be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.
- This tour is offered by Pita Safaris.
- In the event of non-availability, we might have to change the itinerary, put you in a similar camp or lodge, or upgrade you for an additional fee.
- Prices may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you for park fees and government taxes.
- This tour is subject to the terms and conditions of Pita Safaris.
We accept payment either by credit card or by direct wire transfer.
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