Kenya classic safari in 9 - day tour in 4 x 4 Land Cruiser jeep (Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha - Amboseli - Tsavo West - Tsavo East)

From Nairobi / to Nairobi (can proceed to Mombasa, Diani, Watamu, Malindi beach resorts )

Kenya classic safari on a 9 day tour of Masai Mara , Lakes Nakuru ,Lake Naivasha , Amboseli , Tsavo West & Tsavo East national parks.

Tour departs Nairobi and visits exciting category A Kenya national parks and game reserves on a progressive safari with option of a Kenya beach drop off

On the Kenya classic tour -we shall visit the tree studded plains of the great Masai Mara game reserve, Lake Nakuru national park with its famous bird population and Rhino sanctuary, Amboseli at the floor of Mount Kilimanjaro ,the scenic hilly terrain of the Tsavo west and the red soil plains of Tsavo East

The 9 days safari is a diverse representation of entire Kenya with great game viewing drives,scenic sights,relaxation and cultural encounters

Tour is offered with a choice of economy, standard or luxury safari lodges or tented camps accommodation depending on your budget / style.

Tour transport is in private pop up top 4 x 4 Land cruiser jeep for more comfort,easy navigation and elevated viewing

So that you may know...

  • tour can be customized to suit your specific preferences
  • you can suggest omitting some national parks and adding days on others
  • tour can proceed to the Kenya coast with drop off at your favorite beach resort
  • tour shall start in reverse if not terminating at the Kenya beach
  • driving times are estimates and depend on traffic and road conditions
  • tour can detour to Lake Bogoria for Flamingo viewing on request =$ 45 extra per person
  • if you choose to stay at Sarova salt lick lodge-game viewing drives shall be at Taita hills sanctuary next to Tsavo west


Private safari tour

Set own safari dates

Tour highlights. 

  • 2 nights / days at the Masai Mara game reserve-unlimited game viewing drives
  • Tree studded typical savannah terrain and a multitude of Wild animal species and colorful Masai tribesmen at the Masai Mara
  • 1 day at Lake Nakuru national park
  • Hundreds of bird species including few flamingoes, pelicans and others
  • Rhino sanctuary at the Lake Nakuru national park.
  • The Great Rift valley escarpment -Awesome scenery.
  • 1 day at lake Naivasha-boat ride and visit to Hell's gate
  • 2 days at Amboseli national park
  • Large Elephant herds and other animal species at the amboseli.
  • The snow-capped peaks of the highest mountain in Africa - The Mount Kilimanjaro
  • 1 day at Tsavo west national park
  • scenic hills and valleys, awesome scenery, the Mzima springs, birds and animals.
  • 1 day Tsavo East National park - game viewing drives

Safari itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara game reserve ( 265 km: 5-6 hrs)

0730hrs:You shall be collected from your Nairobi hotel or Nairobi airport (Nairobi airport pick up depends on your arrival flight time)

Proceed to the Masai Mara game reserve-Kenya's and Africa's finest wildlife reserve

The drive to the Mara is via Kenya rural settings that contrast dramatically as you progress towards the Great rift valley escarpment.

Most of the drive shall be at the floor of the great rift valley and through Masai country.

During the afternoon, explore the Masai Mara on your first game viewing drive of safari.

Overnight at your Masai Mara safari lodge or tented camp.

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner.


Day 2: Masai mara game reserve - full day

Today shall be a game viewing extravaganza!

Masai Mara Game reserve remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the Natural world.

The reserve hosts the highest and most varied concentration of wild animals than any other wildlife park in the region.

The scenic appeal of the tree studded savannah plains, the moderate climate and diversity of wild game species makes it a one stop shop for game viewing activities.

We shall traverse the Masai Mara reserve on a full day of unlimited game viewing encountering the big five and more of the lesser game.

Picnic lunch shall be by the Mara river as we watch hippos & crocodiles or maybe the great migration (July - October)

Other options at the Masai mara

  • Balloon excursion =$ 420 per person (enquire with us)
  • Masai village visit =$ 20 per person payable to village (arrange with your safari driver / guide)

Overnight shall be at your Masai Mara safari lodge / tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 3: Masai Mara to lake Nakuru: (290 km: Appr. 6 Hrs.)

A short morning game viewing drive may be   scheduled for the early morning.

Later depart Masai Mara for the lake Nakuru national park.

There shall be stops at scenic places along the route

Afternoon bird and game viewing drives around the Lake Nakuru-with an opportunity to visit the rhino sanctuary.

Overnight at your lake Nakuru safari lodge / tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

What you may  see at Lake Nakuru national park .......

Flamingo ( Greater and Lesser ), White Rhino, Black Rhino, Waterbucks, unique vegetation about 550 species waterfalls: Makalia.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park - Lake Naivasha .

Bird watching and game viewing drives at Lake Nakuru.

We head to the nearby Lake Naivasha on a relaxed drive.

Early afternoon shall be spent enjoying a boat ride where we spot hippos,birdlife and small game in idyllic settings.

Optional visit to Hells gate national park where we hire bicycles and ride or trek as you watch small game.

Overnight at your Lake Naivasha resort

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner.

What you may do at Lake Naivasha .........

Boat ride, bicycle tour, Hell’s gate national park tour

 

Day 5: Lake Naivasha  - Amboseli: (350 km. 5-6 Hrs)

A long and easy drive to the Amboseli national park

There shall be stops to view the great rift valley escarpment along the highway as you proceed towards Nairobi

A short game viewing drive with possible views of the Mount Kilimanjaro peaks at Amboseli -Weather permitting

Overnight at your Amboseli national park safari lodge or tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

what you may see at the Amboseli national park .......

Elephant  Cheetah, Wild dog , Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion,Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik-dik, Lesser Kudu and nocturnal porcupine etc


Day 6: Amboseli National Park.

Early pre-breakfast game viewing drive at the Amboseli national park.

Weather permitting the clouds will shear off, leaving you mesmerized by the majesty of the Mount Kilimanjaro and its gleaming snow- capped peaks.

Today shall be spent exploring the Amboseli National park on unlimited game viewing drives.

Overnight shall be at your safari lodge/ tented camp.

Meal plan.Breakfast,lunch,dinner


Day 7: Amboseli -Tsavo west: (100 km: 2 Hrs.)

Short morning game viewing drive is scheduled at the Amboseli this morning

The park is open and relatively small.

Game viewing drives are concentrated and wildlife easy to spot.

The Mount Kilimanjaro mountain mass provides wonderful back ground for photographic moments.

Later the safari tour proceeds to Tsavo West National Park.

Tsavo West is hilly and with scenic terrain for wonderful game viewing backgrounds.

Overnight shall be at your Tsavo west safari lodge or tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

What you may  do / see  at Tsavo west National park ......

Leopard, Rhino, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Elephants, Giraffe, Lesser Kudu, Mzima springs  hippo and exotic fish watching, volcanoes, lava flows 


Day 8: Tsavo West - Tsavo East National Park

Game viewing drives at the Tsavo West with a stop at the Mzima springs

Later proceed to Tsavo east national park with game spotting and scenery viewing en - route.

Game viewing drives at the open savanna plains of the Tsavo East

Overnight shall be at your Tsavo east safari lodge or tented camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

What you may  see at Tsavo East national park ..........

Vast herds of dust-red elephant, Black  Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, pods of hippo, Waterbucks, Lesser kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola.


Day 9: Tsavo East National Park- Nairobi or proceed to Mombasa, Diani, Watamu, Malindi...

Your last day on safari !

Early morning game viewing drives at the Tsavo East national park.

Later return to Nairobi

Drop off at Nairobi airport or Nairobi hotel

You can also proceed to the Kenya coast beach resorts of Mombasa, Watamu, Diani, Bamburi etc.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch


Chose economy, standard or luxury lodges /tented camps option according to safari  budget / style

Luxury level lodge/ tented camp options :

Masai mara game reserve: Mara simba lodge , Mara sarova campMara serenaAshnil MaraKeekorok lodge 

Lake Nakuru National park: Sarova Lion hillLake Nakuru sopa lodgeFlamingo camp

Lake NaivashaLake Naivasha sopa  Lake Naivasha Country club  

Amboseli National Park:Oltukai lodgeAmboseli Serena lodge

Tsavo west national park:Kilaguni serena lodgeSeverin safari campZiwani tented campSalt lick lodge

Tsavo east National park: Satao camp

 

Standard level lodge/ tented camp options :

Masai Mara game reserve: Mara sopa LodgeMara Leisure camp , AA lodge/camp

Lake Nakuru national park:Lake Nakuru Lodge 

Lake Naivasha: Elsamere Lodge   Lake Naivasha sopa  

Amboseli National park: Amboseli Sopa Lodge , Sentrim Amboseli Kibo Safari Camp

Tsavo West National park: Ngulia safari camp,

Tsavo East: Voi safari lodge , Ashnil Aruba lodge

 

Economy level lodge/ tented camp options :

Masai mara game reserve: Elangata Olerai Camp, Olmoran tented campSentrim Mara camp

Lake Nakuru National park: Lake Nakuru lodge

Lake Naivasha:  Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

Amboseli National park: AA Lodge/camp

Tsavo west national park: Ngulia safari lodge

Tsavo East National park: Sentrim Tsavo CampNdololo Camp , Voi wildlife lodge


 

Price is per person sharing in private pop up top 4 x 4 Land cruiser jeep and in a double/twin room/tent.

 

 High season November -March,
Economy Standard
Luxury
2 persons in private safari:  per person: $ 2200
$ 2370
$ 2660
4 persons in private safari: per person: $ 1690
$ 1860
$ 2160
6 persons in private safari: per person: $ 1520
$ 1690
$ 1990
Single room extra $ 280
$ 300
$ 380
 X-mas / new year holiday extra:person : per day $ 35 $ 45 $ 60
Children below 3 years: Free    
Children between 3-12 years 75% of adult rate:      


 Peak season : July -October.
Economy Standard
Luxury
2 persons in private safari:  per person: $ 2250
$ 2450
$ 3000
4 persons in private safari: per person: $ 1750
$ 1940
$ 2500
6 persons in private safari:  per person: $ 1580
$ 1770
$ 2350
Single room extra $ 290
$ 330
$ 610
Children below 3 years: Free    
Children between 3-12 years 75% of adult rate:      


 Low Season : April -June
Economy Standard
Luxury
2 persons in private safari:  per person: $ 2070
$ 2180
$ 2330
4 persons in private safari: per person: $ 1560
$ 1670
$ 1820
6 persons in private safari:  per person: $ 1390
$ 1500
$ 1535
Single room extra    - 
   -
   -
Children below 3 years: Free    
Children between 3-12 years 75% of adult rate:      


Kenya beach drop off extra:  2 pax  $ 70 per person     4 pax  $ 40  per person    6 pax  $ 30 per person


Safari price include:
Courtesy Nairobi airport-hotel pick up / drop off  transfers
Transport in a private customized pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser jeep.
Services of an experienced English/ other language speaking driver/ guide.
Game viewing drives 
Stay in economy, standard or luxury lodges / tented camps (please choose)
Park entrance fees.
All meals on safari.
Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle.
The flying doctors medical, emergency and rescue cover.
Pick up /drop off at Nairobi airport/ Nairobi hotel or residence.
Government taxes and local levies


Not included in the safari price
Other bottled drinks.
Items and services of a personal nature.
Packing items on safari.
Tips or gratuities

 

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Facts and information about the national parks and game reserve to be visited on this safari

Amboseli National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo East National Park

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