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Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha – Amboseli – Tsavo West – Tsavo East – 9 Day
Kenya classic safari

Daily Private Safari Tour

From Nairobi / to Nairobi – Kenya, in pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep

(can terminate at 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

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
  • Guided walking safari at the Crescent Island
  • 2 days at Amboseli national park
  • Large Elephant herds and other animal species at the amboseli
  • The snow-capped peaks (weather permitting) 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
  • Option of Masai village visit - (arrange with your driver guide) = $ 20 per person
  • Option of hot air balloon ride at Masai Mara (enquire with us ) = $ 420 per person

Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha – Amboseli – Tsavo West – Tsavo East – 9 Day
Kenya classic safari

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
  • Collection
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Drop Off

Nairobi – Masai Mara game reserve ( 265 km – Approx. 5-6 hrs)

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner.

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.

Masai mara game reserve – full day

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

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.

Masai Mara to lake Nakuru (290 km – Approx. 6 Hrs)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

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.

Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner

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 Hell’s gate national park where we hire bicycles and ride or trek as you watch small game.

Overnight at your Lake Naivasha resort

What you may do at Lake Naivasha ………

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

Lake Naivasha  – Amboseli (350 km – Approx. 5-6 Hrs)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

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

Amboseli National Park

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

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.

Amboseli – Tsavo west (100 km – approx. 2 Hrs)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

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

Tsavo West – Tsavo East National Park

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

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.

Tsavo East National Park- Nairobi or proceed to Mombasa,Diani,Watamu,Malindi…

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch

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.

What you could see and do on a 9 Day Kenya Classic Safari...

  • Flamingo (Greater and Lesser)
  • White Rhino
  • Black Rhino
  • Waterbucks
  • Unique Vegetation (up to 550 species)
  • Makalia Waterfalls
  • Boat ride
  • Bicycle Tour
  • Hell’s Gate National Park Tour
  • Elephant
  • Cheetah
  • Wild Dog
  • Buffalo
  • Giraffe
  • Zebra
  • Lion
  • Mongoose
  • Hyrax
  • Dik-dik
  • Lesser Kudu
  • Nocturnal Porcupine
  • Leopard
  • Rhino
  • Wild Dogs
  • Buffalo
  • Elephants
  • Giraffe
  • Mzima Springs
  • Hippo and exotic fish watching
  • Volcanoes & Lava Flows
  • Herds of dust-red Elephant
  • Gerenuk
  • Hirola

Accommodation

Safari accommodation options for each location
Amboseli National Park  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp options Oltukai lodge, Amboseli Serena lodge
Standard level lodge/ tented camp options Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Sentrim Amboseli, Kibo Safari Camp
Economy level lodge/ tented camp options AA Lodge/camp
Lake Nakuru National Park  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp options Sarova Lion hill, Lake Nakuru sopa lodge, Flamingo camp
Standard level lodge/ tented camp options Lake Nakuru Lodge
Economy level lodge/ tented camp options Lake Nakuru lodge
Lake Naivasha  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp options Lake Naivasha sopa, Naivasha Simba resort, Lake Naivasha Country club
Standard level lodge/ tented camp options Elsamere Lodge, Naivasha Cresent Camp
Economy level lodge/ tented camp options Naivasha Kongoni Camp
Tsavo East National Park  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp options Satao Camp
Standardl evel lodge/ tented camp options Voi safari lodge, Ashnil Aruba
Economy level lodge/ tented camp options Sentrim Tsavo Camp, Voi wildlife lodge
Tsavo West National Park  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp options Kilaguni serena lodge, Severin safari camp, Ziwani camp, Sarova salt lick lodge
Standard level lodge/ tented camp options Ziwani camp
Economy level lodge/ tented camp options Ziwani camp
Masai Mara Game Reserve  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp options Mara Sarova Camp, Mara Serena Lodge, Mara Eden Camp, Ashnil Mara Camp, Keekorok Lodge, Tipilikwani Mara Camp, Mara Safari club, Mpata Safari Club, Mara Siria Camp, Loyk Mara Camp, Mara Engai camp, Mara River Camp, Mara Simba Lodge, Ilkeliani Camp, Matira Camp, Kandili Camp, Base Camp Explorer, Olumara Camp, Olkeri Camp, Aruba Camp, Mara Simba Lodge
Standard level lodge/ tented camp options Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp, AA Camp, Osero Camp, Azure Mara Haven, Mara River Lodge, Mara Sun lodge
Economy level lodge/ tented camp options Elangata Olerai Camp, Olmoran tented camp, Sentrim Mara Camp, Enkorok Mara Camp, Nyumbu Camp, Mara Chui Camp

Tour Price Includes

Not Included In the Tour Price: Items and services of a personal nature and tips & gratuities.

Additional Extras

Kenya Beach Drop Off Extra

2 persons $70pp
4 persons $40pp
6 persons $30pp

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