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ENCHANTING! OUR MAGICAL KENYA EXPERIENCE<br><small><b>12 Days, 11 Nights: Amboseli & Aberdare National Parks – Samburu Game Reserve – Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Lake Bogoria & Naivasha Area Attractions – Masai Mara Game Reserve <br /></small></b><small>12 Days of Astonishing Wildlife at 8 National Parks and Reserves</small>
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ENCHANTING! OUR MAGICAL KENYA EXPERIENCE
12 Days, 11 Nights: Amboseli & Aberdare National Parks – Samburu Game Reserve – Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Lake Bogoria & Naivasha Area Attractions – Masai Mara Game Reserve
12 Days of Astonishing Wildlife at 8 National Parks and Reserves

Daily Private Safari

Departs from / returns to Nairobi airport / Nairobi area hotels

Safari is in pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep

Starts Nairobi/Ends Nairobi – We’ll pick you up from the airport or your hotel. Enjoy your safari from the comfort of a private pop-top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Sweeping savannahs, lush rainforest, snow-capped peaks, panoramic lakes… even geysers! The scenery will dazzle you as much as the rich variety of wildlife on this very complete adventure through the heart of Kenya.

You’ll feel the excitement of getting up close to the big game as well as unusual varieties like orynx, gerenuk and the reticulated giraffe. Plus, there will be opportunities to visit and learn about the Samburu and Maasai people.

So get ready for a riding, boating, walking and even biking safari experience. With plenty of stories to take back home!

The magic begins with views of world-famous Mt. Kilimanjaro at Amboseli National Park. Vast herds of elephant, buffalo, hippo and waterfowl signal the start of your safari adventure.

Next… everything about Aberdare National Park is different. It’s upcountry and lush, dotted with extreme waterfalls. Even your lodging is unique – it’s a tree hotel! From your balcony, you’ll be able to view the active game below.

Views of snow-capped Mt. Kenya means you’ve arrived at the Samburu National Reserve You’ll be treated to magical creatures here like the Somali ostrich and Grevy’s zebra. Plus, lion, leopard, cheetah elephant and buffalo. Take time to meet the Samburu people at their villages and learn about their ancient culture.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is famous for its black rhino and the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya. You’ll stay at the Sweetwaters luxury tented campground with close views of the nearby animals at a local watering hole.

With its birdlife, hot springs and geysers Lake Bogoria National Park takes your safari to another level. On your boat ride across the lake you’ll spot crocs, hippos and season permitting – flamingos!

Then it’s on to Lake Naivasha National Park for lots of bird watching, plus hippos and small game.  Here you’ll also take a walking safari at Crescent Island and then a most unique exploration – we’ll bicycle safari at Hell’s Gate National Park, Safely pedal right by zebra, giraffe, impala and other small game. Lots of wonderful photo opportunities!

Finally, you’ll arrive at our ultimate destination, the Masai Mara We’ll spend 3 days here at perhaps the most diverse and abundant wildlife reserve in Africa. Be on the lookout for the Big Five, plus numerous other species. The landform of the Mara is at once beautiful and arresting with its acacia trees spread throughout this vast savannah. You’ll have the opportunity to take unlimited game drives throughout your stay here.

If you wish, for an optional fee, visit a Masai village or take a balloon ride over the great reserve, viewing the vast herds below. Then it’s back to Nairobi.

All-Inclusive – This magical safari adventure includes park entrance fees, accommodations and meals. Natural World Safaris always offers a wide choice of accommodations. Depending on your budget and style choose from economy, comfort, superior comfort or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

Your Guide. For your entire 12-day trip you’ll be guided, hosted and cared for by your own experienced driver/guide.

Transportation between parks and game viewing will be in a private pop-top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Customize Your Holiday

If you’d like to customize your safari or have any special desires, please let us know. We’re here to make your safari wishes come true.

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Tour Highlights:

  • 2 Nights at Amboseli National Park
    - Views of snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro – highest peak in Africa
    - Observation Hill – view marshes with herds of elephants, buffalo, hippo & many waterfowl such as pelicans and Egyptian goose
    - Possible lion, cheetah and hyena sightings
    -Experience local villages and culture
  • 1 Night at Aberdares National Park
    - Stay at unique tree hotel – game viewing from your balcony
    - Waterfalls, lush forests
  • 2 Nights at Samburu National Reserve
    - Local cultures, subsistence and commercial farming activities
    - Snow capped Mount Kenya
    - Different climatic and vegetation zones
    - Orynx, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Elephant etc
    - Samburu tribes & culture
  • 1 Night at Sweetwaters
    - Unique species viewing - tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, black-fronted duiker & more
    - Game drives to see elephants, chimpanzees, bushbuck, waterbuck, elands
    - Opportunities to view rhino and chimpanzee
  • 1 Night at Bogoria
    - Boat ride/safari – view diverse birdlife
    -Crocodile and hippo pods
    - Unusual scenery – hot springs, geyers
  • 1 Night at Naivasha
    - Discovery boat ride – view wildlife on the shore
    - Glide by hippos
    - Walking safari on Crescent Island amongst the giraffes, zebras & more
    - Extensive bird species
  • Hell's Gate
    - Safely hike and/or bicycle amongst impala, gazelle, giraffe
  • 3 Nights at Masai Mara Game Reserve
    - Iconic world-famous game park – unlimited game viewing drives
    - The Big Five
    - Immense herds of wildlife
    - Unforgettable savannah vistas
    - Maasai people and culture
  • We offer an optional visit to a Masai village at Masai Mara. Please arrange this with your driver/guide. Cost: $20 per person
  • Hot air balloon ride at Masai Mara. See vast wildlife herds and landforms below. An unforgettable experience. Please enquire with us. Cost: $420 per person.

12 Day Magical Kenya Safari Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
  • Collection
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Drop Off

Nairobi – Amboseli: (250 km – Approx. 3-4 hrs drive)

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner

0730hrs: You shall be collected from your Nairobi hotel or Nairobi airport

The morning drive is partly via the Nairobi – Mombasa highway.

The scenic drive is through open Africa with expansive savannah plains dotted with local homesteads and colorful Masai tribes men and their cattle to Amboseli National Park.

An afternoon game viewing drive is scheduled.

Weather permitting the mount Kilimanjaro snow-capped peaks shall be visible during the afternoon game viewing drive.

Overnight at your Amboseli safari lodge or tented camp.

What you may see at Amboseli National Park …

Elephant herds, Cheetah, Bufallo, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Plains Game, Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik-dik, Lesser Kudu and Nocturnal Porcupine

Amboseli National Park

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

This will be a full day of game viewing drives. Plenty of time to soak up the wildlife and the magnificent scenery. And we’ve allowed time for relaxation as well.

There will be an early morning game drive. Then breakfast will be followed by a mid-morning drive. After a comfortable lunch we’ll set out on a later afternoon game drive.

Between the wildlife viewing sessions, relax at your Amboseli lodge or camp. They will provide meals and other activities.

As always, your safari vehicle and driver/ guide are at your disposal for even more game viewing drives.

Overnight at Amboseli safari lodge / tented camp.

Amboseli – Aberdares National Park (410Kms – Approx. 8 Hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

We exit Amboseli with a long drive to Aberdares National Park.

Lunch stop will be at Blue Post Hotel at Thika.

Transfer to your Tree lodge.

Overnight at your tree lodge with game viewing from the balconies of your cabin.

What may see/do at Aberdare National park …………

..bird watching, game viewing and photography.

NB: Only small overnight bags are allowed at the tree hotels.

Aberdares – Samburu (250Km – Approx. 4 hrs.)

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Safari proceeds to Samburu National Reserve.

Local African homesteads dot the red soiled slopes of this region.

View the Mount Kenya with its snow capped peaks along the safari route.

Afternoon game viewing drive the Samburu, Shaba and buffalo springs reserves.

Overnight at your Samburu safari lodge/ tented camp

Full Day Samburu National Reserve

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Unlimited game viewing drives along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.

Lion, grevy’s Zebra,Cheetah, Bufallo, Elephant, Oryx, reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich etc are among the many animal species seen at the Samburu National Reserve.

 

Overnight at your Samburu safari lodge/ tented camp

Samburu Game Reserve – Ol Pejeta (180 km – Approx. 3 Hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early game viewing drive at the Samburu game reserve.

Later depart for the cooler Mount Kenya and Laikipia region at the shadows of Olpejeta game sanctuary.

Afternoon game viewing drives including opportunities to see Rhino and Chimpanzee.

Overnight at your Olpejeta tented camp / lodge.

What you may see / do around Ol Pejeta…..

Elephants, Tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, black fronted dicker, mole rat, bushbuck, water buck, Elands, rhino, chimpanzee.

Ol Pejeta – Lake Bogoria (230Kms – Approx. 6 hours)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart Ol Pejeta for Lake Bogoria.

Visit the Lake Bogoria to marvel at the hot springs, geysers and flamingos viewing (season permitting).

Overnight at Lake Bogoria safari lodge/tented camp.

Lake Bogoria – Lake Naivasha (160Kms – Approx. 3 hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tour proceeds to Lake Naivasha where you explore the lake on a boat ride to view hippos, exotic birds and small game.

This shall be followed by a guided walking safari at the Crescent Island.

In the afternoon, we hire bicycles and hike Hell’s Gate National park as we sight plain game; Zebra, Giraffe and other small game.

Overnight at Lake Naivasha safari lodge/tented camp.

LAKE NAIVASHA – MASAI MARA (240km – Approx. 4.5 hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Proceed to the Masai Mara game reserve on a scenic drive at the floors of the Rift valley.

Arrival at the Masai Mara shall be in time for lunch.

We shall freshen up before proceeding for an afternoon game viewing drive.

Overnight at your Masai Mara safari lodge/tented camp

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE – Full Day

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner.

Today shall be a game viewing extravaganza!

The Mara as popularly known remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the Natural world.

It is host to the highest and varied concentration of wild animals than any other park in the region.

The scenic appeal of this tree studded savannah plains, its 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.

We shall visit the Mara river where we may watch hippos & crocodiles or maybe the great migration (July – October).

Overnight shall be at your Masai Mara safari Lodge or tented camp.

THE MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE – Full Day

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Extra day shall be spent at the Masai Mara with game viewing drives.

Optional activities like Masai village cultural visit or Hot air balloon rides can be arranged at extra fee.

Overnight shall be at our Masai Mara safari lodge/ tented camp

MASAI MARA – NAIROBI (265 km – Approx. 5-6 hrs)

Your last day on safari.

Early morning game viewing drives at the Masai Mara.

Depart for Nairobi with lunch stop along the way.

Arrive Nairobi approximately 4:30 pm.

Drop off at your Nairobi hotel /Nairobi airport

What you could see/do on a 12 Day Magical Kenya Safari...

  • Lion
  • Elephant
  • Rhino
  • Cheetah
  • Leopard
  • Hirax
  • Wildebeest
  • Pods of Hippopotamus
  • Boat Ride
  • Guided Walking Safari
  • Trek Hell's Gate
  • Crocodile
  • Topi
  • Impala
  • Dik-Dik
  • Black-backed Jackal

Accomodation

Safari accommodation options for each location
Amboseli National Park  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp option Oltukai lodge, Amboseli Serena lodge, Zebra Plains Amboseli
Comfort level lodge/ tented camp option Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Kibo Safari Camp, AA Lodge/camp, AA Lodge/camp
Economy level lodge/tented camp option Sentrim Amboseli Camp
Aberdares National Park  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp option Treetops Lodge
Comfort level lodge/ tented camp option The Ark
Economy level lodge/tented camp option The Ark
Samburu National Reserve  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp option Samburu Game Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge, Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, Ashnil Samburu Camp
Comfort level lodge/ tented camp option Samburu Sopa Lodge
Economy level lodge/tented camp option Sentrim Samburu Lodge
Sweetwaters  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp option Ol Pejeta House, Serena Sweetwaters Morani Wing
Comfort level lodge/ tented camp option Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Economy level lodge/tented camp option Kongoni Camp
Lake Bogoria  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp option Lake Bogoria Spa Resort
Comfort level lodge/ tented camp option Lake Bogoria Spa Resort
Economy level lodge/tented camp option Lake Bogoria Spa Resort
Naivasha  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp option Lake Naivasha sopa, Naivasha Simba resort, Lake Naivasha Country club, Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort
Comfort level lodge/ tented camp option Elsamere Lodge, Naivasha Crescent Camp
Economy level lodge/tented camp option Naivasha Kongoni Lodge
Masai Mara  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp option Royal Mara, Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Ashnil Mara Camp, Mara Siria Camp, , Mara Sarova Game Camp, Kandili Camp, Mara Engai camp, *Karen Blixen, Eagle View Camp, Leopard Hill Camp
Superior Comfort level Lodge/Tented Camps Tipilikwani Mara Camp, Mara River Camp, Keekorok Lodge, Sekenani Camp, Matira Camp, Emayian Luxury Camp Mara Simba Lodge, Ilkeliani Camp, Loyk Mara Camp, Olengoti Eco Safari Camp
Comfort level lodge/ tented camp option Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp, AA Lodge, Osero Camp, Azure Mara Haven, Mara River Lodge, Mara Sun lodge, Sentrim Mara Camp, Siana Springs, Losokwan Luxury Tented Camp, Zebra Plains Mara, Base Camp Explorer
Economy level lodge/tented camp option Enkorok, Elangata Olerai, Ol Moran, Mara Chui Camp, Jambo Mara Safari Lodge, Explore Nature Mara Lodge, La Maison Royale (LMR) Mara Camp

Tour Price Includes

Not Included In the Tour Price:
- Bottled & Soft Drinks
- Items and services of a personal nature
- Tips & Gratuities.

Our Accreditations and Booking Security

Natural World Kenya safaris is Member No.A/440 - Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO) bonding scheme. The scheme is insured to guarantee your holiday safari in the unlikely event that a bonded KATO member ceases operating.

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