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9 DAYS, 8 PARKS – CLASSIC SAFARI TSAVO EAST, TSAVO WEST, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, LAKE NAIVASHA & AREA ATTRACTIONS, LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK & MASAI MARA NATIONAL GAME RESERVE  <small>7 National Parks, “Kenya Classic Safari” from Nairobi to Nairobi (by 4×4 Land Cruiser jeep)</small>
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9 DAYS, 8 PARKS – CLASSIC SAFARI TSAVO EAST, TSAVO WEST, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, LAKE NAIVASHA & AREA ATTRACTIONS, LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK & MASAI MARA NATIONAL GAME RESERVE 7 National Parks, “Kenya Classic Safari” from Nairobi to Nairobi (by 4×4 Land Cruiser jeep)

Private Safari Tour in Pop-Top Jeep

Kenya’s Prime National Parks – Nairobi to Nairobi

Departs from / returns to Nairobi airport / Nairobi area hotels

This complete 9-day African safari explores Kenya’s finest parks, with opportunities to discover so much of our wildlife. From endangered rhinos to the exciting big cats, you’ll enjoy 9 full days of mountains, rivers, savannahs, and all the big game that inhabit this fascinating natural world. By Jeep, boat, bike, and foot this long-haul adventure will give you opportunities to get up close to dozens of species and deliver memories to last a lifetime.

Enjoy this amazing safari in a customized pop-up roof Natural World 4×4 Safari Jeep that includes: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, Sand bags, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, Power Outlets AC 230V, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books – Baby Seats and Side Steps available on request… and above all, a professional multi-lingual safari guide who will ensure you have an unforgettable safari experience.

Our first destinations, Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks are the country’s largest and have a reputation for their lions and other Big Five game. Elephants rule at scenic Amboseli National Park, which sits at the base of the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, imposing Mt. Kilimanjaro. You are guaranteed to view the park’s magnificent herds of free-ranging elephants that captivate visitors of this popular reserve.

Our holiday continues to the Rift Valley lakes of Naivasha and Nakuru. Lake Naivasha offers us an enchanting sailing safari past hippos, fish, and exotic birds. We’ll next enjoy a guided walking safari to a nearby jewel of park, Crescent Island Game Sanctuary for close-up views of gently grazing zebra and gazelle. Adding to the fun, we’ll take a unique bicycling safari for a quick ride over to Hell’s Gate National Park where we will ride and hike passing giraffe, impala, and antelope.

A short drive later we’ll be at fascinating Lake Nakuru National Park, home to exotic birds like flamingoes but also endangered wildlife such as Rothschild’s giraffe and rhino. A beautiful park adorned with waterfalls, acacia forest, and dramatic rocky escarpments, Nakuru also offers surprises like monkey, baboon, hyena, and even some leopard and lion.

But for the grandest sightings of the big cats in this part of Africa, nothing beats our final destination, Masai Mara National Reserve, an immense sprawl of rolling hills and savannah cut by rivers of wildlife. Kenya’s most famous and popular park, the Masai Mara is truly unforgettable with its dense population of big game, especially lions. And during the migrating season, you’ll see tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra. There’s no other park like it.

For 9 days this in-depth safari will take you to the country’s finest landscapes, animal sightings, and cultural encounters, with plenty of time for game drives and relaxation as well. We’ve packed everything into this adventure, and should you have your own requests don’t hesitate to let us know. Natural World Kenya Safaris take pride in personalizing your safari holiday just for you.

All-Inclusive. Your 9-day Tsavo East/Tsavo West/Amboseli/Lake Nakuru/Lake Naivasha/Masai Mara safari includes all transportation, park entrance fees, game drives, accommodations and meals.

Natural World Kenya Safaris always offers you the most in choice and flexibility. You can even customize the cost of your safari, depending on your choice of season, the number of travelers in your party, and your pick of accommodation. Depending on your style or budget, choose from economy, comfort or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

But it’s important to know… whatever level of accommodation you choose, your actual safari adventure with us will always be at our highest standards.

Your Guide. For your 9-day Tsavo East/Tsavo West/Amboseli/Lake Nakuru/Lake Naivasha/Masai Mara journey you’ll be guided, hosted and looked after by your own experienced driver/guide.

Transportation to the park and game viewing will be in a private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – this vehicle is the safari standard with its higher seating and rugged all-wheel drive. Always included on our tours, the Land Cruiser Jeep is just another example of the value we offer you at Natural World Kenya Safaris.

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.

Please check the guide below for your African Safari Costs.

Tour Highlights:

  • 1 day Tsavo East National Park
    - Game viewing drives
    Sights of dust-red elephant browsing as they stroll majestically
    - The beautiful man made Aruba dam located on the north bank of the seasonal Voi River, is visited by thousands of animals
  • 1 day at Tsavo West National Park
    - Scenic hills and valleys
    - Crocodile, hippo, exotic fish and migratory birds at the Mzima springs
    - Africa's limitless expanses of the wild.
    - Lava flows
    - Recent Volcanoes
  • 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
    -Observation Hill
  • 1 day at Lake Naivasha
    - Boat ride and visit to Hell's gate
    - A guided walking safari at the Crescent Island
    - Bird watching
  • 1 day at Lake Nakuru national park
    - Hundreds of bird species including few flamingoes, pelicans and others
    - Rhino sanctuary
    - The Great Rift valley escarpment - awesome scenery
  • 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
  • Masai village visit - (arrange with your driver guide) = $ 20 per person - Optional
  • Hot air balloon ride at Masai Mara (enquire with us) = $ 420 per person - Optional

9 Days Kenya Classic Safari Itinerary

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 – Tsavo East: (340km-Appr 5 hrs)

Meal plan: Lunch, dinner

06:00 hrs.  Your driver/guide will pick you up from your Nairobi area hotel, Nairobi airport or Nairobi area residence. We’ll take the Mombasa/Nairobi Highway in our private 4 x 4 Jeep for Tsavo East.

Along the way, we’ll make stops to stretch and enjoy the scenery.

Arriving at Tsavo East you’ll know you’ve come to a large and legendary park, home to folklore tales of ferocious lions. Notice the oxide-red soil – the elephants like to roll in it and give themselves a unique rosy coat.

We’ll begin our first game drive of your 9-day safari looking for the big animals like lion, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, and more, over this vast and rugged terrain.

Your driver/guide will point out the special sites and of course, all the wildlife you’ll be tracking.

As the day wanes, you’ll be treated to the first of several fiery African sunsets.

Tonight, we’ll stay in Tsavo East, at your choice of safari lodge or tented camp.

Tsavo East- Tsavo West

Meal plan:Breakfast,lunch,dinner

Now that we’re on a safari schedule, we’ll be up with the birds to hear their song and catch the first breaking light upon the park. It’s time for an early game drive to search for the wildlife as it awakens to the new day.

We’ll breakfast and then enjoy another game drive as we exit the park for the short trip to Tsavo West.

The look is different here with more colours to the landscape and the inclusion of all the Big Five. That means Tsavo West features rhinos and we’ll head over to the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary to track these fascinating but sometimes elusive creatures.

We’ll spend our second safari night at Tsavo West at your choice of lodge or tented camp.

Tsavo West – Amboseli: 100kms Appr 2 hrs:

Meal plan:Breakfast,lunch,dinner

Before our breakfast, let’s see who we can spot on the way to their breakfast with an early morning game drive.

The park and its natural features are stunning this time of day as the light is soft at this golden hour.

Some of the park’s population may be headed for Mzima Springs, a natural, fresh oasis. We’ll join them to view hippo, crocodile, fish, and birds amidst the crystal waters and green canopy of this lush spot.

It’s soon time for the short drive to Amboseli National Park and we’ll have lunch, relax and head out for an afternoon game drive.

Amboseli’s signature landmark is the grand form of Mt. Kilimanjaro soaking up the south view of the park. With the great herds of elephants and other wildlife, it all combines to create postcard views throughout the reserve.

We’ll spend the first of two nights at Amboseli at your safari lodge or tented camp.

Amboseli National Park

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Amboseli is a small but exciting park. The foliage is spare making for easier game viewing and sightings of the large animals (including the elephants) are common.

We will fill our day with game drives and see how many species we can check off our list. Keep an eye out for wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, gazelle, and lion.

But there is plenty of small wildlife as well – hyena, fox, monkey, and baboon have been frequently spotted.

The park is also known for its active birdlife so look for pelican, kingfisher, crake and, egret.

And if you desire some relaxation time, just tell your driver/guide and he’ll be happy to comply.

Toward evening look toward Kilimanjaro’s snowy peak which may emerge through the clouds as they sometimes disperse. You may be rewarded with a stunning view of Africa’s grandest summit.

Our second night at the park at your lodge or tented camp.

Amboseli- Lake Naivasha – (340 km: Approx. 6  hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

We have a lot to see and experience today, so let’s be up and bid adieu to the mighty mountain as we head out to the Great Rift Valley to view its dramatic towers and gorges.

We’re on our way to Lake Naivasha and will arrive in time for a fun sailing safari across the lake. Say ‘hello’ to hippo and other aquatic life as we gently glide by, perhaps taking in zebra and antelope near the lakeshore.

We’ll follow this boat ride with a walking safari – a guided tour of nearby Crescent Island Game Sanctuary. This tiny park can be deceiving as it is filled with game, the peaceful type. We’ll walk by wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, and gazelle.

We may also see giraffe, buffalo, and even some hippo. What a fun way to end the day.

We’ll spend the evening at Lake Naivasha at your lodge or tented camp.

Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru:  (80km:1.5 hrs)

(You can choose to go to Lake Bogoria instead of Lake Nakuru if you’d like to view larger flocks of flamingoes.)

Ever been to a park called Hell’s Gate? Ever safari on a bicycle?  Today we’ll do both as we take an easy bike ride to the nearby national park. There’s lots of geothermal activity – geysers and hot springs – hence the park’s curious name.

We’ll take a hike through the canyons here looking for peacefully grazing wildlife such as impala and antelope.

Then it’s a quick one-hour drive to Lake Nakuru National Park to view waterfalls, acacia and euphorbia trees accenting the park. This pretty spot boasts fascinating birdlife, and we’ll look for ostriches, cormorants, pelicans, and pink flamingoes!

The park’s wildlife is just as unique, showing off rare Rothschild’s giraffe and a great population of endangered rhinos.

But keep an eye out for lion and leopard as they’ve been seen here as well.

We’ll overnight here at your choice of safari lodge or tented camp.

Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara:(285 km: 6-7 hrs)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

We can’t think of a better park for an early morning game drive with its exotic collection of birdlife. Watch the early light break over the lake as heron and eagle take flight. Such are the wonders of Lake Nakuru.

But now it’s time to buckle up and head out for the mighty Masai Mara National Reserve.

The Masai Mara may well be the world’s most famous wildlife park. It’s certainly one of the most popular. There is a dense concentration of wildlife on these rolling hills and golden savannahs, with a special emphasis on lions and other big cats.

We’ll get here in time for an afternoon game drive to get you familiarized with the park’s beautiful terrain, complete with Africa’s iconic acacia trees.

The sunsets here are also spectacular.

We’ll enjoy the first of two nights in the park at your safari lodge or tented camp.

Full Day – Masai Mara

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

The Masai Mara boasts the greatest concentration of wildlife of any park in this region of Africa.

We’ll get started early to take advantage of this natural wealth on the first of unlimited game drives throughout the day. Just speak with your driver/guide as to how you’d like to plan your time in the park.

Another signature feature of the Masai Mara is the occurrence of the Great Migration (July – October) – simply the greatest procession of wildlife animals on the planet. During the season you’ll see uncountable hordes of gazelle, wildebeest, and zebra fording the Mara River in a timeless cycle as they search for more vegetation.

We’ll take our lunch down at the Mara River perhaps viewing the migration but also looking for hippo and crocodile who make the river their home. While nearby in the hills and on the plains other predators lie in wait for the grazers in the natural order of the wild.

You may also want to make some time for an optional cultural encounter with the tribespeople of the area. Ask your driver/guide to arrange a visit with the local Maasai villagers to observe and learn about their lives and culture.

For a spectacular finish to your 9-day adventure, we offer an optional pre-dawn hot air balloon safari over the park. There’s nothing like rising with the sun over the great park and watching it come alive in the dawning day. You’ll be talking about it for years. Your guide will be happy to make the arrangements.

This will be our second night spent here at your Mara accommodation.

Masai Mara – Nairobi: (265km: 5hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch.

Early pre-breakfast game viewing drive.

Depart Masai Mara with an exit game viewing drive.

Later depart for Nairobi

Arrive approximately 4:30 pm.

We will bring you to your hotel, residence or the airport.

You now probably know the difference between a cheetah and leopard, a buffalo and a wildebeest. As an experienced safari-goer, we’re sure you have a new appreciation for our precious natural world. Thank you for letting us take you to this special place. And thank you for placing your trust in us.

From all of us at Natural World Kenya Safaris we offer our deepest gratitude and our thanks.

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

  • Boat ride
  • Bicycle Tour
  • Elephant
  • Cheetah
  • Giraffe
  • Zebra
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Buffalo
  • Elephants
  • White/Black Rhino
  • Giraffe
  • Makalia Waterfalls
  • Flamingo (Greater and Lesser)
  • Hippo and exotic fish watching
  • Volcanoes & Lava Flows

Accommodation

Safari accommodation options for each national park/reserve
Amboseli National Park  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp options Oltukai lodge, Amboseli Serena lodge, Zebra Plains Amboseli, Tortilis Camp, Satao Elerai Camp, Tawi lodge, Kilima Safari Camp – Mulima Tents
Comfort level lodge/ tented camp options Kibo Safari Camp, AA Lodge/camp,Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Kilima Safari Camp
Economy level lodge/ tented camp options Sentrim Amboseli Camp
Lake Nakuru National Park  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp options Sarova Lion hill, Lake Nakuru sopa lodge, Flamingo camp
Comfort level lodge/ tented camp options Lake Nakuru Lodge, Sarova Woodlands, The Pelican Lodge, Sentrim Elementaita
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, Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort
Comfort level lodge/ tented camp options Elsamere Lodge, Naivasha Crescent Camp
Economy level lodge/ tented camp options Naivasha Kongoni Lodge
Tsavo East National Park  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp options Satao Camp , Ashnil Aruba Tents
Comfort level lodge/ tented camp options Ashnil Aruba Lodge, Sentrim Tsavo Camp, Voi Wildlife Lodge, Galana Crocodile Camp, Ngutuni Safari Lodge
Economy level lodge/ tented camp options Voi Safari Lodge
Tsavo West National Park  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp options Kilaguni Serena Lodge, Severin Safari Camp, Ziwani Tented Camp, Sarova Saltlick Lodge, Lions Bluff Lodge
Comfort level lodge/ tented camp options Rhino Valley Lodge
Economy level lodge/ tented camp options Ngulia Safari Lodge
Masai Mara Game Reserve  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp options Mara Simba Lodge/Camp, Mara Siria Camp,Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Ashnil Mara Camp, Mara Sarova Game Camp, Royal Mara Safari Lodge, Kandili Camp, Mara Engai camp, *Karen Blixen, Eagle View Camp , Fig Tree Camp-Ngamboli Tents ,Naserian Mara Camp ,Fairmont Mara Safari Club,Mara Crossings Camp
Superior Comfort level Lodge/Tented Camps Keekorok Lodge, Sekenani Camp, Tipilikwani Mara Camp, Mara River Camp, Matira Camp, Emayian Luxury Camp , Ilkeliani Camp, Loyk Mara Camp, Olengoti Eco Safari Camp,Hammerkop Migration Camp,Wilderness Camp
Comfort level lodge/ tented camp options Fig Tree Camp, Osero Camp,Zebra Plains Mara, Base Camp Explorer , Losokwan Luxury Tented Camp, AA Lodge,Sentrim Mara Camp, Siana Springs, Mara Sun lodge, Azure Mara Haven, Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp,La Maison Royale (LMR) Mara Camp, Mara River Lodge
Economy level lodge/ tented camp options Enkorok, Elangata Olerai, Ol Moran, Mara Chui Camp, Jambo Mara Safari Lodge, Explore Nature Mara Lodge

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.FA/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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9 DAYS, 8 PARKS – CLASSIC SAFARI TSAVO EAST, TSAVO WEST, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, LAKE NAIVASHA & AREA ATTRACTIONS, LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK & MASAI MARA NATIONAL GAME RESERVE 7 National Parks, “Kenya Classic Safari” from Nairobi to Nairobi (by 4×4 Land Cruiser jeep)
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