9-Day Big Kenya Safari – Mid-Range - 9 Days

A 9 days safari visiting the best of Kenya: Tsavo West (2 nights), Amboseli National Park (2 nights), Lake Nakuru (2 nights) and Maasai Mara (2 nights). All our tours are customizable and we can increase or decrease the number of days, mix accommodation level, etc.

Arrival

  • You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1
Nairobi to Tsavo West

We depart by road for Tsavo West National Park. Arrive in time for lunch then an optional afernoon or evening game drive. Tsavo west is the most visited section in Tsavo National Park, ofering many attractions apart from its wildlife. The foremost is the famous Mzima Springs where up to 227.3 million liters of cool crystal clear water flows out of the ground through porous volcanic rocks. The water is believed to originate from Chuyulu Hills, via an underground river.

Dinner and overnight at Rhino Valley Lodge.

Note: Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Main Destination:

Tsavo West National Park

Best Time to VisitJune to September and January to February

High SeasonDecember to March and July to October (Busy)

Best WeatherJul to Sep and Jan to Feb (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Tsavo West NP – See all animals

ElephantCommon

GiraffeCommon

HippoCommon

BuffaloOccasional

ZebraCommon

WildebeestCommon

Accommodation:

Rhino Valley Lodge

• Mid-range lodge located inside Tsavo West NP

Meals & Drinks:

• Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2
Tsavo West National Park

Afer breakfast, we have a full day game drive, packed lunch provided. Other interesting places to visit are the Roaring Rocks, which get their name from the wind that hurtles through them. From here there are wonderful views over Tsavo from the top of a 98m rock face; similar views can be experienced from the poachers lookout. The volcanic Chaimu Crater, less Than 200years old and composed of black coke, is worth visiting and can be climbed if one is intersted. The area is a good place to look out for klipspringer, a small antelope that’s as agile as its swahili name mbuzi mawe(mountain goat). In the south west corner of Tsavo west is Lake Jipe, which has the Kenyan-Tanzanian border running through it.

Dinner and overnight at Rhino Valley Lodge.

Note: Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Main Destination:

Tsavo West National Park

Accommodation:

Rhino Valley Lodge

• Mid-range lodge located inside Tsavo West NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3
Tsavo West to Amboseli

Early Morning start and drive to Amboseli National Park, check in at your accommodation. Afternoon game drive after lunch.

Amboseli National Park is situated due south of Nairobi. Most of the park consist of a dry, ancient lake bed and fragile grassland with patches of acacia woodland, while in the southern area there is a number of small, rocky, volcanic hills. Around the swamps Ol Okenya, Ol Tukai and Enkongo Narok, the vegetation is lush with yellow barked acacias and phoenix palms.

Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp.

*Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Main Destination:

Amboseli National Park

Best Time to VisitJune to September and January to February

High SeasonDecember to March and July to October (Busy)

Best WeatherJul to Sep and Jan to Feb (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Amboseli NP – See all animals

ElephantAbundant

GiraffeCommon

HippoCommon

BuffaloAbundant

ZebraAbundant

WildebeestAbundant

Accommodation:

Kibo Safari Camp

• Mid-range lodge located just outside Amboseli NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4
Amboseli National Park

Left unharassed by poachers, elephants feeding and bathing in the swamps must form the highlights of any Safari.

Rising early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over the summit with packed lunch provided, an optional visit to a Masai village can be planned after breakfast. A visit reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Despite its changing habitat, Amboseli National Park is possibly the best wildlife area In the whole of Africa to experience elephants at close range. Lef unharassed by poachers, elephants feeding and bathing in the swamps must form the highlights of any Safari.

Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp.

*Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

*Optional visit to a Masai village can be planned after breakfast.

Main Destination:

Amboseli National Park

Accommodation:

Kibo Safari Camp

• Mid-range lodge located just outside Amboseli NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5
Amboseli to Lake Naivasha

An early morning drive to Lake Naivasha, it is the highest and the most beautiful of the Rif Valley lakes. At 1910m (6200f), the water is fresh and the lake is fringed with dense clumps of papyrus (ancient Egyptian once used this to make paper). Kingfishers use the papyrus as a perch, herons hide in it while searching for food. Naivasha is yet another area popular for bird watching (over 400species have been recorded). It is also a favorite weekend retreat for Nairobi residents, who come here to sail, water ski and fish. There are no crocodiles in the lake as the water is too cold for them, due to altitude but there are a number of hippos. Along the lake shore, vineyards produce grapes for the country’s fledging wine industry.

Dinner and overnight at Naivasha Kongoni Lodge.

*Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Main Destination:

Lake Naivasha

Accommodation:

Camp Carnelleys

• Mid-range lodge located in or near Lake Naivasha

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6
Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara

An early morning drive to Masai Mara National Reserve, it holds on as one of the few places lef on earth where wildlife still lives comparatively undisturbed, in the numbers that once roamed the plains and forests of Africa. As the northern tip of the vast Serengeti ecosystem, the Mara hosts the spectacular seasonal migration of many thousands of Wildebeest, Zebras and attendant predators. Arrive in time for lunch then have an afernoon game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Enkerende Tented Camp.

*Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Main Destination:

Masai Mara National Reserve

Best Time to VisitJune to October and September to October

High SeasonJune to October and December to March

Best WeatherJune to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Masai Mara NR – See all animals

ElephantCommon

GiraffeCommon

HippoCommon

BuffaloCommon

ZebraAbundant

WildebeestAbundant

Accommodation:

Wajee Mara Camp

• Mid-range tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7
Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast we have a full day dame drive, with packed lunch provided. The reserve is well known for its black-manned lion, as well as its abundant resident wildlife and its one of the few places where it’s possible to see the big five during a morning’s game drive. Many of the cheetahs are so tame they seek shelter from the hot sun under one’s vehicle and several even climb onto the roof to get better view of prospective prey. For the bird enthusiast, almost 500 species have been recorded: among these 16 species of eagle, plus many hawks and falcons, 6 species of vultures, 8 species of storks 4 of bustard (including the Kori bustard, the world’s heaviest flying bird), and 9 species of sun birds.

Dinner and overnight at Enkerende Tented Camp.

*Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

*Optional visit to a Masai village can be planned after breakfast.

*Optional Air Balloon safari.

Main Destination:

Masai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation:

Wajee Mara Camp

• Mid-range tented camp located inside Masai Mara NR

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8
Maasai Mara to Lake Nakuru

An early morning pick up then drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, across the equator, southwards of Bogoria, lies the rif valleys most famous lake Nakuru. Known all over the world for its flamingoes, it’s alkaline and is recognized as being one of the natural wonders of the world. Lake Nakuru is now a rhino sanctuary, harboring a population of over 40 black and over 60 white rhinos, but the flamingoes, of course, have always been the main attraction. At times there may be almost 2million flamingoes in the residence, forming a stunningly beautiful deep pink band around the edge of the lake shore. Arrive in time for lunch then have an afernoon game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Ziwa Bush Lodge.

*Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Main Destination:

Lake Nakuru National Park

Best Time to VisitJune to March best for wildlife viewing (Little rain)

High SeasonJuly to March (The park gets very busy)

Best WeatherJune to March (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Nakuru NP – See all animals

GiraffeCommon

HippoCommon

BuffaloCommon

ZebraCommon

WildebeestRare

White RhinoCommon

Accommodation:

Punda Millias

• Mid-range tented camp located just outside Lake Nakuru NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9
Lake Nakuru to Nairobi

We wake up at 6am for a sun rise game drive. At 9am, we drive back to accommodation for brunch then depart for Nairobi. Lunch en-route and arrival in Nairobi in time for lunch. Transfer after lunch to hotel or airport.

Main Destination:

Nairobi

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

• Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Included

  • • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • • A professional driver/guide
  • • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All Taxes/VAT
  • • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • • Drinking water(On all days)

Excluded

  • • International flights(From/to home)
  • • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour must be paid in US Dollars (USD).
  • This tour accepts children of all ages. Children under 18 receive a discount.

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Price From USD $ 1,500/person
1500
Total $ 1,500 USD