Discover The Unexpected

11 Days Kenya High-End Comprehensive Safari

Overview

This comprehensive safari visits some of the country’s exceptional wildlife sanctuaries, including Amboseli, Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru, and the Masai Mara. It’s a journey that’s perfect for first-time Africa travelers, giving a wonderful overview of the varied landscapes this safari hotspot has to offer – each one packed with wildlife. Explore the wild, take lots of pictures against a backdrop of some of the most panoramic scenes on the planet, and dine on delightful cuisines under the stars. Enjoy amazing and unhurried game viewing while staying at varied and well-located hotels, lodges and tented camps throughout the country, with two nights spent at most sanctuaries and more in the world-famous Masai Mara, which promises to be an undoubted highlight of the trip. Earning its name from the Masai tribespeople and the iconic Mara River that divides it, this national reserve is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual Great Migration of wildebeest. It promises to be the adventure of a lifetime!

Best time to visit: June - October

Duration

11 days

Price

from $000 / per person

Map Overview

Places to Visit

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Nairobi

Arrive in Nairobi, JKIA where Gosheni Safari representative will meet you then take you to your base hotel in Nairobi by private vehicle. Here you’ll enjoy a ‘welcome’ safari briefing, with the rest of the day at leisure.

Inclusion

Bed and Breakfast Only

Accommodation

Four Points by Sheraton JKIA/ Nairobi Serena Hotel

After breakfast, you’ll set off in your 4×4 Safari vehicle towards Namanga with your safari guide. As soon as you enter Amboseli National Park, your game viewing will commence with a picnic lunch. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely afternoon game drive against the spectacular backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. You’ll return around sunset, with time to freshen up before dinner.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Amboseli Serena Lodge/ Tortilis Camp/ Kibo Villa

Set off on your early morning game drive; with luck, Mount Kilimanjaro’s snow-covered peak will be clearly visible. Return for a late breakfast at the base hotel, then take the rest of the morning to relax. After lunch, enjoy a late-afternoon game drive around the many lakes and springs fed by Kilimanjaro’s melting snows in search of Amboseli’s legendary elephant herds. If you accept an invitation to plant an acacia tree as part of the Amboseli Reforestation Project you’ll receive a commemorative certificate. Return to your base hotel for a memorable dinner under the stars.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Amboseli Serena Lodge/ Tortilis Camp/ Kibo Villa

Have an early breakfast at Amboseli before departing for Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a private wildlife sanctuary overlooking Mount Kenya that’s owned and managed by an international conservation organization. After lunch at a unique location, you will have a photo opportunity at the equator before arriving at Sweetwater’s Serena Camp. Dinner is served in the old farmhouse.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Sweetwater’s Serena Camp

Enjoy a day of game-viewing activities with your Wildlife Safari guide in Ol Pejeta, including visiting the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, where abandoned and rescued chimpanzees are rehabilitated. Optional activities include night game drives, escorted walking safaris and camel rides with the local naturalist. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are at Sweetwater’s Serena Camp.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Sweetwater’s Serena Camp

After breakfast at Sweetwater’s Serena Camp, depart for the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge. The shallow alkaline soda lakes of Lake Elementaita and Lake Nakuru are famous for their flamingo flocks, which gather to feed and breed along the lakeshore. Lunch and dinner are at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge, with free time in between.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

After breakfast at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge, visit nearby Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its flamingos and as a breeding sanctuary for both black and white rhino. Alternatively, travel further north to another Rift Valley lake, Bogoria, for some great bird watching. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge for dinner.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

After breakfast at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge, drive along the Great Rift Valley floor and enter Masai Mara National Reserve, where you immediately begin game viewing, passing wildlife herds on the vast savannah plains. After lunch at Mara Serena Lodge, take a late afternoon game drive in the sanctuary, before dinner back at the lodge.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Mara Serena Lodge

Enjoy two full days of exceptional game viewing in the Masai Mara, following herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, eland, topi, impala and many other species. Lion, leopard, and cheetah are found here in greater concentrations than anywhere else in Africa. Your Safari guide can arrange an extended game drive, traveling deeper into the less frequented parts of the reserve. Breakfast and dinner are at Mara Serena Lodge, while lunch is taken picnic-style under a magnificent acacia tree.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Mara Serena Lodge

After breakfast at Mara Serena Lodge, enjoy a final morning game drive en-route to the Isebania border for your Tanzania Safari extension, or back to Nairobi with dinner at any famous restaurant with a late transfer to JKIA for your outbound flight.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Exclusions

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Included and Excluded in Every Tour?

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What Are Your Cancellation Terms?

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What If I Have Special Needs or Requirements?

We strive to cater to all requirements, such as providing wheelchair-friendly accommodation or rooms on the first floor if stairs are a challenge. Please communicate with us in advance about your needs.

What Vaccines and Health Requirements Are Needed?

The requirements vary depending on the country and nationality. For the most accurate information, please visit the page specific to your destination and consult the corresponding embassy page for the latest information.

What Are the Road Conditions Like?

Most safari parks have bumpy but manageable roads, with some roads being paved. Generally, guests do not view this as a problem.

Can I Choose Other Accommodation Than What's Specified?

Yes, if you have a special preference, let us know, and we will offer alternatives from our vast network of company-owned and partner accommodations. Booking with us allows you to enjoy discounted rates as we have special agreements with our partners.

Is Electricity Available 24 Hours in the Lodges and Camps?

Most standard camps and lodges are equipped with generators, so electricity is generally available 24 hours. However, some interruptions may occur but are typically not a significant concern for guests.

Will My Mobile/Cellular Phone Work During the Tour?

es, though signal strength may vary in different areas.

What About My Special Diet and Food Preferences?

We cater to all diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, among others. Please inform us in advance about your dietary preferences.

What Activities Can My Kids Do While on a Safari?

A safari offers an enriching experience for children, allowing them to observe animals in their natural habitat. Some camps and lodges offer amenities for children, such as playrooms and pools, though these are not universally available. We suggest bringing activities that your children enjoy.

Is Tipping Required?

Tipping is not required but is recommended. The amount varies by country, but you should tip according to what you feel is appropriate.

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