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7 Days Magical Kenya Safari

Overview

Prepare for a magical experience as you wind through Kenya’s top national parks with splendid views and amazing wildlife, so exotic it might take a while for you to realize you’re not dreaming! Envision the endless golden savanna under a vast and dramatic sky as a herd of elephants ambling in front of Kilimanjaro’s mighty snowcapped peak, a team of lionesses giving their cubs a hunting lesson. Imagine a million wildebeest dodging the jaws of giant crocodiles as they cross the Mara River. Spectacles like these are only the beginning of Kenya’s magic.

Best time to visit: June - October

Duration

7 days

Map Overview

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Nairobi -Aberdare

Upon arrival at JKIA, you will be met by your driver/guide and transferred to the lush foothills of the Aberdares ranges. Arrive for lunch at the Aberdares Country Club, an elegant baronial style country home set in sprawling superbly landscaped gardens. Later, transfer to Aberdares National Park entering through the Ark gate. The first opportunity for wildlife viewing comes in a very unique setting, the Ark. The Ark was built to resemble the biblical Ark where you will stay overnight and have the opportunity to view animals as they come to drink along a natural waterhole. Here you may see elephant, rhino, bongo (rare nocturnal antelopes with black on tan stripes) and other species.

Dinner and overnight at ARK LODGE on full board.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Ark Lodge

This morning, drive further north of Kenya to Samburu Game Reserve which is within the land of the colourful Samburu people, close relatives of the Maasai, and harbors a number of wildlife species found only north of the equator. It offers unique vistas of rounded and rugged hills and undulating plains. The mix of wood and grassland with riverine forest and swamp is home to a wide variety of animal and birdlife. Lunch is served at the Lodge and later in the afternoon proceed on a game viewing drive until sunset.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge (full board).

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Samburu Sopa Lodge

After breakfast and check-out, drive down to Lake Nakuru, a protected game sanctuary for endangered species of the Black/ White rhino among other usual game such as the leopard and Lion. Late lunch at the camp followed by an afternoon game drive until sunset.

Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Camp (full board).

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Flamingo Hill Camp

Early morning game drive before returning for breakfast and departure to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, so named to mean the “spotted plains” in Maa language. This is home to the greatest concentration of large mammals and is widely recognized as Africa’s ultimate wildlife reserve. The park is famous for its annual migration of wildebeest. Transfer to the lodge with a game drive en route and after check-in enjoy hot lunch. Later in the evening enjoy a game viewing drive in this spectacular place of breathtaking sceneries, never-ending plains and the most abundant variety of wildlife remaining anywhere in the world. The landscape is made up of rolling savannahs dotted with patchy shrubs and bush thickets.

All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Mara Sopa Lodge

During your stay, you have the opportunity to explore this great reserve in depth. You may see elephant, giraffe, prides of lion, and thousands of impala, topi, grants and Thomson’s gazelle. Birds are prolific including immigrants, 450 bird species have been recorded among them 57 birds of prey. The Mara is the scene of annual migration of millions of wildebeest up from the Serengeti plains in search of water and grasses. You get a chance to visit a Maasai tribal village and enjoy entertainment by Maasai dancers. While in Mara, you will have the option to float above the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem on board a hot air balloon followed by a gourmet champagne breakfast (Options at an extra cost).

All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Mara Sopa Lodge

After breakfast, morning drive back to Nairobi with a game drive en route. Upon arrival check into your hotel for relaxation.

Overnight Eka Hotel on Bed and Breakfast.

Inclusion

Meals: B

Accommodation

Eka Hotel

After breakfast, transfer to Jomo kenyatta International Airport for your flight home.

No accommodation included.

Breakfast Included.

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

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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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