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8 Days Kenya Luxury Safari

Overview

This 8-day road safari sees the highlights of Kenya, covering Nairobi, Samburu National Reserve, the Aberdares, Lake Nakuru, and the Masai Mara. Includes luxury accommodation and transport by 4×4 safari vehicles.

The tour starts with time in Nairobi and then proceeds to the Samburu National Reserve. Animals commonly seen are elephants, lions, cheetahs, Grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes, gerenuks, Oryx, and waterbucks. There are also over 350 varieties of birds.

THE TOUR CONTINUES TO THE ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK – AN AREA WITH DIVERSE TOPOGRAPHY, FEATURING DEEP RAVINES THAT CUT THROUGH THE FORESTED SLOPES. ANIMALS EASILY OBSERVED HERE INCLUDE BLACK RHINO, LEOPARD, BABOON, BLACK AND WHITE COLOBUS MONKEY. BIRD VIEWING IS REWARDING, WITH OVER 250 SPECIES OF BIRDS IN THE PARK, INCLUDING JACKSON’S FRANCOLIN, GOSHAWKS, EAGLES, AND PLOVERS.
We then move on to Lake Nakuru National Park. In addition to its attractive Lakeland scenery – it offers opportunities to see lion, leopard, black rhino, hippos, giraffe, reedbuck, waterbuck, hundreds of species of bird and much more.

The tour concludes at the Masai Mara National Game Reserve, which is home to the “Big Five”, and other wildlife like baboons, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal, and the rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles.

Best time to visit: June - October

Duration

8 days

Map Overview

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Arrival

Meet and greet at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. After clearance with customs, transfer to your base hotel for check-in. Time at leisure. Overnight at bed and breakfast.

Inclusion

Meals: Bed and Breakfast only

Accommodation

Client's preference

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and board the 4×4 safari vehicle to drive north to Samburu National Reserve, arrive for check-in and lunch at Samburu Sopa Lodge. After relaxation, proceed on an afternoon game drive in the reserve returning later for dinner and overnight.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Samburu Sopa Lodge

Full day in Samburu National Reserve with early morning, mid-morning and afternoon game drives in 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle. All meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Samburu Sopa Lodge

After breakfast, check out and drive by 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle to the Aberdare National Park arriving at Aberdare Country Club for lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will be transferred to The Ark Tree Lodge, where you will spend the evening observing wildlife from the lodge as the animals come to the nearby salt lick and waterhole. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Ark Tree Lodge

After a cup of tea or coffee, check out of the Tree Lodge and board the transfer vehicle to the Aberdare Country Club for breakfast after which our driver will assist you with collecting the rest of your luggage. Continue by the 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle down the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park with an en-route game drive, arriving at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, for check-in and lunch. After relaxing for a while, proceed on an afternoon game drive in the park, returning later for dinner and overnight.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

After breakfast, check out and drive Southwest in the 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle to Masai Mara National Game Reserve arriving for check-in and lunch at either Serena / Sopa / Sarova Lodges. After a bit of rest, proceed on an afternoon game drive, returning later for dinner and overnight.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Serena / Sopa / Sarova Lodges

Full day in Masai Mara National Game Reserve with early morning, mid-morning and afternoon game drives in 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle. All meals and overnight at either Serena / Sopa / Sarova Lodges.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Serena / Sopa / Sarova Lodges

After breakfast, check out and continue with your Safari to Tanzania through the Isebania Border point or drive back to Nairobi city in 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle arriving in the mid-afternoon. Drop off in Nairobi or at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Inclusion

Meals: B, L

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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