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This is the answer to a comprehensive exploration of Kenya’s most iconic landscapes and wildlife havens. Each destination offers a unique feature of Kenya's rich biodiversity and vibrant culture. Witness the majestic elephants of Amboseli framed against the snow-capped Kilimanjaro, then venture into the endless savannah of Masai Mara, a home of the Great Migration. Continue to Samburu, where arid landscapes host a stunning array of rare and endemic species, and Lake Nakuru, renowned for its dazzling flocks of flamingos.

Tour : 11 Days Highlights Of Kenya
Duration : 11 Days
Countries: Kenya

Amboseli National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park.

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Your journey mapped out:

Day 1:
Transfer from Airport

Executive Residency By Best Western Nairobi | Kenya

Day 2-3:
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Amboseli National Park

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge | Kenya

Day 4-6:
Amboseli National Park to Samburu National Reserve

The Plantation Lodgee | Kenya

Day 7-8:
Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

Siringit Serengeti Camp | Kenya

Day 7-8:
Lake Nakuru National Park to Masai Mara National Reserve

Mara Simba Lodge | Kenya

Day 9-11:
Northern Serengeti to Masai Mara National Reserve

Karen Blixen Camp | Kenya

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What is Included & Excluded

What's Included
  • Full board accommodation while on safari
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • A safari briefing at the start.
  • All game drives and site seeing as per the itinerary in private Landcruiser vehicle driven by a professional English-speaking guide Excursions and scheduled activities as per the itinerary.
  • Park Entrance fees throughout
  • Picnic lunch from Mara on last day
  • Flying doctors’ medical evacuation cover
  • 1 litre of water per person per day while in our safari vehicle
  • Current Government taxes and levies
What's Excluded
  • International Airfares
  • International and domestic departure tax
  • Laundry services
  • Drinks & Beverages
  • Meals and excursions not described in the itinerary above.
  • Entry Visas to the country
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Balloon flight in the Masai Mara (additional charge USD450 per person)
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary above.
  • Gratuities (tips) to your guide, hotel staff and porters
  • Any other items of a personal nature, such as drinks, laundry, telephone and postage.

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Day 1:

Executive Residency By Best Western Nairobi, Nairobi

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our Representative and your driver guide. After a short safari briefing you will be transferred to the Executive Residency where you have booked directly for your overnight.

Situated along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa's most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place to be. There are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and most notably, just 20 minutes from the city centre, wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve. Make sure you pay a visit to the elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for a once in a lifetime experience.

Overnight: Executive Residency By Best Western Nairobi

Situated in a prime location, along Riverside drive, the Executive Residency by Best Western® Nairobi offers an upscale, serene place to call your home. Discover these luxurious and fully furnished apartments while you are on your business trip, relocating or travelling with family and friends. The apartments will delight you with space, plush amenities, twinned with high quality and high spec interiors. The apartments are ideal for short and long stays; one bedroom, one bedroom with office and two bedrooms each offering a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living room, high speed internet and daily housekeeping services. Other amenities include: Meeting rooms, heated indoor pool, fitness centre and a restaurant located at the Rooftop which provides breath taking views as you unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Location : Nairobi
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Day 2:

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Amboseli National Park

After breakfast head straight out on safari towards Amboseli National Park arriving at the Amboseli Serena Lodge in time for a late lunch. Amboseli National Park lies at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340ft). The mountain dominates every aspect of the park and you can get the best views of its snow-capped peak from Amboseli. The parks fragile ecosystem supports a variety of game and is famous for its large herds of elephant. Swamps and springs, fed by underground rivers from Kilimanjaro’s melting snow, offer a watering place for the wildlife and birds during the dry season. There is plenty to do, including game viewing, walking, visit a Maasai village or visit the Amboseli Research Centre, the longest study of wild elephants in the world.

Located in the southern reaches of Kenya, the Amboseli National Park is renowned for its excellent variety of wildlife such as Maasai giraffe, elephant, lion and cheetah and not surprisingly it is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The landscape of Amboseli is dominated by the majestic snowcap of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as open plains, acacia woodland, swamps and the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok. The birding is excellent, especially closer to the lakes and swamps. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and soak up spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Nestled in the heart of Amboseli National Park and near Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge offers 92 rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, and a private balcony. The hotel's facilities include a swimming pool and sundeck, a gift shop, a spacious interior bar with a terrace, a campfire bar, and a bush BBQ area. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities such as guided walks, bird-watching walks, dinner in the bush, and Maasai dance performances in the dedicated exterior bush BBQ area. The lodge's stunning location offers guests an array of exciting excursions, including exploring Amboseli National Park, thrilling safari activities, eco-tourism adventures, bush expeditions, and more, creating countless unforgettable experiences for a perfect Kenyan holiday.

Overnight & Meal Plan

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Location : Amboseli
Day 3:

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Amboseli National Park

Spend the day game viewing with morning and afternoon game viewing drives. We suggest an early wake-up call so you can head out on a game drive to catch the animals as they wake up to start the day. The early morning is also when the animals are at their most active before the heat of the day sets in. Back at the lodge; breakfast is served with a wonderful view of Mount Kilimanjaro. After lunch, we suggest that you relax and enjoy your surroundings before your late afternoon game drive, returning to the lodge for dinner and your final evening in Amboseli

Overnight & Meal Plan

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Location : Amboseli
Day 4:

Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar, Nanyuki

After breakfast depart with picnic lunch boxes to Nairobi and onwards to Nanyuki where you will arrive at Soames Hotel in the late afternoon and relax. Time allowing you can visit the Animal Orphanage and pay for the entrance fees directly i.e $15 per person.

This small equatorial town is a popular thoroughfare for hikers climbing Mount Kenya via the Burguret or Sirimon routes, and consequently has a few great restaurants, including Barney’s, known for its fine cuisine, and the Trout Tree, housed inside the trunk of an enormous tree and serving several variations of this freshwater fish. The town boasts excellent views of the mountain, while the surrounding region encompasses several reserves, including Mount Kenya National Park, Samburu National Reserve, Sweetwaters Game Reserve, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, and Shaba National Reserve.

Overnight: Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar

Soames Hotel and Jacks Bar is a beautiful newly constructed hotel and restaurant, located 7km from Nanyuki town on the Nanyuki Naro-Moru highway. An out of town hotel, set within a 100-acre private property overlooking Mount Kenya. In the heart of the main hotel lounge area is Jack’s Bar, serving freshly brewed Ethiopia coffee, cocktails and drinks with a good selection of wines, and a tempting snack menu. The hotel has 12 double en-suite rooms in 6 cottages set within a garden. Each room has double or twin bed configuration, flat screen TV, modern bathroom facilities and a dressing room/work space. All rooms have tea and coffee facilities.

Overnight & Meal Plan

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Location : Nanyuki
Day 5:

Ashnil Surana Buffalo Springs, Samburu National Reserve

This morning after breakfast, drive to the Northern area of Samburu arriving at your lodge in time for lunch. As you enter the reserve, you will be able to see two beautiful mountains, Koitogor and Ololokwe, which form the perfect background to your safari. You will arrive at Samburu Game Lodge in time for lunch before you a short briefing at the reception and check in into your rooms..

In the evening, jump into your safari vehicle for a game drive in the reserve. Samburu National Reserve is situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River which attracts plenty of animals from the surrounding plains and various other habitats such as acacia, river forest, thorn trees and grasslands. Large herds of elephants, reticulated giraffes, buffalo and gerenuks and frequent spotting of big cats form part of the reserve’s large and diverse wildlife population. You will also be privileged to see the red –robed Samburu tribesmen bringing their cattle down to the river to drink. The lives of the Samburu like the Masai are centered on their livestock, their traditional source of wealth. After initiation, boys become morans and it becomes their job to protect both the humans and the livestock from predators.

Set on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro River and neighbouring the Buffalo Springs National Park, Samburu National Reserve is characterised by a spectacular landscape of rugged hills, undulating plains and riverine forests. The park is home to abundant wildlife including a variety of rare species such as the reticulated giraffe, the long-necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy's Zebra, and Beisa Oryx. Visitors can also enjoy spotting over 900 elephants, a variety of predators, and over 450 bird species. The ancient culture of the Samburu people is still alive here, and it is possible to see two unique customs firsthand. In the first, watch as herds of cattle respond to each man’s individual voice as they call. In the second, see the tribesmen perform incredible dances that go back hundreds of years.

Overnight: Ashnil Surana Buffalo Springs

Ashnil Surana Buffalo Springs is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River within the Buffalo Springs National Reserve in Kenya. The unique tents with individual plunge pools are modern, light and well-appointed, equipped with elegant furniture, comfortable beds, minibars, coffee machines, hairdryers and private bathrooms. Guests can enjoy dining at the on-site restaurant serving delicately prepared meals or unwind with a refreshing drink from the bar while enjoying the spectacular views. Additional amenities and services include a swimming pool, sunbeds, a spa and safaris, with e‐mails, internet browsing and general services available at the reception.

Overnight & Meal Plan

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Location : Ngorongoro
Day 6:

Ashnil Surana Buffalo Springs, Samburu National Reserve

Sleep in or rise early today, but if you want to see the animals at their most active we recommend taking advantage of the cool early morning to maximise your game viewing experience. As you continue with your game drive through this wildlife rich reserve, watch out for the unique species only found north of the equator which include the helmeted guinea fowl, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra and Beisa oryx. Seek relief from the hot African sun back at the lodge where you will spend the remainder of afternoon relaxing. As the day cools, you can return to the reserve for one last game drive before returning to Samburu Game Lodge for an opulent dinner before retiring to your room.

Overnight & Meal Plan

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Location : Samburu
Day 7:

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge, Naivasha

After a hearty breakfast, you will leave the unique species and landscapes of Samburu behind you as you set out to one of the great Rift Valley Lakes arriving at the lodge intime for lunch. In the afternoon you will go for a boat ride at Lake Naivasha before returning back to he hotel to relax and overnight.

Located in the beautiful Kenya Rift Valley basin, Naivasha is a compact market town northwest of Nairobi, best known as a stopping point for spellbinding Lake Naivasha. Aspiring wildlife photographers and nature lovers will marvel at Lake Naivasha and its abundance of wondrous wildlife. Here visitors can spot wallowing hippo pods, clouds of vibrant birdlife, zebra and various other game. The nearby Lake Oloiden and Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary are great spots for those passionate about wild wonders. Shopping in the bustling town ensures unique souvenirs for mementoes as well as restaurants offering delicious local dishes with every taste in mind. Accommodations ranging from lodges to bed and breakfasts provide great conveniences for travellers looking to explore the area.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge is an enchanting setting where contemporary comfort blends stylishly with nature to offer an environment where guests can refresh their senses, rekindle their love of travel and reconnect with the world around them. Each room is blissfully private; you can sit on your balcony and watch our resident wildlife, take a nap and wake up to stunning bush views. Cocoon yourself in this exclusive hideaway and let your heart start to beat to the rhythm of Africa.

Overnight & Meal Plan

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Lake Naivasha
Location : Serengeti
Day 8:

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge, Naivasha

After breakfast depart with picnic lunch boxes to Lake Nakuru National Park for a full day game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park is a world heritage site renowned for its amazing birdlife, with over 450 bird species. The waters of the lake also draw a great variety of game to its shores and the picturesque landscape of marshes, woodland, grassland and large euphorbia forests. The Park boasts a rhino sanctuary and regular sightings of the elusive leopard. In the late afternoon you will drive back to the Lodge in time to enjoy the sun set over the lake, before sitting down for dinner and toasting to the day’s adventures

Overnight & Meal Plan

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Location : Lake Naivasha
Day 9:

Mara Simba Lodge, Masai Mara

Today you are off to the Masai Mara National Reserve. On arrival and check in, you will have lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing in your tent waiting for the late afternoon when the temperature cools to head out on your first Mara game drive. Masai Mara is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves. Acacia dotted plains, tree-lined rivers and woodlands are abundant with wildlife and an array of birdlife. Game viewing is spectacular year round; you may see a pride of lions stalking their prey, observe a herd of elephant and their fascinating social structure, or see pods of hippo wallowing in the rivers. The great wildebeest migration is one of nature’s wonders; an estimated two million animals migrate in a year-round pattern through Tanzania and Kenya, following the rain. Back at the lodge, dinner is served and this gives you the perfect opportunity to look back at your day and relive all those highlights

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, herds of elephants, as well as giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

Overnight: Mara Simba Lodge

The Mara experience has remained the once-in-a-lifetime dream of safari lovers ever since the days when hunters thronged the region in search of the ultimate black-maned lion trophy. Natural home to the “Big 5” game, a safari to Kenya cannot be said to be complete without it. During the months of August to November, thousands of visitors get down to the Maasai Mara to witness one of the most spectacular phenomena on earth. Stretching as far as the eye can see, a teeming mass of zebra, wildebeest, and topi, trailed by scavengers make way into the Mara plains from the Serengeti, in what is known as the Great Migration.

Overnight & Meal Plan

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Location : Masai Mara
Day 10:

Mara Simba Lodge, Masai Mara

After breakfast drive across the Mara plains in search of the big five and other plains game or engage in the optional activities on offer at the Maasai Mara. The early mornings are one of the best times to view the animals as this is when they are their most active before the heat of the day sets in. After a mid-morning of relaxation and lunch, head out into the reserve for a chance to tick off some more animals on your “must see” list. Keep your eyes peeled as you hunt for the last members on your list. Visit the Mara River and ask your guide to show you the regular river crossing routes.

Overnight & Meal Plan

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Masai Mara
Location : Mara North
Day 11:

Mara Simba Lodge, Masai Mara

You will have this full day to enjoy this wonderful park

Overnight & Meal Plan

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Location : Masai Mara

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