Kenya Wildlife Safari

12 Days
From $4,790
Activity Level
Light
Transport
4x4 Land Cruiser
Comfort Level
Luxury

Trip Overview

Day 1: Welcome to Kenya
Day 2: whole day game drives in Amboseli National Park
Day 3: Visit Nanyuki town
Day 4: Ol Pejeta Conservancy visit
Day 5: Travel to Samburu National Reserve
Day 6: Full day game drive in Samburu national reserve
Day 7: Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 8: whole day game drives in Lake Nakuru
Day9: Heading to the Great Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 10: Whole day game drives in Masai Mara
Day 11: Whole day game drives in Masai Mara
Day 12: Departure

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Kenya

A driver/guide will be waiting to receive you when you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and drive you off to Amboseli National Park.

Note: Your flight arrival time should be before 1 Pm, otherwise we can book an extra night in a hotel in Nairobi for you. Inquire from the AA Safaris consultants what hotel options are available for the night.
When driving to Amboseli national park, lunch will be en-route and though the road is dusty, you will forget this when you see Mt. Kilimanjaro welcoming you to the area. Go on a game drive in the park to enjoy impalas, free-ranging elephants that do not mind you going close to
them, Grants gazelles, buffalos, warthogs, Masai giraffes, waterbucks, dik-dik. At Ol Tukai lodge you will enjoy spending two nights here. All this lodge’s 80 chalet-style rooms boost amazing views of Mt Kilimanjaro and the wetlands around even from their private terraces together with guaranteed views of elephants, zebras, and buffalos even seen from the
restaurant area.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge
Day 2: whole day game drives in Amboseli National Park

Start early with a drive in the park to view the Mt Kilimanjaro as the sun rises. Enjoy taking breathtaking photos you will take for memory’s sake of the landscape and animals waking up. Allow this whole day drive to reward you with sightings of cheetahs, elephants, leopards, spotted hyenas, Masai giraffes, and Grant’s zebras. Go for a late afternoon relaxation back at the lodge like a swim in the pool or sit and take in the views around the park you’re your veranda.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge
Day 3: Visit Nanyuki town

In the morning, make a final game drive as you drive out of Amboseli National Park then go through Nairobi than the fertile region of Karatina to the Laikipia Plateau. At an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level west of Mt Kenya is where we find this highland. Reaching your hotel outside Nanyuki town in the late afternoon, enjoy the skyline the Town provides of the highest mountain in Kenya and second highest in Africa, Mt Kenya. 

For two nights Sweet waters Serena Safari Camp is where you will stay. Located on the plains of Mt Kenya, the Camp is a sheltered luxury tented camp with 39 luxury tents, each with its own private bathroom and flushing toilet, private veranda overlooking the waterhole where animals come to drink and graze

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Sweet waters Serena Safari camp
Day 4: Ol Pejeta Conservancy visit

Visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy which is protects endangered animal species on more than 90,000 acres. It has the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya and is home to animals including the Big 5 like reticulated giraffes, African wild dogs. While at the Morani rhino information Center you can watch the last 3 southern white rhinos in the world, feed them and touch the rhinos including Baraka, a blind black rhino. Learn about these endangered animals, why their numbers are decreasing and what you can do to fight for their population increase. Get a clear view of Mt Kenya from here too.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Day 4: Ol Pejeta Conservancy visit
Day 5: Travel to Samburu National Reserve

Start early on a drive to Samburu national park and when you reach, do an en-route game drive to the lodge where lunch will be waiting for you. After lunch, go on a game drive in the park.

Samburu national reserve has a semi-arid climate, is 165km² and its southern border has Ewaso Ngiro River whose shores have acacias and the Buffalo Springs National Reserve on the other side of the river. This river provides water to the park, without which survival of the game in this arid region would be impossible. Variety of wildlife; animals and birds from the northern plains are in abundance here including gerenuk, Oryx, Grevy’s zebra, giraffe, hippos, buffaloes, hippos, leopards, cheetahs, and lions. A black rhino population has been re-introduced in the park after an absence of 25 years due to heavy poaching. 

For two nights you will stay at Samburu intrepid Camp which is a tented luxury lush oasis on the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River in the Samburu Game Reserve. The camp sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river where elephants, buffalos, zebras, long-necked gerenuk antelope, Beisa oryx, and crocodiles come to relax by the river banks. Each tent has four-poster beds, mahogany closets and desks with ensuite bathrooms for hot showers, flush toilets, sockets for shavers and battery chargers.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Samburu Interprids
Day 6: Full day game drive in Samburu national reserve

Spend the whole day in Samburu game reserve to explore the dry northern plains and the South’s woodland in a game drive. In the afternoon, you might see leopards lazing in trees. Variety of wildlife; animals and birds from the northern plains are in abundance here including gerenuk, Oryx, Grevy’s zebra, giraffe, hippos, buffaloes, hippos, leopards, cheetahs, and lions. A black rhino population has been re-introduced in the park after an absence of 25 years due to heavy poaching. In the late afternoon relax at the lodge or take a dip in the swimming pool.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Samburu Interprids
Day 7: Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park

Enjoy an en-route game drive out of the Samburu game reserve. Stopover at Thomson Falls and Rift Valley viewpoint where you can take photos. Continue the drive to the floor of the Great Rift Valley surrounded by bushy and wooded grassland to your destination; Lake Nakuru National Park. This park is ideal for game drives, hiking, and bird watching because of its surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges.

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is where you will arrive in the late afternoon and will be your residence for the 2 nights. The lodge overlooks the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the Lake and the park. The lodge blends with its surrounding nature with a landscape that has tall acacia trees and winding walkways.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
Day 8: Whole day game drives in Lake Nakuru

Wake up early for a morning game drive and when you return to the Lodge for breakfast, return to the park to spot lions, leopards, antelopes, warthogs, buffaloes and other wildlife. Return to the lodge for lunch and spend a relaxing time at the lodge before the evening game drive which will reward you with great lighting for photos of the lake, the landscapes and animals retiring to their homes. Return to the lodge for a hot meal and allow the day end with you on the verandah watching the sunset.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Game lodge
Day 9: Heading to the Great Masai Mara Game Reserve

Today you drive towards the border of Tanzania to the Great Masai Mara game reserve. In July- October annually, 2 million ungulates migrate from this game reserve to the Serengeti national park alongside predators like lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and leopards following to prey on the weak and slow wildebeests, zebras or antelopes. 

When you reach the gate, enjoy an en-route game drive towards your accommodation option that is a tented camp which will be your home for 2 nights. 

Mara Leisure Camp is where you will stay. This camp is located along the Talek River which is one of the best places considered for viewing the Great Migration. Enjoy facilities at the Camp like the swimming pool, the gift shop which has a variety of locally made Masai souvenirs as well as memorable items with the Camp’s logo to remind you of the adventure you had while at the camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mara Leisure Camp
Day 10 &11: whole day game drives in Masai Mara

Enjoy whole day game drive safaris in Masai Mara game reserve. If you make an early drive before sun rise, you will see predators after a night hunt and return to the Camp for breakfast. Enjoy the Big 5 in their natural habitat. You can pack lunch and have a picnic in the game reserve. Remember not to litter or feed the animals. After an exciting day in the park, return to the Camp and relax as you enjoy the calmness of the Mara River as it flows in your tent.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mara Leisure camp
Day 12: Departure

After breakfast, you will be returned to Nairobi. Unfortunately, this is the end of your 12-day tour with AA Safaris.

Depending on what time your international flight is, you can do an optional activity in Nairobi though it will be at your own expense. An AA Safaris guide/driver will drive you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. 

Note: Make sure your international flight is after4PM. If you need an extra night in Nairobi, contact your AA Safaris consultant who will make the arrangements at an additional cost.

Meals included: Breakfast Only
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

See the largest rhino sanctuary in

Accomodations

Ol Tukai Lodge
Ol Tukai has one of the best spots in Amboseli, backed by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, and surrounded by open plains in some of the finest elephant-watching country in the world. Monkeys and baboons roam the grounds, and the dining room and garden terrace are just metres from the elephants, zebra and antelope that stalk the boundary. The two-storey open-air Elephant Bar is an excellent spot for cocktails; head to the upper deck level to soak up the views of the marshlands and Kilimanjaro. The lodge also has an extensive African art collection dotted throughout, and a walkway leads to a large pool surrounded by sun loungers. The chalet-style rooms all boast wonderful views of the wetlands or of Kilimanjaro itself. All are constructed from locally-sourced materials including gum tree, river stone and slate, and have their own private terrace. Two of the rooms have been specifically designed to accommodate disabled guests
Ol Tukai Lodge
Sweet waters Serena Safari camp
A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Serena Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and Kenyan safari luxury. Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The central Rhino Restaurant is housed in the former manager's house of this once colonial farm, and offers both regional and international cuisine. Also within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, which centres on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching.
Day 4: Ol Pejeta Conservancy visit
Samburu Interprids
Samburu Intrepids is a lush oasis on the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. The tented luxury camp is a delight to be in – deliciously cooled by the river breeze and the forest. The camp sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river's banks.
Samburu Interprids
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. A short two-hour drive from Nairobi, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is a favourite with residents and visitors to Kenya. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is cleverly laid out in such a way that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the lake and the park. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds.
Sarova Lion Hill Game lodge
Mara Leisure Camp
Mara Leisure Camp promises you a unique safari adventure, including daily safari drives with our experienced local Masai guides, as well as educational outings and visits to several community development projects within the Talek area. For the discerning palate, we have expert chefs who prepare delicious cuisine. As dusk rolls in, enjoy romantic evenings while you watch the sunset over the plains, or get cozy by the fireplace while enjoying a sundowner. At night, listen to the unique sounds of nightfall in the African wilderness while you tip your head back and become mesmerized by the star-studded, velvet skies above.
Mara Leisure camp

Availability and Prices

Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 5,190
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Apr 1 - May 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,790
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Jun 1 - 30, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,850
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 5,650
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Nov 1 - 30, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,890
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Dec 1 - 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 5,690
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Excluded
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages