7 Days Kenya Classic Safari

Safari Highlights

A 7 Days, 6 nights safari visiting Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Game Reserve for wildlife game drives, bird watching, vast landscape and experience the culture of the Masai tribe. Safari starts from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya.

Tour takes us to Amboseli, one of the premier parks in Kenya with breathtaking views of the tallest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro. The park hosts free roaming elephants with large families seen across the park. Lion, leopard, zebra, cheetah, serval cats, giraffes, hippopotamus, hyena, gazelle can all be seen in this park.

We then proceed to Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake in the Great Rift Valley where we do a boat ride, bird watching, bicycle ride through Hell's Gate National Park and a walking safari at the Crescent Island.

More bird watching and wildlife viewing drives at the Lake Nakuru National Park. A bird's paradise with amazing landscape at the Great Rift Valley.

Tour proceeds to our final destination, Masai Mara, one of the world’s popular tourist destination best known for its annual wildebeest migration, the Big Five and vast wild animals in Kenya. The Mara eco-system stretches to Serengeti in Tanzania. The annual wildebeest migration happening between July and October, starts from Serengeti to Masai Mara with thousands of wildebeests, zebra and other grazers coming to Kenya for pastures. This is where the Nile crocodiles, lions and cheetahs get to pray on the wildebeests and the zebras while crossing the Mara River.

The tour is in either 4×4 safari minivan or land cruiser jeep depending on your style of safari.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli Natonal Park(4 hours)

07:30am: Our safari tour guide will pick you up at your resident hotel/airport and proceed to Amboseli National Park. The safari drive is through scenic Namanga Road.

Arrive in time for lunch at your safari lodge/tented camp.

Afternoon relaxation at the lodge as we wait for the afternoon game drive.

Head over for the wildlife game drive in search of the elephants, leopard, lion, giraffe, zebra, topi, wildebeest, impala, buffalo among others.

Overnight stay at your safari lodge/tented camp.

Day 2: Full Day Amboseli National Park

We shall rise early to catch the African sunrise and look out for predators on hunt. Hopefully the snow-caped view of Mt. Kilimanjaro shall be visible for your dramatic photography.

Head back to the safari camp/lodge for breakfast. We shall have our packed lunch and go for a full day game drive in search of the Big Five; elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard.

We shall visit the Observation hill for lunch and have a panoramic view of the plains, swamps and wildlife.

Continue with our afternoon game viewing drive in search of more wild animals. We shall look out for the sunset with wildlife on the background for a perfect silhouette.

Overnight stay at your safari lodge/tented camp.

Day 3: Amboseli to Lake Nakuru

Breakfast and check out for Lake Nakuru.

Arrive at Lake Nakuru in time for lunch.

Afternoon game drive is in schedule.

Lake Nakuru is famous for white and black rhino, different bird species, rothschild giraffe, zebra, lion and leopard.

Overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge/camp.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Lake Naivasha 

Proceed to Lake Naivasha.

A boat ride is followed with a guided walking safari at the Crescent Island.

Hike at the Hell's gate national park, a relatively small park that can either be hiked on foot or on a bicycle as you sight giraffe, zebra, impala and warthog.

Overnight at your preferred Lake Naivasha resort.

Day 5: Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara

Check out at your lodge/resort in Lake Naivasha for the famous Masai Mara.

Arrive in Masai Mara in time for lunch.

Proceed for the afternoon game drive in search of the big five.

Overnight at Masai Mara lodge/camp.

Day 6: Full Day Masai Mara

We shall enjoy a full day tour in the Mara eco-system. Possibilities of sighting the big five in Masai Mara are higher than any other parks/ reserves in Kenya. We shall be in search for giraffes, zebras, hippos, warthogs, cheetahs, leopards, rhinos, buffalos among many other wildlife present at the Mara.

A visit to the Mara river or Mara Talek is in schedule where we sight pods of hippopotamus and if we are lucky, crocodiles as well. We shall take our picnic lunch near the river as we enjoy sights and sounds of nature.

Our driver guide shall tell you the African stories of the wild as you traverse the plains of Mara.

He will answer all your questions in regards to different species of wild animals and birds.

Our radio communication in our safari vehicle will help the tour guide know of any sightings by other tour guides therefore increasing the chances of seeing lots of wild animals.

Overnight shall be at your chosen lodge/camp.

Day 7: Masai Mara to Nairobi

We rise up early to catch the African sunrise on our last day of safari. Search for other wildlife that not sighted in the previous two days of our safari. We shall head back for breakfast in the lodge and check out with our packed lunch.

Game viewing drive as we say goodbye to the Mara eco-system on our way back to Nairobi. We shall have lunch en-route Nairobi.

Drop off to your hotel or airport within Nairobi.

Safari Includes & Excludes

  • Price Includes

    • Transport in a safari mini-van with roof-top for better photography and game viewing drives.
    • Services of an experienced safari tour driver/guide
    • Meals while on safari
    • Accommodation mentioned in the program
    • Government taxes, tolls and levy’s
    • Pick up and drop off from airport / hotel.
    • All park entrance fees
  • Price Excludes

    • Visa fees
    • Items of personal nature: soft or bottled drinks
    • Masai Village Visit
    • Gratitude’s (tips to guides)

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