11 Day Kenya Safari Mara Nakuru Samburu Aberdare Amboseli & Tsavo

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11 Day Kenya Safari Mara Nakuru Samburu Aberdare Amboseli & Tsavo | 11 Days 10 Night Kenya Safari | 3 Nights Masai Mara National Reserve, 1 Night Lake Nakuru National Park, 2 Nights Samburu National Reserve, 1 Night Aberdare National Park, 2 Nights Amboseli National Park & 1 Night Tsavo West National Park Safari | 11 Days 10 Nights Kenya Road Safaris

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This 11-day Kenya road safari holiday begins in Nairobi and ends in Nairobi or Mombasa. It includes some of Kenya’s best big game parks; Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Samburu, Aberdare, Amboseli & Tsavo West National Park.

Your private African Spice safaris driver-guide will accompany you throughout your journey from Nairobi to Tsavo West, and will say farewell as you get droped  off in Mombasa or Nairobi.

We begin the tour with a visit to Kenya’s premier game reserve – the Masai Mara, one of the finest game viewing destinations in the world. Spend 3 days on morning and afternoon game drives in search of Africa’s Big Five and other wildlife such as Giraffe, Baboon, Warthog, Jackal, Hyena, Topi, Impala, Hartebeest, Wildebeest,  Zebras and Cheetah.

Next, we travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, blessed with millions of Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds numbering to about 450 species in total. The park is also the largest rhino sanctuary for both black and white rhino.

Other animals to be seen include; plentiful of Antelopes, Buffalo, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Leopards, Pythons, Lions, Zebras and Baboons. 

Leaving Lake Nakuru behind we set out for Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya. Samburu is home to the uncommon Grevy’s Zebra with huge fury ears, Gerenuk Antelope standing on hind legs to feed, Somali Ostriches with distinct blue Legs and the shy Oryx.

Elephant and Crocodile are guaranteed sightings and Lion, Hippo and Giraffe are also found in the reserve. Bird watching is excellent, with over 365 species, including numerous varieties of weaverbirds and the martial eagle.

Leopard sightings are also a special feature here. Samburu is also home to interesting people with a rich heritage, making for a colorful cultural experience.

We travel to the next safari destination, Aberdare National Park to watch animals that frequently visit the lively waterhole beside the Ark lodge or the Treetops lodge, from a series of viewing decks and areas at different levels.

Spotting animals at the floodlit saltlick and watering hole into the night, with common visitors including Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and even Leopard.

We then make our way to Amboseli National Park, close to the Tanzanian border flanked by Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is a compact game park, abundant in wildlife, which makes for some excellent game viewing. 

Amboseli also contains huge populations of Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo, Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs and many other species of plains game. The park also boasts an abundance of birds, including bee-eaters, kingfishers, pelicans, African fish eagles and falcons.

From Amboseli we head to one of Kenya’s larger national park, Tsavo West National Park. The park offers plenty of opportunities to explore the different attractions on foot such as the hippo observatory at Mzima Springs.

Tsavo West is known for its bird life and for its large mammal’s e.g. Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Hippo and Lion. There are also other smaller animals that can be spotted in the park, such as the Bush Baby, Hartebeest, Lesser Kudu and Maasai Giraffe.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 2: Explore Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 3: Explore Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 4: Masai Mara – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Drive to Samburu National Reserve
Day 6: Explore Samburu National Reserve
Day 7: Samburu – Drive to Aberdare National Park
Day 8: Aberdare – Drive to Amboseli National Park
Day 9: Explore Amboseli National Park
Day 10:
Amboseli – Drive to Tsavo West National Park
Day 11: Tsavo West – Drive to Mombasa or Nairobi

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Masai Mara National Reserve

In the morning we leave Nairobi and travel southwest to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Our journey to Masai Mara takes us via the scenic Great Rift Valley in Kenya. Along the way, we stop to admire the breathtaking views, before climbing the western side of the Rift Valley.

We arrive at our camp/ lodge in time for lunch and venture into this beautiful Kenyan game park on an afternoon game drive. We explore Masai Mara searching for the abundant wildlife found here, including Africa’s Big Five animals – Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino.

Return to the camp/ lodge for dinner and relax in nature.

Overnight Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp, Azure Mara Haven Hotel or Fig Tree Camp
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2 & 3: Explore Masai Mara National Reserve

The next two days are spent game viewing in Kenya’s leading game park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. Our morning and afternoon game drives take us in search of Africa’s Big Five and the wide array of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve.

The Mara covers 1510 km² and wherever you go you will see plenty of wildlife, such as Masai Giraffe, Baboons, Warthogs, bat-eared Foxes, Grey Jackals, spotted Hyena, Topis, Impala, Hartebeests, Wildebeest, Elephants, Buffalos, Zebras, Hippos, Cheetah and Leopard.

The ultimate action here is without a doubt the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration, in July and August when millions of these grazers move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October.

The Great Migration of hooved animals, in turn, attracts Africa’s predators, such as Lion, Hyena and Cheetah, among others. Hot-air balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains teeming with wildlife. These Masai Mara balloon trips can be arranged at extra cost.

Overnight Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp, Azure Mara Haven Hotel or Fig Tree Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 4: Masai Mara – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, we continue our journey driving north to Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving at our lodge/camp in time for lunch. After lunch we head into the bush on an afternoon game viewing drive in Lake Nakuru Park, in search of its diverse wildlife and numerous birds.

Lake Nakuru has retained its reputation as an ornithologist’s delight, with more than 400 species of bird found here. Bird species include the Great White Pelican, African Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Stork, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, and Long-crested Eagle.

The park is also known as an important wildlife sanctuary for some of Africa’s endangered species, especially black and white Rhinos, and Rothschild Giraffes.  Other animals to look for on our game drive include Lions, Waterbuck, Buffalo, Leopard and Baboons.

We have dinner and overnight our comfortable lodge/ camp in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Overnight Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Flamingo Hill Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Drive to Samburu National Reserve

Day five starts with breakfast in Lake Nakuru, before we depart for Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya. We either have lunch at our next camp located inside Samburu Game Reserve.

After settling in and relaxing for a bit, we set off into the wilds on our afternoon 4×4 game drive in Samburu National Reserve. The reserve consists of hot, dry plains and scrub-lands fringed by mountains, including the tall Ol Olokwe Mountain.

The game drive takes us into the early evening, with a scenic stop for sundowners in the bush as the day fades into night in a show of colors. Then we head back to our exclusive safari camp/ lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight Accommodation: Ashnil Samburu camp, Elephant Bedroom Camp or Samburu Game Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 6: Explore Samburu National Reserve

Get an early start on day six, embarking on a 4×4 game drive in Samburu National Reserve after breakfast. We may see large predators and some rare big mammals on our game drive, as well as some of the over 350 bird species found here.

Some of the most remarkable species of the park are the Somali Ostriches, long-necked Gerenuk Antelope, Grevy’s Zebra and Somali Giraffe, Cheetah, Elephant, Lion and Buffalo are frequently sighted, along with various antelopes, including striking-looking Gemsbok, Gazelle, Waterbuck and tiny Dikdik.

Return to the camp/ lodge for lunch and a break, before setting off on our afternoon 4×4 game drive in the arid Samburu Reserve. In Samburu you get the chance to encounter the traditional Samburu tribe, and gain insight into their customs and culture.

Overnight Accommodation: Ashnil Samburu camp, Elephant Bedroom Camp or Samburu Game Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 7: Samburu – Drive to Aberdare National Park

Rise and shine in the peaceful Samburu Game Reserve after a good night’s sleep surrounded by nature. After breakfast at the lodge, we travel to the cooler Aberdare Mountains, making our way to our next game viewing destination in the 4×4 vehicle.

Arriving in the Aberdare Highlands we have lunch at the Aberdare Country Club or the Outspan Hotel which look out over the surrounding wilderness. Once we have had lunch we move on to our nearby accommodation, The Ark Tree Lodge or the Treetops Hotel.

Watch the animals that frequently visit the lively waterhole beside the lodge, from a series of viewing decks and areas at different levels. Spotting animals at the floodlit salt-lick and watering hole into the night, with common visitors including Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos and even Leopards.

Wind down with dinner and drinks in the bar, overlooking the active waterhole.

Overnight Accommodation: Ark Lodge or the Treetops Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 8: Aberdare – Drive to Amboseli National Park

Leave Aberdare National Park after breakfast and travel south to Amboseli National Park, located near the border with Tanzania. We arrive at our camp/ lodge inside Amboseli Park, in time for lunch.

 Amboseli National park is one of the most popular game parks in Kenya. Amboseli Park covers sprawling grasslands and the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.  Standing at 5896m above sea level the snow-topped mountain forms the backdrop to game viewing in Amboseli.

After lunch at camp, we take an afternoon game drive in the beautiful Amboseli National Park. Then we have dinner and overnight at a comfortable camp/ lodge in Amboseli National Park.

Overnight Accommodation: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Amboseli Sopa Lodge or Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 9:  Explore Amboseli National Park

Today is set aside for a full day of game viewing in Amboseli game park. We explore this scenic game reserve on morning and afternoon game drives and have the option of visiting a Maasai village (optional extra).

Amboseli National Park hosts some of Kenya’s largest elephant herds and is famous for its big elephant bulls with their impressive tusks. Amboseli is considered one of the top game parks in Africa to get up close to elephants in the wild, as well as offering some of the finest photographic opportunities of wildlife flanked by the scenic Mt Kilimanjaro.

The Game Park also contains huge populations of Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo and various antelope species, such as Impala. Amboseli National Park is also home to Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs and many other species of plains game. The park also boasts an abundance of birds, including Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Pelicans, African Fish Eagles and Falcons.

We return to the same camp/ lodge in Amboseli, for a night under starry skies. Enjoy meals and another overnight stay at the private safari camp, with beautiful views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Overnight Accommodation: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Amboseli Sopa Lodge or Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 10: Amboseli – Drive to Tsavo West National Park

From Amboseli, we travel southeast to Tsavo West National Park. Explore Chyulu Hills and Mzima Springs, home to numerous hippos and crocodiles. At Mzima Springs we can view the Hippos swimming beneath the surface of the water, from the underwater viewing chamber.

Tsavo West offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world and attractions include Elephant, Rhino, Hippos, Lions, Cheetah, Leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.

We have lunch and dinner and stay overnight at a camp/ lodge.

Overnight Accommodation: Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge, Ngulia Safari Lodge & Severin Safari Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 11: Tsavo West – Drive to Mombasa or Nairobi

Today we leave the wildlife behind and take a slow, scenic drive through the back roads of Kenya past rolling hills and small villages down to the coastal town of Diani Beach. With 13 kilometers of warm Indian Ocean coastline trimmed with white beaches and waving palm trees, this is a tropical paradise.

The past week has seen us become safari experts with the knowledge gleaned from our safari guide and our observations in the diverse landscapes, but now it’s time to relax. If you have planned a stay at the coast, you will be dropped at your hotel, otherwise the airport beckons.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

11 Day Kenya Safari Mara Nakuru Samburu Aberdare Amboseli & Tsavo Prices

11 Day Kenya Safari Mara Nakuru Samburu Aberdare Amboseli & Tsavo Prices Include;

Extensive Game drives + All meals included while on safari + All applicable Game Park entrance fees + Guaranteed window seating with an open-top + Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water + Multi-lingual Professional Safari Driver Guide + Accommodation in Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Samburu, Aberdare, Amboseli & Tsavo + All road transport from Nairobi to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Samburu, Aberdare, Amboseli & Tsavo

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11 Day Kenya Safari Mara Nakuru Samburu Aberdare Amboseli & Tsavo Prices Exclude;

* International Airfare
* Accommodations in Nairobi
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver-guide
* Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
* Christmas, New Year, and Easter Supplement
* Optional Hot Air Ballooning, Nature walks, etc
* Gratuity for Porterage/waiters at hotels, camps, and airports
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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