9 Day Kenya Safari Amboseli Aberdare Samburu Nakuru & Masai Mara

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9 Day Kenya Safari Amboseli Aberdare Samburu Nakuru & Masai Mara | 2 Nights Amboseli, 1 Night Aberdare National Park, 2 Nights Samburu National Park, 1 Night Lake Nakuru National Park & 2 Nights Masai Mara National Reserve | 9 Days 8 Nights Kenya Safari Holiday Tours | 9 Day Kenya Road Safaris

Lake Nakuru National Park

Discover some of Kenya’s most famous, sought-after wildlife experiences on this 9-day 4×4 road safari. The tour begins by a road trip north to Samburu National Reserve then onto the Aberdare Mountain Range in central Kenya for high altitude game viewing from a lodge overlooking an active, floodlit watering hole inside Aberdare National Park.

Head down to scenic Lake Nakuru National Park, a birding paradise and home to Black & White Rhinos, tree-climbing lions, Leopards and many other wild animals. The grand finale – Masai Mara National Reserve, one of the finest and most famous wildlife destinations in the world!

The journey begins and ends in Nairobi and opens with game drives in Samburu National Reserve located alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, Kenya’s biggest northern river.

Besides big cats and African Wild Dogs, you’re likely to see some of the rare northern species such as Grevy’s Zebra, the Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, the long-necked Gerenuk, Guenther’s Dik-dik and the Beisa Oryx, known as the Samburu Special Six. There are over 350 varieties of birds.

The reserve is also home of the Samburu tribe, cousins of the Maasai, who share the same nomadic, cattle-herding existence and a strict adherence to their age-old rites and customs.

The tour continues by road to the cooler Aberdare National Park,  our next game viewing destination. Watch the animals that frequently visit the lively waterhole beside the lodge (Ark Tree Lodge or the Treetops Hotel), from a series of viewing decks and areas at different levels.

Animals easily observed in the park include; the Black Rhino, Leopard, Baboon, Black and White Colobus Monkey and Sykes Monkey. Rare sightings include those of Lions, the golden cat and the bongo -an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park.

We then move on to Lake Nakuru National Park renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species, including huge flocks of Flamingoes and many other water birds.

Highlights on our 4×4 game drive may include sightings of tree-climbing Lions and both Black & White Rhinos, for which the reserve is better known today. Commonly sighted animals include: Giraffes, Baboons, Zebras, Buffalos, Antelopes and Hippos, with rare finds including Leopards.

Then the time has come to explore Masai Mara National Reserve – one of the most famous game parks on the planet, considered by many to be the finest wildlife safari destination in all of Africa.

The Masai Mara National reserve supports the highest density of game to be seen anywhere considering its size. During the seasonal migrations, the reserve is home to up to a million wildebeest and an equally impressive number of Zebra that move into the area from the neighboring Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania.

The reserve is home to all the “Big Five” and it is also possible to observe; Baboon, Eland, Ostrich, Bat-eared Fox, Jackal, and the rivers abound with Hippos and Crocodiles.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Nairobi — Drive to Amboseli National Park
Day 2: Explore Amboseli National Park
Day 3: Amboseli — Aberdare National Park
Day 4: Aberdare — Drive to Samburu National Reserve
Day 5: Explore Samburu National Reserve
Day 6: Samburu — Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 7: Lake Nakuru — Drive to Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 8: Explore Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 9: Masai Mara — Drive to Nairobi

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Amboseli National Park

Rise early to enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Depart by road to Amboseli National Park. There you will experience your first game drive en – route to your lodge. Lunch is followed by some free time to relax and enjoy the facilities at the lodge/ camp.

Then we venture into the park on an afternoon game drive, which usually offers close-up photographic opportunities of the wild animals. Amboseli is famous for close encounters with big herds of Elephants.

The game park is a photographer’s paradise combining close range wildlife sightings with the scenic landscapes, featuring the towering Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain.

The vegetation of the park varies seasonally with green swamps in rainy times and arid bush in dry periods, both well-suited to game viewing. Sightings include the big cats of Africa, as well as the Big 4 of Africa and shelters more than 420 species of birds.

Overnight Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Amboseli Serena Lodge or Oltukai Lodge
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Explore Amboseli National Park

The entire day is set aside for 4×4 game drives in Amboseli, one of the most scenic national parks in Kenya.  Along with the herds of Elephants, wildlife enthusiasts can hope for sightings of Lion, Cheetah, Hyena, Jackal, Mongoose, Giraffe, Cape Buffalo, Warthog, Baboon, Monkeys, Zebra, Impala, different species of Gazelle and more.

A visit to a Masai village is planned after breakfast where you meet the Maasai tribe. These semi-nomadic people are known for their distinctive appearance, unique dance ceremonies and fierce warriors. This visit to the Maasai offers insight into the lifestyles, traditions and customs.

Midday finds us at our lodge for lunch and afternoon rest, followed by another game drive.

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


Day 3: Amboseli – Drive to Aberdare National Park

Depart Amboseli after breakfast. Our destination today is the Aberdare National Park. We stop for lunch at an upscale restaurant in Nairobi and travel overland through plantations of coffee and tea to The Aberdare Country Club or the Outspan Hotel.

After high tea, set off for the Ark tree lodge or the Treetops hotel, located in the forest on mountain slopes of the Aberdare Mountains at 7,000 feet. Watch the animals that frequently visit the lively waterhole beside these lodges, 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 Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos and even Leopards.

Wind down with dinner and drinks in the bar, overlooking the active waterhole. You can put in a request to be awakened during the night if your favorite animals show up. A herd of Elephants might be just feet away and if you are lucky, a Leopard or large male Lion might put in an appearance.

Overnight Accommodation: The Ark Tree Lodge, Treetops Hotel or Mountain Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 4Aberdare – Drive to Samburu Game Reserve

Depart Aberdare or Mt. Kenya National Park in the Morning by road to Samburu Game Reserve located in the North rugged Semi desert region. We arrive at our next full board accommodation in time for lunch and some free time to settle in and unwind at the pool.

Then we embark on our first 4×4 game drive in Samburu National Reserve, situated along the Ewaso Ng’iro River. Samburu Game Reserve is a wild and little-visited region, well known for spectacular scenery and wildlife not found in the south.

These include the Reticulated Giraffe, the rare Grevy’s Zebra with its large furry ears, the Gerenuk Antelope standing on its hind legs to feed, and Somali Ostriches with their distinctive blue legs.

Overnight Accommodation: Samburu Sopa, Samburu Lodge or Sarova Shaba Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 5: Explore Samburu Game Reserve

Full day in Samburu with morning and afternoon game drives. You may see Elephants, Cheetah, Leopard, Eland, Oryx, Impala, Dikdik, Waterbuck, and a variety of birds.

This lava plain includes a varied landscape of red dirt, thorn scrub, broken volcanic rock, dried riverbeds, steep hills, and rocky outcroppings.

Following the river’s curves, a forest of Doum Palms, Acacia, and tamarind is a magical contrast of cool green. Other areas of the Reserve include the Uaso Nyiro River where Crocodiles sun bathe themselves on the banks.

It also provides an oasis for a variety of games. Birds are abundant, with 365 species recorded, one for every day of the year. In between the game drives, there is an opportunity to visit a Samburu village at an additional cost.

Overnight Accommodation: Samburu Sopa, Samburu Lodge or Sarova Shaba Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 6: Samburu – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart in the morning and drive to the floor of the Rift Valley – to Lake Nakuru National Park making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls. Arrive at the lodge/ camp in time for lunch.

Afternoon, conduct a game drive. The Lake is famous for flamingos as well as over 400 other species of birds.

Highlights on our 4×4 game drive may include sightings of tree-climbing Lions and both Black & White Rhinos, for which the reserve is better known today. Commonly sighted animals include Giraffes, Baboons, Zebras, Buffalos, Antelopes and Hippos, with rare finds including Leopards.

Overnight Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge, Lake Nakuru Sopa, or Lake Nakuru Lion hill lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 7Lake Nakuru – Drive to Masai Mara National Reserve

Then the time has come to explore Masai Mara – one of the most famous game parks on the planet, considered by many to be the finest wildlife safari destination in all of Africa. Enjoy an early breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed on a game drive enroute to Masai Mara.

A pleasant drive across the dramatic Great Rift Valley brings you to Narok Township a Masai business center. After a short stopover continues to Masai Mara Game Reserve.

This enormous reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is home to the Big Five — Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, and Leopard.

A game drive will be conducted after lunch, then proceed to the camp or lodge for an enjoyable dinner.

Overnight Accommodation: Keekorok Lodge, Mara Safari Club or Mara Serena Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 8: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve

We spend a full day in the Masai Mara – one of the greatest wildernesses of the world in the morning and afternoon ‘Spice’ game drives.

Large mammals are varied, abundant, and easy to see. Residents among the Park’s Mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Eland, Topi, and thousands of plain Game including Impala, Zebra, both Thomson and Grant’s Gazelles.

The Mara is also home to the great wildebeest migration – an annual movement by millions of wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of Zebra, Grant’s Gazelle, Thompson’s Gazelle, Elands and Impalas across the greater Masai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem.

From July to September the Mara welcomes the Great Migration of thousands of Wildebeest and Zebra from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Masai Mara in Kenya.

Optional Hot Air Balloon rides and a trip to Lake Victoria for fishing are available at an additional cost while in the Mara.

Overnight Accommodation: Keekorok Lodge, Mara Safari Club or Mara Serena Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 9: Masai Mara Drive to Nairobi

Today you have an early morning game drive followed by a sumptuous breakfast then depart by road to Nairobi arriving in the early afternoon.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

9 Day Kenya Safari Amboseli Aberdare Samburu Nakuru & Masai Mara Prices

9 Day Kenya Safari Amboseli Aberdare Samburu Nakuru & Masai Mara Prices Include;

11 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 + Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari + Multi-lingual Professional Safari Driver Guide + Finest accommodations in Amboseli, Aberdare, Samburu, Nakuru & Masai Mara &  Round trip transport from Nairobi to Amboseli, Aberdare, Samburu, Nakuru & Masai Mara

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9 Day Kenya Safari Amboseli Aberdare Samburu Nakuru & Masai Mara Prices Excludes;

* International Airfare
* Accommodation 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
* Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
* 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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