9 Day Kenya Safari Mombasa Tsavo Amboseli Naivasha & Masai Mara

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9 Day Kenya Safari Mombasa Tsavo Amboseli Naivasha & Masai Mara | Mombasa, 1 Night Tsavo East National Park, 1 Night Tsavo West National Park, 2 Amboseli National Park, 1 Night Lake Naivasha & 3 Nights Masai Mara National Reserve Safari | 9 Days 8 Nights Kenya Road Safaris | 9 Days Wildlife Tours Kenya | 9 Days Kenya Safari Tour Packages | 9 Day Kenya Safaris

Maasai Mara National Reserve

One of our best African tours, this 9-day safari kicks off in Kenya’s Tsavo East then on to Tsavo West, Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, and finally to the celebrated Masai Mara National Reserve – four of East Africa’s top game parks.

The tour begins in the coastal city of Mombasa and ends in Nairobi. Tsavo East National Park is located about 160 km approximately 2½ hours’ drive from Mombasa.

The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Pods of Hippo, Crocodile, Waterbucks, Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk, and the prolific birdlife features 500 recorded species.

Next, we drive to the nearby Tsavo West National Park, the largest park in Kenya and one of the biggest in Africa. Tsavo West has a variety of wildlife, such as the eastern black Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, and a large pride of Lion.

Other smaller animals can be spotted in the park, such as the Bushbaby, Hartebeest, Lesser Kudu, and Masai Giraffe. Some rare species include White-tailed Mongoose, Genet cat, Jackal, Hyrax, Dik-dik, Porcupine, and Oryx.

The journey continues to Amboseli National Park. This scenic park is known as one of the best places to get up close to big herds of Elephants, making for amazing photos with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Amboseli Park hosts a variety of big mammals and an array of birds.

Amboseli wildlife includes leopards, cheetahs, Wild dogs, Buffalo, elephants, giraffes, Zebra, lions, crocodiles, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik-dik, and Lesser Kudu. Over 420 bird species have been recorded here.

The next safari destination is Lake Naivasha – a serene freshwater lake that is one of a series of lakes formed by the Great Rift Valley. This beautiful lake is home to exceptional numbers of water birds.

A boat ride on Lake Naivasha takes you up close with Hippos and a guided walking safari on Crescent Island allows you to see various animals, including Giraffe, Zebra, Thompson’s, and Grant’s Gazelles, Waterbuck, Eland, Wildebeest, and many bird species.

We continue our trip up the beautiful Rift Valley of East Africa to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve. The Mara is world-famous for the massive wildebeest herds and numerous other herbivores, such as Thompson’s gazelles, Zebra, and Eland, that migrate here annually.

This spectacular Wildebeest Migration, also known as the Great Migration, takes place between July and October. All members of the “Big Five” (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhino) are found here all year round.

Game drives are the most popular activity in the Masai Mara, but other activities include hot air ballooning, nature walks, photographic safaris, and cultural experiences.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Mombasa – Drive to Tsavo East National Park
Day 2: Tsavo East – Drive to Tsavo West National Park
Day 3: Tsavo West  – Drive to Amboseli National Park
Day 4: Explore Amboseli National Park
Day 5: Amboseli – Drive to Lake Naivasha
Day 6: Lake Naivasha – Drive to Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 7: Explore Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 8: Explore Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 9: Masai Mara – Drive to Nairobi

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Mombasa – Drive to Tsavo East National Park

Early in the morning, depart for Tsavo East National Park located South East of Kenya near the Town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta District of Coast Province. The park which is renowned for its large numbers of Elephants and the famous Man-Eating Lions (during the building of the Kenya/ Uganda Railway in 1890).

Upon arrival in Tsavo East, we proceed for a game drive en route to the lodge/ camp. After lunch, we relax before taking an afternoon game drive.

During our wildlife viewing drive, we might see Red Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, pods of Hippo, Crocodile, Waterbucks, lesser Kudu, and Gerenuk, and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.

Overnight Accommodation: Voi Safari Lodge, Voi Wildlife Lodge, Ashnil Aruba Lodge
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Tsavo East National Park – Drive to Tsavo West National Park

Wake up for an early game drive, later return to the hotel for breakfast then proceed to Tsavo West National Park. Arrive at the lodge for lunch. Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and wetter than its counterpart, with swamps, Lake Jipe, and the Mzima Springs.

Mzima Springs is home to abundant Nile crocodiles and hippos and a popular drinking spot for elephants, Zebra, and Gazelle whilst blue and vervet monkeys cavort in the surrounding acacia trees.

Other mammals include Buffalo, Hartebeest, lesser Kudu, Eland, Waterbuck, Grant’s Gazelle, Impala, and Giraffe. Steinbuck, Kirk’s dik dik and klipspringer are also common.

Birdlife includes those of the semi-arid zone, such as Ostrich and golden Pipit while perhaps the most conspicuous are the white-headed buffalo weaver and the brilliantly plumaged Golden-breasted Starling.

Overnight Accommodation: Finch Hattons Camp, Kilaguni Lodge Serena Lodge, or similar
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Tsavo West – Drive to Amboseli National Park

Start the day with a morning game-viewing drive and watch the African Sunrise as the natural world unfolds amid the freshness and beauty of the morning. Then return to the lodge for breakfast and later depart for Amboseli National Park.

Enjoy an afternoon game drive within Amboseli park which lies on the floors of Mount Kilimanjaro and offers scenic backgrounds for photography. Amboseli is world-famous among African safari destinations, for its population of large mammals.

The swamps are a centre of activity for Elephants, Hippos, Buffaloes, and abundant water birds. The surrounding flat grasslands are home to grazing Antelopes. Spotted Hyenas are plentiful, as are Jackals, Warthogs, olive baboons, and vervet monkeys.

No longer present in their original numbers, Lions can still be found in Amboseli though the famous black-maned Lions have long since disappeared, as have the black Rhinos that were once so plentiful.

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

Day 4: Discover Amboseli National Park

We awaken to the sights and sounds of big game country and, if we’re lucky, to a view of Kilimanjaro often unclouded in the early morning sky. In addition to Elephant, Antelope, Zebra, Wildebeest, Buffalo, and the rare Black Rhino.

Amboseli is sought after by travellers in known for its breathtaking scenery and easily approachable wildlife.  Safari animals include Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Elephant, Zebra, Hippo, spotted and striped Hyena, Maasai Giraffe, Oryx, Wildebeest, Gerenuk, Impala, and Grant’s Gazelle.

Bird life is abundant, especially in the vicinity of the lakes and swamps where a great variety of water birds may be seen. Over 425 bird species have been recorded here, including over 40 species of birds of prey.

Just after daybreak, we venture into the crisp morning air in search of the great herds. Our game drives are sure to reveal great wonders.

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

Day 5: Amboseli – Drive to Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, proceed with an en-route game drive as you leave Amboseli for Lake Naivasha, stopping in Nairobi for lunch. Afternoon proceeds to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for an afternoon optional boat ride. Alternatively, a nature walk at Crescent Island is an excellent way to see wild animals while on foot.

The Island is a private game sanctuary, which is home to Zebra, Wildebeest, Gazelle, Vervet Monkeys, Hares, Genet Cats, Waterbuck, and giraffes. Lake Naivasha is an ancient freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley home to more than 450 distinct birdlife species. 

The most prominent, though, is the cormorants and pelicans while the African fish eagles are the most majestic of the raptors. The lake is also one of the primary drinking holes for Buffalos, Zebras, Elands, Impalas, Waterbucks, and other grazers, as well as a favourite place for Hippos to cool themselves during the day.

Overnight Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
Meals: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6: Lake Naivasha – Drive to Masai Mara National Reserve

Depart Lake Naivasha for Masai Mara Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya’s Game Park. Upon arrival, lunch will follow. After lunch, explore the reserve on a late evening game drive. You will frequently see Impalas, Topis, Giraffes, Elephants, Zebras, Buffalos, Warthogs, and other grazing herbivores. 

With so many prey animals, Masai Mara is a veritable bonanza for large predators, such as Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, Crocodiles, and other stealthy, powerful hunters. The abundance of terrestrial animals is enhanced by the presence of more than 450 bird species, including 57 birds of prey.

The Masai Mara National Reserve wildebeest migration happens from approximately late July to early November.  The Mara offers year-round game viewing.

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Sarova Tented Camp, or similar
Meals: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 7 & 8: Explore Masai Mara National Reserve

The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses in the world. Morning and afternoon game drives are planned. We spend the next two days on game drives where one can see or view the African Big 5 and other animals.

Other activities in Masai Mara include nature walks, hot air balloon safaris, bird watching, Masai village cultural tours, horseback safaris, and watching the Wildebeest Migration.

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Sarova Tented Camp, or similar
Meals: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 9: Masai Mara – Drive to Nairobi

Breakfast and one last look at the Mara before we head back to Nairobi by road arriving mid-afternoon. We check into our hotel and enjoy a few hours of relaxation by the pool or perhaps revisit a favourite shop or two. After dinner, we proceed to the airport knowing that this has been a journey to remember for the rest of our lives.

Meals: {Breakfast}

9 Day Kenya Safari Mombasa Tsavo Amboseli Naivasha & Masai Mara Safari Prices

9-Day Kenya Safari Mombasa Tsavo Amboseli Naivasha & Masai Mara Prices Include;

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 + Finest accommodations in Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Amboseli, Lake Naivasha  & Masai Mara + Multi-lingual Professional Safari Driver Guide & Round trip transport from Mombasa to Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Amboseli, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara

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9-Day Kenya Safari Mombasa Tsavo Amboseli Naivasha & Masai Mara Prices Exclude;

* 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 as travelling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, and wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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