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10 Days Kenya Paradise Safari (Amboseli | Aberdares | Samburu | Nakuru | Maasai Mara)

In this tour you will visit the following areas; Amboseli National Park, renowned for its large herds of free-ranging African elephants, Lake Nakuru, a shallow alkaline lake in the Rift Valley renowned for its spectacular flamingo population, Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the most spectacular event of the natural world; the annual migration of millions of wildebeests and zebras from Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture and Samburu National Reserve, home to a third of Kenya's giraffe species - the rare Reticulated Giraffe. The reserve also gives shelter to the long-necked Gerenuk Gazelle, the blue-legged Somali Ostrich, straight-horned Beisa Oryx, and Grevy Zebras.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2665 - $3105
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 10 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Kenya Kenya
Parks visited: Amboseli, Masai Mara, Samburu, Lake Nakuru
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Romantic
  • Cultural
  • Birding

Day 1: Arrival

Meet and greet upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our representative and transferred to Panafric Hotel for overnight on Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park (250km – Approx. 4hrs drive)

Early morning pick-up from your hotel and depart for Amboseli National Park. While you drive to Amboseli and weather permitting, you shall get a view of the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro with its snowcapped peaks. This is also the home to the re-known Maasai Community and here you will have an opportunity to learn more about the Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle.

Amboseli National Park, the second most popular animal park after Maasai Mara is on the Kenya-Tanzania border. Its magnificent situation at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro combined with its excellent opportunities to view Kenya's animals makes it one of the most-visited safari parks in Kenya.

All meals and accommodation at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.

Day 3: Amboseli National Park – Aberdare National Park (410km – Approx. 8hrs drive)

Depart Amboseli in the morning and drive back towards Nairobi and head to the Aberdares ranges. You will arrive at Aberdares Country Club hotel for a hot late lunch.

After lunch, set off for the Ark Lodge, located in the forest on mountain slopes of the Aberdares Mountains where the night is spent. Here you will watch wildlife that emerges from the forest and descend on floodlit water hole and salt lick from the comfort of the hotel/at the safety of your balcony.

Day 4: Aberdare National Park - Samburu National Reserve  (250 km – Approx. 4 hrs drive)

After breakfast, head north across the equator to Samburu National Reserve arriving at Samburu Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Enjoy Afternoon game drives and later on leave for dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

The reserve has a wealth of wildlife which include leopards, hippos, elephants, lions, grevy zebras and crocodiles in the Ewaso Nyiro River. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the reserve. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage.

All meals and accommodation at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Day 5: Samburu National Reserve - Full Day Game Drives

Spend the whole day exploring the park. An optional cultural visit to the Samburu Village at US$ 20 per person is available later in the day.

Samburu is home to a third of Kenya's giraffe species - the rare Reticulated Giraffe (only found in the Northern parks). This is also where you see the blue-legged Somali Ostrich, Grevy zebras, the long-necked Gerenuk gazelle and the straight-horned Beisa Oryx antelope.

All meals and accommodation at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Day 6: Samburu National Reserve - Lake Nakuru National Park (250 km – Approx. 4-5hrs drive)

Rise early for breakfast, check out and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, stopping on the way for views of the beautiful Thomson Falls. Arrive in Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge just in time for lunch. Relax at your accommodation after lunch till 1600hrs for a late afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake in the Rift Valley renowned for its spectacular flamingo population. The lake is famed as one of the world's greatest ornithological spectacles. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to zebras, gazelles, Rothschild giraffes, impalas, black and white rhino sanctuary and other large mammals.

All meals and accommodation at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.

Day 7: Lake Nakuru National Park - Maasai Mara Game Reserve (300 km – Approx. 6hrs)

Depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving at in time for lunch. Enjoy afternoon game viewing and later leave for Mara Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

The Maasai Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to comprehend – indeed, over 450 species of animals have been recorded here! You will easily spot lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, buffalos, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, leopards, many kinds of antelopes and elephants. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place; the annual migration of millions of wildebeests and zebras from Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna; lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas and vultures.

All meals and accommodation at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 8: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Full day game drives

Enjoy a full day game viewing with picnic lunch on the Mara River over-looking the Hippo Pools and the savannah.
In addition to the game drive offerings, you can also decide to take an optional hot air balloon ride (an extra US$ 420 per person) or visit a local Maasai village (an extra US$ 20 per person). Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Maasai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. A visit reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.

All meals and accommodation at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 9: Maasai Mara – Nairobi (265 km – Approx. 5-6 hrs. Drive)

After breakfast, you will head for the morning game drive till mid-morning after which you will leave for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon. You will be dropped to the Panafric Hotel for overnight.

Optional Activities

  • You may opt to have your dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant for Game Meat- GBP 25

Day 10: Drop off at the airport

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure and doing last-minute shopping.  Later transferred to the airport for your international departure flight.

This marks the end of the safari full of unforgettable memories.

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Day 1: Panafric Hotel
  • Day 2: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
  • Day 3: The Ark Lodge
  • Day 4-5: Samburu Sopa Lodge
  • Day 6: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
  • Day 7-8: Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Day 9: Panafric Hotel
  • Day 10: End of Tour
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