Best of Kenya Safari

The Best of Kenya classic Safari will take you on an inspiring journey that will give you a chance to see  the rare beauties of Kenya and overwhelm your senses by experiencing new places and different cultures from all sides through this custom-crafted itinerary.

We start by setting off to Amboseli National Park - home to thousands of elephants, made popular by natural history documentaries such as 'Echo of the elephants' and is a beautiful park with far reaching plains, salt lake the magnificent backdrop of Kilimanjaro and easily the approachable wildlife—an excellent way for our game viewing expeditions.

We drive through Nairobi to Aberdare National Park where game viewing will be from your room window or the lodge’s balcony. Enjoy great sightings of wildlife and capture great shots of the game that visits the surrounding and the nearby waterhole.

Next we drive you to the neighbouring Samburu National Reserve where we will be introduced to the animals that are peculiar to this area - the reticulated giraffe, Gravy’s zebra, the Somali Ostrich amongst other flora and fauna. Spend another day exploring this harshly beautiful reserve where game is abundant, especially in the forested fringes of the Uaso Nyiro River, which flows gently through the dry landscape

We head northwards next through the country’s central province, a fertile and scenic land formerly part of the historical ‘White Highlands’ to the shadows of the world famous Mount Kenya. Your destination today is the Ol Pejeta Conservancy - a 110,000-acre private wilderness that boasts an astounding variety of wildlife, including all the members of the ‘Big Five' (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion).

Our next destination is Lake Nakuru National Park made famous by the fact that it is home to hundreds of thousands of Flamingos that color the lake pink and also providing sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, White Rhino, Lion, Leopard among other wildlife as well as a wide range of bird species.

We descend and drive through the Great Rift Valley into the world’s famous Masai Mara National Reserve which offers wonderful scenery and plenty of game. Masai Mara is World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth and the awe-inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest. Technically an extension of Tanzania's renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world's most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas. This is the ideal backdrop for a hot air balloon expedition. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago.

Next you will be driven to the broad yet shallow. Lake Naivasha which lays claim to a unique history, having entirely dried up at the beginning of the 20th century, only to reappear years later, brought back to life by heavy rains. Beautiful and serene in the daytime, the lake’s waters are often whipped into dramatic waves by late afternoon thundershowers. This turbulent characteristic led to the local Maasai naming the lake Na’iposha, meaning “rough water”.

Detailed Safari Itinerary >

Duration: 12 days, 11 Nights

Day 1: Nairobi, Kenya

Upon arrival at Nairobi’s JKI Airport, you will be met by our Woni Safaris guide. Your guide will transfer you to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Boulevard Hotel
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Day 2 & 3: Amboseli National Park

After having your full breakfast, our Client Relations Personnel will meet you for a Safari Briefing. You will be driven to Amboseli National Park arriving in time for lunch. Relax in the afternoon before proceeding on an evening game viewing drive returning for dinner and overnight at your tented camp.

Early morning and late afternoon game drives will be made and a cultural visit will be made to one of the local Maasai Community that Woni Safaris supports through its community development projects.

Accommodation: Sentrim Amboseli
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Day 4: Aberdare National Park

After breakfast, you will be driven to Aberdare National Park, lunch will be taken at the Pampa Grill Restaurant and later you will be transferred to The Ark lodge for: Game viewing, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: The Ark Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Day 5 & 6: Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast you will be driven to Samburu National Reserve and you will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Acclimatize before you enjoy your first game drive this afternoon.

Early morning and late afternoon game drives are made on Day 4.

Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Day 7: Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After breakfast you will be driven to the thriving Ol Pejeta Conservancy for a different experience. You will arrive in time for lunch at Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Thereafter, you will head out to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Morani Educational Centre with a game drive included. Return to your tented camp for dinner, overnight and breakfast.

Accommodation: Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

 

Day 8: Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast we will drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving in time for lunch at your lodge. Acclimatize before you head out for a scenic game viewing drive before returning for dinner, overnight and breakfast at your lodge.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru lodge
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Day 9: Masai Mara National Reserve

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and later, you will be driven through the Rift Valley into the wildlife-rich Masai Mara National Reserve. You will arrive at your camp in time for lunch. After a little siesta you will proceed on an afternoon game drive until sunset.  Early morning and late afternoon game drives are made daily.

Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Day 10: Masai Mara National Reserve

Enjoy an early morning cup of Kenyan coffee or Tea before heading out for a pre-dawn game viewing drive before you return to your camp for a full breakfast. Remainder of the day will be spent enjoying camp facilities as well as relaxing before heading out again for an evening game drive.

Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Day 11: Lake Naivasha

Today you will enjoy a full breakfast before you are picked by your driver guide who will drive you off to Lake Naivasha, arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon you will have the option of exploring the wonders of the lake on a boat. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge.

Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Country Club
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Day 12: Nairobi / Depart

Today marks your last day on safari. You will be driven tom Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant. In the afternoon you will be taken on an Out of Africa Tour which takes you to the Karen Blixen Museum and giraffe Centre. In the evening you will be taken to Pampa Grill Restaurant where you will enjoy your farewell dinner with your driver guide and our Client Relations personnel.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is In and What is Out

Includes: 

Meet and greet services
Assistance at the airport
Private game drives/activities on Safari
Transfers as specified 
Accommodation and meals as specified
Park fees and government taxes
Domestic flights including tax
Two bottles of mineral water per day during game drives 

Excludes:

International flights 
Visas 
Airport tax (International pay direct) 
Travel/medical/baggage insurance
Driver guide gratuities 
Drinks/laundry (unless specified)
Dining rooms tips & Porterage
Telephone bill 
Any other items of a personal nature

You can extend, shorten or tailormake this tour as you please.

Trip & Weather Highlights >

Weather Highlights

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy close wildlife watching and encounters in the Aberdare National Park
  • Visit the Born Free country and encounter very unique species of wildlife
  • Visit and learn about Africa’s new wildlife haven – Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Encounter the greatest bird spectacle on earth at Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Enjoy pure peacefulness and great vistas at the Lake Naivasha
  • Take part in an Out of Africa Tour in Nairobi

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