Our 12 Days Kenya Safari will take you to 6 unique National Parks which include Samburu, Lake
Bogoria, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli, Tsavo West and Tsavo East national parks. This is
our ultimate Kenya Safari Experience. Many Game drives, and experience abundant wildlife in their
Day 1: Nairobi / Samburu
Pick up in the morning and drive north to Samburu game reserve to arrive at the lodge in time for
lunch. Due to its remote distance and the fact that it was inaccessible for many years, the park
has retained a naturally serene and quiet feeling.
Besides the numerous wildlife found in this game reserve, the park is also a bird haven. Late
afternoon game drive in the park famous as the place for the Samburu semi-nomadic tribesmen, Its
also one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness.
Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie “Born Free”.
The game reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park, namely: the long
necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa onyx. The elusive Kenya leopard is often
known to visit the park, especially in the evenings. Other Kenyan wildlife present in the park includes
cheetahs and lions, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos.
Day 2 : Samburu game reserve
Breakfast followed by morning and afternoon game drive in Samburu game reserve with spectacular
scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful
heritage. In the southern part of the park, you are guaranteed to see most of the Kenyan animals
found in Samburu, namely: cheetahs, lions, leopards, impalas, buffalo, hippos, and dik-diks, as well
as the native gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa Oryx. During the dry season
majority of animals converge at the UsasoNyiro River, their main source of water during the long dry
weather. Elephants are also spotted during this time, and you can watch the Nile crocodiles swim in
the river. Samburu reserve is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 350 species of birds already
recorded. You can enjoy a colorful assortment of birds such as vultures, kingfishers, marabous,
bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and many more. Return to the lodge for dinner and
Day 3: Samburu / Olpejeta Conservancy
After breakfast, drive to OlPejeta private conservancy which boasts an astounding variety of animals
including non-indigenous chimpanzees and the Big Five (the endangered black and white rhino,
leopard, elephant, buffalo & lion). A combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the
open plains guarantees an unforgettable safari experience.
Sweet waters Sanctuary provides a haven for orphaned, abandoned and rescued chimpanzees. It is
the only place in Kenya where these great apes can be seen. Optional activities includes; Night
game drives which lasts approximately 2 hours. Its an opportunity to see some nocturnal wildlife, in
an open game drive vehicle with knowledgeable guides. During the drives, your guide uses a
powerful spotlight searching for the nocturnal animals. Expect to see a wide variety of animals not
normally seen during the day, including aardvarks, bat-eared fox, porcupines, bushbabies,
bushbucks, mongoose, genet cats and a number of nocturnal birds.
Day 4: Olpejeta / Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru national park to arrive for lunch and afternoon game drive. This
park was famous only as a bird sanctuary especially the lesser and greater flamingos. However, now it is
home to the white rhino and Rothschild giraffe. It also offers sanctuary to huge numbers of native
African animals including waterbucks, warthogs, impalas, buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, elands,
endangered black rhinos, white rhinos and, occasionally, leopards. A large herd of hippos have a
territory in the northern part of the lake, making for interesting game viewing. Enjoy the fabulous water
birds and other bird species. The best place to view the birds is from Baboon Cliff, where you get an
excellent view over the lake, and the wonderful spectacle of pink flamingoes along its edge. However,
the number of birds in the park fluctuates as food conditions change, so check the bird population with
the national park before making the journey. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 5 : Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara
After breakfast depart for Masai mara game reserve. The Masai Mara” – Kenya’s finest game
reserve –with gentle rolling grasslands teeming with a plethora of animals and bird life. See the
Thompson’s and Grant Gazelles, Topi, Eland, Zebra, Water buck, Giraffe, Hippo, wild beast, warthog,
Crocodiles, Ostrich, Vultures among others and over 450 birds species, with over 50 birds of prey.
One thing is for sure. At Masai Mara, you will experience nature in its wild wonder.
Arrive and Check in at the lodge or camp for lunch. The meals are buffet, enjoyed either in the dining
or under the shade of indigenous trees. The culinary affair is indeed one to delight the senses, have a
few minutes relaxing and enjoying the surrounding before you depart for an afternoon game drives
returning back to the camp or Lodge for dinner and overnight. This is an extension of Serengeti
National Park of Tanzania. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Masai Mara
Spend the whole day in the Masai Mara Game Reserve with both morning and afternoon game
drives or full day game viewing with picnic lunch. Masai Mara Game Reserve offers wonderful
scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where a visitor may see
animals in the same super abundance as existed a century ago. Masai Mara offers and absolutely
unique variety of animals. The reason being that this hilly region is both humid and fertile and is
crossed by Mara and Talek rivers full of crocodiles and hippos. The abundance of water and excellent
availability of food are the reasons Masai Mara has greatest population of wild animals in the whole
of Africa. There is a particularly dramatic spectacle from July to October, the annual migration of
huge herds of Gnus and Zebras, predators such as Hyenas, Jackals, Leopards and Lions closely follow
these herds. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Masai mara / lake Naivasha
After breakfast, drive to Lake Naivasha. Take an Optional 1 hour boat ride to see the Hippos and
different species of birds among other wild game. Unique access to Crescent Island Wildlife
Sanctuary with a wide variety of wildlife, bird life and flora lives quite freely out there as there are
no predators to be found. The terrain is flat, making it easy for walkers of all abilities to enjoy
themselves. Walking is permitted, making it ideal for hiking, biking, and rock climbing. There is a lot
of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, wildebeests, zebras and impalas. It is also a
heaven for birds with +200 species recorded. The lake has a lot of hippos, which you can easily spot
from the island. Among the resident birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes and a
variety of herons. Hippos also live in the lake. A number of mammals can be seen grazing in the
surrounding lake environs, such as zebra, impala, buffalo, giraffe, Kongoni and, at night, hippos.
Day 8 : Lake Naivasha / Amboseli
Early morning breakfast, drive south passing through the Athi Plains where formerly the Burchells
zebra, the Masai giraffe and smaller herbivores roamed about freely. With human encroachment
the wildlife is confined to game parks. There is an advantage to this because one has to drive inside
a park to be rewarded with the sight of many different species of animals. Amboseli National Park is
reached in the afternoon, for lunch; embark on an afternoon game viewing in the park at the foot of
Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft). In the late afternoon one is likely to see a lion or
cheetah make a kill. Ideal photography opportunities with Mount Kilimanjaro highest mountain in
Africa providing a beautiful back drop. Return back to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 9: Amboseli
Breakfast, full day game viewing in Amboseli renowned for its large herds of free-ranging African
elephants, as well as huge herds of wildebeests and other animals including giraffes, lions, zebras,
hyenas and antelopes. The Park offers a unique and breathtaking backdrop for viewing Africa’s
animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. Keep your eyes open and stop
at every sighting. The main purpose of a wildlife safari is to see Kenya’s wild animals in their natural
state. Some people are surprised when they see birds perched within the reach of predators, or
gazelles grazing near big cats. The truth is that predators generally only kill to eat, for the rest of the
time both predators and prey live harmoniously together. Visit Observation Hill, which overlooks
the park, swamps and, of course, the herds of free-roaming elephants. Meet the Masai people and
learn about the Masai culture and their indigenous lifestyle. Dinner and overnight at the camp or
Day 10: Amboseli / Tsavo West National Park
Drive to Tsavo West with a stop-over at Mzima Springs, you can walk down to an underwater
observation chamber; it is literally possible to see hippos or crocodile swim along the floor of this
crystal clear spring. The park is home to the largest population of red-skinned elephants as well as
to members of the rest of the “Big 5” African animals. When driving along the red-earth tracks, keep
your eyes open for movement and signs of wildlife. The more you look, the more you will see, and it
increases your excitement of the trip as you point out the wildlife, and pull to a halt. It is amazing to
see Kenyan wildlife living in close proximity to one another. See the huge anthills, the sparse shrubs.
Keep your eyes open for giraffes – they are surprisingly well camouflaged as they nibble the tops of
the trees. Look under the shady trees to find lions sleeping, and be ready to stop as gazelles or
cheetahs stroll across the road in front of you. Dinner and Overnight at the lodge or camp.
Day 11: Tsavo West / Tsavo East National Park
After breakfast, drive to Tsavo East to arrive for lunch and afternoon game drive. The Park is a
natural area of flat, dry plains, with thorny bushes and swampy marshland near the river. It is
teeming with diverse Kenyan animals including large families of giraffes, gazelles, zebras, as well as
the “Big Five” must-see animals – buffalo, elephant, lion, rhinos and leopard. The park boasts of
bushy grassland and open plains alternate with savannah and semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands.
The Yatta plateau is the world’s largest lava flow. Although it is a popular wildlife park, it is very rare
to see other traffic except under certain circumstances when viewing the wildlife. The guides
communicate with each other by radio if they find something unusual, such as a pride of lions, and
there may be a sudden convergence of vehicles to the site, but they soon disperse again. The best
time to view the wildlife is early or late in the day, as the animals tend to sleep in the hot
Day 12: Tsavo East / Nairobi
After breakfast, early morning game drive in Tsavo East. The park is open from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm
daily, Some areas are designated as “remote animal wilderness” for the Kenyan animals, but there
is still a massive area for visitors to tour around and enjoy viewing the Kenyan wildlife. Key
attractions include the Galana River and the Yatta plateau, as well as several pools and dams used
as watering holes by both birds and animals. In 1898, long before Tsavo National Park was created,
a pair of manerless male lions terrorized the area. They reputedly killed 135 railway workers who
were building the Kenya-Uganda railway. These man-eating lions dragged men from their tents,
despite the thorn fences (bomas) built to keep them out. The mane less lions evaded traps and
ambushes and were finally shot by Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson. Drive back to Nairobi arriving late
in the afternoon.