Eight Day Best of Kenya Safari

Short Overview

Witness the majesty of the world-famous Wildebeest Migration on the Masai Mara, see the sun rise over Kilimanjaro in Ambosel National Park, look for black and white rhinoceros at Lake Nakuru, and visit one of the few places on earth where you can see the Big Five and chimpanzees in the same day.

Our eight day Wildebeest & Best of Kenya tour lets you see the very best of Kenya's wildlife.

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Details

Details of Eight Day Best of Kenya Safari

DAY 1 - NAIROBI - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we'll depart from Nairobi for Amboseli National Park. Most famous for its stunning views of Africa's highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, the park offers photographers the rare opportunity to snap photos of elephants, lions, zebras, and giraffes against the startling backdrop of Africa's most famous mountain.

You'll have lunch at your lodge upon arrival before heading out into the park for an afternoon game-drive.

DAY 2 - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Wake before the dawn for an unforgettable sunrise game drive within the park. Kilimanjaro never looks quite as beautiful as she does first thing in the morning, and you'll also get to see predators such as leopards, lions, and cheetahs out on the prowl in the cooler morning air.

They don't call Amboseli the Royal Court of Kilimanjaro for nothing, and as you take in its large elephant herds and the stunning panorama of Mt. Kilimanjaro, you'll see why this is one of Kenya's most beloved pars.

After your morning game drive and a late breakfast, relax at the lodge for a few hours before heading out into the park again in the afternoon. With the animals largely inactive during the warm midday hours, you can get some rest before catching them out and about in the cooling afternoon air.

DAY 3 - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK - OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

With a picnic lunch in hand, you'll depart from Amboseli after an early breakfast for the drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, sometimes known as Sweet Waters.

Your drive not only takes you back through bustling Nairobi and then through the beautiful farm country of Kiyuku, but brings you to the very foothills of Mt. Kenya - Kenya's highest mountain.

After arriving at Ol Pajeta, you'll pay a visit to the park's famous chimpanzee sanctuary to meet its adopted residents and then head out into the park proper for an evening game drive.

DAY 4 - OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

You'll depart for Lake Nakuru after breakfast.

Once famous for its flamingos, the park's resident birds have since moved on. Not to worry! There's still plenty to be seen in this beautiful lakeside park, including troops of baboons, large herds of buffalo, and both black and white rhinoceros.

You'll arrive at the park in time for lunch in your lodge, and then enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park.

DAY 5 - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - MAASAI MARA

You'll depart from Lake Nakuru National Park after breakfast for the drive south to Kenya's most famous park, the Masai Mara.

You'll pass through the famous Great Rift Valley on your way as well as passing through the Masai town of Narok. Arriving in the park in time for lunch at your lodge, you'll then head out into the park for an afternoon game drive in search of lazy lions, tree-climbing leopards, majestic elephants, and more.

DAY 6 - MAASAI MARA

Wake with the dawn to witness a sunrise out on the Masai Mara. As the sun sets fire to the savannah, you'll have the chance to watch predators such as leopards and lions out on the hunt while the air is still cool.

After a late breakfast, you'll have the choice to either relax at your lodge until lunch and then head out into the park or take a picnic lunch and head out into the park for a day of discovery as you track the movements of the Wildebeest Migration (seasonal) or go in search of the Big Five.

DAY 7 - MAASAI MARA

Since the movements of the Wildebeest Migration can be unpredictable, we've budgeted for an extra day here in the Maasai Mara to increase your chances of witnessing the famous river crossing. 

Each year the entire herd must attempt the treacherous crossing of the Mara River, where they contend not only with strong currents, but also with the always hungry Nile crocodiles who call the river home. It takes a lot of patience and more than a little luck, but witnessing the dramatic river crossing is a bucket list worthy item.

DAY 8 - MAASAI MARA - NAIROBI

You'll bid farewell to the Masai Mara after breakfast and return to Nairobi for your onward travel.

Info

Info

SKU
  • KE2014/11
Safari Circuit
  • No
Destination
  • Kenya
When to visit?
  • No
Tour style
  • No
Tour duration
  • 8 DAY
Included in the price
  • No
Excluded from the price
  • No
Itinerary Note
  • Note that for transfer from Nairobi Airport we use Impala Shuttle Service with departures daily at 0800 and 1400 or we can arrange private shuttle or a flight from NBO to JRO

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Itinerary in Brief


  • DAY 1 - NAIROBI - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK Game drive. (L,D)

  • DAY 2 - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK Full day game drive. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3 - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK - OL PEJETA Game drive. Chimpanzee sanctuary. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 4 - OL PEJETA - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK Game drive. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 5 - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - MAASAI MARA Game drive. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 6 - MAASAI MARA Full day game drive. Optional hot air balloon safari. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 7 - MAASAI MARA Full day game drive. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 8 - MAASAI MARA - NAIROBI Transfer. (B)

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

Attractions


  • Wildebeest migration on the Maasai Mara.

  • Ol Pejeta Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

  • Buffalo and rhinos at Lake Nakuru National Park.

  • Kilimanjaro views and game drives in Amboseli.

  • Two full days on the Maasai Mara.

  • Big 5 game viewing.

  • Optional balloon safari in the Maasai Mara.

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World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
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