Eight Day Best of Kenya Safari

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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Unlimited game drives with expert guides
Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip

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Jan - March & June - December

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.

Included

  • All meals on the safari. When staying at lodges it will be on full board basis and when budget camping then our accompanying chef will prepare delicious warm meals.
  • All Park entrance fees & taxes.
  • All prices are quoted in US Dollars.
  • Camping equipment if applicable (tents mattresses sleeping bags pillows table and chairs)
  • Flying Doctors rescue insurance for the time of the tour with Shadows of Africa.
  • Game safari to national parks as specified
  • Hotel/lodge/camp accommodation for the duration of the safari.
  • Private 4x4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch and sliding windows for 360 degree view of the wildlife surrounding you
  • First aid kit - Every safari vehicle comes standard with a fully stocked first aid kit. Our guides are all trained in providing basic first aid.
  • Spare tires - for any unforeseen issues that may arise on bumpy African outback
  • Charging station - Each car includes a charging station so you can charge your phone, camera battery, or laptop while on the road.
  • WIFI - Our Tanzanian vehicles come standard with WiFi so that you can stay connected while on the road.
  • Tea & Coffee - Every safari departs with a box including coffee and tea that can be enjoyed at any point during your safari.
  • Binoculars - 1 pair per car
  • Professional English speaking safari and tour guide / driver
  • Water and hot drink (coffee and tea) during safari.
  • Wildlife tours according to your itinerary preferences.
  • All game viewing activities specified Safari
  • Excluded

  • Any sightseeing excursions and optional activities other than those specified
  • Entry visas
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions
  • Tips and gratuities to safari crew - recommended: 15-20 USD per day to safari driver
  • 10 – 15 USD per day to safari cook
  • Travel insurance
  • Addons

    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.

    Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

    Tailor Made, Private Tours

    Tailor Made, Private Tours

    We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
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    Expert Advice 24/7

    With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
    World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

    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.
    Specialized Safari Vehicles

    Specialized Safari Vehicles

    Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
    Full Financial Protection

    Full Financial Protection

    With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
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    Your One Stop African Operator

    We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.