15 Days / 14 Nights Kenya African Wild Safari 

Arrive/Nairobi – Tsavo East National Park – Tsavo West National Park – Amboseli National Park – Samburu National Reserve – Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Aberdare National Park – Nakuru – Masai Mara- Nairobi/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 B&B           1 Night
Ashnil Aruba Lodge Tsavo East National Park Day 2 Day 4 FB         2 Nights
Voyager Ziwani Tented Camp Tsavo West National Park Day 4 Day 5 FB           1 Night
Kibo Safari Camp Amboseli National Park Day 5 Day 6 B&B           1 Night
Movenpick Hotel&Residences Nairobi Nairobi Day 6 Day 7 B&B           1 Night
Samburu Game Lodge Samburu National Reserve Day 7 Day 9 B&B         2 Nights
Sweetwaters Serena Camp Ol Pejeta Conservancy Day 9 Day 11 FB         2 Nights
The Ark Lodge Aberdare National Park Day 11 Day 12 FB           1 Night
Lake Nakuru Lodge Lake Nakuru National Park Day 12 Day 13 FB           1 Night
Mara Legends Camp Masai Mara National Reserve Day 13 Day 15 FB         2 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 15 Day 15 Breakfast  Not Incluide

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 1: HILTON GARDEN INN NAIROBI AIRPORT, NAIROBI

Nairobi

Situated in along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place, and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief, there are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and most notably just 20 minutes from the city centre wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve. Make sure you pay a visit to the Elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Day Itinerary

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport ex-International Flight. Clear with customs and immigration formalities, exit the arrival terminal, met and assisted by our AMA Safaris representative. Transfer to your hotel. Check in at your hotel afternoon at leisure.  Dinner on own arrangement. Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast basis

Overnight: Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport     

Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport is located in Nairobi, Kenya and is a few minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Accommodation at the property features 175 air-conditioned guest rooms. Each is equipped with free Wi-Fi, a well-lit work area, mini-refrigerator and a flat-screen TV. Guests can enjoy a drink in the relaxed lounge bar before enjoying a meal at the restaurant. Additional facilities include a heated infinity rooftop swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness centre.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: ASHNIL ARUBA LODGE, TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK        

Tsavo East National Park

Separating northern and southern Kenya, Tsavo East National Park features bushy grasslands, open plains dotted with baobabs alternating with semi-arid acacia scrub and lush woodlands. The arid environment with its unique red earth creates spectacular photo opportunities. This park is home to some of the largest elephant and buffalo herds in Kenya. Tsavo East boasts a rich biodiversity and is said to be one of the last remaining wildernesses. Visitors can enjoy many wonderful attractions including: Galana River and Lugard’s Falls; the magnificent Yatta Plateau; and Mudanda Rock, a natural viewpoint which overlooks a much visited and photographed drinking hole. The south of the park is busier, while north of Galana is a remarkably quiet wilderness where visitors can enjoy this unspoilt beauty.

Day Itinerary

Today you will enjoy an early breakfast, later you will depart for Nairobi Syokimau Railway Station for your scheduled Train to Voi.  En route will have an opportunity to view scenic view of the great Kenyan Savanna and other physical features like plateaus.

Pick up from the Standard Gauge Railway station; enjoy a brief game drive en-route arriving in time for lunch then rest before the afternoon game-drive. The park is famous for the ‘Man-eaters’. In 1898, as many as 135 railway workers were attacked and killed by man-eating lions.

The pair of male, mane less lions that, unusually, hunted humans rather than livestock, evaded traps and capture for many months. The man-eaters were eventually shot by Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson, but the legend lives on.

A variety of animals can be seen in the park such as lions, leopard, cheetah, zebras, Giraffes, Serval, Antelopes, Kongoni, Lesser Kudu, Oryx, Klipspringer, Impala, Stripped hyena, Ostriches, Gazelles, Buffalos, Elephants and many more. A variety of migratory and native birds are seen. Meals and overnight at Ashnil Aruba Lodge (LDBB)

Overnight: Ashnil Aruba Lodge      

Ashnil Aruba Lodge lies in the heart of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. Its location is superb, just a couple of hours from the coast of Mombasa, 5 hours leisurely drive from Nairobi and is located on the banks of Aruba Dam which was built in 1952 as a sport fishing recreational point in the park. Several watering holes nearby attract wildlife and spotting animals is easy because the park lies flat with savannah grassland.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: ASHNIL ARUBA LODGE, TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK        

Day Itinerary

Full day spend with morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Ashnil Aruba Lodge (LDBB)

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: VOYAGER ZIWANI TENTED CAMP, TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK      

Tsavo West National Park

Located in Kenya’s Coast Province, Tsavo West National Park stretches for over 9000kms² and is one of Kenya’s most rewarding parks. Tsavo West is covered in fairly thick bush but has spectacular natural scenery which includes volcanic cones, swamps, rocky outcrops and lava flows, mountains, river forest, plains, lakes, natural springs and wooded grassland. Although the game is not as easy to spot as in Tsavo East, it’s all here. Natural attractions include: the Mzima Springs, the main source of water for the Tsavo River; the Chaimu Crater; and the Roaring Rocks, offering panoramic views. Visitors can soak up the dramatic scenery, stay at one of the many fine lodges and spot a variety of wildlife.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast depart fir Tsavo West National park, the park is not only rich in flora and fauna but has also great features like the spectacular Mzima Springs.

The Springs are fed daily by 250 million litres of water gushing from the Chyulu Hills provide an oasis of green, an underwater hippo viewing chamber, two nature trails and some unique picnic spots. The molten lava that forms Shetani Lava flow spewed from the earth 200 years ago and its fiery fury was thought by the local people to be the work of the devil, hence its name which means devil in Swahili

All meals and overnight stay at Voyager Ziwani Tented Camp (LDBB)

Overnight: Voyager Ziwani Tented Camp

A Close Encounter with Wildest Africa. Situated in the shadow of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, on the edge of one of Kenya’s least explored parks, Voyager Ziwani offers a uniquely personal and adventurous safari experience.

Located on a 30,000-acre private farm on the western edge of Tsavo West National Park, Voyager Ziwani sits on the edge of a small, secluded dam on the Sante River. The camp’s environs are home to hundreds of basking hippos, while a short drive will deposit you among the big game of one of Kenya’s wildest and least explored national parks. The journey to Voyager Ziwani involves a scenic two-hour drive from Mtito Andei or Voi, or a direct flight of 20 minutes from Mombasa or 30 minutes from Nairobi.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: KIBO SAFARI CAMP, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK     

Amboseli National Park

Located in the southern reaches of Kenya, the Amboseli National Park is renowned for its excellent variety of wildlife such as Masaai giraffe, elephant, lion and cheetah and not surprisingly it is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The landscape of Amboseli is dominated by the majestic snow cap of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as open plains, acacia woodland, swamps and the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok. The birding is excellent, especially closer to the lakes and swamps. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and soak up spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast drive to the Amboseli National Park which is set at the foot of the most famous symbol of Africa. Mt Kilimanjaro broods high over Amboseli, generally cloaked by clouds but appearing in all its snow-shrouded magnificence from time to time. Kilimanjaro was once part of Kenya, but on the marriage of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany Queen Victoria gifted it to her beloved grand-son, whose colony Tanzania then was, as the perfect wedding present. The mountain now provides water for the park, wonderful views and, of course, the most glorious background for animal photography. Afternoon game viewing drive. Meals and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp (LDBB)

Overnight: Kibo Safari Camp          

Kibo safari camp is a luxury tented camp based in Amboseli National Park, set at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa standing at 5896m. Situated 140kms south of Nairobi. Amboseli National Park is the second most popular national park in Kenya.

Kibo Safari Camp is only a 4 hours drive away from Nairobi city and with the newly built tarmac road from Emali to Loitoktok, you are sure to get here comfortably. It is 15km away from the Amboseli airstrip and a five minutes drive from the park gate. The ideal location of the camp ensures you get breathtaking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  Kibo safari camp offers complete tranquility and privacy as we have maintained the original nature feel bringing you closer to nature.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: MOVENPICK HOTEL & RESIDENCES NAIROBI, NAIROBI        

Nairobi

As previously described

Day Itinerary

Today you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast then depart for Nairobi, afternoon at leisure. Lunch & dinner on own arrangement. Overnight at Movenpick Hotel & Residences Bed & Breakfast basis

Overnight: Movenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi        

Superior African-themed 5-star hotel in the heart of Nairobi .Experience Nairobi in our 5-star hotel that charms with its African design, uplifting atmosphere, open spaces, cool features and panoramic views. Situated in the popular Westlands district, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi is the perfect base to explore Kenya’s capital while staying for business or leisure in 276 spacious rooms, suites and residences.

Dine in the spectacular 360-degree revolving restaurant that complements two more restaurants, two bars and a lobby lounge. Chill out at the pool, relax in the spa and work out in the gym. More than a dozen modern meeting rooms, a beautiful ballroom and large exhibition hall make this a fantastic destination for conferences and events in Nairobi.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 7: SAMBURU GAME LODGE, SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE   

Samburu National Reserve

Resting on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River and neighbouring the Buffalo Springs National Park, Samburu National Reserve is remote, hot and arid. The reserve spans over 165kms of spectacularly scenic landscape featuring rugged hills, undulating plains and riverine forests. The park is home to abundant wildlife including a variety of rare species such as the reticulated giraffe, the long necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s Zebra and Beisa Oryx. Samburu was one of the homes of ‘Elsa the Lioness’, star of the bestselling book and award-winning movie ‘Born Free’. Visitors can enjoy viewing over 900 elephants, a variety of predators, and over 450 bird species.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, drive north via Nanyuki and Mt Kenya to the Samburu National Reserve. Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve provides some the best and most colourful game viewing in the country. You will a brief stopover to enjoy lunch at Trout Tree Restaurant. Enjoy afternoon game viewing drives in Samburu National Reserve, check in at your camp late in the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge LDBB

Overnight: Samburu Game Lodge

Surrounded by the wild beauty of Samburu National Reserve, Samburu Lodge is a luxury lodge that overlooks the Ewaso Nyiro River. The lodge features four cosy room types, each with basic amenities. Accommodation facilities include a restaurant, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a spa, and two bars.  Guests are conveniently located to enjoy bird watching and game drives.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: SAMBURU GAME LODGE, SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE   

Day Itinerary

All day spent in the Samburu National Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. All Meals & Overnight Samburu Game Lodge LDBB

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9: SWEETWATERS SERENA CAMP, OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Resting at the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain Range, in central Kenya’s Laikipia County, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. It is also home to the last three remaining northern white rhino in the world. Originally a working cattle ranch in colonial Kenya and now a pioneering wildlife conservancy, Ol Pejeta works to protect wildlife and provide a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees. The Conservancy is a popular safari destination and is home to the renowned ‘Big Five’ as well as a wide selection of other African animals including: zebra, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, jackal, serval, hyena, vervet monkey and many more. Visitors can enjoy an assortment of outdoor activities such as horse rides, game walks, and nocturnal game drives.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast depart for Ol Pejeta Conservancy arriving in time for lunch. Later you will enjoy game viewing.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 90,000-acre private wildlife conservancy – is situated on the equator, in Kenya’s Laikipia District, between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya. Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Sweetwaters Game Reserve) is only 3 hours drive from Nairobi.  The Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals, including the “Big Five” (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion), Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest, cheetah and chimpanzee.  Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. It also offers guests a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. All Meals and overnight at Serena Sweetwater’s Camp (LDBB)

Overnight: Sweetwater’s Serena Camp     

A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwater’s Tented Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury.

Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The central Rhino Restaurant is housed in the former manager’s house of this once colonial farm, and offers both regional and international cuisine. Also within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, which centres on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 10: SWEETWATERS SERENA CAMP, OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

Day Itinerary

Today you will depart with picnic lunch for nearby Solio Ranch.

All Meals and overnight at Serena Sweetwaters Camp (LDBB)

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 11: THE ARK LODGE, ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

Aberdare National Park

Located northeast of Nairobi, Kenya, the Aberdare National Park was created to protect the Aberdare Mountain Range, the peaks of which soar to 3930 metres. The landscape is characterised by steep forested slopes, expansive moors, and deep ravines scattered with cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear streams and rushing rivers. The park is inhabited by a variety of African wildlife such as: elephant, lion, spotted hyena, rhino, black leopard and the very elusive bongo antelope that lives in the high altitude bamboo forests. The park offers the perfect environment for picnics, camping in the moorlands, trout fishing in the rivers, and excellent bird watching with over 250 species of birds including hawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the Aberdare & Mt. Kenya. Arrive in time for a late lunch while enjoying views of the animals at the waterhole. The Ark Lodge (LDBB)

Overnight: The Ark Lodge  

The Ark has four viewing areas from which to observe the ever-present animal activity at the waterhole and saltlick. There is also a ground level hide – the perfect spot for the discerning photographer. From this vantage point, photos of animals can be taken at eye-level.

As described in the book, Haven Under the Hill, Monty Brown says, “In this intimate recess one can almost, but not quite, pat the animals, hear their sounds and smell the aroma of the night. This is a magical corner, where there is close contact with the essence that tells of unexplored Africa, and where, very often, the visitor may enjoy in solitary state the beauty of it all.” So as not to miss any animal sightings, the resident guide will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole. Simply throw on your provided robe and slippers, grab your camera and view nightlife at the waterhole!

The sister property to The Ark the Aberdare Country Club, is a short distance away and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Activities include a game walk on our 1300 acres, golf, and tennis, horseback riding, relaxing at our health club or swimming pool, or simply enjoying the gorgeous gardens.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 12: LAKE NAKURU LODGE, LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK, NAKURU

Nakuru

Nakuru is a city on the shores of western Kenya’s Lake Nakuru, within a reserve that sprawls across almost 200 square kilometres. It is the capital of Nakuru County, located in the Great Rift Valley. Ten kilometres from town lies the massive Menengai Crater. A hiking trail leads up to the rim of this ancient caldera, offering bird’s eye views over the lake and surrounds then plunges 400 metres down to the floor below, where you will find ancient forests. Lake Nakuru National Park, surrounding Nakuru, is home to exceptional birdlife, as well as over 50 varieties of mammals. These include lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, rhino, antelope and various primates.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the Ark Lodge followed by check out. Depart from The Ark Lodge to the Aberdares Country Club where you will rejoin your driver guide. Retrieve your extra luggage and thereafter rejoin your driver and proceed via the Nyahururu waterfalls to the Great Rift Valley, Arrive at your lodge for late lunch. After Lunch you will proceed on an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lake has good density of game and it is one Park that within few minutes of game drive, you will achieve quite a lot in terms of sightings. It is also a bird watchers haven. After the game drive proceed back to your lodge.

Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Nakuru   Lodge (LDBB)

Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge      

Situated inside Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Nakuru Lodge is an eco-lodge that provides peerless views of wildlife and Lake Nakuru. Each guest rooms features a Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a seating area. The lodge also includes an in-house restaurant and an outdoor pool. Guests can visit must-see sights such as Egerton Castle and Menengai Crater less than 50km away from the property.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 13: MARA LEGENDS CAMP, MASAI MARA    

Masai Mara

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, drive to the Masai Mara offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. 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. Arrive for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drives until sunset.

Meals and overnight at Mara Legends Camp (LDBB)

Overnight: Mara Legends Camp     

Mara Legends Camp is set in a bush forest along the Olarro Orok River in Kenya. The camp offers single or double bed tents that are equipped with bathrooms with a hot shower, writing desks with a lamp, sitting areas, and on the outside of the tent, chairs and a small table to enjoy the surrounding nature. The camp features an on-site restaurant and bar, as well as a sitting area, and bonfire area. Guests may book a game drive, where cheetahs, leopards and lions may be sighted, or explore the nearby Masai Village.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 14: MARA LEGENDS CAMP, MASAI MARA    

Day Itinerary

The early morning calm air of the Maasai Mara has made possible the introduction of Hot Air Balloon flights, available as an optional tour of a hot air balloon ride to see the park from a bird’s eye view, from leading lodges and camps in the reserve. (Please reserve early to avoid disappointment for this adventure!).

Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve. After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast. Lunch and late afternoon Game viewing drive.

OPTION: A full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes (full day game drive including visits to Mara River, Kenya Tanzania Border Post and a great chance to view the “Big Five”. You will have picnic lunch at Hippo Pool. Return to your lodge late in the afternoon). Later just relax or visit the nearby Maasai village as an optional excursion.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Legends Camp (LDBB)

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 15: END OF ITINERARY      

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, drive to Nairobi, Kenya’s colorful capital city.  You will be dropped off at your city centre hotel or Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your departure flight back home.

Basis

Breakfast

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