8 Days / 7 Nights Kenyan Tour

Arrive / Kimana (Amboseli National Park – Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara – Nairobi / Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Amboseli Sopa Lodge Kimana Day 1 Day 3 FB+ 2 Night
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort Lake Naivasha Day 3 Day 4 FB 1 Night
Mara Leisure Camp Masai Mara National Reserve Day 4 Day 7 FB+ 3 Nights
Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel Nairobi Day 7 Day 8 B&B 1 Night
Not Included Transfer for International depart Day 8 Day 8 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

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

FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 1: AMBOSELI SOPA LODGE, KIMANA   

Kimana

Located in the Loitokitok District of Kenya’s Rift Valley Province, close to the Kenyan border, Kimana is a beautiful, remote town boasting spectacular natural landscapes, an array of churches, and several enthralling wildlife parks. Nature and animal enthusiasts will delight in going on safaris at reserves such as the Kimana Sanctuary, where they can see mesmerizing open plains, yellow fever trees, Mount Kilimanjaro in the south and the Chyulu Hills in the north. Visitors will have the chance to spot elephants, zebra, gazelle, eland, warthogs, vervet monkeys and kingfishers.

Day Itinerary

Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, met and assisted by our AMA Safaris representative. After a short briefing drive to the Amboseli National Park which is set at the foot of the most famous symbol of Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro.  Arrive at your lodge for late lunch. Afternoon game drives at the park. Meals and overnight at the lodge.

Overnight: Amboseli Sopa Lodge  

Nestled in 190 acres of wooded Masai land, the Lodge sits on the foothills of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.  Mature wooded gardens with a variety of trees and plants thrive in these surroundings.  Different species of birds, monkeys and squirrels dart through the gardens. There are 83 rooms in total, some with interconnecting doors – ideal for families – and 24 rooms can be turned into triples on request.  Two rooms are suitable for the physically challenged, and one room is a honeymoon suite.  The rooms are constructed as individual huts, and they are all spacious, with en-suite bathrooms and verandahs.  Local materials and colours are used for furnishings, maintaining the African theme.  The totally private and spacious honeymoon suite has an ornamental fireplace and kitchenette.  A spacious verandah surrounds the suite, ideal for viewing the mountain in its glory.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 2: AMBOSELI SOPA LODGE, KIMANA   

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the lodge. Morning game drive. Drive to Amboseli sopa for lunch. Afternoon game drive.Meals and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.

Kimana

As previously described

Overnight: Amboseli Sopa Lodge  

Nestled in 190 acres of wooded Masai land, the Lodge sits on the foothills of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.  Mature wooded gardens with a variety of trees and plants thrive in these surroundings.  Different species of birds, monkeys and squirrels dart through the gardens. There are 83 rooms in total, some with interconnecting doors – ideal for families – and 24 rooms can be turned into triples on request.  Two rooms are suitable for the physically challenged, and one room is a honeymoon suite.  The rooms are constructed as individual huts, and they are all spacious, with en-suite bathrooms and verandahs.  Local materials and colours are used for furnishings, maintaining the African theme.  The totally private and spacious honeymoon suite has an ornamental fireplace and kitchenette.  A spacious verandah surrounds the suite, ideal for viewing the mountain in its glory.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 3: LAKE NAIVASHA SOPA RESORT, LAKE NAIVASHA     

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Great Rift Valley Lakes and despite having no outlet, it is one of only two Rift Valley freshwater lakes. This beautiful lake is fringed by papyrus and acacia trees, a unique geologic landscape and supports a vast array of over 450 bird species. It serves as the main drinking hole for wildlife in the area such as zebra, eland, hippo, waterbuck, buffalo and much more. Visitors can look forward to excellent game viewing, intriguing night safaris, and boat excursions around the lake as well as to Crescent Island for spectacular bird watching opportunities. Other popular activities include: guided nature walks, horse riding, village visits and tours to neighboring national parks.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the camp. 0700hrs: Depart for Lake Naivasha with a stop at the rift valley view point. Proceed to Naivasha arriving for lunch. Afternoon at leisure with boat ride along the crescent island. Late evening return at the lodge. Meals and overnight at your lodge. Dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort     

Naivasha is a Masai name given to the area, denoting the characteristics of the lake. 21 cottages are built in a crescent shape, and each has four rooms, totaling 80 standard rooms and Two suites.  Two of these rooms are suitable for the physically challenged.  Six of the 21 cottages have interconnecting rooms on the ground floor. Rock gardens feature vibrantly coloured flowers, which give a beautiful contrast to the greenery of the well-manicured lawns.  Monkeys play on the lawns and different species of birds chip in the trees.  Pathways wind between the open lawns and frangipanis, with aloes and proteas growing in abundance.  The acacia trees are plentiful in this area and provide welcome shade.  The stone exterior walls of the cottages are carried into the rooms.  Ground-floor rooms have two queen-size beds and a sunken living room at the front, which opens out on to the beautifully manicured lawns.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: MARA LEISURE 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 epitomizes 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 National Reserve 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

Breakfast at the lodge,

0700hrs, depart for the legendary Masai Mara National Reserve. The enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migrations and its home for the big five Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Arrive in time for lunch at the Mara Leisure Camp. After a sumptuous lunch, you will depart for an afternoon game till sunset

Overnight: Mara Leisure Camp       

Welcome to Maasai Mara – the most talked about destination in the world’s most talked about wilderness. Located along in the Talek River, at the confluence of the Maasai Mara’s four game-viewing areas on the northern boundary of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Mara Leisure camp is located around one of the most spectacular locations in the entire Mara Ecosystem. more

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 5: MARA LEISURE CAMP, MASAI MARA        

Day Itinerary

A relaxed rise followed by a hearty breakfast and thereafter a full day game drive with picnic lunch to see the varied game of the Masai Mara. This region is Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). Optional visit to a local Maasai village at an extra cost.

Dinner and Overnight at Mara Leisure camp.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 6: MARA LEISURE CAMP, MASAI MARA        

Day Itinerary

{0500hrs. Early morning optional balloon ride with champagne-style breakfast at an extra coast}
Early wakeup call and embark on an early morning game drive and later return to your lodge with a game drive en-route. Rest of the morning at leisure followed by lunch at your lodge. Evening sun-downer

Meals and overnight at the Mara Leisure Camp

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 7: CROWNE PLAZA NAIROBI AIRPORT HOTEL, 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 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

0800hrs. Depart for Nairobi with a stop at the rift valley view point. Arrival Nairobi restaurant for lunch at own arrangement. Later your driver guide can take you for shopping should you wish before transfer to the carnivore restaurant for dinner.

Later transfer will be arranged to Crowne plaza airport Hotel for your over night.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel  

Crown Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel is the only official hotel located at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel offers 144 spacious, adaptable, contemporarily designed rooms, with a large ergonomic working area consisting of suites, interconnecting rooms, double and twin rooms, convenient for business, family and leisure travelers.  The hotel features a contemporary café with round the clock menu offering local and global cuisine, and a coffee shop a conference centre and 3 meeting rooms.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 8: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight out.

Basis

Breakfast

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