10 Day Magical Kenya Safari experience highlights
The Magical Kenya safari is a lifetime tour experience. Immerse yourself in Kenya for 10 days. Begin your journey with the parks of the coast, Tsavo West and Amboseli, with 2 night in each of them. Marvel at the huge elephants under the gazing Kilimanjaro Mountain. Take a relaxing break as you go west, and enjoy the cool breeze of Lake Naivasha with its flamingos and massive number of hippos. Go on to The Great Mara and use those 3 nights to forge memories and images of the Big 5 that will last forever. Why not take a balloon safari? As you go back to Nairobi, stop for a night at the gorgeous Lake Nakuru commonly known for its large number of flamingos and the rhinos.
Detailed Safari Itinerary for the 10 day Magical Kenya safari experience
Day 1 – Arrival at Jommo Kenyatta International Airport for your magical Kenya safari experience
Upon arrival in Nairobi at Jommo Kenyatta International Airport, meet and greet by our safari representative who will transfer you to the city hotel for relaxation. Check in and rest of the time is spent at leisure as you wait for the busy days a head as you experience the magical Kenya safari. Dinner and Overnight at Melili Hotel Nairobi
Day 2- Transfer to Tsavo West
Our magical Kenya safari starts as we depart by road for Tsavo West National Park. Arrive in time for lunch then an optional afternoon or evening game drive. Tsavo West is the most visited section in Tsavo National Park, offering many attractions apart from its wildlife. The foremost is the famous Mzima Springs where up to 227.3 million litres of cool crystal clear water flows out of the ground through porous volcanic rocks. The water is believed to originate from Chuyulu Hills, via an underground river. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Salt Lick game Lodge
Day 3 – Experience Tsavo West
After breakfast, we have a full day game drive, packed lunch provided. Other interesting places to visit are the Roaring Rocks, which get their name from the wind that hurtles through them. From here there are wonderful views over Tsavo from the top of a 98m rock face; similar views can be experienced from the poacher’s lookout. The volcanic Chaimu Crater, less than 200 years old and composed of black coke, is worth visiting and can be climbed if one is interested. The area is a good place to look out for klipspringer, a small antelope that’s as agile as its Swahili name Mbuzi mawe(mountain goat). In the south-west corner of Tsavo West is Lake Jipe, which has the Kenyan-Tanzanian border running through it. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Salt lick Game Lodge
Day 4 – Transfer to Explore Amboseli – The Home of Large Tuskers!
Early morning start and drive to Amboseli National Park, check in at your accommodation, day spent at leisure. Amboseli National Park is situated due south of Nairobi. Most of the park consists of a dry, ancient lake bed and fragile grassland with patches of acacia woodland, while in the southern area there is a number of small, rocky, volcanic hills. Around the swamp s Ol Okenya, Ol Tukai and Enkongo Narok, the vegetation is lush with yellow-barked acacias and phoenix palms. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli sopa lodge
Day 5 – Living with the Large Tuskers of Amboseli
Rising early for magical Kenya safari with great views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over the summit with packed lunch provided. An optional visit to a Maasai village can be planned after breakfast. A visit reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Despite its changing habitat, Amboseli National Park is possibly the best wildlife area In the whole of Africa to experience elephants at close range. Left strained by poachers, elephants feeding and bathing in the swamps must form the highlights of any Safari. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli sopa lodge.
Day 6 – Transfer from Amboseli To Lake Naivasha
With an early breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha, it is the highest and the most beautiful of the Rift Valley lakes. At 1910m (6200f), the water is fresh and the lake is fringed with dense clumps of papyrus (ancient Egyptian once used this to make paper). Kingfishers use the papyrus as a perch, herons hide in it while searching for food. Naivasha is yet another area popular for bird watching (over 400species have been recorded). It is also a favorite weekend retreat for Nairobi residents, who come here to sail, water ski and fish. There are no crocodiles in the lake as the water is too cold for them, due to altitude but there are a number of hippos. Along the lake shore, vineyards produce grapes for the country’s fledging wine industry. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha sopa lodge.
Day 7 – Lake Navisha To Lake Nakuru – Evening game drive
With an early breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, across the equator, southwards of Bogoria, lies the Rift Valley most famous Lake Nakuru. Known all over the world for its flamingoes, it’s alkaline and is recognized as being one of the natural wonders of the world. Lake Nakuru is now a rhino sanctuary, harboring a population of over 40 black and over 60 white rhinos, but the flamingoes, of course, have always been the main attraction. At times there may be almost 2million flamingoes in the residence, forming a stunningly beautiful deep pink band around the edge of the lake shore. Arrive in time for lunch then have an evening game drive for more magical Kenya safari experience. Dinner and Overnight at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
Day 8 – Transfer to Explore Masai Mara
Experience the magical Kenya safari with an early breakfast, game drive en route to Masai Mara National Reserve, it holds on as one of the few places left on earth where wildlife still lives comparatively undisturbed, in the numbers that once roamed the plains and forests of Africa. As the northern tip of the vast Serengeti ecosystem, the Mara hosts the spectacular seasonal migration of many thousands of Wildebeest, Zebras and attendant predators. Arrive in time for lunch then have an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Explore Nature Mara Lodge
Day 9 – Full day Masai Mara Experience – Optional Hot Air Balloon
After breakfast we have a full day dame drive, with packed lunch provided. The reserve is well known for its black- manned lion, as well as its abundant resident wildlife and its one of the few places where it’s possible to see the big five during a morning’s game drive. Many of the cheetahs are so tame they seek shelter from the hot sun under one’s vehicle and several even climb onto the roof to get better view of prospective prey. For the bird enthusiast, almost 500 species have been recorded: among these 16 species of eagle, plus many hawks and falcons, 6 species of vultures, 8 species of storks 4 of bustard (including the Kori bustard, the world’s heaviest flying bird), and 9 species of sun birds. Dinner and overnight at Explore Nature Mara Lodge
You can as well decide to take an optional Hot Air balloon and experience nature from the tree tops or a Maasai cultural experience can be a great ads on during our magical Kenya safari experience.
Day 10 – Transfer Back To Nairobi at leisure as we have concluded our Magical Kenya safari.
We start the day with an early morning game drive in the Mara plains to have a glimpse of wildlife games and waving farewell to the great Mara plains. Have a brunch and depart to Nairobi with lunch break en route.
We have reached the end of our 10 day Magical Kenya safari experience and we truly believe you have carried lots of unforgettable safari memories back home. Plan for late departure.