In this 8 days Kenya wildlife safari you’ll travel to Amboseli National Park, spending two nights in the home of the largest tuskers you will ever see on the planet. Stopping for a night in the idyllic Lake Naivasha for a relaxed evening and another in Lake Nakuru. You’ll then go on your way to the Masai Mara, probably the most prolific wildlife destination on the planet.
Detailed Safari Itinerary For The 8 Day Kenya wildlife safari Experience
Day 1 – Arrival At Jommo Kenyatta International Airport For Your Kenya wildlife safari Experience
Upon arrival in Nairobi at Jommo Kenyatta International Airport for this amazing Kenya wildlife safari, 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 ahead as your experience the magical Kenya. Dinner and Overnight at Melili Hotel Nairobi
Day 2. Transfer to Amboseli – Evening game drive to Experience the Kenya wildlife safari
An early morning starts and drive to Amboseli National Park. Check-in at accommodation and lunch. Afternoon game drive to experience Kenya wildlife safari experience
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 swamps 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 3 – Living with the Large Tuskers of Amboseli National park
Rising early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over the summit with packed lunch provided, an optional visit to a Masai 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 elephant at close range. Left un harassed by poachers, elephants feeding and bathing in the swamps must form the highlights of any Safari. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli sopa lodge.
Day 4 – Transfer from Amboseli To Lake Naivasha – Evening boat cruise
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 5 – 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 and experience more of the Kenya wildlife safari. Dinner and Overnight at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
Day 6 – Transfer to Explore Masai Maraa
With an early breakfast, game drive en route to Maasai 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 to experience more of Kenya wildlife safari. Dinner and overnight at Explore Nature Mara Lodge
Day 7 – Masai Maraa Experience – Optional Hot Air Balloon to spice up your Kenya wildlife safari
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 Kenya wildlife safari experience.
Day 8 – Transfer Back To Nairobi – Late Evening Departure
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 8 day Kenya wildlife safari experience and we truly believe you have carried lots of unforgettable safari memories back home. Plan for late departure.