11 Days Classic Kenya Wildlife Safari | Maasai mara | Amboseli | Samburu

Tour Overview

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with our 11 Days Classic Kenya Wildlife Safari, a carefully crafted expedition that takes you deep into the heart of Kenya’s most iconic and diverse national parks: Maasai Mara, Amboseli, and Samburu. This immersive journey offers a unique opportunity to witness the rich tapestry of Kenya’s wildlife, culture, and landscapes.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival – Nairobi

Welcome officially to Kenya!

You will be met upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our representative once you finalize with immigration.

Thereafter, you will be transferred to your city Hotel for check in.

Kenya’s capital city has risen in a single century from a brackish uninhabited swampland to a thriving modern capital.

Modern Nairobi is still the safari capital of the Africa, but the modern world has quickly caught up with the city. A frontier town no more, Nairobi is one of Africa’s largest, and most interesting cities.

Nairobi is a city that never seems to sleep. The entire town has a boundless energy, and is thriving place where all of human life can be found. This is a place of great contrasts where race, tribe and origin all become facets of a unique Nairobi character. The city has not lost its sense of the past, with an excellent museum and the historical home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa open to visitors. This is not a modern capital separated from the great wilderness that surrounds it. Just outside the city is Nairobi National Park, 113 sq. kms of plains, cliffs and forest. The park is home to large herds of zebra, Wildebeest, Buffalo, Giraffe and more. Rhino, Cheetah, and a large number of Lions are all found here, living wild within 20 minutes of the Centre of town.

Rest of the day is spent at leisure with overnight at the town hotel in Nairobi.

Dinner will be payable direct.

Ibis Styles Hotel

Meal Plan: Nil

DAY 2: – Full day disposal in Nairobi

Breakfast will be served at your hotel.

At the agreed time (0800Hrs possibly) you will be met by our guide and you will depart for your full day excursion at the beautiful Karen Area.

Start by Public Hour visit to Daphne Sheldrick wildlife trust at 1100Hrs -1200Hrs.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s elephant Orphanage is a small charity, established in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick to honor the memory of her husband, famous Naturalist, David Sheldrick, the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. For over 25 years Kenya born Daphne lived and worked alongside her late husband and during that time she raised and rehabilitated back into the wild orphans of misfortune from many different wild species, including elephants aged two and upwards.

You will then visit the Giraffe Centre which offers the unique experience of hand-feeding these gentle giants at eye level

from a raised platform, while watching the warthogs below snuffle around looking for titbits.

Our guide will then recommend for you a hotel where you can grab lunch –Payable directly.

Then visit the Karen Blixen Museum which offers a glimpse of typical colonial life in Kenya. The house was once the centre piece of a farm owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen. The museum gained international fame with the release of the Oscar winning film ‘Out of Africa’, which is based on Karen’s life.

After your excursions, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Dinner will be on own arrangement at the Hotel.

Concord Hotel & Suites –Superior Rooms /Hilton Garden Inn –Standard room

Meal Plan: Nil

DAY 3:-Nairobi –Samburu Game Reserve

Breakfast will be served at your town Hotel. After breakfast you will proceed by road to Samburu Game reserve arriving at your camp in time for lunch.

Samburu Game Reserve is within the land of the colorful Samburu people who are close cousins of the Masai. Scenically and faunally dramatic, for most of the year Samburu is sure under the unsympathetic equatorial sun. This arid wilderness is a place where the waters of the Ewaso N’giro attract a profusion of game. This beautiful area is known for its large herds of elephants and elusive leopards as well as northern endemic species including the gerenuk Somali Ostrich, Beisa Oryx and reticulated giraffe.

First afternoon game drive before you return in the evening at your camp for dinner and overnight.

Ashnil Samburu Camp 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4:-Samburu Game Reserve

Another day in Samburu Game Reserve.

Your driver with plan your days with you, which can be as active or as leisurely as you wish. You may decide to spend the whole day in the reserve with picnic lunches or enjoy a morning game drive and return to the camp for a leisurely lunch and time to relax before going out game viewing again in the cooler hours of the afternoon.

The Samburu people are some of the friendliest in Kenya. Originally a nomadic tribe, the Samburu today still embraces their nomadic culture. They live north of the equator in the geographically fascinating Samburu County of Northern Kenya and are closely related to the Maasai tribe who speak a similar language, derived from Maa.

Evening return to your camp for dinner and overnight.

Ashnil Samburu Camp 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5:-Samburu Game Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, you will proceed by road to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving at your camp in time for lunch.

There is time to relax after lunch before departing for an afternoon game drive in the park.

Lake Nakuru National Park is best known for its migrating flamingos and its large flocks of pelicans, however, recently the lake’s rising water levels have reduced the salinity of water in the lake thereby reducing algae, the main food for flamingoes.  When this happens the migrating flamingoes move to Lake Bogoria.  There are over 450 bird species at the lake and a thriving mammal population including buffalos, baboons, impalas, Rothschild giraffes, bush backs, and waterbucks.  A rhino sanctuary was established to protect this highly endangered species. The parkland surrounding the Lake has acacia and euphorbia forests as well as areas of grassland and rocky cliffs.

Later in the evening, you will return to your camp for dinner and overnight.

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6:- Lake Nakuru National Park –Masai Mara Game Reserve

Breakfast will be served at your Lodge.

Today, you will proceed to Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving at your camp in time for lunch. You will have some time at leisure at the camp enjoying the camp’s activities

This afternoon you will visit the traditional Maasai Manyatta for a cultural experience.

An evening game drive will be conducted before you return to the camp in the evening.

Masai Mara Game Reserve covers over 700 square miles of magnificent wilderness. It is the Africa

of the imagination; endless reaches of acacia-dotted grasslands studded with hazy hills. Be on the lookout hoping to see Lions in large prides, Elephants, Buffalos, Zebras, and numerous plain animals.

Dinner will be served followed by overnight.

Mara Maisha Camp 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7:-Masai Mara Game Reserve

This day will be spent game viewing in Kenya’s finest wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve in search of Africa’s Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve.

On clear days, the Masai Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunset’s well-worth capturing on camera. The Masai Mara Game Reserve has incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is classical open savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife. Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara you will see an abundance of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal or surveying the wild plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but reasonably common. The ultimate action here is, without doubt, the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration, in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October.

Hot-air balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains teeming with wildlife. These Masai Mara balloon trips can be arranged at extra cost.

Mara Maisha Camp 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8:-Masai Mara Game Reserve –Lake Naivasha

Last early morning game drive in this awesome reserve.

Return to the camp and enjoy a leisurely breakfast then check-out at the agreed time with your guide. You will then proceed to Lake Naivasha.

The lake is an important horticultural area of Kenya. Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies north west of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise

Lunch will be served and afternoon at leisure enjoying the Hotel premises. .

Afternoon at leisure by the lake side.  On this afternoon you will have a boat ride on the Lake.

Rest of the evening will be at your Resort

Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli National Park

After breakfast you will proceed to Amboseli National Park by road via Nairobi arriving at your camp in time for lunch.

Amboseli National Park is in southern Kenya. It’s known for its large elephant herds and views of immense Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania. Observation Hill offers panoramas of the peak and the park’s plains and swamps. Varied wildlife includes giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species. The western section is dominated by vast Lake Amboseli, which is dry outside the rainy season.

Afternoon you will proceed for your first afternoon game drive in this magnificent park.

Evening return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Kibo Safari Camp 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10: -Full day in Amboseli National Park

Another day spend in Amboseli National Park.

Amboseli is often called the ‘Land of Giants’ – due to the impressive elephants here carrying massive tusks. The animals are set against breathtaking vistas of Mt Kilimanjaro, which makes an awesome backdrop to the small park. Aside from elephants, many plains animals are easy to spot. Fantastic photo opportunities are possible, and early mornings are best for clear views of Kilimanjaro. Amboseli offers great wildlife viewing, and four of the Big Five are present. Rhinos are absent, but big herds of elephants reliably move to and from the marshy swamps in the center of the park. Buffalo, wildebeestBurchell’s zebra and gazelle are all very common. Lions are the easiest to spot of the big cats, but sightings are hit-and-miss.

All meals will be served at your camp.

Kibo Safari Camp 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 11:-Amboseli – Nairobi

This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast then check-out at the agreed time with your guide. You will then proceed to Nairobi. Your guide will recommend a good hotel where you can have lunch (payable direct).

No activity scheduled on this day. We will then drop you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight home.

Please book your international flight past 1700Hrs.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT

TOUR EXCLUDES

  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • International flights (from/to the client’s home country)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips: tipping guideline of US$ 10.00 per person per day for the guide and crew
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees and other personal items)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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An overview of our Company: –
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