Magical Kenya Safari

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Your Package Includes

  • 9 Days 8 Nights
  • Code: PAK
  • From: $2300

This 9-day road safari features both traditional safari lodges and a luxury tented camp experience, showcases the snowcapped peaks of Mount Kenya, the arid but beautiful northern Samburu District, the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru, home to over one million flamingoes, and an overview of the lakes and volcanoes of the Great Rift Valley.

Itinerary at a glance

DAY 1
Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya
DAY 2
Nairobi - Aberdare National Park
DAY 3
Aberdare - Samburu National Reserve - Shaba
DAY 4
Safari in Shaba
DAY 5
Shaba - Lake Nakuru
DAY 6
Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara
DAY 7
Safari in Maasai Mara
DAY 8
Maasai Mara - Great Rift Valley - Nairobi
DAY 9
Nairobi -Transfer to Airport
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Overnight Stay
Nairobi (1nt) - Aberdare national park (1nt) - Samburu national reserve - Shaba national reserve (2 nts) - Lake nakuru national park (1nt) - Masai mara national reserve (2 nts) - Great rift valley - Nairobi (1nt)

TRIP TIMELINE

DAY 1

Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya

Today, land in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, your gateway to the country’s wildlife parks. Meet your Peony Tours representative at the airport and enjoy a convenient transfer to your hotel. Relax and enjoy a good night’s rest to prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime safari experiences ahead.

Accommodation:

Sarova Panafric Hotel or Similar

DAY 2

Nairobi - Aberdare National Park

After breakfast this morning, leave the bustling city of Nairobi and soak in the views over Kenya’s stunning scenery and villages on your way to Aberdare National Park. Around 10% of all land in Kenya, including its mountains, savannah and forests are designated as national parks and game reserves, and your visit to Aberdare takes you right into the heart of some of Kenya’s most wildlife-rich countryside. Arrive in time for lunch at the famous Aberdare Country Club and then transfer to the Treetop Hotel and your accommodation in The Ark Tree Lodge. This charming lodge overlooks one of the largest salt-licks and waterholes in the Aberdare Mountains, so spend the rest of the day watching the awesome wildlife that come to drink here. Modeled after Noah's Ark, the Ark has viewing decks with balconies and lounges that give you a great vantage point for your game viewing. (Kindly note only an overnight bag is allowed at Ark. Rest of the luggage will be locked up at the Aberdare Country Club at no extra cost.)

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

The Ark Lodge or Similar

DAY 3

Aberdare - Samburu National Reserve - Shaba

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to The Aberdare Country Club, where you will reconnect with your driver guide. Then, drive north and cross into Kenya’s remote Northern Frontier Province to Shaba National Reserve bordering the famous Samburu National Park. Once here, enjoy the first of a series of thrilling game drives through the thornbush savannah and dusty plains, which provided the iconic settings for the award-winning, beloved movie, “Born Free.” After lunch at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, take to the wild with your guide and drive through the 130-kilometer square Shaba much as the Adamsons of Born Free did in the mid-20th century. As you rumble along the rugged tracks, keep a keen watch for the Shaba’s wildlife, including elephant, lion, leopard, zebra and the reticulated giraffe. 

Game Drive: Afternoon

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge or Similar

DAY 4

Safari in Shaba

Today, your safari experience really picks up steam, with three exciting game drives packed into your day: in the early morning, mid-morning and afternoon. On all three, trundle into the volcanic sandy landscapes of Shaba in search of its herds of exotic wildlife, including elephant, cheetah, giraffe, lions and the rare Beisa oryx. Stake out the reserve’s oasis-like water springs and watch as the animals jostle for space by the water’s edge, and watch for the Shaba’s incredibly diverse and rich birdlife, which includes large flocks of guinea fowl, storks, doves, and sandgrouse. 

Game Drives: Early Morning, Morning, Afternoon

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge or Similar

DAY 5

Shaba - Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, leave Shaba and drive to the ancient Great Rift Valley, home to magnificent Lake Nakuru. Surrounded by forest and bushy grassland, this immense and protected expanse of water is home to one of the most remarkable wild bird communities in all of Africa. Here, over a million pink flamingos flock to feed on the lake’s algae, creating an extraordinary spectacle for visitors. Watch, too, for the lake’s other avian attractions, including pelicans, cormorants, and grebes, which can often be spotted near or amid the constantly moving mass of pink created by the hordes of flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge and afterward, take an exhilarating game drive into the rich ecosystem around the lake in search of the area’s 56 recorded species, including rhinoceros and buffalo. 

Game Drive: Afternoon

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge or Similar

DAY 6

Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara

Today brings the highpoint of your Kenyan adventure, your visit to the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve in southwest Kenya. Extending for 1,800 square kilometers, this legendary reserve is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and consists of vast, well-watered plains that support one of the world’s largest populations of animal groups. Among the many marvels here are a huge number of predators, such as lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena, the annual great migration, when thousands of wildebeest cross the Mara River into the lush Serengeti, and the distinctive Maasai peoples, who live and graze their stock on the edges of the reserve. Savor lunch at the Sarova Mara Game Camp, before taking an unforgettable game drive into the fabled Mara.

Game Drive: Afternoon

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

Sarova Mara Game Camp or Similar

DAY 7

Safari in Maasai Mara

Enjoy the entire day to explore the Maasai Mara, Africa’s richest wildlife viewing area. Head out on three game drives to seek out the reserve’s captivating “Big Five” of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo, with the chance to see them, including elephants in some of Africa’s largest herds. Finish your enthralling day with a fabulous opportunity to watch a colorful and ancient Maasai Dance Performance. 

Game Drives: Early Morning, Morning, Afternoon

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

Sarova Mara Game Camp or Similar

DAY 8

Maasai Mara - Great Rift Valley - Nairobi

Take off on a final, early morning game drive today to spot and track more of the Maasai’s wondrous wildlife and soak in its awesome savannahs and vast plains. Then, bid a fond farewell to the Maasai Mara and travel back down the epic Great Rift Valley to Nairobi, absorbing the beautiful views over Kenya’s landscapes and the sights of Maasai villages and shantytowns as you travel. On arrival, spend the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps unwind at your hotel reflecting on the sights and sounds of your safari adventures, or head into the city, one of the largest of Africa’s capitals, to explore independently or shop for souvenirs. 

Game Drive: Early Morning

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

Sarova Panafric Hotel or Similar

DAY 9

Nairobi -Transfer to Airport

Your exhilarating safari experience comes to an end today, although your memories will no doubt last forever. After breakfast this morning, transfer to Nairobi airport for your homebound flight.

Included: Breakfast

YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

Service of an English speaking driver-guide, game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in itinerary

Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the itinerary. 

Designed to meet more wildlife through safari, our itinerary promises an unrivalled insight into East Africa’s hidden secrets.

Total 10 game drives include 3 Early Morning Game Drives, 2 Morning Game Drives and 5 Afternoon Game Drives

Visit five of the most popular national parks and reserves in Kenya for an exclusive safari experience. 
  • Aberdare National Park
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Shaba National Reserve
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Discover the Annual One Million Wildebeest Migration.
  • Overlook the lakes and volcanoes of the world famous Great Rift Valley.
  • Experience standing on the equator and straddling two hemispheres.

Group airport transfers in Kenya

Transportation in a shared chauffeur driven safari vehicle with pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. 

Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 2 adults as a locally hosted tour

For your further protection, we also include the Flying Doctors Coverage for you within East Africa for a period of 14 days. In the eventuality of a medical emergency, client will be airlifted to a good hospital in Nairobi. But the hospital bills are born by the patient.

Nairobi Sarova Panafric Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Idyllically located 5 minutes drive from the CBD and 18 Kms from Jomo Kenyatta Internationa Airport, amidst beautifully landscaped gardens in a quiet suburb of Nairobi, Sarova Panafric offers 162 rooms in a range of superior, executive, club and suites- all recently refurbished and decorated in a contemporary vibrant African style.

Details

  • Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi 72493, Kenya
  • +254 709 111 000

Aberdare National Park The Ark Lodge or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, iconic and yes, quirky. The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark comprises of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide a superb location for wildlife to be seen. So that you don’t miss any animal sightings, the night guard will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole. The Ark has four viewing areas for observing the ever-present animal activity.

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Shaba National Reserve Sarova Shaba Game Lodge or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in a natural oasis in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve just east of Samburu, The lodge is 314 km from Nairobi, It is set along the bank of the Ewaso Nyiro River laid out around the natural springs that flow into the river. The Lodge has a virtual mini forest of indigenous trees, a fish pond and a large free form swimming pool.

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Lake Nakuru National Park Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is cleverly laid out in such a way that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the lake and the park. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds.

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Masai Mara National Reserve Sarova Mara Game Camp or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The rolling plains around the camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras during the migration months, and the camp is situated right in the center of their migration path. A wildlife safari puts you right in the middle of all this action.  By virtue of its location and layout, the camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from luxury tented living to bird-watching, mini golf, sport fishing and a unique insight into the Maasai culture at the adjoining Maasai village.

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