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 TKS 06: 8 Days/7 Nights Kenya Safari  Amboseli – Aberdare/Mt. Kenya National Park – Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

Our most comprehensive and perhaps the most popular safari we offer, the 8 Days/ 7 Nights Safari is a magnificent journey through Kenya, starting with Amboseli national Park, then on to Aberdare National Park or Mount Kenya National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park and finally to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Our 8 days 7 nights safari offers luxuriously long stays in each game park, abundant time for rich wildlife viewing sessions. The breadth and scope of this exciting 8 Days Safari encompasses everything for which East Africa is famous—the magnificent scenery, the breathtaking wildlife, the excitement and adventure. And all experienced at a leisurely, luxurious pace, creating warm memories to relive for a lifetime.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
This morning we depart by road through the scenic Athi Plains and into the bush country of Amboseli National Park, home to the legendary Masai tribesmen and famous for huge herds of Elephant. After lunch an afternoon game run is also planned. In addition to elephant, antelope, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and the rare black rhino, nearly every vista within the park is framed by majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.Amboseli Serena Lodge or Ol Tukai Lodge or Amboseli Sopa Lodge or Tortilis Tented Camp


Day 2 Explore Amboseli
Rising early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over the summit, we set off for another stimulating ‘Spice’ game drive. Amboseli is an excellent place to view a multitude of wildlife, including everything from Wildebeest to Giraffes to Baboons. Optional visit to a Masai village is planned after breakfast. Masai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world 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. Midday finds us at our lodge for lunch and afternoon rest, followed by another extensive 'Spice' game drive.Ol Tukai lodge or Amboseli Serena or Amboseli Sopa Lodge or Tortilis Tented Camp

Day 3 Amboseli – Mt Kenya National Park/Aberdare National Park (Forest Tree Lodge)
Depart Nairobi after breakfast .Our destination today is the Aberdare National Park. We stop for lunch at an upscale restaurant in Nairobi and travel overland through plantations of coffee and tea to The Aberdare Country Club, nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill. After high tea, set off for the Ark tree lodge, located in the forest on mountain slopes of the Aberdare Mountains at 7,000 feet. This outstanding lodge offers high altitude game viewing, including animals that are rarely encountered elsewhere: giant forest hog, bush pig, tree hyrax, large spotted genet, and the elusive bongo .Wildlife can be observed from different levels – and from outside where you can see, hear and smell everything and inside where you can sit with a cup of tea and stay warm and cozy. You can put in a request to be awakened during the night if your favorite animals show up. A herd of Elephants might be just feet away and if you are lucky, a Leopard or large male Lion might put in an appearance.Overnight at the Ark or Treetops Hotel or the Serena Mountain Lodge


Day 4 Forest Tree Lodge – Lake Nakuru National Park
Today we travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley. After lunch an exciting game run is planned for the afternoon. The game in this park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 bird’s species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the white Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Sarova Lion hill Lodge


Day 5 Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Game Reserve

This morning we drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Lunch at our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon game run. The Mara Game Reserve-one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see. Residents among the Park's are: Maasai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousand of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson's and grants Gazelles.Overnight at Sarova Tented Camp or Siana Tented Camp or Mara Simba Lodge

Day 6 & Day 7 Discover Masai Mara
The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today and tomorrow during extensive game runs. On the plains are
enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. During our stay we also have an
optional opportunity to visit a village of the Maasai people to witness 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.Overnight at Sarova Tented Camp or Siana Tented Camp or Mara Simba Lodge

Day 8 Maasai Mara – Nairobi
Morning game drive to savour the beauty of the park, return to lodge for breakfast. After, depart for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon.

Included Safari Features

* Round trip transport from Amboseli, Mt. Kenya National Park, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Game Reserve
* Finest accommodations in Amboseli, Mt. Kenya National Park, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Game Reserve

* Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/Driver. (Professional Safari Escort is available upon request)
 

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