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9-Day Samburu, Nakuru, Masai Mara, Naivasha, Hell's Gate & Amboseli Safari
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Bird Watching, Safari, Wildlife

  • Duration

    9 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

See some of Kenya’s best game-filled locations and also gives a good insight into the culture and way of life of the local people. Samburu is known for the special five, Nakuru for birding and rhinos, Mara for migration and best wildlife viewing all year, Hell's Gate for scenic views and biking among other activities, and Amboseli for Elephants and views of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Highlights
  • Spot the Big 5 at Masai Mara
  • Admire the flamingos at Lake Nakuru
  • Spot the Somali Ostrich at Samburu 
  • Day 1: Nairobi to Samburu expand_more
    • Early pickup from hotel or airport and drive to Samburu National Reserve.

    • Arrive at the camp or lodge in time for lunch and relax in your room.

    • Head out for a late afternoon game drive in Samburu National Reserve. The guide will concentrate on famous routes where wildlife can be spotted with ease.

    • Be on the lookout for elephants, zebras, reticulated giraffes and many other animals found here.

    • Return to the camp or lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the lodge.

  • Day 2: Samburu Full Day expand_more
    • Explore the rugged terrains of Samburu in the morning.

    • Visit Samburu villages to learn about the preserved Samburu culture (Optional).  

    • Head out for afternoon game drives or even full day game drives if you wish to.

    • Look out for creatures like the Nile crocodile, long-necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa oryx and even the elusive Kenyan Leopard. 

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the lodge.

  • Day 3: Samburu to Lake Nakuru National Park expand_more
    • Early morning breakfast at 7:30 am and depart for a morning game drive in the reserve as we exit. 

    • Drive a southerly direction to the equator with a brief stop; here, the locals do a water demonstration to qualify the position of the equator. 

    • After the brief stop drive to the Thompson falls for a photo-stop, then down the rift valley. As you ascend the eastern wall of the rift Valley, lush coffee and tea plantations reveal themselves, and your driver guides will give you a brief talk about coffee farming in Kenya.

    • After checking in at your hotel, settle down for lunch and relax all day. 

    Dinner and overnight stay at your camp or lodge.

  • Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara expand_more
    • Full buffet breakfast and enjoy a morning game drive at Lake Nakuru, the home of the white rhino and flamingo. 

    • Thereafter, drive via Narok town to Maasai Mara National Reserve, the land of the Maasai tribe. The proud young Maasai warrior-nomads with their plaited hair, red cloaks, and spears challenge your curiosity.  The 700-square-mile Game Reserve is the Africa of your dreams, complete with wild animals grazing amid the superb rolling landscape of gentle hills and acacia woodlands.

    • Check in to your camp/lodge and have lunch in the lodge.

    • Move out for our first game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Lion and cheetah are easily spotted here together with a host of other wild animals. A bit of luck is required to sight the elusive leopard and Rhino. We may probably sight them on the second day. 

    Return to the lodge/camp before dark for dinner and overnight stay. 

  • Day 5: Masai Mara Full Day expand_more
    • After breakfast, spend the whole day exploring the vast open grassland savannas of Masai Mara. Note the park’s abundant vegetation and regular rainfall support a huge population of herbivores, in turn attracting many predators.

    • Marvel at the yearly wildebeest migration coming through the park.

    • Witness the big cat family stalk their prey before lunging into a pursuit.

    • Take lunch in a scenic part of the park before proceeding with the game drive. 

    Return for dinner and overnight stay at the camp or lodge.

  • Day 6: Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha expand_more
    • On this day, you can do a hot air balloon safari (optional) or have an early morning game drive. 

    • Come back to the camp for breakfast, check out and leave for Naivasha. 

    • Arrive in the afternoon at the camp or lodge. 

    • Have lunch and relax by your room, take a walk along the lake shores or even opt for a boat ride in the Lake Naivasha

    Overnight and dinner at the camp or lodge.

  • Day 7: Hell's Gate National Park expand_more
    • After breakfast, proceed on a game drive in Hell's Gate National Park, known for its beautiful rocks and the only park that you can cycle around. 

    • After lunch, drive to Amboseli National Park, arriving in the evening. 

    Dinner and overnight at the camp.

  • Day 8: Amboseli National Park expand_more
    • Enjoy unlimited game drives at Amboseli National park, returning for lunch at the lodge.

    • Proceed with a game drive in the afternoon or opt for a visit to the Masai Village. 

    • Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

    • This park which contains swamp grounds in which elephants and hippos bathe. A variety of plains game, antelopes and birds can also be seen, and Mt. Kilimanjaro's peak too, if weather conditions permit.

    • Have a picnic lunch on this day at the observation hill 

    Return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 9: Amboseli to Nairobi expand_more
    • Head for a pre-breakfast game drive to catch stunning views of Mt Kilimanjaro and sunrise in the park.
    • Return to the lodge for breakfast and leave for Nairobi with a brief game en route. Lunch will be en route or upon arrival at Nairobi.
    • Arrive in Nairobi and be dropped at the airport, hotel or residence. 

    Meal Plan: Breakfast and lunch

What's Included
  • Transport throughout the safari on a 4x4 safari van

  • Airport and hotel transfers

  • Accommodation during the safari

  • Meals as stipulated in the itinerary

  • Drinking water while on safari

  • Services of an English-speaking Kenya guide

  • Activities like cycling, rock climbing or walks and hikes in the gorges at Hell's Gate National Park

What's Excluded
  • Nairobi accommodation prior to the beginning of safari (Can be planned on request)

  • Items of personal nature

  • Travel insurances

  • Medical covers

  • Guide tips

  • Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks

  • Extra accomodation after the safari is over (Can be planned upon request)

  • Optional visit to the cultural Masai/Samburu villages in either Amboseli or Masai Mara or Samburu

Know before you go
  • Prices quoted are for a private safari.
  • Safari can depart any day as long as we have a booking of two and above.
  • If you are a solo traveller, we can customize this package for you but note the price will be higher.
  • The quote is for the budget option:
    • Samburu - Umoja Tented Camps or similar
    • Nakuru  - Lake Kivu Resort or similar
    • Masai Mara - Miti Mingi Eco Camp or similar
    • Lake Naivasha - Sweet Lake or similar
    • Amboseli - Kimana Tented Camp or similar
  • Feel free to request a quote for mid-range option and luxury option for the same.
  • This tour uses a 4x4 safari van with a pop-up roof ideal for safaris and game viewing throughout.
  • This tour can also be customized to fit your personal needs.
Meeting Point

Nairobi, Kenya

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Evelyne

    Out of all the proposals I recieved, Denis M Gitonga was the first to respond to my queries. He would generally respond within a few minutes. The quote was just as per our budget and the itinerary just what we wanted. That's why we settled on Africa Vacation Safaris.

    On the day of our trip all was ready, the driver was on time to pick the team and Denis was there to see us off and ensure us that everything will be as planned. We travelled as a family of 11 of which 4 were children. The guide was freindly and accomodative as our needs kept changing. The trip was memorable and we enjoyed every detail of it. Thank you Denis and team. I will definately plan my future trips with you.

  • Kundan

    We were very lucky to pick Denis M Gitonga of African Vacation Safaris out of possible five other people. Our safaris included Tsavo East,Tsavo West,Amboseli,Lake Nakura and Lake Naivasha with a sight of the rift valley as a bonus.

    Denis was always on hand weeks before our departure from the United Kingdom fine tuning our holiday to our personal needs. Denis ALWAYS responded to my e-mails and texts very quickly and we therefore planned a very personal and best holiday I have had in all my life.  All the camps and lodges he picked for us were in the best locations and very very close if not inside the safari parks and the food and accommodation was excellent I would definately choose Denis and the company again and again Thank you Denis     xxx

  • Jasmine

    Booked a safari with Africa Vacation Safaris to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru and it ended up being one of my best safari in Africa.  Our guide was excellent. Very informative and friendly. Took us on full day game drives in the superb Mara and we were able to see a lot of lions and cheetahs. We missed the leopard at Mara but saw two at Lake Nakuru and some Rhinos. Amazing accomodation options as adviced by the tour agency. Honestly it exceeded our expectations and we wouldnt mind recommending this team to anyone who is planning to visit kenya. 

    Thanks Africa Vacation Safaris team. 

  • Stan

    I have recently completed my Holiday in Kenya which was planned and organised by Africa Vacation Safaris. Anytime you are planning a tour you will always want a company that will respond to all your queries in time. Denis of Africa Vacation Safaris did exactly this. Replied to our multiple questions in minutes. 

    The safari was fantastic, with an excellent guide throughout the holiday. Accomodation options they recommended to us were excellent. 

    Looking for an active adventure in Kenya? I recommend you try out their services. 

  • Catherine

    Before booking, I sent a lot  of emails to Denis  and team who  answered all of them swiftly, informatively and politely. When booking a safari online, I felt that it was important that there was a reliable and efficient office to contact, and of all the companies that I contacted, nobody replied as quickly, efficiently, and informatively as Denis and his team.

    Our guide was Joseph. He was friendly and knowledgeable and I would be really happy to have him again.

    When you are sat at home, thousands of miles away, and wondering how on earth to book a safari in Kenya, and wondering who you can trust, just as I was two months ago, I wholeheartedly recommend that you contact these people and see if they can't answer all of your questions to your satisfaction.

  • Loise

    Africa Vacations Safaris was responsive and informative during the planning and duration of our trip. Denis, our agent, listened to our thoughts on a dream trip —- and delivered. The guide assigned was knowlegeable and very friendly. We were booked in very nice hotels. Everything went on as planned. In deed the team went an extra mile to make our Kenya trip one of the best we ever had.

    Thanks 

  • Josline

    Denis is full of knowledge about Tanzania and Kenya and open for any conversation. This tour really hits all the best highlights of Kenya and Tanzania. The Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater  were a must visit for me and they gave me exactly that. 

    I would recommend this team to anyone. 

  • enderson

    At Africa Vacation Safaris, my fiancee and I enjoyed a top notch hospitality and customer service from their caring and informed guides. All the standard of services offered right from the moment they picked us from the airport was by far above what we really anticipated. The tour was a dream come true for my fiancee and she really believe we should engage Denis and his team for another tour during our next vacation to Africa. We loved the elegance of everything from tansport, accomodation,customer welfare, timely responses and advice, friendliness and resourcefullness to mention but a few. The least we could say was a Thank You!

    Mr &  Mrs Enderson

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USD 2049.00 / person

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