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9 Days Nature tour itinerary for kenya: Lose Yourself In The Wilderness

Amboseli National Park, Hell's Gate National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara, Mombasa, Nairobi, Naivasha, Samburu

Nature
Nature Tour
Safari
Safari Tour
Wildlife
Wildlife Tour

Covers the Northern and Southern circuits, Rift Valley Lakes, Mara, Amboseli, Mara, Hell's Gate, views of snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro, rugged views of Mt Kenya, and numerous species of birds and animals. Make sure to spot pristine white sand beaches.

DAY 01

NAIROBI- MERU N. PARK

  • After breakfast, start your journey from Nairobi to Meru National Park via Nyeri and Nanyuki, or via Embu all-weather roads. Meru National Park, located 348 km from Nairobi, is mainly thorny bushland in the north.

  • Upon arrival at a budget Safari camp, KWS Bandas or Similar camp, have lunch and then relax for a while, before we proceed for your first game watching.

  • After lunch, depart for an afternoon game drive till sunset with your Kenya safari guide. Be ready with cameras as the Big Five and other animals can be easily spotted in this vast natural park.

  • Enjoy visiting the home of Joy & George Adamson, Elsa the lioness, witness the views of Mt Kenya, feel the music of free-flowing River Waters & Adamson's Falls.

  • As the game drive ends, return to the camp for an overnight stay.

DAY 02

MERU - SAMBURU Game RESERVE

  • Spend the best of mornings in Meru National Park as you go for morning game drives return to the camp for breakfast and proceed to extensively explore Meru abundance wildlife and birdlife too.

  • Expect to see baboons jumping from one branch to another, hyenas hunting down prey, a pride of lions going out for a walk, a leopard sleeping on a tree, and more.

  • Be taken for a visit to Murera and Ura rivers as these rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles. You will witness a variety of bird species

  • After the game drive, return to the camp for lunch and prepare for exit.

  • Drive northward to Samburu and Shaba game reserve. 

  • Take a brief stopover at Isiolo town. 

  • Arrive in time for evening en-route game drives, as you head to your camp.

DAY 03

Samburu - Mount Kenya

  • With an early morning game drive before breakfast, you will be woken up early with a cup of coffee or tea, for the dawn game drives; return to the camp for late breakfast.

  • Precede for an extensive exploration of Samburu Game Reserve; located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. On the other side of the river is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve in Northern Kenya. In the southern part of the park, you are guaranteed to see most of the famous animals found in Samburu, such as cheetahs, lions, leopards, impalas, buffalo, hippos as well as the native gerenuk and Alyx. During the dry season, almost all animals visit Usaso Nyiro River as it is their main source of water during the long dry season.
    This is the best time to spot wildlife here. You can also watch the Nile crocodiles swimming in the river. 

  • Return to the camp for lunch as you prepare for exit. 

  • After lunch, check out of the camp, as you exit Samburu Park with more en-route game watching moments, as you head for the nearby Samburu village for cultural tours, dances and learning their traditions, which you'll be taken through by the local guides.

  • After culture visit, depart Samburu for Mt.Kenya area.

  • Arrive in Nanyuki town late afternoon. This blissful town is known as the base for climbing Mt. Kenya.

Dinner and overnight at Budget Hotel.

DAY 04

MT.KENYA - T.fall's - Lake NAKURU

  • After breakfast with a magnificent view of the rugged Snow-capped Mt. Kenya, depart for Nyahururu Thomson's Falls; through the Aberdare ranges arriving in the mid hours of the morning.

  • Upon arrival, take your time for photo and refreshing while you witness this 83-feet natural wonder. Don't miss out on taking a walk around the falls. Head out for whole afternoon exploration tour.
    Walk down a stony path that leads down to the bottom of the ravine, commonly known as 'T-falls'. Upstream, on the Ewaso Narok River, is one of Kenya's highest hippo pools spread in an area of marshy bogland. 

  • Leave the Falls and proceed to Nakuru for Lunch, with a brief break at the Subukia Rift Valley and at the Equator Point.
    Arrival in Nakuru for lunch as you prepare to get into the famous park for the lest of your day and evening. 

  • Leave for an extensive game drive at Lake Nakuru Park. The lake is famous for its great concentration of birds, in particular, the pink flamingos. The park also serves as a conservation area for endangered rhinos. 

  • Drive up to the Baboon Cliff, the highest point in the park that offers scenic views of the park and its surrounding area. It is a great spot for photo sessions and sightseeing. 

  • Embark on your afternoon game drive around the lake and catch a glimpse of various kinds of fauna such as waterbuck, gazelle, buffalo, rhino, the rare Rothschild giraffe, lion, leopard, and more. As the game drive goes on, you will also visit Nakuru Makaria Falls. 

  • At sunset, you will get back your hotel, for dinner and restful night.

DAY 05

NAKURU - MASAI MARA

  • Early breakfast will be served at 06:00 am.

  • At 0700hrs, depart for a journey to the south, the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.

  • Make a brief stopover at Lake Elementeita, which is a short drive from Nakuru, for scenic views and a photo session of this Great Rift Valley Lakes.

  • Embark on bird watching as you keep looking for other wild animals. Proceed to explore the beautiful Lake Elementaita on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, attracts many visiting flamingos and the shores are grazed by zebra, gazelle, eland, and families of warthog.  

  • At the southern end of the Lake lies the “Kekopey” hot springs. The springs are very popular for bathing. The local Masai community claim that taking a dip in the hot springs can cure many diseases.

  • Next if time permits, you will visit the Kariandusi Museum, an important prehistoric site where stone hand axes and cleavers were discovered in 1929 by Louis Leakey. 

  • Continue with the drive through the floor of Great Rift Valley, with a lunch break at Narok Town as you proceed to Masai Mara game reserve.

  • Arrive in time for afternoon game drive. This park offers you the chance to witness the 8th wonder of the world - the great Wildebeest Migration - between June and September. Even throughout the rest of the year, the park has all the wildlife you can imagine from the big five in the plains to rivers full of hippos and crocodiles. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight. 

Meals and overnight at a budget safari camp in Masai Mara

DAY 06

MASAI MARA full day - overnight MAJI MOTO (Loita)

Main destination: Full day Masai Mara- Maji moto

Accommodation: Campsite
Meals & drinks: All meals on full board, coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • After breakfast, leave camp for a full day game drive. Picnic lunch will be served near the Mara River.  The Mara is the land of African legend; lions are abundant throughout the park, as are elephants, giraffes, various gazelle species, and zebra. Cheetah and leopards are also regularly seen and, less commonly, rhino.

  • Late afternoon, go for last game drive as you exit the game reserve to Maji Moto for dinner and overnight in preparation for a walking & Cultural Tour in Loita Hills the following day.

DAY 07

MAJI MOTO (Loita) - Lake NAIVASHA

  • Early in the morning, you can join the community to visit the hot spring. the springs are very popular for bathing. The local Masais claim that taking a dip in the hot springs can cure many diseases. Maji Moto that's, literally means hot waters are derived from these. The local guides will explain more as they guide around the interiors of this unspoilt society.

  • Return to the camp for breakfast.

  • Embark on the few hours activities which will walk you to the Loita hills.

  • Later, you will visit the community know for women making their beads work as well as participate in their activities and cultural dances.

  • Enjoy lunch being served in these Masai (Boma), as you prepare Maji Moto. 

  • In the afternoon, depart to Lake Naivasha.

  • Arrival Naivasha at almost sunset, in time for dinner and overnight. If time permits, you can visit the lake's shores.

DAY 08

NAIVASHA - AMBOSELI

  • Early breakfast in Naivasha, followed by short distance drive to Lake Naivasha shore farmlands, known for its export flowers farming, will have secured a visit to one of these farms. 

  • After the visit, leave for an optional boat ride, coupled with fishing expeditions in which the local fishermen join you as you head to the Crescent Island in the lake. Or drive across the narrow, swampy causeway from Sanctuary Farm to access the island for more activities in the remaining part of the day. This private island sanctuary is one of the few places in the Rift Valley where you can walk among giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, impalas, and spot countless bird species. 

  • Alternatively, you can spend this entire time till midday at the Hell’s Gate National Park, which is (10min) short drive for a walking/cycling tour of this park.

  • Enjoy some more challenging cave walks, hikes & photography tour led by a local guide for the rest of morning hours. The looming cliffs and the Hell’s Gate gorge offers spectacular sights. Walking is permitted, making it ideal for hiking, biking, and rock climbing. 
    After the activities in and around Lake Naivasha, leave for an hour drive to Nairobi where your lunch will be served. 

  • After lunch, proceed for a journey south, to Amboseli National Park, known for its large herds of elephants, with the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro forming a scenic backdrop.
    Arrive Amboseli in time for evening game drives, which will be done if time permits, till late evening. 

Dinner and overnight at a budget camp in Amboseli.

DAY 09

amboseli - To the kenya seaside - connection, Or to next destination

  • Go for an early morning game drive before breakfast.

  • Return to the camp for breakfast as you prepare and pack for an exit.

  • Spend the lest of the midmorning hours in Amboseli National Park with an optional tour to Masai villages to experience their traditional way of life and dances. This is en-route as you depart for your last reg of your Nine (9) days Safari game for the journey to the seaside of Watamu - Malindi

  • Enjoy lunch being served en route at Emali or Mtitu Andei towns. 

  • From where you'll find the connection to the Kenya Coastline Towns with its pristine white sand beaches to leisurely rest, refresh and unwinding or be drop off, back to your hotel or airports for your next destinations.

  • 1890 USD Per Adult
  •  Kenya Safari guide

  • Drinks and meals not indicated in the itinerary.

  • A visit to the Masai village charged at a fee payable direct to the village for community support.

  • Other tours and activities diverting from the main itinerary, you might get interested in.

  • Tips and other gratuities, to the driver, guides, porters and other supporting staff which is optional.

  • A boat ride and fishing activities (Optional).

  • Items of personal nature & expenditures.

  • This tour covers most of the less traveled Parks & adventure routes. Featuring the Northern and Southern circuits, of Mount Kenya, Aberdare and Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara & Amboseli wildlife & magnificent view of snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro, at the backdrop, and onwards to East Africa's Pristine White sand beach fronts.

Amboseli National Park, Hell's Gate National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara, Mombasa, Nairobi, Naivasha, Samburu

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