7-day Classic Kenya Safari (Silver)

This classic Kenya Safari takes you to the heart of one of Kenya’s most spectacular wildlife destinations.  From the foothills of the snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro to the vast, to Lake Nakuru and the  endless plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve – this safari will definitely earn its place in your hearts and memories forever. Simply a Classic!

There are 3 levels of accommodation for this itinerary; Bronze, Silver and Gold.

This itinerary is available in 3 levels of accommodation:
DayBronzeSilverGold
DayBRONZESILVERGOLD
1Eka HotelEka HotelEka Hotel
2Amboseli Sopa LodgeAmboseli Serena Safari LodgeTortilis Camp
3Amboseli Sopa LodgeAmboseli Serena Safari LodgeTortilis Camp
4Lake Nakuru LodgeSarova Lion Hill Game LodgeMbweha Camp
5Masai Mara Sopa LodgeSarova Mara Game CampTipilikwani Mara Camp
6Masai Mara Sopa LodgeSarova Mara Game CampTipilikwani Mara Camp
7EndEndEnd

 

Highlights

  • Nakuru
  • Nairobi
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Kenya

Tour Summary

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Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Nairobi

JAMBO - KARIBU!! You will be warmly met upon arrival at Nairobi airport, and transferred to the Eka Hotel. Overnight at Eka Hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis.

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Day 2 : Amboseli National Park

We depart south this morning for the Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Arrive in time for lunch and later enjoy your first game drive in the under the great Mt. Kilimanjaro. Return to the lodge/camp for dinner.

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Day 3 : Amboseli National Park

Enjoy an early morning game drive returning to the lodge for breakfast. Relax by the pool overlooking the majestic mountain. Lunch is followed by an afternoon game drive returning for dinner and overnight.

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Day 4 : Nakuru

After breakfast depart via Nairobi for Lake Nakuru National Park, en-route driving down the scenic Great Rift Valley with breath-taking views of Mt Longonot and Lake Naivasha while you proceed to Lake Nakuru to arrive for late lunch. Afternoon proceed on a game viewing drive circumventing Lake Nakuru. The lake is situated in the heart of the Rift Valley and is one Kenya's most famous soda lakes. A major feature of this park is the bird life and it is world renowned as the home for millions of Flamingos. A rhino sanctuary also provides the opportunity to see the greatly endangered black rhino. Return to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.

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Day 5 : Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast depart for Kenya's famous game reserve. You start the day venturing through the Great Rift Valley travelling to the northern most extension of the Serengeti Plains and one of the richest wildlife Game Reserves, the Masai Mara. The Mara is home to the awesome black-manned lion, the elusive leopard, stately giraffes, vast herds of elephants, rhino, thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest and numerous other plains game. You arrive at the camp/lodge for a late lunch. After lunch depart for an afternoon game-viewing drive. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge.

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Day 6 : Masai Mara National Reserve

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and a full morning’s game viewing drive to return for lunch. Experience the friendly atmosphere where the Masai community lives in harmony with wild game. After lunch visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community. The Masai still live as they did for centuries - Interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions. Continue with the afternoon game viewing as you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Today’s adventure begins just before dawn. Flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crew inflate their craft. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies and the hot air balloon fills then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-coloured canopy, you're off for a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. Apart from the occasional hiss of the burners, a lion's roar, elephants crashing through the bush, baboons perched in the tips of the trees startled and screeching to see something above them, the flight above the Masai Mara plains is magically silent. At the end of the flight, the passengers are treated to a champagne breakfast in the bush, complete with flowers. China and crystal are set out on the table that is placed under a convenient acacia tree. The finishing touch to the flight is a game drive back to the camp, and the possibility of seeing the same pride of lions, or herd of elephants that had been viewed while ballooning. A flight certificate is issued on completion of the balloon safari. Back at Camp/lodge enjoy a sumptuous lunch and a well deserved rest.

 

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Day 7 : Departure

This morning we enjoy our breakfast then check-out. Unbelievable but true, our good bush moments have come to an end. We bid farewell to our wonderful lodge manager and his team then depart back to Nairobi. Not empty handed though. With us are photographs – a capture of the special moments we have had on this tour to immortalize the experience. Our guide driver will drop you at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your onward flight.

Included

Arrival transfer from/ to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Bed & breakfast board accommodation in Nairobi
Full Board Accommodation while on safari.
Park entry fees
Services of professional English Speaking guide-driver
Unlimited supply of drinking water in the safari vehicle while on safari.
Unlimited game viewing drives.
Use of a custom designed pop-up roof Safari Land Cruiser while on safari.
Complimentary Flying Doctors cover while on safari for Evacuation.

Excluded

International flight
Visas
Travel insurance
Cultural visit to a Maasai Village ( Manyatta)
Balloon Safari ride in Maasai Mara
All personal expenses – laundry, telephones, soft & alcoholic drinks, tips/gratuities to camp staff Staff and driver/guide
Any items not expressly specified in the itinerary