Pure Wildlife Watching Safari

This a nine days pure wildlife watching safari holiday in Kenya, that starts and ends in Nairobi;  it begins with a Nairobi city excursion, followed by wildlife game watching at the famous Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli national park. On this itinerary, you will have the opportunity to watch thousands of wildlife that include all the ‘big five’, the wildebeest migration and hundreds of bird species.

safari and bird watching holiday

Summary

This a 9 days safari holiday in Kenya, that starts and ends in Nairobi; the holiday begins with a Nairobi city excursion, followed by wildlife game watching at the famous Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli national park. Major attractions include watching thousands of wildlife, the Great Migration and going on a cultural visit.

Major Attractions included

Suggested Accommodation

Kindly note that accommodation is quoted as per person sharing and can be changed or adjusted to suite your requirements.

What’s included in the Itinerary?

  • Full Accommodation as per the itinerary or as agreed upon any adjustments
  • All parks entrance fees and Government taxes
  • Three meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), unless quoted differently
  • Transport and game drives as quoted on the itinerary
  • Cultural visit and excursions

Exclusions

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Special drinks and alcohol
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal items and requirements

Day 1: Nairobi

On this day you will be picked from the airport or on an agreed venue in Nairobi, and transferred to Fairmont the Norfolk hotel; where you will check in, have lunch and a brief rest. In the afternoon,you will have a Nairobi city tour to major attractions within the city and then extend to the Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe center.

David Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe center are conservation projects and wildlife trust where people get to view animals at a closer proximity and learn about them. They take young orphan elephants, giraffe and rhinos; take care of them until they are enough then release back to the national parks.

Fairmont the Norfolk hotel is a beautiful historical hotel within Nairobi city and dates back to the colonial days; it was a central meeting place for the British and a safari starting point. Today the hotel has been uplifted to modern style hotel offering exceptional services, facilities and accommodation. It is an ideal destination for business trip and conferences, safari holiday, short stay, leisure and stop over.

Day 2: Nairobi to Masai mara

On this day, you will have an early breakfast, then drive to the famous Masai Mara, on arrival you be transferred to Mara Intrepids; where you check in, have lunch and a brief rest. In the evening you will have your first game drive. Masai Mara is without a doubt one of the top wildlife national parks in Africa, it's home to thousands of wildlife that include all the ‘Big Five’, the famous wildebeest migration, hundreds of bird species and beautiful landscapes.

Day 3-4: Explore Masai mara

On this day after breakfast, you will leave the lodge with a packed picnic lunch; have a morning game drive, then go for a midday cultural visit to the Masai Villages; where you have an insight view of the local masai people and their unique traditions and way of living. After that you will head out to a bush picnic lunch, before returning to an evening game drive that will extend to the Mara River to watch the large hippos and crocodiles basking on the river banks.

The following day, you will have a morning game drive then return to the lodge for breakfast and a brief rest, then drive to Lake Nakuru National park, on arrival you will be trasferred to Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge; where you will spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenaries of the Lake. The shallow waters and alkaline concentrate at Lake Nakuru, attracts millions of pink flamingos and other bird species; other major attractions includes the white and black Rhinos, Buffaloes, Monkeys, giraffes, Antelopes and warthogs.

Day 5: Tour Lake Nakuru

On this day after breakfast, you will have a morning game drive around the Lake to watch the beautiful lake full of birds, surrounded by huge acacia trees and wild animals. After that you will then return to the lodge for a midday break; then embark on an evening game drive up on the observation hill, the Rhino sanctuary among ather attraction on the Lake.

Day 6: Lake Nakuru to Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, you will drive through the park to the Lanet exit gate, where you will check out and proceed to Amboseli National Park; on the way you will have an hour lunch stop over at Nairobi Carnival restaurant, then proceed to Tortilis Safari Camp where you spend the rest of the day relaxing and admiring the stunning views and wildlife from your private balcony.

Tortilis Camp is luxury camp, with unrivaled view of Mount Kilimanjaro and the open plains. The tents are large and spacious with king or twin beds and elegant en suite bathrooms. The guests have access to a private 30,000 acre conservancy facing the mountain; and can enjoy walks with experienced Masai guides, bush breakfasts and sun-downers. Tortilis is also famous for it's Italian cuisine and the spacious family and honeymoon en-suits.

Amboseli National park lies on the north west of Mt. Kilimanjaro at the border of Kenya and Tanzania, the ecosystem is typical of the open savannah grassland, with the open wooded grasslands, rolling hills, swamps and the outstanding Mount Kilimanjaro. The park is famous for the large herds of elephants, lions, cheetah, hyena, jackal, antelopes and birds species; its an ideal destination for wildlife watching tours, nature excursions, photography trips and viewing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 7: Explore Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, try to catch a morning peak view of Mt Kilimanjaro, then proceed for a morning game drive through the private conservancy; here you will have the opportunity to see large herds of elephant, baboons, lions, cheetah, black rhino, wildebeest, hippos, gazelles and many others. After that you will return to the lodge for midday break, in the evening you will have a guided nature walk through the park to watch more wildlife.

Day 8: Tsavo National Park

On this day, you will wake up early, have a small morning game drive as you head out of Amboseli to Tsave west national park, on arrival you be transferred to Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge; where you will check in, have lunch and a brief rest, then embark on an evening game drive.

Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is a luxury safari lodge located in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife, bordering Tsavo West national park to the east. It’s among the chain of hotels run by Sarova group of hotels; nicely set on a raised platform overlooking the vast Tsavo plains, taita hills and the waterholes that attracts wildlife close to the lodge.

Day 9: End of the Safari

On your last day, you will have a morning game drive, then return to the lodge for breakfast and a brief rest before driving back to Nairobi. On arrival, you will be transferred to the airport for your evening return flight.

Note: - This safari itinerary can be re-arranged to suit individual taste and can also be extended with a few days on the beach

9 Days Pure Safari Tour Rates and Dates

  • Dates Rates from
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016 $2415
  • 16 Dec 2016 - 02 Jan 2017 $2695
  • 02 Jan 2017 - 15 March 2017 $1870
  • 16 March 2017 - 15 July 2017 $1990
  • 16 July 2017 - 15 Sept 2017 $2695
 

Kindly note:-

  • Accommodation is quoted as per person sharing and can be changed or adjusted to suite your requirements.
  • The prices are not exact and are subject to changes due to various holiday entities you choose, so just use it for planning guidance only. For exact rates, request a quote above