Kenya Safari Tours

Kenya Safari Tour

One of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya, is the Maasai Mara, home to migrant birds, about 57 different species of birds of prey and wildlife in abundance. On arrival, one is immediately struck by the large herds of elephant, shuffling about almost the grasslands. Due to the prolific amount of game, it is not surprising that lion, cheetah and leopard find an ongoing source of food here. Within the Mara river, hippo wallow.

However, by far the most spectacular sight in the Mara, is the massive migration of animals to new grazing pastures each year. Between July and August each year, literally millions of wildebeest, often aptly termed the "clowns of the African wildlife", head in their droves from the Serengeti in search of fresh grasslands further north towards the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

The best place from which to view the mass migration is from the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.



Safari in Kenya Overview

We have several safari options available from 3 to 10 days, staying either in lodges or small two man tents. The options below will give you an example of sample tours, but we can also tailor a tour if you wish.



Safari Itinerary in Kenya Examples

BARINGO - NAKURU - MASAI MARA

Day-1: Nairobi to Lake Baringo
We leave Nairobi at 08h30 hrs and head through the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley towards Lake Baringo for a boat trip, having lunch along the way. Lake Baringo is a fresh water lake, and supports a great variety of birds as well as hippos and crocodiles. Overnight (BLD)

Day-2: Lake Baringo - Lake Nakuru
This morning, we head south via Lake Bogoria, a shallow soda Lake with a beautiful scenery and also home to a sizable number of flamingos and other species of birds, as well as boiling hot springs and a geyser, which also contributes to the beauty of the lake. After lunch we proceed to Lake Nakuru, another shallow soda lake. Here, on a good day, one has an opportunity to see up to two million flamingos besides tens of thousands of others birds. Lake Nakuru is a rhino sanctuary and also home to lion, warthog, waterbuck, buffalo, hippo and many other animals. Dinner and overnight (BLD)

Day-3: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara
After breakfast, we head for the Maasai Mara with a brief stop-over at Narok. We continue across the Loita Plains pasts occupied and abandoned manyattas - nomadic Masai villages. Later, we head on an afternoon game drive before returning for dinner and overnight. (BLD)

Day-4: Maasai Mara
Today, we have a full day of game viewing with a picnic lunch, before heading back to camp. (BLD)

Day-5: Maasai Mara
Today, you can either head off an pre-dawn optional extra balloon ride or a morning game drive, followed by breakfast and a further optional add on visit to a cultural Masai Village. In the afternoon we head off an a further game drive. (BLD)

Day-6: Maasai Mara - Nairobi
After a brief early morning game drive, we will have breakfast and return to Nairobi, arriving around 15h30. (B)

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MOUNT KENYA - SAMBURU - LAKE NAKURU - MASAI MARA

Day-1: Nairobi - Mount Kenya
08H00. Pick up from hotel for a safari to Mount Kenya. Picnic lunch en route, time permitting, an afternoon nature walk to the Mau Mau Caves located in the Mount Kenya forest. Dinner and overnight (BLD) The drive takes 3 hours.

Day-2: Mount Kenya - Samburu
Depart Mount Kenya for Samburu via the scenic surroundings with Picnic lunch en route. On arrival proceed on for an evening game drive in search for lions, elephants, gerenuk, grevy's zebra, onyx, the reticulated giraffe and other plains game. Dinner and overnight (BLD). (2 hrs)

Day-3: Samburu
Early morning game drives, return to the campsite for breakfast, after breakfast another game drive, return for lunch at the campsite, siesta at the campsite followed by an evening game drive, dinner and overnight (BLD)

Day-4: Samburu - Lake Nakuru
Depart after breakfast past the northern tip of the Aberdare Mountains to descend into the Great Rift Valley where Lake Nakuru is located. (Picnic lunch en route). Time permitting proceed on for an evening game drive, dinner and overnight (BLD). (5 Hrs)

Day-5: Nakuru - Masai Mara
Depart after breakfast for Masai Mara with picnic lunch en route. On arrival you will proceed on for an afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight (BLD) (5 hrs)

Day-6: Masai Mara
Full day game drives with morning and afternoon game drives, dinner and overnight (BLD)

Day-7: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Early morning game drive, after breakfast departs for Nairobi with picnic lunches to arrive by 4 pm. (5 hrs)

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SAMBURU - LAKE BARINGO - LAKE NAKURU - MASAI MARA

Day-1: Nairobi - Mount Kenya
08H00. Pick up from hotel for a safari to Mount Kenya. Picnic lunch en route, time permitting, an afternoon nature walk to the Mau Mau Caves located in the Mount Kenya forest. Dinner and overnight (BLD) The drive takes 3 hours.

Day-2: Mount Kenya - Samburu
Depart Mount Kenya for Samburu via the scenic surroundings with Picnic lunch en route. On arrival proceed on for an evening game drive in search for lions, elephants, gerenuk, grevy's zebra, onyx, the reticulated giraffe and other plains game. Dinner and overnight (BLD). (2 hrs)

Day-3: Samburu
Early morning game drives, return to the campsite for breakfast, after breakfast another game drive, return for lunch at the campsite, siesta at the campsite followed by an evening game drive, dinner and overnight (BLD)

Day-4: Samburu - Lake Nakuru
Depart after breakfast past the northern tip of the Aberdare Mountains to descend into the Great Rift Valley where Lake Nakuru is located. (Picnic lunch en route). Time permitting proceed on for an evening game drive, dinner and overnight (BLD). (5 Hrs)

Day-5: Nakuru - Masai Mara
Depart after breakfast for Masai Mara with picnic lunch en route. On arrival you will proceed on for an afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight (BLD) (5 hrs)

Day-6: Masai Mara
Full day game drives with morning and afternoon game drives, dinner and overnight (BLD)

Day-7: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Early morning game drive, after breakfast departs for Nairobi with picnic lunches to arrive by 4 pm. (5 hrs)

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AMBOSELI - MT KENYA - SAMBURU - LAKE NAKURU - MASAI MARA

Day-1: Nairobi - Amboseli
Depart Nairobi for Amboseli game reserve, having a picnic lunch en route. On arrival, we will proceed for an afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight (BLD)

Day-2: Amboseli National Park
We head off on an early morning game drive, returning for breakfast. Later, you can go on an optional visit to the Masai Villages or head out on another game drive, followed by lunch and an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight (BLD)

Day-3: Amboseli - Nairobi - Mt Kenya.
We leave Amboseli and head towards the second highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kenya passing coffee plantations en route. Time permitting, we will go on a nature walk into the Mount Kenya Forest to Mau Mau Caves. We will have dinner and overnight (BLD)

Day-4: Mount Kenya - Samburu
After breakfast, we depart for Samburu Game Reserve, have lunch at the campsite followed by an afternoon game drive in search of lions, elephants, gerenuk, zebra, onyx, giraffe and other animals. Dinner and overnight (BLD)

Day-5: Samburu Game Reserve
We head out on an early morning game drive, returning to the campsite for breakfast. After breakfast, another game drive after which we return for lunch. We head out again for an evening game drive, dinner and overnight (BLD)

Day-6: Samburu Game Reserve - Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, we head past the northern tip of the Aberdare Mountains and descend into the Great Rift Valley where Lake Nakuru is located. Time permitting, we will proceed for an evening game drive, dinner and overnight (BLD)

Day-7: Nakuru - Maasai Mara.
We depart after breakfast for Maasai Mara with a picnic lunch en route. On arrival we will head out on an afternoon game drive, dinner & overnight (BLD).

Day-8-9: Maasai Mara.
Today, we will have a full day of game drives. Overnight (BLD)

Day-10: Maasai Mara - Nairobi
Early morning game drive, followed by our departure for Nairobi with picnic lunch en route, to arrive by 16h00.

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Safari Tours in Kenya
Duration 8 Days
Best time Jan - Feb, June to October
Sleeping Tents

Kenya National Parks



Dates and Costs

As these tours are tailored according to the numbers of days, they are arranged on a private basis on dates to suit you. Prices also vary according to the number of days.

For current prices

Kenya Safari Tours

Price includes
Transfers from the airport to hotel and return
All park fees
The climb
All meals on the mountain
Huts
Eating utensils
Two nights accommodation in Moshi on a bed and breakfast, twin / triple share basis.

Prices excludes
International flights
Required airport taxes
Visa's
Vaccinations
Porters tips
Items of clothing, sleeping bags and miscellaneous drinks, etc.

Ratio of porters per climber: 2 or 1/1


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Kenya National Parks and Game Reserves

Lake Baringo

Lake Baringo is one of the most northern lakes of the Kenyan Rift Valley, with a surface area of about 130 square kilometres (50 sq mi) and an elevation of about 970 metres (3,180 ft). The lake is fed by several rivers but with no obvious outlet, the waters are assumed to seep through lake sediments into the volcanic bedrock below. It is one of the two freshwater lakes in the Rift Valley in Kenya, the other being Lake Naivasha. It lies off the beaten track in a hot and dusty setting and over 470 species of birds have been recorded there, occasionally including migrating flamingos.

Lake Baringo is also well known for two of its waters' residents- Hippos and Crocodiles.

Lake Nakuru

Known as the "Bird Watchers’ Paradise," at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level, this lakeis surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland. The lake's abundance of algae used to attract a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lined the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Eastern black rhinos and southern white rhinos have also been introduced. The lake's level dropped dramatically in the early 1990s but has since largely recovered. In 2013, the lake received an alarming increase in the water levels that led to the migration of flamingos to Lake Bogoria in search for food supply. Nakuru means "Dust or Dusty Place" in the Maasai language.

Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya; contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. The reserve covers 583 square miles (1510 square kilometers) of incredible wilderness in the south west of Kenya. It is here that over 1.5 millionwildebeest migration to around July each year, departing again around November.

The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oribi, reed-buck, zebra.

Hell's Gate National Park

Hell's Gate National Park lies south of Lake Naivasha in Kenya, north west of Nairobi. Hell's Gate National Park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. Named for the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries, the Hell's Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley. Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa. Hell’s Gate is an ideal venue for a day trip from Nairobi where, in addition to the bio-diversity that includes raptors, visitors can enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing and a natural spa.

Samburu National Reserve

The Samburu National Reserve is a game reserve on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro river in Kenya. On the other side of the river is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The park is 165 km² in size and is situated 350 kilometers from Nairobi. It ranges in altitude from 800 to 1230m above sea level.In the middle of the reserve, the Ewaso Ng'iro flows through doum palm groves and thick riverine forests. It provides water, without which the game in this arid region could not survive. The Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best selling book and award winning movie Born Free.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The name "Amboseli" comes from a Maasai word meaning "salty dust", and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. It is also renowned for its incredible backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak.