This seven-day safari begins in Nairobi, where you can explore this vibrant city or simply relaxing after your international flight. The next morning, a sightseeing drive takes you to the Masai Mara, famous for its incredible game viewing on the savannah. Next, you’ll take in the wonders of Lake Nakuru, including its pink flamingos, before finishing your adventure in the shadow of Kilimanjaro, viewing Amboseli’s legendary elephant herds.
7-Day Kenya | Small Group Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park & Amboseli National Park
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Eka Hotel, with the rest of the day to spend at leisure. Nairobi is a wonderful melting pot, where modern African life in all its colour and vibrancy continues, at pace, alongside fascinating reminders of Kenya’s rich colonial history. While visitors flock to Kenya for the wildlife, it’s worth spending a night in its capital city and seeing the sights.
Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you travel towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment on the road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. On the way, spot the charming chapel built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok; continue your travels across hectares of wheat and barley, before reaching the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch, set off on your first game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.
Following an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp mid-morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive and a visit to the Masai Village, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. It’s possible to pre-book an optional early morning balloon safari at additional cost.
Lake Nakuru Lodge
After breakfast, once again travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasai land. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, stopping en route for a picnic lunch. Keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up to Mai Mahiu before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday. Once in the park, view game en route to the lodge. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingos on your game drive. It’s also home to black and white rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe.
Ol Tukai Lodge
Wake up to enjoy an early breakfast. Then, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch (or a picnic lunch, dependent on road conditions). Then continue south towards Amboseli National Park, arriving at your lodge by late afternoon.
Ol Tukai Lodge
Set off on your early morning game drive. You’ll enjoy seeing Mount Kilimanjaro’s snow-covered peak as a striking backdrop while you drive around in search of Amboseli’s legendary elephant herds. You’ll drive past lakes and springs, which are fed by Kilimanjaro’s melting snows.
Ol Tukai Lodge
Following an early breakfast, catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli. From here turn north across the beautiful and seemingly never-ending Athi Plains, arriving in Kenya’s bustling capital city of Nairobi by midday. You’ll be dropped off at the drop-off point in the city centre, or at the airport, for ongoing travel arrangements.
- This is a small group set departure safari that starts every Sunday.
- Your safari sector game drives will be in a 4×4 vehicle with pop-up roof.
- There are never more than seven travellers per vehicle and window seats are guaranteed.
- An additional USD45 per person per day is applicable over the Christmas (24 December to 1 January) and Easter (10–13 April) periods.
- This is a quotation only and is subject to availability of all services at the time of booking.
Travelling with children:
- No children under seven.
- One child aged 7–11 sharing with two adults pays 55% of safari cost.
- Children aged 7–11 sharing their own room pay 75% of safari cost.
- Meet-and-greet services
- Airport arrival transfers in safari minibus or mini coach on a shared basis
- 4×4 vehicle with pop-up roof for all transport and game drives on safari sectors
- Guaranteed window seat on safaris
- Services of a bilingual English-speaking driver-guide on a shared basis
- Meals and accommodation as specified
- All park fees and government taxes
- Half litre bottle of mineral water per person per day on game drives
- Visas and international flights
- Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
- Driver-guide gratuities
- Drinks, dining-rooms tips and porterage
- Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
- Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Additional activities not specified, including but not limited to:
- Hot-air ballooning
- Spa treatments