6 Nights / 7 Days Guided Lodge Safari
Spend seven days exploring some of Kenya’s favourite destinations: visit one of the largest areas for wildlife spotting in the country, Tsavo West National Park before you encounter the large elephant herds of Amboseli National Park against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. Travelling in your 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser, you stop at Lake Naivasha, before heading to the magical Masai Mara, the symbol of East African safari adventures.
If you are looking for a classic Kenyan safari, travelling to its most-loved destinations, this safari is for you.
Day 1-7 | Kenya
- You travel in a 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with guaranteed window seat and pop-up roof
- Tsavo West National Park: game drives, the Big Five, Mzima Springs
- Amboseli National Park: game drives, many elephants, view of Mt Kilimanjaro
- Lake Naivasha: freshwater lake, boat trip (optional)
- Masai Mara Game Reserve: game drives, many big cats and the Big Five, trip to the Mara River
Min number to guarantee tour: private safari
Max number of participants: private safari
Departure day: any day of your choice
Price: from 1,810 USD (7 persons)
Single Supplement: from 50 USD
Day 1 Nairobi – Tsavo West National Park
We will meet you in Kenya’s capital Nairobi for a short briefing about your upcoming safari. Then, it’s time to hit the road in your 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser and embark on your safari across Kenya. Driving towards Tsavo West National Park, you will leave the hustle and bustle of the capital behind; within kilometres of leaving the city, nature takes charge and skyscrapers change into shrubs and open grassland. You will arrive in Tsavo West in the afternoon, just in time for your first game drive. You’ll be surprised how many animals you can spot on only your first day! Tsavo West is one of the biggest national parks in Kenya and home to not only the Big Five, but to more than 600 different bird species and the rare Hunter’s hartebeest. You will spend your first night in the bush at the Severin Safari Camp. Lunch; Dinner
Day 2 Tsavo West National Park – Amboseli National Park
Your first morning in the bush starts early. The unfenced Severin Safari Camp is located near the Mzima Springs, a natural fresh-water spring, which turns its surrounding dry landscape into an oasis, attracting many animals. There will be enough time for a game drive further exploring this haven for wildlife, before you head north to Amboseli National Park. No day in the bush is the same, so you can look forward to seeing different landscapes and animals during your afternoon game drive in the iconic Amboseli at the border to Tanzania, known for its large elephant herds. After another exciting day out and about, enjoy the hospitality of the Ol Tukai Lodge, your home for the next two nights. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 3 Amboseli National Park
It’s time for game drives! Today, you will further explore Amboseli National Park and enjoy a meet and greet with the local wildlife. Leave the rest of the world behind and fully immerse yourself in this magical setting. Proud elephant herds march amongst acacia trees against the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, while birds catch a ride on their back. A picture worth a thousand words, making it one of the most-loved parks in Kenya. The wetlands and open grass savannah are home to lions, buffaloes, wildebeest, zebras and waterbucks. Together with your guide, you will not only find and observe the animals but learn about their behaviour and social structures. When the shadows grow longer, you will return to the Ol Tukai Lodge. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 4 Amboseli National Park – Lake Naivasha
Enjoy views of the Amboseli wetlands and the majestic Kilimanjaro in the distance one more time this morning. Expect a change in scenery as you head north on your fourth day of your Kenya safari. Today’s destination is the tranquil Lake Naivasha, one of the few fresh-water lakes in the Great Rift Valley. Naivasha is also known as the flower capital of Kenya, being home to many rose farms, the economic driver of the region. After plenty of wildlife adventures in the past days, it is time to slow down – you can spend the afternoon at your own leisure. Book a boat trip on the lake to see hippos and the fascinating bird life, take a walk across the lodge’s grounds or simply stretch and relax by the pool. Take a few hours for yourself to reflect on your experiences and what is still to come. Your home for the night is the Naivasha Sopa Lodge. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 5 Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Game Reserve
After a relaxing day in Naivasha, another Kenyan highlight awaits: today, you will make your way to the world-renowned Masai Mara. Nothing says safari quite like the Mara and for many locals and travellers it is a symbol of the East African wildlife experience. It is best known as host to the “greatest show on earth”, the Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebras, following the rains in search of fresh green grass. But no matter what time of the year you visit the Mara, on today’s afternoon game drive, you can spot elegant giraffes, proud lions, the world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah, and many other species. On the banks of the Talek River and surrounded by trees, your home for the next two nights is the Tipilikwani Mara Camp. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 6 Masai Mara Game Reserve
Waking up in the middle of nature must be one of the ingredients for a perfect morning. Another being the prospect of a full day of game drives around the Masai Mara Game Reserve. You’re in luck and can enjoy both today. A full day in the Mara means you have enough time to explore different corners of the reserve including a stop at the Mara River. When the Great Migration passes through Kenya, the river is the site of dramatic spectacles as wildebeest and zebras plunge into the waters where hungry crocodiles await them. Spend the day enjoying the small moments, which make every safari a unique experience and apply your newly acquired knowledge about the flora and fauna of Kenya. Return to the Tipilikwani Mara Camp for your last night in the bush. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 7 Masai Mara Region – Nairobi
After breakfast, you will leave the Masai Mara region heading back to the city. Your safari is coming to an end. The bumpy paths of the bush will turn into tarred roads and in the afternoon, you will arrive in Nairobi. We will drive you to your hotel or the airport where you can say your goodbyes to your guide and head home or continue your travels, taking with you many magical memories of Kenya’s favourite wildlife destinations. Breakfast; Lunch
- Lodge safari according to the itinerary
- Travel in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Overnight stays as per itinerary
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Mineral water
- All mentioned activities
- All national park fees
- Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance
- This is a private tour and hence the group will only consist of the people you chose to travel with. Our vehicles can take a maximum of 7 people and should your group be bigger than that, more than one vehicle will be used.
- There is no official age limit, but due to the many hours spent in the vehicle, we don’t recommend this trip for children under the age of 6 years. However, if parents can confidently say that their children are comfortable in travelling long distances, they are of course welcome. However, parents are responsible for their children at all times.
- You will stay in hotels, safari lodges or permanent tented camps (with en-suite bathrooms). Safari lodges are solid buildings, whereas tented camps are permanently set-up, walk-in safari style tents that offer the same service as hotels and lodges.
- We only use specially converted 4×4 safari vehicles (i.e. Toyota Land Cruiser) that are able to take on the harsh Kenyan road conditions. Each guest will enjoy a window seat and during game drives the roof will open, ensuring unspoilt views.
- Meals are included as stated in the itinerary and mineral water is also supplied during the safari. All other drinks such as soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are excluded and need to be settled by yourself.
- You will dine at the respective accommodations. For breakfast, a buffet is usually set up, whereas a three-course menu is typically served for dinner. Lunch is mostly enjoyed en-route in form of pre-packed lunch (lunch-box) consisting of sandwiches, boiled eggs and fruits or grilled chicken thighs.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our outmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).
- Upon booking you will receive a detailed packing list that will assist you in deciding what to bring.
- Yes there are and due to the fact that space in the vehicle is limited, luggage is restricted to 15 kg in a soft bag or rucksack. In addition, guests are allowed one small piece of hand luggage. Please refrain from bringing bulky suitcases as this can cause problems when storing the luggage. Furthermore, please do not forget to read up on your airlines respective luggage policy.
- Yes, you should bring along some cash for extras like drinks, snacks, souvenirs and tips.
- Please make sure that your USD bills that have been printed after 2004 as any earlier dated bills will not be accepted.
- Tipping after a safari is customary and we recommend 15-20 USD per day per group for the guide.
- Entry requirements vary depending on the citizenship of the traveller. While many nationalities can obtain a visa upon arrival in Kenya it is the sole responsibility of every traveller to be in possession of all required documents. We strongly suggest that you contact your respective embassy for the latest visa regulations.
- In general, East Africa poses no higher health risks than many other destinations. Please consult your GP or a tropical disease institute regarding appropriate vaccinations etc. before your departure. For your own safety please inform us about any intolerances or allergies you may have against any medications or of any medical conditions (e.g. high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, heart conditions, etc.) when you book your trip. Please also inform your guide before the start of the tour.
- In theory, there is a possibility of contracting malaria in all East African countries. Malaria is caused by one-cell parasites and transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. Different medications can offer a prophylaxis but some need to be taken before you start travelling. You should consult your GP or the institute for tropical diseases to get medical advice. Our experience suggests, that medications which have been on the market for some time (e.g. Lariam) can lead to severe side effects and therefore may compromise your trip.
- Prevention is always better than cure; the best prevention is not to get bitten by wearing long trousers, socks, closed shoes and long-sleeved tops during the evening hours. The use of anti-mosquito sprays and creams can further help to reduce the risk of being bitten.