12 Days Kenya Highlights Photo Safari Holidays
Kenya is the historical place of the East African safari, a land of sweeping savannah grasslands inhabited by charismatic mega-fauna, including Big Cats, the Big Five (buffalo, lion, elephant, leopard and rhino) and just about everything in between. Elsewhere, landscapes here stir the soul with deserts in the north, dense forests in the west, Rift Valley lakes in the center and tropical coast out east. This result for those on safari is an experienced safari industry ready to show you a seemingly endless parade of wildlife against one of the most beautiful backdrops in Africa.
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What's included :
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Bottled water
What's excluded :
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi, you will be met by your Safari Guide who will accompany you to the venerable Inter Continental Hotel. The nights in Nairobi are cool, the days are warm, the temperature rarely exceeds 75 degrees and humidity is low. Meal Plan Bed and Breakfast
Day 2: Nairobi City Tour
After breakfast, we travel to the nearby town of Karen to visit the museum dedicated to Karen Blixen, who wrote Out of Africa under her pen name Isak Denisen. The Danish writer, as you may know, “had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The Danish government gave the beautiful house to the country of Kenya upon its independence, and today it is a museum furnished with much of her original period furniture and open to visitors.
To add a touch of African nature to today’s encounters with African culture, we stop in at the Giraffe Center, where you can get close to these towering animals and photograph them. Afterwards, we return to our hotel for some time to relax and a leisurely dinner. Overnight at the Inter Continental Nairobi Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Nairobi – Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, we drive to Lake Naivasha arriving in the in time for lunch. Lake Naivasha has over 400 species of bird, this freshwater lake is a birding Paradise. Along the lake’s fabled waters, we are bound to see some of the area’s more intriguing species: hippos, giraffes, buffalo and even the arboreal Columbus monkey.
After lunch we visit Crescent island — a private sanctuary, where you can walk beneath yellow-barked acacias in search of giraffes, wildebeest , impala , dikdiks, Thompson’s and grant’s gazelles, elands, waterbucks and countless bird species. Overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, we travel to Lake Nakuru National Park for a full day game viewing experience. The spectacular alkaline Lake is famously known as the feeding ground of both lesser and greater flamingos.
Lake Nakuru National Park is known for its Rothschild giraffes, both black and white-rhinos. Other mammals in abundance include Waterbucks, Buffalo, Gazelles, Lions, Baboons and the elusive Leopards sometimes seen sleeping on the horizontal branches of the trees. Lunch will be served at your lodge located in the game park. Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary
This morning we drive to Nyahururu and proceed northeast, driving through the Great Rift Valley to Sweetwaters Tented Camp arriving in time for lunch.
After lunch we visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimps and black rhino with its stunning forty specimens! In fact Sweetwaters boasts excellent game viewing with the highest ratio of game to area of any park or reserve in Kenya. Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary
After breakfast, we enjoy a game drive to the secluded heart of Ol Pejeta Ranch and Rhino Reserve. The reserve provides a fascinating opportunity to study and learn about the rhinos and to experience them up close.
Ol Pejeta Ranch overlooks one of the busiest waterholes in the area…elephant; giraffe, waterbuck, gazelle and the big cats all come here to drink. We return to our camp for another superb dinner and dream-laden evening’s sleep. Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7 : Sweetwaters - Samburu National Reserve
After breakfast, your private custom safari cruiser takes you overland to Kenya’s northern frontier to Samburu National Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Samburu National Reserve is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River. Overnight at Samburu Intrepids Camp Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8: Shaba National Reserve
Game drives and bird-watching safaris are extra special here in Samburu with over a hundred species of birds can be spotted. With its backdrop of rocky outcrops and prominent Mountain ranges to the North, Samburu National Reserve has an exotic feel in it. Overnight at Samburu Intrepids Camp Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9: Shaba National Reserve - Mount Kenya Safari Club
After breakfast, we drive to Mount Kenya Safari Club—reminiscent of the English countryside arriving in time for lunch. Sprawled on the slopes of majestic Mount Kenya, this historic club offers luxury and relaxation, including such activities as golf, trout streams, horseback riding and a charming animal orphanage. Overnight at Mount Kenya Safari Club Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10: Mount Kenya Safari Club - Fly to Masai Mara Game Reserve
No matter how much you have thought about Africa, this is more than you expected. We take a short game drive en-route to the Siana Springs Tented Camp; Perched on the saddle of a hill, Siana Springs Tented Camp has one of the most spectacular views imaginable across the vast plains, forests and rivers that make up the Masai Mara – one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. Overnight at Siana Springs Tented Camp Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Today we will have morning and evening game drives. Masai Mara is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Residents among the Parks are: Masai Giraffe, Eland, Klip Springer and thousands of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles. Overnight at Siana Springs Tented Camp Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 12: Fly back to Nairobi
After breakfast, We spend the last morning in the bush admiring unspoilt Africa, preparing to return to Nairobi. A mid-afternoon arrival in Nairobi, day room at the Serena Hotel for relaxing, then we fly home later that night.
Departure Point :Kencom/Ambassadeur, Nairobi, Kenya
Traveler pickup is offered
The travellers will be met by one of our representativeAirports
- Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
Departure Time :6:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.