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12-Day Kenya Safari Trip

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    African Sermon Safaris

  • Locations

    Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya

  • Activities

    Nature, Wildlife Tour

  • Price
    $3680 USD per person
  • Duration

    12 Days

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  • Price Includes

    Park entrance fees, all activities (unless labeled as optional), meals as specified in the day-by-day section, all accommodations, an expert driver/guide, all transportation and all local taxes/VAT.

  • Notes

    Government imposed increase of park fees and/or taxes, international flights (from/to home), tips, personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.), drinks.


  • Watch Maasai Mara Big Five: lion, rhino, elephant, leopard, and buffalo and also thousands of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle - Great Wildebeest Migration
  • In the Masai Mara learn an authentic Maasai culture as you take an optional local village tour or float on a hot air balloon safari experience
  • Marvel at the flamingo-ringed shores of the sublime Lake Nakuru as you watch as an endangered white rhinoceros scratches its back on an acacia tree.
  • Unique visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary at Sweetwaters as you view the snow-topped Mt. Kenya or an floodlit game viewing in the Aberdares Forest
  • Explore the isolated Samburu National Reserve, combining the must see unique collection of rare wildlife


Trip Info

This thrilling safari adventure takes in Kenya’s most evocative parks where you marvel at the immense famous plains of the Maasai Mara, discover and explore the wonders of the unique Lake Nakuru and Samburu National Reserve, and be amazed at a new wildlife cast in the Aberdares Forest. It is all magical, unique, beautiful, and more importantly awe inspiring, this Kenya safari tour offers unique experiences that lasts and the very best Kenya has to offer.

On this Kenya tour, traverse the best parks and game sanctuaries with exciting landscape, culture and immense wildlife. On this tour, you get to see all the big five and much more.

This range from the stunning spectacle of Mount Kilimanjaro and the largest herds of elephants in Kenya. Amboseli offers a small and compact safari experience with bountiful wildlife easily found congregating around swamps and dried out lake beds. Just gaze at watching elephants roam beneath Mount Kilimanjaro even as the sunrises and sets.

The Aberdares National Park is in the forested slopes of the Aberdare Mountains and offers a surreal safari experience. Altitude exceeds 7,000 feet which means giant forest hogs waddle in small groups, eland skip away from the trees, while the strikingly red bongo emerges from the bamboo forest. In these dense trees, wildlife can’t be spotted from a distance. Overlooking a waterhole and salt lick, the Ark Lodge provides a continual procession of Aberdare’s residents. At Aberdares, you listen to the sounds and predict the arrivals. Likely, an elephant herd bulldozes its way through, while tree hyrax and large spotted genet silently turn up from nowhere, they all come to you.

Shaba and samburu in the northern Kenya, offers wilderness that has forever remained untouched and unspoiled. Here, Wildlife is concentrated around the Ewaso Ng’iro River; large elephant herds wade into the water, gazelle and zebra try to avoid the crocodiles, and the big cats are easily spotted. With two days in Samburu you’ll also get acquainted with some of Kenya’s rarer animals, like long-necked gerenuk, beisa oryx, and diminutive dik-diks.

Chimpanzees at Sweetwaters offers a combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains guarantees you an unforgettable safari experience.

Sweetwaters is situated in the heart of a privately owned game reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, surrounded by vibrant plains, and gazing out onto the glacial peaks of Mount Kenya. At this unique sanctuary, watch the animal world unfold from your private verandah; buffaloes wander past, giraffes silhouette against the mountain backdrop, and regal black rhinos offer an unforgettable sight. The reserve has both a chimpanzee and rhino sanctuary, and is justifiably proud of how it has been able to rebuild the populations of these animals.

See flamingos at Lake Nakuru and then end up at Lake Naivasha with hippos snorting and over 400 species of birds abound. Moving through the Great Rift Valley, the tour features the sublime Lake Nakuru and its flamingo filled shores from game drives to perfect vantage points with sundowner cocktails. You will witness this quintessential park which is also an impressive white and black rhino sanctuary in Kenya.

The legendary Maasai Mara. On this tour, you get to see all the big five and much more. In Maasai Mara, over two million mammals migrate here during the annual great wildebeest migration, and that’s in addition to the abundant resident numbers who stay all year round. You get to see lion prides laze in the shades in the afternoon sun. Cheetah and Leopard can easily be seen out on a hunt. The vast grassland plains are hidden beneath giant herds of zebra and wildebeest, indeed, you are always in the middle of nature as you are mesmerized by the Kenya safari experience.

Trip schedule:

Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi
On arrival at Nairobi airport, you will be assisted. Transfer to Eka Hotel. The rest of the day on leisure and relaxation. Spend the night on bed and breakfast plan.

Day 2: Amboseli National Park
Pick up from your hotel at 8am and depart to Amboseli National Park (250 km – approximately 4 hours). You will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park with the magnificent snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro in the horizon. You get to see largest herds of elephants in Kenya. Plains game, lions, cheetahs and vast herds of elephants wander freely. Night is at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.

Day 3: Amboseli National Park
An early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge and rest of the day at leisure and relaxation with sightseeing. Later, enjoy an afternoon game drive to see sunset and the cats when they are active You return to the lodge for dinner and night Amboseli Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.

Day 4: Aberdares
After an early you now drive to the Aberdares Country Club. After lunch continue on to the Ark Lodge, the world renowned rustic tree lodge which is legendary to Aberdares National Park. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure and game viewing from the lodge decks as animals come to feed by the nearby watering hole. Overnight at The Ark Lodge, B, L, D.

Day 5: Samburu Game Reserve
Drive north across the equator to the Samburu National Reserves (190 km – approximately 4 hours). Samburu eco-system is a secluded and arid landscape dotted with lush springs and rocky river gorges. A few of the highlights of this area are the Gerenuk ‘giraffe necked’ antelope, the Reticulated giraffe, the Grevy’s zebra, leopards in daylight and the Samburu culture. Samburu has a healthy population of lion, leopard, and cheetah. It is also a birdwatchers paradise with hundreds of species. Lunch before a late afternoon game drive. Dinner and night at Samburu Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.

Day 6: Samburu Game Reserve
Morning and afternoon game drives in this open savannah including Shaba National Reserve which is traversed by the Ewaso Nyiro River. The river is populated by hippos and crocodiles, whilst the park is home to a host of animals including several species which are rarely seen in numbers elsewhere, including Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffes and long-necked gerenuks Samburu Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.

Day 7: Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
After breakfast, on route game viewing as you proceed to the Equator in the Laikipia Plateau and Mt. Kenya region arriving for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive at this private game ranch. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the only sanctuary for rehabilitation in Kenya of these widely abused chimpanzees with two groups living in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. The site is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area.
Dinner and overnight stay at Sweetwaters Serena Camp, B, L, D.

Day 8: Lake Naivasha, via Lake Nakuru National Park flamingos
Drive to Lake Nakuru (180 km – approximately 4 hours). Enjoy a game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park, sanctuary to one of the largest populations of rhinos in Kenya, plus Rothschild’s giraffes, leopards and lions. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake and home to the largest number of the pink flamingos. After lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge, continue your short journey to Lake Naivasha (80 km – approximately 2 hours), where over 450 species of birds have been recorded. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, B, L, D.

Day 9: Masai Mara, the immense wildlife haven
Drive to the magnificent Masai Mara (270 km – approximately 5~6 hours), home to countless animal species including the ‘big five’ and a multitude of plains game. Lunch at your lodge. Relax followed by a late afternoon game drive. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.

Day 10 & 11: Masai Mara, famous for the great migration of the wildebeests
Enjoy an early morning game drive with further opportunities to see the superb wildlife, followed by breakfast at the lodge, or take an early morning balloon flight over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra). A second game drive will take place in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.

Day 12: From Masai Mara to Nairobi. Depart
Return to Nairobi by road (300 km – approximately 6 hours), or optional extra fly from the Masai Mara to Nairobi at the airport or drop at the hotel to proceed with your onward travel arrangement, B.

Your adventure awaits!

African Sermon Safaris

We plan exceptional safaris filled with life-enriching and inspiring Kenya safari travel experiences. In making your Kenya dream holiday to happen, we match the best and most unspoiled locations to enhance your experience. Inclusion of Maasai Mara tour to see wildebeest migration is our most popular Kenyan trip.


  1. 5 out of 5


    From the start, we didn’t know exactly what we wanted from a safari in Kenya. Having not done anything to do with safaris before, but Daniel read our minds and helped to put together a tour itinerary. It turned that it worked so perfectly and fulfilled all of our desires, and now know what it is to go for Kenyan safaris .

    Thanks to our expert guide, James who was not only knowledgeable, but planned well ahead and prepared us for the next eventuality. He helped us see all of big 5 that we had read lots about and a big selection of other wildlife species.

    We had a good mix of tented camps and lodges that were selected by Daniel for us, though we had looked them up online. All of them exceeded our expectations since they had fantastic service, luxury and comforts.

    We partook of hot air balloon safari in Masai Mara and I can only say how delighted we were. It was such an amazing experience floating over hordes of wildlife and scenic beauty that Masai Mara safari offers. Having breakfast in the middle of African savanna was lovely and enticing.

    It was for sure an unforgettable Kenyan safari holiday that will last in my memories for life. I would at some point life make sure to return and experience this again. I would recommend African Sermon Safaris to anyone contemplating to safari in Kenya!

  2. 5 out of 5


    We have returned from Kenya safari in the past week.

    Our safari was booked was booked going with African Sermon Safaris. This was the best selection that we did and eventually turned out to be the best decision ever. It was our second time trip to an African safari, which was over our expectations, far much better than our first trip. From the moment of contact with this company upon arrival in Nairobi at the airport, everything ran so efficiently that we only sat back to enjoy our Kenya safari with comfort.

    We had a brilliant 12-day tour going through Amboseli Park where we saw snow caps of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Lake Naivasha that enabled us walk with animals at Crescent Island and at the end with Masai Mara. The visit to Masai Mara safari was the best part and highlight of our tour as we were able to see the largest concentrations of wildlife. The Wildebeest migration was such a wonder to watch especially the crossings of the river. We had anticipated we might not get the chance to see it, but on the very last two days our tour, we saw several crossings in awe. The parks were very beautiful and so full of many animals ranging from herds of elephants, lion prides, giraffes, leopard, cheetah, hippos, zebras, wildebeests, and many more than we could count.

    African Sermon Safaris organized the most beautiful lodges that were comfortable and had good food, that we always felt being at the right place at the right time. The views from the lodges were spectacular and we could sight animals from their precincts. They are also located in wonderful places within the natural parks.

    We couldn’t have had a better driver also guide in Steve who is a brilliant Kenya safari guide that we very much liked. We still miss him, and when we return into Kenya some other time, we will definitely be asking for him!.

    We can’t thank this company and Steve enough for their care and professional attention throughout our safari in Kenya. They made sure we had the most fantastic 12-days of exciting Kenya safari tour.

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