Kenya’s rich wildlife and vast landscapes are simply iconic. The imagery of an African safari in Kenya comes to life as you traverse the straggling plains of the Maasai Mara, or drive in the legendary shadow of the snow-peaked Mount Kenya straddled along the Equator. Kenya’s prolific wildlife offers incomparable chances to observe these remarkable animals up close in their natural habitats. Through our 7 days Kenya explore tour, we use our top guides to ensure that your Kenyan safari experience incorporates as much learning and observing. Our guides will take you to some of Kenya’s most remote and untouched corners, providing you with intimate wildlife encounters that you’ll remember in your lifetime.
From the Sweetwaters Chimpanzees at Ol Pejeta Conservancy on the Equator, into the unspoiled bush of the Maasai Mara, flamingos at Lake Nakuru and walking on Crescent Island to a boat cruise on Lake Naivasha. This safari in Kenya has something special to offer to all safari enthusiasts. This tour will offer you some of the most remarkable experiences that define a true Kenyan safari.
Day 1: Nairobi to The Equator at Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Pick up from Nairobi (either at the airport or your hotel) and then proceed to the Equator in 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, L, D.
Day 2: Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to Chimpanzees and Rhinoceros
You will have a full day at Sweetwaters with morning and afternoon game drive. This provides you an ample time to explore this sanctuary as you marvel at the magnificent sights of the snow-capped Mt. Kenya peaks. Game drives at Sweetwaters are indeed a pleasure. Here, there are optional activities such as game walks accompanied by Resident Naturalist and game rides on horseback or Camel riding and night game drives. These optional activities are at an extra fee payable locally. The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is incorporated within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and is the only place in Kenya where this highly endangered and remarkably intelligent species can be seen.
Dinner and overnight stay at Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp, B, L, D.
Day 3: Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Lake Nakuru National park, famed for flamingos
An early breakfast then depart to Lake Nakuru National Park with a stop at Nyahururu Falls, arriving in good time for lunch at your lodge. Full afternoon game drives followed by dinner and overnight stay at Lake Nakuru Lodge. Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the, at times, millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species – particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here.
Dinner and night at Lake Nakuru Lodge, B, L, D.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Lake Naivasha and walking on Crescent Island
Breakfast then depart for a short drive to Lake Naivasha for lunch. This is then followed by a sunset boat cruise to see the snorting Hippos and a nature walk on Crescent Island which is an excellent way to see wild animals (herbivores) while on foot. The Island is a private game sanctuary, which is home to zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, Vervet monkeys, hares, Genet, waterbuck and giraffe.
Overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, B, L, D.
Day 5: Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, The Great Wildebeest migration
We depart the lodge soon after breakfast and proceed to Maasai Mara to arrive in good time for Lunch. Late afternoon game drives. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture.
Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.
Day 6: The Legendary Maasai Mara National Reserve
Full day is spent exploring Maasai Mara in search of the big 5. Optional balloon safari can be arranged at an extra fee of US$ 450 per person. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture.
Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.
Day 7: Maasai Mara back to Nairobi after remarkable tour
Pre-breakfast game viewing drives. You then enjoy full breakfast before you drive back to Nairobi via Narok to arrive at approximately 1400 hrs marking the end of your tour, B.
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