Enjoy an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the amazing wildlife of Kenya in one of its national parks and two nature reserves. Multiple game drives take you into deserts and grassland savannas to see remarkable animals such as elephants, giraffes, zebras and possibly rare glimpses of leopards or cheetahs.
- Participate in 7 wild game drives glimpsing a variety of wild animals
- Scenic bush flight
- Hot air balloon safari
Nairobi - 1 night
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi
You will be met at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax, explore on your own, or enjoy the hotel's amenities.
Aberdare National Park - 1 night
This morning after your included breakfast we depart Nairobi and head into the wilds of Kenya. Your lodge is set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park overlooking a waterhole which attracts a host of awesome wildlife and all of the "Big Five."
Samburu National Reserve - 2 nights
Depart via private coach to Samburu National Reserve. In the shadow of Mount Kenya, the national parks and extensive ranch and communal lands of the Samburu Heartland support some of Africa's most impressive wildlife and wild lands. This evening we'll have our first evening game drive.
The area is arid and largely semi-desert, with a large concentration of game including some unique species not found elsewhere; such as the oryx, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe and grevy's Zebra. Other game includes ostriches, elephants and sometimes even leopards. Enjoy a morning and evening game drive with time for lunch and to freshen up in between.
Maasai Mara National Reserve - 3 nights
Take a morning bush flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Nestled in a lush riverine forest below the Oloololo Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, you'll enjoy spectacular views of the Maasai Mara's game-filled plains. Your tented camp offers the ultimate in seclusion. These modern semi-permanent tents will allow you to relax in classic elegance yet still benefit from modern comforts and amenities. Each tent has a private deck overlooking the vast game-filled plains of the Maasai Mara. Enjoy an evening game drive before settling in for the night.
Your lodge's grassland savanna is dominated by sweet pasture grasses & woodlands which feed the multitudes of grazing herbivores. Seasonal marshes and swamps are home to aquatic plants and animals. The Maasai Mara is the location of the BBC television documentary - 'Big Cat Diary.' Resident lion prides defend territories throughout the Mara. Open grasslands provide ideal hunting terrain for cheetah - the planet's fastest land mammal. Elephant numbers are increasing rapidly. Enjoy both a morning and evening game drive.
Wake up really early this morning for a truly magical hot air balloon ride. Once aloft, the balloon floats gently over the plains, giving a bird's eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon. Spread beneath you is a panorama of Africa - elephants looking improbably small; giraffe browsing amongst the treetops; antelope grazing; a pair of lionesses stalking a herd of wildebeest; and cheetah glancing up as the shadow of the huge balloon crosses their paths.
You'll be back in time for a late breakfast. The afternoon is available for a game drive or just relaxing around camp.
This morning you return to Nairobi to catch your return flight home.
- Accommodations: Nairobi 1 night, Aberdare National Park 1 night, Samburu National Reserve 2 nights, Maasai Mara National Reserve 3 nights
- All meals outside of Nairobi are included
- Ground transportation and internal Kenya flights
- English speaking assistants and guides
- Park and reserve entrance fees
Download the Kenya Wildlife Safari pdf file.