9 Days Kenya Born Free Safari

Weather

Being close to the equator, one can expect the Kenyan ground to be sunshined most amount of times. It is sunny most of the time, dry however not too hot for most of the year.

Rainy Season: March till May and November till December

Central Kenya is situated on a plateau and the altitude keeps the heat index at a comfortable level making the park safaris in Kenya a great delight for most parts of the year.

The coastal areas are relatively higher in temperature and however the sea breeze from the Indian Ocean on the coasts of Mombasa, Lamu and Malindi make it comfortable.

At Mount Kenya there is permanent snow. Western Kenya, being a little far off the sea and lying in central Africa is generally hot and humid.

What To Pack
  • Safari Hats
  • Clothing in neutral colors
  • A Safari Jacket
  • Comfortable Safari Shoes
  • Sun block Lotion
  • Sun Glasses 
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras, Lenses, Memory Cards, Batteries and Lens Cleaner
  • Small Bean Bag 
  • Plug Adaptors
  • Prescribed Medicines
  • Passport 
  • Guide Books
  • Your Itinerary

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  • Half Day sightseeing tour in Nairobi
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  • Masai Village cultural visit in Masai Mara
Duration

9 Days & 8 Nights

Departure

Daily Departure.

This Itinerary is 100% Customizable.

Cost Per Person

Standard: $ 1,700.00 Onwards

Luxury: $ 2,055.00 Onwards

A 9 Days Safari featuring Samburu National Park in the Northern Kenya. Enjoy the experience of staying in a Tree house in Aberdare National park. Witness millions of Flamingoes in Lake Nakuru along with Rhino and other game animals. Also visit the world famous Masai Mara National Park to track the wild cats and other plain animals in action in the endless savannah grasslands.

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrive in Nairobi

Meet and greet on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by The Earth Safari representatives. Thereafter receive a short briefing about your safari which gives you a clear idea on the places you are going to visit as well as the accommodation arrangements. After the briefing be driven to your city hotel for check-in.

 

Overnight at the Hotel

Meals: None

Day 2:
Nairobi - Samburu National Park

After breakfast depart to Samburu National Reserve, home to the rare and exotic wildlife species such as the Gerenuk, Rothschild Giraffe, Gravy’s Zebra, endangered Samburu monkeys, Beisa Oryx and large elephant herds. Stop at the equator for a photographic session as well as a demonstration of the “Coriolis Effect” at the equator and arrive in Samburu in time for check in and lunch.

After lunch, enjoy afternoon game drives within this scenic park which is home to rare plant and wildlife species. 

 

Overnight at the Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3:
Samburu National Park

Spend the full day within this reserve viewing wildlife, birds and enjoying the natural ecosystem that exists within this park as you view and photograph the scenic landscape which characterizes this park. The park also offers optional rides on the back of a camel under the guidance of a professional camel guide. If you so wish, you may visit the Samburu villages for a cultural visit and spend some time with the hospitable and colorfully decorated Morans amidst traditional songs and dances.

 

Overnight at the Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4:
Samburu - Aberdare National Park

Morning departure from your lodge exiting the park and heading to the Aberdare Ranges in central province where you will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. The lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife enabling you to view them from the comfort of your room or from the lodge view decks.

 

Overnight at the Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5:
Aberdare to Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast you will have a morning departure from Aberdare and be driven to Lake Nakuru, the most famous bird lover’s paradise in Kenya. En route, you will visit the famous Thompson falls, which is a scenic picnic and photographic spot that drains into the Aberdare Ranges. You will enjoy a short walk in the beautiful nature trail located at the base of the falls. Afterwards, proceed to Lake Nakuru arriving for lunch and afterwards, an afternoon game drive.

 

Overnight at the Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6:
Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara National Park

After breakfast you will check out and depart to the Mara Reserve, home to the big five kenya wildlife safari tours and numerous plains game. If you visit between July and October, you will have an opportunity to spot the annual wildebeest migration. You will arrive in time for check in and lunch at your lodge before departing for afternoon game drives.  Optional activities include hot air balloon safari, guided nature walks, bush lunch/dinner/breakfast, bird walks, and evening sundowner. 

 

Overnight at the Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7:
Masai Mara National Park

Spend a full day at leisure within the extensive and beautiful Mara reserve, looking out for the big five and enjoying game drives with all meals being served at the lodge. Optional activities include a visit to the Maasai villages, walking safaris or hot air balloon safari.

 

Overnight at the Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8:
Masai Mara National Park

Spend a full day at leisure within the extensive and beautiful Mara reserve, looking out for the big five and enjoying game drives with all meals being served at the lodge. Optional activities include a visit to the Maasai villages, walking safaris or hot air balloon safari.

 

Overnight at the Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9:
Masai Mara - Nairobi - Departure

Enjoy a final game drive within the Masai Mara. After breakfast depart from the park and return to Nairobi. Upon arrival, be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your outbound flight to your next destination.

 

Meals: Breakfast

End of Safari

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Inclusions
  • All park entrance fees and game drives
  • Full board accommodation in Aberdare, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara
  • Nairobi Hotel on breakfast basis
  • All airport transfers
  • Visit to Thompson Falls
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour driver/guide
  • Drinking water during the safari
  • Transport in a private safari minivan with pop up roof for game viewing and photography
  • Applicable government taxes

Exclusions
  • International flight fees and departure taxes
  • Extras at the lodges or tented camps i.e. beverages and drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tipping
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any other item not included in itinerary

Important Notes
  • Children below 7 years are not allowed at 'The Ark', Aberdare. Guests with children can opt to stay at Sweetwaters Game Reserve instead.
  • Above price is based on 4 Adults travelling together.
  • Above price is based on low season (1st April to 30th June, excluding Easter period)
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