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kenya Safari

Embark on an immersive journey through Kenya’s breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife as you explore three of the nation’s cherished natural sanctuaries. Venture into the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve on a safari, traversing acacia-studded plains alive with diverse wildlife. Engage with a representative from the Kenya Wildlife Service to gain insights into rhino conservation efforts. Along the shores of Lake Nakuru, witness the graceful presence of wading hippos and discover a vibrant tapestry of birdlife with hundreds of species gracing the landscape.

What is the best month to go on a safari in Kenya?

The months of June through to October mark the start of the long dry season, which is regarded as the best time to go to Kenya for a truly ‘Out of Africa’ safari experience.

Which is the best month to visit Masai Mara?

 The long cool-dry season from July to October is considered by most to be the best time of year to visit Masai Mara but also costliest season too. The absence of rain means that the flora is less dense, so animals are easier to observe. Additionally, insect levels, including mosquitoes, are lower during the dry season.

What is the best time to go to Kenya?

January, February and July to October are the best times to travel to Kenya as it is the dry season – hot and cool respectively. November, December and April to June are the short and long rain months respectively.

Kenya safari Is safari cheaper in Kenya or Tanzania?

While both countries offer great off-season deals, a Kenya safari is probably more budget-friendly. It’s a numbers game: Kenya has done much more on the international stage to promote itself, which means more flights, more types of accommodation while all national parks closed by driving distance also government lower all entry fees compared to Tanzania safari.

5-DAY KENYA ESCAPE

An ideal Kenya safari itinerary tailored for those with time constraints! This five-day adventure seamlessly combines the wonders of Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, and the Maasai Mara, creating an unforgettable expedition. Witness an abundance of extraordinary wildlife, including robust populations of lions, buffalos, impalas, hippos, waterbucks, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, and a myriad of captivating game species. The experience also encompasses over 400 distinct bird species. Highlights of the journey include a scenic boat ride on Lake Naivasha and an enchanting walk alongside giraffes and zebras on Crescent Island.

DAY 1 :  LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), you will meet your guide ready for the departure to Lake Nakuru National Park. You will have a leisurely scenic drive and stop at the highest point of the rift valley and have marvel sight of the Rift Valley floor. Arrive at the park gate for regularities and later continue at your lodging for lunch. Early afternoon will be at leisure followed by and evening game drive at 1530hrs in search for wildlife till dusk.

Lodging :  Flamingo Hill Tented Camp (3 Meals)

DAY 2 :  LAKE NAIVASHA NATURE WALK & BOAT RIDE

Proceed for an early morning game drive at 0630hrs and later return to the lodge/camp for breakfast and later depart to Lake Naivasha and arrive in time for lunch. Early afternoon will be at leisure followed by a Nature Walk at the Crescent Island and after a Boat Ride experience as from 1500hrs hopefully to see the resident school of hippos that have made the largest fresh water body on the rift valley their home and also walk amongst the animals at the Island that is well known for walking safaris.

Lodging :  Naivasha Sopa Resort (3 Meals)

DAY 3 :  MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

After breakfast you will proceed to Maasai Mara National Reserve, you will have a brief stop at midpoint of your journey to freshen up. Thereafter proceed past the vast dynamic lands of the Maasai on the floor of the rift valley and arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. Early afternoon will be at leisure and then followed by an evening game drive at 1530hrs till dusk. You will return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight camp booked on full board.

Lodging :  Basecamp or Mara Leisure Camp (3 Meals)

DAY 4 :  MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

A full day in Maasai Mara with an option of either doing an early morning game drive at 0630hrs and later return to the camp for breakfast/brunch. Lunch will be served before proceeding for evening game drive (between 1500hrs & 1600hrs) in search for wildlife till dusk. Alternatively, after breakfast depart with packed lunch for a full day of game drive.

The reserve is home to the big five (rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant) and other mammals including Cheetahs, serval cats, hyenas and different species of antelope. The Mara, Talek are Sand Rivers are home to crocodiles and hippos.

Lodging :  Basecamp or Mara Leisure Camp (3 Meals)

DAY 5 :  MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI

Enjoy hearty breakfast before driving back to for your inbound or outbound flight.  You may enjoy an early morning game (0630am) then breakfast at your lodging before proceeding to Nairobi or have breakfast then proceed with game en route as you exit the reserve.

3 DAYS MASAI MARA SAFARI

Embark on Kenya Safari an exhilarating 3-day Masai Mara Safari adventure that commences and concludes in Nairobi. Immerse yourself in the splendor of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, choosing from quality mid-range safari lodges or tented camps nestled inside or in close proximity to the reserve. This carefully curated 2-night, 3-day tour includes road transportation from Nairobi, featuring up to four private safari game drives within the reserve. Optional add-ons, such as a visit to a Maasai village, can further enrich your experience. Notably, enjoy full-day game drives at no additional cost on the second day of the itinerary, allowing for extended exploration of the remarkable landscapes and wildlife in the Masai Mara.

 

                                                 ITINERARY

Day 01:

Your Driver-Guide will meet you at your hotel to kick off the exhilarating safari to Masai Mara, with a departure scheduled between 7:30 am and 8:00 am. Brace yourself for a scenic journey, descending the Great Rift Valley and continuing towards Maasai Mara, Kenya’s renowned game reserve (Drive time: 5.5 hours). Travel in the comfort of a private safari vehicle, and take a moment to absorb the breathtaking views at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint—an expansive spectacle often visible from outer space. Arrive at Masai Mara for a delectable lunch at your chosen lodge or camp. The afternoon unfolds with a game drive at 3:30 pm, offering opportunities to spot magnificent wildlife, including the iconic Big Cats such as Lions, Leopards, and Cheetahs, as well as Rhino, Elephant, and Wildebeest. Return to your lodge by 6:30 pm after a thrilling exploration of the Mara’s diverse and captivating ecosystem.

Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Day 02: Delight in a Full Day Exploring Masai Mara

Savor an immersive experience with two safari game drives scheduled for your enjoyment on this day. The first drive kicks off in the morning from 6:15 am to 9:00 am, providing a unique opportunity to witness the heightened activity of wildlife during these early hours. Following the morning adventure, relish a delicious breakfast. Later in the day, after lunch, embark on the second game drive from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, taking advantage of the wildlife’s increased activity during the late afternoon.

As your Masai Mara safari is exclusively private, the flexibility of game drive timings becomes a valuable asset, particularly for those traveling with children or on a honeymoon. You also have the option to opt for a full-day game drive, spanning the entire day, complete with a packed picnic lunch at no additional cost.

Return in the evening to your lodge for a sumptuous dinner, capping off a day filled with awe-inspiring wildlife encounters. Your overnight stay promises both comfort and the anticipation of another day of adventure in the heart of Masai Mara.

Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Day 03: Return to Nairobi

After a relaxed breakfast and check-out. Depart for return road transfer back to Nairobi with a shortened morning game drive en-route. Arrive Nairobi by early afternoon. Drop off at your hotel or to the airport for your flight home.

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