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8 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari

  • Amboseli - Nairobi - Samburu - Aberdare - Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara

Overview

Wildlife Safari in Kenya

Book your safari journey with Kenya Expresso Tours and Safaris and have an unforgettable wildlife experience. You'll be marvelled by all the wildlife in Kenya best natural park from Aberdare National Park, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Maasai Mara National Reserve, and Samburu National Reserve.

Highlights

  • Daily game drives
  • All park entrance fees
  • Exclusive transport in a safari tour bus
  • English speaking professional driver / guide
  • 8 breakfasts, nine lunches, and nine dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Mineral water while on safari
  • Government taxes
  • 8 activity days
  • English
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Ashnil Mara Camp

Ashnil Mara Camp, with 40 luxury tents, is located in the Masai Mara National Reserve and close to the Mara River, famous for the wildebeest migration. Masai Mara Camp is arguably in one of the very best positions in the Masai Mara for game viewing and also provides the perfect setting to sit and relax at the end of a exciting day of game drives.

Ashnil Samburu Camp

Ashnil Samburu Camp has a total number of 30 luxury tents; 18 doubles, 9 with twin beds, and 3 with triple beds. Each of the exclusive comfortable deluxe tents provides a perfect view of the Ewaso Nyiro River and beautiful surrounding landscape. Every spacious tent consists of a dressing area, sitting area, luggage rack and en-suite facilities to provide a memorable stay close to nature.

OlTukai lodge

Ol Tukai Lodge is one of the best spots in the world to watch elephant with the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Writers have described Ol Tukai and the surrounding Amboseli National Park ‘as a home for the Gods’. Ol Tukai is an Eco-rated lodge having excellent outdoor and indoor facilities with its unique collection of African art. The property receives overwhelming response from the international and local tourism market.

Sarova Lion Hill lodge

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. A short two-hour drive from Nairobi, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is a favorite with residents and visitors to Kenya.

Sarova Mara Game Camp

The rolling plains around the Camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras during the migration months, and the Camp is situated right in the center of their migration path. A wildlife safari puts you right in the middle of all this action. Get a first-hand account of this epic phenomenon and live to tell the tale. A safari also helps you acquaint yourself with the landscapes of this beautiful African setting.

Sarova Panafric Hotel

Idyllically located 5 minutes' drive from the CBD and 18 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, amidst beautifully landscaped gardens in a quiet suburb of Nairobi, Sarova Panafric offers 162 rooms in a range of Superior, Executive, Club, Studio and Themed Suites - all recently refurbished and decorated in a contemporary vibrant African style.

The Ark hotel

Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, iconic and yes, quirky. The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Modeled after Noah's Ark, The Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. The animals come to you!

Day 1 - Nairobi - Amboseli

Pick up from your respective hotels or Amboseli Airport (ASV) in the morning and drive to Amboseli National Park which is famous for its scenery with a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the landscape, and open plains. Arriving with a short game drive at OlTukai lodge, check in,have lunch, and a short rest . Afternoon game drive at the park later dinner and overnight at OlTukai lodge.

Day 2 - Amboseli - Nairobi

Early morning breakfast game en-route leave Amboseli for Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at Sarova Panafric Hotel, check in, and have lunch. In the afternoon drive to Karen blixen and Giraffe center to feed giraffe for an excursion. later drive back to Sarova Panafric Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 - Nairobi - Samburu

Early morning breakfast at Sarova Panafric Hotel and depart for Samburu National reserve through Mount Kenya. You will pass through Equator line Nyanyuki town. You will arrive with a short game en-route at Samburu. Check in at Ashnil Samburu camp and have lunch. Later afternoon game drive across the park which is a unique resident wildlife species like the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx, and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich. Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu camp.

Day 4 - Samburu - Aberdare

Early morning game drive, then you break for breakfast at your camp. After breakfast leave Samburu for Aberdare arriving with a short game en-rout. Check in at Aberdare Hotel, have lunch and relax. Afternoon transfer across Aberdares park to The Ark lodge, The Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. The animals come to you! Later dinner and overnight at The Ark hotel.

Day 5 - Aberdare - Lake Nakuru.

Early morning breakfast game en-route leave Aberdare for Lake Nakuru you will pass through the Great Rift Valley escarpment, arriving in time for lunch and check in at Sarova lion hill Lodge. Afternoon game drive across the Pink Lake often referred so due to its Great masses of Flamingos not forgetting the famous white Rhino and black rhino found in this park. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill lodge.

Day 6 - Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara

Early morning breakfast. After breakfast leave Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara you will pass through Narok town Masai famous town. You will arrive in time for lunch, check in at Ashnil Mara camp or Sarova Mara game Camp and have lunch. Afternoon game drive through the park in search of the lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo. Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara camp or Sarova Mara game camp.

Day 7 - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Early morning game drive game drive return back to camp for breakfast. After breakfast, full day is spent in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents like the well known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo and the dangerous Crocodiles with a visit to Mara river. Meals and overnight at Ashnil Mara camp or Sarova Mara game Camp.

Day 8 - Masai Mara - Nairobi

Early morning breakfast at your camp or lodge check out of the camp and park and drive to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch at carnivore afterwards drop off at your respective hotel or Amboseli Airport (ASV) around 03.00 p.m. If you have evening flight you can do more game drive with packed lunch till around 12:00 p.m. lunch time. After drive to Nairobi you arrive in Nairobi at around 05.00 to 06.00 p.m. drop off at airport or back to your hotel.

  • Game drives at Aberdare National Park
  • Game drives at Amboseli National Park
  • Game drives at Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Game drives at Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Game drives at Samburu National Reserve

Aberdare National Park

The park is located about 100 kilometers north from Nairobi. Animals easily observed include the leopard, elephant, East African wild dog, giant forest hog, bushbuck, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, Cape buffalo, suni, side-striped jackal, eland, duiker, olive baboon, black and white colobus monkey, and sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of the African golden cat and the bongo - an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park, formerly Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, is in Kajiado County, Kenya. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. Amboseli National Park is home to many species, including elephants, Cape buffaloes, impala, Masai lions, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, Masai giraffes, plains zebras and blue wildebeest among other African animals. There is also a host of Kenyan birds, both large and small.

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The park now has more than 25 eastern black rhinoceros, one of the largest concentrations in the country, plus around 70 endemic southern white rhinos.

Maasai Mara National Reserve

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya; contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. All members of the Big Five - lion, leopard, African elephant, cape buffalo, and black rhinoceros are found in the Maasai Mara. Wildebeest, topi, zebra, and Thomson's gazelle migrate into and occupy the Mara reserve, from the Serengeti plains to the south and Loita Plains in the pastoral ranches to the north-east, from July to October or later.

Samburu National Reserve

The Samburu National Reserve is a game reserve on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro river in Kenya. The Samburu National Reserve is the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting oryx calves. Several large game species common to Kenya's northern plains can be found in abundance here, including the following dry-country fauna: gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, oryx, and reticulated giraffe.

During the safari tour, you have included in the price seven breakfasts, eight lunches, and seven dinners.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Vegetarian
  • Whole food
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All park entrance fees
  • English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • Exclusive transport in a safari tour bus 4 x 4 with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio.
  • Game drives
  • Government taxes
  • Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
  • Recommended Mineral Water while on safari
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry
  • Tips

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Amboseli Airport (ASV). Transfers from and to the airport are included in the price. Matoke Tours will have the driver / guide send to pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Abhishek from Los Angeles, California

    "For a first timer going on an African Safari the number of safari tour companies to choose from can be intimidating and we are glad that we that chose KET for this. We chose KET as they had good feedback on TA as well as reasonable rates. They were extremely professional to deal with, with prompt email responses to several of our questions. We chose the land cruiser option for our 5 day/4 nights safari, Our guide, was extremely professional and experienced. They picked us up from Jomo Kenyatta International and dropped us off on time for our flight as well. We stayed at Ol Tukai, Sopa and Sarova game Lodges during this period, which were all excellent choices. During our entire safari period we got to see all the big five in addition to countless other wildlife and extremely scenic vistas. The highlight of our experience was a rhino that came out of the bush in the Mara and crossed right in front of our land-cruiser. We were the only vehicle in the area when this happened, and after speaking with local staff at the game camp later found that this was extremely rare since the rhino population is very sparse (Only about 20 or so rhinos in the entire Mara)and also they are extremely shy creatures. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have seen all the big 5 on our very first African safari. Would highly recommend ket for your safari experience. "

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  • Review by Katefulcher from Winston Salem, North Carolina

    "My friend and I had the most wonderful 3 day Maasai Mara tour from Nairobi. Our driver, Richard, was THE BEST! So friendly and made sure we saw everything we wanted to see - cheetah cubs, a rare leopard, lots of baby animals - and was such a trooper for putting up with us for such long drives! We travelled as two females but knew we were always safe and in good hands with Richard! The accommodation was very nice - lovely staff, comfy rooms, and full bellies. "

    "Only regret is that we didn't think to bring a good camera lens- would have come in handy for some of the far off animals and we had serious FOMO about all the legit cameras everyone around us had. Other pointer is to bring pens to give away at the rest stops on the way in. We had no idea but all the little shop keepers asked us for pens since they are useful in their shop and harder to come by. We gave them every one we had but wish we brought more! A very small request from those who need so much! "

    "Overall, fantastic tour and I'd strongly recommend to anyone looking for adventure and an unforgettable experience!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Munich, Germany

    "My husband and I booked a Safari tour for 5 days and 4 nights and we visited Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara National Park."

    "We started in Nairobi and our guide Jackson drove almost 2.000 km with us."

    "Jackson is an amazing tour guide and made Kenya and its amazing wildlife and scenery unforgettable for us."

    "Jackson is just the perfect tour guide, such a nice person and passionate with his job. We saw the big 5 because Jackson was absolutely thrilled to show us all wonderful wild animals."

    "Thank you so much for making the safari an unforgettable honeymoon trip :-)"

    "We can absolutely recommend the trip: everything was perfectly organised and the camps and lodges are just wonderful. We would travel again with KET because it's a very reliable safari operator - we would the trip a second time :)"

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  • Review by Lawrence L from Makati, Philippines

    "Paul of Ketsafaris was easy to work with. Of all the top safari tour operators I got in touch with for my queries, Paul was the quickest to reply and was the only one who suggested changes to the itinerary I proposed. The others merely gave me a price quote."

    "The service was efficient. The choice of lodges and hotels was great."

    "My friends and I are extremely grateful for the patience of our drivers and guides, Francis in Kenya and Saba in Tanzania. They managed our preferences and accommodated the adjustments we wanted really well. Francis was like an excited father to us showing us the animals. Saba did his best notwithstanding the circumstances (darkness and fog) to get us to the airport in time and remained composed even in stressful situation."

    "I strongly recommend Ketsafaris."

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  • Review by Shaleen S

    "Booking with Ket was great. They gave us a fantastic deal and we're very good to communicate with. "

    "We ended up having the whole van to ourselves so it was like a private safari. Our driver Kennedy was professional and polite and was always early! "

    "We took a 3 day safari from Mombasa to tsavo and amboseli then back to narobi. From there we took another 6 days safari going through samburu, Aberdare, nakuru and Masaai Mara. "

    "Our driver helped us spot all the big five and more."

    "We then organised a personalised tour to baringo for a few days which Paul arranged very efficiently. "

    "I really look forward to booking with ket again."

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  • Review by Kyalo M

    "We took 4 day family Safari starting off from Mombasa in late July 2016. Paul organised for everything from picking us at the airport to the hotel. He was quick to respond on email and quite flexible on changes (we delayed our trip by a week at no extra cost). "

    "Our safari guide (aptly nicknamed Niki Lauder but not for speed!) was very experienced and enjoyed his job. He was ever punctual and had information on every animal or bird. We managed to see pretty much every animal except the rhino. We started off from Tsavo East then Amboseli and finally Tsavo West. "

    "The down side was the Land Cruiser, it was old and without radio. The parks are in remote places and a radio comes in handy for sharing info about location of animals and in case of emergency, fortunately we didn't quite need it. Dust seemed to 'germinate' from the rear door on our drive from Ol Tukai (Amboseli) to Kilaguni (Tsavo west). "

    "But otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed our safari and would recommend KETS to anyone looking for a memorable safari experience."

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