22. October 2017

Kenya Classic Safari – 9 Days Maasai Mara, Nakuru, Naivasha, Amboseli

Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli

This safari includes all the highlights Kenya has on offer. From the bustling capital of Nairobi to the great plains of the Maasai Mara - from the beautiful landscapes of Nakuru and Naivasha up to the awesome Mount Kilimanjaro. This safari is the perfect choice if you want to enjoy wildlife, culture and nature – if you like just enlengthen your stay on the beaches of Kenya. Take a look at the possible add-ons.Our philosophy at Namayiana Safaris is to include all the activities we are convinced of and that we experienced ourselves. So once you book, you don’t have to worry about anything at all.

Lion cub with bloody mouth

Included

  • Pick up from and to Nairobi
  • Game Drives and park fees as per description
  • Accomodation as per programme either budget or luxury package
  • Maasai Village Visit in the Maasai Mara
  • Boat ride on Lake Naivasha
  • full-boarded including drinking water
Birds in Nakuru

Prices

We advise you to go on a Private Safari, that gives you the chance to customize your itinerary as per your wish. Please note that during the High Season from July to October and during Christmas/New Years, we have to adjust our prices according to the rised accomodation prices.

Private Safari  Budget Accomodation
1500 USD p.P. (2pax) - 1200 USD p.P. (4pax) - 1000 USD p.P. (6pax)

Private Safari in Sopa Lodges
2500 USD p.P. (2pax) - 2100 USD p.P. (4pax) - 1950 USD p.P. (6pax)

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Nairobi
We will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your hotel in Downtown Nairobi. You will meet your guide and get a short briefing of the upcoming days. Then you have time to spend on your own. The hotel is in a safe area and several restaurants and small shops are around the corner. The hotel itself has a nice restaurant with different plates and you will have dinner at your own expense.

Day 2 Nairobi City Tour
After breakfast we start our day with visiting the elephant orphanage, that's giving home and a future to Kenya's baby elephants that have been orphaned due to poachers, droughts or tragic accidents. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is an organization you can visit without a bad feeling - it's worth your support. After the cute babies we visit Nairobi's Giraffe Center, that's protecting the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Here you can get unbelievable close to the tallest animal walking on earth - or did you ever dreamed about kissing a giraffe? After lunch at a local restaurant we finish our Nairobi tour with a visit to K.I.C.C. - one of the tallest buidlings in Nairobi. From the helipad on top of the roof you have an awesome view of the city and stay as long as you want!
In the evening we can recommend you to go for your dinner to Nairobis most famous restaurant - the carnivore. The name says it all and you'll find all different kinds of meat here: crocodile, ostrich and some other game meats. A visit here is not included, but we would love to take you there!

Day 3 Nairobi to Maasai Mara
Today we make our way into the Maasai Mara and we stop once at the Rift Valley View Point to enjoy a great view over the plains of Kenya. In the early afternoon we arrive in our camp in the Mara, fresh up and have a lunch. This afternoon we go for an evening game drive into the National Reserve and start searching for the awesome animals the Mara is famous for. Hopefully we are very lucky to see lions and cheetah hunting for their dinner. After sunset we leave for our camp, enjoy a yummy dinner and sit around the campfire.

Day 4 Full Day game drive
Today we start very early with breakfast and try to be at the gate right at the opening hours. This is the best time to track wild animals and probably find the one or the other while hunting or enjoy ing breakfast. We make our way up to the Mara River, where - during the month of July to September - the great migration of wildebeests and zebras is taking place. Here we have lunch. Afterwards we continue our drive through the Mara and search for the Big 5. Later we return to camp, relax and visit the neighboring Maasai village. This trip is included and you'll get to know everything about this very traditional tribe of Kenya. You also get the chance for curio shopping and supporting the community at the same time. We have dinner in our camp and sleep here.

Day 5 Maasai Mara via Naivasha to Nakuru
Today we start with the rising sun for an early morning game drive into the Maasai Mara. Returning to camp we have breakfast and make our way through the Great Rift Valley. Enjoy the great landscapeswith Mount Longonot, a dormant volcano, always accompanying you on the left. We have lunch on the way and stop afterwards at Lake Naivasha for an adventurous boat ride. Naivasha is a fresh water lake and home to several hundred bird species like the African Fish Eagle or the pelican. You'll get eye to eye with the many hippos that are living on the shores of the lake. This activity is already included in the costs. After the boat cruise we proceed to Nakuru, the third-biggest town of Kenya. Here we will stay in a simple, but nice and friendly hotel close to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Day 6 Nakuru to Naivasha
This day we will spend in the beautiful National Park of Lake Nakuru. After the great plains and savannahs of the Maasai Mara you will enjoy the green and lush environment of Lake Nakuru. The alkaline lake was home to many flamingos a few years ago, but due to heavy rainfalls these birds left the park and are just rarely seen. But one endangered species made Lake Nakuru their home - the white Rhino. In case you missed the rhino in the Mara, you have your chance to complete seeing the Big 5 here. This national park is also home to the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, many baboons, water bucks, buffalos and of course - many different birds. We have picnic lunch in the park and proceed to Lake Naivasha in the afternoon. Here we have a very special place to sleep right on the lake shores. You can either decide to sleep in small bandas for 2/4 pax or pitch a tent (equipment included). But the best will happen around sunset, when the lake's hippos come out of the water to start their nightly grazing. An electric fence protects you from the large mammals and you can get quite close and take great pictures. Sometimes even a orphaned giraffe visits the camp. Tonight the dinner is on your own expense and the camp's restaurant has nice plates on offer.

Day 6 Naivasha to Amboseli
Today's breakfast is on own expense and after that you have two different options to spend the day. First: Visit Hell's Gate National Park and take a bike ride among antelopes, giraffes and buffalos. At the end of the park you find a beautiful gorge where you can take a local guide to show you around, find proof of the geothermal activities of the region and just enjoy your day. Second: alternatively you can visit Crescent Islands, a small private conservancy on a peninsula in Lake Naivasha. Here you'll get the chance to meet many animals on eye-level and try to get close to them by feet.  Whatever option you decide, both are awesome possibilities to experience Kenyas wildlife without being in a car: stretch your legs and enjoy nature! After your day activity in Naivasha it's time to ready for travelling to Amboseli National Park. Home to Mount Kilimanjaro and many elephants. We arrive in the evening in our camp and have dinner.

Day 8 Full Day Game Drive in Amboseli
This day we will be on a full-day game drive through the park. The Amboseli National Park is famous for its large concentrations of elephants. Some of the biggest elephants of Kenya are living here. I t's an awesome sighting if you see a family of up to 100 individuals with their youngest crossing your road just in front of your car. During the hot hours of the day you find many of the herbivore animals like elephants, buffalo and antelopes around the swampy areas of the park. If you love birds, you are right here as well. Many bird species call Amboselis swamps their home. We have packed lunch on a small hill that gives you the perfect view of the area.  In the late afternoon we make our way back to lodge where you can enjoy a swim or a cold beer with the view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Or you can visit a nearby Maasai village on an optional basis.

Day 9 Amboseli to Nairobi
Today we start early with a morning game drive - the best time to see lions or hyenas hunting for food. Take pictures of Mount Kilimanjaro in the morning light and simply enjoy nature and wildlife. For breakfast we return back to the lodge and get ready for our drive back to Nairobi - or if you want we can connect you to Mombasa at Kenyas coast and beaches. 

A baby calf is drinking its bottle of milk. With the help of its trunk it doesn't even need a human to assist with drinking.
Elephant calf at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - included
Pop-Up roofed Safari Van
Pop-Up roofed Safari Van
Budget Tented Camp in Maasai Mara
Budget Tented Camp in Maasai Mara
Elephants in Amboseli
Elephants in Amboseli
A Bike Ride through Hell's Gate NP in Naivasha - included
A Bike Ride through Hell's Gate NP in Naivasha - included
Visit a Maasai Village - included
Visit a Maasai Village - included
Kiss a Giraffe - Included
Kiss a Giraffe - Included