Day 1 - Amboseli, Sentrim tented camp
Depart Nairobi and travel to Amboseli (4.5 hours), a fantastic park that borders Tanzania, there are great views of the imposing Mount Kilimanjaro and with abundant wildlife including herds of elephants, big cats and bird life - it’s a park not to be missed! You’ll arrive in time for lunch at Sentrim tented camp, located just outside the park, it’s a great value camp, each tent has a comfy bed and en suite shower and toilet and meals are buffet style. There is also a secluded viewpoint area at the back of the camp with great views of Kilimanjaro – worth a sunrise visit! After lunch you'll head out into Amboseli National Park for a game drive, after which you’ll return to camp for dinner and an evening relaxing.
Day 2 & 3 - Tsavo West, Serena Kilaguni Safari Lodge
Wake up early to see the sunrise over the imposing Kilimanjaro, then after breakfast you’ll continue your safari onto Tsavo West, which is about a 2-hour drive. The drive to Tsavo is mostly through wilderness and you will pass by some interesting lava flows on the way. You’ll be staying at the stunning Serena Kilaguni situated inside the park; which is a game-viewing lodge over-looking its own watering hole that can have daily visits from elephants and many other plains mammals. You’ll arrive in time for lunch, and then you’ll be taken on a late afternoon game drive and a visit to the Mzima Springs where you may see hippos and Nile crocodiles and many different bird species. You’ll return to Kilaguni for dinner and spend your evening relaxing and watching the wildlife arrive at the watering hole overlooked by the lodge’s restaurant. You can spend the next day taking game drives at your leisure, enjoying the lodges’ facilities or spend the whole day exploring the park with a picnic lunch.
Day 4 & 5 - Nairobi, Wildebeest Ecocamp
After breakfast take a game drive through Tsavo West where its possible to see any of the Big Five and maybe take a stop at the Roaring Rocks viewpoint for a stunning view of the wonderful Tsavo landscape. Leave the park early afternoon and head back to Nairobi for dinner at the Wildebeest Eco Camp. The camp is located just on the outskirts of Nairobi in Karen and is close to the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage and many other attractions such as the Giraffe Centre and the Karen Blixen Museum. The camp itself has a mix of dorm style tents, luxury style en-suite tents and also some new en-suite cottages. There is a small pool, restaurant and games room and it’s all set in a very attractive site with lots of trees and bird-life.
Spend the next day sightseeing in Nairobi visiting the David Sheldrick elephant sanctuary in the morning and heading to either the Karen Blixen Museum or the Giraffe Centre in the afternoon, alternatively you could head over to the Nairobi National Park and take a nature walk then return to camp for dinner.
Day 6 - Lake Naivasha, Sopa Lodge
After a leisurely breakfast, leave camp for the eastern Rift Valley escarpment and Lake Naivasha, where you’ll be staying at the Sopa Resort (1.5 hours), arriving in time for lunch. Sopa is positioned by the lake and has beautiful grounds with huge cactus and many acacia trees and there is often wildlife wandering around such as bushbuck, zebra and giraffe and in the evening you may also see hippos grazing on the lawns. The main building has an interior garden, fireplaces and low comfy leather sofas. The rooms themselves are spacious, Swahili style chalets either with a balcony or a glass fronted lounge area for relaxing and wildlife viewing.
After lunch you’ll take a boat safari across the lake where you may see hippos and many species of birds including fish eagles and pelicans and sometimes flamingoes. Then retire to the lodge for the evening where you can take a swim, have dinner and watch the hippos come up from the Lake to graze in Sopa’s grounds.
Day 7, to 9 - Masai Mara, Mara Leisure Camp
After an early breakfast your driver will take you to the open grassland of the Masai Mara (4 hours), rich in biodiversity and home to a large variety of bird species and wildlife the Masai Mara offers great game viewing and bird-watching opportunities. You’ll arrive in time for lunch at Marasa's Mara Leisure Camp, which is situated right on the northern border of the game reserve near the banks of the Talek river. The camp has good facilities, a buffet style restaurant and pool. After lunch you’ll head out for a game drive and then spend the next two days taking game drives at your leisure, exploring the Mara reserve and tracking down all the Big Five. You are not restricted to times and length of game drives with us and you can spend the whole day out exploring the reserve if you wish. You can of course also spend some time relaxing in camp and enjoying the facilities.
Day 10. Nairobi transfer
After breakfast and an early morning game drive you will return to Nairobi by road (5 hours) to connect with your international flight.
Alternatively, stay for lunch and fly back to Nairobi mid-afternoon (flights: additional cost approx. $180 / £120 per person), you’ll be picked up by one of our drivers from the local Nairobi airport and transferred to the international airport to connect with your flight. If you wish we can also stop at a restaurant such as Carnivore for an evening meal, depending on your flight time.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.