Kenya offers sanctuary to some of the World’s most ancient and most threatened creatures.
9 Days Maasai Mara Safari Itinerary
Upon arrival at JKIA airport you will be met by our staff and transferred to the hotel for check in and a remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
Leave Nairobi after breakfast to Samburu, heading north, you’ll pass near Thika and continue north through some breathtaking scenery dotted with rushing mountain streams and fields of tea and coffee. After Nanyuki town, you’ll continue north, eventually reaching a dusty outpost known as Isiolo, the last major stop on the journey into the remote northern frontier district. From here it’s a fairly short hop to Samburu. Arrival at the lodge in time for lunch and then depart for an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.Overnight at Ashnil Samburu camp on a full board basis.
Early morning game drive is followed by breakfast, and time to relax by the camp pool or the terrace overlooking the river. After lunch, there will be another game drive returning to the camp as the sunsets. Overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp on a full board basis.
Leave after breakfast and drive south and into the forests of the Aberdare Mountain range arriving at Outspan Hotel for lunch and then afternoon transfer to the Treetops Lodge.Located in the Aberdare National Park, the Treetops Lodge Nyeri tree-house lodge on stilts is famous as the place where Queen Elizabeth II visited as a princess and left as queen. Originally built in 1932, Treetops Lodge lies in the path of an ancient Elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Ranges and Mt Kenya National park, and is strategically sited right in front of a natural watering hole and salt lick, making it the perfect place to view game. Treetops is as much a part of nature as it has an ancient tree growing right through the hotel, with the lodge being built around it. It is the perfect fusion of nature and comfort sporting a rustic look that fits right into the Aberdares.
Overnight at The Treetops on a full board basis. (Bathroom facilities on shared basis) Children under the age of 4 years not allowed at Treetops.
An early morning start takes you North West as you head for Nyahururu, still known to many as Thomson’s Falls for its 237 foot cascade. Now travel in a southerly direction to your next destination, the spectacular Lake Nakuru. This is often colored a shimmering flamingo pink from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Following lunch there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge on a full board basis.Lake Nakuru Lodge Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of one of Kenya’s most densely populated wetland National Parks, (Ramsar site) only two leisurely hours’ drive from Nairobi, through beautiful forested uplands and passing a series of lakes. On the outskirts of the bustling market town of Nakuru lies a truly remarkable national park which has achieved international fame. Both black and white rhino are being given a new lease of life in this 188 sq km, fully-fenced park – and they are carefully protected. The present rhino population is over 50 and continuing to multiply. The Rothschild’s giraffe is another rarity and the park has its fair share of buffalo, leopard, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion. Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east ecological niche of the park, with commanding views of the lake and the flamingos for which it is justly famous. Lush gardens surround the lodge and cottages. There is a good programme of activities and evening entertainment.
After an early morning breakfast, drive to Narok town via Mai-Mahiu with a brief a rest stop and proceed on to Mara arriving in time for lunch at Mara Simba Lodge. After lunch, depart for an afternoon game drive returning back to the lodge as the sunsets.
Overnight at Mara Leisure Camp on a full board basis.
Early morning game drives in the reserve returning back to your camp for breakfast. After breakfast Full day spend 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. In the late afternoon on your way back to the camp, A visit to a Maasai village and a school at an Extra Cost. In the evening spend a few hours enjoying the lodges’ recreational facilities such as the swimming pool or you may take a walk with the resident lodge naturalist. Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure camp.
After breakfast you’ll depart the Maasai Mara and head across acres of rolling wheat and barley farms to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. From here cross the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley whilst keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle before heading up the rift escarpment. You’ll arrive into Kenya’s bustling capital in the early afternoon. Once in the city, you will be dropped off at Sarova Panafric Hotel for overnight on bed& breakfast.
After breakfast, time at leisure and later transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.PRICETransport in Mini-VAN will be 2,898 USD per person sharingTransport in a Land Cruiser 3,180 USD per person sharing.
SEASONS: Rates are subject to change by season with the seasons being:
Peak Season – 1 July to 31 October, 22 December 1 January.
High Season – 2 January to 31 March, 16 June to 30 Jun, 1 November to 21 December.
Low Season – 1 April to 15 June.
Price (USD) Per Person
Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the itinerary.
Transportation in a chauffeur driven 6-seater minivan or 4WD Land Cruiser with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
Services of English speaking driver-guide.
Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
All Government taxes and levies.
Free mineral water during game drives only.
All meet and greet services.
All arrival and departure transfers.
24 hours stand-by contact number.
Guaranteed window seat in the vehicle (unless specified by agent).
Two-way long-range high-frequency radio communication in each vehicle.
On safari accessories in the vehicle: – First-aid kit, wildlife books, beanbags for easy photography, a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher.
Visas fees and travel insurance.
All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
Extra activities (hot air balloon safari US$ 520 per person)
Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s)
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Holiday supplements over Easter, Christmas & New Year.
Any local or international flight and departure taxes.
Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary