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Classic Kenya Wildlife Safari

Classic Kenya Safari

CLASSIC KENYA SAFARI

Trip duration

10 days/ 9 nights

The Classic Kenya Safari can be combined with our Mombasa Beach Holidays.

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL – NAIROBI; THE AFRICAN SAFARI CAPITAL

Our Classic Kenya Safari will arrive via Kenya’s tourism capital, Nairobi. We shall land at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where our Tour Leader will be ready to receive us and kick start our journey. We shall then head to our hotel in Nairobi, where we shall check in.

On this day, if we have an early arrival, we may explore local attractions around Nairobi. The city has a national park at its edge, making it one of the most special conservation cities globally. Indeed Nairobi is the best place to start your Kenya safaris. Otherwise, we can relax and enjoy the nice Nairobi weather from our lodge; preparing for the Classic Kenya Safari.

Night in Nairobi.

DAY 2 AND 3: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK – MT. KILIMANJARO

The Classic Kenya Safari starts in Amboseli National Park, where a great adventure awaits. This amazing place is regarded as one of Kenya’s Premium Parks, and is located at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The park is graced by mighty Savannah Elephants, and hosts the longest and most famous elephant research program in the entire World.

The mammals here are great indeed (including Lions, Blue Wildebeest and Maasai Giraffe); and we shall take time to enjoy them. The local birds are great and we shall be hoping to enjoy many species.

Nights in Amboseli.

DAY 4: ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK – MT. KENYA REGION

We shall continue our Classic Kenya Safari to the Mt. Kenya region. We shall spend an afternoon of game drives in the amazing Aberdare National Park. This Park runs the expanse of a majestic mountain range on the eastern edge of the Rift Valley. The park has a great stretch of alpine moorland vegetation, mainly above 3,000m. This great landscape has led to the park’s nick-name:- “Majestic Peaks, Moorlands and Intriguing Falls”.

There is a thick tropical forest, with deep ravines and dissecting riverine gorges. At certain areas, these rivers form majestic waterfalls, which leave a sight to be desired. Many animals occupy this beautiful place and species of mammals such as African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Bush Duiker, Common Bushbuck and Giant Forest Hog can be expected.

Night at Aberdares.

DAY 5 AND 6: SAMBURU AND BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVES

We shall then head North, crossing the Equator to Samburu; where our Classic Kenya Safari continues. This spectacular reserve hosts some very unique wildlife such as the Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra and Reticulated Giraffe; most of which are not easy to find south of the Equator. We shall also explore the neighbouring Buffalo Springs National Reserve.

The mighty Ewaso Ng’iro North River meanders its way across these reserves giving life to this beautiful land. Local Doum Palms tangle their branches in the sky as if waving at the people, and provide the landscape with a beautiful touch. Enjoy tracking the local elephants and other members of the Big 5 on your game drives. This dry ecosystem is a very popular destination on all our Classic Kenya Safaris.

Nights in Samburu.

DAY 7: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK – THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY

We shall continue on our Classic Kenya Safari to the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is known for the mighty Lake Nakuru, a soda lake at the heart of the great ecosystem. This park is also a great sanctuary for rhinos and these may be encountered on our game drives.

The local birds make the park special too, and it is often referred as the birdwatcher’s paradise. The bird concentrations here are often popular on our Classic Kenya Safaris. Enjoy the large herds of herbivores, especially the local Cape Buffaloes among many other spectacular wildlife species. The landscapes here are very rewarding as well.

Night in Nakuru.

DAY 8 AND 9: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

From Lake Nakuru, our Classic Kenya Safari shall proceed to the Masai Mara. Renowned for the annual wildebeest migration, which is often regarded as the 8th Wonder of the World, Masai Mara National Reserve is the crown of our Classic Kenya Safaris. Considered the ultimate wildlife haven in Kenya, Masai Mara has a lot to offer.

From all members of the Big 5 (African Lion, Black Rhino, Leopard, Savannah Elephant and Cape Buffalo) to the numerous herbivores grazing the landscape in huge herds, Masai Mara is indeed amazing. We shall spend the next days of the Classic Kenya Safari learning about this magical destination with our safari guide. Enjoy interesting game drives as you track the Big 5, the Big Cats- Lion, Cheetah and Leopard and much more.

Nights in Mara.

DAY 10: MASAI MARA TO NAIROBI

On this day, we shall enjoy an early morning game drive in the Mara. We shall then head to Nairobi, cruising across the Great Rift Valley.

Later, we head to the airport; marking the end to our lovely Classic Kenya Safari.

 

 

Highlight mammals and others

Leopard, Cheetah, African Lion, Cape Buffalo, Rothschild’s Giraffe, Reticulated Giraffe, Savannah Elephant, White Rhino, Black Rhino, Nile Crocodile, Nile Hippo, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Greater Kudu

Habitats covered

Savannah, Wetlands, Semi-arid Scrubland, Highland Forest, Alpine Moorland

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

Mt. Kenya, Aberdare Ranges, African Big 5, Wildebeest Herds, Masai Mara, Amboseli, Mt. Kilimanjaro