7 Days Kenya lodge safari
7 Days Kenya lodge safari starts Nairobi, Kenya and also ends Nairobi, Kenya. Visitors Kenya adventure safari starts Samburu Game Reserve home to unique wildlife species and statuesque warriors. Safari proceeds to Aberdare National Park – major attraction of large number of elephants as well as black rhinos. Next stop is Lake Nakuru National Park – most famous wildlife, bird life and also endangered black and white Rhino species. Visitors proceed Masai Mara National Reserve, home to wide range of wildlife. e.g. Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino), Big Cats, Masai Mara great migration, wild game, etc. Masai Mara is one of the best tourist attractions in the world where visitors experience the most wonderful game viewing of Kenya’s wildlife.
Kenya lodge safari, is exclusively Private safari.
Visitors safari departure: Flexible – departs any date of year – Minimum 2 people travelling together.
7 Days Kenya lodge safari, brief Itinerary
SAMBURU GAME RESERVE – 2 nights – DAY 1, 2 – Lodge safari Kenya
ABERDARES NATIONAL PARK – 1 night – DAY 3 – Lodge safari Kenya
LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK – 1 night – DAY 4 – Lodge safari Kenya
MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE– 2 nights – DAY 5, 6 – Lodge safari Kenya
LAST DAY – NAIROBI, KENYA – DAY 7 – Departure
7 Days Kenya lodge safari, relevant information
Travelers accommodation – ranges from Budget accommodation, Mid-range accommodation or Luxury accommodation depending on clients budget
Option Visits – Kenya safari adventure includes Options visit to local Masai villages or Hot Air Balloon ride at extra costs.
Visitors safari accommodates – holiday travelers, families, friends, couples, honeymooners, colleagues, senior citizens, corporate, students, individuals, small and also large groups.
Last day safari extension: Visitors may extend, Mombasa safari relaxation beach holidays in Mombasa, Diani, Watamu, Malindi, Lamu at extra costs.
Day 1: Nairobi to Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya
Meet and greet services on arrival in the morning at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or pick up from your hotel at 0800hrs by our driver-guide.
We depart and drive north through to the northern frontier district and on to Samburu Game Reserve.
Afternoon game drive in this reserve famous for its exclusive game viewing.
Dinner and overnight at either Ashnil Samburu Camp, Samburu Game Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge, Samburu Sopa Lodge or Sentrim Samburu Lodge. Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Samburu, Kenya
We spend this whole day exploring Samburu Game Reserve with early morning game drive where the light is perfect for a good photographic scenery coupled with the concentration of wildlife on the ground, mid morning game drives and afternoon game drives where you will have the opportunity of spotting all the three Big cats including lion, leopard and cheetah.
We will have an option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend the entire whole day in Samburu Game Reserve. We can have option visit to Samburu Village and learn about the uniqueness of Samburu tribe and their culture at an extra cost.
A wide variety of animals and birds life are seen at Samburu Game Reserve. Several species are considered unique to the region, including its unique dry-country animal life: All three big cats including lion, cheetah and leopard can be found here as well as Samburu elephant and buffalo.
Uaso Nyiro river contains large number of Nile crocodiles. Other mammals are frequently seen in the park including gerenuk, Grant gazelle, Kirk dik-dik, impala, waterbuck, Grevy zebra, Beisa oryx and reticulated giraffe.
Over 400 species of bird are seen in Samburu Game Reserve. These include Somali ostrich, grey-headed kingfishers sunbird, bee-eater, marabou stork, tawny eagle, bateleur, vulturine guineafowl, lilac-breasted roller, palm nut vulture, red-billed hornbill, secretary birds, Verreaux eagle, superb starling, yellow-billed hornbill and vulture.
All meals and overnight stay at the same lodge or tented camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Samburu to Aberdares National Park, Kenya
We leave Samburu viewing game as we drive south to the Aberdares National park arriving in time for lunch at The Aberdares Country Club. Afternoon transfer into Aberdares National Park and on to The Ark Lodge for bird watching and overnight floodlit game viewing from the lodge viewing decks.
The Ark Lodge is set in the heart of the Aberdares National Park. It is a unique tree lodge with a veranda that overlooks a floodlit waterhole and saltlick allowing undisturbed views of wildlife visiting the waterhole. Elephants, rhinos, leopards, bushbucks and occasionally an elusive bongo and giant forest hog have been sighted.
Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark Tree Lodge is designed with ‘decks’ from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for game viewing. A ground level bunker provides excellent photographic opportunities and takes you closer than you would believe possible to the wildlife.
Dinner and overnight at Treetops Lodge or The Ark Lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Aberdares to Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
We have our early morning breakfast then depart for Lake Nakuru National Park via Thomson’s Falls where we stop for scenic views of waterfalls. We proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park often referred to as the pink lake due to its enormous numbers of Flamingos.
The lake is host to the black and white rhino species, warthog, lion, zebra, giraffe and many more. There shall be guaranteed encounters of the endangered Black and White Rhino species.
Lunch is served at the the camp or hotel followed by afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at either Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Lake Nakuru Lodge, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, Lanet Matfam Resort, Chester Hotel, or Golden Palace Hotel. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara, Kenya
Our Day 5 safari starts with breakfast at the lodge or tented camp. After morning breakfast we embark on our road passing the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as we head across the valley to Narok.
We continue with our journey across acres of wheat and barley, before reaching our next game viewing destination in the world most famous Masai Mara which plays host to the world greatest natural spectacle, the greatest dramatic wildebeest migration on earth which happens from July through October every year.
We arrive at the lodge and have lunch at leisure, before embarking on a thrilling evening game drive in one of the finest wildlife havens on earth.
We then return back to the lodge or tented camp where it is time for dinner. Dinner and Overnight at either Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Mara Simba Lodge, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge, Sarova Mara Camp, Mara Eden Camp, Mara Engai Wilderness Camp, Osero Enarau Mara Camp, Mara River Camp, Engata Olerai Camp, Olmoran Tented Camp, Sentrim Mara Camp, Enkorok Mara Camp, Mara Chui Camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Masai Mara, Kenya
We spend the whole day exploring Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives where we will have the opportunity of spotting the BIG FIVE including lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo.
We will have an option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend the entire whole day in the park.
We will also have the option visit to local Masai village at an extra cost or balloon ride at only $450 per person.
Masai Mara is one of the best known and most popular reserves in Africa where wildebeest migration could be seen with roughly thousand of animals, at other times there are still hundreds.
The plains are full of wildebeest, zebra, impala, topi, giraffe, Thomson gazelle. Also regularly seen are leopard, lion, hyena, cheetah, jackal and bat-eared fox. Black rhinos are a little shy and hard to spot but are often seen at a distance.
Every July, August and September, the wildebeest travel from Tanzania Serengeti plains, northwards to the Masai Mara and the Mara River is the final obstacle.
The wildebeest remain in the Mara between October and November. Between December and January the wildebeest gradually begin their migration back towards Serengeti plains in Tanzania.
Over 450 species of birds have been identified Masai Mara among them 57 species of birds of prey. Optional extra activities charged extra
- Hot Air Balloon Ride at $450 per person.
- Masai Village Visit at an extra cost.
All meals and overnight stay at the same lodge or tented camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7: Masai Mara to Nairobi, Kenya
Early morning game drive on sunrise when predators are active with morning hunt of big cats.
We will have an opportunity to capture a Lion making a Kill as most of the time Lions Kills very early in the morning before sunrise.
We also experience the beauty of sunrise which reveals the back drop of Masai Mara which means the dotted hills in Maa Language.
We later return to the lodge or tented camp for main breakfast. After breakfast we depart Masai Mara with the last picturesque of the MARA arriving Nairobi late afternoon.
You will be dropped at either your hotel or airport to connect with your home bound flight depending on the arrangements where the safari ends. Meal Plan: Breakfast
Tour Price by 4 x 4 Land Cruiser PER PERSON on sharing private tour
2 Persons in a private sharing safari – US$ 1,660 per person
4 Persons in a private sharing safari – US$ 1,280 per person
6 Persons in a private sharing safari – US$ 1,150 per person
Above prices are based on budget Low season of the year, April, May and June
Prices for High season and Peak season are available on request.
Safaris for 1pax, 3pax, 5pax, 7pax, Groups and Families are also offered at different prices
Accommodation – Choose: Luxury, Mid-range or Budget
Accommodation Type – Choose: Lodge or Self-Contained Tented Camp
Safari price includes:
- Nairobi airport/hotel pick up/drop off transfers
- Ground transport while on safari in a customized safari 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with a roof hatch that pops up to enable easy viewing and photography
- Guaranteed window seats
- Services of knowledgeable, English speaking professional tour driver-guide
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes
- Game drives as detailed in the itinerary
- Full board accommodation in specified lodges or tented camps in Single/Double/Twin/Triple rooms
- Flying doctor’s tourist air ambulance evacuation cover in case of emergency while on safari
- Bottled drinking water per day whilst on safari
- Government taxes and local levies
- Start and ends in Nairobi
Safari price excludes:
- All personal travel insurances
- Items and services of a personal nature
- Extras at the lodges or camps; tips and gratuities, portage, telephone, laundry etc
- Drinks and Beverages not in the Itinerary
- Tour Driver-Guide gratuities
- Any optional activities such as village visit, balloon safaris, night game viewing, guided nature walks, e.t.c
- International and Domestic flights
- All Airport Taxes and Visas
- Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari – can be arranged on request
- Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary