12 Day Kenya Wildlife Safari
This 12-day Kenya Wildlife Safari takes you on a classic safari starting from Nairobi, Nanyuki, Nakuru, Masai Mara, Naivasha, Amboseli, Tsavo East, and West
Highlights of the 12-day Kenya Wildlife Safari.
- Explore the fascinating Ol Pejeta Conservancy in northern Kenya, famous for its excellent population of rhinos.
- Visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Northern White Rhino conservation project.
- The Lakes of the Great Rift Valley – Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha.
- Game view in the world-famous Masai Mara, an excellent place to spot predators and other big game.
- Visit Amboseli National Park It’s known for its large elephant herds and views of immense Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania.
- Explore the largest conservation area in Kenya Tsavo East and West National Park with the awesome scenery of Mzima Springs.
Itinerary 12 day Kenya Wildlife Safari
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi Kenya.
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our company representative and transferred to your place of overnight stay. Accommodation at Crowne Plaza Nairobi.
Day 2: Nairobi to OlPejeta Conservancy.
Set off for Nanyuki with a brief stop at the equator line for photos and proceed to Ol Pejeta Ranch Conservancy situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares. You will arrive in time for lunch and in the afternoon visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary by boat ride. The sanctuary is a Jane Goodall Institute and Kenyan Wildlife Services Project. The Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge for about 40 chimpanzees. Later head to the Sweetwaters Serena Camp.
Day 3: Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Lake Nakuru
After your breakfast, you will depart for Lake Nakuru National Park located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. You will arrive in time for check-in and lunch at the lodge before having an evening game drive. Lake Nakuru is a world-famous bird (over 400 bird species) and rhino sanctuary where thousands of flamingos congregate to feed on Spirulina platensis. Look out for the Black and White Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Waterbuck, Buffalo, Colobus monkey, and Baboons. Accommodation and Meals at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
After breakfast, check out heading to Masai Mara through the Great Rift Valley, arriving in time for lunch at camp. The Mara offers abundant wildlife varieties, over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. After lunch, head out for the evening game drive looking out for the Lions, Rhino, Hippos, Crocodiles, Giraffes, Wildebeest, Zebra, Buffalo, Warthog, Hyenas, Jackal, Wild dogs, Leopards, Elephants among others.
The most spectacular annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture happens here from July to early September. Accommodation and Meals at Sarova Mara Game Camp
Day 5: Game Safaris in Masai Mara
A day dedicated to full-day game drives in search of the Big 5 and other wildlife. You will have picnic lunch close to the Mara River, thereafter you will proceed for an afternoon game drive before returning to the camp. Accommodation and Meals at Sarova Mara Game Camp
Day 6: Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha
After an early morning game drive, depart the Mara heading to Lake Naivasha, a beautiful freshwater lake fringed by thick papyrus arriving in time for lunch and relaxation. You may take a nature walk close to the lodge with opportunities to see many bird species found in this area, Roth’s child Giraffe and monkeys among others. This lake is also a birdwatcher’s fantasy with over 450 species such as pelicans, herons, storks, and kingfishers
Optional activities include a boat ride to Crescent Island, hiking, or cycling at Hell’s Gate at an extra cost. Accommodation and Meals at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort.
Day 7: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli National Park.
You will depart for the Amboseli National Park arriving in time for check-in and lunch at the Lodge. Later in the evening, you may have an evening game drive, look out for the Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, and Hippo among others. OR you may visit a Local Masai village- Muteleu to learn more about their way of life. Return to your lodge for relaxation. Accommodation and Meals at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 8: Game Safaris in Amboseli National Park
This day will be spent on game safaris in the park. Amboseli sits on the lower slopes of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, whose peak lies across the border in Tanzania. Early in the morning, you may view the Kilimanjaro hovering above the clouds in the early morning. Amboseli is famed for its huge elephant herds, you will also see buffalos, black rhinos, zebra, wildebeest, and other plains animals and birds. Later head back to the camp. Accommodation and Meals at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 9: Amboseli – Tsavo West
After breakfast depart for the Tsavo West National Park arriving in time for lunch and relaxation. Later take an afternoon game drive. Tsavo West is famed for elephants, lions, hippos, wildebeest, giraffes, crocodiles, vervet monkeys, antelopes, baboons, and giraffes. Later head to Mzima Springs, the source of Mombasa’s water located in this park. At Mzima, wildlife gathers for a drink, particularly in the dry season. You may also be able to view hippos and crocodiles. Accommodation and Meals at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 10: Tsavo West – Tsavo East
Check out and enjoy the game drive en-route exit towards Tsavo East National Park arriving in time for lunch. After lunch and relaxation head for an afternoon game drive until the African sunset. Look out for elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, and hippos among others. Later return to the camp. Accommodation and Meals at Severin Safari Camp.
Day 11: Tsavo East – Nairobi
After breakfast, check out and head for a morning game drive en-route exit of Tsavo East National Park. You will proceed back to Nairobi for a drop-off at Crowne Plaza Nairobi for your overnight stay and dinner.
Day 12: Departure
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have a city tour in Nairobi before heading to the airport for your onward flight back home.
Included in the 12-day Kenya Wildlife Safari
Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Land cruiser with gasoline/fuel, Mineral water in the vehicle, services of an English speaking Driver/guide, Accommodation, Meals, all Park Entrance Fees, Boat rides where applicable, Statutory Taxes where applicable.
Excluded in the 12-day Kenya Wildlife Safari
International Airfares; Excess baggage charges; Kenya Entry Visa Fees USD 50 per person; Vaccinations and Inoculations; Room service, Beverages, Communications charges (telephone, fax, internet), Laundry, etc.; Postage fees, Porterage fees, Tips, and Gratuities, International Airport Departure Taxes, Optional activities, Any other services not mentioned.