14 Days Kenya Safari

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14 Days Kenya Safari

14 Days Kenya Safari, Discover the beauty of Kenya’s wildlife, landscapes, nature, and culture by undertaking our 2-week safari. This trip starts in Nairobi with a chance to sample the City’s food scene by visiting the local markets and popular restaurants. This 14-day Kenya safari leads to Lakes Bogoria and Nakuru to see the beautiful pink flamingos, Masai Mara National Reserve to watch the wildebeest migration (seasonal), and sight the big five wildlife, visit Amboseli National Park to get up-close with free-ranging elephants and enjoy views of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.

Highlights

  • Search for the big five game in Masai Mara National Reserve.
  • Views of Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park.
  • Witness the great annual migration in Masai Mara Reserve with the climax being River crossing.
  • Sight thousands of pink flamingos in Lakes Nakuru and Bogoria.
  • Free-ranging elephants with a backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Brief Itinerary

Arrive in Kenya, and take time to explore Nairobi City.

Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park- game drive to spot pink flamingos and wildlife.

Guided tours of Lake Bogoria and hot springs.

Road trip to the Loita Hills and visit to the Masai village.

Full-day Loita Hills tour:  Hiking and biking experience, visit to Maji Moto Village.

Road transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve, game viewing.

Observe the wildlife in Masai Mara National Reserve.

An optional hot air balloon tour over the sweeping Masai Mara savannah plains.

Ride to Lake Naivasha and sunset tour the Crescent Island.

Drive to Hell’s Gate National Park- cycling/hiking/rock climbing and game drive.

Game drives in Amboseli National Park with views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Search for the extraordinary wildlife species in Amboseli National Park.

Drive back to Nairobi City, and tour the Giraffe Center.

Depart Kenya- onward safari or flight back home.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kenya, and take time to explore Nairobi City

Upon arriving at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, your private safari driver will take you on a ride to your Hotel in the Capital. Your safari driver will take you through the details of this 2-week safari and what to expect. Depending on the time you arrive, you might be lucky to experience the City’s food scene and tour some of the historical and cultural sites like Jamia Mosque. In the evening rest and enjoy dinner while waiting for your actual safari adventure.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Hemingways Nairobi.
  • Midrange: Four Points by Sheraton.

Meal Plan: On visitors’ own account.

Day 2: Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park- game drive to spot pink flamingos and wildlife

After a hearty breakfast, leave the Hotel and meet your safari driver who will discuss the day’s program before embarking on the drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. En route stop at the Great Rift Valley for photography and arrive at the Park in the afternoon. Having checked in and settled into your accommodation, head out for a game drive that will explore Lake Nakuru for its beautiful pink flamingos. Animals like Rhinos, Hippos, elands, Rothschild giraffes, Cape buffaloes and impalas will also be sighted during this drive. Drive back to the Lodge for a nice meal and overnight rest.

Overnight at:

  • Luxury: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.
  • Midrange: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge/.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Guided tours of Lake Bogoria and hot springs

Start the day with breakfast, then make your way to another amazing flamingo hot spot- Lake Bogoria for another wildlife and bird viewing opportunity. This Lake is marked by papyrus swamps, sweeping grasslands, and woodlands, as well as lush blue-green algae that attract the lesser flamingos. Your picnic lunch will be filled with flamingo sights. Also, get a chance to explore the beautiful hot springs in the area before returning for dinner and rest at the Lodge.

Overnight at:

  • Luxury: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.
  • Midrange: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Road trip to the Loita Hills and visit the Masai village

This day’s adventure leads you to Loita Hills in the country’s southern Rift Valley. These extraordinary Hills extend to over 2000 meters above sea level and cover an area of 200 square kilometers. They are dotted with lots of wildlife species that include Colobus monkeys, hyenas, elephants, bushbucks, Olive baboons, buffaloes, and Defassa waterbucks among others. Settle into your reserved accommodation and continue with your discovery.

Get the chance to experience traditional Masai life from warrior hunting, Manyatta homesteads, traditional foods, unique dressing, bead making to their invigorating traditional dances. Also visit their community-based projects like bee-keeping, tree planting, Masai schools and others. Settle for a hot meal and overnight rest at your Camp.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Maji Moto Masai Cultural Camp.
  • Midrange: Maji Moto Eco Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 5: Full-day Loita Hills tour:  Hiking and biking experience, visit to Maji Moto Village

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your Safari Camp and head for a guided hiking experience through Loita Hills. Get treated to jaw-dropping vistas across the open savannah plains with occasional sights of animals that include elephants, buffaloes, colobus monkeys, bushbucks and lots of birds. Descend the Hills and drive back to the Camp for lunch and relaxation.

In the evening, undertake a biking tour and visit to the Maji Moto Village a more insight into the culture of the local Masai community. After this informative activity, you return to the Camp for a well-deserved rest and dinner.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Maji Moto Masai Cultural Camp.
  • Midrange: Maji Moto Eco Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 6: Road transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve, game viewing

Our next stop is Masai Mara National Reserve, known for its wildebeest migration and home to the big five game. Besides wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras along with Nile crocodiles sighted during the Mara River crossing, this Park is renowned for sheltering large lion prides, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, mongoose, spotted hyenas, and many others. After lunch at the Lodge/Camp, relax for the rest of the day.

Overnight at:

  • Upmarket: Angama Mara.
  • Midrange: Mara Bush Camp or Ashnil Mara Camp.
  • Basic: Ol Moran Camp or Mara Fisi Camp.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7: Observe the wildlife in Masai Mara National Reserve

Early in the morning, your safari driver will pick you up from the Lodge for a wildlife viewing experience in Mara River. If you are lucky to visit in season, you will experience the wildebeest migration as wildebeest, zebras and gazelles try crossing the River will a lot of stampeding, while trying to survive the ferocious crocodiles in the waters and lions waiting to grab them along the banks. Spend some time observing the interactions and drive back to the Lodge to unwind and enjoy views from the comfort of your Camp.

Overnight at:

  • Upmarket: Angama Mara.
  • Midrange: Mara Bush Camp or Ashnil Mara Camp.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: An optional hot air balloon tour over the sweeping Masai Mara savannah plains

Continue with your game-viewing experience with a hot air balloon tour over the Mara Plains where you will explore the areas that are hard to reach via safari vehicle. Explore the different landscapes, spot different animals, and settle for lunch at the Lodge.

In the afternoon, take a game drive through Masai Mara National Reserve with more sights of elephants, spotted hyenas, buffaloes, Topis, impalas, warthogs, giant elands, lions, Masai giraffes, Olive baboons and many others. Once again, you will retreat to the Safari Lodge/Camp in time for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at:

  • Upmarket: Angama Mara.
  • Midrange: Mara Bush Camp or Ashnil Mara Camp.
  • Basic: Ol Moran Camp or Mara Fisi Camp.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 9: Ride to Lake Naivasha and sunset tour the Crescent Island

Have your breakfast and leave for Lake Naivasha, settling into your accommodation. Later continue to the spectacular Crescent Island Game Sanctuary for another experience. Hop into a boat to the Game Sanctuary while taking in views of the Aberdare ranges, Hell’s Gate National park, and the Mau Escarpment. Return back in the evening for your dinner and overnight rest.

Overnight at:

  • Luxury: Enashipai Resort & Spa or Sawela Lodge.
  • Midrange: Lake Naivasha Country Club.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 10: Drive to Hell’s Gate National Park- cycling/hiking/rock climbing and game drive

Set in the southern end of Naivasha is the stunning Hell’s Gate National Park, another unmissable place during Kenya safaris. You have an option of cycling, hiking, or rock climbing where you will be introduced to the Olkaira and Hobley volcanoes, the Njorowa gorges, and many other areas of this Park. 14 Days Kenya Safari,  After this invigorating activity, head out for a game drive where you will see Olive baboons, Cape buffaloes, Masai giraffes, gazelles, hartebeests, elands, and zebras among others. Return to the Safari Lodge/Camp with memories of this day’s adventure.

Overnight at:

  • Luxury: Enashipai Resort & Spa or Sawela Lodge.
  • Midrange: Lake Naivasha Country Club.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 11: Drive to Amboseli National Park with views of Mount Kilimanjaro

Amboseli National Park is one of the picturesque safari destinations in Africa, thanks to its vast plains, free-ranging elephants, and the views of Mount Kilimanjaro up close. On getting to the National Park, continue straight to the camp/Lodge for a hot lunch.

In the afternoon, get briefed by your safari guide who will take you on a proper game drive where lions, Masai giraffes, cheetahs, buffaloes, and waterbucks will be sighted alongside the popular free-ranging elephants. Later, enjoy a delicious meal, and overnight at your Safari Lodge/Camp.

Overnight at:

  • Luxury: Elewana Tortilis Camp.
  • Midrange: Porini Amboseli Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.

Day 12: Search for the extraordinary wildlife species in Amboseli National Park

This is the Amboseli game viewing day that starts early morning with breakfast. Enjoy views of free-ranging elephants and other wildlife- Masai giraffes, buffaloes, lions, bushbucks, waterbucks, and others at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest Mountain. In the evening, you can visit the Masai community to experience their cultures and traditions before having dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Camp

Overnight at:

  • Luxury: Elewana Tortilis Camp.
  • Midrange: Porini Amboseli Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.

Day 13: Drive back to Nairobi City, and tour the Giraffe Center

On this day, you will have a game drive while exiting Amboseli National Park and heading back to Nairobi City. After having lunch, you will visit the Giraffe center, established in 1979 by Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville in 1979 to learn about the plight of these long-necked animals. End the tour in the evening by driving to the Hotel in Nairobi for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Hemingways Nairobi.
  • Midrange: Four Points by Sheraton.

Meal Plan: Breakfast.

Day 14: Depart Kenya- onward safari or flight back home

Say your final goodbye to Kenya and take a flight back home or continue with your planned safari adventures.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

This 2-week Kenya safari includes;

  • Entry fees.
  • Game drives.
  • Bottled water.
  • Professional safari guides.
  • Safari Land Cruiser for game drives and transfers.
  • Relevant government taxes and levies.
  • Airport transfers.
  • 13 nights’ accommodation and meals.
  • Hot air balloon tours.
  • All activities in the itinerary.

The 13 days Kenya safari excludes;

  • Kenya visa if required.
  • Domestic and international flights.
  • Optional activities not included on the itienerary.

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