Highlights of Kenya

7 days/6 nights
Departs by road daily ex Nairobi

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1300 363 302
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Discover the Highlights of Kenya on this classic safari itinerary, taking in the Samburu National Reserve, Mt Kenya, Lake Nakuru and the renowned Masai Mara.

This classic Kenya itinerary takes in the country’s finest destinations: the beautiful semi-desert wilderness of Samburu National Reserve in the north with its specially adapted wildlife; the lush forests around lofty Mt Kenya; alkaline Lake Nakuru famous for its birdlife, and the undulating grasslands of the Masai Mara, which hosts the largest wildlife migration on earth and is home year-round to a huge population of resident game.

Take this opportunity to encounter the “Big 5” (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard) as well as to observe the “Samburu 5”: Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, gerenuk and reticulated giraffe. You may also have the chance to meet the proud Maasai warriors who inhabit the rolling plains and the semi-nomadic Samburu, who often wear exquisite beaded necklaces and headpieces.

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Highlights of Kenya

Sample Itinerary

7 days/6 nights

Days 1/2

Samburu
Early departure by road for Samburu, home of the nomadic Samburu tribe. Enjoy 2 exciting days of gameviewing, searching for elephant, lion and leopard as well as endemic species such as Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. Accommodation at Ashnil Samburu Lodge (Silver) or Elephant Bedroom Camp (Gold) or similar.

Day 3

Mt Kenya
Leaving Samburu, drive past small farms, fruit and coffee plantations en route to Mt Kenya. Overnight at Mountain Lodge (or similar) overlooking a waterhole where forest game comes to drink.

Day 4

Lake Nakuru
Descend into the Rift Valley’s Lake Nakuru, famous for its millions of pink flamingos. The surrounding park supports many birds and animals, including waterbuck and the endangered white rhino. Afternoon game drive in the park. Overnight Sarova Lion Hill Lodge (Silver) or Mbweha Camp (Gold) or similar.

Days 5/6

Masai Mara
Early departure by road to the Masai Mara, Kenya’s best known game park, renowned for its migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra which come between July and September. Resident game include giraffe, elephant, crocodile, hippo and predators like black-maned lions, cheetah, leopard and hyena. Overnight Sarova Mara Tented Camp (Silver), Tipilikwani Tented Camp (Gold) or similar.

Day 7

Return Nairobi
Morning game drive then depart for Nairobi. Tour ends. (Optional flight Masai Mara/Nairobi).

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Kenya Overview

What are the best things to do in Kenya?
Kenya has so many exciting and wonderful experiences to enjoy that the options are endless. Top experiences include:

  • Witnessing the great wildebeest migration (September to October) in the Masai Mara.
  • Exploring Samburu Game Reserve with its big game as well as rare endemic species.
  • Breakfast with the Rothschild’s giraffes at Giraffe Manor.
  • Thousands of flamingos and pelicans on the Rift Valley lakes .
  • Getting close to rhino in Laikipia.
  • Meeting the Samburu or Maasai and learning about their culture.

What is the climate like in Kenya?
The highland areas have a temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to the high altitude, however  it is hotter in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). The coast is hot and humid most of the year. Kenya has two rainy seasons, the ‘short rains’ that take place over 5-6 weeks in November and December and the ‘long rains’ that occur during March to May.

How do I get to Kenya?
Kenya’s major capital Nairobi is the main entry point into the country. Major airlines that fly into Nairobi include British Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa and Air France. From Nairobi, Kenya Airways offers flights to other popular African destinations including South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Kenya is often combined with neighbouring Tanzania, and with Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Kenyan safari.

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