10 Days Magical Wildlife Kenya Safari

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Overview

The 10 days Magical Wildlife Kenya Safari Visits Hell’s Gate National Park, Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Amboseli National Park, and Tsavo West and East National Park. Hell’s Gate is popular for its proximity to Nairobi and low park fees. Maasai Mara is known for its exceptional wildlife populations, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, and elephants.

Amboseli is famous for its close encounters with free-ranging elephants and views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Tsavo West and East is known for its red elephants and scenic beauty, including Mudanda Rock and Yatta Plateau. The park also has a diverse range of animals including lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, buffalos, rhinos, giraffes, and more. The park has 600 species of birds.

Trip highlights

  • Cycling in the Hells Gate
  • Game drives at the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo West and East National Park.
  • Bird watching
  • Balloon safari

Detailed safari

Day 1:Arrival at Hell’s Gate National Park

On the first day of our Safari, arrive in Nairobi and directly head to Hell’s Gate National Park. Hell’s Gate National Park is a scenic and rugged landscape located near Naivasha, Kenya, established in 1984. The park is named Hell’s Gate due to its dramatic volcanic features, including rocky outcrops, obsidian caves, geysers, rock towers, sandstone cliffs, and gorges. The park’s main attraction is the Hell’s Gate Gorge, along with Fischer’s Tower and Central Tower. The park is popular among visitors due to its close proximity to Nairobi and its abundant wildlife and scenery. Visitors can participate in activities such as hiking, rock climbing, bike riding, game viewing, walking through nature trails, and picnicking.

Have lunch and afterwards, take a cycling transfer to Mara, which is known for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Location: Hell’s Gate National Park

Accommodation:

Meals Plan: Full board

Day 2-3: Spend two full days in the Masai Mara

Maasai Mara is one of Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserves and an important conservation area in Africa. It is known for its high concentrations of lions, leopards, cheetahs, and African bush elephants. The reserve is also home to the Maasai tribe and famous for the Great Migration. Visitors can participate in early morning and late afternoon game drives to see the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino) and other wildlife. A hot air balloon ride offers a breathtaking view of the Mara and its wildlife. Thus making the Mara iconic for its Wildlife spotting. In Masai Mara Game Reserve, have an evening game drive to spot nocturnal animals like hippos, lions, leopards, porcupines, civet cats, white-tailed mongoose, aardvarks, and cape hares. Other activities in the reserve include twice-daily game drives, savanna walks, hot air balloon rides, community visits with the Maasai, horseback safaris, witnessing the great migration, and recreating scenes from the movie Out of Africa. After the day’s activities, return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Location: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Accommodation: AA lodge mara

Meals plan: Full board

Day 4: Transfer to Amboseli National Park

After your breakfast, our guide from Early Trails Expeditions, will pick you up and directly transfer you to Amboseli National Park. The Home of the African Elephants. On your way don’t miss a chance to gaze at the outstanding views of Mountain Kilimanjaro just around the park. Have a stopover along the way for a hot lunch then continue to the park. Check in to the lodge and later prepare yourself for the evening game drive. While on this game drive, your eyes will meet varied wildlife including giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species among others. Lastly have dinner and an overnight stay.

Location: Amboseli National Park

Accommodation: Serena lodge or AA lodge.

Meals Plan: Full board

Day 5:Full day at Amboseli National Park

Enjoy a full day in Amboseli, exploring its diverse landscapes and observing its wildlife. Early morning has a morning game drive around the park to view animals such as Elephants leopards, cheetahs, giraffes among others. Return for a late breakfast, rest and later head out for more amazing activities.

Visit the Observation Hill for panoramic views of the park and take a guided nature walk to learn about the ecosystem. More activities such as Birdwatching where you will be to spot more than 420 species recorded here. The swamps are great for water-associated birds such as egrets, herons, pelicans and crowned cranes. There are marshes in the park found in the central part of Amboseli and they feature with bright green color thus standing out in the arid and dusty plains of the park. Marshes in the park they include; OI Tukai, Ologinya /OI Okenya, Enkongo or Ngong Narok Narok, Engone Naibor among others. These give a different landscape view in the park. Return to the lodge and have lunch.

After lunch, visit the Elephant Research camp.The Amboseli Elephant Research Project is a long-term research project on the ethology of the African elephant. It offers Visitors to learn more about the African elephants. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Location: Amboseli National Park

Accommodation: Serena Amboseli nation park

Meals Plan: Full board

Day 6: Transfer to Tsavo West.

Wake up early have breakfast and transfer to Tsavo West National Park. Tsavo West National Park is a beautiful and diverse wildlife habitat, with stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. It’s famous for its red elephants, which get their reddish color from dusting themselves with the red-oxide soil, as well as its large herds of elephants, rhinos, hippos, lions, cheetahs, and leopards. Additionally, the park’s varied landscapes, including the Mudanda Rock and Yatta Plateau, make it a popular destination for tourists who are interested in both wildlife and scenic beauty. After lunch, proceed to the park for an evening game drive and later return for dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge.

Location: Tsavo West National Park

Accommodation: Saverine lodge.

Meals plans: Full board

Day 7: Spend the day exploring Tsavo West,

On this day, have breakfast and the whole day exploring Tsavo west National Park. Have a morning game drive where you will spot animals that you didn’t see in the last night’s game drive. After the game drive, visit Mzima Springs. Mzima is one of Tsavo’s most popular wildlife attractions owing to its resident populations of hippos and Nile crocodiles. Mzima’s isolation makes both species dependent on its waters: other sources are too distant for them to reach by overland travel. The hippos also sustain an entire food chain.

Then have lunch and head out for hiking in the Chaimu Crater.The best hiking trails in Tsavo West National Park. The views from the crater’s rim are breathtaking, and you may see some wildlife along the way.

Later return to the lodge to rest have dinner and an overnight. While preparing for the next day.

Location; Tsavo west national park

Accommodation:

Meals plan: Full board

Day 8: Transfer to Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo National Park was officially gazetted as a wildlife refuge by Kenya’s colonial government in 1949. It was by no means the best wildlife region in Kenya, but rather the only sizeable piece of country that was largely uninhabited by humans. It is particularly well known for its large herds of elephants and captivating landscapes.

Tsavo East National Park is a true gem of Kenya and offers a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors.

Arrive in time to have lunch and then check into the lodge. Afterwards proceed for an evening game drive where you will be able to see the large herds of elephants and the magnificent landscapes.

Later have dinner and an overnight stay.

Location: Tsavo East

Accommodation: Ngulia lodge.

Meals plan: Full Board

Day 9: Spend the whole day in Tsavo East National Park

Wake up and have breakfast, then proceed to Tsavo National Park and spend the whole day there. Take part in morning game drives to see the wildlife including elephants. Have lunch then visit the Aruba Dam.  Located on the Voi River and is a popular spot for wildlife viewing in Tsavo East National Park. The dam attracts heavy concentrations of diverse wildlife, including lions, elephants, buffalos, antelopes, and a variety of bird species.

Visitors to Aruba Dam can enjoy game drives, wildlife watching from the dam wall, and picnics in the surrounding area. It’s also a popular spot for birdwatching, as many species of birds, both resident and migratory, are attracted to the dam’s waters.

Aruba Dam is an important part of the ecosystem in Tsavo East National Park, as it provides a source of water for the local wildlife, especially during times of drought. It’s also an important spot for tourists to visit as it helps to generate income for the park and the local communities, supporting conservation efforts and sustainable development in the area.

If you’re planning a visit to Tsavo East National Park, Aruba Dam is definitely worth a stop. Just remember to follow the park’s rules and regulations and respect the wildlife to ensure a safe and sustainable visit for all.Finally return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Location: Tsavo East national park

Accommodation: Ngulia lodge

Meals plan:

Day 10: Transfer back to Nairobi

Finally on the last day of the trip, have breakfast and straightway start the journey back to Nairobi the capital of Kenya. You will be dropped at the Airport. I hope that you had a fantastic time during your trip and that you were able to see and experience all the amazing things that Kenya has to offer. It’s always sad to see a trip come to an end, but I’m sure you will have many wonderful memories to last a lifetime.

Safe travels back to Nairobi and I hope your flight back home is comfortable.

END OF TRIP

INCLUSION

  • Professional speaking driver guide
  • All fuel for the whole safari starting from Nairobi to Nairobi.
  • 4X4 safari land cruiser depending the clients booking
  • All park entry charges and activities mentioned in this itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in this trip.

EXCLUSION

  • All activities not mentioned in this itinerary
  • It’s our pleasure to include and exclude any activity or services