Dream Kenya Safari

Kenya’s Finest, 9 Days Safari

The Journey We Planned

Day 1 - Arrive Nairobi

Arrive at Nairobi International Airport, clear immigration procedures, and meet your representative who will transfer you to your Nairobi hotel. Nairobi, the vibrant capital of Kenya, captivates visitors with its eclectic blend of modernity and rich cultural heritage. Nestled against the scenic backdrop of the Ngong Hills, this bustling metropolis is a gateway to East Africa’s wonders. Though just south of the equator, it enjoys a springlike climate. The city has a wealth of international restaurants with worldwide cuisine available including Ethiopian. French, Italian, and Chinese. Several restaurants also offer local, Swahili favorites. Shopping in Nairobi varies from African clothing and craft shops to bazaar stalls and open-air markets where souvenir hunters find bargains ranging from woodcarvings to Persian carpets. There is also a thriving gemstone and tailor-made jewelry industry in Nairobi offering rare and unusual local and regional stones.

 

Overnight: Hemingways Nairobi             Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2 - Drive to Amboseli National Park

After an early breakfast drive to Amboseli National Park. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Amboseli National Park, at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain 5895m (19,340ft), Kilimanjaro is one of the most popular of all Kenya’s national parks. It lies some 240 kilometers (145 miles) south-east of Nairobi. The snowcapped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above a saucer of clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli National Park which covers 392 square kilometers (151 square miles). The Tanzania border runs along its base and forms the boundary of the park. Years ago, this was the locale around which such famous writers as Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark spun their stories of big-game hunting in the African wilds.

The snows of Kilimanjaro, white and crystalline, also form a backdrop to one of Kenya’s most spectacular displays of wildlife – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo, and a host of plains game and the combination makes the park a photographer’s paradise. Part of the park is composed of a dried-up lakebed which in the shimmering heat produces mirages. Swamps and springs, fed by underground rivers from Kilimanjaro’s melting snows, form permanent watering places for the wildlife in times of drought.

Overnight: Tawi Lodge                          Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3 - Amboseli National Park

As the sun creeps above the horizon set out on your first game drive of the day. This is the best time to see Mount Kilimanjaro in all her glory and capture that iconic image of the elephants in front of the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. In the afternoon you have time for a siesta before setting out again in the golden light of sunset on a second game dive.

 

Overnight: Tawi Lodge                          Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4 - Fly to Ol Pajeta Conservancy

Transfer to the airstrip for the flight to Nairobi connecting onto Ol Pajeta Conservancy. Africa’s most iconic species hunt, graze, breed, and fight for survival on the plains of Ol Pejeta every day, in an ecosystem with the highest densities of wildlife in Kenya outside of the Maasai Mara. Using the latest technology to monitor species populations, and smart fencing techniques that allow free movement of migratory wildlife, Ol Pejeta prides itself on being at the cutting edge of conservation innovation. As the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, Ol Pejeta is also safeguarding some of the most vulnerable wildlife in the world, and advocating for change. Ol Pejeta is home to the last two remaining northern white rhinos and a sanctuary for over 165 critically endangered black rhinos. The Conservancy employs highly trained rhino protection squads, partners with international veterinary experts, and ensures data is gathered regularly on each animal.

 

Overnight: Sanctuary Tamabarare           Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5 - Sanctuary Tambarare

Head out on a morning nature walk and an afternoon game drive. Nestled amongst fever trees in the shadows of Mount Kenya is Sanctuary Tambarare which delivers the perfect balance of adventure and serenity. It looks out across the grassy plateau of the award-winning Ol Pejeta Conservancy which is 90,000 acres of unadulterated African wilderness where the Big five roam

Overnight: Sanctuary Tamabarare           Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 6 - Fly to Masai Mara National Reserve

Transfer to the airstrip for the flight to the Masai Mara at 09:35am approximately. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. The jewel in Africa’s crown, Masai Mara is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife. Her 1,510 square kilometers (583 square miles) of open savannah, woodlands and tree-lined rivers create an ecosystem that supports huge numbers of bird and mammal species. Lions are found in abundance throughout the park as are elephants, giraffes, a variety of gazelle species, and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, if lucky, you may also find rhinos. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara, and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lions stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; or even a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators. The annual wildebeest migration traditionally is present in the Mara from July-September and at this time nature’s dramas unfold before your very eyes at every turn.

 

Overnight: Sanctuary Olonana                Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 7 & 8 - Masai Mara National Reserve

Embark on a morning safari in the breathtaking expanse of the renowned Masai Mara, teeming with diverse wildlife. Consider an early hot air balloon ride over the Mara plains, accompanied by a Champagne breakfast (additional cost). As the balloon takes shape under the first rays of sunrise, your pilot conducts safety procedures. Drifting gently above the plains, the balloon provides a panoramic view of the wildlife below, with the sun gradually emerging on the horizon. After an approximately one-hour flight, the balloon lands, and breakfast is prepared, offering the perfect moment to savor a glass or two of bubbly.

 

In the afternoon, you have the option to explore a Masai Village, immersing yourself in a captivating cultural encounter. The vibrant and colorful Maasai people, one of Kenya’s few communities preserving their culture, extend a warm welcome. The visit begins with a traditional dance, followed by a guided tour by the chief, who shares insights into the Maasai lifestyle with the group. You are then invited into the homes of some families, offering a unique opportunity to witness their way of life.

 

Overnight: Sanctuary Olonana                Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 9 - Fly to Nairobi and Depart

Fly back to Nairobi at 11:00 am and have lunch. After lunch, there is some time to do some shopping in the city before being transferred to Nairobi International Airport for the onward flight.

Overnight:                                           Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Approximate Price

Travel Dates

Per Person Sharing (USD)

03 Jan – 31 March 2024

13,600

01 Apr – 30 May 2024

12,600

01 July – 31 Oct 2024

17,910

01 Nov – 20 Dec 2024

14,000

23 Dec – 02 Jan 2025

18,000

Single room supplement

3,525

 

Exclusive use of vehicle included

Extra charter flight at USD 15,000