KENYA

7-Day Best of Kenya Safari

This 7-day road safari, which features both traditional safari lodges and a luxury tented camp experience, showcases the snowcapped peaks of Mount Kenya, the arid but beautiful northern Samburu district, the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru, home to over one million flamingoes, and an overview of the lakes and volcanoes of the Great Rift Valley.

Major Destinations:

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Mount Kenya National Park, and Shaba National Reserve.

Activities:

Game Drives




DAY 1: MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK

Today you will be driven across the plains of Mount Kenya and up into the foothills and forests of the second highest mountain in Africa. Arriving in time for lunch at your lodge, you are free to spend the afternoon watching the game around the water hole, taking a forest walk or visiting the photo-hide. One of the world's highest National Parks, Mount Kenya is an extinct volcano some three and a half million years old. Straddling the equator, the mountain offers a unique mosaic of forest, moorland, rock and ice and is crowned by the glittering twin peaks of Batian and Nelion, both approaching 17,000 feet.

DAY 2: SHABA NATIONAL RESERVE

After breakfast, drive north to "Born Free" country where Joy and George Adamson raised Elsa the lion cub in the wild and beautiful Shaba National Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch at your luxurious lodge. Spend the afternoon discovering the unique wildlife of the reserve, which is famous for its elephants and lions.

DAY 3: SHABA NATIONAL RESERVE

Spend all day on safari (breakfast and lunch at the lodge) in the reserve, which offers sanctuary to large herds of elephants, healthy numbers of lions, leopards, cheetahs, plentiful plains game, reticulated giraffes, rare Beisa oryx, kudus and gerenuks.

DAY 4: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru, the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes and home to a shifting population of over one million flamingoes. Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge. Spend the afternoon on safari in Kenya's first and largest rhino sanctuary.

DAY 5: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

After breakfast, drive to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, backdrop to "the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth," the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge, before spending the afternoon on safari in Kenya's most popular reserve.

DAY 6: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

Spend the whole day on safari in Africa's richest wildlife viewing arena. Historically teeming with wildlife, the Mara hosts Kenya's largest lion prides and elephant herds. Enjoy the evening in camp where Maasai dance performances are offered nightly.

DAY 7: NAIROBI, RETURN TO U.S.

After breakfast drive back down the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi. Alternatively, fly back to Nairobi (at additional cost) before catching your flight home.

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