10 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari, Scenery & Cultural Safaris Tour
10 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari, Scenery & Cultural Safaris Tour – Overview
10 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari Scenery & Culture is a Kenya Tour / Kenya Safari to Masai Mara people, Mount Kenya, Aberdare, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli game parks, Masai Mara & Samburu game reserve.
The 10 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari, Scenery & Cultural Safaris Tour features a range of prime Kenya destinations ranging from the scenic landscapes of Mount Kenya to the impressive semi-arid landscapes of Samburu National Reserve, the moorlands of Aberdare National Park, the world’s flamingo haven of Lake Nakuru National Park, the remarkable wild game viewing and if it is the right season, the sights of great migration of Wildebeest, Zebras and Thompson Gazelles in Maasai Mara National Park not forgetting the flat plains of Amboseli that are pardoned by the Africa’s highest mountain – Kilimanjaro Mountain.
10 Days Kenya Wildlife, Scenery & Cultural Safari – Highlights
Day 1: Transfer to Mount Kenya National Park & do sightseeing in the afternoon
Day 2: Explore the Mount Kenya landscapes and transfer to Samburu National Reserve
Day 3: Whole day exploration in Samburu National Reserve
Day 4: Transfer to Aberdare National Park and do an evening game drive
Day 5: Do morning game drive and transfer to Lake Nakuru in the afternoon
Day 6: Explore Lake Nakuru National Park and transfer to Maasai Mara National Park
Day 7: Do morning game drive and tour to the Maasai village
Day 8: Transfer to Amboseli National Park and relax at the lodge
Day 9: Whole day Amboseli National Park exploration
Day 10: Transfer back to Nairobi
10 Days Kenya Wildlife, Scenery & Cultural Safari – Detailed Itinerary
After breakfast at your place of stay in Nairobi, embark on the transfer to Mount Kenya National Park to the north exploring the countryside landscapes of Kenya.
You will be welcomed by the remarkable sights of the Africa’s second highest mountain which is 16 ½ km from the Equator.
It presents magical sightseeing opportunity which can interest you to undertake a nature walk in the evening exploring its foot hills. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Serena Mountain Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Mount Kenya Safari Lodge, Budget / Basic: Castle Forest Cottage
After breakfast, drive through the Mount Kenya landscapes and take a walk where applicable to explore the range of wildlife that in habit the area including the Zebras, the elephants, the giant forest hogs among others after which you will embark on the transfer to Samburu National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Samburu Serena Safari Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Samburu Game Lodge,Budget / Basic: Samburu Sopa Lodge
After an early breakfast, embark on the whole day exploration of Samburu National Park. The park presenting its arid landscapes which are watered by the Uaso Nyiro River is a habitat to some of the wildlife species that are found north of the equator including the Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryxes and long necked gerenuk along with the elusive Kenya leopard which is recorded to pay evening visits to the park.
The park is also a home to other wild game including the lions, cheetah, Buffalo, elephants and Hippos. Samburu is also a birder’s haven and shelters over 350 species among which include the Kingfishers, vultures, bateleurs, marabous, Somali ostriches among others. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Samburu Serena Safari Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Samburu Game Lodge, Budget / Basic: Samburu Sopa Lodge
After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Aberdare National Park 220km about 4 – 5 hours’ drive passing through impressive landscapes of Nyahururu before arriving in Aberdare in time for lunch.
You will relax a little and in the evening, you embark on an evening game drive exploring the Aberdare’s moorland dotted with counts of animals including African elephant, leopard, African hunting dog, bushbuck, giant forest hog, mountain reedbuck, Cape buffalo, waterbuck, side-striped jackal, duikers, eland, black and white colobus monkey, olive baboon not forgetting the sykes monkey.
The park also contains elusive animals like the golden cat along with the bongo which is a rare forest antelope thriving in the bamboo forest.
The park is also a rich habitat for the black Rhino populations. Besides wildlife, Aberdare National Park contains over 250 species of birds including the endangered Aberdare cisticola, sparry hawk, Jackson’s francolin, goshawks, sunbirds, plovers and eagles.
Listening to the traditional stories of the Kikuyu as they believe that the mountain range of the Aberdare is a home to their god Ngai is also impressive. Retire from the activity for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Aberdare Country Club, Midrange / Standard: Tree Top Lodge, Budget / Basic: The Ark
After breakfast, you have the whole half day to explore the Abardere National Park again. Its mountainous landscape soaked with a lush forest rewards you with lifetime memories.
You have chances of spotting more wildlife than what you encountered on the evening of the previous day. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park.
Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Jarika Country Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Sunbird Lodge, Budget / Basic: Maili Saba Camp
After breakfast, embark on a game drive in the Nakuru National Park well known for its count of flamingoes that are spread on the shores of Lake Nakuru forming one of the beautiful sights in the world.
Besides flamingoes, the park also contains some wild game including the Rhinos, Cape Buffaloes, Giraffes and Baboons among others which combine to make your drive in the park rewarding.
Retreat from the activity and transfer to Maasai Mara National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Mara sarova Camp, Midrange / Standard: Olmoran Camp, Budget / Basic: Budget Camp
Wake up for an early morning cup of coffee before heading to the park for a rewarding game viewing encounter.
The drive gives you possibilities of encountering other counts of wild game including the Cheetah, the Zebra, the Thomson Gazelle, Topi, elephants along with other Big five, the Maasai Giraffe, the Roan Antelope, Impala and a range of birds where 470 species thrive in the park with possibilities of viewing the vultures, secretary birds, crowned cranes, African pygmy falcons, long crested eagles among others.
Retreat from the activity and embark to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you embark on the tour of the Maasai Village.
The Maasai people are the indigenous inhabitants of the range-land where the current Maasai Mara National Park is located which actually inspired its naming.
These people have inhabited this range-land for centuries past and despite the intrusion of the western values into the Kenyan society, the Maasai have maintained their traditions against all odds.
The life of the Maasai is centered on cattle rearing, have unique dressing code, ornaments and body decorations, which are worthy exploring. Retreat in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Mara sarova Camp
Midrange / Standard: Olmoran Camp, Budget / Basic: Budget Camp
After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Amboseli National Park driving along the sceneries of the southern savannah landscapes of Kenya most of which are protected.
The views of Lake Magadi and the Cyulu Hills are impressive en route. Arrive in Amboseli in the afternoon n for relaxation and overnight
Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Serena Lodge Amboseli, Midrange / Standard: Porini Amboseli, Budget / Basic: Kibo Safari Camp
You have a whole day encounter in Amboseli National Park. You drive through the park exploring a wide range of game including elephants, the Giraffes, Buffalo, Zebra, Black Rhino, and Wildebeest along with other plain animals.
The park is also a home to 40 raptor Species and over 400 species of birds including hammerkops, kingfishers, crakes and pelicans.
Translating in to an open plain, the Amboseli’s stretching landscape is a remain of a lake basin that date back to the Pleistocene era resulting from the lava flow that emanated from the Kilimanjaro Mountain when it was still erupting.
The lava blocked the River Pangani forming a lake which is apparently the Amboseli basin. Though it dried up with time, the seasonal flooding that characterizes the basin still affirm this occurrence.
In the south of the park, there lies the towering Kilimanjaro Mountain which is the highest in Africa which present remarkable views to any visiting travellers.
Exploring this combines to make your whole day encounter in Amboseli National Park rewarding. Retreat for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Serena Lodge Amboseli
Midrange / Standard: Porini Amboseli, Budget / Basic: Kibo Safari Camp
After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Nairobi 230km about 5 hours’ drive to mark the end of the safari
End of The 10 Days Kenya Wildlife, Scenery & Cultural Safari.