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Overview of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya

The 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya involves wild game viewing in the open savannah of Tsavo east, the savannah woodland of Tsavo west, the magical sceneries of Kilimanjaro Mountain as seen from Amboseli National Park, the traditional rangelands of the Maasai pastoralists – the Maasai Mara National Park with their famed Great Migration of Wildebeest, Zebras and Thomson Gazelle, the flamingoes of Lake Nakuru, the moorland of Aberdare, semi-arid landscapes of Samburu and magical highlands of Mount Kenya close to the Equator crossing. The safari features Big five along with other counts of wild game.

13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya Highlight

Day 1 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Transfer to Mount Kenya National Park & do sightseeing in the afternoon

Day 2 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Explore the Mount Kenya landscapes and transfer to Samburu National Reserve

Day 3 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Whole day exploration in Samburu National Reserve

Day 4 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Transfer to Aberdare National Park and do an evening game drive

Day 5 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Do morning game drive and transfer to Lake Nakuru in the afternoon

Day 6 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Explore Lake Nakuru National Park and transfer to Maasai Mara National Park

Day 7 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Do morning game drive and tour to the Maasai village

Day 8 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Transfer to Amboseli National Park and relax at the lodge

Day 9 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Whole day Amboseli National Park exploration

Day 10 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Transfer to Tsavo West National Park and do an evening game drive

Day 11 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Do morning game drive in Tsavo West and transfer in the afternoon to Tsavo East National Park

Day 12 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Full day exploration in Tsavo East Game Reserve

Day 13 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Transfer back to Nairobi

13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Transfer to Mount Kenya National Park & do sightseeing in the afternoon

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: Serena Mountain Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Mount Kenya Safari Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Castle Forest Cottage (Budget / Basic)

Day 2 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Explore the Mount Kenya landscapes and transfer to Samburu National Reserve

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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: Samburu Serena Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Samburu Game Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Samburu Sopa Lodge (Budget/ Basic)

Day 3 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Whole day exploration in Samburu National Reserve

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: Samburu Serena Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Samburu Game Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Samburu Sopa Lodge (Budget/ Basic)

Day 4 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Transfer to Aberdare National Park and do an evening game drive
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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: Aberdare Country Club (Upmarket / Luxury). Tree Top Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or The Ark (Budget / Basic)

Day 5 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Do morning game drive and transfer to Lake Nakuru in the afternoon

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: Jarika Country Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Sunbird Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Maili Saba Camp (Budget / Basic)

Day 6 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Explore Lake Nakuru National Park and transfer to Maasai Mara National Park

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: Budget Camp (Budget / Basic), Olmoran Camp (Midrange / Standard) or Mara sarova Camp (Upmarket / Luxury).

Day 7 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Do morning game drive and tour to the Maasai village

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 rangeland where the current Maasai Mara National Park is located which actually inspired its naming. These people have inhabited this rangeland 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: Budget Camp (Budget / Basic), Olmoran Camp (Midrange / Standard) or Mara sarova Camp (Upmarket / Luxury).

Day 8 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Transfer to Amboseli National Park and relax at the lodge

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: Serena Lodge Amboseli (Luxury / Upmarket), Porini Amboseli Camp (Midrange / Standard) or Kibo Safari Camp (Budget / Basic)

Day 9 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Whole day Amboseli National Park exploration

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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: Serena Lodge Amboseli (Luxury / Upmarket), Porini Amboseli Camp (Midrange / Standard) or Kibo Safari Camp (Budget / Basic)

Day 10 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Transfer to Tsavo West National Park and do an evening game drive

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Tsavo West National Park 110km about 2 hours’ drive. You will drive through impressive scenic landscapes of southern Kenya before entering the savannah woodland of Tsavo West. You will arrive early for check in, relaxation and lunch at the lodge after which you embark on an evening game drive exploring the wild game thriving in the woodlands of Tsavo. There are surprise encounters with the elephants, lions, black Rhinos, Giraffe, Impala, Burchell’s Zebra among others. Tsavo west is also a rich habitat for counts of birds including the white headed buffalo weaver featuring its impressive bright red rump. The drive also exposes to the history of the area especially the man eaters of Tsavo. Retreat for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Kilalinda Safari Camp (Upmarket / Luxury), Lions Buff Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Red Elephants (Budget / Basic)

Day 11 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Do morning game drive in Tsavo West and transfer in the afternoon to Tsavo East National Park

After breakfast, embark on another thrilling game encounter in the same park gaining chances of sighting more game and others that you might have missed in the previous evening. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Tsavo East National Park 236km about 4 hours’ drive. Driving from the savannah woodland of the Tsavo west to the drier open plains of the Tsavo forms an impressive ecosystem transition that is worth encountering. Arrive in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner an overnight

Accommodation: Finch Hallon’s Camp (Upmarket / Luxury), Voi Wildlife Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Red Elephants Safari Lodge (Budget / Basic)

Day 12 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Full day exploration in Tsavo East Game Reserve

Tsavo National Park

The largest National Park in Kenya stretching to 13,700km2 which is bigger than the popular Maasai Mara nine times presents one of the memorable wild game viewing opportunities in Kenya. The morning drive through its landscape offers you opportunity to encounter the counts of mane less lions, red dust elephants, buffaloes, the Zebras, the cheetah, the Grants Gazelle among other wildlife. Its impressive savannah plains are also rewarding and offer remarkable sight-seeing opportunities. You have a whole day to explore the park and relax at your wilderness lodge.

Accommodation: Finch Hallon’s Camp (Upmarket / Luxury), Voi Wildlife Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Red Elephants Safari Lodge (Budget / Basic)

Day 13 of the 13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya: Transfer back to Nairobi

After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer to Nairobi driving through impressive sceneries of Kenya’s rural landscapes to mark the end of your safari.

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