8 Days Kenya Wildlife Road Adventure Tour is an exciting 8 days Wildlife Viewing road adventure which offers you the best of Kenya’s Game viewing. The 8 Days Kenya Wildlife Road Adventure Tour starts in Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and ends at the same airport, where you will be dropped off after your safari. At the moment, Samburu National Reserve is the best because it has more to offer in terms of wildlife and culture as compared to Shaba National Reserve.
The 8 Days Kenya’s Wildlife Road Adventure Tour enables you to visit the best National Game Parks in Kenya as well as the majestic Mountain Kilimanjaro. You will spot numerous wildlife animals like the BIG Five animal species in Africa and the Great Wildebeest migration in Masai Mara Game Reserve. Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom on this eight-day Lonely Planet Experience.
Veer off the beaten track to seek out elephants, hippos, leopards and lions against the impressive backdrop of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha. Then, staying in the world-famous Masai Mara, deepen your understanding of Kenyan culture by experiencing tribal life in Loita Hills as you’re welcomed into the homes of the Maasai warriors and their proud village community. Join Lonely Planet and Intrepid on this perspective-shifting journey of unforgettable moments and memorable wildlife encounters.
8 Days Kenya Wildlife Road Adventure Tour Package
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or from the Hotel|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please be ready by 7:30 AM for a prompt departure at 8:00 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 5:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
What to expect on 8 Days Kenya Wildlife Road Adventure Tour Package
You will visit Samburu National Reserve, a unique reserve with wildlife species rarely found anywhere else such as the Reticulated Giraffe, Gravy’s zebra, kudus and gerenuk; Mt Kenya National Park, famous for having the highest mountain in Kenya and also the perfect location for guided nature walks; Lake Naivasha, which is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes and which offers you an unforgettable bird watching experience; and the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve, which is also the 7th wonder of the world and Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve.
You are likely to see a large variety of wildlife species ranging from the big five, giraffes, zebras, different species of reptiles and other wild animals found in the plains. During your safari, you will travel with our tour guide/driver in a comfortable 4×4 or safari minibus and stay in lodges and tented camps as per your preference.
For the adventurous at heart, this eight day Kenyan safari combines the thrill of game drives in three of Kenya’s parks. You’ll get your chance to chase the Wildebeest Migration and the Big Five on the Maasai Mara, and look for rhinos in Lake Nakuru National Park.
8 Days Kenya Wildlife Road Adventure Tour Package Includes:
- Lodge accommodation for the duration of the safari
- Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences
- Private 4-wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
- Professional safari and tour guide / driver
- All Ngorongoro/Serengeti national park fees
- All meals on the safari
- All game viewing activities specified
- hand luggage.
- Price quoted per person sharing
8 Days Kenya Wildlife Road Adventure Tour Package Price excludes:
- Drinks and mineral water
- Items of personal nature
- International and local airfares (not mentioned as included)
- Airport taxes (not mentioned as included)
- Any airport transfers & hotel accommodation before / after the safari
- Entry visas
- Travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Possible concession fees
8 Days Kenya Wildlife Road Adventure Tour Package
Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve
Upon your arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be welcomed by our Tour Manager who will brief you on your Safari. He shall then escort you to your vehicle for departure to Samburu National Reserve with a lunch stop over en route and arriving in the late afternoon in time for check in to your lodge for overnight stay.
Samburu National Reserve is a wild life haven. Here you will spot Africa’s big cats: lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. Some animals are unique to this northern Kenya Park; gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudus and gerenuk. The Ewaso Nyiro River, the boundary with the neighboring Buffalo Springs National Reserve, is where the elephant’s buffalo and other animal’s species gather for a drink. You will find the scenic semi-arid landscape quite dramatic. The reserve is located within the lands of the colorful semi-nomadic Samburu tribesmen.
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar
Day 2: Samburu National Reserve (Full day)
Spend the day within the reserve looking out for wildlife as well as well as visit the local Samburu villages accompanied by your guide. You will have a familiarization tour as you interact with the Samburu and enjoy their hospitality as you learn their culture. Enjoy a picnic lunch en route. In the evening return to your lodge for overnight stay and dinner.
The Samburu People are semi-nomadic pastoralists with amazing cultures; their dressing to start with is fascinating, they dress in very traditional clothing of bright red material used as skirts and multi-beaded necklaces, bracelets and earring. Following closely is their special relationship with cattle, sheep, camels and goats thus milk is their staple food. At times they mix it with blood. Meat is only eaten on special occasions. The Samburu, whose language is also called Samburu, are known to make soups from roots and barks and eat vegetables if they grow within their vicinity.
Dinner and Overnight Stay at the Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar
Day 3: Samburu National Reserve – Mt. Kenya National Park
After breakfast you will depart Samburu National Reserve for Mount Kenya National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch then after lunch, set out for a nature walk with the aid of a guide to explore the pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of Mount Kenya. You will be able to view some of the rare and endangered species of animals and some species of endemic plants. These are of great beauty and are the major attractive features of the region. On a very clear day, mountain climbers on top of Mount Kenya are able to see Mount Kilimanjaro to the south, Mount Elgon to the west, Marissa Mountain to the north and the Indian Ocean to the east.
At 5,199m high, Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain. It offers superb and scenic breathtaking beauty. To the Kikuyu tribe, it is the home of the Supreme Being (Ngai) which means “God”. The local communities surrounding Mount Kenya are mainly the Gikuyu, Meru, Embu and Maasai. The Gikuyu communities believe that their God lived on Mount Kenya when he came down from the sky. That mountain was God’s throne on earth.
Mt. Kenya dominates the southern and western sides of the mountain where agriculturalists are highly favored by the fertile volcanic soil on the lower slopes. The Meru communities dominate the East and North of the Mountain, and are known to keep livestock. The Embu people, like the Gikuyu believe that the mountain is the home of their God and they therefore dominate the windward side of the Mountain. Because of this, all the communities around the region believe that Mount Kenya is Sacred.
Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Sangare Tented Camp or similar
Day 4: Mount Kenya National Park – Lake Naivasha
After an early breakfast you will depart Mount Kenya for Lake Naivasha where you will have a chance to enjoy a morning nature walk around the Lake enjoying nature and numerous biodiversity and birdlife found in this region, enjoying a picnic lunch en route. In the evening check in to your lodge for overnight stay and dinner.
Lake Naivasha is the highest of all the Rift Valley Lakes at 1880 m above sea level. This area is a birdwatcher’s paradise with over 450 species of recorded birds in the area. A small islet on the lake is home to a number of wildlife. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as walking, cycling, or a boat ride safari as they view wildlife and birds from the tranquil lake. A private ranch (Kongoni Game Sanctuary) is located in the area which is a home to lions, leopards, cheetah and some translocated Grevy’s zebras.
Dinner and overnight stay will be at Naivasha Kongoni Lodge or similar
Day 5: Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara Game Reserve;
After breakfast, depart Lake Naivasha for Maasai Mara via Narok, arriving in time for check in and lunch at your tented camp. After lunch, relax for a while then proceed for a game viewing drive at 4.00pm till evening.
The Maasai Mara, now the 7th wonder of the world and 4th most preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance ad variety that it is difficult to imagine The annual migration of the wildebeest and the zebras from the Serengeti in search of water and pasture while being followed on their heels by the predators of the savannah; Lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures. It hosts over 450 species of animals which includes lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Base Camp Tented Camp or similar
Day 6 and 7: Maasai Mara (2 days)
You will spend these wonderful days within the extensive Mara taking regular game viewing drives as you explore the vast lands, especially looking out for the big five, as well as a variety of other wildlife species. Enjoy an early pre-breakfast game viewing drives, visit the Mara River where you will view the Great Annual Migration as well as enjoy a picnic lunches. The Mara River is where the migration of wildebeests and zebras takes place, as the wildlife moves from the Serengeti in search of greener pastures and water. During your visit to the Maasai Mara, visitors may opt to enjoy a spectacular and unforgettable hot air balloon flight at an extra cost (US$ 450 per person extra)
In November 2006 the Maasai Mara was named as the New 7th wonder of the world because of what experts termed as “the uniqueness of the area and the preservation it provides to so many species living in harmony”. It is understandable because this annual migration is the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth.
Optional Balloon Flight
You can opt to carry your game viewing activity to another level aboard an adventurous balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost.
This package includes a champagne drink in the wild. This experience gives you a bird’s eye view of wildlife as well as enables you to take photographs at a different height.
The Mara reserve is quite a place to be, as it offers an out of the ordinary adventure, from the crafty hyenas, which may be heard laughing at night, to the variety of wildlife species in this diverse fauna. There is also an abundance of crocodiles and hippos in the Mara River. The banks of the rivers are covered in thick forest which gradually makes way for bush and grassland thus the excellent availability of food for the diverse wildlife.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Base Camp Tented Camp or similar
Day 8: Maasai Mara – Nairobi – Departure
After breakfast at your camp, you will depart the Maasai Mara for Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at the Famous Carnivore Restaurant before being dropped off at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight home.
End of safari.
Package Cost: US$ 2,055 per person sharing
- All park entrance fees and bush walk safaris
- Visit to various villages
- Full board triple accommodation while on this safari
- Service of an English speaking driver/guide
- Transport based on a safari minibus or 4×4 vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Government taxes
- Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara – US$ 450 per person extra
- (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
- Extras at the lodges and camps i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- International flight fees
- Departure tax
- Tips to porters and drivers