Maasai Mara Safari, Great Rift Lakes, Amboseli, Tsavo NP tours 12Days.

This 12 Days Kenya Safari Tour Kenya Tsavo East / Tsavo West / Amboseli / Lake Naivasha / Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara National Park Tours and Safaris starts in Nairobi and ends in Nairobi


Overview

Maasai Mara Safari, Great Rift Lakes, Amboseli, Tsavo NP tours 12Days trip overview

Experience Kenya Wildlife safari at its best in 12 days Kenya private safari with your own 4x4 Safari land cruiser / off road 4 x 4 safari jeep visiting Kenya Tsavo East / Tsavo West / Amboseli / Lake Naivasha / Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara National Park Tours and Safaris with a private guided  driver/guide staying in a lovely mix of budget/ midrange/ economical tented camps and lodges in Kenya Safari parks and reserves.

12 Days Kenya Safari Tour Kenya Tsavo East / Tsavo West / Amboseli / Lake Naivasha / Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara National Park Tours and Safaris Highlights:

Tsavo East National Park Kenya Safari Tour

  • Game viewing drives
  • Lion, elephant, cheetah, giraffe, buffalo, antelope, warthog, ostrich, Baboons, birds…
  • Herds of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling or simply foraging
  • The beautiful man-made Aruba dam located on the north bank of the seasonal Voi River is visited by thousands of animals and is a great game viewing destination.
  • Mudanda Rock this whale-backed rock towers above a natural dam, which acts as a draw to thousands of elephants

Tsavo West National Park Safari Tour Kenya

  • Scenic hills and valleys 
  • Game viewing drives 
  • Crocodile, hippo, exotic fish and migratory birds at the Mzima springs 
  • Africa's limitless expanses of the wild. 
  • Lava flows 
  • Recent Volcanoes

Amboseli National park Safari Tour Kenya

  • Excellent View of  Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa 
  • Swamps below observation hill hosting large herds of elephants, buffalo, hippo and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose. 
  • A glimpse of African homesteads & cultures
  • Observation Hill Viewpoint

Lake Nakuru National Park Safari Tour Kenya

  • Hundreds of bird species including few flamingos, pelicans, and others 
  • Rhino sanctuary 
  • The Great Rift valley escarpment Awesome scenery
  • The tree climbing lions
  • The distinctive Rothchild Giraffe
  • Elusive leopard

Masai Mara Game Reserve Safari Tour Kenya

  • Unlimited game viewing drives 
  • Tree studded typical savannah terrain and a multitude of Wild animal species.
  • Colorful Masai tribesmen
  • The big five safari encounters
  • Hot Air Balloon Experience

Lake Naivasha Safari Tour Kenya

  • Boat ride / Birding
  • Guided walking safari at Crescent Island
  • Bird watching (A few flamingoes, pelicans and other bird species -season permitting)

Other optional activities include: The scenic Thompson falls at Nyahururu,  Masai village visit at Masai Mara (arrange with your driver guide) = $ 20 per person Optional
Hot air balloon ride at Masai Mara (enquire with us ) = $ 420 per person Optional


Detailed Itinerary

Maasai Mara Safari, Great Rift Lakes, Amboseli, Tsavo NP tours 12Days detailed trip program

This is a great safari for a first-time visit to East Africa Kenya as it tours many iconic landscapes with a greater opportunity to witness a huge diversity of wildlife and peoples culture.
The Safari accommodations in both of these parks; Tsavo East / Tsavo West / Amboseli / Lake Naivasha / Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara National Park Tours and Safaris lodges and tented camps varied - from a rustic tented camp in Masai Mara with a superb view to a luxurious escarpment lodge overlooking  Tsavo river.  This safari would pair exceptionally well with an extension to the beaches of Mombasa or Zanzibar by flight.

Day 1: Airport Pick up / Tsavo East National Park Safaris – Wild race Africa Kenya Safari Tours.

Morning pick up from the airport and then drive to Tsavo East National park on the early explorers route Nairobi – Mombasa highway enjoying the scenic dawn drive heads to the Northern entry gate of Tsavo east where we stop briefly for refreshments. Enter the Tsavo and commence game viewing drives.
Relax and later join the afternoon game viewing drive after the midday sun/heat.
The Game viewing drive takes us on the trails of the big five with magnificent views of the African sunset before returning to our lodging. Dinner and overnight shall be at your Aruba Safari lodge/ Tsavo safari lodge/ tented camp or any of similar. Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Full day spent exploring Tsavo east National Park – Wild race Africa Safari tours and Adventures

You will have your breakfast before you start a game drive. You will visit the different sections of the park especially the loop side of the park which is swampy and most animals are found there. Visit the pipeline area where most of the elephants gather since there are lots of water holes to do mud bathing. Next, you will visit the Lugard Falls and Yatta Plateau.

Day 3: Tsavo East- Tsavo West: 80 km Appx 1.5 hrs – African Habitat Tsavo West and East Safaris

Morning breakfast and then get ready before sunrise in our anticipation of the morning game drive! It is a good chance to see the big cats while they are hunting, especially lions.
All ingredients for a wonderful day are in place. Enjoy the wild race Africa splendor of an African sunrise dominates the natural world as we traverse the vast park in search of the early grazers and predators.
A final game viewing drive at the Tsavo east shall follow as we leave the park. We shall proceed to the  Tsavo West where we continue on game viewing drives.
This afternoon we visit the  Rhino Sanctuary where the endangered species are protected. Overnight at your  Tsavo west safari lodge/ tented camp / ngulia Safari lodge or any of similar.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Tsavo West National Park to Amboseli Safari tour – Wild race Africa safaris – Tours and Holidays Travel: 100kms Appx 2 hrs:

“The early bird catches the worm, we embark on an early morning game and scenery viewing drive.
Sunrise catches us as we explore the Tsavo west national park. The African habitat unfolds amid the freshness and beauty of the morning. We drink in the scenic beauty of this awesome park.
We head to  Mzima Springs to view hippos, crocodiles, exotic fish and a variety of bird species.
The greenery surrounding the underground springs is a welcome contrast to the dry terrain that forms Tsavo West national park. Later proceed to  Amboseli national park to arrive during the late morning.
Relax until late afternoon when we set out to explore the Amboseli national park in a game viewing drive.
This is a leisurely game viewing drive with animals easily seen and with the bulk of Mount  Kilimanjaro providing an awesome back-drop for wildlife photography. Clouds may open up and the sight of snow peaked mount Kilimanjaro shall mesmerize. Overnight at an Amboseli Kibo Luxury tented camp / Amboseli Sopa safari lodge/ tented camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Amboseli National Park safari tours to Lake Nakuru Safaris – Wild race Africa safari tours and Holidays Adventures

We shall be early again with an early morning game viewing drive exploring the park. Sunrise and emergence of the mount Kilimanjaro peak from the clouds are dramatic “weather permitting”.
Marvel at the sights as we enjoy our breakfast and later exit the park and drive to Lake Nakuru a less than 5 Hrs drive and you will pass through the Great Rift Valley escarpment, you will arrive in time for lunch and check in at Sarova lion hill Lodge. Afternoon game drive across the Pink Lake often referred so due to its Great masses of Flamingos but currently due to climate change and high water level only a few flamingos can be seen not forgetting the famous white Rhino and black rhino found in this park. Dinner and overnight at Sarova lion hill Lodge/ Lake Nakuru Lodge / Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or any of similar

Day 6: Lake Nakuru /Lake Naivasha Safaris - Wild race Africa safaris – Tours and Holidays Travel

Early morning game drive later you break for breakfast. After breakfast check out with an extended game drive in Lake Nakuru National park, back to the lodge for Hot lunch and later exit and drive to Lake lake Naivasha, the drive is One hour’s drive arriving by evening. Proceed and check in at Lake Naivasha  Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight at Sopa Lodge Naivasha / Naivasha country club.

Day 7: Full day spent exploring Lake Naivasha Hell’s Gate National Park – Wild race Africa Safaris and Tour Travel Adventures

Lake Naivasha getaways are one of its own kind giving you a greater opportunity of game viewing and other fun activities such as cycling, walking, hiking, and horseback riding.
Lake Naivasha is a picnic and camping spot and a bird watcher’s paradise. During your full day safari stay in Naivasha, we will visit Hell's Gate National Park which has over 100 species of birds including vultures, Verreaux's Eagles, augur buzzard, and swifts for a game drive.
Lake Naivasha Wildlife includes: African buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson's gazelle, and baboons are also common. The park is also home to klipspringer antelope and Chanler's mountain reedbuck.
This day we explore the Naivasha and its environs, You will also visit Crescent Island Game Park a peninsular and is accessible by boat from East or West as well as by road for a guided walk amongst animals. Crescent Island has an abundance of animals including Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Buffalo, Waterbuck, Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala, Python, Mongoose, Jackal, etc. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 8: Lake Naivasha /  Maasai Mara Safaris - Wild race Africa safaris – Tours and Holidays Travel

Early morning breakfast. After breakfast leaves Lake Naivasha for Masai Mara a 5 Hrs drive, you will pass through Narok town the famous Masai town. you arrive in time for lunch. Check in at Ashnil Mara camp or Sarova Mara game Camp and have lunch. Afternoon game drives through the park in search of the Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo and a visit to Mara River. Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara camp / Sarova Mara game Camp / Mara Ashnil Luxury tented camp.

Day 9: Masai Mara full day ( Wildebeest Migration trails ) – Wild race Africa Safari tours and Holidays Adventures

Full day  spent exploring the park trailing wildebeest migration  optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Ilkeliani Tented
The Masai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara National Game reserve.

Day 10 & 11 – Masai Mara Great Migration Trails and the Big five Encounters - Wild race Africa Safari tours and Holidays Adventures

Check out of Ilkeliani Tented camp / Mara sarova game lodge / Mara Sopa lodge and proceed for further game drives in the vast Masai Mara plains in search of the big 5 – Check inn at Mara Ashnil Luxury camp where you spend 2 nights as you trail the wildebeest herds.

A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Masai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to October. The reserve abounds with birdlife since the dose to about 452 species has been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park

Early morning game drives and returns to camp for breakfast. After breakfast Full day in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents, The Masai Mara plains are full of wildebeest during migration season early July to end September, zebra, impala, topi, giraffe.

Thomson's gazelle are regularly seen leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetah, jackal and bat-eared foxes. The black rhino is a little shy and hard to spot but is often seen at a distance if you are lucky. Hippos are abundant in the Mara River as are very large Nile crocodiles, which lay in wait for a meal as the wildebeest cross on their annual quest to find new pastures. Later Meals and overnight at Ashnil Mara camp or Sarova Mara game Camp.

Day 12: Masai Mara safari / Nairobi – African Wild race Africa Safari tours and Adventures

Early Morning breakfast at your camp check out of the camp and park and Drive to Nairobi a 5 Hrs drive arriving in time for lunch. Lunch at carnivore afterward drops off at your respective hotel or Airport around 3 pm. ( Optional to our clients with evening Flights) - if you have an evening flight you can do more.
COST:  From 3199 USD to 5499 USD pp depending on your choice of Safari accommodation.


Included & Excluded

What's Included

Maasai Mara Safari, Great Rift Lakes, Amboseli, Tsavo NP tours 12Days inclusive

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • The airport picks up and drops off.
  • All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
  • Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
  • Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
  • Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture.
  • A minivan outfitted with two-way, long-range high-frequency radio communications equipment.
  • Each minivan carries safari accessories including wildlife books, beanbags to support cameras on car doors and window sills, binoculars, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
  • Bottled mineral water during game drives.
  • Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes, levies, and fees
  • Pick up and drop off transfers
  • Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes.
  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
  • Laundry services
  • Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary

Price Guide by Season

High Season
Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March Economy Standard Luxury
2 persons booked together $ $ $
4 persons booked together $ $ $
6 persons booked together $ $ $
Single Room Extra $ $ $
Children below 3 Years Free Free Free
Children between 3-12 Years 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate

Peak Season
July, Aug, Sept, Oct Economy Standard Luxury
2 persons booked together $ $ $
4 persons booked together $ $ $
6 persons booked together $ $ $
Single Room Extra $ $ $
Children below 3 Years Free Free Free
Children between 3-12 Years 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate

Low Season
April, May, June Economy Standard Luxury
2 persons booked together $ $ $
4 persons booked together $ $ $
6 persons booked together $ $ $
Single Room Extra $ $ $
Children below 3 Years Free Free Free
Children between 3-12 Years 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate

Christmas Extra
21st Dec - 3rd Jan Economy Standard Luxury
Price Per Person $ $ $

Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping
Economy lodge/ tented camp option Olmoran Tented Camp, Sentrim Mara Camp
Standard lodge/ tented camp option Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp, AA Lodge/Camp, Elangate Olerai Camp
Luxury lodge / tented camp option Mara Sarova Camp, Mara Simba Lodge, Maran Serena Lodge, Ashnil Mara Camp, Keekorok Lodge

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Luxury lodge / tented camp option

Lake Naivasha

Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Luxury lodge / tented camp option

Lake Nakuru National Park

Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Luxury lodge / tented camp option

Amboseli National Park

Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Luxury lodge / tented camp option

Tsavo West National Park

Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Luxury lodge / tented camp option

Tsavo East National Park

Accommodation Options