9 Days Kenya Small Group Safaris and Escorted Holiday Tours

NAIROBI SAFARIS


Overview

(Birding Kenya Safari from Nairobi to Lake Elementaita – Lake Naivasha – Hells Gate – Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Kenya private Lodges/ camping safari tours)

What would be a better way to experience East Africa Safari tours and holidays in Kenya than to join the ultimate small group joining safari company wild race Africa safaris – Tours and travel on our 9 days small group Shoe string Joining Safari Tours of maximum 6 or 7 persons and a minimum of 2 people booking together.

All our group joining safaris in Kenya are privately guided and escorted safari tour staying in hand-picked camps/lodges.  


All our Kenya small group tours can depart any day of the week as it only requires two persons booking together to kick off that means we always have daily departures. For solo travelers who would want to join us and would want to go with a specific date, we do have grand departures each and every fry day of the week so worry not, book with confidence.

You will also get the chance to see the orphaned elephants at the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and feed the giraffes at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi. You stay at Lake Elementeita, a Rift Valley soda lake teeming with wildlife including flamingos and rhino and safari in the world-famous Maasai Mara.

Parks visited from Nairobi; Lake Elementaita – Lake Naivasha – Hells Gate – Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Kenya private lodge safaris


Detailed Itinerary

DAY 0: Nairobi Airport Pick up / the Emakoko – Wild Race Africa Boutique lodge in Nairobi National Park

On arrival in Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure residences at the Emakoko - Boutique lodge in Nairobi National Park

DAY 1: Nairobi excursion Tours – Elementaita National Park and Reserves.

After breakfast, you will be taken to the Giraffe Centre to feed the giraffes. You then head over to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to meet the elephants up close. After a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum, you will then have lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens before heading off to Lake Elementaita.  Dinner and overnight at Pelican safari lodge/ Elementata lodge or any of similar.  Lake Elementaita Joining Safari tours can always be organized for solo travelers.

Day 2: Elementaita Bird watching safaris – Wild race Africa tours and Travel.

Morning bird walks to try and identify available species like the Feral lovebird, Avocet, Klaas’ cuckoo, Glossy ibis, Black Heron, Red-billed Teal, Black-tailed godwit among others before the time for lunch at Lake Elementaita Lodge. An afternoon bird walks around the lodge environs before the time for Dinner and overnight at Lake Elementaita safari lodge (BLD).

Day3: Lake Elementaita – Lake Naivasha Joining Camping Safari

After breakfast, we depart from Elementaita for a scenic drive through the Great North road to Lake Naivasha arriving by mid-morning for bird walk before time for lunch at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
Lake Naivasha being close to Lake Nakuru and 65 miles from Nairobi is freshwater Lake Naivasha. It was declared a bird sanctuary in 1967 and also supports pastoral industries of wine and flowers. During our full day field trip to Lake Naivasha, we study the birds of the region such as herons, fish eagles, ospreys, black crakes, and lily-trotters. Dominated by the shadow of Mt. Longonot, few lakes in the world have a more commanding or spectacular setting than Naivasha. We also have an excursion to the Elsa mere Center. Activities include reliving the experience of Joy Adamson and Elsa while viewing “Born Free.” Lake Naivasha being on the Rift floor is home to an incredible variety of species. Over 450 species have been recorded here. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Sopa Lodge or similar

Day 4: Lake Naivasha Hell’s Gate National Park – Wild race Africa Joining Camping/ lodge Adventures

After breakfast, a morning bird walks with the aim of viewing birds on the shores of the Lake with a few hours of relaxation before lunch. Afternoon visit to Hell’s Gate National Park, which is a breeding ground for vultures in Kenya e.g. Lammergeyer vultures we also anticipate for species like Imperial eagle, Schalow’s Wheatear, Chin-spot batis. Dinner & overnight tonight will be served at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge (BLD).

Day 5: Hell’s Gate National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park Tours –  Wild race Africa Kenya midrange / Luxury Tented Camp Adventures

After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru National Park known as “The pink Heart Of Kenya” because of the millions of Flamingoes that cover the lake with pink shine. Afternoon game/bird viewing, dinner, and overnight stay will be at Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill hotel/ Flamingo Hill camp / Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge / Lake Nakuru lodge or similar.

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park – Wild race Africa bird watching Joining lodges/ Camping Holidays

Today we will spend the whole day bird watching at the park and if lucky enough we have the chance to see the shy cat “the Leopard” mostly seen in this park before returning for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon we have some time to relax before embarking on our late afternoon game drive to try and capture what was not seen during the day before the dusk engulfs us. Dinner and Overnight stay will be at Lake Nakuru budget hotel.

Day 7: Lake Nakuru Safari tours /  Masai Mara Joining Budget lodge/ Camping Vacation

Soon after breakfast, drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley the longest Rift in the crust of the Earth to Masai Mara Game Reserve the unspoiled Savannah arriving in good time for lunch and an afternoon dip in the pool. In the late afternoon, you will head out on your game drive into the Masai Mara where your chances of spotting the Big Five are very high. Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp or similar as outlined in the above day.

Day 8 and 9: Masai Mara Safari tours – Wild race Africa Kenya Masai Mara Joining group Camping/lodge vacation

An early morning birding cum game drive after breakfast will be our perfect start of another unforgettable and memorable birding days in Africa. With picnic lunch en-route you spend your day in Mara Plains trying to identify and record the over 450 species record in this reserve. All meals and Overnight tonight will be served at, Dinner & overnight at MaraSentrim lodge / Mara leisure safari lodge / Mara sarova Stanley lodge or any of similar
Masai Mara is actually the northern portion of the Great Plains ecosystem in neighboring Tanzania called Serengeti. It is a home to the “big five” lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant as well cheetah, zebra, giraffe and vast herds of plain antelope and numerous and other wildlife.

As the sun starts to edge dip into the horizon it will be the perfect time to photograph the beautiful Mara rolling plains. Don’t forget this is the right time to spot the shy leopard. Dinner & overnight at MaraSentrim lodge / Mara leisure safari lodge / Mara sarova Stanley lodge or any of similar (BLD).

Day 10: Masai Mara National Reserve drive back to Nairobi

Depart Masai Mara in the morning and drive back to Nairobi with hot or picnic lunch en route, arriving in the afternoon. End of Safari tours with airport drop off.

Safari cost from 4500 usd private safari trip


Included & Excluded

What's Included

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • 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

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

Accommodation Options

Lake Elementaita

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

Lake Naivasha

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

Lake Nakuru National Park

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

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

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