9 Days - Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli
Duration - 9 days

In this tour we will cover the 3 most popular destinations in Kenya - Masai Mara National Reserve (5 nights), Lake Nakuru National Park (1 night) & Amboseli National Park (2 nights). Tour starts and ends at Nairobi. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime!


Short Itinerary


Day 1 (Apr 23, 2024) - Nairobi to Masai Mara. Afternoon game drives in Masai Mara
Day 2 (Apr 24, 2024) - Full day game drives in Masai Mara
Day 3 (Apr 25, 2024) - Full day game drives in Masai Mara
Day 4 (Apr 26, 2024) - Full day game drives in Masai Mara
Day 5 (Apr 27, 2024) - Full day game drives in Masai Mara
Day 6 (Apr 28, 2024) - Transfer to Lake Nakuru for afternoon game drives in Lake Nakuru
Day 7 (Apr 29, 2024) - Transfer to Amboseli for evening game drives in Amboseli
Day 8 (Apr 30, 2024) - Full day game drives in Amboseli
Day 9 (May 01, 2024) - Morning game drives in Amboseli and transfer to Nairobi

Note 1: Morning game drives in Masai Mara can be added on the last morning at the park by paying additional park fees.

Choose Date


Safari tour prices vary depending on the starting date, your group size, and the choice of stay.

Ensuite Accommodation Packages


Below are packages with a few popular ensuite options for your private tour, starting on Apr 23, 2024, in a group of two adults . Ensuite hotels are tented camps/lodges that can be inside/around national parks. You will have a private room with attached bathroom. Meals are provided by hotels.

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Option E1: $1,916 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $2,148 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Simba + Oryx Nature Camp, Masai Mara (Outside the Park) from Apr 23, 2024 to Apr 28, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Eagle Palace Hotel - Superior/ Empire Twin, Lake Nakuru (Outside the Park) from Apr 28, 2024 to Apr 29, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at AA Lodge, Amboseli - Lodge Room, Amboseli (Outside the Park) from Apr 29, 2024 to May 01, 2024 [Full Board]

Option E2: $2,057 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $2,289 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Mara Simba Lodge, Masai Mara (Outside the Park) from Apr 23, 2024 to Apr 28, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Lake Nakuru Lodge, Lake Nakuru (Within the Park) from Apr 28, 2024 to Apr 29, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Amboseli (Outside the Park) from Apr 29, 2024 to May 01, 2024 [Full Board]

Option E3: $2,241 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $2,473 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Ashnil Mara Camp, Masai Mara (Within the Park) from Apr 23, 2024 to Apr 28, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Lake Nakuru (Within the Park) from Apr 28, 2024 to Apr 29, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Ol Tukai Lodge, Amboseli (Within the Park) from Apr 29, 2024 to May 01, 2024 [Full Board]

Option E4: $3,049 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $3,281 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Little Zebra River Camp - River Facing Tents, Masai Mara (Outside the Park) from Apr 23, 2024 to Apr 28, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Mbweha Safari Camp, Lake Nakuru (Outside the Park) from Apr 28, 2024 to Apr 29, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Tulia Amboseli Safari Camp - Mountainview Deluxe Safari Tent W/Plunge Pool, Amboseli (Outside the Park) from Apr 29, 2024 to May 01, 2024 [Full Board]

Option E5: $4,294 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $4,526 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Elewana Sand River Mara - Safari Tent, Masai Mara (Within the Park) from Apr 23, 2024 to Apr 28, 2024 [All Inclusive]
- Stay at The Cliff, Lake Nakuru (Within the Park) from Apr 28, 2024 to Apr 29, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Elewana Tortilis Camp, Kitirua - Safari Tent, Amboseli (Outside the Park) from Apr 29, 2024 to May 01, 2024 [All Inclusive]

Option E6: $6,991 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $7,223 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Bateleur Camp - Tented Suite, Masai Mara (Outside the Park) from Apr 23, 2024 to Apr 28, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at The Cliff, Lake Nakuru (Within the Park) from Apr 28, 2024 to Apr 29, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Tawi Lodge, Amboseli (Outside the Park) from Apr 29, 2024 to May 01, 2024 [Full Board]

A detailed list of inclusions is shared below. We have many more accommodations and addon tours to offer. Please share with us your requirements by clicking on the "Request Quote" button below, and our reservations team will get in touch with you.


Itinerary


Day 1 - Nairobi to Masai Mara

Your tour starts with pick up at 7:30 AM from your Nairobi hotel or Airport and drive to Masai Mara. This drive will take about 5 to 6.5 hours with a scenic stopover at Great Rift Valley. Arrive in Masai Mara shortly after noon and check into your lodge/camp, have hot lunch and then depart for an afternoon game drive.

After the game drive, we head back to lodge/camp to reach by around 5:30 or 6:00 PM, freshen up and enjoy a freshly prepared Dinner. Overnight at your lodge.

Note: The last 1-hour drive to Masai Mara is on the corrugated and bumpy road and may not be comfortable for clients with back problems. Clients with back problems can consider flying directly to (and out of) Masai Mara.

Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 & Day 5 - Masai Mara

Today's itinerary is flexible and you can discuss with your guide on the previous evening and plan for today's schedule.

You can either have a relaxed breakfast and depart for full day game drives around 9:00 AM with packed lunch and return back to lodge late afternoon around 6:00 PM. Or you can depart at 6:00 AM on an early morning game drive (This is the best time to see the animals and a good chance to witness hunt/kill). Later return to accommodation for breakfast and relax for a bit and depart on an afternoon game drive with packed lunch. you will stop at a picnic spot for having packed lunch and later depart on a game drive till the park is closed. Around 6:00 PM return to lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6 - Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru

After a relaxed breakfast and around 10:00 AM checkout and Depart to Lake Nakuru National Park which is about 6.5 hours drive. Upon reaching Nakuru lodge check in, have dinner and relax for the day.

Note 1: Effective from 1st November 2023, our 2024 prices have been updated to reflect the revised park fees for Masai Mara (USD 100 from Jan to Jun and USD 200 from July to Dec).
Note 2: Morning game drives in Masai Mara can be added on the last morning at the park by paying additional park fees.


Note 3: Depending on your itinerary, location of lodge in Nakuru and plan for the next day(if going to Amboseli for example), we might skip morning game drives in Masai mara this day and proceed to Nakuru directly to reach by around 2:00 PM and do afternoon game drives in Nakuru.

Day 7 - Lake Nakuru to Amboseli

After early breakfast, depart to Amboseli which is about 7 hours drive. Upon arrival, check-in to lodge, have lunch and start your afternoon safari in Amboseli. You can do game drives till about 6:00 PM before returning to your camp/lodge for a freshly prepared dinner. Overnight stay at your Camp/Lodge.

Note: Depending on your itinerary, starting time in Nakuru, you might also depart with packed lunch from Nakuru.

Day 8 - Amboseli

After breakfast, depart for morning game drives around 7:00 AM and continue till about 10:30 AM. Return back to camp to relax and have lunch and then in the afternoon around 3:00 PM proceed for afternoon game drives for 3 hours and return to camp before 6:30 PM.

Note: Since Amboseli is relatively hot, game drives around noon are not usually recommended but can be arranged if you are interested.

Day 9 - Amboseli to Nairobi

Wake up early in the morning and proceed to Amboseli for game drives around 6:15 AM. Continue with game drives till around 9:00 AM and then head back to camp for breakfast. After breakfast, check out from camp and proceed to Nairobi to reach by around 3:00 PM.

Stay Locations


Day 1 - Masai Mara (Within the Park) or Masai Mara (Outside the Park)

Day 2 - Masai Mara (Within the Park) or Masai Mara (Outside the Park)

Day 3 - Masai Mara (Within the Park) or Masai Mara (Outside the Park)

Day 4 - Masai Mara (Within the Park) or Masai Mara (Outside the Park)

Day 5 - Masai Mara (Within the Park) or Masai Mara (Outside the Park)

Day 6 - Lake Nakuru (Within the Park) or Lake Nakuru (Outside the Park)

Day 7 - Amboseli (Within the Park) or Amboseli (Outside the Park)

Day 8 - Amboseli (Within the Park) or Amboseli (Outside the Park)

Maps


Pre & Post Tour Hotels


Nairobi is the base for safari tours in Kenya. If you need accommodation in Nairobi before/after your safari tour, you can check some popular hotel prices on bed and breakfast basis below (Prices are per person).

Single room:

Double sharing room:

Triple sharing room:

All of the above prices are on per person per night on bed and breakfast basis. More hotel options can be shared upon request.

Transfers


This tour starts from Nairobi. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the nearest international airport and Wilson airport is the nearest domestic airport.

Airport Pickup/Drop
Pickup or drop off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on the day of safari: No extra charge
Pickup or drop off at Wilson Airport on the day of safari: No extra charge

Airport to Hotel transfers
Transfer from Wilson Airport to Nairobi hotel or vice versa: USD 30 per vehicle
Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi hotel or vice versa: USD 30 per vehicle

Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Wilson Airport or vice versa: USD 30 per vehicle
Transfer from Amboseli to Mombasa/Diani: USD 150 per vehicle

Meals


Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 9 - Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Times


Day 1 - Nairobi to Masai Mara takes about 5.5 to 6 hours (284 km)
Day 6 - Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru takes about 5 to 5.5 hours (250 km)
Day 7 - Lake Nakuru to Amboseli takes about 7.5 to 8 hours (375 km)
Day 9 - Amboseli to Nairobi takes about 4 to 4.5 hours (216 km)

Note: These are estimated drive times. Because of the traffic, location of the accommodations, and several other factors, actual drive times may vary. Driving distances are approximate and do not account for exact places.

Inclusions


  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).

  • Daily game drives while on Safari.

  • A professional driver/guide.

  • 4x4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van.

  • All Taxes and VAT.

  • Meals as per itinerary.

  • Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).

Exclusions


  • International flights.

  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Tips (Tipping guidelines).

  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).

  • Government imposed increase of Taxes and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Addons


Add-on tours in Masai Mara
Hot Air Balloon Ride (1 hour): USD 485 per person for adult/USD 340 per child
Masai Village Visit (1 hour): USD 25 per person
Sundowner: USD 35-60 per person depending on hotel

Add-on tours in Lake Nakuru
Boat Ride (upto 3 hours): USD 110 per adult/USD 60 per child

Add-on tours in Amboseli
Hot Air Balloon Ride (1 hour): USD 450 per person for adult/USD 350 per child
Masai Village Visit (1 hour): USD 25 per person

Please note that children's rates are applicable to specific age groups. For details on child policies for each activity, please contact us directly.

9 Days - Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli
Duration - 9 days

In this tour we will cover the 3 most popular destinations in Kenya - Masai Mara National Reserve (5 nights), Lake Nakuru National Park (1 night) & Amboseli National Park (2 nights). Tour starts and ends at Nairobi. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime!


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