Kenya Highlights Safari

An affordable safari touring Kenya’s main highlights, visiting Amboseli; the wilderness of Tsavo, and the classic Masai Mara! You will also experience a boat safari on Lake Naivasha and spend a couple of days in Nairobi, which will include a visit to the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage, the Giraffe Centre, game drives in Nairobi's unique national park and a visit to the Karen Blixen museum. Accommodation is in a mix of budget and mid range game viewing lodges and tented camps. Transport is in a 4x4 tour van with lifting roof for game viewing

What's Included?

• All accommodation in a double room/tent all on full board basis
• Transport in a private, safari tour vehicle with lifting roof for game viewing
• Unlimited game drives
• Experienced driver / guide
• All park fees that are payable to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and private conservancies
• All airport transfers
• All excursions and entrance fees as stated in itinerary
• Drinking water while on safari.


10 days

Destination Covered

Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Nairobi National Park, Lake Naivasha and Nairobi

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1 & 2 : Amboseli, Kibo Camp
Depart Nairobi for a five-hour journey to Amboseli, a fantastic national park that borders Tanzania. Here you’ll find great views of the imposing Mount Kilimanjaro and abundant wildlife, including herds of elephants, big cats and bird life. Needless to say it’s a park not to be missed! You’ll arrive in time for lunch at Kibo tented camp, a great value camp located just outside the park. Each tent has a comfy bed, en suite shower and toilet and all meals are served buffet style. After lunch you will head out into Amboseli National Park for a game drive and then return to camp for dinner and a relaxing evening. Spend the next day exploring the park with a picnic lunch or participate in early morning and late afternoon game drives and enjoy the some time in camp, it’s up to you!

Day 3 : Tsavo West, Rhino Valley Lodge
Wake up early to see the sun rise over the imposing Mt. Kilimanjaro. After breakfast you will continue your safari by journeying to Tsavo West National Park, which is about a two-hour drive. The drive to Tsavo is mostly through wilderness and you will pass by some interesting lava flows on the way.

You’ll be staying at the Rhino Valley Lodge, a great value, affordable camp with some great views over the rolling hills.

You’ll arrive in time for lunch, after which you will head out for a late afternoon game drive. You can visit the Mzima Springs and stretch your legs on a short walk around the lake where you may see hippos, Nile crocodiles and many different species of bird. Return to camp for dinner and an evening relaxing.

Day 4 to 6: Nairobi, Wildebeest Eco Camp
After breakfast take a game drive through Tsavo West, where it is possible to see any of the Big Five. You'll leave the park in the late morning and head back to Nairobi for dinner at the Wildebeest Eco Camp. The camp is located just on the outskirts of Nairobi in Karen and is close to the elephant orphanage and many other attractions, including the giraffe centre. The camp has a pool, restaurant and games room and is set in a very attractive site with plenty of trees and bird-life. Spend the next day sightseeing in Nairobi visiting the David Sheldrick elephant sanctuary in the morning, have lunch at camp, then visit the Giraffe Centre in the afternoon, returning to camp for dinner in the evening. The next morning you will rise early and head to the unique Nairobi National Park. This park is home to rhinos, lions and many other plains mammals. You will leave the park midday and head back to camp for lunch that will be followed by a visit to the Karen Blixen museum.

Day 7: Lake Naivasha, Sopa Resort
After a leisurely breakfast, leave camp and head to the eastern Rift Valley escarpment and down onto the Rift Valley floor on your way to Lake Naivasha and the Sopa Resort (1.5 hours), where you’ll arrive in time for lunch. Sopa Resort is positioned right by the lake and has beautiful grounds with huge cacti and many acacia trees. You are likely to see colobus monkeys, bushbuck, zebra and giraffe wandering the grounds and in the evening you may also see hippos grazing on the lawns. The rooms themselves are spacious, Swahili style chalets either with a balcony or a glass fronted lounge area for relaxing and wildlife viewing.

After lunch you’ll take a boat safari across the lake where you may see hippos and many species of birds including fish eagle, pelicans and sometimes flamingos. Retire to the lodge for the evening where you can take a swim, have dinner and watch the hippos come up from the lake to graze in Sopa’s grounds.

Day 8 & 9: Masai Mara, Mara Leisure Camp
After an early breakfast your driver will take you to the open grassland of the Masai Mara (4 hours). Rich in biodiversity and home to a large variety of bird species and wildlife, the Masai Mara offers great game viewing and bird-watching opportunities. You’ll arrive in time for lunch at the Mara leisure Camp, which is situated on the northern border of the game reserve. The camp is a mid range camp and has good facilities; lounge, restaurant, bar, pool-bar, jacuzzi and swimming pool and also a buffet style restaurant.

After lunch you’ll head out for a game drive and then spend the nest days taking game drives at your leisure, exploring the Mara reserve and tracking down the Big Five. You are not restricted in terms of the time or length of your game drives with us and you can spend the whole day out exploring the reserve if you wish. You can of course also spend some time relaxing in camp and enjoying the camp’s facilities!

Day 10: Transfer to Nairobi
After breakfast and an early morning game drive you will drive five and a half hours back to Nairobi to connect with your international flight.
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Reviews & References

From ,   

Daniel arranged a customized safari for my husband and friend. From the initial contact to the conclusion of the trip was amazing. The lodging, the places visited, the activities arranged and the transportation were all excellent. Tony who is the driver/guide was very attentive, interesting, knowledgeable and had a great personality. I researched this trip for almost a year and contacted many companies but just didn't feel comfortable for one reason or the other. I'm so glad I went with Transtrek. Daniel has the patience of Job because I drove him nuts with questions and he answered all of them and sometimes twice. I highly recommend Daniel and Tanstrek.

Feb 5, 2018
John Mccarthy
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Daniel and his colleagues arranged a safari tour for me and my wife in November 2015, we found the company to offer a very personal service, paid a lot of attention to our requests and after about 30 emails and a Skype call we ended up with a customised tour that met all our requirements. The trip itself was great, they have their own vehicles and drivers in Kenya, vehicle was in good condition and had a lifting roof for game viewing and our guide was very knowledgeable and managed to find all the Big Five and many other animals for us to photograph.

The selection of lodges and camps was also really good, the best food we had was at a little camp in Tsavo called Epiya Chapeyu. People were friendly and service was pretty good everywhere, the only thing we would have changed was the drive to the Masai Mara which was very long and a bumpy ride but apart from that we would highly recommend Daniel and his colleagues at Transtrek Safaris, they really looked after us well.

Mar 30, 2016