10-Day Unique Wildlife & Cultural Kenyan Safari-Mid-Range

10 Days

Trip Info

  • 5 Star Hotels, Lodges & Tented Camps
  • Nairobi
  • All Year Round
  • Nairobi
  • Guided
  • Available
  • All Meals
  • 4X4 Tour Van / Land Cruisers

Tour Overview

Kenya is a country that beckons with rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and some of the most exciting wildlife encounters in the world. Whether you want to search for the Big Five, learn how to do the jumping dance with the Massai people, or eat traditional Kenyan food. From the snow-capped peak of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro To the golden, Grassy plains of Lake Nakuru, And the savanna grassland of Masai Mara. Kenya does the great outdoors like nowhere else. Kenya is waiting for you to explore.

Trip Attractions

  • Nairobi
  • Samburu NR
  • Ol-Pajeta Conservancy
  • Lake Nakuru NP
  • Lake Bogoria NR
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Masai Mara NR

Your Route

Your Itinerary

You will be picked up by our company representative from the airport or your accommodation facility in Nairobi City for a scenic drive to Samburu National Reserve. Drive North through the fertile highlands of Kenya where a vibrant agricultural economy of tea and coffee is the source of livelihood. Pass through the equator and arrive at Samburu in good time for lunch.

Embark on your first game drive this afternoon to Experience this wildlife conservation haven famous for an abundance of rare species of animals such as the Gravy Zebras, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffes, Gerenuks, and the beautiful Oryx plus a cultural heritage of the Samburu people (the butterfly people). Retreat to the camp at Sunset.

Depart for an early morning game drive in search of the (Samburu big five) in this reserve whose breathtaking panorama, Flora, and Fauna are unique and endemic to Kenya’s Northern hemisphere, and return for your late breakfast, After breakfast, head out to the nearby Samburu cultural village visit for a one hour tour of this tribe with a very rich tradition.

The Samburu people's dress consists of a striking red cloth wrapped around like a skirt (called a shukka) and a white sash. This is enhanced with many colorful beaded necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Both men and women wear jewelry although only the women make it. The Samburu also paint their faces using striking patterns to accentuate their facial features.

Then spend the middle of the day relaxing just like the animals do, Read your favorite book or write your journal, and head out again at (16:00hrs) as the day begins to cool. Spot the Samburu special five before retiring back to the Hotel/Lodge/camp late in the evening.

After a leisurely breakfast, You will drive south of Samburu arriving at Serena Sweetwaters camp in good time for lunch.
After lunch, get to familiarize yourself with the camp which has a waterhole adjacent to the bar area.

Embark on an afternoon game drive starting with the chimpanzee sanctuary and later to this gorgeous park that is known to have the biggest concentration of white and black rhinos. Other animals around here are giraffes, gazelles, elephants, lions cheetahs, and many others returning back at sunset.

Ol Pejeta is also known to be the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and home to two of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos. It is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, in a sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market.

Today after breakfast, drive southwards for another scenic drive to Lake Nakuru national park through the fertile highlands of Kenya where a vibrant agricultural economy of tea and coffee is the source of livelihood.

Pass through the equator again to the highlands of Nyahururu arriving at Lake Nakuru in good time for lunch. You check in to your lodge and later depart for an afternoon game drive in the park Returning back at sunset for an overnight stay

Lake Nakuru is among Kenya's finest national parks. The park is gorgeous all year-round park and boasts rocky escarpments, patches of yellow-barked acacia forest, and a waterfall. It is home to flamingos, both black and white rhinos; lions, leopards, buffaloes, hippos, and the endangered Rothschild's giraffe. The southern end of the lake is the best place to see wildlife. The forested area below the Rhinos cliff is a favorite lion-spotting point where lionesses love to sleep in the trees, and leopards frequent the same area.

Today after a leisurely breakfast, You will drive to Lake Bogoria national reserve which lies south of Lake Baringo( Approximately 2hrs drive from Lake Nakuru) arriving in good time. Check-in and familiarize yourself with the lodge facilities before departing for your first game drive in the afternoon as the day begins to cool returning back at sunset

Lake Bogoria is a beautiful lake backed by the bleak Siracho escarpment, famed for the highest concentration of true hot water geysers in Africa, And the huge population of pink lesser flamingos which come to feed on algae. The lake surrounding is also host to the rare greater kudu, klipspringers, and many other herbivores.

Depart for lake Naivasha after breakfast which lies south east of Lake Nakuru. it is a fresh water lake located in the great rift valley and has the highest elevation of 1,884 meters.

You will arrive in good time for lunch and thereafter embark in the afternoon for a boat ride and a walking excursion at lake Naivasha game sanctuary.

Boat rides on Lake Naivasha are refreshing experiences that take you on the breezy lake waters as you explore the diverse birdlife and wildlife on the lake and its surroundings. You will have a brief nature walk on the sanctuary, Which is a great opportunity to appreciate the nature at the sanctuary. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay.

Depart Lake Naivasha through the Rift Valley floor Make a short stop in Narok town also known as the capital city of the Masai people. Continue driving southward to the home of the Maasai people, stopping for lunch on-route at Tepesua Maasai Village, known for championing Maasai women’s health and education.

Arrive and be welcomed by traditional Maasai warrior songs and dances, After lunch, your host will explain the details of Maasai warrior training. Take a walk to the community village founded to alleviate the poverty of Maasai widows, who traditionally are not allowed to inherit property.

The village offers support, safety, and economic growth through the ‘Tepesua Widows Income Project. Spend the evening around a campfire and learn more about their age-old culture and traditions as you share stories with Maasai warriors into the night. NOTE- You can choose to spend the night at the village (bomas) or proceed to a nearby Zebra Plain lodge while booking this Trip.

After a leisurely breakfast, You will visit a local school and learn the alphabet in Swahili and Maasai languages before driving through the Rift Valley floor again to Masai Mara National Reserve arriving in good time. Take a hot shower in a nice modern room (40 min from the village) Then have lunch. Embark on your first game drive in this famous reserve in search of the big five and other animals that call this place home before returning back to the lodge at sunset

The Masai Mara ecosystem which means ''spotted'' in Maa language comprises the famous reserve, community conservancies, group ranches, and many Maasai villages. The reserve expanse of gently rolling grassland dotted with flat-topped acacia trees and trampled by massive herds of zebras and wildebeest.

This is a full day spent game viewing across the rich tree-studded grassland and rolling hills of the famous "Eighth Wonder of the Animal World". The Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game animals like leopards, Cheetahs & Lions. It also has numerous Elephants and virtually every other type of wildlife to be found in Kenya. You will have a full-day game drive in Masai Mara National Reserve.

Your lunch today is picnic lunch boxes in the savannah under a flat-top acacia tree while watching the animals grazing. Continue with the game viewing on-route to your camp, arriving at your late in the afternoon after thoroughly exploring this massive grassland savannah measuring 1,500sq km.

You have an option of booking a balloon ride today which takes off early in the morning. After landing, the crew helps you out of the basket and escorts you to a lovely setting for a bush breakfast. It is a lifetime experience and worth the

After a leisurely morning breakfast, You will check out of your lodge, pack up and drive back to Nairobi. En route, you will have an( Optional) scheduled visit to a Maasai Village for a cultural experience, where you'll learn more about the community that has co-existed with the Mara wildlife for centuries.

You'll have lunch the African way at one of the Hotels in Narok town. Afterwards, you will continue with the journey to Nairobi, arriving in the mid-afternoon. You'll be dropped off at your respective hotel or at the airport to mark this as the end of your Safari.

Depending on your homebound flight departure time, you will organize with your diver guide the departure time from Masai Mara.

Day by Day Accommodations

Day 1 & Day 2

Samburu National Reserve

Spend nights at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, a Mid-range lodge just outside Samburu NR.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided


Day 3

Ol-Pejeta Conservancy

Spend the night at Sweetwaters Serena Camp, a Luxury tented camp inside Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided


Day 4

Lake Nakuru National Park

Spend the night at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, a Mid-range lodge inside Lake Nakuru NP.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided


Day 5

Lake Bogoria National Reserve

Spend the night at Lake Bogoria Spa Resort, a Mid-range hotel just outside Lake Bogoria NR.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided


Day 6

Lake Naivasha 

Spend the night at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, a Mid-range hotel located in  Lake Naivasha.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided


Day 7 to Day 9

Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend 3 nights at Zebra Plains Mara Camp, a Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided


Day 10

Last Day With Us

(End of Tour) No accommodations

Breakfast Will be Provided

NOTE: Additional accommodations can be arranged for an extra cost.

Vehicle Options

Customized 4X4 Safari Tour Vans fitted with:

  1. Pop up roof
  2. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat
  3. Power charging points
  4. Cooler Box/fridge
  5. Binoculars
  6. First Aid Kit
  7. High-frequency radio
  8. Sandbags (for photography)

Customized 4X4 Safari Land Cruisers fitted with:

  1. Pop up roof
  2. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat
  3. Power charging points
  4. Cooler Box/fridge
  5. Binoculars
  6. First Aid Kit
  7. High-frequency radio
  8. Sandbags (for photography)

4X4 Toyota Prados

  1. Binoculars
  2. First Aid Kit
  3. Cooler Box/fridge
  4. High-frequency radio
  5. Power charging points
  6. Sandbags (for photography)
  7. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat

Toyota Noahs

  1. Spacious for luggage
  2. Comfortable seats
  3. Suitable for airport transfers to and from your hotel.
  4.  Bottle Holders
  5. Fridge Bracket
  6. Sliding Window Glass.

Trip Cost

Important to Know

  • Rates are per person, excluding international flights from/to your home country.
  • Note; We provide tickets for international flights to and from Your Home for our clients and thus arrange the full trip from home and back.
  • This tour accepts children who are 3 years and older. Children under 13 receive a discount and children under 4 are free.

Rates Per Person Starting From:-

Start Dates                                                                                                               Rate

Jan 3-Jun 30                                                                                                              $3311

Jul 1-Oct 31                                                                                                               $4180

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Cost Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Binoculars
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional English-speaking driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • AMREF flying doctor’s medical cover
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Cost Excludes

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)


What is the best time to go on this safari?

The safari is designed for year-round enjoyment. However, the ideal time is during the Great Migration season in the Masai Mara, typically from June to October.

Are game drives included in the itinerary?

Yes, daily game drives are integral to the safari experience. Professional guides lead you through vast landscapes, unique terrains, and renowned Parks and Reserves, maximizing wildlife encounters.

Is travel insurance recommended for this safari?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended to cover unexpected circumstances. Ensure that your insurance includes medical coverage and trip cancellation protection.

What should I pack for the safari?

Packing essentials include comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, binoculars, and a camera. We provide a detailed packing list upon confirmation of your booking.

How do I apply for a visa for this safari?

Visa applications are typically handled before your arrival. We recommend checking with the embassy or consulate in your home country for the most accurate and up-to-date visa requirements. For entry to Kenya please read the update here.

Are there any additional fees I should be aware of during the safari?

No, our safari packages are all-inclusive, covering accommodation, meals, park fees, and transportation. There are no hidden fees or additional costs during the safari.

Do I get a private room with a private bathroom and hot shower?

Absolutely! Your comfort is our priority. Throughout the safari, you’ll enjoy private rooms in well-appointed accommodations, complete with private bathrooms and hot showers for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience after each adventure-filled day.

Can I customize the itinerary to suit my preferences?

Yes, While the Tour has a carefully crafted itinerary, we understand that preferences vary. We’re happy to discuss any customization requests to ensure your safari aligns perfectly with your expectations.

What wildlife can I expect to see on this safari?

The safari encompasses diverse ecosystems, offering encounters with the Big Five, Lions, Rhinos, Elephants, Buffalos, and leopards—a myriad of other animals, and various bird species.

What COVID-19 safety measures are in place?

We prioritize your safety. Our team adheres to local health guidelines, and the accommodations and vehicles are regularly sanitized to ensure a safe and enjoyable safari experience.

Are vaccinations required for this safari?

Please consult your healthcare provider for the latest travel health advice. Common vaccinations include yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid.

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10-Day Unique Wildlife & Cultural Kenyan Safari-Mid-Range