8 Day Best of Kenya Tour

1 Mount Kenya, 2 Great Rift Valley, 1 Lake Nakuru, 2 Masai Mara
This 8-day road safari, which features both traditional safari lodges and a luxury tented camp experience
Price Includes
  • Round trip airfare New York / Nairobi / New York
  • Other departure cities available for supplement
  • Airline Fuel Surcharges and airport taxes
  • 06 nights Budget Class hotel as stipulated in the itinerary
  • 1 night at the [Serena Mountain Lodge], Mount Kenya
  • 2 nights at the Sarova Shaba Lodge, Shaba
  • 1 night at the [Sarova Lion Hill Lodge], Lake Nakuru
  • 2 nights at the [Sarova Mara Game Camp], Masai Mara
  • Transportation in a chauffeur driven minivan with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide, game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • All Government taxes and levies
  • Complimentary 500 ml mineral water per person per game drive in the safari vehicle.
  • All meet and greet services
  • All arrival and departure transfers
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • 7 pax guaranteed window seat in each vehicle
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle
  • On safari accessories in each vehicle: - First-aid kit, wildlife books, a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher
Special Features
  • Guaranteed Departure (with minimum 2 passengers)
  • Shaba National Reserve
  • Great Rift Valley lakes
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Thu - Departure from USA

  • Depart for Kenya. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.
DAY 2: Fri - Arrival to Nairobi, Mount Kenya

  • On arrival at Nairobi&rsquos Jomo Kenyatta International Airport go through the Customs and Immigration procedures. After clearing with customs and immigration formalities, you will be met by our representative. After being briefed about your Safari you will be driven across the plains of Mount Kenya and up into the foothills and forests of the second highest mountain in Africa. Arriving in time for lunch on the decks of your timber built Ark hotel, Serena Mountain Lodge, you are free to spend the afternoon watching the game around the water hole, taking a forest walk or visiting the photo-hide. Wildlife highlights include: elephant, buffalo, antelope, water buck, genet cats and leopard. At Serena Mountain Lodge guests can awake to the trumpeting of elephant, fall asleep to the symphony of the African night or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interplay of the animals as they arrive to drink, bathe, spar and forage around the water hole. Finally, they can venture down to the secret viewing hide by the water&rsquos edge and experience the awesome thrill of being only meters away from some of the most massive beasts on earth. Dinner and overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge. ( L, D )
DAY 3: Sat - Mount Kenya, Shaba

  • After breakfast drive north to Born Free country where Joy and George Adamson raised Elsa the lion cub in the wild and beautiful Shaba National Reserve which along with Buffalo Springs is part of the area known as Samburu. Arrive in time for lunch at the luxurious Sarova Shaba Lodge, which is built around natural springs and offers an oasis of green in the midst of this beautiful but harshly arid landscape. The Sarova Shaba Lodge is located high above the Shaba Game Reserve, and it cleverly incorporates the beautiful natural springs as one of its special features, also offering itself as the perfect base from which to explore The Shaba Reserve. Spend the afternoon discovering the unique wildlife of the reserve, which is famous for its elephants and lions. Return to the lodge in time to relax before dinner in the restaurant which is raised on timbered stilts overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge. ( B, L, D )
DAY 4: Sun - Shaba

  • Spend all day on safari in the reserve. Irrigated by the river, which is home to numerous hippo and crocodiles Shaba offers sanctuary to large herds of elephant, healthy numbers of lion, leopard, cheetah, plentiful plains game, reticulated giraffe, rare Beisa Oryx, kudu and gerenuk. It is also one of the few reserves in which you can see the Grevy&rsquos zebra (rather than the more common Burchells zebra found elsewhere) and the critically endangered wild dog. Offering 100 species of birds, the reserve is also home to the rare blue-shanked Somali ostrich. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge. ( B, L, D )
DAY 5: Mon - Shaba, Lake Nakuru

  • After breakfast drive south to Lake Nakuru which is the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes and home to a shifting population of over one million flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, which enjoys sweeping views across the lake. Lion Hill Lodge impresses every guest with its panoramic view of the pink shoreline created by millions of flamingos on Lake Nakuru. The Lodge is situated within the Lake Nakuru National Park Rift Valley Province and is surrounded by natural flora and fauna in its beautiful grounds. Spend the afternoon on safari in Kenyas first and largest rhino sanctuary where sightings of both black and white rhino are almost guaranteed and where you have a higher than average chance of spotting a leopard. Other wildlife includes lion, hippo, the rare Rothschilds giraffe, Colobus monkey, numerous plains game and 450 species of birds. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. ( B, L, D )
DAY 6: Tue - Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara

  • After breakfast, drive to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, back to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. Arrive in time for lunch at the Mara Sarova Camp, a luxury tented camp. Sarova Mara is set in the African bush but the luxurious tents all have permanent roofs, zip-up fronts, and electricity and en-suite facilities. Relaxing outside your own tent listening to the orchestra of rasping Cicadas, croaking Tree Frogs and the intermittent call of birds and monkeys is a memorable symphony. Spend the afternoon on safari in Kenyas most popular reserve. Arrive back in camp in time for a swim, a hot shower, campfire cocktails and dinner in the luxurious central restaurant. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Mara Camp. ( B, L, D )
DAY 7: Wed - Masai Mara

  • Spend the whole day on safari in Africas richest wildlife viewing arena. Historically teeming with wildlife, the Mara hosts Kenyas largest lion prides and elephant herds. Other predators include leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena while in the Mara River you will see fat pods of hippo and vast Nile crocodiles. Other highlights include giraffe tops, gazelle, zebra, buffalo and over 550 species of birds. Spend the evening in camp where colourful Masai dance and cultural performances are offered nightly. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Mara Camp. ( B, L, D )
DAY 8: Depart Nairobi

  • After breakfast at the Camp, bid farewell to the Masai Mara as you set on your journey back to Nairobi. Drive back down the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi. You will arrive in Kenyas bustling capital city Nairobi in the early afternoon. Lunch is your own arrangements. Transfer to Nairobi&rsquos Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your departure flight. ( B )

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Notes :
  • Rate will be provided up on request, please send your request to our email address at info@right-travel.com and kindly indicate the number of passengers, age of any child under 12, departure gate if international airfare is required, exact preferred departure date from USA or arrival date to Nairobi.
  • Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.
  • Please note, all passport holders should have four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Kenya & Tanzania.
  • Passengers traveling to Kenya must carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • Right Travel reserves the right to provide a similar hotel in case any of the selected hotels is not available.
  • This is a private tour, as Right Travel would not mix passengers together.
Not Included
  • International Airfare
  • Visa charges
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips and Gratitude’s to Staff
  • Additional sightseeing or deviation from the itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature such as tobacco laundry phone calls and drinks/beverages
  • Any other items not specified in the itinerary

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.