12 Days Kenya Safari -Northern Circuirt,Great Rift Valley Lakes and Masai Mara

$ 2,699/person
Road Package 12 Days 2+ People

About this trip

This is a special private safari that combines the Northern Kenya destinations, Mt Kenya, Great Rift Valley lakes and the Masai Mara.

We visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Meru National Park, Aberdare National Park, Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara National Reserve.

Stunning Scenery

Stunning views of Mt Kenya,and the Hilly topography of Meru and Samburu National Park, the horizons of the Masai Mara are some of the striking sceneries you will enjoy on this safari

Experienced Guides

You will be guided by some of the elite guides with adequate experience in the industry.

Airport Pickup & Dropoff

You will be picked at the airport on arrival date and be dropped at either airport or hotel after completing your safari.

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TRIP ITINERARY

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Day 1 Nairobi - Mt Kenya

Leave Nairobi by 8.00 AM for Mt Kenya to arrive at Mountain Rock Lodge at around midday. Relax awaiting lunch. In the afternoon you can choose to rest or get involved in optional activities like horse riding, boat riding or guided walks.Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.

Day 2 Mt Kenya - Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Wake up early for a morning guided walk to Mau Mau caves after breakfast. Return to the lodge, prepare to checkout and leave for Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Arrive at our camp, The Stables for lunch and thereafter embark on our first game drive visiting the Chimpanzee santuary located inside Ol Pejeta. Continue with game drives before returning to the camp in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Ol Pejeta - Meru

Early morning game drive in Ol Pejeta, return for breakfast and leave for Meru National park thereafter. Arrive at our destination, Meru Ikweta Safari Camp for lunch. We shall be ending out at 4.00 PM for a game drive in the rugged wilderness of Meru National Park. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Ikweta

Day 4 Meru National Park

We have the option to leave for an early morning game drive, return before midday and embark on another game drive later in the afternoon at 4.00 PM

Alternatively leave with packed breakfast and lunch early in the morning, enter park and drive towards River Tana bridge with game drives en route. The bridge marks the boundery between Meru and Kora National Park famously refered to as The Last Wilderness. Kora, “The last wilderness” a part of Kenya not many people visit, was the home of the famous George Adamson, who was also known as Baba Ya Simba. Brief photography by the magnificient Tana river bridge, Adamson Zip line that he used to cross Tiver Tana in the 70s and Adamson falls. We shall then return back to Meru National Park. We have our picnic lunch in a scenic place in the park, Proceed with game drive and visit the Rhino Sanctuary before returning to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Meru - Samburu

After breakfast depart by road to Samburu Game Reserve located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro Rriver on the other side of the river is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve in Northern Kenya. It is 165 km² in size and 108 kilometers from Meru National Park. Arrive in time for lunch then later set out for our afternoon game-drive. In the southern part of the park, you are guaranteed to see most of the famous animals found in Samburu, namely: cheetahs, lions, leopards, impalas, buffalo, hippos, and dik-diks, as well as the native gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa Oryx. You are guaranteed to see most animals during the dry season as they converge at the Usaso Nyiro River, their main source of water during the long dry weather. Elephants are also spotted during this time, and you can watch the Nile crocodiles swim in the river. Overnight at Ashnil Camp Samburu Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6 Samburu

Today we explore Samburu Game Reserve on morning and afternoon game-drives. Other than wildlife there are more that Samburu offers. Samburu National Reserve is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 350 species of birds already recorded. You can enjoy a colorful assortment of birds such as vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and many more. In between game drives you can visit the local Samburu villages where you get a chance to interact with the colorful Samburu people in their traditional setting and experience their culture. This is a good opportunity to purchase traditional Samburu souvenirs, art and collectibles. Overnight at Ashnil Camp Samburu Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 7 Samburu - Aberdare

After breakfast drive Southwards to the lush foothills of snow capped Mount Kenya – Africa’s second highest mountain, arriving at the Lodge in time for lunch, you will relax in the balconies and lounges which provides superb vantage point (Viewing Bunker) for game viewing at the water hole. Nestled in the foothills between Aberdare and Mount Kenya National Park, the lodge is famous for its high perches and balconies, overlooking a salt lick and waterhole. Here we will enjoy the finest in high-altitude game viewing.

Day 8: Aberdare - Lake Nakuru

Today we travel by road to Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its bird spectacle featuring over a million flamingos, over 400 migratory bird species from around the world and large flotillas of pelicans. Two species of flamingos exists in the lake Nakuru Game Park- the lesser flamingo with deep red carmine bill and the greater flamingo with black tip. The flamingos feed on Blue green algae, created from their droppings mixing in the warm alkaline waters, and planktons.

Lake Nakuru National Park is home of a million Flamingos & other Birds: 450 species in total identified. Mammals: 56 different species of mammals have been identified including black and white rhinos, Rothschild’s giraffes, cape buffaloes, Deffassa waterbucks, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, Impalas, lions, leopards, warthogs, olive baboons, black backed jackal, reedbucks, dik diks, elands View-points: Lion hill, Baboon cliff and Out of Africa provide vintage views of the lake and the surrounding National Park.

Day 10 Nakuru - Bogoria

Leave Lake Nakuru with game viewing en route in the morning and drive to Lake Bogoria National Reserve. This is the new home for lesser Flamingos which can be seen in thousands. Optional visit to a nearby Lake Baringo and boat ride can be arranged. Return for dinner and overnight at Tamarid Garden Hotel

Day 9: Bogoria - Maasai Mara

We will be leave Lake Bogoria in the morning and drive towards our next destination, Masai Mara National Reserve. Arriving at the Mara in time for lunch and later end out for our first game drive at the beautiful Masai Mara.This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. The Mara Game Reserve–one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see. Residents among the Park’s are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousand of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles. The animals of the Masai Mara are the star of the show, providing drama and intrigue against a backdrop of spectacular scenery. You might notice a Masai Moran standing on one foot herding hundreds of cow or shepherding goats and sheep holding a single stick or a spear, that’s their way of living. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 10 Masai Mara

Our full day in the Masai Mara Game Reserve will be spared for the search of the big cats of the Masai Mara and the spectacular view of the famous migration. During game viewing remember to keep a sharp lookout, you may witness a dramatic hunt; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree or a herd of elephants protecting their young from predators. The Mara is one of the richest wildlife spectacular scenery for the annual migration, the Masai Mara wildebeest migration is no considered to be one of the wonders of the world, especially as they cross the Mara River. The reserve is also regarded as the most spectacular wildlife viewing area in Kenya with over 95 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara and patience is rewarded with unique sightings, such as a pride of lion stalking prey. All meals will be served at the camp.

Day 11 Masai Mara - Naivasha

Leave Masai mara after breakfast for Lake Naivasha arriving at our hotel or camp by midday. Optional boat rides at Lake Naivasha awaits on this day or relax by your hotel room for the rest of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at fish eagle inn.

Day 12 Naivasha/Helsgate - Nairobi

After breakfast we explore Hellsgate National Park. Once at the Park, you have the option of a game drive in a Safari vehicle or take bikes into the Park. Cycling in the Park is a great adventure as you get to ride the bikes for 7 Kilometers before resting at a ranger’s post. After a brief stop at the rangers post you leave the bike and start a walking safari. Enjoy the spectacular views of the gorge. The walking trip or safari takes 3 hours. The park provides a variety of wildlife, unusual flora and many species of birds and is one of the only two Kenyan Parks where climbing, walking and biking are allowed. Later on leave for Nairobi with a lunch stop en route Arrive in Nairobi and be dropped at the Hotel or Airport

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Wonderful Kenya

It was my first safari experience but I think that I made a good choice by choosing Ancient Wild Safaris. Mike was on-line since my first minutes in airport in Kenya and it was as a friendly support for a lonely stranger in an unfamiliar country )) Except safari he organized for me a lovely tour to a tea farm for less money. Cyrus - my safari-guide was polite and well mannered man with sincere love for animals (sometimes it looks like he admires of wildlife more than I do)). Safari was well organized, with a good choice of hotels, in one of which I saw a leopard coming to the hotel for feeding, and in another hotel - a sweet couple of lions coming to the watering place or just for a romantic walk )) For 3 days we visited Amboseli and Tsavo East and West. I did not see only a rhino, but for this I had to go to Masai Mara. Maybe other time ))! And I sure with Mike and his excellent team!
Mira – Russia RU Visited: June 2017 Reviewed: Jul 11, 2017
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Excellent safari

10 out of 5 stars. Literally. As a ridiculously seasoned traveler, and someone who had already been to Kenya, I'm still mesmerized about how I could still be thrilled by a trip that I have already done years ago. (although nothing years ago was as good as this trip--not even close). I wish I had done my first trip with Ancient Wild Safaris. My heart is so happy that I brought my 10-year-old daughter and my husband on this trip. As a pediatrician in New York City who talks to hundreds of families every few months, I have told everyone in New York City about this trip because so many people defer to me for travel because of my experience --and I must say that I am still so indebted to this group because of the seamless experience, comfort and most importantly, first class service that AWS has given us. I heard about this group from another seasoned traveler and now I understand how Important a personal connection is. Take this review seriously. I can't... Read More
TJ – United States US Visited: March 2017 Reviewed: Apr 20, 2017
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