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This 14-day safari is the ultimate adventure, offering extensive, scenic game drives perfect for those eager to experience the full splendor of wildlife!

Begin your journey at Ol’ Pejeta Conservancy, admiring the rhinos, before spending two days amidst the diverse wildlife of Samburu National Reserve. Continue to Solio Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru, then enjoy two days in the Masai Mara National Reserve, celebrated for the Great Migration. Follow this with a boat safari on Lake Naivasha, and witness herds of elephants at Amboseli National Park. Conclude your grand tour at Kenya’s oldest and largest parks: Tsavo West and Tsavo East.

Enjoy the luxury of a private safari, allowing you to travel at your own pace. With a private vehicle and personal guide, you can start your day when you choose and spend as much time as you wish observing wildlife, without being rushed. Your guide will cater to your preferences, ensuring a personalized and memorable experience, starting tomorrow morning!

Cities & Landmarks

Nairobi, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, two days Samburu, Solio, Lake Nakuru, two day Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, two day Amboseli and two day Tsavo East and West

Time of Year

All Year Round

Route overview per day
Tour Features
Mid-range tour
This mid-range tour includes lodges and tented camps.
Private tour
This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won't be shared with others.
Can start any day
This tour can commence on any day, subject to availability.
Can be customized
You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers
Solo travelers are welcome to book this private tour.
Minimum age of 1 years
The minimum age for this tour is 1 years.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: Game Drives
Game Drives: Pop-up Roof 4x4 Vehicle
Getting Around: Pop-up Roof 4x4 Vehicle
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Accommodation & Meals

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Day

Accommodation

Meals

1
Somerset Westview Nairobi
Mid-range hotel located in Nairobi (City)
None
None
2
Sweetwater Serena
Mid-range lodge In or near Ol Pejeta (Laikipia)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Samburu Sopa Lodge
Mid-range lodge located inside Samburu NR
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Samburu Sopa Lodge
Mid-range lodge located inside Samburu NR
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Rhino Watch Safari Lodge
Mid-range lodge located outside Ol Pejeta (Laikipia)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Zebra Plains Mara Camp
Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR without fences
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Zebra Plains Mara Camp
Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR without fences
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Sawela Lodges
Mid-range hotel located at Lake Naivasha (Naivasha)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Kibo Safari Camp
Mid-range tented camp located just outside Amboseli NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Kibo Safari Camp
Mid-range tented camp located just outside Amboseli NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Tsavo West NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13
Sentrim Tsavo Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Tsavo East NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
14
No Accomodation
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Arrival

(See Getting There for more details)
You'll be collected from the airport.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Day 1
Nairobi City
Day 1: Arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

As you step out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, your personal Bush 2 City Adventure guide welcomes you with a bright smile. "Karibu Kenya – welcome to Kenya!"

Immediately, your guide escorts you from the airport to your hotel, introducing you to the dynamic cityscape of Nairobi. As you journey, absorb the sights of towering skyscrapers, the buzz of motor taxis, and the colorful matatus (local public transport), along with the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Feel free to ask your guide anything that piques your curiosity about Kenyan life and culture. He is not only knowledgeable about the city but also eager to share insights about the magnificent national parks you'll soon explore. Whatever questions you have, your guide is ready to provide comprehensive answers and ensure your trip starts perfectly!

Main Destination:
Nairobi City (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Somerset Westview Nairobi
Mid-range hotel located in Nairobi (City)
Meals & Drinks:
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 2
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Day 2: Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Today, a three to four-hour drive from Nairobi will take you to what is often described as paradise for rhino enthusiasts. Ol’ Pejeta Conservancy, home to 140 black rhinos, stands as the largest sanctuary for these majestic creatures in East and Central Africa.

Since being declared critically endangered in 1993, the global population of black rhinos has risen from just 2,300 to over 5,000. At Ol’ Pejeta, the population has grown from 20 in 1995 to 140 today. Additionally, the conservancy shelters the last two remaining northern white rhinos in the world and 39 southern white rhinos.

Ol’ Pejeta doesn’t just stop there; it also provides a refuge for rescued chimpanzees. Within the park, visitors have the opportunity to see the Big Five and many other species, making it a haven for wildlife protection and observation.

Main Destination:
Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to September (Dry season)
High Season
June to October and December to March
Best Weather
June to September and December to February (Less rain)
Accommodation:
Sweetwater Serena
Mid-range lodge In or near Ol Pejeta (Laikipia)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 3
Samburu National Park
Day 3: Afternoon Safari in Samburu

Nestled within a semi-dry desert and savannah landscape, Samburu National Reserve offers game viewing that rivals what you might see on a National Geographic special. Located a five-hour drive from Ol’ Pejeta, the reserve's open terrain provides excellent visibility across its vast expanses and along the river that draws numerous animals.

Spanning 165 square kilometers and home to over nine hundred elephants that wander in large family groups, Samburu is truly a breathtaking destination. The Ewaso Nyiro River, running through the park, serves as a critical water source for wildlife, particularly during the dry seasons. It's an ideal spot for observing four of the Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, and buffaloes. Additionally, you can spot the Samburu Special Five: the Grevy Zebra, Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, and Somali Ostrich, making it a unique and memorable safari experience.

Main Destination:
Smburu National Park (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to September and January to February
High Season
December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather
June and December (Cool and fresh after rain)
Accommodation:
Samburu Sopa Lodge
Mid-range lodge located inside Samburu NR
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 4
Samburu National Park
Day 4: Full Day Safari in Samburu

Spend a full day in Samburu exploring the vast wilderness, with ample opportunities to spot the Big Five and observe the resident elephants. The heat of the day peaks at midday, making morning and afternoon the best times for game viewing. During the warmer hours, you can relax at your hotel or visit the indigenous Samburu people.

The Samburu, a traditionally nomadic tribe related to the Maasai, reside in secluded bomas—small villages encircled by wooden fences. Their homes feature rounded roofs crafted from cow dung, reflecting their pastoral lifestyle centered around herds of cows, sheep, and goats. Samburu women are particularly known for their intricate and colorful necklaces and headwear, handmade from small beads.

Taking a break from safari activities, you can visit one of their bomas to immerse yourself in the traditional life of the Samburu people. This visit offers insights into their dwellings, lifestyle, the crafting of their distinctive necklaces, and the meanings embedded within these handcrafted items.

Main Destination:
Samburu National Park (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to September and January to February
High Season
December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather
June and December (Cool and fresh after rain)
Accommodation:
Samburu Sopa Lodge
Mid-range lodge located inside Samburu NR
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 5
Solio Game Drive
Day 5: Solio Game Reserve

Today, you'll explore Solio Game Reserve, a privately owned sanctuary committed to the conservation of rhinos. Nestled between the towering slopes of Mount Kenya and the peaks of the Aberdare Mountains just north of Nairobi, this reserve provides a haven for 200 rhinos.

Originally a working cattle ranch, Solio was transformed into a wildlife sanctuary in 1973, reintroducing rhinos and other wildlife to the region. Today, it spans 49,000 acres, with 19,000 acres dedicated to protecting both black and white rhinos. These rhinos coexist peacefully with a variety of other wildlife, including buffalos, zebras, giraffes, elands, oryxes, impalas, waterbucks, Thompson’s gazelles, and warthogs. It's quite a sight to see as many as 40 rhinos congregating in one place!

Main Destination:
Solio Game Reserve (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Rhino Watch Safari Lodge
Mid-range lodge located outside Ol Pejeta (Laikipia)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 6
Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park

Imagine driving over the hills of the Great Rift Valley, rounding a bend, and suddenly catching sight of a shimmering lake nestled among the hills. Welcome to Lake Nakuru! Just three hours from Solio Ranch, this 45-square-kilometer lake is situated at the base of Lake Nakuru National Park. Although the park covers just 88 square kilometers, it is home to four of the Big Five.

Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the soda lakes within the Great Rift Valley. It was once famous for hosting millions of flamingos; however, rising water levels a decade ago caused these birds to relocate. Thankfully, they have gradually returned.

Additionally, Lake Nakuru is renowned for its population of black and white rhinos (introduced in the 1990s), giraffes, buffalos, lions, leopards, baboons, and over 400 different bird species. It is particularly notable for the visibility of the white rhinos along the lake’s edge—a truly unique spectacle!

Main Destination:
Lake Nakuru National Park (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to February (Best for wildlife viewing; little rain)
High Season
July to February (The park gets very busy)
Best Weather
June to February (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 7
Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 7: Afternoon Safari in Masai Mara

Today, embark on a scenic five-hour drive from Lake Nakuru through Kenya's Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Prepare yourself for a breathtaking sight as you arrive at the stunning savannah plains of the Masai Mara!

Following lunch, you'll experience your first glimpse of these expansive plains teeming with wildlife. The Masai Mara, which adjoins Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, forms part of the backdrop for Africa’s most famous natural spectacle: the annual great migration. This event sees over 2.5 million animals, including wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles, traversing the Serengeti and Masai Mara in pursuit of lush pastures following the seasonal rains.

The reserve is named in honor of the Maasai people, historically known as the Masai, who have inhabited this region since they migrated from the Nile Basin centuries ago. "Mara" means "spotted" in the Maa language, a term that aptly describes the landscape dotted with numerous short bushy trees spread across the vast savannah.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to October (For general wildlife viewing) and August to October (For wildebeest migration)
High Season
June to October and December to March
Best Weather
June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Accommodation:
Zebra Plains Mara Camp
Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR without fences
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 8
Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 8: Full Day Safari in Masai Mara

Today, you have a full day to explore the abundant wildlife of the Masai Mara. The National Reserve hosts over 95 species of animals and more than 400 species of birds. From mid-September to mid-October, you can witness the spectacular great migration, where vast herds of wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, antelopes, and impalas make their dramatic crossing of the Mara River.

During other times of the year, the Masai Mara is a prime spot for viewing the celebrated Big Five, along with cheetahs, servals, hyenas, bat-eared foxes, black-backed or side-striped jackals, hippos, crocodiles, baboons, warthogs, topis, elands, waterbucks, oribis, reedbucks, and many more. It’s the ideal culmination of your safari experience!

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to October (For general wildlife viewing) and August to October (For wildebeest migration)
High Season
June to October and December to March
Best Weather
June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Accommodation:
Zebra Plains Mara Camp
Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR without fences
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 9
Lake Naivasha & Cresent
Day 9: Lake Naivasha & Cresent

Nestled in the Kenyan Rift Valley at an elevation of 1,884 meters above sea level, Lake Naivasha is the highest lake within the Great Rift Valley. Today, you will journey for four to five hours from the Masai Mara National Reserve to this expansive 139-square-kilometer freshwater lake.

From 1937 to 1950, Lake Naivasha served as a stopover for Imperial Airways flights from Durban to Dublin, a route that took several days. Today, the lake is a favored day trip destination for Nairobi residents, thanks to its proximity to the capital.

Surrounded by swamps, forests, and rock formations, Lake Naivasha offers an ideal setting for a memorable boat safari among groups of hippos and flamingos. Along its shores, you may spot zebras, wildebeests, and giraffes. Enhance your experience with a guided walking safari on Crescent Island, known as the 'hidden gem of Naivasha,' located in the middle of the lake. This picturesque island, which served as a primary filming location for the 1985 romantic drama "Out of Africa," offers a unique opportunity to walk amongst the wildlife in a truly enchanting setting.

Main Destination:
Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Sawela Lodges
Mid-range hotel located at Lake Naivasha (Naivasha)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 10
Amboseli National Park
Day 10: Afternoon Safari in Amboseli

Amboseli National Park is located on the border between Kenya and Tanzania, approximately seven to eight hours' drive from Lake Naivasha. You'll arrive just in time for a captivating afternoon game drive at sunset.

Covering nearly 400 square kilometers, Amboseli offers breathtaking views of the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro. The park is renowned for its large herds of free-roaming elephants, providing a perfect backdrop for iconic photographs of these majestic creatures in front of Africa’s tallest freestanding mountain.

Until 2020, the park served as a sanctuary for a remarkable bull elephant named Tim. This majestic elephant quickly became one of Amboseli’s main attractions, celebrated for its immense size and ground-reaching tusks. Tim was about 50 years old at the time of his passing in February 2020.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to October and January to February
High Season
December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather
June to September and January to February (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Kibo Safari Camp
Mid-range tented camp located just outside Amboseli NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 11
Day 11: Amboseli National Park
Day 11: Full Day Safari in Amboseli

We recommend waking up early today to take advantage of a sunrise game drive when the animals are most active.

Dedicate the entire day to game drives, allowing you to thoroughly explore Amboseli National Park. Spanning 392 square kilometers, the park features acacia woodlands, rocky thorny bushes, swampy marshlands, and a Pleistocene lake. You’ll find an abundance of wildlife here, including giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, elephants, and big cats like lions, cheetahs, and leopards.

The Maasai, who live nearby, are the ones who named the park. In the heart of the park lies Kioko Lake, which often dries up during the dry season, leaving behind ashy soil known as "amboseli" to the Maasai people—hence the park's name. While in Amboseli, seize the opportunity to learn about Maasai culture by visiting one of their villages.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to October and January to February
High Season
December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather
June to September and January to February (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Kibo Safari Camp
Mid-range tented camp located just outside Amboseli NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 12
Tsavo West
Day 12: Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park boasts a remarkably diverse landscape, featuring green hills, savannahs, water bodies, and lava rocks from nearby volcanoes. Spanning 9,065 square kilometers, it is vast and hosts all of the Big Five—lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, elephants, and buffaloes—that share the land with giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and numerous bird species.

One of the park's highlights is the Shetani Lava Flows, a 50-square-kilometer expanse of volcanic black rock that stretches across the terrain. Another must-see is the Mzima Springs, a collection of four natural springs where fifty million gallons of crystal-clear water surge daily from beneath the parched lava rock. The clarity of the water makes it a favorite spot for hippos and crocodiles, making them easily visible to visitors.

Established in 1948, Tsavo West, along with its sibling Tsavo East, forms one of the oldest park pairs in Kenya. They are divided by the highway and railway that link the coastal town of Mombasa with Nairobi, the capital. From Amboseli, it's just a three-hour drive to Tsavo West, which you traverse on your way to Tsavo East.

Main Destination:
Tsavo West National Park (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to October and January to February (Best for general wildlife viewing; little rainfall)
High Season
December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather
June to September and January to February (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Tsavo West NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 13
Tsavo East National Park
Day 13: Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park, just a two-hour drive from Tsavo West, is vast and awe-inspiring, covering an area of 13,000 square kilometers. It is renowned for its large population of lions and elephants. As you drive across the expansive savannah of the Yatta Plateau, you'll see large herds of elephants traversing the red, dusty plains. Along the way, you'll encounter a spectacular array of other wildlife. All members of the Big Five reside here, along with zebras, African wild dogs, cheetahs, antelopes, impalas, and more.

Several key locations within Tsavo East offer prime wildlife viewing opportunities: Madunda Rock, Lugard Falls, and the Aruba Dam. The 1.6-kilometer-long Madunda Rock formation provides excellent views of animals congregating at watering spots below. Lugard Falls features a series of rapids, teeming with hippos and crocodiles, rather than a traditional waterfall. Finally, the Aruba Dam on the Voi River forms a water basin that serves as a popular drinking spot for various animals. Tsavo East National Park truly offers a comprehensive safari experience.

Main Destination:
Tsavo East National Park (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to October and January to February (Best for general wildlife viewing; little rainfall)
High Season
December to March and July to October (Not busy)
Best Weather
June to September and January to February (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Sentrim Tsavo Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Tsavo East NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 14
Nairobi City
Day 14: Nairobi City

Take in the beauty of Tsavo one last time as today marks the end of your safari. If you're not ready to say goodbye to the adventure, consider extending your trip by exploring more national parks. Alternatively, you can return to Nairobi to catch your flight home.

We suggest the exciting option of taking a train to Mombasa, where you can either fly back or extend your holiday on the beach.

Kenya is home to some incredible tropical beaches, ideal for relaxing after your safari. At Bush 2 City Adventure, we particularly love the beautiful beaches in southern Kenya. Experience the stunning Diani Beach, situated 20 kilometers south of Mombasa, and the lively Bamburi Beach to the north. Imagine crystal blue oceans, pristine white sands, endless pools, and colorful cocktails. Additionally, the historic city of Mombasa is nearby, offering a cultural touch to your beachside relaxation.

Main Destination:
Jomo Kenyatta Airport
Accommodation:
No Accomodation
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Meals & Drinks:
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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(See Getting There for more details)
Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You'll be dropped off at the airport.
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Summary

Day

Country

Destination

Accomodation

Meals

1
Kenya
Nairobi
Somerset Westview Nairobi
None
2
Kenya
Ol Pejeta
Sweetwater Serena
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Kenya
Samburu NP
Samburu Sopa Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Kenya
Samburu NP
Samburu Sopa Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Kenya
Solio GR
Rhino Watch Safari Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner