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For those who do not have a lot of time but do want to explore Kenya,  this 7 Days Highlights of Kenya Safari is the perfect tour. You will visit Lake Nakuru national park and the Masai Mara. The lodges have self-contained rooms and are selected for their location and service standards.

Safari Overview:

  • Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru
  • Nice mid-range lodges and tented camps
  • Boat safari Lake Naivasha

Introducing Kenya

This 7 Days Highlights of Kenya Safari will take you to the most well known national parks of Kenya. The famous Masai Mara game reserve and Lake Nakuru national park. You will end the tour with a lovely boat safari on Lake Naivasha.

7 Days Highlights of Kenya SafariItinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, to Amboseli N.P.

Day 2: To Lake Nakuru N.P., game drive

Day 3: To Masai Mara game reserve

Day 4: Full day game drives in Masai Mara

Day 5: Full day game drives in Masai Mara

Day 6: Lake Naivasha, Boat safari

Day 7: Airport transfer or tour

Complete itinerary: 7 Days Highlights of Kenya Safari

Day 1: Welcome to Kenya!

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta international airport your driver/guide will be waiting to pick you up from you flight.

You will spend your first night in Wildebeest Eco camp located outside of the busy town centre of Nairobi. It is close to several tourist attractions like Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum and the Bomas of Kenya. Depending on your time of arrival you can visit these sites at your own cost.

Journey Time 30 minutes
Accommodation Wildebeest Eco Camp
Meal Plan Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park

After an early breakfast you head to the first national park of your trip! Lake Nakuru national park. On your way you will have a stopover at Thomson Falls and the Rift valley view point from where you can take beautiful landscape pictures.

On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. You will enjoy the ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for game drives, bird watching and hiking.

You will do a game drive in the park on arrival. Flamingo hills tented camp is your accommodation for the night.

Journey Time 4-5 hours
Accommodation Flamingo Hills tented camp
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: To the Masai Mara

After an early breakfast you will head to the world famous Masai Mara game reserve on the border with Tanzania. An excellent year round animal concentration and known for its typical short savanna plains. Home to the great migration in the months July – October when two million Wildebeest make their way northwards from the Serengeti in Tanzania.

On arrival at the gate you will have a long en-route game drive towards the tented camp where you will spend the coming two nights. After a nice lunch you will continue with an afternoon game drive to spot lions, buffaloes, antelopes and hippo’s and crocodiles in the Mara River.

The coming three nights you will sleep at Mara Eden camp. The camps location is sublime located directly on the Mara River in the center of the reserve. Our tents are placed along the banks of the Mara River, with a seating area at the front for relaxed game and bird viewing. All the tents have hot and cold running water, a flush toilet, 24 hour solar lighting and tasteful décor.

Journey Time 5 hours
Accommodation Mara Eden safari camp
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 & 5: Full day game drives in Masai Mara

Today you will have a full day of game drives ahead. Before sunrise you will try to spot different predators that might made a kill last night. You will return for breakfast at the camp while the sun rises over the game reserve.

You can decide to take a packed lunch for a full day game drives or come back at the camp for a hot lunch. The secret on sighting a lot of animals is to do different game drives on different time and areas for the highest success rate.

After this exciting day you will come back to the camp where you can relax with a cold drink on your veranda with a view of the Mara river!

Journey Time depending on game drive
Accommodation Mara Eden safari camp
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: To Lake Naivasha, Boat safari

An en-route game drive will take you to the gate of Masai Mara. You will arrive at Lake Naivasha for a late lunch.

Lake Naivasha is home to a wide variety of wildlife including a sizeable population of hippos which usually invade our property during their nightly forays for food. Being a freshwater lake, it also has a healthy fish population to include Black bass, Tilapia and Crayfish which attract a variety of fish-eating birds such as Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, along with Fish Eagles, Pelicans, and various types of Kingfishers. In the afternoon you will do a boat safari on the lake to see the birds and hippos.

Tonight you will spend the night in the beautiful Naivasha Sopa lodge. Set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, the resort is not only home to the resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on our expansive lawns.

Journey Time 3-4 hours
Accommodation Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Departure

Today is unfortunately the last day of your trip with Matoke Tours!

Depending on the time your flight departs, there might be some time left today to do an optional activity in Lake Naivasha or Nairobi. All activities today are at your own expense. Your driver/guide will take care of your transfer to Jomo Kenyatta  international Airport.

Transport is provided in an 4wd Mini van with pop-up roof for excellent game viewing.

Your driver/guide is a professional and experienced English-speaking guide.

Journey times:
All journey times are close approximations, as you can never quite guarantee what will happen on the African roads. You could be in for a bumpy ride on parts of the route (which adds to the excitement of being on safari!), we may encounter road works and, of course, there are the photo stops.
Although you may sometimes be seated for long periods, you will be passing some spectacular countryside and there will always be something of interest to see along the way!

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