10 Days Highlights of Kenya

Masai Mara Lioness and cub

Day by Day

Day 1: Nairobi to Samburu
Depart from Nairobi in the morning for a scenic drive to Samburu National Reserve, a journey of approximately 5-6 hours. The diverse landscapes unfold as you travel, providing glimpses of rural life. Upon arrival at Samburu, check in at your chosen lodge or camp, offering a comfortable and authentic safari experience. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch before venturing into the reserve for an afternoon game drive. Samburu is known for its unique wildlife, including the "Samburu Five," adding an extra layer of excitement to your safari. Return to your accommodation for a delightful dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2: Full Day in Samburu
The day begins early with a morning game drive, taking advantage of the optimal wildlife activity during the sunrise hours. Savor a picnic lunch amidst the natural beauty of Samburu, providing an immersive experience in the heart of the reserve. The afternoon is dedicated to further exploration, offering opportunities to witness the behaviors of the resident wildlife. Return to your lodge or camp, where dinner awaits, concluding another day of thrilling safari adventures.
Day 3: Samburu to Lake Nakuru
After a satisfying breakfast, bid farewell to Samburu and embark on a journey to Lake Nakuru. The drive, lasting approximately 4-5 hours, allows for scenic views as you transition between landscapes. Upon arrival at Lake Nakuru, check in at your chosen accommodation situated near the lake's shores. An afternoon game drive introduces you to the diverse wildlife inhabiting the park, with a particular emphasis on the flamingos and rhinos that are synonymous with Lake Nakuru. Dinner and an overnight stay at Lake Nakuru provide a peaceful conclusion to the day.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara
The morning begins with a captivating game drive in Lake Nakuru, offering additional wildlife encounters and photographic opportunities. After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to the world-renowned Masai Mara, a journey of approximately 5-6 hours. Arrive at your chosen lodge or camp, ideally situated within the Mara's expansive landscapes. Lunch is served upon arrival, followed by an afternoon game drive, immersing you in the rich biodiversity of Masai Mara. Dinner and an overnight stay offer a comfortable retreat after a day of exploration.
Day 5: Full Day Game Drives in Masai Mara
A full day is dedicated to game drives in the iconic Masai Mara. The day commences with an early morning drive, allowing you to witness the sunrise over the savannah and catch glimpses of predators on the move. A packed lunch is provided, granting the flexibility to explore different regions, including the Mara River – a hotspot for wildlife crossings during the migration season. Return to your lodge or camp in the late afternoon for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.
Day 6: Masai Mara to Amboseli
Bid farewell to Masai Mara after an early morning game drive, capturing the last moments of wildlife activity. Return to your accommodation for breakfast and check-out. The journey continues to Amboseli National Park, a drive of approximately 6-7 hours. Arrive at your chosen accommodation with breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, providing a stunning backdrop to your safari experience. Dinner and an overnight stay at Amboseli allow for reflection on the day's adventures.
Day 7: Full Day in Amboseli
Spend the entire day exploring Amboseli's vast landscapes and diverse wildlife. Morning and afternoon game drives offer opportunities to witness the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, the park's resident elephants, and an array of other species. Return to your lodge or camp for meals and leisure, providing moments of tranquility amidst the park's natural beauty.
Day 8: Amboseli to Tsavo West
The morning begins with a game drive in Amboseli, providing final glimpses of the park's inhabitants. After breakfast, embark on a journey to Tsavo West National Park, a drive of approximately 3-4 hours. Check in at your chosen accommodation, strategically positioned to offer a blend of comfort and proximity to wildlife hotspots. An afternoon game drive allows you to explore the unique landscapes and wildlife of Tsavo West. Dinner and an overnight stay at Tsavo West immerse you in the captivating ambiance of the park.
Day 9: Tsavo West to Tsavo East
Commence the day with a morning game drive in Tsavo West, taking advantage of the cool temperatures and increased wildlife activity. After breakfast, set out for Tsavo East National Park, a drive of approximately 2-3 hours. Check in at your chosen accommodation and enjoy an afternoon game drive, offering a different perspective of the Tsavo ecosystem. Dinner and an overnight stay at Tsavo East provide a fitting conclusion to your exploration of these two distinct regions.
Day 10: Tsavo East to Nairobi
Wake up and spend your morning enjoying the facilitie at your lodge, followed by breakfast. Depart from Tsavo East and drive back to Nairobi, where your safari adventure concludes. Arrive in Nairobi in the late afternoon or evening, reflecting on the incredible experiences and memories forged during your 10-day journey through Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo West, and Tsavo East National Parks.

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