10-Day Adventurous Kenya Lodge Safari tour –Wild race Africa Highlands & Masai Mara Adventures

START IN NAIROBI: This Kenya Safari trip, Kenya Tour and Safari packages taking Nairobi sightseeing, Nairobi tours, visiting ol pajeta conservancy, Lake Naivasha to Masai mara game reserve giving you the best of Kenya Tours & Wildlife Safari trip experience of a lifetime.


Overview

A really adventurous safari, with lots of different activities, taking you through the central highlands of Kenya; visiting Ol Pejeta, where you can see rhino, track lions and experience a night game drive. The safari will then head to the Great Rift Valley, visiting Lake Naivasha, where you’ll enjoy a boat safari and bush walk before heading to the Savannah plains of the Masai Mara to track down all the Big Five while on game drives and bush walks.
The accommodations used in this tours are: Wildebeest Eco Camp, Mid-range tented camp in or near Nairobi, Sweet Waters - Luxury tented camp located inside Ol Pejeta conservancy, All Meals Included, Naivasha Sopa Lodges - Mid-range lodge in or near Lake Naivasha.
All Meals Included, Masai mara Base camp Explorer - Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR without fences, All Meals Included, Wilderness Camp - Mid-range tented camp inside Naboisho, All Meals Included -Eagle View -Luxury tented camp inside Naboisho


Detailed Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi sight-seeing/ Nairobi excursions – Wildrace Africa Kenya Safaris

Your first day in Kenya will be spent sight-seeing in Nairobi starting with a visit to the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage in the morning, with lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee House, followed by a visit to the Karen Blixen museum and a trip to the Giraffe Center before heading to your camp for your evening meal. The camp is located in Karen, a leafy suburb of Nairobi and is well located for Nairobi sight-seeing. The camp has a selection of basic and luxury tents, cottages, a restaurant, pool, a really good souvenir shop and very pleasant landscaped gardens.

Day 2-3: Head to Ol Pejeta in the central highlands and go lion tracking – Wildrace Africa  Kenya Safari Tours.

You’ll depart Nairobi for Laikipia (3.5 hours) and the Ol Pejeta conservancy, located in a vast plateau which has the highest density of large mammals in Kenya, including unusual species such as the reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, the Lelwel hartebeest and also a small population of black rhino. You’ll spend two days at the luxury Sweet Waters tented camp, set on the foothills of Mount Kenya, with amazing views and close proximity to wildlife. You will spend your time here on game drives both during the day and night, lion tracking, or just relaxing in camp and watching the wildlife at the camp’s watering hole.

Day 4: Head out on a boat safari on Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley – Wildrace Africa kenya camping safaris

After breakfast, your guide will take you down the Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha and the Sopa Resort (3.5 hours), where you’ll arrive in time for lunch. The lodge is located close to the lake shore and has beautiful gardens and there is often wildlife wandering around such as bushbuck, zebra and giraffe. The rooms are spacious, Swahili style chalets either with a balcony or a glass fronted lounge area for relaxing and wildlife viewing. After lunch you’ll take a boat safari across the lake where you may see hippos and many species of birds including fish eagles, pelicans and sometimes flamingoes and there will also be a stop along the way at Crescent Island for a bush walk. After your boat safari and walk, you’ll retire to the lodge for the evening, have dinner and watch the hippos come up from the Lake to graze in Sopa’s grounds.

Day 5-6: Masai Mara National Park – Wildrace Africa Masai Mara tracking down the Big Five

After breakfast, you’ll leave Naivasha and head to the open grassland of the Masai Mara (4.5 hours), rich in biodiversity and home to a large variety of bird species and wildlife, and offers great game viewing and bird watching opportunities. Your first stop will be at Basecamp’s Mara camp, where you’ll arrive in time for lunch. Basecamp is a small-tented camp with just 12 tents located on the banks of the Talek river. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with a solar heated hot water shower and a private terrace area overlooking the river. The camp has an eco-friendly policy, all waste is recycled and the camp is fully powered by a solar bank. After lunch you’ll head out for a game drive in the reserve where you will have the opportunity to see big cats and all the Big 5. The next day you can either head out on early morning and late afternoon game drives with lunch in camp or you can head out on a full day game drive with a picnic lunch.

Day 7: A guided safari walk in the Masai Mara Naboisho conservancy – Wildrace Africa Kenya Safari Holidays

On your third day in the Masai Mara you will head to the Naboisho conservancy where you will be staying for a night at Basecamp’s Wilderness camp on your kenya budget camping / lodge safaris. This is an authentic-style safari bush camp and as the name suggests it is located in the wilderness. The camp has just five tents, all with beds and flushing toilets and also a mess tent. The camp isn’t fenced and the local Masai warriors guard the camp both day and night. You’ll arrive in time for lunch before heading out for an afternoon game drive to explore the conservancy, which is arguably one of the most scenic areas in the whole of the Masai Mara. You’ll return to camp for dinner and then spend the evening at the campfire before an early turn in. The next morning you will wake early and head out for a safari walk with your Masai guides before returning to camp for a late breakfast. You can then relax in camp and watch the wildlife from the comfort of your opened tent before heading to Eagle View.

Day 8-9: Fantastic views across the plains at Basecamp's Eagle View – Wildrace Africa Safari Tours

Your final two days in the Masai Mara will be spent at Basecamp’s Eagle View, which overlooks a natural waterhole from a fantastic ridge-top location and is frequented by many species of wild animals such as elephants, hippos and giraffes. The camp itself consists of nine double viewpoint luxury tents, each offering a king size double or two large twin beds, a private bathroom area featuring bio-flush toilets and two showers, one inside and one open-air ‘safari shower’. All rooms have a private elevated viewing deck offering exceptional views of Naboisho Conservancy. You’ll spend two days in the conservancy taking early morning and late afternoon game drives and also on your second night you’ll head out for a night game drive.

Day 10: Masai Mara/ Nairobi – Wildrace Africa Kenya Wildlife Tours

After a morning game drive you’ll return to camp for breakfast, then spend the rest of the morning relaxing in camp taking in the stunning views across the savannas.

Option 1. Leave the Mara late morning and head back to Nairobi by road (6 hours).
Option 2. Stay at camp for lunch, then mid-afternoon fly back to Nairobi ($200pp) where you’ll be met by one of our drivers. On arrival in Nairobi your driver will take you to the Carnivore restaurant for dinner before transferring you to the international airport for your flight back home.

End of tour; please note all our tours are fully customizable.

COST:  3155 usd to 3989 usd per person sharing all inclusive safari package.

 


Included & Excluded

What's Included

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Airport pick up and drop off.
  • All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
  • Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
  • Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
  • Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture.
  • A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
  • Each minivan carries safari accessories including wildlife books, beanbags to support cameras on car doors and window sills, binoculars, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
  • Bottled mineral water during game drives.
  • Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes, levies, and fees
  • Pick up and drop off transfers
  • Not Included

  • Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes.
  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
  • Laundry services
  • Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary

Price Guide by Season

High Season

Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, MarchEconomyStandardLuxury
2 persons booked together$$$
4 persons booked together$$$
6 persons booked together$$$
Single Room Extra$$$
Children below 3 YearsFreeFreeFree
Children between 3-12 Years75% of adult rate75% of adult rate75% of adult rate

Peak Season

July, Aug, Sept, OctEconomyStandardLuxury
2 persons booked together$$$
4 persons booked together$$$
6 persons booked together$$$
Single Room Extra$$$
Children below 3 YearsFreeFreeFree
Children between 3-12 Years75% of adult rate75% of adult rate75% of adult rate

Low Season

April, May, JuneEconomyStandardLuxury
2 persons booked together$$$
4 persons booked together$$$
6 persons booked together$$$
Single Room Extra$$$
Children below 3 YearsFreeFreeFree
Children between 3-12 Years75% of adult rate75% of adult rate75% of adult rate

Christmass Extra

21st Dec - 3rd JanEconomyStandardLuxury
Price Per Person$$$

Acommodation Options

Nairobi

Luxury lodge / tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping

Ol Pejeta

Luxury lodge / tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping

Lake Naivasha

Luxury lodge / tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Luxury lodge / tented camp option Mara Sarova Camp, Mara Simba Lodge, Maran Serena Lodge, Ashnil Mara Camp, Keekorok Lodge
Standard lodge/ tented camp option Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp, AA Lodge/Camp, Elangate Olerai Camp
Economy lodge/ tented camp option Olmoran Tented Camp, Sentrim Mara Camp
Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping