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9 days best of Kenya Wildlife Safari

Explore the Samburu and Masai Mara in this 8 Days Kenya safari. No beauty matches of the reticulated giraffe at Samburu. Ol Pejeta doubles up as the pristine calm sanctuary for the Black Rhino species. Drive along the fringes of the Aberdare Ranges to the shores of Lake Naivasha. End with the Wildebeest and Big Cats at Masai Mara.

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Day 1: Nairobi

Upon arrival in Nairobi you will be received by our friendly staff and transferred to your hotel in Nairobi. Accommodation at Aura Safaris and Mission Tours has been handpicked to ensure that our guests get the best experience and a taste of Kenya’s culture and hospitality after a long flight.

*Depending on your time of arrival, you may partake in an optional Excursion

Accommodation: Nairobi  - dinner and 1 night 

Day 2: Samburu

Today you will be picked up from your hotel in Nairobi by one of our safari representatives, who will give you a short introduction and briefing on your upcoming safari. After your safari briefing you will head north through an agricultural region that is rich with coffee, wheat and various other crops. You will cross the equator at Nanyuki and continue north before descending from the cool highlands into the wildlife rich savanna woodlands. Arrive at Samburu National Reserve in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. The Samburu is one of the lesser-known Kenyan national parks, but is nevertheless teeming with wildlife. Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty here to attract animals from the surrounding savanna plains. The reserve is home to an abundance of rare northern species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also referred to as the “Samburu Special Five").

Accommodation: Samburu - 2 Nights and all meals 

Day 3: Samburu

Enjoy an early morning game drive in Samburu. The morning is the most ideal time for game viewing, and your guide will make certain to search for the elusive leopards and lions along the way. Return to your lodge for breakfast and then spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. In the evening, you will go on another game drive early evening in search of the abundant wildlife at Samburu. You will encounter and learn more about the wildlife species roaming this reserve. On a typical game drive you are bound to come across Leopards, Elephants, Lions, Giraffe, among other wild species. After your evening game drive, you will return to your lodge for evening rest and dinner.

Day 4: Ol Pejeta

After breakfast, depart from Samburu with a game drive en route driving into the scenic Aberdare Ranges. Arrive at the Sweet waters in time for lunch and afternoon rest. Ol Pejeta is East Africa’s Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary, the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees. Overnight will be at the Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Tented Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. You will have an early evening game drive around the Ol Pejeta Conservancy returning to your camp in time for dinner.

Accommodation: Ol Pejeta - 1 Night and all meals 

Day 5: Lake Naivasha

After breakfast you will depart form the foot of Mt Kenya and trace your way along the fringes of the Aberdare Ranges towards the Rift Valley. You will drive into the rift valley arriving on the shores of Lake Naivasha in time for lunch. The Lake Naivasha ecosystem is comprised of the saltwater lake, savannah grasslands and acacia forest. The lake supports a wide variety of water birds and different species of mammals including the giraffe, hippo, antelopes and others. You will enjoy a boat ride in the afternoon before returning to your lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Lake Naivasha - 1 Night and all meals 

Day 6: Masai Mara

After an early breakfast you will leave the camp and make your way to the Masai Mara National Reserve. You will drive into Masai land, tracing the Rift Valley escarpment and wild open plains before stopping at the Masai town of Narok. From here you will make your way into the park, arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. This is one of Kenya’s most visited reserves due to its extraordinary wildlife density, including the “big five” and many other varieties of plains game. The Mara River cuts through the Mara and Serengeti ecosystems, giving life to the both reserves before finally pouring out into the Lake Victoria. Impressive and most notable are the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle that migrate by instinct from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This journey is coupled by numerous obstacles, which makes it even more magnificent.

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Accommodation: Masai Mara - 3 Nights and all meals 

Day 7 & 8: Nairobi

Today you will be treated to a full day game drive within this expansive Reserve teeming with wildlife. The area we will visit today is one of the richest predator areas of the Mara and will be our focus. You can also expect to see lots of elephants, hippos, Masai giraffe, common zebra, wildebeest, impala, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles, topi, black-backed jackal, spotted hyena and more. You will be treated to a bush picnic lunch and then return to the camp (continuing your game drive en route).

Day 7: Nairobi

Early morning game drive in the Mara returning to your camp for breakfast. After breakfast, check out and bid the camp goodbye as you enjoy extra game viewing en route to Nairobi as you drive through the plains of the Mara and wildlife dispersal areas. Once you arrive in Nairobi in the early afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport, your residence or your hotel of choice.

Accommodation: Nairobi Not provided 

Note: Depending on your flight, accommodation after the Safari can be arranged at an extra cost.


- Nairobi

- Samburu

-Ol Pejeta

- Lake Naivasha

- Masai Mara

- Great Rift Valley

Package Inclusions:

- 6 nights accommodation including breakfast

  • 1 night in Nairobi

  • 2 nights Samburu

  • 1 night Ol Pejeta

  • 1 night Lake Naivasha

  • 3 nights Masai Mara

- Accommodation varies from Luxury, Mid-range and budget.

-Meals as specified in the itinerary

- Includes wildlife  permits and game rangers fees.

- Tour guide and all Transportation including meet and greet services,airport transfers to Nairobi.

Package exclusions:

- International Flights: We can assist with your flights to match your itinerary.
*If you have already booked your flight, please provide us your flight details or send us copies of e-tickets when you book/enquire.

-Travel expenses (unless covered by Aura Safaris).

-Activities or tours: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.

- Alcoholic drinks unless provided as part of an activity.
Admission fees: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.

-Personal expenses

-Travel insurance

*Please read our Term and conditions. 

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