8 Nights, 9 Days Kenya Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Nairobi
Pick up upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International and transfer to your hotel in Nairobi. Overnight Stay in Nairobi.
Day 2: Arrival at Nairobi
9 .30AM : Pick up from your Hotel
10.00AM – 10:30AM : Giraffe Center
11:00AM – 12:00PM : David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage
12:30PM – 1:30PM : Karen Blixen Museum
2:30PM – 4:00PM : Bomas of Kenya
5:00PM : Drop off at your hotel
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Daphne Sheldrick is a world–class conservation figure and the premier authority on the successful raising of milk–dependent infant elephant and rhino orphans. Daphne Sheldrick’s Animal Orphanage can be only being visited for an hour every day between 11am and noon. During this hour the baby elephants are brought out to play and to feed, and visitors can watch them from behind a rope. Wardens are on hand to explain the work of the orphanage and to answer any questions.
The giraffe center is a wonderful and refreshing experience undertaken during Go Places Holidays excursion in Nairobi. The tour gives a completely up close and personal interaction where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed them.
The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W. Kenya) also known as the Giraffe Center is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization, which was founded by Betty and Jock Leslie-Melville in 1979
Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Blixen Museum was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke.
Located 10km from the city centre, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title.
Bomas of Kenya
This tour focuses mainly on Kenya’s rich culture where the 42 different tribes of the country are exhibited through dance, songs and homesteads. At the Bomas of Kenya currently there are thirty seven (37) different traditional dances collected from different tribes of Kenya. The tribal cultural shows display tribal talent in music, dance, theatre/drama, fashion show, poetry/recitals, comedies, sports and games, exhibitions, seminars, beauty contests and body building.
Day 3: Nairobi - Olpejeta
Pick up from your Nairobi hotel and drive to the North East park of Kenya driving through some of Kenya’s Largest Plantations. Arriving at the lodge in the afternoon. Check in at your lodge and lunch will be served. Visit the Rhino sanctuary with game drive en route, back to the lodge in the evening for dinner and Overnight stay
Rhino Sanctuary (Baraka)
Baraka was born in the wild in Ol Pejeta, but lost sight in both eyes due to a fight and then a cataract and subsequently became completely blind. With a low chance of survival on his own, Baraka was moved from the wild to a 100 acre enclosure in order to ensure his safety. Baraka is now an ambassador for his species – and a popular attraction at Ol Pejeta. Baraka can be fed from the specially designed feeding platform that borders his enclosure – offering visitors a unique experience and a chance to get up close and personal to an adult black rhino.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Africa’s most iconic species hunt, graze, breed and fight for survival on the plains of Ol Pejeta every day, in an ecosystem that has the highest densities of wildlife in Kenya outside of the Masai Mara. Using the latest technology to monitor species populations, and smart fencing techniques that allow free movement of migratory wildlife, Ol Pejeta prides itself on being at the cutting edge of conservation innovation. As the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, Ol Pejeta is also safeguarding some of the most vulnerable wildlife in the world, and advocating for change. The Conservancy also boasts an astounding variety of animals including all the “Big Five” (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion).
Day 4: Olpejeta – Aberdare National Park
Enjoy Breakfast at the lodge and visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary before departing to The Aberdare National Park. Arrive at the Aberdare Country Club in time for Lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to your lodge. Check in and day at leisure to enjoy the facilities the lodge has to offer before going for an evening game drive. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay on a full board basis
The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in 1993, with an agreement between the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Jane Goodall Institute. Over the last decade, the Sanctuary has provided a safe haven for the recovery and rehabilitation of chimpanzees rescued from traumatic situations; all victims of the illegal pet trade. The Sanctuary is now home to 35 chimps, divided into two large groups. These groups live in vast natural enclosures separated by the Ewaso Nyiro River. The chimps have set feeding times; which is the best time for visitors to see them, either from our special viewing platform or from the chimp walk. At the chimpanzee visitor centre you can learn more about our individual chimps, and if one in particular steals your heart you can pledge to adopt him or her – helping Ol Pejeta to ensure they live out the rest of their days in peace and safety.
Aberdare National Park
Picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland characterise the Aberdare National Park. The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffaloes, warthogs and bush-bucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue Duiker. Visitors can indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson's Francolin, Sparrow hawks, goshawks, eagles, sun-birds and plovers.
Day 5: Aberdare - Lake Nakuru
Breakfast at the lodge transfer back to the Aberdare Country Club, then depart for Lake Nakuru to arriving at the lodge in good time for lunch, afternoon game drive in the park. In the evening back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay in Nakuru on a full board basis
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is plentiful and the magnificent, the Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch (Depending on the Season). The bird life here is world renowned and over 400 birds’ species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the White Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe
Day 6: Nakuru - Naivasha
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge then depart for Naivasha. Check into your lodge in good time for lunch. Afternoon spent at leisure enjoying the facilities that the lodge has to offer. Dinner and overnight stay in Naivasha
*Lake Naivasha Optional Activity – Boat Cruise
Boat Cruise Sundowner at Crescent Island (Lake Naivasha)
Enjoy a Sundowner Boat Cruise in Lake Naivasha, one of Kenya' best kept excursion secrets. TV crews often film here due to the huge range and number of animals. See herds of roaming wildebeest, waterbuck, and gazelle, and maybe spot giraffes or buffalo
wandering through the region during periods of annual migration. Gaze out at an array of grazing animals as the sun sets.
Day 7: Naivasha - Masai Mara
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge then depart for Masai Mara. Check into the lodge in time for lunch, afternoon at Leisure to enjoy the facilities that the lodge has to Offer before proceeding for introductory game drive in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay in Masai Mara.
Masai Mara Game Reserve
This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. The Mara Game Reserve–one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see. Residents among the Park are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousands of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, and both Thompson and grants Gazelles.
Day 8: Masai Mara
Early morning game drive and return to Lodge for breakfast. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the facilities that the Lodge has to offer. Lunch served before proceeding for an evening game drive. Return to the Lodge for Dinner and Overnight Stay in Masai Mara (Option of having a full day game drive - morning to afternoon together with packed lunch)
Day 9: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Early Morning game drive, return to the lodge for breakfast then depart for Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be transferred to the Airport for your return International flight
2 Nights Stay in Nairobi on Bed and Breakfast Basis
Nairobi City and Safari Experience inclusive of Giraffe Centre, David Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum and Bomas of Kenya Cultural Experience. Tour includes Transport, Entrance Fees for all Excursions and Lunch
1 Night Stay in Ol Pejeta Conservancy on a Full Board Basis
1 Night Stay in Aberdare National Park on a Full Board Basis
1 Night Stay in Nakuru on a Full Board Basis
1 Night Stay in Naivasha on a Full Board Basis
2 Nights Stay in Masai Mara on a Full Board Basis
Transport in a 4x4 Safari Vehicles with a qualified Driver/Guide
Individual Park Fees, Vehicle and Driver Park Fees in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Aberdare National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park & Masai Mara Reserve
Game Drives in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Aberdare National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park & Masai Mara Reserve
Boat Ride to Naivasha Crescent Island
Items of a Personal Nature
Tips and Gratitude's
Beverages not stated in the Itinerary