American breakfast (B) daily, 8 lunches (L), and 7 dinners (D); services of experienced driver/guides in each destination; sightseeing and game drives as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary (inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE).
Day #1 Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya. Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day #2 Nairobi–Amboseli National Park Area. Take a short flight to AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE this afternoon. (B,L,D)
Day #3 Amboseli. Today features MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Be sure to watch for Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and other animals. (B,L,D)
Day #4 Amboseli–Samburu National Reserve Area. Today, fly to SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE, home to a diverse population of animals. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE this afternoon where you have the chance to see animals unique to this part of Kenya. These animals are referred to as the Samburu “Special 5” and consist of the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, and the gerenuk, a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet. (B,L,D)
Day #5 Samburu. Today, enjoy MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. You have a great chance to see the mighty Nile crocodile and lions along the Ewaso Ng’iro River. The park is also home to cheetah, leopard, and over 300 species of birds, so keep your cameras ready! Between game drives, take advantage of leisure time to relax. (B,L,D)
Day #6 Samburu–Maasai Mara National Reserve Area. Today, fly south to the famed MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. The Maasai Mara is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and boasts a strong permanent population of game. During the months of July and August, the Great Migration of zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest enlarges the population by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE before settling in for the evening. (B,L,D)
Day #7 Maasai Mara. Enjoy MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES both days. Keep your eyes out for elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, gazelle, and many others. (B,L,D daily)
Day #8 Maasai Mara. Enjoy MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES both days. Keep your eyes out for elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, gazelle, and many others. (B,L,D daily)
Day #9 Maasai Mara–Nairobi–Homebound Flight. Your vacation ends with a flight back to Nairobi this morning. We have secured a day room at the Ole Sereni Hotel before a transfer to the airport for your late-evening flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm. (B,L)