12 days Kenya Classic Safari offers you the most magical experience in Kenya taking you on a visit to Kenya’s classic safari attractions and destinations including Amboseli national park, Lake Nakuru national park, Lake Naivasha, Nairobi city and Maasai Mara national reserve.
12days Kenya classic safari is filled with wildlife sightings and some the animals you should be ready to enjoy seeing include elephants, lions, cape buffaloes, cheetahs, wildebeests, Thomson Grant’s gazelles, African wild dogs among others.
Highlights of the safari
- Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Amboseli National park
- Day 2: Game drive – Amboseli National park
- Day 3 &4 : Transfer from Amboseli to Tsavo
- Day 5: Drive to Nairobi – City Tour
- Day 6: Drive from Tsavo to Nairobi City
- Day 7: Drive to Lake Nakuru NP
- Day 8: Game Drive and Boat Trip
- Day 9: Drive to Maasai Mara
- Day 10 – 11: Game drives – Maasai Mara
- Day 12: Departure – airport
Detailed itinerary of 12 Days Kenya Classic Safari
Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli National park.
Upon arrival in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and the guide who will give you a briefing about 12 days classic Kenya safari. You will then set off on a journey to Amboseli national park taking approximately 56 hours, Amboseli is a great Kenya wildlife destination with fantastic views of Mountain Kilimanjaro the tallest mountain on the African continent and large herds of elephants with impressive tusks.
Arrive in the park in time for lunch which you will have after checking into your lodge and in then go for an afternoon game drive to explore the park. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Amboseli National park
Amboseli National Park
Wake up early for breakfast and head to the park with packed lunch for a full day game drive giving you ample time to explore the park on morning and afternoon game drive. During your exploration, you will be able to see big cats – lions, leopards, over 600 species of birds and other animals such as elephants, cape buffaloes, wildebeests, gazelles, African wild dogs among others. You will spend the full day in the park and return to your lodge in the afternoon for dinner and overnight.
Day 3&4: Transfer from Amboseli to Tsavo.
After breakfast you will checkout of your lodge and drive to Tsavo West taking about 2 hours driving through the wilderness and have a stop at the Shetani lava flows. Upon arrival in the park, you will have a short drive as you head to lodge, check in and have lunch.
After lunch you will head out for a late afternoon game drive on which you will be able to see many animals including red elephants, lions, gazelles, zebras, antelopes, leopards, African wild dogs among others. during your Kenya safari in Tsavo West national park, you will be able to visit the Mzima Springs and you will spend the next day exploring the park on morning and afternoon game drives. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Drive from Tsavo to Nairobi
Have breakfast, checkout of your lodge and back to Nairobi city. You will have lunch along the way and arrive in Nairobi in the late afternoon, check into your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Nairobi City Tour
After breakfast, you will head to Nairobi City for a day of sightseeing and exploring several amazing sites including the elephant Orphanage where you can meet the rescued baby elephants being rehabilitated for release back into the wild.
You will head to the historical Karen Blixen Coffee House where you will also have lunch and then have a short visit to the Karen Blixen Museum and then have a final visit to the Giraffe Center where you will meet and feed the giraffes. The center is a breeding program for the rare Rothischild giraffe which can only be found in small numbers in the wild. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
After early breakfast, you will depart Nairobi city for Lake Nakuru national park a famous destination for pink flamingoes and a home of rhinos, the park hosts over 400 bird species including the flamingoes and large numbers of pelicans. There is also the rare Rothschild giraffe, zebra, buffalo, waterbuck and lions.
After lunch you can enjoy magnificent views of Lake Nakuru during a game drive , at the sunset you will head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Lake Nakuru NP – Lake Naivasha
After breakfast you will head out for a morning game drive as you exit the park heading to Lake Naivasha situated in the Rift Valley, arrive in lunch. After lunch your will head to the lake for a boat experience where you will see hippos and several bird species including fish eagles and pelicans. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast you will depart Lake Nakuru national park and head to Maasai Mara national reserve on a drive of approximately 4-5 hours, arrive in reserve in lunch time which you will have at your lodge and in the afternoon you will go for a game drive searching for animals such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, wildebeests among others. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 & 11: Game Drives – Maasai Mara
For the two days of 12 days Kenya Classic safari, you will explore the endless plains of Maasai Mara national reserve on game drives and optional hot air balloon. Some of the animals you should expect to see during the game drives include cheetahs, elephants, lions, cape buffaloes, rhinos, hartebeests among others. On these days you will either have lunch at your lodge or picnic lunch. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 12: Maasai Mara – Nairobi
After having breakfast, you will go for an early morning game drive, exit the reserve and drive to Nairobi where you will be dropped off either at your hotel or at the airport.
End of 12 Days Kenya Classic Safari
Safari prices include;
- All airport transfers
- Accommodation and meals mentioned
- Activities mentioned in the itinerary
- All park fees
- 4 x 4 extended land cruiser
- Bottled mineral water
- English/French/Spanish speaking guide
Safari Price Excludes;
- Not mentioned flights
- Not mentioned activities in the itinerary
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratitude
- Laundry expenses