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Savannahs, safaris & Maasai Mara

Kenya in 10 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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A show-stopping safari through Kenya's most emblematic and wildlife-rich national parks, including Amboseli, Lake Naivasha and the eternal Maasai Mara!

Trip Highlights

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    Amboseli National Park
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    Great Rift Valley
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    Lake Naivasha
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    Maasai Mara National Reserve
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    Nairobi

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers available

  4. Add up to 5 nights to your stay

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    Accommodation: 7 Nights

    Itinerary

    Begin your incredible safari adventure as you explore the most captivating landscapes in Kenya! From Nairobi, venture through the plains of Amboseli, and spot elephant herds with majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro as a backdrop. Soak up the views of the Great Rift Valley from the shores of Lake Naivasha teeming with hippos! Finally, look out for the Big 5 in the legendary Maasai Mara National Reserve.

    1st Day: US - Night on board

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    Arrive at your US departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Nairobi*. Night on board.

    *If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

    2nd Day: Nairobi

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    Arrive, meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel* in Nairobi. Depending on your arrival time, spend the remainder of the day relaxing or exploring at leisure, ready to set off on your safari adventure tomorrow morning. 

    The capital is also known as the 'Green City in the Sun' and is a vibrant place where you can really get to grips with Kenya's diverse culture. Sample the delights of Kenyan cuisine and check out the local bars or cafes to soak up its buzzing atmosphere. Overnight stay in Nairobi.

    *You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Ibis Styles Westlands Nai... or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    1596 Reviews

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    3rd Day: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

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    Early breakfast at the hotel. This morning, head southwards out of the city to Amboseli. Watch the landscape slowly change from urban metropolis to vast wilderness. Catch sight of distant Mount Kilimanjaro as you journey through the African savannah past local homesteads and Maasai communities. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch.

    The afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure at the lodge, or, to get the most out of your experience, why not take part in an optional afternoon game drive in Amboseli*. Dinner and overnight stay in Amboseli.

    *Afternoon game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park: exciting trip with the chance to spot elephants, lions, cheetahs, and a variety of bird species in their natural habitat. The cooler temperatures of the afternoon make it perfect for viewing, and the golden light provides perfect photo opportunities.

    Estimated transfer time and distance: 4 hours; 161 miles.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Amboseli Sopa Lodge or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    726 Reviews

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    Activities

    Optional
    Afternoon game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park

    Light

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    4th Day: Amboseli National Park

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    Breakfast at the lodge. Choose to start your day with an optional early morning hot air balloon safari* before game viewing!

    Today, choose your preferred way to explore the park (communicate your choice to your representative directly at destination).

    - Either a full-day safari in Amboseli National Park, with mid-morning and early afternoon spent at leisure back at the camp.

    - Or an extensive half-day game drive to explore larger areas of the park, returning to your lodge for a late lunch.

    Upon returning from your chosen schedule, spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, with dinner and overnight stay at the lodge in Amboseli.

    *Hot air balloon safari: brand new to the park, join an incredible balloon flight covering the spectacular and majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. See  Amboseli National Park’s vast ecosystem, teaming with wildlife.

    Please note: the optional Hot Air Balloon Safari is dependent on weather conditions at the destination and will be confirmed the day before. If the activity cannot go ahead, it will be refunded on return from your trip. Children must be 4 years and older to take part.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Amboseli Sopa Lodge or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    726 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Full-day game viewing drives or extensive half-day safari in Amboseli

    Light

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    Optional
    Hot air balloon safari in Amboseli

    Light

    See more

    5th Day: Amboseli National Park - Lake Naivasha

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    Breakfast at the lodge. Today, continue with your onward journey towards the Lake Naivasha region and arrive in time for lunch. Spend late afternoon at your leisure exploring independently, or, for an extraordinary adventure, why not walk among the animals on crescent island*. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge in Lake Naivasha.

    *Boat safari to Crescent Island: enjoy a leisurely boat safari to Crescent Island and enjoy the rare chance to walk among wildlife!! The island’s sanctuary isn't home to any predators, so you can safely wander alongside families of hippos, zebras, giraffe, and wildebeest. The opportunity of a lifetime!

    Estimated transfer time and distance: 7 hours; 205 miles.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Lake Naivasha Sopa or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    1612 Reviews

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    Activities

    Optional
    Boat safari to Crescent Island

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    6th Day: Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara National Reserve

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    Awaken to the sounds of nature and enjoy breakfast at the lodge. Afterwards, depart for the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. Journey along the floor of the Great Rift Valley and pass through the charming towns of Mai Mahiu and Narok, the latter of which is the Maasai capital.

    Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and soak up the breathtaking views of the surrounding savannah. Spend the afternoon at leisure enjoying the facilities. Dinner at the lodge. Overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

    Estimated transfer time and distance: 5.5 hours; 127 miles.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Prideinn Mara Camp & Cott... or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    299 Reviews

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    7th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve

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    Breakfast at the lodge. Embark on an unforgettable day of wildlife-spotting as you set off on a full-day game-viewing drive with a packed lunch to enjoy on the go. This extra time will allow you to explore the vast reserve at length and discover the spectacular and diverse landscapes of the Maasai Mara.

    Enjoy an authentic Kenyan safari experience and look out for the Big Five off on one of the best game-viewing drives on earth! As this magical day draws to a close, return to the lodge and unwind at dinner as you retell the stories of today’s adventures! Overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Prideinn Mara Camp & Cott... or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    299 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Full-day game viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Light

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    8th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

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    Enjoy early breakfast and on your last day in the Kenyan wilderness, relax at your lodge or, to get the most out of your final hours, set off on an optional Hot Air Balloon Safari*, or a visit to a local Maasai Village***.

    At mid-morning it’s time to head back to Nairobi, arriving back in the capital in the afternoon. Get settled in at the hotel, ready to spend your final evening in Kenya at your leisure, perhaps shopping for souvenirs or indulging in the local cuisine in Nairobi’s many eateries. Overnight stay in Nairobi.

    *Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari: Experience the majesty of the Maasai Mara from the sky on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari. Ascend at dawn and experience the most unforgettable sunrise imaginable as the savannah and its wildlife spring to life in the soft morning light.

    **Optional Maasai Village visit: Discover the local culture with a visit to a Maasai Village. The Maasai people are known for their brilliant artisan crafts and colourful clothing.


    Please note: The optional Hot Air Balloon Safari is dependent on weather conditions at the destination and will be confirmed the day before. If the activity cannot go ahead, it will be refunded when you return from your trip. Children must be 7 years and older to take part.

    Only one of the optional activities can be chosen, as timings overlap.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Ibis Styles Westlands Nai... or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    1596 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Optional hot-air balloon safari in the Maasai Mara

    Light

    See more
    Optional
    Visit to a local Maasai village

    Light

    See more

    9th Day: Nairobi - Night on board

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    Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to say goodbye to amazing Kenya. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch your flight back to the US. Night on board. 

    10th Day: US

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    Arrive back in the US, filled with amazing memories of your unforgettable journey through Kenya!

    Included activities

    Included
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    If you choose the extensive option, the pick up will be around 8:00am and the duration will be 5 hours approx.

    Full-day game viewing drives or extensive half-day safari in Amboseli

    Included activity for day 4 in Amboseli National Park

    Enjoy an exciting full-day game drive, with leisure time at the camp in between, or choose an extensive half-day game drive, exploring larger park areas returning to camp for a late lunch.

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

    Physical rating:

    Light

    more information
    Included

    Full-day game viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Included activity for day 7 in Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Experience an unforgettable full-day safari complete with a packed lunch, allowing ample time to explore the reserve's diverse landscapes and spot wildlife.

    Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

    more information

    Available Activities

    Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
    Optional

    Afternoon game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park

    Suggested activity for day 3 in Amboseli National Park

    Take an afternoon photo safari tour of Amboseli National Park. Look out for large elephant herds and soak up the views of immense Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania as you go in search of epic wildlife!

    Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

    more information
    Optional
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    The optional Hot Air Balloon Safari is dependent on weather conditions at the destination and will be confirmed the day before. If the activity cannot go ahead, it will be refunded when you return from your trip.

    Hot air balloon safari in Amboseli

    Suggested activity for day 4 in Amboseli National Park

    Discover the splendor of Amboseli National Park with a breathtaking hot air balloon safari. Lift off at dawn and witness an unforgettable sunrise, as the savannah and its wildlife awaken in the gentle morning light.

    Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 04:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

    more information
    Optional

    Boat safari to Crescent Island

    Suggested activity for day 5 in Lake Naivasha

    See the families of hippos and other fascinating wildlife, as you wander across this tranquil peninsula, exploring this biodiverse area on foot!

    Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Active

    more information
    Optional
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    The optional Hot Air Balloon Safari is dependent on weather conditions at the destination and will be confirmed the day before. If the activity cannot go ahead, it will be refunded when you return from your trip.

    Optional hot-air balloon safari in the Maasai Mara

    Suggested activity for day 8 in Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Take in the beauty of the Maasai Mara from the sky on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari. Ascend at dawn and experience the most unforgettable sunrise imaginable.

    Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: 03:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

    more information

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    The price includes

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    • Departures from main US airports.
    • International flights: US - Nairobi - US.
    • 7 nights in Charm, Superior and Luxury hotels and lodges.
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    • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners.
    • All transfers
    • Game drives and park entry fees.
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    • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
    • Unlimited mineral water during the safari using reusable bottles.*
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    • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
    • Exoticca exclusive groups of maximum 7 pax.**
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    • Transportation & Safaris in a Mini-van.

    *The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

    Not included

    Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

    Roads in Kenya can be quite bumpy and are not in great condition, particularly those found in the country’s national parks. People who suffer with back problems should consider this before participating in a trip of this nature.

    * Travelers must bring their own refillable water bottles. Although there will be 500 ml reusable bottles for sale with a price of USD 10 each, the proceeds from which will be donated to entities dedicated to nature conservation.

    **The safari takes place in a vehicle with space for seven passengers, with one passenger seated next to the driver. 

     
    The luggage compartment of these vehicles is limited, so for the safety and comfort of all, each person may only carry one soft duffel bag of maximum 10kg.
     
    The rest of the luggage can be left in the Nairobi hotel storage room at no extra cost. It will be identified with a tag and will be collected on return from the safari.
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity and two blank pages.

    • Visa

      Visa not required. Obtain mandatory ETA (cost 30 USD) before travel at: https://www.etakenya.go.ke/en

    • Currency

      Kenyan Shilling.

    • Language

      Swahili and English.

    • Electricity

      240 V. An adaptor is required - UK type plugs.

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Carry your international immunization card. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 03:00.

    • Other useful information

      In Kenya, they drive on the left-hand side of the road.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.magicalkenya.com

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

     

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

    When booking a triple room, note that these accommodations are not larger than a double room, but will include either one double or two single beds and a sofa bed/rollaway.

    Car seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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