SEVEN-DAY AMBOSELI/LAKES NAIVASHA & NAKURU/HELL’S GATE/MASAI MARA PARK –

BIG 7 SAFARI

Starting from/returning to Nairobi area hotels, airport, or location of your choice.

We’ll pick you up in style – your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

This relaxed seven-day, five-park tour is a great way for couples and entire families to enjoy a safari vacation in Africa. Imagine, a full-week journey to Kenya’s most popular parks to view elephants, lions, cheetahs, buffalo, giraffes, and exotics like rhino, leopard, and even pink flamingoes! This Africa safari will delight adventurers of all ages.

We’ll begin our week at Amboseli National Park, seated near the base of Africa’s tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. With the snow-capped mountain as your background, get your camera ready for the steady march of grand elephants that fill this active park.

The Great Rift Valley lakes welcome us next, with their ostriches, cormorants, and pink flamingoes. We’ll take an easy sailing safari on Lake Naivasha, past hippos, grazing antelope and giraffe on the nearby shore. Rhinos, monkeys, and sometimes pink flamingoes will greet us at pretty Lake Nakuru National Park. And we’ll bicycle past foraging buffalo and zebra at nearby Hell’s Gate National Park.

For the big finale of this week-long Africa safari, we’ll enter Masai country – the rolling hills and dense savannah of the thriving Masai Mara National Reserve. Expect to find wildlife in numbers not usually seen elsewhere. Between the many prides of lions habituating here and the famous Great Migration of uncountable wildebeests, your safari plate will be very full.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

Lion, cheetah, zebra, and giraffe populate Amboseli Park, but it’s the elephants that are the signature attraction here. So many, that you are guaranteed sightings in this compact but very active national park.

Even on safari, rhinos are not an everyday sight, but you’ll have a chance to view these unusual and shy creatures at Lake Nakuru’s special sanctuary. Here you’ll find rare Rothschild’s giraffes ambling through the acacia woods plus monkeys, baboons, and the occasional leopard.

It’s the richest ecosystem in the region and one of the most active in Africa, the Masai Mara is world-famous for its big cats, crocodiles, hippos, and streams of unending wildebeests and zebras. When you’ve seen the Mara, you have seen Africa.

Fast & Flexible

At AKS you write the rules. Travel and explore at your own pace in you own way. We’re fast, flexible, and always ready to respond to your requests. Book in advance or even the day before. We’ll get you out on safari – pronto!

The Extras

Depending on your choice of accommodation you can enjoy extras like a bush breakfast/lunch/ dinner, traditional dances around the boma, massage, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, special dietary menus, dinner at a Maasai homestead, game walks, overlook a natural watering hole, and more.

Stay Connected or Not. Your Choice.

We realize you’re on safari to get away from the usual. Still, there are times you may want to go online… perhaps to share your photos and adventures with friends. Our safari vehicles connect with Wi-Fi, about 75% of the time so you can usually connect when you want.

The Details

No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At Africa Kenya Safaris, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. They will guide, host, inform, and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.

You’ll safari in style out to the parks in your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.

We give you more at AKS – customization, flexibility, and lots of choices. Your safari includes park entrance fees, game drives, accommodations, and meals. Plus, we always offer economy, comfort, superior comfort, or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your personalized safari adventure for yourself, your family, and your friends.

Check Out Your Ride

Experience your Africa Kenya Safari in a customized pop-top roof 4x4x Safari Jeep that features: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, AC 230 V Power Outlets, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books, Baby Seats (on request), Side steps (on request) and most importantly an expert multi-lingual safari guide who will ensure you have an incredible safari experience.

Day 1

Nairobi – Amboseli

4 Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

7:30 am  Get ready for a full week of safari action. Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will arrive at your hotel, residence, Nairobi airport, or place of your choosing with a private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep. Hop aboard and we’ll travel down the Nairobi/Mombasa Highway toward Amboseli Park.

We’ll journey past the fields and local farms with possible sightings of Masai herders tending their cattle.

Look for towering Mt. Kilimanjaro as our beacon to the park. We should arrive at Amboseli around lunchtime. We’ll freshen up at our accommodation, enjoy lunch and get ready for our first big game drive.

The park is a delightful mix of large and smaller game – elephants, buffalo, big cats and also monkey, baboon, and lots of birdlife like pelicans.

Toward evening turn to view mighty Kilimanjaro – the clouds hiding its snow-capped peak may disperse revealing the summit, an unforgettable vista.

We’ll head back to our safari lodge or tented camp for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Day 2

Full-Day at Amboseli

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is the safari life – a full day of unlimited game drives. You’ll get to know the park and its different environs, and the wildlife that thrive here.

We’ll go for a pre-breakfast game drive to see the park in the day’s early light when the animals first emerge.

Breakfast and a mid-morning drive will follow. You may go up to Observation Hill for stunning views in all directions, including Kilimanjaro. From here you can see the park’s marshes with their rich birdlife such as Egyptian geese.

Lunch follows and more safari time in this compact but busy park.

Feel like you want some moments to relax? Just tell your guide and you can break up your day with some downtime between game drives.

Evening arrives and we’ll head back to our Amboseli accommodation for dinner and thoughts of this active day.

Day 3

Amboseli – Lake Naivasha

6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Let’s take a final spin around the park to see who we can spot emerging into the new day.

Then we’ll head north, passing through Nairobi on our way to Lake Naivasha, traveling along the floor of the Great Rift Valley. We should get to the park around lunchtime.

Ever go on a boating safari? We’ll push off on an easy, peaceful sail, gliding by curious hippos with views of grazing antelope and giraffe on the nearby shore.

Finishing out the day, we’ll head to neighboring Crescent Island Sanctuary for a guided walking safari past buffalo, zebra, and lots of colorful birdlife.

Next we’ll head back to our Lake Naivasha safari lodge or tented camp for dinner and a bit of relaxation.

Day 4

Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru

1 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Note: You have a choice to visit nearby Lake Bogoria National Reserve instead where the flamingoes are more plentiful.

Today we’ll visit two more parks – Hell’s Gate is nearby and we can enjoy the unique opportunity of bicycling through its deep canyons, past towering cliffs, right by grazing buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and antelope.

Then we’re off to Lake Nakuru Park for views of every sort of wildlife – monkeys, warthogs, giraffes, rhinos, pelicans, and even some flamingos. This very pretty park is an enchanting mix of waterfalls, woods, acacia forest, and the lake itself. Color and variety abound in this special place.

We’ll rest and enjoy dinner at our Lake Nakuru accommodation

Day 5

Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

6 – 7 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This pretty park lends itself to the soft morning light. We’ll take an early bird and game viewing safari and then exit, on our way to the Masai Mara.

We’ll stop for lunch on the way to the park, to rest and admire the scenery as we head into Masai country.

We’ll get to the Masai Mara in plenty of time for an afternoon game drive.

You’ll be struck by the expanse of the Mara, its rolling hills, bright savannahs, and photogenic acacia trees.

This is a deeply concentrated region of bountiful wildlife – over 95 species of mammals. You’ll be tracking for great numbers of large and small game – everything from lions to mongoose, to gazelle. Enjoy your first impressions of the Mara – you’ll be seeing lots more tomorrow.

We’ll retire for rest and dinner at our Mara accommodation.

Day 6

Full Day at the Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This will be an unforgettable day on safari in Kenya. Discuss with your guide which areas of the park you’d like to explore.

Usually, we’ll head down to the Mara River, site of the crossing herds of the Great Migration (July – October). During this season, uncountable thousands of wildebeests, zebras, gazelle, eland, topi, and more flood into the Mara from the neighboring Serengeti on a survival trek for water and taller grasses.

Waiting for them in the river are crocodiles and then, great numbers of big cats throughout the park. The spectacle can be awe-inspiring, dramatic, and moving.

If you wish to experience this sight from above, we suggest an optional pre-dawn hot air balloon safari. Sail into the new day as the park comes alive with sunlight and views of innumerable wildlife streaming out to the horizon. Your guide can make all the arrangements for this not-to-be-missed event.

For a special cultural moment, we recommend an optional visit to a nearby Maasai village. Here you’ll get to meet these local people and learn about their lives and unique herding lifestyle.

As evening approaches, look to the west for a piercing Mara sunset. We’ll spend our final safari night at our Masai Mara accommodation.

Day 7

Masai Mara – Nairobi

6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Let’s catch as much safari action as possible with a pre-breakfast game drive through the park.

We’ll enjoy breakfast at our safari lodge or tented camp and then climb aboard our 4 x 4 for the drive back to Nairobi.

We should get back to town around 4:30 pm and your driver/guide will bring you to your hotel, residence, airport, or place of your choosing.

A full week of safari action at five beautiful parks. So much has occurred this week; you’ll be carrying these memories with you for a long time. Thank you for your interest, trust, and commitment! We at Africa Kenya Safaris have enjoyed sharing our Africa with you.

Tour Highlights

– Amboseli National Park
  • Large Elephant herds – guaranteed sighting
  • Snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro (weather permitting)
  • Lion, leopard, buffalo, and elephant
  • Marshlands host many elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and a variety of waterfowl like –pelican and Egyptian goose
  • Observation Hill – view the entire park, especially the marshlands with the elephants
– Lake Naivasha
  • Boat safari – glide by hippos
  • Visit to the grazers and birdlife at Crescent Island Sanctuary
  • Optional visit to Hell’s Gate National Park – $35 per person.
– Lake Nakuru Park
  • Flamingos and other birds
  • Rhino sanctuary
  • Rothschild’s giraffes
  • The Great Rift Valley escarpment – dramatic towering formations & scenery
– Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Unlimited game drives in your own comfortable Safari pop-up top vehicle
  • The Big 5 – elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo & leopard… plus zebra, cheetah and much more
  • Experience the Masai Mara, home to an ancient culture
  • Your choice of accommodations – from budget to luxury – stay in lodges or tented camps
  • Optional Masai village – Please arrange with your driver/guide – $20 per person
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride – please ask us about this unique opportunity – $420 per person
  • Private dedicated English or other language speaking driver/guide

Accommodations

Amboseli

Luxury
Lodge/tented Camp options

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Ol Tukai Lodge.

Comfort
Lodge/tented camp options

Kibo Safari Camp, Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Kilima Safari Camp, Tulia Amboseli Safari Camp.

Economy
Lodge/tented camp options

Sentrim Amboseli Camp, AA Lodge / Camp.

Luxury
Lodge/tented Camp options

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge.

Comfort
Lodge/tented camp options

Lake Naivasha Country Club.

Economy
Lodge/tented camp options

Naivasha Kongoni Lodge, Elsamere Lodge

Lake Nakuru

Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp accommodation

Sarova Lion hill Game Lodge

Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp accommodation

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Economy level
Lodge/tented camp accommodation
Lake Nakuru Lodge

Masai Mara

Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options

Ashnil Mara Camp, Mara Eden Safari Camp, Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Sarova Mara Game Camp, Mara Engai Lodge, Ilkeliani Camp.

Superior Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

Mara River Camp, Tipilikwani Mara Camp, Matira Camp, Wilderness Camp, Keekorok Lodge

Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

Zebra Plains Mara Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, Losokwan Luxury Camp.

Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options

Enkorok Mara Camp, Mara Chui Camp, Elangata Olerai Camp.

ALL SAFARI PRICES ARE LISTED BY SEASON, NUMBER OF PERSONS, AND COMFORT TIER

Please check out our prices for these private safaris – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Prices are in USD per person for a double/twin en-suite room.

To view our tour prices for the 3 Safari Seasons, please click High, Peak or Low

High Season (3rd Jan-31st Mar) & (16th Oct-22nd Dec)

No. Of PaxEconomyComfortLuxury
2USD1550USD1750USD1880
4USD1290USD1490USD1620
6USD1200USD1400USD1540
SRS*USD110USD310USD360

Peak Season (1st Jul-15th Oct.) & (23rd Dec-2nd Jan)
Xmas Supplement to apply on selected hotels on 24th -26th Dec & 31st Dec-1st Jan

No. Of PaxEconomyComfortLuxury
2USD1770USD1960USD2390
4USD1510USD1700USD2130
6USD1420USD1620USD2050
SRS*USD310USD290USD570

Low Season (1st Apr – 30th June Excluding Easter Weekend)

No. Of PaxEconomyComfortLuxury
2USD1430USD1560USD1640
4USD1170USD1360USD1380
6USD1090USD1280USD1290
SRS*USD0USD0USD0

*Safari price per person for 3 persons shall be 6% less the per person price of 2 persons.
*Safari price per person for 5 persons shall be 3% less the per person price of 4 persons.
*Solo person safari price: add 50% to per person price based on 2 persons.
*Easter Supplement: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.
*Christmas / New Year Supplement on Dec 25th, 26th, 31st and Jan 1st: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.

Your Tour Includes

  • Transport in a private 4 x 4 Landcruiser Jeep
  • Nairobi airport/hotel pick up and drop off
  • Stay in economy, comfort or luxury lodge/tented camps (your choice)
  • Our experienced and friendly English speaking/other language guide/driver
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game viewing drives
  • All meals on safari
  • Government taxes and local levies
  • The Flying Doctors emergency medical evacuation/rescue insurance cover
Not Included In the Tour Price:

– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities

Lots of Ways To Stay

Safari Lodge or Tented Camp?
Economy, Comfort, or Luxury?

We offer lots of ways to settle into your safari evening. Some people like the familiar four walls of a traditional lodge. Others go for the outdoors feel of a tented camp. Either way, both lodge or tented camp come in economy, comfort, and lux editions. Choose the accommodation style that suits your needs. And then, which level of service works for you.

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