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Introduction to Kenya Safari

(11 Days, 10 Nights)
  • Day 1: Nairobi

    After you clear immigration and customs at the Nairobi airport, your Dream Wild guide will meet you just past the exit, take your baggage for you, and then drive you to a guesthouse on the edge of Nairobi for the night. Staying outside the city center helps to avoid the worst of city traffic when departing after breakfast early the next morning. Many visitors arrive Nairobi rather late at night. If you decide not to go almost immediately to bed, an evening meal is available, as are drinks.

    More information about the parks and reserves you’ll visit may be found on our Kenya Parks page.

  • Day 2: Tsavo West

    Tsavo West may be East Africa’s ideal park.

    The park has a near-perfect blend of large cats, other predators, game animals, songbirds and raptors, elephants, hippos and crocs scattered among a number of widely divergent ecological environments.

    Easily accessed on game drives, these environments and their wildlife offer a bountiful and restful introduction to the natural wonders of Kenya.

    Tsavo West is approximately a 4-hour drive from Nairobi.

    After checking into your room and having lunch, a game drive takes up the rest of your first day in the park.

    Accommodation: Rhino Valley Lodge.

  • Day 3: Tsavo West

    You may choose a morning and evening game drive before and after lunch at your lodge. If you prefer, we can arrange for an all-day game drive for which the lodge will prepare boxed lunches.

    Accommodation: Rhino Valley Lodge.

  • Day 4: Amboseli

    After breakfast at your lodge and a final game drive across the middle of the park, you’ll leave Tsavo West on a short drive to Amboseli National Park.

    Just outside of Tsavo West, you’ll cross the Shetani Lava Flow, a vast expanse of the hardened remains of an eruption thought to have occurred only 200 years ago. You’ll be able to get out and take photos in this very unique area.

    Farther on, the highway runs beside Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa highest mountain, often providing spectacular views.

    After lunch at your camp, spend the rest of the day on a game drive, meeting Amboseli’s famous elephants and incredible birds. Watch the sunset on Mount Kilimanjaro before returning to your camp for your evening meal.

    Accommodation: Amboseli Kibo Safari Camp.

  • Day 5: Amboseli

    Following breakfast, choose between a full day game drive with a box lunch, or morning and evening game drives with lunch at your lodge.

  • Day 6: Lake Elmenteita. Lunch in Nairobi at The Carnivore.

    Return to Nairobi following breakfast on your way to Lake Nakuru. The Carnivore, Nairobi’s restaurant famous for its meats and exotic ways of serving them, is your lunch destination today. Vegetarian food is also readily available in the restaurant.

    After lunch, arrive late afternoon at The Pelican Lodge, a 20-minute drive outside of Lake Nakuru Park. Relax for the rest of the day or take a nature walk along the shore of Lake Elmenteita. Over 400 species of birds have been recorded at the lake. Zebra, gazelle, eland and warthog graze along its shore as well.

    Accommodation: The Pelican Lodge.

  • Day 7: Lake Nakuru

    Right after breakfast, drive to one of Africa’s famous flamingo lakes. Nakuru (just 20 minutes from Pelican Lodge) has many other delights in store for you. Egrets, pelicans, storks, cormorants, ibis, cranes and songbirds fill the park as well. Nakuru is also one of the best places in Kenya to see rhino outside of specially designed conservatories. Increasingly, people are talking about Lake Nakuru’s growing leopard population while the view of the lake and the adjacent Kenyan landscape from Baboon Cliffs is spectacular.

    Many of the birds you’ll find in our Wildlife of East Africa/Birds section were photographed at Lake Nakuru.

    Accommodation: The Pelican Lodge.

  • Day 8: Maasai Mara

    The northern extension of the Serengeti Plain into Kenya, the Maasai Mara, is Kenya’s most famous park and one of the most famous in the world. The Mara is a 4-5 hour drive from Pelican Lodge.

    Known for its predators, the Mara contains so much more than lions, leopards and cheetah. Game species on which the predators depend for food abound, along with scavengers, hippos and crocodiles, bat-eared foxes, and other less seen game.

    But there are a lot of cats, especially lions. Many of the photos you’ll find in our Wildlife of East Africa/Cats section were photographed on the Mara.

    Accommodation: Matira Bush Camp.

  • Day 9: Maasai Mara

    Two half-day drives around lunch at the camp or a full-day game drive as you choose.

    Accommodation: Matira Bush Camp.

  • Day 10: Maasai Mara

    Consider an optional dawn balloon flight over the Serengeti Plain followed by a champagne breakfast on the Plain near where your balloon lands.

    With or without a balloon ride, spend the day as you choose. We’ll be happy to look for any particular animal or birdlife of special interest to you.

    Accommodation: Matira Bush Camp.

  • Day: 11: Maasai Mara to the Nairobi Airport

    Leave when you want, after breakfast or an early lunch. Dream Wild will take you directly to the Nairobi airport where flights for most guests leave early evening to very late evening.


Our Introduction to Kenya Safari is $3,690 per person based on two guests for the 2018 calendar year. A single supplement quotation is available by request.

Dream Wild accepts payment in Euro and British pounds sterling as well as U.S. dollars at the exchange rate in affect at time of payment.

Should a listed lodge or camp not be available at the time you book, Dream Wild will substitute housing of equal or higher value at no additional cost.

This fee is all-inclusive except for:

  • Kenyan visas
  • All drinks when not on a game drive
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature
  • Any supplemental insurance you may want
  • Gratuities for your guide.

Share your safari with up to 5 other friends if you wish. Larger groups are no problem, but do require travel in more than one vehicle. Like all safaris that we offer, this is a personal safari, even though we’ve suggested this particular itinerary. Only those guests that come with you will travel with you.