Best 10 Days Kenya Safari Tour Itinerary 2024

This unique 10-day Kenyan safari tour combines wildlife viewing, cultural exploration, stunning vistas, boat cruises and birding.  This 10 days Kenya safari  starts with Ol pejeta conservancy, a prime sanctuary on the Laikipia Plateau that is home to the largest black rhino population in East Africa followed by exploring the two of the most famous Rift Valley lakes Nakuru and Naivasha taking in their fabulous birdlife and range of animals.

Then to Masai mara national reserve, the Mara is widely regarded as the best wildlife destination on the planet, thanks to the annual Great Wildebeest Migration and the presence of Big Cats such as lions, cheetahs, and leopards. You relax on both morning and afternoon game drives and visit Maasai villages to understand more about the Masai way of life. From seeing the wildebeest mega-herds in the Masai Mara and Amboseli’s legendary elephant herds against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.

10 Days Kenya safari

10 Days Kenya Safari Highlight

Day 1: Pick up from the airport and transfer to Hotel

Day 2: Drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy from Nairobi, Game Drive and Visit the Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Day 3: Full-day game drive in Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park and do an afternoon game drive

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Naivasha, Boat Cruise & Nature Walk on Crescent Island.

Day 6: Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve and afternoon game drive

Day 7: Full-day game Drive in Masai Mara Game Reserve and Masai cultural experience

Day 8: Transfer to Amboseli National park

Day 9: Full-day game drive at Amboseli National Park

Day 10: Transfer to Nairobi for your departure flight

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Pick up from the airport and transfer to Hotel

When you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, our representative from nature nest safaris will welcome you and transport you to your booked Lodge for dinner and overnight. Your guide or driver will brief you on the 10-day Kenyan safari tour; relax and enjoy your evening

Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 2: Drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy from Nairobi, Game Drive and Visit the Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

After having an early breakfast, you will embark on a journey of about 210km long driving for about 4 to 5 hours to Ol Pejeta to the north of Nairobi, and check in your booked hotel for lunch. This enormous 362 km2 not-for-profit wildlife sanctuary is nestled in the Laikipia Plateau just at the base of Mount Kenya, Africa’s second-tallest mountain. It is home to the only two northern white rhinos left on the planet along with about 140 critically endangered black rhinos, the largest population of black rhinos in East Africa.

6 Days Kenya Family Wildlife Safari

In the afternoon, you’ll go on a game drive to look for the Big Five and other African animals. You’ll also get a look at Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which is home to neglected, orphaned, and rehomed chimps. Sweetwaters is Kenya’s only place to see these extremely intelligent apes, which share approximately 98.6% of our genetic DNA and thus are deemed our closest hereditary cousins. Spend a few enthralling hours watching the great apes get on with their daily lives, and you may be surprised at how comparable their conduct is to that of humans. Afterwards, head back to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: All meals included

Day 3: Full-day game drive in Ol Pejeta Conservancy

You’ll have a full day of activities at Sweetwater’s, including morning and afternoon wildlife drives. This gives you plenty of time to explore this magnificent animal park and refuge while appreciating the spectacular view of Mt. Kenya’s snow-capped peaks. Among the other options are camel rides, horseback excursions through the game, midnight game drives, and game walks led by a staff naturalist. These options come with additional costs.

Ol Pejeta is home to all of Africa’s Big 5 wildlife in addition to being a sanctuary for the two northern white rhinos, 39 northern white rhinos, and more than 140 extremely rare black rhinos. With around 100 spotted hyenas, 70 lions, 20 leopards, 30 cheetahs, 33 African painted wolves (wild dogs), Black-backed jackals, Serval cats, Caracal, and Bat-eared foxes, it boasts one of Kenya’s greatest densities of predators. Furthermore, be on the lookout for Hippos, Grevy’s and Plains zebras, Hartebeest, Impala, Giraffe, Gazelle, Elands, Bushbuck, Dik-dik, Baboons, and Warthogs.

After your drive, you’ll return to the camp for a delicious meal.   Go out on your afternoon game drive once more after lunch. Almost 500 different bird species can be found at Ol Pejeta. The D’Arnaud’s barbet, Hildebrandt’s starling, Abyssinian Scimitarbill, Taita fiscal, Temminck’s courser, Common ostrich, and Secretary bird are some of the rarities you can find here.

Meal Plan: All meals included

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park and do an afternoon game drive

On day 4 of this tour, you will have an early breakfast and then go on a drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, one of the soda lakes on the valley floor, after a five-hour drive to the south with stunning vistas of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Nakuru National Park which is about 150km. Upon your arrival check in the lodge for delicious lunch and some rest.

10 Days  Kenya safariAfter lunch, you embark on a game-watching drive in Lake Nakuru Park to look for the park’s abundant birds and variety of species. Because of the more than 400 bird species that may be found here, this Kenyan game park has maintained its status as an ornithologist’s paradise. The Great White Pelican, African Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Stork, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, and Long-crested Eagle are among the several bird species. The park’s enormous herds of buffalo and the presence of both black and white rhinoceros have made it more well-known for these features than for its once-famous flamingo population. On our game drive, look out for the lions, waterbuck, buffalo, leopard, and baboons that live in the game park. After the game drive retires in your lodge for Dinner and a night’s stay.

Meal Plan: All meals are included

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Naivasha, Boat Cruise & Nature Walk on Crescent Island

This day starts with a relaxed breakfast, you will take a leisurely 2-hour journey about 150km long south to the stunning freshwater lake in the rift valley of Naivasha, which is close to Hell’s Gate National Park. When you arrive, have a delicious lunch at the lodge and then relax for a while. In the afternoon, take a leisurely boat ride across the lake in the afternoon to see hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, and a wide variety of water birds up close.

Take a nature walk on the lake’s Crescent Island Game Sanctuary after your boat trip to get up close and personal with zebra, giraffes, Colobus monkeys, and other calm, relaxed wild animals. The sanctuary is free of predators. In the evening, you’ll head back to your lodge for some downtime, supper, and rest.

Meal Plan: All meals included

Day 6: Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve and afternoon game drive

On day 6 of this 10 days tour, have an early breakfast then embark on a 4 to 5-hour drive and about 150km long journey to Masai Mara national reserve. Masai Mara Reserve is widely regarded as the best wildlife tourist attraction on the planet. Masai Mara is a place of residence for the Great Wildebeest Migration, regarded as one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet, one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders, and one of the world’s ten wonders. The reserve is also home to the highest populations of Big Cats in Africa (lions, cheetahs, and leopards).

You’ll reach your lodging just in time for lunch and some relaxation. You will take part in your first game drive in the Masai Mara in the afternoon. After dusk, you’ll head back to the resort or camp for a leisurely evening filled with delectable food.

Meal Plan: All meals included

Day 7: Full-day game Drive in Masai Mara Game Reserve and Masai Cultural Experience

Have an early breakfast, then enjoy a full-day game drive in Masai Mara’s vast savannah lands with a picnic lunch. The Masai Mara has a diverse occupant wildlife population that includes all of the Big 5 along with rarer species including such cheetah, bat-eared foxes, Caracal, Jackals, Serval Cats, Honey badgers, and Roan antelope. The spectacular Great Migration takes place from July to October when over two million Wildebeest, Zebra, Topi, Eland, and Gazelle migrate from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara. They are forced to traverse crocodile-infested rivers as they are propelled by their desire for new grass, fighting flux and hopping over hippos while being forced to avoid the predators waiting on the other bank, which creates for exciting predator action.

Late afternoon is a fantastic time to visit a real Maasai village to discover more about the interesting Maasai culture and way of life the ancestral inhabitants of the area. The Maasai were traditional cattle herders who came to this area during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries from what is now South Sudan. They rarely hunted, with the exception of ritually killing a lion as one of the tests of maturity. In the evening return to your hotel for dinner and bedtime

Meal Plan: All meals are included

Day 8: Transfer to Amboseli National park

After having an early breakfast embark on a long journey of about 460km to Amboseli National park, driving for about 7 to 8 hours, and have en-route lunch while enjoying scenic views of the country on your way, upon arrival check in your booked hotel or lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

The classic Hollywood image of Africa is provided at Amboseli National Park. It is supplanted by the presence of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free-standing mountain, which stands at 5896 meters and therefore is set in rolling savanna scenery. Against this splendid backdrop, massive herds of elephant, lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle, hippo, and wildebeest roam. There are also over 400 bird species, reptiles, flora and fauna, and some of Africa’s most breathtaking views.

Day 9: Full-day game drive at Amboseli National Park

After having breakfast, you will have a morning game drive to explore the park and enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. View the large herds of elephants that are known to live in this vivid park. Amboseli is well known for its breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro and consistently good elephant viewing. Nature enthusiasts can explore five distinct habitats here, including the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, savanna, and woodlands. Return to your lodge or camp for Lunch and some rest.

In the afternoon, you will take another game drive through the park, touring new areas. You will also be treated to a guided walking safari in the park, allowing you to get up close and personal with nature. You’ll return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: All meals included

Day 10: Transfer to Nairobi for your departure flight

On this last day of this amazing, you will have a relaxed breakfast then you your guide or driver will pick you up to transfer you to Nairobi, and eventually to the airport for your departure flight depending on the time of your flight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast