Private Highlights Of Kenya Safari W/ International Airfare - Odyssey Safaris

Highlights Of Kenya Safari

Starting From $3,199 Per Person

Embark on game drives in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, discover the Maasai way of life, and learn about the majestic wildlife that roams within. With endless plains teeming with wildlife and dotted with acacia trees, you won’t want to blink — or put down your camera.

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From the wide grasslands of the Masai Mara to the majestic wildlife that roams within it, there is no place like Kenya for the classic safari. On this unforgettable private safari, venture deep into the Masai Mara, a reserve that contains the country’s highest concentration of big game, including iconic creatures such as the lion, wildebeest and elephant. Explore Amboseli National Park and see why it has become famous for its spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Watch over 450 bird species, magnificent volcanic landscapes, papyrus swamps and wild game on Lake Naivasha. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Experience unlimited game drives, vibrant wildlife, and nights spent in one of the most captivating places in the world.

What Does Private Mean?

Discover Africa with your “travel bubble” in the comfort of your own exclusive vehicle with your own personal wildlife expert. There are no set departure dates, simply select the dates that work for you and let our safari experts take care of the rest of the details.

What’s Included

  • International flights US – Nairobi – US
  • 26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 8 dinners
  • Day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Unlimited game drives during park hours
  • All national park, reserve, and conservation fees
  • Exclusive use of 4×4 Safari Landcruiser
  • Fully escorted and met at airport
  • Same expert safari guide throughout entire trip

Accommodation Overview

Day One: Arrive Nairobi

Following your flight, the Odyssey Safari staff will greet you at the airport and load your bags for transport to the Safari Park Hotel. Once you are settled in, you may select an optional activity or simply relax at the hotel for the trip ahead. Some of the possible optional activities include: The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Karen Blixen Museum, and Langata Giraffe Center.

Destination: Nairobi, Kenya

East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, Nairobi is Kenya’s beating heart, an exciting, maddening concrete jungle that jarringly counterpoints the untrammelled natural beauty to be found elsewhere in the country. Nairobi’s polarising character ensures that the city is reviled and loved in equal measure, and even those who love it might well admit that it’s the kind of place many rave about only once they’re away from it.

Overnight: Safari Park Hotel

Surrounded by 40 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, the Safari Park Hotel & Casino combines the elegance of African architecture and art with an infrastructure at the leading edge of technology. Located only 15 minutes from the Nairobi city centre, the hotel offers calmness and serenity away from the fast pace of the city.

Day Two: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, our adventures in the bush begin in the spectacular Amboseli National Park. Romantically situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is famous for its tremendous variety of big game. We will arrive just in time for lunch. After, we embark on an exciting game drive where you will have the chance to encounter everything from lions, cheetah, wildebeest, and giraffes to baboons.

Destination: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli is often called the ‘Land of Giants’ – due to the impressive elephants here carrying massive tusks. The animals are set against breathtaking vistas of Mt Kilimanjaro, which makes an awesome backdrop to the small park. Aside from elephants, many popular safari animals are easy to spot.

Overnight: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Set in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, the lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at almost six thousand metres, is Africa’s highest and most famous snowcapped mountain. It was this region of Kenya that, in the 1930’s, inspired Ernest Hemingway’s unforgettable stories.

Day Three: Exploring Amboseli National Park

The day starts with breakfast followed by a morning game drive in the park. Amboseli offers opportunities for viewing large herds of elephants and nearly every vista within the park is framed by majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. A visit to Observation Hill allows for an overall view of the whole park. Take lunch and continue with your game drive in the afternoon.

Destination: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli is often called the ‘Land of Giants’ – due to the impressive elephants here carrying massive tusks. The animals are set against breathtaking vistas of Mt Kilimanjaro, which makes an awesome backdrop to the small park. Aside from elephants, many popular safari animals are easy to spot.

Overnight: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Set in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, the lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at almost six thousand metres, is Africa’s highest and most famous snowcapped mountain. It was this region of Kenya that, in the 1930’s, inspired Ernest Hemingway’s unforgettable stories.

Day Four: Amboseli National Park – Lake Naivasha

Today our adventures begin with a morning game drive to finish exploring the majestic wildlife within Amboseli National Park. Upon finishing your game drive, enjoy a delicious breakfast and prepare to depart for Lake Naivasha, arriving in time for an afternoon lunch. There are a wide range of optional activities to choose from to finish out your day.

Destination: Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Lake shores are surrounded by flower farms, old colonial houses and small villages of clay and thatch houses. The birdlife is beautiful and includes fish eagles, white breasted cormorants, ospreys, lily-trotters and black crakes. A number of animals can be found grazing in the lake environs, such as zebra, impala, giraffe, and hippos.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge is located on 150 acres of grassland on the shores of Lake Naivasha. The resort is not only home to a resident giraffe, waterbuck and Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a stop for the hippos at night.

Day Five: Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha

Today we travel to the Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley. After lunch we will depart for the afternoon. The game in this park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 bird species exist here.

wildlife at lake

Destination: Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Lake Nakuru is one of Kenya’s most popular national parks. One of the big attractions is a large, shallow lake supporting great birdlife, including big flocks of pelicans and variable flocks of flamingos. You can also spot black and white rhino along with hippo, waterbuck, zebra, and gazelle along the floodplains.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge is located on 150 acres of grassland on the shores of Lake Naivasha. The resort is not only home to a resident giraffe, waterbuck and Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a stop for the hippos at night.

Day Six: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara National Reserve

This morning we will drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains, famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is also the home of the Big Five: lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino.  Arrive in time for lunch at the camp, then depart on an afternoon game drive.

Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The Masai Mara is one of Africa’s most famous parks. The wildlife viewing is superb throughout the year. The grassy plains and regular rainfall supports a huge population of herbivores, in turn attracting many predators. All three big cats are relatively easy to see. The yearly wildebeest migration coming through the park is one of the world’s most amazing wildlife spectacles.

Overnight: Ashnil Mara Tented Camp

Ashnil Mara Camp is a luxury tented camp, located deep inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve along the Mara River and closest to the major crossing points for wildlife during the migration period. The tents are spread along the Mara River with breathtaking views of the Mara River and the vast Mara.

Day Seven: Exploring The Masai Mara

Wake up to the sights and sounds of one of the world’s premier wildlife destinations. In the Masai Mara Reserve live 95 species of mammals and 570 species of birds; an impressive number, making this area an unique destination for game safaris, one of the best places in all of Africa. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard.

Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The Masai Mara is one of Africa’s most famous parks. The wildlife viewing is superb throughout the year. The grassy plains and regular rainfall supports a huge population of herbivores, in turn attracting many predators. All three big cats are relatively easy to see. The yearly wildebeest migration coming through the park is one of the world’s most amazing wildlife spectacles.

Overnight: Ashnil Mara Tented Camp

Ashnil Mara Camp is a luxury tented camp, located deep inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve along the Mara River and closest to the major crossing points for wildlife during the migration period. The tents are spread along the Mara River with breathtaking views of the Mara River and the vast Mara.

Day Eight: Masai Mara – Nairobi – International Flight Home

Enjoy an early breakfast at the camp, checkout and conduct a game drive en-route with an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Maasai people to witness the singing and dancing that is part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. Take a scenic stop at the edge of the Great Rift Valley before arriving Nairobi between 3 and 4 PM, then transferred to the airport for your international flight.