9 Day MidrangeLuxury Combo Kenya Classic Game Safari

9 Day MidrangeLuxury Combo Kenya Classic Game Safari

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A 9-day Kenya Classic Game Safari usually offers a mix of wildlife viewing, cultural experiences, and luxurious accommodations. Here's a rough itinerary you might expect:

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

  • Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya's capital city.
  • Transfer to a luxury or midrange hotel for rest and relaxation.
  • Optionally, explore Nairobi's attractions, such as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust or the Giraffe Centre.

Day 2: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

  • After breakfast, drive to Amboseli National Park, known for its iconic views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park.
  • Stay at a luxury or midrange lodge or camp in Amboseli.

Day 3: Amboseli National Park

  • Full day of game drives in Amboseli.
  • Spot elephants, lions, cheetahs, wildebeests, and other wildlife.
  • Enjoy the stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Return to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Amboseli to Lake Nakuru National Park

  • Depart Amboseli and head to Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • Arrive in the afternoon and embark on a game drive in search of rhinos, flamingos, and other birdlife.
  • Overnight stay in a luxury or midrange lodge near Lake Nakuru.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara

  • After breakfast, drive to the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve.
  • Arrive in time for a thrilling afternoon game drive in the Mara.
  • Stay at a luxury or midrange lodge or tented camp in the Maasai Mara.

 

Day 6-7: Maasai Mara National Reserve

  • Two full days dedicated to exploring the vast Maasai Mara.
  • Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives to witness the Great Migration (if visiting during the migration season) and see the Big Five and other wildlife.
  • Optional hot air balloon safari (at an additional cost) for a unique perspective of the Mara's landscapes.
  • Return to the lodge/camp for meals and relaxation.

Day 8: Maasai Mara to Nairobi

  • After breakfast, depart the Maasai Mara and drive back to Nairobi.
  • Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your luxury or midrange accommodation.
  • Optional farewell dinner at a renowned restaurant.

Day 9: Departure

  • Depending on your departure time, you might have the opportunity to explore Nairobi or do some last-minute shopping.
  • Transfer to the airport for your onward journey home.

Included:

  1. Accommodation: Typically, your tour package will cover the cost of accommodation in selected hotels, lodges, or camps.
  2. Transportation: package include transportation to and from Nairobi or your starting point.
  3. Park Entry Fees: Entrance fees to national parks and attractions like Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Amboseli National Park included.
  4. Game Drives: Guided game drives in the national parks and reserves to spot wildlife.
  5. Meals: Full or partial board options, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  6. Bottled Water: Some package provide bottled water during your tour.
  7. Local Guides: Guided tours within the parks and attractions by experienced local guides.
  8. Activities: activities like boat rides included.
  9. Park Permits: Permits for activities like hiking.
  10. Cultural Visits: Some packages may include visits to cultural experiences.
  11. Park and Conservation Fees: Fees that contribute to wildlife and environmental conservation.
  12. Airport Transfers: Transfers to and from the airport in Nairobi.
  13. Taxes: Any applicable taxes, such as VAT, may be included.
  14. Travel Insurance: Some packages include basic travel insurance coverage.
  15. Snacks: Snacks and refreshments during activities or drives.
  16. Park Ranger Fees: Fees for park rangers accompanying you on hikes or walks.
  17. Safari Vehicle: Use of a safari vehicle for game drives.
  18. Camping Equipment: If your tour includes camping, equipment may be provided.
  19. Driver/Guide: Services of a driver/guide.
  20. Emergency Support: Access to emergency support and assistance.
  21. Itinerary Planning: Tour operators typically plan the itinerary for you.
  22. All Meals: Some packages include all meals, including packed lunches during game drives.
  23. 24/7 Assistance: Access to customer service or support around the clock.
  24. Park Regulations: Ensuring compliance with park rules and regulations.
  25. Accommodation Upgrades: Options for upgrading to higher-end accommodations at reasonable cost.
  26. Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari: Some packages may offer hot air balloon safaris as an add-on.
  27. Evening Entertainment: Cultural performances or entertainment at the lodges or camps.

Excluded:

  1. International Flights: Typically, international flights to and from Kenya are not included.
  2. Personal Expenses: Expenses like souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, and personal items are usually not covered.
  3. Visa Fees: Fees for obtaining a Kenyan visa, if required.
  4. Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance may not be included in basic packages.
  5. Vaccinations and Medications: Any required vaccinations or medications are usually not covered.
  6. Optional Activities: Any optional activities outside the planned itinerary may be at an additional cost.
  7. Laundry Services: Laundry services at the accommodation are typically not included.
  8. Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and staff are usually not included.
  9. Excess Baggage Fees: Fees for excess baggage on flights.
  10. Personal Health Expenses: Medical expenses incurred during the trip.
  11. Additional Meals: Meals outside of what is specified in the package.
  12. Airport Departure Taxes: Any applicable departure taxes.
  13. Personal Travel Documentation: Costs associated with obtaining passports or other travel documents.
  14. Travel Gear: Personal travel gear, such as clothing and accessories.
  15. Wi-Fi and Internet Access: Costs for accessing the internet at accommodations.
  16. Phone Calls: Charges for international or local phone calls.
  17. Single Supplement: Additional cost for travelers who want their own room in case of group tours.
  18. Alcoholic Drinks: Alcoholic beverages are usually not included in the package.
  19. Additional Transport: Transport outside the planned itinerary.
  20. Emergency Evacuation: Costs related to emergency medical evacuation.
  21. Extra Nights: If you want to extend your stay beyond the package.
  22. Travel Medications: Medications like malaria prophylaxis.
  23. Travel Gear Rental: Rental of items like binoculars or camping gear.
  24. Early Check-In/Late Check-Out: Fees for early check-in or late check-out.
  25. Changes in Itinerary: Costs associated with changing the tour itinerary.
  26. Travel Locks: Locks and security accessories for your luggage.
  27. Airfare within Kenya: Domestic flights within Kenya, if not included in the package.

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