9 Days Best Kenya Safari Tour Itinerary
Embark on a transformative 9 Days Best Kenya Safari Tour Itinerary, a meticulously curated 9 days Kenya safari package catering to a diverse range of interests, including families seeking an authentic African safari experience, solo traveler craving adventure, honeymooners yearning for a romantic escapade, and nature enthusiasts eager to explore the untamed beauty of the continent. This safari promises not only remarkable wildlife encounters but also exclusive opportunities for capturing the essence of Africa through elephant and big cats photography in Tsavo East and West National Parks.
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East and West National Parks, the initial highlights of this expedition, are renowned for their colossal herds of red-colored elephants that traverse enchanting landscapes. Tsavo East offers a unique spectacle at Mudanda Rock, a towering formation offering panoramic views of the savannah. Explore the renowned Lugard Falls and witness elephants indulging in drinks and mud baths along the riverbanks, providing an intimate glimpse into their daily lives. The park is also home to the endangered Hirola antelope, a rare gem that may reveal itself during your customized game drives on the 9 days best Kenya Safari tour itinerary .
The Man Eaters of Tsavo
The haunting legacy of the man-eaters of Tsavo East reverberates through the annals of African wildlife history, a chilling tale that immortalises the notorious man eating lions that terrorized the construction crews of the Kenya-Uganda Railway in the late 19th century. Infamous for their unusual preference for human flesh, these lions devoured numerous workers, leaving a trail of fear and dread in their wake. Colonel John H. Patterson, tasked with overseeing the railway project, recounted his harrowing encounters with the man-eaters: “The brutes were not always successful in their attempts, but their partial failures only seemed to render them all the more bold and cunning.” Patterson’s poignant words capture the relentless and calculated nature of these predators. Ultimately, he succeeded in ending their reign of terror, but the legend of the man-eaters of Tsavo East endures, a cautionary tale that speaks to the complex and sometimes perilous interactions between humans and wildlife in the untamed African wilderness.
Tsavo West National Park
Transitioning to Tsavo West, often referred to as the “land of lava and lions,” this leg of the 9 Days Best Kenya Safari Tour itinerary unveils the park’s rich geographical history. Witness the dramatic lava flows at the Shetani Lava Flow area and various parts of the park, showcasing the raw power of volcanic activity. A visit to Mzima Springs, a critical water source for the coastal town of Mombasa, allows you to marvel at the clarity of the water, percolating through porous rocks. An underwater observation tank provides a unique perspective to observe fish, crocodiles, and hippos in their natural habitat
Explore the Amboseli National Park
The 9 Days Kenya safari seamlessly progresses to Amboseli National Park, an enchanting expanse where elephants reign supreme, set against the dramatic backdrop of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Immerse yourself in the magic of unparalleled wildlife photography opportunities as the interplay of dust and light paints the landscape with captivating compositions. This park not only offers close encounters with elephants, allowing you to witness their majestic presence up close but also presents a golden opportunity to capture the regal lions and sleek cheetahs against the iconic silhouette of Mount Kilimanjaro, elevating your photographic safari experience to new heights on this 9 days best Kenya safari tour itinerary.
Experience the out doors at Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha, a picturesque haven of diverse experiences, takes centre stage in the itinerary with explorations of Hell’s Gate National Park or the idyllic Crescent Island. Envision the unique thrill of horseback riding amidst the graceful giraffes, the majestic wildebeests, and the elegant impalas, forging a profound connection with the wildlife in their natural habitat. As the adventure unfolds, a boat safari on Lake Naivasha unveils the captivating world of fish eagles, allowing you to witness their remarkable hunting skills up close, a spectacle that adds a touch of awe to your Kenyan safari experience. Lake Naivasha gives a diversity on the 9 Days Best Kenya Safari Tour itinerary as you get to experince nature from the out doors.
The Great Masai Mara
The grand finale awaits at the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, a true wildlife paradise where strategically located camps and lodges are poised to enhance the ease of your game drives during this exclusive private 9 Days Best Kenya Safari Tour itinerary. Prepare to be awe-inspired as you witness the revered Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos – in their natural habitat. The Masai Mara, with its expansive landscapes and diverse ecosystems, offers an immersive safari experience that goes beyond expectations. July through to October we have the greatest spectacle in the natural theatre, the great wildebeest migration. This brings alot of action in the spotted plains of the Masai Mara. The lions are on a feeding and breeding frenzy as the cheetahs with their lightening speeds chase prey in dramatic fashion. Leopards target the young wildebeests and watch the drama as the stuck them up the trees as hyenas salivate for the precious protein. As the 9 Days Best Kenya Safari Tour itinerary concludes on this triumphant note, it leaves an indelible mark on your memory, a testament to the untamed wonders and unparalleled beauty of Africa.
Leave Kenya’s capital city early in the morning and drive towards the Kenyan coast. We arrive at the camp/lodge for lunch. Later in the afternoon we head out and explore this semi-arid conservation area that is covered in beautiful iron rich red soils. The famous huge red elephants of Tsavo are to be found here as well as lions’ cheetahs and leopards. We later return to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight after chasing the ever-magical sunset in Africa.
Our flexible safari itinerary gives you the option of doing morning and evening game drives or crafting an ideal day program with our professional safari guide. Tsavo is the biggest conservation area in Kenya and offers not only the red covered elephants but also the rare hirola antelope. Zebras dik diks and a good variety of antelopes call this magnificent Tsavo East their home. These dry plains have the Galana river snaking its way seeking out its way to the Indian ocean, its water roars over the rocks at the Lugard’s falls as the sneak between the creeks. A stop worth visiting. The 1.6 km inselberg of stratified rock acts as a water catchment that supplies a natural dam below is locally called the Mudanda rock. A refuge for animals during the dry season. After a day of exploration, we return to the camp/ lodge for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we head out to the neighbouring Tsavo West National park. We do a game drive as we head to our lodge arriving in good time for lunch. Later in the afternoon we go out for a game drive. We explore the mzima springs. A natural reservoir under the Chyulu hills feeds the springs. Water percolates through underground porous volcanic rocks and the natural filtration process gives the mzima springs clear water. There is a small watch tower where you can observe the aquatic life from such as fish and Nile crocodiles from. Further exploration and we could run into Savannah monitor lizards’ lions’ leopards buffalo elephants common water bucks amongst other beautiful creatures and not forgetting a prolific bird life. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we head out on a game drive as we head to Amboseli National reserve. Shetani lava flow as its locally referred to is an eight-kilometre lava flow that is 1.6 kilometres wide. Emerging from the Chyulu cones the flow is such a sight with the rock habitat adapted klipspringer hoping occasionally We further proceed to Amboseli National park arriving in time for lunch. This is the best place to observe the behavior and enjoy watching the magnificent creatures, in fact most of what we know today has been researched in this conservation area by Dr. Cynthia Moss of Amboseli elephant trust.
Its day two at the royal court of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Our itinerary is flexible and we have the option of doing half day game drives and later again in the afternoon after a lunch break. Amboseli National park is the best place to see big herds of elephant. The swamps attract this magnificent creature that find themselves living in this vast semi-arid ecosystem. The dusty plains also play host to cheetahs and lions amongst the big cats. On early morning game drives, you have a higher chance of seeing the rarer mammals like the honey badger, African wildcat, African civet amongst others. Thus, we always recommend our guests leave camp or lodge at the earliest legal times with packed breakfast to catch the morning serenity. The thought of the beautiful African sunrise in the open plains and breakfast in the wild with enchanting views should be motivation enough to make you jump out of bed early. . In Amboseli conservation area we also have the dry lake Amboseli that offers quit good elephant photography opportunities as well as other herbivores that you may come across in the vast dry lake bed. Amboseli also offer unmatched photography opportunities, the golden light spiced with the dust as the animals move into and out of the swamp in the morning and in the evening, which happens to be their daily migration routine. Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge
We Leave Amboseli early in the morning and head to Lake Naivasha. We make a stop stop at the East African section of the great rift valley view point. It is a geologic wonder of the world. A fracture on the earths in the earth’s surface. Enjoy views of a strata volcano, Mount Longonot, with a 8x12 km caldera is quit a sight to behold. Drive on further past the small Italian catholic church built in 1942 during the second world war, the Italians were prisoners of war and Kenya at that time was still a British colony until 1963. We arrive in time for lunch then later after a brief rest head out for the afternoons activities. We begin with the boat ride, about one hour in the only fresh water lake in the Kenyan rift valley that is home to hippos and over 400 bird species. Get pied kingfishers in action, the African fish eagle busy looking for the all-important protein source, the fish. Common carp is the most common fish here. Later we go out for a horse ride or nature walk depending on your preference at the crescent island or the sanctuary farm. You can also do a bike ride as you watch wildlife, you will have a guide with you. You can choose to explore the hells gate national park, walk amongst giraffes’ zebras warthog “pumba”. Visit and explore the hells gate gorge as you examine obsidian rocks and hot springs in the gorge. Later on, return to the relaxing ambience of your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Leave Naivasha early in the morning and head to the Masai Mara with several stops en route, Reach the Mara in perfect time for lunch and later leave for the evening game drive in search of the big cats of Masai Mara, the lions, leopards cheetahs elephants’ rhinos and other species of elephants. The Masai Mara national reserve offer unrivaled opportunities for big cat sightings. Check back to the camp /lodge for dinner and overnight. Leave Naivasha early in the morning and head to the Masai Mara with several stops en route, Reach the Mara in perfect time for lunch and later leave for the evening game drive in search of the big cats of Masai Mara, the lions, leopards cheetahs elephants’ rhinos and other species of elephants. The Masai Mara national reserve offer unrivalled opportunities for big cat sightings. Check back to the camp /lodge for dinner and overnight.
We have a very flexible itinerary and game drives are tailored to your interests with our experienced professional safari guide. Early morning game drive with picnic breakfast gets you higher probabilities of catching the sunrise, animals whilst they are still active. The morning serenity is just unexplainable, you just have to experience. Explore more of the spotted savannah with its diverse landscapes as to capture beautiful animals, with your lenses. The Mara river where river crossings happen in July August September is the main water body snaking its way through this paradise. Hippopotamus and the Nile crocodile call this home and it’s the best place I the reserve to catch a glimpse of them as they warm themselves in the river banks. Other rivers include the talek river and smaller tributaries like sekenani river. The sand river is another picturesque area at the Masai mara and it is right at the border with the endless plains, the Serengeti. All these as our safari guide explains more about nature as it unfolds right in front of you, getting you the best angles for that shot! After a fulfilling adventurous day, you retire back to your strategically located safari camp/lodge for sumptuous dinner and overnight
After early breakfast we head out for our Last game drive. Capture silhouettes of topis , giraffe elephant or even lucky a male lion silhouette. After an exciting morning game drive, we drive back to Nairobi.