Trip Summary

Kenya - Classic Rift Valley Safari

Nairobi, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Amboseli

07 Days / 06 Nights

Minimum 2 Persons

Reference: TSEPT9301C

Kenya is the quintessential Africa of wildlife documentaries, with vast plains speckled with wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, and the big cats they attract. If you are looking for superb game viewing on your African Safari, Kenya is a serious contender.

From the open plains of Masai Mara, the shimmery flamingo-pink waters of Lake Nakuru and the elephants of Amboseli, this safari takes in three of the most picturesque regions in Kenya. It also provides the perfect opportunity to spot the Big-5 and to capture some diverse scenery.

The Classic Kenya Safari combines especially well with an Indian Ocean beach stay and the Mombasa Coastline, Zanzibar or even the Seychelles are our suggested travel destinations.

Weather through the year

January: Clear, hot days and warm nights make this high season a popular time for safaris and good for diving and snorkelling.

February: With the long dry season well established, the grass grazed down and wildlife gathering close to water points, this is still a good time for a safari and good water clarity makes for excellent diving conditions.

March: Hot, increasingly humid weather – with good diving and snorkelling conditions at the start of the month – gives way to rains and lower rates.

April: Temperatures drop soon after the rains are established and you’ll often have facilities largely to yourself in this more affordable low – or “green" – season.

May: While game viewing can be trickier as vegetation runs riot, the colours and light are great for photography at this time of year.

June: The rains give way to cloudy, cooler weather, making for very comfortable conditions, especially in the highlands.

July: Kenya’s “cool" season sets in, with the highlands sometimes rather grey, but wildebeest, migrating from the Serengeti, start arriving in the Maasai Mara.

August: The Great Migration starts filling the Mara plains – and school’s out, so the park roads are full of tourists.

September: The clearing skies signal the start of hot, dry weather with little chance of rain – and fewer visitors – making the latter part of this month a good time for a quieter safari.

October: Still hot, mostly dry and not too busy, this is many people’s preferred month for a safari, and it’s also good for diving and snorkelling.

November: The “short rains" usually start in the second half, so this is low season, with accordingly lower rates and visitor numbers.

December: The rains usually finish by mid-month and landscapes often look their best, under clear blue skies, heralding the start of the peak Christmas tourist season.

Nairobi: Safari Park Hotel & Casino

Masai Mara: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Lake Nakuru National Park: Lake Nakuru Lodge

Lake Nakuru Lodge Garden View Mutarakwa Restaurant

Amboseli National Park: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Fast Facts

Scheduled Tour 7 Days / 6 Nights Special Interests: Rift Valley, Masai Mara, Wildebeest Migration

Price

• Prices are per person sharing and may change seasonally
• This tour departs Tuesdays & Thursdays

Includes:

• Meet and greet services

• Airport Transfers in safari minibus

• All transport and game drives on safari sector are in a 4x4 vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English speaking driver-guide on shared basis

• Meals and accommodation as specified

• All park fees and government taxes

• 1 bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives

• Flying Doctor’s evacuation cover

Excludes:

• Return Flights & Taxes to Nairobi

• Visas for Kenya ($50.- per person payable in USD on line)

• Driver guide or local escort gratuities (we suggest $US 10.- per person per day while on Safari)

• Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance

• Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature

• Medical, evacuation or travel insurance

Nairobi: Safari Park Hotel & Casino

Masai Mara: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Lake Nakuru National Park: Lake Nakuru Lodge

Lake Nakuru Lodge Garden View Mutarakwa Restaurant

Amboseli National Park: Amboseli Sopa Lodge