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A one-week safari in Kenya is one of the best safaris to consider for those interested in visiting Kenya to see the Big 5 animals, this safari allows you to explore some of the country’s most renowned national parks and wildlife reserves. Here’s a suggested itinerary for a memorable week-long safari in Kenya:
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you’ll be greeted by your tour representative and transferred to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax and acclimate to the local time zone.
Day 2-3: Maasai Mara National Reserve
On Day 2, depart Nairobi early in the morning for a scenic drive to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. After reaching your lodge or camp, enjoy a delicious lunch and then head out for an afternoon game drive in the reserve. Spend Day 3 exploring the vast savannahs of Maasai Mara, famous for its high concentration of wildlife, including lions, elephants, cheetahs, and wildebeests. You may also have the opportunity to witness the Great Migration if you visit during the appropriate season.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, depart Maasai Mara and travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its abundant birdlife and its resident population of rhinos. Enjoy a game drive in the park and keep an eye out for flamingos, pelicans, giraffes, and other wildlife. In the afternoon, you can take a boat ride on Lake Naivasha or visit the nearby Hell’s Gate National Park for hiking and cycling.
Day 5-6: Amboseli National Park
On Day 5, leave Lake Nakuru and head to Amboseli National Park, located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli offers breathtaking views of the iconic mountain and is home to large elephant herds, as well as other wildlife like zebras, giraffes, and lions. Spend two days exploring the park, going on game drives, and taking in the stunning scenery.
Day 7: Nairobi City Tour and Departure
On your last day, return to Nairobi and embark on a city tour to visit attractions like the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Giraffe Centre, or the Karen Blixen Museum. You can also do some last-minute souvenir shopping at local markets. In the evening, transfer to the airport for your departure flight or continue with your onward travel plans.
Here below are the Top safari activities for Planning A one-week Safari in Kenya.
Safari in Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park covers 392 sq km and forms the larger part of Amboseli ecosystem in Kenya. The Park is famous for its big game, its great scenic beauty and the landscape is dominated by the towering Mount Kilimanjaro making it one of the great national parks to visit on your safari in Kenya.
Things to do in Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park has large concentrations of wildlife all year round with over 80 different mammal species ranging from the tiny (and rarely seen) spectacled elephant shrew to the huge bulk of the African elephant. The park is great for superb elephant pictures and documentaries with Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop.
Major attractions to see in Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Parks gives you an opportunity to view Mount Kilimanjaro on the observation hill which as well allows you to have an overall view of the whole park especially the beautiful swamps and elephants below the hill. Animals in the park include elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowl like pelican, Egyptian goose and other water birds.
In Amboseli National Park you will as be able to visit the maasai people and their indigenous lifestyle, you will have an opportunity to learn and shot how they survive in the park alongside with wildlife. The Vibrant Maasai tribe is Kenya’s best known cultural group leaving in different parts of Kenya, clad in colourful shukas, these tall, bejeweled people have preserved their traditional way of life sustaining its authenticity uninfluenced by cultural trends elsewhere.
Where to stay in Amboseli National Park
Lodge options where to stay in Amboseli National Park during your safari range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. These include Tortilis Camp, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli and Satao Elerai Camp among others.
Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve is another great national Park to visit on your safari in Kenya. It is widely recognized as the jewel in the crown of Kenya’s tourism industry. The reserve is regarded as the most spectacular wildlife viewing area in Kenya with over 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 bird species. A safari to Masai Mara National Reserve during your safari will give you an opportunity to see the great wildlife numbers including the dominant inhabitant that is the wildebeests. From June to October each year over 1.5 million wildebeests along with large numbers of Zebras and Thompson’s gazelle, migrate from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to search for fresh pastures in the Masai Mara before going back in October.
Where to stay in Masai Mara National Reserve during safari in Kenya
Lodges options where to stay in Masai Mara National Reserve range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose where to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodges include Mara Serena, Little Governors Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, Keekorok and Sarova Mara, Mara Intrepids, and Explorer among others. Contact us here for reservations and booking details.
Safari viewing in Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National Park is the largest National Park in Kenya it was established in 1948 and it is commonly known as the Theatre of the wild another paradise to spend your safari time in Kenya. The Park is divided into East and west intersected by the Nairobi to Mombasa railway and road. The park has interesting and diverse habitats, wildlife and scenic mountain landscapes. Tsavo East is an easily accessible and popular park attracting large numbers of tourists annually. Its scenic features include its large herds of Elephants and other wildlife and its striking natural landscapes and structures. Tsavo west National Park has a more varied topography and more diverse array of habitats than Tsavo East National Park. Visiting Tsavo National Park will give you an opportunity to explore both sides of the park, wildlife including the Big 5 animal and Cheetahs, its pristine habitats including open plains alternating with savannah bush and semi-desert scrub and acacia woodlands.
Where to stay in Tsavo National Park
Lodge options to stay in Tsavo National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Accommodation options in Tsavo National Park include Patterson Safari Camp, Galdessa Camp, Kilaguni Serena Lodge, Ngulia Lodge, Severin Safari Lodge and Voi Safari Lodge.
Visit Lake Nakuru National Park to see Flamingos
Lake Nakuru National Park is another amazing National Park for safari in Kenya, it is home to the beautiful pink flamingos which leave in a very shallow, strongly alkaline lake set in a picturesque landscape of woods and grasslands next to Nakuru town. The park is one of the best places to see flamingos and the beautiful landscape which includes areas of marsh and grassland alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woods and rocky hillsides covered with euphorbia forests. Lake Nakuru occupies about a third of Lake Nakuru National Park surface area with other parts of the park covered with savannah vegetation home to various mammals and birds.
Where to stay in Lake Nakuru National Park
Lodge and Hotel options to stay at Lake Nakuru National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Options in Lake Nakuru National park include Lake Nakuru SOPA Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Lake Nakuru Lodge and Naishi Guest House among others.
What is the best time to visit Kenya?
Kenya can be visited throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively dry than March to May and November.
Why book A one-week Safari in Kenya with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris offers unrivaled and professional tour and travel services in Uganda, Kenya, Congo, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Since then, Eco Adventure Safaris as established itself as one of the leading tour operators in all these countries including Kenya. Eco Adventure Safaris boasts of a professional office and field team that takes care of all your requests and inquiries. We are full members of AUTO (Association of Uganda Tour Operators) and work closely with Kenya Wildlife Services.
We are highly recommended on trip advisor as well as Trust Pilot. Our website is one of the best and reliable point to help you start preparing for your Kenya safari as we have the best and most updated information that you can rely on. Eco Adventure Safaris is owned and run by Ugandans who have explored Kenya and as such, you will be dealing with a team that sells what they know. Please feel free to contact us here about your planned safari to Kenya to advise on Planning and booking A one-week Safari in Kenya in advance.