8 Days Magical Kenya Safari

8 Day Kenya Safari is an 8 day Kenya itinerary leading to Samburu National Game Reserve, Olpejeta Conservancy (Sweetwaters), Lake Nakuru National Park & Masai Mara National Reserve.

This 8 Days Kenya safari Itinerary package starts from Nairobi, to Samburu National Park, close to Ewaso Nyiro River in the Great Rift Valley province  to explore it’s vast wilderness, meet the Samburu tribe, and the special 5 (Gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Grevy’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich). Other animals include: Elephants, Croccodiles, Hippos and numerous species of birds like grey-headed kingfisher, sunbirds, bee-eaters, Marabou stork, tawny eagle, Verreaux’s eagle, bateleur, vulturine guineafowl, yellow-necked spurfowl, lilac-breasted roller, secretary bird, superb starling, northern red-billed hornbill, yellow-billed hornbill, and various vultures including the palm-nut vulture.

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You will then proceed to Olpejeta Conservancy, at the center of Mount Kenya and Aberdare National Park. A must visit gem protecting all the Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo). It is the ony place in Kenya where one has the chance to see chimpanzees, as well as the Last two Northern White Rhinos in the World.  Besides game viewing drives,  Olpejeta conservancy offers: walking safaris, horseback riding and camel rides.

Next, you will make your way to Lake Nakuru National Park, a renowned home for both Black & White Rhinos, Millions of pink flamingos,  4 of the Big 5(Rhinos, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards ) plus over 400 species of birds like ;African Fish Eagle, Slender-billed greenbul, Long-tailed widowbird, Rufous-throated wryneck, Montane white-eye,Red-capped lark, Northern puffback, Rüppell’s robin-chat, Shining sunbird.

The 8 days Kenya safari then heads southwest to Masai Mara National Reserve for an epic safari adventure. The reserve shelters remarkable numbers of lion, leopard, cheetah and African bush elephant. It is annually celebrated for the Great Migration, which earned it a position  among the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, and as one of the ten Wonders of the World.

Safari Itinerary By Highlight

Day 1: Nairobi – Transfer to Samburu National Park

Day 2: Full Day Exploration (Samburu)

Day 3: Olpejeta Conservancy (Sweetwaters)

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 5:Transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Day 6 & 7: Full day exploration

Day 8: Maasai Mara – Nairobi

Detailed Itinerary For the Best 8 Day Kenya Safari

Day 1: Journey To Samburu

Have breakfast early and depart for Samburu National Reserve. Enroute, you will have game drive as you drive to the camp to check in and Lunch.

After the afternoon nap or relaxing, you will set off for the evening game drive to look out for animals including; grevy’s Zebra blue necked somali ostriches, Elephants, Gerenuk Antelopes, hippos, Lions, and sometimes the rare Leopards.

Return later for Dinner and an overnight

Day 2: Full day exploration @ Samburu National Reserve.

Embark on your game viewing drives in Samburu National Park National reserve’s Open grasslands and wide landscapes including springs, rivers, beautiful forests, springs & Rivers. The Reserve is also a home to more than 400 bird species.  Following your breakfast early in the morning,  you will proceed for both early morning and Late evening game drive.

Elephant in Samburu-8 days Kenya safari Dinner & overnight at the same hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Sweetwaters/ Olpejeta

Have a healthy breakfast early in the morning, then depart for Olpejeta/sweetwaters conservancy.  You will find lunch already organized, after then, you will go for game drive to look for animals such as Lions, Rhinos, Elephants, Leopards and Bufaloes.

Sweetwater Conservancy is famous for  it  diverse population of Black Rhinos, but also Kenya’s only  Sanctuary where you can find Chimpanzees.

You will then  make your way back to the Hotel for dinner and an overnight.

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park

On this day, you will make your way to Lake Nakuru National Park from Olpejeta Conservancy, arriving at the camp, in time perfect for Lunch. Later in the evening, you will  proceed for game viewing in an open jeep to spot animals like  Waterbuck, Buffalo, Baboons, Lions, black & Whit Rhinos among others.

Lake Nakuru is also a home for more than 400  species of birds, including the greater and lesser pink Flamingoes

Return for dinner and an overnight rest.

Day 5: Drive to Masai Mara

In the morning, journey via the beautiful Rift Valley to Maasai Mara National Reserve where you will have lunch, and an afternoon rest before setting off for evening game drive.

Maasai mara hosts a number of  wildlife like,  Zebras, Wildebeests, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Leopards, Lions among others.

You will be required to stay until dusk, when the animals are most active.

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge

Day 6 &7 : Full Day exploration in Maasai Mara

Following your breakfast early , you will set off at 0630 hrs to  Maasai Mara national Reserve, for a full day game drive, along with picnic lunch.

Apart from the Big 5, other animals include Grey Jackals, spotted hyenas, cheetahs, Bat Eared Fox, cheetah, Hippos Zebras, and more.

The annual Great Wildebeest Migration that occurs from July, August, September to Mid October , is undeniable the most treasured and sought after event in this park. This is when multitudes of Wildebeests, Zebras move towards the North to search for green pastures.  Behind them are the predators like Lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas who follow them to attack each time they are hungry.

Besides the migration, there are also activities such as the Masai Visits  and also the Balloon Safaris (at an additional Cost), so that you can soar high  to view animals.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Return to Nairobi

Following your breakfast early in the morning, depart for Nairobi for a city tour on arrival, or proceed for your post safari flight back to your home country.