12 Days Best of Kenya Wildlife & Cultural Safari Tour & Itinerary

12 days Best of Kenya Safari offers the most sensational 12 day Kenya Cultural & Wildlife safari tour Itinerary to witness and learn about some cultural & traditional Practices in Kenya. This 12 days Kenya cultural safari package allows you to discover & Link up with the Samburu tribe in Samburu County, Njemps tribe in Ol kokwe Island, Luo traditional Dancers in Homa Bay and the Maasai from Masai Mara National Reserve.

The Samburu Tribe Lethal Weapons

Your 12 days Kenya cultural & Wildlife (Big-5) safari  starts from Jommo Kenyatta International Airport Accommodation  to Olkokwe Island in the middle of Lake Baringo followed by a bird watching excursion in the afternoon. You will then proceed to Kericho, via Karbanet & Eldama Ravine, You will also be driven through some villages, with breathtaking beauty which comprises of rich and fertile  countryside to Kisii, then after you will reach in Masai Mara national Reserve.

Have the greatest chance to learn more from the Masai communities within the reserve, along with very early in the Morning and late evening game drive. After this, you will traverse via the Great Rift valley to Mount Longonot in Lake Naivasha, where you will enjoy a boat excursion to the crescent Island bird sanctuary for birding.

After birding, depart for Nairobi, with an enroute stopover at the Old  Kentmere Club in one of the suburbs in Limuru.

12 Days Best of Kenya Cultural & Wildlife Safari Highlight

Day 1: Welcome to Kenya

Day 2: Nairobi-Transfer to Samburu National Rserve

Day 3: Samburu To Aberdare National Park at the Ark Lodge or Forest Tree Lodge

Day 4: Drive to Baringo

Day 5: Lake Baringo

Day 6: Drive to Kericho

Day 7: Kericho – Drive to Kendu Bay Simbi

Day 8:  Homa Bay Cultural day

Day 9: Homa Bay – Thim Lich Ohinga

Day 10 &  11:  Full Day Game drive

Day 12: Return to Nairobi

Detailed 10 days Kenya Wildlife and Cultural Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Nairobi.

Upon Arrival at the Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Aloyo safaris, who will drive you to your nearby hotel/Hotel in Nairobi, where you will settle for Lunch, dinner and a goodnight rest.

Day 2: Transfer to Samburu National Park

After breakfast, take an early morning drive to Samburu Game Reserve, with lunch enroute.  Samburu Game Reserve is undeniably one of the most spectacular National game reserve in the Northern Circuit of Kenya. It protects the most endemic wildlife and a home to over 900  African Elephants as well as beautiful species of Zebras and the Masai Giraffes.

In the afternoon, head over one of the Samburu community for great Samburu cultural treat, as you interact connect with them, to learn more about ways of survival in the world today, then after return for dinner and overnight at campsite or lodge.


Day 3:Transfer to Aberdare National Park (The Ark Tree House Experience)

Following your morning breakfast,  set off for your early morning game drive to explore this graceful game reserve to look out for  the concentration of the big five (Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo) Gerenuk, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Gravy Zebra, Besia Oryx, Endangered Wild Dog and Pun cake Tortoise. There are also 450 birds in the park,  including aquatic species in the Ewaso Nyiro River including, vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and others.

Enroute, you will drive Northwards through the coffee plantations & small farms. Upon arrival, you will check in at the hotel, where dinner will be served, then later enjoy your overnight sleep.

You can easily observe at the comfort of your terrace or window, a number of animals   gathering by the water hole, which includes Elephants, Rhinos, dik-dik, bush buck, warthog, buffalos, waterbucks, rare kudu among others.

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Baringo

Have breakfast at the break of dawn, then proceed  with the drive from Mount Kenya, with a stop enroute at the Equator for a brief demonstration of how  water  drains from a basin in a clockwise or anti clockwise rotation in the North or South direction.

Lunch will find you settled at the hotel, after then you will visit a local school  around Lake Baringo, where you can just donate afew stationery, according to heart’s content, because no fees is required.

Return to the Lodge for dinner and an overnight rest.

Day 5:  Visit to Ol Kokwe Island- Lake Baringo

Set off in the morning for a boat ride to the Ol Kokwe Island, in the Middlie of lake baringo –“Home For Njemps tribe”, whose lives are characterized by Fishing, from their indigenous reed boats.

Apart from their ancient culture, the “Njemps” are  value their studies, and speak fluent English, thanks to the good schools built in the Island.  You can explre deeper by  meeting up with the elders to learn more about the history and their day to day life.

Return by boat to the shore where the driver guide will transfer you back to your accommodation for  dinner and then an overnight.

Day 6: Journey to kericho

Start your morning transfer after breakfast. You will proceed to Kerich0,  driving by the Kabarnet and Eldama Ravine.

Settle for Lunch at Tea Hotel upon arrival, then after embark on your visit to one of the tea plantations, where you will learn how tea is being processed, from the time it is harvested to when it is ready. You can also join them for   the evening tea

Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Drive to Kendu Bay Simbi

After breakfast in the morning, proceed to Simbi Nyaima Lake, which is believed to have resulted when the village residents refused to shelter and feed an old  needy woman who sought for refuge in this place.

Proceed for dinner and overnight at Cold Spring Hotel.

Day 8:  Homa Bay Cultural day

Spend the whole day with the luo traditional dancers as you learn their cultural dances, dressing styles and songs.

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒃𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒅𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈

Return for dinner and an overnight at the Cold Spring hotel 

Day 9: Homa Bay – Thim Lich Ohinga

Have breakfast early in the morning and transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve, a protected area known for great Wildlife encounters including the great Wildebeest migration. Its Kenya’s Most visited destination in Kenya that all safari enthusiast ought not to miss, once they are in Africa.

The top notch wildlife reserve hosts Big 5 animals, Buffaloes, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions.

You will find lunch upon arrival. Following your afternoon rest or leisure at the beach, embark on your evening game drive on the open plains of Maasai Mara national reserve.

Dinner will be served when you return, after which you will proceed for your night rest in the lodge.

Day 10 & 11:  Full Day Game drive

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 12: 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.

The Package includes:

Airport Pick & Drop

Full board accommodation

Park Entrance fees

Experienced drive guide

Ground transportation in 4×4 mini van

It excludes:

Tourist Visa

Tipping & Porter fees

Luxury drinks

Personal expenses like laundry, travel insurance and excess baggage fee.