8-Day Best of Kenya Ultimate Honeymoon Wildlife Safari
Spend your Safari honeymoon in Kenya exploring the breadth of the country’s charms with a safari adventure holiday, viewing an exciting array of wildlife. Perhaps add on a tropical beach holiday to escape and relax in paradise. This eight-day Kenyan safari takes you to the northern frontier country of Samburu through the Great Rift Valley and the Masai Mara, home of the Big Five. This tour is for honeymooners, nature lovers, and the entire family, including children and seniors!
- This tour starts and ends in Nairobi.
- You’ll visit Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara
- Activities: Game drives and Boat ride
- Game drives: Pop-roof 4×4 vehicle
- Semi-luxury tour – This tour uses semi-luxury Lodges and Camps.
- Private tour – This tour will be organised exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.
- Can start any day – If availability permits, this tour can start any day.
- Can be customised – You can request changes to this tour.
- Suitable for solo travellers – Solo travellers can book this private tour.
- Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
- Sweetwaters Serena Camp
- Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
- Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
- Ilkeliani Camp
Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve
You will be picked up from the airport or your hotel at 8:00 am and depart for the dramatic, semi-arid scrub land of the Northern Frontier. You will arrive in Samburu in time for lunch. After lunch, you will embark on a game drive in search of resident wildlife species like the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, and the blue-necked Somali ostrich rare elsewhere in the country. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the spectacular Sarova Shaba Game Lodge.
Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve
You will spend the full day in Samburu National Park and participate in early morning and evening game drives. Your meals and overnight stay will be at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. The highlights of Samburu Game Reserve include its scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colourful heritage. The reserve has numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife, which includes leopards, hippos, elephants, lions, reticulated giraffes, Grevy’s zebras and crocodiles in the Ewaso Nyiro River. In addition, over 365 species have been identified in the sanctuaries.
Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve – Ol Pejeta
You will have breakfast and then go on a game drive as we exit the park and drive to the Mount Kenya region. Lunch will be at Sweetwater’s tented camp before we proceed on an afternoon game drive in Sweetwaters Sanctuary. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Sweetwater’s Tented Camp. Sweetwaters is the only sanctuary for rehabilitating widely abused chimpanzees in Kenya. Two groups of these primates live in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. This is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area.
Day 4: Ol Pejeta – Lake Nakuru National Park
You will have breakfast and then depart the lodge for Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. You have an entire afternoon game drive followed by dinner and your overnight stay at Sarova Lion Hill. Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingos and over 400 other species of birds. The lake is a soda lake on the floor of the Rift Valley. The sight of millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance, the lake
appears ringed in pink. It has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species, notably the Rothschild’s giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbucks, buffalo and baboons are also all residents here.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha
You’ll have breakfast at your leisure before driving to Lake Naivasha. You can take this opportunity to visit Hells Gate National Park, which can be explored on foot or by bicycle. Proceed on a boat ride to Crescent Island and see a game at close quarters. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Lake Naivasha Sopa resort.
Day 6: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara National Reserve
Drive via the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara National Reserve, arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. After refreshing, we will take an introductory game drive. Spend the afternoon on a game drive, returning before dusk for dinner and your overnight stay at Ilkeliani luxury camp, which is situated in an excellent location within the reserve.
Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve
Today you’ll spend the full day exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big Five. You can also participate in an optional balloon safari for an extra cost of $450 US dollars per person. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe. Over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will quickly see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, leopards, elephants and many kinds of antelopes. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the great migration. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (in Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following their heels are the predators of the savanna, lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas and vultures.
Day 8: Masai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi
Let’s make the most of our last safari day with an early rise and game drive. By now, you should be checking off your list of animal sightings, but there’s always time for more. You are sure to have seen zebra and gazelle, but keep an eye out for cheetahs moving through the bush, jackals, and hyenas. We will enjoy one last game drive as we exit the park on our way back to Nairobi. A stop for lunch will break up the drive back to town. Drop off at your hotel or airport.
- Park Entry fees
- All activities – (Unless labelled as optional)
- All accommodation – (Unless listed as an upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation – (Unless labelled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals – (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Sundowner and bush breakfast
- International flights
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips and gratuities – (Highly recommended)
- Items of a personal nature – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- The government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees