The Ultimate Kenya Safari Itinerary

Explore Kenya’s wildlife, nature, and landscapes on this diverse Kenya safari itinerary. After a brief introduction to the wild in Nairobi, you’ll go on safari tours in Amboseli National Park and Maasai Mara National Reserve. Then you’ll have the chance to hike Mt. Longonot, cycle at Hell’s Gate, and take a boat ride on Lake Naivasha.

#1 Explore Nairobi Attractions

You’ll arrive in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, and spend the first two days getting oriented. During these days, you’ll learn about safari experiences and more about Kenya. The second day takes you through attractions in the city such as the Nairobi National Park and Giraffe Center.

#2 Discover Amboseli National Park

Amboseli is one of the most popular parks in Kenya. The park is famous for being home to elephant herds. Also, Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa is clearly visible from the park.

#3 Hike Mount Longonot National Park

Mt. Longonot, a stratovolcano, is located at the bottom of the Great Rift Valley. This is one of the best-hiking destinations in Kenya.

During the hike, you will discover a thick forest inside the crater. The crater rim also provides great views of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, and distant mountains.

#4 Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha

After the hike, you can choose to relax or explore Naivasha. This can include traveling to Cresent Island or taking a boat ride on Lake Naivasha.

#5 Visit Hell’s Gate National Park

Don’t tell anyone, but the Hell’s Gate National Park is one of the best places to visit in Kenya. Contrary to its name, this is a peaceful park and home to a range of wildlife. These include giraffes, gazelles, zebras, and many more. At Hell’s gate, visitors can hike or drive several kilometers to the Ol-Jorowa gorge. However, cycling in the park is awesome. Later, stop and swim in the heated natural pool.

#6 Discover Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is a remarkable park located in Nakuru County. It is also internationally known for its wildlife sanctuary which includes both white and black rhinos. While exploring the park you will also watch many different bird species including the spectacular flamingoes.

The Journey to Lake Nakuru also includes a stopover at one of the viewpoints of the Great Rift Valley.

#7 Explore Maasai Mara Park

The Maasai Mara is one of Magical Kenya’s best wildlife reserves. This reserve is known for some of the most spectacular wildlife migrations in the world. Every year, thousands of animals including wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles migrate from the Serengeti National Park across the Mara River and into Kenya. They migrate in search of fresh feeding grounds. The migration spectacle takes place between July and September – best to visit in August.

#8 End your Kenya Safari Itinerary in Nairobi City

After the Safari trips, circle back to Nairobi. Here you can visit and do city walking tours before flying out.

Enjoy Your Travels!

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