14 Days Kenya Safari Tour, Culture & Wildlife Viewing Masai Mara, Amboseli, Aberdares, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, & Lake Naivasha

14 Days Kenya Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW

This 14 days Kenya safari is a comprehensive 14 days safari in Kenya that offers amazing culture and great game viewing in Kenya’s top wildlife destinations: Masai Mara, Amboseli, Aberdares, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, and Lake Naivasha.

You kick off your 14 days Kenya safari tour starts in Kenya’s ‘land of giants’, Amboseli National Park. Not only is it home to East Africa’s biggest elephant herds, but Amboseli also offers the best views of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain at 5895 meters above sea level.

Next, tour Aberdares National Park and visit the magnificent Samburu Reserve, famed for its astonishing wild scenery and rare wildlife, including the so-called ‘Special 5’ – Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, and Somali ostrich.

Continue to birder’s paradise Lake Nakuru National Park, home to endangered Black Rhinos, White Rhinos, and Rothschild’s Giraffes, and explore Lake Naivasha, which hosts large pods of hippo and an array of beautiful water birds.

You end off your 14 days Kenya safari with an unforgettable wildlife viewing adventure in the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, the home of the Great Wildebeest Migration and Big Cats (Lion, Leopard, and Cheetah) before returning to Nairobi where the trip began.

You can book or customize this 14 days Kenya safari tour and explore a wide diversity of wildlife-rich habitats and landscapes in southern, central, and northern Kenya.

14 Days Kenya Safari – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Enjoy daily game drives
  • Spot Africa’s Big Five animals
  • Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration (season)
  • See the Samburu Special Five
  • See the Big Cat – Lion, Leopard, and Cheetah
  • Learn about Maasai culture
  • Explore Lake Naivasha by boat
  • Take a game walk on the Crescent Island
  • Track Black & white rhinos at Lake Nakuru NP
  • Game viewing against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro
  • Watch the big tusked elephants of Amboseli
  • Cycle, Hike, or Rock climb in Hell’s Gate National Park
  • Optional hot-air balloon safari in Masai Mara

14 Days Kenya Safari – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATION

Day 1: Nairobi

Day 2, 3, & 4: Amboseli National Park

Day 5: Aberdares National Park

Day 6 & 7: Samburu National Reserve

Day 8: Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 9 & 10: Lake Naivasha

Day 11, 12 & 13: Masai Mara National Reserve & Masai Village

Day 14: Depart

14 Days Kenya Safari – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Day 2: Visit Iconic Amboseli National Park, Afternoon Game Drive.

Day 3: Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in Amboseli National Park.

Day 4: Whole Day Safari in Amboseli National Park.

Day 5: Tour Aberdares National Park, Evening Animals Views.

Day 6: Drive to Samburu National Reserve, Afternoon Game Drive.

Day 7: Full-Day Game Drive in Samburu National Reserve.

Day 8: Tour Lake Nakuru National Park, an Afternoon Game Drive

Day 9: Morning Game Drive & Travel to Lake Naivasha, Relaxation.

Day 10: Boat Tour on Lake Naivasha & Nature Walk on the Crescent Island. Cycle, Hike, or Rock Climb in Hell’s Gate National Park.

Day 11: Drive to Masai Mara National Reserve, afternoon game drive.

Day 12: Full-Day Game Drive in Masai Mara National Reserve.

Day 13: Game Drive in Masai Mara & Maasai Cultural Experience.

Day 14: Morning Game Drive & Transfer Back to Nairobi.

14 Days Kenya Safari Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Welcome to Kenya! After touching down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you’re met by our company representative who will assist you at the airport before driving you to your booked comfortable hotel in Kenya’s bustling capital, Nairobi.

Take some time to rest at your hotel. If you arrive during the day with free time to spare, you can check out some urban highlights!

This metro area of more than 9 million residents is a cultural hotbed in East Africa. Some options include checking out the city’s produce markets, touring the Karen Blixen Museum, getting a glimpse of wildlife in Nairobi National Park, exploring the National Museum of Kenya, or visiting the Bomas of Kenya, where traditional homesteads of several Kenyan tribes are displayed in an outdoor village.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi/Hemingways Nairobi/Giraffe Manor

Midrange: – Crowne Plaza Nairobi/Tamarind Tree Hotel/Eka Hotel Nairobi

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Pick up from the Airport
  • Transfer to a hotel in Nairobi

Day 2: Visit Iconic Amboseli National Park, Afternoon Game Drive

Your day two of the 14 days Kenya safari begins at 07.30 am. Your tour driver guide shall pick you up from your Nairobi hotel and take you on a beautiful drive of about 3-4 hours south to Amboseli National Park.

Amboseli is famously known for its majestic herds of big-tusked African elephants and glorious views of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Amboseli, Kenya’s second most popular game park was gazetted in 1974 and declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1991.

A mostly dry and sparsely vegetated park, Amboseli has lush wetlands where large elephant herds gather with snow-capped Kili, rising to about 5895m in the background. As well as its famously photogenic elephants, Amboseli has heavyweight predators like Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, and Hyena, as well as their prey such as Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, and Antelope.

You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. After lunch, take a midday rest and then set out on your first safari drive. You will return to the lodge at sunset to freshen up and relax before enjoying a tasty dinner and a good night’s rest.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge/Oltukai Lodge/Tortilis Camp

Midrange: – Kibo Safari Camp/Satao Elerai Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 233km/3-4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Amboseli
  • Afternoon game drive

Day 3: Morning & Afternoon Game Drive in Amboseli National Park

On day three of your 14 days Kenya safari, you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives to witness Amboseli’s wonderful wildlife and stunning scenery. You will start early, as the morning is the best time to see the animals at their most active.

You will track and follow the African elephants, Cape Buffalos, Masai Giraffes, Plains Zebras, Spotted Hyena, Blue Wildebeest, and African Lions with your expert guide. You will also look out for Hippos, Leopards, Cheetahs, African-painted wolves (wild dogs), Gerenuks, Serval cats, Warthogs, and Yellow Baboons.

If the weather plays along, you may enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

After a fantastic full day in Amboseli, return to the lodge in the late afternoon for relaxation. In the evening you can sip on a sundowner on an observation platform overlooking a waterhole, where elephants and other animals often come to drink.  Make your way back to the lodge for a shower and dinner.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge/Oltukai Lodge/Tortilis Camp

Midrange: – Kibo Safari Camp/Satao Elerai Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full-day game drive

Day 4: Whole Day Safari in Amboseli National Park

On day four of your 14 days Kenya safari, enjoy another day exploring Amboseli National Park with a picnic lunch. View elephants and other members of the Big Five at the foot of Africa’s tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

You can also look out for the park’s abundant bird life, especially in the vicinity of the swamps and lakes where you can see a large variety of water birds. There are pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, lily-trotters, egrets, Hamerkops, and the rare Madagascar Squacco heron. So far, 47 raptors have been identified, including the rare Taita falcon and southern banded harrier eagle.

Optional visit to a Local Maasai Village: In the late afternoon, you can opt for a visit to one of the local Masai villages before returning to camp for dinner. The word Amboseli comes from the Maasai word translating to ‘salty dust’ which is why the elephants love this park so much. Learn about the Maasai from this part of Kenya and see how they are using conservation to their advantage.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge/Oltukai Lodge

Midrange: – Kibo Safari Camp/Satao Elerai Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full-day game drive

Day 5: Tour Aberdares National Park, Evening Animals Views

After breakfast, take a long drive of about 6 hours north. You make an en-route stop at Aberdare Country Club for lunch before continuing to Aberdare National Park.

The park was home to Treetops Lodge, where a young English princess, Elizabeth II, found out she would be Queen of the United Kingdom in 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI.

Its mountains, waterfalls, and streams support a variety of wildlife; Elephants, Rhinos, Colobus monkeys, Sykes monkeys, Leopards, Hyenas, Baboons, Buffalos, Warthogs, Bushbucks, Reedbucks, Giant Forest hog, Golden cat, Serval cat, Civet cat, Duiker and Bongo antelope.

You’ll have an overnight stay at the Ark Tree Lodge, located in the forest on the slopes of the Aberdare Mountains at 7,000 feet.

The lodge offers amazing game viewing. You can view wildlife from different positions – from outside where you can see, hear and smell everything and from inside where you can sit with a cup of tea and stay warm and cozy.

You can request to be awakened during the night if your favorite animals show up. A herd of elephants might be just feet away and if you’re lucky, a leopard or large male lion might put in an appearance.

Accommodation:-

Midrange: – The Ark

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – 370km/6 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Aberdares
  • Game viewing

Day 6: Drive to Samburu National Reserve, Afternoon Game Drive

After a relaxed breakfast on day 6 of your 14 days Kenya safari, continue on a drive of about 3 to 4 hours north.

You’re heading to the magnificent Samburu Reserve, famed for its astonishing wild scenery of open plains bisected by the Ewaso Nyiro River, which is a lifeline for a multitude of games in this semi-arid environment.

The park is home to the ‘Special 5’ – Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, and Somali ostrich – so-called because they’re not typically found in other Kenya game reserves.

You’ll arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Then, venture out for an exciting afternoon drive. You stay out until sunset and hopefully you can find some predators like lions, leopards, and cheetahs as they start to become more active at this time.

Optional Samburu Village Visit: Just outside the reserve, you can visit a local Samburu village. Similar in appearance to the Masai but less known, the Samburu are a proud warrior tribe. Watch traditional Samburu dancing, and learn about Samburu tribal life.

Be sure to bring your camera and capture the beauty and color of the layers of bead necklaces and bracelets, the red clay braids of the warriors, and the contrast of their bright cloth wraps against the African savanna.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ashnil Samburu Camp/Elephant Bedroom Camp

Midrange: – Samburu Simba Lodge/ Sarova Shaba Lodge/Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 215km/3-4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Samburu
  • Afternoon game drive

Day 7: Full-Day Game Drives in Samburu National Reserve

On day seven of your 14 days Kenya safari, enjoy an early breakfast, have your packed picnic lunch, and set out on a full-day game drive in search of the Samburu’s special five and other wildlife. You can choose to return to the lodge for lunch after a morning game drive, then head out again in the afternoon after relaxation.

Samburu is known for its lion population and in fact, this is one of the places where Joy and George Adamson raised Elsa the lioness, of Born Free fame. It is also one of the best places for leopards in Kenya, and it’s a prime spot for giant tusked elephants. Crocodiles, cheetahs, African wild dogs, Hyenas, Hippos, giraffes, Gazelles, Dik-dik, Impalas, Waterbucks, and Kudus are also found in the reserve.

The bird watching is excellent, with over 450 species, including the beautiful Vulturine Guineafowl, Taita falcon, Golden pipit, and Secretarybird. After a rewarding day of game viewing in the vast Samburu Reserve, you return to your lodge for dinner and a relaxing evening under the stars.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Elephant Bedroom Camp/Ashnil Samburu Camp

Midrange: – Samburu Simba Lodge/ Sarova Shaba Lodge/Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Samburu National Reserve
  • Samburu afternoon game drive

Optional Activities:-

  • Nature walks with excellent Samburu guides
  • Riverside picnics and bush dinners
  • Night game drive

Day 8: Tour Lake Nakuru National Park, Afternoon Game Drive

After an early breakfast today, take a scenic drive of about 5 hours south into the Great Rift Valley. The famous valley is a series of contiguous geographic trenches that run approximately 7,000km from Lebanon in Asia to Mozambique in Southeast Africa. Dotted with lakes and mountains, it’s a terrific sight to see.

You’ll arrive and check into your lodge near stunning rift valley lake (Lake Nakuru National Park) in time for lunch. After lunch, have some time to relax and then on an afternoon game drive in search of the park’s wonderful wildlife.

You might see why this great soda lake has been described as the world’s greatest ornithological spectacle; great seas of flamingos often turn the landscape a sweeping shade of pink. Flooding in recent years has unfortunately caused a decline in birdlife.

However, the park boasts substantial numbers of other species, including Rothschild’s giraffes, Hippos, Waterbucks, Reedbucks, and Gazelles. Leopards and Lions are also to be found here, and the chances of sighting one are significant.

You’ll also keep your eyes peeled for one of Africa’s most endangered creatures, the elusive Black rhinoceros. While white rhino sightings are fairly common in the park, spotting a Black rhinoceros is a real treat.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Sarova Woodlands/the Cliff

Midrange: – Lake Nakuru Lodge/Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge/Flamingo Hill Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – About. 250km/5 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Lake Nakuru
  • Afternoon game drive

Day 9: Morning Game Drive & Travel to Lake Naivasha, Relaxation

Wake early for breakfast on day nine of your 14 days Kenya safari. Then head into the Lake Nakuru NP for a morning game drive.

You’ll have a good chance of spotting and photographing the rhinos and other wildlife. Return to the lodge for lunch before driving to your camp or lodge near Lake Naivasha (approximately 2 hours).

One of the few freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha has floating islands of papyrus reeds and a border of flat-topped acacias. It’s also home to a healthy population of hippos and a tremendous variety of birds.

Enjoy a free afternoon to relax at the lodge with a cold drink and watch as the sun sinks and the sounds of the night emerge – owls, frogs, and nightjars – followed by a delicious dinner served next to the campfire. There is an option to hire a bike and pedal around the lake this afternoon if you wish to stretch your legs after the drive.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Chui Lodge/Kiboko Luxury Camp/ Enashipai Resort

Midrange: – Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort/Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.79km/2 hour drive

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Lake Naivasha, relaxation

Day 10: Boat Tour on Lake Naivasha & Nature Walk on the Crescent Island. Cycle, Hike, or Rock Climb in Hell’s Gate National Park.

Your day ten of the 14 days Kenya safari starts with a relaxed breakfast.

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the lake with close-up views of hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, and countless bird species. Step ashore at Crescent Island – a peaceful wildlife sanctuary located in the middle of the lake – and enjoy a guided stroll among giraffes, zebra, elands, impalas, and other peaceful, relaxed animals thanks to the absence of predators.

You can also opt to drive to the nearby Hells Gate National Park a haven for hiking, biking, and rock climbing and it has no predatory animals. The park features soaring cliffs, bursting gorges, dusty valleys, and pristinely sculpted volcanic columns (interestingly, it was the inspiration for the movie, ‘The Lion King’). It has, without a doubt, some of the most peculiar and striking landscapes in Kenya.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Chui Lodge/Kiboko Luxury Camp/ Enashipai Resort

Midrange: – Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort/Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Boat cruise on Lake Naivasha
  • Nature walk on Crescent Island

Day 11: Drive to Masai Mara Reserve, Afternoon Game drive

Day 11 of the 14 days Kenya safari begins with a good breakfast at 7.30 am. You then set off on a beautiful drive of about 4 hours south to the legendary Maasai Mara National Reserve. The reserve’s vast savannah plains are dotted with clusters of trees giving rise to the Masai name ‘Maa’, which means ‘spotted’.

Locally known simply as The Mara, it’s one of the most famous and important wildlife conservation and wilderness areas in Africa, world-renowned for its exceptional populations of lion, African leopard, cheetah, and African bush elephant It also hosts the Great Migration, which secured it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, and as one of the ten Wonders of the World.

You will reach in the afternoon, enjoy lunch, relax and then depart on an exciting game drive. You’ll stay out until sunset and hopefully, you can find some predators as they start to become more active at this time.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mara Serena Lodge/Ashnil Mara Camp/Mara Leisure Camp

Midrange: – Mara Sopa Lodge/Jambo Mara Lodge/Basecamp Masai Mara

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 237km/4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Masai Mara
  • Afternoon game drive

Day 12: Unlimited Game Drives in Masai Mara National Reserve

On day twelve of your 14 days Kenya safari, rise early and enjoy a morning game drive in Masai Mara National Reserve. This is your chance to see why the Mara is rated so highly as a wildlife destination. It is a Big 5 destination as well as one famous for its general wildlife and rarities like cheetah and even wild dogs. Explore this diverse environment and see a multitude of wildlife.

If you visit from around July to October, you have a chance to witness the Great Migration of around 1.7 million White-bearded wildebeest, 470,000 Gazelles, and 260,000 Plains Zebra that migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti Park annually across the vast grasslands in search of fresh grass and water.

After a morning game drive, you return to the lodge/camp for lunch and relaxation during the heat of the day. You then set out again in the afternoon, expecting to return to camp around sunset.

Optional Hot Air Balloon flight at sunrise:  This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to really appreciate the spectacular magnificence of the Mara. It offers great photographic opportunities and you can spot the heads of gentle giraffe foraging from the top of leafy trees, slumbering elephants swaying in the cool breeze, and pods of hippos splashing in the water. The activity lasts one hour and is followed by champagne bush breakfast, cooked wherever you land.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mara Leisure Camp/Mara Serena Lodge/ Ashnil Mara Camp

Midrange: – Mara Sopa Lodge/Basecamp Masai Mara/Jambo Mara Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Morning game drive
  • Afternoon game drive

Day 13: Game Drive in Masai Mara & Maasai Cultural Experience

After breakfast, enjoy another morning game drive into the Mara for another opportunity to more of the wildlife’s natural behavior. This can include a lion hunting and killing a wildebeest, a cheetah chasing a gazelle or the serene activities of elephants grazing and birds building nests. The reserve boasts over 470 bird species.

You will return to the lodge later in the afternoon for lunch and some downtime. In the late afternoon, visit an authentic Maasai village to learn about the interesting culture of the famous Maasai People. Your guide will lead you through the village as you discover their traditions and beliefs, and daily practices like demonstrations of how to make fire using sticks.

At the end of the tour, you can buy some gift items or curios made by the villagers – a chance to give back to the local community.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mara Serena Lodge/Ashnil Mara Camp/Mara Leisure Camp

Midrange: – Mara Sopa Lodge/Jambo Mara Lodge/Basecamp Masai Mara

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Masai Mara full day game drive

Day 14: Morning Game Drive & Transfer Back to Nairobi

After breakfast, today, enjoy a final wildlife safari drive. Enjoy one last opportunity to spot the “big five” before embarking on a drive of about 6 hours back to Nairobi where this fantastic 14 Days Kenya Safari tour comes to an end.

End of the 14 Days Kenya Safari Tour

14 Days Kenya Safari Tour SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Selected National Park and reserve entry fees
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in 4X4 Safari Van/4×4 Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Flight from Mombasa to Nairobi
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Airport Transfer

14 Days Kenya Safari Tour − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary