Leopard Safari Across Kenya Safari Holiday Vacation - 13 Days

Tsavo Leopard resting

 

 This is an extensive and beautiful road journey across Kenya experiencing all the highlights of these vast, game rich plains, whilst encountering some of Africa’s most magnificent wildlife on your safari adventure. Leopard Safari has been a long time favorite with safari enthusiasts and covers all the main parks and reserves of this wild and wonderful country.


Overview

13 Days / Nights Leopard Safari Across Kenya Safari Holiday Vacation Trip Highlights

Nairobi City - Tsavo West National Park - Amboseli National Park - Aberdare Ranges National Park – Samburu National Park - Lewa / Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara Game Reserve


Day 1: Nairobi City

Day 2: Nairobi City - Tsavo West National Park

Day 3: Tsavo West National Park - Amboseli National Park

Day 4: Amboseli National Park

Day 5: Amboseli National Park – Aberdare Ranges National Park

Day 6: Aberdare Ranges National Park – Samburu National Park

Day 8: Samburu National Park - Lewa / Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Day 9: Lewa / Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Lake Nakuru

Day 10: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Day 11: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Day 12: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Day 13: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi City


One More Reason To Book This Safari Experience

  • Book a luxury 4x4 road safari expedition that allows you to see the beautiful Kenyan country side and the unforgettable wildlife.
  • Customize this safari by adding more destinations or even more days at each location for a truly memorable safari experience.
  • Visit the Mzima Springs an important water catchment area and watch the fish and hippo's swim in its crystal-clear waters.
  • See the large heard of red elephants of the Tsavo on game drives.
  • See the Mount Kilimanjaro snow capped peaks; Africa's Highest Mountain fondly called 'The Roof of Africa' best seen at the Amboseli National Park.
  • See and encounter the magnificent large herds of huge big elephants on feeding on the Amboseli Plains, the Lake or in the marsh lands and springs around the lake.
  • Visit the place where Queen Elizabeth ascended to the British Throne in 1952.
  • Watch the wild game at a saltlick and waterhole from a deck or rooftop platform at the Treetops Hotel.
  • Discover and see Samburu's 'dry country' animals rarely found in other regions, including the long-necked gerenuk, reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra.
  • Observe the endangered species chimpanzees, white and black rhino, Grevy’s zebra, wild dogs and other wild animals at a conservancy on the Laikipia Plateau - The Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy.
  • See the flamingoes and the pink flamingo hue they form on the lake and its shores while feeding at Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • See the protected endangered white and black rhino and other wild animals on game drives in the Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • Visit a game reserve that has been declared a Seventh Wonder of The Natural World the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
  • Try your luck catching the Annual Great Wildebeest Migration that occurs between June and October every year when Millions of wildebeests, zebras and other herbivores cross the crocodile infested Mara River in search of pasture at the Maasai Mara.
  • Enjoy the game drives on the Maasai Mara rolling plains and wide open savannah spotting the prolific wild game that includes the big five, the big cats and other wildlife.

Itinerary

The Detailed Luxury Safari Holiday Vacation Itinerary


Day 1: Nairobi City

On arrival, transfer to the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi for one night in a Standard Room.

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner Depends on Arrival time

Overnight: Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi


Day 2: Nairobi City - Tsavo West National Park

Your safari begins this morning with a drive south to Tsavo West National Park. After lunch you will experience your first game drive and a visit to Mzima Springs frequented by hippos and crocodiles and if you are lucky you will see them wallow and retreat around the crystal-clear waters. Stay overnight at the Kilaguni Serena Lodge (approx. 150 miles).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Kilaguni Serena Lodge


Day 3: Tsavo West National Park - Amboseli

After breakfast, drive to one of the most popular parks in Kenya, Amboseli National Park, home to around 900 elephant. Located near Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, weather permitting you will be able to witness the snowcapped peak. Amboseli National Park offers the chance to encounter magnificent herds of elephant. Following an exciting afternoon game drive, you will spend two nights at Ol Tukai Lodge (approx. 100 miles).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Ol Tukai Lodge


Day 4: Amboseli National Park

Experience early morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli National Park, where, with its low vegetation, it is renowned as one of the best wildlife viewing areas in Africa. Look out for lion, buffalo, zebra and a diverse range of birdlife. The park’s dry and dusty form is due to the volcanic ash that came from Mt. Kilimanjaro on its last eruption, yet the lush green areas are a result of a continuous water supply from the mountain’s melting snow.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Ol Tukai Lodge


Day 5: Amboseli National Park – Aberdare Ranges National Park

Drive via Nairobi to Aberdare, with lunch en route in Nairobi. You will then check in to Outspan Hotel, and leave the majority of your luggage here in order to transfer to Treetops Hotel, your spectacular viewing perch for the night.

The Treetops Hotel is a unique tree hotel property famous for being the place where Princess Elizabeth ascended to the British Throne in 1952. Game is attracted by the saltlick and waterhole and with four spectacular viewing decks and a rooftop platform; it is the ideal place to capture incredible close-up photographs (approx. 250 miles).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Treetops Hotel


Day 6: Aberdare Ranges National Park – Samburu National Park

Enjoy an early morning tea at Treetops Hotel then return to the Outspan hotel for breakfast and to collect your left luggage. Drive north to Samburu National Reserve where you will spend the next two nights at Samburu Lodge or Ashnill Samburu Lodge situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River.

Experience the African desert at its best and as a lesser known park it is less crowded, with game drives on both days giving you the opportunity to hopefully spot leopard, lion and cheetah. This is the dry, north of Kenya and the reserve attracts wildlife not often seen elsewhere. Look out for gerenuks – a unique gazelle with a long neck that stands on its hind legs to feed (approx. 110 miles). B, L, D.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Samburu Lodge or Ashnill Samburu Lodge


Day 8: Samburu National Park - Lewa / Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Drive south to the Sweetwaters Serena Camp for lunch and an afternoon game drive.

Visit the remarkable Chimpanzee and Rhino Sanctuaries. Incorporated within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the sanctuary is the only place in Kenya where the highly endangered and remarkably intelligent chimpanzee can be seen and houses the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa.

Dinner and overnight stay at Sweetwaters Serena Camp, experiencing the charming ambience of under-canvas living. (approx. 150 miles).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sweetwaters Serena Camp.


Day 9: Lewa / Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Lake Nakuru

Drive via Thomson's Falls to Lake Nakuru for lunch. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to flamingos (seasonal, dependent on water level) as well other migratory birds and rhino. Enjoy an afternoon game drive. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge (approx. 110 miles).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge.


Day 10: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Drive to the awe-inspiring Maasai Mara and take an afternoon game drive. Spot prides of lions basking in the shade, seek out an elusive solo leopard and have your camera at the ready for other spectacular wildlife including cheetah and hyena. Three nights at Maasai Mara Serena Lodge (approx. 153 miles).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Maasai Mara Serena Lodge.


Day 11: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Early morning, mid-morning and afternoon game drives in the Maasai Mara game reserve or perhaps take an optional balloon safari (extra cost).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Maasai Mara Serena Lodge.


Day 12: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Another full day in the Maasai Mara with early morning, mid-morning and afternoon game drives.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Maasai Mara Serena Lodge.


Day 13: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi City

Return to Nairobi (approx. 160 miles) in time for lunch (extra cost). Spend the afternoon resting at the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi where you may wish to pre-book a day room (extra cost) before your onward journey. B.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Prices and Inclusions

Prices

Please treat the prices shown as a price estimate. Your final price might go up or down following seasonal prices in the different lodges, camps and resorts. All prices indicated are per person, based on 2 persons sharing a room, and on estimated high season rates.


Rate Includes

  • Fully Inclusive Accommodation with the exception of premium brands
  • 4 x 4 game drives
  • All road transfers as indicated
  • All Park Fees
  • Flying doctors medical evacuation

Rate Excludes

  • International flights into and out of Nairobi
  • Visa Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Laundry
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • All statutory increases beyond our control
  • Champagne and luxurious spirits at all the properties

 

How To Book

  1. Contact a destination specialist

Whether you wish to book this holiday vacation or wish plan your holiday trip around this itinerary idea or you have other ideas, please do get in touch by filling the booking form below or online contacts page. If using our booking form or online contacts page, an And Africa Travel safari destination specialist will contact you by email to discuss your requirements.

  1. Discuss your requirements

Our destination safari specialists have the first hand knowledge about Africa, required to put your holiday plans into action. They can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes, needs, likes and budget.

  1. Refine your tailor-made custom itinerary

Your safari specialist will carefully design your holiday trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive on email. Your safari specialist will answer any further questions you have and refine it until you are completely happy.

  1. Confirmation

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of 40% of the total cost of your trip.

  1. Staying in touch

Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call your safari specialist at any time. The same safari specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.

  1. The Online Booking Form

Please complete the enquiry form below in as much detail as possible and one of our safari specialists will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours (48 hours on a weekend) with free, no-obligation advice, or a quote if appropriate.

 

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