This 11 days self-drive Kenya adventure safari takes you around from Nairobi national park to the dramatic wildlife viewing in Masai mara and also hiking mount Kenya, canopy birding in Kakamega forest, and a chance for the big five in Amboseli national park.
Day 1: Arrival at Nairobi airport
This day arrives in Kenya at Jomo Kenyatta international airport, Karibu in Kenya receive your hired Vehicle. Depending on your arrival time take time to explore the beauty of Nairobi town. Few spots to explore in Nairobi include; the Giraffe Center where highly endangered Rothchild’s giraffes are protected, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and Karen Blixen’s House and Museum.
Destination: Nairobi city
Accommodation: Sarova Stanley Hotel (midrange)
Day 2: Nairobi National park
Today set to drive to Nairobi National Park in the nearby distance, the park is habitat for wild animals include buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, baboon, zebra, wildebeest, and cheetah—100 mammal species.
Destination: Nairobi National Park
Accommodation: The Strand Hotel (Midrange)
Day 3& 4: Transfer to Mt. Kenya National Park
Short on this other day, drive to Mount Kenya spend two days hiking to the slope of Africa’s second-highest mountain. Here are some seconds to the equator, the glaciers carve out the throne of Ngai the old high god of the Kikuyu. Can decide to hike the Naro Moru Route about 13km
Start: Nairobi National Park
Destination: Mount Kenya
Accommodation: Mackinder’s camp
Day 5: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park
The spend the full day at Lake Nakuru National Park, the park is flanked by rocky escarpments, waterfalls, pockets of acacia forests harboring several wildlife species notably the black rhinos, Rothchild giraffes and is most known for the highest population of the pink flamingos.
Accommodation: Wildlife Club of Kenya Guesthouse
Day 6: Transfer to Kakamega Forest Reserve
The drive this day takes to the place like nowhere in Kenya, Kakamega forest for canopy birdwatching and encountering several primate species deep in the jungle. Spend a full day here.
Accommodation: Isikuti Guesthouse
Day 7: Masai Maara National Park
Another fresh day of exploring, here can’t get enough of your time in the park. Masai Mara is Africa’s most attractive destination for its theatrical wild show, the wildebeest show within the huge expanse of tawny, tanned grasslands decorated with acacia trees and with huge and small numbers of animals. It’s perfect wildlife drive through the park watching plenty of wildlife including watching tens of thousands of wildebeest migrating, heard of zebras and the big five well as many others on sight.
Start: Kakamega Forest Reserve
Accommodation: Ewangan (midrange)
Destination: Masai Mara
Day 8: Amboseli National park
Can take a picnic hot balloon safari in Masai Mara for the wildlife overview. The northwards to Kenya’s most famous Amboseli National Park. Higher chances of watching the Big five and the highest concentration of wildlife in Kenya. It’s a long day of scenic driving from Masai Mara to Amboseli National park.
Start: Masai Mara
Accommodation: Kitani Bandas
Day 9: Mombasa coast beaches
It’s a full day of driving to the theatrical and historical Mombasa coast.
Accommodation: Lotus Hotel (Midrange)
Day 10: Mombasa
Full day exploring the historic Swahili coast town. Some of the places to explore in Mombasa include Fort Jesus a UNESCO world heritage and Mombasa’s most visited site, Old law courts, spice market, and the Holly Guest cathedral. Also,you can decide to enjoy the beautify as well the history packed within the beaches of Mombasa.
Day 11: Transfer back to Nairobi
Today marks the end of your Kenyan 12 days circuit trip, take a full day of driving to Nairobi city for the scheduled flight.