Kenya Essence Extended



Our Kenya Essence Extended tour starts in Amboseli National Park, known for its large herd of elephants. Move to Ol Pejeta Conservancy with the largest Black Rhino sanctuary in East Africa and then, to the picturesque landscape surrounding Lake Elementaita. End your trip with a classic Kenya experience - game drives across the Maasai Mara spotting the Big Five.

  • On Day 1, you will drive to Amboseli National Park, with the stunning backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
  • On Day 2, you will drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to Sweetwaters Game Reserve where the chimpanzee sanctuary is located.
  • On Day 3, travel to Lake Elementaita, located between Nakuru and Naivasha
  • On Day 4, you will drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve and go on a game viewing drive. Get a chance to spot the Big 5!
  • On Day 5, spend the day driving around Maasai Mara, spotting animals and enjoying a picnic lunch.
  • On Day 6, prepare to depart.
  • Extend your trip with a stay in Nairobi for 1 Night or in the coastal city of Mombasa for 3 Nights.
Amboseli National Park (1), Ol Pejeta Conservancy (1), Lake Elementaita (1), Maasai Mara (2)
Arrival (Nairobi), Departure (Nairobi)



Amboseli National Park

You will be picked up from the Hotel / Airport and driven to the Amboseli National Park. It has over 420 different species of birds. Arrive in time for lunch at the Lodge. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in the park.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.


Amboseli National Park to Nairobi to Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After breakfast, return drive to Nairobi for lunch at a local restaurant. Thereafter, proceed to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, via Nairobi. In entire East Africa, this conservancy has the largest Black Rhino sanctuary, the one and only chimpanzee sanctuary and shelters many endangered and rare species.

Upon arrival, enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in the Conservancy, where you will see rhinos and chimpanzees among other animals.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Camp.


Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Lake Elementaita

After breakfast, indulge in further game viewing in the Conservancy. At 1030 hrs, depart for Lake Elementaita with a brief stop/visit to Thompson Falls in Nyahururu. Lunch will be a picnic. Lake Elementaita is located in between Nakuru and Naivasha and is visited much lesser than other attractions.

Arrive at Lake Elementaita Serena Camp in the late afternoon. The evening will be spent at leisure or for optional game viewing drive at Soysambu Conservancy.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Camp.


Lake Elementaita to Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, depart for the world famous Maasai Mara National reserve to arrive in time for lunch at the Camp. Arrive in time for lunch at Keekorok Lodge, located in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve in the eastern side of the large ecological Mara system.

After lunch head out for afternoon game viewing drive in Kenya's most popular Reserve and hope that you will be able to see any of the Big 5. The day will culminate with dinner and overnight stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.


Maasai Mara National Reserve

Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives in the extensive Maasai Mara Game Reserve or enjoy optional full day game viewing drive with picnic lunches.

All meals and overnight stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.


Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

After breakfast, return drive to Nairobi. You will be dropped off at the respective City Hotel/Airport.


What is included

  • Accommodation on Full Board Basis (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on safari
  • Transport based on 4X4 Safari Landcruiser (5-7 Seaters)
  • Services of our Clients Relations Officers & Reps for meet, greet and safari briefings (& debriefings) in Nairobi
  • Registration with the AMREF Flying Doctors' Service for medical evacuation service in case of emergency
  • Game drives and Park Entrance Fees
  • Bottled mineral water - 1 litre per person per day
  • Safari hats, luggage tags and itinerary folders


What is excluded

  • Visa Fees
  • International and domestic flights
  • Gratuities
  • Vaccines and personal insurance
  • Accommodation and transfers in Nairobi
  • GST


Africa has been blessed with an abundance of wildlife and the best time for animal spotting is from late June to October which is the dry season. The Wildebeest migrates to Maasai Mara in July and remains here till October where it migrates back to the Serengeti in Tanzania which is a spectacle. One can also visit from the month of January to the end of March, as the climate is mild and game spotting is also possible.