Highlights of Kenya Private Safari

06 June 2025 - 15 June 2025

Nairobi | Amboseli National Park | Naivasha | Masai Mara National Reserve

 

INTRODUCTION

 

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS | 100% PRIVATE & FULLY ESCORTED | EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLE & WILDLIFE GUIDE | AWARD-WINNING AFRICAN SAFARIS |

With its incredible diversity of dramatic landscapes and home to some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the world – it’s no surprise that Kenya is where the concept of the safari was born. Here you have some of the best game viewing opportunities in the world including the “Big Five” along with zebras, wildebeest, and more. Kenya also claims the title of having some of the best national parks and game reserves in Africa with diverse ecosystems, including the Masai Mara which is famous for its Great Wildebeest Migration. This exclusive journey hits all the highlights and offers you the classic safari experience with the comfort of traveling with only your close friends and family. Snap photographs of elephants in Amboseli, birdwatch the hundreds of flamingos at Lake Nakuru, and enjoy the unbelievable wildlife in the Masai Mara, arguably the number one game reserve for African safari trips. From the support of our U.S. office as you plan, to our dedicated Africa team on the ground as you partake, peace of mind and convenience come standard throughout your journey.

 

About the Tour Lead and Instructor

Dan Wampler is an internationally published photographer, who has been teaching photography since 1982.  His approach to teaching allows the photographer student the ability to improve their results while maintaining their own creative style. If you don't have professional camera gear, don't worry, you will have the option to purchase a download of every finished image he creates.

 


 

 

Private Highlights Of Kenya Summary

  • Explore game-rich areas of Kenya with a private top-rated wildlife guide in your own exclusive vehicle with only the people in your group.

  • Witness majestic herds of elephants and enjoy majestic views of Mount Kilimanjaro as you explore the iconic Amboseli National Park.

  • Discover  Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru in the Great Rift Valley, where you can see 400 species of bird, including heron, flamingos, and pelicans.

  • Experience the magic of the Masai Mara National Reserve where than two million wildebeest, zebras, and other antelopes make up the famous Great Migration.

           

 

Date

Accommodation

Room Type and Basis

06 - 07 Jun

Overnight Travel (1 Night)

NONE

07 - 08 Jun

Safari Park Hotel (1 Night) in Nairobi

2x Deluxe Rooms (B&B)

08 - 10 Jun

Amboseli Sopa Lodge (2 Nights) in Amboseli National Park

2x Standard Rooms  (FB)

10 - 12 Jun

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge (2 Nights) in Naivasha

2x Standard Rooms (FB)

12 - 14 Jun

Ashnil Mara Camp (2 Nights) in Masai Mara National Reserve

2x Deluxe Double Tent (FB)

14 - 15 Jun

Overnight Travel (1 Night)

NONE

15 Jun

End of Itinerary

B&B

Key

NONE: None
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FB: Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

 

 

What Does Private Mean?

On a private journey, you not only get to choose how you want to travel but who you travel with. This allows you to discover Africa with your "travel bubble" in the comfort of your own exclusive vehicle with your own personal wildlife expert.

 

 

Included

  • Breathtaking accommodations in Kenya's national parks

  • Fully escorted journey with airport meet and greet

  • Top-rated private wildlife guide throughout your trip

  • Exclusive use of a luxury 4x4 safari land cruiser

  • Unlimited game drives in parks and reserves as per itinerary

  • All meals included as noted in the itinerary

  • All national park, reserve, and conservation fees as per itinerary

  • Single Supplement

  • All transportation including airport transfers as per itinerary

  • Complimentary bottled water daily

  • Complimentary enrollment in AMREF (www.flydoc.org) emergency air evacuation service

 

Excluded

  • Round-trip International Airfare JFK-NBO

  • Visas

  • Gratuities

  • Travel Insurance

  • Optional Excursions

 

 

Price per person:  $6,499 *based on Land Only 

Single Supplement: $500 *Single room occupancy supplement

 

Special Offer 

Be one of the first 4 people to reserve your spot with

a deposit before 10/01/24 and save $500 OFF

 

 

       

Are you ready to come along?

The next step is to contact Dan. He will want to speak with you before booking the safari to be sure it is right for you.  To do that, just click here  A contact box will open for you to send a message.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Breathtaking accommodations in Kenya's national parks

  • Fully escorted journey with airport meet and greet

  • Top-rated local wildlife guide throughout your trip

  • Use of a luxury 4x4 safari land cruiser

  • Unlimited game drives in parks and reserves as per itinerary

  • All meals included as noted in the itinerary

  • All national park, reserve, and conservation fees as per itinerary

  • All transportation including airport transfers as per itinerary

  • Complimentary bottled water daily

  • Complimentary enrollment in AMREF (www.flydoc.org) emergency air evacuation service

 

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International Airfare  (Airfare cost will be given when the booking decision is made)

  • Visas

  • Gratuities

  • Travel Insurance

 

So, How does this work?

Once you decide you are going to join the safari, you will pay a deposit equal to half the amount of the Safari. The second and final payment will be made in the first quarter of 2025. The price of the safari does not include airfare.  You will have two options; let the safari company book your fare, or book your fare yourself.  The flight the Safari company books is generally a non-stop flight from New York to Nairobi.

Need more information, just click here to email Dan and he will set up a time to talk with you.
 

 

Daily Information

Day 1-2 , Friday 06 to 07 June

Overnight Travel

| Day Notes

  You depart from your local international airport and begin your adventure to Africa!

| Activities

Overnight USA - Africa

| Overnight Scheduled Flight

Overnight Scheduled Flight from JFK International Airport [JFK] to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [NBO]

Meet & Greet At Airport

| Private Transfer

Private Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [NBO] to Safari Park Hotel

Following your flight, the Odyssey Safari staff will greet you at the airport and load your bags for transport to the Safari Park Hotel.  Once you are settled in, you may enjoy the facilities at  Safari Park Hotel, or simply relax for the trip ahead.

This sanctuary of serenity is situated in the pulsating heart of Nairobi, ingeniously merging chic African architectural motifs with sumptuously lavish accommodations. Bask in the beauty of sparkling water gardens, an inland beach, and meticulously curated landscapes that inspire tranquility. With a diverse selection of international restaurants at your disposal, savor the tastes of the world in an ambiance that radiates elegance. Experience the fusion of luxury and wild beauty at the Safari Park Hotel, your gateway to an unforgettable African journey.

 

 

Day 3 Sunday 08 June

Located in the southern reaches of Kenya, the Amboseli National Park is renowned for its excellent variety of wildlife such as Maasai giraffe, elephant, lion, and cheetah and not surprisingly it is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The landscape of Amboseli is dominated by the majestic snowcap of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as open plains, acacia woodland, swamps, and the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok. The birding is excellent, especially closer to the lakes and swamps. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and soak up spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Day Notes

After breakfast, our adventures in the bush begin in the spectacular Amboseli National Park. Romantically situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is famous for its tremendous variety of big game. We will arrive just in time for lunch. After lunch, we will conduct an evening game drive. Amboseli is an excellent place to view a multitude of wildlife, including everything from lions, cheetah, wildebeest, and giraffes to baboons. 

Located in the southern reaches of Kenya, the Amboseli National Park is renowned for its excellent variety of wildlife such as Maasai giraffe, elephant, lion and cheetah and not surprisingly it is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The landscape of Amboseli is dominated by the majestic snowcap of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as open plains, acacia woodland, swamps and the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok. The birding is excellent, especially closer to the lakes and swamps. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and soak up spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.  Private Guided Trip from Safari Park Hotel to Amboseli Sopa Lodge



 

Experience a unique blend of rustic charm and natural beauty at the Amboseli Sopa Lodge. Sprawling across 200 acres of private land, the lodge harmoniously integrates into the scenic foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. With its indigenous architecture and panoramic vistas, this enchanting haven is a testament to the allure of untouched Africa, offering an unparalleled immersion into the wilderness against the stunning backdrop of Africa's highest peak. Let the magic of Amboseli Sopa Lodge captivate you as you indulge in an authentic African escape like no other.

Day 4-5 Monday, 09 to 10 June

Amboseli National Park

Day Notes

The day starts with breakfast followed by a morning game drive in the park. Amboseli offers opportunities for viewing large herds of elephants and nearly every vista within the park is framed by the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.  A visit to Observation Hill allows for an overall view of the whole park, especially the swamp which hosts many elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and a variety of waterfowls like pelican, and Egyptian goose. Take lunch and continue with your game drive in the afternoon before heading back for your dinner and overnight. Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch


 

Full Game day drive planned, 08:00: Located in the southern reaches of Kenya, the Amboseli National Park is renowned for its excellent variety of wildlife such as Maasai giraffe, elephant, lion, and cheetah and not surprisingly it is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The landscape of Amboseli is dominated by the majestic snowcap of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as open plains, acacia woodland, swamps, and the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok. The birding is excellent, especially closer to the lakes and swamps. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and soak up spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

 

 

 

 

Located in the beautiful Kenya Rift Valley basin, Naivasha is a compact market town northwest of Nairobi, best known as a stopping point for spellbinding Lake Naivasha. Aspiring wildlife photographers and nature lovers will marvel at Lake Naivasha and its abundance of wondrous wildlife. Here visitors can spot wallowing hippo pods, clouds of vibrant birdlife, zebra, and various other game. The nearby Lake Oloiden and Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary are great spots for those passionate about wild wonders. Shopping in the bustling town ensures unique souvenirs for mementoes as well as restaurants offering delicious local dishes with every taste in mind. Accommodations ranging from lodges to bed and breakfasts provide great conveniences for travelers looking to explore the area.

 

Day Notes

 

Today our adventures begin with a morning game drive to finish exploring the majestic wildlife within Amboseli National Park. Upon finishing your game drive, enjoy a delicious breakfast and prepare to depart for Lake Naivasha, arriving in time for an afternoon lunch. There is a wide range of optional activities to choose from to finish out your day. Maybe a boat ride on the lake? How about an informative nature walk at Crescent Island discovering the unique wildlife that roams within it? Or you may wish to lounge by the pool admiring the view of zebras, giraffes and waterbuck just outside the fence. 

 

Private Guided Trip from Amboseli Sopa Lodge to Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

 

 

 

 

Immerse yourself in nature's grandeur at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, an idyllic sanctuary sprawled across 120 acres of vibrant grassland, elevated at 1900 feet above sea level. This retreat, dotted with native Acacia bushes and trees, seamlessly blends with its environment, offering an artistic and innovative design that harmonizes with the surrounding natural beauty. The lodge takes pride in its resident giraffe and is home to an array of wildlife including waterbucks, vervet and colobus monkeys. As dusk sets, get ready for a unique spectacle – hippos leaving the lake to graze within the lodge compound. Experience the wonder of nature, up close and personal, only at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.

 

Day 6-7 Wednesday, 11 to 12 June

Naivasha

 

Day Notes

 

Our adventures begin as we travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley. Once we arrive, set out on a captivating game drive where we will explore the diversity of wildlife that roams within. Enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch at our favorite scenic point that overlooks the entirety of the lake, then continue your search for leopard and rhino. The game in this park is plentiful and the magnificent bird-watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. After, make your way back to Lake Naivasha for your dinner and overnight.  Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

2 day Activities


 

Planned, 07:00: Located in the Great Rift Valley surrounded by yellow acacia woodlands and bushy shrublands, the Lake Nakuru National Park was created to protect the Lake and its large flocks of Lesser Flamingo, which are drawn to the algae that flourish in the saline waters of this soda lake. The national park is inhabited by over 50 mammal species including hippo, black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo, and eland. Known as a bird watcher’s paradise, the park is home to over 450 bird species. Visitors can look forward to hiking through the scenic landscape, picnicking next to this magnificent lake, and spotting an array of wildlife on a game drive. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful Makalia Waterfall.

 

Planned, 09:00: Located in the Great Rift Valley surrounded by yellow acacia woodlands and bushy shrublands, the Lake Nakuru National Park was created to protect the Lake and its large flocks of Lesser Flamingo, which are drawn to the algae that flourish in the saline waters of this soda lake. The national park is inhabited by over 50 mammal species including hippo, black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo, and eland. Known as a bird watcher’s paradise, the park is home to over 450 bird species. Visitors can look forward to hiking through the scenic landscape, picnicking next to this magnificent lake, and spotting an array of wildlife on a game drive. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful Makalia Waterfall.

 

 

One of Kenya’s undisputed natural highlights is the Masai Mara National Reserve, which sprawls across more than 1500 square kilometres of the country’s southwest. The park protects a phenomenal array of game, including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo, as well as crocodile and hippopotamus in the Mara River. The birdlife is no less impressive, with over 450 resident bird species. However, the true highlight here is the Great Migration, recognized as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. To survive the dry months of July to September, some 1.7 million wildebeest, migrate from the parched plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Along with much smaller numbers of antelope, buffalo, and zebra, they move to the more forgiving grasslands of the Masai Mara. In their wake come predators such as lions, hyenas, and cheetahs, for whom these giant herds are an easy source of prey.

 

Day Notes

This morning we will drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains, famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is also the home of the Big Five: lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino.  Take your first glimpses of the vast savanna on your way to the camp. After lunch at your camp, depart on an exciting afternoon game run. in search of elusive predators and vibrant wildlife. Return to camp for your dinner and overnight before another full day of exploration tomorrow. Private Guided Trip from Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge to Ashnil Mara Camp

 


Planned, 11:30: One of Kenya’s undisputed natural highlights is the Masai Mara National Reserve, which sprawls across more than 1500 square kilometers of the country’s southwest. The park protects a phenomenal array of game, including elephant, lion, leopard, and buffalo, as well as crocodile and hippopotamus in the Mara River. The birdlife is no less impressive, with over 450 resident bird species. However, the true highlight here is the Great Migration, recognized as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. To survive the dry months of July to September, some 1.7 million wildebeest, migrate from the parched plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Along with much smaller numbers of antelope, buffalo, and zebra, they move to the more forgiving grasslands of the Masai Mara. In their wake come predators such as lions, hyenas, and cheetahs, for whom these giant herds are an easy source of prey.

 

Day 8-9 Friday, 13 - 14 June

 

Masai Mara National Reserve

 

Day Notes

The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today during extensive game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. Make sure to have your camera ready as close encounters with these amazing animals can happen in a moment's notice! Return to your camp for dinner and overnight before your final day with us. Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

| Activities

 

Full-Day Game Drive

Planned, 08:00: One of Kenya’s undisputed natural highlights is the Masai Mara National Reserve, which sprawls across more than 1500 square kilometers of the country’s southwest. The park protects a phenomenal array of game, including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo, as well as crocodile and hippopotamus in the Mara River. The birdlife is no less impressive, with over 450 resident bird species. However, the true highlight here is the Great Migration, recognised as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. To survive the dry months of July to September, some 1.7 million wildebeest, migrate from the parched plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Along with much smaller numbers of antelope, buffalo and zebra, they move to the more forgiving grasslands of the Masai Mara. In their wake come predators such as lion, hyena and cheetah, for whom these giant herds are an easy source of prey.

 

 

 

 

 

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| Day Notes

Enjoy an early breakfast at the camp, checkout and conduct a game drive en-route with an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Maasai people to witness the singing and dancing that is part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.  Souvenir shopping and a scenic stop at the edge of the Great Rift Valley before arriving Nairobi between 3 and 4 PM.  Day rooms, dinner and activities can be arranged depending the timing of your flight (additional cost).  We will transfer you from Nairobi to the airport for your international flight. 

 

Game Drive Route back to the Park Gate

Planned: The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomizes Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need to go no further. The highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, herds of elephants, as well as giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

 

 

 

 

 

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Day Notes

Today you arrive back at your home airport. Thank you for joining us for the trip of a lifetime in Africa. We know how precious experiences away from the everyday are, and we hope you made lasting memories on your safari. Bed and Breakfast

 

 

 

 

Transport

 

Flights

Date & Time

Route

Flight

06 Jun

Depart: JFK International Airport [JFK]

Overnight Scheduled Flight

07 Jun

Arrive: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [NBO]

14 Jun

Depart: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [NBO]

Overnight Scheduled Flight

15 Jun

Arrive: JFK International Airport [JFK]

Transfers

Date & Time

Route

Vehicle

07 Jun

Pick Up: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [NBO]

Private Transfer

07 Jun

Drop Off: Safari Park Hotel

08 Jun

Pick Up: Safari Park Hotel

Private Guided Trip

08 Jun

Drop Off: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

10 Jun

Pick Up: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Private Guided Trip

10 Jun

Drop Off: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

12 Jun

Pick Up: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Private Guided Trip

12 Jun

Drop Off: Ashnil Mara Camp

14 Jun

Pick Up: Ashnil Mara Camp

Private Transfer

14 Jun

Drop Off: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [NBO]

 

 

Are you ready to come along?

The next step is to contact Dan. He will want to speak with you before booking the safari to be sure it is right for you.  To do that, just click here  A contact box will open for you to send a message.