Mid range Tented Camps and Lodges


4x4 Safari Van or Cruiser


In Nairobi


Private Safari


We visit off the beaten Meru National Park endowed with special five (Grevy Zebras, Somali Ostrich, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffes, and Gerenuk) and huge herds of elephants and other wildlife including the endangered Rhinos. Head to the Aberdare and spend a night at The Ark located deep inside the Aberdare Forest. We shall then head to the floor of Rift Valley exploring Lake Naivasha and Hellsgate National Park before proceeding to the Masai Mara for the climax of our Kenya Experience Tour.


  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional) and in a custom made safari van/cruiser
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)

Not Included
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Day 1
Nairobi - Meru National Park

Our tour guide will pick you from the airport or hotel drive north to Meru National Park. Arrive in time for lunch at your reserved lodge or camp. Check-in, relax before you enjoy evening game drive in this untamed wilderness until dusk.

Meru National Park is one of the least visited and therefore one of the least spoiled of Kenya’s national parks. The equator bisects the park whose 1810 sq km landscape is mainly given over to bushland but with grasslands in the west. Thick forests grow along the park’s many watercourses.

Accommodation:Ikweta Safari Camp

  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Meru NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)



Day 2
Meru National Park

Spend the full day in the Meru National Park with morning and afternoon game drive. Meru was made famous by the book and film Born free that recounted the story of the lives of George and Joy Adamson, and the lioness, Elsa. Wild animals to be spotted in Meru National Park include; large herds of Buffalo, Bushbuck, Eland, Duiker, Elephant, Gazelle, Giraffe, Genet, Hartebeest, Kudu, Impala, Waterbuck and Grevy Zebra. You will also spot the Baboons, Jackal, Hyena, Kudu, Lion, Oryx, Mongoose, Oribis, Vervet Monkeys and Warthogs. In addition you may see Wild dog, Caracal, Bush baby, Cheetah, Dik-dik, Civet, Leopard, Bush pig, Otter, Porcupine, and Black and White Rhino. Along the rivers, you will see abundant Hippo and Crocodiles. Bird life includes Peter's fin foot which inhabits the Murera and Ura Rivers, the Pel's Fishing Owl, Rollers, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Starlings and numerous Weavers. Picnic lunch at the park.

Accommodation:Ikweta Safari Camp

  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Meru NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)


Day 3
Meru - Aberdare National Park

Optional early morning game drive and return for breakfast at the camp; checkout and drive to our next destination; Aberdare National Park. Arrive at the base hotel, Aberdare Country club for lunch and thereafter be transferred to the Ark Lodge. The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark comprises of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide a superb location for wildlife to be seen.

Accommodation:The Ark

  • Mid-range lodge located inside Aberdare NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)


Day 4
Aberdare - Naivasha

After a leisurely breakfast, exit with an en-route game viewing, proceed to Lake Naivasha with lunch en-route arriving late afternoon at Naivasha. An optional boat ride or a guided walk to the crescent island can be planned on this day. Dinner and overnight at Kongoni Lodge.

Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Lake Naivasha
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 5
Naivasha/Hellsgate - Masai Mara

After breakfast tour the Hell’s gate national park. The only park in East Africa that gives visitors a chance to walk or cycle amidst wildlife like zebras, giraffes, buffalos, antelopes, elands and other grazers. Within Hell's Gate is the Hells Gate Gorge, lined with red cliffs which contains two volcanic plugs, Fisher's Tower and Central Tower which is a smaller gorge that extends to the south and of which a path descends into hot springs. We depart Naivasha for Masai Mara National Game Reserve with lunch en rourte. Enter Masai Mara and drive towards our camp with game viewing en route. Arrive check in and relax awaiting dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:Julia's River Camp

  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)


Day 6
Masai Mara

This is a full day game drive extravaganza. After breakfast, we leave with packed lunch for a full day game drive in the Masai Mara. Explore the vast plains that extend beyond the horizon, the landscape punctuated by great herds of zebra and wildebeest between July and October (Wildebeest Migration Season). We shall unpack our lunch under the acacia trees and enjoy our lunch overlooking the beautiful endless plains before proceeding with game drives till later in the evening when we shall return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Alternatively, you can choose to spend this day differently waking up for a morning game drive after breakfast and returning to the camp in the mid-morning, relax at the lodge as everyone takes a breather from the sun, before heading off into a new part of the reserve in the afternoon after lunch. Optional visit to the Masai villages to learn about the Masai culture can be planned on this day.

Accommodation:Julia's River Camp

  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)


Day 7
Masai Mara - Nairobi

Early morning final game drive in the Masai Mara, return for breakfast at 9.00 AM and prepare to leave for Nairobi with a lunch stop en route. You will arrive in Nairobi later in the afternoon and be dropped at the Hotel, residence or airport.

Main Destination:
No major destination visited
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • Big Five (Lion,Buffalo,Leopard,Elephant and Rhino)
  • Special Five (Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Grevy Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe and Masai Ostrich).
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Private Safari (Only your group will participate and no foreigners).
  • Mid range accommodation type near park or inside the park to enhance game viewing experience
  • Comfortable Safari Jeep/Van
Excellent Safari
This was our first time using this travel agency and the experience was more than appealing. Denis truly coordinated a unique experience that allowed us to appreciate so much of this beautiful country in a relatively short trip and also gave aridity to travel often. I highly recommend this company for the best tour experience. - Florence on TripAdvisor
Exceeded all expectations - excellent customer service from Africa Vacation Safaris
I spent over a year planning my trip to Africa which included a 2 week safari experience in Kenya for myself and my two teenage sons. I used safari bookings to research many of the options available, and was able to get an idea of prices and where we wanted to go. However, none of the ready-made options was exactly what I was looking for and several companies indicated that they were prepared to tailor a safari experience. I picked 7 with 5 star reviews and wrote each of them a (long) email about my goals for the safari and what I wanted, as well as my (fairly low) budget. 2 responded indicating that they were unable to fit with my budget, 2 didn't respond at all, and 2 referred me back to their web page to see options. Denis of Africa Vacation Safaris was different however - he responded immediately to say he had received my email but needed time to respond properly. He then got back to me within a few days with a very detailed email, identifying all of my "wants" and making suggestions for various options. He also made the (excellent) suggestion that based on what I wanted that probably a group tour would not meet our needs and that we could use more budget accommodations and have a private driver/guide for the duration of the safari. This proved to be exactly the right choice. Denis was responsive to all my inquiries and we exchanged hundreds of emails to get all the details right. I arrived for the safari expecting quite a lot.... I was not disapppointed. In fact, the safari exceeded all of our expectations and was the experience of a lifetime. Denis and our drive/guide Joseph were both exceptional. They had clearly taken a lot of time to plan a route that made sense logistically, gave us a huge variety of experiences, and highlighted all of the key things we had wanted to see (including some involvement directly with the park rangers in tracking a lion, visiting conservation facilities, exploring the diversity of Kenya's landscapes, and combined hiking, history, culture, and lots of wildlife. Each day was better than the last, and Joseph was a wonderful guide for us, sharing his knowledge and adapting each day to our preferences. My son is very interested in photography and Joseph helped him get some fantastic photos, moving the vehicle for a better angle or better light, being patient when we stopped for ages to get the perfect shot, and seeking out opportunities to get interesting and unique photos. - Tara on TripAdvisor
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