7 Nights, 8 Days Kenya Safari Package and Itinerary

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Imagine embarking on an unforgettable 8 days Kenya safari, immersing yourself in the country’s stunning wildlife, authentic local culture, and exhilarating recreational activities. That is the adventure we have in store for you on this Kenya safari 8-day tour. 

From witnessing majestic elephants in Amboseli National Park to experiencing the Maasai way of life, our promise is that this 8 days Kenya safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll cherish forever.

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How to Book Our 7 Nights, 8 Days Kenya Safari

We invite you to contact us via WhatsApp,  phone, or email, and we shall plan the best Kenya safari for you. Whatsapp: +254-748-258-880 and Email: james@ajkenyasafaris.com  or Safarioffers@ajkenyasafaris.com. We are the local experts in Kenya tour package safaris from India, and we promise to show you Kenya better than anyone else. 

The Summarized, 7 Days, 8 Nights Kenya Safari Itinerary


Safari Details 

Day 1

Nairobi to Amboseli – Afternoon Game Drive

Day 2

Full-Day Game Drive at Amboseli

Day 3

Amboseli to Nakuru – Afternoon Game Drive

Day 4

Full-Day at Lake Nakuru 

Day 5

Hell’s Gate National Park

Day 6

Hell’s Gate to Masai Mara – Afternoon Game Drive

Day 7

Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara

Day 8

Masai Mara to Nairobi 

Items Included

See Items Included at the End of the Itinerary

Items Excluded 

See Items Excluded at the End of the Itinerary

Safari Price 

Safari Price Per Person USD 2602  – Based on 2 People 

Day-by-Day Itinerary: Your 8 Days Kenya Safari Adventure

Next, we look at the detailed, day-by-day activities we have packed for you on the trips.

Days 1-2: Amboseli National Park

Your safari begins at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will find us waiting to welcome you to Kenya. We will then do the 4-5 hours road trip from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park. Here, the plan is to immerse you in game drives amidst the stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. 

During morning game drives, keep your eyes peeled for predators such as leopards, lions, and cheetahs on the prowl in the cooler morning air. Afternoon game drives provide opportunities to witness large elephant herds, lions, zebras, and giraffes roaming the plains.

For a truly unforgettable experience, consider adding a hot air balloon safari to your Kenya itinerary. Soaring above the park, you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the wildlife and landscapes below, making for an incredible start to your Kenya safari adventure. Full-board accommodation at Kibo Safari Camp or equivalent.

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Days 3-4: Lake Nakuru National Park

Continuing to Lake Nakuru National Park, you’ll immerse yourself in a birdwatcher’s paradise. The park is home to hundreds of bird species, including the once-abundant flamingos. In addition to its avian attractions, Lake Nakuru is also home to diverse wildlife such as:

  • black and white rhinos
  • buffaloes
  • endangered Rothschild giraffes
  • elusive African rock pythons

During your stay in Lake Nakuru National Park, you’ll enjoy game drives and bird watching excursions, providing ample opportunities to witness the diverse wildlife that calls this park home. As you explore the park’s unique landscape, you’ll appreciate the beauty of the Great Rift Valley and the unforgettable experiences it has to offer. Full-board accommodation at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or equivalent. 

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Boat riding

Day 5: Hell's Gate National Park

On Day 5, you’ll visit Hell’s Gate National Park, where you can:

  • Embark on an adventurous walking safari
  • Explore the park’s unique landscape on foot
  • Traverse the park’s towering cliffs, gorges, and volcanic rock formations
  • Encounter zebras, gazelles, and baboons
  • Participate in evening game drives to observe the nocturnal activities of the park’s inhabitants.

Hell’s Gate National Park also offers thrilling activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and cycling, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the park’s natural beauty and wildlife encounters. This unique destination adds an element of adventure to your Kenya safari experience. Full-board accommodation at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort or equivalent.

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The water Gorge

Days 6-7: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Your ultimate destination is the Masai Mara National Reserve, the pinnacle of your Kenya safari adventure. Home to the Big Five, the reserve’s vast plains are teeming with an incredible array of wildlife species. During your stay at the Masai Mara National Park, which is a part of the larger Masai Mara National Reserve, you’ll enjoy unforgettable game drives, providing ample opportunities to witness the park’s abundant wildlife.

In addition to the astounding wildlife encounters, the Maasai Mara also offers the opportunity to embark on a breathtaking hot air balloon safari, giving you a bird’s-eye view of the magnificent landscape and its inhabitants. Witnessing the awe-inspiring Great Migration, where millions of wildebeests, zebras, and other animals migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti to the Maasai Mara, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Full-board accommodation at Mtito Safari Camp.

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Day 8: Return to Nairobi

On Day 8, your unforgettable Kenya safari adventure comes to an end as you return to Nairobi. As you reflect on the incredible wildlife encounters, breathtaking landscapes, and authentic cultural experiences, you’ll carry with you memories that will last a lifetime.

Your journey through Kenya’s diverse wildlife destinations and rich local culture has provided a truly unforgettable adventure, leaving you with a deeper appreciation for the beauty and wonders of this incredible country.

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Items Included in the 8 Days Kenya Safari Price

  • Pickup from Nairobi – JKIA, Hotel, or any other location
  • Exclusive use of a 4×4 safari land cruiser 
  • Bottled mineral drinking water during the safari 
  • Services of a professional safari guide 
  • All park fee and taxes
  • 2-night accommodation at Amboseli
    • Afternoon game drive on day 1
    • Full-day game drive on day 2
  • 2-night accommodation at Nakuru
    • Afternoon game drive on day 3
    • Full-day game drive on day 4
  • 1-night accommodation at Naivasha 
    • Hell’s Gate National Park on day 5
  • 2-night accommodation at Masai Mara
    • Afternoon game drive at Masai Mara on day 6
    • Full-day game drive at Masai Mara on day 7 with picnic lunch
    • Visit a Maasai village during the safari
  • Transfer to Nairobi – JKIA, Hotel, or any other location

Items Excluded from the 7 Nights Kenya Safari

  • Money transfer fee
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Hot air balloon at USD 475 Per Person
  • Price not applicable during the Easter Weekend 
  • Christmas supplements of USD 40 per night on 24th, 25th, & 26th Dec, and 31st Dec & 1st Jan 

What is the Price Per Person for the 8 Days Kenya Safari?

Travel Date

Price Per Person – Based on 2 Pax

Jan – Mar & Nov – 15th Dec 2024

USD 3059

April – June 2024

USD 2602

July – Oct 2024

USD 4245

16th Dec 2024 – 1st Jan 2025

USD 4305

Key Takeaways on this 8 Days Kenya Safari packages

On this 8-day Kenya safari adventure, you will be journeying through some of Kenya’s most diverse wildlife havens. Your journey includes:

  • Amboseli National Park: Witness majestic elephants against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Lake Nakuru National Park: A birdwatcher’s paradise.
  • Hell’s Gate National Park: An adventurous walking safari.
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve: Experience incredible game drives and witness the Great Migration.

In addition to traversing diverse landscapes, you can also delve into the rich local culture by visiting a Maasai village. This unforgettable adventure showcases the best that Kenya has to offer, providing a perfect blend of wildlife encounters, cultural experiences, and breathtaking scenery. Expect to:

  • Explore Kenya’s stunning wildlife and culture on an 8-day safari!
  • Experience majestic elephants, thrilling activities & vibrant Maasai culture.
  • Enjoy unforgettable game drives, hot air balloon rides & luxurious accommodations.

8 Days Kenya Safari Package - Kenya's Stunning Wildlife Destinations

Kenya, a dream destination for wildlife enthusiasts, offers breathtaking wildlife destinations that you can explore during your 8-day safari. Your Kenya itinerary will take you through diverse landscapes, from the shadow of Kenya’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, to the depths of the Great Rift Valley.

Traversing the vast plains of Kenya, you will encounter a diverse array of wildlife, from majestic elephants and stealthy leopards to a myriad of bird species. A visit to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the quintessential safari destination, is integral to your journey. Here, you will witness the great wildebeest migration and have the chance to enjoy a thrilling hot air balloon safari.

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Game Drive

Amboseli National Park: Home of Majestic Elephants

Amboseli National Park, located at the base of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, is an enchanting destination for any Kenya safari. The park is renowned for its large elephant herds, which can often be seen roaming the vast plains against the backdrop of the snow-capped peak. But the majestic elephants are not the only stars of the show; you may also spot lions, zebras, and giraffes during your game drives. As the sun rises and the Amboseli National Park wake begins, you’ll be captivated by the beauty and diversity of this incredible Kenya National Park.

Morning game drives in Amboseli National Park allow you to observe predators like leopards, lions, and cheetahs in the cooler air. In contrast, afternoon game drives let you see animals roaming as the day cools down. An evening game drive offers a unique experience as nocturnal animals become active during the game drive.

And for a truly unforgettable experience, a hot air balloon safari allows you to soar above the park and observe the wildlife from a s-eye view.

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Lake Nakuru National Park: A Birdwatcher's Paradise

Located within the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park, with over 400 bird species including dazzling flamingos, is a sanctuary for bird lovers. Although the flamingo population has diminished due to rising water levels, Lake Nakuru remains a fantastic destination for birdwatching and game viewing.

The park’s diverse landscape, featuring marshes, grasslands, rocky cliffs, and acacia woodlands, provides a perfect habitat for a variety of wildlife. In addition to its avian attractions, Lake Nakuru is home to black and white rhinos, buffaloes, endangered Rothschild giraffes, waterbucks, warthogs, baboons, leopards, hippos, lions, and even the elusive African rock python. Moreover, Lake Naivasha is another nearby destination worth exploring for nature enthusiasts.

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Hell's Gate National Park: An Adventurous Walking Safari

Hell’s Gate National Park promises a unique safari experience by letting visitors explore the park on foot and interact closely with its abundant wildlife. As you embark on an adventurous walking safari, you’ll encounter zebras, gazelles, and baboons, while evening game drives provide an opportunity to observe the nocturnal activities of the park’s inhabitants.

The park’s unique landscape, featuring towering cliffs, gorges, and volcanic rock formations, also offers visitors the chance to partake in thrilling activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and cycling. Hell’s Gate National Park provides a perfect blend of adventure and wildlife encounters, making it an unforgettable stop on your Kenya safari.

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Water Gorge

Maasai Mara National Reserve: The Ultimate Safari Destination

A visit to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the apex of safari destinations and home to the Big Five – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos, is indispensable to any Kenya safari. The reserve’s vast plains are teeming with an incredible array of wildlife species, offering you the chance to experience unforgettable game drives and witness the awe-inspiring Great Migration, where millions of wildebeests, zebras, and other animals migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti to the Maasai Mara.

In addition to the astounding wildlife encounters, the Maasai Mara also offers the opportunity to embark on a breathtaking hot air balloon safari, giving you a bird’s-eye view of the magnificent landscape and its inhabitants. The combination of abundant wildlife, diverse landscapes, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences make the Maasai Mara an essential stop on your Kenya safari itinerary.

Kenya Itinerary 8 Days - Experiencing Local Culture: Maasai Village Visit

A Kenya safari adventure extends beyond wildlife encounters, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich local culture as well. A visit to a traditional Maasai village, or Manyatta, provides an authentic and fascinating insight into the lives of the Maasai people. As you step into their world, you’ll learn about their customs, beliefs, and way of life, gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation for this unique culture.

A visit to a Maasai village invites you to partake in traditional activities like dancing, singing, and storytelling, paving the way for a deeply immersive cultural experience. This unforgettable encounter with the Maasai people is a perfect complement to the awe-inspiring wildlife experiences that await you on your Kenya safari.

Accommodation Options: Where to Stay During Your Safari

A variety of accommodations are available to suit your preferences and budget during your Kenya safari. From luxury safari lodges in the Maasai Mara to beach resorts in Diani, Kenya offers an incredible range of accommodation options.

Whether you prefer the comfort of a hotel, the authenticity of a safari camp, or the luxury of a lodge, you’ll find plenty of options to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay during your adventure. With full board accommodation and safari transport taken care of, you can focus on the incredible experiences that await you on your Kenya safari.

Tips for a Memorable Kenya Safari

For a truly memorable Kenya safari, adhere to these safety and health tips and follow our guide on maximizing your wildlife encounters and cultural experiences. Stay alert and mindful of your environment, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables safe and secure. In terms of health precautions, ensure you’re up to date on all vaccinations, bring a first aid kit, and drink only bottled water.

When it comes to wildlife encounters, patience is key. Bring binoculars and take photos from a distance to fully appreciate the beauty of the animals in their natural habitat.

During your cultural experiences, be respectful of local customs, dress appropriately, and be open to learning about the culture. By following these tips, you’ll ensure a memorable, safe, and enjoyable Kenya safari.

Frequently Asked Questions

The next part of this document will provide answers to frequently asked questions about the 8 days Kenya safari tour

1. How many days is enough for a Kenya safari?

For an incredible safari experience, five to seven days is the perfect amount of time to explore Kenya and its amazing parks. Make sure you take in the capital city Nairobi as well as one or two safari parks, and don’t forget to allow enough time to spot the Big Five!

2. How much is an average 10-day Kenya safari cost?

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on a 10 day safari in Kenya for an affordable price – just \$200 per person per day! Enjoy camping in tents every night with basic accommodations and bush bathrooms available in the park.

3. How much does a 5-day safari in Kenya cost?

Experience a wildlife adventure of a lifetime in Kenya, with a 5-day safari costing around USD 280 for adults and USD 180 for children per day. Get ready to see some amazing sights!

4. How much is a Kenya safari on average?

A Kenya safari can cost anywhere from \$125 per person, per day for a budget adventure, to over \$10,000 for 10 days for a more luxurious experience. So, the average cost of a Kenya safari is between US$600 and US$2000 per person per night.

5. What is the best time of year to visit Kenya for a safari?

Experience the wonders of nature up close and witness the spectacular Great Migration in Kenya – visit during the dry season from June to October for the best safari experience!