8 Days Kenya wildlife chimpanzee and cultural safari


This 8 days Kenya safari is an action packed adventure offering visitors cultural visits to the fascinating Masai people, wildlife viewing in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and Amboseli National Park. These are the most loved and visit safari destinations in Kenya

Ol Pejeta Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Ol Pejeta Chimpanzee Sanctuary

This safari of 8 days starts in Ol Pejeta Conservancy – a home to chimpanzees, rare African – painted wolves, antelopes, cheetahs and the critically endangered black rhinos and two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos. 

The next destination to visit is Lake Nakuru National Park – a birder’s paradise famous for hosting huge populations of lesser and great flamingoes, rhinos and rare Rothschild giraffes among other wildlife species. 

The magical Masai Mara National Reserve is the next destination to visit after Lake Nakuru, these reserve is a famous Kenya wildlife destination for hosting the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Big Five among others. 

Amboseli National Park is the last Kenya wildlife destination to visit on this 8 days Kenya Safari, Amboseli is a spectacular destination crowned by the spectacular snow- capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro the tallest feel standing on the African continent. 

Highlights of 8 Days Kenya Safari – Wildlife, Chimpanzee and Cultural Safari 

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Ol Pejeta Conservancy 
  • Day 2: Full Day Ol Pejeta Conservancy 
  • Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park 
  • Day 4 -5: Masai Mara National Reserve and Maasai Village 
  • Day 6: transfer to Amboseli National Park 
  • Day 7: Amboseli National Park 
  • Day 8: Departure

Detailed itinerary of 8 Days Kenya Safari – Wildlife, Chimpanzee and Cultural Safari

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Ol Pejeta Conservancy 

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by Jewel Safaris Representative – your driver guide, after a short briefing you will transfer to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy found in the Laikipia area, central Kenya at the base of Mount Kenya

Along the way you will have a stopover at the equator crossing, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is 90,000-acre conservancy protecting chimpanzees and the largest Black Rhino population in East Africa. 

Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge and have a brief relaxation, in the afternoon you will go for a game drive searching for lions, elephants, leopards, zebras, giraffes and hippos among others. In the evening you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. 

Main Destination:  Ol Pejeta Conservancy 

Accommodation: Sweetwaters Serena Camp or Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

  Meal plan: Half Board 

Day 2: Full Day Ol Pejeta Conservancy 

Spend a full day in Ol Pejeta Conservancy on morning and afternoon game drives tracking the Big 5, Ol Pejeta Conservacy is home to the last two northern white Rhinos in the world which are both females unfortunately. 

Other common animals you will see during the game drives include the endangered African wild dog, Grevy’s zebra, Coke’s Hartebeest, serval, cheetah, bat – eared fox, impalas, hippos, spotted hyena, common elands, vervet monkey, giraffe among others. 

Alternatively – you can do a night game drive, with a help of a spotlight and an expert guide, you will spot leopards, lions, bat – eared foxes, aardvarks among others. 

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. 

Main Destination: Ol Pejeta Conservancy 

Meal plan: Full Board 

Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park 

After breakfast, you will check out and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park on a drive of 4 to 5 hours, along the way you will enjoy the magnificent views of the Great Rift Valley.

Arrive in time for lunch and then head to the park for an afternoon game drive through the park searching and spotting several animals such as rare Rothschild’s giraffe, black rhinos, white rhinos, cape buffaloes, leopards, zebras, lions, impalas, olive baboons, hyenas, gazelles, waterbucks and many more. 

You will also visit Lake Nakuru for sightings of a huge population of flamingoes, pelicans, cormorants among others on the shores of the lake. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. 

Main Destination: Lake Nakuru National Park 

Accommodation: The Cliff / Sarova Woodlands or Lake Nakuru Lodge

Meal plan: Full Board 

Day 4 – Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve 

Enjoy breakfast, checkout of the lodge and depart for Masai Mara national reserve – the most famous Kenya wildlife safari destination, the reserve is known for the Great Migration and abundant wildlife including the Big Five “lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, elephants and rhinos”.

Arrive in the park in time for lunch at your lodge after check –in, then go for an afternoon in the endless plains of Mara. Expect to see a variety of animals including lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, giraffes, elands, zebras, gazelles among others. After the sunset, you will head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve 

Accommodation: Mara Serena Lodge or Mara Sopa Lodge 

Meal plan: Full Board 

Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve and Maasai Village 

Spend the whole day in the endless plains enjoying morning and afternoon game drives, you will return to the lodge for lunch or have picnic lunch. 

After breakfast, you will head to the lodge for a full day game drive exploring the endless plains of Masai Mara and enjoy seeing abundance of wildlife and incredible views. On this day you will have a once – in – a life time experience as you see the big five – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and cape buffaloes among others. 

Alternatively, you can opt for a hot air balloon ride offering you aerial views of the endless and animals. Or visit the Maasai People who possess some of the most fascinating traditions and culture in the world, on your visit you will be entertained by local dances and drama, interact with the local people and take part in rearing of the livestock among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. 

Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve 

Meal Plan: Full Board 

Day 6: transfer to Amboseli National Park 

Wake up early for a cup of coffee and go for an early morning game drive, this is a perfect time to see predators as they are returning from their hunting spree. Return to the lodge for breakfast, then checkout and embark on a drive to Amboseli National Park arriving in lunch time.

After check –in and enjoying lunch at the lodge, you will go for an afternoon game drive. You will be welcomed by the magnificent back drop of Mount Kilimanjaro the tallest mountain in Africa, as you drive through the open plains, lakes and swamps. You will get excellent sightings of many animals including large herds of elephants, honey badgers, yellow baboons, giraffes among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. 

Main Destination: Amboseli National Park 

Accommodation: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge or Ol tukai Lodge 

Meal plan: Full Board 

Day 7: Amboseli National Park 

Spend a full day exploring the open plains of Amboseli National Park crowned with the magnificent backdrop of the snow – capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at 5,895 meters. 

On this full day of exploring Amboseli, you will enjoy watching many animals including large herds of elephants, striped hyenas, gerenuks, honey badgers, stiped hyenas among others. 

You will have lunch either at your lodge or at picnic site where you will enjoy your meals while watching the animals free graze in the open plains. After the sunset, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination: Amboseli National Park 

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 8: Departure

Enjoy a heavy breakfast, checkout of the lodge and with en-route game drive embark on a journey back to Nairobi City. After lunch at a restaurant, you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure flight back home. 

End of the safari

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Package includes:

  • Safari vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • All meals included till dinner
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled drinking water in the car

Package excludes:

  • Visas
  • Air ticket
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

We use 4×4 safari cars for our safaris and therefore every traveler is guaranteed a window seat, bellow are photos of the cars.

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Tony M
Tony M
Jewel Safaris has a jewel in a female driver, Rachel My trip to Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park on 5th Jan 2024, could not have gone better. My great experience was all down to Jewel Safaris' professionalism and industry experience. The car arrived at my house on time (5 am) to pick me up for the trip. The tour guide driver, a lady named Rachel Aheebwa, was such a delight. Female tour guides drivers are so rare, so this was unexpected. But looking back at how much of a success my tour went, Rachel was the best part of the trip. Two hours into the drive, she suggested a breakfast place that turned out to serve the best coffee I'd ever taken. The small eatery happened to be ran by a lady with tourism experience of 17 years. We set off for Lake Mburo about an hour later and arrived at the park gate three hours later. Because we planned to sleep in Queen Elizabeth National Park and we still had hundreds of kilometers to cover, she made sure we wasted no time Mburo. She was always friendly and firm in her advice when it came to time keeping. We made it to our final destination before dark and had time to rest. Before going to bed, she told me, firmly that we must leave at 7 if we are to see all the animals we wanted to see. I would have loved to sleep in but she made it clear that this was not an option. I was later thankful for this. There were several tourist vehicles at the UWA offices when we arrived. After payments, all the cars left through a Northwards track but Rachel went Eastwards and in less than thirty minutes of Game driving, we hit a jack pot. We found lions on the road and I was able to take close up pictures for several minutes as she made calls to all her friends letting them know that she had found lions. By the time all the vehicles crowded around the lions, I had spend over half an an hour with them. One of the best moments of my life. Jewel safaris couldn't have chosen a better tour guide driver for me. Every thing was well planned to help me see all there was to be seen.
Murchison Falls Adventure This was my first safari adventure and it was a trip of a lifetime. The owner, Dona was very professional and helpful and made sure he understood what we wanted. The vehicle was wonderful and roomy and well kept. Our guide, Patrick made the trip exceptional. He knew the park, he knew the animals and he was a former ranger who spent years protecting the animals of that park. It was clear that the other guides respected him and Patrick was kind, funny and made sure we had a wonderful adventure. The first night, the owner called me to ask how everything was going and he messaged me after the trip to make sure we had a great time. That was above and beyond what I expected. Great company, great customer service and fantastic guide with years of experience. This is the company I would choose over and over.
Great safari!!!! Fantastic. The owner went out of the way to make sure we had what we wanted. I highly recommend Patrick as guide and driver. He loves what he does and you can tell.
Simon T
Simon T
Two-day trip to Lake Mburo Our two-day trip to Lake Mburo with our driver and guide Patrick was great. He delivered what we asked for, and more! Other than being a very kind person and good driver, Patrick was able to share a lot of information about the different animals and places we encountered. A big thanks to Jewel Safaris and Patrick! 100% Recommend!
Sander T
Sander T
2 days Safari to Lake Mburo We had a blast of a weekend with Patrick from Jewel Safari's. He knew so much about the animals, was so friendly and flexible to arrange it the way we wanted. I would advice to go on a Safari with him!
George H
George H
Uganda 2023 We had the great pleasure of having Patrick from jewel safaris for a week in Uganda. Hugely informative and fun, Patrick is a perfect ambassador for a fun, beautiful and dramatic country which is Uganda. A fabulous tour by a class guide. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting most of Africa and Uganda is top. Will go back
astrid H
astrid H
Incredible experience Amazing service and amazing country and people. It was an incredible trip, I can’t fault anything. We all enjoyed it so much and our guide was so attentive and catered to what we wanted to do
Utmärkt service, bra bil och kunnig guide. Jewel Safaris arrangerade vår resa till Uganda, med bland annat gorillorna i Bwindi. Vi var även i nationalparken där schimpanserna finns. Jewel Safaris har lång erfarenhet av att anordna safaris i Uganda. Goran
good service We had a great trip with Jewel Safari and would definitely recommend to book trips with Jewel Safari.
Ola Karlsson
Ola Karlsson
Great agency We ordered the trip in 2019 to go to Uganda in April 2020. Then Covid came and the trip was postponed for 2,5 yrs and in the meantime we kept contact and When we finally could go it all went super-smooth. Well organized and very friendly personnel and a fantastic guide. Nothing went wrong during the 10 days we visited and the arrangements were spotless.


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