We are a family of three adults travelling to Kenya in January. Very excited about this trip and have been trawling through TA forums for the last few days for ideas/advice!
We have decided on a private safari itinerary as follows (not incl travel time)
Samburu – 1.5 days
Nakuru – half day
Navaisha – most of a day
Mara – 2.5 days
Serengeti – 1.5 days
Ngorongoro – 1 day
Amboseli – 2 days
This does not include travel time so when I say 2.5 days in the Mara it means 2.5 days of game drives there and does not include the drive to or from.
Are we rushing the Nakuru/Naivasha section? If we had to choose one or the other I’m leaning towards Naivasha. From what I gather (and I may be wrong!) Naivasha offers something different from the std safari experience (walking on Crescent Island, boat rides, nearby Hell’s Gate) and the scenery is unique. Whereas Nakuru may or may not give us a sight of those beautiful flamingos, is a much smaller/crowded park. Actually both are likely to be crowded during the Jan season.
Advice much appreciated!