9-Day Kenya Cat Scratch Circuit


Embark on a thrilling safari adventure across Kenya to encounter a variety of rare feline species, both big and small. Led by expert Maasai guides, this tour takes you on a quest to spot leopards, lions, serval cats, cheetahs, golden cats, African wild cats, and African civet cats. From Nairobi to Laikipia Plateau, Lake Nakuru, Naboisho Conservancy, and Masai Mara National Reserve, experience the magic of Kenya’s wilderness.

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All about the 9-Day Kenya Cat Scratch Circuit.

Embark on an extraordinary 9-day safari across Kenya’s breathtaking landscapes, designed especially for wildlife enthusiasts with a passion for the majestic felines of the African wild. This unique journey, guided by seasoned Maasai experts, offers an intimate glimpse into the world of Africa’s most elusive predators. From the vibrant streets of Nairobi to the remote beauty of the Laikipia Plateau, the scenic shores of Lake Nakuru, the diverse ecosystems of Naboisho Conservancy, and the legendary Masai Mara National Reserve, participants will have the rare opportunity to observe leopards, lions, cheetahs, serval cats, golden cats, African wild cats, and even the elusive African civet in their natural habitats.

As you traverse from the highlands of Nairobi to the sprawling savannahs and acacia-dotted landscapes of the Mara, each destination offers its own unique array of wildlife experiences and cultural encounters. Highlights include witnessing the great feline predators in action, exploring the iconic pink waters of Lake Nakuru, and enjoying immersive cultural visits to Maasai villages. Accompanied by expert guides and staying in carefully selected lodges and camps like El Karama Lodge and Olive Bush Camp, this tour promises not only thrilling game drives and wildlife sightings but also a deep connection with the land and its people. Each step of this adventure is crafted to ensure an unforgettable safari experience, deep in the heart of Kenya’s most revered wilderness areas.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Park fees
  • All activities and accommodations as per itinerary
  • Professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • Meals and drinks as specified
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and after the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government-imposed fees
  1. Day1-2 Nairobi – Laikipia Plateau

    Upon your arrival in Nairobi, you’ll be warmly greeted by your guide, who will facilitate your private transfer to the stunning Laikipia Plateau. Here, your adventure begins with an invigorating game drive, introducing you to the area’s rich tapestry of wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. The following day is dedicated to further exploration of Laikipia’s diverse ecosystems, offering ample opportunities to encounter its unique flora and fauna. Throughout your stay, you’ll be comfortably accommodated at El Karama Lodge, where all meals are thoughtfully included, ensuring a seamless and enriching safari experience.

  2. Day 3-4 Laikipia – Lake Nakuru National Park

    Embark on a captivating journey to Lake Nakuru National Park, where your adventure unfolds with an exhilarating afternoon game drive upon arrival, offering a glimpse into the park’s diverse wildlife. The following day promises a full-day game drive, providing ample opportunities to witness the iconic pink waters of Lake Nakuru and spot various feline species roaming in their natural habitat. Your stay at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge ensures both comfort and immersion in the wild, with all meals included, allowing you to savor every moment of this remarkable safari experience.

  3. Day 5-6 Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Embark on an exhilarating journey to Masai Mara, where your adventure begins with a delightful lunch upon arrival, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience. An afternoon game drive awaits, offering thrilling encounters with cheetahs, lions, and leopards in their natural habitat. The following day is dedicated to further exploration of the reserve, including a fascinating visit to a Maasai village, providing insights into local culture and traditions. Your stay at Olive Bush Camp ensures comfort and immersion in the wild, with all meals included, allowing you to fully appreciate the beauty and diversity of Masai Mara.

  4. Day 7-8 Naibosho Conservancy

    Embark on a captivating journey to Naboisho Conservancy, beginning with a scenic walking game tour along the Mara River, providing a unique perspective on the surrounding wildlife and landscapes. Spend two immersive days exploring Naboisho’s abundant wildlife, with incredible opportunities to spot lions, cheetahs, and leopards in their natural habitat. Indulge in a packed breakfast on the plains and enjoy lunch amidst the wilderness, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush. Your comfortable accommodation at Olive Bush Camp ensures a seamless blend of adventure and relaxation, with all meals included, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of Naboisho Conservancy.

  5. Day 9 Nairobi

    Conclude your unforgettable safari adventure with a final game drive in Masai Mara, offering one last chance to encounter the region’s iconic wildlife in action. As you bid farewell to the wilderness, make a stop for souvenirs and take in the breathtaking scenic views of the Rift Valley, capturing the essence of Kenya’s natural beauty. Finally, your journey culminates with a drop-off at the airport in Nairobi, marking the end of your tour filled with cherished memories and unforgettable experiences in the heart of Africa.

Kenya Feline Safari: Tracking the Big and Small Cats of the Wild
  • Days 1-2: El Karama Lodge in Laikipia Plateau.
  • Days 3-4: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge in Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • Days 5-6: Olive Bush Camp in Masai Mara National Reserve.
  • Days 7-8: Olive Bush Camp in Naboisho Conservancy.
  • Day 9: No specific accommodation mentioned as the day ends with drop-off at the airport in Nairobi.