Masai-Mara, L.Nakuru, Amboseli, Tsavo
Maasai Mara National Reserve
The Maasai Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to comprehend – indeed, over 450 species of animals have been recorded here! You will easily spot lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.
It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna – lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures.
In addition to the game drive offerings, you also have the option of arranging a hot air balloon safari and a visit to Maasai village.
Maasai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. A visit reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake in the Rift Valley renowned for its spectacular flamingo population. The lake is famed as one of the world’s greatest ornithological spectacles. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to zebras, gazelles, Rothschild giraffe, impala, black and white rhino sanctuary and other large mammals.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park, the second most popular animal park after Maasai Mara, is 260km (160 miles) from Nairobi, on the border with the neighboring country of Tanzania. Its magnificent situation at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro combined with its excellent opportunities to view Kenya’s animals, make it one of the most-visited safari parks in Kenya. Amboseli is renowned for its large herds of free-ranging African elephants. There are over 900 African elephants in Amboseli, as well as huge herds of wildebeests and many other animals including giraffes, African lions, monkeys, zebras, hyenas, and antelope. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai people.
Tsavo National Park
The Park is a vast expansion of African savanna with a more diverse array of habitats which include open plains, semi-desert scrub, woodland, Chyulu Hills and rock outcrops. It’s famous for the Red Elephants, Oryx, and Gerenuk among other mammal’s species. Other notable features include Mzima Springs, underground water seepage from Chyulu Hills is a good place to watch the Hippos, crocodiles and various species of fish can be seen in the crystal-clear waters, Shetani Lava Flow and Ash cones, which is an example of recent volcanic eruption.
The extensive diverse habitats offer an ideal area to search for a pride of Lions, Buffaloes, Cheetahs, Giraffe, Zebras, Hippos and Wildebeest. There is also a wealth and diversity of birds’ species.
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve
Depart Nairobi after breakfast and drive along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving at your lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge.
Day 2: Exploring Masai Mara National Reserve
Spend the day in Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. You can also decide to take an optional hot air balloon ride (US$450 per person); you will also have the option of visiting a local Maasai village (US$30 per person). All meals and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge
Day 3: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park
Early breakfast at your camp afterwards leave Mara for Nakuru arriving in time for lunch at your lodge. Relax in the lodge after lunch till 1600hrs for a late afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, proceed for an extensive morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park to see the many animals that inhabit this unique park. Later leave Lake Nakuru National Park to proceed to Amboseli National Park with lunch en-route. Arrive in the late evening and spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp
Day 5: Exploring Amboseli National Park
Rising early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over the summit, we set off for another extensive game drive. Amboseli is an excellent place to view a multitude of wildlife, including everything from Wildebeest, Giraffes, and Baboons. All meals and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp
Day 6: Amboseli – Tsavo West National Park
After breakfast depart to Tsavo West National park. Game drive en-route arriving in the afternoon, lunch served in the lodge then evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Lodge.
Day 7: Tsavo West – Tsavo East National Park
After breakfast, start the morning game drive in Tsavo West National Park, back to the lodge for check out then depart to Tsavo East National park which is renowned for its large numbers of elephants and the famous man eating lions Game en route to the lodge. Check in and have lunch. In the afternoon, another game drive at the park later dinner and overnight at Voi Wildlife Lodge.
Day 8: Tsavo East – Mombasa
Early morning breakfast game en-route drive out of Tsavo East and head to Mombasa or Nairobi. We drop you to your hotel or Airport.
Price in USD per person:
Tour Cost includes:
- Ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable 8-seater minivan equipped for game viewing & photography
- Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
- All accommodation
- Game drives
- Park Entrance Fees
- Bottled water whilst on safari
Tour Cost excludes:
- Accommodation on the first day & last day
- Tips, Laundry, Beverages/Drinks,
- International flights,
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary