Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, met and early morning depart for Amboseli National Park, crossing the industrial area; we reach the arid Athi Plains, near the town of Kajiado.
After crossing the frontier town of Namanga, on the border with Tanzania, the semi desert landscape brings us to the Amboseli National Park, lunch at the lodge, afternoon game drive at 1600hrs.
Amboseli is an enormous volcanic plateau, almost totally eroded and dry, and is dominated by the majestic peaks of the eternally snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, with a height of almost 6000 metres above sea level,earning itself the name â€œThe rooftop of AfricaÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€.
Curiously, and somewhat due to the good filtration of the volcanic rocks, this arid landscape contains several marshes and swamps, whose waters attract an extensive assortement of wildlife: gazelles, impalas, gerenuks, zebras, wildebeest, buffalos and lions, among others, finding solace in this harsh country. However, the biggest attraction of the park is the elephants, ambling along in huge herds with the incomparable Mt. Kilimanjaro as a backdrop, dinner and overnight at the Amboseli National Park â€“ Kibo Safari Camp or similar camp, full board included.
Day 2: Amboseli Park â€“ Lake Nakuru Park or Lake Naivasha via Nairobi
After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, via Nairobi for lunch at a Nairobi restaurant. Then in the afternoon we proceed in a westerly direction to the Lake Nakuru National Park, lunch at the lodge, game drive at 1600hrs.
Lake Nakuru is one of the most beautiful ornithological paradises in the world, and the first flamingo sanctuary to be created. Surrounded by forests of Yellow acacia and Candelabra euphorbia, it not only gains its fame for its over 450 species of birds residing in the area, but also for the mammals living in perfect harmony with the aquatic environment: waterbuck, warthogs, baboons, buffalos, giraffes and felines such as lions and leopards.
However, this small and shallow lake is more famous for its pink flamingo population, breeding along the shoreline and feeding off the lake, which gives them their characteristic pink pigmentation.
OPTION 1: Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru National Park – Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or similar, full board included.
OPTION 2: Late afternoon game viewing & bird watching drive, early evening drive to Lake Naivasha area for dinner and overnight – Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or similar, full board included.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru Park or Lake Naivasha â€“ Masai Mara Game Reserve
This morning, descend the Great Rift Valley, driving to the south, past the volcanic mountains of Longonot and Suswa. After crossing Narok, the principal town in the Maasai Mara area, we approach the Loita Plains, where it is possible to observe the circular manyattas (Maasai villages) before finally arriving at the great Serengeti plains, in whose northern part is found the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, lunch at the lodge and afternoon game drive. Situated in Maasia territory, this park gets its name from the Mara River. In contrast with most of the rivers in the African savannah, the river has a permanent flow of water throughout the year, attracting a great variety of wildlife. This guarantee of water, especially during the dry season, hosts great numbers of herbivores: zebras, wildebeest, Thompsonâ€™s and Grantâ€™s gazelles, hartebeest, topis, buffalos, elephants etc, converting the park into the one region in the world with the highest concentration of wildlife. Obviously, such a huge supply of â€œmeatâ€ attracts a host of predators. We could see lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals. The possibilities of capturing these animals â€“ on camera, and being a witness to the developments of life in the savannah, are very high. However, the Mara is not a zoo. We cannot say for sure that we will see each and every animal. The experience gives us a feeling of tracking and searching for animals, which is exciting in itself. Dinner and overnight at the Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Ilkeliani Camp or similar, full board included.
Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve
The early morning calm air of the Maasai Mara has made possible the introduction of Hot Air Balloon flights, available as an optional tour of a hot air balloon ride to see the park from a bird’s eye view, from leading lodges and camps in the reserve. (Please reserve early to avoid disappointment for this adventure!).
OPTION 1: A Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve. After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge or camp for late morning breakfast. Lunch and late afternoon game viewing drive.
OPTION 2: A full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes (full day game drive including visits to Mara River, Kenya Tanzania Border Post and a great chance to view the “Big Five”. You will have picnic lunch on the savannah under the shade of Acacia tree. Return to your lodge late in the afternoon). Later just relax or visit the nearby Maasai village as an optional excursion. Dinner and overnight at the Masai Mara Game Reserve – Ilkeliani Camp or similar, full board included.
Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve â€“ Nairobi – airport
After breakfast at the Lodge/Camp, embark on your return journey to Nairobi. This morning, we leave behind the legendary African savannah, seen so many times in films and documentaries; the endless extensions of grassland gives way to bush land, and slowly, to the rich green vegetation around Nairobi. Rest of day free and lunch on own arrangement (use of room is excluded).
Transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for scheduled International departure flight 3 hours prior to flight departure time.
End of safari in Kenya
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The above safari itinerary is provisional and can be modified if necessary to meet the need of the clients.
The roomsâ€™ availability in the proposed lodges will be confirmed at the time of reserving the safari with us. Reserving early is recommended especially for the arrivals in high seasons for the sake of roomsâ€™ availability.
Prices are subjected to changes at any moment if there will be the rise on government park entry fees, but in case like that, we will inform the clients/agent as early as possible.