From Nairobi / to Nairobi (can proceed to Mombasa,Diani,Watamu,Malindi beach resorts )
A Kenya classic safari touring Masai Mara , Lakes Nakuru / Naivasha , Amboseli , Tsavo West & Tsavo East national parks.Tour departs Nairobi and visits exciting class A category Kenya national parks and game reserves.
On the tour you shall visit the tree studded plains of the great Masai Mara game reserve, Lake Nakuru national park with its famous flamingoes & Rhino sanctuary, Amboseli at the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro and the scenic hills and valleys of the Tsavo west.
The 9 days safari is a diverse representation of entire Kenya.
Tour is offered with a selection of economy, standard or luxury safari lodges or tented camps accommodation depending on your budget / style. Transport is either in an open top safari tour minivan or 4 x 4 Land cruiser jeep. 4 x 4 Land cruiser jeep is offered with a supplement as indicated on price list below
- 2 nights / days at the Masai Mara game reserve
- Tree studded typical savannah terrain and a multitude of Wild animal species and colorful Masai tribesmen.
- 1& night day Lake Nakuru national park
- Hundreds of thousands of flamingoes, pelicans and other bird species
- Rhino sanctuary at the Lake Nakuru national park.
- The Great Rift Valley escarpment. Awesome scenery.
- 1 night / day Lake Naivasha
- 2 nights / days at Amboseli national park
- Elephant herds and other animal species at the amboseli.
- The snow -capped highest mountain in Africa ( Mount Kilimanjaro )
- 1 night / day at Tsavo west national park
- scenic hills and valleys, awesome scenery, the Mzima springs, birds and animals.
- 1 night / day Tsavo East National park
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara game reserve ( 265 km: 4-5 hrs)
0730hrs:Pick up from your Nairobi hotel / Nairobi airport
Proceed to the Masai Mara game reserve.
The drive to the Mara is via Kenya urban and rural settings that contrast dramatically as you progress towards the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Most of the drive to Masai Mara Game reserve shall be at the floors of the great rift valley and through Masai country.
During the afternoon, explore the Masai Mara on your first game viewing drive of safari. Overnight at your Masai Mara safari lodge or tented camp.
Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2: Masai mara game reserve – full day
Today shall be a game viewing extravaganza!
Masai Mara Game reserve remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the Natural world. It is host to the highest and most varied concentration of wild animals than any other wildlife park in the region.
The scenic appeal of the tree studded savannah plains, the moderate climate and diversity of wild game species makes it a one stop shop for game viewing activities.We shall traverse the Masai Mara reserve on a full day of unlimited game viewing encountering the big five and more of the lesser game.
Picnic lunch shall be by the Mara river as we watch hippos & crocodiles or maybe the great migration (July – October)
Other options at the Masai mara
- Balloon excursion
- Masai village visit
- Overnight shall be at your Masai Mara safari lodge / tented camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Masai Mara to lake Nakuru: (275 km: 5 Hrs.)
A short morning game viewing drive may be scheduled for the early morning. Later depart the for the lake Nakuru national park. On the route to Lake Nakuru National Park there shall be stops on scenic points
Afternoon bird and game viewing drives around the Lake Nakuru. An opportunity to visit the rhino sanctuary. Overnight at your lake Nakuru safari lodge / tented camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
What you may see at Lake Nakuru national park: Flamingo ( Greater and Lesser ), White Rhino, Black Rhino, Waterbucks, unique vegetation about 550 species waterfalls: Makalia.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha .
Bird watching and game viewing drives at Lake Nakuru. We head to the nearby Lake Naivasha on a relaxed drive.Early afternoon shall be spent enjoying a boat ride where we spot small game in idyllic settings. Optional visit to Hells gate national park where you ride and trek as you watch small game.
Overnight at a Lake Naivasha resort.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner.
Boat ride, bicycle tour, Hell’s gate national park tour
Day 5: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli: (350 km. 5 Hrs)
A long and easy drive to the Amboseli awaits you today. There shall be stops to view the great rift valley along the Naivasha – Nairobi highway.A Short game viewing drive with possible views of the Mount Kilimanjaro peaks.(Weather permitting)
Overnight at your Amboseli national park safari lodge or tented camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Elephant Cheetah, Wild dog , Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion,Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik-dik, Lesser Kudu and nocturnal porcupine etc
Day 6: Amboseli National Park.
Early pre-breakfast game viewing drive at the Amboseli national park. Weather permitting the clouds will shear off, leaving you mesmerized by the majesty of the Kilimanjaro and its gleaming snow capped peaks.
Today shall be spent exploring the Amboseli National park on unlimited game viewing drives. Overnight shall be at your safari lodge/ tented camp.
Day 7: Amboseli -Tsavo west: (100 km: 2 Hrs.)
Short morning game viewing drive is scheduled at the Amboseli this morning. The park is open and relatively small. Game viewing drives are concentrated and wildlife easy to spot.Mount Kilimanjaro mass provides wonderful back ground for photographic moments.
Later the safari tour proceeds to Tsavo West National Park.Tsavo West is hilly and scraggy with scenic terrain and wonderful game viewing back grounds.Overnight shall be at your Tsavo west safari lodge or tented camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
What you may do / see at Tsavo west National park : Leopard, Rhino,Wild dogs, Buffalo, Elephants, Giraffe, Lesser Kudu, Mzima springs hippo and exotic fish watching, volcanoes, lava flows
Day 8: Tsavo West -Tsavo East National Park
Game viewing drives at the Tsavo West with a stop at the Mzima springs. Later proceed to Tsavo east national park with game spotting and scenery viewing en – route. Game viewing drives at the open savanna plains of the Tsavo.
Overnight shall be at your Tsavo east safari lodge or tented camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Vast herds of dust-red elephant, Black Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, pods of hippo, Waterbucks, Lesser kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola.
Day 9: Tsavo East National Park- Nairobi or proceed to Mombasa,Diani,Watamu,Malindi…
Your last day on safari !
Early morning game viewing drives at the Tsavo East national park. Later return to Nairobi
Drop off at Nairobi airport or Nairobi hotel. You can also proceed to the Kenya coast beach resorts of Mombasa,Watamu,Diani,Bamburi etc.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch
Safari price include:
- Courtesy Nairobi airport-hotel pick up / drop off transfers
- Transport in a customized pop up top Toyota safari mini-van.
- Services of an experienced English/ other language speaking driver/ guide.
- Game viewing drives
- Stay in economy, standard or luxury lodges / tented camps (please choose)
- Park entrance fees.
- All meals on safari.
- Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle.
- The flying doctors medical, emergency and rescue cover.
- Pick up /drop off at Nairobi airport/ Nairobi hotel or residence.
- Government taxes and local levies
Not included in the safari price
- Other bottled drinks.
- Items and services of a personal nature.
- Packing items on safari.
- Tips or gratuities
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