8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS AMBOSELI ,TSAVO WEST, TSAVO EAST MARA NAKURU SAFARI
The safari visits five beautiful parks in Kenya. Amboseli National Park, at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, 5895m Kilimanjaro, is one of the most popular of Kenya’s national parks.Tsavo West National park the mountainous park, with swamps, Lake Jipe and the Mzima Springs. It is also known for bird life and for its large mammal’s e.g. black rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, hippo and Masai lion. There are also other smaller animals that can be spotted in the park, such as the bush baby, hartebeest, lesser kudu and Maasai giraffe.Tsavo East National Park, famous for the ‘Man-eaters’. In 1898, as many as 135 railway workers were attacked and killed by man-eating lions, Lake Nakuru National Park famous for its numerous mass of flamingos and Masai Mara National Reserve famous for its “BIG FIVE”
DAY 1: NAIROBI – AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
On Arrival at JKIA international airport or pick up at a central point, you will be met by our representative and briefed on your safari.
Depart Nairobi and drive south to Amboseli National Park. Game viewing en route to your lodge with the immense grandeur of Mt Kilimanjaro in the background. Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon at leisure. Enjoy an evening game drive. Amboseli National Park, at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, 5895m Kilimanjaro, is one of the most popular of Kenya’s national parks. Amboseli National Park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. Set in rolling savannah scenery it is dwarfed by the presence of the pink-tinged, snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at 5,896 meters, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Against this magnificent backdrop roam vast herds of elephant accompanied by lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle hippo and wildebeest. There are also over 400 species of birds, all manner of reptilian, flora and fauna and some of the most soul-searing views in Africa. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp
DAY 2: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Another exciting day in Amboseli National Park, we recommend that you get up early morning where one can experience excellent game viewing & an unprecedented view of the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to your Camp/lodge for breakfast. You may opt for an additional game drive after breakfast to visit the swamp with its magnificent wildlife present all day long or simply relax at your lodge/camp and take in the African wilderness. Afternoon game drives in anticipation of seeing the “BIG FIVE”.
Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge
DAY 3 :AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK-TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast depart for Tsavo West National Park which lays roughly half way between Nairobi and the Coast. Mzima Springs, the chief marvel here is a favorite haunt
You will visit the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary – a 70 square Kilometer fenced area where Tsavo’s growing population of endangered black rhino are inching their way back from the chasm of extinction that was forced upon them by rampant poaching in the 1960’s.
You will search for elephant, giraffe, buffalo, antelope, lion and other game on your game-drive. Dinner and overnight at lodge/camp
Day 4: Tsavo West National Park-Tsavo East National Park
On this day after breakfast you will enjoy a morning game-drive at the Tsavo West with a visit to the Mzima springs. The Springs are fed daily by 250 million liters of water gushing from the Chyulu Hills providing an oasis of green, an underwater hippo viewing chamber, two nature trails and some unique picnic spots. Proceed to Tsavo East National Park arriving in time for lunch.
The park is famous for the ‘Man-eaters’. In 1898, as many as 135 railway workers were attacked and killed by man-eating lions. The pair of male, maneless lions that, unusually, hunted humans rather than livestock, evaded traps and capture for many months. The man-eaters were eventually shot by Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson, but the legend lives on.
A variety of animals can be seen in the park such as lions, leopard, cheetah, zebras, giraffes, serval, antelopes, kongoni, lesser kudu, oryx, klipspringer, impala, stripped hyena, ostriches, gazelles, buffalos, elephants and many more. A variety of migratory and native birds are seen. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp
Day 5: TSAVO EAST-NAIROBI-LAKE NAKURU
Breakfast at the lodge. Depart for Nairobi arriving late afternoon. Lunch enroute.Then we proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park via the great Riftvalley. This shallow soda lake has been famous for its flamingos but has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. You may get out of the vehicle at the lake shore to get a closer look at the birds. The nearby cliffs offer sightings of baboons, birds of prey and scurrying hyraxes, as well as great views of the park. The national park covers 180 sq km and is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard as well as white and black rhinos which were introduced to the park some years ago. Enroute game drive to Lake Nakuru National Park where the sight of flamingos cannot be forgotten. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/camp
DAY 6: LAKE NAKURU – MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE (345kms approximately 7.5hrs)
Breakfast at the lodge. Depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve.check in at the lodge/camp and arrival in time for lunch. Enjoy an evening game drive in this famous park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp
DAY 7: – MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Early morning balloon safari is available as an option at USD 450 per person. The Balloon launches at 0600hrs and takes one hour. On landing you will be welcomed with a champagne bush breakfast.
Full day of game viewing whereby you leave the lodge after breakfast with picnic lunch.
The Mara is the land of African legend: Lion are abundant throughout the park, as are the elephants, giraffes, and a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, less commonly, rhino. The annual wildebeest migration, one of nature’s few remaining wildlife spectacles, occurs in the Mara from July to September where the big animals and their predators are to be present in abundance during the time frame of this trip. Several species of Bee-Eater, the flying rainbow that heads the list of the Mara’s birds, occur in the reserve. As well as wildlife, the Maasai Mara is also home to many members of the colorful Maasai tribe who may be seen around the borders of the park – Morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing matters of the day. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Camp.
DAY 8: MASAI MARA – NAIROBI (250kms approximately 5hrs)
Early morning game drive. Breakfast at the lodge. Depart for Nairobi. A stopover is provided at Narok Town to browse in the bustling, vibrant Masai markets to buy curios and handicrafts. On arrival in Nairobi ,drop off at the airport for your departure flight or transfer to a city hotel
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- Transport in a safari tour van with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography
- Accommodation on Fullboard basis at the Lodge /camp
- Park entry fees to the national parks
- Mineral water while on safari
- Professional English speaking guide/driver
- Game drives as per the itinerary
- International Flight/domestic
- Personal items
- Laundry Services
- Visit to Masai Villages
- Balloon safari 45O$
- Excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tips to drivers & Porters
- Personal drinks
- Accomodation in Nairobi before and after safari
- Kenya visas