Places of Interest: Masai Mara Game Reserve, Naivasha , Amboseli national park, Mombasa, Nairobi
What you are likely to see: The Big five, Cheetah, Large elephant herds, wild dogs, giraffe, zebra, gazelle, and other plains game, endangered species such as white rhino and black rhino, etc.
Activities: Game viewing drives, birding, photography, cultural visit, balloon safari, etc. Mode of transport: 4X4 Safari Minivan with Open roof top Accommodation: Luxury Lodges and Camps inclusive of all meals.
The Masai Mara, now the new 7th wonder of the world and 4th most preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine The annual migration of the wildebeest and the zebras starts from the Serengeti as they search for water and pasture while at the same time being followed on their heels by the predators of the savannah; Lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures. It hosts over 450 species of animals which includes lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants. Everything about Masai Mara is outstanding. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight. Birds, too, are prolific. Including migrants, well over 450 species have been recorded, among them, 57 species of birds of prey. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well-spread rainfall year round. Rain, when it falls almost always chooses the late afternoon or night.
Naivasha, A beautiful volcanic lake situated in the Great Rift Valley with a large and varied selection of Birds beside the Herbivorous animals coming to retire on the green lawns of the lodge for the night. Giraffes, Zebra, Topi, Thomson and Grant Gazelle, Hippos all are to be found very close the rooms. A boat ride would take you round the circuit of the lake to view the lazing Hippos and feed the Fish Eagle.
Amboseli national park, which is also known as the Photographers paradise due to the scenic Mt.Kilimanjaro under which whose shadows one can get the best pictures and also Africa’s Highest mountain. It is the home to all the Big Five.
10 Days / 9 Nights
.All airport transfers
.All park entrance fees and game drive
.Accommodation as specified in 1 double room at all places.
.All meals (BLD) at Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara , Naivasha & Nairobi on B/B
.Pure Vegetarian meals on request
.Services of a professional English-speaking tour driver/guide throughout the safari
.1 Ltr. Mineral water per person per day during game drives
.Transport and game drives in a private safari 4X4 with pop up roof for game viewing and photography and One hour boat ride at Naivasha
.Optional activities like cultural visits, walking safaris, etc.
.Extras at the lodges or tented camps i.e. beverages and drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
.Personal travel insurance
. Any other item not included in the itinerary
Day 01 : Nairobi
Arrival into Nairobi. Meet and greet at the airport. Transfer to your hotel. Stay on BB basis.
Day 02: Nairobi – Masai Mara Game Reserve (Drive Time: 4 hrs)
After breakfast you will check out and depart to the Mara Reserve, home to the big five and numerous plains game. Welcome to the Masai Mara National Park, an undisputed paradise for the sheer quantity and variety of wildlife. Renowned for its lions and for the annual Great Wildebeest Migration, Kenya's greatest reserve is as magical as your wildest safari dreams.
Everything about this reserve is outstanding. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight. Birds, too, are prolific. Including migrants, well over 450 species have been recorded, among them, 57 species of birds of prey. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well-spread rainfall year round. Rain, when it falls almost always chooses the late afternoon or night. Between July and October, when the great wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara National Reserve, the sensation is unparalleled. Masai Mara is one of the best plains' game reserve where you can actually encounter a live Discovery Channel, a haven for viewing a congregation of all sorts of animals in a five-mile radius: A pride of lions can be spotted ready to make a run for a gazelle. Arrive in time for hot lunch at the lodge. Proceed for a rewarding afternoon game drive till evening. Welcome to Mara Leisure Camp, perfectly positioned at the confluence of the Mara River in the Masai Mara National Reserve. This camp offers discerning travellers 40 superb tents which sit alongside the riverbank and offer luxurious accommodation. This is an unrivalled position for wildlife spotting, and is close to the action during the annual wildebeest migration. The lodge is located within the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve at the confluence of the Mara River. The restaurant serves buffet meals, while the open-air bar serves a wide selection of beers, cocktails and liqueurs. In the evening.
Day 03 : Masai Mara game reserve
Spend a full day enjoying Morning / Afternoon game drives or Full day game drives within the extensive and beautiful Mara reserve looking out for the big five with all meals being served at the lodge. You will guided by the expert driver guides to spot the Great Migration & the big five game among other like, Thomson’s and Grant's gazelle, Topi and Eland and many more species of plains' game offer a rich choice of food for the dominant predators; lion, leopard and cheetah which hunt in this pristine wilderness. In the Mara River, hippo submerges at the approach of a vehicle only to surface seconds later to snort and grumble their displeasure. Seemingly, the drowsy crocodile sunbathe on the riverbanks, mouth agape, and waiting with subtle cunning for prey at which to strike with lightning swiftness. The reserve is home to all the “big five” and it is also possible to observe; baboon, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal, Cheetah, and the rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles. Overnight at Mara Leisure Camp (www.marasa.net)
Day 04 : Masai Mara / Naivasha (Drive Time: 4.5 hrs)
Early morning game drive from 06.15hrs to 08.30hrs. Return to Lodge for breakfast. Depart by mid morning and drive through a masai to known as Narok and via the back drop of Mt.Longonot to Naivasha Sopa lodge for lunch. Afternoon boat ride for one hour round the circuit of the lake. Overnight at Naivasha Sopa lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 05 : Naivasha / Amboseli national park (Drive Time: 5.5 hrs)
After breakfast proceed to Amboseli national park whilst driving through the Athi plains and masai town known as Bislett to this Kenya’s photographic park seeing the huge African Elephants under the shadow’s of Africa’s highest Mt.Kilimanjaro.. Arrive for late lunch at Amboseli Sopa lodge or similar. Walk around the lawns of the lodge to view the unique birdlife. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa lodge. (BLD)
Day 06 : Amboseli national park
A full day is spent in exploring this park and in search of the wild cats and other wildlife with picnic lunch boxes. Amboseli offers a large and varied selection of wildlife from Masai Giraffe, Zebras, Leopard and many more. Dinner and overnight at the Amboseli Sopa lodge or similar.(BLD)
Day 07 : Amboseli / Nairobi
Early morning breakfast than proceed through the Kili-makiu scenic views arriving into Nairobi ‘The Green City In the Sun’ by mid afternoon. Proceed for City Tour and Shopping. Transfer to airport for departure. Depart after breakfast arriving into Nairobi the ‘The Green City In The Sun’ by early afternoon. Transfer to airport for departure to Mombasa. Arrive into Mombasa the historic town of Kenya by late afternoon and transfer to your beach hotel. Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 08 to Day 09 : Mombasa
Relax by the white sandy beach in Mombasa. Meals : Breakfast and Dinner
Day 10 : Mombasa / Nairobi / Depart
Relax by the beach and depart from your hotel at 11.00hrs for transfer to airport for flight departing at 14.00hrs arriving into Nairobi by approximately 15.00hrs and connect directly with your outbound International flight from the same airport.