The focus is on wildlife and the big herds, visiting three of Kenya's most renowned game viewing areas: Masai mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli. This journey truly brings us into contact with the heart and soul of Kenya. Amboseli National Park - Home of the Giant Elephants, sits on the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Lake Nakuru National Park has the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and Rhinos, world famous masai mara the finest game reserve in Kenya, home to an astonishing number and variety of animals.
- You'll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
- Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.
Pick up from your Nairobi hotel or Airport in the morning and drive to Amboseli National Park which is famous for it’s scenery with a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the landscape, and open plains. Arriving in for Lunch and afternoon game drive. Proceeds to the area of Lake Amboseli, which is a wide salt pan, consisting of permanent swamps. This area has much game, large and small, high concentration of Elephant, rhino, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, eland, Masai giraffe and small species of the antelope family, the common water buck, klipspringer, Grant’s gazelle, impala, topi, and many other wild game. Return back to the camp or Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
Early breakfast at your camp or lodge, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park to arriving at your lodge in time for lunch.
Enjoy some sumptuous lunch and relax before the afternoon game drive, we are likely to see a variety of birds which includes the Egyptian goose and a variety of ducks that come from Europe to winter. Since there is no existing drainage, Lake Nakuru is alkaline, the perfect place for flamingos to feed on the blue-green algae. The greater flamingo attains a height of about 4.26 feet its plumage is almost white with a pale pink, black tipped beak. It is the lesser flamingo that has the more exotic color. Different types of wildlife including the white Rhino and black rhino, cheetah, lion, leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and other members of the Big five. All Meals and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge / similar.
Enjoy an early morning breakfast at your lodge then depart for the Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch and afternoon game drive. Masai Mara offers wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where a visitor may see animals in the same super abundance as existed a century ago. Explore this part of the Northern Serengeti Ecosystem where the great wildebeest migration takes place. The plain is literally covered with these animals. Grunts and other animal sounds are heard, and territorial fights are commonplace. The migration, now declared the Seventh Wonder of the World takes place from end July to September. Soak in the abundance of untamed wilderness, fresh and natural scenery, filled with exotic wildlife during our expertly guided game drives enjoyed in open vehicles. Renowned for its magnificent Big Cat population that hunt the wildebeest, zebra and other plains game that dominate the Mara, it has even been nicknamed the "Kingdom of the Lions". Finding a pride of lions (there are some 400 lions resident in the reserve and neighboring conservancies) is normally relatively easy – and high on most visitors’ must-see lists. Leopards are also seen increasingly often, and good sightings of cheetahs can be expected. Other predators regular seen throughout the reserve and conservancies include fascinating spotted hyenas (rarely bothered by human observers and compelling in their social interactions) black-backed and side-striped jackals, and cute pairs of bat-eared foxes. With luck, you may also see a Serval – a lanky, striped and spotted cat of tall grass and bush, adept at catching small mammals and birds. The most rear predator of the Maasai Mara, the wild dog, is a beautiful, nomadic pack animal. At one time almost extinct in the region, one or two packs (and what appear to be smaller scouting parties of two or three individuals) are being seen in many areas, though still not on a regular basis. Return to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, full day game viewing in Maasai mara which offers absolutely unique variety of animals. The reason being that this hilly region is both humid and fertile and is crossed by Mara and Talek rivers full of crocodiles and hippos. The abundance of water and excellent availability of food are the reasons maasai mara has greatest population of wild animals in the whole of Africa.
Masai Mara National Reserve is considered Kenya’s best park and one of Africa’s highest wildlife density regions for predators. The reserve covers 583 square miles (1510 square kilometers) of outstanding wilderness in southwest Kenya. The location, wildlife, activities and comfortable moderate climate puts Mara at the top of the list when the public reserve was first established; accommodate Maasai cattle grazing on their ancestral lands. Although the decrease in land area may be considered a letdown for wildlife conservation and protection at its infancy, the animals and habitats of the reserve found new allies to ensure their survival for generations to come. Many private conservancies have been introduced to protect the land that surrounds the reserve, thereby providing more area for wildlife. The lands not only protect habitats for resident species, but also preserve a critical part of the route used by wildebeests and zebras.
You will be driven by the river which is a great place to spot wildlife. This area is a photographer delight where with any luck you will be able to take amazing pictures of the hippos and crocodiles in the water. The small size funnels animals into a tight space; park rules allows for off road driving which means that guests can venture into plains with hundreds and thousands of animals. Return to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
Early Morning game viewing in masai mara atleast to see the park one more time before you return back to Nairobi. Other optional tours and excursions in Masai mara includes:
Maasai village visit: US$ 20 per person: You may wish to visit a maasai village to see their traditional life. Photography is NOT prohibited here. A maasai guide at the village will escort and explain to you in English about their lives. A maasai lady will give you a lecture on how to make a beaded bracelet at their library. It will be one of your souvenirs once completed. Duration: approx. 2 hours, starting from: 10:00 AM.
Hot air balloon safari US$ 420 per person : What could be more uplifting than an early morning safari in a hot air balloon flying over vast plains of Africa? You drift above the browsing game and have tremendous opportunities for unusual photographs in a hot air balloon flying over vast plains. Witness an African Sunrise s a plethora of wildlife roams the land beneath you. At the end of the flight you land on the plains in the midst of this enchanting Savannah champagne breakfast is laid out with the aroma of sausages, eggs and bacon sizzling over charcoal fire. Drive leisurely Fashion with game viewing on your way back to the lodge or camp for final check out » Duration: 1hr flight, starting at around 5:00 AM
- Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
- You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).
5 Days tour to Amboseli / Lake Nakuru and Masai mara also available in a reversed manner.
Rates provided based on Per Person Sharing in different levels of Accomodation for easy refference in budget planning.
|Type of accomodation:||Price Varies depending on Seasons and group size|
|Budget/Economy ( Basic tented camps)||Price / Cost Per Person Sharing|
|No. of persons||2 pax||3pax||4 pax||5 pax||6 pax|
|High season: Jan- March / Nov-Dec||$830||$715||$640||$605||$575|
|Low Season: April - June||$800||$690||$615||$580||$550|
|Peak Season: July-October||$870||$750||$675||$635||$605|
|Mid-range 3 stars Lodge / tented camp||2 pax||3 pax||4 pax||5 pax||6 pax|
|High season: Jan-March||$1010||$920||$815||$805||$750|
|Low Season: April - June / Nov-22.Dec||$960||$865||$770||$750||$705|
|Peak Season: July-October||$1135||$1070||$940||$940||$875|
|Standard 4 stars Lodge / tented camp||2 pax||3 pax||4 pax||5 pax||6 pax|
|High season: Jan-March/Nov-22.Dec||$1190||$1140||$995||$1000||$930|
|Low Season: April - June||$980||$870||$800||$775||$740|
|Peak Season: July-October||$1295||$1250||$1100||$1110||$1035|
- Park fees (For non-residents)
- All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (On all days)
- International flights (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees