7 Days Shadow of Kilimanjaro Kenya Safari
|7 Days 6 Nights||Amboseli, Nakuru, Naivasha, Maasai Mara||USD||Camping, Lodge|
Day 01: Nairobi – Amboseli
We will pick you up from your Nairobi Hotel at 0800hrs and thereafter depart for Amboseli National Park via Emali Town. You arrive in time for check-in and lunch at a Campsite. After an afternoon rest, you will embark on a game-drive in this famous park of environmental contrasts and is dubbed “Kilimanjaro’s Royal Castle” as the mountain gives it a breath-taking and majestic back-drop. Dinner and overnight is at the Campsite.
Day 02: Amboseli
After breakfast, you proceed on a day of morning and afternoon game drives in this Park which contains game-rich swampy grounds while hosting huge-tusked elephants and hippos among other wild game. Birds can also be seen. Other animals in abundance include varieties of plains game and antelopes like waterbuck and resident gnu beside big cats, bufallos, hyenas and jackals. A visit to the Observation Hill will follow where you will look out for Mount Kilimanjaro’s Peak if weather conditions permit, while having a bird’s eyeview of the greater park. Lunch is in between. Rest of meals and overnight will be at the Campsite.
Day 03: Amboseli - Nakuru
After breakfast, depart Amboseli for Lake Nakuru National Park with a lunch stop-over in Nairobi and via the Panoramic View Point of The Great Rift Valley. While on the highway, Mount Longonot (which is of volcanic origin) and Lake Naivasha can be seen from afar. Arrive in the early afternoon for check-in at a Campsite and a game-drive in this phenominal National Park. Dinner and overnight is at the Campsite.
Day 04: Nakuru- Naivasha
After breakfast a morning game drive will follow in Lake Nakuru National Park, the abode of various water birds that breed in the lake’s salty water including flamingos, white pelicans and marabou stork; white rhino may be seen as well as the rare Rothschild’s giraffe, cape buffalo and other plains game in this park that is 188 square kilometres. After lunch you depart for Naivasha Town where you arrive for check-in at Campsite. The nearby Lake Naivasha, the highest lake in the Rift Valley, is famous for being used as a staging post in the 1930’s for The Imperial Airways Flying Boat Services from Durban to London.
You will then have a boat ride among the lake’s hippo families and spectacular bird-life showcase up to the Crescent Island where you will experience an unforgettable on-foot game tracking. Dinner and overnight is at the Campsite.
Day 05: Naivasha – Mara
After breakfast, depart Naivasha for Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for check-in, lunch and a short rest at a Campsite. You then proceed for a late afternoon game drive. The Masai Mara is famous for it’s wildlife concentration and abundance that is second to none in the region. Elephant, lion and buffalo can be seen with relative ease though luck is a necessary factor for spotting rhino and leopard that complete the big five as the two animals are very timid and sparsely numbered. Dinner and overnight is at the Campsite.
Day 06: Masai Mara
After breakfast, a full day of tracking game with your guide in this Reserve which forms the same eco-system with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and is the annual seasonal scene of the migration of close to 800,000 zebra and wildebeest that occurs between the two Parks. The Mara’s landscape is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills, which enables the Reserve to attract sufficient rainfall to maintain and support a large population of herbivores, together with the predators that follow. Beside The Big Five, plains game like wildebeest, zebra and maasai giraffe abound as well as hippos and a wide variety of antelopes including impala, dik dik, hartebeest, Grant’s gazelle and Thompson’s gazelle among others. We will cater for a picnic lunch at the Hippo Pool.
In the afternoon there is a choice between a game drive and a nature walk escorted by our armed Maasai guides. At an extra cost, you may visit a local Maasai village to see their nomadic lifestyle; the Maasai are famous for their bravery, as they have co-existed with the animals over the years. In the evening, return to the Campsite for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 07: Masai Mara – Nairobi
After breakfast, leave Masai Mara for Nairobi with lunch enroute, with scenic views of Mount Longonot which is in the Great Rift from afar on the main highway. You will have a stop over at the Rift Valley View Point and arrive in Nairobi in the late afternoon/evening.
- Hotel / Hostel Pickup
- All meals noted in the itinerary
- Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
- Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture.
- A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
- Bottled mineral water during game drives
- Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
- All government taxes, levies, and fees
- Pick up and drop off transfers
- Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes
- Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
- Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Laundry services
- Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary