5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
This is a short well-designed safari that aims at quenching safari enthusiastic, From Maasai Mara Game Reserve which is often called simply “The Mara” Maasai word meaning “mottled” a reference to its patchy landscape. The terrain of the reserve is primarily grassland and riverine forest with clumps of distinctive acacia trees. The Mara ecosystem supports a high density of animals including the Big Five evident throughout the year, which plays host to the annual migration but whatever the time of year, the resident wildlife will surely enthrall all who visit this wondrous Park, to the Kenya’s well renowned Lake Naivasha where they filmed “Out Of Africa” Film, one of Rift valley’s fresh water Lake situated on its floor and finally to the land of gentle giants Amboseli with its magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Africa’s tallest mountain and the world’s tallest one standing mountain. This experience will definitely leave you wanting to come back to the home of safaris.
- All meals on safari
- Accommodation throughout your safari
- Unlimited supply of bottle water in safari vehicle
- All transfers as indicated in the itinerary
- All government taxes included
- Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
- Guaranteed window seat throughout safari
- All national park fees, conservancy fees and hotel taxes
Day: 1 Nairobi – Amboseli
You will be picked up by our safari representative from your hotel at Nairobi or at the airport and proceed to Amboseli National Park which is a wildlife photographic park. The Park is located northwest of Mt. Kilimanjaro on boarder with Tanzania. This is the best park to get close to free-ranging elephants and the vast wildlife species such as lions, cheetahs, zebras, and the wildebeest. The savannah grassland gives the ecosystem enough life to support the wildlife. The park is popular with safari lovers for its spectacular view of the snowcapped Mt Kilimanjaro. After checking in at your accommodation in good time for lunch you will later embark on afternoon game drive starting 1600hrs until 1830hrs for dinner and overnight. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Sentrim Amboseli/ Kibo amboseli
Day 2 .Amboseli – Lake Naivasha
Depart the Amboseli after early breakfast and proceed towards Lake Naivasha with a brief stopover along the route. You will pass through the scenic landscapes of Mount Longonot arriving in Lake Naivasha in time for lunch. Lake Naivasha, the name derives from the local Maasai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise. The Lake has large hippo population that sleeps during the day out in the shallow lake shores and comes out to graze when the night falls in; as giraffes wander in the acacia. At 1910m (6200f), the water is fresh and the lake is fringed with dense clumps of papyrus (ancient Egyptian once used this to make paper). Kingfishers use the papyrus as a perch, herons hide in it while searching for food. Naivasha is yet another area popular for bird watching (over 400species have been recorded).
Afternoon can be spent on a boat ride which later you disembark at the shores for a walk into Crescent Island among the wandering resident herbivorous including Buffaloes, Thompson gazelles, wildebeest among herbivores which is optional and payable direct if you decide to undertake the activities. Dinner and Overnight stay at Sopa Naivasha/Fish Eagle
Day 3: Naivasha- Maasai Mara
After breakfast you will depart at 7:30 am and then head south. Stop at the Great Rift head straight for the Maasai Mara National Reserve through the Suswa plains with a brief stopover at the Maasai town of Narok. Continue towards the Maasai Mara arriving in early afternoon. Being one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya-Africa, the reserve is located in the Rift Valley in primary grassland. It is the most concentrated reserves in Kenya with a wide variety of wild animals including the famous Big Five (lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos and elephant). It is also known for the annual wildebeest’s migration arriving in July and departing in October. The predator-prey spectacle is more thrilling on a game drive as you watch the animals outrun their predators in close proximity.
Evening game drive will take place from 1600 to 1830hrs. You have a chance to explore the savanna in search of the “big five” (rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant) in this wonderful game reserve. Other popular animals include zebra, hippo, wildebeest, hyena and more. After the game drive you will return to the camp for dinner and your overnight stay Sentrim Mara/Zebra Plains
Day 4: Maasai Mara Full Day
The second day in Mara will spent exploring the extensive grasslands of the Maasai Mara on a full day game drive. You will get packed lunch and picnic in the wild. Maasai Mara Game Reserve is renowned for being host to the Great Wildebeest migration. Millions of wildebeest’s cross over the Mara River every year from the Serengeti in search of grazing pastures.
As they make their way across the Mara River, some of them are eaten by the hungry crocodiles awaiting them on the river banks (from mid-June till end of October). The Great Migration which is listed as one of the wonders of the world is an experience that you will live to remember. In addition to this, Maasai Mara is home to other animals like waterbucks, baboons, gazelles, monkeys, impalas, Maasai giraffes among others and over 500 bird species. You will later look for a perfect shade under an acacia tree for your picnic lunch with amazing views of the savanna. Back to the camp at around 1700hrs. Dinner and your overnight stay Sentrim Mara/Zebra Plains
Day 5 Maasai Mara Nairobi
Sunrise game drive starting 0630hrs followed by breakfast at the lodge before your drive back to Nairobi through the Loita plains and the floor of the Great Rift Valley before making it to Nairobi in the early afternoon. You will be transferred either to your hotel or to the airport.
NB; Timings indicated are meant to act as guidelines, departure times may change especially for the game drives as it depends on wildlife sightings and climate patterns. Your safari driver guide in case of game drives and your airport representative in case of airport transfer times will advise you as you go along.