Nairobi to Amboseli National Park
At 7:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel in Nairobi or from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and drive to Amboseli National Park. It's located to the southeast of Kenya on the Tanzanian border about 230 kilometres from Nairobi. Your drive will take approximately 4 to 5 hours. Amboseli is Kenya's second most popular game park after the Masai Mara National Reserve. Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which is Africa's tallest mountain, is clearly visible from the park. With amazing views, game viewing in Amboseli National Park is easy because of the flat, open landscape. A particular feature of Amboseli is that you will come across huge herds of elephants as they stroll through the grasslands with Mt. Kilimanjaro's snow-capped peak in the backdrop.
You'll arrive at your lodge for check-in and lunch, relax for a few hours before you embark on an afternoon game drive in the park. After a breathtaking sunset, return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.
Full Day in Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, you'll go on a full-day game drive in the park. A packed lunch box shall be arranged on this day. Amboseli is famous for its elephant herds, which include huge tusked bulls which make the park one of the favourite destinations for photographers and filmmakers due to its gorgeous backdrop dominated by acacia woodlands.
The Big Five and other wildlife such as Maasai giraffes, a variety of antelopes, gazelles, spotted and striped hyena, cheetahs and lesser kudus are found here. From the Observation Hill, you will have a view of the entire park, especially the large swamps hosting many elephants, buffaloes and hippos. Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in this park. Afterwards in the evening, you will return to your lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.
Amboseli National Park to Lake Naivasha
Depart for Lake Naivasha after breakfast and you'll pass through the Great Rift Valley. Between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm, you'll arrive at your lodge for check-in and lunch. Relax for a few hours before you embark on an afternoon boat safari experience (extra) to Crescent Island, a private game reserve populated by herbivores.
Lake Naivasha is also a birding destination, with hundreds of species of birds found in its swamps and woodlands. Large mammals such as Cape buffalo, hippos and playful Colobus monkeys can be spotted around the shores. Later in the evening, you will return to your lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.
- Main Destination:
- Lake Naivasha
- Fish Eagle Inn
- Meals & Drinks:
Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park
Leave after breakfast for Lake Nakuru National Park which lies on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The journey will take approximately 6 hours drive. Lake Nakuru National Park has some of the most beautiful scenery. Grasslands, marsh, outcrops, rocky cliffs and sedge are among the park's tranquil landscapes. Lake Nakuru National Park has been designated as Kenya's first rhino sanctuary and rhinos can be found in great numbers throughout the park. You may spot tree climbing lions in this park and leopards are present though they are rarely seen. Flamingos, Rothschild giraffes, buffalos, hippos, Colobus monkeys, rock hyraxes, waterbucks, striped hyenas, golden cats, Thomsons and Grant gazelles are some of the wildlife also found in this park.
You'll arrive at Lake Nakuru Lodge for check-in and lunch, relax for a few hours before you embark on an afternoon game drive to discover Lake Nakuru National Park. After a beautiful sunset, return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Lake Nakuru National Park to Masai Mara National Reserve
After an early breakfast, depart for Masai Mara in the southern part of Kenya. The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of Africa's most well-known reserves famous for its rich wildlife. It is a land of spectacular scenery, plentiful wildlife, and unending savannah grassland composed of vast rolling plains and hills dotted with umbrella thorn acacias and thorny thickets. The great migration which occurs every year from July to September is possibly Mara's most famous feature. More than 1.5 million wildebeest and zebras migrate from the Serengeti to the Mara in search of food and water throughout these months. The Serengeti and Mara parks are interconnected wildlife havens and the reserves are a photographer's paradise!
At noon, you'll arrive at your lodge for check-in and lunch. Relax for a few hours before you embark on an afternoon game drive to discover Masai Mara National Reserve. Late in the evening, you will return to your lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.
Full Day in Masai Mara National Reserve
You'll go on a full-day game drive after breakfast and a packed lunch box shall be arranged on this day. The Masai Mara is home to not only the Big Five but also many many other wildlife species. Elephants, buffalos, giraffes, lions and cheetahs are spotted in the reserve. Leopards are common, endangered black rhinos can be seen hiding in impenetrable thickets and the Mara River is home to massive hippos and gigantic crocodiles. Over 450 species of birds can be found in the reserve.
There are optional activities that you can participate in on this day. A hot air balloon adventure ( at extra cost) will take you to the skies soaring above the game in action. You can also visit a traditional Maasai village (extra cost) to experience how the Maasai people live in the middle of the bush, with lions roaring just outside their homes and get to know their culture and customs.
After a successful day of searching for the 'Big Five' you'll return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Masai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi
After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and drive to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon. You’ll be dropped off at your hotel in Nairobi or transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to proceed with your onward arrangements.
- Main Destination:
- Nairobi (City)
- No accommodation (End of tour)
- Meals & Drinks:
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