This safari is probably the most popularly booked in Kenya by a group of friends and families as it winds through the top national parks. This trip will take you in a once in a lifetime game-viewing experience to see the famous Masai Mara Reserve, Lakes Naivasha and Nakuru to see flamingoes & Rhino sanctuary. A visit to Tsavo West and East national park for its scenic hills and valleys is also included as well as to Amboseli, situated at the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Early in the morning, you will be picked up in Nairobi by the guide and provide a briefing on your most-awaited safari in Kenya before we depart for Maasai Mara driving through the view point of the Great Rift Valley. The enormous Maasai Mara Reserve is part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home to the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. We will have our lunch at the camp and relax before departing for an afternoon game drive.
Today shall be a game viewing extravaganza!
We spend the whole day viewing the great predators and exploring the park’s high concentration of wild animals. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals including the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. Indeed, a safari in Kenya is not complete without a visit to this famous reserve. During your stay, there is an option to visit a Masai village to witness the singing and dancing of the Masai tribe, a tradition, which forms part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. You will also have an opportunity to glimpse into their homes and learn their social structure.
Picnic lunch shall be by the Mara river as we watch hippos & crocodiles or maybe the great migration (July – October)
Other options at the Masai mara
-Masai village visit
Early in the morning, we will once again embark on a game drive in Lake Nakuru and feast your eyes with sightings of flamingos, often referred to as the “Pink Lake”- an experience that makes a safari in Kenya one of the best! If you’re lucky, you might also see small game such as Water Buck, Impala, Rhino and Buffalo within the garden’s surroundings.
Bird watching and game viewing drives at Lake Nakuru.
We head to the nearby Lake Naivasha on a relaxed drive.
Early afternoon shall be spent enjoying a boat ride where we spot small game in idyllic settings.
Overnight at a Lake Naivasha resort.
There shall be stops to view the Great Rift Valley along the Naivasha – Nairobi highway. Great viewing drive of the Mount Kilimanjaro peaks. Overnight at your Amboseli national park safari lodge. What you may see at the Amboseli national park include Elephant Cheetah, Wild dog , Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik-dik, Lesser Kudu and nocturnal porcupine etc.
We will set off for another extensive game drive, Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close.
Visit to a Maasai Village*
Enrich your safari in Kenya with an optional visit to a Maasai village. Maasai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. This visit gives a good tour of Maasai culture and you will be welcomed with a sing and dance presentation, which forms part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is one of the most memorable experience to take with you.
*Entrance fee of 20 USD is not included in the package.
Short morning game viewing drive is scheduled at the Amboseli this morning. The park is open and relatively small.
Game viewing drives are concentrated and wildlife easy to spot.
Mount Kilimanjaro mass provides wonderful back ground for photographic moments.
Later the safari tour proceeds to Tsavo West National Park.
Tsavo West is hilly and scraggy with scenic terrain and wonderful game viewing back grounds.
What you may do / see at Tsavo west National park include Leopard, Rhino, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Elephants, Giraffe, Lesser Kudu, Mzima springs hippo and exotic fish watching, volcanoes, lava flows
Game viewing drives at the Tsavo West with a stop at the Mzima springs. Later proceed to Tsavo east national park with game spotting and scenery viewing en – route.
Game viewing drives at the open savanna plains of the Tsavo.
What you may see at Tsavo East national park include
Vast herds of dust-red elephant, Black Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, pods of hippo, Waterbucks, Lesser kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola.
The final day of your luxury safari! Early morning game viewing drives at the Tsavo East national park.
Later return to Nairobi.
Drop off at Nairobi airport or Nairobi hotel.
You can also proceed to the Kenya coast beach resorts of Mombasa, Watamu, Diani, Bamburi etc.