This Kenya safari tour takes you to three of Kenya’s top wildlife viewing destination. It almost guarantees seeing the Big Five animals of Africa – buffalo, rhino, elephant, leopard and lion. And not only that but numerous species of birds and spectacular scenery. The Kenya safari is therefore a great introduction to Kenya – the original home of the African safari, and at a great price too. This is a Kenya safari package that’s great for a family, a group of friends or even first-time safari goers.
Destinations: Nairobi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Amboseli National Park.
Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve – Day 1
Get picked from your place of residence in Nairobi and depart for the Masai Mara National Reserve (about five hours drive) stopping to take in the views of the Great Rift Valley. We drive past Longonot and Suswa and on to the Western walls with stopover at Narok town for re-fueling arriving in Mara National Reserve in time for lunch. After lunch embark on Kenya safari in the Mara, Kenya’s premiere game viewing park.
Masai Mara National Reserve – Day 2 and 3
Two full days spent at the Masai Mara game reserve, driving across the plains in search of lions, cheetahs and leopards with picnic lunch served at the Mara River site. Vast herds of wildebeest and zebra wander across the Mara grasslands in huge numbers during the period of the annual migrations, between July and October when millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle traverse the Mara plains landscape to feed on the rich new grass from the Serengeti. You also have a chance to see other plain game like hyena, topi, hartebeest, mongoose and eland. More than 550 species of birds have been recorded in the Masai Mara.
Masai Mara National Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park – Day 4
Early in the morning after breakfast we pack our belongings and leave the Masai Mara with game drive en-route. In Lake Nakuru National Park we proceed for an extensive Kenya safari in search of cats among the ‘Yellow fever’ acacia trees which are leopards favorite and also in search of rhino. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to White rhinos and has tens of Black rhinos too. The park is known for its millions of flamingoes and other water birds like cormorants and pelicans. No wonder Americas finest photographer Roger Tory Peterson once referred to Lake Nakuru as the “greatest bird spectacle in the world” for its seasonally large concentrations of greater and lesser flamingos, Lake Nakuru boasts some 600-bird species. It is also a designated rhino sanctuary, as well as home to other rare wildlife species like the Rothchild’s giraffe.
Lake Nakuru National Park – Amboseli National Park – Day 5
Early in the morning after breakfast we depart Lake Nakuru National Park via Nairobi, and after lunch proceed to Amboseli National Park. We arrive at the lodge late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight. On a good day you will be able to see Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.
Amboseli National Park – Day 6
Morning and afternoon Kenya safari in Amboseli National Park, you’re likely to spot zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, gazelles and impalas attracted to the marshes and swamps fed by the melting snows of Mount Kilimanjaro. You may also spot lions on the fringes of the marshes as well as a great variety of birdlife (some 600 species of bird populate the park). With Mount Kilimanjaro providing a dramatic backdrop, your photographs will be stunning with elephants, which makes Amboseli popular as there’s hundreds of these gentle giants. For a small fee you can visit the Maasai people of Kenya who live near the park and experience their tribal culture and customs that have remained unchanged for centuries.
Amboseli National Park – Nairobi – Day 7
Early morning Kenya safari. It will be your last game drive at Amboseli National Park before coming back for breakfast and drive back to Nairobi, arriving late in the afternoon.