Masai Mara National park
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Some of the famous ones include: lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.
It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular phenomena event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. The Masai Mara is classic African savannah, and the sheer density of wildlife is amazing.
Day 1: NAIROBI – MARA
You will be picked from Nairobi at 0800hrs by our tour van and drive through Westland’s to the Rift Valley view point where you will have a stopover, From there you will proceed to the world renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve. This game reserve is considered by many to be the “jewel and highlight of any safari”. This is mainly because of its abundance of game, and the fact that it supports one of Africa’s highest concentrations of predators. On arriving you will check in to the lodge/ Camp for lunch. You will have time to familiarize yourself with the new environment before embarking on an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/ Camp.
Day2: MASAI MARA.
After a hefty buffet breakfast in the lodge/ Camp you will embark on a game viewing drive in search for wild animals. You will drive to the famous Mara River in search of hippos and crocodiles; here, if your visit falls between July and September, you will witness The Great Migration of the Wildebeest from Serengeti plains to Masai Mara through Mara River. This annual event was named as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. You will have your lunch in the park and proceed on a game drive probably in search of animals not seen so far. Dinner and overnight .
Day 3: MASAI MARA- NAIROBI.
You will be woken up at around 6.00am to embark on an early morning game drive and then return to the lodge/ Camp for breakfast. After your breakfast you will load you luggage into the vans bid Masai Mara “Kwaheri” good bye and proceed to Nairobi to arrive in the afternoon.
Day 1 Nairobi – Masai Mara Game Reserve
This morning we pick up clients from their hotel and we depart from Nairobi at 8.30 am and drive through the view point of the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Lunch at the Lodge/camp and relax before departing for the afternoon game drive. The Mara Game Reserve one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see. The wild animals found in the Park’s are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousands of plain game including Impala, Zebra, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles.
Day 2 Full day exploring Masai Mara Game Reserve
Full day spent for viewing the great predators and explore the parks amazingly high concentration of wild animals. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. During the stay we also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp.
Day 3 Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park
Early morning game drive. Then return to the camp for the breakfast and depart for Lake Nakuru National park located in the Great Rift Valley. After lunch an exciting game drive until 6.30 in the evening. The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 birds’s species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the White and Black Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel
Day 4 Lake Nakuru– Nairobi
Extensive early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Then depart for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon.
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru
Depart from Nairobi at 8.00am to Lake Nakuru about 180kms North West of Nairobi arriving at lodge at 10.30am. Check in and prepare to go for game drives at 11.00am. Enjoy game drives until time for lunch back at lodge within the park. This itinerary is not possible if residing outside the park. There will be more time for game drives if residing within the park, else, there will be lunch first and the rest of the time spent in game drives until evening.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Depart early in the morning from Nakuru to Masai Mara for your crown wildlife safari. Arrive in time for lunch and later a game drive in the afternoon. Overnight at your preferred lodge or campsite.
Day 3: Masai Mara
Full day in Masai Mara in search of game.
Day 4: Masai Mara to Nairobi
Pre-breakfast game drive and later drive back to Nairobi after breakfast. Tour ends.
Day 1: Nairobi/Amboseli
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to Amboseli National Park, arriving Amboseli Serena Lodges in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Lodges.
Day 2: Amboseli National Park
Early morning pre-breakfast game drive at 6.30am, when you have the best chance to see the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. Return to the Amboseli Serena Lodges for late breakfast. The rest of the morning is at leisure. Afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Lodges.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart Amboseli in the morning and drive via Nairobi to the floor of the Rift Valley with hot or picnic lunch en route. Arrive Lake Nakuru National Park in time for afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Sarova Lions hill Lodge.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru/Lake Naivasha
Another morning game drive in Nakuru, then depart for Naivasha arriving at the Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon boat rides on Lake Naivasha that takes you to Crescent Island for a walking safari. This is one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amidst wild animals – there are no predators. Return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Lake Naivasha/Masai Mara
Depart Naivasha after breakfast and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Masai Mara Game Reserve, arriving at the in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive as you get a feel of this vast game filled reserve. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 6: Masai Mara Reserve
Spend the day in Masai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. Game drives are flexible, with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend entire day in the park, or you can choose to have an early morning and late afternoon game drives. At extra cost you may visit a local Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle; the Masai are famous for their bravery, as they have co-existed with the animals over the years. All meals and overnight at the Lodge
Day 7: Back to Nairobi
Another morning game drive in Mara after breakfast, then drive back to Nairobi in the late afternoon. Drop off at place of your choice.
Day 1 Nairobi
Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and transferred to the Nairobi Serena Hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure or chooses from a selection of optional excursions (book and pay locally. Overnight at the Nairobi Serena Hotel or similar on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: Nairobi to Tsavo West National Park
0730hrs Depart and drive to Tsavo West National Park to arrive at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in the early afternoon. Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Superbly situated in the lee of Mount Kilimanjaro and sheltered by the volcanic splendor of the Chyulu Hills, this classic stone-built lodge overlooks its own water hole, which is visited daily by elephants, buffalos and a wide variety of plains game. One of the first lodges ever to be built in a national park, the lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-viewing. It is also ideally placed for visits to all the park’s prime attractions.
Day 3: Tsavo West to Amboseli National Park
0630hrs early morning game viewing drive in the Tsavo before returning to the lodge for a late breakfast followed by mid morning at leisure to enjoy a swim in the pool. 1230hrsLunch in the Lodge 1330hrs Depart and drive to the Amboseli National Park. Upon entry into the park, enjoy a game viewing drive en route to the Lodge to arrive in the early evening in time for check-in and refresh for dinner. Dinner and Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Day 4: Amboseli National Park
Full day in Amboseli National Park with morning and afternoon game viewing drives. Look for the elusive kudu, a delicate antelope with long spiral horns and a beautifully striped body that enables it camouflage among branches of acacia and trees and other shrubs. You may certainly see families of giraffe, herds of zebra and antelope — and if you are lucky, you may spot the rare Serval cat. Elephant are a dominant presence in Amboseli; they are tracked almost constantly by researchers thus, the reason they have largely escaped the ravages of 1980s poaching. Here, you are able to spot some of the older “tuskers” lumbering almost delicately before the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro. You’ll be fascinated by the abundance of bird life — from the colorful little lilac-breasted roller to the comical guinea fowl to vicious hawks and eagles. All meals and Overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Day 5: Amboseli to Nairobi & Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
0730hrs after an early breakfast, depart and drive to Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy to arrive at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp in time for lunch. Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp “Where history meets the wild kingdom” Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate, is the small and exclusive Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp. This area of breathtaking beauty, also home to many rare species of animals, is less than two hours’ drive from Nairobi. Evocatively styled to echo the area’s rich history, the camp blends aristocratic elegance with modern luxury and will offer cuisine and service of fittingly high standards. The Conservancy protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. Rothschild giraffes have found a safe haven for breeding here, while a diverse variety of terrain shelters many species – from herds of giant elands to tiny dik-diks and cliff-dwelling klipspringers. Afternoon at leisure or enjoy a game viewing drive in the conservancy. Dinner and overnight at the Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Day 6: Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy
An early breakfast in the Camp. 0730hrs Take an excursion to the nearby Lake Nakuru National Park. The park, colored by a shimmering flamingo pink from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores, is a popular place with visitors as well as locals. Waterbuck are usually sighted along the lake shore, and this is the home of the Rothschild’s giraffe. Baboon, impala, buffalo, monkeys, warthog, impala, reedbuck and eland are also resident here. However, the main attractions are the rhinos. The park is a designated rhino sanctuary and it is one of the best places in Kenya to observe them. Both black and white Rhinos thrive here. Besides the greater and lesser flamingos, the park is home to many other species including, the Great crested Grebe, the black necked Grebe, little Grebe, Pelicans, Cormorant, African Darter, Egyptian Geese, night Heron, Fish Eagle, grey Heron, Marabou stork, Sacred and Hadada Ibis. Picnic lunch will be serviced at a designated area before exiting the park to return to the Camp to arrive in the late afternoon. Rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy a swim in the camp’s magnificent pool. Dinner and overnight at the Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Day 7: Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy to Masai Mara
Depart in the morning for Masai Mara and proceed to Mara Serena Safari Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Mara Serena Safari Lodge Perched on the saddle of a hill, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge has one of the most spectacular views imaginable across the vast plains, forests and rivers that make up the Masai Mara – one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. It is on this very terrain that the annual migration takes place when millions of zebra, wildebeest and gazelle cross the plains below, on their way to the rich new grasses of the Serengeti. This is a spectacle that should be witnessed at least once in a lifetime. (End of July/August is an ideal time to witness the spectacle though timings may vary depending on natural reasons i.e. the rains). The lodge has been designed to mirror a traditional Masai village or Manyatta and all the guest rooms are located in individual domed huts grouped in a circular manner. The furnishings of each room have been inspired by traditional Masai art and each one has a private balcony with views that stretch over the vast African landscape. Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Day 8: Masai Mara
Full day in the Mara with morning and afternoon game drives in the Reserve. Certainly the most frequented game reserve in Kenya, Masai Mara is a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the Mara River and its tributaries, and punctuated by marshes and forests. This 650 sq kilometer serve supports the highest density of game to be seen anywhere considering its size. During the seasonal migrations, Masai Mara is home to up to a million wildebeest and an equally impressive number of zebra that move into the area from neighboring Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania. The reserve is home to all the “big five” and it is also possible to observe; baboon, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal, Cheetah, and the rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles. The Mara is also noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black manned males. You’ll see lots of elephants here often in large herds, as well as – if you’re lucky – leopard, cheetah and rhino. All of the Big Five are residents. You’re sure to see the African buffalo. Get the cameras ready, stock up on Film and enjoy yourself! All meals and Overnight at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Day 9: Masai Mara to Nairobi & Departure
Breakfast at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge. After breakfast, depart for to arrive in time for lunch at Carnivore Restaurant. After lunch you will be transferred to the Nairobi Serena Hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you can opt for an extension trip to the fabulous Serena Beach Resort and Spa, on Kenya’s stunning Indian Ocean coastline.
DAY: Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya
When you land at the airport you’ll be met and transferred to your booked hotel. Accommodation on BB.
DAY 2: Nairobi–Mount Kenya–Samburu National Reserve
Depart Nairobi for Samburu Nationla reserve driving through central Kenya region to the semi-arid northern Kenya. Due to the dry climate, grasses are sparse, making animals easier to spot. Meanwhile, the Ewaso Ng’iro River, which borders the reserve, provides a year-round water supply. These two factors make for a great game-viewing experience. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drives where you have the chance to see rare animals you will not see in other parts of the world. “Special 5,” this includes Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Oryx Beisa, and the gerenuk, a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet.
DAY 3: Samburu
Full day explore of Samburu reserve. Large numbers of elephant and Nile crocodile can be seen, as well as waterbuck, Kirk’s dik-dik, and Grant’s gazelle. Where there is prey, predators can be found, so lion, cheetah, and leopard are often spotted. The reserve is also a great place for bird watching, with over 300 species. During your afternoon game drive, You can also opt to visit the Samburu village and learn the Samburu community way of life. Dinner and Overnight.
DAY 4:Samburu-Ol Pejeta
After breakfast you’ll be driven to Ol Pejeta, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. After lunch, enjoy a game in the conservancy. This is also the home for orphaned and abused chimpanzees. Here, see the chimps and learn more about their plight.
DAY 5: Ol Pejeta- Lake Nakuru National Park
Leave Ol Pejeta and drive to Nakuru with a stopover at Thompson’s fall. Continue to Lake Nakuru, famous for its population of pink flamingos that feeds in the alkaline water of the lake. Other animals you may see on your game are waterbuck, Black Rhino, Endangered Rothschild Giraffe, impala, lion and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see white rhino, which are commonly spotted here.
DAY 6: Lake Nakuru- Maasai Mara National Reserve
Depart in the morning after game drive to the world famous Masai Mara for its abundant wildlife and predators arriving in time for lunch. In the evening you’ll do a short game drive. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 7: Maasai Mara
Today enjoy a full day exploring the Africa’s safari destination. We suggest early morning Hot Air Balloon Safari across the vast savannah. The Masai Mara is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest arrives, typically in early July, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. The greatest phenomena happens during the Great wildebeest migration. The showdown at Mara river is a breathe taking moment that should never be missed. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo, too. During the heat of the day, enjoy time at your lodge.
DAY 8: Masai Mara-Nairobi-Amboseli National Park
Today transfer to Nairobi after the morning game drive arriving in time for lunch. Upon arrival, visit the Giraffe Center a non-profit organization focused on saving the Rothschild’s giraffe. Here you will learn a bit more about this endangered sub-species and have the opportunity to feed them. Dinner and overnight in Nairobi on BB.
DAY 9: Nairobi – Amboseli
Rise early this morning for breakfast and depart for Amboseli where you’ll arrive for lunch. Afterward, enjoy a game drive at the backdrop of Africa Highest Mountain. The park affords you the best opportunity to get close to the mighty roaming elephants. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and others. During the heat of the day, relax at your Camp/lodge swimming pool. Later this afternoon, visit a local Masai Village where you will learn more about them and their distinctive red clothing. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 10: Amboseli-Arusha, Tanzania-Tarangire National Park
This morning, take one last game drive in Kenya before crossing the border into Tanzania, at the border you’ll change the vehicle and the driver guide. After lunch in Arusha, proceed to Tarangire National Park where the savannah grasslands are dotted with baobab and acacia trees. Enjoy a game drive en route to your lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 11: Tarangire-Lake Manyara National Park-Ngorongoro Crater
This morning after game drive in Tarangire en route to Lake Manyara National Park at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Here you will enjoy a game drive and the chance to see elephant, giraffe, zebra, and Cape buffalo. The park is also home to world’s largest concentration of baboons. Continue on to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, which is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 12: Ngorongoro
Descend into the crater for a full-day game drive, including a picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the worlds’ largest unflooded, in fact, at over 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. Views from the rim are stunning, especially at sunrise and sunset! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 13: Ngorongoro-Serengeti National Park
Today, drive to Serengeti National Park Tanzania’s largest and most famous park for its highest concentration of wildlife. Home to the annual wildebeest migration, it attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. Enjoy lunch at your lodge before an afternoon game drive. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 14: Serengeti
Today, enjoy morning and afternoon game drive ensuring you don’t miss to spot any of the big five. The Serengeti is home to all of the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino. The park is also home to an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, and eland. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 15: Serengeti-Arusha-Homebound Flight
This morning, take one last Game drive en route to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha, where you connect with your flight back home after lunch.
DAY 1 NAIROBI – MASAI MARA
Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to domestic Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve. You’ll be picked up upon arrival and taken on a short game drive on the way to the Camp. Settle into your spacious en suite safari tent, freshen up, and start exploring your new surroundings.
DAYS 2-3 Masai MARA
Enjoy early morning, afternoon and early evening game drives in the Conservancy in search of the area’s predators and their prey. The general wildlife is abundant Spend 2 days in Masai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. Game drives are flexible, with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend entire day in the park, or you can choose to have an early morning and late afternoon game drives. At extra cost you may visit a local Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle; the Masai are famous for their bravery, as they have co-existed with the animals over the years. Hot air balloon safari is recommended as it provides a stunning opportunity for photography and filming over the vast dotted acacia plains. This is an ultimate experience of the wilderness and the memories will remain alive. Upon landing a champagne breakfast awaits you.
DAY 4: Masai mara – zanzibar
Today fly back to Nairobi for a connecting flight to the spice island after breakfast and then on to the stunning island of Zanzibar where you’ll be transferred to a Beach hotel. Ideally situated on the beautiful palm trees, the sparkling white beach and the azure seas beyond.
DAYS 5-10: ZANZIBAR
Fill your days with the amazing activities offered at the resort – there’s diving and snorkelling, canoeing and wind surfing to name a few – but make time as well to relax at the spa or visit the bazaar to browse for antiques, African art and carvings. The resort’s friendly staff will help you arrange tours and excursions if you wish to see more of Zanzibar.
The resort has a variety of dining options which include the Bahari Grill Restaurant for best Sea-food and Steaks on the Island, the Beach bar and restaurant is a fabulous place for guests to sip cold drinks or have a meal of seafood specialties, pizza as well as other light fare – all served in an informal toes-in-the-sand setting with the ocean right in front!
DAY 11: ZANZIBAR – NAIROBI
Transfer back to the airport for your outbound flight to Nairobi.
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