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Tsavo East National park

Tsavo East, like Masai Mara is a very popular Wildlife Park as is indicated by the high number of tourists coming here on safari from all over the globe. Some of the best attractions are: Large herds of elephants, lions, zebra, and other wildlife. Popular legend of Tsavo “The Man-eaters of Tsavo”

Tsavo West National Park – “The Land of Lava, Man-eaters, springs and so
much more…”

The park is a vast expanse of savanna stretching all the way from Mtito Andei, along the Mombasa-Nairobi road and south to the Tanzanian border. There are numerous rocky outcrops and ridges and part of the park, towards
the Chyulu Hills, is of relatively recent volcanic origin with lava flows and ash cones including the Shetani lava flow.

At Mzima Springs, in the North of the park, water that has filtered underground from the Chyulu Hills gushes from below a lava ridge into a
series of clear pools.

 

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9 Days 8 Night wildlife Safari

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 or similar 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. 1230hrs. Lunch 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
0730hrs after an early breakfast, depart and drive to Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy to arrive at the Lodge/Camp in time for lunch.  Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate.  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

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

Day 7: Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy to Masai Mara
Depart in the morning for Masai Mara and proceed to the lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive.  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.

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

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 Hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home.  Alternatively, you can opt for an extension trip to the fabulous Beach, on Kenya’s stunning Indian Ocean coastline.

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