Great Tour of Kenya – Masai Mara, Nakuru, Amboseli
Visiting during the prime “peak” season when the great wildebeest migration will be happening between masai mara and Serengeti make this the best itinerary to consider. You will have the first-hand experience as you witness them cross the mara river with crocodiles waiting in the river as well as lions in the savannah. A visit to the Great Rift valley will give you a chance to see the volcanic activities and hot springs during your visit to Lake Bogoria, Hell’s gate national parks as well as thousands of flamingos at Lake Nakuru National Park. At lake Nakuru you will have will see many rhinos at the same place thus completing your chance of seeing all the big 5 namely Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Buffalo and Rhino.
The climax of this safari will be 2 nights at Amboseli where you will be able to see the famous Mt. Kilimanjaro just on the slopes; in fact though Kilimanjaro is on the Tanzanian side, it is easy to see very well from Amboseli. See some photos of Mt. Kilimajaro attached here with.
Day 1 Arrival in Nairobi/Masai Mara
0800hrs, Met on arrival at the Airport by our tour leader for your holiday briefing who will then introduce you to your driver guide; depart for the drive to Masai Mara National Reserve arriving in time for lunch at your camp/lodge. Short siesta before afternoon game in the reserve in search of game. Dinner and overnight at your lodge/camp
Lodges used are:
Day 2 Full day in Masai Mara National Reserve
Spend the day on game drive with morning and afternoon game drive with breakfast and lunch at your lodge/camp. You have an option of having a very early morning breakfast and depart with picnic lunch so as to spend the entire day on game drive having not to come back to the camp for meals. Dinner and overnight your lodge/camp
Day 3 Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha
Early breakfast thereafter drive with a game drive out of the reserve for the drive to Lake Naivasha, arriving in time for lunch at Naivasha. Afternoon driver to hell’s gate national park which is in the heart of the rift valley with hot springs/volcano as well visit the gorge with a nature guide who will give you indepth history of the volcanos. Dinner and overnight at Naivasha Simba lodge http://www.simbalodges.com/
Day 4 Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru Park
Early breakfast followed by departure to day visit to Lake Bogoria National park where you will be able to see the beauty of the rift valley as well as more volcano. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge
Day 5 Lake Nakuru – Ambosel National Park
Early morning game drives in search of game around the lake with thousands of flamingo and also the only park you will have guarantee of seeing the rhino in large
numbers among other wildlife. After breakfast depart for the drive to Amboseli with lunch in Nairobi. You will arrive at Amboseli in time for late afternoon game drives enroute to your lodge. Dinner and overnight at your lodge/tented camp
Day 6 Amboseli National Park
Early morning game drives in search of game and also this will be the best chance to see the famous Mt. Kilimanjaro which is just next to the park. Though Mt. Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania, the best place to see it clearly is in Amboseli more clearly than even while on the Tanzanian side. You can decide also to have another game drive after breakfast or just relax at the lodge and enjoy the view. You will have an afternoon game drives after lunch. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 7 Amboseli – Nairobi
Early breakfast and depart with a short game drive en route out of the park for the drive back to Nairobi with a drop off back at the airport.
The cost for the entire itinerary is:
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The above Prices include:
– Accommodation and meals as stipulated on each itinerary
– Ground transportation with an English speaking driver/guide or naturalist guide
– Game drives or sightseeing depending on the itinerary – where indicated
– Park or reserve entry fees – where applicable
– All Excursions mentioned in the itinerary
– All airport transfers
– Sundowner drinks at masai mara and amboseli
– water and soft drinks in your vehicle throughout the safari
The above Prices do not include:
– Air fares
– Visas (currently US$ 50 per person)
– Inoculations and personal insurance
– International flights and departure taxes – unless specified in the itinerary
– Optional activities and excursions
– Items of personal nature such as beverages, telephone, postage etc.
A deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 45 days before commencement of the tour program. If the reservation is made within 45 days of departure the whole amount must be paid at the time of confirmation.
All cancellations must be received in writing. As all suppliers charge cancellation fees, they are in turn passed on to us. Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in number of occupancy are subject to cancellation and no-show fees.
Following is the scale for cancellation charges:
– 35% if cancelled between 45 and 35days prior to arrival
– 50% if cancelled between 34 and 15 days prior to arrival.
– 100% if cancelled 14 days and 24hours prior to arrival