7-Day Tour To Amboseli, Nakuru, Naivasha And Masai Mara From Nairobi
Tour Amboseli with game viewing to spot wildlife with views of the Mt. Kilimanjaro snow-capped peaks, Lake Naivasha with a boat ride to explore the freshwater lake, and see hippos and abundant bird life, among other activities. You will also visit Lake Nakuru, where thousands of flamingos thrive in the salinity of the lake. Even the endangered Black & White rhinos, including other wildlife species, are plentiful. The tour culminates at the Masai Mara Game Reserve, where we marvel at the great scenery as we hunt for the Big Five!
- Have a refreshing time at Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru
- Enjoy a game drive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Spot a variety of wildlife species throughout your tour
- See scenic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro from Amboseli
Itinerary Expand All Collapse All
Day 1: Nairobi- Amboseli expand_more
Depart Nairobi and drive south through Masai country to the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro, where Amboseli is situated. After a stopover lunch at the lodge/camp, we proceed into the scenic Amboseli National Park for a game drive returning to the lodge in the evening for a sundowner. Despite its small size (392 sq km), this fragile ecosystem supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). The waters from Mt. Kilimanjaro drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swampland amidst dusty plains. Amboseli lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover, so we have better chances of seeing some of the larger predators. Elephants, buffaloes, lions, gazelles, cheetahs, wildebeest, hyenas, jackals, warthogs, Masai Giraffes, zebra, baboons, and waterbuck are all present in the park. All Meals and Overnight at Kibo safari camp / similar.
Day 2: Amboseli expand_more
An early morning game drive can be taken in Amboseli, where Mt. Kilimanjaro usually appears from its mantle of clouds. Amboseli National Park not only offers great game viewing but is also the place to go for the best views of iconic Mount Kilimanjaro. The world's tallest free-standing mountain actually rises just across the border in Tanzania but Amboseli has a postcard-perfect view of its snow-capped peaks, rising almost six vertical kilometres above the savannah. The best time to view 'Kili' is at dawn and sunset when the clouds lift, and the light is clear and soft. The game proceeds to the area of Lake Amboseli, which is a wide salt pan consisting of permanent swamps. This area has much game, large and small, high concentration of Elephant, rhino, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, eland, Masai giraffe and small species of the antelope family, the common waterbuck, klipspringer, Grant’s gazelle, impala, topi, and the diminutive duiker among others.
Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Amboseli - Nairobi - Lake Nakuru expand_more
After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park; There is a ‘lookout’ from where one can view this natural wonder. Here the road descends into the Great Rift Valley.
On the descent, one is surprised to see, just off the road, a panoramic view of Lake Elementaita. It should be mentioned here that this road from Nairobi to Nakuru was the first overland road to be surfaced with tarmac in Kenya. This park was famous only as a bird sanctuary, especially the lesser and greater flamingos. However, now it is home to the white rhino and Rothschild giraffe, besides the herbivores like buck and antelope. Leopards can also be seen in this park. The vegetation is of the drier type. The flat-topped acacia and the candelabra cactus are a feature of the landscape.
Arrive and check in at the lodge or camp for lunch and an afternoon game drive.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha expand_more
After breakfast, drive to Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley.
- Lunch on arrival at the resort; proceed on your adventure to various attractive features and other optional activities undertaken in Lake Naivasha. Covered by ashes from the Longonot eruption which occurred 100 years ago, Hells Gate National Park is famous for its geothermal station, Lower Gorge and spectacular sceneries (cliffs, volcanoes, gorges, geothermal steam). Hell's Gate National Park is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. The park is home to a profusion of plains game and bird life. Walking is permitted, making it ideal for hiking, biking, and rock climbing. These forests abound with bird life, known as world-class birding.
Optional excursions in Lake Naivasha:
1-hour boat ride: USD 20 per person
2 hours walking safari on Crescent Island Sanctuary: USD 45 per person
Walking/biking safari at Hells Gate National Park: USD 45 per person
Day 5: Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara expand_more
After breakfast, depart for the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The Maasai Mara – Kenya’s finest game reserve –with gentle rolling grasslands teeming with a plethora of animals and bird life.
Arrive and check-in at the lodge or camp for lunch. The meals are buffet, enjoyed either in the dining or under the shade of indigenous trees. The culinary affair is indeed one to delight the senses. Have a few minutes relaxing and enjoying the surrounding before you depart for an afternoon game drive.
Masai Mara Game Reserve offers wonderful scenery and plenty of games. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where a visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago.
See the Thompson's and Grant Gazelles, Topi Eland, Zebra, Waterbuck, Giraffe, Hippo, wild beast, warthog, Crocodiles, and Ostrich, Vultures amongst others and over 450, birds specie, with over 50 birds of prey. One thing is for sure in Maasai mara; you will experience nature in its wild wonder.
Day 6: Maasai Mara expand_more
After breakfast, with a picnic lunch, yet another full-day game, viewing exploring this part of the Northern Serengeti Ecosystem where the great wildebeest migration takes place, from the end of July to September. The plain is literally covered with these animals. Grunts and other animal sounds are heard, and territorial fights are commonplace. Soak in the abundance of untamed wilderness and fresh and natural scenery filled with exotic wildlife during our expertly guided game drives enjoyed in open vehicles.
For those interested in a more intimate encounter, we contact a safe and exciting walking safari where you will have a chance to come face to face with nature’s beauty both in flora and fauna.
Optional activities include:
Maasai cultural visit: USD 20 per person
You can visit a Maasai village to see their traditional life. Photography is NOT prohibited here. A Maasai guide at the village will escort you and explain to you in English about their lives
Hot air balloon safari: USD 400 per person.
Day 7: Masai Mara - Nairobi expand_more
- After breakfast, morning game drive in Masai Mara.
- Check out and drive back to Nairobi to arrive late in the afternoon.
- Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Guaranteed price/guaranteed Kenya Masai Mara safari on the confirmation
All ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable safari vehicle equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
Full board accommodation whilst on safari and meal plan as described
Accommodation in double/triple bedroom
All park entrance fees include government taxes
Service of an English-speaking professional driver/guide
All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
Bottled water whilst on safari
Start and end in Nairobi
Beverages/Drinks/Sodas and other soft drinks
International flights and visas
Items of a personal nature
Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Any other extras not mentioned in the hotel
Optional activities, i.e. visit to the Masai village USD20 p/p.
Optional Nairobi dinner
A balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person
Optional Nairobi city tour and excursion (giraffe centre)
For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -Refund of 50% of the tour price.
|1 To 20||USD 1500 Per Person|
This is a private tour