Route: Nairobi > Amboseli> Lake Nakuru National Park > Masai Mara National Reserve > Nairobi
Highlights of the safari
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi transfer to Amboseli National Park
Day 2: Full day at Amboseli National Park
Day 3: Transfer to from Amboseli National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park to Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi
Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by our guide and after a briefing of your safari drive to Amboseli National Park. Arid looking as Amboseli is, it has historically supported both game and the Masai that kept their herds of cattle here. It is thanks to the waters that run off Africa's greatest mountain that the apparently dry Amboseli, Kenya's first game sanctuary is able to support its wildlife. Mount Kilimanjaro broods high over Amboseli, generally cloaked by clouds but appearing in all its snow-shrouded magnificence from time to time. The mountain now provides water for the park, wonderful views and of course the most glorious background for animal photography.
Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge (depending on your international flight arrival). Afterwards head out for an afternoon game drive in this scenic and wildlife rich park. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Amboseli National Park
Wakeup call and depart for a morning game drive before breakfast. Return back to the lodge for a full breakfast. The rest of the morning will be spent at leisure. In the afternoon depart for a game drive at the Park in search of the” Mighty Giants”. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Amboseli National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, check out, and depart to Nakuru. Enjoy a packed lunch en-route. Arrive in Nakuru later in the afternoon, check in and relaxation. You may also opt to go for an evening game drive at the Park. Lake Nakuru National Park is a sanctuary to one of Kenya’s largest populations of black rhino. Another aspect to the active wildlife viewing here is observing the park’s Zebra, Hippo, Olive Baboon, Vervet and Colobus monkeys, Waterbuck and Hyena. Other big safari wildlife to be on the lookout for includes the Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and Buffalo.
The Park is also known for its blazing sea of deep pink flamingos. Due to some progressive natural factors, the flamingo numbers have been reducing but the park itself remains stunning – one of Kenya’s finest. Great rocky escarpments tower over acacia forest, waterfalls, wooded hills and euphorbia trees dot the lake.
The few quantities of flamingos are accompanied by other birdlife – pelicans, cormorants, kingfishers, ostriches, storks as well as herons and eagles. The scene here is bountiful, busy and full of colour.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park to Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, drive to Masai Mara National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch at your Camp. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon unlimited game drive around Masai Mara National Reserve. You may encounter some of the “Big Five” and you will most certainly be impressed by the wide variety of species present in this area. The Maasai Mara has the highest concentration of land mammals compared to any other park or reserve in Kenya. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve
Spend whole day with unlimited game drives exploring the Mara, home to the proud and traditional Maasai tribe. The Mara is more than just the most popular wildlife park in the country and in many cases, it is the reason why people come to visit Kenya. This is a classic African savanna, and the sheer density of wildlife is amazing. Gazelle, wildebeest and zebra graze in large numbers and where prey is found so are predators. Watered by the Mara River and its tributary the Talek, the park here compromises 1510sq kilometers of open grassland tucked away in the south west corner of the country. In the Mara you will see an astonishing amount of wild life, including the big cats, where lions are found in large prides everywhere and it is not uncommon to see them hunting. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot, but are still fairly common. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in large numbers. Dinner and overnight at the Camp
Day 7: Masai Mara to Nairobi
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, check- out, and depart for Nairobi. Arrive at Nairobi where you will be dropped either back at your hotel or airport. This will mark the end of the safari.