A value-for-money safari that delivers optimum variety in the minimum time without sacrificing comfort and time on safari, this road safari features a selection of tried and tested safari lodges. As for sights and scenery, it offers the elephants of Amboseli set against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro, beautiful Lake Naivasha against the backdrop of the Mount Longonot volcano, the famous flamingoes and rhinos of Lake Nakuru, and the unrivalled wildlife of the Masai Mara.
Wildlife Highlights : lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, hippos, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, antelope, gazelle, impala, waterbuck, topi, eland, plains game, giraffe, black and white rhino.
Accommodation: The Boma , Ol Tukai Lodge, Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, Lake Nakuru Lodge and the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the 5-star hotel The Boma. Dinner (not included) can be taken at the hotel or at any of the city’s many restaurants.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park
Breakfast at your hotel. Thereafter, you will drive to the famous Amboseli National Park and check-in to Ol Tukai Lodge. Built in 1996 and one of Amboseli’s best-known lodges, Ol Tukai Lodge lies at the very centre of the park. Close to the main swamp area, it enjoys stunning views of Africa’s highest mountain and the legendary ’Snows of Kilimanjaro’.
In the afternoon, take a game drive around this panoramic yet compact park, which is dotted with emerald green swamps in which great herds of elephant wallow half-submerged in the papyrus grasses. These permanent marshlands also provide a potent draw to hippos and buffaloes, while offering a haven for the abundant water birds. In the evening, enjoy sundowners in one of the lodge’s two bars, explore the wildlife library, or take a swim in the pool. After dinner in the atmospheric central dining room, enjoy a display of traditional Maasai dance or a wildlife talk (optional).
Day 3: On safari in Amboseli National Park
Spend the entire day game-driving in the park, which is an International Biosphere Reserve featuring the dried-out lakebed of prehistoric Lake Amboseli, rolling savannah and lush green swamps. The plains offer numerous antelopes, spotted hyenas, jackals, warthogs, olive baboons, vervet monkeys and the chance of spotting a lion, leopard or cheetah.
Observation Hill, a conical peak, which is easily climbed, offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Lunch and dinner will be taken at the lodge, whose grounds also offer the opportunity of optional nature walk with bird-spotting (150 species in the grounds alone). Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the lodge.
Day 4: Amboseli, Nairobi, Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha
After an early breakfast at the lodge, drive to Nairobi and down the spectacular Great Rift Valley. In the afternoon, arrive at the Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake, the highest of the string of lakes that glitter down the vast trench of the Great Rift Valley.
Towered over by the brooding bulk of Mount Longonot (2,776 m), and featuring a submerged volcanic island known as Crescent Island, this beautiful lake is best known for its high numbers of water birds. In the afternoon check into the luxurious Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool, taking an optional boat-ride on the lake, or exploring the lake shore.
Day 5: Lake Naivasha & Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, depart the lodge and continue down the Great Rift Valley, passing Lake Elmentaita before arriving at Lake Nakuru National Park in time for a morning game drive around the lake. This offers you the change to catch your first glimpse of the Lake’s fabled 1.2 million flamingos, and perhaps find rhinos grazing on the lakeshore (this park is the nation’s largest rhino sanctuary. Arriving at the Lake Sopa Lodge, check-in and enjoy a leisurely lunch before setting off on another game drive around the lake, arriving back at the Lodge in time for a swim, optional cocktails and a sumptuous buffet supper.
Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park to the Masai Mara National Reserve
Leaving Lake Nakuru Lodge after breakfast, continue up the floor of Rift to arrive at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge in time for lunch and spend the afternoon game-viewing across the rolling savannah plains of the famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Return in time to take a swim in the luxury pool before dinner and overnight.
Day 7: On safari in the Masai Mara
A full day’s safari in one of the world’s most famous reserves. Offering an abundance of herbivores, the Mara makes the ideal hunting ground for Kenya’s famous ‘big cats’ and hosts her largest population of lions. Historically teeming with wildlife, the Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that wander its plains, and for the annual migration of the wildebeest (seasonal). Spend the night in Mara Sopa Lodge.
Day 8: Masai Mara to Nairobi, Lunch at the Carnivore
Drive back to Nairobi and take lunch en-route arriving back to Nairobi in the mid-afternoon. Depart for your flight home.
* Extensive Game drives
* Pre–tour itinerary document
* All meals included while on safari
* All applicable Game Park entrance fees
* Bottled mineral water
* Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
* Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
* Finest accommodations in Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Game Reserve
* Round trip transport from Nairobi to Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Game Reserve
* Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/ Driver.
* International Airfare
* A visit to a Masai Village
* Accommodations in Nairobi
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver guide
* Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
* Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement
* Nature walks, Night game drives, Camel rides etc
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
* Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
* Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars)
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls.
* Beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary.
-COST: $ 3,200
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