MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
13 Days Best of Kenya Wildlife Safari Trail
Day 1 - Arrival
You'll be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to the Nairobi Hotel where you'll booked on bed & breakfast
Day 2 – Samburu:
Depart Nairobi in the morning heading north via the agricultural rich central Kenya highlands to the western shoulders of Africa's second largest mountain, Mt Kenya proceed to the Samburu Game Reserve. Accommodation will be in a semi-permanent campsite beautifully set under a canopy of trees or we may pitch tents on the edge of Uaso Nyiro River . Cold showers are available which are amazingly refreshing in the hot, dusty climates.
Day 3 – Samburu
Day spent game viewing in the park appreciating the diverse landscape and variety of animal species available here.
Samburu is part of a lava plain that includes a diverse landscape of thorn scrub, red dirt, dried river beds, broken volcanic rock, steep hills and rocky outcroppings. The region is home to the uncommon Grevy’s zebra with huge fury ears, gerenuk antelope standing on hind legs to feed, Somali ostriches with distinct blue legs and the shy Oryx. Elephant and crocodile are guaranteed sightings, excellent bird watching with numerous varieties of weaverbirds and the martial eagle. Leopard sighting is also a special feature here.
Day 4 – Lake Nakuru
Depart samburu after the morning game drive with picnic lunches and drive to the floor of the Great Rift Valley via the Thomson falls and the Subukia escarpment view point for lunch and then proceed to the Lake Nakuru National park.
A shallow soda lake which is surrounded by a small park (180 sq km) and it is home to lions warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago. The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. We spend the night at a budget hotel just outside the park or at the WCK guest house inside the park
Day 5 – Masai Mara
Heading further south towards Narok, we proceed towards the Masai mara arriving in time for lunch at the Enchoro Wildlife Camp or the Mara Sidai Camp Here we have permanent tents with comfortable beds, toilets and hot showers are inside the tents
The Masai Mara reserve is Kenya's most popular game park in Kenya. Masai mara hosts an amazing concentration of wildlife. You have a much better chance to see the Big 5. Lions abound throughout the park as do leopards, cheetah, hyenas, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, topi, baboons, warthogs, buffalo, zebra, elephants, and of course hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River.
Day 6 – Masai Mara
The day is spent exploring the Mara magic. Dinner and overnight will be at the camp.
The ultimate action here is no doubt the annual wildebeest migration in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October.
Balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for a beautiful champagne breakfast. These trips can be arranged at our office upon booking.
Day 7 – Naivasha
We do an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp and thereafter drive to Narok where Masai souvenirs can be bought, thereafter proceeding towards Naivasha. Take an afternoon boat ride in Lake Naivasha. Overnight at the Cray fish camp
Day 8 – Amboseli
Depart Naivasha in the morning and drive via Nairobi to reach Amboseli in the late afternoon. We view game as we proceed towards the campsite for dinner and overnight. This small park (at 392 sq km) is the second most popular park in Kenya after Masai Mara, mainly due to the spectacular backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro on the southern boundary.
Day 9 – Amboseli
Day spent exploring this park. The waters from melted snow of Mt Kilimanjaro drain down under lava flows and surface on the Amboseli plains, creating a green belt of swampland amidst dusty plains. Here elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, warthogs, zebra and the Masai giraffe are likely to be seen.
Day 10 - Tsavo West
We leave soon after breakfast for Tsavo West National Park Via the Chyulu Hills. Visit the Mzima Springs, which are favorite haunts of both the hippo and crocodile that can be seen from an underwater observation chamber. Dinner and overnight at the KWS campsite.
Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya (at 22,000 sq km). Tsavo West covers a wide variety of landscapes, from swamps and natural springs to rocky peaks, extinct volcanic cones and rolling plains. The dramatic Chyulu Hills are a collection of ancient volcanic cinder cones with splendid views of Kilimanjaro and populations of elands, giraffes, zebras and wildebeest.
Day 11 - Tsavo West
Day spent exploring the park including the nature trails. In Tsavo West birds are very common - look out for the white-bellied go-away bird, red-beaked hornbills and bateleur Eagles. There are also large populations of elephants, zebras and leopards. Look out for dung beetles rolling huge balls of elephant dung along the tracks.
Day 12 – Tsavo East
Early in the morning we drive to Tsavo East. This park was famed for its large herds of elephant covered in red dust and fine scenery. We visit the scenic Lugards Falls, Mudanda Rocks (attracts elephants in the drier season) and Aruba Dam as we view game .
The landscape in Tsavo East is flatter and drier, despite having one of Kenya’s largest rivers flowing through the middle. Much of the wildlife is concentrated on the Galana River, which has plentiful crocs and hippos. Likewise, Kudus, waterbucks and dik-diks are common along the river banks.
Day 13 – Mombasa
Early morning game drive. Soon after breakfast we proceed to Mombasa arriving there in good time for clients to find their way to their hotels and the tour ends.
Cost of Safari Per person in US Dollars
2 Pax US $ 2,330
4 Pax US $ 1, 990
- Tour Price includes:
- ü Transport in a customized safari minibus with pop up roof ideal for game viewing and photography each person is guaranteed a window seat
- ü Full board accommodation in camps
- ü Park entry fees
- ü Game drives as per the itinerary
- ü Services of a professional Driver/guide
- ü 3 meals per day both vegetarian and non vegetarian
- ü Guaranteed reservations upon confirmation
- ü 1 litre Mineral water per person per day
- Tour Price Excludes
- ü Personal travel insurance
- ü Cultural visits to Masai villages costs US$ 25 per person
- ü Hot air balloon safari in Masai Mara costs US$ 450 per person
- ü Tipping
- ü Drinks
- ü Personal effects
- ü Extras not mentioned above.
NB: The above safari can be combined with other packages.
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