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6 Days Masai Mara-Lake Nakuru-Amboseli Safari

Overview

The six days covers best of Kenya with two nights in Masai Mara one night in Lake Nakuru and two nights in Amboseli and accommodation in Masai Mara and Amboseli will be in a tented camp with in built hot showers, modern toilets and generator power supply and in Lake Nakuru you will stay at a budget 2star hotel outside the park less than 5 munites drive.

Itinerary (summary)

 Activities, Hotel & Meals
Day 1

Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

  • Drive to Amboseli National Park
  • Proceed for evening game drive
  • Dinner and overnight will be at Kimana Camp or Sentrim Amboseli Lodge
Day 2

Amboseli National Park

  • Option 1: Proceed for a morning game drive and wildlife viewing
    Return back to the camp or lodge around midday for lunch.
    Proceed for an evening game drive
  • Option 2: Depart for a full-day game drive
    Stop at the observation hill for views of Mt. Kilimanjaro
    Continue with game viewing after lunch
  • Dinner and overnight will be at Kimana Camp or Sentrim Amboseli Lodge
Day 3
Amboseli National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Depart for Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Game drive and nature walk along the lake shores
  • Dinner and overnight at Kivu Resort
Day 4

Lake Nakuru National Park -  Masai Mara Game Reserve

  • Depart to Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Game drive at the park
  • Return to the Mara River Camp or Mara Serena Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight
Day 5

Masai Mara Game Reserve

  • Leave with picnic lunch for a full day crater tour
  • Explore the crater on a 4-wheel drive vehicle
  • Dinner and overnight at the Tarangire Roika Tented lodge
Day 6

Masai Mara - Nairobi

  • Morning game drives at Tarangire National Park
  • Return to the lodge for lunch
  • Drive to Arusha to arrive by 1600hrs where the safari ends
  • (End of tour)

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi –  Amboseli National Park

Pick You will be picked up from your Nairobi accommodation at 8:30 a.m. to drive past the scenic Athi Plains and into the bushy country of Amboseli National Park. Arrive in time at your camp or lodge for lunch and thereafter go for an evening game drive. Amboseli National Park is a landscape dominated everywhere by the glistening, majestic snowcap of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, a fitting backdrop to the wild region. After lunch, experience an afternoon game drive at the foot of Africa's highest mountain.

Dinner and overnight will be at Kimana Camp or Sentrim Amboseli Lodge.

Day 2: Amboseli National Park

Today, you have two options. First, after breakfast, proceed for a morning game drive and wildlife viewing in the park and return back to the camp or lodge around midday for your sumptuous lunch. Relax after lunch while waiting for your evening game drive at 4:00 p.m. when the weather cools down and the wildlife is active. Amboseli is famous for its big game, including elephants, lions, herds of buffaloes, zebra, and wildebeest and its great scenic beauty. The landscape is dominated by Mount Kilimanjaro (the highest peak in Africa) and "floating" elephants within the swamps whose permanent waters zip down from the mountain. Later in the evening, return back to your camp or lodge for dinner and overnight.

For your second option, after breakfast, depart the camp or lodge with a packed lunch for a full-day game drive. Stop to enjoy your picnic lunch at the observation hill, which on a clear day affords you with views of Kilimanjaro in the distance. Continue with game viewing after lunch and return to the camp or lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight will be at Kimana Camp or Sentrim Amboseli Lodge.

Day 3: Amboseli National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park

You will depart after an early breakfast by road for the ornithological paradise of Lake Nakuru National Park which supports a wide ecological diversity of flamingos and other water birds. Over 450 bird species have been recorded there. Arrive at around 12:30 p.m. and begin a game drive en route to your accommodation for check-in and lunch. Get settled in and relax until 4:00 p.m. where you will head on for another game drive and nature walk along the lake shores and return back to your accommodation before sunset.

Dinner and overnight at Kivu Resort

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, depart for a journey south along the floor of the dramatic Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara National Reserve, an extension of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park also known as the seventh wonder of the world because of the great wildebeest migration, witnessed every year between June and September.

Millions of wildebeest and zebra cross the Mara River from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya in search of food and water, and it is famous for its wide variety of resident wildlife all year round. Stop for lunch at Narok Town and arrive at Masai Mara National Reserve in time for an afternoon game drive where you may have a chance of seeing the "Big Five," different varieties of birdlife, and the best savannah vegetation in the world.

This is a serene vast country of breathtaking vistas, a panorama of vast rolling plains and rounded hills and of intermittent groves of acacia woodlands and dense thickets of scrub. The Mara River and its tributaries are margined by luxuriant riverine forest bisect the landscape. The famous Masai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. And in every direction, there are seemingly endless herds of game animals.

Return to the Mara River Camp or Mara Serena Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Today, you will enjoy a full-day game drive to absorb the beauty and splendor of the Mara. In this country of breathtaking vistas, view its vast assemblages of plains game together with their associated predators. The Mara has the largest population of lions to be found in Kenya. You will have a picnic lunch at the Mara River where you can enjoy your box lunch while watching crocodiles and hippos laze around in their natural habitat. This is a great way to take advantage of your time in the park and enjoy seeing the views below and all around you. After lunch, continue your game drive in search for more wildlife.

You will be dropped off at the Masai village at 5:00 p.m. for an opportunity to visit the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. Upon arrival at the village, proceed for a nature walk with the Masai naturalist guide. You will get to see herbs that are used as medication among the Masai.

Return to the village where a camp fire will be lit. Entertainment from both women, children, and men of the village will follow with a chance for you to join in their dancing. The chief will then give you stories of their culture and tradition, and they will show you how the herbs seen during the nature walk are prepared and used. You will also have a glimpse into their homes and social structure. Dinner will be served at the village, followed by coffee and tea as you leave to return to the camp or lodge for overnight. Tonight you will have the option to choose to sleep in an authentic Masai-style home with beds, located at the campsite (subject to availability).

Return to the Mara River Camp or Mara Serena Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi

Take an early-morning game drive into the park and then return to the camp or lodge for a full breakfast. Say goodbye to the Masai Mara Game Reserve as you begin your leisurely return drive back to Nairobi, arriving in the late afternoon. Your trip will come to an end with a drop-off at your accommodation.

(End of tour).

Included excursions: Aside from game viewing, you will have the chance to visit a local Masai village and get to know their way of life.

Included in tour:

  • Accommodation as per the above safari description
  • Meals as specified on the itinerary above
  • All transfers and transport, park fees, hotel accommodation
  • Game viewing activities as stated in the above tour/safari description
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide

Not included in tour:

  • Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • International flight
  • Visa entry into Kenya or Tanzania
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratitudes to safari staff

Accommodation for this Safari

  • Sentrim Amboseli Lodge

    Sentrim Amboseli Lodge

    Sentrim Amboseli offers luxury guest accommodation and services. It borders the Amboseli National Park, 3 km from Kimana gate. The 60 luxurious and comfortable deluxe tents and homes are spread out across the plains and offer fantastic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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  • Mara River Camp

    Mara River Camp

    Mara River Camp is nestled at the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment and on the North West boundary of Kenya’s famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, on a beautiful forested bend of the majestic Mara River.

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  • Mara Serena Safari Lodge

    Mara Serena Safari Lodge

    Mara Serena Safari Lodge in the Masai Mara Game Reserver, a world where dramatic sights and experiences are enhanced by gracious service and five-star amenities. The lodge is perched high on a bush-cloaked hill with sweeping views of the savannah and the meandering shoreline of the Mara River.

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  • Kivu Resort

    Kivu Resort

    Kivu Resort is located 200meters away from the ornithologically famous Lake Nakuru National Park and a short drive away from major tourist attractions.

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Enquirie about this safari

Destinations

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli, Kenya

A luxury lodge at Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is located in the south of Kenya, on the Tanzanian border, and is famous for its spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli has fantastic game viewing and is particularly well-known for its elephant population.

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Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha, Kenya

A hippo on Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is a picturesque fresh water lake surrounded by hills that are home to wildlife. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallows.

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Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Flamingoes at Lake Nakuru National Park

The Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the top tourist destinations in Africa, famed for the Flamingos that flock to its shores to feed on the Cyanophyte Spirulina Platensis that live in its alkaline waters. It is a very important breeding ground and stop over for many species of birds, and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Masai Mara Game Reserve

Masai Mara, Kenya

The wildebeest migration at the Masai Mara Game Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve is considered a “must see” for any visitor traveling on safari in Kenya. It is on the “to do” list of most Kenyan visitors because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wild life and birds.Masai Mara is the best place to see all of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together. The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara.

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