Arrival in Nairobi
The Safari trip starts at 07h30 when we pick you up from your hotel This day when you arrive at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta international airport, a representative from the company will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal holding a board with your name on it. He will then transfer you to the hotel where he will assist you to check in. He/she will brief you on the entire safari itinerary and also allow you to ask any questions. This will take a short time so the he/she can leave you to enjoy the hotel’s amenities or just relax after a long flight. If your flight arrives in the morning hours and you are not tired, we can arrange for short excursions to the Giraffe Centre where you can feed the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, the Kazuri Beads Factory or the National Museum –All at an extra charge. Lunch and dinner are not included at the city hotel, this gives you the flexibility to choose to eat at the various food outlets within the hotel e.g. room service, pool bar, restaurant or coffee shop or choose to patronize the many restaurants within the city centre. Overnight at a Nairobi Hotel.
Depart Nairobi to Amboseli National Park
This day you will have early breakfast at the lodge This morning enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Your professional driver guide will be waiting for you at the reception. Our safe, clean and comfortable safari vehicle already prepped up. 08h00 you then depart on a 3 and Half hours’ drive along the busy Nairobi – Mombasa highway up to Sultan Hamud town where you will branch onto the newly tarmacked road to Loitokitok town, you will pass by sparsely populated land inhabited by the famous Maasai tribe, their cows, sheep and goats are the only signs of life along this road with little or no traffic at all. You arrive at the Amboseli National Park and proceed to the lodge or tented camp for lunch. After lunch you will proceed to the park for a wildlife viewing experience. 3 ½ Drive on smooth tarmac roads, Distance 250 Kms Dinner and overnight at a camp or lodge (Full Board) Arrive at the lodge and check in before proceeding for hot lunch. Take a short rest after lunch then at about 16h00 you will proceed to the park for wildlife Safaris viewing and later in the evening as the sun sets down over the Africa savannah landscape return back to your overnight lodge or Tented Camp. 45 Hours’ drive smooth tarmac road and sections of rough earth road, distance 300 Kms Dinner and overnight in a Camp or Lodge (Full Board Basis)
Amboseli National Park
This morning you will go on an early wildlife viewing drive in the park Return back to the lodge for breakfast (if staying in a lodge inside the park) Rest of the morning spend at leisure to swim or take a nature walk provided by the lodge/Camp You then have your sumptuous lunch and charge your cameras At 16h00 when the weather cools down and the wildlife are active proceed for the afternoon wildlife Safaris within this park is a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, which flood during years of heavy rainfall. Amboseli is famous for its big game –Elephants, Lions, Herds of Buffaloes, Zebra and Wildebeest and its great scenic beautythe landscape is dominated by Mount Kilimanjaro (Highest Mt in Africa) and ‘floating’ elephants within the swamps whose permanent waters zip down from the Mt. Later in the evening return back to your lodge Dinner and overnight in a Camp or Lodge (Full Board)
Amboseli National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park
Early breakfast at the lodge, depart with picnic lunch via Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National park. You will stop at the Rift Valley View Point to enjoy your packed lunch as you marvel at the 2 Kms sheer drop down to the land below stretching to the horizon, the dormant volcanic Mountains of Longonot and Suswa are clearly visible in their majesty. The Great Rift Valley stretches from Egypt to Mozambique and this point is actually the place with the best view along its entire length. You continue on your journey down along the floor of the Great Rift Valley past the Salt Water Lake Elementaita followed closely by the fresh water Lake Naivasha –mind you only 10 Kms separate them yet one is fresh water the other is salty water! Arrive midafternoon at the Lake Nakuru National Park and check in at the lodge After a brief rest, depart on the afternoon wildlife safari drives in the park – famous for the great masses of both greater and lesser Flamingos, the white and black rhinos grazing side by side, herds of buffaloes and a huge population of Impala and warthog. Your chances of seeing the elusive Leopard are much higher here compared only to Samburu Game Reserve. The park is also a Unesco World Heritage site as well as a Ramsar site. Dinner and overnight in a Camp or Lodge (Full Board Basis).
Lake Nakuru National Park to Maasai Mara Game Reserve
This day you will have early breakfast Then at 07h30 you will depart on a 45 hour drive along the floor of the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara game reserve –Kenya’s all time Jewel of the parks. Indeed it’s the highlight of any professionally planned Kenya Safari Tour because of the high density of wildlife and its beautiful African Savannah landscape dominated by open plains. Arrive at the lodge and check in before proceeding for hot lunch. Take a short rest after lunch then at about 16h00 you will proceed to the park for wildlife Safaris viewing and later in the evening as the sun sets down over the Africa savannah landscape return back the lodge or Tented Camp. 45 Hours’ drive smooth tarmac road and sections of rough earth road, distance 300 Kms Dinner and overnight in a Camp or Lodge. (Full Board Basis)
Full Day in Maasai Mara Game Reserve
This day you have 2 options, (1) you can choose to go on the usual 3 hours each morning and afternoon game viewing drives or (2) choose to go on the Half Day or Full day wildlife viewing drives with picnic lunch boxes. Option 2 is highly advisable during the Great Wildebeest Migration where you get a much better chance of seeing the famous river crossing. This is Kenya’s prime park and never disappoints in terms of wildlife experience. Sporting a pride of Lion is highly likely. While the Cheetah might be well camouflaged in the tall grass, our well trained Safari driver guides are well tuned to their tricks and will soon spot one for you. Elephants and thousands of other non migratory animals abound throughout the year. Over 450 hundred species of birds have been recorded here both local and migrants The most popular months are from midJuly to late October during the migration of the wildebeest. This is the annual mass movement of over 1.5 million wildebeest accompanied by Zebra and Impalas from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania in search of pasture. Hundreds of hooves pounding the open plains accompanied by a cacophony of grunts create a spectacle to behold. Spend the nights in a relaxing room in either of the lodges below listening to the orchestra of rasping Cicadas, croaking Tree Frogs and the intermittent call of the nightjars and owls not to mention the mandatory lion roar. No need to mention the monkeys –they are quite good at announcing their presence!! Dinner and overnight in a Camp or Lodge(Full Board Basis).
Maasai Mara Game Reserve to Nairobi onto departure
Early morning game viewing drive in the park You can also participate in the Hot Air Balloon Safari over the plains (US$470 Per person) this is a great way of seeing the length and stretch of the park as well as enjoying the views below. Return to the lodge or camp for breakfast. After breakfast you will then depart on a leisurely drive to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.