5 Days Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru Park – Amboseli Safari

Code: FGVSAH
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS
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  • Amboseli National Park male lion
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The safari takes you directly to Masai Mara, one of Kenya ‘s most visited parks due to it’s abundance in wildlife. You will experience nature at its best especially during the annual migration of wildebeests. This will make your tour to Kenya a really memorable one. Do not forget that the journey takes you through the Great Rift Valley which is famous for its scenic views most notably the escarpment and the numerous lakes which are renowned for their extensive bird species.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION San Francisco International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.

 

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Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara

Depart from your hotel at 7.30am and drive through the Central Province farmlands before descending into the Great Rift Valley through the spectacular escarpment with scenic views of the valley floor and the extinct volcanoes of Longonot and Suswa. Proceed to Narok for a short break and refuelling. Continue across the Loita Plains past Masai manyattas (nomadic Masai villages) and arrival at Mara Sarova Game Camp for lunch. Later at 3.00pm, proceed for a game drive. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Meal plan – Lunch and dinner
Driving time – 6 hours

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Day 2: Maasai Mara Full Day

Carrying picnic lunch, leave the camp at 8.00am and brace yourself for a full day of viewing game across the rich, tree studded savannah grassland and rolling hills. The famous Masai Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game, black maned lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant. Have lunch at Hippo Pool. Proceed with the search of great predators and perhaps even cubs during extensive game runs. Masai Mara is the place where visitors come to follow the great wildebeest migration. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. Masai Mara remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the world. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Sarova Mara Game Camp

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Day 3: Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru

Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise over the African savannah. Return to the camp for breakfast and thereafter leave for Lake Nakuru National Park. It will take at most 4.5 hours to drive to the gates of Lake Nakuru National Park. Take a game drive en route to Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge for lunch. Later, proceed on an evening game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park is dominated by a gentle undulating terrain with open bush and woodlands, typical of the dry rift valley vegetation. 27% of the park is composed of the Lake Nakuru waters. Lake Nakuru was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1983. The Rhino stocking program which ensued received white rhinos from South Africa. Currently the sanctuary has approximately 45 black and 31 white rhinoceros. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Meal plan – Lunch and dinner
Driving time – 5 hours
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

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Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park to Amboseli National Park

After Breakfast, leave the lodge for the gate with a game drive en-route. Drive to Nairobi for lunch at the Pampa Grill – Panari Sky Center. Thereafter, proceed to Amboseli National Park and arrive at 3.00pm for the evening game drive. Amboseli National Park, despite its small size (392 sq.km) and a fragile ecosystem, supports a wide range of animals (over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). The waters from Mt. Kilimanjaro drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swamp land amidst dusty plains. Amboseli lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover so you have a better chance of seeing some of the larger Animals. Elephant, buffalo, lion, gazelle, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, warthog, giraffes, zebra, baboon and waterbuck are all present in the park. Dinner and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.

Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Driving time – 6 hours
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

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Day 5: Return; Amboseli – Nairobi

Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise against the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. Go back to the lodge for breakfast and later drive to Nairobi with an optional Nairobi restaurant dinner experience at the Carnivore Restaurant at your own cost. You will then be transferred to your hotel for the night or the airport for a flight out.

Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch
Driving time – 3.5 to 4 hours
End of safari

Inclusion

  • Transport in a private custom made tour van / or Land Cruiser Jeep with a pop up roof
  • Services of professional English speaking guides
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Game parks or national parks entry fees
  • Accommodation in the stipulated camp
  • Meals as stipulated
  • Drinking Water, 1 Ltr per person per day
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari

Exclusion

  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Tipping of the guide.
  • Personal effects.
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after safari.
  • Personal travel insurance.