DAY 01: NAIROBI – LAKE NAKURU
After breakfast our driver will pick you from your hotel and drive through Nairobi- Naivasha road , 160 kms from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park, however after about 60kms the tour arrives at the Mau escarpment, There is a ‘look out’ from where one can view this natural wonder. Here the road descends into the Great Rift Valley. On the descent one is surprised to see just off the road, a panaromic view of Lake Elementaita. It should be mentioned here that this road from Nairobi to Nakuru was the first overland road to be surfaced with tarmac in Kenya. This park was famous only as a bird sanctuary especially the lesser and greater flamingos. However, now it is home to the white rhino and Rothschild giraffe, besides the herbivores like buck and antelope. Leopard can also be seen in this park. The vegetation is of the drier type. The flat-topped acacia and the candelabra cactus are a feature of the landscape. Lake Nakuru is reached in time for lunch at lodge / budget hotel / tented camp.
Afternoon game viewing in this park that has been famous only as a bird sanctuary especially the lesser and greater flamingos. However, now it is home to the white rhino and many other wild species. Rothschild giraffe, besides the herbivores like buck and antelope. Leopard can also be seen in this park. The vegetation is of the drier type. The flat-topped acacia and the candelabra cactus are a feature of the landscape.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at the lodge / budget hotel / tented camp.
DAY 02: LAKE NAKURU – MAASAI MARA
After breakfast, A morning game viewing for a chance to savour the beauty and tranquility of the lake with its varied birdlife before driving to Maasai mara game reserve “Kenya’s finest game reserve”. Pass through the lower scenic Mau escarpment road into the Rift Valley to the 1792 square, a distance of 275 kms, via Narok town climbing the Hemmingway’s wall “The serengeti plains”, this park actually forms the northern part of the Serengeti national park in Tanzania.Masai Mara National Reserve to arrive in late in the afternoon, if time allows join the rest in an evening game drive in search of the black manned lions which the park is famous.
Lion making a kill can be witnessed in the late afternoon or a leopard in a tree enjoying the meal he has dragged up to avoid disturbance and detection. This reserve has hilly savanna, rolling grasslands, gallery forest on the Mara River and its tributaries.
The ‘big five’ are positively represented here. The large predators are the lion, leopard and cheetah. The smaller predators are the hyena and jackal. The large herbivores are the elephant, rhino, Burchell’s zebra, hippo, buffalo and giraffe. The smaller herbivores are the antelope and bucks. The Maasai ostrich, the world’s largest bird is found in the park
Return to the lodge for check in, dinner and overnight at lodge / tented camp.
DAY 03: MAASAI MARA
After breakfast, a full day of game viewing with picnic lunch, exploration this part of the Northern Serengeti Ecosystem where the great wildebeest migration takes place at the beginning of August. Months before the actual migration the herds ‘assemble’ in Serengeti in readiness for the crossing into Masai Mara. The plain is literally covered with these animals. Grunts and other animal sounds are heard, and territorial fights are commonplace.
Return to the lodge / tented camp at dawn for dinner and overnight
DAY 04: MAASAI MARA
After breakfast, yet another full day unlimited game viewing with picnic lunch exploring this reserve. Among the many species are antelope which you will see are the sharked topi more numerous here than any other reserve or park in Kenya. The migration, now declared the Seventh Wonder of the World takes place from end July to September.
Afternoon optional visit to the Maasai villages at an extra cost, to have a look at the diverse culture of the Maasai people being the only community with diverse culture and cultural practices in Africa.
Return to the lodge / camp for dinner and overnight.
DAY 05: MAASAI MARA – AMBOSELI
After breakfast another, short last day game drive as you depart to Nairobi. You will have a spectacular view from the top of the escarpment, this time with more familiar memories of the landscape, small Italian style chapel. It was built by the Italian prisoners of war, who constructed this fine road, the Great Rift Valley escarpment and then to Nairobi, stop over for lunch, the journey continuous south, passing through the Athi Plains where formerly the Burchell‟s zebra, the Masai giraffe and smaller herbivores roamed about freely. With human encroachment the wildlife is confined to game parks. There is an advantage to this because one has to drive inside a park to be rewarded with the sight of many different species of animals. Amboseli National Park is reached late in the afternoon, have a little rest before you embark on an afternoon game viewing in the park at the foot of Africa‟s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft). In the late afternoon one is likely to see a lion or cheetah make a kill. Ideal photography opportunities with Mount Kilimanjaro highest mountain in Africa providing a beautiful back drop. Check in at the lodge/ camp for dinner and overnight
Dinner and overnight at the lodge / tented camp .
DAY 06: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, early morning game proceeds to the area of Lake Amboseli, which is a wide salt pan, consisting of permanent swamps. This area has much game, large and small, high concentration of Elephant, rhino, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, eland, Masai giraffe and small species of the antelope family, the common water buck, klipspringer, Grant’s gazelle, impala, topi, and the diminutive duiker among others. Lodges have a swimming pool where one can cool off in the mid-day heat before lunch, served with cool drinks by attentive staff.
Return to the lodge / tented camp for dinner and overnight.
DAY 07: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Before breakfast, a final game drive can be taken in Amboseli when Mt.Kilimanjaro usually appears from its mantle of clouds. After breakfast, morning last game drive in Amboseli as you depart to Nairobi across the maasai country enlivened by these proud warriors,and wild life scattered at the plains usually with the close proximity to the domestic livestock. Arrive in Nairobi late in the Afternoon, driver to drop you at the place of your choice or transfer to the Airport to catch your home bound flight.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.