Day 01: Nairobi/Amboseli
Pick up from the airport early morning, drive for 4hr to Amboseli National Park. Arrival and check in at AA Lodge. Lunch then an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight.
Arid looking as Amboseli is it has, historically, supported both game and the Maasai that kept their herds of cattle here. It is thanks to the waters that run off Africa's greatest mountain that the apparently dry Amboseli, Kenya's first game sanctuary is able to support its wildlife. Mount Kilimanjaro broods high over Amboseli, generally cloaked by clouds but appearing in all its snow-shrouded magnificence from time to time. Kilimanjaro was once part of Kenya, but on the marriage of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany Queen Victoria gifted it to her beloved grandson, whose colony Tanzania then was, as the perfect wedding present. The mountain now provides water for the park, wonderful views and, of course, the most glorious background for animal photography.
Day 02: Amboseli
Morning and afternoon game drives. All meals at the lodge.
Day 03: Amboseli/Lake Naivasha
After early breakfast, you will be driven for 5.5hrs via Nairobi to Lake Naivasha. Arrive for lunch and check in at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. Afternoon at leisure or take a walk around the compound to see the resident wildlife like colobus monkeys, giraffes, waterbucks etc. Dinner and overnight.
Day 04: Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, spend the day enjoying the tranquility of this fresh water lake. Take a 2hr boat ride on the lake to see hippos and water birds. If feeling active, take a boat trip to the Crescent Island for a guided walking tour. All meals at the lodge.
Day 05: Lake Naivasha / Masai Mara
Breakfast before departure for a 4.5hr drive to Masai Mara. Arrival and checkin for lunch at Basecamp Explorer before a late afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight.
The greatest attraction in the Mara is watching the animals in their natural element; a lion's roar, a cheetah making a kill, and the big elephant herds are all very fascinating events. You will also meet the Maasai who are the inhabitants of this reserve and are proud and largely aloof tribes who have held on to their customs and traditions for hundreds of years.
Days 06: Masai Mara
Optional: Early morning optional balloon safari with champagne style bush breakfast.
After breakfast, full day game drive with picnic lunch or morning and afternoon game drives with lunch at the camp. Dinner and overnight.
Day 07: Masai Mara / Nairobi
After breakfast, drive 6hr to Nairobi. Drop off at JKIA.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.