8 Days – Kenya Safari( Maasai Mara, Amboseli & Tsavo West)

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8 days Kenya Safari taking you to the most spectacular wildlife parks in Kenya with alluring diversity of attractions and varied memorable experiences.  The safari begins with Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most famous and finest game sanctuary with wildlife in such variety and abundance. Our second destination is Amboseli National Park, which sits on the lower slopes of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest Mountain. The animal pictures arising against the dramatic backdrop of the mountain will delight the photography enthusiast. Our final destination is Tsavo West National Park which offers a rare opportunity to experience one of Kenya’s most renowned game-viewing areas, with special attractions including Mzima Springs & underwater hippo watching, Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary among others. Tsavo National Park is unique and its habitat include open plains alternating with Savannah bush and semi desert scrub, acacia woodlands; rocky ridges and outcrops and more extensive ranges presenting nature and wildlife that inspire imagination.

Safari Highlights

  • Indulge in the vast and untouched African wilderness experience, a true voyage of discovery
  • Enjoy the awe inspiring annual wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara (July-October)
  • Experience a spectacular early morning hot-air balloon flights in Maasai Mara (optional)
  • Visit one of the East Africa’s finest sundowner venues, the observation hill in Amboseli National Park
  • Sink into the panoramic vistas and stunning backdrop shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Visit the Maasai village and participate in a traditional dance with the culturally ironic Maasai people
  • Enjoy glorious game drives in Tsavo West National Park which offers some of the most magnificent big five game viewing in the world
  • Experience the magic of Mzima Springs which provides an oasis of  green, an under-water hippo-viewing chamber, two nature trails and some unique picnic spots.

Summary Itinerary

  •  Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi – Airport pick up – Transfer to Hotel for overnight
  • Day 2: Nairobi – Maasai Mara Game Reserve
  • Day 3: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
  • Day 4: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Amboseli National Park
  • Day 5: Explore Amboseli National Park
  • Day 6: Amboseli National Park – Tsavo West National Park
  • Day 7: Tsavo West National Park
  • Day 8: Tsavo West National Park – Nairobi
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Airport/Hotel
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Return Airport Transfers Expert, local driver/guide
Road transport while on safari Accommodations as indicated while on tour
Meals as specified in the itinerary All applicable park entrance fees
All activities mentioned in the itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
International flight Visa and personal insurance
Drinks, tips and gratuities Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
Optional hot air balloon, Nature walks etc Any item or activity not mentioned in the itinerary

 

 

Day 1: Airport Pick up – Transfer to Nairobi City Hotel

Upon arrival in Nairobi (flight details to be provided), you will be welcomed and picked up by our representative at the airport and transferred to your Nairobi hotel for overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: Eastland Hotel Nairobi
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast

 Day 2: Nairobi – Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Depart Nairobi by road, driving through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve with scenic views en route. Arrive Maasai Mara in time for lunch at your accommodation and relax before departing for the afternoon game drive.  Maasai Mara Game Reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. After game drive, return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: AA Lodge Maasai Mara
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 3: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

After   breakfast, the search for great predators and plain game continues today during extensive game drives. On the rolling plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive predators; cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs.  On this day, you have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Maasai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. After a full day of exciting activities, retreat to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: AA Lodge Maasai Mara
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 4: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Amboseli National Park

Rise early to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at your accommodation. Depart by road to Amboseli National Park with en route lunch in Nairobi arriving Amboseli National Park in the afternoon. Upon arrival in Amboseli, enjoy a late afternoon game drive en route to your accommodation. Amboseli National Park shelters more than 420 species of birds and has enormous elephant population and other big game attracted to the area by underground springs fed from the melting snows of Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • Accommodation: AA Lodge Amboseli   
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Amboseli National Park
After a fully served breakfast in the morning, you will set out for the game drive which will offer you magnificent views of Mt. Kilimanjaro with a snow capped summit which appears to be pink in the rising early morning sunshine. Apart from Mt. Kilimanjaro, look out for wildlife animals such as Elephants, Giraffes, Lions, Black Rhinos and Hippos. Have picnic lunch with in the wilderness and later embark on the afternoon game drive with an option of Maasai village visit. Return in the evening to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: AA Lodge Amboseli   
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 6: Amboseli National Park  – Tsavo West National Park
After breakfast, depart via the Sheitani lava flow for Tsavo West National Park to arrive in time for lunch at your accommodation Tsavo West National Park. The Park is a vast expansion of African savanna with a more diverse array of habitats which include open plains, semi desert scrub, woodland, Chyulu Hills and rock outcrops. It’s famous for the Red Elephants, Oryx, and Gerenuk among other mammal’s species and bird life. Other notable features include Mzima Springs, Shetani Lava Flow and Ash cones, which is an example of recent volcanic eruption. You may also be able to view hippo and crocodiles from the underwater glass tank.

  • Accommodation: Voyager Safari Camp
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Tsavo West National Park 

Two game drives are scheduled for this day. The extensive diverse habitats offer ideal area to search for pride of lions, buffaloes, cheetahs, giraffe, zebras, hippos and wildebeests. The Park is a vast expansion of African savanna with a more diverse array of habitats which include open plains, semi desert scrub, woodland, Chyulu Hills and rock outcrops. It’s famous for the Red Elephants, Oryx, and Gerenuk among other mammal’s species and bird life. Other notable features include Mzima Springs, Shetani Lava Flow and Ash cones, which is an example of recent volcanic eruption.  After a full day of exciting activities, retire  to your accommodation for  dinner and overnight .

  • Accommodation: Voyager Safari Camp
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 8: Tsavo West National Park – Nairobi
Today we enjoy an early morning game drive. After breakfast, return by road to Nairobi arriving early afternoon. Transfer to airport for homebound flight.

 

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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