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Discover Kenya 7 Days

Amboseli > Lake Nakuru > Maasai Mara

This Safari begins and ends in Nairobi, Kenya\- Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

Day One Highlights – Arrive: Nairobi City
Accommodation: Nairobi Safari Club
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
Activity: Airport Arrival – Meet, Greet & Assist.
Transfer to hotel. Rest & Relax.
International air travel can be trying – airports, crowds, lines, luggage, irritating snafus. But once you arrive in Nairobi, Kenya, your host will be waiting to welcome you and drive you to the All Suite Nairobi Safari Club in the center of Nairobi. Here you can unwind and relax for an evening in preparation for a travel adventure of another kind. In the morning, meet your guide for the drive to Amboseli. Think of your guide as your own regional expert, knowledgeable in the local flora and fauna, and, especially, the local roads.

Day Two Highlights – Venue: Amboseli National Park
Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Amboseli. Afternoon Game Drive
An occasionally bumpy ride to Amboseli National Park on the border with Tanzania begins your exploration of Kenya. Mount Kilimanjaro provides a dramatic backdrop to Amboseli as it rises almost 20,000 feet above the plain and the concentration of wildlife drawn to the park in the dry season. Amboseli boasts a variety of ecosystems – marshland, scrubby plain, acacia woodlands – supporting a diverse range of wildlife. Following lunch, you’ll spend the afternoon viewing some of this diversity, notably the park’s elephants, which are numerous, and giraffes, and predators including lions and cheetahs.

Day Three Highlights – Venue: Amboseli National Park
Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
Optional: Visit to Tribal Village & Walking Safari

Day Three features morning and afternoon game drives over the park’s dusty roads (some of these are impassable during the rainy season due to the ashy soil), and you’re likely to spot wildebeest and zebra attracted to the marshes and swamps fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. You may also spot white rhinos on the fringes of the marshes as well as a great variety of birdlife (some 425 species of bird populate the park). With Kilimanjaro providing a dramatic backdrop, your photographs will be stunning. East Africa game avoids the mid-day heat by dozing in the shade. You can avoid the mid-day heat in the lodge’s pool, at the bar, or like the beasts of the savannah, with a nap in the shade.

Day Four Highlights – Venue: Lake Nakuru National Park
Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Lake Nakuru. Afternoon Game Drive
After breakfast we travel to Lake Nakuru National Park. Here we spend a delightful day exploring the extra ordinary bird life for which Lake Nakuru is internationally renowned. This is the ultimate ornithologist’s paradise with over 450 species of birds. Apart from its thousands and sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores, the surface of the shallow lake is often hard to recognize due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingoes on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff.

Lake Nakuru houses Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary and one of the largest concentrations of black rhinoceros in the world a large population of white rhino. The park features the picturesque Malaika Waterfalls. Also of interest is an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes. Among predators are lion, leopard and large pythons hiding in the dense woodlands which may occasionally be seen crossing roads or dangling from trees. Others game include Thomson’s and Grant gazelle, the long- eared leaf-nosed bat, colobus monkey, rock hyrax, hippo, and waterbuck; Impala, striped hyena, bat-eared fox, wildcat, reedbuck and golden cat.

Day Five Highlights – Venue: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Maasai Mara. Afternoon Game Drive
This remarkable day takes you to the Maasai Mara Reserve and into the domain of the Maasai, Kenya’s cattle-herding nomads determined to preserve their traditions. The Mara is magnificent, home to Kenya’s richest concentration of wildlife, and regarded by many travelers as an essential stop on any tour of Africa. When westerners think of Africa and safari, this is place they imagine – golden grassland plains pocked with acacia, wildebeests, zebras, lions, and jackals bound by together by the cycle of life and death. Three days here will only scratch at the surface of the wonders of the Mara.

Day Six Highlights – Venue: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives (to your heart’s content)
Optional: Visit to Tribal Village + Walking Safari
Morning and afternoon game drives will lead you to some of Africa’s largest lion prides, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. Accommodations include en suite restroom facilities and secluded verandahs. In between game drives, lounge at the pool or bar, or enjoy a mid-day nap.

Day Seven Highlights – Venue: Maasai Mara > Nairobi City
Meal Plan: Breakfast
Activity: Predawn Game drive > Breakfast > Transfer to Nairobi at Leisure. Optional Activity includes Souvenir shopping, farewell dinner etc. Airport departure transfer
An early morning game drive is followed by a breakfast feast. Take your time to say Kwaheri to Simba and his friends. We leave when you’re ready. In the evening we chauffeur you to the airport and bid you bon voyage as you catch your flight home.

Optional Extensions: Beach Vacation in Mombasa. Additional days in Nairobi to visit places of interest

Price FROM $1775 (USD) (approx £1,094, €1,243)* each based on 4 people in your party sharing 2 per room

Included with this package:

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
  • Transportation in a minivan fitted with a pop-up roof for game-viewing and photography.
  • Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
  • Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture.
  • A private minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
  • Each minivan carries safari accessories including wildlife books, beanbags to support cameras on car doors and window sills, binoculars, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
  • Bottled mineral water during game drives.
  • Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes, levies, and fees
  • All arrival and departure transfer fees between airports, hotels, parks, etc.
  • Twenty-four hours stand-by contact telephone number

Not included

  • Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes.
  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities for hotel, lodge and camp staff and for your driver/guide.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
  • Laundry services.
  • Between meal snacks, additional entrance fees to reserves, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary

Special rates for travel between April and May:

People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room FROM $ (USD)* 1920 1848 1775 1738 1649
Single room supplement FROM $ (USD)*   480     480

Rates for year: Jan/Feb/Mar/Jun/Jul/Aug/Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec:

People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room FROM $ (USD)* 2199 2089 1979 1920 1869
Single room supplement FROM $ (USD)* 675     675  

* All prices are subject to change (especially due to currency fluctuations and desired travel period). All tours are quoted on request. The quoted prices we send will not change.

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