A 6-day African Wildlife Safari that starts and ends in Nairobi, Kenya.
Your Budget Kenya Safari starts of with game viewing in Amboseli National Park, close to the Tanzanian border flanked by Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is a compact game park, abundant in wildlife, which makes for some excellent game viewing. From Amboseli we head to the important wildlife sanctuary of Lake Nakuru National Park, via Nairobi and the scenic Great Rift Valley. Then it's off to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve for unparalleled game viewing in one of Africa's best game parks.
This Budget Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari offers the wildlife safari experience of a lifetime!
At the start of this Budget Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari you will be collected from your per-tour hotel in Nairobi at 07:30 am. Leaving the bustling city of Nairobi, we travel south to Amboseli National Park, located near the border with Tanzania. We arrive at our luxury tented camp inside Amboseli Park, in time for lunch.
After lunch at camp, we take an afternoon game drive in the beautiful Amboseli National Park.
Then we have dinner and overnight at a comfortable eco-camp in Amboseli National Park (or similar accommodation).
Today is set aside for a full day of game viewing in Amboseli game park. We explore this scenic game reserve on morning and afternoon game drives and have the option of visiting a Maasai village (optional extra).
Amboseli National park is one of the most popular game parks in Kenya. Amboseli Park covers sprawling grasslands and the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. Standing at 5896m above sea level the snow-topped mountain forms the backdrop to game viewing in Amboseli. Amboseli National Park hosts some of Kenya's largest elephant herds and is famous for its big elephant bulls with their impressive tusks. Amboseli is considered one of the top game parks in Africa to get up close to elephants in the wild, as well as offering some of the finest photographic opportunities of wildlife flanked by the scenic Mt Kilimanjaro.
The Game Park also contains huge populations of buffalos, zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, hippos and various antelope species, such as impala. Amboseli National Park is also home to lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos and many other species of plains game. The park also boasts an abundance of birds, including bee-eaters, kingfishers, pelicans, African fish eagles and falcons.
We return to the same camp in Amboseli, for a night under starry skies. Enjoy meals and another overnight stay at the private safari camp, with beautiful views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
We leave Amboseli Park this morning travelling north, back to Nairobi where we stop for lunch. After lunch we travel to the Great Rift Valley passing through beautiful scenery as we drive. In the late afternoon, we arrive at Lake Nakuru Park in time for an evening game drive.
Lake Nakuru National Park was first established as a bird sanctuary, before being declared a national park. Lake Nakuru hosts over 400 different bird species, including many water birds. Bird species include the Great White Pelican, African Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Stork, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, and Long-crested Eagle. The Lake Nakuru National Park is known as an important wildlife sanctuary for some of Africa's endangered species, especially black and white rhinos, and Rothschild's giraffes. The game reserve is also home to lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons, which we keep an eye out for on our game drive.
We have dinner and relax at the lodge in Lake Nakuru National Park.
Day four of the Budget Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari starts with breakfast at the lodge. Then it's back on the road, as we make our way to our next game viewing destination in Kenya, the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.
We arrive at our tented camp near Masai Mara and have lunch, before embarking on a thrilling afternoon game drive in one of the finest wildlife havens on earth.
Then it's time for dinner at the safari camp, located on the banks of a river inside a private conservancy. Retire to your spacious tented room and fall asleep to the sounds of the African bush.
We spend the whole of the next day game viewing in Kenya's top game park - the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Our morning and afternoon game drives take us in search of Africa's Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunsets well-worth capturing on camera. The Mara reserve is 1510 sq km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical open savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife.
Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara you will see plenty of wildlife, such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topi, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot, but reasonably common.
The ultimate action here is, without doubt, the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration, in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October.
Hot-air balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains teeming with wildlife. These Masai Mara balloon trips can be arranged at extra cost.
We overnight at the same luxury tented camp in a lovely wild setting near Masai Mara tonight.
We take a morning game drive through the Masai Mara Reserve on day six, returning to the camp for breakfast.
Then we head back to the chaotic city of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, arriving at about 15:00 in the afternoon. This Budget Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari ends upon arrival back in Nairobi.
Stay at a private safari camp in luxury tented-rooms with bathroom areas, that feature flush toilets, hot and cold showers and wash basins. The eco-friendly camp is located in a natural setting within Amboseli Park and offers beautiful views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Facilities at camp include a swimming pool, gift shop, African art gallery and a massage parlour.
We stay at a comfortable lodge with lush gardens inside Lake Nakuru National Park. Facilities include two bars, a restaurant and a large swimming pool. Accommodation is in en-suite rooms with views of the lake, national park and leafy gardens.
Accommodation is at a luxury tented camp located along the Oloirigynyisho River in a private 30-acre conservancy, near the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
The camp offers views of the Oloolotikoshi Hills from its location on the riverbanks - an area where various wild animals are regularly spotted. The closest entrance to Masai Mara is the Ololaimutia gate, only 2.5 kms from the camp. This intimate camp features 8 spacious permanent tents which have been tastefully decorated and fitted with beds, linen and mosquito nets. The tents have en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets, washbasins and hot showers. Each tent has its own veranda where guests can sit back and watch the bush.
Facilities include bar and lounge areas, a shop selling locally-made products and an airy restaurant designed like a traditional African hut.
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