AMBOSELI-ELEMENTAITA-MASAI MARA-NAIROBI

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Overview

This AMBOSELI-ELEMENTAITA-MASAI MARA-NAIROBI tour gives you a perfect exploration of the African natural ecosystem. It provides an almost personal interaction with African wildlife. See all the exciting animals up, close and personal as you enjoy the wildlife safari in the various wildlife parks of Kenya on land. Feast your eyes on endemic and rare hornbills, pink flamingoes and thousands of different species of migratory birds at Lake Elementaita. The rhinos, lions, hippopotamus and the crocodiles will keep you engrossed and thrilled to the core. If the time is right, you may also be a witness to the greatest animal migration in the world, the wildebeest Masai Mara migration to Serengeti. Kenya is also home to expansive forests and grasslands, cascading waterfalls and stunning landscape. Overall it is an experience of a lifetime.

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Stay Plan

AMBOSELI-ELEMENTAITA-MASAI MARA-NAIROBI

02 Nights in Amboseli

01 Night in Lake Elementaita

02 Nights in Maasai Mara

01 Night in Nairobi

PACKAGE DETAILS

AMBOSELI-ELEMENTAITA-MASAI MARA-NAIROBI

  • Meet & Greet Services
  • Stay at Amboseli, Lake Elementaita, Maasai Mara on Full Board Basis.
  • Only Breakfast at Nairobi.
  • All Transfer on safari minivan with a pop-up roof
  • Game Drives at Amboseli and Maasai Mara on Safari Van
  • All tours and transfers either on a private basis or seat-in-coach basis.

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    Sunset at Masai Mara
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    Striking snake
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    Peeping Monitor Lizard
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    Lion Pride.
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    Amboselli-Elephant family
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    Zebra at Masai Mara
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    Giraffe Colony

Amboseli National Park is in southern Kenya. It is known for its large elephant herds and views of scenic Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania. Observation Hill offers panoramas of the peak and the park’s plains and swamps. Varied wildlife includes giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species. The western section is dominated by vast Lake Amboseli, which is dry outside the rainy season.
Amboseli offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. Amboseli National Park is home to wild animals, which include the African elephant, buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest among other African animals. There is also a host of Kenya birds, both large and small, to see if you keep your eyes open and stop at every sighting.

When you arrive at the park, the warden will give you several common sense rules: do not get out of your vehicle, except at designated spots; do not harass the animals in any way; keep to the tracks; no off-road driving; and remember that the animals always have the right of way. The roads in Amboseli have a loose surface of volcanic soil that is dusty in the dry season and impassable in the wet season.

It can be a long, hot day on a Kenya wildlife safari, so wear cool, comfortable clothing and a sunhat. Remember to bring your camera, binoculars, sunglasses and water to drink.

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WHEN TO VISIT:

January and February are good months to visit Amboseli, as well as June through September. Avoid April and May, which are the rainy season. There may also be some rain from November to December, which may make the roads in Amboseli impassable.

Temperatures year round are 27-31°C (81-88°F) in the day and 22-24°C (72-75°F) at night. For Kenya birdwatchers, the best months to see migratory birds are October to January. The best times for viewing are early and late in the day, as animals tend to sleep in the hot midday sun..

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Lake Elmenteita, also spelt Elementaita, is a soda lake, in the Great Rift Valley, about 120 km northwest of Nairobi, Kenya. Elmenteita is between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. The major Nairobi-Nakuru highway runs along the nearby escarpment affording motorists a spectacular vista towards the lake. Today the lake is a protected area due to its birdlife fame and also it has been named as one of the heritage sites together with the Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogoria by UNESCO. Over 400 bird species have been recorded in the Lake Nakuru/Lake Elmenteita basin and the lake's shores are grazed by zebra, gazelle, eland and families of warthog.

 

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ALL YEAR ROUND.

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Maasai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along with the Tanzanian border. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. The area nearby is dotted with villages (enkangs) of Maasai people.

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WHEN TO VISIT:

The best wildlife viewing months in Kenya are during the Dry season from late June to October. The wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. Wildlife viewing is good year-round, but this can differ for some parks.

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Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Nairobi is also often used as a jumping-off point for safari trips elsewhere in Kenya.
In the city centre, towers like the cylindrical KICC, home to the convention centre, rise near attractions like the Nairobi National Museum, devoted to Kenyan art, artefacts, wildlife and early hominids. In upscale suburban Langata, the Giraffe Centre sanctuary features a hand-feeding platform. The Karen Blixen Museum, in the “Out of Africa” author’s preserved colonial home, stands on the former farm that’s now an affluent suburb called Karen. The Bomas of Kenya cultural centre, with huts representing Kenya's major ethnic groups, offers a look at traditional tribal life. Tribal arts and crafts are sold at the roving Maasai Market.

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WHEN TO VISIT:
Nairobi has a warm, temperate climate year-round. Weather is dry during peak travel season (Jul–Sep), and there is a large migration of wildebeests and zebras into the Masai Mara Jul–Oct. Some hotels may close during the main rainy season (Apr-May), and there is also a shorter rainy season in Nov. Migratory birds may be present Sep-Apr. Popular events are the East African Arts Festival (Mar), with displays of art and architecture; the Kenya Open Golf Championship (Apr); and the Rhino Charge 4x4 vehicle race (May/Jun).

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Day 01: Arrival in Nairobi - Transfer to Amboseli

Upon arrival at the airport and clearing with customs and immigration formalities, you shall be picked up and depart for Amboseli National Park with picnic lunch en-route the lodge. Check in at the Lodge.

Day 02: Amboseli

After breakfast, you shall enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli National park.

Rise early for great views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park is known for its felines: lion, leopard, cheetah and some civet cats. Herds of graceful Impala thrive on the short grass in the woodlands, along with the black-faced vervet monkey and Olive Baboon. Hippos live in the open waters and swamp channels and Buffalo feed on the shoreline.

You will encounter large numbers of elephants and you can observe their complex greeting rituals and the way all the adult females protect and instruct the young. The Amboseli elephant population is one of the few in Africa that has not been ravaged by poachers.

Maasai warriors are famous and are proud nomadic tribes whose legendary prowess in battle and single handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals are known across the world. Overnight in Amboseli.

Day 03: Depart Amboseli to Lake Elementaita

(Amboseli – Lake Elementaita, approx 6 hours)

Embark on the early morning game drive and after breakfast check out and depart for Lake Elementaita, one of the soda ash lakes in the Great Rift Valley which is the perfect home for tens of thousands of flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch at Sentrim Elementaita Lodge. After a lovely lunch, spend the afternoon at complete leisure by enjoying swimming or taking a stroll around the lakeshore followed by dinner. Overnight at Lake Elementaita.

Day 04: Lake Elementaita – Maasai Mara

(Lake Elementaita - Maasai Mara, approx 6 hours)

After breakfast, depart for Maasai Mara Game Reserve. This world-renowned reserve, which stretches over 1510 square kilometres of open rolling grasslands, is watered by the Mara River and littered with an astonishing amount of wildlife. It is home to Africa's famous "Big Five" (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo.) Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. Nested in a valley between two hills, in the African wilderness 1780 meters above sea level, this luxury safari camp offers a new concept in the African safari, with high standards of service and cuisine. In the afternoon, enjoy an enthralling game viewing drive. Spotting lions, cheetahs and other spectacular predators will be the highlight of your day. This evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at your camp. Overnight in Masai Mara.

Day 05: Enjoy Maasai Mara

An early morning game drive(optional). After breakfast, enjoy a full day in the Mara with two game drives included. This reserve is situated to the west of Nairobi; on Tanzania’s northern border it is the extension to the larger Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Maasai Mara offers wonderful scenery and an abundance of big game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super abundance as existed a century ago.

It is a reserve of breathtaking vistas, panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland groves, well watered by the lovely Mara River, which bisects the Reserve from north to south. The Mara is home to the largest population of lions in Kenya, these magnificent beasts spending most of the day sleeping in the shade of acacia trees. Vast herds of buffalo, zebra and wild beast roam the plains. Impala, gazelle, giraffe and hartebeest grace the landscape, and the cautious topi may also be seen standing sentinel on earth mounds being on constant lookout for predators.

The waters of the Mara River are home to crocodiles and pools of hippo, the acacia woodlands and riverine forests favoured by leopard and elephant, and the open savannah and dry bush areas play host to the plains game and their attendant predators such as lion, cheetah, hyena and jackal. Overnight in Masai Mara.

Day 06: Maasai Mara to Nairobi

After breakfast, proceed to Nairobi. Arrive in time for lunch at a local Indian restaurant (payable direct). Pass the Nairobi city and see the sights of the city en-route to your hotel.

Kenya's capital is cosmopolitan, lively, interesting and pleasantly landscaped. Its central business district is handily compact and is a great place to tune into modern urban African life. Today, it is the largest city between Cairo and Johannesburg.

Nairobi is an attractive and growing city that stands on the edge of the Athi Plains and the gentle slopes of Limuru that rise in the Aberdares Mountains. It is an important business and social centre with high-rise buildings and international hotels and a good selection of restaurants serving several international cuisines. Public parks and beautiful gardens dot the city and the main routes out of town are tree-lined avenues. Overnight in Nairobi.

Day 07: Fly back home

After breakfast, check-out and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your return flight.

  1. Half-day tour of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Manor, and the Karen Blixen Museum known for her memoir "Out of Africa." From Nairobi.
  2. Full day trip to visit the Giraffe Center and the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, before heading to a traditional bead workshop and a music and dance performance at Bomas of Kenya from Nairobi.

SAFARI THRILLS

KENYA HIGHLIGHTS

WILDEBEEST MIGRATION