This special package takes you through 3 of Kenya’s celebrated wildlife Sanctuaries – Amboseli, Lake Naivasha and the Masai Mara. The tour starts out with a drive to the Amboseli National Park; Kenya’s “Elephant Country”. Famous for its large herds of elephant, Amboseli sits pretty at the lower slopes of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro. From Amboseli, the tour heads on to Lake Naivasha. The lake and its surrounds are rich in natural bounty, and the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of Kenya’s prime agricultural regions. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree. These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world class birding destination. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo populations sleep the day out in the shallows. The tour culminates with a safari to the Masai Mara Game Reserve; the site of one of the most spectacular phenomenon of the natural world – The Great Annual Wildebeest Migration. Feted as one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World”, this cross border event, is one of the last great migrations, and a unique world heritage. The Mara is Kenya’s most famous and finest game sanctuary. In the months of June and July each year, the wildebeests in their troops arrive at the Kenyan border, ready to cross the steep banks of the broad and fast flowing Mara River. This crossing is truly the greatest episode of the entire migration. Hot on their heels are the predators of the savannah – lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. The banks of the Mara River provide one of the best vantage points to witness the drama. The Mara also offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will most likely see the Big Five – lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard, and elephant. Not to mention numerous plain animals.
Rise early to enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel this morning we depart by road to Amboseli National Park famous for its breath-taking views of Kilimanjaro. The Park also shelters more than 420 species of birds. Enormous Elephant population and other big game are attracted to the area by underground springs fed from the melting snows of Mount Kilimanjaro. Lunch is served at the lodge, before departing for a planned afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge and enjoy a scrumptious dinner. Overnight at Kimana Camp or Kibo Slopes Camp.
Rising early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over the summit, we set off for a game drive. Amboseli is an excellent place to view a multitude of wildlife, including everything from Wildebeest to Giraffes to Baboons. A visit to a Masai village is planned after breakfast. Midday finds us at our lodge for lunch and afternoon rest, followed by another game drive. Amboseli is home to the legendary Masai tribesmen. Masai warriors are famous and are proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. Overnight at Kimana Camp or Kibo Slopes Camp.
Depart Amboseli for Lake Naivasha stopping for lunch in Nairobi. Afternoon proceed to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for an afternoon optional boat ride. Alternatively, a nature walk at Crescent Island is an excellent way to see wild animals while on foot. The Island is a private game sanctuary, which is home to zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, Vervet monkeys, hares, genet cats, waterbuck and giraffe.
Overnight at Taphe Resort.
Depart Lake Naivasha for Masai Mara Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya’s Game Park. This enormous Reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for it’s spectacular great wildebeest migration and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo. Upon arrival, lunch will follow. After lunch, explore the reserve on a late evening ‘Spice’ game drive. In the evening, we relax around the camp/Lodge fire before an excellent dinner. Overnight at Mara Sidai Camp or Enchoro Camp.
The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Morning and afternoon game drives are planned. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see. Residents among the Parks mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles. The best Hot Air Balloon rides are available on this day at an additional cost. Overnight at Mara Sidai Camp or Enchoro Camp.