Inclusion

Seven nights at Mt Kenya National Park, Samburu Game Reserve, Amboseli National park Lake Nakuru National Park, Tsavo East, Tsavo West and Lake Naivasha on full board accommodation while on safari and Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
Finest accommodations of Hotels, Lodges, and Camps selected for the program either in double/twin/triple room sharing as described
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
Services of an English speaking professional driver/guide
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
Game drives and game viewing as described in the itinerary
Exclusive transportation (ground) in a 4x4 Safari land Cruiser with a pop-out roof hatch and UHF radio
Optional transport in a safari tour bus 4 x 4 or 4x4 Tour van with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio
Bottled Water while on safari
Guaranteed window seat in a comfortable safari vehicle with open roof hatch for game viewing
Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
Start and end in Nairobi

Exclusion

Entry charges (visa) to Kenya and any other International airfares (visa is approximately 50 dollars) and cost of processing passports
Optional Hot Air Balloon safari with Champaign breakfast thereafter, cost of visit to a Masai Village and nature walks etc
Any cost of gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports
Any Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement
Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
Tips for your professional driver guide
Essential expenses of personal nature such travelling insurance, excess baggage fee
Communication charges like, emails, faxes and phone calls
Any food and beverage not described in the itinerary like beer, spirits, extra sodas, or juice and champagne.
Any accommodations and -Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.

Inclusion

Hotel

Mara Leisure Camp

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Mara Leisure Camp offers 3-star accommodation, as well as luggage storage, a tour desk and a currency exchange. It is ideal for those looking to immerse themselves in nature, with Masai Mara just steps away.

Mara Intrepids

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Mara Intrepids Camp enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the world’s best-known wilderness Maasai Mara National Reserve. It sits above a sweeping bend in the Talek River at the confluence of the Maasai Mara’s four game-viewing areas.

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

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Amboseli Serena Lodge is located just out of the Amboseli National Park, with stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, the luxury Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this famous national park

Amboseli Sopa Lodge

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Set in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, the lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at almost six thousand metres, is Africa’s highest and most famous snowcapped mountains.

Other Inclusion

Return Transport
Welcome drinks at hotel
Stay in 3 star hotel
Guided tour
Sighseeing
Airport transport

Package Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi / Maasai Mara Reserve

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After being welcomed at the airport by the Makiland Tours and Safaris Representative, you will depart to Maasai Mara Game Reserve. On the way you will have a short halt at the Rift Valley View Point. Have lunch after arrival in your hotel at the Reserve and take a short rest after which you will go for an afternoon game drive in the much known Reserve. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2Maasai Mara Reserve - Full Day

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A full day of unlimited game drive to remember will be the order of this day. Enjoy lunch by the Mara River for a real adventure in the African bush .Maasai mare is well known for its tremendous number of wildlife including all members of the big five and a prolific birdlife. You will your dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge/Camp.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3Maasai Mara / Lake Nakuru

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Today you will leave for an early morning game drive then proceed to the famous Lake Nakuru National Park in the rift valley after breakfast. On arrival there will be lunch at the lodge with a short rest and afterwards there shall be an afternoon game drive. Here you get to see the black and white rhinos, flamingoes, lions, buffalos, giraffes and many more. There is a vast diversity of ecology and habitats. Lake Nakuru is an ideal place for bird watching other attractions include unique vegetation, hills, mammals, waterfalls and also view-points. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4L. Nakuru / L. Naivasha.

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After an early morning game drive, return to the hotel for breakfast and then head for Naivasha a fresh water lake. On arrival lunch will be served at the lodge and there after go for an afternoon boat ride in the lake for excellent bird watching experience. A visit to the Crescent island is really entertaining where you will come face to face with the giraffes, wildebeest, impala, dik diks, thompson’s gazelles and grant’s gazelles, as well as elands and waterbucks . You will have your dinner and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5L. Naivasha / Amboseli National Park

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You will take breakfast and then head out for Amboseli National Park where you will take lunch at the camp/lodge. It is recommended you wake up early since the imposing Mt Kilimanjaro will be visible if the weather will be clear. You will have the pleasure of watching the big five, in this beautiful park where huge hippos are also found basking by the pools. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6L. Naivasha / Amboseli National Park

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Wake up early to catch a breath taking scenery of the famous Mt Kilimanjaro then take your breakfast before your exciting drive to the Tsavo West National Park which boasts of beautiful swamps, Lake Jipe and the Mzima Springs supporting many bird species and large mammals alike. You will enjoy exciting sceneries at the observation chambers with huge hippos and massive crocodiles showing off their swimming prowess. Lunch will be served and after short rest you shall go for an afternoon game drive in the park. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7Tsavo West National Park / Tsavo East National Park

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At the very crack dawn you will go for an early morning game drive and have breakfast afterwards. You will then depart for the exciting Tsavo East National Park and be served lunch on arrival at camp/lodge. You will later enjoy afternoon game drives in this sprawling park where we have attractions like the Mudanda Rock, Yatta Plateau, Lugards Falls, Aruba Dam big game and other animals, like the lions, leopard aardwolf, yellow baboon, bat, buffalo, large-spotted genet, small-spotted genet, gerenuk, giraffe, impala, black-backed jackal, side-striped jackal, klipspringer, lesser kudu, slender mongoose, white-tailed mongoose, warthog, waterbuck and Grevy's zebra. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8Tsavo East National Park / Nairobi

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Early morning game drive will start the day before breakfast. After breakfast you will head to Nairobi in a comfortable safari as you enjoy the scenery along the way arriving in the afternoon for lunch before you are subsequently transferred to the airport or a city hotel.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Tour Watch Highlights

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. Add the conservancies and the area is at least twice the size. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds. It’s about 270 km from the capital Nairobi City and takes about 4-5 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight. The road is great for the most part with only a short section from Narok town to Sekenani Gate that is all weather but accessible. Maasai Mara Game Reserve is most visited park and most famous in Kenya for its huge concentration of wildlife. While here you get to see the big five which include elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino. Also you get to witness the migration of the wildebeest (8th wonder of the world) which happens annually in the months of July and late October. Maasai Mara has the largest population of animals in Kenya making it easy to see all members of the big five in a single morning. Other animals include bat eared fox, spotted hyena, impala, elephants, hippos, grey jackals etc.

Lake Nakuru National Park

The park is found, 140km north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru county rift valley province. It covers an area of 188 km2. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake occupying an area of 62 km2. It is set in a serene landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland and marshy areas alternating with rocky cliffs and hillsides outcrops, acacia woodland covered with a Euphorbia forest on the eastern perimeter. Lake Nakuru was first gazetted as a bird sanctuary in 1960 and upgraded to National Park status in 1968. A northern extension was added to the park in 1974 and the lake was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990. The foundation of the parks food chains is the cyanophyte spirulina platensis which can support huge numbers of lesser flamingo.

Climate ranges from Cold, Hot and Humid, Hot and Dry. Annual rainfall is 965 mm.

Major Attractions include: Flamingo (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds numbering about 450 species in total. Mammals: 56 different species including white rhinos.

View-points: Lion hill, Baboon cliff and Out of Africa and Hills like Enasoit, Honeymoon, Lion hill ridge are major attractions as well as Makalia Waterfalls and the Unique vegetation where About 550 different plant species are represented including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands.

Lake Naivasha

This place could be viewed at the perspective as the remnant of the volcanic past with vegetation like papyrus swamps, forests and acacia woodlands. This place gets its water from the Gilgil and Malewa rivers creating a form of ecosystem. It inhabits 450 distinct bird species which are a combination of the residential and the migratory birds. Taking a light touch on the birds, we have the grey-backed fiscals, weavers, red-billed firefinchers, grey-capped warbler found to name a few at the high cliffs and the forests. We have other well -known birds which include the pelican, the cormorants and the fish eagles among the raptors. In the acacia forests you may catch a sight of the cuckoos, woodpeckers, hawks, shrikes and others. This famous lake is where the animals come for a drink. The animals include zebras, buffalos, elands, waterbucks and other grazers. Not forgetting the place for hippos to cool off during the day.

Tsavo West National Park

It is located in South Eastern Kenya, inland from Mombasa, at an altitude ranging between 200 - 1000m. The park is a vast expanse of open savanna from Mtito Andei, along the Mombasa-Nairobi road and south to the Tanzanian border. Tsavo West has a rolling volcanic landscape with more varied habitat than the neighbor Tsavo east. Tsavo West National Park was established in 1948 and is bordered by Taita Hills. It covers a total area of 9065 sq kms and hosts a wide variety of wildlife species and over 150 bird species. There are numerous rocky outcrops and ridges and part of the park, towards the Chyulu Hills, is of recent volcanic origin with lava flows and ash cones including the Shetani lava flow which consists of caves, three craters, basalt flows and lava splashes, an example of a recent volcano. In the far south western corner on the Kenya Tanzania border is Lake Jipe, part of which is in the park. This very attractive lake is fed by runoff from Mt. Kilimanjaro and the North Pare mountains. At Mzima Springs, in the North of the park, water that has filtered underground from the Chyulu Hills gushes from below a lava ridge into a series of clear pools. Temperature ranges from 20 - 30º C and rainfall from 200mm - 700mm. Two ran seasons: Long rains - March/April & Short rains - Nov/December. The main access routes are through Chyulu Gate from Amboseli and Mtito Andei Gate from Nairobi (240 km) and Mombasa. Visitors from Mombasa also use Tsavo Gate near Manyani. The park can also be reached via Taveta-Voi road through Maktau, Ziwanis and Jipe gates.

Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park is the biggest of Kenya’s parks measuring over 13,700km²,and is nine times bigger than the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. Tsavo east is best known for its huge herds of dust-red elephants, man eaters of Tsavo, leopards, long-necked gerenuk and Somali ostrich, the male notably has a blue neck and legs, and , Grevy’s zebra. There is also a successful sanctuary for black rhinos. Galana river found to the south of the park is the main source of water with other seasonal streams forming tributaries that drain into the river. Voi River, a seasonal feeder runs east, to drain into the shallow Aruba dam another attraction in Tsavo east. At the Galana River the elephants come here to spray, roll and wallow one another, a kind of a sight marvelous to the eye. While in Tsavo East one can have a look at the longest lava flow in the world. This park gives habitat to animals like, leopard, buffalo, hippos, waterbucks, lesser kudu and crocodile. The Yatta Plateau is a 300km lava flow that stretches along the banks of the Athi-Galana from Ol Doinyo Sabuk Mountain forming the world's longest lava flow. Mudanda Rock is a is a 1.6 km ridge of stratified rock that forms a huge basin that acts as a water catchment area supplying a natural dam downstream , attracting large numbers of animals. Lugard Falls are a series of falls and steep white rapids on the Galana River, named after Frederick Lugards .Crocodile Point next to it is a major stop over where the big reptiles can often be seen basking in the sun downstream .

Aruba Dam

Aruba Dam was built in 1952 across the Voi River and attracts many animals and water birds.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli meaning ‘salty dust’ in Maasai has very large herds of elephants. There one can have a view at the five different habitats ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with springs, the savannah and woodlands. One can also have an experience of the authentic famous culture of the Maasai.