Overview

Country: Kenya

Destination: Nairobi- Maasai mara- Amboseli – Tsavo west –Tsavo east –Mombasa

Duration: : 8 days and 7 nights

Departures: Nairobi

Inclusion

Seven nights on Full board accommodation whilst on safari and Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
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
A visit to a Maasai Village
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.
Any chargeable outdoor activities that are offered by the lodges or hotels like helicopter rides, motor sports, horse riding where applicable in specific areas and any other service not mentioned above.

Inclusion

Hotel

SentrimMara

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Sentrim Mara is bordering Maasai Mara Game reserve. The entire camp is set amongst natural vegetation and spread out across serene terrain. The main guest area consists of the reception, lounge area, swimming pool, jacuzzi, fireplace, restaurant and bar.

Sentrim Amboseli

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Sentrim Amboseli is located at the border of Amboseli National Park right next to Kimana gate. Indulge in our excellent services and relax in our luxury tents which spread out across the plains and offer fantastic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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

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.

North Coast Beaches

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The coastline north of Mombasa is a little livelier than the south coast and the resorts are closer to the airport and Mombasa City. Palm-lined beaches, crystal clear waters, coral reefs, and a profusion of water sports, resorts, and entertainment venues provide plenty of tourist action.

Old Town

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On the southeast side of Mombasa Island, the "Old Town" is reminiscent of the days when the Portuguese ruled this important port. The town's inhabitants are mostly of Arab, Asian, and European origin, and the architecture reflects their cultures.

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 – Masai Mara

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Our driver will pick you up from your hotel /airport and transfer you to Wilson Airport in Nairobi for your flight to your dream destination the world famous Masai Mara home of the maasai. From here you are picked at the airstrip by our professional guide who after welcoming you at the airstrip will drop you at the comfortable hotel in mara for check in and lunch. After lunch at camp you will set out for a thrilling game drive in the beautiful rolling savannah grassland.

Meal Plan

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2Masai Mara

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Another exciting day in MasaiMara where You will enjoy a full day of unlimited game drive in this world class park where you will encounter all members of the big five as well as other game including the wildebeest, zebras, antelopes, buffalos and several bird species for keen bird watchers. We can arrange a visit to a local Maasai Village or early morning hot air balloon safari with a Champaign breakfast if you like at an extra cost. All meals will be prepared in camp.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3Masai Mara – Amboseli

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Pre breakfast game drive in search of the cats and animals not seen previous day then return for breakfast before drop off at airstrip to catch a flight to Amboseli in an exciting day.On arrival you will be picked from the airstrip and be driven to the hotel for check in and lunch. After lunch you set out on a thrilling game drive in search of the amboseli residents till dusk when you return for dinner and enjoy a campsite bonfire and a thrilling Masai dancers performance in a star lit African night sky.

Dinner and overnight stay at lodge/ camp

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4Amboseli

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Enjoy a samptious breakfast, then leave for a full day game drive with picnic lunch and explore the Amboseli National Park in search of the big five and other animals till evening when ,you return to hotel Overnight stay at your Lodge/camp.

Meal Plan

lunch, dinner

Day 5Amboseli – Tsavo West

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You kickstart the day with an early morning game drive followed by breakfast and check out for a drop off at the air strip for your connecting flight to Tsavo West National Park arriving on time for a hot lunch. Afternoon game drive will follow in the beautiful park as you search for the big five and the other animals.Spend the day exploring the volcanic and more mountenous features as well as swamps like Lake Jipe and Mzima Springs. There are open scrublands which inhabits bird life like the corncrake and Basra Reed Warbler and also animals e.g. Cape buffalo, leopard, hippo, black rhino, Masai lion, hartebeest, lesser kudu and Masai giraffe.

Dinner and overnight stay at Lodge/camp.

Meal Plan

breakfast,lunch, dinner

Day 6Tsavo West – Tsavo East

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This day you will have early morning game drive in the sprawling park and there after a hearty breakfast. Later you fly out to Tsavo East national park where you are picked by the guide for dropping at the lodge for checkin and lunch. After lunch you relax and enjoy the hotel facilities, swimming etc

Dinner and overnight stay will be at lodge/Camp.

Meal Plan

breakfast,lunch, dinner

Day 7Tsavo East

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Take breakfast then set out for a full day game drive with picnic lunch exploring the Tsavo and all its marvels.Tsavo boasts of huge dust red elephants and famous man eaters as well as other members of the big five family . Drained by the Tsavo and Galana rivers, the Tsavo East National Park is Kenya's largest National Park covering an area of 11,700sq kms

At the Galana River great sceneries are witnessed where the elephants come to spray, roll and wallow one another, the kind of a sight marvelous to the eye. While in Tsavo East marvel at the longest lava flow Yatta plateau – It is about 290Km long and is one of the world’s longest lava flows. Other attractions include:

  • Lugards falls on the Galana River which is not a true falls but a series of rapids whee the river disappears into a gorge which is a marvellous scenery where Visitors can walk down to the river to view the rapids.
  • Mudanda rock – The 1.6Km long rock outcrop has a dam at the base where animals converge to quench their thirst. Visitors can walk along the rock and enjoy a cool breeze as well as view wildlife drinking at the base.
  • Aruba Dam - was built in 1952 across the Voi River.

Dinner and overnight stay wii be at lodge or Camp.

Meal Plan

breakfast,lunch, dinner

Day 8Tsavo East – Mombasa

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Day 8: Tsavo East – Mombasa Wake up early for an early morning prebreakfast game drive exploring the remaining part of the magnificent park then return mid morning for breakfast. You will then check out and be dropped off at the airstrip for a memorable flight back to Mombasa where our driver picks you for a transfer to your comfortable beach hotel or villa.

Meal Plan

breakfast

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

Drained by the Tsavo and Galana rivers, the Tsavo East National Park is Kenya's largest National Park covering an area of 11,700sq kms. At the Galana River great sceneries are witnessed where the elephants come to spray, roll and wallow one another, the kind of a sight marvelous to the eye. While in Tsavo East marvel at the longest lava flow Yatta plateau – It is about 290Km long and is one of the world’s longest lava flows. Other attractions include:

  • Lugards falls on the Galana River which is not a true falls but a series of rapids. Visitors can walk down to the river to view the rapids.
  • Mudanda rock – The 1.6Km long rock outcrop has a dam at the base where animals converge to quench their thirst. Visitors can walk along the rock and enjoy a cool breeze as well as view wildlife drinking at the base.
  • Aruba Dam - was built in 1952 across the Voi River.
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.

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.