DAY 1: ARRIVAL – NAIROBI
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by KSAE representative who will assist through customs and then transfer to the city Hotel in Nairobi for your Overnight stay.
Overnight: City Hotel
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
DAY 2: NAIROBI – AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast, you will begin your exploration of the Kenyan Parks. Today will take you to the famous Amboseli National which is located at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rises above a saucer of clouds and dominates every aspect of Amboseli. This park covers only 150 square miles but despite its small size and its fragile ecosystem it supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). You will arrive in time for lunch at your Lodge. After lunch you will have an afternoon game viewing drive Later as the sun sets, you will be transferred back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Lodge/ Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board
DAY 3: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
This morning enjoy a game drives in the Park. Amboseli is best known for views of spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. The park affords you the best opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and others. During the heat of the day, relax at your lodge. You will have a game viewing drive in the afternoon. All meals and overnight at the lodge. Overnight: Lodge/ Camp Meal Plan: Full Board
DAY 4: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK – LAKE NAKURU
After breakfast this morning, you will begin your journey of the Great Rift Valley, this time to the famous Lake Nakuru. Enjoy lunch at the famous Carnivore restaurant and continue through the huge geological fault-line stretches round one-sixth of the Earth’s circumference and is visible from far out in space. At 2,000 feet deep and 30 miles wide, it runs as far as the eye can see. Its walls are sheer and high and along its length, there are many volcanoes, most now dormant. With bubbling springs and geysers, the landscape is spectacular. You will have an a late afternoon game drive in the Park, before being transferred to your Hotel for Dinner and overnight.
Overnight: lodge/ Tented Camp Meal Plan: Full Board
DAY 5: LAKE NAKURU – MAASAI MARA
After an early breakfast, leave behind Lake Nakuru National Park with game drive en-route and with packed lunch and drive on to the world’s famous Maasai Mara National reserve. Enjoy your game drive in the afternoon while driving towards the Camp/ Lodge. Maasai Mara is Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve and the setting for much of the film Out of Africa. It is classic savannah grasslands, where animals are plentiful and the vistas spectacular. Here Maasai tend their cattle in concert with free roaming wildlife – all sharing the same land with minimal conflicts. You will have two days of wildlife-viewing opportunities in the Maasai Mara Reserve, also known as the “Jewel of Africa,” inhabited by many of Africa’s most popular wild animals, including lion, cheetah, elephant, leopard, black rhino and hippo. There are over 500 resident species of birds in the park including ostrich, larks and sunbirds as well as the lovely Lilac-breasted Roller.
You will drive to the Camp/ Lodge for Dinner and overnight stay. Overnight: Lodge/ Tented Camp Meal Plan: Full Board
DAY 6: MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
On this day you will have morning and afternoon game viewing drive. All meals will be served at the Camp/Lodge Optional activities (at additional cost) include a balloon safari for an exhilarating experience over the savannah as the early sun rises and the animals are more active. Or, you can visit a Maasai Village to see how this nomadic tribe has existed through the millennia in harmony with nature. Dinner and overnight at your Lodge/ Camp
This Reserve is famous for rolling grassland and for the Mara River, which runs through the reserve from north to south. The reserve covers an area of 700 square miles and forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem, hosting the world famous spectacle of the annual migration of up to two million wildebeest, thousands of zebra and an escort of carnivores as they follow the rains and succulent new grass. A costly trek as many of the lame, laggard and sick will fall prey to ravenous packs of predators and many more will die crossing the swirling flood waters of the Mara River.
Overnight: Lodge/ Tented Camp Meal Plan: Full Board
DAY 7: MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI – DEPARTURE
After breakfast at the Lodge/Camp, start off your journey with lunch boxes and making some stopovers on your way back to the Capital city of Kenya. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your departure flight back home.
Say good bye to the wonderful country and promise to join us on another expedition