Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara. We will pick you from your hotel after breakfast; thereafter depart for Masai Mara game reserve stopping at the view point of the Great Rift Valley and at Narok town for lunch. Arrive in time for a late afternoon or early evening game drive in this park that is essentially the northern extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti national park as an artificial border separates the two. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 2: Masai Mara. This will be a day of tracking game with your guide, after an early breakfast. The Mara’s landscape is scenic savanna grassland on rolling hills which enables the reserve to attract sufficient rainfall to maintain and support a large population of herbivores, together with the predators that follow. You will be served your picnic lunch at the hippo pool where with luck you can spot hippos and crocodiles at a close distance. Return to the campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Masai Mara. After breakfast proceed on another game viewing session returning back to the campsite for lunch. After lunch you will have the option to go for a game drive or at extra cost, visit a nearby Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle and a nature walk with our armed Masai guide. All activities will end at the campsite in the evening where you will retire for the night after dinner.
Day 4: Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru. Depart the Mara region for Nakuru after your final game drive. The drive offers panoramic views of Lake Naivasha from the main highway. Arrive in Nakuru in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru - Samburu. Wake up to an early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru national park. Flamingos and other water birds that thrive in a salt-water environment can be seen. With luck you may track the white rhino and the Rothschild’s giraffe which both have endangered species status. The park is 188km and is a home to various antelopes, grazers like warthog, water buck and the Cape buffalo.
After game drive, depart Nakuru for Samburu via the Thompson falls which are named after Joseph Thompson, one of the first European explorers who walked from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the 1880’s. Lunch will be at Nanyuki town which is at the foot hills of Mt. Kenya. Arrive in Samburu in the evening with a game drive en route to the campsite where you will retire for the night after dinner.
Day 6: Samburu. Morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu with a lunch and leisure break in the mid afternoon. The reserve is a home to rare drought resistant animals that are peculiar to the semi arid region north of the equator. These include the reticulated giraffe, Grevy's’s zebra, the Beisa's Oryx, gerenuk and the blue shanked Somali ostrich. Samburu Is dry most of the year but is watered by the Ewaso Nyiro River which rises in the Aberdares and drains in the Lorian swamp north of Shaba National park reserve. All meals and overnight at the campsite.
Day 7: Samburu - Amboseli. After breakfast depart for Amboseli via Nairobi. In clear weather, you may see the peaks of Mt. Kenya, the highest Mountain. You will also by-pass very pleasant countryside with coffee plantations. Lunch will be taken in Nairobi. Arrive in Amboseli in the late afternoon with a game drive en route to the campsite for dinner.
Day 8: Amboseli. After breakfast, proceed on a game drive in this park which lies in a dried-up lake bed. There are swamps and springs fed by underground rivers from the melting snows or Mt. Kilimanjaro, which give permanent water to the wildlife. The animals seen here include lion, elephant, wildebeest, cheetah, buffalo, plain game and the rare Taita weaver and the gerenuk. The animals are mainly found around the Ol Kenya swamp. If the weather is clear and there is no low cloud cover, you may see the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro which forms a beautiful backdrop to the park. The observation hill offers a view of the entire park and beyond. Afternoon game drive will follow after lunch. Rest of the meals and overnight at the campsite.
Day 9: Amboseli - Tsavo West. In the morning, depart Amboseli for Tsavo west National park with a lunch en route You will visit the shaitani lava flows as the area where the park lies is of volcanic origin. The Mzima springs which contain 20 million tones of crystal- clear water from the underground streams of the nearby Chyulu hills are an additional attraction; various aspects of marine life including hippos, crocodiles, elephants and plains game can be seen in this park. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 10: Tsavo West - Tsavo East. A morning game drive will follow after breakfast and probably view the rock hyrax, squirrels and mongooses as the park contains a large population of these. Depart for Tsavo East National park, with lunch en route Here, only the section south of the galena river is open to the public for game drives, the rest of the park serves as a wilderness for the animals to retreat into. Here the dried up Aruba dam can be seen plus crocodiles at the crocodile point below the Luggard falls. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 11: Tsavo East - Nairobi. After breakfast, have your final game drive tracking plain game such as zebra, antelopes, lesser kudu, ostrich and large herds of elephants and kudu. This park is where the superintendent John Lyall was taken from a steam locomotive by the man eater’s lion (Man eaters of Tsavo) during the construction of Kenya railways in 1901. Return to Nairobi with lunch en route to arrive in the evening. This tour touches most of the major Game Parks in Kenya.
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