Day 1: Nairobi - Amboseli. You will be met upon your arrival and transferred to Amboseli National Park. Famous for its big game - elephants, lions and cheetahs are the main attractions - and for its great scenery beauty. Amboseli embodies five main wildlife habitats, plus a generally dry lake-bed - Lake Amboseli. These are open plains; extensive stands of yellow-barked acacia woodland; rocky, lava strewn thorn-bush country; swamps and marshes; and at the western end of the reserve, above Namanga, the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok rising to over 2760 m (8.300 ft) and still for the most part zoologically unexplored. Lunch at your hotel. Enjoy your afternoon Game drive. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and over night at Amboseli Serena Lodge.
Day 2: Amboseli - Lake Nakuru. Depart after your morning breakfast and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, which covers 180 sq km. The park is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and you may find white rhino at the southern end. The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. Full board accommodation included in the tour price and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara. The next two days shall be spent game viewing, either in the early morning hours or in the evening as this is when we have the best chances of seeing animals. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinted sunsets and you will definitely want to capture this moment while sipping on a sundowners back at your lodge. The Mara reserve is 1510 sq km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers.
Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. lephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.
The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October. Balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for a beautiful champagne breakfast. These trips can be arranged at our office upon booking. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
Day 4: Masai Mara. Enjoy your AM and PM game drive at Masai Mara Game Reserve. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
Day 5: Masai Mara - Nairobi. Depart after your morning breakfast to arrive Nairobi by 14:00.
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