This private Kenya safari tour combines Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, and Maasai Mara within one week
to see the highest wildlife concentration. This Kenya tour offers remarkable Amboseli National Park
with the majestic snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro on the horizon juxtaposed with the largest herd
of elephants to be seen in Kenya. Amboseli is among the most beautiful national parks in East Africa.
Nature is lush and wildlife is abundant.
Day 1: Nairobi / Amboseli
Pick up from your hotel at 08 AM and driven to Amboseli National Park arriving in good time for
lunch. Amboseli National Park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. Set in rolling Savannah
scenery it is dwarfed by the presence of the pink-tinged, snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro at
5896 meters, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Against this magnificent backdrop
roam vast herds of elephant accompanied by lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle hippo
and wildebeest. There are also over 400 species of birds, all manner of reptilian, flora and fauna and
some of the most soul-searing views in Africa. Enjoy great game viewing and the best views of Mt
Kilimanjaro on an Amboseli safari. Afternoon game viewing. All meals and overnight stay at
Amboseli Sopa Lodge. Other Accommodation available includes Kibo safari camp / Sentrim Amboseli
camp/ Amboseli Serena safari lodge / similar.
Day 2: Amboseli national park
Full day in Amboseli with game drives in the morning and afternoon to explore the park and have
magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. View large herds of elephants,
renowned to be residents of this park. Amboseli is popular with breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro
and reliably good elephant viewing. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging
from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and
woodlands. You can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and
experience their authentic culture. Animals to be found here include the leopard, cheetah, wild
elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik- dik, lesser Kudu, and nocturnal porcupine.
There is also a prolific birdlife featuring 600 species. All meals and overnight stay at Amboseli Sopa
Lodge / Kibo safari camp / Sentrim Amboseli / Amboseli serena safari lodge / similar.
Day 3: Amboseli to Lake Naivasha for a sunset boat ride & Crescent Island walk
After breakfast depart via Nairobi to Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake located on the Great Rift Valley
Floor. You will arrive in good time for lunch and siesta. You will then enjoy a scenic sunset boat cruise
to see the hippos and walk on Crescent Island among wildlife, herbivores only. The waters of the lake
draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, buffalo wallow in the
swamps and colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the lake’s large hippo population sleep the
day out in the shallows. Set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes
and trees, the Sopa resort is home to resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus
monkeys. It is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim
the grass on the expansive lawns. All Meals and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort / Lake
Naivasha Cresent camp / Lake Naivasha country club / similar.
Day 4: Lake Naivasha / Lake Nakuru
Drive to Lake Nakuru (120 km – 1 hour 30 minutes). Enjoy game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park
for game viewing drives. It is a shallow alkaline lake where visitors can enjoy the wide ecological
diversity with varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and
picturesque ridges. Game drive is the main activity at Lake Nakuru. Foragers, grazers, hunters and
scavengers all play their roles in the natural existence of Nakuru. The park also has over 450 birds
species including the flamingos. The national park is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game
drives. The park is famed as one of the world’s greatest ornithological spectacles. Lake Nakuru
National Park is also home to zebras, gazelles, Rothschild giraffe, impala, black and white rhino
sanctuary and other large mammals. Continue with an afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge
for dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge / Lake Nakuru sopa lodge / Sarova Lion Hill game
lodge / similar.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara
Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Masai Mara National Reserve is a
pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life
and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five’ in one
morning. The 1,800 sqkilometers of this veteran reserve offers the classic mix of African imagery;
miles of lion-gold grasslands, shoals of lilac-misted hills, a meandering river, acres of thorn-bush
and mile upon mile of undulating wilderness. Game viewing in the Masai Mara is excellent all year
around thanks to the diverse population of resident game, including the Big 5 – lion, leopard,
elephant, buffalo and rhino – plus popular species found in the park. The Mara’s big cats are even
the stars of a popular wildlife TV series. All meala and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge /
OseroEnarau camp / Sentrim Mara camp / Ashnil Mara camp / Sarova Mara camp / similar.
Day 6: Masai Mara
Full day in the Maasai Mara. You can also take optional balloon safari at $420 per person or visit a
local Maasai village at $25 per person. The reserve offers one of the best opportunities to see
cheetah and lions in Africa. A visit to this reserve in July will allow you the best chance to witness
and watch firsthand as thousands of wildebeest migrate across the swollen crocodile infested Mara
River. This is one of nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles, the wildebeest migration, reaches Masai
Mara. The sheer number of wildebeests arriving in the area is staggering. The migration is a dramatic
mass movement of almost two million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles in a seasonal annual cycle
driven by rainfall. In order to reach Masai Mara fresh grazing, wildebeests make dramatic river
crossings, facing enormous crocodiles to feast on the Mara plains and regain their strength. All meals
overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge / OseroEnarau camp / Ashnil Mara camp / Sarova Mara camp /
Day 7: Masai Mara / Nairobi
An early dawn game viewing being the very best time to see the cats at hunt and also get to see the
sunrise. You then drive back to the lodge for breakfast and check out. Make a return journey back
to Nairobi by road (300 km – approximately 6 hours), or optional extra fly from the Masai Mara to
Nairobi ($210 per person). You will have time for shopping and optional dinner on own plans. Drop
off at the airport for your flight departure back home after a wonderful Kenya safari tour.
End of tour
Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You’ll be dropped off at the airport.