Your magnificent 6-day safari in Kenya is something you will never forget. This safari has been carefully planned to include the wildlife rich swamps of Amboseli National Park, the sparkling pink waters of Lake Nakuru and the huge open plains of the renowned Masai Mara. These are some of the best sights to be experienced in this country of the safari, Kenya? Your perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the crucial biodiversity of Africa.
Classic Kenya Safari
- Rich swamps of the Amboseli N.P
- Discover the heavenly Masai Mara
- Savannas of the Rift Valley
- Views of Mount Kilimanjaro
- Game viewing and vistas to soothe your soul
Valid for travel 01 April – 30 June 2018 (other dates available on request)
Day 1: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park
JAMBO - KARIBU!!
On arrival in Nairobi you will be met with a traditional, unique & special welcome (bubbly, hot/cold towels and presentation of authentic safari hat and souvenirs). You will begin your journey south this morning for the Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Arrive in time for lunch and later enjoy your first game drive under the great Mt. Kilimanjaro. Return to the lodge/camp for dinner.
Day 2: Amboseli National Park
Enjoy an early morning game drive returning to the lodge for breakfast. Your day is at leisure for you to relax by the pool overlooking the majestic mountain. Lunch is followed by an afternoon game drive returning for dinner and overnight.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: You will have an opportunity to enjoy an optional Balloon Safari – Amka! (Wake up!) And take off at 6:00 a.m. to glide over the Amboseli Plains. The area takes on a whole new perspective. Land for an exquisite champagne breakfast.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast depart you will depart via Nairobi for Lake Nakuru National Park. En-route you will be driving down the scenic Great Rift Valley with breath-taking views of Mt Longonot and Lake Naivasha. You will arrive at Lake Nakuru Lodge in time for a late lunch. This afternoon you will proceed on a game viewing drive circumventing Lake Nakuru. The lake is situated in the heart of the Rift Valley and is one Kenya's most famous soda lakes. A major feature of this park is the bird life and it is world renowned as the home for millions of Flamingos. A rhino sanctuary also provides the opportunity to see the greatly endangered black rhino. Return to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast depart for Kenya's famous game reserve. You start the day venturing through the Great Rift Valley travelling to the northern most extension of the Serengeti Plains and one of the richest wildlife Game Reserves, the Masai Mara. The Mara is home to the awesome black-manned lion, the elusive leopard, stately giraffes, vast herds of elephants, rhino, thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest and numerous other plains game. You arrive at the camp/lodge for a late lunch. After lunch depart for an afternoon game-viewing drive. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge.
Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and a full morning’s game viewing drive returning in time for lunch. After lunch visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community. The Masai still live as they have done for centuries - Interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions. Continue with the afternoon game viewing as you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Today’s adventure begins just before dawn. Flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crew inflate their craft. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies and the hot air balloon fills then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-coloured canopy, you're off for a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. Apart from the occasional hiss of the burners, a lion's roar, elephants crashing through the bush, baboons perched in the tips of the trees startled and screeching to see something above them, the flight above the Masai Mara plains is magically silent. At the end of the flight, the passengers are treated to a champagne breakfast in the bush. China and crystal are set out on the table that is placed under a convenient acacia tree. The finishing touch to the flight is a game drive back to the camp, and the possibility of seeing the same pride of lions, or herd of elephants that had been viewed while ballooning. A flight certificate is issued on completion of the balloon safari. Back at Camp/lodge enjoy a sumptuous lunch and a well deserved rest.
Day 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi
This morning after breakfast you will check-out. Sadly your adventure has come to an end. Your guide driver will drop you at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport in Nairobi for your onward flight.