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6 DAYS, 5 NIGHTS ROAD & SGR TRAIN WILDLIFE SAFARI TO MASAI MARA, LAKE NAIVASHA, AMBOSELI, MOMBASA:

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara Game Reserve

You will be picked up from your Nairobi hotel in the morning drive to Masai Mara through The Great African Rift Valley. You will arrive in time for lunch. check in at the camp/Lodge. After lunch an afternoon game drive through the park in search of the Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo and other members of the Big five plus other animals.

Dinner and overnight at your safari lodge / Tented Camp on Full Board basis.
Meals:  Lunch & Dinner.

Day 2: Masai Mara Game Reserve Full day game viewing.

Enjoy an early morning game drive alternatively, an early breakfast followed by a full day spent in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents like the well-known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo and the dangerous Crocodiles with a visit to Mara river.

Dinner and overnight at your safari lodge / Tented Camp on Full Board basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 3: Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha – 5 hrs drive

After an early breakfast, depart for Lake Naivasha arriving the Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon boat ride at Lake Naivasha that takes you to Crescent Island for a walking safari. This is one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amidst wild animals’ there are no predators.

Dinner and overnight at your safari lodge / Tented Camp on Full Board basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 4: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli National Park – 6hrs drive

Depart after breakfast for Amboseli arriving in time for lunch. An afternoon game drive in search of animals and also you have the best chance to see the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Dinner and overnight at your safari lodge / Tented Camp on Full Board basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 5: Amboseli National Park full day game viewing.

Pre-breakfast game drive at Amboseli, when you have the best chance to see the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy another game drive after breakfast in search of elephants, lions, cheetah, zebras, girrafe, hyena, antelopes among many other game animals.

Dinner and overnight at your safari lodge / Tented Camp on Full Board basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 6: Amboseli/SGR Train to Mombasa.

(The Madaraka Express, Kenya’s scenic Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) has been ranked among Top 10 rail experiences globally)

Depart with parked breakfast very early in the morning, so that you will be in time for the SGR train at Emali station departs at 09.00am. You will arrive in Mombasa (Miritini) Station at 2.00pm and we will pick you up and transfer you to your beach Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

 

SAFARI PACKAGE COSTS:
HIGH SEASON: 03JAN – 31MAR

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NB:

·         Rates are Per Person Sharing in a double / Twin room.

·         Christmas / Festive/ New Year rates available on request.

·         East holiday rates available on request.

·         Children / Infant rates available on request.

·         The safari program can be customized to meet your needs i.e. you can always add an extra night at a discounted rate.

·         Optional safari extras are available at a discounted rate. Kindly liaise with us.

·         Clients staying at hotels located in private wildlife conservancies will pay extra park fees to do game drives at Masai Mara Game Reserve (Please inquire with us)

·         Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Please consult with us prior to making your booking.

 

Tour Package Includes

·         5 nights Full Board Accommodation and meals on safari

·         6 Days Ground transportation in a clean customized Safari vehicle with open roof hutch for game viewing.

·         Return First-class SGR train ticket: Emali – Mombasa-Nairobi.

·         Return SGR-Beach Resort-SGR transfers.

·         Services of an English-speaking driver / guide

·         Extensive Game drives in Kenya

·         Pick-up and drop-off in Nairobi.

·         Park Entry Fees.

·         Mineral water during game drives.

·         Exemplary services of our driver/guide.

 

Tour Package Excludes

·         Kenya coast beach accommodation (Please advise if you would want it included in the safari cost).

·         Drinks & Laundry

·         Items of personal nature

·         Pre and Post safari accommodation in Nairobi which can be arranged at an extra cost.

·         All Items of personal nature.

·         Lunch on the last day.

·         Tips

 

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE:

Masai Mara National Reserve is considered a “must see” for any visitor traveling on safari in Kenya. It is on the “to do” list of most Kenyan visitors because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wild life and birds.

Masai Mara is the best place to see all of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together. The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara.

Masai Mara National Reserve (also known as Masai Mara or The Mara) is situated within the Great Rift Valley in the southern part of Kenya. Measuring approximately 1510sq. kilometers (approx. 938sq. miles) in size, this unfenced savannah grassland is roughly 150 miles southeast of Nairobi.

Maasai Mara derives its name from the indigenous people of Kenya – the Maasai tribe – and the Mara River that cuts through the park. The Masai Mara provides the best view of the famous wildebeest migration as the animals cross the Mara River between July and August.

 

The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles and others.

The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion. Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at the Masai Mara, which boasts over 400 different birds species.

The park experiences a hot and dry climate with a regular rainfall season twice a year. The reserve’s topography is mainly open savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees along the southeastern area of the park.

The Mara and Talek rivers grace the rolling plains of the reserve. Myriad seasonal rivers appear during the rainy season but dry out once the rains are gone.

Maasai Mara National Reserve does not fall under the jurisdiction of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS); instead, it is managed by the local county council of Narok district

 

What to see and Do:

The Masai Mara Game Reserve is one of the best places in Africa for wildlife viewing. Game drives are a great way to experience the park and they take place all year round. If the big cats are what you’re looking for on your Kenyan safari, you are guaranteed to spot them at the Mara.All of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) can be spotted here. However, the population of black rhinos is severely threatened with only 37 black rhinos left as of 2000.

Herds of plains zebras are found throughout the park, as well as Masai giraffes, common giraffes, jackals, white-bearded gnus, Oribis, warthogs, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, hartebeests, hyenas, bat-eared foxes, rare Topi antelope and beautiful rone antelope, as well as hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River.

 

Accommodation options at Masai Mara Game Reserve:

(Please note some safari lodges / Tented Camps are located in Private wildlife conservancies where safari minivans are not allowed to do games. For such options we will use only 4×4 Safari Landcruisers /Jeeps)

  • Mara Serena Safari Lodge
  • Ashnil Mara Camp
  • Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge
  • Entim Mara Camp
  • Royal Mara Camp
  • Sarova Mara Tented Camp
  • Sarova Mara Club tent
  • Sprit of the Mara
  • Mara Siria Tented Camp
  • Kilima Camp Masai Mara
  • Fig Tree Mara Camp
  • Keekorok Lodge
  • Zebra Plains Mara Camp
  • Mara River Camp
  • Mara Legends Safari Camp
  • Siana Springs Tented Camp
  • Karen Blixen Camp
  • Eagle View camp
  • Naserian Mara Camp
  • Mara Intrepids Camp
  • Mara Explorer Camp
  • Porini Lion Camp
  • Sand River Masai Mara
  • Topi Mara Bush House
  • Saruni Mara
  • Sala’s Camp
  • Mara Intrepids Camp
  • Angama Mara
  • Cottar’s 1920s Camp
  • Rekero Camp
  • Naboisho Camp
  • Elephant Pepper Camp
  • Sanctuary Olonana
  • Main Governors Camp
  • Little Governors’ Camp
  • Olare Mara Kempinski
  • Governors Il Moran Camp
  • Basecamp Mara Camp
  • andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
  • andBeyond Bateleur Camp
  • Angama Mara
  • Kandili Camp
  • Mara Bush Camp
  • Mara Bush Camp – Private Wing
  • Ilkeliani Mara Camp
  • Sanctuary Olonana
  • Mara Eden Safari Camp
  • Mara Ngenche Camp
  • Mara Explorer Tented Camp
  • Rekero Camp – Asilia Africa
  • Mpata Safari Club
  • Matira Bush Camp
  • Naibor
  • Hammerkop Migration Camp
  • Ngerende Island Lodge
  • Ngerende in the Wild, Riverview
  • Mara Treetops Luxury Camp
  • Mara Siria Camp 
  • Mara Crossings Camp 
  • Fairmont Mara Safari Club
  • Sanctuary Olonana
  • Instinct of the Mara
  • Serian’s Nkorombo

 

LAKE NAIVASHA

(Deep blue lakes, rich acacia forests, extinct volcanoes, waterfalls, imposing towers and bottomless gorges):

Ever sailed past hippos? How about trekking amongst zebras and giraffe? Or bicycling past impalas and buffalo?

You can’t get any closer to the wildlife than this. Imagine riding alongside a gazelle – that’s a story you’ll never forget and love to share. So, get ready for a fun, animal-filled adventure.

At Hell’s Gate National park, you can Drive, Hike, Bike or Climb. The experience is sensational! Amazing scenery will surround you thanks to Fischer’s Tower, the Central Tower, and the park’s gorge.

And we’ll go on a cycling safari. Riding over the savannah, past towering cliffs we’ll look for giraffe, buffalo, zebra, hartebeest, gazelle and possibly hyena. What a fun way to experience the wildlife!

A scenic boat ride on Lake Naivasha is a golden opportunity to enjoy views of Hippos and the nearby wildlife grazing at the shore. Don’t be surprised to see buffalo, zebra, eland and impala look up as you sail by.

Not to miss in Naivasha is Crescent Island Sanctuary, a private game sanctuary where we’ll take a guided walking safari.

Crescent Island Sanctuary boasts more animals per acre than any other park in Kenya.

You are certain to trek by diverse herds of wildlife – wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, giraffe and gazelle amongst them.

 

Accommodation options around Lake Naivasha:

  • Enashipai Resort & Spa
  • Lake Naivasha Country Club
  • Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp
  • Lake Naivasha Resort
  • Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge
  • Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
  • Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
  • Great Rift Valley Lodge
  • Kiangazi House
  • Loldia House
  • Kiboko Luxury Camp
  • Lake Naivasha Kongoni Lodge
  • Astorian Grand Hotel
  • Burch’s Resort
  • Camp Carnelley’s
  • Chui Lodge
  • Crater Lake Camp
  • Elsamere Lodge
  • Eseriani Hotel
  • Fish Eagle Inn
  • Masada Hotel
  • Wileli House
  • Fish Eagle Inn

AMBOSELI NATINAL PARK:

Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close.

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.

 

What to see and Do:

The main purpose of a wildlife safari is to see Kenya’s wild animals in their natural state. Many people are surprised when they see birds perched within the reach of predators, or gazelles grazing near big cats.

The truth is that predators generally only kill to eat, and for the rest of the time both predators and prey live harmoniously together. Amboseli National Park is known for its large herd of over 900 free-ranging elephants.

This is the best national park to visit to see these wonderful and huge creatures. Herd of Elephants in Amboseli View or even climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world.

Visit Observation Hill, which overlooks the park, swamps and, of course, the herds of free-roaming elephants. Meet the Maasai people and learn about the Maasai culture and their indigenous lifestyle.Bird watching is best between October and January if you want to see Kenya’s migratory birds, including African skimmers, red and yellow bishops, goshawks, buffalo weavers and palm nut vultures, to name a few.

 

Amboseli National Park accommodation options:

  • Kibo Safari Camp, Amboseli, Kenya
  • Amboseli Sopa Lodge
  • Ol Tukai Lodge
  • Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
  • Tortilis Camp
  • Satao Elerai
  • Sentrim Amboseli Lodge
  • Kilima Safari Camp
  • Zebra Plains Amboseli Camp
  • AA Lodge Amboseli
  • Satao Elerai Camp
  • Kibo Villa-Amboseli
  • H12 Elephant Gorge
  • Tawi Lodge

 

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