7-DAY KENYA CLASSIC SAFARI
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 and while staying on an intimate 4**** resort in a 4x4 safari jeep.
Pick up from your hotel at 8 am and drive 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, which is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Against this magnificent backdrop roam vast herds of elephants accompanied by lions, 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. Dinner and overnight stay at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, L, D.
Meals & drinks: Lunch and dinner included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included).
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 sulfur 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 dogs, buffalo, 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 at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included).
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 sleeps 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. Dinner and night at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, B, L, D.
Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included).
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. The 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 stay, B, L, D. All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included).
Main Destination: Lake Nakuru National Park
Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge
Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Nakuru
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 birdlife, and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the 'Big Five in one morning. The 1,800 sq kilometers 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 round thanks to the diverse population of resident game, including the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino – plus popular species like zebra, giraffe, hyena, eland, and gazelle. The Mara’s big cats are even the stars of a popular wildlife TV series. Afternoon game viewing to spot the Big Five as your introduction to the park. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.
Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Full day in the Maasai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. You can also take an 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 cheetahs 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 wildebeests migrate across the swollen crocodile-infested Mara River. This is one of nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles, the wildebeest migration, which 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. Wildebeests make dramatic river crossings to reach Masai Mara's fresh grazing, facing enormous crocodiles to feast on the Mara plains and regain their strength. Meals and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
An early dawn game viewing is the best time to see the cats at the hunt and 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 an optional extra fly from the Masai Mara to Nairobi ($210 per person). You will have time for shopping and optional dinner on your own plans. Drop off at the airport for your flight departure back home after a wonderful Kenya safari tour.
Main Destination: Nairobi Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour) Meals & Drinks:
Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).
-Park fees (For non-residents)
-All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
-All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
-A professional driver/guide
-All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
-Roundtrip airport transfer
-Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
-Drinking water (On all days)
-A complimentary carnivore dinner experience
-Soft drinks inside the vehicle for the entire safari
International flights (From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
The government imposed an increase of taxes and/or park fees