5-DAY BUDGET SAFARI AMBOSELI/NAKURU/MASAI MARA/NAIVASHA
This is a 5 Days Incredible Budget Safari in Kenya. Visit Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. Take a breathtaking journey to Masai Mara where you will witness the famous Big Five in their own natural habitat. You will also visit the Great Rift Valley full of beautiful flamingos and thereafter proceed to the Naivasha region where you can take a nature walk in the Hell's Gate National Park. In addition, you can have a chance to go on an enjoyable boat ride, to sum up, your safari holiday in Kenya.
Pick up at the airport or hotel and drive to Amboseli national park passing through the Athi Plains where formerly the Burchells zebra, the Masai giraffe, and smaller herbivores roamed about freely. With human encroachment, the wildlife is confined to game parks. Arrive at the camp in time for lunch and afternoon game drive in the park at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft). In the late afternoon, one is likely to see a lion or cheetah make a kill. Ideal photography opportunities with Mount Kilimanjaro highest mountain in Africa providing a beautiful backdrop. Proceeds to the area of Lake Amboseli, which is a wide salt pan, consisting of permanent swamps. This area has much game, large and small, high concentration of elephants, rhino, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, eland, Masai giraffe and small species of the antelope family, the common waterbuck, klipspringer, Grant’s gazelle, impala, topi, and the. Return back to the camp for Dinner and Overnight at Kamana camp Amboseli.
After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru national park to arrive for lunch and afternoon game drive in the park to enjoy the sight of pelicans bathing in the freshwater streams which terminate in Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru has a great variety of birdlife which includes the Egyptian goose and a variety of ducks that come from Europe to winter. This park is truly a bird watcher's paradise. The park is also a sanctuary for the white rhino among other wild game. Lake Nakuru is among Kenya's finest national parks. Flanked by rocky escarpments, pockets of acacia forest, and at least one waterfall, the park is gorgeous year-round and is home to both black and white rhinos, lions, leopards, hippos, and endangered Rothschild giraffes. Rising water levels in 2014 forced the park's famous flamingos to flee (although a small number had returned at the time of research) and the lake is now hauntingly surrounded by downed trees. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight at Lanet Matafam resort.
After breakfast, check out and drive to Masai Mara via Narok town then enter the Masai mara road and drive across the plains to the camp for lunch and afternoon game drive. Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland. Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment. Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in October.
There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians, and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is, for this reason, a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino) Return to the camp for dinner and overnight at Manyatta Tented camp.
After breakfast, full day game viewing in Masai Mara, Spend the whole day inside the park game viewing with picnic lunch. Masai Mara Game Reserve offers wonderful scenery and plenty of games. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where a visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. Explore this part of the Northern Serengeti Ecosystem where the great wildebeest migration takes place. The plain is literally covered with these animals. Grunts and other animal sounds are heard, and territorial fights are commonplace. The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oribi, reed-buck, zebra and many others. Afternoon optional visit to the Masai village later to the camp for dinner and overnight Manyatta tented camp.
After breakfast, morning game viewing in Masai mara with the chance to Sée the Big 5 and other wild game. Soak in the abundance of untamed wilderness, fresh and natural scenery, filled with exotic wildlife during our expertly guided morning game drives enjoyed in an open-roofed vehicle. Later drive back to Nairobi Via Lake Naivasha for an optional 1 Boat ride or a walk on the crescent Island or rather Biking or walking safari at Hells gate national park before you proceed to Nairobi arriving late in the evening. Drop off at your hotel or transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Park fees (For non-residents)
All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation in a 4x4 safari jeep (Unless labeled as optional)
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinking water (On all days)
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