Tsavo East, West, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara

Description

11 Days Tsavo East, West, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara

Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 11,747 square kilometers. Opened in April 1948, it is located near the town of Voi in the Tait-Taveta District of Coast Province. The park is divided into east and west sections by the A109 road and a railway. Named for the Tsavo River, which flows west to east through the national park, it borders the Chyulu Hills National Park, and the Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania. Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and wetter than its counterpart, with swamps, Lake Jipe and the Mzima Springs. It is known for birdlife and for its large mammals. It is also home to a black rhino sanctuary.

Day 1:Nairobi – Tsavo East

Pick up from the airport and head straight down to Tsavo, arrive in time for lunch and after lunch you will proceed for the game drive until 1830hrs.Dinner and overnight in the camp.

 

Day 2:Tsavo East – Tsavo West

After breakfast proceed for the final game drive as you leave the park and head to Tsavo west, these two parks are only separated by the road and they have all together different sceneries as well as animals to be seen here have different characteristics Tsavo West is more popular destination on account of its magnificent scenery, Mzima Springs, rich and varied wildlife, good road system, rhino reserve, rock climbing potential and guided walks along the Tsavo River. Explore the park for the whole day, this day you will have picnic lunch which we normally take at the Mzima Springs as we have a guided tour accompanied with the armed rangers. Dinner and overnight in the camp.

 

Day 3:Tsavo West – Amboseli

After breakfast proceed for the final game drive as you leave the park and head to Amboseli. On arrival check in the camp and then proceed for the afternoon game drive which takes you until 1830hrs.Return to the camp for the dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Amboseli Full day

Full day of game viewing in the Park. Amboseli National Park is located at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. The snows of the mountain form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya’s most popular spectacular displays of wildlife – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and host of plains game, creating Kenya’s most sought after photographer’s paradise. Meals and overnight at the camp.

 

Day 5: Amboseli – Lake Nakuru

Proceed for an early morning game drive before leaving the park, head to Nakuru with lunch on the way, arrive in Nakuru late afternoon and on the same day you will have an opportunity to see this amazing lake inhabited with lots of birds and wild game. Dinner and overnight in the guest house along the lake.

 

Day 6: LakeNakuru – Lake Naivasha

Full day game viewing at Lake Nakuru National Park, where you will have a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering for a sizeable number of the endangered rhinoceros and the Rothschild giraffe. Waterbucks as well as the predators such as the lion and leopard are common at the park. Also to be seen is a myriad different variety of bird life in and around the lake. Flamingoes are also plenty at the lake, after lunch check out the guest house and proceed for the final game drive as you leave the park heading to Lake Naivasha, arrive in Lake Naivasha late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in the camp.

Day 7: Full day Naivasha/Hells Gate National park

After the breakfast leave the camp and head to the Hells gate National Park. Hells gate is located just beyond Lake Naivasha and it’s famous for its natural hot geysers, eagle and vulture breeding grounds, visitors have the choice of driving, walking, camping, cycling and rock climbing within the park. Special locations to view include Fischer’s Tower, formerly a volcano’s plug, the Central Tower and Njorowa Gorges. Two extinct volcanos: Olkaria and Hobley’s are worth a trip. Natural steam vents rise from fissures in the volcanic rock. Obsidian, a striking black glassy rock formed from cooled molten lava is a feature of this landscape. Game to view includes: buffalo, Masai Giraffe, eland, Coke’s Hartebeest ,leopard and some cheetah. A haven for ornithologists and rock climbers, the cliffs of Hell’s Gate are breeding grounds for vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles, augur buzzard and thousands of swifts; 103 species of bird have been recorded in the park. After exploring the park the whole day return to the campsite for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 8: Naivasha – Maasai Mara

After breakfast leave Naivasha and head to Maasai mara, the drive normally takes 4 hours to get to maasai mara, on arrival check in the camp and have lunch, then after lunch we will proceed for the afternoon game drive which takes us until 18.30hrs.return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 9: Maasai mara Full day

The whole day explore the parks amazingly high concentration of game. This game reserve is Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. The Mara’s gentle fertile climate bounded by The Rift, offers perhaps the richest stocked reserve set within some 1672 sqkms – an unlimited spectacle of wildlife. Located 268 kms west of Nairobi, the emphasis here is on game. Herds of immense Elephants, browse among Lion, Buffalo, Thompson’s Gazelle, Zebra and Topi. You may occasionally sight a Rhino or Leopard. In the Mara River Hippos play and Crocs bask on the banks. The annual migration of a million Wildebeest follows the rains north. Dinner and overnight in the camp

Day 10:Maasai Mara – Nairobi

We depart from our safari camp and take a morning game drive through the Maasai Mara Reserve. Then we return to bustling Nairobi, arriving at about 14:00 in the afternoon. Head to the hotel  for late lunch. After the late lunch and a bit of relaxing, we shall head to the spa for a soothing and relaxing massage. This will take the better part of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

Day 11: Departure

After breakfast depart to the airport for your return journey.

 

INCLUDED IN THE COST:

   Transport with safari Vehicle with pop-up roof

   All park entrance fees

   Accommodations in the Luxury tented self contained camps

   Full board, three meals per day while on safari

   Pick up from the airport upon arrival

   Drop off to the airport the last day

   Game drives

   Drinking water

   Cycling Bicycles in Hells gate national park

 

EXCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

Tips for the drive/cook

Entrance to the maasai village in maasaimara{optional 15usd per person payable direct to the maasai elders in the village}

Boat ride in Lake Naivasha{optional 15usd per person}

Insurance

 

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