9 Days/8 Nights -Best of Kenya Wildlife Camping Adventure Safari

Highlights: This is a budget camping adventure which starts from Nairobi and ends in Nairobi. You will be able to visit the 7Th wonders of the World – Maasai Mara from Nairobi then proceed to Nakuru National Park and then to Samburu National Park. You will stay in tents or Guest houses at the various campsites within the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Nakuru National Park and Amboseli and Tsavo west National Parks.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, or if you are staying in a Nairobi City Hotel, our tour manager will meet you and brief you on your safari, and thereafter depart for the Maasai Mara Game Reserve with stops at the viewpoint of the Great Rift Valley and Narok town for lunch and refueling. Arrive in time for a late afternoon / early evening game drive enroute to a campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Maasai Mara

Early breakfast then proceed for a full day of game viewing in the reserve.

The day will be taken up tracking game with your guide though there will be a break for a picnic lunch at the hippo pool. The abundance and variety of game in this reserve is nothing short of amazing. Practically every mammal can be seen in the Mara with a few exceptions. Various antelopes, scavengers like hyena and vulture are common. The reserve contains all the cats that are; lion, cheetah and leopard; sighting leopard needs luck more than just being there but lions are abundant and there are excellent chances for spotting cheetah. The hippo pool is a popular spot to watch out for hippos; with luck, you may catch crocodile basking on the rocks. Elephants, buffalo, the Maasai giraffe, wildebeest and the common zebra abound.

Return to the campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Maasai Mara

After breakfast proceed on another game-viewing session. After lunch you will have the option to go for a game drive or at extra cost, visit a nearby Maasai village to see their nomadic lifestyle.

The Maasai Mara, now The New 7the wonder of the world and 4th preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine. The most spectacular event of the natural world takes place here; The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture while being followed on their heels by the predators of the
savanna; lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

It hosts over 450 species of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.

Day 4: Maasai Mara – Nakuru

Maasai Mara Balloon (Optional)
Early morning game drive – if you still want to go for more

OR

Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience.

After breakfast, depart the Mara region for Nakuru. The drive offers panoramic views of Mount Longonot and Lake Naivasha from afar; this means that you will see them from the main highway. Arrive at Nakuru in time for dinner and overnight at a campsite.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru / Amboseli via Nairobi

Wake up to an early morning game viewing drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Flamingos and other water birds that thrive in a salt-water environment can be seen. With luck you may track the white rhino and the Rothschild’s giraffe which both have endangered species status. The park is 188 km and is home to cats (both lion and leopard), various antelopes, and grazers like warthog and the waterbuck and Cape buffalo that breed near the shoreline.

Lake Nakuru is a soda lake on the floor of the Rift valley. It is famous due to its being a home to about 1.5 million flamingo’s and the over 450 species of birds found here. The sight of the millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species – particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. It is a home to Lions, waterbucks, buffalos, baboons and pelicans.
After breakfast, drive to Amboseli via Nairobi arriving in time for lunch in one of the restaurants in Nairobi. Continue to Amboseli via Kenya/Tanzania border (Namanga) arriving in Amboseli in the late afternoon.
An evening game viewing drive.

Dinner and overnight at a campsite.

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Day 6 & 7: Amboseli

After breakfast, proceed on a game drive in this park, which lies in a dried-up lakebed. There are swamps and springs fed by underground rivers from the melting snows of Mount Kilimanjaro, which give permanent water to the wildlife. The animals seen here include lion, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, plains game and the rare Taita weaver and the gerenuk. The animals are mainly found around the Ol Kenya swamp. If the weather is clear and there is no low cloud cover, you may see the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, which forms a beautiful backdrop to the park. The observation hill offers a view of the entire park and beyond.

Amboseli National Park has the combination of scenery, people and animals is what makes the Amboseli national park of fascinating. Beautifully situated at the foot of the towering Kilimanjaro, it Is the home of the brightly painted Maasai tribe, here you can see lions , cheetahs, spotted hyenas and wild dogs as well as gnus , Kaffir buffaloes , Burch ell’s zebras and herds of elephants . All these animals come to drink at water holes consisting of small lakes or muddy ponds kept filled up by water from the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. The northern lake Amboseli contains water only after rain.
An afternoon game drive will follow after lunch. Dinner and overnight at a campsite.

Day 8: Amboseli – Tsavo West

After breakfast, depart Amboseli for Tsavo West National Park, lunch enroute.

You will visit the Shaitani Lava flows as the area where the park lies is of volcanic origin. The Mzima Springs which contain 20 million tonnes of crystal – clear water from the underground streams of the nearby Chyullu Hills are an additional attraction; various aspects of marine life including hippos, crocodile and fish can be seen from the specially constructed underground glass tank. The animal species seen at Tsavo are hippo, crocodiles, elephant, gazelle, zebra, giraffe, various birds, buffalo, and kudu in a thick acacia setting.

Tsavo East and Tsavo West, both national parks are managed separately but together they form the largest reserve in East Africa. The northern part of Tsavo east may not however be visited by tourists. Nevertheless the Tsavo national park founded in 1947 is one of the most visited tourist attraction in Kenya. In spite of its arid countryside and savannah vegetation about 60species of mammals and 400 different species of birds are to be found here. The Tsavo is particularly famous because of its dramatic scenery and the “Red Elephants” which owe their colors to the dust prevalent in this area as well as lions and cheetahs. There are many antelopes (Oryx, kudus, giants gazelles and giraffe) Burchell’s zebras, Maasai giraffes baboons and vervet monkeys of the birds the most impressive is the Maasai ostrich. Where
there is water such as at Mzima springs, crocodiles and hippos can also be seen.

Dinner and overnight at a campsite.

Day 9: Tsavo West – Nairobi

After breakfast, your final game viewing drive will follow during which you may see plains game; zebra, antelope, lesser kudu, ostrich and large herds of elephant. Lunch will be taken enroute. Arrive in Nairobi in the evening ready for your departure flight.

Package Includes:
• All game parks or national parks entrance fees
• All game drives in the various parks accompanied by our professional English-speaking driver cum guide
• transport by comfortable safari vehicles with hatch-roofs for Game viewing and photography all campsite fees
• All camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
• accommodation in the campsite
• Three sumptuous meals per day whilst on safari, prepared and served by our cook

Package Excludes:
• Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara – US$ per person extra (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
• Tips to driver guide, cook and porter.
• Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry.
• Items of personal expenses

7 Days / 6 Nights Kenya Wildlife Camping Private Safari Holiday

(Maasai Mara / Lake Naivasha/ Lake Nakuru / Mt Kenya / Samburu )

Trip Highlights: This is a Camping safari that will take you through the Great Rift Valley, the only earth feature observable from space, then to Maasai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, Mt. Kenya and Samburu National Parks and Reserves. You will be able to see and take Photographs of plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya’s Big five, the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and the cheetah among a host of other different animal species. You will travel in a Private Minivan Safari vehicle. You will stay under canvas at campsites and Guest houses.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi – Maasai Mara

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will meet our tour manager at the Airport then receive a safari briefing. You will then depart immediately for Masai Mara game reserve, which is commonly known for the ‘big five’.( We assume that you arrive in the morning). It takes about five hours to get there via Narok town. Arrive in time for lunch, and then go for afternoon game viewing drive.

The Maasai Mara, now The New 7th wonder of the world and 4th preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine. The most spectacular event of the natural world takes place here; The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture while being followed on their heels by the predators of the savanna; lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.
It hosts over 450 species of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.

Dinner and overnight at the Mara Big time Camp.

Day 2:  Maasai Mara
Pre-breakfast morning game viewing drive which gives you the chance to see animals hunting, thereafter back to the Camp for breakfast , rest and lunch. In the afternoon, you can choose proceed for game viewing drive or relax by the pool or visit the Masai villages.

OR
Optional Balloon Flight
Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can
spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience.

Dinner and overnight at the Mara Big time Camp.

DSC00717 - Copy Day 3: Maasai Mara – Lake Naivasha
After breakfast check out and have an en route game drive as you drive into the Great Rift Valley. Arrive in Lake Naivasha for lunch and a tour of the Hell’s Gate national park and the Lake’s surrounding including Crater Lake.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at the Cray fish Campsite or Similar.

Day 4:   Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast check out and drive on the floor of Great Rift Valley. Arrive in Lake Nakuru National park ready for lunch. On arrival at Lake Nakuru National park proceed for morning game viewing drive in the park before lunch. After lunch proceed for more game viewing drives till dusk. It has some rare animals like white rhinos and Rothschild giraffes.

Lake Nakuru National Park is a sea of flaming pink as far as the eye can see. These are the millions of flamingoes seeking for their food in the salty deep green waters of Lake Nakuru. The protected area is primarily for birds of which 400 to 500 species can be found here including cormorants and pelicans. However visitors to be Lake
Nakuru may also catch a glimpse of Thomson gazelles, impala, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes or even black rhino and leopards.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Guest House.

Day 5:   Lake Nakuru – Mt. Kenya
Pre-breakfast morning game drive, proceed to the lake where you have the chance to see the thousands of flamingos and many more species of birds. After breakfast, check out for Northern Kenya past the Thomson Falls Dam and Lunch at Nanyuki town. Drive to Mt Kenya National Park for game viewing drive till dusk.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Bantu Lodge Campsite.
Day 6: Mt. Kenya – Samburu
Pre breakfast game viewing drives, after breakfast, depart for Samburu national Reserve arriving in time for Lunch at the Campsite. The whole day spent with morning and afternoon game viewing and photography drives. See the Samburu slopes which have rare reticulated giraffes and plenty of the animal family.

Samburu National Reserve – Samburu buffalo springs and Shaba National reserve include in their boundaries all the flora and fauna to be found in the north of Kenya.
The dry grassland interspersed with acacias is interrupted from time to time by rich green vegetation, wherever enough water is present. E.g. the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river (with its huge Nile crocodiles) or in marsh regions. This countryside dotted with volcanic peaks offer a sanctuary to a wide variety of animals. These baboons,’ reticulate Giraffe’s, Elephants, waterbucks, gerenuks and grevy zebras. Lion and Cheetahs are not quite so common but plenty of leopards can be sighted.
There are no longer any rhinos.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Campsite.

Day 7:  Samburu – Nairobi – Departure
Pre breakfast game viewing drives, after breakfast, proceed to Nairobi as you enjoy sights of coffee, tea, pineapple plantations. Packed lunch will be served enroute. Arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon for your departure flight to your next destination.

End of services.

Package cost: kindly inquire by E-mail (cost depends on the number of people travelling and the season of travel

Package Cost Includes:
– Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing and photography.
– All Park entry fees
– Accommodation in camps plus all meals prepared by our cook as stated in the itinerary – FB.
– Food and Camping equipment.
– Service of an English-speaking driver guide
– Game drives as per the Itinerary
– Government taxes

Package Cost Excludes:
– Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara – per person extra (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
-International Fares and departure taxes
– Tips to driver guides and porter.
– Sleeping Bag
– Extras at the camps and Guest house – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
– Items of personal expenses.

5 Days & 4 Nights Best of Mara Wilderness Private Safari for Solo Person

(Maasai Mara National Reserve)

 Trip Highlights: This is an exciting 5 days best of Mara wilderness private safari into some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. This trip will start at your preferred location in Nairobi, taking you through the panoramic Rift Valley; the only earth feature observable from space, into Maasai Mara Game Reserve, scene of the greatest spectacle of the animal kingdom and the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest. You will be able to see plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya’s big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the leopard amongst a host of other different animal species. You will travel in a private tour van safari vehicle and stay in lodges on full board basis while on this safari and bed & breakfast upon arrival in Nairobi.

 Detailed Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the evening of this day, you will be met by our tour manager and Driver/guide who will warmly welcome you, brief you on your safari then thereafter transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay.

Bed and Breakfast at Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi or Similar

 Day 2: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve

In the morning of this day, you will be met again by your guide/driver, transfer you to your vehicle for departure to Maasai Mara. You will drive through the scenic Great Rift Valley and stop shortly for photos if need be, and then proceed to Maasai Mara via Narok town arriving in time for check in and lunch at the lodge. After lunch, you will proceed with afternoon game drives within the extensive park, which is home to the big five among other plains game. In the evening you will be transferred back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

DSC09050 Day 3 & 4: Masai Mara National Reserve (2 Full days)

Spend two full days within Maasai Mara viewing wildlife across this game studded reserve. You will also look out for the big five and other plains game; lunch shall be served at the lodge. You will also have the option of taking a pre-breakfast balloon flight safari, at an extra cost, which will give you an unforgettable experience as you view animals very early in the morning from a birds’ eye view.

The wildebeests are the most dominant inhabitants of the Maasai Mara. Their numbers are estimated in millions. The great migration starts in July each year when well over one million wildebeest along with large numbers of Thompson’s gazelles, zebra and other herbivores migrate from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to fresh pastures in the north and then back south again in October.

 Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

You may opt to carry out your game viewing activity on an adventurous and unforgettable balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost on one of the days. This package includes a bush breakfast in the wild.

You can also opt to visit a Maasai village in order to experience hand the ways of life of the Maasai people.

All meals and overnight will be at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

Day 5: Masai Mara – Nairobi

Early morning game viewing drive for a chance to see predators breaking the dawn with a kill, breakfast at your lodge, thereafter in mid-morning you will check out of the lodge, pack and drive to Nairobi arriving in good time in the evening for drop off at your preferred location in Nairobi or at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your schedule outbound flight to your next destination.

End of Safari

Package Cost:Kindly inquire from email:info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Package Cost Includes:

  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Nairobi.
  • Full board Accommodation in a Single room in lodge as on the itinerary.
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • Airport transfer
  • Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Exclusive transport in a safari tour van vehicle with a game viewing roof hatch for better game viewing drive.

Package Cost does not include:

  • Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara – US$ 450 per person extra (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking) – Maasai village visits @25pp
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to guest house, camps staff and driver/guide
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Any international flight and departure taxes
  • Laundry services
  • Any other item not included in our itinerary

 

 

 

6 Days & 5 Nights Best of Kenya Wilderness Private Safari for Solo Person

(Maasai Mara National Reserve)

 Trip Highlights: This is an exciting 5 days best of Kenya wilderness private safari into some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. This trip will start at your preferred location in Nairobi, taking you through the panoramic Rift Valley; the only earth feature observable from space, into Maasai Mara Game Reserve, scene of the greatest spectacle of the animal kingdom and the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest. You will be able to see plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya’s big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the leopard amongst a host of other different animal species. You will travel in a private tour van safari vehicle and stay in lodges on full board basis while on this safari.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve

You will be met and greeted at your preferred location in Nairobi by our tour guide/driver in the morning. Be short briefed about your safari to have a rough idea of the tour program before departing by road to Maasai Mara.  You will drive through the scenic Great Rift Valley and stop shortly for photos if need be, and then proceed to Maasai Mara via Narok town arriving in time for check in and lunch at the lodge.  After lunch, you will proceed with afternoon game drives within the extensive park, which is home to the big five among other plains game.  In the evening you will be transferred back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

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Day 2 – 5: Masai Mara National Reserve (4 Full days)

Spend a 4 full days within Maasai Mara viewing wildlife across this game studded reserve. You will also look out for the big five and other plains game; lunch shall be served at the lodge. You will also have the option of taking a pre-breakfast balloon flight safari, at an extra cost, which will give you an unforgettable experience as you view animals very early in the morning from a birds’ eye view.

The wildebeests are the most dominant inhabitants of the Maasai Mara. Their numbers are estimated in millions. The great migration starts in July each year when well over one million wildebeest along with large numbers of Thompson’s gazelles, zebra and other herbivores migrate from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to fresh pastures in the north and then back south again in October.

Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

You may opt to carry out your game viewing activity on an adventurous and unforgettable balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost on one of the days. This package includes a bush breakfast in the wild.

You can also opt to visit a Maasai village in order to experience hand the ways of life of the Maasai people.

All meals and overnight will be at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

Day 6: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Departure

Early morning game viewing drive for a chance to see predators breaking the dawn with a kill, breakfast at your camp, thereafter in mid-morning you will check out of the camp,  park and drive to Nairobi arriving in time for transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your schedule outbound flight to your next destination.

End of Safari

Package cost: kindly inquire by E-mail (cost depends on the number of people travelling and the season of travel)

Package Cost Includes:

  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation whilst on safari.
  • Accommodation in twin beds room sharing.
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Exclusive transport in a safari tour van vehicle with a game viewing roof hatch for better game viewing drive.

Package Cost does not include:

  • Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara –  per person extra (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking) – Maasai village visits
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to guest house, camps staff and driver/guide
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Any international flight and departure taxes
  • Laundry services
  • Any other item not included in our itinerary