6 Days / 5 Nights Kenya Wilderness & Camping Explorer

Summary of Attractions:

  Tsavo East National Park: Tsavo East National Park offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by azure and emerald meandering of Galana River. The park is guarded by the limitless lava reaches of Yatta plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya. Major attractions within the park include dust-red elephants wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River; the beautiful Aruba dam located on the north bank of the seasonal Voi River, visited by thousands of animals and a great game viewing destination; Mudanda Rock, which is a whale –backed Rock tower located above a natural dam, and which acts as a draw to thousands of Elephants; Lugards Falls, named after Captain Lugard, the first proconsul to East Africa, the falls feature bizarrely eroded rocks through which the waters of the Galana River plunge into foaming rapids and crocodile –infested pools. The park is also home to rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard,  pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola. Other activities available include camping, trekking and bird watching.

 

Amboseli National Park:  This Park is also known as Kilimanjaro’s Royal Court.  The ecosystem mainly consists of savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Activities available in this park include game viewing, camping, viewing Mt. Kilimanjaro, bird watching and photography. Attraction sites within the park include the big five, the observation hill which allows an overall view of the whole park especially the swamps and elephants, the swamp below observation hill hosts many elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose as well as the contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle.

Maasai Mara Game Reserve offers an absolutely unique variety of animals. The reason is that this hilly region is both humid and fertile and is crossed by the rivers Mara and Talek full of crocodiles and hippo and which carry water the whole year around. The banks of the rivers are covered in thick forest which gradually makes way for bush and grassland the abundance of water and excellent availability of food are reasons why the Maasai Mara which in fact is a condition of the Tanzanian Serengeti National park has the greatest population of wild animals in the whole of Africa.

Day to Day Itinerary:

 Day 1:  Mombasa – Tsavo East National Park

 Meet and greet at your preferred location within the Mombasa city by your tour driver / guide who will be with you throughout the safari.  After a short introduction and briefing, you will be escorted to your vehicle for departure to Tsavo East arriving for lunch at your camp.  After lunch, you will explore the park with an afternoon game drive within the park, which is well known for the Man-eaters of Tsavo. Tsavo East is also rich in Hippo, giant crocodiles and varied species of birds.  You will also visit Aruba Dam, Mudanda rock, Lugard’s Falls and the crocodile view point located within the park.  In the evening you will be transferred back to the camp for rest, dinner and overnight.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Mashariki camp or similar

DSC09483Day 2: Tsavo East National Park – Amboseli National Park

On this day, you will spend the morning exploring this ecosystem which mainly consists of savannah grassland spread across.  After morning breakfast, you will depart to Amboseli National Park carrying packed lunch. You will arrive in good time for afternoon game viewing drive before being transferred for checking in at your camp for rest, dinner and overnight.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Day 3: Amboseli National Park – Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park

 After breakfast you will depart from the park and be driven to Nairobi where you will have lunch on arrival.  After lunch you will proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park.  Upon arrival you will immediately proceed into the park for a short evening game drive in the company of your guide as you continue to your lodge for check in and rest as you wait for dinner to be served.  Lunch in Nairobi

Dinner and breakfast at Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or similar

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Maasai Mara

 After morning breakfast, depart the Mara Reserve by road.  The Maasai Mara is home to the big five and numerous plains game.  You will be driven through the scenic Great Rift Valley and stop shortly at the escarpment for photography.  You will arrive at the camp in time for check in and lunch before departing for afternoon game drives.  Spend the rest of the afternoon within the park, which is also home to the colourfully decorated Maasai tribesmen. You may occasionally see them criss crossing the park as they go about their daily activities completely unbothered by the wild animals which roam in the bushes.   In the evening you will be transferred back to the camp for dinner and rest.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Mara Chui Camp or similar

Day 5: Maasai Mara

 Spend the day within the beautiful Mara Reserve, home to the big five and numerous plains game. You will also visit the Mara River Ecosystem which is teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. It offers the best game and bird-viewing not only in Kenya, but anywhere in Africa.  The views across the rolling golden grasslands studded with acacia trees, rivers and forests are dazzling, the sense of space overwhelming.  You will explore the park and the vicinity, gently blending into the surrounding wilderness which remains in its virgin condition, while the landscaped gardens filled with indigenous trees at the back which draw a great variety of birds and butterflies.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Mara Chui Camp or similar

 Day 6: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi

After Morning breakfast depart for morning game drives within Maasai Mara Reserve for a chance to spot more wildlife species.  After that depart back to Nairobi, upon arrival, you will be transferred to your preferred location within the city.

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Cost: Inquire at info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Package Inclusions:

– Services of an experienced English Speaking tour driver / guide throughout your safari
– Transport in a customized and fully equipped private safari minibus with open roof
– Accommodation and meals in camps & lodge as mentioned above
– All park entry fees and game drives as mentioned
– Flying doctors emergency evacuation insurance
– Applicable government taxes and service charge

 

Package Exclusions: 

– International or local flight fares and departure taxes
– Items of personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, email, e.t.c
– Personal travel insurance
– Optional activities such as balloon safari, guided nature walks, cultural tours, e.t.c.
– Drinking water while on safari
– Tipping for guides / any other person
– Visa entry fees
– Beverages, soft drinks or alcoholic drinks, e.t.c.