4 days and 3 nights Best of Kenya Adventure Group Camping Safari

(Masai Mara National Reserve & Lake Nakuru National Park)

Trip Highlight: This is an exciting 4 Days best of Kenya Adventure group camping safari into the best sanctuaries in the country as highlighted above. This safari starts upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta international Airport. 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 shared tour minibus safari vehicle and stay in Hotel and camps on full board basis while on this safari.

 Detailed Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi – Maasai Mara National Reserve

On this morning, you will be met by our tour manager and Driver/guide at your preferred location in Nairobi, brief you on your safari then thereafter transfer you to your group for departure to Masai Mara National Reserve, here you will game drive upon your arrival, and lunch will be at Manyatta Safari Camp. In the evening you will enjoy a game viewing drive till dusk and return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve, now the New 7th wonder of the world and 4th most 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 vulture. 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 Manyatta Safari Camp or similar

DSC09211Day 2: Maasai Mara National Reserve (full day)

You will spend a full day game viewing, which includes going up to the Mara River where the migration of wildebeests and zebras takes place annually from Serengeti, popularly known as the Great Annual Migration. You will have a picnic lunch and proceed with the game viewing drives till dusk where you will have a rest at Manyatta camp. You can also opt to visit the Maasai Villages in the afternoon if you wish to.

In November 2006 the Maasai Mara was named as the New 7th wonder of the world because of what experts termed as “the uniqueness of the area and the preservation it provides to so many species living in harmony”. It is understandable because this annual migration is the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth.

Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

You can opt to carry out your game viewing activity on an adventurous balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost. This package includes a bush breakfast in the wild!

All meals and overnight stay will be at Manyatta Safari Camp or similar

Day 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park

After morning breakfast, you will check out and head to Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy your first game viewing drive upon arrival till lunch time where it shall be served at your Chester Hotel. In the evening, you will have another game viewing drive at the Pink Lake referred so for it’s thousands of pink flamingos and other bird-life-it’s a Bird watchers paradise. It has a surprisingly number of animals; all the “big five” except the elephant can be seen here. Thereafter return for dinner and overnight stay

Dinner and overnight at Chester Hotel or similar

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha – Nairobi – Departure

After morning breakfast, you will have game viewing drive as you depart the lake for Nairobi with first stopping at Lake Naivasha for an hour activity – the memorable boat ride at extra cost of $30pp for a chance to see the wild at up-close range.  You will also serve lunch here before arriving in time in Nairobi where you shall be dropped off at your preferred location.

End of safari

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

Cost Includes:

  • Transport on a shared tour minibus safari Vehicle with pop-up roof for game viewing drive
  • All park entrance fees
  • Accommodations as per the itinerary on full board basis
  • Game drives

Cost Excludes:

  • Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara – US$ 450 per person extra (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
  • Extras at the camp/hotel i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc. and the Boat ride
  • Local & International flight fees
  • Departure tax
  • Tips to porters and drivers
  • Personal Insurance
  • Entry visas
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7 Days / 6 Nights – Best of Kenya Wildlife Private Safari

Places of Interest: Amboseli National Park, Tsavo National Parks, Maasai Mara

What you are likely to see: Large elephant herds, various plains game, Mt. Kilimanjaro, big five, different bird species, e.t.c.

Scheduled activities: Game viewing drives, birding, photography, e.t.c.

Optional activities: Hot air balloon safari, cultural visits to Maasai village, guided nature walks, cocktails and sundowners, e.t.c

Mode of transport: Private safari minivan with open roof

Accommodation: Tented camps and lodges

 

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

 Meet and greet at your preferred location in Nairobi by “Victoria Safaris Representatives”. Thereafter receive a short briefing about your safari which gives you a clear idea on the places you are going to visit as well as the accommodation arrangements. After the briefing, you will be transferred to your Vehicle for departure to Amboseli taking about 4 hours’ drive and arriving at the foothills of the majestic Kilimanjaro in time for check in and lunch at the camp.  After lunch you will proceed to the park for afternoon game drives which give you an opportunity to spot the big herds of free ranging elephants as well as other plains game such as wild dogs, the elusive leopard, lion and buffalo.  In the evening, you will be transferred back to the camp for check in, rest, dinner and overnight.

DSC09699Amboseli 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.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Kibo Safari Camp

Day 2: Amboseli National Park – Tsavo West National Park

 Enjoy an early morning pre breakfast game drive which will be spent exploring this ecosystem which mainly consists of savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border.  You will also visit 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.  After breakfast you will depart from the park and be driven to Tsavo West where you will enjoy game drives within the extensive park especially looking out for wildlife and bird life as well as different types of ecosystems found within the park. You will have an opportunity to spot large herds of elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards and other plains game.

Tsavo West National Park: The park consists of savannah ecosystem comprising of open grasslands, scrublands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges. Major wildlife found in the park include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, wild dogs, giraffe, zebra, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik dik, lesser kudu leopards, Buffalos, nocturnal porcupine as well as diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler. Major attractions within the park include recent Volcanoes; lava flows and caves with potential for geological studies; cave exploration and hiking the magical Mzima Springs; underwater hippo and fish watching.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Rhino Valley Lodge

Day 3: Tsavo West National Park – Tsavo East National Park

Enjoy an early morning pre breakfast game drive for an opportunity to spot the early predators as they start off the day.  After breakfast, you will depart from Tsavo West and be driven to Tsavo East arriving for check in and lunch at the camp.  The camp is set in the board, thickly forested banks of Voi River offering you spectacular sceneries and concentration of diverse wildlife.  After lunch, you will explore Tsavo East which is known for its large elephant herds and numerous plains game. Also visit Lugard’s Falls, Mudanda Rock among other attractions found within the park.

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. 

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Ndololo Safari Camp

Day 4: Tsavo East National Park – Nairobi

 

After breakfast you will depart from the camp and enjoy final game drives as you exit the park and be driven back to Nairobi.  You will stop for lunch en route and arrive in Nairobi in the late afternoon.  Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in and rest from the long drive.  Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Lunch en route to Nairobi
Bed and breakfast at Sarova Panafric Hotel

Day 5: Nairobi – Maasai Mara

 After breakfast you will check out of your hotel and depart Nairobi and drive down the escarpment via the floor of the Great Rift Valley arriving in time for check in and lunch at the camp situated inside the Maasai Mara Reserve.  After lunch, embark on an afternoon game drive within the extensive Mara Reserve in the company of your experienced tour driver / guide.  The Maasai Mara is also home to the colorfully decorated Maasai tribesmen. You may occasionally see them crossing the park as they go about their daily activities completely unbothered by the wild animals which roam in the bushes.  In the evening, be transferred back to the camp for rest, dinner and overnight. In the night you can hear a chorus of different animal sounds as they communicate with each other in the darkness – more than a reason to visit

Maasai Mara: This Park 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.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Sarova Mara Game Camp

Day 6: Maasai Mara

 You will spend the day viewing wildlife and relaxing in the wilderness. On clear days, the Maasai Mara offers fantastic orange tinted sunsets and you will definitely want to capture this moment while sipping on a sundowner back at the camp. The Mara reserve is 1510 sq. km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers. Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Maasai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests and wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers.  It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.

Balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for a beautiful champagne breakfast. These trips can be arranged on request.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Sarova Mara Game Camp

Day 7: Maasai Mara – Nairobi – Departure

After Morning breakfast depart for morning game drives within Maasai Mara Reserve for a chance to spot more wildlife species.  After that, check out and depart back to Nairobi, upon arrival you will be taken for farewell lunch at famous Carnivore Restaurant before being transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound international flight to your next destination.

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

 

Inclusions:

 

  • All park entrance fees and conservation fees
  • Accommodation and meals at selected hotels and camps
  • Flying doctors emergency evacuation insurance
  • Bed and breakfast in Nairobi
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour driver/guide
  • Transport in a private safari minivan with open roof for better game viewing and photography
  • Applicable government taxes

 Exclusions:

 

  • Optional activities like visit to Maasai village, guided nature walks, e.t.c
  • Extras at the camps and hotels i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Hot air balloon safari above the spectacular Mara with bush breakfast
  • International or local flight fees and departure taxes
  • Tipping
  • Personal travel insurance including loss or damage of luggage
  • Any other item not included in itinerary

 

3 Days and 2 Nights – Kenya Wilderness Group Camping Adventure Safari to Maasai Mara

Trip Highlights: This is an exciting 3 days Kenya wilderness group camping adventure safari to Masai Mara which is the best wildlife attractions in Kenya. You will be able to enjoy the best of game viewing, and any other appealing activity that may excite you in your camp that you will spend the nights in on a full board basis.  You will travel with our best tour guide/driver in a group safari minibus.

 Detailed Itinerary:

 Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve

 You will be met and briefed about your safari by our Tour Manager and tour driver/guide from your residence, then depart to your group for Masai Mara National Reserve to arrive in time for check in and lunch at Mara Chui camp. Enjoy your first afternoon game drive and see great herds of plain game, black manned lion, leopard and cheetah and every type of wildlife in Kenya till evening where you will return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

The wildebeests are the most dominant inhabitants of the Maasai Mara. Their numbers are estimated in the 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.

 Lunch, dinner and overnight at Mara Chui Camp or similar.

DSC05015 Day 2:  Maasai Mara Game Reserve (Full Day)

Spend a full day with after breakfast, explore the magical Maasai Mara; you will also have morning and an afternoon Game viewing drive, taking your packed lunch during your drive. You will also have the option of taking a pre-breakfast balloon flight safari, at an extra cost of US$ 475 per person, which will give you an unforgettable experience as you view animals very early in the morning from a birds’ eye view.

 Optional Balloon Flight

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

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Mara Chui Camp or similar.

 Day 3:  Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi – Departure

 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 residence.

 Cost: Inquire at info@nicheafricaholidays.com

 Package Includes:

– Transport based on a group safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing

– Park entry fee

– Accommodation and all meals in camp

– Service of an English-speaking driver guide

– Game drives as per the itinerary

– Government taxes

 

Package Excludes:

– Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara – US$ 450 per person extra

(Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)

– Tips to driver guides and porter.

– Extras at the camp – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc

– Items of personal expenses.