2 Days, Amboseli lodge safari.

Trip Highlights: this is a short trip for 2 Days to Amboseli National park. Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The ecosystem mainly 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.

Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli;

Pick up from your nairobi hotel in the morning.Drive to Amboseli national park which is famous for its scenery with a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the landscape, and open plains. Arriving with a short game drive at booked camp or Lodge check in, have lunch and a short rest. Afternoon game drive at the park later.

Dinner and overnight: kibo safari camp

Day 2: Amboseli – Nairobi

Early morning game drive return to your lodge for breakfast, after breakfast check out of the park then drive to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch at carnivore afterwards drop off at your respective hotel.

Tour Price Includes: 680US$ per person

Cost Includes:

-Accommodation in double/twin/triple room

-All park entrance fees to include government taxes

-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide

-Overnight floodlit game viewing as detailed in the itinerary

-Bottled water whilst on safari

-Start and end in Nairobi.

 

Cost Excludes:

-Tips

-Laundry

-Beverages/Drinks

-International flights

-Visas

-Items of a personal nature

-Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

 

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6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS, MASAI MARA – AMBOSELI FLYING PACKAGE

MARA FLYING PACKAGE

 Trip Highlights: This tour flies you over Nairobi onwards to the Great Rift Valley where you will have a spectacular view of the only earth feature that can be seen while in space.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Mara

Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi for a transfer to the Wilson airport for your flight to Masai Mara at either 9.00 a.m or 3.00 p.m. Arrive at Masai Mara after one hour where you will be picked up by our driver from the airstrip, transfer to the lodge as you have a short enroute game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.

In November 2006, the Masai Mara was named as the eighth 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. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is 270 km from Nairobi, a five hour drive or 45 min by air. For a full package of scenery, game and the ultimate bush experience, the Mara is the place to be. The National Reserve was the shooting location for the film Out of Africa and rema0.ins the location for the British Broadcasting    Corporation’s big cat wildlife series. The resting place of the big five, the reserve’s major attraction is the great wildebeests and zebras migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Mara. This annual event happens between July and September and is the greatest show on earth. These animals cross over to Kenya through the Mara River. You are bound to see the pretentious crocodiles lazing away under the water only to dramatically break out of their sleep and snap up the migrating wildebeests and zebra.

DSC09399Day 2: Masai Mara

Early in the morning before breakfast depart for the morning game drive which runs until noon. In the afternoon you can opt to go for the game or visit the Masai villages.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.

The Maasai are so significant due to their culture. Starting from their dress code, the color red is so significant in that they scare away wild animals as they co-exist with them. They believe that God, Enkai, gave them cattle, therefore they believe that all the cattle belongs to them. That’s the reason why they have been known due to their cattle rustling. Although the Maasai are known for their nomadic life and cattle keeping, they is a group of agricultural Maasai, known as IL Loikop, are look down upon by the cattle keeping group, the Wakwavi since they believe they are the true Maasais created to keep cattle.

A Maasai Homestead (enkang popularly known as the Manyattas) is made from cow dung and wooden sticks from the leleshwa plant. Women are the ones responsible for putting up these magnificent homes. However, a homestead contains several Maasai houses which are surrounded by a fence made also by branches of the leleshwa plant where the herds of goats and cows are confined in during the night hours. There are other Manyattas made far away in the wilderness during their Morans as they prepare their headset, the motonyik, before they return home.

Day 3: Mara

After breakfast proceed to enjoy your day with scheduled game drives through out the day with a bush lunch included.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.

There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the Masai Mara 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.)

 

Day 4: Mara / Nairobi

Transfer to the airstrip in the morning after breakfast and depart for Nairobi then connect at the Wilson Airport to the Amboseli National Reserve for a two day adventure filled safari arriving in time for lunch and check in at the Amboseli Serena Lodge. Afternoon spent at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

Day 5: Amboseli

Spend the whole day game viewing at this wonderful spectacular game heaven.

Amboseli is justly famous both for its big game and for its great scenic beauty. The glistening, majestic snow-cap of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain (19,340’) dominates the landscape. The National Park is 1,249 sq. miles of open plains, extensive stands of yellow-barked Acacia woodland, rocky lava-strewn thorn country,
, swamps and marshes. This region is undoubtedly a photographer’s paradise and one of the best places to view and observe elephant.

Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

Day 6: Amboseli / Nairobi

Pre – breakfast game drive then after breakfast transfer to the airstrip with a short final game drive enroute and connect to Nairobi for your flight to your next destination.

End of safari.

Cost: Inquire at info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Cost Includes:
– Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
– Park entry fee
– Accommodation and all meals

– Service of an English-speaking driver guide
– Game drives as per the Itinerary
– Government taxes

Cost Excludes:
– Tips to driver guides and porter.
– Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
– Items of personal expenses.

– International air fares