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Masai Mara Interactive, Lake Nakuru & Amboseli Safari 6D/5N
Start: Nairobi / Finish: Nairobi
Category: Mini Adventure
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   WHAT'S INCLUDED
Transport based on a specially equipped safari vehicle with a pop up roof for photography

5 Nights Accommodation in Budget Hotels/Tent Camping or Medium-Range/Tented Lodges, Depending on Package

Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners

1 Litre Mineral Water per Day

Service of a professional English-Speaking Driver/Guide

Game Drives as per Itinerary

National Park Entrance Fees as per Itinerary

Government taxes

Nature Walk & Visit to Masai Village
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   WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off

Airfare, Airport Departure Tax

Other Meals/Drinks

Mosquito Nets in Safari Tents

Sleeping Bag (can be hired for $10USD per day)

Extras at Lodges (Drinks, Telephone, Laundry, etc.)

Optional Balloon Safari

Travel Insurance

Tips (Please remember that tipping is optional and depends on the quality of service you received. It is customary to give tips on Safaris, however it is NOT mandatory.)

Personal Expenses

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Embark on this 6-day safari to the heart of Kenya and enjoy game drives through fantastic sceneries. Marvel at Amboseli National Park’s enormous elephant population, see massive flocks of flamingos at Lake Nakuru, and visit an authentic Maasai Mara village with a local guide.

Highlights:

  • Go on a safari with Mt. Kilimanjaro as a backdrop
  • See over 400 species of birds at Lake Nakuru
  • Immerse yourself in an authentic Maasai village
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Overview:

Travel from Nairobi to Amboseli on Day 1 to enjoy a full day of game drives on Day 2. On Day 3 reach Lake Nakuru, where you will enjoy a game drives with views of the National Park's famous pink flamingos. Travel to Masai Mara on Day 4 and enjoy full-day game drives on Day 5. Eat a picnic lunch at the Mara River in the company of crocodiles and hippos. In the evening you'll visit a local Maasai village to learn about the local people and their culture, with traditonal dancing, storytelling by the chief, and a nature walk with a local guide. Return to Nairobi on Day 6, arriving in the afternoon.  

 

Day by Day Itinerary:

*Please note: The order of the days may change due to group size and availability of camp sites or lodges.

Day 1 - Nairobi – Amboseli National Park (L/D)

You will be picked up from your Nairobi accommodation at 8:30 am to drive past the scenic Athi Plains and into the bushy country of Amboseli National Park. Arriving in time at your camp/lodge for lunch and thereafter go for evening game drive. Amboseli National Park is a landscape dominated everywhere by the glistening, majestic snowcap of the mighty Mt. Kilimanjaro - a fitting backdrop to the wild region. It is also the region where pastoral Masai and their cattle have lived in harmony with wild creatures for many a century. After lunch, experience an afternoon game drive at the foot of Africa's highest mountain. Dinner and overnight is at the Amboseli camp/lodge located  in the very heart of the Amboseli National Park. 

Budget Package: Overnight in Kimana Camp or similar.

Lodge Package: Overnight in Sentrim Tented Lodge or similar.

 

Day 2 - Explore Amboseli National Park (B/L/D) 

Option 1: After breakfast proceed for a morning game drive wildlife viewing drive in the park and return back to the camp/lodge around midday for your sumptuous lunch. Relax after lunch to await for an evening game drive at 4:00 pm when the weather cools down and the wildlife is active. Amboseli is famous for its big game – elephants, lions, herds of buffaloes, zebra and wildebeest and its great scenic beauty. The landscape is dominated by Mount Kilimanjaro (the highest peak in Africa) and 'floating’ elephants within the swamps whose permanent waters zip down from the mountain. Later in the evening return back to your camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Option 2: After breakfast depart the camp/lodge with a packed lunch for a full day game drive. Stop to enjoy your picnic lunch at the observation hill which on a clear day affords you with views of Kilimanjaro in the distance. Continue with game viewing after lunch and return to the camp/lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight. 

Budget Package: Overnight in Kimana Camp or similar.

Lodge Package: Overnight in Sentrim Tented Lodge or similar.

 

Day 3 - Amboseli National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park (B/L/D) 

You will depart after an early breakfast by road for the Ornithological paradise of Lake Nakuru National Park which supports a wide ecological diversity of flamingos and other water birds – over 450 bird species have been recorded here. Arrive at around 12:30 pm and begin a game drive en route to your accommodation for check in and lunch. Get settled in and relax until 4:00 pm where you will head on for another game drive and nature walk along the lake shores and return back to your accommodation before sunset.

Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake famous for its flamingo population estimated to be more than a million hence it is referred to as the 'Birds Paradise’ by bird watchers. Spot elusive wild animals like tree climbing lions, the white and the black rhinos which are endangered species in Kenya, the rare Rothschild Giraffe, Cape buffaloes, waterbucks, gazelles, leopard and primates throughout the park. 

Budget Package: Overnight in Citymax Hotel or similar.

Lodge Package: Overnight in Nakuru Sopa Lodge or similar.

 

Day 4 – Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve (B/L/D) 

After breakfast depart for a journey south along the floor of the dramatic Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara National Reserve - an extension of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park also known as The 7th Wonder of the World because of the great wildebeest migration, witnessed every year between June and September. Millions of wildebeests and zebra cross the Mara River from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya in search of food and water and it is famous for its wide variety of resident wildlife all year round.  Stop for lunch at Narok Town and arrive to Masai Mara National Reserve in time for an afternoon game drive where you may have a chance of seeing the 'Big Five’, different varieties of birdlife and the best savannah vegetation in the world. This is serene vast country of breath-taking vistas, a panorama of vast rolling plains and rounded hills, of intermittent groves of acacia woodlands and dense thickets of scrub. The Mara River and its tributaries which are margined by luxuriant riverine forest bisect the landscape. The famous Masai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. And in every direction there are seemingly endless herds of game animals. Return to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Budget Package: Overnight in Chui Camp or similar.

Lodge Package: Overnight in Mara Sopa Lodge or similar.

 

Day 5 - Discover Masai Mara Game Reserve (B/L/D) 

Today you will enjoy full day game drives to absorb the beauty and splendor of the Mara. In this country of breathtaking vistas, view its vast assemblages of plains game together with their associated predators. Mara has the largest population of lions to be found in Kenya. Other animals to be seen here include buffalo, black rhino, hippopotamus, leopard, cheetah, zebra, Coke's hartebeest, white-bearded gnu, oribi, warthog and Thomson's and Grant's gazelles. The bird life of Mara is as profuse as its mammalian fauna.

Today you will have a picnic lunch at the Mara River where you can enjoy your box lunch while watching crocodiles and hippos laze around in their natural habitat. This is a great way to take advantage of your time in the park and enjoy seeing the views below and all around you. After lunch continue your game drive in search for more wildlife.

You will be dropped off at the Masai Village at 5:00 pm for an opportunity to visit the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. Upon arrival at the village proceed for a nature walk with the Masai naturalist guide, you will get to see herbs that are used as medication among the Masai. Return to the village where a camp fire will be lit, entertainment from both women, children and men of the village follows with a chance for you to join in their dancing. The chief will then give you stories of their culture and tradition, they will show you how the herbs seen during the nature walk are prepared and used. You will also have a glimpse into their homes and social structure, dinner will be served at the village followed by coffee and tea as you leave to return to the camp/lodge for overnight.

Budget Package: Overnight in Chui Camp or similar.

Lodge Package: Overnight in Mara Sopa Lodge or similar.

Optional: Tonight you will have the option to choose to sleep in an authentic Masai-style home with beds, located at the campsite (subject to availability). 

 

Day 6 - Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi (B/L)

Take an early morning game drive into the park and then return to the camp/lodge for a full breakfast. Say goodbye to the Masai Mara Game Reserve as you begin your leisurely return drive back to Nairobi, arriving in the late afternoon. Your trip will come to an end with a drop off at your accommodation.

 

Additional Information:

Safari Tents: Please note safari tents tents do not have mosquito nets.

Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bags can be hired for $10USD per day.

 

Accommodation Note:

Please note that the accommodations during your safari will be rustic and typical of the region. Camping will be in mobile tents, and the lodge accommodations will be a mixture of mid-range traditional lodges and tented lodges.

 

Visa Information

Most nationalities can now apply directly for their visa online prior to arrival. See if you are eligible:

https://immigration.ecitizen.go.ke/index.php?id=6

 

Suggested Packing List:

Pack as lightly as possible since there is limited space for luggage and you will not want to carry extra weight. Pack light-colored clothing, safari pants and shirts, sun hat, sunglasses, sun block, insect repellent, comfortable shoes, sandals, warm clothing, wool hat, scarf, rain poncho, warm socks, sweater, thermals, bathing suit, money belt, flashlight/torch, camera, extra batteries and memory cards (there is limited electricity available during some parts of the trip), waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit, toiletries, rehydration powder, water bottle, contact lenses & glasses, electrical current adapters, earplugs, travel pillow, money pouch. Bring a small day-pack to carry your camera and personal items.

Bring extra cash for snacks, water, and souvenirs along the way. DON`T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS: original passport plus a copy, visas (if applicable), yellow fever certificate, insurance card, malaria pills, prescription medications.

   DETAILS
Departure Times
Everyday
08:30

Duration
6 days.

Departure Point
Nairobi Accommodation Pick-Up

Arrival Point
Nairobi Accommodation Drop-Off

Special Instructions
Please contact gobamba@bambaexperience.com to confirm your departure details at least one week prior to the beginning of the trip.

Children's rates are 75% of the adult rate under 12 years old and free under 3 years.

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MASAI MARA INTERACTIVE, LAKE NAKURU & AMBOSELI SAFARI 6D/5N - BUDGET HOTELS/TENT CAMPING
This trip includes Budget Hotels/Tent Camping accommodation.
Price per person: $1,449 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
MASAI MARA INTERACTIVE, LAKE NAKURU & AMBOSELI SAFARI 6D/5N - MEDIUM-RANGE/TENTED LODGES
This trip includes Medium-Range/Tented Lodges accommodation.
Price per person: $2,248 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1

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