Masai Mara N.P. Holidays

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Local market

Day 1: Nairobi

Upon arrival in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International, you will be met by our representative and later transfer to your town hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight at Nairobi.

Masai boy

Day 2: Nairobi - Amboseli

This morning you will leave Nairobi and travel to Amboseli National Park famous for its large herds of elephant and for Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. After lunch at your accommodation enjoy an afternoon game drive looking for these elusive animals before returning for dinner. Overnight at AMBOSELI

Bird coming in to land

Day 3: Amboseli

Continue searching for those elusive animals with an early morning game drive. With a bit of luck and clear weather, the snow capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen in the morning & late afternoon hours. Return for breakfast to your safari lodge. When not on game drives relax in the beautiful lodge where you will enjoy lunch. You are back on the rod this afternoon with another game drive. Overnight at AMBOSELI

Lion in Amboseli National Park

Day 4: Amboseli - Lake Manyara N.P.

After breakfast we leave Amboseli for Lake Manyara National Park known for its tree climbing lions via Arusha where you will stop briefly for lunch. Upon arrive to Lake Manyara enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Return to your lodge for dinner. Overnight LAKE MANYARA

Buffalo herd

Day 5: Lake Manyara N.P. - Ngorongoro Crater

Enjoy an early morning game drive with packed breakfast. Return to the lodge to freshen up and depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area to arrive at your lodge for a late lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure whilst enjoying the various lodge facilities and breathtaking views of the Crater. Dinner and overnight at NGORONGORO

Lunch time at Limpopo Transfrontier Park

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast enjoy a half day tour of the crater with a picnic lunch and enjoy game drives at the crater floor. This protected area is located in the Great Rift Valley and is also known as the eighth wonder of the world. The Crater actually is a gigantic fracture of the earth's crust. The magnificent landscape consists of volcanoes, mountains, plains, lakes, forests and archaeological sites. At 1600 meters altitude the bottom of the Crater (265 km square), dotted with watering holes, offers shelter to almost 30.000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. The Crater elephants are strangely, mainly bulls. Overnight NGORONGORO

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti N.P.

This morning we enjoy one final early morning game drive before departing for the famous Serengeti National Park. Enjoy lunch at your accommodations before partaking in an afternoon game drive. Overnight Serengeti National Park

Days 8-9: Serengeti N.P.

Spend the next couple of days exploring the Serengeti National Park with all that it has to offer. Serengeti is one of the most unique wilderness areas of the world, fantastic in its natural beauty and unequalled in it's scientific value. This park is a vast expanse of land with a large concentration of plains animals. It also contains a wide variety of bird-life inhabiting a diversity of habitat and vegetation. One of the most unique remarkable scenes is the annual migration of wildebeest, zebras, giraffe, gazelle, buffalo and other plains animals. Overnight Serengeti National Park

Leopard surverying the area

Day 10: Serengeti N.P. - Lake Victoria

Leaving the wonder of the Serengeti after breakfast you will depart for Lake Victoria. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight Lake Victoria.

Day 11: Lake Victoria - Masai Mara N.P.

After our rest stop we continue eastwards to Kenya - Tanzania border. After border formalities you will be met by our Kenyan local operators and onto the Masi Mara. Named for the Masai tribes people, who are the traditional inhabitants of the area and the Mara River, which divides it, the reserve is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual migration of the wildebeest every September and October. Overnight Masai Mara.

Lion in the Masai Mara

Days 12-13: Masai Mara N.P.

Over the next two days enjoy extensive game drives within the reserve. You may start before sun rise and end at sun set. The Masai Mara is perhaps most famous for its lions, though the other members of the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhinoceros) are found there as well. This said, the population of black rhinoceros is severely threatened, with a population of only 37 recorded in 2000. Overnight Masai Mara

Masai warrior jumping

Day 14: Masai Mara N.P. - Lake Nakuru

Depart after breakfast with a game drive en-route for Lake Nakuru National Park to arrive at your camp in time for lunch. Enjoy and afternoon game drive within the park. Overnight LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL

Flamingos fishing for food

Day 15: Lake Nakuru

Spend a wonderful and unforgettable day in this wildlife rich paradise. Lake Nakuru is a shallow soda lake, renowned for its huge concentration of flamingos and over 460 species of birds. The alkaline lake’s abundance of algae attracts the large quantity of flamingos, estimated into the millions, that famously line the shore. But flamingos are not the only birds; also present are two large fish-eating birds, pelicans and cormorants. The park is rich in other birdlife, including grebes, white winged black, stilts, avocets, ducks, and in the European winter, the migrant waders. The park has recently been enlarged partly to provide the sanctuary for the black rhino. Overnight Lake Nakuru.

Warthogs snoozing in the sun

Day 16: Lake Nakuru

Sadly your time with us has come to an end. Before travelling back to Nairobi you enjoy one last morning game drive. Arriving back to in Nairobi late afternoon you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to your onward destination.

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