6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS AMBO-RIFT VALLEY SAFARI - 6 Days

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The tour takes you to the floor of Africa’s highest mountain; Mt. Kilimanjaro, you then descend to another scenic floor in the Rift valley, visiting the fresh water lake whose environs host a variety of wildlife as well as bird life. You will finally crown it in the Jewel of wildlife in Africa – Maasai Mara.

Day 1
DAY ONE: NAIROBI – AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Distance: 250 Kms, Drive duration about 4 hours

You will be met at JKIA airport or at your accommodation in Nairobi, After meet and greet you will be briefed about your tour then you depart for Amboseli National Park driving through the scenic Maasai / Kamba plains along Nairobi Mombasa road, a brief stopover at Emali town then continue to arrive for lunch at the camp. After lunch you depart for the evening game drive. A visit to this park will confirm that while Mount Kilimanjaro is located in neighboring Tanzania, the best views are from the Kenyan side. On a clear day you will be able to get a splendid view of this snow -capped mountain; Africa’s highest mountain. This park is the perfect place to be for you to see some of the big five up close – especially the elephants. If you are lucky, you can see a herd of more than 50 elephants in one go. All the big five are also well represented in this park. Other animals include; the Cheetah, Wild dogs, the Maasai Giraffe, Zebra, Crocodile in Lake Amboseli , the Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine together with a prolific birdlife featuring over 600 species.

Dinner & Ovenight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Meal Included: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2
DAY TWO: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

On this day you will wake up for the morning game drive with a chance to see the beauty of sunrise, you return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you may relax by the pool or at the comfort of your room until lunch. After lunch you go for another game drive and explore this park further until 1800 hrs when you return to the lodge or camp for dinner and overnight.

Dinner & Overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Meal Included: Lunch & Dinner

Day 3
DAY THREE: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK - LAKE NAIVASHA

Distance: 350 Kms, Drive Duration: About 6 hrs

Early breakfast on request, at 0700 hrs you will depart for Lake Naivasha via the Nairobi Southern bypass road. You will have a stopover at the great Rift valley view point where you will view the effects of land faulting processes. You will proceed to arrive in time for lunch at Naivasha Sopa lodge. After lunch the driver will assist you get the boat men who will take you for the boat ride to Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island. You do a short briefing from boat men and driver and proceed for the ride. The boat takes you on a scenic tour of the lake with a visit to the Crescent Island which is an Animal and Bird Sanctuary on the Eastern Side of Lake Naivasha. A number of mammals can be seen grazing in the surrounding lake environs such as Maasai giraffe, zebra, dik diks, steenbok, impala, gazelles and hippos at night. You spend some time wandering around at your own pace and enjoy the peace and quiet broken only by the sounds of the Islands wild inhabitants. At 1700 hrs you will return to where you had left your driver then drive to the lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Naivasha Sopa Lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4
DAY FOUR: LAKE NAIVASHA - MAASAI MARA

Distance 231 Kms, about 5hrs 30 Mins drive

After breakfast you will depart for Maasai Mara with a game drive enroute. You drive through the beautiful flower farms of Naivasha along the floor of the rift valley. You will arrive in time for lunch. Upon arrival you will check in at the lodge, have lunch and relax as you prepare for your first thrilling game drive in the Masai Mara game reserve, one of East Africa’s top safari destinations. The game reserve incorporates 1510 km² of incredible, wide-open landscapes and fertile reverie woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical open savannah with a mass of amazing wildlife. Returning from your first foray into Masai Mara you will have dinner and relax under the stars, falling asleep to the sounds of the bush.

Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
DAY FIVE: MASAI MARA FULL DAY GAME DRIVES

On this day you will take breakfast at the camp then depart for a full day game drive with packed lunch. You may also visit the Maasai Boma for cultural update. As you arrive at the village, excited children and adults welcome you with songs and dance, at certain times, one of the dancers will jump up and down gracefully. The jumps are several feet high! You will be invited to try jumping too, but to your dismay you will be no match for their levitation act!! You will then be welcome into one of the homesteads in the village, the village huts (called Manyatta) are made of cow dung and clay plastered over stick frames. It is a memorable experience of its own. This part is paid by self, assisted by the drive guide. You thereafter proceed with game drive in search of the big five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunset’s well-worth capturing on camera. Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Back to lodge in the evening.

Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
DAY SIX: MASAI MARA – NAIROBI

Distance: 260 Kms, Drive duration: about 5 hrs.

After breakfast you will check out and depart for Nairobi with a stopover in Narok Town for lunch. After lunch will proceed to arrive Nairobi at about 1530 hrs and head to JKIA airport to check in for your onward flight home.

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Tour Includes

  • 6 Days 5 nights’ full board accommodation on safari
  • Air ambulance emergency evacuation cover
  • Comprehensive game drives
  • Park entry fees
  • Boat rides at Lake Naivasha
  • Lunch on the last day,
  • Vehicle and driver’s park entry fees
  • Transport based a 4*4 Land Cruiser or Safari tour van with pop up roof
  • Service of an English speaking tour guide
  • Bottled water during the safari

Tour Excludes

  • Extra sightseeing /deviation from the itinerary
  • Driver guide’s Tip
  • Maasai Boma / cultural visit
  • Laundry
  • International airfares
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Any other personal effects

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