9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS EXPLORE SOUTH & RIFT VALLEY - 9 Days

LIONS IN TSAVO

This safari starts takes you to the wilderness parks in Kenya’s southern circuit; Tsavo East where you dine with the red Elephants and other animals as they come for water salt lit water hole near your restaurant, visit to Tsavo West  and have a glance of the man eaters route. You will proceed with your adventure heading to the floor of Africa’s highest mountain; Mt. Kilimanjaro, then ascend towards Nairobi and descend to the Rift valley floor for a stay at one of the Kenyan fresh water lakes; Naivasha and the  Alkaline lake of Nakuru. You will finally crown your adventure in the renown Maasai Mara which is  regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife. Your holiday ends with a drop off at JKIA airport leaving you with a memorable experience.

Day 1
DAY 01: NAIROBI – TSAVO EAST

Upon arrival you will be met by the company representative and the driver guide. After meet and greet you will be briefed about your tour then depart for Tsavo East National Park to arrive in time for lunch at Voi Wildlife lodge. After lunch you depart for a tour at Tsavo East National Park which is renowned for its large numbers of red elephants, the famous man eating lions and other physical attractions like Tsavo River, Yatta Plateau which is 300 km2, Mdanda Rock, Lugard Falls, Voi seasonal River and Aruba Dam. You have also a chance to see animals like rhinos, leopards, cheetah, and giraffes among other wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Voi Wildlife Lodge.

Meals included: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2
DAY 02 TSAVO EAST – TSAVO WEST

After breakfast, you will depart to the neighbouring Tsavo West National Park. The Park is a vast expansion of African savannah with a more diverse array of habitats which include open plains, semi desert scrub, woodland, Chyulu Hills and rock outcrops. It’s famous for the Red Elephants, Oryx, and Gerenuk among other mammal’s species and bird life. Other notable features include Mzima Springs which is a water source for Mombasa Town, Shetani Lava Flow and Ash cones, an example of recent volcanic eruption. The Movie Ghost and the Darkness was shot in this park. You will have a lunch break at Serena Kilaguni Safari Lodge. After lunch you will continue with game drives until evening.

Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3
DAY 03: TSAVO WEST - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast you will continue your adventure North wards and head to Amboseli National Park to arrive for check in and lunch at the camp. After lunch you depart for the evening game drive at 1600 hrs – 1800 hrs. A visit to this park will confirm that while Mount Kilimanjaro is located in neighbouring 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 and overnight at Kibo safari camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
DAY 04: FULL DAY IN 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. You will then relax by the pool or at the comfort of your room till lunch. After lunch you go for the afternoon game drive to explore this park further with a visit to Lake Amboseli which is currently covered by some flocks of the greater and lesser Flamingoes, the Pelican, Egyptian Geese and other bird species. You end your game drive with a view of the sunset then return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Kibo safari camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
DAY 05: AMBOSELI – LAKE NAIVASHA

Early breakfast on request, at 0700hrs you depart to Lake Naivasha, one of the Kenyan fresh water lakes. On your way you have a brief stopover at the Panoramic Great Rift Valley view point, here you get to learn about the effects of land folding and faulting processes. You proceed to arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch you go for a boat ride at the lake. The boat takes you for 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 the lake. A number of mammals can be seen grazing in the surrounding lake environs such as the Maasai Giraffe, Zebra, dik diks, steenbok, Impala, gazelles and at night hippos. You spend some time wandering around at your own pace and enjoy the peace and quiet broken only by the sounds of the island inhabitants.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
DAY 06: LAKE NAIVASHA – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast you will depart for another lake salty Lake of Nakuru National Park. Within an hour you will arrive at the park with a game drive enroute for lunch at the lodge. After lunch you will go for your game drive around this Lake, famous for its rhinoceros sanctuary. Other wildlife include; Rothschild giraffe, the African cape buffaloes and other smaller species such as the Thompsons gazelle. It is also a prime area to see the Nocturnal Leopard on a lucky day. At 1800 hours you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and Overnight at Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Meal Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7
DAY 07: LAKE NAKURU TO MASAI MARA

Depart early in the morning to Maasai Mara driving along the beautiful flower farms of Naivasha. Upon arrival you will check in at the lodge have lunch, relax and thereafter you will take your first thrilling evening game drive in the Maasai Mara game reserve, one of East Africa’s top safari destinations. The Mara 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 a 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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8
DAY 08: MASAI MARA FULL DAY GAME DRIVES

After breakfast you will proceed for a full day game drive in this finest reserve. The game drives take you in search of Africa’s Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunset’s well-worth capturing on camera. Wherever you go in the vast Maasai Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as the Masai giraffe, Baboons, Warthogs, the bat eared foxes, the grey jackals, the spotted hyena, Topis, Impala, Hartebeests, wildebeest. The Savannah Elephants, the African cape buffaloes, Zebras and Hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see Black manned lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Leopards are are usually nocturnal, but reasonably common. You will also be taken for an optional cultural visit to a Masai village. This part is paid direct by self. Back to the lodge in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9
DAY 09 MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI

Morning game drive as you try to capture the uncaptured scenes. You return to the lodge for breakfast then check out and leave Maasai Mara for Nairobi. On your way you will have a stopover for lunch in Narok Town. After lunch you will proceed to arrive Nairobi at about 1530hrs when you will be dropped JKIA airport in time depending on your flight’s departure time.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights full board accommodation on safari
  • Emergency air ambulance evacuation cover
  • Transport in luxury safari tour van or 4*4 Land Cruiser with pop up roof
  • Comprehensive Game drives
  • Individual Park entry fees
  • Vehicle Park entry fees
  • Service of an English speaking tour guide
  • Boat rides in Lake Naivasha
  • Local transfers
  • Bottle of water during the safari

Tour Excludes

  • Visa,
  • Tips & gratitude
  • Laundry
  • Personal effects
  • International airfares
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks

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