7 Days Savannah Trails
Nairobi | Maasai Mara | Lake Nakuru | Amboseli | Tsavo West | Depart
7 Days Savannah Trails
Visit the Great Rift Valley for its stunning vistas, panoramic & breathtaking views. Experience an excellent wildlife-rich Maasai Mara, cultural and stunning landscapes. Watch the African “Big Five” animals - elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions, leopards etc. Visit Great Rift Valley Lake Nakuru ornithological paradise, and The Mzima springs of Tsavo. Explore the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro/Amboseli and huge Elephants sightings. Expert local driver-guide dedicated and attentive to your needs throughout the safari.
Days 1-2: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Pick up from the JKI-Airport and depart for Masaai Mara via the Great Rift Valley view point where you’ll stop for about ten minutes to see the panoramic and breathtaking-views. Thereafter descend the escarpment and drive through the Hemingway-trails to Narok-town for lunch. Proceed to Masaai Mara to arrive late afternoon at Keekorok lodge. Freshen-up, tea or coffee provided, and then go for game drive until sunset.
Take full day game drives in the park until evening. Picnic lunches will be served at the hippo pools picnic site as you watch watch hippos and crocodile in the Masai Mara River. The famous Masai Mara is renowned for its abundance of great animal herds. It’s a wildlife paradise! Across the river thousands of wildebeest migration and other wildlife takes place.
Over 700 square miles of lush, sun-drenched plains encircle Keekorok Lodge, the first property in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in southwest Kenya. The lodge was opened in 1962 and is ideally situated in the direct path of the spectacular animal migration that occurs every year from July to October. Guests can experience unparalleled safari adventures, morning and evening game drives are a must for anyone visiting the reserve.
The Lodge serves traditional dishes in the Hippo Bar, overlooking the lake. The Elephant Deck provides a good setting for experiencing a bush dinner. Guest can explore the Keekorok Nature Reserve with a safari and the 24-hour reception can assist. For the younger guests a children’s playground is also provided. Keekorok Airstrip is only a 10-minute drive away and a shuttle service is provided on request.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park
Pre-breakfast game drive from 06:30-am to 09:30-am, see leopards, cheetahs, lioness hunting. This has been considered the best time to see the cats as they go on a hunting spree before sun-rises on the horizon. Back to your camp for a full breakfast, then visit the Maasai village [manyatta] and later depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. lunch served on the way arriving at Lake Nakuru in the evening for dinner and overnight-stay at the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.
Scenic Lake Nakuru is Kenya’s most popular national park. The park’s main feature is a large, shallow lake supporting great birdlife, including big flocks of pelicans and variable flocks of flamingos. The lake was once famous for its flamingos, however, since 2012, conditions have become unfavorable for these birds and most have moved to other Rift Valley lakes.
Days 4-5: Amboseli National Park
After an early breakfast, proceed for game drive in Lake Nakuru Park to see lion, buffalo, hyena, water buck, white and black rhinos, antelope and other plain games in abundance. Proceed to Amboseli Park with lunch on the way, game-drive en-route arrive Amboseli National Park set in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro "Africa’s Highest Mountain. Check in at the Amboseli Sopa Lodge.
Amboseli is often called the ‘Land of Giants’ – due to the impressive elephants here carrying massive tusks. The animals are set against breathtaking vistas of Mt Kilimanjaro, which makes an awesome backdrop to the small park. Aside from elephants, many plains animals are easy to spot. Fantastic photo opportunities are possible, and early mornings are best for clear views of Kilimanjaro.
Amboseli offers great wildlife viewing, and four of the Big Five are present. Rhinos are absent, but big herds of elephants reliably move to and from the marshy swamps in the center of the park. Buffalo, wildebeest, Burchell's zebra and gazelle are all very common. Lions are the easiest to spot of the big cats, but sightings are hit-and-miss.
The park encloses an interesting variety of habitats including dusty plains and marshy swamps, but it is the backdrop of snow-capped Kilimanjaro towering above the Amboseli plains that attracts most visitors to this scenic park.
Day 6: Tsavo West National Park
After breakfast, enjoy a game drive in the heart of big game country. In addition to elephant, antelope, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and lions, nearly every vista within the park is framed by majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. Optional visit to a Maasai Village and then depart to Tsavo West National Park. On arrival check in at the Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge.
After check-in and lunch, an afternoon game drive in this vast Park is planned. Tsavo West National Park covers 20,808sq km (8,034sq miles), The Park comprises a diversity of habitats, open plains alternating with savannah bush and semi-desert scrub; acacia woodlands; rocky ridges and outcrops. With a permanent water source, the park is virtually guaranteed enormous herds and excellent game viewing including cheetah, lion, leopard and hyena and a herd of over 3,500 Elephants.
Day 7: Departure, Transfer Mombasa
After an early breakfast, morning game drives and then departs for Mombasa arriving late afternoon. You can engage a beach extension to allow you explore some of the pristine and idyllic beaches in Mombasa.
Tour Inclusions and Exclusions
- Meet on arrival at point of entry/exit, Transfer to/ from the hotel
- Accommodation as stipulated in respective itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- Transport in a 4x4 Safari Cruisers / Safari-mini-vans with pop-up-roof
- Park Entry fees to the National Parks & National Game Reserves
- Professional safari guide
- All the game drives as per the safari programme above
- Bottled drinking-mineral water throughout the safari
- Flying Doctor service -Africa Air Rescue for emergencies
- All airport taxes, International airfares and Visas
- Insurance (trip cancellation medical insurances are recommended)
- Premium Drinks
- Tips and Gratuities to driver and hotels staff
- Any excursions not mentioned in itinerary
- Tips and gratuities
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