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The Great

Classic Safari

8 Days
LENGTH
Jan - Dec
BEST TIME TO VISIT
£1,945
PRICE

Amboseli – Naivasha – Masai Mara.

Day 1: Departure from Nairobi in the morning around 8 am to Amboseli. The route is via Emali and the drive takes around 4.5 hrs. Arrival Amboseli in time for lunch. Check in at the lodge/camp. Afternoon game drive in Amboseli. Dinner and overnight Kibo Safari Camp/Serena Amboseli Lodge.

Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The park is 39,206 hectares (392 km2; 151 sq. mi) in size at the core of an 8,000 square kilometres (3,100 sq. mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attraction of the park includes opportunities to meet the Maasai people and also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

In Amboseli’s case it is big skies and far horizons combined with swampy springs and dry and dusty earth trampled by hundreds of animals. Amboseli has an endless underground water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro’s ice cap, which funnel into two clear water springs in the heart of the park.
However, the climatic pendulum can swing from drought to flood, and in the early 1990’s ceaseless rain changed Amboseli into a swamp. A few years later the rains failed and the grass-covered plains turned to dust.

 

Day 2: Full day in Amboseli including morning and afternoon game drives in the park. Overnight FB Kibo Safari Camp/ Serena Amboseli Lodge.

 

Day 3: Departure from Amboseli after breakfast, heading for Naivasha. The estimated driving time will be around 5 hours. Arrival in time for lunch at Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Naivasha Country Lodge. Afternoon at leisure or optional tours of Crescent Island, Hells Gate National Park of Mount Longonot. (see attachment) Overnight FB Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Naivasha Country Lodge.

 

Day 4: Full day around Naivasha with optional tours as illustrated above. Alternatively day tour with picnic lunch to Lake Nakuru National Park.

In addition to its 400 species of birds, Lake Nakuru National Park is home to 50+ mammal species, and over 500 species of flora. This park is famous for the flocks of Greater and Lesser Flamingos that gather around the lake, sometimes with as many as 2 million! You can find this great pink mass around the lake for a good part of the year, as these iconic birds stay mostly within the Rift Valley, migrating from lake to lake. Because Lake Nakuru National Park was fenced to protect endangered Rhinos and Giraffes, it can’t support African Elephants, so you won’t find any here! You are guaranteed to see: White Rhinos, African Buffalos, Rothschild Giraffes, Zebras, Impalas, Olive Baboons, Vervet Monkeys, Waterbucks, a variety of water birds (Yellow-billed Pelicans, Marabou Storks, Hammerkops, Fish Eagles, etc.) Common in the park: Hyenas, Jackals, Lesser Flamingos, Hippopotamus, Pythons If you are lucky you may see: Lions, Leopards, Black Rhinos, Wild Dogs, Colobus Monkeys, Cheetahs.

Overnight FB Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Naivasha Country Lodge.

 

Day 5: After breakfast departure to Masai Mara. The driving time will be 5 to 6 hours depending on where in Mara the accommodation location is chosen.

Arrival Masai Mara in the early afternoon in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure before sunset safari. Overnight FB Ol Moran Tented Camp/Ashnil Mara Camp.

 

Day 6: Full day in Masai Mara. Unlimited game drives. Overnight FB Ol Moran Tented Camp/Ashnil Mara Camp.

 

Day 7: Full day in Masai Mara. Unlimited game drives. Overnight FB Ol Moran Tented Camp/Ashnil Mara Camp.

Situated in the southwest of Kenya, covering an area of 1 510 square km (583 square miles), the Masai Mara National Reserve is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. The quintessential Masai Mara safari delivers many attractions, as the reserve is home to an excellent year-round concentration of game, including the more than two million wildebeest, zebras and other antelopes that make up the famous Great Migration. The reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra. Leopards are frequently encountered, endangered black rhino hide in the dense thickets and large rafts of hippo and enormous crocodiles are found in the Mara River. The park is also home to over 450 bird species.

Day 8: Departure from Masai Mara after breakfast. Arrival in Nairobi mid afternoon.

 

Price: £1,945 Per Person, minimum 2 people.

 

What’s Included:

 

  • 4×4 Car with English speaking Guide
  • Full Board at all lodges
  • Park entrance fees
  • All game drives in the parks.

 

What’s Not Included:

 

  • International Flights
  • Extra activities on top of what is provided

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