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NAHMB 003, 7, Day Masai Mara Camping Safari

TOUR CODE: NAHMB 003 7 Days Masai Mara and Amboseli Camping Safari

 Trip Highlights: This is an exciting private safari that will take you through to some exciting wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. You will pass through the Great Rift Valley as you proceed to the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve; afterwards depart for Amboseli National Park. You will have an opportunity to see plenty of wildlife varying from the big five as well as a host of other different animal species and plains game. You will travel in a private 4x4 safari land cruiser with the tour guide/driver and spend the nights in tented camps.

 

Day 1: Nairobi - Maasai Mara National Reserve
You will be met and welcomed by the Tour Manager and driver/guide and receive a briefing about your safari. After the briefing you will be escorted to the vehicle for departure to the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve, which is located along the floor of the Great Rift Valley via Narok. Narok is the only Maasai town along the route. You will drive as you climb the western wall of the valley entering Hemming Ways country that boards Serengeti plains, arriving at Mara in time for lunch at your tented camp. After lunch, enjoy your first game drive till evening.

The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is an extension of the Serengeti National Reserve in Tanzania. It is not the largest park in Kenya, but probably the most famous. The entire area of the park is nestled within the enormous Great Rift Valley that extends from the Mediterranean Sea to South Africa. The terrain is primarily open grassland with clusters of acacia tree. Wildlife tends to be most concentrated in the western border in the Oloololo escarpment because the swampy ground means that access to water is always good and human disruption is usually minimal

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Enchoro Wildlife Lodge or similar

Day 2 and 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve
You will spend two full days' game viewing across the rich tree stubbed grasslands and rolling hills. The Maasai Mara is renowned for its great herds of plain game, black manned lion, leopard and cheetah and every type of wildlife in Kenya. During your visit to the Mara, you will have the option of taking a hot air balloon flight safari which is conducted every day before sunrise, at an extra cost. (US$ 450 per person extra)

Optional Balloon Flight

You can opt to carry out your game viewing activity on an adventurous and unforgettable balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost. At that height, you can be able to view game from a bird's eye view and also take pictures from that angle. This package includes a champagne drink in the wild.

All meals and overnight at Enchoro Wildlife Lodge or similar

Day 4: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, depart for Amboseli National Park with a stop at Nairobi for lunch. You will arrive at Amboseli in the late afternoon and enjoy a short game drive en route to your tented camp for check in.

Amboseli National Park is renowned for its huge elephant herds. Africa's highest Mountain - Mt Kilimanjaro sits on the upper slopes of Amboseli National park. Mt. Kilimanjaro snow white peak lies across the border in Tanzania. Seeing the Kilimanjaro hovering above the clouds in the early hours of the morning is quite an experience. For the enthusiastic photographer, animal pictures arising against the dramatic backdrop of the mountain is quite a thrill. Apart from the Elephants, Amboseli is a home to; buffalos, black rhinos, zebras, wildebeest and other plain animals.

Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Day 5 and 6: Amboseli National Park
You will spend two days within the park exploring its vast lands which are home to elephants, black rhino, buffalo and other plains game. For an enthusiastic photographer, taking pictures against the dramatic backdrop of the mountain is quite a thrill. Packed lunch will be served during your game drives. In the evening you will return to your tented camp for rest and dinner.

Amboseli National Park takes its name from the seasonal Lake Amboseli, which in dry weather resembles a massive salt pan. For years, the Maasai shared the park with wild animals and were so pre-occupied with their own herds of cattle and seldom bothered the game. Families of warthog trot off through the dust while hyena and jackal vie with the flocks of vultures over stinking carcasses left by the occasional lion or cheetah. During the wet season, water birds may be found within the swamp and after the rains it is common to see large flocks of flamingoes wading in pools of water below the mountains.

All meals and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Day 7: Amboseli National Park –Nairobi – Departure
Enjoy an early morning pre breakfast game drive before having breakfast. After breakfast check out of your tented camp and depart back to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon. Upon arrival you will have lunch at a Nairobi restaurant before being transferred back to your residence or to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your outbound flight to your next destination.

Prices and Costs
Package Cost Shall Be Provided According To Group Numbers and Period of Travel

Cost: cost depends on the number of participants, type of accommodation and the season of travel but includes and excludes the following;

Cost Includes:

  • All park entry fees and conservation fees where applicable
  • Full board accommodation in tented camps while on safari
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • Transport in a private 4x4 safari land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing and photography
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Any applicable government taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • Extras at the tented camps i.e. alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon flight safari within Maasai Mara
  • Optional cultural visit to Maasai villages
  • International or local flights and departure taxes
  • Tips to tented camp staff or driver/guide
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Any other item not included in itinerary

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