Day 1: Nairobi / Masai Mara
Pick up from Nairobi hotel or Airport in the morning. Drive to Masai Mara, a 4 hour drive to the main gate, via The Great African Rift Valley escarpment and the famous Masai Town, Narok. Check in at Mara Springs Camp and have lunch. Afternoon game drive through the park in search of the Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo and other members of the Big five plus other animals. Dinner and overnight at Mara Springs Camp.
Day 2: Masai Mara
Early morning game drive and return to your camp for breakfast. After breakfast, full day spent in the park with packed lunch looking for the famous Big Five: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Lions are especially common here, and have grown relatively accustomed to their two-legged visitors, which makes them easier to spot. The Mara Plains are teeming with wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, impala and Thomson’s gazelle. Cheetahs, hyenas and jackals are also seen regularly in the Reserve. At the Mara River large amounts of hippos and crocodiles are enjoying themselves – the crocodiles are especially happy in early July to end of September when thousands of wildebeest migrate across the river causing a sumptuous feast for the hungry crocodiles. Birdlife in Maasai Mara are abundant and diverse. Species such as eagles, ostriches, storks and vultures are among the more than 50 different birds of prey. Dinner and overnight at
Mara Springs Camp
Day 3: Masai Mara — Amboseli
Early morning breakfast, check out and leave Masai Mara to Amboseli National Park.. There will be a stop to view the Great Rift Valley scenery as you proceed for Amboseli National Park which lies at the floor of Mount Kilimanjaro. You will arrive with short game drive, proceeding to your lodge for check in and late lunch. Check in at Kibo Safari Camp have and a short rest. Later afternoon game drive to one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close, Cheetah, Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine Prolific birdlife features 600 species drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp
Day 4: Amboseli – Tsavo East.
Early morning breakfast. After breakfast check out with short game en-route drive to Tsavo East National Park. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species and the famous man-eating lions. You will arrive with Game en-route to Voi Safari Lodge. Check in and have lunch. Later afternoon another game drive at the park followed by dinner and overnight at Voi Safari Lodge
Day 5: Tsavo East to Malindi
Early morning game drive, return to your lodge for breakfast. After breakfast check out of the park then drive to Mombasa, a 4-hour drive to the old town of Malindi. Lunch on own arrangement. Drop off to Malindi/Watamu at your respective hotel.
TOUR PACKAGE PRICE –Private tour
NETT PRICE PER PERSON IN A SINGLE ROOM-$ 2221-Landcruiser
- Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary.
- Transportation in a chauffeur driven safari 4 x 4 Safari Landcruiser with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
- Services of an English or French or Spanish speaking driver-guides, unlimited game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
- All Government taxes and levies.
- Complimentary 1.5 litres mineral water per person per day in the safari vehicle.
- All meet and greet services.
- All arrival and departure transfers.
- 24 hours stand-by contact number.
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
- Guaranteed window seat in each vehicle per passenger.
- Two-way long-range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle.
- On safari accessories in each vehicle: – First-aid kit, wildlife books, a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher.
- Flying doctor’s coverage which covers you within East Africa for a period of 14 days. In the eventuality of a medical emergency, you will be airlifted to Nairobi where you will be taken to a good hospital. Hospital bills are born by the patient.
- All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
- Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s). Budget approx. $ 2.00 – $ 4.00 per person per day for lodge and hotel staff, $ 1.00 per bag for porters and $ 5.00 – $ 10.00 per person per day for driver-guides).
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Any local or international flight and departure taxes.
- Laundry services.
- Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.
- Visa fees
TYPICAL DAY ON SAFARI
Our professional guides are there to assist you every step of the way. Even though there is a general outline of your safari, your guide will talk with you regarding each day’s plans. He will tell you about the country you are visiting, its history, traditions, the area you are visiting, what you see; he will take you to the loveliest places, look after any formalities or negotiations with the local people, and take care of your safety and comfort. They all are proficient in bush craft, and can also tell you about the local traditions, wildlife, identify the birds, and help you learn more about the world around you. All our guides speak English as well as their local language and some speak French and Spanish as well. Days will vary depending on your specific schedule, road conditions, and what you would like to do. A typical day may unfold like this:
You will get up before dawn when hot coffee and tea are served. The air is cold as the sun rises and shimmers on the open plains. This is the best time to see the wildlife. Your camera is ready to go and you have layered your clothing to keep you warm. Head into the bush and search for lions, elephant, giraffe and plains game. Each turn will offer something unique – a lioness and her cubs, a herd of elephant moving to a waterhole, a cheetah stalking a gazelle. Your morning game drive lasts about two hours, depending on what you see. Return to the lodge for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast there is time to relax from being up at sunrise or now is the time to participate in any additional activities that the lodge may offer – such as walks, village visits, or bike rides.
Lunch is usually served in camp/lodge, unless you are out for a full day’s game drive, when they will have a picnic lunch. You will head out again in the afternoon; searching for the special species that may have eluded you. As the sun sets, return to camp for a hot shower. Then indulge in a delicious dinner and after dinner drinks in the lounge. There may also be a chance to sit around the campfire exchanging tales of the bush. Everyone retires early with great anticipation of the next day’s adventure!
When you are out on safari your schedule is flexible at most locations; however, some locations have set times for game drives or walks. You can always talk with the hosts of the camps/lodge to adjust schedules and they will try to accommodate you. The restriction will be to stay within park rules and travel times required to get you to your destination. Your guides will always give their recommendations but are there to listen to your needs.