Ken 05: 6 Nights/7 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara

Our driver/guide will pick you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. After safari briefing, drive through floor of the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara Game Reserve, the unspoiled Savannah. Arrive at Ashnil Mara Camp in time for lunch. After lunch, set off for afternoon game drives in search of the big five and most spectacled birds of the open plains and more easily seen in the Mara than elsewhere in Kenya.  Birds of prey are abundant and no less than 53 different species have so far been discovered, secretary birds are a common sight as they stalk sedately over the grasslands, and in the sky there are always vultures and that effortless flier the Bateleur.

Masai Mara is the northern portion of the Great Plains ecosystem in the neighboring Tanzania called Serengeti. It is a home to the “big five" lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant as well cheetah, zebra, giraffe and vast herds of wildebeest, plain antelope and numerous and other African wildlife.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner 
Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp

Day 2: Masai Mara

Spend the whole day in the Masai Mara plains doing game drives in the look out for the Big Five. After lunch, relax and perhaps take a dip in the pool. Afterwards, depart for afternoon game drives till sunset. As sun starts to edge dip into the horizon it will be perfect time to photograph the beautiful Mara rolling plains. Don’t forget this is the right time to spot the shy leopard.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp

Day 3: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru via Lake Naivasha. Lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. Afternoon game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild’s giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Nairobi – Amboseli

After breakfast, drive to Amboseli National Park, with a lunch stopover at Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi. After lunch, depart for Amboseli. Beautifully situated beneath the foot of Africa’s highest mountain Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895m), Amboseli National Park is well renowned for its huge herds of elephants and various types of other Savannah wildlife such as Giraffes, Bushbuck’s, Kudu, Warthog’s, Zebra’s and over 425 species of birds recorded here.

The snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro rising above white clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli and forms a backdrop to an impressive display of wildlife attracted to this location by swamps and springs fed by underground rivers from Kilimanjaro melting snow. Amboseli was the location around which such famous writers like Sir Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark tailored their stories of big game hunting in the wilds of Africa. Enjoy a game drive en-route your lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Day 5: Amboseli National Park

A dawn game drive will be the perfect time for photographing the humbling and magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro the highest peak in Africa. You return to the lodge for breakfast and some R&R “rest and relaxation", sunbathing, swimming or for those of you reading enthusiasts, you can read the day away in the well-stocked library with a relaxing view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. After lunch, set out for afternoon game drives till sunset.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Day 6: Amboseli – Tsavo West

After breakfast, depart Amboseli through the Shaitani lava plateau to the legendary land of the “Man-Eaters" – Tsavo West National Park. Enjoy your lunch at your lodge before another exciting game drive in the park. The 21,000 sq km park is one of the largest in the whole world. This wilderness is home too over 1000 plant species, 400 bird species and more than 60 major mammal species such as lions, huge herds of buffalo, the solitary and ill-tempered Rhino and at least 7000 elephants.

The park is the location of Africa’s most famous adventure story “Man eaters of Tsavo", in which two lions where responsible for eating over 500 workers who where building the Uganda railway also known as the “Lunatic Line " by it’s opponents in the British Parliament in 1898. The story was made famous in the 1996 movie “The Ghost and the Darkness."

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Kilaguni Serena Lodge

Day 7: Tsavo West – Nairobi – Depart Home

After breakfast, depart for Nairobi and drop off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.