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8-Days Nairobi,Maasai Mara,Lake Nakuru and Amboseli Safari

8 Days
  • English
  • Nairobi
  • Private
  • Private tour guide
  • Private tour vehicle

Overview

Venture deep into Kenya’s mesmerizing landscapes, where nature’s wonders unfold at every turn. This 8-day safari, starting from the vibrant city of Nairobi, offers a blend of urban charm and raw wilderness, ensuring an experience that caters to both the adventurous soul and the seeker of cultural nuances. As the city’s bustling streets give way to the vast savannahs of Maasai Mara, the pink-hued shores of Lake Nakuru, and the iconic silhouette of Mount Kilimanjaro looming over Amboseli, travelers are promised a kaleidoscope of experiences that echo the heartbeat of Africa.

At the heart of this journey lies the Maasai Mara, a world-renowned game reserve where the drama of life and death unfolds amidst rolling grasslands and acacia trees. It’s a land where lions rule, elephants roam, and the age-old traditions of the Maasai people intertwine seamlessly with the rhythms of nature. Further adding to the allure of this safari is Lake Nakuru, an ornithologist’s dream, painted pink with its resident flamingos, and Amboseli, where the gentle giants – the elephants – parade against the backdrop of Africa’s tallest peak.

From witnessing the majestic ‘Big Five’ to immersing in the rich tapestry of local cultures, this tour offers an intimate encounter with Kenya’s soul. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first safari, prepare to be enchanted, enlightened, and endlessly inspired by the wonders that await.

Safari Highlights

  • Nairobi City Wonders: Dive deep into the capital's treasures, from the playful scenes at the elephant orphanage to the towering Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Centre.
  • Maasai Mara Adventure: Witness the 'Big Five' in their natural habitat, set against the backdrop of vast savannahs, and immerse yourself in the rich Maasai culture.
  • Flamingo Spectacle at Lake Nakuru: Marvel at the pink-hued shores as thousands of flamingos gather, and seek out rhinos and leopards amidst the acacia woodlands.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro's Majestic View: In Amboseli, be awestruck by the iconic silhouette of Africa's tallest peak while tracking herds of elephants and spotting a variety of birdlife.
  • Cultural Immersion: Engage with local communities, learn about Maasai traditions, and relish traditional Kenyan cuisine.
  • Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets: Experience the breathtaking beauty of African dawns and dusks, particularly the golden hours over the Mara plains and Kilimanjaro's snowy peak.
  • Varied Ecosystems: Traverse from dense forests to open savannahs, alkaline lakes to swampy marshlands, witnessing the diverse flora and fauna that each habitat offers.

Itinerary

Begin your African adventure in the heart of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Visit the elephant orphanage at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to see the adorable baby elephants being fed and playing in the mud. Continue to the Giraffe Centre, where you can feed and get up close to the endangered Rothschild giraffe. To complement your wildlife encounters, head to the Bomas of Kenya, a cultural hub that encapsulates the essence of Kenya’s diverse ethnic groups. Through traditional dances, crafts, and homestead replicas, Bomas offers a deep dive into the rich tapestry of Kenyan traditionsUnwind with a leisurely lunch at one of Nairobi’s local restaurants, indulging in traditional Kenyan cuisine. As the day ends, check into your hotel, ready for the wilderness adventure that awaits you tomorrow.

Lunch, Dinner

Set off from Nairobi in the early morning, journeying towards the world-renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve.. As the city’s skyline fades into the distance, you’ll journey through the Great Rift Valley, marvelling at its scenic escarpments and vast horizons. En route, make a brief stop at Narok Town to savor some authentic Kenyan snacks and get a glimpse of the local culture. By late afternoon, arrive at the Maasai Mara National Reserve, your home for the next few days. After settling into your lodge or campsite, you’ll embark on your first game drive, giving you a taste of the mesmerizing wildlife experiences that lie ahead. The day concludes with a sumptuous dinner under the starlit African sky.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is dedicated to exploring the richness of Maasai Mara. Start with an early morning game drive, followed by breakfast at your lodge. In the afternoon, opt for a visit to a Maasai village where you can immerse yourself in their rich culture and traditions. Evening game drives are a must, providing a chance to see nocturnal animals and the incredible Mara sunset.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bid farewell to the Mara and head towards Lake Nakuru National Park. Known for its flamingos and rhinos, Lake Nakuru is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Upon arrival, settle into your accommodation. After lunch, embark on a game drive around the lake, hoping to spot its famous residents and perhaps even a leopard resting in a tree.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dedicate this day to exploring the park’s diverse ecosystems. Morning and afternoon game drives promise sightings of various birds, buffalo, giraffe, and, with luck, the elusive leopard. Enjoy the magnificent views of the lake, surrounded by acacia woodland.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your journey to Amboseli National Park, known for its iconic views of Mount Kilimanjaro. As you approach, the majestic peak of Kilimanjaro might greet you, offering unparalleled photo opportunities. After settling into your lodge and having lunch, venture out for an evening game drive, keeping an eye out for elephants, lions, cheetahs, and a variety of birds.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Witness the sunrise with the silhouette of Mount Kilimanjaro in the backdrop. Today, explore the swamps, plains, and woodlands of Amboseli, home to a large population of elephants. Enjoy morning and evening game drives, giving you a chance to see the park’s diverse wildlife and the changing moods of Kilimanjaro.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a morning game drive and breakfast, embark on your journey back to Nairobi. As you drive, reminisce about the memories made, the animals seen, and the beauty of Kenya’s landscapes.

Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Customized Personalized private service
  • Complimentary & unlimitated bottled water & soft drinks in safari vehicle.
  • All applicable government taxes, levies and park entrance fees
  • Game drives in a 4*4 safari vehicle, Jeep/Van as per your package, custom build to provide ample leg room

Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional. Maasai village visit US$20.
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers/ guides
  • International flights and taxes

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8-Days Nairobi,Maasai Mara,Lake Nakuru and Amboseli Safari