Best of Kenya Classic Safari-8 days
Places covered: Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, Lake Elementaita, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara, Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha
Day 1 Nairobi arrival:
Upon arrival at the Nairobi airport you will be welcomed to Kenya by Concept Voyages’ representative, who will transfer you to your hotel in Nairobi.
Day 2 Nairobi – Amboseli National Park:
After breakfast you will be taken to Amboseli National Park. Amboseli National Park lies south of Nairobi situated at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro and adjacent to the Tsavo West National Park. This is a home to the brightly painted and proud Masai tribe. The acacia woodlands and grasslands attract an abundance of game including elephant, buffalo, lion, and cheetah, spotted hyenas, among many other wild animals. You will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch you will spend the afternoon at leisure. Later enjoy an evening game drive at the park. Dinner and overnight stay at Amboseli.
Day 3 Full day at Amboseli National Park:
You will be woken up at 6 AM for an early morning game viewing as early morning is the best time to see the animals in their natural habitat and to see the snow cap Mt Kilimanjaro which is seen in early mornings. Later you will return to the lodge for a buffet breakfast, the rest of the morning will be spent at leisure with an optional visit to the Masai Manyattas. You will enjoy a sumptuous lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure before enjoying another game drive at the park in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli.
Day 4 Amboseli – Lake Elementaita - Lake Nakuru National Park:
Enjoy your breakfast at the lodge then drive via the Great Rift Valley Observation Point where you shall have a brief stop for photography you will then drive to Lake Elementaita and arrive in time for lunch. After lunch you will drive to Lake Nakuru for a game drive then return to your camp. The Lake Nakuru National Park is world famous for the pink flamingos which number thousands upon thousands. The rare black rhino, the white rhino and many other wild animals can also be found here. There is also a very high chance of seeing the nocturnal and very elusive leopard. Dinner and Overnight Elementaita Camp.
Day 5 Lake Elementaita - Masai Mara Game Drive:
Enjoy your breakfast at the lodge then you will be driven across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, as you head to Narok town the district headquarters of the Maasai land. You will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. Afternoon will be spent at leisure. At around 4 PM you will enjoy the first game drive at the magnificent reserve. The reserve, gazetted in 1961, is located west of the Rift Valley and is a natural extension of the Serengeti plains, in Tanzania. The Mara River, the reserve’s backbone, traverses north to south heading for its westbound way unto Lake Victoria, through the Tanzanian park. This course is the natural barrier crossed every year by the large migratory herds of wildebeests and zebras which march across the two parks. Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara.
Day 6 Full day at Masai Mara:
You will be woken up this morning to a lovely African sunrise and at the lobby coffee, tea and cookies will be ready for you. Drive off to another adventurous safari drive-in search of wild animals. The early mornings and evenings are the best times to watch the big cats hunt – the lion, the cheetah and the leopard. At these times the most glorious sunrise can be observed. Return to the lodge for a full buffet breakfast. Mid morning at leisure. You can take a Balloon Safari or a walking Safari as an optional tour here. Lunch will be served in the restaurant after which you will have time to rest before the afternoon game drive. Your driver guide will take you for another exciting afternoon safari in search of the “big five” the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and the buffalo. After the game drive you will be taken back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Masai Mara.
Day 7 Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha:
After breakfast you will drive to Lake Naivasha and arrive in time for lunch, after lunch you will spend the afternoon at leisure. Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Rift Valley Lakes and also the larger of the only two fresh water lakes; it lies about 1880 m. This lake is also a birdwatchers fantasy. There are over 450 Species in the immediate area including the highland escarpments which surround the lake to the south and west. The surrounding landscape is also host to a variety of game including giraffe, buffalo, the elusive black faced Columbus monkey and in the lake itself, schools of hippos that can also be seen grazing. Activities that can be arranged for extra cost including horse-riding, bird watching, fishing, water sports, cycling, boat riding and nature trails. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha.
Day 8 Lake Naivasha-Nairobi departure:
After Breakfast depart for Nairobi. You will drive up the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley, your driver guide will stop at strategic viewpoints for photography on request. On arrival at Nairobi you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta international airport for boarding your home bound flight.
End of tour.