7 Days Awesome Kenya luxury safari
Duration: 7 Days
Destinations: Amboseli, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara National Reserve
- Price: $2,820 per person based on 2 travelers
Day 1: Amboseli National park
On Arrival at JKIA international airport, you will be met by our representative and briefed on your safari. After depart and drive south to Amboseli National Park via Nairobi. Game viewing en route with the immense grandeur of Mt Kilimanjaro in the background. Lunch at Amboseli Serena Safari lodge. Afternoon at leisure. Enjoy an evening game drive. Amboseli National Park, at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, is one of the most popular of Kenya’s national parks. Amboseli National Park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. Set in rolling Savannah scenery it is dwarfed by the presence of the pink-tinged, snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. Against this magnificent backdrop roam vast herds of elephant accompanied by lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle hippo and wildebeest. There are also over 400 species of birds, all manner of reptilian, flora and fauna. All meals and overnight will be at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 2: Amboseli National park
Another exciting day in Amboseli National Park, we recommend that you get up early morning where one can experience excellent game viewing & an unprecedented view of the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to your camp for breakfast. You may opt for an additional game drive after breakfast to visit the swamp with its magnificent wildlife present all day long or simply relax at your camp and take in the African wilderness. Afternoon game drives in anticipation of seeing the “BIG FIVE”. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 3: Lake Naivasha
Have breakfast at the lodge. Depart and drive towards Lake Naivasha. Arrival in time for lunch and check in at Enashipai Spa and Resort. In the afternoon you have an option to enjoy a boat ride to see the Hippos in this fresh water lake and visit the Crescent Island. This sanctuary hosts Herbivores like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe and Hippo. Dinner and overnight at Enashipai Spa and resort.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park
Have breakfast at the resort. Depart and drive towards the Great Rift Valley viewing scenery having a stopover at the view point en route arriving to the pink lake often referred so due to its great masses of flamingos. Check in at The Cliff Nakuru, have lunch and after lunch proceed for a game drive in lake Nakuru National park with numerous animals. During the game drive you will see the huge numbers of flamingos which are concentrated along the lake shore. In addition to the bird life for which Lake Nakuru is so well known for, there are many different wildlife species in the park including lion, leopard, Black rhino, White rhino, buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, zebra, impala and water buck. All meals and overnight at The Cliff Nakuru or equivalent.
5: Masai Mara National Reserve
Have an early breakfast. Depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve, which is on the south along the floor of the great rift valley then past Narok climb the western wall entering Hemingway’s country ”Serengeti plains”. Arrive in time for lunch at Entim Mara luxury tented camp. Afternoon enjoy a game drive in this famous reserve. Dinner and overnight at Entim Mara luxury tented camp.
Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve
Full day at this famous reserve searching for wild game with an option to enjoy a balloon safari. You can carry picnic lunch or have lunch at the camp. Visit to Masai villages is also an option.
The Mara is the land of African legend: Lion are abundant throughout the park, as are the elephants, giraffes, and a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, less commonly, rhino. The annual wildebeest migration, one of nature’s few remaining wildlife spectacles, occurs in the Mara from July to September where the big animals and their predators are to be present in abundance during the time frame of this trip. Several species of Bee-Eater, the flying rainbow that heads the list of the Mara’s birds, occur in the reserve. As well as wildlife, the Masai Mara is also home to many members of the colorful Masai tribe who may be seen around the borders of the park – Morans. Return to the luxury camp in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Entim Mara.
Day 7: Nairobi/Departure
Have breakfast at the luxury camp. Depart for Nairobi with game drive en-route. A stop is provided at Narok Town the Masai city where you can buy handicrafts and souvenirs.
On arrival have lunch in Nairobi at one of the city hotels later do last minute shopping at one of the markets. After shopping transfer to the airport to arrive in time for your international final departure, where your safari ends.
- All meals and accommodations during the entire safari
- A very high quality safari land cruiser with pop up roof
- A highly experienced safari guide
- Unlimited mineral water during the entire safari
- Tea/coffee during safari
- All park fees for all the national parks
- All government taxes
- Unlimited game drives
- All transfers on arrival and departure
- AMREF Flying doctors emergence rescue
- Drinks at the lodges
- Any other things not mentioned above
Qn1: How many holidaymakers in one group?
- Apart from yourself and the people you decide to travel within your tour, there will be no one else. With the fact that our vehicles take a maximum of 7 travellers, more vehicles will be used in case of any added travellers in a group.
Qn2: What is the minimum age permitted?
- If you have kids of less than 4 years old, you may need to wait a bit before bringing them to the safari.
- Also, We strongly recommend children of 4-12 are with parents/guardians and the responsibility for each child should remain with you as a parent in the course of the safari
Qn3: Where will I stay during the night?
- You’ll have your accommodation in safari lodges and permanent tented camps inside the parks. The rooms are with en-suite bathrooms.
Qn4: How will I travel?
- On your safari, you’ll use our comfortable and safe 4WD Toyota Land Cruisers which have a lot of leg space and pop up roof for ideal wildlife viewing.
- Again our vehicles are fully equipped with first aid kits, fridges, binoculars and bean bags for camera support. With well-maintained and fitted HF long-range radios, the communication is made easy in safari.
- We appreciate that on the last day of your safari you might be a bit tired, on this regard light aircraft will take you back to where safari started. *For luxury safari*
Qn5: Where Should I get my meal? And what kind of meal is provided?
- We will provide you with meals as well as mineral water during the safari. However, we would kindly ask you to settle soft drinks and alcoholic beverages on your own. Our safari guide who will drive you in a safari will take you to the beverages shops if it’s your things.
- On safari, all meals are usually taken at your lodge or camp, and standards range from adequate to excellent.
- The good thing is, most lodges offer the option of a packed breakfast and/or lunch box, which are variable in standard, but does allow you to eat on the trot rather than having to base game viewing hours around meal times.
- I would advise you to specify in advance if you are vegetarian or have other specific dietary requirements and we will do our very best to cater for them.
Qn6: what should I pack?
- While upon booking we will provide you with a detailed packing list that will be helpful for you to decide what to bring,
- Shorts and a T-shirt, long trousers and warmer clothing will be required, I would advise women not to wear too short clothes (above their knees, too tight clothes or clothes that will not cover part of their bodies) as well as avoiding clothes with too bright colours (especially blue) as they can attract some insects.
- Binoculars and a good field guide, possibly a pair of sunglasses, cash, credit cards, passport and other necessary documents are important, not to mention other useful items including a torch, compact alarm clock and strong insects repellent.
Qn7: Any luggage restrictions in safari?
- Well, to make your safari as comfortable as possible, luggage is restricted with a maximum size of 25 cm x 30 cm x 62 cm (10″ x 12″ x 24″). I would highly recommend the luggage be packed in bag or rucksack which cannot exceed 15kg including hand luggage. Do not bring suitcases in safari.
- Flights won’t take heavy luggage too kind. The luggage limit for most local flight is 15 kg ($ 3 per extra kilo will be charged) and 25 kg for the international flights.
Qn8: Should I take some cash with me?
- Absolutely, extras like soft and alcoholic beverages, souvenirs snacks and tips should be settled with your cash.
- The most important thing I must remind you is to ensure that your USD bills must be printed not before 2004. It is unfortunate that earlier than 2004 printed bills won’t be accepted.
- You can use your credit card (visa and master card only) to make payments in some places but a 4%-5% fee will be charged while paying by credit card (most small hotels, shops and restaurants accept cash only but the big ones accept credit cards). You can also use your credit cards to get money from the ATMs (located in all the big towns), but they will only give you local currency.
Qn8: You mentioned about tips, how much should I give?
- Well, Tanzania has also a tipping tradition and tipping is usually given at the end of service. While we strongly advise that you do tipping (especially to the safari guides who play the most important role into the success of the entire tour), tipping is not mandatory and you should only give if you’re happy with the service you have received.
- Tipping guideline for your safari guide is $ 40 to $ 50 per car per day while in the hotels it is $ 15 to $ 20 per group per day put in a tip box. Porters are usually tipped separately and it is $ 1 per bag
Qn9: I am Curious to Know Visa Requirements
- Great, a valid visa is necessary.
- Depending on your nationality, you can get your visa ahead of time or buy it at the airport upon arrival.
- Some nationalities require their visa bought ahead of time so I would recommend you contact your respective embassy to get the latest visa regulations
Qn10: Are there any things I need to Know about Vaccinations for Tanzania Safaris?
- Absolutely, while you can read them herein details, (We can put a link for our post on vaccinations) the main concern is malaria. I strongly recommend that you take prophylactic drugs.
- If you are from a yellow fever endemic country or have stayed there for more than 6 hours, you will need to get a yellow fever vaccine.
- We will provide you with detailed travel tips that will also have more information on vaccinations including yellow fever countries list.
Qn11: I am afraid I won’t find proper ablution facilities at the campsites
I would like to ask that you cast that fear aside. There are fairly standard ablution facilities on all campsites so this should never worry you.