From – To Nairobi
Amboseli National Park offers some of the best opportunities to see African wildlife and is home to many species, including African bush elephants, Cape buffaloes, impala, East African lions, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, Maasai giraffes, plains zebras and blue wildebeest among other African animals. It is famous for being the best place in the world to get close to free-ranging elephants.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year, known as the Great Migration. All members of the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, African elephant, cape buffalo, and black rhinoceros) along with hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and bat-eared foxes are found in the Maasai Mara. Hippopotami and crocodiles are found in large groups in the Mara and Talek rivers.
Lake Nakuru National Park is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The park provides sanctuary for the black rhinos, southern white rhinos, Rothschild’s giraffe, Waterbucks, East African lions, cheetahs and leopards.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a protected area and a World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. Approximately 25,000 large animals, mostly ungulates, live in the crater, including the black rhinoceros, the African buffalo or Cape buffalo and the hippopotamus. There are also the blue wildebeest the Grant’s zebra, the Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles and Waterbucks.
The Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions.It is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile and honey badger. The park covers 14,750 square Km of grassland plains, savanna, riverine forest, and woodlands. Maasai giraffe, waterbuck, impala, warthog and hippo are aboundant. Some rarely seen species of antelope are also present in Serengeti National Park, such as klipspringer, roan antelope, bushbuck, lesser kudu, fringe-eared oryx and dik dik. But Serengeti is also famous for the Big Five: Lions, which is believed to hold the largest population in Africa due to the abundance of prey species, African leopard, African bush elephant, eastern black rhinoceros and African buffalo: the most numerous of the Big Five. Carnivores -aside from the Big Five- include the cheetah, hyenas, jackals, African golden wolf, honey badger, serval, mongooses, otters and the recently reintroduced East African wild dog.
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Other common resident animals include waterbuck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire include lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog.
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park.
Morning pick up from Nairobi Hotel or Airport at 7:00am and then depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving in time for game viewing en route to the Lodge or camp for check-in as well as lunch. Afternoon game drive takes you to the lake to view Flamingoes and pelicans also spot White/Black Rhinos, Rothschild Giraffe, Waterbucks and other kinds of African wildlife. The Lake Forest attracts a wide variety of birds. Dinner and overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Early morning game drive before breakfast then drive along the Great Rift Valley, passing by the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot en route to Masai Mara Game Reserve with game en route to the lodge for check- in as well for lunch. Afternoon game drives in this fascinating wildlife paradise with a chance to view; giraffes, elephants, monkeys, leopards, lions, gazelles and different bird’s species. Dinner and Overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 3: Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Spend a whole day viewing wildlife in Masai Mara Game reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. Have a chance to see the “BIG FIVE”: Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard. Wildebeests, Zebras, Cheetahs and Gazelles, other kinds of African wildlife can also be easily spotted. Witness the famous wildebeests (Gnu) and zebra migration from Serengeti (Tanzania) to Maasai Mara (Kenya) between July and September; this movement is one of world wonders. Masai Mara being the stomping ground of the Great Migration, a massive accumulation of 1.5 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 350,000 gazelles stretching their legs over 1,200 miles in an annual race to find enough water and green grass for their survival. More afternoon game drives at this jewel park of Kenya. Dinner and Overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Isbania Border – Serengeti National Park.
Early Morning breakfast and then start long game drives across the Mara with lunch boxes from Camp or lodge on the way to Serengeti National park, having your lunch on the way, game drives on the way to the lodge; arriving at the Lodge for dinner. Overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park.
Spend the whole day in Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives. Experience the undisturbed nature in this famous game park. Dinner and overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Depart after breakfast for Ngorongoro Conservation Area, arriving for early lunch at Serengeti. Descend to the floor of the crater for game viewing in this unique park. Spot: Rhinos, Lions, Elephants, Leopard, Cheetahs, Buffaloes and Hippos. Dinner and overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 7: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park.
Depart after breakfast for Tarangire National Park arriving time for Lunch as well as check in at the Lodge. The afternoon game drive gives you a chance to see different kinds of wildlife including Jumbo Elephants. Dinner and overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 8: Tarangire – Namanga Border –Amboseli National Park.
Depart after breakfast for Amboseli National Park with lunch boxes from The Octagon Lodge, with clear view of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. Drive across Namanga Border, arriving at Amboseli in the late afternoon for lunch at the camp as well as check in. Evening game viewing starts at 16:00hrs.This Park is the home of Elephants, Wildebeest (Gnu), and Buffalos, Gazelles, Lions, Cheetahs, monkey families and rare bird species. In the early evening, the clouds clear, exposing the snow –capped dome of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 9: Amboseli National Park.
Spend a whole day in Amboseli National Park, with morning and afternoon game drives. This park is termed as an Animal’s paradise. Visit Masai Village and learn their rich culture at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 10: Amboseli National Park – Nairobi.
Morning game drives before breakfast then drive to Nairobi after breakfast, with lunch on your way . Later transfer to your respective hotel or Airport.
Above Itinerary includes:
- 10 Days Famliar Parks: Meal Plans as per above package itinerary.
- Park Entrance Fees, Accommodations as per above itinerary, Transport, game drives and drinking water while on board our safari Van/Jeep.
- All Government taxes and levies.
- Drive in a Safari Van or Jeep with English speaking Tour driver/guide.
- Drinks at the lodges, Maasai Village fees, tips and things of personal nature.