The Shade Of Mount Kilimanjaro Safari

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 which, at 5,896 meters, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and topped by one fifth of all the ice in Africa. Against this magnificent backdrop roam vast herds of elephant accompanied by a kaleidoscope of other fabulous beasts -lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle hippo and wildebeest to name but a few. There are also over 400 species of birds, all manner of reptilian, flora and fauna and some of the most soul-searing views in Africa.

What's Included?

- Airport return transfers
- Park entrance/conservation fees into the game parks/ reserve
- The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver / guide
- Meals and game drives as per itinerary
- Safari transport by 4x4-WD (7-8 seats)-van with a roof hatch that ‘pops up’ to enable easy viewing and photography.
- Full board accommodation at the specified lodges/camps in one double/ twin room.
- guaranteed window seat
- 01 night in Nairobi on BB
- 06 Nights on full board accommodation while on safari
- game drives as per safari program
- Bottled mineral water for the entire safari.

Duration

8 days

Destination Covered

Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Nairobi, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and Lake Nakuru National Park

Best Suited

All
Day 1: Arrival Nairobi, Kenya
Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, we will be there to meet you in style- for assistance and transfer to your hotel of stay. You are booked on bed and breakfast basis. Welcome dinner at Lal Qila Restaurant/ or similar. Overnight at Sarova Pan Afric / Heron Court Portico/ Similar-BB

Day 2: Nairobi-to- Amboseli : 260- Km/ 3 Hrs
Morning pick up from the hotel 7.30-am - 8.00-am and depart for Amboseli Park arriving in good time for lunch at the lodge/ camp. Freshen up before an introductory late afternoon game drive app 1600hrs in the Park with a perfect view of Africa's highest Mount Kilimanjaro in the backdrop! Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge / Sentrim Amboseli / Kibo Safari Camp/ or Similar- (L, D)

Day 3: Amboseli Full-day To Explore !!
You will set out just before sunrise in search of game as you enjoy the richness of the Park's wildlife and endless savannah. Amboseli is best known for its unrivalled views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the local elephant population.

There are over 1000 elephants in the parks eco-system‚ featuring some of the largest in Africa. In between your morning and afternoon game drive you will have ample time to relax and enjoy the ambiance or choose to enjoy the bird walk that starts at the entrance of the hotel and winds its way under the canopy of acacia trees around the lodge

Return to the camp/ lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, relax by the pool or opt to visit a Maasai Village (optional Extra) for an insight of their nomadic lifestyle. Lunch will be followed by a late afternoon 1630 hrs game drive where plains game namely zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and various antelopes can be seen. You will look out for the peak of Kilimanjaro which may be seen during clear weather from the camp, anywhere in the park or from the Observation hill. Large herds of elephants and hippo can be seen bathing in the swamp grounds whose waters source is Mt. Kilimanjaro. Hyenas laughing, lions growling, buffaloes blindly grazing in the fields and other species of wildlife and birds. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge / Camp. -Meal Plan; (B, L, D)

Day 4: Amboseli –to- Lake Naivasaha :
Early morning breakfast at the camp/lodge and depart for Lake Naivasha passing via the Nairobi stopping briefly at the Great Rift Valley View Point. -Naivasha is a Masai name given to the area where the resort is located, denoting the characteristics of the lake including size and its tendency to roughness when windy. The history of the area has always been important as it formed the main route of the slave trade from Uganda and the highlands of Kenya, including in 1884, the Scottish explorer Joseph Thompson’s epic journey through Masai land – where he writes in his journals of his life-time in Naivasha.

The highest of all the Rift Valley lakes, Lk. Naivasha is a beautiful shallow freshwater lake fringed by thick papyrus reeds. The waters of the lake draw great array of bird life to its shoreline. Buffalo wallow in the swamps, whilst the large hippo population laze their days in the shallows. Giraffe wander among the acacia, whilst the Colobus monkeys swing from the green canopies ABOVE. From here, you can visit Elsamere, Hells Gate National Park & Crescent Island game sanctuary
Sundowner boat rides in the Lake (1 hour). All meals and overnight-stay at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. / Sawela Lodge/ Fishermans Camp/ Crayfish Camp (B, L, D)

Day 5: Lake Naivasaha-to- Lake Nakuru- 85 Km / 1 Hr
After breakfast, we depart for Lake Nakuru- a soda lake. Famously Lake Nakuru attracts vast numbers of fabulously coloured pink flamingos to its shallow waters. Hippo, various animals, black rhinos, giraffe, lion, leopards and a profusion of birds are also present at the lake-shore.

We will have our lunch en route/take picnic packed lunches. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in lake till dusk. Dinner and Overnight at Golden Palace Resort / Flamingo Hill Camp/ Lake Nakuru Lodge/ Similar Meal Plan: (B, L, D)

Day 6: Lake Nakuru –to- Masai Mara Game Reserve - 340 Km/ 4 ½ hrs
Ascending the western wall of the Great Rift Valley floor-The Hemingway country. We reach arguably Kenya’s most celebrated natural attraction-The Masai Mara game reserve. A 1,500 sq. km slab of open Savannah dotted with acacia trees-the Kenyan section of the wildly beautiful Serengeti plains, teems with wildlife. Being in the Mara has been described by some authorities as ‘’ being in the New York of the natural world’ you will spend the next 02 nights here to explore.

The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe,
wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual wildlife migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savannah- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. Afternoon game drives in the reserve. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge/ Mara Simba/ Mara Sidai Camp or Similar (B, L, D).

The endless plains of East Africa are the setting of the World’s greatest spectacle-the pounding of over 6 million hooves! From the vast Serengeti plains to the Champagne coloured hills of Kenya’s Masai Mara. Over 1 million wildebeest, 300,000 Thompson gazelles and some 200,000 zebras relentlessly tracked by Africa’s greatest predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of green pastures. This continual perilous trek in search of nature’s big green carpet involves no beginning or end to a wildebeest journey. Its life is an endless pilgrimage, a continual search of food, water and pasture. The only beginning is at birth. Estimated 400,000 wildebeest calves are born during a six week period early each year-usually between late January and Mid March.

As for when to see this annual event, consider December to March (Serengeti/ Tanzania) and July to October (Masai Mara/Kenya) The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savannahs- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

Day 7: Masai Mara- Full Day
Full day of game-viewing drive with picnic lunches at the Mara-River. Explore the magic of Masai Mara Game Reserve with amazingly highly concentration of game. This game reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants from Serengeti Park and over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest, zebras and the predators, there are also resident lions and other plain games all year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge/ Mara Simba/ or similar (B, L, D)

Day 8: Mara- Nairobi : 285km/ 5hrs
Pre-breakfast game drive 06:30-am to 09:30-am.This is the best time at sunrise to watch cheater, leopard and lioness hunting. Back to the lodge/camp for buffet-breakfast then depart for Nairobi with a brief stop at Narok town for lunch. Proceed to Nairobi arriving at around 1600hrs, drop off at the JKIA for your onward flight. Meal Plan: (B L)

Note : Expect the exceptional safari holiday with us in Kenya, or Tanzania and by extension Mombasa or Zanzibar for beach holiday experiences. Happy holidays!!
Excluded in safari package cost
- Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic and other beverages taken with lunch and dinner
- The optional visit to tribal villages e.g. visit to a Maasai $ 35 PP, Boat ride in Lake Naivasha $35 pp, Balloon safari in the Mara $ 495 pp-bookable before departure.
- Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary,
- Travel/flying doctors rescue services.
- Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry, tips and Guide/porter gratitude.

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For bookings and reservations on the safari above kindly contact us on:
Mr Ben Owino
Adventure safari specialist
Splendours of Africa Tours
Uganda House 1st Floor suite no 20 Kenyatta Avenue
Mobile:+254- 724- 978- 975 / +254-711-444-295.
P.O.Box 13906 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi-Kenya
E-mail: info@splendoursofafricatours.com
http://www.splendoursofafricatours.com
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