7 Day Amboseli & Maasai Mara Safari By Road PDF Print E-mail


DAY 1: Nairobi


Meet and greet at the airport. Transfer to Nairobi Hotel.
Optional activities in Nairobi include: Visit to Daphne Sheldricks Elepahant orphanage, Visit to the Giraffe Center, Lunch or dinner at the Famous Carnivore.


Overnight at a Nairobi Hotel on Bed & Breakfast

DAY 2: Nairobi - Amboseli


Today your Safari begin at 8.30am. Our Diver/guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive directly to Amboseli National Park. Amboseli is known for having a variety of wildlife. Itís at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro hence giving it a beautiful landscape. Arrive in time for lunch. Take an afternoon game drive in the park.


Overnight at a lodge in Amboseli on Full board Basis


DAY 3: Amboseli


Start the day early today with a pre-breakfast game drive at 6.30am. Early morning game drives are the best time to view game and this is the time you will most likely be able to view kills as the lions hunt when temperatures are coolest. Return to the lodge by 9.30am in time for breakfast. Visit a local Maasai village after breakfast or spend the later part of the morning at the lodge admiring the breath taking view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. After lunch take an afternoon game drive. This gives you the opportunity to fully enjoy the beauty of the park and more animals such as Lions, Gazelles, Giraffes, Hyenas. Amboseli is best known for its large herds of elephants. Many famous photographs have been taken of elephants with Kilimanjaro as a back drop. Return to the lodge for dinner.  

Overnight at a lodge in Amboseli on Full board Basis

DAY 4: Nairobi


After breakfast depart for Nairobi to be at your hotel by early afternoon.


Overnight at a Nairobi Hotel on Bed & Breakfast

DAY 5:  Nairobi - Maasai Mara


Today your African Safari kicks into high gear! Depart Nairobi at 8am in the morning for the Maasai Mara. The Maasai Mara is the jewel of Africa in terms of its animal rich wealth and its bird haven.
The Mara is the home to the largest population of lions in Kenya; these magnificent beasts spend most of the day sleeping in the shade of acacia trees. Vast herds of buffalo, Zebra, and wildebeest roam the plains. Impala, gazelle, giraffe and hartebeest grace the landscape, and the cautious topi may also be seen standing sentinel on earth mounds on constant look-out of predators
Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. After your game drive head back to the lodge to freshen up and later enjoy a hearty dinner.

Overnight at a Maasai Mara lodge on Full Board Basis


DAY 6: Maasai Mara


Today we recommend taking a full day spent game viewing across (from 0800 1830hrs) the rich tree studded grassland and rolling hills. The famous Mara is renowned for its great herds of plain's game, black manned lion, leopard and cheetah. It also has numerous elephants and virtually every type of wildlife to be found in Kenya.
Also, why not witness the annual migration of Wildebeest and Zebra crossing the famous Mara River. Have your packed lunch by the Mara crossing as you see thousands of  Wildebeest and Zebraís fall prey to the crocodile while on the other side of the river await the Lions. This is a world renowned spectacle that is truly breathtaking!!
After a full day game drive return to the lodge.
Tonight we have a special treat for you. You will enjoy a bush dinner under the stars followed by entertainment and dancing from the local Maasai community. Donít be shy to join in on the song and dance!


Overnight at a Maasai Mara lodge on Full Board Basis


Maasai Mara- Nairobi


Start the morning early with a 6.30am game drive followed by breakfast and another mid-morning game drive. Take a leisurely game drive out of the park as you head back to Nairobi.
Arrive into Nairobi at approx 5pm.


Overnight at Nairobi Hotel on Bed & Breakfast


Day 8:


Transfers to the airport for your onward flight home.


End of Safari


Note: This safari covers 2 of Kenyaís best National Parks. It is designed so that the traveler can enjoy the best of the parks with a break in Nairobi in between. It can be designed to suit any budget type.

Highly Recommended:


Have a Bush Dinner
Take a Hot Air Balloon Safari with a Champagne Breakfast
Visit an authentic Maasai Village
End the Safari with a Beach holiday

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