Enjoy the Best of Masai Mara, Nakuru and Amboseli Amazing Adventure

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This 6 Day Safari of Kenya takes you South through the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara game reserve where the largest concentration of wildlife in Kenya is  found.

Tour Summary: Amazing Wildlife Safari to Masai Mara, Nakuru and Amboseli

Day 1  Travel to Masai Mara from Nairobi

Day 2 Exploring Masai Mara

Day 3 Travel to Nakuru

Day 4 Transfer to Amboseli

Day 5 Explore Amboseli

Day 6 Travel back to Nairobi

Masai Mara game reserve

The Maasai Mara (also known as the Masai Mara, and locally simply as The Mara) is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: “Mara” means “spotted” in the local Maasai language of Maa, due to the many trees which dot the landscape.

It is world-renowned for its exceptional populations of lions, leopards, cheetahs and elephant, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and other antelope, to and from the Serengeti every year known as the Great Migration.

Wildlife in Masai Mara

Wildebeest, topi, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle migrate into and occupy the Mara reserve, from the Serengeti plains to the south and Loita Plains in the pastoral ranches to the north-east, from July to October or later. Herds of all three species are also resident in the reserve.

All members of the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, cape buffalo, and rhinoceros) are found here. The population of black rhinos was fairly numerous until 1960, but it was severely depleted by poaching in the 1970s and early 1980s, dropping to a low of 15 individuals. Numbers have been slowly increasing, but the population was still only up to an estimated 23 in 1999.

Hippopotami and crocodiles are found in large groups in the Mara and Talek rivers. Hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and bat-eared foxes can also be found in the reserve. The plains between the Mara River and the Esoit Siria Escarpment are probably the best area for game viewing, in particular regarding lion and cheetah.

As in the Serengeti, the wildebeest are the dominant inhabitants of the Masai Mara, and their numbers are estimated in the millions. Around July of each year, these animals migrate north from the Serengeti plains in search of fresh pasture, and return to the south around October. The Great Migration is one of the most impressive natural events worldwide, involving some 1,300,000 wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles, 97,000 Topi, 18,000 elands, and 200,000 zebras.

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All about the Enjoy the Best of Masai Mara, Nakuru and Amboseli Amazing Adventure.

Our 6 days safari to Masai, Nakuru and Amboseli game reserves in Kenya takes you South through the Great Rift Valley to Maasai Mara game reserve where the largest concentration of wildlife in Kenya is to be found.

Then back North to the remote lakes Nakuru,Bogoria and Baringo a bird watchers and naturalists paradise.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transport in a custom made Tour vehicle with a pop up roof – each person is guaranteed a window seat;
  • Services of a professional English speaking guides;
  • Game drives as per the itinerary;
  • Game parks or national parks entry fees;
  • Accommodations in self-contained Tents fitted with camp beds/Linen is provided;
  • Three meals per day whilst on safari, prepared by our cook;
  • 1 litre Mineral water per person per day;
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Drinks;
  • Tipping;
  • Cultural visits to Maasai villages
  • Personal effects;
  • Kenya Visas;
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari;
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Photography accessories like cameras etc.
  1. Day 1 Travel to Masai Mara from Nairobi

    Depart from your accommodation in Nairobi after breakfast for a journey along the floor of the Great Rift Valley with a stop-over at the View Point to have a glance at the Breathe taking Escarpment with Panoramic View of Mt. Longonot. Lunch enroute, and then enter Masai Mara in the afternoon to enjoy a game drive before proceeding to the campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

  2. Day 2 Exploring Masai Mara

    Full day will be spent in the vast Masai Mara in search of its renowned plain game; Black manned Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, and migration of Wild Beast and Zebras. The ride will take you to the famous Mara River where we have the Hippos and Crocodiles. This section also boasts of many species of Bird life.

    Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

    Note: You can enjoy Balloon ride very early in the morning with Champagne breakfast or a visit to a Masai Cultural village or Maasai Guided Nature Walk in between at an extra cost.

  3. Day 3 Travel to Nakuru

    After breakfast leave Maasai Mara for Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch en route. On arrival proceed for a game drive round Lake Nakuru to view Flamingoes, water buck, buffaloes etc. Lake Nakuru is a bird watchers paradise and over three hundred species of avifauna can be sighted. After bird and game viewing continue to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

  4. Day 4 Transfer to Amboseli

    After breakfast leave for Nairobi, stopping at the Great Rift Valley for a panoramic view, and continue to Amboseli home of the Jumbos. Lunch enroute : Proceed for a game drive in search of cheetah, rhinos, elephants, and also plenty of plains game, with the overview of the Majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the back ground.

    Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

  5. Day 5 Explore Amboseli

    Proceed for a game drive after breakfast. Lunch at the Campsite. After lunch, a further game drive in search of the Jumbo (Red Big Elephant).

    Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

  6. Day 6 Travel back to Nairobi

    After breakfast, enjoy an enroute game drive on your way back to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon to end your tour.