Day Destination Accommodation Day activity 1 Masai Mara national reserve Sentrim Mara Afternoon game drive 2 Masai Mara national reserve Sentrim Mara Morning and afternoon game drive 3 Lake Elementaita Sentrim Elementaita Afternoon at leisure 4 Amboseli National park Sentrim Amboseli Afternoon game viewing drive 5 Tsavo East National park Sentrim Tsavo Afternoon game viewing Read More
- Trip Outline
|Nairobi – Maasai Mara National Reserve
Arrival and met upon by our representative together with your driver guide, receive our souvenir safari hat which is not only a gift from us but also the best way to start your Into adventure Safari.
After loading your luggage onto your vehicle then head off for the famous Masai Mara, arriving in time for lunch at the camp. Later afternoon proceed to the reserve for a game viewing drive experience.
MAASAI MARA RESERVE.
Offering superb plains scenery, unmatched safari activities and diverse wildlife, Masai Mara National Reserve is considered Kenya’s best park and one of Africa’s highest wildlife density region for predators. The reserve covers 583 square miles (1510 square kilometres) of outstanding wilderness in South West Kenya.
The location, wildlife, activities and comfortable moderate climate puts Mara at the top of the list, even for the most discerning traveller to Kenya. When the public reserve was first established, it covered 645 square miles (1672 square kilometres). Strategically, the size of the reserve was later reduced in 1984 to accommodate Maasai cattle grazing on their ancestral lands. Although the decrease in land area may be considered a let-down for wildlife conservation and protection at its infancy, the animals and habitats of the reserve found new allies to ensure their survival for generations to come. Many private conservancies have been introduced to protect the land that surrounds the reserve, thereby providing more area for wildlife. The lands not only protect habitats for resident species, but also preserve a critical part of the route used by wildebeests and zebras during the Great Migration that traverses the Masai Mara via the Serengeti National Park. Recognized as one of the most spectacular wildlife events on the planet, the migration is a continuous route that is followed by an over 1.5 million wildebeests and thousands of zebras, gazelles and elands. In their never-ending pursuit for the finest grazing and watering grounds, the gnu relocate on an almost constant basis. The perseverance of these wildebeests is demonstrated in their ability to mate while on the move, and many cows are pregnant during part of the migration. Additionally, even the youngest wildebeest calves are expected to keep up with the herd. Standing and walking within minutes are critical to its survival.
The migrators of Masai Mara National Reserve are present from approximately late June – early August until end of October – early November. But the Mara offers year-round game viewing. The reserve and surrounding conservancies offer diverse resident species experiences. Frequently to be seen are impalas, topis, giraffes, elephants, zebras, buffalos, warthogs and other grazing herbivores. With so many prey animals, Masai Mara is a veritable bonanza for large predators, such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, crocodiles and other stealthy, powerful hunters. The abundance of terrestrial animals is enhanced by the presence of more than 450-winged species, including 57 birds of prey. Masai Mara Game Reserve offers varied tour activities to explore the plains landscape and see incredible animal behaviours. The adjoining conservancies offer distinct activities that are not allowed in the reserve. Game drives in the reserve are perfect for those who seek to be immersed in Kenya’s bush country and see larger animals.
For guests interested in observing the nocturnal animals, these are available in the form of night game drives in some of adjoining private conservancies. The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is recognized for an enormous diversity of flora and fauna, and some small details are missed during game drives. Most conservancies offer bush walks for an intimate look at the micro-ecosystems of the area. To complement these walks or a general visit to the Mara, a balloon safari experience, for a bird’s-eye view of the area, is a memorable experience.
Lastly, the Maasai community is key to the advancement of wildlife management in the area. It is hence recommended for one to take time learning more about these noble people by visiting one of their villages for a life-changing cultural experience in understanding their modest and simple lives.
Evening head back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Zebra Plains Mara https://zebraplainscollection.com/mara-camp
Meal Plan: Full board - lunch /dinner.
|Masai Mara Game Reserve
Sunrise game drives. After breakfast, leave with picnic lunch boxes for a full day exploration of the Wilderness. You will return to the lodge in the late afternoon on time for a refreshing shower, followed by time round the fire exchanging stories of the day with the other guests. Candlelit dinner completes the day; after which you will be escorted to your room.
Overnight: Zebra Plains Mara
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Breakfast at the camp.
Proceed on to Lake Elementaita arriving in time for lunch at the lodge, spent your afternoon at leisure by the pool.
Serene and framed by shaggy hills, Elementaita is quieter and prettier than the lakes to its south, although due to its relatively open surrounds it lacks the drama or mystique that you find elsewhere. Squint and, depending on the season and time of day, you could be in Arizona or the Scottish Highlands; euphorbia, cacti and rocks stipple the higher ground, while cattle graze along the green soda shoreline. The lake is famous for its flamingos and pelicans and birdwatching in general; more than 450 species have been recorded around the lake and its hinterland. If you're lucky, you might also spot zebras and antelope grazing on the edges. Crescent Island, which can be accessed by road at times, depending on the water levels, is a unique wildlife sanctuary found on Lake Naivasha. An abundance of plains game inhabits the sanctuary, which is visited on foot; one of the main attractions on the island is an albino python, an amazing sight to behold, if it is in the mood to expose itself!
Overnight: Sentrim Elementaita www.sentrimhotels.net/index.php/sentrim-lake-elementaita-lodge-hotels
Meal Plan: Full board - lunch /dinner/breakfast.
|Amboseli National Park
Breakfast at the lodge and depart South past Nairobi to Amboseli National Park.
Arrive later in Amboseli good time for lunch at Sentrim Amboseli and thereafter lunch enjoy a relaxed time before your afternoon game drive.
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
A shimmering landscape of mirages arising from the dried- up salt pan of the ancient Lake Amboseli, with the impossibly huge Mt. Kilimanjaro feeding the fresh water streams that water the marshes and swamps of Ol Tukai, and watching over park’s inhabitants, Amboseli is Kenya’s most popular destination for big game photography, home to the country’s largest elephants as well as buffalos, wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, gazelle and other plains game. Hippos silently guard the pools and marshes, which are frequently invaded by the animals seeking solace from the midday heat, as well as by the park’s numerous bird species, which are in themselves a special attraction of Amboseli.
1830hrs- After game drive head back to your camp.
Overnight: Sentrim Amboseli www.sentrimhotels.net/index.php/sentrim-amboseli-lodges-in-amboseli
Meal Plan: Full board - lunch /dinner.
|Tsavo East National Park
Breakfast at the lodge.
After breakfast depart to the nearby Tsavo East which is part of the larger Tsavo National Parks, arriving and game viewing drive enroute to the lodge for lunch.
Further afternoon game viewing drive in the park.
TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
Kenya’s largest national park, Tsavo East, has an undeniable wild and primordial charm and is a terrific wildlife-watching destination. Although one of Kenya’s largest rivers flows through the middle of the park, the landscape here is markedly flatter and drier and lacks the drama of Tsavo West. The flip side is that spotting wildlife is generally easier thanks to the thinly spread foliage.
Despite the size of the park, the area of most wildlife activity is actually quite compact – the northern section of the park is largely closed and can only be visited with advance permission due to the threat of banditry and ongoing campaigns against poachers. The demarcation point is the Galana River.
Overnight: Sentrim Tsavo www.sentrimhotels.net/index.php/sentrim-tsavo-lodges-in-tsavo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Breakfast at the lodge
After breakfast depart and drop off at the Voi SGR Train Terminus for onward beach extension. Arrive later evening at Mombasa Train terminus and transfer the beach resort.
Enjoy rest of the day at leisure enjoying resort’s facilities or perhaps sample some exciting beach activities.
The largest city on Kenya’s coastline of the Indian Ocean, which stretches for over 480Km, Mombasa, with its bustling and winding narrow alleys in its historic Arab Old Town, or its landmark structure- the old Portuguese Fort Jesus, or its eclectic mix of colonial buildings reminiscent of the British influence on the formation of the city, and later, of Kenya, as a country, is one of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in Africa.
For hundreds of years, it lured traders, missionaries and explorers from as far away as China, Holland, and Arabia, who were all eager to access the mainland through this natural gateway to the world. Most of the coastline is protected by coral reefs, which give birth to the long stretches of sandy, white beaches occasionally interrupted by river creeks. Snorkeling and watersports, such as scuba diving, big game fishing, sailing and windsurfing are popular pastimes at the beach, and the long, sunny days’ mean that the sunbathing and relaxing on the beaches are possible throughout the year.
Overnight: Amani Tiwi Beach Resort http://www.amanitiwibeachresort.com/en/
Breakfast at the beach resort.
Have a full day at the beach side at leisure with various activities to choose from
Overnight: Amani Tiwi Beach Resort
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Breakfast at the beach resort.
After breakfast drop off at the airport for your homebound departure flight
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Net cost in USD
- Types of transport (Using Safari Minivan in Kenya).
|Per person sharing
|Single room supplement
|US$ 1, 580
|US$ 1, 390
|US$ 1, 300
|US$ 1, 240
|US$ 1, 205
Above main tour costs include;
- Pick up Nairobi drop off Moi International Airport- Mombasa.
- Full board accommodation whilst on Safari.
- Half board accommodation at the Beach Resort.
- All transport in designed Safari vehicle (Non A/C – private usage) with a pop up roof for maximum game viewing comfort with a professional English speaking driver/guide.
- One way SGR Train ticket (Voi – Mombasa Train Terminus).
- All park entrance fees.
Value Add advantage!!
- Complimentary: - Mineral Water 500 ml each day during safari.
- Complimentary: - Safari hat.
Our price does not include;
- The cost of obtaining visas; Kenya visa can be got at ease at JKI Airport for USD 50 – no photos required
- Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, tips, porterage etc.
- International flights.
- Travel and medical insurance.
- All other expenses that are purely of a personal nature.
- All other items that are not mentioned in 'our price includes'.