Mombasa to Amboseli
Early morning pick up from Mombasa Airport, Residence or hotel and depart by road for Amboseli National Park. Arrive in time for lunch then an optional afternoon game drive. Amboseli is often called the ‘Land of Giants’ – due to the impressive elephants here carrying massive tusks. The animals are set against breathtaking vistas of Mt Kilimanjaro, which makes an awesome backdrop to the small park. Aside from elephants, many plains animals are easy to spot. Most of the park consists of a dry, ancient lake bed and fragile grassland with patches of acacia woodland, while in the southern area there is a number of small, rocky, volcanic hills. Overnight at tented camp or lodge.
Amboseli to Lake Nakuru
We will initiate the day with an early morning game drive in Amboseli while driving out of the park heading to Lake Nakuru National Park. Located across the equator, southwards of Bogoria, lies the Rift Valley most famous Lake Nakuru. Flanked by rocky escarpments, pockets of acacia forest and at least one waterfall, the park is gorgeous year-round and is home to both black and white rhinos, lions, leopards, hippos and endangered Rothschild's giraffes. This park was the first national Rhino sanctuary and hosts one of the world’s highest concentrations of the Black Rhinoceros. Arrive in time for lunch then have an afternoon game drive. Overnight at tented camp or lodge.
Lake Nakuru to Naivasha
An early morning game viewing drive at Lake Nakuru as you head out to Lake Naivasha, which is the highest and the most beautiful of the Rift Valley lakes. It is one of the primary drinking holes for buffalos, zebras, elands, impalas, waterbucks and other grazers, as well as a favorite place for hippos to cool themselves during the day. Along the lakeshore, vineyards produce grapes for the country's fledgling wine industry. Afternoon boat ride to view hippos, rich bird life and small game. Later guided walking safari at the Crescent Island. Overnight at tented camp or lodge.
Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara
An early morning drive to Masai Mara National Reserve, it holds on as one of the few places left on earth where wildlife still lives comparatively undisturbed, in the numbers that once roamed the plains and forests of Africa. The grassy plains and regular rainfall supports a huge population of herbivores, in turn attracting many predators. All three big cats are relatively easy to see. As the northern tip of the vast Serengeti ecosystem, the Mara hosts the spectacular seasonal migration of many thousands of wildebeest, zebras and attendant predators. Arrive in time for lunch then have an afternoon game drive. Overnight at tented camp or lodge. Note: You can book an optional hot-air balloon flight over the savannah; it is a pre-dawn start and you are rewarded with a well-deserved champagne breakfast.
Masai Mara Full Day
After breakfast, we have a full day game drive, with packed lunch provided. The quintessential Masai Mara safari is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, black-maned lion and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra. Leopards are frequently encountered, endangered black rhino hide in the dense thickets and large rafts of hippo and enormous crocodiles are found in the Mara River. The park is also home to over 470 bird species. Among these 16 species of eagle, plus many hawks and falcons, marabou storks, secretary birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles, African pygmy-falcons and the lilac-breasted roller. Many of the cheetahs are so tame they seek shelter from the hot sun under one's vehicle and several even climb onto the roof to get a better view of prospective prey. At midday, your guide will set out a delicious picnic lunch in a shady and safe spot before continuing in the afternoon. Note: The day is yours to pace as you want. Should you want your day with morning and afternoon game drives only, your guide is available to make that happen as well.
Masai Mara to Mombasa
We wake up at 6 am for a sunrise game viewing drive. Drive back to your tented camp or lodge for breakfast and later Depart Masai Mara National Reserve for Nairobi where we will bring you to the airport for your flight back to Mombasa. You can also opt to choose the Madaraka Express Train back to the coast. A professional driver-guide will pick you at the airport or rail station in Mombasa and transfers you to your resort or hotel.