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Masai Mara National Reserve. A flourishing ecosystem that hosts all of Africa’s Big Five, the reserve is an exciting mix of wildlife, savannah, rolling hills, and iconic acacia trees adorning the landscape.Amboseli National Park is like a postcard with its iconic views of Africa’s tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. The game spotting is active in this smaller park. You can’t miss the massive herds of elephants marching before you and the great mountain rising beyond them in stunning relief
Your driver/guide will pick you up from your Nairobi area hotel, Nairobi airport or Nairobi area residence and head out in our 4 x 4 Jeep for the Masai Mara.
We’ll break up our drive with a stop at the town of Narok for breakfast and arrive at the Mara around mid-morning
We’ve arrived at perhaps the most well-known wildlife park in the world, home to an incredible diversity and concentration of wild animals. All the Big Five are here with a special emphasis on the cats such as lion, leopard, and cheetah.
We’ll fill our day with game drives over the deep savannah looking for the big game plus warthog, hyena, zebra, and many more hunters and grazers.
There will be a picnic lunch breaking up the day with time to relax, should you desire.
We’ll spend the first of two nights at the Masai Mara at the safari lodge or tented camp of your choice.
We’ll be up early to enjoy the awakening day and the birdsong on the great reserve. This is a day of unlimited game drives so get ready to check off the animals on your “to see” list.
The Masai Mara features the greatest density of wildlife in this region of Africa and you’re right in the middle of the action.
Should you be here during the Great Migration (July – October) you’ll be witness to the sight of thousands of gazelles, zebra, and wildebeest streaming over the Mara River in search of sustenance.
We’ll visit the river and enjoy a picnic lunch, checking out the hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife action play out before us.
If you wish, you can take an optional visit to the local Maasai people in their village. You’ll learn about their customs, herding lifestyle, and perhaps pick up some of their beaded handiwork.
Another optional treat – an early morning hot air balloon safari over the Masai Mara! Watch the park come alive and the animal’s parade in their timeless migration – an unforgettable vision. Just ask your driver/guide to make arrangements.
Our final night at the Masai Mara will be at the safari lodge or tented camp of your choice.
We’ll be up before the birds on an early morning departure to Amboseli Park.
Traveling past fields and farmland, we’ll make stops along the way to appreciate Kenya’s natural scenery.
We’ll also take a lunch break to stretch and relax.
Arriving at Amboseli Park in the afternoon, there will be time for a game drive and to get acquainted with the reserve.
At the park’s southern boundary stands the towering form of Mt. Kilimanjaro, a constant presence looking over the rich variety of wildlife all about in this smaller park.
Toward evening the mountain’s snow-capped peak may be revealed as the high-altitude cloud cover can burn off, leaving us with a perfect vista of one of Africa’s most inspirational sites.
We’ll spend the first of two nights at Amboseli at your choice of safari lodge or tented camp.
The day will be filled with game drives and relaxation time as well. Just tell your driver/guide how much you’d like of each.
But we’ll be up early for a pre-breakfast safari through the park as the elephant families march to their favorite watering holes.
We’ll travel by Jeep to our favorite watering hole – our lodge or tented camp for a hearty, safari breakfast. Then we’ll fill out the morning on another relaxed game drive.
The foliage is sparse at Amboseli which makes for easier game spotting.
We’ll take an easy lunch and plan our afternoon. Your driver/guide is an expert and can discuss the different regions of the park to explore, such as its marshes, lakes, or woodlands.
Toward evening, look for another wonderful African sunset and maybe the clear, snowy summit of Kilimanjaro. Have your camera ready!
We’ll spend our second night at Amboseli at your safari lodge or tented camp.
It’s our last safari morning but we’ve got plans to pack in as much as possible. We’ll start with a pre-breakfast game drive and see who else we can check off our list.
Breakfast follows, surrounded by all the beauty of nature and then another mid-morning drive through the park. There will be time to visit any spots you may have missed.
Then we’re off to Nairobi with a stop for lunch on the way.
We should arrive at about afternoon.