Best of Kenya Safari
Days 1, 2 and 3 – Amboseli National Park
Arrive into Nairobi where you are met and transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to Amboseli National Park for the start of your safari to Kenya. Amboseli is renowned for it arid landscape with a large wetland running down the middle and with a backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. This is where photographers come to get that iconic photo of elephants walking in-front of a snow capped Kilimanjaro Mountain.
Amboseli is home to large herds of elephants and buffalo that hang-out in the wetland area as it provides fresh water and good feeding. Lion, cheetah and hyena make the majority of the predators with zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and buffalo making up the majority of the herbivores.
This is also an important area for the Masai and guests can enjoy walking safaris with Masai worriers. For cultural experience guests can visit a local village to learn more about the Masaai culture.
Days 4, 5 and 6 – Ol Pejeta Conservancy
From the arid region of Amboseli, guests fly north to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy located between the Aberdares and towering snowcapped Mount Kenya. This is an important wildlife reserve that is home to the Big 5, including the largest sanctuary in East Africa for the endangered black rhino.
Guests staying at Ol Pejeta enjoy morning, afternoon and night game drives as well as guided walks, a visit to the black rhino center and a visit to a chimpanzee sanctuary.
Days 7,8 and 9 – Masai Mara
Today you head south to the world famous Masai Mara for the last few days of your Kenyan Safari. Located in the Ol Kenyei Private Conservancy, guests are able to enjoy morning, afternoon and night game drives as well as walking safaris. There are no fences between the private conservancies and the Masai Mara and so the animals move freely between these iconic wildlife reserves. There is the option to do a full day game drive inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve at an additional fee. Game in the conservancies include cheetah, lion, leopard, hyena, elephant, buffalo and so much more.
Between the months of June and October, the great migration moves into the Masai Mara from the Serengeti National park in Tanzania, giving guests a front row seat to some of the most incredible wildlife spectacles in Africa. Millions of wildebeest and zebra cross the Mara and Sand Rivers to get to the greener grazing on the other side. As they cross the rivers many drown or are eaten by large crocodiles that rely on these feasts to maintain them through the rest of the year.
Even when the migration is not in the Masai Mara, wildlife viewing can be incredible with large prides of lions and cheetah families in abundance.
Day 10 – Nairobi
From the Masai Mara you fly back to Nairobi for the night.
Transfer to Nairobi’s International Airport for your flight out.