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14 Days Mt.Kenya/Samburu/Lake Nakuru/Maasai Mara/Amboseli/Tsavo West/TSAVO EAST

AGSC 011 -14 Days Mt.Kenya/Samburu/Lake Nakuru/Maasai Mara/Amboseli/Tsavo West/ Tsavo West

A safari to see the best game parks in Kenya best wildlife trailing safaris also see Africa's highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Pink flamingos at Lake Nakuru national reserve and the annual wild beast migration in Maasai Mara.Kenya wildlife Explorer

Day 1: Mt. Kenya /Sweetwaters.
Depart Nairobi in the morning and proceed towards the slopes of Africa's second largest mountain at 5199m - Mt Kenya. Afternoon game drives at Sweetwater’s game ranch to see the wildlife including rehabilitated chimpanzees. We spend the night at Mountain Rock Campsite. The private ranch at Sweetwater’s is the only sanctuary for rehabilitation in Kenya of these widely abused chimpanzees with two groups living in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. The site is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area.

Day 2: Mt.Kenya – Samburu game reserve
Depart for Samburu soon after breakfast game is viewed as we proceed to the campsite for lunch. We camp in the narrow stretch of palms and woodland by the Ewaso Nyiro River which provides water for the animals and some relief from the equatorial sun.

Day 3 : Samburu Game reserve
Full day spent exploring the park. Dinner and overnight at a campsite. The highlights of Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro river. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries.

Day 4: Samburu – Lake Nakuru National park.
We break the camp soon after break fast and proceed to Lake Nakuru National park. Game is viewed as we exit the park. Lunch enroute followed by an afternoon game drives as the pick lake. Dinner and overnight at a campsite. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake on the edges of Nakuru town and lies a distance of 160 kilometers from Nairobi. The lake is world famous as home to millions of flamingoes. The number of flamingoes depends on the water level which determines the quantity of algae on which the birds feed. Flamingoes are known to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes whenever the water level is low. The National Park surrounds the lake and was gazetted to protect the colony of flamingoes as well as provide sanctuary for endangered species such as the rhino. There are about 25 white and black rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country. Predators are also residents to this park while Rothschild’s giraffe have been trans-located into the park for safety

Day 5 : Lake Nakuru- Maasai Mara
We break the camp soon after breakfast and travel south through the beautiful savannahs and plains of the Rift Valley and reach our base camp site, where we enjoy another evening out bush under the far-reaching African sky. Game is viewed as we proceed to our campsite for Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6 /7 Maasai Mara national park
Spend the next two days on game drives exploring the Masai Mara. The open grasslands are home to incredibly rich and varied wildlife and the awesome, annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope is the highlight of any visit to Africa from July to September. The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park

Day 8: Maasai Mara – Naivasha
Break the camp soon after breakfast and proceed to Naivasha.Lunch followed by afternoon visit to Hells Gate National park. Dinner and Overnight stay at a campsite.
Hells Gate Park can be explored on foot/vehicle .You can also hire a bicycle and cycle around the park.

Day 9: Naivasha – Amboseli
We break the camp soon after breakfast and proceed to Amboseli National park via Nairobi. Game is viewed as we proceed to the campsite for diner and overnight stay if time allows. Amboseli park (at 392 sq km) is the second most popular park in Kenya after Masai Mara, mainly due to the spectacular backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro on the southern boundary.

Day 10 Amboseli National park
Today you will spend the full day in Amboseli with early morning and evening game drives. Whilst in the park, you will have the opportunity to photograph the animals against the wonderful backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. All meals and overnight at a campsite.

Day 11: Amboseli – Tsavo West National park
After an early breakfast depart for Tsavo West National Park which lies roughly half way between Nairobi and the Coast. Mzima Springs, the chief marvel here is a favorite haunt of hippos and crocodiles. Picnic lunch then proceed for an evening game drive to see large herds of elephants, buffalo, common waterbuck, eland, rhino and a wide variety of antelope. Dinner and overnight at a Campsite .

Day 12: Tsavo West – Tsavo East National park
We break the camp soon after breakfast and proceed to Tsavo East National park. Game is viewed as we exit the park . This park was famed for its large herds of elephant covered in red dust and fine scenery. We visit the scenic Lugards Falls, Mudanda Rocks (attracts elephants in the drier season) and Aruba Dam as we view game if time permits. Dinner and overnight stay at a Campsite.

Day 13: Tsavo East National park
Full day spent exploring the park. Morning and afternoon gamedrives are offered. Dinner and overnight stay at a campsite. The landscape in Tsavo East is flatter and drier, despite having one of Kenya’s largest rivers flowing through the middle. Much of the wildlife is concentrated on the Galana River, which has plentiful crocs and hippos. Likewise, Kudus, waterbucks and dik-diks are common along the river banks.

Day 14: Tsavo East –Mombasa /Nairobi
Early morning game drive. Soon after breakfast we proceed to Mombasa arriving at 1400 hrs.Drop off at a beach hotel to start a beach holiday.

Package Includes:

-transport by safari vehicle;
- Services of a professional English speaking guide
- Game parks or national parks entry fees;
- Campsite fees;- Camping gear
- Use of our two/three person tents;
- Foam mattresses;
- Three meals per day whilst on safari, prepared by our cook
- 1 litre Mineral water per person per day

Price excludes:

- Drinks
- Tipping
- Cultural visits to Maasai/Samburu
- Sleeping bags
- Personal effects
- Kenya Visas
- Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari