7 Days Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Nakuru & Amboseli Classic Safari

Tour Information

7 Days Classic Kenya Safari
The Classic Kenya Safari is an anytime private departure that features among the most attractive Kenya’s parks and reserves. Starting from Amboseli National Park known for its great view of Mt. Kilimanjaro and large herds of elephants, to Nakuru National Park one of the greatest ornithological sites in the world and a great rhino sanctuary in Kenya, to the Masai Mara Game Reserve the arena to one of greatest spectacle on earth, the wildebeest migration.

Tour highlights

  • The ‘Big Five’ of African wildlife in the vastness of the Masai Mara
  • Experience the Masai Mara Game viewing
  • Birdwatching on Lake Naivasha
  • Magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro standing over Amboseli National Park

The Itinerary:

DAY 1: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
Start off the Classic Kenya Safari from Nairobi, drive for 4-5 hours to Amboseli National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Early afternoon of free time, then leave for game drive at 4.00pm in the park. Amboseli is a top safari and sight-seeing location. This is where you can see large herds of elephants and plains game, giraffes, gazelles, lions, leopards among others roaming the plains. Although Mount Kilimanjaro lies in Tanzania, the most impressive views of its snow-capped peak are to be found in Amboseli, where it serves as a stunning safari backdrop.

Option A: Camping – Budget
Option B: Kibo Safari Camp- Midrange
Option C: Amboseli Serena Lodge – Luxury

DAY 2: Amboseli – Game drives
Breakfast and then spend this whole classic Kenya safari second day at the game drives in Amboseli park-also known as “the land of giants” for the large elephants and the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro. Spotting large herds of elephants and game, giraffes, gazelles, lions, leopards etc roaming the plains is common.

Option A: Camping – Budget
Option B: Kibo Safari Camp- Midrange
Option C: Amboseli Serena Lodge – Luxury

DAY 3: Amboseli – Lake Naivasha National Park
Breakfast and then check out embarking on the 5-6 hours to Lake Naivasha, a freshwater Rift Valley lake famed for its bird life particularly fish eagles, love-birds and pelicans. There are also many hippos and we take an evening boat trip to see some of them. Alternatively, the boat ride can be done on Lake Oloiden in the southern part of Lake Naivasha. Unlike Lake Naivasha whose waters are fresh, Lake Oloiden is salty and home to several families of Hippos and both the lesser and the greater flamingos are in plenty here.
A boat trip in this lake offers a good opportunity to see some of the numerous water birds and other creatures that thrive in this salty water habitat. Lake Oloiden was formerly part of Lake Naivasha but it is now separated from its south west shore by a stretch of an elevated land and the two lakes are about 200 metres apart. B-L-D

Option A: Camping – Budget
Option B: Fish Eagle Inn- Midrange
Option C: Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp – Luxury

DAY 4: Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha
Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for a whole classic Kenya safari fourth day of game drives. Lake Nakuru is a world famous bird and rhino sanctuary where thousands of flamingos congregate to feed on Spirulina platensis, a blue-green alga that grows naturally in the lake. Found here as well are plenty of other interesting wildlife and birds such as the white rhino, leopard, lion, waterbuck, buffalo, impala, warthog, pelicans and a plethora of other birds. Return to Lake Naivasha in the evening B-L-D

Option A: Camping – Budget
Option B: Fish Eagle Inn- Midrange
Option C: Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp – Luxury

DAY 5: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara National Park
After breakfast f head for a 5-6 hour drive to the Masai Mara. We drive through the Great Rift Valley’s floors and western escarpments, created over the centuries due to the natural shifting of the earth’s tectonic plates. We will take the Classic Kenya safari adventure to the Masai Mara National Reserve and will arrive in time for lunch. After an early afternoon at leisure, we proceed to the reserve for our much-anticipated date with the gem of African wilderness B-L-D

Option A: Camping – Budget
Option B: Ol Moran Tented Camp – Midrange
Option C: Mara Leisure Camp – Luxury

DAY 6: Masai Mara- Game drives
This whole sixth classic Kenya safari day is devoted to game drives in the reserve, with time to explore more of Maasai Mara’s scenery and to catch a glimpse the “The Big Five” animals of Kenya: lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and rhino. In addition to these, Maasai Mara teems with other fascinating wild animal species: giraffes, zebras, hippos, baboons, wildebeests, warthogs, gazelles, crocodiles and numerous bird species.
The annual migration of millions of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles between July to September is a spectacle not to be missed by any visitor to the Mara. The wildebeest, who travel in herds for more than 900 kilometres crossing from the Serengeti plains north to the Maasai Mara, encounter their final obstacle at the Mara River. The Masai Mara is drained majorly by the famous River Mara, and the Mara River crossing is one of the most astonishing and absorbing spectacles, especially with the hungry crocodiles ready to pounce. After a full day of taking in nature’s sights, we return to the camp in the mid-afternoon B-L-D

Option A: Camping – Budget
Option B: Ol Moran Tented Camp – Midrange
Option C; Mara Leisure Camp – Luxury

DAY 7: Nairobi
Morning game drive and transfer to Nairobi where you will be dropped off B-L

INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Ground transportation in a safari customized vehicle with gasoline/fuel
Mineral water in the vehicle,
Services of an English speaking Driver/guide,
Accommodation as shown at the lodges mentioned in the itinerary,
Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner),
All Park Entrance Fees,

EXCLUDED IN PACKAGE
International Airfares; Excess baggage charges;
Entry Visa Fees
International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations;
Items of personal nature such us Room service,
Beverages, Communications charges (telephone, fax, internet), Laundry, etc.;
Postage fees, Porterage fees, Tips and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and Hotels staff,
Shopping charges for Curios and Crafts,
International Airport Departure Taxes,
Optional activities unless specified as included,
Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included.

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