Best of Kenya 6 Days Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru – Amboseli – Tsavo West Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve

Breakfast will be served at the lodge followed by check out. Depart by road to the bottom of the Great Rift Valley and the iconic savannah wilderness alive with Masai people and wildlife living together to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Arrive at the camp in time for lunch the followed by some leisure hours for a siesta/ swim. Later depart for an afternoon Game drive. The Masai Mara Game Reserve is characterized with vast acacia-dotted plains cut by ox-bow lakes, spectacular escarpments where move ‘Out of Africa’ was acted.

The animals of the Masai Mara are the star of the show, providing drama and intrigue against a backdrop of spectacular scenery. You might notice a Masai Moran standing on one foot herding hundreds of cow or shepherding goats and sheep holding a single stick or a spear, that’s their way of living.

Day 2: Explore the Masai Mara Game Reserve

This full day in the Masai Mara Game Reserve will be spared for the search of the big cats of the Masai Mara and the spectacular view of the famous migration.

During game viewing remember to keep a sharp lookout, you may witness a dramatic hunt; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree or a herd of elephants protecting their young from predators.

The Mara is one of the richest wildlife spectacular scenery for the annual migration, the Masai Mara wildebeest migration is no considered to be one of the wonders of the world, especially as they cross the Mara River.

The reserve is also regarded as the most spectacular wildlife viewing area in Kenya with over 95 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara and patience is rewarded with unique sightings, such as a pride of lion stalking prey. All meals will be served at the camp.

Day 3: Masai Mara Game – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park (275 km: 5 Hours)

Breakfast will be served at your lodge then board the safari vehicle and drive overland to Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake famous for its flamingo population estimated to be more than a million hence it is referred to as the ‘Birds Paradise’ by bird watchers and the rhino population.

Arrive in time for lunch then followed by a siesta. Depart at around 16:00hrs for an afternoon game viewing and return back to the camp before sunset. In addition to the flamingoes, the lake draws more than 450 species of birds.

There are no elephants in the park but the other big five can be spotted including tree climbing lions. Large animals which strive in the dry land surrounding the lake such as Rothschild giraffe, Cape buffaloes, Waterbucks, Gazelles, Leopard and primates etc can be spotted as well at the park.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Drive to Amboseli National Park (410 km 6 Hours)

After breakfast depart by road and return to Nairobi and proceed overland through Kamba land dotted with circular houses and few shopping centers as well as Masai land to Amboseli National Park situated at the foot of the highest mountain in Africa.

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest free standing mountain in the world. Arrive at the lodge/ camp in time for lunch followed by some leisure hours for a siesta/ swim. Depart at around 16:00hrs for an afternoon game viewing and return back to the camp before sunset.

The park has large herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, giraffes, lions and a variety of other animals and birds all of which are attracted to this park due to its permanent supply of water from Mt. Kilimanjaro’s melting snow.

The elephant population in Amboseli is one of the few that has been able to live undisturbed and the elephant families have been studied by world renowned researcher Cynthia Moss.

Day 5: Amboseli – Tsavo West National Park (100 km: 2 Hours)

Breakfast will be served at your lodge then depart by road to Tsavo West National Park, painted on a sprawling canvas of endless skies, emerald hills, liquid lava flows, palm-fringed rivers, teeming wildlife and sparkling oasis set against the unforgettable backdrop of mile upon mile of cloud-shadowed African savannah.

Arrive at the camp in time for lunch. You will have some leisure hours for a siesta/ swim before you depart at around 16:00 Hours for an afternoon game viewing and return back to the camp before sunset.

Attractions in the park include the hippo-heaving pools of Mzima Springs, fed daily by 250 million liters of water gushing from the Chyulu Hills provide an oasis of green, an underwater hippo viewing chamber, two nature trails and some unique picnic spots.

The molten lava that forms the Shetani Lava Flow spewed from the earth just 200 years ago and its fiery fury was thought by the local people to be the work of the devil, hence its name which means devil in Swahili. The Chaimu Crater is an alternative volcanic arena clad in the bright black color of the lava stones, as are the imposing Ngulia Hills and the enchanting Chyulu Hills.

The roaring rocks are named after the buzz of the cicadas that inhabit them and the howl of the wind as it rushes past the sheer face of the scarp. The poacher’s lookout is the finest observation point of the park which abounds in panoramic vantage points.

Day 6: Tsavo West – Drive to Nairobi or Mombasa

Spend the morning in Tsavo West National Park looking for vast herds of dust- red elephants, rhino, fat pods of hippo, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, serval cat, caracal diverse plant and bird species and visiting the attractions of the park.

After our game drive depart by road back to Nairobi or Mombasa. Lunch will be served at the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi. Transfer to the city hotel where a day room has been reserved for you until 6:00pm.

Spend the rest of the afternoon shopping or at leisure. Farewell dinner before transfer to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight with Africa Safari memories which will last forever.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

6 Days/ 5 Nights Masai Mara-Lake Nakuru-Amboseli-Tsavo West Safaris Include:

  • All meals on safari
  • Park entrance fees
  • Services of a driver/ guide
  • Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle
  • Pick up and drop off at respective hotel, residence
  • Accommodation in your choice accommodation unit
  • Transport in a customized open roofed safari vechicle
  • Nairobi airport-hotel-airport transfers: (complimentary for safari participants)

6 Days/ 5 Nights Masai Mara-Lake Nakuru-Amboseli-Tsavo West Safaris Exclude:

  • All bottled drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • The Flying Doctors
  • Items and services of a personal nature

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