Discover Kenya 7 Days

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Dates 11 Mar '12 to 18 Mar '12

Flexible? Yeah, sure

Est. Cost 1,475 - 1,665 USD (USD United States Dollars)

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Name Discover Kenya 7 Days

Amboseli > Lake Nakuru > Maasai Mara

This Safari begins and ends in Nairobi, Kenya\- Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

Day One Highlights - Arrive: Nairobi City
Accommodation: Nairobi Safari Club
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
Activity: Airport Arrival - Meet, Greet & Assist.
Transfer to hotel. Rest & Relax.

International air travel can be trying - airports, crowds, lines, luggage, irritating snafus. But once you arrive in Nairobi, Kenya, your host will be waiting to welcome you and drive you to the All Suite Nairobi Safari Club in the center of Nairobi. Here you can unwind and relax for an evening in preparation for a travel adventure of another kind. In the morning, meet your guide for the drive to Amboseli. Think of your guide as your own regional expert, knowledgeable in the local flora and fauna, and, especially, the local roads.
Day Two Highlights - Venue: Amboseli National Park
Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Amboseli. Afternoon Game Drive

An occasionally bumpy ride to Amboseli National Park on the border with Tanzania begins your exploration of Kenya. Mount Kilimanjaro provides a dramatic backdrop to Amboseli as it rises almost 20,000 feet above the plain and the concentration of wildlife drawn to the park in the dry season. Amboseli boasts a variety of ecosystems - marshland, scrubby plain, acacia woodlands - supporting a diverse range of wildlife. Following lunch, you'll spend the afternoon viewing some of this diversity, notably the park's elephants, which are numerous, and giraffes, and predators including lions and cheetahs.
Day Three Highlights - Venue: Amboseli National Park
Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
Optional: Visit to Tribal Village & Walking Safari
Day Three features morning and afternoon game drives over the park's dusty roads (some of these are impassable during the rainy season due to the ashy soil), and you're likely to spot wildebeest and zebra attracted to the marshes and swamps fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. You may also spot white rhinos on the fringes of the marshes as well as a great variety of birdlife (some 425 species of bird populate the park). With Kilimanjaro providing a dramatic backdrop, your photographs will be stunning. East Africa game avoids the mid-day heat by dozing in the shade. You can avoid the mid-day heat in the lodge's pool, at the bar, or like the beasts of the savannah, with a nap in the shade.
Day Four Highlights - Venue: Lake Nakuru National Park
Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Lake Nakuru. Afternoon Game Drive

After breakfast we travel to Lake Nakuru National Park. Here we spend a delightful day exploring the extra ordinary bird life for which Lake Nakuru is internationally renowned. This is the ultimate ornithologist’s paradise with over 450 species of birds. Apart from its thousands and sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores, the surface of the shallow lake is often hard to recognize due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingoes on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff.
Lake Nakuru houses Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary and one of the largest concentrations of black rhinoceros in the world a large population of white rhino. The park features the picturesque Malaika Waterfalls. Also of interest is an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes. Among predators are lion, leopard and large pythons hiding in the dense woodlands which may occasionally be seen crossing roads or dangling from trees. Others game include Thomson’s and Grant gazelle, the long- eared leaf-nosed bat, colobus monkey, rock hyrax, hippo, and waterbuck; Impala, striped hyena, bat-eared fox, wildcat, reedbuck and golden cat.

Day Five Highlights - Venue: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Maasai Mara. Afternoon Game Drive

This remarkable day takes you to the Maasai Mara Reserve and into the domain of the Maasai, Kenya's cattle-herding nomads determined to preserve their traditions. The Mara is magnificent, home to Kenya's richest concentration of wildlife, and regarded by many travelers as an essential stop on any tour of Africa. When westerners think of Africa and safari, this is place they imagine - golden grassland plains pocked with acacia, wildebeests, zebras, lions, and jackals bound by together by the cycle of life and death. Three days here will only scratch at the surface of the wonders of the Mara.

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