8 Days Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara and Amboseli Flying Safari

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8 Days Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara and Amboseli Flying Safari

8 Days Lake Nakuru Masai Mara , This 8-day trip will explore three of Kenya’s biodiverse safari destinations that include Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, and Amboseli National Park. The trip starts with a guided tour of Nairobi City to taste some of the country’s local dishes and historical/cultural sites.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over Masai Mara Reserve’s beautiful Valleys, sweeping savannah plains, and Rivers/Lakes.
  • Explore the historical/cultural sites in vibrant Nairobi City.
  • Discover the wildlife and birds of Masai Mara National Reserve.
  • Aerial Views of Kenya’s beautiful vistas.

Brief Itinerary

Arrival in Kenya.

Nairobi Wilson Airport to Masai Mara National Reserve.

Masai Mara National Reserve game viewing experience.

Masai Mara Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park drive.

Lake Nakuru to Amboseli charter fight.

Amboseli National Park game viewing experience.

Amboseli to Nairobi City by road.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Kenya and the vibrant City of Nairobi

On arriving at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, expect a private transfer to your beautiful and centrally-located place of accommodation. Having settled into the Hotel, relax while getting acclimatized to your surrounding or undertake a guided tour of the top historical/cultural sites as well as City restaurants to taste local cuisines. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Overnight at;

  • Hemingways Nairobi (luxury).
  • Four Points by Sheraton (midrange).

Meal Plan: Dinner.

Day 2: Nairobi Wilson Airport to Masai Mara National Reserve

On this day, you will trade the vibrant Capital of Nairobi for one of Kenya’s most stunning safari destinations, Masai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy breakfast and head to Wilson Airport to catch your flight to Masai Mara Game Reserve. This flight will take about 45-60 minutes with scenic views of the savannah plains and Great Rift Valley. Arrive at the Airstrip, where our private safari driver will be ready to take you for the game drive. You will come across Masai giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, lions, Olive baboons, Mongoose, leopards, Rhinos, spotted hyenas, wildebeests, Defassa waterbucks, gazelles, bushbucks, duikers, zebras, elands and impalas among others.

After this game drive, continue to the lodge/camp to freshen up and get treated to a freshly prepared Dinner. Overnight at your lodge.

Overnight at;

  • Sand River Masai Mara by Elewana (luxury).
  • Sarova Mara Game Camp (midrange).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 3&4: Masai Mara National Reserve game viewing experience

The next two days will be spent discovering Masai Mara National Reserve through game drives, hot air balloon tours, and community visits. Start the day with breakfast and depart for full-day game viewing experiences with packed lunch and return back to the lodge in the evening.  During these two days, you will see bushbucks, bat-eared foxes, bushbucks, buffaloes, elephants, giant elands, lions, bush babies, leopards, Masai giraffes, wildebeests, hartebeests, cheetahs, elephants, Rhinos, Serval cats, Hippos, Defassa waterbucks, zebras, Topis, impalas, to mention but a few.

Overnight at;

  • Sand River Masai Mara by Elewana (luxury).
  • Sarova Mara Game Camp (midrange).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 5: Masai Mara Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park drive

Today, you will have breakfast and take another game drive through Masai Mara while heading to Lake Nakuru National Park. It takes about five to five and a half hours to get to this beautiful safari destination and on getting there, you will straight away start your game drive. Sight lots of Cape buffaloes, African wild dogs, Defassa waterbucks, the exceptional Rothschild giraffes, baboons, leopards, giant elands, zebras, hyenas, Hippos, Colobus monkeys, and Rhinos, to mention but a few.

Overnight;

  • Luxury: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.
  • Midrange: Lake Nakuru Lodge or Ziwa Bush Lodge.

 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 6: Lake Nakuru to Amboseli charter fight

After an early breakfast, undertake another game drive through Lake Nakuru National Park with more wildlife and landscape views. Later, take a chartered flight to Amboseli and on getting there, you will immediately get checked into your Safari lodge. Have lunch and embark on your afternoon game drive in Amboseli National Park. This Park features many herds of free-ranging elephants and views of Mount Kilimanjaro up-close. Enjoy a game drive until the evening before returning to your camp/lodge for a freshly prepared dinner.

Overnight at

  • Ol Tukai Lodge (upmarket).
  • Amboseli Sopa Lodge (midrange).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 7: Amboseli National Park game viewing experience.

Enjoy breakfast at your Safari Lodge/Camp, then head out for a game drive through Amboseli National Park with sights and sounds of leopards, Dik-diks, African wild dogs, lesser kudu, buffaloes, Masai giraffes, free-ranging elephants, lions, mongoose, cheetahs, porcupines, Tree hyraxes, to mention but a few. Get back to the Safari Lodge/camp to relax and enjoy lunch. Continue with the game drive until evening.

Overnight at

  • Ol Tukai Lodge (upmarket).
  • Amboseli Sopa Lodge (midrange).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 8: Amboseli to Nairobi City by road

Be up early for breakfast and continue for another game drive until about 9:00 AM before heading back to camp to check out and exit Amboseli National Park. The drive is only four to four and a half hours, arriving in Nairobi in the afternoon. There you will catch your connecting flight back home or continue with your journey of discovering Kenya or the neighboring countries.

The 8-day trip includes;

  • Airport transfers for the first and last day of the safari.
  • Bottled water.
  • Relevant Government taxes.
  • Entry fees.
  • Game drives.
  • Optional hot air balloon tour.
  • Community visits.
  • 7 nights’ accommodation.
  • Meals according to the program.

Exclusions

  • Visa fees.
  • Personal and travel insurance.
  • Drinks and cigarettes.
  • Laundry fees.
  • Souvenir shopping.
  • Telephone calls.

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