6 Days Explore the Heart of Africa Safari in Maasai Mara

You are in the heart of Africa, and in the cradle of mankind! This safari has been carefully customized to allow you turn your safari dreams into reality. The safari takes you through the African bushes of Masai Mara into Lake Nakuru which lies on the floor of the Great Rift Valley and to the breath taking scenes of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro Mountains in Amboseli. This is one of the most breath taking safaris that Explorers Wild Adventures offers.

per adult from

$2,087

NZD

Duration

6 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Snacks
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Soda/Pop
  • During your six-day safari in Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, and Amboseli, you will be staying in budget camps in the various destinations.

    Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara
    You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and will first drive through the viewpoint of the Great Rift Valley to take some pictures of the beautiful landscape. There will be another stop-over for lunch in Narok town before you continue the drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Arrive at your camp for check-in and later in the afternoon depart for your first game drive in the Masai Mara.

    Discover Masai Mara National Reserve, immerse yourself in this prime wildlife area and connect with nature on every level. Variety is what distinguishes the exceptional from the mundane and this reserve offers copious amounts of variation. This is the best time of day to view nocturnal hunters who prepare for their nightly expeditions. Watering holes are also usually busy just before sunset as animals such as hippos return to their resting spots while others congregate to drink before retiring for the night. Later in the evening, return to your budget camp for dinner and overnight.

    Day 2: Full day in Maasai Mara National Reserve
    Full day morning and afternoon game drives. You will enjoy a picnic lunch with the hippos and crocodiles at the hippo pool in Mara River. Masai Maasai Mara National Reserve is the most famous and most visited reserve in Kenya. Covering an area of 1510 km2, the Masai Mara reserve is in fact the extension in Kenyan territory of the vast Serengeti Park in Tanzania. Together, they constitute a huge ecosystem in which animals move freely.

    All large African animals are present. Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, impala, Kirk’s dik-dik, bushbuck, topi, buffalo, ellipsen waterbuck, eland, and giraffe, all are there. Famous for its rich wildlife, the Masai Mara is home to not only the “Big Five” (elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard) but also many birds (over 500 species of birds have been recorded). Along the rivers, crocodiles, and hippos lay in wait.

    Day 3: Maasai Mara to Nakuru
    Start your day with an early morning game drive between 06:30 and 09:000 a.m., composed of vast rolling plains and hills, the Masai Mara is dotted with umbrella thorn acacias and thorny thickets. In the Maa language, Mara means “spotted” and may refer to the colorful landscapes. After your morning game drive, return to the camp for breakfast after which you will depart for Nakuru with en-route lunch.

    A highlight of the journey is the first glimpse of the Mt. Suswa and Lake Naivasha. Mount Longonot and Hell’s Gate National Park may be glimpsed to the north. Arrive in Nakuru then check-in at your budget hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Amboseli National Park
    You will have a morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park after your breakfast. Lake Nakuru is a soda lake whose waters are often covered by a living carpet of thousands of flamingos and plains that are home to the lion, rhino’s leopards, and large herds of waterbucks. The park also hosts over 400 species of birds: herons, ospreys, cormorant, many are migratory birds from the northern hemisphere. After your game drive, you’ll depart for Amboseli with en-route lunch. Later in the evening you’ll check-in at your budget camp for dinner and overnight.

    Day 5: Full day in Amboseli National Park
    Full day morning and afternoon game drives with picnic lunches. Located about 250 kilometers from Nairobi and along the Tanzanian border, the park derives its name from the Masai word “Empusel”, meaning salty, dusty place.

    Declared a national park in 1974 to protect its unique and fragile ecosystem, the Amboseli National Park offers landscapes of remarkable contrasts: arid zones alongside the lush oases of the swamps. The ecosystem of this low rainfall region depends on water from Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 meters). A particular feature of Amboseli is the possibility to take picture postcard photos of elephants against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro. Later in the evening return to your budget camp for dinner and overnight.

    Day 6: Amboseli to Nairobi
    On this morning, enjoy a pre-breakfast game drive between 06:30 and 09:00 a.m. After this, return to the camp for a hot breakfast after which, you begin your journey back to Nairobi. You'll be dropped to your hotel or transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) for your outbound international flight.
  • Departure Point :
    Kencom/Ambassadeur, Nairobi, Kenya
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The clients will be picked up by one of our representativeAirports
    • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Africa Tours

Activity ID: V-202080P143

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