MARA - NAKURU – AMBOSELI - MOMBASA BY ROAD

Departs 0730hrs / 8 nights / 9 Days – Lodges / Tented Camps / Beach hotels / Bandas / Public Campsites

 Safari Highlights

 

(a) Lake Naivasha boat trip Hippos and Birds

(b) Lake Nakuru flamingos and rhino

(c) View of Mt Kilimanjaro Highest standing Mountain in Africa at 5895 m above sea level

(d) Numerous herds of elephants in Amboseli National Park

(e) Indian Ocean

(f) Sun n sand

(g) Sandy beaches

(h) Water sports

(i) Big Five      

(j) Red elephant

(k)  Historical sites

(e) Transport in 4×4 Mini Van OR 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser

 

DAY 1:  Nairobi / Masai Mara

After briefing by one of our staff, you depart for Maasai Mara Game Reserve.  Stopovers at the Rift Valley escarpment view for photography and curio shopping to arrive in time for lunch.

 

At over 1500 sq km, the Masai Mara is heart of the best game-viewing areas of Africa and the most spectacular of all Kenyan parks and reserves with animals, landscape and scenery in plenty. The Mara is one ecosystem with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and has nature’s most dramatic spectacles such of the wildebeest and zebra migration. From July to October every year, over 1.5 million wildebeest and other herbivores embark on an epic trek out of the Serengeti to the Mara.  Predators, which rely on the wildebeest for food, follow them. The result is a concentration of wildlife unequalled for its number and diversity anywhere in Africa.  It is also home to BBC’s Big Cat Diary series, showing the daily life and drama of resident leopard, lion and cheetah.  The vegetation is open grassland with patches of acacia woodland, thickets and riverine forests.  

 

Drive time 6 hrs

Distance 280km [80km is rough dusty terrain road]

Evening Game drive 3½ hrs

Dinner and overnight / breakfast at a budget or semi luxury camp / hotel

 

DAY 2: – Masai Mara

After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the Mara River.  The Mara River is full of exciting wildlife.  The hippos and crocodile mingle in this extraordinary Mara River awaiting the return of the wildebeest, which at times is still months away. Game drives through the Mara plains in search of the big five.  After lunch you drive on to southern plains area to view the massive Mara elephants.  You will thereafter drive back to the lodge in time for dinner.

 

Full Day Game Drive time 8 hrs

Picnic lunch, Dinner and overnight / breakfast at a budget or semi luxury camp / hotel

 

DAY 3: Lake Nakuru

Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.  Dubbed the ‘Greatest Bird Show on earth’, this park is one of the smallest and attractive parks in Kenya.  All the big 5 except the elephant are available in abundance.  Apart from over 350 bird species, the lake attracts over a million flamingos and other bird species for the algae found in the alkaline waters.

 

Drive time 5½ hrs

Distance 320km

Evening Game drive 3½ hrs

Dinner and overnight / breakfast at a budget or semi luxury camp / hotel

 

DAY 4: Amboseli

Depart for Amboseli National Park via Nairobi where lunch will be served at the Carnivore or Haandi Restaurants.  After lunch a 2½-hour road trip takes you to the base of the rooftop of Africa – Kilimanjaro.

 

It is also known as the essence of Africa and covers about 400 sq. km. It has the most striking feature of the snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro.  No matter how many times you have watched movies or magazine pictures, nothing prepares you for the breathtaking first, real vision of the monolith.  Seen from the seasonal Amboseli riverbed it rises another 5000m.  Populations of elephant are among the highest in Africa.  The vegetation is semi-arid acacia and grasses with papyrus edges in the swamplands.  The parks’ 56 mammals include lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, zebra, hippo, black rhino, Masai giraffe, Oryx, wild beast, gerenuk, impala and Grant’s gazelle.  More than 425 birds’ species have been recorded.

 

Drive time 6½ hrs

Distance 400km

Evening Game drive 3½ hrs

Dinner and overnight / breakfast at a budget or semi luxury camp / hotel

 

DAY 5: Amboseli

Traverse the southern Rift Valley while searching for the famous Amboseli elephant herds.  Return back to the lodge for lunch and thereafter the afternoon is at leisure.

 

Full Day Game Drive time 7 hrs

Picnic lunch, Dinner and overnight / breakfast at a budget or semi luxury camp / hotel

 

DAY 6: Amboseli / Tsavo / Mombasa

Depart early in the morning to Mombasa by road through Tsavo National Park to history filled 1000-year-old Mombasa City. Packed lunch will be served on the way.

This port city is full of sandy beaches and tropical sunlight throughout the year.

 

Drive time 5½ hrs

Distance 309km [70km is rough terrain road]

Dinner and overnight / breakfast at a budget or semi luxury camp / hotel

 

DAY 7-8:  Mombasa

The hotels provide wide varieties of water sports and other OPTIONAL recreational activities. Indulge in scuba diving, wind surfing, deep-sea fishing, sailing, coral reef snorkeling, beach-volleyball and much more.  Enjoy elegant cuisine beneath the stars at the terrace restaurants.  In the evenings, enjoy feature floorshows.

 

Whole day at leisure or beach activites

Overnight at beach hotel or cottage

 

DAY 9: Mombasa / Nairobi

Drive back to Nairobi after a hearty breakfast.  If need be, the guests can do some shopping at the various malls before heading back to Nairobi.  Packed lunch will be served on the way.  On arrival in Nairobi, you will be dropped at a place convenient to you.

 

Drive time 10 hrs

Distance 500km

 

Dinner and overnight / breakfast at a hotel

COST OF SAFARI

Please email us to get an accurate cost of your safari

kierrantours@gmail.com, reservations@kierantours.com,

 

 

COSTING FOR THE ABOVE ITINERARIES WILL INCLUDE

Full Board Accommodations in the game parks – breakfast, lunch and dinner

Transport in 4×4 Van OR Land Cruiser with pop up roof

Driver /guide allowances

All client and van/driver park fees

All fuels and oils for the van

Mineral water

Services of our Professional Guide/Driver

All game drives

NOT INCLUDED

Items of personal nature

Yellow fever certificate

Alcoholic & Soft drinks

Tips & porterage

 

WHAT TO COME WITH

Camera with zoom lenses

Extra pair of binoculars (if available).  All our vehicles have a pair each. 

 

Light clothing for the day and at least a sweater or coat for the evenings which might be cold at times.

ACCOMMODATION

 

Accommodation is permanent tented camps and lodges in fenced area with 24 hr. security.  All the tents/rooms have twin beds, instant hot showers, generator power, swimming pools, WI-FI, comfortable beds with mosquito nets and self-contained bathrooms.  The restaurant provides buffet menu for meals and European breakfast.  The bar is also well stocked.

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