8 DAYS AMBOSELI, SAMBURU & MARA FLY-IN SAFARI

8 DAYS AMBOSELI, SAMBURU & MARA FLY-IN SAFARI SUMMARY

You shall begin your 8 days Amboseli, Samburu $ Mara fly-in safari with a flight to Amboseli National Park crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, the Amboseli Park is indeed one of Kenya’s most popular parks. It is also one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats ranging from the dried-up beds of Lake Amboseli. 

 Amboseli is also home to the famed Masai people. Those tall, proud nomadic warriors whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals has spread across the world. Therefore a visit to their village reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a memorable experience. The Masai people live in close harmony with the environment and the animals. Its optional to visit the village. 

 The safari continues to Samburu that offers unique vistas of rounded, rugged hills and undulating plains. The mix of wood and grassland with riverine forest is home to a wide variety of animal and bird-life. Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains. Many species are rarely found elsewhere in Kenya Masai Mara which is indeed unforgettable.

 Later we shall head on to Masai Mara an only a fraction of the great Mara ecosystem. It is located in the Great Rift Valley in southern Kenya. In the reserve, there various airstrips serving different safari lodges and tented camps. They include Keekorok, olkiombo, musiara, and among others. On the last day, you shall fly back to Nairobi with a drop off at the airport for your outbound flight.

 

 

8 DAYS AMBOSELI, SAMBURU & MARA FLY-IN SAFARI ITINERARY 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN NAIROBI

 Pick up from the airport and we shall transfer you to city hotel for overnight and relaxation in preparation for the safari ahead.

 Overnight at The Eka hotel

Eka Hotel Nairobi - Kichaka Tours and Travel Nairobi    Eka Hotel Nairobi - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

Meal plan: Bed and breakfast.

 

 DAY 2: NAIROBI – AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

 After breakfast you shall be transferred from Eka Hotel to the domestic Wilson airport and flight to Amboseli. Transfer from the airstrip to the hotel for check in and lunch. Have a short rest before your afternoon game drive starts.  Explore the park and see large herds of elephants, as well as other game animals like zebras, giraffes and many more with Mount Kilimanjaro providing a beautiful background (coming out of the clouds during sunset and sunrise).

Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya    Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

DAY 3: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

 You will enjoy half day game drives inside Amboseli National Park in search of the big cats, Elephants families etc of Amboseli. Early morning game viewing in will be the perfect time to catch a glimpse and photographing the highest peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro. All meals at the lodge.

 Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari lodge 

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya   Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge – Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 

DAY 4: AMBOSELI – SAMBURU GAME RESERVE

 After an early breakfast check out and proceed to the airstrip with an en route game drive – it offers the opportunity to find predators either hunting or feeding on their prey on a lucky day. Transfer to the airstrip, flight to Nairobi and onward flight to Samburu. Transfer from the airstrip to the camp for check in and lunch. Take a dip in your plunge pool or relax and watch elephants passing the river bank before your afternoon game drive starts.  In addition to the usual safari animal sightings, you’ll also have the chance to spot the Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, long-necked Gerenuk and Grevy’s Zebra – the famous Northern Special Five.

Overnight at Elephant Bedroom Camp

Elephant Bedroom Camp, Samburu - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya    Elephant Bedroom Camp, Samburu - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

DAY 5: FULL DAY SAMBURU GAME RESERVE

Start your day with an early morning wake-up call so that you never miss a moment of the action. A morning game drive is often the best time to see many animals on the move before the heat of the day sets in. You will return to the camp for breakfast and some time to relax and absorb the unique atmosphere of Africa, as you gaze out over the plains.

You can enjoy the refreshing swimming pool before and after lunch, and then it will be time to set out into the reserve again on your afternoon game drive. In addition to all the animals already mentioned, keep a look out for olive baboons, warthogs, and many species of antelope. There are also over 350 recorded species of birds in this reserve including kingfishers, sun birds, bee-eaters, storks, hornbills, and many raptors.

Overnight at Elephant Bedroom Camp.

Elephant Bedroom Camp, Samburu - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya    Elephant Bedroom Camp, Samburu - Kichaka Tours and Travel kenya

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

DAY 6: SAMBURU – MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

 Last early morning game drive in Samburu then fly either directly to Masai Mara or fly to Nairobi and onwards to Masai Mara. (Lunch either taken in Nairobi or in Masai Mara depending on the flight option taken). Afternoon game drive in the Mara. Guests can expect to encounter large numbers of animals year round, with big herds of elephant, buffalo and other plains game. It is also common to see predator interaction.

Overnight at Tipilikwani Mara

Tipilikwani Mara Camp - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya     Tipilikwani Mara Camp - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

DAY 7: FULL DAY MASAI MARA

 After breakfast you will proceed for a full day game drive in this finest reserve. The game drives take you in search of Africa’s Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunset’s well-worth capturing on camera. Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as the Masai giraffe, Baboons, Warthogs, the bat eared foxes, the grey jackals, the spotted hyena, Topi, Impala, Hartebeests, wildebeest. The Savannah Elephants, the African cape buffaloes, Zebras and Hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see Black manned lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Leopards are are usually nocturnal, but reasonably common.

 Overnight at Tipilikwani Mara

Tipilikwani Mara Camp - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya    Tipilikwani Mara Camp -Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

DAY 8: RETURN TO NAIROBI

 Early morning game drive with greatest chances to see predators hunting or feeding on their prey. Return for breakfast at the camp and later be transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi. Depending on your outbound flight we shall host you for lunch at the Famous carnivore restaurant.

 

TOTAL COST OF THE TOUR

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PACKAGE INCLUDES;

  • Full board accommodation on the entire safari
  • Meals as stipulated within the itinerary
  • Flights AMB-SAM-MRE-NBO
  • All park entry fees.
  • Game drives
  • 1 sundowner
  • Vehicle park entry fees
  • Transport based on a safari vehicle with pop up roof.
  • Service of an English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottle of water during safari
  • Government Taxes
  • Emergency air evacuation cover

PACKAGE EXCLUDES;

  • Tips and gratitude
  • Laundry
  • Personal effects
  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Extra deviations from itinerary

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