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Nairobi National Park Half-Day Game Drive

1. Nairobi National Park Half-Day Game Drive

Your 40-minute trip to Nairobi National Park will be in an open-roofed van, allowing you the best opportunity to see the spectacular views of the wilderness on the way there. Upgrade to the private open-sided jeep option for more comfort and to go deeper into the bush.  Your professional and experienced guide will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and give you an informative overview of the game drive.  Once you arrive at Nairobi National Park, you'll start your 4-hour game drive in the same open-roofed van, perfect for getting a 360-degree view of the scenery. Keep your eyes peeled in search of lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, jackal, and many other animals. You should easily spot the monkeys near the gate - have your camera ready to catch these playful creatures. Standing, you'll be able to spot animals from afar in their natural habitats.  After a half-day on this exciting safari adventure, your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Nairobi: 4-Day Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Camping Safari

2. Nairobi: 4-Day Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Camping Safari

Day one begins with pickup from Nairobi and travels along the Great Rift Valley towards the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Stop along the way to soak up the view from a magnificent lookout, then arrive at the park just in time for lunch. Later, set out on an epic evening game drive across the rich, tree-studded grasslands and rolling hills. The famous Maasai Mara is renowned for its great herds of black-maned lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, and virtually every type of Kenyan wildlife. After a restful night’s sleep at your camp, enjoy a picnic-style breakfast to set you up for day two. Head out on a full-day game drive, with a visit to the Mara River which is home to a large concentration of animals. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, have lunch at a viewpoint overlooking the crocodiles and hippos lazing in the river. Afterward, you have the option to visit a Maasai cultural village to gain insight into the homes and social structure of the Maasai people as well as how they live in harmony with the environment and the animals. Wake up early on day three with another fantastic game drive, then re-energize with a late breakfast before departing to Nakuru National Park. Stop over for a picnic lunch along the way and soak up views of the magnificent Kenyan landscape that surrounds you. Arrive in Nakuru and, if time allows, pass by Naivasha for a boat ride, at your own expense. Day four begins with a hearty, early morning breakfast followed by a tour through Nakuru Park, which is home to over 350 species of birds including colorful flamingos. The park is also home to black and white rhinos and has been established for the protection of endangered species such as this. After an unforgettable four-day experience, relax and reflect on the return journey to your hotel or airport in Nairobi.

From Nairobi: 3-Day/2-Night Maasai Mara Group Safari

3. From Nairobi: 3-Day/2-Night Maasai Mara Group Safari

Take a 3-day tour to discover the Masai Mara Reserve, the most popular tourist destination in Kenya. Located in the Great Rift Valley, the reserve is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest migration, involving over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November, a phenomenal spectacle that can only be seen in the Maasai Mara. Most visitors will have the opportunity to spot one of the Big 5—lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos. Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel in Nairobi city center at 8:00 a.m, then drive to Maasai Mara Nature Reserve. Pass the Great Rift Valley viewpoint for breathtaking views. Arrive in time for lunch after check-in at your hotel. In the evening depart for a game viewing drive in the Mara Reserve.  Return back to the camp for a sumptuous buffet dinner. Stay overnight in a big, private tent that has a bed, linen, shower, and toilet inside. Mosquito nets and a hot shower in the evening are provided. Day 2: Spend the full day exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big Five. Enjoy picnic lunches in the Reserve as you scale the Mara beauty and splendor. This day you will go all the way to the river where the wildebeest cross into Mara from Serengeti. All year round there are lots of resident Hippos and crocodiles sited at the banks of Mara river. After the game drive, you will return back to the camp for dinner, merriment and overnight. Day 3: Enjoy your breakfast, check out and Game drive enroute out of Mara Reserve. Journey to Nairobi where upon arrival you will be dropped back at your city center accommodation. Option: Upgrade your tour to include a hot air balloon ride. Get picked up by the balloon safari vehicle and drive to the launching area. Drift over the park as you view the animals, take in the amazing sunrise with a buffet breakfast and champagne. Alternatively, include an evening visit to the local Masai village for a cultural tour. Learn about the Masai community and interact with the local people.

From Nairobi or Mombasa: Amboseli National Park 3-Day Tour

4. From Nairobi or Mombasa: Amboseli National Park 3-Day Tour

A 3-day tour of Amboseli National Park is a fantastic way to discover some of the most beautiful parts of Kenya. Begin your adventure with pickup from Nairobi or Mombasa, where you will be driven along the Mombasa Road, arriving in time for lunch. In the evening you will embark on your first game drive, which will be followed by dinner and an overnight stay at AA Lodge. Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya. Known for large elephant herds, views of Mount Kilimanjaro across the border in Tanzania, observation Hill offers panoramas of the peak and the park’s plains and swamps. Wildlife includes giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species. Western section is dominated by Lake Amboseli, which is dry outside the rainy season Your second day will begin with breakfast then a morning game drive and your first glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro. You'll then have the opportunity to enjoy a guided safari walk or swim before lunch. In the afternoon/evening you'll have the chance to go on a game drive once more, and try to spot all the wildlife that comes out at dusk. On the final day, you will have breakfast and enjoy one final game drive before being taken back to Nairobi or Mombasa where your tour comes to an end.

From Nairobi: 2-Day Amboseli National Park Safari

5. From Nairobi: 2-Day Amboseli National Park Safari

Day 1 Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodations in Nairobi at 7 am. Drive south across the Athi Plain, home to the Masai, and continue to Amboseli National Park. Arrive mid-day, freshen up and enjoy a short rest before your safari. Afterward, explore the park and spot herds of free-ranging African elephants as well as huge herds of wildebeests. Travel through the park in a customized van which allows for easy game viewing. Discover giraffes, African lions, monkeys, zebras, hyenas and antelope in their natural habitat. All the while Mt. Kilimanjaro provides a dramatic backdrop. Overnight AA Lodge or Kibo luxury camp. Day 2 Wake up early in the morning to see Mount Kilimanjaro, and take an early morning game drive. Marvel Mount Kilimanjaro as it's illuminated by the early morning light, revealing darks hues of purple, and turning its snow an ethereal pink. Enjoy an iconic African sight: herds of African elephants crossing the Amboseli plains with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Animals are most active in the morning, so you'll be able to see the wildlife hunt and play in the early morning light. After the game drive, head back to camp for breakfast and then return to Nairobi.

Maasai Mara: Hot Air Balloon Safari & Champagne Breakfast

6. Maasai Mara: Hot Air Balloon Safari & Champagne Breakfast

The first pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies as the hot air balloon fills, then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-colored canopy, you will experience a wildlife viewing adventure from an entirely different perspective. Your hot air balloon flight lasts approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, drifting wherever the air currents take you, with ample opportunities for photography and video filming. When your Kenyan hot air balloon safari finishes you will toast your return to earth with a champagne breakfast, cooked wherever you land. Your hour hot air balloon safari ends with a transfer back to your accommodation at in an open Jeep for easier game viewing.

From Nairobi: Masai Village Day Tour

7. From Nairobi: Masai Village Day Tour

Discover a culture almost untouched by the modern world and visit a Masai community village. Enjoy the drive with scenic views, explore the village, how the people live, and learn about Masai daily life. Witness singing, dancing, and browse the community's handicraft market. Begin your journey from any accommodation in Nairobi and take in the stunning panoramic views of the Masai region. Arrive in the village, visit an authentic Masai home, and get to know the people who live in this unrivaled ancient culture. Appreciate a welcome ceremony by the Masai warriors and be escorted into the brushwood enclosure, the center of the community. Meet mothers and children of the village and witness the traditional kindling of fire. Take memorable photos, participate in local ceremonies and dances, and find the perfect souvenir from the craft market.

Tsavo East National Park: Overnight Safari from Mombasa

8. Tsavo East National Park: Overnight Safari from Mombasa

You will be picked early in the morning and then drive to Tsavo East National Park, which is about 150km from Mombasa. Enter the park through Bachuma gate.  Driving in the park you will have the chance to see lots of animals such as zebras, antelopes, lions, buffalos, leopards, giraffes and also a variety of different types of bird species.  The park is most famous for the “Red Elephants of Tsavo”, which have a reddish body because of the dark sand that they apply on their bodies to protect them from insects.  After your first game drive, you will check in at your accommodation and enjoy lunch. You will be staying at the Voi Safari Lodge, Zomeni Lion Hill or another similar premium-style hotel accommodation, based on availability. After lunch, head out on an afternoon game drive. In the evening, enjoy dinner back at your accommodation.  On the second day, you will have an early breakfast at 6:00 AM and then check out of your accommodation. You’ll then embark on your early morning game drive, which is a great time to see wildlife feeding. After the morning game drive, you’ll leave the park and be driven back to your beach hotel, arriving in time for lunch.

From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

9. From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

Your adventure begins at 6:00 AM with pickup in Nairobi. From there you'll head straight to Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lake is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species at times. There can be up to two million greater and lesser flamingoes and tens of thousands of other birds at Lake Nakuru. As a result the park is referred to as the "Birds' Paradise". The National Park is also a rhino sanctuary with excellent wildlife viewing. You'll enjoy wildlife viewing as soon as you enter the park gates, and when it's time for lunch, you'll stop at the lodge where you can purchase a meal at a local restaurant.  After lunch, continue to enjoy wildlife viewing on the drive out of the park. You'll leave the park at approximately 3:00 PM and head to Lake Naivasha for an optional 1-hour boat ride. If you'd like to include the boat ride, be sure to select the correct option when making your booking. On the boat ride, enjoy bird watching, eagle feeding, and hippo viewing. At the end of the boat ride, you'll head back to Nairobi for a 6:00 PM arrival.

Nairobi National Park: Half or Full-Day Private Layover Tour

10. Nairobi National Park: Half or Full-Day Private Layover Tour

Get picked up from your hotel or the airport and then head straight to Nairobi National Park for a three to four-hour game drive. Your guide's goal is to show you the largest variety of animals possible. If you're lucky, you may spot rhinos and lions getting ready for the day as you enter. This tour takes you to a unique wildlife sanctuary only seven kilometers from the bustling city center of Nairobi. The Nairobi National Park grants visitors the chance to see four of the Big 5 (excluding the elephant) against the backdrop of the city skyline.  Rhino, buffalo, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, lions and plenty of antelopes and gazelles can be seen roaming in this open plains country with a section of highland forest as well as stretches of broken bush country, deep, rocky valleys and gorges with scrub and long grass. Bird-lovers will be in heaven with over 300 bird species including the secretary bird, crowned cranes, vultures, peckers, and many more. Choose which option best suits your schedule, whether a quick half-day tour or a full-day experience with an included visit to the Giraffe Center.

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Simon answered all my inquisitive questions about wildlife & knew every species of animal we saw. He knew their mating habits, some of their origins and more! He waited for me despite my later flight landing, then Picked me up straight from the airport and dropped me right back off during my long layover. He waited at a café for me to get breakfast which was super accommodating—- and had Wi-Fi as well as electricity for charging your phone within the car all day. He had great driving skills and navigated my day well. Still took me on a solo tour which allowed me to nap in the back seat and pivot to all looking points of the safari car. Took the best pics of me and we had some good stories shared. Thanks so much for the short experience in Kenya!

Agreed pick up from the hotel was super punctual. Arrived at the park you have to wait a short time before you can drive in, first you have to pay the entrance fee (off-season $43). Admission is not included in the price (although this is also stated in the description) and it is an absolutely fair price which helps to ensure that this wonderful piece of land is preserved and protected. The ride in the game wagon is very bumpy --> very fun. The driver did a great job so that you can see as many animals as possible that are "hiding" in the park. In the park itself it takes about 3.5 hours. I would do it again at any time, even if it is quite expensive.

Our personal highlight of our Africa vacation! The safari was a dream. Our driver Gunter did a great job, provided us with a lot of information and did everything to get as much as possible out of this 1-day tour and to show us as many animals as possible. Also important to mention that we had the car to ourselves and thus had a private safari. Last but not least, they did everything they could to ensure that my partner got back his sunglasses that had been lost in the car the next day. This was taken to the hotel as a matter of course. All in all a great experience and recommended to everyone. We were thrilled and our expectations were exceeded!

Wonderful we managed to see all the big five before lunch and last but not least we also managed to see a lion with its prey in its mouth! Ronald is a kind and experienced gentleman who led us throughout the safari, the facilities we stayed in were clean and equipped with the basic comforts necessary for this type of experience. The meals were also good, even if simple! I highly recommend this experience, the transfer from nairobi to masai mara takes about five and a half hours

We saw so many animals, all framed against the city skyline. Our driver was great at managing the very rough roads inside the park and finding animals. Great afternoon!