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

1. 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, is 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 AM, then drive to Maasai Mara Nature Reserve. Pass the great Rift Valley viewpoint for breathtaking views and stop for lunch on the way. After check-in at your hotel, 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 discover the beautiful banks of the Mara River. After the game drive, you will return back to the camp for dinner and an overnight. Day 3: Enjoy the last early morning game drive in Mara Reserve followed by breakfast. Then, drive back to Nairobi where upon arrival you will be dropped back at your city center accommodation. 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: 7-day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Amboseli Safari

2. From Nairobi: 7-day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Amboseli Safari

PART ONE: This is a group safari Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara At 8 o'clock you will be picked up from your Nairobi Hotel and commence the drive to Maasai Mara via the great rift valley view point where you will have a breathtaking view of the floor of the rift valley. Lunch will be on the way. In the evening after you check in ,depart for a sunset game viewing drive. This is from 4.30 to 6.30 Return back to the camp for dinner. The accomodation is big Tents that have Bed,toilet, Bathroom,hot shower inside. Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Masai Mara Reserve Spend the full day exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big Five. You will have picnic lunches in the Reserve as you scale the Mara beauty .This day we aim to go all the way to the river where the wilderbeest normally cross into Maasai mara from serengeti. All year round there are lots of resident Hippos and crocodiles sitted at the banks of Mara river. Day 3: Depart Maasai Mara to Nakuru You will enjoy the last early morning game drive in Mara Reserve followed by breakfast. Thereafter commence the drive to Nakuru. Overnight stay at Lanet Matfam. PART 2: This is PRIVATE safari as no group go to Naivasha and Amboseli National Park. Day 4: Nakuru to Naivasha You will have an early breakfast and depart by 7am to straight to the park. It’s a small park with magnificent, rare white rhinos which form part of the Big five animals. There is also a possibility to see the pink flamingos. The game drive lasts 3 hours, after which you depart on a 1-hour drive back to Naivasha to arrive in time for lunch at dovenest Lodge. After lunch, you will go to hell's gate for biking safari. if you are too tired you will be driven in the park with a car. You will later go for an hour boat ride on Lake Naivasha for bird watching and hippo viewing. You will be dropped at dovenest Lodge for overnight stay. Day 5: Naivasha - Amboseli Pick up from the hotel in the morning drive to Amboseli national park which is famous for its scenery with a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the landscape, and open plains. Arrive and proceeding in time for lunch , Check in at AA Lodge Amboseli have lunch and a short rest. Afternoon game drive in search of its popular residents like the well known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo with a view of Mt Kilimanjaro. Day 6: Amboseli Full day After Early breakfast Full day spend in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents like the well-known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo with a view of Mt Kilimanjaro. Later return to AA Lodge Amboseli for dinner and overnight stay. Day 7: Amboseli - Nairobi After breakfast check out with a short game drive en-route off Amboseli and drive to Nairobi. When you arrive you will be dropped to your hotel or the Airport. This marks the end of the tour.

From Nairobi: Amboseli National Park Day Trip & Game Drive

3. From Nairobi: Amboseli National Park Day Trip & Game Drive

We will start our trek early at 5.a.m on the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway, crossing the African savannah. We’ll soon take in a luminous Kenya sunrise lighting up a countryside of homesteads and brightly outfitted Maasai herdsmen with their cattle. Within 3 – 4 hours we will arrive and start the adventure with our first game drive. With Mt. Kilimanjaro as our background (weather permitting), you’ll see the herds of protected elephants, many sporting immense ivory tusks. For even more wildlife viewing, we’ll take a ride up to Observation Hill. This vantage point will give us an overall vista of the entire park. Check out the swamps below where the elephants gather daily. You can also walk about the hill as it’s one of the few places in the park you can explore on foot. The birdlife is also abundant in Amboseli, especially around the swamp and marshlands of the park. You’ll find raptors and also water birds like pelican, Pink flamingoes, crake and kingfisher and others. Another unique feature here is the indigenous Maasai people who live within the park’s borders. If you’d like you can take an optional visit with the Maasai to meet them and learn about their culture and lifestyle (time permitting) We’ll settle in at Amboseli serena lodge for lunch, one of the nicest restaurants in the park at around 12.30 p.m. and enjoy a sumptuous lunch or you may carry your own picnic lunch to be enjoyed at the observation hill. After lunch we shall have a short enroute game drive of the day. This will be a shorter tour, but we may spot elephants roaming from the marshes as they tend to later in the day. Having taken in the best of Amboseli, we head back to the highway and to the capital city of Nairobi, arriving in the evening. This has been a full day of sights, sounds, magnificent wildlife and a glimpse into the safari life in Africa.

Nairobi: 3-Day Maasai Mara Group Camping or Lodge Safari

4. Nairobi: 3-Day Maasai Mara Group Camping or Lodge Safari

Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara Your tour will begin as you depart from Nairobi towards the Maasai Mara Reserve via the Great Valley Viewpoint, where you will have a stopover for sightseeing (weather permitting). From there you will arrive in a tented camp in time for lunch and will later enjoy a game drive in this breathtaking land to truly enter the wild. You can hunt for the "big five", as well as the plain game such as the gnus (which are are abundant in this area). Day 2: Masai Mara On your second day you will enjoy a full day of game viewing through the rolling grass of the Mara, which consists of endless plains where more than 2 million wild beast gnu's migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania with their calves. You will then visit the banks of the Mara River to try and spot hippos, before having the option to visit a Maasai village to learn of their unchanged traditional culture. Day 3: Maasai Mara to Nairobi Your day will begin with a morning drive to try and search for what you have not spotted so far, before you return to the camp for lunch and checkout. It will then be time to say "kwaheri", a Swahili word for good-bye, to the pastoral Maasai as you depart for your return trip to Nairobi.

Nairobi: Overnight Safari Trip to Amboseli National Park

5. Nairobi: Overnight Safari Trip to Amboseli National Park

Your tour will begin when you’re picked up from your Nairobi hotel or Nairobi airport at 7:30 AM and begin traveling to Amboseli National Park. Along the morning drive, you’ll admire a typical African savanna landscape punctuated with local homesteads and colorful Masai herdsmen grazing their cattle. After arriving at Amboseli National Park just in time for lunch, you’ll then take a midday rest before venturing into the park for an exciting afternoon of game viewing. Together with you’re guide, you’ll search for elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, cheetahs, warthogs, ostriches, and more. The beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the skyline and surrounding countryside of this remarkable location. Following this adventure, you’ll then spend the night at AA Amboseli Lodge. The next morning you’ll enjoy another early pre-breakfast game viewing adventure in search of predators and grazers before driving back to Nairobi during the late afternoon.

Nairobi: 4-Day Amboseli, Tsavo West & East Guided Safari

6. Nairobi: 4-Day Amboseli, Tsavo West & East Guided Safari

The 4-day tour begins with pickup from your Nairobi accommodation or the airport then heads to Amboseli National Park where your fun-filled safari adventure awaits. Enjoy a morning drive through the African savanna, bursting with local homesteads and Masai herdsmen grazing their cattle. Arrive at the park in time for lunch and a midday rest before heading out on an afternoon game drive. Go in search of elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, cheetahs, warthog, ostriches, and many more. Along the way, admire the view of Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the skyline of the surrounding countryside. Wake up early on day 2 for a game drive, taking advantage of the morning to get the best possible views of Mount Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peaks. Later, proceed to Tsavo West National Park and enjoy more game viewing along the way. In the afternoon enjoy an optional visit to a rhino sanctuary or embark on another game drive across the park’s hilly yet scenic landscape. Day 3 brings with it another action-packed game drive and a visit to the Mzimi Springs before arriving at Tsavo East National Park in the afternoon. The 4th and final day of the tour starts with an early morning game viewing drive through the park. Soak up the incredible views of this unique landscape and say goodbye to the wondrous wildlife that lives here. At the end of an unforgettable 4-day adventure, sit back and relax on the return journey to your accommodation in Nairobi and reflect on your incredible safari experience.

From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

7. 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.

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

8. 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 a lodge. Your second day will begin with an early morning game drive and your first glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro. This will be followed by breakfast. 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.

Nairobi: 3-Day Maasai Mara Safari

9. Nairobi: 3-Day Maasai Mara Safari

The tour starts with departure from Nairobi in the early morning as you head to the Maasai Mara. Admire the stunning landscapes along the way, and stop at a local viewing point to capture some breathtaking photos across the region. Arrive at your camp or hotel in time for lunch and enjoy some afternoon relaxation after the drive. In the late afternoon, it’s time to head out for a game drive and catch your first glimpse of Africa’s native wildlife. On day 2, get up close and personal with nature as you travel into the heart of the Maasai Mara. Marvel at the wonders of the animal kingdom as you watch lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, gazelles, elands and many more animals in their natural habitat. Enjoy a packed lunch next to the Mara river and listen to the sounds of the singing birds all around you. On the final day of the safari, depart for another game drive to immerse yourself in a truly unique African adventure and admire the wonders of the world. As you leave the park, take some time to relax and eat lunch, sharing your tales of the trip with your tour leader before returning to Nairobi.

Nairobi Park,BabyElephants,Giraffes,Karen Blixen&Bomas Tour

10. Nairobi Park,BabyElephants,Giraffes,Karen Blixen&Bomas Tour

Excellent Game Viewing near the city. literally, a 10-minute drive from the Central Business District. Recommended for short visits in Kenya. Begin your Nairobi tour with pickup from your hotel and a short drive to Nairobi National Park. Take a game drive through the park. It is a Safari miniature but wonderful. Take a game drive and spot some of Kenya’s “Big Five” without truly leaving the confines of Nairobi city on this experience. Ideal for those short on time in Kenya, this budget-friendly, 4 hours safari trip takes place in Nairobi National Park, a reserve close to the city where you can see lions, rhinos, buffalo, cheetah, and more in the wild At 10.00 You exit the park Visit coffee shop enroute to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Learn about how the baby elephants are rescued and taken care off. Continue to the giraffe center, where you can take the opportunity to feed the giraffes. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the nature park. Next head to the Karen Blixen Museum. Spend 2 hours there, discovering the life and history of the famous Out of Africa author. Then stop for a delicious lunch at Mamba Village. Then Proceed to Bomas of kenya for traditional dances and acrobats After that A choice of departures and return hotel or airport transfers makes everything extra easy.

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A fantastic tour, accompanied by the driver Denis, helpful and professional without ever being intrusive. the tented camp provided the essentials for bed and shower; good food. I would also like to underline the fact that in Nairobi the airline lost our luggage, but through the safari staff, always in contact with the airport, we were able to receive them at a forwarded safari. Thank you so much for the help you received! Super! A fantastic tour, accompanied by the driver Denis, helpful and professional without ever being intrusive. the tented camp provided the essentials for bed and shower; good food. I would also like to emphasize the fact that in Nairobi the airline lost our luggage, but through the safari staff, always in contact with the airport, we were able to receive them after the safari was forwarded. Thank you so much for the help received! Super!

It was great to see so many animals up close and in the different ecosystems of the park. We even saw hundreds of flamingos, elephants and hyenas along the road, and Kilimanjaro in the background when the weather permitted. The AA Amboseli Logde was a very nice hotel and we highly recommend our guide (Black Santa)

We spent 3 very nice days with Robert in the Masai Mara. The Safaris were very cool and the boat trip + walking safari was a very good experience as well. Too bad we couldn't see the rhinos but for what we saw, it especially makes us want to come back!

The safari was absolutely awesome. The director Andrew was absolutely amazing. Would definitely recommend Andrew and can't think of a better one.

Pick up was reliable and straight forward, our guide was named Benjamin and he was very friendly and helpful throughout the whole trip.