AASC17: 6DAYS AMBOSELI/NAKURU/MASAI MARA

6 Days Amboseli Nakuru Masai Mara | Aardwolf Africa Safaris

A safari to view the photo scenic and spectacular Mt. Kilimanjaro -the highest mountain in Africa as well as an opportunity  to visit the most popular parks in Kenya namely Nakuru and Masai Mara famous for the pink flamingos and the annual great wildebeest migration from Serengeti during summer months of July to October of each year respectively.

Departs Thursday

 Day1:  Nairobi/Amboseli
We depart Nairobi in the morning and drive via Emali along Mombasa Road to the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro where Amboseli is situated. After a picnic lunch enroute prepared by your safari chef we enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park before setting up camp in preparation for the evening. With the majestic backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro, spectacular displays of wildlife – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and various plains’ game, postcard perfect pictures are almost always guaranteed.

Day2: Amboseli
We spend the day enjoying Amboseli National Park through early morning and afternoon game drives. Lunch will be at your campsite and you have the option of visiting the nearby lodge for a swim and cold drink or have a cultural visit in a nearby Masai Boma.

The waters from Mt. Kilimanjaro drain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swampland amidst dusty plains. At 329 sq km Amboseli is a small park and lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover so we have better chances of seeing some of the larger predators. Buffaloes, lions, gazelles, cheetahs, wildebeest, hyenas, jackals, warthogs, Masai Giraffes, zebra, baboon, and waterbuck are all present in the park.

Day3: Amboseli / Rift Valley / Lake Nakuru
After an early breakfast, we depart Amboseli viewing game en route as we proceed to Lake Nakuru National via Nairobi and further down the Escarpment to the floor of the Great Rift Valley where the game park is situated. We enjoy a picnic lunch en route arriving in the late afternoon. We set up camp for the night just outside the park.

The park covers 180 sq km and is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. Lake Nakuru National Park is a Rhino sanctuary for white and black rhinos which were introduced to the park some years back. Lake Nakuru National Park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here.

Day4: Nakuru/Masai Mara
We have early morning breakfast before venturing into Lake Nakuru National Park for a morning game drive. We return to the campsite after the game drive to dismantle our camp and proceed to Masai Mara via Narok town with packed lunches. Arrive Mara in the late afternoon and view game along as you head to your campsite for the night.

The Mara game reserve is a typical savannah loaded with amazing wildlife all year round. Whichever direction you take in the Masai Mara there is plenty of wildlife to see such as Masai giraffe, baboons, and warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests and wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.

Day5: Masai Mara
The following day will be spent in the game reserve; game viewing and absorbing the amazing sceneries. Optional activities include visiting a Masai village or school. You may also visit a lodge for a refreshing drink or swim. The ultimate action here is without doubt the great annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lush pastures before turning south again in October. Balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for an exciting champagne breakfast and these trips can be arranged at our office upon booking.

Day6: Masai Mara/Nairobi
Have morning gamedrive in the reserve before departing back towards Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon. Lunch will be served en-route by your safari chef. END OF SAFARI               

Included in the price:
• Transport by safari minibus in Kenya with a pop up roof for best game viewing and photography
• Services of a professional English speaking driver/ tour guide
• All Game park entrance fees
• Full board accommodation in camps/campsites as specified in the itinerary or similar
• 3 Meals per day either vegetarian or non-vegetarian
• Meal Plan – BB=Bed, Breakfast; LD= Lunch, dinner; BLD= breakfast, lunch, dinner; HB = Diner, bed, Breakfast
• 1.5 liter bottle of mineral water per person per day while on safari

Not included in the price:
• Personal travel insurance
• Flying doctors emergency evacuations cover [available at US$10 per person]
• Cost of visas
• Balloon Safari at US$450 per person (see indicated separately above)
• Optional activities payable directly on safari e.g. Masai village visit, nature walks, biking, boat rides etc
• All personal expenses; e.g. toiletries, laundry, beverages, tips to staff, driver tour guide etc.
• Any other extras not stated as included above

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING ON SAFARI:
    Money for personal spending and tipping
    A pair of long trousers and jersey for the cool mornings and evenings in addition to plenty of light clothes for hot days (do not forget a hat), swim suit, a pillow, comfortable shoes/sandals and snacks
    Torch, sunglasses, suntan lotion, insect repellent/spray but not mosquito coils
    Mineral water and beverages
    Entry visa
    Camera, memory cards, binoculars, maps, guide-books
    Toilet paper, towel, soap and toothbrush/paste

 Departs Thursday

Safari Price pp US$675

Plus park entrance fee pp US$340    

 Departure Dates:2017 Jan-5,12,19,26; Feb-2,9,16,23; Mar-2,9,16,23,30; Apr-6,13,20,27; May-4,11,18,25 Jun-1,8,15,22,29; Jul-6,13,20,27; Aug-3,10,17,24,31; Sep-7,14,21,28; Oct-5,12,19,26; Nov-2,9,16,23,30; Dec-7,14,21,28;