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Big Five Safari in Kenya Holidays Tours Masai Mara Amboseli Zanzibar 5

Masai Mara + Amboseli to Mombasa - Privately Guided


KPN12N
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Kenya Private Tour Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Amboseli Tsavo Safari Holiday

This comprehensive Kenya private tour explores the wildlife of this fascinating country in depth, travelling with your own driver guide. Visit Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli & Tsavo Game Reserves, before relaxing on the Mombasa coast on this safari holiday. Ideal for special interests such as birding & photography. English speaking guide, all transfers, park fees & game drives included.

Kenya Private Tour Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Amboseli Tsavo Safari Holiday
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Kenya Private Tour
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Lake Nakuru
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Birding
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Masai Mara Game Reserve asai Mara
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Big Five Photography
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Lake Naivasha
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Amboseli
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Mount Kilimanjaro
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Tsavo Safari Holiday
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Mombasa Coast
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Kenya Private Tour
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Lake Nakuru
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Birding
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Masai Mara Game Reserve asai Mara
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Big Five Photography
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Lake Naivasha
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Amboseli
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Mount Kilimanjaro
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Tsavo Safari Holiday
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Mombasa Coast
Day 1
You will be met at Nairobi Airport by your guide and transferred 4-hours to Lake Nakuru in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, travelling in a safari jeep (with pop-up roof for game viewing).
 
A soda lake on the floor of the Rift Valley, at certain times of the year Lake Nakuru National Park is home to huge throngs of pelicans and over 400 different bird species, including the Greater (white) and Lesser (pink) flamingo. The lake is also a haven for certain endangered species including the Rothschild giraffe and black and white rhino. On arrival enjoy a game drive around the lake, before checking into your lodge.
Day 2
Today enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with your guide, exploring the wildlife of beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park.
 
In addition to its significant population of rhino and giraffe that are attracted to its salt waters, Lake Nakuru offers sanctuary to a wide variety of other wildlife - including herds of buffalo, lions, zebra, giraffe, monkeys, baboons, Thomson’s gazelle, Grant's gazelle, impala, eland, ostrich and more.
 
Many resident and migrant birds wade in its shallow salt waters - including Lesser and Greater flamingos, Great white pelicans, Marabou storks, Grey-headed gulls, Garganey and Northern shovelers and a variety of egrets, plovers and terns. In the surrounding trees you can hope to see a Chin-spot batis, Green-backed camaroptera, Yellow-breasted apalis, Northern puffback, Buff-bellied warbler and many others. Occasionally birds of prey can also be seen.
Day 3
A full day on the road today as we travel 6.5-hours from Lake Nakuru to the Masai Mara National Park, named after the Maasai people and the Mara River which divides the park.
 
We drive past Maai Mahiu and down to the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle. From Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand, we traverse the "breadbasket" of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley cover the landscape, as we travel towards the Masai Mara.
 
Masai Mara National Park is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual migration of zebra and wildebeest from the adjoining Serengeti National Park. This phenomenon occurs every year from July to October, when game migrates along a circular route from the plains of the Serengeti to the Masai Mara and back again in search of fresh pastures, followed by hungry predators - most notably lions and hyena. Check into your lodge and in the afternoon enjoy a game drive in this magnificent wildlife sanctuary.
Day 4
Today is dedicated to game viewing on the open plains of the world famous Masai Mara National Park, with your driver/guide.
 
We set off early each morning, when game viewing conditions are at their best, to view the abundant wildlife of this region. Return to the lodge to rest in the heat of the day, before setting off again in the late afternoon for another game drive.
 
Nestled within the enormous Great Rift Valley, the Masai Mara is famous for its many prides of lions, packs of hyena and other predators - as well as huge herds of wildebeest, which number over one million, zebra and giraffe. All the Big Five can be seen here, as well as numerous other species including the Thomson's gazelle, topi, kongoni, impala, roan antelope and hippo. The nocturnal bat-eared fox, rarely found elsewhere in Kenya, also inhabits this park as well as the endangered cheetah and black rhino.
 
Bird watching is also excellent with over 450 different species. These include the Marabou stork, Secretary bird, Crowned crane, Ostrich, African pygmy falcon, Brown snake eagle, Black-chested snake eagle, Bateleur, Martial eagle, African paradise flycatcher, Red-fronted & White-headed barbet, Black-faced go-away bird, Woodland kingfisher, Violet-backed starling, Black cuckoo-shrike and various species of larks, cisticolas, vultures, hornbills and so much more.
Day 5
Today we travel 5-hours from the Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake in the heart of the spectacular Great Rift Valley.
 
We drive across the "breadbasket" of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley cover the landscape towards Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. As we traverse the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle, before we head up towards Maai Mahiu and on to Lake Naivasha.
 
Enjoy a 1-hour boat ride on the lake, with the opportunity to see hippo and some of the 400 different bird species, before checking in to your lodge.
Day 6
A full day on the road today as we leave Lake Naivasha and travel 6.5-hours to Amboseli National Park (with picnic lunch included), arriving in the late afternoon.
 
Situated in southern Kenya, if the weather is clear this national park offers magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro in neighbouring Tanzania.
 
Amboseli is best known for its great herds of elephant - you'll often find many of them standing knee deep in the water, spraying themselves to keep cool - but there is a lot of other game here including cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, many types of gazelle and other plains game.
Day 7
Rise early today for a game drive in Amboseli National Park, renowned for its large herds of elephants and where the local people are mainly Maasai.
 
In the early morning it is wonderful to see Mount Kilimanjaro hovering above the clouds. If the clouds clear, wildlife photography against this dramatic backdrop is particularly rewarding. With its dramatic contrast between dry savanna, fresh water swamps, salty plains and acacia forests, this sanctuary offers a fantastic array of wildlife. You should see buffalo, black and white rhino, zebra, wildebeest and much more - as this low rainfall area is one of the best game viewing regions in the whole of Kenya.
 
Amboseli is also a haven for birding due to its many different habitats. Depending on the amount of rain that has fallen, you will find various water loving birds or other species on the salty plains. You can also hope to see a Martial eagle or Lappet-faced vulture.
 
Return to your lodge for lunch, before enjoying another game drive in the afternoon.
Day 8
This morning we leave Amboseli and drive 4.5-hours to Tsavo West National Park.
 
The road passes the rugged Chyulu Hills with their striking landscapes of ancient volcanic craters and cones and 60-mile (100 km) Shetani lava tube - the longest in the world.
 
Enjoy more game viewing as we continue to our lodge in this great national park, which is divided into an eastern and western section by the railway line and national road and is one of the oldest and largest wildlife conservation areas in Kenya. As the park is unfenced, animals migrate freely across both sectors.
 
Check into your safari lodge and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Kenyan bushveld.
Day 9
Today is devoted to game viewing with your guide in the western sector of Tsavo National Park.
 
At over 7,000 square miles (11,747 square km), this vast national park is the largest in Kenya and is named after the Tsavo River that flows through it. On a clear day you can enjoy wonderful views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which is usually surrounded by clouds.
 
Tsavo West is particularly scenic with its mountain landscapes, bushveld and volcanic lava from the Chyulu Hills. Wildlife is plentiful and diverse with particularly good elephant sightings, as large herds roam freely between Tsavo and Amboseli. Lion, buffalo, leopard and wild dog are present and plains game is plentiful - including giraffe, zebra, the small dik-dik, Grant's gazelle, kudu, waterbuck, bushbuck, eland, oryx, wildebeest, vervet monkey and baboon. Hippo and crocodile can be seen in the rivers and also keep an eye out for smaller animals such as the hyrax, mongoose, monitor lizard, chameleon and tortoise. There is also a great variety of birdlife including hornbill, guineafowl, francolin and ostrich.
Day 10
Enjoy a final early morning game drive in Tsavo National Park before your 5-hour transfer to your Mombasa beach resort, where you will be dropped off by your guide.
 
Check into your hotel situated on the shores of the sparkling Indian Ocean and relax in your warm beach surroundings.
Days 11 To 12
At leisure to relax and soak up the sun on the Indian Ocean beaches of the warm Mombasa coast.
 
Enjoy the lush tropical gardens of coconut trees, fan-shaped travellers palms and the vibrant blooms of hibiscus, bougainvilleas and frangipani - as well the splendid coastline. Various watersports are available, as well as many optional activities such as a snorkelling trip to Kisiti Marine Park and Wasini Island, Mombasa city tour, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and golf.
Day 13
Transfer 2-hours by road and local ferry to Mombasa Airport for your flight home.
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