11 days/10 Nights Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru & Maasai Mara safari

Big Cat Photo safari
June 2018.
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights.
Highlights: Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru & Maasai Mara.
Activities: Big Cats, Wildebeest Migration, Photography, Culture, wildlife and sightseeing.
Accommodation: Luxury.
Transport: Safari equipped Toyota Landcruiser with open windows and charging system for cameras.

Day 1 &ndash.........

; Arrival Nairobi – Amboseli.
Pick up your Hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and depart for Amboseli driving through the kapiti plains to arrive in time for lunch. We shall relax and while it away until the late afternoon when we set out to explore the Amboseli national park on a game viewing drive.
Game viewing will be a leisurely activity with animals easily seen and with the bulk of Mount Kilimanjaro providing the back-drop for photography.
Clouds may open up and the sight of the snow peaked Mount Kilimanjaro will leave us mesmerized.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena Lodge - http://www.serenahotels.com
Meals FB: Lunch & Dinner.
Distance: Nairobi – Amboseli: 250 km / 4 hours.








Day 2 – Full Day Amboseli.
Early morning & afternoon game drives affording majestic views of the great Kilimanjaro weather permitting. Amboseli National park is an International Biosphere Reserve featuring the dried-out lakebed of prehistoric Lake Amboseli, rolling savannah and lush green swamps. The plains offer numerous antelopes, spotted hyenas, jackals, warthogs, olive baboons, vervet monkeys and the chance of spotting a lion, leopard or cheetah.
Observation Hill, a conical peak, which is easily climbed, offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Overnight: Overnight: Amboseli Serena Lodge - http://www.serenahotels.com
Meals FB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

















Day 3 – Amboseli / Lake Naivasha.
After breakfast leave for Lake Naivasha via Nairobi and descend down towards the Great Rift Valley stop enroute at the great rift valley view point for amazing scenery Drive further through the floor of great rift valley to arrive at your Lodge in time for late lunch. Afternoon enjoy 2 hour boat ride visiting the crescent island free for optional activities.
 

Overnight – Mara Sopa Lodge – www.sopalodges.com
Meals FB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Distance: Amboseli / Lake Naivasha: 350 km / 5 hours.
















Day 4 – Lake Naivasha / Lake Nakuru.
After breakfast drive further through the floor of Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru arriving in the morning for a game drive enroute. Check into the hotel and relax before enjoying an afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its abundant birdlife. The Park offers a great chance to different bird species depending on water level you will witness thousands of greater & lesser flamingoes, pelicans around the shores of the lake alongside abundant mammals that include endangered rothchild giraffe, black & white rhino, buffaloes, waterbuck, elands, zebras among other species.


Overnight – Sarova Lion Hill Lodge –www.sarovahotels.com 
Meals FB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Distance: Lake Naivasha / Lake Nakuru: 80 km /1 hour.

Day 5 –  Full Day Lake Nakuru.
Today enjoy early morning photo safari returning back to the lodge in time for breakfast. Relax till the evening when it’s best time to take photos and head again for an afternoon game drive.

Overnight – Sarova Lion Hill Lodge –www.sarovahotels.com 
Meals FB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.







Day 6 – Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara.
After breakfast depart for Masai Mara to arrive in time for lunch. Leisurely afternoon before enjoying scheduled evening game drive. Maasai Mara Reserve is the most popular reserve known for the big skies, open savannahs as featured in the film ''Out of Africa''. Also accorded the status of the seventh wonder of the world because of the annual wildebeest migration, where over 2 millions of wildebeest cross from Serengeti to the Mara. Besides these the reserve boasts of the ''big five'' (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion & leopard) plus plenty of plain wild animals that include zebra, giraffe, impala, topi, giraffe, thomson's gazelle, hyenas, cheetah, jackal, bat-eared foxes and birdlife. No wonder it is the shooting sight for BBC Big Cat Diary every year.

Overnight – Mara Serena Lodge - http://www.serenahotels.com 
Meals FB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Distance: Lake Nakuru / Maasai Mara: 350 km / 4 hours.

Day 7 / 8 / 9 & 10 – Full Day Trailling the Migration.
Today you will do a full day's safari in one of the world's most famous reserves visiting Mara River where the annual migration will be happening. Maasai Mara  offers an abundance of herbivores, this makes the ideal hunting ground for Kenya's famous ‘big cats' and hosts her largest population of lions. Historically teeming with wildlife, the Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that wander its plains, and for the annual migration of the wildebeest

Overnight – Mara Serena Lodge - http://www.serenahotels.com 
Meals FB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.



Day 11- Maasai Mara / Nairobi.
Today wake up early for morning game drive and amazing Africa sunrise before returning to the camp for full breakfast and check out. Afterwards we descent down to the great rift valley stopping at the great rift valley view point to arrive Nairobi in the afternoon. Where you will be dropped at Airport for your homebound flight.

Meals B: Breakfast.
Distance: Masai Mara / Nairobi: 300 km / 5 hours.

End of our Safari Services.
“Khaheri na Karibu tena Kenya” - Bye & welcome back to Kenya.

Cost per Person Sharing in a double room / Tent     – US$ 3,360.00
Carlos cost                            - US$ 2,225.00

Activities/services included in the cost:
Meet and great upon arrival.
Complimentary arrival and departure airport transfer in Nairobi.
Accommodation as per the itinerary.
Camps / lodges are in the Game Reserves are booked on Full board.
Road transportation in custom made safari Landcruiser with open windows for better game viewing. Maximum 4 clients in the vehicle.
Unlimited game drives as per the itinerary with off road permits for Masai Mara.
Park entrance fees.
2 hour boat ride at Lake Naivasha including crescent island visit.
Unlimited drinking water.
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
All International Flights + Taxes.
Masai Village visit & Balloon ride in Masai Mara.
Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance.
Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program.
Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities