Mara has the most spectacular event of natural world: the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake in the Rift Valley renowned for its spectacular flamingo population. The lake is famed as one of the world's greatest ornithological spectacles. Amboseli is renowned for its large herds of free-ranging African elephants. There are over 900 African elephants here.
Mara has the most spectacular event of the natural world, the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake in the Rift Valley renowned for its spectacular flamingo population. The lake is famed as one of the world's greatest ornithological spectacles. Amboseli is renowned for its large herds of free-ranging African elephants. There are over 900 African elephants here.
Most nationalities do now require a visa for Kenya, including Britons, most EU nationals, Australians, New Zealanders, Americans, and Canadians. At present single entry and transit visas are available online (see below) and soon all visas will have to be obtained online. Alternatively, visas are available in advance or on arrival. The Kenyan government is planning for all visas to be obtained online and may stop delivering visas on arrival on short notice. For the latest information please contact your local Kenyan High Commission or Consulate. The cost of the visa is US$50 for a single entry visa and US$100 for an East Africa visa (valid to travel in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda – if the website still says coming soon please check with the Kenyan High Commission. You will need to first register to the e-citizens website (including needing a photo 500px x 500px) before you can start applying. For the application process itself, you will need details of the accommodation used (which we will send you) and itinerary as well as a photo 5.5cm x 5.5cm and a scanned or photographed copy of your passport’s bio/photo page. If after visiting Kenya you will also travel to Uganda and Rwanda, you may apply for East African Visa that will cover all three countries. This visa is currently available upon arrival in Nairobi. Please contact the Kenyan High Commission to obtain more information about the combined visa from Kenya.
There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis is essential and we suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi
Meet and greet upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our representative and transferred to Panafric Hotel for overnight on Bed and Breakfast
Day 2: Nairobi - Maasai Mara National Reserve (265km – Approx. 5-6hrs)
After Breakfast drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game-viewing, Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sopa Lodge
The Maasai Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to comprehend – indeed, over 450 species of animals have been recorded here! You will easily spot lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.
It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna - lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures.
Day 3: Maasai Mara – Full Day Game Drives
Full day in the Maasai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives.
You can also decide to take an optional hot air balloon ride (US$450 per person); you will also have the option of visiting a local Maasai village (US$30 per person). All meals and overnight stay at Mara Sopa Lodge
Maasai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. A visit reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.
Day 4: Maasai Mara - Lake Nakuru National Park (300 km – Approx. 6 hrs.)
Breakfast at the lodge and later proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive at Lake Nakuru Lodge in time for lunch. Relax at your accommodation after lunch till 1600hrs for a late afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake in the Rift Valley renowned for its spectacular flamingo population. The lake is famed as one of the world's greatest ornithological spectacles. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to zebras, gazelles, Rothschild giraffe, impala, black and white rhino sanctuary and other large mammals.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru - Amboseli National Park (420 km – Approx. 7 hrs.)
After breakfast, proceed to Amboseli National Park with a game drive en-route arriving in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon at your own leisure and at 1600hrs leave for game viewing in the park. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.
Amboseli National Park, the second most popular animal park after Maasai Mara, is 260km (160 miles) from Nairobi, on the border with the neighboring country of Tanzania. Its magnificent situation at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro combined with its excellent opportunities to view Kenya's animals, makes it one of the most-visited safari parks in Kenya.
Day 6: Amboseli National Park – Full day game drives
Morning and evening game drives in Amboseli National Park with an optional tour to Maasai village to experience their traditional way of life and dances. You will have a chance to visit Observation Hill, which overlooks the park, swamps and, of course, the herds of free-roaming elephants. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.
Amboseli is renowned for its large herds of free-ranging African elephants. There are over 900 African elephants in Amboseli, as well as huge herds of wildebeests and many other animals including giraffes, African lions, monkeys, zebras, hyenas, and antelope. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai people.
Day 7: Amboseli – Nairobi (250 km – Approx. 4 hrs.)
After breakfast leave lodge for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon. You will be dropped to the Panafric Hotel for overnight.
You may opt to have your dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant for Game Meat- GBP 25
Day 8: Drop off at the airport
After breakfast, you will get to enjoy some leisure time and do some last-minute shopping. You will then be transferred to the airport for your international departure flight.
This marks the end of the safari full of unforgettable memories.
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