TITLE: 5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS INFORMATIVE SAFARI


Wildebeest Migration

Route: Masai Mara GR (2 nights) - Lake Naivasha (1 night) - Amboseli National Park (1 night)


Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara Game Reserve is among the most visited places in Kenya for its famous annual wildebeest migration, that came to be known as the 7th wonder of the world. A million wildebeest embark on a migration Northwards from the Serengeti plains towards into the Masai Mara (from the South) in a quest to find new pastures and water.

Well known to the older members in the heard but a new experience to the now grown calves that have to make this journey for the first time. Born to run, and determined more to live is what unfolds as they come across the best hunters on these plains and the unforgiving waters inhabited by large crocodiles. Despite all the challenges, a new assurance of life is seen on these lands giving the wildebeests another day to fight again.


Size: 1500 sq km / 579 sq mi

Wildlife: Big five – elephants, buffaloes, black rhino, leopards and lions Sizable population of herbivores – large antelopes like the Impala, Blue wildebeest, Topi, Water-buck among others. On a close look you will spot the spotted hyena, bat-eared-fox and the black-backed jackal as well. More then 450 species of birds,

Activities: Full day game drives, morning and evening game drives, night game drives (mostly in conservancies), hot air balloon safaris,


Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha in terms of elevation compared to other lakes on the Great Rift Valley is the highest.

It is feed by two rivers Malewa and Gilgil. Despite no visible outlet from Lake Naivasha, the water is fresh.

For the past three years, the water levels have risen exponentially a phenomenon that can be observed in Lake Nakuru. Despite the drastic changes wildlife and bird life have their adaptive way to accommodate change of environment.

These and many more observations make Lake Naivasha a place to visit as the region has been a destination for geography lovers as well enthusiast of volcanic activities.

Hell’s Gate National Park can not be left out when one mentions Lake Naivasha. At 68 sq km, Hell’s Gate National Park has been famed from the steep-sided valley formed by then an outlet of Lake Naivasha. Here one can cycle or walk among the freely grazing wildlife.


Size: 139 sq km / 53.7 sq mi

Wildlife: Sizable population of herbivores such as zebras, Masai giraffe, water buffalo, antelopes like impala, wildebeest and gazelles), More then 400 species of birds,

Activities: Guided nature walk on Crescent Island, Boat excursions, Surfing, Visit to Hell’s Gate National Park and the Olkaria geothermal Spa

Height above sea level: 1,880 m / 6,167.98 ft


Amboseli National Park:

When one mentions Amboseli National Park, a picture of giant tusked elephants comes in mind. This has been and is a home to some of the largest elephants. It is the spectacular and vast wildlife observed grazing in harmony during the dry season that clearly depicts the scale in which swamp vegetation, marshland support life.

For a panoramic, the observation hill provides an elevated view of all directions and a view of hippopotamus basking in the sun below.


Size: 390 sq km / 150 sq mi

Wildlife: Sizable population of herbivores such as zebras, Masai giraffe, cape buffalo, antelopes impala, wildebeest and gazelles. At times one can have a glimpse of the lesser kudu and gerenuk at a glance. More then 400 species of birds,

Activities: Sun-downer game drive, wildlife photography with the snow caped Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background, a visit to the local Masai community, full day, morning and evening game drives,

Day by Day

Day 1:

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be welcomed and introduced to your safari guide.

Soon after a short briefing, drive past Nairobi towards the Great Rift Valley. Get to know about the benefits, impacts and attractions that have been experienced by the local people and what makes this intracontinental ridge a spectacular spot to visit.

Arrive at Masai Mara Game Reserve in time for lunch. Check-in and spend the afternoon in leisure.

At 1600 hrs start your evening game drive into the reserve in search of the big five and over four hundred and fifty different bird species found here.

At sunset, drive back to the lodge.

Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Day 2:

Full day at the Masai Mara with morning game drive and evening game drive.

Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Day 3:

Enjoy a hot morning breakfast after which you will leave Masai Mara and drive towards Lake Naivasha. Arrive in time for lunch and the rest of the evening either at leisure. Alternatively, one could decide to go for a guided nature walk on the Crescent Island. It is on at this Island where one can walk and come close to the wildlife that is found here brought when filming the movie “Out of Africa” directed and produced by Sydney Pollack, and starred by Meryl Steep and Robert Redford in 1985.

Lake Naivasha is known for her freshwater which provides life to different wildlife and bird species easily viewable either by taking a walk on the Crescent Island or riding a boat. The Lake has a vast history that has shaped the way of live both for the local people and the horticultural activities that are under taken here. It is for this reason, you spend the evening learning and coming up and close to a lake found that at one time almost dried up.

Time spent either at leisure or in discovering more about Lake Naivasha, it is the massive and huge grass eating hippopotamus that brings down the curtains when they come out on land in their numbers to graze till dawn.

Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Day 4:

Enjoy a hot morning breakfast after which you will leave Lake Naivasha and drive back past Nairobi and further South.

It is a drive into the open plains that have been holding the secret to life not only to the communities who settled here but also to the wildlife known for it’s spectacular appearance ever since the highest mountain in Africa (and the world’s tallest free standing mountain) was formed about 2.5 million years ago and standing at 5.891-m (19,330-ft). Amboseli National Park the window to Mt. Kilimanjaro and also called the life giving mountain.

Surrounded by semi-arid vegetation, it is here at Amboseli National Park where a fresh source of water provides life to some of the largest elephants and delicate vegetation. It is a moment of speechlessness that engulfs to see an ecosystem supporting life not only to the local communities but to the beautiful wildlife found here.

Arrive at Amboseli National Park in time for lunch and spend time at leisure.

At 1600hrs, start an evening game drive as well as capturing the scenic views.

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Day 5:

Enjoy a hot morning breakfast after which you will leave Amboseli National Park and drive towards Nairobi.

Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight to the next destination.

Rates are per person sharing.

Period: 2 paxs 4 paxs 6 paxs
1st July, 2018 - 31st Oct, 2018 $ 1153 $ 938 $ 867
1st Nov, 2018 - 20th Dec, 2018 $ 1078 $ 863 $ 792
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Wildebeest Migration

Details:

Cost Includes: Cost Excludes: Extra:
Arrival and departure transfers to and from the airport International flights Entry visa ($ 50, payable upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport)
All park entry fees Extras during your stay such as soft drinks, alcohol, telephone, laundry, Internet excetra Boat excursion at Lake Naivasha – $ 35 pp (Optional )
Full board accommodation while on safari Driver guide and waiters gratuities A visit to the local Masai community - $ 25 pp (Optional )
Customized safari mini-van with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing - Hot air balloon safari at Masai Mara GR– $ 450 pp (Optional )
English speaking driver guide - -
Game drives as indicated on the program - -
Bottled drinking water while on safari - -

Information:


Room Type: standard room

Group size: 2- 6 paxs

(For more than 7 paxs, please request for a price quote).

Please confirm prices and dates you wish to travel as rates could change without prior notice.

  
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