5 Day Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli Luxury Safari

5 Day Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli Luxury Safari

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A 5-day luxury safari in Kenya's Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, and Amboseli National Parks promises an unforgettable wildlife experience. These parks are renowned for their diverse wildlife, stunning landscapes, and luxury accommodation options. Here's an overview of what you might expect from such a safari:

Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara

  • You'll start your journey in Nairobi, where you'll be picked up by your safari guide and driven to the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, one of Africa's premier wildlife destinations.
  • The drive itself can be scenic, passing through the Great Rift Valley with opportunities to stop for photos.
  • Upon reaching the Masai Mara, you'll check in at your luxurious safari lodge or tented camp.
  • In the afternoon, head out for your first game drive in the Masai Mara to spot the incredible wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) and the annual wildebeest migration if your visit coincides with it.

Day 2: Masai Mara

  • Spend a full day exploring the vast savannahs of the Masai Mara, venturing deeper into the wilderness.
  • Your luxury lodge or camp may offer additional activities, such as guided nature walks, hot air balloon safaris (at an extra cost), or cultural visits to Maasai villages.

Day 3: Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru

  • After an early morning game drive and breakfast, bid farewell to the Masai Mara as you head towards Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • Lake Nakuru is famous for its pink flamingos and other bird species, as well as its population of endangered white and black rhinos.
  • Upon arrival, settle in at your luxury lodge overlooking the picturesque lake.
  • In the afternoon, embark on a game drive to explore the park and its diverse wildlife.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Amboseli

  • After one last morning safari at Lake Nakuru, it's time to leave for Amboseli National Park, situated at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • The scenic drive offers glimpses of local villages and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop.
  • Upon reaching Amboseli, check-in at your luxury lodge and enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-capped Kilimanjaro and the surrounding plains.
  • After lunch and some relaxation time, head out for an afternoon game drive in Amboseli, famous for its large elephant herds and incredible views of Kilimanjaro.

Day 5: Amboseli to Nairobi

  • On your last day, take advantage of the morning hours for a final game drive in Amboseli to spot any wildlife you might have missed.
  • After breakfast, depart for Nairobi, where your safari concludes. You may have time for some last-minute shopping or sightseeing in Nairobi before heading to the airport.

Included:

  1. Accommodation: Typically, your tour package will cover the cost of accommodation in selected hotels, lodges, or camps.
  2. Transportation: package include transportation to and from Nairobi or your starting point.
  3. Park Entry Fees: Entrance fees to national parks and attractions like Masai Mara National Reserve included.
  4. Game Drives: Guided game drives in the national parks and reserves to spot wildlife.
  5. Meals: Full or partial board options, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  6. Bottled Water: Some package provide bottled water during your tour.
  7. Local Guides: Guided tours within the parks and attractions by experienced local guides.
  8. Activities: activities like boat rides included.
  9. Park Permits: Permits for activities like hiking.
  10. Cultural Visits: Some packages may include visits to cultural experiences.
  11. Park and Conservation Fees: Fees that contribute to wildlife and environmental conservation.
  12. Airport Transfers: Transfers to and from the airport in Nairobi.
  13. Taxes: Any applicable taxes, such as VAT, may be included.
  14. Travel Insurance: Some packages include basic travel insurance coverage.
  15. Snacks: Snacks and refreshments during activities or drives.
  16. Park Ranger Fees: Fees for park rangers accompanying you on hikes or walks.
  17. Safari Vehicle: Use of a safari vehicle for game drives.
  18. Camping Equipment: If your tour includes camping, equipment may be provided.
  19. Driver/Guide: Services of a driver/guide.
  20. Emergency Support: Access to emergency support and assistance.
  21. Itinerary Planning: Tour operators typically plan the itinerary for you.
  22. All Meals: Some packages include all meals, including packed lunches during game drives.
  23. 24/7 Assistance: Access to customer service or support around the clock.
  24. Park Regulations: Ensuring compliance with park rules and regulations.
  25. Accommodation Upgrades: Options for upgrading to higher-end accommodations at reasonable cost.
  26. Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari: Some packages may offer hot air balloon safaris as an add-on.
  27. Evening Entertainment: Cultural performances or entertainment at the lodges or camps.

Excluded:

 

 

  1. International Flights: Typically, international flights to and from Kenya are not included.
  2. Personal Expenses: Expenses like souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, and personal items are usually not covered.
  3. Visa Fees: Fees for obtaining a Kenyan visa, if required.
  4. Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance may not be included in basic packages.
  5. Vaccinations and Medications: Any required vaccinations or medications are usually not covered.
  6. Optional Activities: Any optional activities outside the planned itinerary may be at an additional cost.
  7. Laundry Services: Laundry services at the accommodation are typically not included.
  8. Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and staff are usually not included.
  9. Excess Baggage Fees: Fees for excess baggage on flights.
  10. Personal Health Expenses: Medical expenses incurred during the trip.
  11. Additional Meals: Meals outside of what is specified in the package.
  12. Airport Departure Taxes: Any applicable departure taxes.
  13. Personal Travel Documentation: Costs associated with obtaining passports or other travel documents.
  14. Travel Gear: Personal travel gear, such as clothing and accessories.
  15. Wi-Fi and Internet Access: Costs for accessing the internet at accommodations.
  16. Phone Calls: Charges for international or local phone calls.
  17. Single Supplement: Additional cost for travelers who want their own room in case of group tours.
  18. Alcoholic Drinks: Alcoholic beverages are usually not included in the package.
  19. Additional Transport: Transport outside the planned itinerary.
  20. Emergency Evacuation: Costs related to emergency medical evacuation.
  21. Extra Nights: If you want to extend your stay beyond the package.
  22. Travel Medications: Medications like malaria prophylaxis.
  23. Travel Gear Rental: Rental of items like binoculars or camping gear.
  24. Early Check-In/Late Check-Out: Fees for early check-in or late check-out.
  25. Changes in Itinerary: Costs associated with changing the tour itinerary.
  26. Travel Locks: Locks and security accessories for your luggage.
  27. Airfare within Kenya: Domestic flights within Kenya, if not included in the package.

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