7 Day Safari to Amboseli, Naivasha & Masai Mara

7 Day Safari to Amboseli, Naivasha & Masai Mara

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A 7-day safari to Amboseli, Naivasha, and Masai Mara is a fantastic adventure that offers a diverse wildlife experience and a chance to explore some of Kenya's most iconic national parks and reserves. Here's a suggested itinerary for your safari:

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

  • Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya's capital city.
  • Transfer to your hotel or lodge for an overnight stay.
  • Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to explore some of Nairobi's attractions, such as the Giraffe Centre or David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which are dedicated to wildlife conservation.

Day 2: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

  • After an early breakfast, depart for Amboseli National Park, located in the southern part of Kenya near the Tanzanian border.
  • Amboseli is renowned for its large herds of elephants and stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Enjoy a game drive in the afternoon to spot elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, and other wildlife.
  • Overnight at a lodge or campsite in Amboseli.

Day 3: Amboseli National Park

  • Spend a full day in Amboseli with morning and afternoon game drives.
  • Explore the different ecosystems of the park, which include savannah, swamps, and acacia woodlands.
  • Keep an eye out for the park's diverse birdlife, including various species of birds of prey.
  • Overnight at your lodge or campsite in Amboseli.

Day 4: Amboseli to Lake Naivasha

  • After breakfast, depart for Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley.
  • Arrive at Lake Naivasha in time for a boat ride, where you can see hippos, diverse bird species, and possibly even giraffes and antelopes along the shores.
  • In the afternoon, you may have the option to visit nearby Hell's Gate National Park for a walking or cycling safari.
  • Overnight at a lodge or campsite near Lake Naivasha.

Day 5: Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara

  • After breakfast, depart for the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, known for its abundant wildlife and annual wildebeest migration.
  • Arrive at Masai Mara and embark on a game drive in search of the "Big Five" (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino) and other wildlife species.
  • Overnight at a lodge or campsite in Masai Mara.

Day 6: Masai Mara

  • Enjoy a full day in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives.
  • Witness the vast savannahs and remarkable wildlife, and if you're visiting during the Great Migration (typically between July and October), you might witness one of nature's most incredible spectacles.
  • Visit a Maasai village to learn about their culture and traditional way of life (optional).
  • Overnight at your lodge or campsite in Masai Mara.

Day 7: Masai Mara to Nairobi and Departure

  • After a final early morning game drive in Masai Mara, return to Nairobi.
  • Depending on your departure time, you may have the opportunity to visit the Karen Blixen Museum or the Kazuri Beads Women's Cooperative.
  • Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure.

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, Lake Naivasha and Amboseli National Park 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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