Upon arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Eka Hotel for overnight on bed & breakfast basis.
Eka Hotel is ideally located along Nairobi’s ‘Mombasa Road’ just minutes from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and a mere 5km from both Wilson Airport and Nairobi City Centre.Guest accommodation comprises 161 are superior rooms, 4 junior suites, 3 executive suites and 2 rooms for guests with special needs. Rooms amenities include Air-conditioning, satellite TV, Plug-and-play panels, international direct-dial telephone, high-speed WiFi, Mini bar, Electronic safe, coffee-making facilities, hair dryers on request. Other hotel facilities include two restaurants, two bars, a pool, gym as well as meetings, events and conference facilities to suit every occasion.
Balance of the evening spent at leisure with dinner under own arrangements.
After breakfast and a safari briefing, drive south to Amboseli National Park (250kms/4hrs) sitting at the foothills of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro.
Amboseli National Park is land of the giants. Sitting at the foothills of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro 250kms/4hrs south west of Nairobi on the Kenya/Tanzania border, the park is most famous for the large herds of gigantic elephants that roam her dusty pans as well as the splendid views of the snow-capped “rooftop of Africa” which it overlooks. Her 390km² of lowland savannah plains are also home to buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, topi, giraffes, elands, hyenas, wild dogs, leopard, lions, lesser kudu and many others as well as over 600 species of birds!!.It is also second home of the proud and aloof Maasai tribe whose enigmatic people, culture and traditions are the fascination of many around the world. Popular activities include regular game viewing drives, nature/bush walks and Maasai village/manyatta visits (outside the park), unforgettable sundowners and hot air ballooning. It is also base of the long running Amboseli (Cynthia Moss) Elephant Research Project that has been studying the elephants and their behavior for almost three decades now and is a treasure trove of scientific knowledge critical for their conservation.
You will arrive at Amboseli Serena Lodge for lunch then an evening game viewing drive.
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain the luxury Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park. Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the safari lodge looks out over the golden savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps, which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. These, the only sources of water in this otherwise starkly beautiful but arid park, attract huge numbers of wallowing elephants, hippos, buffalos and plains game. Meanwhile, from the prehistoric site of Observation Hill, the sunset over Kilimanjaro is magnificent. At the centre of ‘Maasailand', the lodge's décor reflects the brilliant primary colors and iconic shapes representative of these legendary warriors. At the heart of the lodge, shaded by palm trees, is a free-form swimming pool; to either side of which stretch the rooms. Each room is housed in a single story buildingopening directly on to the grounds, each reflecting a Maasai manyatta theme: each with its own hand-painted wall frescos. Our Amboseli safari lodge features a central dining area reached by a timbered bridge over a melt-water stream. The lounge and bar feature a broad terrace and a blazing fire-pit where evening cocktails can be enjoyed. Activities include daily game drives in custom-built traditional safari vehicles, ‘sundowners' on Observation Hill, bush breakfasts, bush dinners, Maasai dance performances, visits to Maasai villages and tree-planting program. Lodge facilities include 92 guest rooms, a central dining room, bar, swimming pool and sundeck, a gift shop and business center, Conference center and free Wifi and satellite TV.
Full day spent in Amboseli with early morning and afternoon game viewing drives in search of the park’s famous herds of elephants and other game in the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro.
After breakfast, you drive back to Nairobi (250kms/4hrs) where you stop for lunch. You will then continue to Naivasha (80kms/1½hrs).
With a stopover at the Rift Valley View Point en-route proceed directly into Hell’s Gate (near Naivasha) for sightseeing, game viewing, hiking around the Njorowa Gorgein this mythical national park. The park is famous for its many hot springs and breathtaking landscapes as well as an opportunity to swim at the naturally heated thermal swimming pool, right inside the park.
In the late afternoon, you exit the park and transfer over to Lake NaivashaSimba Lodge for dinner and overnight.
After an early breakfast,check out and drive to Maasai Mara, one of Africa's most magnificent wildlife havens and home of the majestic Maasai people; as sight of the phenomenal wildebeest migration it is considered the 8thwonder of the natural world.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve is one Kenya’s most iconic and arguably the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa. Her 1,510km² of grassland and acacia studded plains are home to the Big-5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) as well as many other species of wild mammals. It is also home to the famous and majestic Maasai people who can often be seen herding their cattle on the periphery of the park or in their cultural manyattas (boma) just outside. Their age old culture, customs, traditions and demeanor are a marvel for locals and visitors alike. The Mara is an all year destination where the wildlife drama never ends; multitudes of resident game including elephants, prides of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, large herds of buffalo, rhinos, an occasional leopard, warthogs, several species of antelopes including eland and wildebeest and many other species of mammals as well as birds (the secretary birds, ostrich, Kori bustard and many others) can be seen all year round; it never gets dull. Between July and October, it is scene of the phenomenal annual wildebeest migration, considered the 8th wonder of the natural world, when over 2 million wildebeest and 200 thousand Zebra and opportunistic predators make their yearly sojourn from Serengeti in Tanzania to Maasai Mara in search of food. When they scatter all over the plains in an endless rib to rib push and shove; galloping, grazing and galloping further north again, it’s a most amazing wildlife spectacle ever seen; a magical time to be there.
With picnic lunches or lunch at a local restaurant en-route and an afternoon game viewing drive en-route, you will arrive at Mara Serena Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
Mara Serena Lodge is situated in the heart of Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve and home of the majestic Maasai people, with extensive views over the savannah and down to the winding coils of the hippo-filled Mara River; at the right time a ringside seat to the legendary wildebeest migration that is reputed as the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth'. Smack in the in the celebrated ‘Mara Triangle' and designed in the style of a Maasai homestead the lodge combines international sophistication with raw African architecture. Accommodation facilities comprise 74 well-appointed, non-smoking and en-suite guest rooms (28 Doubles with king size beds, 38 Twins, 8 Triples (on request), 8 pairs of Connecting Rooms and 1 Suite) in modular units, with a spacious seating area, private balcony and uninterrupted views to the wildlife filled savannah and the Mara River below. Other lodge amenities include central Dining Room, internal and external Bar, Swimming pool and sundeck, Maisha Safari Spa and Gym, Gift shop, Business Centre, Satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, an on call Doctor, Conference Centre and-canvas Events Facilities and an own airstrip (at 2kms). Activities include daily game drives, bush ‘sundowners', breakfast by the hippo pool, lunch in the wilderness, bush dinners, balloon safaris or relaxation and reinvigoration in the panoramic new.
Arise at dawn with coffee/tea and cookies then go out for an early morning game drive before sunrise. This is a wonderful opportunity to find some nocturnal animals like hyenas, genet cats, leopard if lucky, and many others as well as early risers predators like lion and cheetah.
You return to the lodge for a late breakfast then relax before lunch.
Later, you enjoy an evening game drive before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight .
There is so much to see and do in Maasai Mara: Optional Activities at Extra Charge:
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunches for an all-day game viewing drive.
You return to the lodge early evening to refresh before dinner and overnight.
After breakfast say goodbye to Maasai Mara as you drive back to Nairobi and proceed to Eka Hotelwhere day use rooms are reserved for your comfort and convenience until 1800hrs.
Balance of the day spent at leisure with lunch and dinner on own accounts.
In the evening transfer back to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.
END of SafariDMC’s Services - kila la kheri/safari salama!
Tour Price in USD
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Children Under 16yrs and Under 12yrs sharing get discounted rates.
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Airport transfers, ground transportationand game viewing drives using a 6-seater safari-customized 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with fuel; Services of courteous and professional English speaking Driver/guide; Bottled mineral water in the vehicle, Accommodation as, and at the hotels, shown, Meals as shown (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch and D = Dinner), applicable Park entrance fees, Game viewing and adventure activities as shown, Medical emergency evacuation cover (to Nairobi, does not include hospitalization) and applicable taxes.
International Airfares, Excess baggage charges, Entry Visa fees, International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations, Items of a Personal Nature such as Room service, Beverages, Communication charges (telephone, fax, and internet). Laundry, Curios/craft shop purchases, Optional activities unless specified as included, Porterage fees, Tips and gratuities for your Driver/guide and hotel/restaurant staff, International airport departure taxes, any other items not expressly shown as included.