Kenya Maasai Mara BIG 5 Safari
Book now your Kenya Maasai Mara BIG 5 Safari Safari with World Adventure Tours, and take a sustainable approach to your travels. We are a certified **Travelife Partner**. Travel through the vast plains of the Maasai Mara, see the beautiful pink waters of Lake Nakuru, and experience the fantastic wildlife of the swamps of Amboseli. Three of the most breathtaking regions in Kenya are home to the “big five” of Africa. The first part of this safari is a group trip from days 1 to 4 to enjoy a private safari from days 5 to 7.
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NAIROBI | TAMARIND TREE HOTEL – JOINING GROUP
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, our representative will meet you, transfer you to your hotel for check-in, and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight Tamarind Tree Hotel (with breakfast) or Similar
MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE | JAMBO MARA SAFARI LODGE – JOINING GROUP
Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you’ll travel towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on the road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. You’ll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley fields before you reach the Maasai Mara and be at your camp in time for lunch. There will be an afternoon game drive to introduce you to the park.
Overnight Jambo Mara Safari Lodge (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar
MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE | JAMBO MARA SAFARI LODGE – JOINING GROUP
Grab an early morning tea or coffee at the camp and then leave with a packed bush breakfast to enjoy a morning game drive and watch life in the savanna awaken. Return to the camp for lunch. Relax at the camp until 4 o’clock. Then you will proceed to an afternoon game drive and watch the sunset or stay at the camp to relax. Maasai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti ecosystem to the south. The Mara is noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black-maned males. See the Great Migration, where over 1.5 million wildebeest and other antelopes cross the extensive Mara River. Experience the battle between survival and hunger and how life in the savanna constantly moves. You are also likely to see many elephants here, often in large herds, and – if you’re lucky leopard, cheetah, and rhino. All of the Big Five are residents of this area. The African buffalo isn’t shy, so you’ll surely meet a few. Get the cameras ready and enjoy yourselves! In the evening, visit a Maasai village.
Overnight at Jambo Mara Safari Lodge (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar
MAASAI MARA – LAKE NAKURU | BURAHA ZENONI/ LANET MAT FARM – JOINING GROUP
Leaving Maasai Mara after breakfast, you’ll travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffes and gazelle as you head up the Mau Escarpment before arriving at Lake Nakuru. The waters here are often colored shimmering flamingo pink from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. After lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge, depart for an afternoon game drive in Nakuru National Park before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Overnight at Buraha Zenoni Hotel or Lanet Mat Farm (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar
LAKE NAKURU – AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK VIA LAKE NAIVASHA | SENTRIM AMBOSELI LODGE – PRIVATE SAFARI
After an early breakfast, you will depart and drive to Lake Naivasha for an hour boat ride for bird watching and hippo viewing. Later, drive to Amboseli National Park with lunch on the way. Arrive at Amboseli in the late afternoon. Proceed with a game drive in the park.
Overnight Sentrim Amboseli Lodge (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar
AMBOSELI | SENTRIM AMBOSELI CAMP – PRIVATE SAFARI
Enjoy a full day in the park filled with game drives in the early morning and in the afternoon in Amboseli National Park. Keep an eye out for the magnificent views from the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, also known as “the roof of Africa.” The best time to catch a view of the tallest free-standing mountain in the world is during early morning or just around sunset. Game drives with all meals and overnight at the Camp on a full board basis.
Overnight Sentrim Amboseli Camp (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK – NAIROBI AIRPORT | DEPART
Following an early breakfast, you’ll catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli while taking your final glimpses of game e- route to the park’s border. Arrive in Kenya’s bustling capital city of Nairobi by early midday. A journey that is approximately 220 km/ 3hrs 45 mins. On arrival, lunch at the Carnivore restaurant and later drop off at the airport for your departure flight.
A safari to the Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, and Amboseli National Park is an opportunity to experience some of the world’s most incredible wildlife and scenery while supporting conservation efforts and learning about a fascinating culture.
- The accommodation is well chosen and comfortable and will give you an incredible Kenya safari experience.
- The safari guide is knowledgeable and English-speaking and will give a deeper understanding of the parks.
- Visit the must-see parks in Kenya at a great price.
These three parks are home to some of the most spectacular wildlife in the world. Maasai Mara is known for its big cats, such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, and the annual wildebeest migration. The Maasai Mara is a wildlife reserve in southwestern Kenya, named after the Maasai people who inhabit the region and the Mara River that flows through it. It is one of Africa’s most famous and popular game reserves and is renowned for its spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. You also get to visit Lake Nakuru, the park that covers an area of 392 square kilometers. This area is famous for its large population of pink flamingos, while Amboseli is known for its large herds of elephants. The parks are set against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery, from rolling hills to acacia forests, making for a truly unforgettable experience. The Maasai people are known for their unique and colorful culture. A safari to these parks provides an opportunity to learn about and interact with their way of life. Visiting these parks helps support conservation efforts and protect wildlife and habitats for future generations.
Do I need a visa to travel to Nairobi?
Yes, visitors to Kenya need a visa to enter the country. You can apply for a visa online before your trip or upon arrival at the airport in Nairobi. Applying for the visa online before your trip is recommended to avoid any delays or issues upon arrival.
What vaccinations do I need to travel to Nairobi?
Several recommended vaccinations for travel to Nairobi include yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis A and B, and tetanus. It is recommended to consult with your doctor or a travel health clinic to determine which vaccinations you need based on your specific travel plans and health history.
What kind of wildlife can be seen in the Maasai Mara?
The Maasai Mara is known for its abundant wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinoceros, and buffalo) as well as giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, cheetahs, and hyenas. It is also a popular destination for birdwatching, with over 500 species of birds found in reserve.
When is the best time to visit the Maasai Mara?
The Maasai Mara can be visited year-round, but the best time to see the wildebeest migration is between July and October. This is also the peak tourist season, so expect higher prices and larger crowds. The rainy season runs from November to May, and while it can make the roads difficult to navigate, it is also a great time to see the lush green landscapes and newborn animals.
What is the Maasai Mara Conservancy?
The Maasai Mara Conservancy is a collection of private game reserves adjacent to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. These conservancies offer a more exclusive and personalized safari experience, with fewer vehicles and more flexible game viewing opportunities. Many of the conservancies also work with the local Maasai communities to promote conservation and sustainable tourism.
What cultural experiences can be had in the Maasai Mara?
The Maasai Mara is home to the Maasai people, who are known for their distinctive dress, customs, and traditional way of life. Visitors to the Maasai Mara can participate in cultural experiences such as village visits, traditional dance performances, and visits to Maasai-owned businesses. It is important to respect the local culture and seek responsible and sustainable tourism opportunities.
What kind of wildlife can be seen in Lake Nakuru National Park?
Lake Nakuru National Park is known for its abundance of birdlife, including thousands of flamingos that flock to the lake to feed on the algae. The park is also home to over 50 species of mammals, including white rhinos, lions, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, and baboons.
When is the best time to visit Lake Nakuru?
Lake Nakuru can be visited year-round, but the best time to see the flamingos is between November and February, when the lake is at its highest level, and the algae is most abundant. The rainy season runs from March to June and October to December, and while it can make the roads difficult to navigate, it is also a great time to see the park’s lush green landscapes and newborn animals.
What other attractions are there near Lake Nakuru?
Lake Nakuru is located in the Rift Valley region of Kenya, which is known for its scenic landscapes, cultural heritage, and outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include Hell’s Gate National Park, Mount Longonot, and Lake Naivasha, which offer hiking, biking, rock climbing, and water sports opportunities.
What conservation efforts are in place to protect Lake Nakuru?
Lake Nakuru is a fragile ecosystem that is vulnerable to pollution, habitat loss, and human encroachment. The park has implemented a number of conservation measures to protect the lake and its wildlife, including habitat restoration, anti-poaching patrols, and community education programs. Visitors to the park can support these efforts by practicing responsible tourism, following park rules and regulations, and supporting local conservation organizations.
What kind of wildlife can be seen in Amboseli National Park?
Amboseli is known for its large herds of elephants, often grazing on the open plains. The park is also home to lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, and a variety of bird species.
When is the best time to visit Amboseli?
Amboseli can be visited year-round, but the best time to see wildlife is during the dry season (June-October and January-February) when the animals are drawn to the park’s water sources. The rainy season runs from March to May and October to December, and while it can make the roads difficult to navigate, it is also a great time to see the park’s lush green landscapes and newborn animals.
Included in the price:
• Meet and greet services with assistance at the airport or hotel
• All transport and game drives on road safaris will be in a 4×4 Landcruiser
• Services of a professional English-speaking driver-guide on a private basis
• All transfers in Nairobi
• Extra lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant on the last day
• Meals and accommodation as specified
• All park fees and government taxes
• Flying doctor’s emergency rescue cover while on safari
• 2 bottles of ½ liter mineral water per person per day on game drives
Excluded from the price:
• Visas, international flights, and airport taxes (clients pay direct)
• Driver-guide gratuities, drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
• Balloon Safari, Visit to a Maasai Villiage, Lake Naivasha Boat ride
• Personal travel, baggage, and medical insurance
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