Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park
Guests arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and leave for Amboseli National Park. Arrive at the camp for check-in and lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive. Amboseli Eco Camp is the destination for tonight’s overnight stay.
Amboseli National Park is one of the best wildlife-viewing destinations in the world, with 400 species of birds, including various water birds, pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hammerkops, and 47 types of raptors! The park protects two of the five primary swamps, including the dried-up Pleistocene lake and semiarid vegetation. The park is well-known for encountering free-ranging elephants with views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, as a backdrop.
Day 2: Amboseli National Park to Hell's Gate National Park
Depart for an early morning game drive in Amboseli before returning to the hotel for breakfast and check out. From here, we leave Amboseli for Lake Naivasha. Arrive for check-in and lunch at your hotel. In the afternoon, visit Hell’s Gate National Park, where you can do cycling or rock climbing if time allows. Dinner and overnight is at Leisure Apex Resort.
Day 3: Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park
After an early breakfast, check out and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, where you will arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon, embark on an afternoon game drive. Your dinner and overnight stay are at Buraha Zenoni Hotel and Resort.
Lake Nakuru National Park is known for thousands, sometimes millions, of flamingos nesting along the lake’s shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink hues. The number of flamingos on the lake varies with water and food conditions, and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff. Also of interest is an area of 188 kilometers (116 miles) around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect giraffes and black and white rhinos. The park has recently been enlarged partly to provide a sanctuary for the black rhinos. This undertaking has necessitated a fence to keep out poachers rather than restrict wildlife movement.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park to Masai Mara National Reserve
Early breakfast, then depart Lake Nakuru National Park for Masai Mara National Reserve with a short break along the way. Arrive in time for lunch at Lenchada Tourist Camp. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive before returning to camp.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in Narok and borders the expansive Serengeti National Park in the Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Masai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: “Mara,” which in Maa (Masai language) stands for “spotted,” an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards, and cheetahs and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti. Between July and October, this yearly event is known as the annual Great Migration, also the 7th Wonder of the World.
Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve
A full day is spent at the Masai Mara National Reserve. Driving across the plains in search of the big cats (black manned lions, cheetahs, and leopards) with a picnic lunch served at a spot along the Mara River. Vast herds of wildebeest and zebra wander across the Mara grasslands during the annual migrations as plains game venture to find new grass in the Serengeti. You also have a chance to see other herbivores like topi, hartebeest, and eland. Your dinner and overnight stay are at Lenchada Tourist Camp.
Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi Airport
After breakfast, leave the Masai Mara National Reserve for Nairobi, where you will be dropped off at the airport.