Kenya Classic Safari
Early breakfast & transfer to tsavo east. Have an evening game drive. Spend the night at Ashnil Aruba lodge.
TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
This Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya, situated in a semi-arid area previously known as the Taru desert. It opened in April 1948 and is located near the town of voi in the Taita Taveta county. The Park has the following attractions.
The Mudanda rock. It’s a 1.6km inselberg rock that acts as a water catchment that supplies a natural dam below, where fauna in the park come for a drink during the dry season.
The Yatta plateau where the longest lava flow which runs along the western boundary of the park, its length was formed by lava from Ol Donyo Sabuk mountain.
Then it has the Lugard falls which is a series of white water rapid on the Galana river. Aruba dam which was built in 1952 across the river Voi. the reservoir created by the dam attracts many animals and water birds.
Tsavo west has variety of fauna that includes the aardwolf, buffalo, the tsavo lions a population whose adult male often lacks a mane, gazelles, duikers’ eland, the giraffe, spotted and striped hyena, wild dogs, impalas, leopard, different species of primates, the plain and the gravy’s zebra, hartebeest, and has 500 bird species recorded including ostriches, kestrels, buzzards, weaver birds, kingfishers, hornbills, secretary birds and herons.
Breakfast head for tsavo west national park. Have an evening game drive. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Ngulia safari lodge.
TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
We call this national park the land of lava, springs, man eater and magical sunset.
The Mzima springs which is a sight of fifty million gallons of clear water coming out from the under parched lava rocks, creating a spectacular scenery hence called the land of spring.
A vibrant volcanic arena (shetani lava) 200 years ago a lava that formed the volcanic arena spewed from the ground and its fiery fury was thought by locals to be the devils doing.
The Park is called the land of the man eater because of the two lions that were said to have attacked the builders of the Ugandan railway that was in construction in 1898. Apart from the lion the park is known for being a home of the elephants, hippos, cheetahs, leopards, buffalos, diverse plants and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra reed warblers. Apart from that the Tsavo west has the Ngulia sanctuary this is where the growing population of highly endangered black rhinos are saved from extinction.
Most of all the Tsavo West has a magical scene of the sun setting
After breakfast we depart for a full day at Amboseli National Park with picnic lunch. Get back to your hotel for dinner. Overnight.
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Formerly the park was called Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, the park is located Kajiado south constituency in Kajiado county Kenya, it also spreads across the Kenya Tanzania boarder. The local people are mainly Maasai. The Park protects two of the five main swamps, and includes a dried-up Pleistocene Lake and the semiarid vegetation.
Apart from being the second most popular national park in Kenya its famous for being the best place in the world to get close to free- ranging elephants. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet Maasai and visit Maasai village. The Park also has the view of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Amboseli national park offers some of the best opportunities to see African wildlife. The Park is a home to the largest African bush elephant, cape buffalos, impala, lion, cheetah, spotted hyena, Maasai giraffe, grants zebra and blue wildebeest. It hosts a large and small birds occur too.
Early breakfast then drive to Lake Naivasha via Nairobi with stops at the escarpment view point. Lunch, head for a boat ride. Dinner and overnight at Burch’s Resort.
LAKE NAIVASHALake Naivasha is a fresh water lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru county, which lies north west of Nairobi in the great rift valley. The name Naivasha was derived from “Nai-posha” meaning rough water because of the sudden storm which can rise. The lake is also a home to a variety of 400 different species of birds and a sizeable population of hippos.
Full day on a game drive which will take you through the plains of the Masai Mara searching for the Big Five. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Enkorok camping site.
MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
The mara is a large national game reserve in Narok Kenya, which cojoins with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The reserve is named in honor of the Maasai people the inhabitants of the area. The description of the area when looked from a far “mara” means spotted in the Maasai language due to the short bushy trees which dots the landscape.
The Maasai mara is one of the most famous and important wildlife conservation and wilderness area in Africa, known for its exceptional populations of lions, African leopard, cheetah, and African bush elephant. It also hosts the great migration of wildebeest, topi, zebras and the Thomson gazelle which is one of the seven natural wonders of Africa. Its also a home to white and black rhinos, the cape buffalos, spotted hyenas, giraffes, wild dogs, impala, duikers and coke’s hartebeests and more than 470 species of birds. The reserve also has hippopotamuses and crocodiles found in Mara and Talek rivers.
Breakfast, journey to Lake Nakuru. Lunch at Sarova lion hill followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner & overnight
LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
Nakuru meaning “dust or dusty place”. One of the floors of the great rift valley surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, is where the Park lies. This beautiful haven is ideal for bird watching, picnic, hiking, and game drives. The place is attractive due to its numerous flocks of flamingoes, that are hosted by the algae that spreads in the lake this supporting the nesting grounds of the birds, there are also birds like the pelicans, avocets, ducks a total of 400 species of birds recorded in the park. Apart from the birds it’s a home to rhinos, lions, cape buffalos, zebras, waterbucks, African wild dogs and lions. Etc. other attractions include the hills, Makalia waterfall and unique vegetation.