9-Days 8-Nights Kenya Budget Safari
Your driver guide will meet you at your hotel or residence in the morning for briefing and drive to Maasai mara via Narok town then enter the Maasai mara road and drive across the plains to the camp for lunch. The meals are buffet, enjoyed either in the dining or under the shade of indigenous trees. The culinary affair is indeed one to delight the senses, have a few minutes relaxing and enjoying the surrounding before you depart for an afternoon game drive. Maasai mara is named after the traditional inhabitants (Maasai) and the Mara River. At s some point during your stay in Mara; you will be driven by the river which is a great place to spot wildlife. Park rules allows for off road driving which means that guests can venture into plains with hundreds and thousands of animals, enjoy your first game drive until dawn where you return back to the camp or for dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the camp, proceed on full day game viewing in Maasai mara. Africa has a long history of capturing the imagination of travelers, a continent of dramatic contrasts that gives you an unforgettable and remarkable experience whether it’s in an amazement of watching thousands of wild beasts struggling across a rushing river that is littered with crocodiles waiting for their prey, makes the world’s premier wildlife spectacle. The afternoon is spent on a game drive in search of the black manned lions which the park is famous. Lion making a kill can be witnessed in the late afternoon or a leopard in a tree enjoying the meal he has dragged up to avoid disturbance and detection. This reserve has hilly savanna, rolling grasslands, gallery forest on the Mara River and its tributaries.
Spend another whole day in the Masai Mara Game Reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives alternatively a full day game viewing with picnic lunch, Masai Mara Game Reserve offers wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where a visitor may see animals in the same super abundance as existed a century ago. Explore this part of the Northern Serengeti Ecosystem where the great wildebeest migration takes place. The plain is literally covered with these animals. Grunts and other animal sounds are heard, and territorial fights are commonplace. The migration, now declared the Seventh Wonder of the World takes place from end July to September
After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru national park, There is a ‘look out’ from where one can view this natural wonder. Here the road descends into the Great Rift Valley. On the descent one is surprised to see just off the road, a panaromic view of Lake Elementaita. It should be mentioned here that this road from Nairobi to Nakuru was the first overland road to be surfaced with tarmac in Kenya. This park was famous only as a bird sanctuary especially the lesser and greater flamingos. However, now it is home to the white rhino and Rothschild giraffe, besides the herbivores like buck and antelope. Leopard can also be seen in this park. The vegetation is of the drier type. The flat-topped acacia and the candelabra cactus are a feature of the landscape. Arrive and check in at the lodge or hotel for Lunch and afternoon game drive. Return to the camp for Dinner and Overnight.
After breakfast, drive to the Lake Naivasha to arrive for lunch and afternoon optional activities. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of 5 meters. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia. These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world class birding. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleeps the day out in the shallows. The region surrounding the Lake is well worth exploring. The park is home to a profusion of plains game and bird life. Walking is permitted, making it ideal for hiking, biking, and rock climbing.
Early morning breakfast, drive south passing through the Athi Plains where formerly the Burchells zebra, the Masai giraffe and smaller herbivores roamed about freely. With human encroachment the wildlife is confined to game parks. There is an advantage to this because one has to drive inside a park to be rewarded with the sight of many different species of animals.
After breakfast, drive further to tsavo west national park to arrive at your camp for lunch and afternoon game drive.
After breakfast, drive to Tsavo East national park, The safari extends to Chyulus hills, volcanic mountain range with a mix of volcanic cones and barren lava flows, of which the most interesting in Shetani, meaning “Devil” in Swahili. Game includes: buffalo, zebra, giraffe, oryx, lion, leopard and many species of birds and plants.
After breakfast, early morning game drive in Tsavo before you depart to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon. Driver to drop you at the place of your choice or transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
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