Some of the world’s best safari districts await you on this Kenya safari. One of the parks you visit is Amboseli National Park, where you will go on safari amongst the park’s many elephants at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. The lodges we use are of a good standard, and are centrally placed in the safari districts visited.
This tour starts with a visit to Amboseli National Park, which is best known for the large herds of elephants that roam through the park.
Your tour will continue to the Rift Valley and the beautiful Lake Naivasha, which if famous for its many hippos and beautiful bird-life.
The tour ends with a stay in the Masai Mara, which is regarded by many as one of the best safari areas in the world.
This tour has departure from N.Europe every Saturday all year round, for a minimum number of two participants. You will drive in a powerful 4WD safari vehicle, with window seats for everyone. A knowledgeable English speaking guide is naturally also included.
It is possible to extend your tour with a beach holiday on the Kenyan coast or Zanzibar at a very attractive price.
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Depart from Europe for Kenya, change flight at a major hub if necessary.
We fly exclusively with scheduled flights of a high standard, which include meals, beverages and entertainment on your flight to Africa.
Arrive in Nairobi early in the morning. After clearing immigration you will be met by a representative from Safari Eksperten.
You will be driven to our nearby lounge, where it will be possible to change clothes and grab a bite to eat, before you and the rest of the small group of max. 7 persons set off to drive south east to Amboseli National Park, where you will arrive in time for lunch at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, which will be your home for the next two nights.
After lunch you will the chance to relax for a while before going on the tour’s first safari- drive in Amboseli National Park.
Overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge including half board.
Today you will have both an early morning and afternoon game drive in Amboseli National Park, which is famous for its beautiful views of Kilimanjaro and the many, easy to spot, elephants, that include some really large specimens with unusually large tusks.
Every day elephants walk form the surrounding woodlands onto the flat plains of Amboseli, where they drink and bathe in the fresh water marshes. Here they mix with the park’s other classic big game animals that include hippos, buffalo, wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and giraffes. The spotted hyena is the park’s most common predator, but there are also a couple of prides of lions and a few leopards and cheetahs. The bird life here is very impressive, with more than 400 species of bird recorded in the park, including the beautiful crowned crane, which is one of the most characteristic birds of this part of the world.
Overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge including full board.
After breakfast at the lodge you will leave Amboseli and head towards the Rift Valley and the beautiful Lake Naivasha, where you will arrive at around lunch time.
The rest of the day is free to spend as you wish, we warmly recommend booking a boat trip on Lake Naivasha, which will give you a marvellous impression of the rich bird life around the lake and you will also see the many hippopotamus as well as various antelope.
Overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge including full board.
After breakfast your safari adventure continues through the Rift Valley to the savannahs of the Masai Mara. You will experience some of Kenya’s many varied landscapes on the drive to the Masai Mara.
The last section of the journey to the lodge where you will spend the night is a long safari-drive in the the Masai Mara reserve.
You will arrive at the Mara Sopa Lodge mid-afternoon, and you will have time for a short rest before you again set off on a late afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara.
Overnight at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge including full board.
There are game drives in the morning and afternoon in the Masai Mara.
Additionally it will be possible to visit a Masai village against a small supplement, where you can experience the fascinating Masai culture at first hand.
In the evening there will be dinner and a local dance performance.
Overnight at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge including full board.
After breakfast you will embark on your return journey to Nairobi. The drive takes you out of the Masai Mara then later through huge wheat and barley fields to Narok. Next you cross the huge plains on the floor of the Rift Valley before your safari-vehicle make the slow climb up the slopes of the Rift Valley escarpment close to the city of Nairobi.
On arrival in Nairobi you will be taken to the airport for your flight back to Europe.
Today you will arrive back at your home airport, typically in the morning.
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