Kenya offers a feast for the senses and this action packed safari itinerary will reveal it all. In six days you'll visit five national parks, exploring the breathtaking beauty and diversity of Kenya's unique landscapes. Dramatic scenes are combined with serene panoramas and unbeatable safari moments. Visit the Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Tsavo East, and Tsavo West. Each park offers unforgettable experiences and unexplored wilderness. Great tailor-made safaris best for all holiday...
The Majestic Maasai Mara
Your Kenyan adventure begins on the vast plains of the Maasai Mara. Grass stretches beyond the horizon, the landscape dotted with large herds of zebra and wildebeest. Thompson's gazelle join the animal party, tentatively grazing on the vivid lands of the Mara. During the summer months over two million mammals migrate to the Mara, humongous herds thundering north from the neighboring Serengeti. This influx is only an addition to the permanent residents. At all times of the year, the Maasai Mara holds one of the greatest concentrations of wild game on the planet. The grass disappears under a moving trail of four hooves and swirling dust, an evocative scene that marks your first day on safari.
From Nairobi you'll be driven to the Maasai Mara. Enjoy a long afternoon game drive before spending the night at either Oloshaiki Camp or Fig Tree. Both options offer a personal experience and superb accommodation that's surrounded by nature. And what nature! Out on the plains a cheetah carefully stalks its prey, camouflaging itself before accelerating towards the impala with unrivaled speed. A lion pride approaches the safari truck. Mouths fall silent and jaws drop open. Everybody instinctively makes a small move away from the window. But the lions aren't hunting for food, they've come to lounge in the shade created by the truck. Leopards are often the most elusive of the big cats, but their abundance means that most people get more than just a glimpse. These predators might look cuddly or cute in photos, but there is something solemn and absolute about their meticulous movements through the grass.
A Full Day Exploring the Maasai Mara
The Magical Beauty of Lake Nakuru
Elephants and Kilimanjaro at Amboseli National Park
The Big Five and Quarreling Hippos at Tsavo West National Park
The Vast Savannahs of Tsavo East National Park
A Final Game Drive and Transfer to Mombasa
- Visit five very different national parks, each teeming with wildlife and offering a distinct safari experience
- Marvel at the great herds of the Maasai Mara, and then watch magnificent big cats roam across the plains
- Find black and white rhinos in the savannahs that surround flamingo covered Lake Nakuru
- Watch elephants roam beneath the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro in the compact Amboseli National Park
- Find the full Big Five in Tsavo West, then weave through the park to the Mzima Springs where hippo pods and sunbathing crocodiles await
- Enjoy a thrilling adventure in the vast Tsavo East, a park that's home to a phenomenal cast of Africa's unique mammals
This six-night luxury Kenya safari starts in Nairobi, visiting five very diverse national parks before finishing in Mombasa. It's an action packed tour of Kenya's great wildlife reserves, full of memorable moments and spectacular scenes. It's easy to then combine this safari experience with a few days relaxing on the Indian Ocean beaches of Mombasa. Every park and every day will be different. Explore the great grass plains of the Maasai Mara and the evocative swamps of Amboseli National Park. Visit the pink fringed Lake Nakuru, then discover natural springs filled with hippos in Tsavo West. Take a thrilling journey through the immense savannahs of Tsavo East, and spend relaxed evenings watching the wildlife roam past your private verandah. Over six days you'll enjoy a real feast for the senses, and a complete immersion in Kenya's spectacular landscapes.
Two days in the Maasai Mara provide an unforgettable start to this itinerary. Masses of four hooves cover the great plains, great herds of zebra and wildebeest often leaving swirls of dust in their wake. You're admiring them, and so are the big cats. There is probably nowhere better on the planet to see lion prides, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, and other cats. You've also got a good chance of spotting them out on a hunt. Lake Nakuru also teems with these predators. But two very different creatures will grab your attention. Over a million flamingo turn the lakeshore a dramatic pink. On the other end of numbers scale, fewer than 3,000 critically endangered black rhinos exist in the wild. They proudly roam through this national reserve, joined by their southern cousin, the white rhino. Enjoy a day in this national reserve, widely regarded as one of Africa's most beautiful.
The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the landscape in Amboseli. Wandering beneath Africa's highest mountain are massive herds of elephants. This fairytale scene is what Amboseli is famous for, but its swamps also provide an assorted cast of Africa's unique mammals. You'll be getting breathtakingly close to elephants in Amboseli on day four. During the next day in Tsavo West, it will be hippos that dominate the agenda. The Big Five abundantly fill this park, although it is the hippo and crocodile infested Mzima Springs that often provide the park's most enduring moments.
A dramatic day in Tsavo East National Park completes the itinerary. This vast savannah is home to pretty much everything, and who knows what's going to appear when you turn a corner or look behind a tree. Defining a typical game drive isn't possible in Kenya. The diverse habitats and landscapes are home to vastly different wildlife. Furthermore, these untouched wildernesses provide a very personalized experience. But by combining five different parks, this tailor made safari adventure will showcase everything that makes Kenya such a great destination.
Related information: Zicasso offers a variety of African safaris. You may also want to browse reviews for Kenya luxury trips from real travelers about their customized experience.
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