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7 Day Amboseli and Maasai Mara Big Five Luxury Safari

Sectors covered: Nairobi City | Nairobi National Park | Masai Mara | Amboseli National Park

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Although Amboseli National Park is smaller compared to most parks in Kenya, it is famous for being home to Mount Kilimanjaro, 300 species of birds and animals that include elephant, buffalo, leopard and many antelope species that range in the shadows of Kili.

On safari to Amboseli and Maasai Mara you will explore both parks on guided game drives, natural walks, community visits to Maasai communities while horse riding, balloon safari and scenic helicopter flight to Lake Baringo are only done in Maasai Mara. If you are keen on other Big Five circuits on a Kenya Safari, Amboseli combines well with Chyulu Hills National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Laikipia, Samburu National Reserve, Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Park.

Safari Highlights

Visit to David Sheldrick Orphanage & Giraffe Center
Visit to Karen Blixen Museum
Visit Kazuri Beads and lunch break at Utamaduni Restaurant
Safari game drives in Nairobi National Park
Guided Nature walks
Scenic bush flights to Amboseli & Maasai Mara/Nairobi
Visit to Maasai communities in Amboseli & Maasai Mara
Horse riding
Private Safari game drives
Balloon Safari/Helicopter scenic flight to Lake Baringo

Sectors covered: Nairobi / Nairobi National Park / Masai Mara NR / Amoseli NP

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya

Depart from home for Nairobi. On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be received by our guest representative and transfer to your hotel in upscale Nairobi.

Meals and overnight at The Palacina Suites & Residence.

Day 3 - Transfer by air/road to Amboseli National Park

Early breakfast, take time to pack your luggage and transfer by air/road to Amboseli National Park. Amboseli is famous for its big game and it’s great scenic beauty; the landscape is dominated by the towering Mount Kilimanjaro. The 392 square km park, lies immediately north-west of Mount Kilimanjaro and forms part of the much larger Amboseli ecosystem. Wildlife makes its way here and the landscape is dominated by the towering Mount Kilimanjaro. Meals and overnight at the Camp/Lodge.

Day 5 - Take a scenic flight to Maasai Mara

 Accessing Maasai from Amboseli can only be done by air via Nairobi. Taking scenic flights to avoid lengthy drives is the best way to arrive at your lodge in the morning and embark on a game drive enroute to your lodge or before sunset when the cloud is clear and soft giving clear views of watching animals on a sunset game drive. Time permitting, you will visit the Maasai community and local school that is part of our philanthropy program.

Meals and overnight at the Sanctuary Olonana Luxury Lodge

Day 7 - Onward flight

Morning is at leisure… after late breakfast, you will take time to return to your rooms and check out then transfer back to the airstrip for your onward flight.  

With direct flights from Maasai Mara to Bwindi National Park via Entebbe, we can customize this itinerary to include extensions of gorilla trekking Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Here is a sample itinerary that can be customized to fight into your needs.

Day 2 - Highlights of Nairobi City tour

Wake up late to allow you shade off a bit of the jet lug followed by hot breakfast of your choice.

You will be picked by your naturalist driver and embark on your day tour covering the highlights of Nairobi city. You will take a visit to the David Sheldrick Orphanage, Giraffe center, The Karen Blixen Museum, Kazuri beads followed by a leisurely hot lunch break at Utamaduni Restaurant.

A sunset game drive in Nairobi National Park is the principal attraction of your Nairobi City excursions. It is unique for its birdlife and wildlife and the only national park in the world close to the city. On game drive, you will have guaranteed sightings of the lion, hyena, elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich and northern black rhino. Weather permitting, you will take good images of the sunset.

Meals and overnight at The Palacina Suites & Residence.

Day 4 - Safari Time in Amboseli National Park

Start the day with coffee or tea served on the balcony of your room or restaurant.  With packed brunches on board the vehicle, embark on a safari time in Amboseli National Park.  Game viewing starts from the door steps of your lodge. You will drive around the swamps that host a variety of birds and herds elephants, buffalo and hippo. Proceed with your drive to the observation Hill for relaxing lunch break giving an overall view of the whole park especially the peak of the Kilimanjaro and the neighboring Maasai community.

Day 6 - Highlights of Maasai Mara

Another day of exciting safari activities, relaxation and great food awaits! Full day safari drives with hot bush breakfast and packed lunches into the Maasai Mara National Reserve can be arranged. A special feature of the Mara is the availability of relaxed informative safari drives- the highlight of the day would be the Balloon safari, weather permitting you will have a chance to view animals on tree top height while spotting herds of Zebras, Impalas, Elands, Reedbucks, African Elephants, Maasai Giraffes and several species of Gazelles that call all the short- grass plains and acacia woodland of Mara home. These plains account for high concentration of predators including Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Caracal and some of the highest Lion densities of the world. Proceed with your game drive back to the lodge as you watch the sunset. On return to the lodge, a delicious lodge prepared three-course dinner will served from 19h30 onward.

Meals and overnight at the Sanctuary Olonana Luxury Lodge.

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