EXPRESS KENYA – BIG GAME IN 7 DAYS
DAY 1 AMBOSELI
Depart Nairobi in the morning for the drive south to Amboseli National Park, driving close to Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and arriving at Oltukai Lodge in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 2 AMBOSELI
Before breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive in the National Park. Amboseli (which means ‘place of water’ in Maasai) covers 392 square kilometres and wildlife is easy to spot on the plains. The park is particularly noted for its elephant population and large herds can be seen grazing in the two permanent swamps, fed by water filtered through the volcanic rock of Mt. Kilimanjaro. During the dry season mirages, interspersed with herds of zebra and wildebeest, hover in front of visitors on the simmering dry lakebed. Return to the lodge/camp for lunch before a second game drive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
DAY 3 LAKE NAKURU
After breakfast, drive north through the great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving at Lake Elementaita lodge in time for lunch. Lake Nakuru is an ornithologists’ paradise, being home to over 400 species of bird. The park, covering 180 square kilometres, also comprises grassland, forest and rocky cliffs supporting a variety of wildlife, including warthogs, waterbucks, buffaloes, gazelles, hippos and even the occasional leopard. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 4 MASAI MARA
After breakfast, drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve, arriving at the Keekorock lodge in time for lunch. After unpacking and relaxing for a while, enjoy an afternoon game drive before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 MASAI MARA
After an early breakfast, enjoy your first game drive in the most popular national reserve in Kenya. You will drive to the Mara River to witness the wildebeest migration, where millions of animals cross from Tanzania in search of pasture – truly a staggering experience. Return to the camp for lunch and optional visit to a Maasai village before a second game drive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
DAY 6 MASAI MARA
After breakfast, leave the lodge/camp for a full day game drive to the Mara River to see the wildebeest and taking a picnic lunch in the bush. Return to the lodge/camp in time for a drink before dinner and overnight.
Day 7 NAIROBI
After breakfast, game drive to the gate and then return to Nairobi by road, stopping en route at the Rift Valley Viewpoint to buy souvenirs. On arrival, connect with your international flight or continue with your chosen beach
Holiday in Mombasa as an optional extention of the trip.