7 Days Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Naivasha – Hells Gate & Amboseli
7 Days Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Naivasha – Hells Gate & Amboseli
Duration : 7 Days 6 Nights
The Price : $ 957.00
Start Location: Nairobi
Total Seats : 100/100
Travel Date : Mon 1 Jan , 2024 - Tue 31 Dec , 2024
Places You’ll See :
The Masai Mara features a stunning kaleidoscope of wild and rugged landscapes, warm and welcoming people and an exciting array of creatures – big and small. World famous for hosting the epic Great Migration, the Masai Mara welcomes 1,5 million wildebeests onto its sprawling savannahs each July through October.
Lake Nakuru National Park (188 km2, 73 mi2), was created in 1961 around Lake Nakuru, near Nakuru Town. It is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink.
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, north west of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley and the name derives from the local Maasai name Nai'posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise.
Hell's Gate National Park is a small but geologically fascinating protected area in Kenya, located near Lake Naivasha. Established in 1984, the park covers an area of about 68.25 square kilometers (26.4 square miles). Known for its dramatic landscape and distinctive features, Hell's Gate is one of the few parks in Kenya where visitors are allowed to explore on foot or by bicycle. The park is characterized by towering cliffs, deep gorges, and geothermal activity, including hot springs and geysers. Fischer's Tower, a volcanic plug, is a prominent geological formation within the park. The landscape is not only visually striking but also features a variety of wildlife, including buffalo, zebras, giraffes, and various bird species. Hell's Gate is popular among adventure seekers for activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and cycling. The park served as an inspiration for the Disney animated film "The Lion King," and visitors can enjoy both its scenic beauty and unique geological formations. Additionally, the park's geothermal resources contribute to sustainable energy production for the region.
Amboseli National Park is a renowned wildlife conservation area located in the southern part of Kenya, near the border with Tanzania. Established in 1974, the park covers an area of approximately 392 square kilometers (151 square miles) in the Amboseli ecosystem. It is best known for its breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, which provides a stunning backdrop to the park's diverse landscapes. The park's terrain comprises vast savannahs, acacia woodlands, and seasonal swamps, creating a varied habitat that supports a wide array of wildlife. Amboseli is particularly famous for its large population of elephants, and visitors often have the unique opportunity to witness these majestic creatures against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro. Other notable wildlife species in the park include lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, buffaloes, and numerous bird species. Amboseli is a popular destination for both wildlife enthusiasts and photographers, offering excellent game-viewing opportunities. The park's unique combination of wildlife, stunning landscapes, and cultural interactions with the local Maasai people makes it a must-visit destination for those exploring Kenya's rich biodiversity. Additionally, the Amboseli ecosystem plays a crucial role in various research and conservation initiatives aimed at preserving the region's natural heritage.
DAY 1: NAIROBI-MASAI MARA
Pick up at your hotel in Nairobi or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport then drive to Masai Mara National Reserve. Arrive in Masai Mara on time for hot lunch then have an afternoon game drive. This is the most visited and perhaps the most beautiful of all the country’s game reserves. Lying at an altitude of 1650m 5414ft it covers an area of 1,510 sq km (almost 600 sq miles) and forms the northern extension of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Mara is a Masai word meaning spotted or dappled. It is a mosaic of rolling grassland dominated by red oat grass, small brush-covered hills and along the Mara River and its tributaries flowing towards Lake Victoria, riverine bush and Forest. Overnight stay at: Rhino Tourist camp/Miti mingi eco camp/Lenchada Tourist Camp/Mara Forest Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner
DAY 2: MASAI MARA FULL DAY
Today we'll have a full day game drive in Mara with picnic lunch provided. Members of the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, African elephant, Cape buffalo, and black rhinoceros) are found in the Masai Mara. The population of black rhinos was fairly numerous until 1960, but was severely reduced by poaching in the 1970s and early 1980s, dropping to a low of 15. Numbers have been slowly increasing, but the population was still only up to an estimated 23 in 1999. Hippopotamus and crocodiles are found in large groups in the Mara and Talek rivers. Leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and bat-eared foxes can also be found in the reserve. These animals migrate north around July from the Serengeti plains in search of fresh pasture and return to the south around October. Great Migration is one of the most impressive natural events worldwide, involving some 1,300,000 wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles, 97,000 Topi, 18,000 elands, and 200,000 zebras. Dinner and overnight. Overnight stay at: Rhino Tourist camp/Miti mingi eco camp/Lenchada Tourist Camp/Mara Forest Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 3: MASAI MARA - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we will drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive in Nakuru on time for hot lunch then have an afternoon game drive. Across the equator, southwards of Bogoria, lies the Rift valley’s most famous lake, Lake Nakuru. It was known for its flamingos but years back the water level rose up and the flamingoes migrated to Lake Baringo and Bogoria. Lake Nakuru is also a rhino sanctuary, harboring a population of over 40 black and over 60 white rhinos. Dinner and overnight. Overnight stay at: Legacy Hotel/Buraha Zenon Hotel/City Max Hotel/Hill court resort & SPA Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 4: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - NAIVASHA HELLS GATE
Early morning game drive to Hell’s Gate National Park. This is the only park in Kenya where one can cycle or walk while seeing the animals. After the game drive you will go back for the breakfast and leave for Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch with game drive en-route to find leopards which are frequently sighted in Lake Nakuru National Park. After lunch, you leave for game drive, take a further drive to seek out the two species of rhino found in the black – Black and White Rhino. Lake Nakuru National Park is also known for many species of birds and thousands of flamingos.
Overnight stay at: Jazza Resort, Leisure Apex
DAY 5: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK-AMBOSELI
After breakfast you leave for Amboseli National Park with a hot lunch at Nairobi. Arriving at Amboseli National Park late evening. Amboseli is famous for its scenery with a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the landscape, and open plains.
Dinner and overnight at your camp.
DAY 6: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY
Early morning breakfast at 6.30am after which leave with packed lunch for the full day game drive where you will spend time in the park in search of its popular residents like the well-known predators and their opponents like the zebra, Giraffe, Hippo and big Elephants with a view of Mt Kilimanjaro
DAY 7: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK –NAIROBI
Early morning game drive in search of animals killing and eating. Later come back to the lodge for breakfast then check out of the lodge or tented camp. You leave for Nairobi with picnic lunch en-route to Nairobi.
In Nairobi you will be dropped at your Hotel or at the airport for your return flight.
- Airport Transfer
- Game Drives as per Itinerary
- Hotel Rent
- Park Entry Fees
- Additional Services
- Baloon Safari
- BBQ Night
- Concert Ticket
- Outing Ticket
- Welcome Drinks