8 Days Kenya combined safaris – Kenya tour budget safari
Day 1- Nairobi – Masai Mara safari
Pick up from your hotel/airport if arriving early and drive along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara arriving at the camp in the afternoon for lunch. Afternoon game drives followed by dinner and overnight stay at Mara Elangata Orelai Tented lodge
Day 2 Maasai Mara safari
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the big 5.Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Elangata Orelai Tented lodge
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures
Day 3: Masai Mara -Hells gate National park safari
Pre breakfast game drives then return to the Lodge for breakfast, exit the park and drive to Naivasha -visit to hells gate national park- this park can be explored on foot or by cycling- bicycles are available for hire at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight stay at Sawela Lodge
Hells gate national park is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. It has historically been an important home for the rare lammergeyer, but it is now thought that the famous pair of birds may not have nested in the park for several years.
One is encouraged to hike and cycle in the park. This is a rarity in Kenyan National Parks, and is only made possible due to the lack of large predators such as lions and cheetahs
Day 4: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli National park safari
Morning boat ride in Lake Naivasha then drive to Naivasha via Nairobi as you enjoy the scenic views of the Great Rift Valley, Lunch at Amboseli Sopa Lodge then proceed for afternoon game drives at the scenic park at the foot hills of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here. The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plain game.
Day 5: Amboseli - Lake Manyara safari
After an early breakfast, proceed for morning game drives as we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha for lunch and proceed to Lake Manyara National park with Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. Dinner and overnight at Nsya Lodge
Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.
Day 6: Lake Manyara –Ngorongoro Crater Tour safari
Early breakfast then head to Ngorongoro, the 8th natural wonder of the world. Drive through the vast Ngorongoro Conservation Area—an area that accommodates the nomadic Maasai people who graze their livestock co-existing with various wildlife. Descend 2,000ft into the huge caldera of this ancient extinct volcano for a day’s crater tour – Ascend for dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Forest lodge or Rhino Lodge
This spectacular natural amphitheater hosts the biggest number of animals within Africa. And numerous lions black rhinos and elephants share this area with the Maasai people. Since the grasses are not long, animals are easily viewed. Spend a wonderful morning on the bottom of the crater viewing wildlife in this great World Heritage area.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park safari
Breakfast then drive to Tarangire National Park for days game drives with packed lunches . The park has an enduring water source hence guaranteeing sights of large elephant herds, cheetahs, tree-climbing lions, leopards and hyenas. This park is as well habitant to several uncommon species such as elands, oryxs, kudus plus gerenuks. Overnight at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge, a serene oasis looking over the rolling plains. Dinner and overnight stay at Tarangire Roika Tented camp
Day 8: Tarangire – Arusha safari
Breakfast at Leisure then to Arusha to arrive by 1200 hrs where the safari ends
Safari price Cost Includes:
- Transport on custom made 7 seater tour van ideal for game viewing and photography.
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari.
- Accommodation in double/triple room.
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes.
- Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
- All game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
- Complimentary return airport transfers.
- Bottled water whilst on safari 1 litre per person per day.
- Start and end in Nairobi.
Tour Cost excludes:
- Beverages/Drinks/Sodas and other soft drinks.
- International flights and visas.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Any other extras not detailed in hotel
- Optional activities i.e. visit to masai village
- Optional Nairobi dinner
- Balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person
- Optional Nairobi city tour and excursion