11 days Kenya Luxury Lodge Safari: Visit Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, and Mombasa

11 DAYS SAFARI: MASAI MARA / NAKURU / AMBOSELI / MOMBASA

DAY 1: NAIROBI
Nairobi cityArrive Nairobi. Welcome to Nairobi. Once little more than a watering hole for Masai tribes, Nairobi City is now the largest city between Cairo and Johannesburg. This is a very cosmopolitan place, lively, interesting, pleasantly landscaped and a good place to get essential business and bureaucratic matters sewn up. Nairobi has very good places of entertainment such as films on big screens, bookshops, discos, restaurants, cafes and bars full of travelers from all over the world, offices where you can have things done quickly and efficient post services. The city is also the first destination for travelers going to northern Tanzania. If arrival is in the morning, then in the afternoon we drive to Karen Von Blixen's former home, now a museum. Continue to the Giraffe Center where you can feed and photograph giraffe from an elevated platform. Return to the hotel early this evening.
** Complimentary dinner at The Carnivore Restaurant. Nairobi has many restaurants offering a variety of exotic and African cuisine. However, none beats Carnivore for its uniqueness: It is for carnivorous. It is the only place you can get a variety of game Meat served in one meal. Its succulent steaks and barbecue dishes are recommended for every one especially as a welcome or a farewell Dinner/Lunch. Overnight at Panafric hotel or similar.

DAY 2: NAIROBI / LAKE NAKURU
Depart from the hotel at 09.00hrs after breakfast. A brief stop over at The Rift Valley View point for a panoramic view of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Continue to Lake Nakuru, world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth. A shimmering hot-pink glow emanates across the lake, created by millions of flamingos. Pelicans, cormorants and Marabou storks also feed on the abundant algae in the warm, shallow alkaline water. Your lunch is at the Lion Hill Lodge in an open-air floral setting overlooking the lake. Lake Nakuru National Park is a sanctuary for endangered black rhinos and Rothschild giraffes. Waterbuck are common here, as are their predators, lions and leopards. All meals and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar.

DAY 3: LAKE NAKURU / MASAI MARA
Leave early after breakfast, climbing out of the Rift Valley, to enter the Masai Mara Reserve, part of the Serengeti ecosystem. After lunch, be ready to experience so me of the best game viewing in Kenya's most exciting game reserve. All meals and overnight at Sopa Lodge or similar.

DAY 4: MASAI MARA
A full day in the Mara affords time for morning and afternoon game drives. You might want to consider starting the day off with an optional balloon safari. All meals and overnight at the lodge.

Game drive in Masai MaraDAY 5: MASAI MARA
Full day game viewing coupled with exploring this spectacular Park. The Mara is the land of African legend: Lion are abundant throughout the park, as are the elephants, giraffes, and a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, less commonly, rhino. The annual wildebeest migration, one of nature's few remaining wildlife spectacles, occurs in the Mara from July to September where the big animals and their predators are to be present in abundance during the time frame of this trip. Several species of Bee-Eater, the flying rainbow that heads the list of the Mara's birds, occur in the reserve. As well as wildlife, the Maasai Mara is also home to many members of the colorful Maasai tribe who may be seen around the borders of the park - Morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing matters of the day .A visit to a Maasai boma (homestead) reveals this outstanding culture and customs. All meals and overnight at the Mara Sopa lodge

DAY 6: MASAI MARA / NAIROBI
After breakfast, leave lodge for the last game drive and return journey to Nairobi. Picnic lunch enroute and arrive Nairobi in the afternoon or early evening. Overnight at Panafric hotel or similar

DAY 7: NAIROBI / AMBOSELI
Early breakfast then depart for Amboseli national park. This is a 392 sq. km park with a spectacular background of Africa's highest peak; Mt. Kilimanjaro which broods on the southern end of the park. Game are easy to spot in this park and you stand the best chance of seeing the black rhino. Amboseli also has a large concentration of elephant and such other game as lion, buffalo, gazelle, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, monkey, Masai giraffe, zebra and baboon. Game are seen on much of the route to the park, which crosses archer plains where Masai tend their cattle in an age-old tradition. All meals and overnight at Amboseli lodge or similar.

LionsDAY 8: AMBOSELI / TSAVO WEST
The main attraction centers in this park are the Kilaguni and Ngulia lodges. Animals seen here are; elephant, lion, waterbuck, ostrich, Oryx, marabou stork, mongoose, zebra, baboon, rock hyrax, impala, hyena, Ostrich and other variety of birds. Mzima springs, situated near Kilaguni lodge are a popular spot for Hippos, crocodile and fish. The underwater viewing chamber gives you a spectacular view of the hippos' submarine activities. Another attraction is the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, at the base of Ngulia hills .It is a 70 sq. kilometer surrounded by a meter-high electric fence and is home to 30 black rhino. In addition, the black lava flow outside the chyulu gate and climbing the chaimu crater makes an experience at Tsavo west a memorable one. All meals and overnight at Kilaguni lodge or similar.

DAY 9: TSAVO WEST / MOMBASA
Breakfast at the lodge then drive to Mombasa.
The City of Mombasa provides an interesting experience with the old Portuguese Fort Jesus, Old Town, Markets and Shops. An extensive variety of excursions are available to sample the local culture and the famous Kenyan wildlife. Check into Le Soleil Beach Club for overnight. All meals at the hotel.

mombasa coastal beachDAY 10: MOMBASA
Full day own leisure in Mombasa. All meals and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 11: MOMBASA / NAIROBI Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport for flight back to Nairobi. You will then check in for your international flight back home.