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If you are seeking an exciting Kenyan safari experience, you may take this safari into your consideration. For 5 days, your thirst for wildlife experience will be fulfilled by a daily game drive with an open roof safari vehicle. You can choose either in a minibus or 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser. Visiting Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Amboseli National Park, you will see wildlife from the well-known predators and their enemies from zebras, wildebeest, giraffe, and hippopotamus.
On the 1st and 2nd night, you will be staying at any of the following safari camps in Masai Mara National Reserve.
Mara Rhino Camp offers magnificent views across the eastern reaches of the park. This campsite has a total of 45 rooms with the option of single, double, triple and family occupancy. The tented rooms are ideal for travelers looking for a truly wild experience. The tents are linked by a pathway neatly framed by well-maintained flower bushes, manicured lawns, and flanked by indigenous trees. Each suite is fitted with mosquito nets and an en-suite bathroom with showers, flush toilets, and a washbasin.
Maasai Mara Manyatta Camp is a new concept in the famous Masai Mara Game reserve. You will be staying in a spacious tent, erected on a hard surface and covered with “Makduti” to mitigate on harsh weather conditions like heat and rain. All the tents are en-suite, with built in toilet, hot shower, mosquito nets, electric lighting and power sockets. In Manyatta Camp you can enjoy Bar facilities with local and international drinks, Barbeque place for groups, bonfire, nature walks, and bush dinner.
On the 3rd night, you have 2 choices for your accommodation at any of the following safari hotel or lodges in Lake Nakuru National Park. The description of your accommodation options is as follows.
Chester hotel is a leading modern hotel in providing incomparable comfort to its guests. The hotel is located 2 kilometers north of Lake Nakuru National Park and has been operational since 2006. It is famous for pioneering and establishing itself in its unfailing ability to balance service and high standards which have given it its truly enduring qualities.
Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge is one of the most welcoming cosmopolitan and thrilling lodge.The Lodge overlooks the Lake Nakuru National Park which is an ornithological Ramsar site of international importance. The Lodge blends stylishly with the park providing luxurious accommodation blended with animal life at the background. You can enjoy the panoramic view of grazing buffaloes, the defassa waterbucks, zebras, and the gazelles from the second floor.
On the 4th night, you will be visiting and staying at Amboseli National Park. There, you have 3 choices for your accommodation at any of the following safari camps and lodges.
AA Lodge is built in a three tier architectural design. With a total of 98 rooms with many personal touches. It offers some of the finest accommodation experiences with rooms and facilities tastefully furnished and modern. The rooms are fully furnished, spacious with private bathrooms and hot water, wardrobe, reading table, hair dryers, safe deposit, and private balcony. There, you can also enjoy the swimming pool and bonfire
Kibo Safari Camp has 73 self-contained tents for single, double, triple and family accommodation. The beds have been custom-designed and locally-made using bush logs and will ensure a good night’s sleep. All tents have flush toilets, showers, and wash basins. You can enjoy bubbling hot or refreshing cold shower. For the duration of your stay in the African bush, Kibo Safari Camp will be your home away from home. At Kibo Safari Camp you can enjoy many facilities including lounge and bar, dining room, swimming pool, massage, art gallery, gift or souvenir shop, and conference facilities.
Sentrim Amboseli offers 60 comfortable deluxe tents and homes spread out across the plains with fantastic views over Mount Kilimanjaro. The camp comes complete with a gift shop, restaurant and bar, swimming pool, massage parlor, and conference room. All rooms are en suite and equipped with minibar, hot shower, safe deposit box, tea / coffee making facilities, hairdryers, free Wi-Fi, and 24-hour security
Besides the accommodation option above (option 1), you have other options with different costs. The options are as follows:
Mara Kichakani Camp, Salt Springs Camp, Elangata Olerai, Sentrim, Mara Camp, Ol Moran Camp, Sekenani Camp, Tumaini Cottages, Nakuru Merica hotel, and Sopa Lodge.
Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Simba Lodge, Olumara Camp, Lake Nakuru Lodge, Flamingo Hill Camp, Kilima Camp, Oltukai Lodge Ol Tukai Lodge, and Serena Lodge.
Mara Sarova Camp, Ashnil Mara Camp, Sopa lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Tortilis Camp, Elerai Camp, and Porini Camp.
The type of safari vehicle to be used is a safari minibus (van) or 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser (jeep). All of the vehicles have a rear rack for your luggage which leaves the inside of the vehicle uncluttered for you to move around freely and capture some great photos. Pop-up hatch roofs allow all passengers better game viewing, sightseeing, and photography. Due to a variety of factors, smoking is not permitted in the safari vehicles. However, regular stops can be arranged for you to enjoy your cigarette.
The van has 8 seats although Bruno Safaris allows a maximum of six passengers in each van thus each passenger is guaranteed a window seat. Meanwhile, the 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser (Jeep) is specially made for a rainy season since it does deal with inconveniences of getting stuck in the rough countryside during your safari. If you use 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser (Jeep) for your safari, the prices are as follows:
You will be picked up from your Nairobi hotel or Airport. Then you’ll drive via the scenic Great Rift Valley, a stopover at the view point to see this great depression to the Mara arriving in good time for lunch. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive. To conclude your day, enjoy your dinner before you take rest.
Have your early breakfast. Then, spend the whole day in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents like the well-known predators and their opponents such as zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, hippo, and the dangerous crocodiles with a visit to Mara river. You will enjoy your meals at the camp or lodge before you have an overnight stay.
After you have an early breakfast, enjoy a drive to Lake Nakuru. You will arrive there at lunch time. After check in at the hotel have lunch and relax. Next, you will have an afternoon game drive. After having activities for today, you will have dinner and stay overnight at a hotel or camp.
After your early breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru for Amboseli. Your arrival will be in the lunch time and you will be checked in to the lodge or camp. The afternoon will entail a game drive that features a view of Kilimanjaro if the weather is clear. In the evening, you will head back to the safari camp or lodge for dinner and you will spend the night there.
Today is your last day on this safari. You will wake up to an early morning game drive. Then, you will have your breakfast before you drive to Nairobi arriving in the lunch time. You will have lunch at Nairobi Carnivore restaurant. After lunch, you will be dropped off at your respective Nairobi hotel or airport.
This 5 days safari will take place in two different location in Kenya. first, you will visit Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru, and Amboseli National Park.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is an outstanding and one of Kenya's finest wildlife reserve with an abundant wildlife and birds. Between July and October, you can see the great wildebeest migration. Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the best plains' game reserve where you can actually encounter a live Discovery Channel, a haven for viewing a congregation of all sorts of animals in a five-mile radius. A pride of lions can be spotted ready to make a run for a gazelle, a cheetah and its cub taking a nap on a rock, a pair of ostriches walking the open stretches of the savannah.
Lake Nakuru National Park is home to up to 1.5 million flamingos plus 450 other species of species of birds, rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, Thompson’s and Grant's gazelle, the rare long-eared leaf-nosed bat, colobus monkey, rock hyrax, hippo, leopard, lion, rhino, waterbuck, impala, gazelle, striped hyena, bat-eared fox, wild cat, reedbuck, golden cat, and the endangered reticulated giraffe among other animals.
During peak season over one million flamingos congregate on the lake plus half a million pelicans. The park also contains Kenya’s largest population of rhinos. Lake Nakuru, located within the Lake Nakuru National Park, is a shallow strongly alkaline lake set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a Euphorbia forest.
Amboseli as a safari destination hosts large elephant herds, the big cats, herbivores, and numerous bird species including ostrich and a variety of plains game. Amboseli National Park lies immediately north-west of Mount Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. The park covers 392 square kilometers, and forms part of the much larger 3,000-square-kilometer Amboseli ecosystem. Large concentrations of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular safari reserve.
Amboseli National Park embodies five main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps, and marshland) and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin. Within the basin is a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, that floods during years of heavy rainfall. Amboseli National Park has over 80 different mammals to be found ranging from tiny (and rarely seen) spectacle elephant shrew to the huge bulk of the African elephant. There are also over 400 bird species.
During this safari, all your meals will be taken care of. East Africa offers an impressive range of foods and drinks to suit all visitors needs from vegetarian diets to full course meals. A traveler is almost guaranteed to find a mouth-watering buffet with a wide variety of meats to fresh salads and drinks.