Jamboree Africa Tours and Safaris happily welcomes you to join a 7-day safari in Kenya. Prepare yourself to experience game drives in a safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for the game viewing and get close to various animals that you like the most. You will be accompanied by a safari guide / driver so you won't be confused during your game drives. Enjoy trekking, biking, and boat trips on Lake Naivasha and visit Hell's Gate. These activities will bring your good vibes back. Your safari starts here!
During this safari vacation, you will stay in budget accommodations.
At 07:30, you will be picked up from the airport / hotel in Nairobi and then depart for the Kenya safari tour. The morning drive will take you via the Nairobi - Mombasa highway. The scenic drive will be through open Africa with expansive savannah plains dotted with local homesteads and colorful Maasai tribes’ men and their cattle. You will arrive at the Amboseli National Park in time for a welcome shower, refreshments, and lunch.
The afternoon game (viewing) drive will be scheduled when animals are at their most active. If the weather permits, the Mount Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peaks shall be visible during the afternoon game (viewing) drive. Your overnight stay will be at a lodge or tented camp. What you may see in the Amboseli National Park are herds of elephants, cheetahs, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, lions, plain game, crocodiles, mongooses, hyraxes, dik-dik, lesser kudus, and nocturnal porcupines.
This day will be a day of game (viewing) drives, scenery viewing, as well as relaxation. Your day will be spent at the Amboseli National Park with the maximum game (viewing) drives spotting game and wallowing in the scenery. There will be early morning, mid-morning, and an afternoon game (viewing) drives.
In between the wildlife viewing, your safari lodge / camp shall provide relaxation, meals, and other activities. Your safari driver guide and vehicle are at your disposal for unlimited game viewing drives. Your overnight stay will be at a lodge or tented camp.
You will enjoy an early morning game drive and scenery viewing as you exit the Amboseli National Park. Afterward, you will proceed to the Lake Naivasha on the floors of the Great Rift Valley. You will arrive at the Lake Naivasha in time for lunch.
On day 3, you will enjoy an afternoon boat ride on the Lake Naivasha where you will view exotic birdlife and hippos amid the serenity of this freshwater rift valley lake. Your overnight stay will be at a lodge or tented camp.
The day will start with a nature bird walk in naturally beautiful settings on the shores of Lake Naivasha. You can take a bike and cycle to the nearby Hell’s Gate National Park where you will explore this canyon on foot to spot the small game. Later, a short 1-hour drive will take you to Lake Nakuru National Park. Birdlife abounds with flamingoes seen in their thousands together with pelicans and other bird species.
This lake is host to the black and white rhino species, warthogs, lions, zebras, giraffes, and much more. What you may see at Lake Nakuru National Park are flamingos, lions, white rhinos, black rhinos, giraffes, about 450 species of terrestrial birds, waterbucks, Makalia Waterfalls, and unique vegetation. Your overnight stay will be at a lodge or tented camp.
On day 5, you will enjoy an early bird game (viewing) drive as you exit the Lake Nakuru National Park. Afterward, you will proceed to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. After arriving in the national reserve, there will be game (viewing) drives. Your overnight stay will be at a lodge or tented camp.
Today will be a game viewing extravaganza. You will traverse Maasai Mara National Reserve on a full day of an unlimited game viewing encountering the “Big Five” and more of the lesser game. Picnic lunch will be by the Mara River as you can watch hippos and crocodiles or maybe the great migration (from July to October). Your overnight stay will be at a lodge or tented camp.
Today, you will have an early pre-breakfast game (viewing) drive. Thereafter, you will depart Maasai Mara National Reserve with an exit game (viewing) drive and proceed to Nairobi to arrive in the late afternoon. Jamboree Africa Tours and Safaris will drop you off at the hotel / airport in Nairobi.
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, cheetah and its cub taking a nap on a rock, and a pair of ostriches walking the open stretches of the savannah. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is 1510 square kilometers of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek Rivers in Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal. It is a typical open savannah with a mass of amazing wildlife.
Moreover, Maasai Mara National Reserve remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the natural world. It is host to the highest and most varied concentration of wild animals than any other wildlife park in the region. The scenic appeal of the tree studded savannah plains, the moderate climate, and diversity of wild game species make it a one stop shop for game viewing activities.
Wherever you go in the vast of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as the Maasai's giraffes, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, gray jackals, spotted hyenas, topis, impalas, hartebeests, and wildebeests. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras, and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but reasonably common.
Lake Nakuru National Park is home to up to 1.5 million flamingos plus 450 other species of species of birds, rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalos, Thompson’s and Grant's gazelles, the rare long-eared leaf-nosed bats, colobus monkeys, rock hyraxes, hippos, leopards, lions, rhinos, waterbucks, impalas, gazelles, striped hyenas, bat-eared foxes, wild cats, reedbucks, golden cats, and the endangered reticulated giraffes among other animals.
During the 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 National Park as a safari destination hosts large elephant herds, the big cats, herbivores, and numerous bird species including ostriches and a variety of plains game. Amboseli National Park lies immediately northwest 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 elephants. There are also over 400 bird species.
You can enjoy biking and trekking in Hell's Gate National Park.