Bushlife before the rest, luxury at its best. Immerse yourself in an authentic Kenyan safari from the great Masai Mara National Reserve to Tsavo East National Park. Enjoy lots of fun and exciting activities that will give you a very unforgettable experience and will also make you realize how big and awesome the world truly is. So what are you waiting for? Come and explore!
The maximum participants in the group is 10.
You will be provided with five nights accommodation in this safari tour. On your first and second night, during your stay in Maasai Mara, you will have your accommodation at Entim Camp. Once you are already in Tsavo, for your third up to the last night of this tour, you will have your overnight stay at Sarova Salt Lick Lodge.
Your tour begins in Nairobi, where you will meet your tour manager at the airport at 4:00 a.m. for a departure to Masai Mara, a six-hour drive. You will arrive and check in at Entim Camp at around 10:00 a.m. where you shall refresh and have breakfast. Later on, relax as you wait to explore the region with game drives and sundowner excursion.
On this day, you will experience the hot air balloon safari. On the day of your balloon flight, a custom safari vehicle will collect you from your lodge between 4:30 to 5:30 a.m. and drive you to the launch site. You will then be loaded into your balloon basket for take-off just before sunrise, at about 6:30 a.m.
The flight will last approximately one hour, depending on wind conditions, and the balloon will land between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. Upon landing, you can observe the complete deflation of the balloon envelope. A vehicle will then transport you a short distance to the breakfast point.
The breakfast is set up on the picturesque savanna plains of the Masai Mara, typically under the shade of a single balanite tree. You will sit down to a full bush breakfast in the Kenyan style, complete with eggs-to-order, fresh juices, fruits, cereals, and of course, sparkling wine.
After breakfast, at about 9:00 a.m., you will have a brief game drive back to your camp or lodge or meet up with your driver-guide for an onward itinerary. Depending on what you find along the way, the game drive usually takes about one and a half hour.
By 10:30 or 11:30 a.m., you should be back at your camp or lodge, already reliving the memories of the morning flight. You may also visit a local and authentic village where you can learn about local cultures, with the main focus on the Maasai tribe. You will then drive back for a bush dinner and later on retire for the night at your camp.
You will depart early morning after breakfast for a drive to the Tsavo. Arrival and check in will be at around 2:30 p.m. at the Sarova Salt Lick Lodge where you shall continue with the safari experience.
There will be early morning and late afternoon game drives that will provide you an ideal opportunity to view and photograph the diverse array of wildlife within the sanctuary. Night game drives provide guests with an opportunity of seeing animals not usually encountered on the daytime game drive such as spotted and striped hyena, mongoose, jackal, civet, genet, porcupine, and bush baby.
Most predators are active at night, so night game drives also provide the opportunity of experiencing the “circle of life.” The highly trained rangers equipped with powerful spotlights will take guests for this experience of a totally different world after dark, when you may have thrilling opportunity to see a predator actively hunting.
At Tsavo, you will also visit a local and authentic village where you can learn about local cultures. Spend a day at Mzima Springs in Tsavo West National Park which is famous for its thriving of hippos and crocodiles. You can also visit Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary and Lake Jipe, both located in Tsavo West.
Alternatively, you will spend the day in Tsavo East National Park, where you can visit popular sites such as Aruba Dam and Lugards Falls. In addition, you can also make a trip to the nearby Taita Hills which has spectacular views, indigenous forest, and rural markets.
The sanctuary also offers many diverse opportunities for you to experience the unique flora, fauna, and culture of the fascinating ecosystem. The region to the west of the sanctuary is also rich in world war one history.
There is a crater lake near the Tanzania border approximately 60 kilometers away. You can take a nature walk with a qualified ranger guide, with emphasis on the natural environment you encounter as you stroll through the bush. Marvel at the smaller wildlife normally unnoticed during a game drive yet still important for their impact on the ecology of the diverse ecosystem.
You will depart early morning to Nairobi for a flight back home where your tour ends.
In this safari tour, you will be able to experience a hot-air balloon safari. Almost every visitor to Kenya dreams of floating above the magical Mara plains in a hot-air balloon, as wildebeest, buffalo, or elephant traipse ant-like through the greenery below.
The daily flights always follow the same pattern: passengers are picked up from their camp or lodge and driven to the launch site. The balloon lifts off with the rising sun for a 60 to 90-minute journey over an average distance of about 12 kilometers (eight miles). Being highly maneuverable, the balloon can skim treetops or rise to over 300 meters (1,000 feet) for panoramic views of the rolling Mara plains.
During this safari, you will have a cultural tour in a Maasai village. You will also visit Mzima Springs, Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary and Lake Jipe in Tsavo West National Park, visit Aruba Dam and Lugards Falls in Tsavo East, go on a trip to Taita Hills, and enjoy some nature walks.
This safari tour will be held at Masai Mara and Tsavo in Kenya.
The Masai Mara, the most famous of Kenya’s game reserves, has been called “the most magnificent wildlife theater in the world,” and with good reason. This is Africa’s original big game park, and it remains one of the most exciting.
It is most famous for its annual migration, in which you can see almost one and a half million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle migrate northwards around July of each year in search of fresh pasture, in what is considered one of nature’s greatest spectacles. Predators, including lion and cheetah, follow in hot pursuit. In October, the animals return.
Whether you visit the Masai Mara in time to witness the great migration or not, you are guaranteed to see a stunning array of wildlife, including the "big five" and around 450 recorded bird species.
Tsavo is made up of two separate parks, Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park. It is located in Coast Province of Kenya in between Nairobi City and Mombasa. It is nearly 22,000 square kilometers, being the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world. The park was split into two due to the railway going from Mombasa to the interior of Kenya.
The slightly larger Tsavo East is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features include the Yatta Plateau and Lugard Falls.
Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and wetter than its counterpart, with swamps, Lake Jipe, and the Mzima Springs. It is known for birdlife and for its large mammals, like black rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, hippo, and Maasai lion. There are also other smaller animals that can be spotted in the park, such as the bush baby, hartebeest, lesser kudu, and Maasai giraffe.
You will be served with daily meals and drinks.
Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).
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