Discover Kenya Safari
[Nbo-Mara-Nakuru-Amboseli-Tsavo West-Tsavo East-Mombasa]
The major highlight of
this safari is visiting wildlife in its natural habitat.
Commencing from Nairobi, the participants visits the
Masai (Maasai) Mara National Reserve famous for annual
wildebeest Migration, Lake Nakuru National Park christined
the greatest ornithological spectacle,
Amboseli National Park/Reserve
is the home of the most celebrated and longest studied elephants
population in the World and finally
Tsavo West with its
Mzima springs. . The safari offers
diverse experiences with close authentic encounters with wild
animals in their natural habitats.
Nature has no day
or night. It is a full time adventure, with survival of the
fittest at play during the day and night. Dawns and dusts are
the necessary transitions for continuity of this play. At dawn,
the nocturnal ( night active) are going back to their dens after
full successful or failed hunting escapades. At dawn, the
diurnal ( day actives) lucky to survive the night have risen and
busy eating before the scorching sun appear. Afternoons are
characterized by scorching sun with little activity.
Pre dawn (before
sun rise), early morning game drives are the best as they allow
you to spot a mix of diurnal (day actives) and nocturnal ( night
active) animals. At this time the hunting success is at its
highest. At dawn most the birds have risen and are busy
catching the worms. Pre-dawn game drives also gives a chance
to observe the spectacle of the sun rise. Evenings are also
ideal especially at the watering holes where both predators and
prey meet. Evening or sundowner game drives gives one a chance
to spot these animals and of course the setting sun.
In the afternoons
you can visit local bomas. In the evenings, you are entertained
by the local cultural tropes of dancers and magicians. Evening
game drives can also be scheduled if you are out of the national
Day1 Arrival Nairobi
Your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport is followed by a transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in the The Nairobi Serena Hotel or similar (B&B)
Day2 Nairobi Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast you will
drive past the extinct Volcano of Mt Longonot and Suswa into the homelands of
the Masai. The Masai Mara located on Kenya’s southern boarder with Tanzania,
constitutes the northern stretch of the
Serengeti and has the
richest concentration of animals in Kenya. Arrival in
Maasai Mara National Park in time for lunch
followed by an afternoon game drive. Return to Mara Serena for dinner.
Overnight at the Mara Serena Lodge or similar (FB)
Day3 Full Day
Masai Mara Game Reserve
You will spend a full day on
a game drive which will take you through the vast plains of the Masai Mara
searching for the “Big Five”: Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard. For
lunch you will return to the Mara Sarova Camp. Dinner and overnight at the Mara
Serena Lodge or similar (FB)
Masai Mara National Park-Lake
Nakuru National Park.
Breakfast at Mara Serena
Lodge and drive straight to Lake
Nakuru. The bird paradise of Lake Nakuru (Over 450 species recorded) is
famous for its carpet of pink Flamingos and flotillas of Pelicans. The park has
a rhino sanctuary with about 100 Rhinos as well as a large population of
Leopards. Lunch at the Lion Hill Lodge will be followed by an afternoon game
drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at the Lion Hill Lodge or similar (FB)
Optional Balloon Safari on
Day5 Lake Nakuru National
Park - Amboseli National Park
Have an early morning game
drive through the Lake Nakuru
National Park and return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, drive
the 157 Km to Nairobi for lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant. Thereafter drive to
Amboseli National Park/Reserve, to enjoy the beautiful views of Mt Kilimanjaro.
In addition the park has the largest herd of studied elephants in the world with
over 2000 individuals divided into 54 families and over 200 adult bull
Dinner and overnight in Amboseli Serena Lodge OR Satao Elerai Camp or similar (FB)
Day6 Amboseli National Park
Tsavo West National Park
Breakfast and morning game
drive in Amboseli National park. Lunch at the lodge. Depart for Tsavo West in
the afternoon. During the drive you will pass the amazing Lava flows of the
Shetani rocks. Dinner and overnight in Kilaguni Serena Lodge or similar (FB)
Day7 Tsavo West National Park Tsavo East National Park
The day starts with an early
morning game drive before breakfast. After breakfast visit Mzima Springs. After
lunch in the Kilaguni Serena Lodge you will drive to Tsavo East National Park.
Dinner and overnight in Satao Camp. (FB)
Day8Tsavo East National Park Mombasa
morning game drive before breakfast at Satao Camp. After breakfast drive to
Mombasa and transfer to the beach hotel or airport for home flight.
End of Safari
Price available on request
Best Time: This safari is best undertaken from 10th August
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This safari is
private. You will have exclusive use of your vehicle with your group only.
package will include following services: -
Nairobi Airport transfers
nights on bed and breakfast accommodation at the Nairobi Serena Hotel
9 nights on full board basis at the Mara Serena, Amboseli Serena, Ngorongoro
Serena, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodges and Serengeti Serena Lodge.
All meals as
indicated-B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
Ground transportation in 4 x4 wheel drive exclusive vehicles in Tanzania and
4x4 mini vans in Kenya all with services of English speaking driver guides
Game viewing drives as per the itinerary, and game park entrance fess. Game
drives are unlimited. Anytime you are free our driver will be willing
to take you for one. Just ask him.
Cultural tours:- these are free of charge. Just tell the driver you
would like to visit the local villages (Bomas). However cultural dance
is not included. Also please ask for permission before photographing
the local people.
Plenty of mineral water while on a safari. Our driver will ensure that
there is enough water for the whole tour. You are entitled to 4 litres
per day. However do not shy from asking for more just in case.
Evacuation insurance within East Africa provided by AAR- this is not a
travel insurance but a cover for evacuation to a hospital in case of ill
health or injury while on a safari.
All government taxes
Plenty of mineral water on the
Free Courtesy bus and
Nairobi city tour: Our courtesy bus will be available to ferry
you within Nairobi for shopping, a meal or any other need. All
you need to do is tell the driver the attractions you would like to visit
and he will take you there. You are responsible for entrance fees to
attraction sites, extra meals and shopping. You can let us know this
in advance so that we organize for you.
Available upon request at
extra cost are Russian, French, Spanish, Italian and German speaking
package excludes following services:-
Visa entry charges to Kenya and Tanzania, which is US$ 50.00 per person for
All items of personal use i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities,
Personal travel insurances.
Our evacuation cover should not be mistaken for travel insurance.
All cancellation must made in writing to GORILLA SAFARIS RWANDA and all
cancellation will be charged a cancellation penalty depending on the number of
days before tour departure:
Between 45 days and 30 days
No refund of the deposit
Less than 30 days
No refund of the land cost
There is no refund of any unused portion of your safari once commenced.
Cancellation penalties on Airfare are additional and are not included in the
above cancellation charges.
Visa fees for entry to Kenya and Tanzania will be of US$ 50.00 per person per
These vary tremendously from country to country. Traveller’s cheques and foreign
currency must be changed at the bank, hotel, or safari lodge. Most countries
will accept any Traveler’s cheques when making payment of service or goods. The
Kenya Shillings (Kshs) is Kenya Currency and Tanzania Shillings (Tshs) is
Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical.
Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari
clothes are available from hotels
Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium
suitcase or hold-all
per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per
person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be
stored in your arrival hotel.
These taxes are payable on final departure day from the country and practically
all African countries (currently US$ 30.00 per person in Kenya and US$ 30.00 per
person in Tanzania). There are also domestic taxes (average US$ 6 per person).
You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We
recommend for peace of mind, to drink local bottled mineral water.
Remember to take your Malaria medication and protect yourself from sun with
sunscreen or safari hat.