5 Days Shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro and Wildlife Safari
A snowy plateau peeks out of the low-slung clouds, a white splash against a blue sky. An elephant, its massive tusks curved with age, parades by a pair of grazing zebras. Though our van dances in the welcoming shadow of Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro, we are just over the border in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, a world of natural wonders.
Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park
A snowy plateau peeks out of the low-slung clouds, a white splash against a blue sky.
An elephant, its massive tusks curved with age, parades by a pair of grazing zebras. Though our van dances in the welcoming shadow of Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro, we are just over the border in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, a world of natural wonders.
The dramatic backdrop to our en-route game drive paints solitary trees and green grasses over the landscape.
Renowned for its large population of free-ranging bush elephants, Amboseli also shelters wildebeest, African buffalo, zebras, black rhinos and other plain animals, as well as 40 types of raptors and more than 400 bird species.
Dinner and overnight at Kibo SafariCamp (lunch & dinner).
Day 2: Amboseli National Park
We enjoy the luxury of time on today’s twin game drives, as we venture deeper into Amboseli’s savannah and bush. Search the skies and earth for the next photo op or animal sighting; both are ubiquitous in this diverse national park.
Dinner and overnight at Kibo SafariCamp (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
Day 3: Amboseli to Masai Mara
Today welcomes you to an iconic Kenyan experience: Masai Mara. After breakfast, we’ll motor through the Great Rift Valley to end the day in the homeland of the Maasai.
The Masai Mara Game Reserve is one of the world’s most famous safari destinations, and for good reason: incredible wildlife leave here and the region is cradle to a rich and colourful culture.
Late afternoon finds your hands latched to the vehicle’s safety bar, as we bump out onto our first expedition into the Maasai bush lands. And we’ve arrived just in time: if the timing is right, you’ll have the chance at a front-row seat to the Eighth Wonder of the World: the Great Wildebeest Migration. For two months a year, millions of hulking gnu abandon the Tanzanian Serengeti to thunder over the plains of Masai Mara, in search of shelter and sustenance. Thomson gazelles and zebra accompany the migration, infusing the region with big predators including cheetahs, lions, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas and vultures.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp or similar (breakfast, lunch & Dinner).
Day 4: Masai Mara
In the glow of dawn, pale light trickles over the horizon until suddenly the sun’s fiery orb explodes into view. Its golden rays illuminate the savannah, glinting red and orange off the grassy plains. The bush awakens, sending thirsty elephants and zebra to the closest watering hole. Leopard cubs roughhouse in playful greeting to the morning.
The day’s game drive provide ample opportunities for wildlife spotting.
After checking the Big Five off our list, we set our sights on other catalogue of wildlife found here.
Dinner and overnight atMara LeisureCamp or similar (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
Day 5: Masai Mara to Nairobi
Have you ever dreamed of sharing the clouds with birds, the wind whipping through your hair as the current sends you soaring ever higher? The muted colours of dawn unfold below, highlighting the boundless quiet of sunrise over the Masai Mara. This optional hot air balloon ride is the perfect goodbye to these spotted plains, an exhilarating view to the African bush from heights known only to the birds that live here.
If you prefer your feet on the ground, choose a morning game drive as your Kenyan farewell.
After lunch, we return to Nairobi.
5 Days Shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro and Wildlife Safari Includes
• Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
• Park entry fee
• Accommodation and all meals while on safari
• Service of an English speaking driver guide
• Game drives as per the Itinerary
• Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
• Government taxes
5 Days Shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro and Wildlife Safari Excludes
• Extras at the lodges: tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
• International flight to/from Kenya