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11 Days Mt. Kenya/Samburu/Lake Nakuru/Maasai Mara/Amboseli/Tsavo West.

A safari to see the best game parks in Kenya best wildlife trailing safaris also see Africa's highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Pink flamingos at L.Nakuru national reserve and the annual wild beast migration in Maasai Mara.

Day 1 : Nairobi - Mt. Kenya-/Sweetwater's
Depart Nairobi in the morning and proceed towards the slopes of Africa's second largest mountain at 5199m - Mt Kenya. Afternoon game drive at Sweetwater's game ranch to see the wildlife including rehabilitated chimpanzees. We spend the night at Mountain Rock Campsite.The private ranch at Sweetwater's is the only sanctuary for rehabilitation in Kenya of these widely abused chimpanzees with two groups living in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. The site is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area.

Day 2: Mt. Kenya - Samburu Game Reserve
Depart for Samburu soon after breakfast game is viewed as we proceed to the campsite for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 3 : Samburu Game reserve
Full day spent exploring the park – morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight at a campsite.The highlights of Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro river. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries.

Day 4: Samburu – Lake Nakuru National park.
We break the camp soon after break fast and proceed to Lake Nakuru National park. Game is viewed as we exit the park. Lunch enroute followed by an afternoon game drives as the pick lake. Dinner and overnight at a campsite. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake on the edges of Nakuru town and lies a distance of 160 kilometers from Nairobi. The lake is world famous as home to millions of flamingoes. The number of flamingoes depends on the water level which determines the quantity of algae on which the birds feed. Flamingoes are known to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes whenever the water level is low. The National Park surrounds the lake and was gazetted to protect the colony of flamingoes as well as provide sanctuary for endangered species such as the rhino. There are about 25 white and black rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country. Predators are also residents to this park while Rothschild’s giraffe have been trans-located into the park for safety

Day 5 : Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara Game Reserve
We break the camp soon after breakfast and travel south through the beautiful savannahs and plains of the Rift Valley and reach our base camp site, where we enjoy another evening out bush under the far-reaching African sky. Game is viewed as we proceed to our campsite for Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6&7 :Maasai Mara national park
Spend the next two days on game drives exploring the Masai Mara. The open grasslands are home to incredibly rich and varied wildlife and the awesome, annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope is the highlight of any visit to Africa from July to September.
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park

Day 8 : Maasai Mara- Amboseli
Depart Mara after breakfast and proceed to Nairobi for lunch. After lunch drive to Amboseli at the foothills of snow capped mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. Game drive en route to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 9 : Amboseli National park
Today you will spend the full day in Amboseli with early morning and evening game drives. Whilst in the park, you will have the opportunity to photograph the animals against the wonderful backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. All meals and overnight at a campsiteAmboseli means ‘the place of water’ in Maasai language. The park has an endless supply of water which is filtered through thousands of meters of volcanic rock from Mount Kilimanjaro. Animal species seen include elephant, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala and leopard. The birdlife seen here includes pelican, bee eater, kingfisher, African fish eagle and pygmy falcon

Day 10 : Amboseli - Tsavo West
National ParkMorning game drive in Amboseli, Breakfast and depart via shaitani lava flows to Tsavo west arriving for lunch at the campsite. Afternoon game drive extending to mzima springs. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 11 : Tsavo West - Nairobi
Morning game drive searching for man-eaters of Tsavo among the "Big five". Breakfast at the campsite and depart for Nairobi arriving in late afternoon.

A safari in Kenya leaves memories that are forever ingrained in your mind. The flora and fauna of this beautiful country with its friendly people and their diverse cultures gives it an edge over other vacation destinations. No matter your holiday intersts, Kenya with its naked wilderness does not disappoint, the white sand beaches at the Indian ocean with all the water sports for beach lovers, boasts of hosting the second highest peak on the continent which gives an interested climber a thrilling experience, its a bird watchers haven too with over a thousand different species for the bird lovers. How about a walk in the wild wilderness with Masai Morans as your guides! Inhale the aroma of the African bush!
Hunt the primates at Bwindi in Uganda, the gorilla search gives you the rare opportunity to come across this endangered species. Sample the Rwanda gorilla express!

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