6 Days / 5 Nights

Arriva/Nairobi – Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara – Nairobi/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Tamarind Tree Hotel Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 B&B 1 Night
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort Lake Naivasha Day 2 Day 3 FB 1 Night
Tipilikwani Mara Camp Masai Mara National Reserve Day 3 Day 6 FB 3 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International flight Day 6 Day 6 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 1: TAMARIND TREE HOTEL, NAIROBI

Nairobi

Situated in along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place, and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief, there are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum,Giraffe Centre and most notably just 20 minutes from the city centre wild lions and buffalo roam in the World’s only urban National Park. Make sure you pay a visit to the Elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Day Itinerary

Upon arrival at ex-International flight, you will be met by AMA Safaris representative and transferred for overnight at Tamarind Tree Hotel on BB Basis.

Overnight: Tamarind Tree Hotel    

Tamarind Tree Hotel is ideally located just 5km to the southwest of Nairobi within the spacious Carnivore grounds and its iconic Carnivore Restaurant. The hotel offers easy access to all parts of the city, it’s a national park, as well as to the country’s many diverse attractions via the neighbouring Wilson Airport and Southern Bypass. The nearby Langata and Karen suburbs are among the liveliest and most popular in Nairobi with world-class shopping malls and excellent restaurants. Tamarind Tree Hotel is perfect for both the business and leisure traveller. The hotel’s world-class amenities will ensure your meetings are effortless and successful, whilst their outstanding leisure facilities and genuine service ensure that all guests experience the very best of Tamarind hospitality.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: LAKE NAIVASHA SOPA RESORT, LAKE NAIVASHA

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Great Rift Valley Lakes and despite having no outlet, it is one of only two Rift Valley freshwater lakes. This beautiful lake is fringed by papyrus and acacia trees, a unique geologic landscape and supports a vast array of over 450 bird species. It serves as the main drinking hole for wildlife in the area such as zebra, eland, hippo, waterbuck, buffalo and much more. Visitors can look forward to excellent game viewing, intriguing night safaris, boating excursions around the lake as well as to Crescent Island for spectacular bird watching opportunities. Other popular activities include: guided nature walks, horse riding, village visits and tours to neighbouring national parks.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning drive to Naivasha arriving in time for lunch at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort. Afternoon boat ride in Lake Naivasha. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort – LDBB

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort     

Naivasha is a Masai name given to the area, denoting the characteristics of the lake. 21 cottages are built in a crescent shape, and each has four rooms, totaling 80 standard rooms and Two suites.  Two of these rooms are suitable for the physically challenged.  Six of the 21 cottages have interconnecting rooms on the ground floor.

Rock gardens feature vibrantly coloured flowers, which give a beautiful contrast to the greenery of the well-manicured lawns.  Monkeys play on the lawns and different species of birds chip in the trees.  Pathways wind between the open lawns and frangipanis, with aloes and proteas growing in abundance.  The acacia trees are plentiful in this area and provide welcome shade.  The stone exterior walls of the cottages are carried into the rooms.  Ground-floor rooms have two queen-size beds and a sunken living room at the front, which opens out on to the beautifully manicured lawns.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3:  TIPILIKWANI MARA CAMP, MASAI MARA

Masai Mara

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, you will drive to Mara arriving i n time for lunch at Tipilikwani Mara Camp. Afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Overnight: Tipilikwani Mara Camp            

This uniquely situated luxury camp on the banks of the Talek River overlooks the mottled plains of the Maasai Mara, where vast herds of wildlife co-exist with the colourful Maasai people between  June and October the Maasai Mara plays host to one of the most spectacular wildlife shows on earth the great annual migration of over a million wildebeest and zebra as they enter the Mara ecosystem from Serengeti in neighbouring Tanzania. Tipilikwani’s tents enjoy river frontage and are decorated with warm, rich Maasai colours.

The family tents have a stand-alone bathtub in addition to showers. Excellent food, personalized service and traditional Kenyan hospitality further compliment the prime location.

Game drives offer the unforgettable opportunity to enjoy the diversity of animals and birds living permanently in the Maasai Mara, as well as many migratory species. Guests can also learn more about the Maasai people, proud pastoralists and warriors, many of whom still retain their traditional nomadic lifestyle.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: TIPILIKWANI MARA CAMP, MASAI MARA

Day Itinerary

Morning and afternoon of game drives in the park. With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit here. Enjoying views of the picturesque Maasai tribesmen herding cattle on the way, you arrive in time for lunch and a well deserved rest! Afternoon game drive includes searching for the Big Five, elephants, Buffalos, lions, Rhinos and leopards, before returning to your lodge as the sun sets!

All meals and overnight at Tipilikwani Mara Camp.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5:  TIPILIKWANI MARA CAMP, MASAI MARA

Day Itinerary

The early morning calm air of the Maasai Mara has made possible the introduction of Hot Air Balloon flights, available as an optional tour of a hot air balloon ride to see the park from a bird’s eye view, from leading lodges and camps in the reserve. (Please reserve early to avoid disappointment for this adventure!). Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve. After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast. Lunch and late afternoon Game viewing drive.

OPTION: A full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes (full day game drive including visits to Mara River, Kenya Tanzania Border Post and a great chance to view the “Big Five”. You will have picnic lunch at Hippo Pool. Return to your lodge late in the afternoon). Later just relax or visit the nearby Maasai village as an optional excursion.

All meals and overnight at Tipilikwani Mara Camp.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the camp followed by a short game drive towards the park exit. Proceed to Nairobi arriving in time for late lunch at Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel.

Later on transfer by the hotel shuttle to NBO for your departure flight back home. ***End of Service***

Basis

Breakfast

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