skip to Main Content

Kifaru Mara Safari

Kifaru is a Swahili word meaning “Rhino“This safari commence from Nairobi hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and end at Diani/Mombasa/Watamu/Malindi Beach hotel. On this five days safari visiting Masai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park and Tsavo East National Park, Guests on this Safari have high chance of spotting the Big Five that include the king of the jungle Lion,Elephants,Rhino, Leopard and “buffaloes“. At Tsavo East you will have a chance to spot the famous Known red elephants.

Safari Tour Highlights

DAY 1: NAIROBI HOTEL TO MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

You will be picked from your Hotel then transferred to the Wilson airstrip for approximately 45 minutes flight to Masai Mara Game reserve.

You will arrive in time for lunch at your chosen accommodation. After Lunch at approximately 1600 hours embark on your first safari in the reserve till sunset.

Animal expected to be spotted 

Animals expected to be spotted include; The Big Five; Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and the Leopard. Other big mammal species represented in the ecosystem are herds of Wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, impalas, Masai giraffes and Different species of birds.

Premium Accommodation:

Mara Serena Lodge or Ashnil Mara Camp or Keekorok Lodge

Basic Accommodation:

Kilima Camp or Figtree Lodge or Osero Camp

With a Little Supplement Sentinel Camp or Neptune Mara Rianta Luxury Camp

DAY 2: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

Early morning game drive before breakfast at the Camp. After Breakfast mid-Morning game drive in a shared open sided 4×4.

This game drive will take you to the most interesting parts of the reserve including hippo pools in the Mara river or Talek river.

Mara wildlife

You will have a chance of spotting the super predators; families of lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyaenas, as well as their prey! If you are a little luckier you may witness them hunting.

After Lunch siesta before going for an afternoon game drive at 1530hrs. Game abounds here, particularly when the migration is on – July to October, and millions of wildebeests and zebras make their way back and forth across the Mara River on their annual trek.

Black manned lions

The Mara is also noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black manned males.

You’ll see lots of elephants here often in large herds, as well as – if you’re lucky – leopard, cheetah and rhino.

All the Big Five are residents. You are sure to see the African buffalo. At approximately 1830hrs drive back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Maasai mara national reserve

Maasai Mara is a Maasai word meaning ‘spotted’, this is because when you take a panoramic view what you see is a mass of endless savannah grasslands spotted by scanty bushes of croton dichogamies!

Wilderbeest migration

The reserve happens to be the Northern continuation of Tanzania’s Serengeti national park from where the animals roam freely in search of greener pastures.

Each year between July and October the Greatest animal spectacle -the Wildebeest migration takes place in this reserve.

During this time close to 2 million wildebeests, followed by around half a million zebras and around 250,000 gazelles arrive in the reserve, crossing the Mara river where crocodiles often lie waiting to pounce on them!

DAY 3: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE TO AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Morning game drive before breakfast. After Breakfast Mid-Morning game Then Lunch, after lunch transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Amboseli National Park.

You will arrive at approximately 1530hrs then embark on an evening game. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species.

Attractions

Other attractions of the park include opportunity for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro (5894m)-Africa’s highest Mountain

Amboseli National park, covering approximately 390sq. km of swampy area boasts the largest elephant herds as they roam between the swamps and the foot of Africa’s highest mountain!

Physical attraction

Other physical attractions include lake Amboseli, the Observation Hill which allows a panoramic view of the better part of this park overlooking Enkongo Narok swamp with its schools of hippos as well as herds of Elephants! For the avid ornithologists, this swamp does not disappoint with its prolific avifauna.

Wildlife

Other animals include; buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose, jacana.

You equally have a chance of spotting leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, giraffe, zebra, lion, mongoose, hyrax, dik- dik, lesser kudu, and nocturnal porcupine.

At around 1830hrs proceed back to the camp or lodge of your choice,

Premium accommodations:

Oltukai lodge or Amboseli serena lodge

Basic accommodations:

‘Sentrim Amboseli or Kilima safari camp

with a little supplement Satao Elerai Camp , Tawi Lodge or Tortilis Camp

DAY 4: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK

Take an early morning breakfast before departing Amboseli national park with a game drive en route .

The drive will last you approximately 4 hours before arriving Tsavo east national park in time for lunch at your chosen lodge or camp.

After lunch you will relax then at 1600 hrs begin spotting animals where you may be able to see a wide variety of wild animals.

Wildlife

Animals expected comprise; lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, serval cats, kongoni, kudu, oryx, impala, hyena, gazelle, buffalo and the “red” elephants (colored by the reddish soil which they apply on their bodies during sand bathing).

Around 500 bird species have been observed in the park, including ostrich and several species of migratory birds.

Tsavo east national park

Tsavo East, covering an area of 13474 sq. km is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Kenya.

The elephants seem to have a red colour, just like many other animals in the park, which is caused by the red dust which they spray on themselves against insects or parasites.

Lions of Tsavo

The lions of Tsavo owe their fame to the book and movie “The Man-eaters of Tsavo”. Here a few lions ate several railroad workers during early 20th century.

The lions were later shot dead. It seems the reason they attacked people was because of their bad teeth, which made it difficult for them to chew buffalo or gazelle meat.

At around 1830hrs drive back to the lodge/ camp of choice for dinner and overnight stay.

Premium accommodation:

Ashnil Aruba lodge

Basic Accommodation:

Voi wildlife lodge or Zomeni lion hill or Voi safari lodge

With a little supplement of Usd 100 per person Satao camp

DAY 5: TSAVO EAST TO DIANI/ MOMBASA OR MALINDI BEACH HOTEL

Tea or coffee. Early morning game drive in the park.

This game drive allows you to see nocturnal animals as they retreat to their hideouts. Breakfast in your lodge.After breakfast depart for Mombasa or Diani beach arriving at the beach hotel at around 1430hrs.

Included:

  • Return transfers as per the program.
  • Safari in a Shared Land cruiser in Masai Mara/ from Amboseli Private.
  • More than eight years experienced driver guide.
  • Safari checklist.
  • Overnight stay as per the program.
  • All meals on safari starting with Lunch ending with Lunch Last day.
  • Park fees.
  • Government taxes.
  • Flying doctors insurance.
  • Flight Tickets

Excluded:

  • Tips
  • Drinks in the lodges and camps on safari
  • All personal equipments
  • Extra optional activities as per the program.
  • Masai Village USD15 per person
  • Balloon Safari

PREMIUM COST

DatePersonsMode of transportPrice P/P
1 July 2017- 31 March 202024×4 Land CruiserUSD 2515
1 July 2017- 31 March 202044×4 Land CruiserUSD 2310
1 July 2017- 31 March 202064×4 Land CruiserUSD 2240

BASIC COST

DatePersonsMode of transportPrice P/P
1 July 2017- 31 March 202024×4 Land CruiserUSD 2165
1 July 2017- 31 March 202044×4 Land CruiserUSD 1966
1 July 2017- 31 March 202064×4 Land CruiserUSD 1902

Prices are fixed
Please contact us for Easter supplement, Christmas supplement and Single room Supplement.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject (required)

Your Message (required)

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Back To Top