Rhino Kenya Safari
In 1970, 20,000 black rhinos roamed Kenya. Today, as a result of extensive poaching, there are only about 540 left but we learned our lessons.. and protect them good as a result the population is rising !. There are also white rhinos there are more white rhinos than black !
Day 1 Nairobi – Masai mara.
You will be picked up early in the morning from Nairobi hotel or Jomo kenyatta international airport and drive to masai mara you will enjoy driving through some of the fertile land of central highlands, into the great rift valley view which has an amazing landscape, and then transition into savannah where the masai stay. It will be great for you to see the diversity of the country and the way people leave in Kenyan villages along the road.
You will check in at your safari camp or lodge of your choice at noon. Lunch at the lodge or camp of choice then afternoon game drive from 1530hrs to 1830hrs in the famous masai mara game reserve. You will have an opportunity to see Lions. Whether on the hunt or at rest in family groups, Lions are a very common sight throughout the reserve. Cheetah are also often seen here, as are Hyena and smaller predators such as Jackals.
A safari through the Mara lets the visitor experience several different habitats in a single day. On the wide open grasslands you can travel through huge herds of Zebra, Giraffe, Gazelle, and Topi.
The attendant predators are a continual presence among the herds. Around the waters of the Musiara Swamp elephants can be found seeking refuge from the heat.
Travelling along the banks of the Mara and Talek there are excellent river views of Hippos and Crocodiles, while the riverine forests abound with Birdlife and Monkeys proceed back to the lodge for diner and overnight stay at the safari lodge or safari camp of your choice.
Day 2 Masai mara game reserve
Morning game drive before breakfast where you have an opportunity to spot birds such as Common Ostrich, to the small Cardinal Quelea. From the ever-present White-bellied Go-away-bird to its two uncommon relatives, the Bare-faced Go-away-bird and the Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Woodpeckers (Golden-tailed, Little Spotted and Fine-banded), elusive African Fin foot.
The Mara is also one of the most likely spots for the Blue Quail, a rare intra African migrant. You still have an opportunity to spot more animals. You continue back to the safari camp or safari lodge of choice for lunch.
After lunch relax then proceed on an afternoon safari till 1830hrs where you proceed back to the camp or lodge of choice for diner and overnight stay.
Day 3 Masai mara –Lake Nakuru.
After early morning breakfast then depart from the famous masai mara game reserve and drive for approximately 4 ½ hrs to Lake nakuru national park. Lunch in the safari lodge or safari camp of choice.
After lunch at 1530hrs proceed on a late afternoon game drive at the prime lake nakuru national park. The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grassland the park support a wide ecological diversity with flamingoes (greater and lesser) and other water birds being the major attraction of the area.
The ecosystem provides about 56 different species of mammals including the endangered white rhino and buffalos and varieties of birds approximately 450 species. At 1830 hrs proceed back to the safari camp or safari lodge of your choice for diner and overnight stay.
Day 4 Lake Nakuru - Nairobi
Morning game drive before breakfast. Then depart drive approximately 160 kms to Nairobi city hotel of your choice for lunch. Afternoon at leisure with optional afternoon Nairobi city tour or visiting Nairobi national museum.
Day 5 Nairobi – Amboseli national park.
After an early breakfast depart your Nairobi hotel and drive approximately 5 hours to Amboseli. Lunch at the the safari camp or safari lodge of choice. . After lunch relax up to 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.
Other attractions of the park include opportunity for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Amboseli is 390.26 Km2 of swampy area Large Herds of Elephants major attractions are the Mount Kilimanjaro and the Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the whole park especially the swamps and elephants,the swamp below the observation hill hosts many elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose Contemporary.
You will also view the Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle.
You also have a chance of spotting Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Plains Game, Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Noctur PorcupineProlific birdlife features 600 species.
At around 1830hrs proceed back to the safari lodge or safari camp for overnight stay.
Day 6 Amboseli to Tsavo west.
Morning game drive before breakfast. Then drive approximately for 2hrs to Tsavo west . you will have lunch at the safari camp or safari losge of choice. After lunch afternoon game drive from 1530hrs in tsavo west where you have a chance of spotting Major wildlife attractions including elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.
The Recent Volcanoes, lava flows and viewing of hippos and fish from the underwater viewing chamber at mzima springs is one thing you should not miss.
At approximately 1830hrs drive back to the safari lodge or safari camp of your choice.
Basic Accomodations : Ngulia lodge .. Rhino Valley Lodge
Day 7 Tsavo west – Tsavo east
Early morning game drive in Tsavo west then game drive en route depart the park and drive 45minutes to Tsavo East.
Lunch at camp or lodge of choice then proceed on an afternoon game drive in tsavo east where you may be able to see a wide variety of wild animals found in the Tsavo East National Park: lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, serval cats, kongoni, kudu, oryx, impala, striped hyena, gazelle, buffalo and the "red" elephants (colored by the reddish dust).
Around 500 bird species have been observed in the park, including ostrich and several species of migratory birds. Tsavo East 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.
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 shot later on. It seems the reason they attacked people was because of their bad teeth, which made it impossible for them to eat buffalo or gazelle.
At 1830hrs proceed to the lodge or camp of your choice for Dinner and Overnight stay.
Day 8 Tsavo east to Mombasa/Diani/Malindi beach hotel
Early morning game drive before breakfast. After breakfast last gamedrive to the park entrance and proceed to Mombasa/Diani/malindi beach hotel.
The Black Rhino in the Masai Mara hovers between 25 – 30 individuals. The Maasai Mara National Reserve has the country’s only indigenous black rhino population. The Population is rising ! You might spot them on this safari!
Combine this safari with a balloon safari
Combine this safari with a beach holiday