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Twende Mara Kenya
This 6 Days Safari Twende Mara Kenya ideal safari for Guests whom commence their safari at Jomo Kenyatta international airport and end their at the costal beach either diani mombasa Bamburi Malindi or Watamu beach hotel. Guest on this safari will visit Mara, Naivasha Amboseli and Tsavo East national park.
This program can commence either at the airport or city hotel as per your wish. Pick up is usually early in the morning.
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.
Animals To be Spotted
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 other kinds.
Mara serena lodge or Ashnil mara or Keekorok lodge
Kilima camp or Figtree lodge or Osero lodge
with a little supplement Sentinel camp or Neptune Mara Rianta luxury camp.
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.
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.
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.
Masai Mara Reserve
Masai Mara is a Masai 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.
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.
The great Migration
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!
Early breakfast at the camp. Drive back to the Rift valley arriving on time for lunch at Naivasha Sopa lodge.
Relax before taking a boat ride to the Crescent Island for a walking safari.
Boat ride and walking safari at crescent island
The boat ride will take you to hippo pools in this fresh water lake before eventually landing at the Crescent island. Part of the Film ‘Out of Africa’ was shot here! On the island you will have a walking safari bringing you close to giraffes, zebras as well as different gazelle and antelope species.
After the walking safari you ride back to the jetty. Transfer back to the lodge or camp of your choice.
Breakfast at the lodge before driving to Amboseli national park via Nairobi. Brief stop at Emali before leaving the A109 Nairobi-Mombasa highway and driving towards Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The drive will last you approximately 5 hours before arriving in this world renowned national park. You will have lunch at Oltukai lodge.
After lunch relax before embarking on an evening game drive.
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 (5894m)-Africa’s highest Mountain
Amboseli National park information
Amboseli is a Maasai word for ‘salty dust”. This is because during the dry season, lake Amboseli dries up and when it’s windy the dust tastes salty!
The 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!
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.
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.
In the evening drive back the lodge or camp of your choice.
Oltukai lodge or Amboseli serena lodge
Kilima camp ,‘Sentrim Amboseli or Kibo Camp
with little supplement Satao Elerai Camp, Tawi Lodge or Tortilis camp
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.
Animals expected to be spotted
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, 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.
Ashnil Aruba lodge
Voi wildlife lodge or Zomeni lion hill Lodge or Voi safari lodge
with little supplement Satao Tented Camp
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.
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