5 Days family: 5 days Nairobi family vacation safari tour in Masai mara 3 days, Naivasha 1 day and Amboseli 2 days is a short family holiday trip through 2 of the most popular parks in Kenya including a Great Rift Valley lake Naivasha. The 5 days family vacation safari combines activities such as game viewing, hiking, boating, bird watching and safari walk, photographic tours, Masai village visits, balloon safaris and much more.
Day 1: Nairobi –Masai Mara
Our driver guide will pick you from your Nairobi hotel for the tour. You will make a scheduled stop at the Great Rift Valley view point to see the wonder that is the rift. You will also make out Mt Longonot and Mt Suswa and Lake Naivasha at some distance which are all located in the highly volcanic rift valley floor.
You will arrive in Masai mara at 1:00pm after some rough road driving and check in to your lodge or tented camp or campsite. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch and have a shower to refresh yourself before the 4:00pm game drive. You will go for this evening game drive to start to see the wonder that is Masai mara. Masai mara has more than 3 million animals and you are on que to see a vast majority of these animals in the next two days.
After the game drive, you will return to your Masai mara game lodge or Masai mara safari campsite for dinner and overnight after a great game drive seeing hundreds and thousands of animals on your very first day here. Overnight at the lodge or camp.
Day 2: Masai Mara Full Day Game Drive
The second day in Masai mara includes a day long game drive looking for all the animals from the crocodiles and hippos at the river to the jackals and lions in the savannah. You will depart the camp after breakfast and head out to the mara river. The mara river is home to thousands of Nile crocodiles and hippos. The river is also the epicenter of the wildebeest river crossing during the wildebeest migration season in July through October.
Spend the whole day viewing the animals at the river and also a long game drive with a picnic lunch at one of the picnic sites. You will then do a an afternoon game drive en route back to your lodge or camp at dusk. The Masai mara has the world largest concentration of big cats with lion prides known to exceed 30 individuals.
There are elephants, hippos, crocodiles, leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, buffalos, ostriches, zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, gazelles, impalas, rhinos, jackals among many others animals. Be sure to see as many of these as possible.
Dinner and overnight at the Masai mara game drive lodge or your Masai mara game watching camp.
Day 3: Masai Mara- Lake Naivasha
Early this morning you will go on an early game drive which is the last one you will have in the mara. Look out for any animals that may have eluded you earlier. Return to the lodge or camp for some breakfast and check out for Lake Naivasha.
You arrive in Naivasha at 1:00pm in time for check in and lunch at the Lake Naivasha family lodge or campsite. The afternoon will be spent doing a boat ride to the crescent island for a walking safari among giraffes, wildebeests, gazelles and many other animals. You will then go to the Crater Lake game sanctuary to watch hundreds of birds and the beautiful views of the lake. You have an option of visiting a Masai village from here at extra.
Return back to your lake Naivasha family lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli
This day you will wake up early and have a hot breakfast while looking out to the lake Naivasha cool waters. After breakfast you will check out and head out to Amboseli national park by 9:30am. Enjoy an en route early lunch in Nairobi and continue towards Amboseli.
You will arrive in Amboseli at 3:00pm and check into your lodge or tented camp and have some refreshments. After the 4:00pm coffee, head out into the park for an evening game drive to see the most spectacular views of Mt Kilimanjaro and the hordes of elephants that inhabit the park. There are more than 1500 elephants in an area of less than 390 sqkm.
Amboseli offers the best views of the highest mountain in Africa- Mt Kilimanjaro standing at 5199 m asl. It is for that reason that Amboseli national park is the second most popular park in Kenya only after the Masai mara. Enjoy an evening game drive till dusk when you return back to your camp or Amboseli family safari lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Amboseli – Nairobi
On your 5th day, you will wake up to the most majestic of views. The whole 5199m of Mt Kilimanjaro will be peeking down on your tent or room in some majestic gait with its snow covered bald peak Kibo in the outer blue sky. The air is fresh and cool from the winds blowing off the peak. The sun is amazingly warm and welcome at this time.
It’s time to grab your camera and make a dash for a game drive to capture that iconic safari picture of an authentic African safari – an elephant herd grazing with the Mt Kilimanjaro in the background. You rush into the park for a game drive after breakfast and take all the pictures of the mountain which most clear in the early morning hours.
You will see the cheetahs, giraffes, leopards, lions, and hyenas by the dozen, wildebeests, buffalos, hippos, gazelles, impalas, zebras, jackals, baboons, hartebeests and many other animals. All these like to graze around the swamps that are fed with underground waters from the melted ice caps of Kilimanjaro.
Your game drive will last for the better part of the morning before returning to the camp for lunch and check out. Drive back to Nairobi at 3:00pm arriving at 7:00pm in the evening after one great family safari in Kenya.
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