Best 10 Days Masai Mara Luxury Lodge Wildebeest Migration Safari Tour |Masai Mara| Nakuru| Mt Kenya | Samburu | Amboseli
Masai Mara 10 Days: Ten (10) Days Masai mara luxury lodge wildebeest migration safari tour in Masai mara game reserve, lake Nakuru, mt Kenya, Samburu, Amboseli is one of the most comprehensive safaris in Kenya. The 10 days Nairobi Kenya safari tour package is offered as a lodge or tented camp option and may also be a road or air safari. For road safaris, the preferred vehicle for a Masai mara luxury road safari is a landcruiser 4x4 jeep.
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara
Your driver guide will pick you up from your city hotel for the start of your 10 day Kenya migration safari tour. The drive goes down into the floor of the Great Rift Valley where you will see the Mt Suswa and Mt Longonot some of the many rift valley mountains. You will also get a chance to see Lake Naivasha and lake Nakuru which are also rift valley lakes.
Drift up the western rift escarpment and drop into the Masai mara plains and Loita hills area. This is a land of endless undulating plains of grassland savannah that supports millions of animals. The Masai mara is a 1510sqkm that is home to more than 3 million animals and a very high population of lions, cheetahs and leopards as compared to other places in Africa. The Masai Mara’s flat gradually flowing landscape provides a perfect theatre to watch the wildlife without interruptions from trees and mountains. It’s a perfect place for game drives.
You will arrive at 1300hrs and check into the Masai mara wildlife lodge like the Serena mara lodge, Sarova mara lodge, mara Sopa lodge, Simba lodge, Keekorok lodge, Fairmont mara safari club, Olare Mara Kempinski, andBeyond Kichwa Tembo, Sanctuary Olonana, AA Lodges, Ashnil mara camp, Sentrim Mara lodge, Governors Camp, Mara leisure camp, Angama mara camp and others. Enjoy a buffet lunch and have a siesta of swim in the lodge’s swimming pool.
Go for an evening game drive at 1600hrs until dusk to see some of the many animals here. Masai mara has lions, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, gazelles, buffalos, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, impalas, baboons, hyenas, hyraxes, jackals, wildebeests and many others. Dinner and overnight at the Masai mara wildebeest migration luxury lodge.
Day 2: Masai Mara
This will be the longest day of full day game drive in Masai mara. You will have early breakfast and leave the lodge for a full day game drive in the park with your packed lunch. You will visit the mara river to watch the wildebeest river stampede.
The wildebeest river crossing is the single most dramatic event in the Masai mara. The wildebeest amass at the bank of the river waiting to cross but none wants to go first. The fear of crocodiles and the raging water is too much, yet the rear flanks continue to get new comers pushing their way to the front.
The pressure builds up like a vice and within no time the front runners can no longer hold them back. It takes only one daring wildebeest to make the leap and hundreds follow after him making gravity defying leaps into the air to come splashing in the water in a frantic effort to outrun the crocodiles in the water. The sound of the splashing water sounds like a hundred waterfalls.
You will enjoy the river crossing for some hours and then go on an afternoon game drive until late. Return to your Masai mara luxury family lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Masai Mara – Nakuru
You will have your last game drive in Masai mara this morning. Leave your lodge after breakfast for a morning game drive in mara. Your driver will try to find any animal that you may not have seen in the last 2 days you were here. The game drive lasts until 7:45am and you will return to your luxury lodge for departure to Nakuru at 8:00am.
You will get to Nakuru national park by 1:30pm and check into one of the several Nakuru national park luxury lodges namely Nakuru Sopa lodge, Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Lake Nakuru lodge or the KWS bandas. You will enjoy a great lunch and an afternoon siesta or swim in the pool before your 1600hrs game drive.
Enjoy an evening game drive until dusk to see the millions of flamingos, greater white pelicans with their synchronized swimming moves and many other birds. Lake Nakuru national park is a bird sanctuary, a rhino sanctuary and a Rothschild giraffe all rolled into one. It is one of the leading parks in Kenya in number of visitors per year. Its only 177sqkm and completely electric fenced. There are many animals here including leopards, rhinos, hippos, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, buffalos, gazelles, giraffes, zebras among others. There are no elephants in Nakuru national park due to its small size.
Dinner and overnight in your Lake Nakuru National park luxury safari lodge.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Mt Kenya
Waking up to a morning inside the Great Rift Valley floor is a dream come true and the birds songs to boot. After a breakfast, you will go on a 2hour game drive and return to the lodge for check out and drive to mt Kenya. Depart Lake Nakuru national park with an enroute game drive.
You will arrive in Mt Kenya at around 1300hrs and check into any of the Mount Kenya luxury family lodges including Fairmont Mt Kenya Safari Club, Serena mountain lodge, Sweetwaters Serena Camp, Naro Moru river lodge, Mt Kenya leisure lodge among others. Enjoy a hot lunch and relax at the hotel for the evening.
Dinner and overnight at the Mount Kenya luxury family lodge.
Day 5: Mt Kenya – Samburu
On this day, your will start up early and go into Mt Kenya national park for a short hike to the moorland. The driver will drive you into the park and up to Old Moses camp at 3300m which is very close to the moorland. You will take a mountain guide to the moorland and get pictures of the three peaks of Mt Kenya from the moorland. Your ascent distance from Old Moses is only 1200m and back down to old Moses. You will have your picnic lunch at the moorland and later return to Old Moses where your driver will be waiting to drive you to Samburu.
You will arrive in Samburu in the afternoon at 17:00hrs and check into your Samburu national reserve luxury lodge which could be any of Samburu game Lodge, Samburu Simba lodge, Sasaab lodge, Sentrim Samburu luxury lodge, Elephant watch camp and safaris, Sarara luxury tented camp, lion king bush camp, Samburu Inteprids Luxury camp, Samburu Sopa Lodge, Ashnil Samburu Lodge, Saruni Samburu, Samburu Serena safari lodge among others. Crash into your rooms and wait for dinner. Dinner and overnight at the Samburu luxury safari lodge.
Day 6: Samburu
Full day will be spent in Samburu and Shaba national parks doing game drives near the Ewaso Ngiro River. Samburu national reserve and Shaba national park are some of the most dramatic parks in terms of unique landscapes and landforms. The parks are strewn with tens of hills and expansive semi arid and sandy plains. The Ewaso ngiro offers the only relief from this dry scrubland and its riverine forest of doum palms and reeds runs through the parks in a winding form that provides a very picturesque view.
The river cuts through rocks like a butter knife leaving exquisite and bizarre landforms with occasional sandy banks. The wildlife here have to come to this river for a drink at least once a day as this is the only water source for miles around. This makes Samburu and Shaba game drives very easy as most of the times you are parked next to a river as you watch the animals coming to drink water from midday.
Enjoy full day game drives from both of these parks with a packed picnic lunch by the river Ewaso ngiro. Return to the lodge after game drive for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Samburu – Nairobi
Wake up to the warm sun of Northern Kenya for a yet another enroute game drive in Samburu. By now you may have noticed that the animals north of the equator in Samburu and Shaba national parks are unique to this region. They tend to be bigger like the horse like Grevy zebra, the giraffe antelope gerenuk, the Beisa oryx with its long twisted horns, the blue necked ostrich, the reticulated giraffe with a skin with very beautiful markings, the lions, cheetahs, leopards, gazelles, elephants and many others.
You will check out and depart for Nairobi at 7:30am with an enroute game drive in Samburu game reserve. Arrive in Nairobi by 1300hrs and check into a Nairobi luxury family hotel like the Panafric hotel, farimont Norfolk Nairobi hotel, Swiss Lenana mount hotel, kivi kilimani hotel, Ole sereni hotel, Eka hotel Nairobi, tribe hotel Nairobi, Sarova Stanley, Boma inn, Vila Rosa Kmpinski, Crowne Plaza hotel, Intercontinental hotel Nairobi safari club, ngong hills hotel, Hilton Nairobi, safari park hotel, jacaranda hotel, Fairview hotel Nairobi, southern sun holiday inn. You will be booked on half board. Dinner and overnight at the Nairobi luxury family safari hotel.
Day 8: Nairobi – Amboseli
After breakfast, you will depart Nairobi for Amboseli passing through the vast Athi plains towards the Tanzanian border with Kenya. The driver will pick you up at 8:30am for the drive to Amboseli. You will arrive in Amboseli national park at 1300hrs and check into the many Amboseli national park luxury family safari lodges which include Oltukai Amboseli lodge, Amboseli Serena safari lodge, Amboseli sopa lodge, AA lodge amboseli, Tawi Lodge, Sentrim Amboseli camp, Kilima Safari Camp, Kibo Villa Amboseli, Maasai Simba Lodge, Kibo Safari camp, Satao Elerai, Tortilis luxury camp Amboseli among others.
Amboseli National Park is a 390 sqkm park which is ideally located next to Mt Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa at 5895m asl. Amboseli is famous for its great views of the Kilimanjaro peaks especially early in the morning and sometimes late in the evening just before dusk. Amboseli is also known for its large herds of wild African elephants that number more than 1500 and seem to be everywhere in this park. The park also has hundreds of other animals including lions, cheetahs, leopards, buffalos, hippos, giraffes, hyenas, zebras, wildebeest, baboons and many more.
Enjoy a buffet lunch and an afternoon siesta followed by an evening game drive at 1600hrs until dusk. Return to Amboseli luxury family safari lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Amboseli National Park
This will be a full day of game drive in the park seeing all the animals and enjoying more views of the Mt Kilimanjaro from different angles. You will be able to see a lion hunt or a cheetah chase against the backdrop of the majestic Kilimanjaro Mountain.
Go for an early morning game drive after breakfast and returning for a buffet lunch. Enjoy a siesta and an evening game drive again at 1600hrs until dusk when you return to the lodge.
Dinner and overnight at your Amboseli luxury safari lodge.
Day 10: Amboseli- Nairobi
Early morning game drives and then return to lodge for breakfast. You will then depart the lodge at 0900hrs for Nairobi arriving at 13:00hrs and drop off at your Nairobi safari hotel.
Evening farewell dinner at the world famous barbecue restaurant –the carnivore.
Dinner and overnight at the Nairobi Hotel.
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