Mt Kenya National Park Day Trip | Tour of Mount Kenya
Mt Kenya Day Trip: Mount Kenya National Park day tour is a full day hike on the Mount Kenya slopes from Nairobi. The Mt Kenya 1 day hiking trip is offered as a shared or joining safari or as a private or solo tour. You can enjoy the Mt Kenya 1 day climb on any day of the month and see the Mt Kenya peaks. Mt Kenya attracts a lot of hikers as it’s the second highest mountain in Africa.
Mt Kenya National Park 1 Day Hike from Nairobi
The mt Kenya national park is located some 138km north of Nairobi in central Kenya. The mountain stands at 5199m above sea level and the three peaks of Lenana, Batian, and Nelion are the best views one can see. Most day trippers however just want to get close enough to the peaks to take good pictures and not to summit the mountain since this is impractical. You may however see some elephants, buffalos and giant forest hogs on your climb up to the moorland.
The tour van will drive you through the park gates up to an altitude of 3300m at old Moses camp in the rain forest region. Your goal is to walk the rest of the way and pass the rain forest into the alpine or moorland region which is mainly grassland, lobelia and groundsels and with an uninterrupted view of the three peaks as there are no trees in the moorland. This is the highlight of a Mt Kenya 1 Day Hike Trip.
Mt Kenya National Park 1 Day Hiking Trip
A Mt Kenya national park 1 day hike trip starts at 5:00am from Nairobi to arrive at the park at 8:00am and start the day hike. The Mt Kenya 1 day hiking excursion from Nairobi is all inclusive of park entry fees, transport, mountain guide fees and drop off and pick up. The itinerary looks something like this:
5:00am: Depart from Nairobi for Mt Kenya national park hiking day trip.
8:00am: Arrive at Mt Kenya national park and drive to the old Moses camp at 3300m.
9:00am: Start your hike into the moorland to get to the observation point where you can take pictures.
12:00am: Pass the Mackinders valley and reach the observation point with clear views of the peaks.
1:00pm: Enjoy a picnic lunch at the site.
2:00pm: Start your descent to the old Moses camp where your driver will be waiting for you.
4:00pm: Exit the park gate at Sirimon gate and start the drive back to Nairobi.
7:00pm: Arrive in Nairobi after a great Mt Kenya national park 1 day hike and drop off at hotel.
End of tour
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Nakuru day trip: Lake Nakuru national park day tour is a full 1 day trip to Nakuru from one of the many Nairobi hotels. Nakuru 1 day excursion from Nairobi starts early at 6:30am and returns back at 6:30pm. The lake Nakuru 1 day trip is an all inclusive shared joining in safari or you can take a private tour if you don’t what a group safari tour. The biggest attractions in a lake Nakuru national park day trip are the thousands of flamingos, the rhinos and leopards among other animals.
What animals do you see in Nakuru National Park
Nakuru park is a 177sqkm game park which is completely protected ad it includes the lake that takes about two thirds of the park area. The park also has a savanna grassland and a yellow acacia forest including the largest euphorbia candelabrum forest in Africa. Lake Nakuru national park was started as a bird sanctuary but has grown to become a rhino sanctuary and the endangered Rothschild giraffe sanctuary as well.
The park is a Ramsar site and an important bird area due to the vast wetland with endemic bird and plant life. The park of completely fenced off and boasts an array of wildlife including lions, leopards, hippos, rhinos, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, impalas, klipspringer, hyenas, baboons, vervet monkeys, leopards.
There are also more than 500 species of birds in lake Nakuru national park including greater while pelicans, goliath heron, grey heron, marabou stork, vultures, hadada ibis, Egyptian geese, tawny eagle, fish eagle, African crested cranes, blacksmith plovers, wagtails, cormorants among others. The lake national park 1 day trip is largely popular for birdwatching due to the large population of flamingos and other birds.
Lake Nakuru National Park Day Trip Itinerary
A lake Nakuru national park day tour itinerary includes an early departure from Nairobi and is all inclusive of transport, lunch, park fees and services of a driver guide. A sample itinerary for Nakuru 1 day excursion looks like this:
6:30am: Depart from Nairobi with a scheduled stop over at the Great Rift Valley view point
9:30am: Arrival at Lake Nakuru and start of your game drive
11:00am: Continue with your game drive and visit baboon cliff, Makalia waterfalls and lake circuit
1:00pm: Enjoy a picnic lunch at the airstrip or Makalia falls.
2:00pm: Continue with a 1 hour game drive in nakuru national park.
3:00pm: Exit the park with enroute game drive for Nairobi.
6:30pm: Drop off in your hotel in Nairobi after the Lake nakuru national park 1 day tour.
End of Nakuru 1 day tour.
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Day Trip: Amboseli national park day tour is a full day excursion from one of Nairobi hotels to the Amboseli park. Amboseli 1 day trip main attraction if the view of the Kilimanjaro and the many elephants and other animals. Mount Kilimanjaro view from Amboseli is the best you can get from any side of the mountain and it’s an iconic poster for an authentic African adventure from the times of Hemmingways the explorer.
View of Mt Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park
You will start to see the mountain peak miles away before you get to the Amboseli gates and the mountain gets bigger as you get to the park. The view of Kilimanjaro peak Kibo with its bald blue snow covered top is so majestic that you can spend hours staring at it. The mountain is best viewed early in the morning until about 1100hrs when clouds tend to obscure it. The evenings are also a great time to view the top as it again opens up to golden sunset views.
The viewing of Kilimanjaro from Amboseli national park is the biggest attraction to this park. Amboseli park is the second most popular park in Kenya in terms of annual visitors to this park. It also has some luxury lodges. The perfect picture that you can take in this park is the one of elephants feeding or spurring against the backdrop of the mountain. This is the biggest attraction to an amboseli day trip safari.
Animals to See In Amboseli National Park
Amboseli is also popular for the large herds of elephants that roam the park especially near the swamps and water ponds. The elephants feed on the water grass near the swamps and they will be seen swimming or feeding while half immersed in the water. They are also very used to vehicles that they can come pretty close to your vehicle that you can see the hair on their hides. The elephants here are the second pull factor to an amboseli national park 1 day safari tour.
The other animals to see in an Amboseli national park game drive include the hippos, lions, cheetahs, leopards, gazelles, buffalos, impalas, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, hyenas, baboons and lots of birds. The birds in Amboseli are more than 400 species including some migratory ones.
A game drive in Amboseli lasts for 5 hours in which time you will see most of these animals although the lions can sometimes be elusive. The leopards as always are very rare but you can be lucky at times.
Other attractions in Amboseli National Park
Some of the other attractions in Amboseli include the lake Amboseli which is a dry season lake which is dry and patchy in the dry season. The lake occupies most of the North western region of the park up to Meshanani gate. It produces some mirages of distant simmering water and animals fall for this folly and keep on following the mirages looking for the non-existent water pools.
The observation hill is another hugely popular place where you will climb a series of stairs to the top. The park management has provided some sheds where you can enjoy your packed picnic lunch as you watch the hippos swimming in the huge pool below and the Kilimanjaro at a distance.
The water ponds and swamps can also be full of activity from birds fighting over fish or a kingfisher swallowing a larger than size fish. These are other attractions that mane an amboseli day trip safari to be worthwhile.
Amboseli National Park Day Trip Itinerary
5:00am: Depart from Nairobi for Amboseli national park tour from your hotel
9:00am: Arrive at Amboseli and start of your game drive in the park while viewing the Mount Kilimanjaro
11:00am: Continue with the amboseli game drive looking for the elusive lions, leopards and cheetahs.
1:00pm: Visit Observation hill for a picnic lunch looking down to the pools below with hippos.
2:00pm: Further game drive en route to the amboseli national park gates for exit.
3:00pm: Exit the park for the drive to Nairobi.
6:00pm: Drop off in your hotel in Nairobi or at the JKIA airport for your connecting flight.
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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.
End of safari
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