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Maralal Camel Derby

The Maralal Camel Derby is an annual event, held in August just outside of Maralal town which is home to the vibrant Samburu people. This is Kenya’s best known and most prestigious camel race, attracting both local and international competitors. The event is a major draw for spectators as well as racers, and the competition is fierce.

The Maralal Camel derby is more than just a race. It is an entertaining festival of fun and local competition that brings this small desert town to life.

Day 1 (14th August) – Nairobi to Maralal

Depart Nairobi in the early morning to begin the long drive towards Maralal via Nyahururu. We stop at Thompson falls to visit the spectacular falls (entry fee at extra cost) before continuing further north. We enjoy a picnic lunch en route and as we approach Maralal town; we pass Mugie ranch where you sometimes spot wildlife along the road. Giraffes, zebra and elephant have all been spotted as you drive past. We arrive Maralal safari lodge in the early evening in preparation for camp set up (cold night). Alternatively there is the possibility to upgrade to rooms.

Maralal safari lodge is owned and operated by AFRICALITY, a UK registered charity and all proceeds from your visit support the wildlife. We are 100% not-for-profit.

Experience wildlife as you’ve never seen it before as the animals approach within a few meters of the cabins, monkeys clamber on the roofs and more. Guests love opening their doors and seeing zebra, eland and impala grazing on the lawns, or hearing the leopards and lions roar in the night.

We offer 14 luxurious Swiss chalet style rooms, each equipped with a fireplace and a private balcony. There is also a swimming pool available. Meal plan: lunch & dinner

Day 2 (15th August) – Maralal

Day spent partaking in the event (main program to be released later by the event organizers). The race begins in the centre of town with a throng of camels at the at the start line. Flagged off by local dignitaries, the race begins with initial chaos as the camels break across the line. The less ‘professional’ camel jockeys often lose control of their over-excited animals which often decide to run the race in the completely opposite direction! A day of laughs and fun!  Return back to Maralal safari lodge in the evening. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3 (16th August) – Maralal

Enjoy another entertaining day

The main even visit will be at Yare Safari Camel club with sundowner later. Return back to Maralal safari lodge in the evening. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4 (17th August) – Maralal to Nairobi

Break camp in the early morning and depart back to Nairobi; leaving the tranquil setting of Maralal safari lodge. Lunch en route and arrive Nairobi in the early evening. Meal plan: breakfast and lunch. End of services.

Tour price – KSH 30,000per person

Included in the price:

  • Transport by expedition truck
  • Services of professional driver/guide and cook
  • All camping equipment I.e. tents, mattresses, camping stools and tables
  • All cooking equipment
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Participation in the camel derby
  • Government taxes

Not included:

  • Beverages
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Sleeping bags/ pillows/ blankets
  • All events are indicated as FREE Registration and participation by the organizers as per now except for the Camel Derby (once program and costs are released this will be communicated)
  • Optional activities offered at Maralal safari lodge (e.g. patrol with rangers/ visit Samburu village)
  • Room upgrades (available upon request at extra cost)
  • Any other extras not included above
BTC 2- 6 Days Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha parks
  • Tree-climbing lions and spectacular scenery in Lake Manyara
  • Extensive game viewing in the vast Serengeti looking out for the Big 5 and following the wildebeest migration from December to July
  • Crater tour into the Ngorongoro crater which offers captivating scenery and is a sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals.
  • Visit the historical Olduvai Gorge also known as the “cradle of mankind” with its ancient instruments used by early man
  • The multi-faceted jewel of Arusha national park where you can see colobus monkeys and the stunning Momela Lakes, each one a different hue of green or blue.

The game parks in the Northern Tanzania circuit offer excellent game viewing; Ngorongoro Crater is said to have the world’s densest population of lion whilst in nearby Lake Manyara lions have developed a liking for residing in the branches of trees, where they can both sleep and watch for prey. The Serengeti is notable for its large migratory herds of wildebeest and zebras with strings of predators in trail. The world-renowned Olduvai Gorge offers insights into the origins of man and Tarangire has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife of any of the country’s parks. This safari ends at the small Arusha National Park which is one of the most beautiful Parks that Tanzania has to offer.

Scheduled to depart any day with a minimum of 2 persons!

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Day 1 – Lake Manyara

After breakfast, we drive to Lake Manyara National park where we have our picnic lunch at the campsite and then proceed on an afternoon game drive. Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. This shallow, alkaline lake is at the base of a dramatic escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting.  In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos.

Day 2 – Serengeti

After breakfast we drive to the great Serengeti National Park viewing game enroute. Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya.  With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), it is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes.  We overnight at Seronera Campsite.

Day 3 – Serengeti

Spend the whole day game viewing in the Serengeti with a break for lunch at the campsite. Dinner and overnight at Simba Campsite.

You can visit the park all year round but there is less game in the park during the dry season – July /October, where they migrate to the Masai Mara in Kenya.  During March to May the herds move in search of grazing to the southern section and in May to June, they move towards the western corridor of the park.

Day 4 – Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge

Wake up early for a morning sunrise game drive returning to the camp for breakfast.  We then proceed towards Olduvai Gorge with picnic lunches viewing game en route. It is here where humanoid bones and fossil foot prints have been found dating back to over millions of years.  Dinner and overnight on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater; Simba (Lion) Campsite (very cold night; but you will enjoy breathtaking views of the crater below).

Day 5 – Ngorongoro to Arusha

After an early breakfast, we descend into the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater for a morning crater tour. Arrive back at the campsite in time for lunch before departure towards Arusha national park arriving in time for a camp set up and overnight at the campsite.

Day 6 – Arusha

Early morning breakfast before spending the day enjoying a game drive and the parks great scenery. This small park brags obvious views to the continent’s highest peak (Kilimanjaro), a number of striking lakes, a stunning volcanic crater, as well as a fine variety of great mammals and birds. Break camp in the afternoon hours before drop off at the airport or hotel depending on arrangements made. End of services.

BTC 1 – 6 Days Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire
  • Tree-climbing lions and spectacular scenery in Lake Manyara
  • Extensive game viewing in the vast Serengeti looking out for the Big 5 and following the wildebeest migration from December to July
  • Crater tour into the Ngorongoro crater which offers captivating scenery and is a sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals.
  • Visit the historical Olduvai Gorge also know as the “cradle of mankind” with its ancient instruments used by early man
  • In Tarangire Park, view large herds of elephant and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland

The game parks of Tanzania are amongst the best in the world and offer some unique game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is said to have the world’s densest population of lion and is geologically magnificent. In Lake Manyara lions have developed a liking for residing in the branches of trees, where they can both sleep and watch for prey whilst the Serengeti is notable for its large migratory herds of wildebeest and zebras with strings of predators in trail. The world-renowned Olduvai Gorge offers insights into the origins of humans and Tarangire offers one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the dry season.

Scheduled to depart any day with a minimum of 2 persons!

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Day 1 – Arusha to Lake Manyara

Early morning pick up from you hotel/ campsite after breakfast and departure to Lake Manyara National park where we have our picnic lunch at the campsite and then proceed on an afternoon game drive. Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic.  This shallow lake offers dramatic views and is home to rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos which you can see at a closer range than many other places

Day 2 & 3 – Serengeti

After breaking up camp we drive to the great Serengeti National Park viewing game enroute. We spend the next two days relaxing at the campsite and enjoying morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight at Seronera campsite.

Serengeti is rewarding all year round but there is less game in the park during the dry season – July /October, where they migrate to the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Day 4 – Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge

After an early breakfast, we drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater via Olduvai Gorge (to view the humanoid bones and fossil footprints) whilst game watching only with packed lunches.  We arrive and set up camp at the Simba (Lion) Campsite (very cold night; but you will enjoy breathtaking views of the crater below).

Day 5 – Tarangire

Morning descent into the crater for a crater tour. After lunch we proceed to the less congested wildlife paradise, Tarangire National Park.  The park becomes most active during the dry season between July and November, when large herds of game attracted to the everlasting waters of the Tarangire River make this reserve every bit as appealing as the Serengeti. Dinner and overnight stay at the campsite.

Day 6 – Arusha town

After breakfast we enjoy an early morning game drive in Tarangire followed by lunch at the campsite.  Although the park is more densely vegetated than the Serengeti, (covered primarily in acacia and mixed woodland including baobab trees) it supports similar large mammals to the Serengeti and is home to a variety of bird species. We then proceed to Arusha town. Drop off at your hotel or airport depending on arrangements made. End of services.

BTL 1 – 5 Days Ngorongoro, Olduvai, Lake Eyasi & Lake Manyara Lodge tour
  • Ngorongoro crater; the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km which is arguably the most stunning arena due to geologic magnificence and abundance of animals.
  • Discovering early mans footprints at Olduvai Gorge
  • Visiting the hunter-gatherer hadza tribe at the picturesque Lake Eyasi
  • Serene and beautiful Lake Manyara renowned for tree climbing lions and diversity of bird life

This 5 days Tanzania lodge tours is a great combination for those who do not have much time though appreciate stunning scenery, great game viewing and a chance to interact with a local tribe who continue to follow hunter-and-gathering traditions.

Tour scheduled to depart any day with a minimum of 2 persons.

Accommodation options range from mid-range to luxury; please specify preference!

Day 1 – Ngorongoro
We depart Arusha town at around 0900 hours for Ngorongoro crater. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch after which we descend into the crater for an afternoon tour crater tour returning to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best known wildlife viewing areas and one of Tanzania’s most visited. Within its walls are a variety of animals and vegetation, including grasslands, swamps, forests, salt pans and a fresh water lake. You are likely to see lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and many of the plains herbivores such as wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, zebra, reedbuck, as well as thousands of flamingos wading in the shallows of Lake Magadi – the soda lake at the craters base.

Day 2 – Lake Eyasi
Departing the Lodge after breakfast we visit Olduvai Gorge with packed lunch. This is the world famous site where the fossils & ‘instruments‘of early man were discovered by Dr. Leaky. There is also an excellent site museum where you can explore the diggings with a guide and it is also a great place to view birds such as the purple grenadier, red and yellow barbet, speckle fronted and slaty coloured boubou.

We arrive the tented camp at Lake Eyasi in the early afternoon. We visit the Hadzabe/ Datogat tribe before returning to the tented camp in time to freshen up and dinner.
Day 3 – Serengeti
Leaving the lodge after early breakfast we depart the scenic lake towards Serengeti with packed lunches. We enjoy an extensive game drive as we drive through the crater highlands and south/central Serengeti before arriving the Seronera area in the heart of the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/ tented camp.

Serengeti is best visited during March to May as the herds move in search of grazing to the southern section and in May to June where they move towards the western corridor of the park. Serengeti in the low season will still offer game viewing to match that of any park in Africa, and for some, the fewer tourist numbers may be an added bonus.
Day 4 – Lake Manyara
Early morning breakfast and check-out before departure towards Lake Manyara National Park with packed lunches. We arrive Lake Manyara and enjoy the day game viewing in the park before arriving the lodge/ tented camp in the late afternoon in time for check-in, a refreshing sun downer and dinner.

Manyara is an alkaline lake and at certain times of the year hosts thousands of flamingos and a diversity of other bird life. Although it is one of the smallest parks, its vegetation is so diverse enabling it to host a variety of wildlife habitats such as the divine fig woodland near the entrance gate which offers superior bird watching.

Day 5 – Arusha

Early game drive before returning to the lodge in time for breakfast and check out. We visit the the Masai market place at Mtu wa Mbu where it is possible for you to purchase carvings and other memorabilia before arriving at Arusha town. Drop off at your hotel or airport depending on arrangements made. End of services.

GTU 3 ~ 3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Day 1: Queen Elizabeth National Park [L, D]
Depart Kampala and drive west, with a stopover at the Equator for photos, through volcanic formations of the Western Rift Valley towards Queen Elizabeth National Park. The descent reveals a stunning panorama of Lakes George and Edward amidst game-filled plains.

In the evening, proceed for a unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. The trip passes through possibly the highest hippo concentration in Africa and many mammals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. Keep an eye open for the enormous water monitor lizard, as well as crocodiles. The cruise offers an excellent platform for photography and game viewing. The bird life is colorful and abundant.

Overnight Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (budget) / Katara Lodge (mid range) / Mweya Safari Lodge (upmarket)

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth [B, L, D]
This day will include two game drives, offering the chance to view Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-systems of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters, home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzori Mountains as a backdrop, provide an excellent opportunity to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, African buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda kob, topi and bushbuck. Combined with the boat trip up the Kazinga Channel, these two game drives are memorable methods of discovering a vast array of wildlife.

Overnight Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (budget) / Katara Lodge (mid range) / Mweya Safari Lodge (upmarket)

Day 3: Kampala [B, L]
Early morning departure to Kyambura Gorge, visitors can climb through tropical forest and catch a glimpse of a variety of primates, including chimpanzee, black-and-white colobus. vervet and olive baboons are regularly observed in the gorge. Less visible residents include red-tailed monkey and the giant forest hog. For birdwatchers a good range of forest birds are present. After lunch, drive back to Kampala  stopping at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers en route where you will able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs. You arrive Kampala in the early evening. End of services.

Tour can depart any day with a minimum of 2 persons. Please specify accommodation preference.

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GTU 2 – 4 Days/ 3 nights Murchison Falls National Parks

Day 01: Murchison Falls National Park [L, D]

This morning, transfer to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a two-hour drive from Kampala, along the road on the way to Murchison Falls National Park. While you track the rhinos, visit the information centre and craft shop, look out for bush buck, leopard, Uganda kob, oribi, crocodiles, hippo and other wildlife present on the ranch. The bird life is abundant, with even the rare shoebill stork present in the Lugogo Swamps. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings
In the afternoon we will visit the “top of the falls” for your chance to view the magnificence of the Nile. The park is cut into half by the famous River Nile where it has to squeeze itself through the legendary Murchison Falls, an impossibly narrow 7 m gap in a cleft rock creating a powerful explosion of white water. The Falls are believed to be the most powerful natural flow of water anywhere on earth. Superlatives like “awesome” “stupendous” “fantastic” and “wow” have been used to describe this amazing spectacle.

Overnight Red Chilli Rest Camp (budget) / Murchison Falls River Lodge (mid-range) / Paraa Safari Lodge (up market)

Day 02: Murchison Falls Park [B, L, D]

After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive. Elephant, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbuck are commonly seen. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, bush duiker, warthog and bushpig. Large carnivores include lion, leopard and spotted hyena.

After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. The boat will stop just tens of metres from the sinister, frothing and bubbling base of the falls.

Overnight Red Chilli Rest Camp (budget) / Murchison Falls River Lodge (mid-range) / Paraa Safari Lodge (up market)

Day 03: Kampala [B, L]

Proceed for a forest walk in Pabidi Forest. Chimpanzee and many other primates may be seen during the walk including l’ Hoest’s, red colobus, blue, red-tailed monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabeys. This walk is an excellent opportunity for birdwatching and for seeing primates up close. Return to Kampala, arriving in the late afternoon. End of services.

Tour can depart any day with a minimum of 2 persons. Please specify accommodation preference.

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GTL 6 ~ 12 Days Grand Tour of Kenya
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro on clear days from Amboseli national park
  • Night observation of animals as they frequent the waterholes in Aberdares and Mt Kenya. Spot the elusive rare bongo, buffalo, rhino, elephants and other herbivores.
  • Optional visits to the local villages such as the Samburu, Mara and Njemps people
  • Enjoy optional activities at the lodges such as tree planting exercises, nature walks, cultural dances, balloon rides over the plains and bush breakfasts or dinners
  • Observe animals endemic to the North of Kenya (Samburu) such as Grevy’s zebra with huge fury ears, the elegant long-necked gerenuk antelope, Somali ostriches with distinct blue legs and the shy Oryx.
  • Bird enthusiasts will enjoy spotting some of over 400 bird species in Lake Baringo, Bogoria and Nakuru
  • The spectacle of the wildebeest migration in July/ August in Mara
  • Maximize on game viewing in Amboseli, Samburu and mara to increase your chances of seeing the Big 5 – elephants, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard and other game

Our 12 days grand tour of Kenya safari takes you to the first ever National Park in Kenya (Amboseli), Kenya’s fertile central highlands, to the northern frontier of Samburu, to the world famous Bird Sanctuaries of the Great Rift Valley Lakes Baringo, Bogoria and Nakuru, then South over the Mau Escarpment to Kenya’s greatest concentration of game – the Masai Mara. Kenya’s rift valley escarpments offer some of the most breath taking views, whilst the diversity in culture, history and wildlife on this 12 day tour make it a fantastic option and will leave a distinctly diverse memory of Kenya in your mind.

Day 1– Amboseli National Park

We depart Nairobi in the morning and drive south through Masai country to the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro where Amboseli is situated. After a stopover lunch at the lodge we proceed into the scenic Amboseli National Park for a game drive returning to the lodge in the evening for a sun downer.

The waters from melted snow drain down Mt. Kilimanjaro under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swampland amidst dusty plains.   Here buffaloes, lions, gazelles, cheetahs, wildebeest, hyenas, jackals, warthogs, Masai Giraffes, zebra, baboon, hippos and waterbuck can be seen against the backdrop of the magnificent snow-capped mountain.

Day 2 – Amboseli National Park

After a leisurely breakfast, we explore the park through morning and afternoon game drives. We have sufficient time for relaxation at the lodge, complete with the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background.

At 329 sq km Amboseli is a small park and lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover so we have better chances of seeing some of the larger predators.

Day 3 – Aberdare Ranges

We leave Amboseli, viewing game as we drive via Nairobi to the Aberdares to enjoy the experience of staying in a Tree Hotel or lodge overlooking floodlit waterholes where wildlife and birds regularly visit. Dinner and a well deserved sleep thereafter.

Over 40 species of wildlife inhabit the Aberdare mountain ranges, hiding in the heavily forested slopes and in the upper moor lands. The Aberdares is noted as a rhino sanctuary but keep an eye out for the elusive rare bongo, and leopard.

Day 4 – Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast we proceed further north across the Equator to the edge of the Northern Frontier. Arrival will be in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive returning in time for a sun downer and dinner at the lodge.

Samburu is part of a lava plain that includes a diverse landscape of thorn scrub, red dirt, dried river beds, broken volcanic rock, steep hills, and rocky outcroppings. This reserve is becoming one of Kenya’s most admired stops after the Mara. Sights of the peculiarly branched doum palms and thorn trees give an unusual look to the region.

Day 5 – Samburu National Reserve

The whole day will be spent relaxing and leisurely exploring the Samburu National Reserve through morning and afternoon game drives. You may opt to do some of the activities offered at the lodges for at an optional cost.

The Ewaso Nyiro river acts like a lure for the abundant species found here and it is common to see elephants wading across to get to the other side. Look out for crocodiles on the edge of the lake as well as lion and numerous other herbivores and bird species.

Day 6- Mount Kenya

We enjoy a final early morning game drive in the Samburu reserve then depart for the Mt. Kenya region. Arrival at the lodge in time for you to enjoy the facilities of the lodge, explore the Mount Kenya National Park or take an optional tour to the nearby Ol pejeta conservancy which is home to Chimpanzees and is the largest black rhino sanctuary.

Mount Kenya was shaped by volcanic action linked with the creation of the Rift Valley and is thought to be older than Mount Kilimanjaro; geologists believe it previously stretched at least 1500m above its present height of 5199m (17,057ft). The Kikuyu people settled in the central highlands some 300 years ago called the mountain “Ngai” (God) who they believed lived on the top of Mount Kenya.

Day 7 – Lake Baringo via Lake Bogoria

Morning drive via the Thomson Falls down to the shallow soda Lake Bogoria and later to the beautiful lake Baringo. Options at Lake Baringo include a boat ride, evening bird walk or visit to a local Njemps village. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/ tented camp.

The Thomson Falls were named after Joseph Thomson who walked from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the early 1880s; these falls are shaped by the waters of the Ewaso Narok River and plunge over 72m into a rift, spraying the dark forest below.

In the spectacular Lake Bogoria; hot springs and geysers are the main attractions. The lake has been called ‘the new home of the flamingo’ with a nomad population of up to two million birds.

Lake Baringo is the most Northerly of Kenya’s small Rift Valley lakes; creased with papyrus and well developed acacia forest. Hippos, crocodiles and monitor lizards are effortlessly seen from the shore, as is a magnificent display of water birds. This is Kenya’s bird watching centre with over 1200 different species native to the country and more than 450 sighted here. A bird watcher’s haven but beware, this is malaria land so it is best to come prepared with plenty of mosquito repellent.

Day 8 – Nakuru National Park

We enjoy a morning boat ride in search of hippo, crocodile, and fish eagle and depart with packed lunch towards Lake Nakuru and Nakuru National Park in time for an afternoon game drive.

The park covers 180 sq km and is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and you will find white rhino at the southern end. The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. We spend the night at Kembu campsite just outside of town.

Day 9 – Masai Mara National Reserve

After an early breakfast, we depart for Masai Mara National Reserve via the Great Rift Valley arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. We then proceed on an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge for a delicious sun downer and dinner at the lodge or luxury tented camp.

The Mara reserve is 1510 sq km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverside woodland and one glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife. Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.

10 & 11 – Masai Mara National Reserve

The next two days shall be spent viewing game, in the early morning hours and in the evenings as this is when we have the best chances of seeing wildlife. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October.

You may also opt to do some of the activities offered by the lodge such as balloon ride or visit to a Masai village/local school. On clear days, the Masai Mara offers fantastic orange tinted sunsets and you will definitely want to capture this moment while sipping on a sun downer back at the lodge.

Balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for a beautiful champagne breakfast. These trips can be arranged at our office upon booking.

Day 12 – Nairobi

After a final early morning game drive we depart for Nairobi with packed lunches arriving in the afternoon hours. Drop off at your hotel or airport depending on arrangements made. End of services.

GTL 4 – 9 Days Jewels of Kenya
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro on clear days from Amboseli national park
  • Night observation of animals as they frequent the waterholes. Animals to look out for in the Aberdares and Mt Kenya waterholes are the elusive rare bongo, buffalo, rhino, elephants and other herbivores.
  • Optional visits to the local villages; the vibrant Samburu and Masai tribes which are closely related in terms of language and traditions.
  • Observe animals endemic to the North of Kenya (Samburu) such as Grevy’s zebra with huge fury ears, the long-necked gerenuk antelope, Somali ostriches with distinct blue legs and the shy Oryx.
  • pelicans and rhinoceros in Lake Nakuru
  • The spectacle of the wildebeest migration in July/ August in Mara
  • Maximise on game viewing in Amboseli, Samburu and mara to increase your chances of seeing the Big 5 – elephants, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard and other game

This safari takes you to the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro where Amboseli national park is situated, Kenya’s fertile and cool central highlands, the northern frontier of Samburu, the world famous rhino and flamingo sanctuary of the Lake Nakuru, then South over the Mau Escarpment to Kenya’s greatest concentration of game – the Masai Mara. On this lodge tour you will appreciate the diverse landscape, geography and climate that Kenya has to offer making it a truly remarkable adventure.

Tour scheduled to depart on any day with a minimum of 2 persons!

Accommodation options available range from budget to luxury; please specify preference

Day 1 – Amboseli National Park

Pick up from your hotel in the morning and drive south through Masai country to the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro where Amboseli is situated. After a stopover lunch at the lodge we enjoy an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge in the evening for a sun downer and dinner. With the majestic backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro, spectacular displays of wildlife – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and various plains’ game, you are sure to collect a gallery of amazing pictures.

Day 2 – Amboseli

After a dawn game drive, we return to the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning is spent at leisure or by the swimming pool. Lunch and final game drive in the late afternoon beneath the snow capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro. At 329 sq km Amboseli is a small park and lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover so we have better chances of seeing some of the larger predators. You also have the option of visiting a Masai village or Lenkisem cultural boma. Dinner and overnight back at the lodge or tented camp.

Day 3 – Aberdare Ranges

Early morning breakfast before checkout and departure via Nairobi to the cool Aberdares region to enjoy the experience of staying in a Tree Hotel or lodge overlooking floodlit waterholes where wildlife such as bongo, buffalo, elephants and various other herbivores visits regularly.   As dusk ensues, we enjoy a relaxing sun downer whilst viewing the game as they gradually approach the waterhole – a truly magical experience. A hearty dinner and pleasant sleep follows thereafter.

Day 4 – Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast we proceed further north across the Equator to the edge of the Northern Frontier. Arrival Samburu by lunchtime followed by an afternoon game drive in this diverse landscape of thorn scrub, red dirt, dried river beds, broken volcanic rock, steep hills, and rocky outcroppings. Return for a sun downer and dinner at the lodge/ tented camp.

Day 5 – Samburu National Reserve

Full day exploring the reserve through morning and afternoon game drives looking out for uncommon Grevy’s zebra with huge fury ears, gerenuk antelope standing on hind legs to feed, Somali ostriches with distinct blue legs and the shy Oryx as well as elephant and crocodile. Option to visit a Samburu village.

Day 6 – Nakuru National Park

Very early departure towards Lake Nakuru with packed lunches arriving in time for a brief late afternoon game drive in the park. This park covers only 180 sq km and is home to black and white rhinos, flamingos, warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. Check in to the lodge/tented camp thereafter to enjoy sundowners and dinner.

Day 7 – Masai Mara National Reserve

Morning breakfast and game drive in Nakuru before departing with packed lunches for Masai Mara National Reserve. Arrive in time for an afternoon game drive looking for Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.

Day 8 – Masai Mara National Reserve

The day is spent game viewing, in the early morning hours and in the evenings as this is when we have the best chances of seeing wildlife. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move into Mara from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass. Optional activities include balloon rides, visit to Masai village or school, night game drives and nature walks depending on the property you are staying at.

Day 9 – Nairobi

After breakfast we enjoy a last morning game drive before departing back to Nairobi with packed lunches. Drop off at your hotel or airport depending on your arrangements. END OF SERVICES.

GTL 3 – 7 Days Tree Hotel, Samburu, Nakuru, Masai Mara
  • Night observation of animals as they frequent the Aberdare/ Mt. Kenya waterholes. Animals to look out for in the Aberdares and Mt Kenya waterholes are the elusive rare bongo, buffalo, rhino, elephants and other herbivores.
  • Optional visits to the local villages; the vibrant Samburu and Masai tribes which are closely related in terms of language and traditions.
  • Observe animals endemic to the North of Kenya in Samburu such as Grevy’s zebra with huge fury ears, the long-necked gerenuk antelope, Somali ostriches with distinct blue legs and the shy Oryx.
  • pelicans and rhinoceros in Lake Nakuru
  • The spectacle of the wildebeest migration in July/ August in Mara
  • Maximise on game viewing in Amboseli and mara to increase your chances of seeing the Big 5 – elephants, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard and other game

This lodge safari takes you to Kenya’s fertile central highlands, to the northern frontier of Samburu game reserve, to the world famous bird and rhino sanctuary – Lake Nakuru, then South over the Mau Escarpment to Kenya’s greatest concentration of game – the Masai Mara. The waterholes at the tree lodges allow a unique alternative to the usual game viewing from the confines of a vehicle as you can observe buffalo, rhino and various other herbivores leisurely whilst enjoying a sundowner.

Tour scheduled to depart on any day with a minimum of 2 persons!

Accommodation options available range from budget to luxury; please specify preference

Day 1 – Tree Hotel

Pick up from your Nairobi hotel early and drive to Mount Kenya or the Aberdare Ranges to a Tree Hotel or lodge which overlooks floodlit waterholes frequented by wildlife. As dusk ensues, we enjoy a relaxing sun downer whilst viewing game as they gradually approach the waterhole – a truly magical experience.

Day 2 – Samburu

After breakfast we proceed further north across the Equator to the edge of the Northern Frontier; Samburu game reserve. Arrival will be in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive in this diverse landscape of thorn scrub, red dirt, dried river beds, broken volcanic rock, steep hills, and rocky outcroppings. We return to the lodge/tented camp for a sun downer and sumptuous dinner.

Day 3 – Samburu

A full day spent exploring the park – unique both in scenery and wildlife. The region is home to the uncommon Grevy’s zebra with huge fury ears, gerenuk antelope standing on hind legs to feed, Somali ostriches with distinct blue legs and the shy Oryx. Elephant and crocodile are guaranteed sightings, excellent bird watching with numerous varieties of weaverbirds and the martial eagle. Option to visit a Samburu village (payable direct).

Day 4 – Nakuru National Park

Very early departure towards Lake Nakuru with packed lunches arriving in time for a brief afternoon game drive in the park. This park covers only 180 sq km and is home to black and white rhinos, flamingos, warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. Check in to the lodge/tented camp thereafter to enjoy sundowners and dinner.

Day 5 – Masai Mara National Reserve

Morning breakfast and game drive in Nakuru national parkbefore departing with packed lunces for Masai Mara National Reserve. Arrive in time for a late afternoon game drive looking for Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common. Overnight at your lodge/ tented camp.

Day 6 – Masai Mara National Reserve

The day is spent game viewing, in the early morning hours and in the evenings as this is when we have the best chances of seeing wildlife. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move into Mara from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass. Optional activities include balloon rides, visit to Masai village or school, night game drives and nature walks depending on the property you are staying at.

Day 7 – Nairobi

After breakfast we enjoy a last morning game drive before departing back to Nairobi with packed lunches. Drop off at your hotel or airport depending on your arrangements. END OF SERVICES.

GTL 2 ~ 8 Days Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Naivasha & Masai Mara
  • Enjoy the wilderness from the comforts of a luxury lodge or tented camp complete with swimming pool and optional activities such as bush dinners and evening game drives
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro on clear days from Amboseli
  • Numerous flamingoes, pelicans and rhinoceros in Lake Nakuru
  • The spectacle of the wildebeest migration in July/ August in Mara
  • Maximise on game viewing in Amboseli and mara to increase your chances of seeing the Big 5 – elephants, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard and other game
  • Balloon ride over the Mara plains with champagne breakfast (optional)
  • Optional visit to a Masai village in either Mara or Amboseli game parks

This Gametrackers lodge tour visits Kenya’s first established game park – Amboseli with its majestic backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro promising postcard perfect photos; the world famous bird and rhino sanctuary which is Lake Nakuru national park, then South over the Mau Escarpment to Kenya’s greatest concentration of game – the Masai Mara.

Tour scheduled to depart on any day with a minimum of 2 persons!

Accommodation options available range from budget to luxury; please specify preference

Day 1 – Amboseli

Pick up from your hotel in the morning and drive south through Masai country to the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro where Amboseli is situated. After a stopover lunch at the lodge/ tented camp we enjoy an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge in the evening for a sun downer and dinner. With the majestic backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro (on clear days), spectacular displays of wildlife – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and various plains’ game, you are sure to collect a gallery of amazing pictures.

Day 2 – Amboseli

After a dawn game drive, we return to the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning is spent at leisure or by the swimming pool. Lunch and final game drive in the late afternoon beneath the snow capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro. At 329 sq km Amboseli is a small park and lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover so we have better chances of seeing some of the larger predators. You also have the option of visiting a Masai village. Dinner and overnight back at the lodge or tented camp.

Day 3 – Amboseli / Rift Valley / Lake Nakuru

After an early breakfast, we drive towards the Great Rift Valley, to Lake Nakuru National Park with lunch en route arriving Nakuru in the late afternoon. Check into your lodge/ tented camp in time to freshen up and dinner.

Day 4 – Nakuru to Naivasha

Early morning breakfast followed by a morning game drive in Nakuru national park. We depart at leisure towards Naivasha with either packed lunches or arrive in time for lunch at your lodge in Naivasha. Naivasha has numerous optional activities available (payable direct); you may visit Elsamere conservation centre, enjoy a walk around the lake, visit crater lake game sanctuary, take a boat ride to Crescent island game park or visit Hells gate for a challenging gorge walk. Dinner and overnight back in the comforts of your lodge or tented camp.

Day 5 – Naivsha to Mara

After an early breakfast we depart towards Narok town and the Great Masai mara game reserve with packed lunches. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before returning in time for a refreshing and relaxing sun downer and dinner at the lodge/ tented camp.

Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest, elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal as well as cheetahs and leopards which are harder to spot.

Day 6 & 7 – Masai Mara

The following 2 days will be spent enjoying the luxuries of the lodge, game viewing and absorbing the amazing sceneries. You may opt to do additional activities offered at the lodges as well. For example; balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for a beautiful champagne breakfast. You may also visit a local Masai village or school just outside the reserve. Picnic lunches and night game drives can also be arranged at some properties. Dinner and overnight back at the lodge/ tented camp.

Day 8 – Nairobi

Early morning game drive before departing back towards Nairobi with packed lunches arriving in the afternoon. Drop off at your hotel or airport depending on your arrangements. END OF SERVICES.