Rise early to enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Depart by road to Amboseli National Park. There you will experience your first ‘Spice’ game drive en-route to your lodge. The Park shelters more than 420 species of birds and has enormous Elephant population and other big game attracted to the area by underground springs fed from the melting snows of Mount Kilimanjaro. Lunch is served at the lodge, before departing for an afternoon ‘spice’ game drive. Return to the lodge and enjoy a scrumptious dinner. Overnight at Kibo Safari Camp or similar
This morning we rise early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over the summit, we set off for a ‘Spice’ game drive. Amboseli is an excellent place to view a multitude of wildlife, including everything from Wildebeest to Giraffes to Baboons. A visit to a Masai village is planned after breakfast. Midday finds us at our lodge for lunch and afternoon rest, followed by another ‘Spice’ game drive. Amboseli is home to the legendary Masai tribesmen. Masai warriors are famous and are proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. Overnight Kibo Safari Camp or similar
Depart Amboseli after breakfast .Our destination today is Lake Nakuru National Park. We stop for lunch at an upscale restaurant in Nairobi and reach the Park in time for an afternoon game drive, on which we can expect to see buffalo, rhino, giraffe, zebra, antelope and the lions that prey on them as well as vast flocks of flamingos clustered near the lake shore. Lake Nakuru is famous for having the highest concentration of flamingos in the world and is home to over three hundred bird species. It is a sanctuary for both the Black and White Rhinos. Also found in plenty are zebras, waterbucks, buffaloes and warthogs. Leopards are sometimes seen sleeping on the horizontal branches of the “Fever trees”. Supper is at our lodge overlooking the lake. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Similar
After breakfast, depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve. Travel through the Masai country occasionally coming across Masai herdsmen with their livestock living harmoniously with the wildlife. After lunch at your residence lodge another game run is planned in these vast rolling grasslands. Here we find the Old Africa of the movies, with rolling grasslands dotted by acacia trees and sweeping plains teeming with Wildlife. No matter how much you have thought about Africa, this is more than you expected—and the ideal backdrop for a hot air balloon expedition. During our stay we also visit a village of the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Overnight at Simba Oryx Camp or similar
Morning and afternoon ‘Spice game drives in this magnificent Park. Masai Mara is famous for the Annual Wildebeest Migration that takes place between the months of July and October. During this time over a million wildebeests accompanied by thousands of other herbivores, migrate from Serengeti National Park to the Mara in search for greener pastures. Hundreds of lions and hyenas follow them picking on the old and weaker ones. The legendary black mane lion is only found in Masai Mara. The cheetah hunts best in these open grasslands. Dinner and overnight at Simba Oryx Campor similar
An early morning game drive is planned before returning to your camp or lodge for a proper sit down English breakfast. With breakfast done, we drive to Nairobi. The rest of the day is at leisure for last minute shopping and sightseeing. In the evening, you will be escorted to the Airport for flight check-in and board your plane that takes you home with a smile and a lifetime of memories. Meal plan Breakfast.
Wonderful KenyaIt was my first safari experience but I think that I made a good choice by choosing Ancient Wild Safaris. Mike was on-line since my first minutes in airport in Kenya and it was as a friendly support for a lonely stranger in an unfamiliar country )) Except safari he organized for me a lovely tour to a tea farm for less money. Cyrus - my safari-guide was polite and well mannered man with sincere love for animals (sometimes it looks like he admires of wildlife more than I do)). Safari was well organized, with a good choice of hotels, in one of which I saw a leopard coming to the hotel for feeding, and in another hotel - a sweet couple of lions coming to the watering place or just for a romantic walk )) For 3 days we visited Amboseli and Tsavo East and West. I did not see only a rhino, but for this I had to go to Masai Mara. Maybe other time ))! And I sure with Mike and his excellent team!
Excellent safari10 out of 5 stars. Literally. As a ridiculously seasoned traveler, and someone who had already been to Kenya, I'm still mesmerized about how I could still be thrilled by a trip that I have already done years ago. (although nothing years ago was as good as this trip--not even close). I wish I had done my first trip with Ancient Wild Safaris. My heart is so happy that I brought my 10-year-old daughter and my husband on this trip. As a pediatrician in New York City who talks to hundreds of families every few months, I have told everyone in New York City about this trip because so many people defer to me for travel because of my experience --and I must say that I am still so indebted to this group because of the seamless experience, comfort and most importantly, first class service that AWS has given us. I heard about this group from another seasoned traveler and now I understand how Important a personal connection is. Take this review seriously. I can't... Read More