6 Days - Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park - Kenya
At the start of this Budget Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari you will be collected from your per-tour hotel in Nairobi at 07:30am. Leaving the bustling city of Nairobi, we travel south to Amboseli National Park, located near the border with Tanzania. We arrive at our safari camp in time for lunch. After lunch we take an afternoon game drive in Amboseli Park. Dinner and overnight at a tented camp in Amboseli (or similar accommodation).

Day 2: Game Viewing in Amboseli National Park - Kenya
After breakfast start the full day of game viewing in Amboseli Game Park. We explore this scenic game reserve on morning and afternoon game drives and have the option of visiting a Masai village (optional extra). Amboseli National park is one of the most popular game parks in Kenya. Amboseli Park covers sprawling grasslands and the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. Standing at 5896m above sea level the snow-topped mountain forms the backdrop to game viewing in Amboseli.
Amboseli National Park hosts some of Kenya's largest elephant herds and is famous for its big elephant bulls with their impressive tusks. Amboseli is considered one of the top game parks in Africa to get up close to elephants in the wild, as well as offering some of the finest photographic opportunities of wildlife flanked by the scenic Mt Kilimanjaro.
The Game Park also contains huge populations of buffalos, zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, hippos and various antelope species, such as impala. Amboseli National Park is also home to lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos and many other species of plains game. The park also boasts an abundance of birds, including bee eaters, kingfishers, pelicans, African fish eagles and falcons. We return to the same camp in Amboseli, as on the first night. Enjoy meals and another overnight stay at the private safari camp, with beautiful views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 3: Amboseli to Lake Nakuru - Kenya
We leave Amboseli Park this morning travelling north, back to Nairobi where we stop for lunch. After lunch we travel to the Great Rift Valley passing through beautiful scenery as we drive. In the late afternoon we arrive at Lake Nakuru Park in time for an evening game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park was first established as a bird sanctuary, before being declared a national park. Lake Nakuru hosts over 400 different bird species, including many water birds. Bird species include the Great White Pelican, African Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Stork, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, and Long-crested Eagle.
The Lake Nakuru National Park is known as an important wildlife sanctuary for some of Africa's endangered species, especially black and white rhinos, and Rothschild Giraffes. The game reserve is also home to lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons, which we keep an eye out for on our game drive. Dinner and overnight at a comfortable Lake Nakuru guest house (or similar hotel). Our overnight accommodation overlooks the scenic Lake Nakuru National Park and vast Rift Valley escarpment.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara - Kenya
Day four of the Budget Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari starts with breakfast at our overnight accommodation. Then it's back on the road, as we make our way to our next game viewing destination in Kenya, the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. We arrive at the camp near Masai Mara and have lunch, before embarking on a thrilling afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at a wildlife camp near Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve - Kenya
We spend the whole of the next day game viewing in Kenya's finest wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. Our morning and afternoon game drives take us in search of Africa's Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunset's well-worth capturing on camera. The Mara reserve is 1510 sq km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical open savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife.
Wherever you go in the vast Masai 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 are also found 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 reasonably common. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration, 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.