Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi / Amboseli
Arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport in Nairobi you will be met by our Representative and briefed concerning your safari and drive to Amboseli National Park.
Arrival for Lunch at Amboseli Kibo Safari Tented Camp. Kibo Safari Camp is a luxury tented camp in Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
Later you will return to the Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Amboseli
06:30hrs- Have an early morning Game drive.
0830hrs-Return to the Camp for breakfast.
Rest of the morning at leisure enjoying the beautiful view of the Kilimanjaro from your room
13:00hrs- Have lunch. The rest of the afternoon at leisure where you can take a swim in the pool.
15:30hrs- Coffee or tea at the lobby.
16:00hrs- More game drives in the afternoon in search of the big five.
1800hrs: Dinner and overnight at the Camp.
Day 3: Amboseli / Masai Mara.
Breakfast at the Camp then drive back to Nairobi and fly to Masai Mara National Reserve.
Arrive for check in and lunch at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.
With optional balloon ride safari and Maasai Village visit. (at extra cost)
All meals at the Lodge/Tented Camp.
1330 hrs Enjoy your buffet Lunch.
1530hrs - Coffee/tea at the lobby.
1600hrs - Afternoon game drive returning to Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Maasai Mara is situated in south-west Kenya and is one of Africa's Greatest Wildlife Reserves. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania it forms Africa's most diverse, incredible and most spectacular eco-systems and possibly the world's top safari big game viewing eco-system. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson's gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration.
Return for dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 4: Masai Mara
- Have an early morning Game drive
- Return to the Lodge for breakfast.
- Have lunch and then spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure like swimming in the pool.
- More game drives in the evening in search of more animals.
- Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 5: Masai Mara.
Morning breakfast and exit the Lodge with packed lunch for a whole day game drive at the Mara National Reserve in search of the Big 5.
You will later return in the evening for dinner and overnight
You can choose a morning Balloon ride (Optional at extra cost)in the early morning where you will be picked up from your Camp and transferred you to the balloon launch site. 06 Schedules: BALLOON SAFARI IN MASAI MARA 1 HOUR RIDE.
05:00 am: You will be picked up from your Lodge and transfer you to the launch site. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.
At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below
From time to time the pilot must put more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sounds below.
The flight is for about one hour depending on conditions, on landing you celebrate in the traditional manner with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine), before sitting down to a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in 'Out of Africa' style
After breakfast you receive your Balloon certificate and we drive you back to the Lodge with game viewing Enroute.
This is how it goes about.
You will ascend in early morning when the winds are calmest. Watch as your professional crew fills the balloon with hot air. Slowly the big colourful bag begins to bulge and take shape. Now board the traditional wicker gondola basket while the expert pilot makes final adjustments. As the pink and red fireball of the sun rises in splendor over the plain, you are up and away for the flight of a life time!
Your balloon can soar over the most inaccessible and undisturbed parts of the Mara, with only the intermittent whisper of the balloon's gas burners punctuating the silence of your majestic flight .Because wind and conditions vary, every flight is a new and a different experience. From your vantage point about 50500 feet above the reserve, you have a fantastic 360 degrees bird's view as one of the most dramatic scenes in nature unfolds beneath you. From here, you will see the wonder of migrations, witness herds of antelope flowing like school of fish across the plain, groups of elephants grazing undisturbed in a remote ravine, lioness stealthily stalking a herd of grunting wildebeest or zebras conferring in a confusion of black and while stripes and bark-like calls.
After your incredible flight, it is time to come back down to earth for breakfast. As you dig into a splendid breakfast of sizzling bacon, eggs, sausages, home-made breads, fresh tropical fruit and steaming cups of Kenyan tea under the clear blue sky, you might wonder what all the ordinary people are doing on this perfect African morning.
Before leaving, the pilot will present you with a balloon flight certificate. No flight of the imagination can match this air-borne experience
OPTIONAL MASAI VILLAGE:See and experience their wonderful culture. And while at the village, you will visit the Masai village for local interaction, cultural exchange, dances, fire lighting with a barbeque goat eating ceremony.
In the village Masai women dancing will welcome you. A guide will take you through the village explaining in details the way the Masai live, their beliefs and traditions. You will get demonstrations of how the Masai make fire-using sticks.
You will go into their houses and will be shown the full family set-up. At the end of the guided tour you will go a market where you will have a chance to buy some items and curios made in their village. While in the village you are allowed to take as many pictures as you want.
Lunch at the Lodge.
Afternoon game drive.
Return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight amidst Masai traditional dancers.
Day 6: Masai Mara / Nairobi
Breakfast at the Lodge then drive back to Nairobi and dropped off at the airport for your home bound flight.
Package inclusions and exclusions
- Full board accommodation on safari.
- Transport and game drives in specially designed 4 x 4 new Safari minivan with open roof for maximum game viewing drives
- Services of a great professional English speaking safari guides.
- Park Entrance fees.
- Government taxes where applicable.
- Airport transfers.
- Cost of obtaining visas.
- Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, tips etc.
- International departure taxes.
- Travel & medical insurance.
- Other expenses that are of purely personal nature
- Flying Doctor Service. This caters only for evacuation to reputable hospitals but does not cover hospital bills.
- Cost of optional activities.