Amboseli Kilimanjaro Elephants

Detailed Safari Program

Day 1: NAIROBI / TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK

Picked from your hotel, by a CATS Africa representative and drive to Tsavo East National Park. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species. Lunch at the camp Afternoon game drive Dinner and overnight at SENTRIM TSAVO CAMP (Full Board)  

 Day 2: TSAVO EAST

The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300 kilomtere long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East. All meals and overnight at SENTRIM TSAVO CAMP (Full Board)  

Day 3: TSAVO EAST / AMBOSELI

After breakfast, drive to Amboseli National Park. The Park is famous for its big game and scenic beauty with the landscape dominated by Mt. Kilimanjaro. It offers an interesting contrast with its dry and dusty appearance, which can be attributed to the volcanic ash that came out of Mt Kilimanjaro when it last erupted. In spite of the appearance, there is a continuous supply of water that gets filtered through volcanic rocks from Kilimanjaro's melted snow. These streams flow underground, creating lush green areas, and converge at two clear water springs in the park. All meals and overnight at SENTRIM AMBOSELI CAMP (Full Board)

Day 4: AMBOSELI / LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

After an early breakfast and check-out, drive down the Great Rift Valley floor to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch at the Lake Nakuru Lodge. The park houses Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary and one of the largest concentrations of black rhinoceros in the world a large population of white rhino. Also of interest is an area fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes. Among predators are lion, leopard and large pythons hiding in the dense woodlands which may occasionally be seen crossing roads or dangling from trees. Other game includes Thomson’s and Grant gazelle, the long- eared leaf-nosed bat, colobus monkey, rock hyrax, hippo, and waterbuck; Impala, striped hyena, bat-eared fox, wildcat, reedbuck and golden cat. Dinner and overnight at LAKE NAKURU LODGE (Full Board)

Day 5: LAKE NAKURU / MASAI MARA

Drive to the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, so named to mean the “spotted plains” in Maa language. This is home to the greatest concentration of large mammals and is widely recognized as Africa’s ultimate wildlife reserve. Arrive in time for lunch and spend the early afternoon at leisure followed by an evening game viewing drive until sunset. The park is the northern extension to the vast Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, famous for its annual migration of wildebeest. This is a spectacular place of breathtaking sceneries, never-ending plains and the most abundant variety of wildlife remaining anywhere in the world. Dinner and overnight at SENTRIM MARA CAMP (Full Board)

Day 6: MASAI MARA

Spend the day in the Reserve on extensive game viewing drives. Wildlife is abundant in the Reserve with the gentle grasslands ensuring that animals are never out of sight. Birds are prolific including immigrants, 450 bird species have been recorded among them 57 birds of prey. Every year the Mara plays host to the world’s greatest natural spectacle; The Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti beginning July to October each year. The promise of rain and fresh life giving grass in the north brings more than 1.5 million Wildebeest together into a single massive herd. They converge across the border into the Mara, making a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon. The big cats - lion, leopard, and cheetah - follow the wildebeest, essentially their main source of food, into the Mara. So the Mara at this time is literally packed with wildlife, providing lucky visitors on safari with superb sightings of game. All meals and overnight at SENTRIM MARA CAMP (Full Board)

Day 7: MASAI MARA / NAIROBI / DEPART

After breakfast and check-out, depart for the drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch on own account / transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight.