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  • Marvel at Lake Nakuru’s thousands of flamingos
  • Experience the ultimate in game viewing
  • Explore Masai Mara’s sweeping plains
The Big Game Safari 8D/7N (Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Aberdare & Amboseli) tour starts and ends in Nairobi. The Big Game Safari 8D/7N (Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Aberdare & Amboseli) is an Explorer tour that takes 8 days taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and other destinations in Kenya.

Spend 8 days in Kenya’s wilderness and view unique African species on game drives in Amboseli National Park, Aberdare or Mt Kenya National Park, Lake Nakuru, and Masai Mara Game Reserve.
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Spend 8 days in Kenya’s wilderness by starting off in Amboseli National Park, home to the legendary Masai warriors and famous for huge herds of elephants, where you will get incredible views of Mt Kilimanjaro in the distance. Encounter rare animals in the highlands of Aberdare or Mt Kenya National Park. Drive towards the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru, well-known for its impressive colonies of flamingos and 400+ bird species and finally, visit the popular Masai Mara to see enormous herds of grazing animals.   
In the morning depart by road through the scenic Athi Plains and into the bush country of Amboseli National Park, home to the legendary Maasai tribesmen and famous for huge herds of Elephant. After lunch, an afternoon game drive is planned. In addition to seeing elephant, antelope, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and the rare black rhino, you will get great views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance as nearly every vista within the park is framed by it.
Rising early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over its summit, set off for another stimulating game drive. Amboseli is an excellent place to view a multitude of wildlife, including everything from Wildebeest to Giraffes and Baboons. An optional visit to a Maasai village is planned after breakfast for those who are interested. Maasai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battles and whose single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. During the visit, you will 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. Have lunch and in the afternoon rest at your lodge/camp, before going on another extensive game drive.
Today make your way to Aberdare National Park, stopping for lunch at an upscale restaurant in Nairobi, and travel overland through plantations of coffee and tea until you reach The Aberdare Country Club, nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill. Enjoy high tea, and then set off for the Ark tree lodge, located in a forest on the slopes of the Aberdare Mountains at 7,000 feet. This outstanding lodge offers high altitude game viewing, including animals that are rarely encountered elsewhere: giant forest hog, bush pig, tree hyrax, large spotted genet, and the elusive bongo .Wildlife can be observed from different locations – from outside where you can see, hear and smell everything and from inside where you can sit with a cup of tea and stay warm and cozy. You can put in a request to be awakened during the night if your favorite animals show up. A herd of Elephants might be just feet away and if you are lucky, a Leopard or large male Lion might put in an appearance.
Travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley. After lunch, an exciting game drive is planned for the afternoon. The game in this park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. The Park is home to stunning colonies of Lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores into a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 bird species exist here; White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the white Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.
In the morning, drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley up to the Masai Mara Game Reserve (also known as Maasai Mara). This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains and is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration. It is also home to the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Have lunch at your lodge/camp and take a rest before departing for an afternoon game drive. The Mara Game Reserve is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world and large mammals are numerous and easy to see. Residents among the Park are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousands of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson's and grants Gazelles.

Days 6 & 7 - Discover Masai Mara Game Reserve (2B/2L/2D) 

The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today and tomorrow during extensive game drives. Throughout the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals, plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. During your stay you also get the opportunity to visit a village of the Maasai 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.
Go on a morning game drive to savour the beauty of the park one last time, and then return to your lodge/camp for breakfast. Later, depart for Nairobi arriving there in the afternoon.

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Accommodation
  • Nairobi Accommodation PickUp/DropOff
what’s excluded
  • Optional Maasai Mara Village Visit ($30 USD)
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Air fares, airport departure tax
  • Tips and Gratitude, Drinks
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Duration 8 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 10 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Nairobi, Kenya/ Nairobi, Kenya
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A deposit of 510 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 20 August 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Big Game Safari 8D/7N (Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Aberdare & Amboseli) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Big Game Safari 8D/7N (Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Aberdare & Amboseli) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Big Game Safari 8D/7N (Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Aberdare & Amboseli) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.
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