A relatively short safari, this 6-day itinerary is ideal for travellers pressed for time or as an opening chapter to a safari-and-beach holiday combination; it is easy to add on a seamless transition to Diani Beach, Zanzibar or even the idyllic Seychelles.
Beginning with an overland transfer from Nairobi, your tour includes two nights at a private reserve bordering Amboseli National Park and two in the Masai Mara National Reserve, punctuated by a night at a safari lodge in the Nairobi National Park.
The tour opens with Amboseli, home to the best views of Mount Kilimanjaro – the world’s tallest free-standing mountain - as well as a wide range of heavyweight animals to begin your safari, including elephants, buffalo and lion. The park’s extensive wetlands make for interesting game viewing and bird watching, and you have a chance to visit a traditional Maasai village.
Your guide then takes you back to Nairobi where you keep the safari theme by checking in for a night at Nairobi Tented Camp, located in Nairobi National Park. This is the place to photograph towering giraffes with the city skyline in the far distance!
Then it is on to Kenya’s wildlife showpiece – the Masai Mara – and you can sit back on a scheduled flight and watch the Rift Valley below you as you fly straight in. You enjoy two nights at Porini Mara Camp, exploring the Masai Mara and private conservancies where you are guaranteed excellent and exclusive game viewing. The wild drama of the seasonal Wildebeest Migration takes centre stage but such is the abundance of resident wildlife that this region delivers great sightings all year round and is especially good for large predators. A flight back to Nairobi after a morning walk with Maasai warriors rounds off a packed and exciting six days in Africa.