6 Days Masai Mara & Amboseli Wildlife Safari

6 Days Masai Mara & Amboseli Wildlife Safari is one of the best magical wildlife experience in Kenya to explore the Big 5 five game and a lot more different African savannah animals. This package comprises of Masai Mara national reserve, and Amboseli national park.

Masai Mara national reserve is the most famous and popular safari destination in Kenya and anywhere in Africa. Masai Mara national reserve is located in the southwestern of Kenya bordering Serengeti national park in Tanzania which is the best wildlife national park in Africa. Masai mara is comprised of a medley rolling hills, open grassland and acacia woodland supporting quite an incredible profusion and variety of wildlife. The reserve truly blossoms between August and October, when the legendary wildebeest migration, the world’s most breath taking wildlife crossing into Kenya from Tanzania.

Amboseli National Park is located in the southern part of Kenya close to the border with Tanzania covering an area of about 392 square kilometers. Amboseli national park has the most iconic and a beautiful view of the world’s highest in Africa Mountain Kilimanjaro on the north-west of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve because of its diversity and fragile ecosystem of about 5 different habitats such as the acacia forests, Marshes, lakes, dusty plains of open savannah good for game viewing, and the rock formations of lava covered with thorny bushes. Amboseli national park is home to the renowned Big 5 game (Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, Rhinos and Elephants). The Elephants are the main tourist attraction in this park with the largest terrestrial herds with numbers more than 100 individuals from wise old matriarchs to tiny calves. Other animals to find include; the Wildebeests, Cheetahs, Plain Zebras, Crocodiles, Giraffes as well as Hyenas. You will find an impressive different bird species living within the park boundaries. Other attractions include; Amboseli Observation Hill, a hill of volcanic origin and the only high point of the park offering a breath taking panorama that sweeps from the arid and dusty prairie to the green springs and swamps beloved by elephants, hippos and buffalos and, on clear days, especially at dawn and dusk, the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. The best time to visit is the dry seasons from June to October and from December to March; while in the period from November to January birds are present in the park, also those migrating here from Europe and Asia, making the park a paradise for birdwatchers.

Safari highlights of the 6 Days Masai Mara & Amboseli Wildlife Safari

  • Day 1: Transfer to Masai Mara national reserve 
  • Day 2: Full day safari in Masai Mara
  • Day 3: Another day in Masai Mara national reserve
  • Day 4: Transfer to Amboseli National Park
  • Day 5: Full Day Amboseli national park
  • Day 6: Transfer to Nairobi and departure 

Detailed itinerary 

Day 1: Transfer to Masai Mara national reserve 

Depending on your location in Nairobi city, you will be met by our company representative to embark on your journey to transfer to Masai Mara national reserve.  It’s a 5-6 hours’ drive with en-route drive through Narok area where you visit the Masai market. Proceed to enter your park to check-in at your lodge. Dinner and overnight at AA Lodge Masai Mara/Mara Sopa lodge/Mara Sentrim Lodge  

Day 2: Full day safari in Masai Mara

After breakfast, full day in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents, The Masai Mara plains are full of wildebeest during migration season early July to end September, zebra, impala, topi, giraffe, Thomson’s gazelle are regularly seen, leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetah, jackal, and bat-eared foxes. The black rhino is a little shy and hard to spot but is often seen at a distance if you are lucky. Hippos are abundant in the Mara River as are very large Nile crocodiles, which lay in wait for a meal as the wildebeest cross on their annual quest to find new pastures. Later Meals and overnight at lodge as above

Day 3: Another day in Masai Mara national reserve

After breakfast, enjoy another day in Masai Mara search of its popular residents. After the full day game drive with packed lunch and with an evening game drive in the plains, return to the lodge in the evening with great memories of the wildlife. Dinner and overnight at lodge as above

Day 4: Transfer to Amboseli National Park

You will be meant by your guide after breakfast, you will set off your journey to Amboseli national park located in the southern part of Kenya. It’s a 7-8 hours’ drive from Masai Mara to Amboseli national park with en-route lunch. 

Upon arrival, visit the observation hill that gives you an overall view of the whole park especially the swamp and some animals. In the evening, the clouds are usually vividly giving you chances of viewing the snow-capped dome of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in Africa. As your return to the lodge, enjoy an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at AA Lodge Amboseli/Kibo Safari Camp/AA Lodge Amboseli 

Day 5: Full Day Amboseli national park

Have breakfast and explore Amboseli national park. This park is a home of the famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to the savannah elephants. Among other wildlife species include; the lions, cheetah, leopards, wildebeests, buffaloes, monkeys families and rare bird species. Spend your morning and afternoon on game drives also visiting the swamp below observation hill that hosts many elephants, hippos and a variety of water fowls like Pelican and Egyptian goose. Dinner and overnight stay at Lodge as above

Day 6: Transfer to Nairobi and departure 

After breakfast, drive out of the park to return to Nairobi. It’s a 4-5 hours’ drive with lunch break in Nairobi city. Depending on your departure flight back home, you wait for your flight after check-in at the airport for your onward flight back home or drop at your desired location in Nairobi.

End of the 6 Days Masai Mara & Amboseli Wildlife Safari

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