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Kenya’s top 3 southern attractions

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Safari: Kenya

Kenya’s top 3 southern attractions

Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara are southern Kenya's superstars, the best places for your safari

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This safari shows you the highlights of Kenya’s south. It includes three areas that epitomise East Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro with Amboseli elephant in the foreground, as well as flamingo, pelican and rhino in the Rift Valley lake of Nakuru. This is followed by the famous Masai Mara eco-system, with the Mara North Conservancy and fended off by the Olare Motorogi Conservancy.

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What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

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Nairobi your arrival

You'll be met on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport and transferred to Nairobi’s Giraffe Manor. This famous Nairobi Hotel is a great start to your safari. Overnight here, with your dinner and breakfast included.

Meals: Dinner and breakfast
Transport: Included

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Chyulu Hills, what a wonderful start

Make an early start to catch your 8am flight to the Amboseli National Park. You'll arrive at Ol Donyo Lodge airstrip 45 minutes later for the start of your Amboseli experience. Chyulu Hills is a beautiful setting, from where you can enjoy walks, game drives, horseback safaris and the Amboseli swamps. You'll overnight here, with meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Amboseli, go down to the swamps

We recommend spending as much time as possible at Chyulu Hills and perhaps venturing south west to the swamps once during your time here. The Chyulu Hills concession is excellent for walking, horse riding, night drives and of course views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your second day and night here, with meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Rift valley lakes, flamingo and Loldia comfort

You'll fly to Lake Nakuru after breakfast via Wilson airport. Explore Lake Nakuru on the lookout for late afternoon leopard, strange Rothschild’s giraffe and perhaps even a rhino sighting. If the water level is right, you should see flamingos and pelicans – all part of the Rift Valley lake experience. Overnight at Loldia House, one of the most famous lodges in the Rift Valley, with meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Rhino, Rothchild's giraffe and more

Enjoy an early breakfast before you go to Lake Nakuru for most of the day. You're welcome to return to the lodge for a hot lunch, or you can take a picnic lunch to enjoy on the shores of this Rift Valley soda lake, where you might see rhino and flamingo. Enjoy your second evening at Loldia House, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner,
Transport: Included

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Into the Mara itself

Today you fly into the Masai Mara Eco System, landing in the Mara North Conservancy. The vast plains of this conservancy, that borders the Masai Mara, offers a plethora of wildlife, including over 450 bird species. It is home to both transient and resident populations of big cats, elephant, buffalo and giraffe, to name a few.

Overnight at Elephant Pepper Camp, with meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner,
Transport: Included

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Explore the confluence of the rivers

On your first (full) day inside the Mara North Conservancy, we recommend that you roam the plains - the best area in the conservancy for cat sightings and interactions. Your highly qualified guide will be in the best position to steer you to the migration action and place you in the best possible position to be a part of the elusive action. Overnight again at Elephant Pepper Camp, with meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Olare Orok, more big cats and off-road driving

You'll be transferred to Olare Motorogi Conservancy to experience the benefits of being outside the Masai Mara Reserve. Here, in the greater Mara ecosystem, you can go walking, off-road driving and on-night game drives. None of which are permitted inside the reserve. Overnight at Kicheche Bush Camp on the eastern side of the conservancy, with meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Utilise the evening drives

Start early with a game drive then return to camp for a late breakfast, followed by a walk. Return to camp for a hot lunch and then make the most of your last afternoon with a game drive into the evening, stopping for sundowners. Enjoy the setting, the camp fire and your last dinner in the Mara, overnighting at Kicheche Bush Camp, with meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Fly Home

You fly back to Nairobi to Wilson airport, where you'll be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International for your flight home.

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