7 Days Kenya Wildlife Safaris - Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Naivasha, Mara
6 Nights Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Naivasha, Masai Mara Tours - Mombasa or Nairobi
Tour Category: 7 Days Kenya Holidays Safari Tours (starting Mombasa or Nairobi)
7 Days 6 Nights Kenyan Safaris. Overview of national parks / game reserves in Kenya you will visit during this 7 days private safari.
Safari to Amboseli National Park Kenya.
The first park you will visit during this 6 nights Kenya safari
Amboseli offers some of the best opportunities to see wildlife because of its vegetation which is sparse due to the long dry months.
The park is at the core of an 8,000 square kilometres (3,100 sq mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border.
240 kilometres (150 miles) southeast from the capital city Nairobi, Amboseli National Park is the second most popular national park in Kenya after Maasai Mara National Reserve and the visit can easily be done in a weekend.
Amboseli National Park is home to wild animals, which include the African elephant, cape buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest among other African animals.
There is also a host of Kenyan birds, both large and small, to see if you keep your eyes open and stop at every sighting.
For bird watchers, Amboseli National Park offers you fantastic opportunities to see hundred's of bird species, some very unique to this particular area only.
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Safari to Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya.
The second park you will visit during this 7 days private wildlife safari in Kenya
Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. The lake's abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously line the shore.
Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Black and white rhinos have also been introduced.
Lake Nakuru is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions, of flamingos nesting along the shores.
The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink.
Also of interest is an area around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes, black rhinos and white rhinos.
Among the predators are lion, cheetah and leopard, the latter being seen much more frequently in recent times. The park also has large sized pythons that inhabit the dense woodlands, and can often be seen crossing the roads or dangling from trees.
As well as flamingos, there are myriad other bird species that inhabit the lake and the area surrounding it, such as African fish eagle, goliath heron, hamerkop, pied kingfisher and verreaux eagle.
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Safari to Lake Naivasha National Park.
The third park you will visit during this 6 nights Kenya private wildlife safari
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya and is part of the Great Rift Valley. There is no visible outlet, but since the lake water is relatively fresh it is assumed to have an underground outflow.
The lake is home to a variety of types of wildlife including over 400 different species of bird and a sizeable population of hippos.
The fish community in the lake has been highly variable over time, influenced by changes in climate, more so global warming.
Joy Adamson, the author of Born Free, lived on the shores of the lake in the mid-1960s.
At the beginning of the 20th Century, Naivasha completely dried up and effectively disappeared. The resulting open land was farmed, until heavy rains a few years later caused the lake to return to existence, swallowing up the newly established estates.
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Safari to Masai Mara Game Reserve Kenya.
The fourth park you will visit during this 7 days private safari in Kenya
Maasai Mara is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, game, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson's gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration.
Masai Mara Game Reserve ranks amongst the world's finest wildlife sanctuary with well over 450 species of animals having been sighted in this marvel of nature.
The endless plains of the Maasai Mara are the setting for the world's greatest wildlife spectacle - over 1.5 million animals, including the wildebeest and zebra migration.
They are in turn relentlessly tracked by Africa's great predators, including lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs, making for some of the most amazing hunting scenarios witnessed in the wild.
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7 days Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara Private Safari Tours