6 Days Kenya tour Mt. Longonot, Hell’s Gate, Maasai Mara
Highlights of 6 Days Kenya tour Mt. Longonot, Hell’s Gate, Maasai Mara:
• Hell’s Gate with its wildlife versus walking and cycling.
• Prolific birds life with over 100 species recorded in the park. These include Verreaux’s Eagles, vultures, augur swifts, and buzzard.
• The crater forest, an extinct volcano, scenic landscape, amazing views of lake Naivasha and the charming Great Rift Valley.
• The remarkable Maasai Mara and her teeming wildlife concentration to include the Big Five and Big Cats
• Scenic boat ride on Lake Naivasha where you can see hippos
• Chance to float on a hot air balloon flight for amazing aerial views of the Maasai Mara plains is not to be missed
Day one: Arrival into Nairobi, the capital of Kenya
Your flight arrives into Nairobi from where you are met, assisted and then transferred to your comfortable hotel on bed and breakfast. Nairobi is Kenya safari hub with all major tours starting here. One of our experts will brief you about your tour in Kenya. Accommodation at Sarova Panafric Hotel.
Day two: Drive from Nairobi to Mount Longonot hiking
Your adventure packed Kenya safari tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel at 8 am. The drive is through The Great Rift Valley view point. Arrive at Mount Longonot National Park Gate for registration and to the base from where we start our hike to the top (crater), rising to 9108ft / 2,776m. Rising from the floor of the Great Rift Valley like a monolith is the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot. The unique feature is the thick forest that lies within the crater of the mountain. The crater rim also provides great scenic views across the beautiful Rift Valley all the way to Lake Naivasha. Major wildlife attractions at Mount Longonot include buffaloes, lion, elands, bushbucks, leopard, giraffe, common zebra, and Grant’s gazelles. You will have a peak circuit trek of the crater. You will then descend from the hike and drive to Naivasha for late lunch. The afternoon is free for sunset boat ride to see the hippos. Dinner and night at your tented camp, Lake Naivasha Cresent Camp or Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, B, L, D
Day three: Hell’s Gate National Park Walking and Cycling
Start with breakfast and a short drive to The Hell’s Gate National Park for a day of guided walking and cycling tour of this scenic park amongst herbivores, no carnivores. The park has spectacular sceneries that include towering cliffs, stark rock towers, water-gouged gorges, scrub-clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam. It is an activity oriented park, a haven for hikers and cyclists. Common animals to be found here include the African buffalo, eland, zebra, Thomson’s gazelle hartebeest, and baboons. The park is equally home to Chandler’s mountain reedbuck and klipspringer antelope. It has also a prolific birdlife with over one hundred species of birds recorded including Verreaux’s Eagles, vultures, augur buzzard and swifts. Return to the camp for the night, Lake Naivasha Cresent Camp, B, L, D
Day four: From Lake Naivasha to the scenic Maasai Mara
An early breakfast is provided at the camp. You then drive to the Maasai Mara with on route lunch in Narok. Continue into the camp for check in. There is an afternoon game viewing tour drive in this panoramic savannah game reserve situated in the North of the Serengeti Plains and famous for its highest wildlife concentrations. Dinner & overnight at Ol Moran Tented Camp, B, L, D.
Day five: The Majestic Maasai Mara safari tour
Spend a full day in Masai Mara with safari game drives being the greatest moments for game viewing in this mystic acacia-topped plains, a time where the soft red hues of the sun will give your photographs the clarity of the actual African savannah. The full day of game drives combining the morning and afternoon as you explore in-depth of this fabled wildlife-packed haven. The Maasai Mara offers a fitting conclusion to your Kenya safari adventure. The Maasai Mara on a Kenyan safari experience is just remarkable for its charming interactions that you witness with individual animals and the vast beauty of these great stretches of plains wilderness. Overnight accommodation at Ol Moran Tented Camp, B, L, D.
Optional on activities:during 6 Days Kenya tour Mt. Longonot, Hell’s Gate, Maasai Mara:
-Maasai authentic local village tour for cultural experience: US$ 25 per person
-Hot air balloon safari: US$ 450 per person
Day six: The Maasai Mara back to Nairobi
Early morning game viewing in Masai Mara followed by breakfast and transfer back to Nairobi for the night at Wildebeest Camp, B.
6-days Kenya tour price: US$ 1485 per person sharing. Single room supplement: US$ 260
6 Days Kenya tour Mt. Longonot, Hell’s Gate, Maasai Mara safari price includes:
-Guaranteed price; Guaranteed departure
-Guaranteed window seat!
-Safari transport in a minivan with pop-up roof for game viewing, photography and touring
-Guided Mt. Longonot hiking
-Guided Hell’s Gate walking or cycling safari
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari
-Meals plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
-Accommodation in a choice of twin, double or triple room
-Park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-Game drives as detailed in the itinerary
-Safari starts and ends in Nairobi
6 Days Kenya tour Mt. Longonot, Hell’s Gate, Maasai Mara tour price excludes:
-Tipping to your tour guide
-Any local and international flights
-Items of a personal nature
-Optional extra activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary