1 Day Amboseli Joining Budget Trip| Game Drive Package in Kenya by Local Agent Guide
A fantastic 1 day fun trip to Kenya’s second most popular game drive national park. This 1-day trip to Amboseli national park includes road transport, park fees, guide services, 5 hour game drive and lunch in the park.
Visit Amboseli Kenya with this 1-day amboseli safari tour package. The Amboseli day-trip is a full day excursion from Nairobi to Amboseli national park from Nairobi to see the wild elephants and the views of Mt Kilimanjaro. Amboseli 1-day trip packages include a full day game drive, lunch, transport in a safari minivan with roof hatch and services of a professional driver guide. Amboseli day tour-packages from Nairobi can also be a 1,2 or 3 day safari to see more of the wildlife and the mountain.
Start 1 day amboseli safari at 5.00am and drive south eastwards along Mombasa highway. Branch off right at Emali town into Oloitokitok road and drive for a further 1 hour to get to amboseli national park. Amboseli day tours from Nairobi takes about 3.5 hours one way.
Here are 6 Amboseli Day Trip Prices for different categories
Amboseli Day Trip Group
Cost per person excel park fees $
1 person Amboseli private Day trip
2-3 persons Amboseli private Day trip
4-5 persons Amboseli private Day trip
Above 6 persons masai mara private tour
Children under 18yrs
75% of adult rate
Children Below 3 yrs
Free of charge
Explore the Amboseli day trip from Nairobi to see the most scenic views of Kilimanjaro and the wild elephants. The 1 day amboseli safari captures the authentic African adventure by featuring the highest peak in Africa amidst the savannah game and the Masai people. Some of the highlights of an amboseli day tours from Nairobi include the below.
View exciting scenery enroute to Amboseli day trip
Watch the Mount Kilimanjaro on your Amboseli 1 day trip
Drive among the elephants of Amboseli national park
Climb the Amboseli observation hill
See the mirage of Lake Amboseli in your day trip
Enjoy a buffet a mid-day lunch in one of Amboseli lodges
Stumble upon a pride of Amboseli lions in your day trip
1. View Exciting Scenery Enroute to Amboseli Day Trip
Your day starts early with a predawn drive down the A109 towards Mombasa. Scenes along your 1 day amboseli safari are equally exciting. At dawn, giraffes and zebras will great you from behind the fences of the many private game ranches enroute. The sun’s rays beating upon your forehead with its golden yellow colour. Smell the freshness of the rural areas away from Nairobi’s smog and settle in for an eventful Amboseli day trip.
1. Scenery enroute to Amboseli Day Trip
Masai homesteads dot the plains with their cattle and red clad males going about their business in this early morning drive. At Emali town, branch off right into oloitoktok road and driving for an hour in such scenic Kapiti plains, you will loose yourself to the sights. Kilimanjaro will be visible at a certain point where you start to see the ice covered peak Kibo from miles away.
Ask the driver to stop so that you can take some amazing pictures of the roof of Africa. You dont want to miss the biggest attraction of your amboseli day tours from Nairobi.
2. Watch the Mount Kilimanjaro on Your Amboseli Day Trip
Explore Masai Mara game reserve in a camping safari from Nairobi. Exploring Masai Mara will see you view the big five animals and the wildebeest migration in July to October. Immerse yourself in this amazing wilderness staying in some of the most comfortable lodges or tented camps. The tented camps of Masai Mara can be either luxury camps or budget tented camps.
8 Steps to Booking a Masai Mara Safari in Kenya
For some people, booking an Masai mara safari is as easy as walking into a travel agency and picking a holiday off the rack. While this is the easy way to buy a package, it is also the most expensive. You can use this article to do your own research and find a local operator to book with hence saving hundreds of dollars.
While this may look hard, its pretty easy to follow these steps and get a fairly priced local tour operator in Nairobi Kenya. Follow this step by step article and you may save some good money in booking your next tour to Masai Mara.
1. Do your research
You will need to do some research for find a good local agent to book a Masai Mara camping safari with. A quick search online will give you a sample of good tour companies in Nairobi Kenya. Based on the prices, you can tell which company is making an effort to give you discounted rates. You can look for group joining safari packages so as to save money by sharing the vehicle. You will find that many Nairobi tour companies offer daily departures from Nairobi. Depending on the number of days you want to go on safari, you will get a very good idea on what is the range between budget and pricy packages.
2. Use a Local Tour Operator Company
Local tour operator prices generally tend to be cheaper than prices from foreign travel agents. The reason is simply the fact that, by the time packages get to the international agents, the prices will have been marked up at least twice. So you are likely to get better Masai Mara safari deals from local operators if you deal directly with them. You can get many of the local tour operators listed on Online Travel Agents (OTAs) websites like Safari bookings, Viator, Expedia among others. It’s also possible to simply Google the package you want like 5 days Masai Mara safari in Kenya, and check the prices and deals being offered by the various local tour companies.
3. Check the Operator Tripadvisor Reviews
Trip advisor is a destination and tour company review platform where travellers can look up what past customers are commenting about a company. Trip advisor also provides a forum where travellers can ask questions to past visitors about a certain destination they want to visit. It’s a highly respected website in the travel industry. A good local tour operator will have some good reviews posted by their past clients. You can easily tell a not-so-good company by the frequency and number of negative reviews they have received as compared to the positive ones. Make sure to check out your selected companies before you can engage them.
4. Request for a Tailor-Made Itinerary
Once you have selected the local tour company you want to work with, you can now request them for an itinerary based on your number of days available. Make sure to ask them to make a tailor made itinerary and not necessarily buy off the shelf from their website. Try and explain in great detail, what you are interested in terms of number of days of safari, places you are interested to visit or animals you would like to see. The tour operator will go to great lengths to try and make a perfect-fit itinerary for you. This tailor-made maasai mara itinerary will also depend on your group dynamics including age, family, lifestyle and interests. You will have a back and forth with the tour operator until you have an itinerary that suits your needs in price and places included.
5. Bargain on the Prices
Local tour operators are usually fairly priced and you should be able to get a good deals when booking directly. However, you can always try to bargain for discounts on the quoted price especially if you feel your tour group is large enough to justify it. Most of the local Kenyan tour operators will be able to offer you a small discount especially for the lodge based safari packages to Masai Mara. However, masai mara budget tour packages are mostly fixed in price due to their already reduced pricing points. So unless you feel that a tour package is overpriced, the budget Masai Mara safari packages are usually take-as-is.
6. Pay a Down Payment to the Safari
Once you have agreed on the safari itinerary content and prices with your tour outfitter, you can proceed to pay a down payment on the safari. In most cases, the safari operators in Nairobi will request you to pay 40% deposit on the tour and the balance at least 45 days to arrival date. This is more so important if you are booking within the peak season between July and October. During this peak season, rooms are scarce due to demand and you should make an effort to book your safari as early as possible. This will help the tour operator to secure your rooms in lodges well in advance.
7. Request for Proof of Payments
Your local tour operator in Nairobi will furnish you with proof that your lodge has been booked. This will help you to know that some part of your safari has already been confirmed. Kindly note that any cancellation from this point onwards will come with cancellation fees. The hotels usually charge between 25% to 100% of any payments if your booking is cancelled anywhere between 45 days and a no show.
8. Pay the Balance of Tour Cost
For bookings during peak season, make sure you have paid the balance of 60% of the tour cost at least 45-30 days before your arrival date. Most hotels insist that full payment of the booking should be done 45 days before arrival especially in the peak season. In case you are paying at last minute, 100% payment for the tour may be requested of you as a 1 off payment. Rooms are seriously scarce during the months of July to October and any chance you get to secure your masai mara accommodation should be taken as quickly as possible.
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Discover Masai Mara game reserve safari from Nairobi. Explore Maasai Mara 3, 4 or 5 day safari staying in luxury lodges or budget tented camps. Watch the big five animals and the great wildebeest migration and the Mara river crossing stampede. Whichever Masai Mara tour package you choose, you will be in for a treat in one of Africa most sought after wilderness vacation.
Here are 8 best Masai Mara game reserve safari highlights and things to do in Mara.
Explore Big five game drives
Discover Mara Walking safaris
Camp in tented camps
Watch the birds
Track the Wildebeest migration
Visit a Masai village
Ride a horse
Fly in a Masai Mara balloon safari
1. Explore Big Five Game Drives
Explore Masai Mara game reserve in 2 daily game drives to look out for the lions, elephants, buffalos, leopard and rhinos. You will experience a game drive at 6:00am and again an evening game drive at 16:00hrs until dusk. Drive along the expansive Mara plains with wildlife strewn all over the plains. Masai Mara is home to over 3 million animals including giraffes, zebras, hyenas, cheetahs, gazelles, hippos, jackals, baboons, wild dogs among other millions of animals. You will be able to view the big five animals in a single day in the Masai Mara.
2. Discover Mara Walking Safari
Discover Masai Mara walking safaris in private ranches around the Masai Mara game reserve. Most of the group ranches around the Masai Mara offer walking safaris. You will be picked by an armed Masai warrior and walk among the wildlife in the plains in the early morning to view wildlife as close as possible. Your Masai Mara guided walking safari will last s for 1hr or 2 hours and you are able to see the lions, elephants, giraffes, rhinos at a much closer proximity.
3. Camp in Tented camps
You can camp in tented camps in Masai Mara to get that exciting oneness with nature feeling. Experience immersion in nature by sleeping in a tented camp complete with a bed, private bathrooms and a verandah to watch the sunset from. You don’t have to break the bank by staying in lodges while you can stay in some of the Masai Mara budget tented camps just next to the Masai Mara game reserve. Enjoy a bon fire in the evening outside your tented camp as you savor the day’s exploits in the game drives.
4. Watch the Birds in Masai Mara
Go on bird watching trips in Masai Mara and watch the more than 400 species of birds in the game reserve. Masai Mara has many species of birds in the various ecosystems including the riverine and ponds, the savannah grassland birds and the forest area birds around the forested areas. There are some resident masai mara bird’s species and some migratory birds that you can watch in Masai Mara. Some of the birds you will see in grasslands include secretary birds, kori bustards, ground hornbills, jaunty crowned plovers etc. on swampy areas you will see the saddle billed storks, yellow billed storks, sacred ibis, goliath heron and rufous bellied heron. Birds of prey include the martial eagle and the pigmy falcon including the majestic bateleur eagle.
5. Track the Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara
Track wildebeest migration for 3 or 4 days across the plains of Masai Mara safari. You will go on long game drives viewing the millions of wildebeests across the grasslands. Get a chance to see most of the 1.5 million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles migrating from Tanzania into Kenya and back. Your wildebeest tracking game drives will see you get close to live lion kills, cheetah chases and leopard ambushes. All the big cats will keep you entertained as they chase around the wildebeests. Mara river crossings are great places you will visit to see the awesome river stampedes as thousands of wildebeest scram and swim in the flooded river. Against all odds and marauding crocodiles, the wildebeests cross the river Mara in great numbers and you will able to witness and discover the migration in all its greatness.
6. Visit a Masai village
You can visit a Masai village on your second day in Masai Mara. You have option of several Masai villages to go to in one of the afternoons. Learn how the Masai people dance the jumping dance, how they make fire from sticks, how they marry and many other local traditions. Visit one of their houses that have little ventilation and made from dirt and cow dung. Visiting the Masai village, you should also be ready to be asked to buy some trinkets and curios made by the Masai. These are mostly beadworks as the traditional knives and daggers won’t get into a plane. The Masai will be happy to invite you to join in their traditional jumping dance.
7. Ride a Horse
Ride a horse and go on horse riding game drives in the private conservancies around Masai Mara game reserve. You will go on a guided horseback game drive in Masai Mara to watch the animals up close on horses. These are very popular safaris that allows you to ride off road as opposed to going on a game drive in a car which restricts you to the motorable tracks only. This will ensure that you are able to get as close as possible to the game and wildlife.
8. Fly in a Masai Mara Balloon safaris
Go fly in a balloon safari in Masai Mara and watch the wildlife from up above. You will be picked early before dawn for your balloon safari in Masai Mara. Your Mara balloon flight starts before dawn and you will be able to see the sunrise and the animals below as they scamper from your balloon. The cool morning weather coupled with the millions of animals below and the thrill of the actual ride makes a Mara balloon safari a must activity. After the flight, you will be served with a champagne breakfast and go on a 1hr game drive as well as get a certificate after the ride. Make sure to go on a Masai Mara balloon safari. The Masai Mara balloon safari cost is worth the time you will spend and the experience.
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