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6 Days best African lions safari and rhinos

6 Days best African lions safari and rhinos

Embark on a mesmerizing 6 Days best African lions safari and rhinos into the heart of Africa’s wildlife wonders with the Africa Big Cats and Rhino Safari. This extraordinary adventure promises an unparalleled experience, immersing you in the captivating landscapes and diverse wildlife of the African continent. The expedition begins at the exclusive Solio Rhino Sanctuary, renowned for its commitment to rhino conservation. Within this sanctuary, a guarantee awaits: the sighting of Africa’s famed lions, leopards, buffalos, and rhinos.

Solio Rhino conservation

Solio rhino conservation sanctuary stands out as a haven for both black and white rhinos, providing a unique opportunity to witness these majestic creatures up close in their natural habitat. As you traverse the sanctuary on 6 Days best African lions safari and rhinos, the iconic Mount Kenya graces the backdrop, adding a touch of grandeur to the scene. The 6 Days best African lions safari and rhinos, curated by wild portraits safaris, delves deeper into the lives of Solio’s cat families, offering photographers an ideal setting to capture these magnificent animals in their element.

The Aberdare National Park

Transitioning from the rhino sanctuary, the journey continues through the Aberdares National Park, a realm known for its breathtaking landscapes and enchanting waterfalls. This is the very place where royalty once tread, with Queen Elizabeth II visiting as a princess and departing as a queen. Ascending through the park, encounters with Africa’s diverse wildlife become a visual feast – from the majestic African elephant to expansive herds of buffalos, agile hyenas, graceful waterbucks, reedbucks, and elusive mountain bushbacks and giant forest hogs.

Horse riding and boat ride at Lake Naivasha Natinional Park

Exiting the Aberdares National Park at Mutubio gate, the 6 Days best African lions safari and rhinos expedition ventures towards the picturesque Lake Naivasha. Here, the outdoor safari activities take a different dimension – walking amidst wildlife and observing them from the vantage point of a horse. The horseback ride proves to be an intimate experience, bringing you remarkably close to animals such as giraffes, as they perceive the horse as a natural part of their environment. A boat ride on Lake Naivasha presents a different spectacle, with hippos lazing in the water and fish eagles gracefully hunting for their aquatic prey. The pied kingfisher hovers, providing an opportunity for stunning photographs as it seeks a protein snack.

Masai Mara lions Safaris

Having absorbed the natural beauty of Naivasha, the 6 Days best African lions safari and rhinos continues towards the renowned Maasai Mara, the quintessential home of Africa’s big cats.

The majestic lions of the Maasai Mara, proudly reigning over the vast savannah, embody the spirit of wild Africa in its purest form. As the apex predators of this iconic wildlife reserve, these regal creatures captivate the hearts and imaginations of visitors from around the globe. The Masai Mara, often hailed as the crown jewel of Kenya’s wildlife sanctuaries, provides a stage for these magnificent lions to showcase their strength, resilience, and innate grace.

The land of the African lions Masai Mara

The Maasai Mara’s lion population is renowned for its density and diversity, offering an unparalleled opportunity to witness the fascinating dynamics of these social felines. Lions, the only truly social cats, form intricate family structures known as prides. These prides, consisting of lionesses, cubs, and often a dominant male, navigate the grassy plains and acacia-dotted landscapes with a majestic presence which you will learn more about and get to enjoy during the 6 Days best African lions safari and rhinos.

Lions, the social cats

The lions of the Maasai Mara are not merely inhabitants of this vast wilderness; they are the rulers, their roars echoing across the savannah, asserting their dominance and marking their territory. The Mara lions are adept hunters, showcasing their predatory prowess during thrilling hunts, often witnessed by fortunate onlookers. The sight of a lioness stealthily approaching her prey or a pride working collaboratively to bring down a formidable target is a spectacle that etches itself into the memories of those fortunate enough to witness it.

One of the most awe-inspiring events in the Maasai Mara is the annual wildebeest migration, a phenomenon that sees millions of wildebeests, zebras, and other herbivores traversing the plains in search of greener pastures. Lions, which are opportunistic predators, seize this moment to hunt. The Mara lion prides strategically position themselves along the migration route, anticipating the bounty that the herds bring. The ensuing scenes of lions against the backdrop of a moving sea of wildebeests create a visual masterpiece, accentuating the raw beauty and harsh realities of the circle of life in the wild.

The Maasai Mara lions also play a vital role in the delicate balance of the ecosystem. Their presence regulates herbivore populations, preventing overgrazing and ensuring the health of the grasslands. During the 6 Days best African lions safari and rhinos you will learn about the intertwined relationships between predators and prey creating a dynamic equilibrium that has sustained the Mara’s rich biodiversity for centuries.

Beyond the biological significance, the lions of the lions especially the big male lions of the Masai Mara embody the spirit of Africa, symbolizing strength, resilience, and the untamed beauty of the wilderness. Conservation efforts within the reserve focus on preserving these majestic creatures and their habitats, recognizing their integral role in maintaining the delicate harmony of the entire Masai Mara ecosystem.

For those fortunate enough to witness the lions of the Maasai Mara on the 6 Days best African lions safari and rhinos, the experience transcends mere observation; it becomes a connection with the primal forces that define the African wilderness. As the golden mane of a Mara lion shimmers in the sunlight, and its piercing gaze meets yours, a profound sense of awe and reverence envelopes you, leaving an indelible imprint of the untamed majesty of Africa’s iconic big cats.

Overview

Africa big cats and rhino safari 6 days takes you to the private Solio ranch for Africa rhino tour. This is a safari package you are guaranteed to see Africa’s big five. Solio is one of the best places in rhino conservation and here at Solio you get both the black and white rhinos. You also get to see the big cats and the Mount Kenya towers in the back ground. Africa big cats and rhino safari 6 days Trail Safar explores the cat families of Solio giving you perfect photography opportunities. After spending time at the Solio rhino sanctuary our Africa big cats and rhino safari 6 days take us through the Aberdares National park famed for its landscapes and waterfalls, the place where the queen came in as a princess and left as the queen. We encounter the African elephant as we ascend this beautiful park, big herds of buffalos, hyenas, waterbucks reedbucks and mountain bush backs are all to be found as you take in the breath taking landscapes. We exit Aberdares National park at Mutubio gate and drive to Naivasha which offers out door safari activities like walking, watching wildlife from the back of a horse. The horse ride particularly gets you up-close to animals for example the giraffes and other herbivores as they see the horse as just part of them. Enjoy a boat ride watching hippos and fish eagles hunting for fish. Get amazing shots of the pied kingfisher as he hovers looking for a protein snack. After enjoying the great outdoors its time to hit the road and head to the homes of the big cats of Africa, the Masai Mara. The greatest wildlife conservation area. The home of the big cats, lions’ leopards cheetahs, the small cats like the serval. This is also the place where the great wildebeest migration takes place with magical river crossings at the Mara river as the hop and jump avoiding the hungry jaws of the crocodiles.

Itinerary

Leave Nairobi in the morning and head to Solio ranch nestled between the Aberdare ranges and the snowcapped mount Kenya. In Solio ranch the rhino conservation is a success story and both the black and white rhinos wander around in plenty. Other animals such as lions, leopards’ zebras and other herbivores abound. After the full afternoon game drive, you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight

After breakfast we leave Solio, Nyeri area and get into the Aberdare ranges locally known as Nyandarua ranges meaning the dry hide of a cow. We drive through the different levels of mountain vegetation as we come across animals like the giant forest hog, elephants, hyenas, cape buffalos’ duikers’ bushbucks and if lucky melanistic serval cat if not the rare melanistic leopard. We make stops for the enchanting landscapes as we ascend the ranges. Magnificent water falls like the Chania falls and Kenya’s biggest water fall, the karuru falls are to be found here and we get to explore them. The queen’s caves is not to be by passed as its not only breathtaking but it’s a story unto itself as it played as a hiding spot for Kenya’s freedom fighters the Mau Mau. It was also used by queen Elizabeth for picnic and the Magura falls makes it even a more magnificent spot. We later exit the park and drive for approximately 2 hrs. to Lake Naivasha for overnight

After an early breakfast we head out for a boat ride, about one hour in the only fresh water lake in the Kenyan rift valley that is home to hippos and over 400 bird species. Get pied kingfishers in action, the African fish eagle busy looking for the all-important protein source, the fish. Common carp is the most common fish here. After the boat ride, we go for a horse ride or nature walk depending on your preference at the crescent island or the sanctuary farm. You can also do a bike ride as you watch wildlife, you will have a guide with you. Later drive to the Masai Mara with lunch on the way and reach in time for the evening game drive. Check in to the lodge/camp for dinner after the game drive

After an early breakfast we head out for a boat ride, about one hour in the only fresh water lake in the Kenyan rift valley that is home to hippos and over 400 bird species. Get pied kingfishers in action, the African fish eagle busy looking for the all-important protein source, the fish. Common carp is the most common fish here. After the boat ride, we go for a horse ride or nature walk depending on your preference at the crescent island or the sanctuary farm. You can also do a bike ride as you watch wildlife, you will have a guide with you. Later drive to the Masai Mara with lunch on the way and reach in time for the evening game drive. Check in to the lodge/camp for dinner after the game drive

Another full day spent exploring this precious wildlife gem. Flexible game drives

After early breakfast we head out for our Last game drive. Capture silhouettes of topis , giraffe elephant or even lucky a male lion silhouette. After an exciting morning game drive, we drive back to Nairobi.

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6 Days best African lions safari and rhinos