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(Nairobi – Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru National Park- Masai Mara National Reserve, Nairobi)

 Trip Highlights: This is a 6 days best of Kenya Disable Wilderness Private Safari into some of the best Kenya wildlife sanctuaries as highlighted above and visit the Orphanages and schools. This trip will start at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport upon your arrival. During your safari you will be able to see plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya’s big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the leopard among a host of other different animal species. You will stay in best Wheelchair Access friendly lodges, hotels and tented camps during this safari with meals on full board basis. You will use a Converted private 4×4 Land Cruiser safari vehicle for wheelchair Access with wide widows for game viewing.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 18.05 by Swiss Airlines flight No. LX0292. You will be met by our Tour Manager and Driver/Guide who will warmly welcome you, brief you on your safari then thereafter transfer you to your hotel for meals and overnight stay.

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at PanAfric Hotel – Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi – Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, travel to Lake Naivasha and take a boat ride on this lake seeing wildlife on the Crescent Island and then visiting the Hell’s gate National Park and Kongoni Game Reserve. Lunch will be served at the Naivasha Sopa Lodge. After lunch, proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park to arrive in time for afternoon game drive at the Pink Lake referred so for its thousands of pink flamingos and other bird-life-it’s a Bird watchers paradise. It has a surprisingly number of animals; all the “big five” except the elephant can be seen here.
Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

DSC00714Day 3: Lake Nakuru-Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Early morning game viewing at the Pink ,it is a rhino sanctuary and a bird watchers paradise, look for warthogs and water bucks as you leave the Park. Have Breakfast at the tented camp and thereafter, depart for Maasai Mara crossing the Loita plains, see red clad Maasai warriors tend their multi-coloured herds amongst plains game.  You will Arrive Mara in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit the local primary school, and then return to the Game Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Mara Sarova Game Camp

Day 4: Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Morning and afternoon game viewing inside the Park for two days in search for wild game black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, leopard, grants gazelle, even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you, hyenas are plentiful, Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape. You will have optional visit to the Maasai villages for an insight to their culture and visit the local Schools.

Optional Activity

Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at extra cost, if you can physically and certified by the Balloon Flight Pilot. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience.

All Meals and overnight at Mara Sarova Game Camp

Day 5: Maasai Mara National Park – Nairobi

After morning breakfast at the camp, check out and depart for Nairobi. Lunch will be served at Narok town Hotel. You will arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon and be transferred to your hotel for rest, Dinner and Overnight.

Dinner and Overnight at PanAfric Hotel – Nairobi

Day 6: Nairobi City Tour – Departure

On this day, after morning breakfast, you will visit the Nairobi City touring; the Animal orphanage, The safari walk, The Baby elephant orphanage – Sheldrick, and the Giraffe Centre before going for lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. After lunch, you will then transfer to the Airport for your departure flight at 16.05 by South African Airways – Flight No. SA0185.

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 Package cost: kindly inquire by E-mail (cost depends on the number of people travelling and the season of travel)

Includes:

– Game drives based on a special and customized wheelchair friendly 4×4 Land Cruiser Safari Vehicle with open roof for viewing

– All Park entry fees

– All Airports transfers

– Local flights as indicated

– Accommodation with meals in wheelchair friendly triple room in all the establishments named.

– Service of an English-speaking two driver guides

– Driver allowances

– Applicable government taxes and service charge

Package Excludes:

– Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara US$ 450 per person extra

– Cultural visit to Maasai villages @ US$ 25 per person extra

– Any other optional activity which requires extra payment

– Tips to driver guides and porter – Extras at the lodges / camp

– International flight fees and departure taxes

– Visa fees

– Any other item not included in itinerary

Highlights: This amazing safari takes you to visit some parks and reserves in northern Kenya and Tanzania, as well as the famous Maasai Mara for the annual wildebeest migration. The northern circuit is ideal for the adventure loving visitors as it includes some of the most challenging terrain. However the attractions, scenery and game drives are by their very nature extremely rewarding. After your wildlife safari, you will fly to enjoy a beach holiday in the extensive white bleached beaches of the island of Zanzibar. During your safari, you will fly using scheduled local flights between far destinations as well as drive where distances are shorter using a private 4×4 customized open roof land cruiser which will offer you uninterrupted game viewing and photography. You will spend the nights in specified luxury hotels, lodges and camps inclusive of 3 meals per day.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi Kenya, you are welcomed and received by our team of representatives who will give you a short introduction and briefing about the safari. After the briefing you will be transferred to your city hotel for check in and rest from the long flight. The rest of the day is spent in Nairobi visiting various historic sites such as the Nairobi Museum, Nairobi Railway museum; as well as have an opportunity to buy some personal items or change money into local currency.

Nairobi Museum show cases allot of features, like nature exhibition (geology, natural diversity, evolution of diversity, adaptive radiation and human origins) a hall of wonders and a space for audio visual presentations. In addition, there is a reception area, KMS shop and space for temporary exhibitions. There is additional space provided for the ecological dioramas; culture exhibition including cycles of life, contemporary culture and arts; history of Kenya (and history of Nairobi) and a multipurpose education space.

Hotel: Nairobi Serena Hotel

Day 2: Nairobi – Sweetwaters Private Ranch

After breakfast you will check out of the hotel and meet with your driver at the hotel lobby for road transfer to the Sweetwaters Private Ranch. You will be driven through beautifully farmed lands and scenery and approach the semi-arid countryside as you enter into the pristine and private Sweetwaters Conservancy; stopping shortly at the equator for photos. You will arrive for check in and lunch at the luxury tented camp, which is built around a water hole and set in the calm and charming natural wilderness. The ranch is also home to the big five, bird life, chimpanzee sanctuary and beautifully landscaped surroundings. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the camp enjoying game drives. Night game drives are also available on special request within the private conservancy.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 90,000 acre wildlife conservancy in the foothills of Mount Kenya incorporating Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees. A safari on Ol Pejeta is the ultimate Kenyan holiday experience. It is a chance to see the Big 5: elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion and leopard. You will be accommodated in one of two luxurious facilities and have a unique opportunity to meet a tame rhino, Morani, as well as seeing the only chimpanzees in Kenya.

Camp: Sweetwaters Tented Camp

DSC00717 - Copy - CopyDay 3: Sweetwaters Conservancy – Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast you will spend the morning at leisure at the sanctuary which has a higher wildlife to area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya. The conservancy also boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Optional activities available at the camp at an extra cost include camel treks, guided nature walks, bird watching and cultural dances. Afterwards, you will depart from Sweetwaters and be driven to the semi-arid Samburu countryside arriving at your camp for check in and lunch. After lunch depart for afternoon game drives within the park. Samburu has one of the most spectacular game viewing experiences in Kenya because a large part of it is unexplored. It is home to the big five, prolific bird life, a variety of reptiles and aquatic species in the flowing Ewaso Nyiro River, as well as rich cultural and community attractions.

Samburu National Reserve is a wildlife haven. Here you will spot Africa’s big cats – lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. Some animals are unique to this northern Kenya Park: Gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk. The Ewaso Nyiro River, the boundary with the neighboring Buffalo Springs National Reserve, is where the elephants, buffalo and other animal species gather for a drink. You will find the scenic semiarid landscape quite dramatic. The reserve is located within the lands of the colorful semi-nomadic Samburu tribesmen.

Camp: Samburu Intrepids Camp


 

Day 4: Samburu National Reserve

Spend the day in the quiet serene wilderness, probably giving you the rare opportunity to spot the predators as they hunt for the day’s meal. The lodge is strategically built atop a raised ground to allow panoramic views of the distant Samburu hills to one side and Mt. Kenya on the other side. Whether you drive east, west, south or north, the lodge will offer an equal opportunity to see and appreciate nature. Other activities available on special request at the camp include guided nature walks, cultural visits, sundowners and cocktails, bush breakfast, and evening entertainment / dances from the local Samburu tribesmen.

Camp Samburu Intrepid is a camp with a stunning location on the banks of River Ewaso Nyiro where you can easily site crocodiles the please is rich with culture of the Samburu people and a historical spring where a spring was formed after a bomb was dropped after a mistake of identity btw the British and the Italians. The please has a coastal atmosphere.

Camp: Samburu Intrepids Camp

Day 5: Buffalo Springs Game Reserve

This day will be spent in the neighboring Buffalo Springs Reserve, which is only separated from Samburu by the dusty red Ewaso Nyiro River which is dominated by huge Nile crocodiles. This countryside dotted with volcanic peaks offer a sanctuary to a wide variety of animals. These baboons,’ reticulate Giraffe’s, Elephants, waterbucks, gerenuks and grevy zebras. Lion and Cheetahs are not quite so common but plenty of leopards can be sighted. There are no longer any rhinos. It is however less hilly and less dense than Samburu but equally attractive. The Reserve takes its name from an oasis of limpid crystal clear water at the Western end of the Sanctuary. In the evening, you will return to your accommodation for rest, dinner and overnight.

Camp: Samburu Intrepids Camp

Day 6: Samburu National Reserve – Maasai Mara National Reserve

After early breakfast, you will check out of the camp and fly to the great and famous Maasai Mara to see the unforgettable wildlife experience the annual wildebeest migration which takes place every year from July to October. Your flight lands at the Siana Airstrip at approximately 1015hrs at which time you meet with your driver / guide for a welcome game drive within the vicinity. The game drive ends at your camp where you check in and have lunch before proceeding for another rewarding afternoon game drive till evening. Night game drives are also offered at the camp on special request.

Camp: Siana Springs Camp

Day 7: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Spend the day within the Mara Reserve, home to the big five and numerous plains game. You will also visit the Mara River Ecosystem which is teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. It offers the best game and bird-viewing not only in Kenya, but anywhere in Africa. The views across the rolling golden grasslands studded with acacia trees, rivers and forests are dazzling, the sense of space overwhelming. You will explore the park and the vicinity, gently blending into the surrounding wilderness which remains in its virgin condition, while the landscaped gardens filled with indigenous trees at the back which draw a great variety of birds and butterflies.

The Maasai Mara, now The New 7th wonder of the world and 4th most preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine. The most spectacular event of the natural world takes place here; the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture while being followed on their heels by the predators of the savanna; lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. The Maasai Mara hosts over 450 species of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.

Optional activities:

Hot air balloon safari

In the Maasai Mara it is possible to enjoy a hot air balloon ride. These balloons take off at dawn to avoid the heat which develops as the day progresses. They drift high over grazing herds which cannot be accessed by vehicles. After approximately an hour’s flight, a gentle landing is followed by a champagne-style bush breakfast on the landing site, where pilots and passengers toast yet another memorable experience.

OR

Cultural visit to a Maasai village

Early in the morning before breakfast, depart from the camp and visit a nearby Maasai Manyatta / Maasai village / Maasai Homestead, popularly known as “Enkang” in the Maasai Language, for a cultural tour. You will have an opportunity to intermingle with the colorful Maasai tribesmen amidst traditional songs and dances or folklore. These homesteads are made from cow dung and wooden sticks, fenced by a thick round thorn bush fence. The fence protects the people and their cattle from attacks by wild animals and rival tribes. Women are the ones responsible for putting up these homes. Each homestead consists of several houses arranged in order of ranking from the eldest members of the community to the youngest ones. Women also try to earn a living by making and selling traditional ornaments and curios such as necklaces, sandals, clothing, bracelets, chokers, and others. The tour ends after an hour when you return to the lodge for breakfast.

Camp: Siana Springs Intrepids Camp

Day 8: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi – Kilimanjaro – Serengeti National Park

After early breakfast, you will check out of the camp and enjoy a final morning game drive for an opportunity to see the park one last time as you spot early predators as they start off the day. An early morning game drive also gives you an opportunity to see the park when it is most active and lively. The game drives ends up at the Siana Airstrip where you board your morning flight back to Nairobi which departs and arrives at Wilson Airport. At Wilson Airport, you will immediately connect with your flight to Tanzania which departs and reaches Kilimanjaro Airport. You will again connect with your Serengeti flight which departs from Kilimanjaro Airport. You will reach Seronera Airstrip and meet with your driver / guide who will transfer you to your camp for rest, dinner and overnight.

Camp: Serengeti Migration Camp

Day 9: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast experience the exquisite and luxurious Migration Camp which offers wonderful wilderness and excellent unlimited game drives which are conducted by the best qualified African expert Guides either in 4×4 land-rover vehicles or walking on foot.The Serengeti is probably the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. Within its 15,000 sq km area it hosts 3 million large mammals. More than 35 species of plain animals- zebra, wildebeest, eland, giraffe, and others are found here. And so for the big five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. The park is the staging zones for one the most spectacular events in the natural world- the annual migration of wildebeest. This commences around June when over 1 million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle head for the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of pasture. They are followed closely by the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. The Serengeti also has over 500 species of birds.

Camp: Serengeti Migration Camp

 


 

Day 10: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservancy Area

After breakfast, you will explore the park further with a rewarding morning game drive which takes you to places that you never got a chance to explore the previous day. You will then exit from the park and be driven to the Ngorongoro Highlands where you will enjoy scenic views of the escarpment as you proceed to your lodge for check in and late lunch. After lunch, you will have the afternoon at leisure to explore the vicinity of the crater as you enjoy walking safaris as you admire beautiful and splendid views of the crater. Your lodge is perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It has the most magnificent views over the crater floor, which is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion and herds of gazelle and wildebeest. Its position on the Eastern rim allows the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset.

 

Ngorongoro crater covering 260 sq. km, the crater is a great wildlife attraction. You will have no trouble spotting Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and many species of plains animals -Wildebeest, Zebra, Reedbuck, Thompson gazelle and many more. The crater is an attraction in its own right and is one of the wonders of the natural world. The crater supports a year round resident population of a variety of wildlife. You will have no trouble spotting lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and many species of plain animals- wildebeest, zebra, reedbuck, Thompson gazelle and many more.

Lodge: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater Tour

After breakfast your day eleven gives you the full day game drive to explore the breathtaking Ngorongoro Conservancy area with fantastic game viewing of animals in the Crater as well as learning the bush crafts art of the Maasai tribe who lived in the Crater with wildlife and their cattle for over two hundred years.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 12: Ngorongoro Conservancy Area – Arusha – Zanzibar Beach

After breakfast, you will check out of your lodge and depart from the Ngorongoro Conservancy and be driven to Arusha, arriving at the Airport for check in for your afternoon flight to Zanzibar. Your flight lands at Zanzibar International Airport you meet with your driver for transfer to your hotel for beach relaxation. Zanzibar is still the best-kept secret in the Indian Ocean, with its fascinating historical Stone Town and magnificent beaches. Prison Island once the site of a goal for misbehaving slaves, the island lies just off the old stone town. It is fringed with a beautiful coral reef, ideal for snorkeling, and has a lovely white beach for sun-bathing.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Zanzibar Serena Inn

Day 13 – 15: Zanzibar

Spend these days at leisure at the hotel which is located on the sea-front of ancient stone town and enjoy various activities on offer such as a tour of stone town, spice visits, cultural visits, diving, dhow trips and dolphin watching.

All meals and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn

Day 16: Zanzibar Beach-Departure

After breakfast, you will spend the morning at leisure at the hotel. Afterwards, you will check out and be transferred to Zanzibar International Airport to board your flight back to Nairobi. You will reach Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your departure flight to your next destination.

End of Safari.

Cost

Cost Includes

- Full board accommodation and meals in hotels, camps and lodges as stipulated in the itinerary

- Transport in a private and customized 4×4 safari land cruiser safari vehicle with open roof for better game viewing and photography

- Local flights as mentioned: Samburu – Mara; Mara – Nbo; Nbo – Kili; Kili – Sero; Ars – Znz; Znz – Nbo  

- Services of a professional English speaking tour driver/guide

- Flying doctors emergency evacuation insurance

- All park entry fees and game drives as per itinerary

- All Government taxes and levies

Cost excludes:

- Optional activities mentioned in the program such as hot air balloon safari, cultural visit to Maasai village, night game drives, e.t.c

- All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.

- Tips and gratuities to hotel, resort lodges staff and driver/guide

- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

- Any international flight and departure taxes

- Laundry services

- Any other item not included in our itinerary

- Visa entry fees

 

 

 

 

Safari Highlights: Climbing Mount Meru is quite fascinating. The mountain last erupted in 1910 and therefore can be classified as an active volcano. Mount Meru is regarded as Mount Kilimanjaro’s little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru with wild animal frequently found on this mountain. Therefore, an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers. Mount Meru hiking is a strenuous climb so you need to be very fit in order to achieve this trek; you should be used to long distance trekking and should have some high altitude experience. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, in 1904. From Kilimanjaro airport, the mountain is about one and quarter hours to Arusha. From Nairobi airport it is about 5 hours drive to Arusha which is an interesting drive and gives you a good feel about the place and the way people live. Well worth the trip! This trek is often done as a warm up and acclimatization climb for Mount Kilimanjaro. Many tour companies offer a combination package. The mountain is unspoilt and less congested as compared to Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi / Kilimanjaro Airport

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta international Airport, you will be transferred to Arusha arriving ready for lunch and rest in your hotel where you will be accommodated ready for the climbing the next day. Alternatively, on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by our tour manager who will then transfer you to your hotel for overnight rest on bed and breakfast basis ready for the next day’s climbing expedition.

Dinner and overnight at a Arusha Hotel

DSC09719Day 2: Arusha – Mt. Meru Park Gate – Mariakamba Hut (4-5 hours)

After an early breakfast, you will be driven from Arusha to the Mt. Meru Park Gate where you will be met by our Game Ranger and porters. You will have a picnic lunch as you hike for a few hours to Mariakamba Hut at 8,500 ft. From here you may wish to take an evening walk on the slopes to view wildlife at one of the watering holes in the crater.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mariakamba Hut

Day 3: Mariakamba Hut – Saddle Hut (3-4 hours)

After breakfast hike to up to 11,500 ft to arrive at Saddle Hut. If time permits you can climb a little further on Mount Meru for a scenic view of the ‘Roof of Africa’, Mount Kilimanjaro. This will also be part of more acclimatization.

Dinner and overnight stay at Saddle Hut

Day 4: Saddle Hut – Meru Summit (4-6 hours) – Mariakamba Hut

You will have an early rise to hike all the way to the summit before the afternoon clouds cover the summit. From the summit, you will descend back to the 11,500 ft Saddle Hut in time for lunch. After lunch, hike down to Mariakamba Hut for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mariakamba Hut

Day 5: Mariakamba Hut – Arusha

You will enjoy breakfast at the camp and spend the morning at leisure. You will then descend to the park gate to connect with your waiting transfer vehicle back to your Arusha Hotel or back to Nairobi.

End of Safari

Package cost: kindly inquire by E-mail (cost depends on the number of people traveling and the season of travel)

Prices quoted include:

* Transport to and from Nairobi to Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha town and back

* Transport from your hotel to the Park Gate

* Mt Meru route trek as itinerary depicts

* All services begin and end at Nairobi / Kilimanjaro Airport as per the itinerary

* Accommodation and 3-meal plan while in mountain huts or tents when camping

* Service of an English speaking professional Mountain guide on the mountain, porters and skilled cook together with treated water on the trek

* All National Park entrance and camp site fees, Rescue fees, Hut fees,

* All food – breakfasts, lunches (packed if necessary) and evening meals prepared by our own cook.

* Return airport transfers from/to Nairobi / Kilimanjaro Airport

Prices quoted exclude:

* Travel and personal accident insurance

* Tips, Visas, International flights and taxes

* Personal hiking equipment-sleeping bags, boots etc

* Expenditure on all drinks

* Medical evacuation insurance

* Items of a personal nature and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

 

Trip highlights: This is an exciting 4 days safari into the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife. The trip will start from Diani, Mombasa, where you will be picked from and transferred to Maasai Mara National Reserve. During your safari, you will have a chance to spot plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya’s big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the leopard amongst a host of other different animal species. After your safari you will be transferred back to Diani by flight and thereafter back to your beach resort in Diani. You will travel in a shared 4×4 vehicle within the Reserve and stay in Governor’s Camp on a full board basis for the 3 nights that you will be visiting.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Diani, Mombasa – Maasai Mara National Reserve

 In the morning, you will be met by the Tour Guide/Driver at your beach resort in Diani, Mombasa and be briefed about your safari. You will then be escorted you to your vehicle for transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve by road. You will arrive on time for your lunch at Governor’s Camp and afterwards depart for game viewing till evening.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is an extension of the Serengeti National Reserve in Tanzania. It is not the largest park in Kenya, but probably the most famous. The entire area of the park is nestled within the enormous Great Rift Valley that extends from the Mediterranean Sea to South Africa. The terrain is primarily open grassland with clusters of acacia tree. Wildlife tends to be most concentrated in the western border in the Oloololo escarpment because the swampy ground means that access to water is always good and human disruption is usually minimal.

 Lunch, dinner and overnight at Governor’s Camp

Day 2 & 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve (2 Full Days)

You will spend these wonderful days within this extensive reserve enjoying three game viewing drives per day. All meals will be served at your tented camp or could be substituted by picnic lunches as per the camp’s program. During your visit, you will have an opportunity to spot the great annual migration as well as the big five amongst other types of wildlife found in the plains. In the evening, you will be transferred back to your tented camp for rest and meals.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is Kenya’s finest wildlife reserve. Everything about this reserve is outstanding. Maasai Mara is one of the best plains’ game reserve where you can actually encounter a live Discovery Channel, a haven for viewing a congregation of all sorts of animals in a five-mile radius: A pride of lions can be spotted ready to make a run for a gazelle, a cheetah and its cub taking a nap on a rock, a pair of ostriches walking the open stretches of the savannah or a gazelle giving birth. Herds of elephants wallowing at a water pool or a herd of buffaloes feeding, crocodiles down hunting the migrating wildebeest or the migrating gazelles. Other live feeding expeditions may include a herd of hyenas fighting for a hunted meal, the vulture tearing the carcasses and the giraffes galloping as they feed on top leaves of acacia trees.

All meals and overnight stay at Governor’s Camp

DSC00717 - CopyDay 4: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Mombasa – Diani Beach

You will enjoy early morning game viewing and thereafter return to your tented camp for brunch. After brunch, depart for a final game drive. After your final game drive, you will depart the Mara Reserve in the afternoon flight and return to Mombasa, where you will be met and transferred to your beach resort in Diani.

End of Safari

Package cost: kindly inquire by E-mail (cost depends on the number of people travelling and the season of travel)

 Cost Includes:

- Park entrance fees

- Full board accommodation and meals in Governor’s Camp while on this safari

- Return air flight from Mara to Diani

- Transfers from your beach resort to Maasai Mara by road and from the airstrip back to your beach resort

- Three game drives per day

- Service of an English speaking driver/guide

- Transport based on a shared 4×4 with pop up roof for game viewing and photography

- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver

- Government taxes

Package Excludes:

- Extras at the camp i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.

- International flight fees and departure taxes

- Tips to porters and drivers

- Tips and gratuities to camp staff or driver/guide

- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

- Laundry services

- Travel insurance

 

 

 

(Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Maasai Mara National Reserve)

Trip Highlights: This is an exciting and fascinating 4 days road safari which takes you to some of the best wildlife sanctuaries and attractions in Kenya. You will be able to enjoy the best of game viewing and bird watching experiences as you visit Samburu National Reserve, which is home to the rare and unusual reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Gravy’s zebra and Beisa Oryx; Lake Nakuru National Park, which is famous for millions of fuchsia-pink flamingos; and the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, which is the New 7th wonder of the world and 4th most preferred tourist destination in the world. During your safari, you are likely to see a very wide variety of wildlife including the big five and other species of animals found in the plains. You will travel with our tour guide/driver in a 4×4 safari land cruiser and spend the nights in tented camps.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve

Upon your arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by the Tour Manager who will brief you about your safari and escort you to your vehicle for departure to Samburu National Reserve. You will drive through rolling agricultural land and stop over for lunch at Nyeri Town. You will then cross the equator and approach the semi-desert countryside in Samburu. You will arrive in the evening.

Samburu National Reserve is a wildlife haven. Here you will spot Africa’s big cats-lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. Some animals are unique to this northern Kenya Park; gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudus and gerenuk. The Ewaso Nyiro River, which is the boundary with the neighboring Buffalo Springs National Reserve, is where the elephant buffalo and other animal species gather for a drink. You will find the scenic semiarid landscape quite dramatic. The reserve is located within the lands of the colorful semi-nomadic Samburu tribesmen.

Dinner and overnight stay will be at Ashnil Samburu Camp or similar

Day 2: Samburu National Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park

You will enjoy an early pre-breakfast game viewing drive around the reserve so as to observe the early predators starting off their day. You will return to your camp for breakfast and thereafter spend the morning hours viewing elephants, lions, and the northern specialties such as the Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx and Gravy’s Zebras. You may also see crocodiles getting some sun on the sandbank or snapping their jaws during their feed. In the early afternoon you will depart Samburu for Lake Nakuru arriving in the evening.

Dubbed ‘the greatest bird spectacle on earth due to the millions of fuchsia-pink flamingo that flock to feed on the teeming algae of its alkaline waters, Lake Nakuru is also an ornithologist’s paradise and also a sanctuary for both black and white rhino. Its pink-frosted shores and sky-mirrored waters also yield some of the most evocatively beautiful photo images in Africa. The park offers an incredible 450 different species of water, fish-eating, terrestrial and migratory birds including the pelican, fish eagle, secretary bird, heron, egret, hammerkop and grebe. Established as Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary, the park now hosts one of the largest black rhino concentrations in the country while substantial numbers of white rhino have also been introduced

Dinner and overnight stay will be at Lake Nakuru Guesthouse or similar

flamingosDay 3: Lake Nakuru National Park – Maasai Mara National Reserve

You will enjoy early morning game viewing to get a chance to spot the early predators. You will then return to your lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, you will enjoy more game viewing till lunch time. After having lunch at your lodge, you will depart Lake Nakuru for Maasai Mara arriving in the evening.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve, now the New 7th wonder of the world and 4th most preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance ad variety that it is difficult to imagine. The annual migration of the wildebeest and the zebras starts from the Serengeti as they search for water and pasture while at the same time being followed on their heels by the predators of the savannah; Lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures. It hosts over 450 species of animals which includes lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.

Dinner and overnight stay will be Mara Sidai Camp or similar

Day 4: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi

Enjoy early morning game viewing around the Mara Reserve because this is one of the most beautiful experiences in the Mara, as the sun rises over the open grassland, signaling the start of a full day on the game-filled plains. You can photograph the stately black maned Lion, Cheetah, or Leopard, stalking defenseless herds of Wildebeest and other herbivores.

In November 2006 the Maasai Mara was named as the New 7th wonder of the world because of what experts termed as “the uniqueness of the area and the preservation it provides to so many species living in harmony”. It is understandable because this annual migration is the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth.

After lunch, you will be check out of your camp and be driven back to Nairobi arriving in the evening when you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your International flight to your next destination.

 End of Safari

Package Cost: kindly inquire by E-mail (cost depends on the number of people travelling and the season of travel)

 Package Includes:

- All park entrance fees

- Full board accommodation and meals while on this safari

- Service of an English speaking driver/guide

- Transport based on a 4×4 safari land cruiserwith pop up roof for game viewing

- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver

- Game drives as per the Itinerary

- Government taxes

Package Excludes:

- Extras at the lodges and camps i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.

- International flight fees

- Departure tax

- Tips to porters and drivers

 

 

 

(Maasai Mara / Lake Naivasha/ Lake Nakuru / Mt Kenya / Samburu )

Trip Highlights: This is a Camping safari that will take you through the Great Rift Valley, the only earth feature observable from space, then to Maasai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, Mt. Kenya and Samburu National Parks and Reserves. You will be able to see and take Photographs of plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya’s Big five, the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and the cheetah among a host of other different animal species. You will travel in a Private Minivan Safari vehicle. You will stay under canvas at campsites and Guest houses.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi – Maasai Mara

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will meet our tour manager at the Airport then receive a safari briefing. You will then depart immediately for Masai Mara game reserve, which is commonly known for the ‘big five’.( We assume that you arrive in the morning). It takes about five hours to get there via Narok town. Arrive in time for lunch, and then go for afternoon game viewing drive.

The Maasai Mara, now The New 7th wonder of the world and 4th preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine. The most spectacular event of the natural world takes place here; The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture while being followed on their heels by the predators of the savanna; lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.
It hosts over 450 species of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.

Dinner and overnight at the Mara Big time Camp.

Day 2:  Maasai Mara
Pre-breakfast morning game viewing drive which gives you the chance to see animals hunting, thereafter back to the Camp for breakfast , rest and lunch. In the afternoon, you can choose proceed for game viewing drive or relax by the pool or visit the Masai villages.

OR
Optional Balloon Flight
Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can
spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience.

Dinner and overnight at the Mara Big time Camp.

DSC00717 - Copy Day 3: Maasai Mara – Lake Naivasha
After breakfast check out and have an en route game drive as you drive into the Great Rift Valley. Arrive in Lake Naivasha for lunch and a tour of the Hell’s Gate national park and the Lake’s surrounding including Crater Lake.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at the Cray fish Campsite or Similar.

Day 4:   Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast check out and drive on the floor of Great Rift Valley. Arrive in Lake Nakuru National park ready for lunch. On arrival at Lake Nakuru National park proceed for morning game viewing drive in the park before lunch. After lunch proceed for more game viewing drives till dusk. It has some rare animals like white rhinos and Rothschild giraffes.

Lake Nakuru National Park is a sea of flaming pink as far as the eye can see. These are the millions of flamingoes seeking for their food in the salty deep green waters of Lake Nakuru. The protected area is primarily for birds of which 400 to 500 species can be found here including cormorants and pelicans. However visitors to be Lake
Nakuru may also catch a glimpse of Thomson gazelles, impala, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes or even black rhino and leopards.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Guest House.

Day 5:   Lake Nakuru – Mt. Kenya
Pre-breakfast morning game drive, proceed to the lake where you have the chance to see the thousands of flamingos and many more species of birds. After breakfast, check out for Northern Kenya past the Thomson Falls Dam and Lunch at Nanyuki town. Drive to Mt Kenya National Park for game viewing drive till dusk.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Bantu Lodge Campsite.
Day 6: Mt. Kenya - Samburu
Pre breakfast game viewing drives, after breakfast, depart for Samburu national Reserve arriving in time for Lunch at the Campsite. The whole day spent with morning and afternoon game viewing and photography drives. See the Samburu slopes which have rare reticulated giraffes and plenty of the animal family.

Samburu National Reserve – Samburu buffalo springs and Shaba National reserve include in their boundaries all the flora and fauna to be found in the north of Kenya.
The dry grassland interspersed with acacias is interrupted from time to time by rich green vegetation, wherever enough water is present. E.g. the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river (with its huge Nile crocodiles) or in marsh regions. This countryside dotted with volcanic peaks offer a sanctuary to a wide variety of animals. These baboons,’ reticulate Giraffe’s, Elephants, waterbucks, gerenuks and grevy zebras. Lion and Cheetahs are not quite so common but plenty of leopards can be sighted.
There are no longer any rhinos.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Campsite.

Day 7:  Samburu – Nairobi – Departure
Pre breakfast game viewing drives, after breakfast, proceed to Nairobi as you enjoy sights of coffee, tea, pineapple plantations. Packed lunch will be served enroute. Arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon for your departure flight to your next destination.

End of services.

Package cost: kindly inquire by E-mail (cost depends on the number of people travelling and the season of travel

Package Cost Includes:
- Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing and photography.
- All Park entry fees
- Accommodation in camps plus all meals prepared by our cook as stated in the itinerary – FB.
- Food and Camping equipment.
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Government taxes

Package Cost Excludes:
- Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara – per person extra (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
-International Fares and departure taxes
- Tips to driver guides and porter.
- Sleeping Bag
- Extras at the camps and Guest house – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
- Items of personal expenses.

Trip highlights: This trip takes you to Kenya’s best game sanctuaries. You will start by passing through the floor of the Great Rift Valley onwards to the enormous Maasai Mara national reserve then Samburu town land of the Samburu people. You will be able to see a host of different wild animals as well a host of different plant species and cultures of people as well. You will stay in both top and mid range accommodation facilities while on this trip.You will travel in a private capacity in a tour van throughout this tour.That is, no any other passengers will join you on this safari.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Mt. Kenya National Park

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport, you will be received by our tour manager who will brief you on your safari then you will be transferred to our tour van for your trip to Mount Kenya, arriving in the early afternoon. Have lunch at Tree Tops and settle and enjoy the ambiance and scenery from your room view.

Dinner and overnight at Tree Tops hotel.

Day 2: Mt. Kenya National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon viewing drives as well as guided nature walks in this beautiful natural attraction. Engage in activities like mountain climbing and a wide range of attractions ranging from pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of great beauty.

Dinner and overnight at Bantu Mountain Lodge.

Day 3: Mt Kenya National park  – Samburu National Reserve

After an early breakfast, drive to the northern frontier district to Samburu Game Reserve arriving in the late afternoon. Game views as you proceed to your camp for a late lunch. After lunch depart for an afternoon game viewing drive in this northern frontier park where you can see the special five species.

 As you enter the Samburu Game Reserve from Archer’s Post you may spot a herd of elephants grazing near the river beds where there is plenty of food available. However, the game reserve is characterized with the doum palms which are clear identification that the water table around this region is high. As you game view towards your lodge you may spot the special five species which are the Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, grevy’s zebra and gerenuk. This species can only be seen in the north of equator in Kenya. Samburu game reserve borders Shaba and buffalo springs reserve. These reserve are serve by Uaso Nyiro in some place it forms the  boundary between Samburu and Buffalo springs

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu luxurious tented camp.

  DSC09284Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve

Explore this reserve with unique flora and fauna. You have also a great opportunity to explore the neighboring reserves: Shaba National Reserve and Buffalo Springs Game Reserve. All the three reserves have their unique factors and all are separated by one river; the Ewaso Nyiro River also known as ‘Brown River’.

Samburu Game Reserve is the home for the lion that took care for a baby oryx not only once but twice. Shaba is one of the places  that Joy Adamson made her home and adopted a cheetah’s cub where as Buffalo  Springs has its own unique springs which is believed that it propped up  during the 2nd World War when the Italians bombed the area confusing it with Nairobi. You may opt to have a cultural visit to the cousin’s of the Maasai, the Samburu.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Luxurious tented camp.

Day 5: Samburu – Maasai Mara

Pre breakfast game drive then drive to Masai Mara via Narok, the only Maasai town in this region, then climb the western wall of the valley entering Hemming Ways country that board Serengeti plains, arriving at Maasai Mara in time for lunch.  Enjoy your first afternoon game viewing drive after lunch till dusk.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Fig tree safari lodge.

Day 6: Maasai Mara- Full Day
Early morning Pre breakfast game viewing drives or start after breakfast, you will have a full day game viewing across the rich tree stubbed grasslands and rolling hills with a lunch break at the lodge.

 The Maasai Mara is renowned for its great herds of plain game, black manned lion, leopard and cheetah and every type of wildlife in Kenya.  The wildebeests are the most dominant inhabitants of the Maasai Mara. Their numbers are estimated in the millions. The great migration starts in July Thompson’s gazelles, zebra and other herbivores migrate from the Serengeti  plains in Tanzania to fresh pastures in the north and then back south again  in October.

 OR
Take a Maasai Mara Balloon Flight

Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at  an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is  an unforgettable experience.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Fig tree Safari lodge.

Day 7: Maasai Mara – Nairobi – Amboseli(Optional)

After breakfast depart for Nairobi arriving in time for lunch in Nairobi’s Carnivore Restaurant before you proceed to Amboseli National park arriving early for check in and game viewing drives till dusk.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Sentrim Safari Camp / Kibo safari Camp.

Day 8: Amboseli

Spend the whole day in Amboseli where you can have a chance to a clear view of the famous Mt. Kilimanjaro. The park is famous for the biggest elephants.

Dinner and overnight at Sentrim Safari Camp / Kibo safari Camp.

Amboseli is renowned for its huge elephant herds. Africa’s highest Mountain – Mt Kilimanjaro sits on the upper slopes of Amboseli National park. Mt. Kilimanjaro snow white peak lies across the border in Tanzania. Seeing the Kilimanjaro hovering above the clouds in the early hours of the morning is quite an experience. For the enthusiastic photographer, animal pictures arising against the dramatic backdrop of the mountain is quite a thrill. Apart from the Elephants, Amboseli is a home to; buffalos, black rhinos, zebras, wildebeestand other plain animals.

Day 9: Amboseli – Nairobi National Park – Departure

Pre Breakfast game viewing drives then depart after breakfast for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon for your Nairobi National park tour. Lunch will be served at a city restaurant near the Nairobi National Park. After your Nairobi National park tour, you will then be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.

End of safari.

Safari Cost: Package cost: kindly inquire by E-mail (cost depends on the number of people travelling and the season of travel)

Cost Includes:
- Transport based on a safari vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing.
- Park entry fee
- Accommodation and all meals on Full Board basis while on this safari.
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Government taxes

Cost Excludes:
- Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara and Serengeti –per person
extra in Maasai Mara.
(Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
- Tips to driver guides and porter.
- Extras at the Camp / lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
- Items of personal expenses.

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