2 Days and 1 Night, Tsavo East National Park Game Viewing Private Safari

Trip Highlights: This is an exciting safari that takes you to visit some of the best wildlife sanctuary in Kenya. This safari starts upon picked up at you hotel or resort in Coastal Kenya and will take you to the Tsavo East National Park. You will travel with a professional driver/guide and in a private safari minivan and spend the night in lodge on full board basis.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Coastal Kenya – Tsavo East National Park

In the morning at 8.00am, you will be met by the driver/guide at your Coastal Kenya Hotel or Resort and be welcomed for the safari as you receive a briefing. After the briefing, you will immediately depart to Tsavo East National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge before departing for an afternoon game drive within the park.

DSC09579Tsavo East National Parks. The park is famous for the numerous prides of maneless lions that patrol the plains and predate on the herbivore herds. It offers some of the most magnificent fame viewing in the world with vast herds of dust-red elephant, hippo, giant crocodile and a wide variety of bird life.

Lodge: Ashnil Aruba Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2: Tsavo East National Park – Coastal Kenya

After breakfast you will check out of the lodge and depart for morning game drives within the park carrying packed lunch for a chance to spot the wildlife when it is most active. At 2.30pm, you will get out of the park and return to Coastal Kilifi. Where you will be drop off.

 Meals: Breakfast and packed lunch

 

End of Safari

 

Cost:inquire at info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Cost includes:

 

– Accommodation in lodge on full board basis while on safari

– Transport in a private safari minivan with open roof for better game viewing and photography

– Park entry fee and game drives

– Services of a professional English-speaking tour guide/driver

 

Cost excludes:

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

– Tips and gratuities lodge staff and driver-guide

– Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

– Any local or international flight and departure taxes

– Laundry services

– Personal travel insurance

– Any other item not included in our itinerary including extra excursions

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9 Days / 8 Nights -Magnificent Kenya Luxurious Road Safari

Trip Highlights: This is a flying safari that will see you traverse across the best of Kenya’s lands rich with beautiful scenery as well as rare and exotic species of animals found only in these magnificent parks.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Mt. Kenya

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 Wilson Airport for your short flight to Nanyuki. On arrival, transfer to Sweet Waters for overnight stay.

Dinner and overnight at Sweet Waters Camp.

 Day 2: Mt. Kenya

After breakfast drive to Mt Kenya and 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 Mountain Lodge.

 Mt Kenya National Park, was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in  1997 and is also a Biosphere Reserve, covers 715 km2, and includes the Peaks

consisting of all the ground above 3200m with two small salients extending  lower down to 2450m along the Sirimon and Naro Moru tracks. Surrounding the
park is Mount Kenya National Reserve with an area of approximately 2095 km2
.

Day 3: Mt Kenya – Samburu

After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Samburu. Game views as you proceed to your camp for lunch. After lunch depart for an afternoon game viewing drive in this northern frontier park where you can see the special five species.

DSC09682Samburu, in Kenya’s semi-arid north is another 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: Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk. You will find the scenic semiarid landscape quite dramatic.

 Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp.
Day 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 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.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp.

Day 5: Samburu – Masai Mara

Pre breakfast game drive then after breakfast transfer to the airstrip for a short flight to the Mara. Arriving in time for an early lunch.  Enjoy your first afternoon game viewing drive after lunch till dusk.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari lodge.

Day 6: Masai 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 Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeests migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November.

 OR
Masai 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 Mara Serena Safari lodge.

Day 7: Mara –- Amboseli

After breakfast fly to Amboseli National park arriving early for check in and game viewing drives till dusk.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

 Amboseli national Park embodies five main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bushes country, swamps and marshlands) and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin, now dry. Within this basin is a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, that floods during years of heavy rainfall. Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty –and the landscape is dominated by the towering Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

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.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

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, wildebeest and other plain animals.

 

Day 9: Amboseli – Nairobi – Departure

Pre Breakfast game viewing drives then fly back to Nairobi. You will then be transferred to the Airport for your departure flight.

End of safari.
Safari Cost: inquire at info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Cost Includes:
– Park entry fee

 – Local flight fares
– 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 Masai Mara– US$ 500 per person
extra in Masai 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.

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS, MASAI MARA – AMBOSELI FLYING PACKAGE

MARA FLYING PACKAGE

 Trip Highlights: This tour flies you over Nairobi onwards to the Great Rift Valley where you will have a spectacular view of the only earth feature that can be seen while in space.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Mara

Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi for a transfer to the Wilson airport for your flight to Masai Mara at either 9.00 a.m or 3.00 p.m. Arrive at Masai Mara after one hour where you will be picked up by our driver from the airstrip, transfer to the lodge as you have a short enroute game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.

In November 2006, the Masai Mara was named as the eighth 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. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is 270 km from Nairobi, a five hour drive or 45 min by air. For a full package of scenery, game and the ultimate bush experience, the Mara is the place to be. The National Reserve was the shooting location for the film Out of Africa and rema0.ins the location for the British Broadcasting    Corporation’s big cat wildlife series. The resting place of the big five, the reserve’s major attraction is the great wildebeests and zebras migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Mara. This annual event happens between July and September and is the greatest show on earth. These animals cross over to Kenya through the Mara River. You are bound to see the pretentious crocodiles lazing away under the water only to dramatically break out of their sleep and snap up the migrating wildebeests and zebra.

DSC09399Day 2: Masai Mara

Early in the morning before breakfast depart for the morning game drive which runs until noon. In the afternoon you can opt to go for the game or visit the Masai villages.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.

The Maasai are so significant due to their culture. Starting from their dress code, the color red is so significant in that they scare away wild animals as they co-exist with them. They believe that God, Enkai, gave them cattle, therefore they believe that all the cattle belongs to them. That’s the reason why they have been known due to their cattle rustling. Although the Maasai are known for their nomadic life and cattle keeping, they is a group of agricultural Maasai, known as IL Loikop, are look down upon by the cattle keeping group, the Wakwavi since they believe they are the true Maasais created to keep cattle.

A Maasai Homestead (enkang popularly known as the Manyattas) is made from cow dung and wooden sticks from the leleshwa plant. Women are the ones responsible for putting up these magnificent homes. However, a homestead contains several Maasai houses which are surrounded by a fence made also by branches of the leleshwa plant where the herds of goats and cows are confined in during the night hours. There are other Manyattas made far away in the wilderness during their Morans as they prepare their headset, the motonyik, before they return home.

Day 3: Mara

After breakfast proceed to enjoy your day with scheduled game drives through out the day with a bush lunch included.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.

There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the Masai Mara Reserve. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino.)

 

Day 4: Mara / Nairobi

Transfer to the airstrip in the morning after breakfast and depart for Nairobi then connect at the Wilson Airport to the Amboseli National Reserve for a two day adventure filled safari arriving in time for lunch and check in at the Amboseli Serena Lodge. Afternoon spent at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

Day 5: Amboseli

Spend the whole day game viewing at this wonderful spectacular game heaven.

Amboseli is justly famous both for its big game and for its great scenic beauty. The glistening, majestic snow-cap of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain (19,340’) dominates the landscape. The National Park is 1,249 sq. miles of open plains, extensive stands of yellow-barked Acacia woodland, rocky lava-strewn thorn country,
, swamps and marshes. This region is undoubtedly a photographer’s paradise and one of the best places to view and observe elephant.

Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

Day 6: Amboseli / Nairobi

Pre – breakfast game drive then after breakfast transfer to the airstrip with a short final game drive enroute and connect to Nairobi for your flight to your next destination.

End of safari.

Cost: Inquire at info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Cost Includes:
– Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
– Park entry fee
– Accommodation and all meals

– Service of an English-speaking driver guide
– Game drives as per the Itinerary
– Government taxes

Cost Excludes:
– Tips to driver guides and porter.
– Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
– Items of personal expenses.

– International air fares