11 Days , Best of Kenya Wilderness Private Safari,

(Mt Kenya National Park, Samburu National Reserve, Aberdares National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Amboseli National Park)

Trip Highlights: This is an exciting 10 days best of Kenya wilderness private safari which takes you to some of the best wildlife attractions in Kenya as highlighted above. You will be able to enjoy the best of game viewing, bird watching, and any other appealing activity that may excite you in the various tented camps and lodge that you will spend the nights in on a full board basis.  You will travel with our best tour guide/driver in a private safari minivan.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi – Mt. Kenya National Park

Upon your arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our Tour Manager and tour driver/guide who will brief you about your safari. After the briefing, you will be transferred to your vehicle for departure to Mt. Kenya National Park via Naro Moru. Upon arrival, you will check in to your lodge and have lunch. Afterwards, you will depart for a guided walk and game viewing within the park till evening.

The National Park around Mt Kenya is very different from all others. For one thing, the protected area only starts at a height of 3,300meters above sea level and because of the rough mountain country is unsuitable for a motor safari. Although many animals live here (e.g. Elephants, Buffaloes) you do not see many of them except at the water hole by the “mountain lodge” where particularly at night many animals can be observed. The unique vegetation and fantastic scenery attract mountaineers and botanists who can plunge through mountain forests draped with lianas, bamboo and fields of giant heather before coming to the Alpine moorland, bizarre volcanic formations and finally, the eternal ice and glaziers of the summit region.

Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at Serena Mountain Lodge

Day 2: Mt. Kenya National Park – Samburu National Reserve

After morning breakfast, you will depart to Samburu National Reserve. You will continue driving to the North through rolling agricultural land and stop over for a photographic session at the equator. You will then cross the equator and approach the rugged semi-desert countryside in Samburu. You will arrive in time for check in and lunch at the Ashnil tented camp before departing for an afternoon game drive till evening. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.

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.

Tented Camp: Samburu Ashnil Tented Camp or similar

Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

DSC09350Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

You will spend the day viewing wildlife such as the mighty elephant, lion, and the northern specialties such as the Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, Somali Ostrich and Gravy’s Zebras. You may also see the crocodile getting some sun on the sandbank or snapping their jaws during their feed. You will enjoy a picnic lunch and later on in the evening, you will be transferred back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

In addition to Kamunyak, the renowned lioness famous for adopting Oryx calves, the Samburu National Park boasts of some several species of animals which are considered unique to the region, including its unique dry-country animal life. All three big cats, Lion, Cheetah and Leopard can be found here, as well as Elephants, Buffalos and Hippos. Other mammals frequently seen in the park include Gerenuk, Grant’s gazelle, Kirk’s Dik-dik, Impala, Waterbuck, Gravy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and Reticulated Giraffe. Rhinos are no longer present in the park due to heavy poaching. There are over 350 species of birds which include Somali Ostrich, Kingfisher, Sunbird, Bee-eater, Marabou Stork, Tawny Eagle, Batleur, Guinea fowl and Vultures. The Ewaso Nyiro River contains large numbers of the Nile crocodile.

Tented Camp: Samburu Ashnil Tented Camp or similar

Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 4: Samburu National Reserve – Aberdares National Park

After breakfast, you will check out and depart to Aberdares National Park to arrive in time for check in at the Treetop Lodge where Queen Elizabeth descended as Queen of Great Britain. You will have lunch before departing for afternoon Game viewing drive till evening. At night in the lodge’s bacon you will have opportunity to take photography of wild animals as they drink and lick salt on the nearby waterhole.

The Aberdare National Park is an isolated volcanic range that forms the eastern wall of the rift valley.  It has diverse moorlands filled with deep ravines cutting through the forested eastern and western slopes, with many clear streams and waterfalls.  It is also an important water catchment area, providing water to the Tana and Athi River.  The Park is surrounded by an indigenous forest which houses the famous Kimathi Hideout/Mau Mau caves, which were used as a hide out for Mau Mau fighters.  The park is also home to most large mammals such as the black rhinos, leopards, serval, different reptiles, a wide variety of insects and endemic bird species. 

Lodge: Treetop Lodge or similar

Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 5: Aberdares National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, you will check out and depart to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch at the Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill. After lunch you will enjoy afternoon game viewing which gives you a chance to spot numerous flamingo and other birds, as well as other plains game. In the evening, transfer back your lodge for dinner and overnight.

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, hammer kop 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.

Lodge: Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill or similar

Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park – Maasai Mara Game Reserve 

After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and depart to the Maasai Mara crossing Loita Plains and arriving in Mara in time for lunch at the tented camp. After lunch depart for afternoon game drive. You will have an opportunity to spot the big five, wildebeest migration, plains game and numerous bird life. Optional activities include guided nature walks, bush lunch/dinner/breakfast, bird walks, and evening sundowner.

In the Maasai Mara it is possible to enjoy a hot air balloon ride at an extra cost.  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.

Tented camp: Ol Moran Tented Camp or similar

Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 7– 9: Maasai Mara National Reserve (3Full Days)

Spend full day in Maasai Mara with early in the morning before sunrise optional at extra cost depart for a hot air balloon safari above the spectacular Mara wilderness.

Hot Air Balloon Safari (US$ 450 per person)

The hot air balloon safari takes 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.

Tented camp: Ol Moran Tented Camp or similar

Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 10: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

After breakfast check out of your camp and depart the Reserve for Amboseli National Park via Nairobi with a lunch stop over at the famous Carnivore restaurant and arrive at Amboseli in the evening. Check in to your Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Amboseli is famous for its huge elephant herds. Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro sits in the upper slopes of Amboseli national park. Mt Kilimanjaro’s snow white peaks lie across the border of Tanzania. Seeing Kilimanjaro hovering above the clouds in the early hours of the morning is quite an experience. For an enthusiastic photographer, taking pictures arising against the dramatic backdrop of the mountain is quite a thrill. Apart from the elephants, buffalos, black rhino and other plain animals are in plenty.

Dinner and overnight at Kibo camp or similar

Day 11: Amboseli National Park – Nairobi – Departure

Enjoy pre-breakfast game viewing drive in the plains of Amboseli National Park and after breakfast till mid morning where you will depart to Nairobi. Upon arrive you will be taken on a farewell lunch courtesy of us in famous carnivore restaurant. In the evening you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to board your schedule international flight to your next destination.

End of Safari!

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

Package Includes:

– Transport in a private safari minivan with pop up roof for game viewing and photography

– Park entry fees and game drives within the park

– Full board accommodation in tented camps and lodges as stipulated in the itinerary

– Service of an experienced English-speaking driver guide

– Applicable government taxes

– Festive supplements

 Package Excludes:

– Cultural visit to Maasai villages

– Hot air balloon safari in Maasai Mara

– Tips to driver/guides

– International and local flight fees and departure taxes

– Extras at the tented camps lodge – tips, drinks, telephone, etc

– Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

– Laundry services

– Personal travel insurance

– Any other item not included in our itinerary

 

 

 

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16 Days Wildlife Extravaganza and Beach Holiday Safari

Trip Highlights: This is a road safari that will see you observe Kenya’s best of wildlife as well as different species of other animals and plant life. You will as well get the chance to experience different cultures that exist in this diverse country. You will go through the Great Rift Valley, the only earth feature observable from space. You will be able to see 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.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara:

Upon arrival pick up from the airport by our tour manager, and depart for Masai Mara game reserve, which is commonly known for the ‘big five’. It takes about five hours to get there via Narok town. Arrive in time for check in and early lunch, then have an afternoon game drive.

The Masai Mara, now The New 7the 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 Mara Springs camp or similar.

Day 2: Maasai Mara

Pre-breakfast morning game drive which gives you the chance to see animals hunting, thereafter back to the camp for lunch. Afternoon you can choose to go for game 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 Mara Springs camp or similar.

Day 3: Maasai Mara

Spend the whole day in Masai Mara gamed Reserve which is commonly known for the ‘big five’. Early morning game drive before breakfast, after breakfast proceed to the next game drive till lunch time. Later, there will be afternoon game drive.

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

Dinner and overnight at Keekorok lodge or similar.

Day 4: Maasai Mara – Nakuru

After breakfast check out and have an en route game drive as you drive into the Great Rift Valley. Arrive in Nakuru national park in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for an evening game drive in the park, which has some rare animals like white rhinos and Rothschild giraffes.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge or similar.

Day 5: Nakuru – Samburu

Pre-breakfast morning game drive, then proceed to the lake where you have the chance to see the thousands of flamingoes and many more species of birds. Noon check out for northern Kenya past the Aberdares ranges. Arrive at Samburu National park early in the evening as you have en-route game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge or similar.

DSC09363Day 6: Samburu

Spend the whole day in Samburu slopes which has rare reticulated giraffes and plenty of the family.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil camp or similar.

Day 7: Samburu

Have game drives in the morning and afternoon coupled with a bush lunch or dinner.

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 Ashnil camp or similar.

Day 8: Samburu – Aberdares

After breakfast check out drive towards central Kenya where you enjoy fascinating sights of Mt. Kenya. Arrive in time for lunch, and then later a special transfer is done to the tree Hotel where you will spend your overnight and dinner.

 The foothill of the Aberdares national park are covered with huge trees which the higher you go, gradually give way to bamboo forests. From about 3000 meters upwards the landscape consists primary of Alphine moorland, still higher is an area of grassland with form to time giant lobelias presenting and attractive contrast. The rich vegetation of this park is blessed with crystal clear streams, waterfalls and lakes teeming with fish.This means an ideal habitat for a wide variety of mammal and birds although the wild life here is still very shy and the lodges often have to put out salt – licks to attract the animals. With a bit of luck it is possible to see the “big five” whereas it may be some what more difficult to sight the local black varieties of leopards and servals.

Dinner and overnight at Tree tops hotel or similar.

Day 9: Aberdares

Spend the day in leisure watching the elephants at the waterhole and also enjoy what the hotel has to offer.

In the Aberdares you find icy rivers, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests. Here elephants, buffalos and other animals visit you at the floodlit waterholes of The Ark.Aberdares National Park has a diverse topography that includes icy rivers, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests. The flora and fauna is quite unique and is not found elsewhere in the country, expect on Mount Kenya. Leopard, elephant, serval, waterbuck, reedbuck, dikdik, rhino and the rare bongo can all be found here. You are sure to see elephants, buffalos and some other animals at the floodlit waterholes of Treetops Lodge. Birdlife is also plentiful, including the monkey eating crowned eagle.

Lunch,Dinner and Overnight at Tree tops hotel or similar.

Day 10: Aberdares – Amboseli

In the morning after breakfast proceed to Nairobi as you enjoy sights of coffee, tea, pineapple plantations. Arrive in Nairobi early in the afternoon for your lunch then proceed to Amboseli National park arriving in the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Olkanjau Camp or similar.

Day 11: 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 the lodge/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, wildebeest and other plain animals.

Dinner and overnight at Olkanjau Camp or similar.

Day 12: Amboseli

Spend the better part of the day exploring the Reserve in game drives and get a chance to see elephants and giraffes among other wildlife. You can also stand the chance to view the sights of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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.

Dinner and overnight at Olkanjau Camp or similar.

Day 13: Amboseli – Malindi

Have a final pre breakfast drive then afterwards depart for Malindi arriving in the late afternoon and check in at the Turtle bay beach club for your ultimate beach experience.

Malindi conjures up visions of a great historic town that has journeyed through ages. The culture, economy and general setup of any given place changes with time, and Malindi has journeyed through these eras with much pomp and flair from the time of the early Chinese and Arab traders to the Portuguese sailors and later on to European settlers who alongside other investors have transformed Malindi into a reputable destination of tourism importance. Yet there is still much warmth and hospitality of the people of Kenya experience here in Malindi.

Dinner and overnight at Turtle Bay Beach club.

Day 14: Malindi

Today, have the option of relaxing and having a swim at the beach or opt to visit the marine park and mingle with the marine life offered there. Return back to hotel for rest at dusk.

Malindi marine Park and Reserve is endowed with magnificent resources such as fringing reefs, coral gardens in the lagoons, sea grass beds, mangroves, mudflats, high fish diversity, marine mammals (e.g. dolphins), Turtles and Shorebirds. The main biotopes of Malindi Marine Park include fringing and patch reefs distributed on the seaward edge of barracuda channel. The structure of these reefs is influenced by the prevailing physical conditions, especially wind, and sediments from Sabaki River which runs north of Malindi. The fringing reef is close to shore, 150m or less in some areas, and exposed during low tide, but drops gradually to a sea grass bed that descends precipitously to a deep channel, barracuda channel. A small submerged patch reef with the top covered by algae and sides dominated by large heads of Goniastrea retiformis, occurs on the eastern edge of this channel. A large patch reef, north reef, has developed further offshore and this reef is the main focus of much of the tourism activity in the park.

Dinner and overnight at Turtle Bay Beach club or similar.

Day 15: Malindi – Tsavo

After breakfast, depart for the Tsavo National park arriving in time for an early lunch then enjoy an afternoon game drive. In the evening drive on to Tsavo West National Park and check in at the Voyager safari camp or similar.

The park has an interesting and diverse history including: the Waliangulu and Kamba tribes used the park as a hunting ground prior to gazette-ment; the first European to see Mount Kenya, rev. Dr. L. Krapf, journeyed on foot through this area in 1848; during the construction of the railway bridge over the Tsavo River in 1898, lions (the famed man-eaters of Tsavo) terrorized the workers, killing over 130 people before being killed by Col. J. H. Patterson. During World War 1, British forces along the Tsavo river to counter threats from invading German soldiers from Tanganyika (now Tanzania); the European explorer Captain Lugards a European explorer passed through the area on his way to Uganda.

Tsavo West Park is a vast expanse of savannah stretching from Mtito Andei, along the Mombasa – Nairobi road south to the Tanzania border. The north eastern boundary along the highway adjoins Tsavo east National park but Tsavo west has more varied topography and more diverse array of habitats than its neighbour.

Dinner and overnight at Voyager safari camp or similar.

Day 16: Tsavo West – Nairobi

Pre – breakfast game drive so as to have a chance of seeing the early predators. Breakfast then final game drive en-route to Nairobi. Drop off at the airport

End of safari.

Package cost:Kindly inquire from email:info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Package Includes:
– Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
– Park entry fee
– Accommodation and all meals while on this trip
– Service of an English-speaking driver guide
– Game drives as per the Itinerary
– Government taxes

Package Excludes:
– Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara – US$ 450 per person extra
(Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)

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

8 DAYS WATER RAFTING AND WILDLIFE SAFARI

Trip Highlights: This trip will take you through to the Cultural centers around Nairobi then to the floor of the Great Rift Valley to the enormous wildlife; that is the Maasai Mara. You will then fly to Entebbe then to Kampala and to Jinja – Uganda for your white water rafting adventure. Accommodation will be in luxury 5 star hotel unless where not available.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi – Ruiki – Bomas of Kenya

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will meet our tour manager who will receive you and give you a safari briefing and then transfer you to Nairobi Intercontinental Hotel for check in (Assuming you arrive in the morning).
After breakfast,(we would like to start perhaps to get a little nap in before the day – is this okay still with the itinerary? Can we do Ruiki in 2 hours?) you can start your safari with a cultural visit at the Ruiki cultural Centre in Kiambu. Return to your hotel for lunch time. After lunch, visit the Bomas of Kenya and have a chance to see the cultural dances that depict the Kenyan culture. You will then return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Bomas of Kenya offers you “Kenya in a miniature”. It lets you see the wonderful diversity of cultures that make up Kenya. The term Bomas, meaning “homestead”, are displayed on your tour; each represent one of Kenya’s major ethnic groups, and is built to the original traditional architecture of an African home as built by the ancestors. You can view traditional villages representing the lifestyle of ethnic groups such as Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luhya, Taita, Embu, Maasai, Kamba, Kisii, Kuria, Mijikenda and Luo.

The Bomas’ world famous Harambee dancers perform daily in a unique spectacular theater, the biggest in Africa which seats 3,500 people. Dancers representing different ethnic tribes dance across the stage in a vibrant kaleidoscope rhythm and hue. Proud Samburu warriors vault skywards as they woo their maidens with chanting cries and twirling spears. Bomas of Kenya has over 30 traditional dances collected from different tribes of Kenya.
Day 2: Nairobi– Maasai Mara

After breakfast depart for the Maasai Mara National Park via the floor of the Rift valley with a stopover at the view point so as to have a view of this wonderful feature. You will arrive in time for lunch at Mara Serena Camp. In the afternoon, if you so wish embark on your first game viewing drive. – Yes please

Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari camp.

Day 3: Maasai Mara

Early in the morning before breakfast depart for the morning game viewing drive which runs until noon. In the afternoon you can opt to go for more game viewing drive or visit the Maasai villages.
OR
Optional Balloon Flight – Yes Please!

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.

The Maasai people 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.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Camp.

Day 4: Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru

Have a final pre breakfast game viewing drive at the Mara then after breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru for Flamingos and Wildlife viewing. You will check in at Lake Nakuru lodge. After lunch, have an afternoon game viewing drive in Lake Nakuru National Park till dusk.

Dinner and Overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge

DSC09242Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Nairobi – Entebbe – Kampala

in the Morning, you will go for pre breakfast game viewing drive. After breakfast , depart for Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. After lunch, transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta international airport for your evening flight to Entebbe. On arrival at Entebbe international Airport, you will be met by our representative who will then transfer you to Kampala Serena hotel for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Day 6: Kampala – Jinja – Kampala

After breakfast, you will be driven to Jinja and spend the day water rafting on the water’s of the River Nile. After the rafting, you will be treated to lots of food and drinks. Drop off back at the hotel in Kampala for dinner and overnight stay in the evening.

Jinja Town: Located on the northern shores of Lake Victoria above the Bujagali falls, Jinja town is one of Uganda’s largest towns and lies about 80 km east of Kampala overlooking the point where the Nile flows out of Lake Victoria and probably it is the Nile that is attracting more people other than the town itself. Jinja was initially the most industrialized town in Uganda with European and Asian settlers who had boosted up the economy but with the rise of some turbulent leaders like Idi Amin, the town’s economy collapsed with the dismissal of the foreign investors. However the town is gradually resurrecting to its former glory with the population increasing and so many suburban mansions coming up, good infrastructure and now the town provides some of the most popular and attractive tourist activities.

Dinner and overnight at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Day 7: Kampala – Nairobi

After an early morning breakfast, depart for Entebbe International Airport for your connecting morning flight to Nairobi arriving after one hour  and checking in at Intercontinental hotel – Nairobi. Where will lunch be?

You will then visit a Maasai Village and the Giraffe centre, The City centre, the Museum if time can allow in the day. Afterwards transfer to Nairobi Intercontinental Hotel for your rest, dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Intercontinental Hotel.

Day 8: Nairobi – Departure

On this day, after a sumptuous breakfast, you will be ready for your shopping in Nairobi city centre before being transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta international Airport for your departure flight.

End of Services.

 Cost: Kindly inquire from email:info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Cost Includes:

All Meals and Accommodation while on this safari

Full time safari driver/guides with associated expenses

Park entry fees, game drives, launch trips,

4×4 wheel drive vehicle with gas

All Airports transfers

Transport based on a 4×4 tour vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing

Driver allowances and park entrance fees for vehicle and driver where applicable

Any applicable taxes
Cost Excludes:

Tips to the Tour Guides and porters

Drinks, your bar bills, phone calls, personal insurance and any other services of a personal nature like souvenirs tips and laundry etc.

10 Days Uganda Birding and Wildlife Private Safari Special

(Entebbe, Mabamba bay and swamp, Bwindi, Murchison Falls, Lake Victoria -Jinja and kampala city )

Highlights: This is a ten days Birding and Wildlife special private safari which starts from Entebbe and ends in Entebbe. You will visit Entebbe, Mabamba bay and swamp, Bwindi, Murchison Falls, Jinja and Kampala city before you depart for your next destination. You will travel privately in a 4×4 tour vehicle with open roof for viewing and photography. You will stay in mid and top range accommodation while on this trip.
Itinerary:
Day 1. Arrival – Entebbe
On arrival at Entebbe airport, your guide will warmly welcome you and later be transferred to your Hotel in Entebbe.
Whole day birding around Entebbe area, the Botanical Gardens for the Orange weaver, a variety of Sunbirds, Weavers, some water birds, if time allows bird Lutembe Beach for Black Herons and a variety of Terns, Gulls and other water birds (this depends season).

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Botanical Hotel Entebbe. FB.

Day 2. Mabamba Swamp – Kampala City
After early breakfast you will set off on the southward road to Mabamba Wetland. This is the nearest site for the Shoebill, Lesser Jacana, Blue Swallow, Black-Shouldered Nightjar, Afep Pigeon, Blue Breasted Bee-Eater, Papyrus Gonolek, White Winged Warbler.

Mabamba bay has grown into one of the most interesting and spectacular site for bird watching in Uganda.  Apart from Murchison Falls National Park, Mabamba bay is the only place and site (so far rated as the best in Africa and/or the whole world) where the elusive Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) can be spotted at any one time of the day, approximately 38% of the global population of the Blue Swallow (Hirundo atrocaerulea), and the globally-threatened Papyrus Yellow Warbler plus other birds of global conservation concern. It is also a habitat to rare plant species like Scadoxus species.  Recently, Mabamba has become one of the strong holds for the migrant Blue Swallow with over 100 individuals recorded every year.  Mabamba has been surveyed in recent years and now boosts of over 260 species with one day’s record of 157 species (Bird Life International).

Mabamba Wetlands; Mabamba wetland in the Mpigi swamps is an easily accessible birding hotspot on the shores of Lake Victoria. It offers the best opportunity to see the rare and globally threatened Shoebill Stork. The wetlands also support many other species of birds. The Papyrus Yellow Warbler and the Blue Swallow are also found here. Other species are Gull-billed Terns, White-winged Black Tern, Whiskered Terns, Grey-headed Gulls, Goliath Heron, Pygmy Geese, Swamp Flycatcher, Slender-billed Weaver, Lesser Jacana, Black-shouldered Nightjar, Afep Pigeon, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Papyrus Gonolek, and White-winged Warbler. The Sitatunga a very hard to see antelope has also been sighted in these swamps.

Dinner and Overnight at Serena Hotel – Kampala. FB.

Day 3. Kampala-Bwindi Impenetrable
You will depart from Kampala by road and head south-West to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Have a stopover for some informative talk and photographic opportunity at the Equator and then continue to Mbarara for Lunch. Travel through the ‘Switzerland of Uganda’ with rolling green hills through the highlands, with views of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo. The road will then lead us to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the mountain gorillas and you will sleep to the sounds of the mountain rainforest.

Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma community Bandas (Full Board)

gorilla4Day 4 – Bwindi (Trekking Gorillas)
Early morning, have a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for Birding( Optional- tracking gorillas), a reasonable degree of fitness is required for the Experience. Report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers Before 8:00 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Birds (Gorillas), which trek can take from half an hour to 9 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. It’s amazing to sit, watch and photograph the gorillas in the forest among, listening to them marvel and grumble to each other. It is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful creatures left, which is allowed for only 1 hour! Other mammals in the forest include the endangered mountain gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest hog and many others.
OR
In case you have a free afternoon, take a guided walk on the Munyaga River trail, which leads to three delightful crystal clear waterfalls views of epiphytic ferns, tree ferns, orchids colorful butterflies or have a guided village walk to see how the Ugandans live!

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ;Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers the best montane forest birding in Africa. It is considered a key destination by birders with Uganda on their itinerary. Amongst the numerous possibilities are no less than 23 of Uganda’s 24 Albertine Rift Endemics, including spectacular, globally threatened species such as Shelley’s Crimsonwing, and African Green Broadbill. Other species that draw bird watchers to Bwindi include Short-tailed Warbler, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Red-throated Alethe, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Blue-headed Sunbird, Handsome Francolin,Rufous-chested Fluff tail, Bar-tailed Trogon, Western Bronze-naped Pigeon, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, Tullberg’s and Elliot’s Woodpeckers, Petit’s Cuckoo-shrike, Shelley’s and Red-tailed Greenbuls, Equatorial Akalat, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Neumann’s Warbler, Banded Prinia, Black-throated Apalis, White-bellied Crested Flycatcher, Northern Double-collared Sunbird and Stuhlmann’s, Waller’s and Narrow-tailed Starlings. The park also has good populations of gorilla and a trek to see these primates can be incoprated into a birding itinerary.

Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma community Bandas (Full Board)

Day 5  – Bwindi – Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast, depart early to Murchison falls and drive through the beautiful country side. Continue through the park stoppingat the top of the falls, where the longest river is forced through a narrow gap in the rock (only 7 meters wide), before ferociously plunging down 43 meters, and have  a game viewing experience on the way to view buffalos, hippos, elephants and many more.

Murchison Falls National Park;This park is another popular birding destination in East Africa. It contains the famous Murchison falls which is a favorite attraction to tourists. The park is also dominated by rolling savanna and tall grassland, thick bush, and patches of forest in the higher and wetter areas. More than 400 different species of birds have been recorded here and they include, Shoebill, Pallid Harrier, Black-winged Pratincole, African Skimmer, Great Snipe, Bat Hawk, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Long-toed, Black-headed, Wattled Lapwings, Denhams Bustard, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Black-Billed Barbet and Teminck’s Courser. On a game drive animals like the Lion, Leopards, Giraffes, Oribis, Hartebeests, Elephants are easily located, a boat ride to the base of the falls often offers wonderful view of Hippos Crocodiles and the magnificent cascading water at a close range.

Overnight at a Luxurious Paraa Safari Lodge/Midrange Sambiya River lodge/Budget Red Chili Camp (Full Board)
Day 6: – Murchison Falls National Park (Boat Trips and Game Drive).
This day,have anearly morning game drive through the park to view Giraffe, leopard,  hyenas, Oribi, Elephants, lions, Bushbuck and many more. Drive back to the lodge for lunch and then take a boat trip along the Nile with views of hippos, elephants, Nile crocodiles and allows you more bird watching of species like the shoebill, colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks.

Overnight at a Luxurious Paraa Safari Lodge/Midrange Sambiya River lodge/Budget Red Chili Camp (Full Board)
Day 7: -Murchison Falls – Kampala
After break fast, we will depart to Kampala arriving in the early evening with packed lunch enroute.

Dinner and Overnight at Serena Hotel – Kampala. FB.

Day 8. Kampala – Jinja( Water Rafting / Birding) – Kampala
After break fast, we will depart to jinja for water rafting or birding at Bujagali Falls; the source of the River Nile – 90 kilometers away and back in the evening. Lunch will be served in Jinja town.

Dinner and Overnight at Serena Hotel – Kampala. FB.

Day 9. Kampala City

On this day, after breakfast, you will have a full day leisure within the hotel or have a walk in Kampala City.You may go for a morning Kampala city tour, shopping in Kampala city and visiting the touristic sites within the Kampala city.

Lunch,Dinner and Overnight at Serena Hotel – Kampala. FB.

Day 10. Kampala – Entebbe – Departure
On this day, you will pack your bags ready for departure to Entebbe International Airport. Depending on your flight schedule, and proceed to the Airport fopr departure.

End of Tour

Cost:Kindly inquire from email:info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Cost Includes:

All Meals and Accommodation while on this safari

Full time safari driver/guides with associated expenses

2 Gorilla trekking permits  @ US$ 500

Park entry fees, game drives, launch trips,

4×4 wheel drive vehicle with gas

All Airports transfers

Transport based on a 4×4 tour vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing

Driver allowances and park entrance fees for vehicle and driver where applicable

Any applicable taxes
Cost Excludes:
Tips to the Tour Guides and porters

Drinks, your bar bills, phone calls, personal insurance and any other services of a personal nature like souvenirs tips and laundry etc.

15 DAYS MAGNIFICENT FAMILY KENYA AND TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARI

Trip highlights: This trip takes you to both Kenya’s and Tanzania’s best game sanctuaries. You will start by passing through the floor of the Great Rift Valley onwards to the enormous Maasai Mara national park then Samburu town land of the Samburu people. You will then cross the border into Tanzania at Namanga and proceed to Arusha then to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti national parks. 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 be accommodated both in the lodges and Tented camps – under canvas during this Charismas and New year Safari.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara

On this day at 7 .00 am, you will be received from your residence in Nairobi by our tour manager then transferred to our tour van for your trip to Maasai Mara along the floor of the Great Rift Valley 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 Mara in time for lunch.  Enjoy your first afternoon game viewing drive.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Mara Springs Tented camp – FB.
Day 2: Maasai Mara- Full Day
Early morning or after breakfast, you will have a full day game viewing across the rich tree stubbed grasslands and rolling hills.

 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 

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 Mara Springs Tented camp – FB.

Day 3: Maasai Mara

Spend the morning game viewing and in the afternoon visit the Maasai people  and interact while learning abit about their way of life or if you opt you  can relax at the lodge as you prepare to depart for Mount Kenya in the  morning.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Mara Springs Tented camp – FB.
Day 4: Maasai Mara – Mount Kenya

After breakfast depart for Mt Kenya National  Park with lunch en-route at Thomson’s Falls. You will arrive in the late  afternoon

Dinner and Overnight at Bantu Mountain lodge.

Day 5: Mt Kenya

After breakfast, drive to Sweetwater’s Sanctuary. Enjoy morning Chimps and game drives and back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch go for an afternoon  guided nature walks in  this beautiful natural attraction.

 

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Bantu Mountain Lodge.

  Day 6: Mt Kenya – Samburu (Christmas Day)

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 tented Camp – FB.

Day 7: 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 tented Camp – FB.
Day 8: Samburu – Nairobi
Depart after breakfast for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon then spend the  night at the Fairview Hotel or Meridian Hotel after a complimentary dinner at the  Carnivore Restaurant. Lunch will be served enroute.

Dinner and Overnight at Fairview Hotel or Meridian Hotel – Nairobi.

DSC09521Day 9: Nairobi – Arusha – Lake Manyara

Depart early morning for Arusha – Tanzania via Namanga border where you will be transferred onto a land cruiser on the other side of the border arriving  in time for lunch at the Naura springs Hotel in Arusha before proceeding to Lake Manyara Migunga Forest lodge. Afterwards spend the afternoon enjoying what the area has to offer.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Migunga Forest lodge.
Day 10: Lake Manyara – Serengeti

Pre breakfast game viewing en rout to Serengeti via Ngorongoro with packed lunch for overnight at Ikoma Bush Camp In Serengeti.

Dinner and overnight at Ikoma Bush Camp In Serengeti.

 

Day 11: SerengetiFull Day

Pre breakfast game drive to catch early predators then return to camp for breakfast and leisure. After a sumptuous lunch, proceed for your afternoon game viewing drive.

OR

 Optional Balloon Flight

 Take the opportunity to fly over the Serengeti 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.

Serengeti; Tanzania’s first and most famous park, the Serengeti, is renowned for its abundance of leopard and lion. With wide – open plains and huge herds of wildebeest, spectacularly seen migration, the Serengeti is considered an African Eden and the eighth wonder of the natural world.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ikoma Bush Camp – FB.

Day 12: Serengeti -Ngorongoro Crater – Half Day

After early breakfast, depart to the Crater floor for a half day due to the preservation of the Ecosystem. After lunch, proceed to Tarangire National park arriving late afternoon and checking in a tented camp.

 

Ngorongoro crater

With its blue green vistas, close-range viewing opportunities and unparalleled concentrations of wildlife, Ngorongoro is one of East Africa’s most visited destinations and also one of the largest calderas in the world at about260 sq. km; the crater is an attraction in its own right and is one of the wonders of the natural world. 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. 

Dinner and overnight at Octagon Karatu Camp- FB.

Day 13:TarangireFull Day (New Year)

After breakfast,  enjoy a full day game viewing drive with a picnic lunch. Get a chance to  spot East Africa’s big five which are the lion, elephant, buffaloes, cheetah  and the ever lazing rhino.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight at Roika Tented Lodge  – FB.
Day 14: Tarangire – Arusha 

After early breakfast depart for Arusha  Via Meserani Snake park for early lunch and  overnight accommodation at Naura Springs Hotel.

Day 15: Arusha – Nairobi

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Namanga Border for onward transfer into a waiting tour van ready to transfer you to Nairobi arriving in the day.

End of safari.

Safari Cost: Kindly inquire from email:info@nicheafricaholidays.com
Cost Includes:
– Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing in Kenya and 4×4 Land Cruiser in Tanzania.
– 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 – US$ 425 per person
extra in Maasai Mara and US$ 499 per person  in Serengeti
(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 .

15 Days Kenya Wheelchair Game trail Lodge Safari

Trip Highlights: Welcome to the theatre of the wild.On this safari you will be able to view various species of wild game including the lion, leopard, cheetah, the elephant and a host of other plains animals. You will visit Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli and the Aberdares game sanctuaries. You will also be able to see attractions like, The famous Rift Valley, Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Great Annual Migration of the wildebeests – New 7th wonder of the World ; Maasai Mara. In Lake Nakuru, you will get a chance to see hundreds of beautiful perched flamingoes and other bird species as well. You will stay in a roll in shower and handrails wheelchair (disability) friendly room in all accommodations named below and travel in a converted 4×4 land Cruiser all throughout your road transport. You will first visit – The city Centre, The Animal Orphanage, The Nairobi safari Walk, the Giraffe Centre in the morning hours and the National Museum in the afternoon of the second day and then on the third day, fly into Maasai Mara from Nairobi and be joined by our tour Guide / Driver at Maasai Mara National Reserve Airstrip for your transfer to the lodge and game viewing drives plus your entire road safari during your trip.You will stay in top lodges and hotels throughout your safari with disability facilities and compliance.This safari is divided into two parts as follows;

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi City

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta international Airport, you will be met by our tour manager who will brief you about your safari as you are transferred to your Hotel in Nairobi for rest and leisure.

All meals and overnight at the Hotel Intercontinental – Nairobi.

Day 2: Nairobi city tour

After breakfast, you will be taken for Nairobi City tour which covers – The city Centre, The Animal Orphanage, The Nairobi safari Walk, the Giraffe Centre in the morning hours and the National Museum in the afternoon.You will return to your hotel for lunch and refreshments before you proceed to the Kenya National Museum in the afternoon.

All meals and overnight at the Hotel Intercontinental – Nairobi.

Day 3: Nairobi – Maasai Mara:

After breakfast , you will be received by our tour manager who will then transfer you to Wilson Airport to take your flight to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, which is commonly known for the ‘big five’. It takes about 45 minutes to arrive at the Maasai Mara by flight. You will arrive in time for check in at your lodge in time for lunch. After Lunch,  you will be taken for an afternoon game viewing drive till dusk.

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.

Lunch,Dinner and overnight at Sarova Mara Game Camp or Mara Sopa Lodge.

DSC09483Day 4: Maasai Mara( 2 Full Days)

Pre-breakfast morning game drive which gives you the chance to see animals hunting, thereafter back to the Camp / lodge for breakfast and rest before lunch is served. After lunch in the afternoon, you can choose to go for more game viewing drive or relax by the pool or visit the Masai villages.

OR go for early morning Balloon Flight if you can (ask the balloon Flight Captain if you can be fit for the trip)

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.

Maasai Mara National Reserve offers an absolutely unique variety of animals. The reason is that this hilly region is both humid and fertile and is crossed by the rivers Mara and Talek full of crocodiles and hippo and which carry water the whole year around. The banks of the rivers are covered in thick forest which gradually makes way for bush and grassland the abundance of water and excellent availability of food are reasons why the Maasai Mara which in fact is a condition of the Tanzanian Serengeti National park has the greatest population of wild animals in the whole of Africa. There is a particular dramatic “spectacle” from July to November the annual migration of huge herds of gnus and zebras. These herds are of course closely followed by predators such as hyenas, jackals, leopards and lions. There is no place where more of these latter may be seen than in Maasai Mara gigantic herds of over 200 buffaloes can be observed. Plenty of food is available for elephants, giraffes and the many species of antelopes and gazelles all of which can be observed in their natural habitat.

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Sarova Mara Game Camp or Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 5: Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru

After breakfast check out and have an en route game viewing drive as you drive into the Great Rift Valley. Arrive in Nakuru National Park in time for lunch. After lunch, proceed for an evening game viewing drive in the park and around the Lake, which has some rare animals like white rhinos and Rothschild giraffes, Flamingos and pelicans among others.

Lake Nakuru is a soda lake on the floor of the Rift valley. It is famous due to its being a home to about 1.5 million flamingo’s and the over 450 species of birds found here. The sight of the millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species – particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. It is a home to Lions, waterbucks, buffalos, baboons and pelicans.Flamingoes and other birds that thrive in a salt-water environment can be seen. With luck you may track the white rhino and the Rothschild’s giraffe which both have endangered species status. The spark is 188Km and is home to cats(both lion and leopard), various antelopes, grazers like warthog and then waterbuck and Cape buffalo that breed near the shoreline.

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park

Pre-breakfast morning game drive which gives you the chance to see animals hunting, thereafter back to the lodge for breakfast and rest before lunch is served. After lunch, you will be taken for an afternoon game viewing drive till dusk.

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.

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.

Day 7: Lake Nakuru – Nairobi

Pre-breakfast morning game drive, then proceed to the lake where you have the chance to see the thousands of flamingoes and many more species of birds and then back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, you will proceed with game viewing if you still want some more till lunch time. After lunch, check out for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon ready for check in at Hotel Intercontinental.

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Intercontinental – Nairobi.

Day 8: Nairobi – Amboseli

After breakfast, proceed to Amboseli National park arriving in time for lunch at Amboseli lodge. After lunch, have a rest  then you will proceed for game viewing drives till dusk.

Amboseli National Park; The combination of scenery, people and animals is what makes the Amboseli national park fascinating. Beautifully situated at the foot of the towering Kilimanjaro, it Is the home of the brightly painted Maasai tribe, here you can see lions , cheetahs, spotted hyenas and wild dogs as well as gnus , Kaffir buffaloes , Burch ell’s zebras and herds of elephants . All these animals come to drink at water holes consisting of small lakes or muddy ponds kept filled up by water from the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. The northern lake Amboseli contains water only after rain.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.

Day 9: Amboseli National Park

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

Amboseli National park 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.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.

Day 10: Amboseli – Nairobi

Pre-breakfast game viewing drive if you still want some more then back to the lodge and check out for Nairobi with packed lunch arriving in the afternoon for rest and leisure at your hotel. You will be taken for your shopping if you so wish in the afternoon of this day.

Dinner and Overnight at Hotel Intercontinental – Nairobi.

Day 11: Nairobi – Departure

With parked breakfast, you will be dropped off at The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 2.00am in readiness for your morning flight departure.

Day 12: Arrival – Nairobi City

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta international Airport at 04.15am, you will be met by our tour manager who will brief you about your safari as you are transferred to your Hotel in Nairobi for rest and leisure in readiness for the next day’s trip to the Aberdares National park.

Overnight at the Hotel Intercontinental – Nairobi.

Day 13: Nairobi – Aberdares (The Ark)

After breakfast at 10.00am, you will be received by our tour manager who will then hand you over to your tour guide for your trip to the Aberdares National Park. You will arrive at the Aberdares country club in time for late lunch before you transfer to the Ark.

The foothill of the Aberdares National Park are covered with huge trees which the higher you go, gradually give way to bamboo forests. From about 3000 meters upwards the landscape consist primary of Alphine moorland, still higher is an area of grassland with form to time giant lobelias presenting and attractive contrast. The rich vegetation of this park is blessed with crystal clear streams, waterfalls and lakes teeming with fish.This means an ideal habitat for a wide variety of mammal and birds although the wild life here is still very shy and the lodges often have to put out salt – licks to attract the animals. with a bit of luck it is possible to see the “big five” whereas it may be some what more difficult to sight the local black varieties of leopards and servals.

Lunch at Aberdares Country Club, Dinner and Overnight at The Ark.

Day 14: Aberdares

After breakfast, you will be taken for game viewing drives in the Aberdares before returning to the Ark to sit at the balcony of the Ark watching the animals arriving to drink water at the waterhole in front of the resort.

In the Aberdares you find icy rivers, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests. Here elephants, buffalos and other animals visit you at the floodlit waterholes of The Ark. Aberdares National Park has a diverse topography that includes icy rivers, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests. The flora and fauna is quite unique and is not found elsewhere in the country, expect on Mount Kenya. Leopard, elephant, serval, waterbuck, reedbuck, dikdik, rhino and the rare bongo can all be found here. You are sure to see elephants, buffalos and some other animals at the floodlit waterholes of Treetops Lodge. Birdlife is also plentiful, including the monkey eating crowned eagle.

All meals and Overnight at The Ark.

Day 15: Aberdares – Nairobi – departure

After breakfast, you will depart for Nairobi city arriving in time for farewell lunch at the Carnivore restaurant or at the Flame Tree restaurant before you are transferred to the Airport after lunch  for your departure flight .

End of Services.

Package cost: Kindly inquire from email:info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Package Includes:

– Transport based in a Converted Safari 4×4 Land Cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing and Photography.

– All Park entry fees

– Accommodation and all meals in Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru ,Amboseli, Aberdares Country club & The Ark.

– Service of an English-speaking driver guide

– Game drives as per the Itinerary

– Government taxes

Package Excludes:

– Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara – US$ 450 per person extra (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)

– Tips to driver guides and porter.

– Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc

– Items of personal expenses.

17 Days Kenya Solo Wildlife Lodge Private Safari and beach Holiday

(Maasai Mara / Lake Naivasha/ Lake Nakuru / Samburu /Amboseli / Tsavo West/ Diani – Mombasa)

Trip Highlights: This safari will take you through the Great Rift Valley, the only earth feature observable from space, then to Maasai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, Samburu, Amboseli, Tsavo West and to Diani. 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 Mini Van Safari vehicle. You will stay in mid range lodges and Jacaranda Indian Ocean  Beach Club while on this trip and lastly on the last day at Castle Hotel in the centre of Mombasa City for easy transfer to the Airport for departure.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi City

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 6.10 pm, you will meet our tour manager at the airport then receive a safari briefing as you are transferred to your hotel in Nairobi city for Dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at the Hotel – Boulevard in Nairobi .

Day 2: Maasai Mara (Full Day)

After breakfast, depart for Masai Mara game reserve, which is commonly known for the ‘big five’. It takes about five hours to get there via Narok town. Arrive in time for lunch, 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 leisure Camp.

Day 3: 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 leisure Camp.

Day 4: 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 Simba Lodge.

Day 5: 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.

DSC09251Lake 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 Merica Hotel.

Day 6: Lake Nakuru – Samburu

Pre-breakfast morning game drive, then 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. Arrive at Samburu National Reserve early in the evening as you have en-route game viewing drive.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Lodge.

Day 7: Samburu

The whole day spent with morning and afternoon game viewing and photography drives. See the Samburu slopes which has 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 Ashnil Samburu Lodge.

Day 8: Samburu – Nairobi

In the morning 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 check in at your hotel. You will be at leisure till evening.

Dinner and overnight at the Boulevard Hotel.

Day 9:Nairobi – Amboseli

In the morning after breakfast, proceed to Amboseli National park arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon you will go for a game viewing drive till dusk.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at the Sentrim Amboseli  lodge.

Day 10: 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.

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.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at the Sentrim Amboseli  lodge.

Day 11: Amboseli – Tsavo West

After breakfast depart for Tsavo West  with game viewing drives en route arriving in time for Lunch at Ngulia Camp. After lunch proceed with game viewing drives till

Tsavo East/West National Parks – Both national parks are managed separately but together they form the largest reserve in East Africa. The northern part of Tsavo east may not however be visited by tourists. Nevertheless the Tsavo national park founded in 1947 is one of the most visited tourist attraction in Kenya. In spite of its

arid countryside and savannah vegetation about 60species of mammals and 400 different species of birds are to be found here. The Tsavo is particularly famous

because of its dramatic scenery and the “Red Elephants” which owe their colors to the dust prevalent in this area as well as lions and cheetahs. There are many

antelopes (Oryx, kudus, giants gazelles and giraffe) Burchell’s zebras, Masai giraffes baboons and vervet monkeys of the birds the most impressive is the Masai

ostrich. Where there is water such as at Mzima springs, crocodiles and hippos can also be seen.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at the Ngulia Safari Lodge.

Beach Holiday Accommodation – 5 Nights;

Day 12: Tsavo West – Diani – Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Club

Pre-breakfast game drive then later check out for Mombasa South Coast arriving in the afternoon, drop off at Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Club.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at the Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Club (Full board).

Day 13-15: Diani – Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Club

You will be at the Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Club  for the next three days.  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and overnight at the Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Club

(Full board).

Day16: Diani – Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Club – Castle Hotel in mombasa City Centre

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Castle Hotel for a one night stay at this five star Beach resort in readiness for easy departure transfer on the morning of 24th August, 2009.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Castle hotel in Mombasa City Centre.

Day 17:Mombasa – Departure

On this day, after an early breakfast or packed breakfast, you will depart at 5.00am to the Moi International Airport – Mombasa  for your departure flight at 8.10am .

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Package cost: Kindly inquire from email:info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Package Cost Includes:

– Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing and photography.

– All Park entry fees

– Accommodation in lodges and hotels plus all meals as stated in the itinerary – FB.

–  Beach Holiday accommodation in Diani -Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Club and Castle Hotel in Mombasa City Centre.

– 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 – US$ 450 per person extra  (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)

-International Fares and departure taxes

– Tips to driver guides and porter.

– Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc

– Items of personal expenses.

5 Days & 4 Nights Best of Mara Wilderness Private Safari for Solo Person

(Maasai Mara National Reserve)

 Trip Highlights: This is an exciting 5 days best of Mara wilderness private safari into some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. This trip will start at your preferred location in Nairobi, taking you through the panoramic Rift Valley; the only earth feature observable from space, into Maasai Mara Game Reserve, scene of the greatest spectacle of the animal kingdom and the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest. You will be able to see 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. You will travel in a private tour van safari vehicle and stay in lodges on full board basis while on this safari and bed & breakfast upon arrival in Nairobi.

 Detailed Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the evening of this day, 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 overnight stay.

Bed and Breakfast at Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi or Similar

 Day 2: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve

In the morning of this day, you will be met again by your guide/driver, transfer you to your vehicle for departure to Maasai Mara. You will drive through the scenic Great Rift Valley and stop shortly for photos if need be, and then proceed to Maasai Mara via Narok town arriving in time for check in and lunch at the lodge. After lunch, you will proceed with afternoon game drives within the extensive park, which is home to the big five among other plains game. In the evening you will be transferred back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

DSC09050 Day 3 & 4: Masai Mara National Reserve (2 Full days)

Spend two full days within Maasai Mara viewing wildlife across this game studded reserve. You will also look out for the big five and other plains game; lunch shall be served at the lodge. You will also have the option of taking a pre-breakfast balloon flight safari, at an extra cost, which will give you an unforgettable experience as you view animals very early in the morning from a birds’ eye view.

The wildebeests are the most dominant inhabitants of the Maasai Mara. Their numbers are estimated in millions. The great migration starts in July each year when well over one million wildebeest along with large numbers of 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.

 Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

You may opt to carry out your game viewing activity on an adventurous and unforgettable balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost on one of the days. This package includes a bush breakfast in the wild.

You can also opt to visit a Maasai village in order to experience hand the ways of life of the Maasai people.

All meals and overnight will be at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

Day 5: Masai Mara – Nairobi

Early morning game viewing drive for a chance to see predators breaking the dawn with a kill, breakfast at your lodge, thereafter in mid-morning you will check out of the lodge, pack and drive to Nairobi arriving in good time in the evening for drop off at your preferred location in Nairobi or at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your schedule outbound flight to your next destination.

End of Safari

Package Cost:Kindly inquire from email:info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Package Cost Includes:

  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Nairobi.
  • Full board Accommodation in a Single room in lodge as on the itinerary.
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • Airport transfer
  • Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Exclusive transport in a safari tour van vehicle with a game viewing roof hatch for better game viewing drive.

Package Cost does not include:

  • Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara – US$ 450 per person extra (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking) – Maasai village visits @25pp
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to guest house, camps 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

 

 

 

10 Days and 9 Nights Best of Kenya Wilderness Private Safari and Uganda Gorilla Trekking Adventure

(Masai Mara- Lake Nakuru – Uganda Gorilla Treks at Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest Park)

Trip Highlights: This is a 10 days best of Kenya Wilderness Private Safari and Uganda Gorilla Trekking  Adventure into some of the best wildlife sanctuaries as highlighted above. This trip will start and end at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport upon arrival and departure. 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 and have the adventure of trekking into the forest in search of the Gorillas. You will stay in best lodges and tented camps during this safari on full board basis. You will travel in a private safari minivan while in Kenya and in Uganda.

Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 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 overnight stay.

Bed and Breakfast at Sarova Panafric Hotel or similar

 Day 2: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve

After morning breakfast at your hotel, check out and depart to Masai Mara National reserve. Arrive in Mara in time for lunch after checking in at your Game Camp.  In the afternoon, you will have game viewing drive till dusk, and then return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Mara Sarova Game Camp or similar

DSC04498 Day 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve (Migration of wildebeests)

On this day, you may start by going for hot air balloon flight in the early morning as an optional adventure. Alternatively, you can start breakfast for a full day game viewing of the migration of wildebeest which is staged at this period of time. You will opt for a lunch break back at the camp or have packed lunch carried for in the van.

Morning and afternoon game viewing inside the Park for full day 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.

Between meals there is optional visit to the Maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish.  You will have first hand opportunity to experience and learn Maasai way of life.

 Also Optional (Hot Air Balloon Flight)

In the early morning, you may opt to take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at 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.

 All Meals and overnight at Mara Sarova Game Camp or similar

Day 4: Maasai Mara National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park

Early morning game drives in the park to witness the early risers before you return to the camp for breakfast. After morning breakfast at the camp, check out and have short game viewing drive for a chance to spot more wild species thereafter depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch shall be served upon arrival in Lake Nakuru Flamingo Hill Tented Camp. You will have an afternoon game viewing drive at the Pink Lake referred so for it’s 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. Thereafter return for dinner and overnight stay

 Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Flamingo Hill Camp or similar

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park – Nairobi – Entebbe – Kampala

After morning breakfast, check out and drive to Nairobi via first stop at Lake Naivasha for some exciting boat ride. The boat ride will give you unforgettable memory of being up-close with the wilds i.e. the hippos. Lunch shall be served at a Nairobi restaurant. After lunch, visits the safari walk. Here is a great place where you can learn about Kenya’s parks and reserves as well as seeing a variety of animals. Also in the same place visit the Nairobi Animal Orphanage where you will get a chance to play with a cheetah. You will also visit the giraffe center in Nairobi for a chance to feed the giraffe and pose for ‘selfie’ together!   In the evening, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to board you schedule 9:00pm flight to Entebbe Uganda. Upon arrival, you will be warmly met and welcomed by our representatives and thereafter transferred to Kampala for an overnight stay at Speke Hotel Kampala or similar.

Day 6: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest Park

After early morning breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest Park. You will stop at the craft village at the Uganda Equator for pictures and shopping. And after lunch at the Lakeview Hotel in Mbarara, proceed through the beautiful evergreen mountain country referred to as the “Little Switzerland”. Arrive late evening for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp or similar.

gorilla4 Day 7: Gorilla Trekking

Carrying picnic lunch, start adventure trek to find the Mountain gorillas, the trekking starts at the area where the gorillas were the previous day, after a full day with the gorillas, return to your accommodations for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest camp or similar.

 Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest Park – Kampala

After morning breakfast depart Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest Park for Kampala with picnic lunch en route.

Dinner and overnight at Speke Hotel Kampala or similar

 Day 9: Kampala – Entebbe – Nairobi

Early morning transfer to the airport for schedule flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Spend the afternoon shopping or on a city tour.  You will visit the Maasai Market for a chance to buy tourist souvenirs to take with you. In the evening, you shall be transferred to Carnivore Restaurant for your farewell dinner before returning to your Hotel Sarova Panafric for overnight stay.

 Day 10: Nairobi Departure

You will spend the day at leisure and at your preferred time, the driver/guide will come and transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your schedule outbound 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 Cost includes:

-Transport whilst on safari in Kenya comfortable private minivan and 4×4 safari Land cruiser while in Uganda with pop up roof for game viewing

-Accommodation and Meals as per the itinerary

-All park entrance fees and government taxes

-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide

-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary

– Local regional flight ticket as per the itinerary (return flight to Uganda)

-Gorilla trekking permit Fee

– Bed and Breakfast while in Nairobi and Kampala Uganda

 Package Cost excludes:

-Maasai village visits at extra cost of US$ 25 per person

-Optional Hot Air balloon flight while in Mara (US$450 per person)

-Tips

-Laundry

-Beverages/Drinks

-International flights

-Visas

-Items of personal nature

-Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

 

4 Days / 3 Nights Maasai Mara Budget Safari

 The Maasai Mara Game 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

Day to Day Itinerary:

 Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Meet and greet at your preferred location in Nairobi by “Victoria Safaris Representatives” in the morning at 7.30am. Receive a short briefing about your safari to have a rough idea of the tour program before departing by road to Maasai Mara arriving for check in and lunch at lodge. After lunch, you will proceed with afternoon game drives within the extensive park, which is home to the big five among other plains game. In the evening you will be transferred back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Ol Moran Tented Camp or similar

DSC09278 Day 2 & 3: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

 Spend these days within the heart of the Maasai Mara viewing wildlife and birds. You will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. During the game drives you will experience what cannot be captured in pictures or music, which is the true magic of Kenya. Other optional activities include a visit to the Maasai villages, night game drives, bush barbecues / cocktails, guided nature walks or hot air balloon rides above the spectacular Mara.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Ol Moran Tented Camp or similar

Day 4: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi

After breakfast, you will enjoy an early morning game drive for a chance to spot the early predators as they start off the day. Thereafter you will exit from the park and be driven back to Nairobi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred back to your preferred location within Nairobi marking the end of your safari.

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 Cost for solo person:kindly Inquire from email,info@nicheafricaholidays.com

 Inclusions:

  • All park entrance fees and conservation fees
  • Full board accommodation in a budget camp as specified
  • Packed picnic lunch on the last day of safari
  • Flying doctors emergency evacuation insurance
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour driver/guide
  • Game drives in a private safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing and photography
  • Applicable government taxes

Exclusions:

  • Optional activities like cultural visits, balloon safaris, guided nature walks, e.t.c
  • Extras at the camp i.e. beverages and drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • International flight fees and departure taxes
  • Tipping
  • Personal travel insurance including loss or damage of luggage
  • Any other item not included in itinerary