Half Day Excursion to Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre, Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi,

A Nairobi excursion where you spend a wonderful half day at the historical Karen Blixen museum (Out of Africa) and with giraffes and baby elephants! Visiting the Giraffe Manor and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage-The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: A Haven for Elephants and Rhinos-

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Nairobi 1 Day Sightseeing Trips: Go on A half Day Nairobi Road viewing the city

Karen Blixen Museum – “I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills’ …… for those lovers of “Out of Africa” the museum will take you back in time to breathe the spirit of the writer and the lives she immortalized.

The Giraffe Centre – This education centre gives you an opportunity to get up close and personal with Rothchild giraffes.

11.00am – 12.00pm daily.

Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – Get up close and personal with orphaned elephant (and often rhino). This is where Daphne Sheldrick has perfected the raising and re-integrating of orphaned elephants into the wild.

This is the best excursion ever in Nairobi -A good and educational study African tour or Great for Family and fun out day in nairobi before safari and after safari in kenya!!!

Safari price Includes:

  • Transport on custom made tour van ideal for game viewing and photography
  • park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
  • Walk or cycle as detailed in the itinerary
  • Start and end in Nairobi.
  • Personalized service

Safari price excludes:

  • Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips or gratuity
  • Travelers insurance
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12 Days / 11 Nights Best of Kenya Game Viewing Private Safari

Trip Highlights

Amboseli National Park: This Park is also known as Kilimanjaro’s Royal Court.  The ecosystem mainly consists of savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Activities available in this park include game viewing, camping, viewing Mt. Kilimanjaro, bird watching and photography. Attraction sites within the park include the big five, the observation hill which allows an overall view of the whole park especially the swamps and elephants, the swamp below observation hill hosts many elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose as well as the contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle.

Tsavo West National Park:  The park consists of savannah ecosystem comprising of open grasslands, scrublands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges. Major wildlife found in the park include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, wild dogs, giraffe, zebra, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik dik, lesser kudu leopards, Buffalos, nocturnal porcupine as well as diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler. Major attractions within the park include recent Volcanoes; lava flows and caves with potential for geological studies; cave exploration and hiking the magical Mzima Springs; underwater hippo and fish watching.

Tsavo East National Park: Tsavo East National Park offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by azure and emerald meandering of Galana River. The park is guarded by the limitless lava reaches of Yatta plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya. Major attractions within the park include dust-red elephants wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River; the beautiful Aruba dam located on the north bank of the seasonal Voi River, visited by thousands of animals and a great game viewing destination; Mudanda Rock, which is a whale –backed Rock tower located above a natural dam, and which acts as a draw to thousands of Elephants; Lugards Falls, named after Captain Lugard, the first proconsul to East Africa, the falls feature bizarrely eroded rocks through which the waters of the Galana River plunge into foaming rapids and crocodile –infested pools. The park is also home to rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and pods of hippo, crocodile, and waterbucks, Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola. Other activities available include camping, trekking and bird watching.

Maasai Mara 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.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

Meet and greet at your residence within Nairobi or at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by “Victoria Safaris Representatives” in the morning. After the briefing, depart to Amboseli arriving at the foothill of the majestic Kilimanjaro in time for lunch at the tented camp. After lunch, depart for afternoon game drives before returning to the tented camp to relax as you wait for dinner to be served.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp
Day 2 & 3: Amboseli National Park

Spend 2 full days within this reserve viewing wildlife, birds and enjoying the natural ecosystem that exists within this park as you view and photograph the scenic landscape which characterizes this park. Cultural visits to Maasai villages can also be organized.
All meals and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp

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After breakfast check out of the tented camp and depart to Tsavo West arriving during the late morning hours at the lodge. You will then carry packed picnic lunch and depart for game drives within Tsavo West giving you a chance to spot the red skinned elephants, Mzima Springs, Shetani Lava Flows and also enjoy birding. In the evening be transferred back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Ngulia Safari Lodge

Day 5: Tsavo West National Park

Spend the day enjoying morning and afternoon game drives within the extensive park especially looking out for wildlife and bird life as well as different types of ecosystems found within the park. You will have an opportunity to spot large herds of elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards and other plains game. Other attractions found within this park include Shetani Lava Flows, Mzima Springs as well as a crocodile and hippo observation point.

All meals and overnight at Ngulia Safari Lodge

Day 6: Tsavo West National Park – Tsavo East National Park

After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and depart to Tsavo East which is a neighboring park with Tsavo West, and well known for the Man-eaters of Tsavo. Tsavo East is also rich in Hippo, giant crocodiles and varied species of birds. Have lunch at the lodge upon arrival and spend the rest of the day game viewing. Also visit Aruba Dam, Mudanda rock, Lugard’s Falls and the crocodile view point located within the park.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Voi Safari Lodge

Day 7: Tsavo East National Park

You will spend the day exploring the extensive park especially looking out for wildlife and bird life as well as different types of ecosystems found within the park.

All meals and overnight at Voi Safari Lodge

Day 8: Tsavo East National Park – Nairobi

Enjoy early morning pre breakfast game drives for a chance to spot the early predators as they start off the day. This is also the best time to enjoy birding and photograph the rising sun. Tsavo is also one of the scenic parks in Kenya.  After breakfast you will check out of the lodge and depart to Nairobi with lunch en route. Upon arrival at Nairobi you will spend the rest of the day at leisure at your hotel.

Dinner and overnight at Sarova Panafric Hotel
Day 9: Nairobi – Maasai Mara

After breakfast, be met at the hotel lobby for transfer to the Mara Reserve driving through the Great Rift Valley for scenic views of the escarpment. You may also stop over at the view point for fantastic photographs. You will arrive in the Mara in time for lunch at your tented camp. After lunch, proceed with afternoon game viewing within the park.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Ol Moran Camp
Day 10 & 11: Maasai Mara

Spend 2 full days within the exciting park which is home to the big five, birds, migration of wildebeest and the colorful Maasai tribesmen. Optional activities include cultural visits to Maasai villages, hot balloon flight, night game drives, nature trails, bird walks or bush meals.

All meals and overnight at Ol Moran Camp

Day 12: Maasai Mara – Nairobi

After breakfast enjoy final game drives as you exit the park and depart to Nairobi, stopping for lunch en route. Upon arrival you will be transferred back to your residence within the city or to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your outbound flight to your next destination.

Inclusions:

Ø  All park entrance fees and game drives

Ø  Full board accommodation in tented camps and lodges as specified

Ø  Accommodation in Nairobi on half board basis (dinner, bed and breakfast)

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

Ø  Flying doctors evacuation insurance

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

Ø  Applicable government taxes

Exclusions:

Ø  Optional activities like extra excursions, cultural visits, balloon safaris, walking safaris, e.t.c

Ø  Extras at the tented camps / lodges / hotel i.e. beverages and drinks, telephone, laundry etc.

Ø  International or local flight fees and departure taxes

Ø  Tipping

Ø  Personal travel insurance including loss or damage of luggage

Ø  Any other item not included in itinerary

An Excursion At Nairobi National Park Tour

Places of interest: Nairobi National Park

What you are likely to see: Various plains game & different species of birds e.t.c

Activities: Game viewing drives, photography, bird watching

Transport: Private safari minibus with open roof

Summary of Attractions:

Nairobi National Park: This is a unique ecosystem by being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city. The park is located only 7 km from Nairobi city centre and comprises of different vegetation types. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush are predominant. The western side has a highland dry forest and a permanent river with a riverine forest.  To the south are the Athi-Kapiti Plains and Kitengela migration corridor which are important wildlife dispersal areas during the rain season. Man-made dams within the park have added a further habitat, favourable to certain species of birds and other aquatic biome. Major wildlife found in the park include the black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife. Other attractions include the Ivory burning site Monument, Nairobi Safari Walk, the Orphanage and the walking trails at hippo pools. The park is also growing in popularity in hosting corporate events such as bush dinners, team building, Video and film production and special events such as weddings. Within the vicinity is also a three-star restaurant where patrons relax for meals while overlooking the park.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Nairobi National Park

Meet and greet at your residence within Nairobi by “Victoria Safaris Representatives” in the morning and receive a short briefing about your safari. After the briefing, depart to Nairobi National Park for a morning game drive. This is the only park located within a city and has all 4 of the big five animal species (lion, leopard, rhino & buffalo). After the game drive, you will be transferred back to your preferred residence within the city.

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

Inclusions:

         Park entry fees and game drives

         Pick up and drop off at your residence in Nairobi

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

         Transport in a private safari minibus with open roof for game viewing and photography

         Applicable government taxes

Exclusions:

         Optional excursions during the safari which are not indicated on itinerary

         Meals or drinks during the safari

         Tips to driver / guide

         Personal travel insurance including loss or damage of luggage

         Any other item not included in itinerary