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

DSC09358Day 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 by E-mail (cost depends on the number of people travelling and the season of travel)

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

 

 

 

 

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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

DSC09115Day 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

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

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
  • (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking) – Maasai village visits
  • 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

(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 – Samburu National Reserve

Upon your arrival at Nairobi at 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 depart to Samburu National Reserve. You will drive 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

027Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6 –8: 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

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 9: 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 Safari Camp or similar

Day 10: 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 preferred hotel.

End of Safari

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

Package Includes:

– 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

 

 

 

7 Days, Meru National Park – Samburu National Reserve– Lake Nakuru

(Meru National Park, Samburu National Reserve & Lake Nakuru)

Trip Highlights:  This is an exciting 7 Days, Meru National Park, Samburu National Reserve & Lake Nakuru. You will be able to enjoy the best of game viewing, and any other appealing activity that may excite you in your lodge that you will spend the nights in on a full board basis.  Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Meru National Park

After breakfast, you will depart for Meru National Park. This achieved worldwide fame with its association to Joy Adamson’s Born Free. A wide range of wildlife including elephant, hippopotamus, lion, leopard, cheetah, reticulated giraffe, and zebra. The bird life is also impressive and there are roughly 280 recorded species. After lunch you can spend some time on your hill view verandah, before enjoying an extended afternoon game drive.

Hotel:  Elsa Kopjes

Day 2: Meru National Park – Samburu Game Reserve

In the morning, we travel by road to Kenya’s northern frontier. Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River. It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe to Grevy’s zebras and Beisa Oryxes. We also enjoy Larsens Tented Camp or Samburu Intrepids Camp, our luxurious hostelry set beneath a canopy of acacia trees along the banks of the river.

Camp: Samburu Intrepids Camp

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Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve

Dawn breaks in golden bands as we start our day in the bush by scanning the river from our tent’s veranda with a cup of steaming coffee in hand. Before the dew is off the grass, we’re off in pursuit of the elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s grasslands and acacia woodlands. And so the day is spent in alternating pursuits of exploration in the bush and relaxation in our cozy camp.

 Camp: Samburu Intrepids Camp

Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve

In the morning after breakfast, you will be picked up from your Camp and head to Aberdare National Park or Mt. Kenya National Park. We travel overland south from Samburu to The Aberdare Country Club, nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill. After lunch and high tea, set off for the Ark tree lodge, located in the forest on mountain slopes of the Aberdare Mountains at 7,000 feet. This outstanding lodge offers high altitude game viewing, including animals that are rarely encountered elsewhere: giant forest hog, bush pig, tree hyrax, large spotted genet, and the elusive bongo.

Wildlife can be observed from different levels – and from outside where you can see, hear and smell everything and inside where you can sit with a cup of tea and stay warm and cozy. You can put in a request to be awakened during the night if your favorite animals show up. A herd of Elephants might be just feet away and if you are lucky, a Leopard or large male Lion might put in an appearance.

Hotel: Ark or Treetops Hotel

Day 5: Samburu Game Reserve – Nakuru National Park

In the Morning, we travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley. After lunch an exciting game run is planned for the afternoon. The game in this park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renowned and over 400 bird’s species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the white Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.

Lodge: Sarova Lion hill Lodge

Day 6: Lake Nakuru

This morning we drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Lunch at our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon game run.

Lodge: Sarova Lion hill Lodge

 Day 7: Lake Nakuru –Nairobi

Enjoy an early morning pre breakfast game viewing. If lucky you may witness some predators doing their hunt for the day.  Return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and enjoy your last extended morning game drive for an opportunity to spot some animals which you never spotted the previous day.  After the morning game drive, you will be transferred to Nairobi and then be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound departure flight to your next destination.

End of Safari

Package Includes:

– Transport based on a private safari minivan with pop up roof for game viewing

– Park entry fee

– Accommodation and all meals in lodge and Camp.

– Service of an English-speaking driver guide

– Game drives as per the itinerary

– Government taxes

Package Excludes:

-International flight fees

– Tips to driver guides and porter.

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

– Items of personal expenses.

 

14 Days/13 Nights, Best of Kenya Solo Person Budget Safari

Safari highlights: This is an exciting safari which offers you the best of Kenya. The safari starts in Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and ends at the same airport, where you will be dropped off after your safari.  You will visit the above parks and reserves and will travel with an experienced driver/guide in a private safari minivan. During your safari, you will have an opportunity to spot plenty of wildlife species ranging from the big five, giraffes, zebras, different species of reptiles and other wild animals found in the plains. You will spend the nights in 3 star budget tented camps while on safari. You will also have the option of camping throughout the safari whereby we will provide a chef to prepare meals for you.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi

Upon your arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be warmly received by our experienced driver/guide or Tour Manager who will brief you on your Safari and escort you to a Nairobi hotel for overnight and rest.

 

3-star hotel: Kenya Comfort Hotel

Camping option: Wildebeest camp

Meals: Bed and breakfast

 

Day 2: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

 

After early breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by the driver at 7.00am and immediately depart to Amboseli National Park arriving in time for check in at the tented camp. You will then have a short rest before having lunch.  After lunch, depart for a game viewing drive till evening.

 

Amboseli is renowned for its huge elephant herds, which may range up to one thousand.  Few visitors go home without seeing a herd of them right beneath Mount Kilimanjaro, which is Africa’s highest Mountain. It 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.

 

3-star tented camp: Sentrim Amboseli

Camping option: Kimana Camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 3: Amboseli National Park


You will spend the day enjoying a full day game drive exploring the vast lands, looking out for numerous attractions such as lava flows, caves, the famous and beautiful Mzima Springs as well as the fantastic view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Amboseli is also home to numerous species of birds, reptiles and insects.


Large concentrations of wildlife occur at the Amboseli National Park in the dry season, making it a popular tourist destination. The park proudly contains five main wildlife habitats which include: open plains, acacia woodland, thorn bush lands, extensive swamps and marsh. A temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, lies within the basin.  The climate is normally hot and dry as the park lies within the rain shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro. There are more than 400 recorded species of birds as well as reptiles such as python, black mamba, monitor lizards and chameleons.

 

3-star tented camp: Sentrim Amboseli

Camping option: Kimana Camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 4: Amboseli National Park – Tsavo East National Park

 

After breakfast, you will depart to Tsavo East for game drives. Upon arrival you will check in to the tented camp and carry packed picnic lunch before departing for game drives within the park. Visit various attractions within the park as you view wildlife such as giraffe, elephant, warthog and others. In the evening transfer back to the tented camp for dinner and overnight.

 

Tsavo East National Park is one of the planet’s last biodiversity strongholds.  The park features bushy grasslands, open plains, semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands.  It offers a vast untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by the azure and emerald meanderings of the Galana River, guarded by the limitless lava reaches of the Yatta Plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya.  The park offers some of the most magnificent game drives in the world, vast herds of dust-red elephants, fat pods of hippo, giant crocodile and a variety of bird life set against a backdrop of endless bush.

 

3-star tented camp: Sentrim Tarhi Camp

Camping option: KWS Bandas

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

DSC09388Day 5: Tsavo East National Park – Tsavo West National Park – Nairobi  

 

After breakfast you will carry packed picnic lunch from the tented camp and immediately depart to Tsavo West National Park for game drives. Upon arrival, you will venture into the park to spot wildlife such as herds of elephant, giraffe, warthog and other plains game. In the late afternoon, you will depart to Nairobi where you will spend the night.  

 

The Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks form one of the largest National Parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land.  Tsavo West is the most famous of the two and is painted on a sprawling canvas of endless skies, hills, liquid lava flows, rivers, sparkling oases and a cloud shadowed African savannah. The magic Mzima Springs is fed by over 250 million litres of fresh water gushing from the lava flows of the Chyulu Hills.  It provides a continuous supply of water to Mombasa town.  The park is famous for the numerous prides of maneless lions that patrol the plains and predate on the herbivore herds.  It offers some of the most magnificent fame viewing in the world with vast herds of dust-red elephant, hippo, giant crocodile and a wide variety of bird life.

 

3-star hotel: Kenya Comfort Hotel

Camping option: Wildebeest camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 6 : Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve

 

After breakfast depart for Samburu National Reserve arriving in time for check in and lunch. After lunch you will depart for an afternoon game drive within the Reserve.

 

Samburu National reserve is a wild life 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, the boundary with the neighboring Buffalo Springs National Reserve, is where the elephant’s buffalo and other animal’s species gather for a drink. You will find the scenic semi-arid landscape quite dramatic. The reserve is located within the lands of the colorful semi-nomadic Samburu tribesmen. The Samburu People are semi-nomadic pastoralists with amazing cultures; their dressing to start with is fascinating, they dress in very traditional clothing of bright red material used as skirts and multi-beaded necklaces, bracelets and earring. Following closely is their special relationship with cattle, sheep, camels and goats thus milk is their staple food. At times they mix it with blood. Meat is only eaten on special occasions.  The Samburu, whose language is also called Samburu, are known to make soups from roots and barks and eat vegetables if they grow within their vicinity.

 

3-star tented camp: Sentrim Samburu Camp

Camping option: Edwards Camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 7 & 8 : Samburu National Reserve

 

You will spend two full days enjoying game drives within the Reserve. A visit to the Samburu villages can also be arranged so that you can observe their amazing culture, mode of dressing, special relationship with cattle, sheep, camels and goats, as well as learn how they manage to co-exist with wild animals.

 

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, and Waterbuck. 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, Bateleur, Guinea fowl and Vultures. The Ewaso Nyiro River contains large numbers of the Nile crocodile

 

3-star tented camp: Sentrim Samburu Camp

Camping option: Edwards Camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 9 : Samburu National Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park

 

After breakfast you will depart Samburu National Reserve for Lake Nakuru. En route, you will visit the beautiful Thompson Falls for a scenic view. Upon arrival at Lake Nakuru you will check in to the guest house for lunch. After lunch you will depart for a bird viewing and game viewing drive around the park especially looking out for the beautiful pink flamingoes, buffalo, giraffes, warthogs, and different species of gazelles, Colobus monkeys and baboons. In the evening you will be transferred back to the guest house for dinner and overnight.

 

Millions of fuchsia pink flamingoes dominate Lake Nakuru National Park, as well as the fish eating pelicans and many other species of birds. The lake is renowned as the most extraordinary bird spectacle in the world. Thousands of both little grebes and white winged black terns are frequently seen as well as avocets, ducks, stilts and the migrant waders. However visitors to the Lake Nakuru may also catch a glimpse of Thomson gazelles, impala, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes or even black rhino. Lake Nakuru National Park is a park that consists of various habitats such as the dying out euphorbia forest or the yellow barked habitat.

 

Guest House: Lake Nakuru Guest House

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

064Day 10 : Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha

 

Enjoy an early morning pre breakfast game drive to view wildlife when it is most active. Afterwards depart to Lake Naivasha where you will spend the rest of the day. Upon arrival you will have lunch at the camp then depart for a tour around the lake. If you so wish, you may also enjoy a 2-hour boat ride on Lake Naivasha. In the evening you will be transferred back to the camp for overnight.

 

Lake Naivasha is the highest of all the Rift Valley Lakes at 1880 m above sea level. Being a fresh water lake, it has the greatest number of residents living on its shore.  It has become the centre of the booming horticultural export business which is one of Kenya’s leading foreign exchange earner. This area is a birdwatcher’s paradise with over 450 species of recorded birds in the area, which are attracted by the yellow-barked acacia trees and blue water lilies. A small islet on the lake is home to a number of wildlife. Visitors can enjoy a boat ride safari as they view wildlife and birds from the tranquil lake. A private ranch (Kongoni Game Sanctuary) is located in the area which is a home to lions, leopards, cheetah and some translocated Gravy’s zebras.

 

Camp: Crayfish Camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 11 : Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara Game Reserve

 

After breakfast you will visit Hell’s Gate National Park for a fascinating experience within this unique park. In this park you will enjoy walking tours, trekking, and cycling. Other optional activities on offer include horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing and raptor viewing. You will then return to the camp for lunch. After lunch, depart to Maasai Mara via Narok, arriving in the evening.

 

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

 

3-star tented camp: Sentrim Mara Camp

Camping option: Enchoro Wildlife Camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 12 & 13: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

 

You will spend two full days within the extensive Mara enjoying a full day game drive as you explore the vast lands, especially looking out for the big five, as well as a variety of other wildlife species. During your visit to the Maasai Mara, visitors may opt to enjoy a spectacular and unforgettable hot air balloon flight at an extra cost.

 

In November 2006 the Maasai Mara was named as the New 7th wonder of the world because of what experts termed as “the uniqueness of the area and the preservation it provides to so many species living in harmony”. It is understandable because this annual migration is the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth.  The Mara reserve is quite a place to be, as it offers an out of the ordinary adventure, from the crafty hyenas, which may be heard laughing at night, to the variety of wildlife species in this diverse fauna.  There is also an abundance of crocodiles and hippos in the Mara River. The banks of the rivers are covered in thick forest which gradually makes way for bush and grassland thus the excellent availability of food for the diverse wildlife.

 

Optional Balloon Flight

 

You can opt to carry your game viewing activity to another level aboard an adventurous balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost. This package includes a champagne drink in the wild. This experience gives you a bird’s eye view of wildlife as well as enables you to take photographs at a different height.

 

3-star tented camp: Sentrim Mara Camp

Camping option: Enchoro Wildlife Camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 14 : Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi – Departure

 

Enjoy an early morning pre breakfast game drive to view wildlife when it is most active, before sunrise. After breakfast, you will depart the Maasai Mara and return to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant.  After lunch, depart for an excursion around Nairobi city which takes you to the city centre, parliament buildings, markets, curio shops, and shopping malls. After the excursion, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to check in for your outbound flight to your next destination.

 

3-star tented camp: Sentrim Mara Camp

Camping option: Enchoro Wildlife Camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

End of safari.

 

Package Includes:

 

– All park entrance fees and game drives while on safari

– All meals as indicated on itinerary while on this safari

– Accommodation in 3-star establishments or camps as indicated in itinerary

– Service of an experienced English speaking driver/guide

– 2 night’s accommodation in Nairobi

– Camping equipment during safari (utensils, tents, bedding)

– Excursion of Nairobi city as indicated in itinerary

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

– Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver

– Chef’s allowances if using the camping option

– Applicable government taxes

 

Package Excludes:

 

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

   (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)

– Optional cultural visit to Maasai villages

– Extras at the tented camps i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.

– Sleeping bag if using camping option

– Horse rides, boat rides and other optional activities during safari

– International or local flight fees and departure taxes

– Tips to tented camp staff or tour guide/driver

– Personal travel insurance

– Any other item not included in itinerary