9 Days/8 Nights -Best of Kenya Wildlife Camping Adventure Safari

Highlights: This is a budget camping adventure which starts from Nairobi and ends in Nairobi. You will be able to visit the 7Th wonders of the World – Maasai Mara from Nairobi then proceed to Nakuru National Park and then to Samburu National Park. You will stay in tents or Guest houses at the various campsites within the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Nakuru National Park and Amboseli and Tsavo west National Parks.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, or if you are staying in a Nairobi City Hotel, our tour manager will meet you and brief you on your safari, and thereafter depart for the Maasai Mara Game Reserve with stops at the viewpoint of the Great Rift Valley and Narok town for lunch and refueling. Arrive in time for a late afternoon / early evening game drive enroute to a campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Maasai Mara

Early breakfast then proceed for a full day of game viewing in the reserve.

The day will be taken up tracking game with your guide though there will be a break for a picnic lunch at the hippo pool. The abundance and variety of game in this reserve is nothing short of amazing. Practically every mammal can be seen in the Mara with a few exceptions. Various antelopes, scavengers like hyena and vulture are common. The reserve contains all the cats that are; lion, cheetah and leopard; sighting leopard needs luck more than just being there but lions are abundant and there are excellent chances for spotting cheetah. The hippo pool is a popular spot to watch out for hippos; with luck, you may catch crocodile basking on the rocks. Elephants, buffalo, the Maasai giraffe, wildebeest and the common zebra abound.

Return to the campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Maasai Mara

After breakfast proceed on another game-viewing session. After lunch you will have the option to go for a game drive or at extra cost, visit a nearby Maasai village to see their nomadic lifestyle.

The Maasai 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.

Day 4: Maasai Mara – Nakuru

Maasai Mara Balloon (Optional)
Early morning game drive – if you still want to go for more

OR

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.

After breakfast, depart the Mara region for Nakuru. The drive offers panoramic views of Mount Longonot and Lake Naivasha from afar; this means that you will see them from the main highway. Arrive at Nakuru in time for dinner and overnight at a campsite.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru / Amboseli via Nairobi

Wake up to an early morning game viewing drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Flamingos and other water 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 park is 188 km and is home to cats (both lion and leopard), various antelopes, and grazers like warthog and the waterbuck and Cape buffalo that breed near the shoreline.

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.
After breakfast, drive to Amboseli via Nairobi arriving in time for lunch in one of the restaurants in Nairobi. Continue to Amboseli via Kenya/Tanzania border (Namanga) arriving in Amboseli in the late afternoon.
An evening game viewing drive.

Dinner and overnight at a campsite.

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Day 6 & 7: Amboseli

After breakfast, proceed on a game drive in this park, which lies in a dried-up lakebed. There are swamps and springs fed by underground rivers from the melting snows of Mount Kilimanjaro, which give permanent water to the wildlife. The animals seen here include lion, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, plains game and the rare Taita weaver and the gerenuk. The animals are mainly found around the Ol Kenya swamp. If the weather is clear and there is no low cloud cover, you may see the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, which forms a beautiful backdrop to the park. The observation hill offers a view of the entire park and beyond.

Amboseli National Park has the combination of scenery, people and animals is what makes the Amboseli national park of 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.
An afternoon game drive will follow after lunch. Dinner and overnight at a campsite.

Day 8: Amboseli – Tsavo West

After breakfast, depart Amboseli for Tsavo West National Park, lunch enroute.

You will visit the Shaitani Lava flows as the area where the park lies is of volcanic origin. The Mzima Springs which contain 20 million tonnes of crystal – clear water from the underground streams of the nearby Chyullu Hills are an additional attraction; various aspects of marine life including hippos, crocodile and fish can be seen from the specially constructed underground glass tank. The animal species seen at Tsavo are hippo, crocodiles, elephant, gazelle, zebra, giraffe, various birds, buffalo, and kudu in a thick acacia setting.

Tsavo East and Tsavo West, 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, Maasai giraffes baboons and vervet monkeys of the birds the most impressive is the Maasai ostrich. Where
there is water such as at Mzima springs, crocodiles and hippos can also be seen.

Dinner and overnight at a campsite.

Day 9: Tsavo West – Nairobi

After breakfast, your final game viewing drive will follow during which you may see plains game; zebra, antelope, lesser kudu, ostrich and large herds of elephant. Lunch will be taken enroute. Arrive in Nairobi in the evening ready for your departure flight.

Package Includes:
• All game parks or national parks entrance fees
• All game drives in the various parks accompanied by our professional English-speaking driver cum guide
• transport by comfortable safari vehicles with hatch-roofs for Game viewing and photography all campsite fees
• All camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
• accommodation in the campsite
• Three sumptuous meals per day whilst on safari, prepared and served by our cook

Package Excludes:
• Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara – US$ per person extra (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
• Tips to driver guide, cook and porter.
• Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry.
• Items of personal expenses

9 Days / 8 Nights, Magnificent Kenya Wildlife Private Safari

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

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Mt. Kenya National Park

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

Dinner and overnight at Tree Tops hotel.

Day 2: Mt. Kenya National Park

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

Dinner and overnight at Bantu Mountain Lodge.

Day 3: Mt Kenya National park  – Samburu National Reserve

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

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

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

  DSC09284Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve

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

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

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

Day 5: Samburu – Maasai Mara

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

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Fig tree safari lodge.

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

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

 OR
Take a Maasai Mara Balloon Flight

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

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Fig tree Safari lodge.

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

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

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

Day 8: Amboseli

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

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

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

Day 9: Amboseli – Nairobi National Park – Departure

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

End of safari.

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

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

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

3 Days & 2 Nights Tsavo East National Park Private Flying Safaris

DSC09350Trip Highlights: This is a 3 days Tsavo private Flying safari. 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. You will stay in best tented Camp during this safari on full board basis. You will use a private safari minivan while game viewing at the park.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi – Tsavo East National Park

You will be picked up upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our driver, and then transferred to Wilson Airport in Nairobi for schedule flight to Tsavo East National Park. Here you are picked up by your guide in a traditional safari vehicle and drive to Satao Camp or similar. After lunch, you experience your first game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Satao Camp or similar

Day 2: Tsavo East National Park

Experience an adventurous day with exciting game drives and discover the beautiful landscape of Tsavo East National Park. When the sun starts to go down, you experience a bush Sundowner. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight stay at Satao Camp or similar

Day 3: Tsavo East – Nairobi – Departure

Continue discovering the secrets of the African wilderness by foot! You are accompanied by a Masai, who shows you around. During the tour you learn a lot about the ecosystem, the multifaceted bird life and other park inhabitants. After breakfast at your Camp, you fly back to Nairobi on schedule flight and your driver will then return you back to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your schedule flight to Uganda.

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

Package Cost includes:

  • Park entrance fees
  • Activities as listed in itinerary
  • Special meet and greet in parks
  • All Airstrip transfers to/from Camps
  • All accommodation on Full Board Basis
  • All water in the rooms and on game drives
  • Return Flights tickets between Nairobi – Tsavo
  • Transfers in Nairobi, all Game Drives in traditional mini tour van

Package Cost Excludes:

  • Further meals and drinks
  • Tip and Personal expenditures
  • Laundry service
  • Regional Flight ticket

 

5 Days & 4 Nights, Kenya wilderness Adventure Private Safari

(Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria and Lake Naivasha)

 Trip Highlights: This is an exciting 5 days Kenya wilderness Adventure private safari into some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. This trip will start at the Isebania Border, where you will be received by our driver/guide. 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 private4x4 safari Land cruiser and stay in Mid-range tented camps and lodges on full board basis while on this safari.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Isebania – Masai Mara National Reserve

You will be picked from Isebania border by our driver/guide on the morning of this day to be transferred to Masai Mara National Reserve, arrive in time for lunch and check in at Mara Leisure Safari 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 Leisure Safari Camp or similar

 DSC09648Day 2: 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 Leisure Safari Camp or similar

 

Day 3: 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 Lake Nakuru National Park for a memorable game viewing drive and bird watching experience. You will arrive in good time for lunch at your guest house. In the afternoon, you will have your first Game viewing drive in the Park before returning in the evening to the guest house for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in central Kenya and is protected by a small Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lines the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Black and White rhinos have also been introduced.

 

Lunch, dinner and overnight will be at Lake Nakuru Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or similar

 

Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Lake Bogoria National Reserve – Lake Naivasha

After morning breakfast at your camp, you will check out and depart to Lake Bogoria National Reserve. Arrive in good time to explore the lake Bogoria, this is a highly concentrated lake with flamingoes and you will be able to see the hot springs. After exploring this lake in the mid- afternoon, you will depart and drive to Lake Naivasha.Lunch shall be served at Bogoria Spa Resort.

 

Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa lodge or similar

 

Day 5: Lake Naivasha – Nairobi

After breakfast, you will go for boat ride before you depart for a transfer back to Nairobi.Upon arrival, time allowing, you will be treated for a farewell lunch at the Famous Carnivore Restaurant before and be dropped at preferred location in Nairobi.

End of safari
Cost per person sharing:
kindly inquire by E-mail (cost depends on the number of people travelling and the season of travel

 Cost Includes:

-Accommodation and all meals as stipulated in the itinerary
-Transport in a private 4×4 Land Cruiser safari vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing drive and photography
-Services of an English speaking tour driver/guide
-Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary
-All Government taxes and levies

Cost excludes:

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

-All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.
-Tips and gratuities to lodge, guest house, tented 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

 

 

12 Days / 11 Nights Best Budget Camping Safari in Kenya

Trip Highlights: This is a ten days camping safari into some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. This trip will start at Kenyatta International Airport after your arrival, take you through to the panoramic Rift Valley; the only earth feature observable from space and on to the Masai Mara, scene of the greatest spectacle of the animal kingdom – 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 among a host of other different animal species. You will stay in tented camps while on this safari.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi-Maasai Mara Game Reserve

On your arrival, you will be met by our tour manager who will brief you on your safari as you depart for Maasai Mara Game Reserve, through the Rift Valley, arriving early enough for your lunch at Big Time Camp. After lunch you will then proceed for an afternoon Game drive till dusk.

The Masai Mara National Reserve as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya covers an area of over 1,500 sq. km. it is located in the Great Rift valley in an open primarily grassland where wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserves western escarpment. The swampy land provides more access to water and less access to tourists. The Eastern end is closest to Nairobi and hence easier to access by tourists.

Dinner and overnight at Big Time Camp or similar.

Day 2: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Early in the morning you will go for a pre-breakfast Game viewing followed by breakfast. After breakfast you will drive, you will be taken for a Game drive and there after lunch go for an afternoon Game drive till dusk when you will go back to the camp site.

The Maasai 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 Big Time Camp or similar.

DSC09366Day 3: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Experience the magical Masai Mara; with morning and afternoon Game drives, taking your packed lunch in the drive.

The wildebeests are the most dominant inhabitants of the Masai Mara. Their numbers are estimated in the 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.

 

Dinner and overnight at Big Time Camp or similar.

Day 4: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

In the morning you will be taken for a pre-breakfast game drive followed by breakfast. There after a morning and an afternoon Game drives the whole day.

Optional Balloon Flight

You can opt to carry out your game viewing activity on an adventurous and unforgettable balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost. This package includes a champagne drink in the wild.

Dinner and overnight at Big Time camp or similar.

Day 5: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Leave the camp early for a pre-breakfast Game viewing, and a breakfast there after. At mid-morning you will be taken for another Game drive and later after lunch take a drive to the Masai villages; get to learn their way of living and culture.

The Masai 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 Big Time camp or similar.

Day 6: Maasai Mara Game Reserve-Samburu Game Reserve

After your breakfast check out and depart for Samburu Game Reserve, arriving in time for your lunch and there after a Game drive till dusk.

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

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Camp.

Day 7: Samburu Game Reserve

Take a pre-breakfast Game viewing followed by a breakfast in the camp site, then a morning and afternoon Game drives the whole day. Harsh but beautiful, this reserve harbors many species of animals not found in the more lush parks of the south.

Another exploration of this harshly beautiful reserve where game bounds, especially in the forest fringes of the Ewaso Nyiro River which flows gently through the dry landscape. Lunch is followed by an afternoon leisure, perhaps by the pool.

Dinner and overnight at your lodge or camp.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Camp.

Day 8: Samburu Game Reserve

You will leave the camp for a pre-breakfast Game drive. After breakfast leave Samburu for Naro Moru river lodge (picnic lunch) drop off clients who want to remain behind for climbing Mt Kenya after proceed for a game drive. These include the resplendent reticulated Giraffe, Gravy’s Zebra and the Somali Ostrich.

The reserve is home to rare drought resistant animals that are peculiar to the semi-arid region north of the equator. These include the reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra, the Beisa Oryx, gerenuk and the blue-shanked Somali ostrich. Samburu is dry most of the year but is watered by the Ewaso Nyiro River, which rises in the Aberdares and drains in the Lorian swamp north of Shaba National Reserve.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Camp.

Day 9: Samburu Game Reserve

Pre-breakfast Game viewing. After breakfast depart for morning and an afternoon game drives in this wild but splendid reserve, continue to luxurious Mt. Kenya Safari Club whose immaculately manicured gardens nestle on the forest slopes of the mountains. After the afternoon Game drive you will be free to enjoy the numerous optional facilities of the club which include horseback riding, tennis, golf, bowls, swimming, or just luxuriating in the comfort and beauty of the surroundings.

Samburu is north of the equator and contains rare, drought resistant animal species, which go for long periods of time without water. These include the reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra, the blue-shanked Somali ostrich, the gerenuk or giraffe gazelle and the beisa oryx. In the late afternoon (at an extra cost), go for optional activities like having a nature walk, visiting Samburu villages to see the nomadic lifestyle or swimming in the nearby lodges.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Camp.

Day 10: Samburu Game Reserve

Pre-breakfast Game drive, breakfast at the camp site then depart for morning Game drive. Take your lunch then go for an afternoon Game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Ashril Camp.

Day 11: Samburu Game Reserve-Mt Kenya National Park

After breakfast check out from the Camp and depart for Mt Kenya Game Reserve, as you view different animal species on the way. Arrive in time for your lunch at Two Tam Camp, and then go for an afternoon Game drive till dusk.

Mount Kenya National Park: 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. For another, 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.

Dinner and overnight at Two Tam Camp.

Day 12: Mt Kenya National Park-Nairobi

You will be taken for a pre-breakfast Game viewing followed by breakfast. There after you will then depart for mountain climbing at Mt Kenya. Afternoon you will have your lunch at the camp site, check out and depart for Nairobi for your departure.

End of Safari

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

Costs include:

– Pick up and drop up at the airports,

-All meals and accommodation while on the trip as stated by the itinerary

-Service of an English speaking guide/ driver

Cost Excludes:

-Drinks

-Tips

-International flights

– Airport taxes and visas

– Items of personal nature such as laundry

– Telephone calls.

7 Days,Best of Kenya Adventure Group Camping Safari

Places of Interest: Amboseli National Park, Tsavo National Parks, Maasai Mara

What you are likely to see: Large elephant herds, various plains game, Mt. Kilimanjaro, big five, different bird species, e.t.c.

Scheduled activities: Game viewing drives, birding, photography, e.t.c.

Optional activities: Hot air balloon safari, cultural visits to Maasai village, guided nature walks, cocktails and sundowners, e.t.c

Mode of transport: Private safari minivan with open roof

Accommodation: Tented camps and lodges

 Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

 Meet and greet at your preferred location in Nairobi by Niche Africa Holidays representatives. Thereafter receive a short briefing about your safari which gives you a clear idea on the places you are going to visit as well as the accommodation arrangements. After the briefing, you will be transferred to your Vehicle for departure to Amboseli taking about 4 hours’ drive and arriving at the foothills of the majestic Kilimanjaro in time for check in and lunch at the camp.  After lunch you will proceed to the park for afternoon game drives which give you an opportunity to spot the big herds of free ranging elephants as well as other plains game such as wild dogs, the elusive leopard, lion and buffalo.  In the evening, you will be transferred back to the camp for check in, rest, dinner and overnight.

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.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Kibo Safari Camp

DSC09366Day 2: Amboseli National Park – Tsavo West National Park

 Enjoy an early morning pre breakfast game drive which will be spent exploring this ecosystem which mainly consists of savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border.  You will also visit 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.  After breakfast you will depart from the park and be driven to Tsavo West where you will enjoy 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.

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.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Rhino Valley Lodge

Day 3: Tsavo West National Park – Tsavo East National Park

Enjoy an early morning pre breakfast game drive for an opportunity to spot the early predators as they start off the day.  After breakfast, you will depart from Tsavo West and be driven to Tsavo East arriving for check in and lunch at the camp.  The camp is set in the board, thickly forested banks of Voi River offering you spectacular sceneries and concentration of diverse wildlife.  After lunch, you will explore Tsavo East which is known for its large elephant herds and numerous plains game. Also visit Lugard’s Falls, Mudanda Rock among other attractions found within the park.

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,  pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola. Other activities available include camping, trekking and bird watching. 

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Ndololo Safari Camp

Day 4: Tsavo East National Park – Nairobi

After breakfast you will depart from the camp and enjoy final game drives as you exit the park and be driven back to Nairobi.  You will stop for lunch en route and arrive in Nairobi in the late afternoon.  Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in and rest from the long drive.  Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Lunch en route to Nairobi
Bed and breakfast at Sarova Panafric Hotel

Day 5: Nairobi – Maasai Mara

 After breakfast you will check out of your hotel and depart Nairobi and drive down the escarpment via the floor of the Great Rift Valley arriving in time for check in and lunch at the camp situated inside the Maasai Mara Reserve.  After lunch, embark on an afternoon game drive within the extensive Mara Reserve in the company of your experienced tour driver / guide.  The Maasai Mara is also home to the colorfully decorated Maasai tribesmen. You may occasionally see them crossing the park as they go about their daily activities completely unbothered by the wild animals which roam in the bushes.  In the evening, be transferred back to the camp for rest, dinner and overnight. In the night you can hear a chorus of different animal sounds as they communicate with each other in the darkness – more than a reason to visit

Maasai Mara: This Park 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.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Sarova Mara Game Camp

Day 6: Maasai Mara

 You will spend the day viewing wildlife and relaxing in the wilderness. On clear days, the Maasai Mara offers fantastic orange tinted sunsets and you will definitely want to capture this moment while sipping on a sundowner back at the camp. The Mara reserve is 1510 sq. km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers. Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Maasai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests and wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers.  It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.

Balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for a beautiful champagne breakfast. These trips can be arranged on request.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Sarova Mara Game Camp

Day 7: Maasai Mara – Nairobi – Departure

After Morning breakfast depart for morning game drives within Maasai Mara Reserve for a chance to spot more wildlife species.  After that, check out and depart back to Nairobi, upon arrival you will be taken for farewell lunch at famous Carnivore Restaurant before being transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound international flight to your next destination.

End of service ……

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

Inclusions:

  • All park entrance fees and conservation fees
  • Accommodation and meals at selected hotels and camps
  • Flying doctors emergency evacuation insurance
  • Bed and breakfast in Nairobi
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour driver/guide
  • Transport in a private safari minivan with open roof for better game viewing and photography
  • Applicable government taxes

 Exclusions:

  • Optional activities like visit to Maasai village, guided nature walks, e.t.c
  • Extras at the camps and hotels i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Hot air balloon safari above the spectacular Mara with bush breakfast
  • International or local flight fees and departure taxes
  • Tipping
  • Personal travel insurance including loss or damage of luggage
  • Any other item not included in itinerary

 

3 Days Best of Mara Wilderness Private Safari

(Maasai Mara National Reserve)

Trip Highlights: This is an exciting 3 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 Naivasha, 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, after the safari, you will be drop off at preferred location in Nairobi. 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 best camp on full board basis while on this.

 Detailed Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Naivasha – Masai Mara National Reserve

You will be met by our tour Driver/guide at your preferred location in Naivasha, warmly greeted; brief you on your safari then thereafter transfer you to your vehicle for departure to Masai Mara National Reserve. 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 camp for dinner and overnight.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Manyatta Safari Camp or similar

DSC09340Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve (Full day)

Spend a full day 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 Manyatta Safari Camp or similar

Day 3: 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.

End of Safari

Package Cost per person;kindly inquire from email; info@nicheafricaholidays.com

 Package Cost Includes:

  • Full board Accommodation as on the itinerary.
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Exclusive transport in a private tour van safari vehicles 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

 

6 Days & 5 Nights Best of Kenya Wilderness Private Safari

(Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, and Maasai Mara)

Trip Highlights: This is an exciting 6 days best of Kenya wilderness private safari into some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. This trip will start at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport upon your arrival, taking you through to Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, and 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 Hotel, lodge and tented camps on full board while on this safari.

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 the Heron portico Hotel in Nairobi or Similar

Day 2: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

After morning breakfast, you will check out of your Hotel and depart to Amboseli National Park to arrive with a short game drive in time for lunch, check in at Kibo Safari camp have lunch and rest. In the afternoon, you will game viewing drive at the park which is famous for its scenery with a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the landscape, and open plains.

DSC09108Amboseli is famous for its huge elephant herds. Africa’s highest mountain, Mt. 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 your Kibo Safari Camp or Similar

Day 3: Amboseli National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park

Early morning break fast, have an en-route game viewing drive as you leave Amboseli national park for Lake Nakuru. You will arrive in time for lunch and check in at Lake Nakuru flamingo Hill tented camp. Later in the afternoon, you will game drive to see one of the largest ornithological spots, Flamingo, and a variety of wildlife not forgetting the famous white Rhino and black rhino found in this park.

Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in central Kenya and is protected by a small Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lines the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Black and White rhinos have also been introduced.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Hill Tented Camp or Similar

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, you will depart Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch. Check in at Mara Sopa Lodge and have lunch. In the afternoon, you will have your first game viewing drive through the park in search of the Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo and other members of the Big five plus other animals.

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 vulture. 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 Sopa Lodge or Similar

Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve (Full day)

Spend a day within Maasai Mara viewing wildlife across this game studded reserve. You will also look out for the big five and other plains game. Enjoy picnic lunch to avoid disrupting game viewing. 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.

Dinner and overnight will be at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

Day 6: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Departure

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,  park and drive to Nairobi arriving in time for late lunch at the famous carnivore restaurant. Afterwards you will be transferred 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:

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari.
  • Accommodation in twin beds room sharing.
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • 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 Hotel, lodge and tented camp 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

 

 

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

 

 

 

9 Days and 8 Nights Best of Kenya Wilderness Private Safari Holiday

(Nairobi – Masai Mara- Lake Nakuru – Aberdares – Mt Kenya)

Trip Highlights: This is a 9 days best of Kenya wilderness private safari Holiday into some of the best wildlife sanctuaries as highlighted above. This trip will start at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport upon your arrival and ends with a drop off at the same place on the last day. During your safari you will be able to see plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya’s big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the leopard among a host of other different animal species. You will stay in the best Hotel and lodges during this safari. The accommodation on safari will be on full board basis while hotel accommodation in Nairobi will be on half board. You will travel in a private 4×4 land cruiser safari vehicle with a pop up roof and wide windows for better game viewing drive.

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 at Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi.

Bed and Breakfast at Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi

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 lodge. In the evening at 4:00pm, you will have game viewing drive till dusk, and then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge or similar

DSC09283Day 3 & 4: Maasai Mara National Reserve (2 full days)
On these days, you may start by going for hot air balloon flight in the early morning as an optional adventure. Alternatively, you can start breakfast for the two full day’s game viewing at the Mara River where the annual migration of wildebeest is staged at during the month of July to September. You will opt for a lunch break back at the lodge or have packed lunch carried for in the vehicle.
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 Keekorok Lodge or similar

Day 5: 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 lodge for breakfast. After morning breakfast at the lodge, 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 at Lake Nakuru Sarova Hill Tented Camp or Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. In the afternoon, you will have your first 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 you will check in for dinner and overnight stay

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Flamingo Hill Camp or Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park – Aberdare National Park
After morning breakfast, check out and drive to the shoulders of Mt. Kenya arriving at the Ark lodge for lunch. After lunch, sit at the Ark Lodge balcony and you view game that often visits the floodlit waterhole and salt-lick e.g. elephants, rhino, buffalo and giant forest hog.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Ark Lodge

Day 7: Aberdares National Park – Mt Kenya National Park
After morning, check out and depart to Mt Kenya crossing the Equator and driving through to arrive at the chilly town of Nanyuki. You will arrive in time for lunch at your lodge Mt Kenya Safari Club.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Mt Kenya Safari Club

Day 8: Mt Kenya Region
Full day in Mt Kenya Region with game drives and Nature walk activities to be done on this day or if you so wish, you can have a walk in the nearby town – Nanyuki. Buy yourself some safari souvenirs to carry home as remembrance.

All meals and overnight at Mt Kenya Safari Club or similar

Day 9: Mt Kenya Regions – Nairobi – Departure
Depart Mt Kenya Region after breakfast for Nairobi arriving in time for late lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi before being transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your schedule outbound flight to your next destination.

End of Safari

Package Cost : inquire from info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Package Cost includes:
-Transport whilst on safari on a private 4×4 safari Land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari as in the itinerary
-Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Nairobi Hotel
-All park entrance fees and government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
– Airport transfers

Package Cost excludes:
-Maasai village visits at extra cost per person
-Optional Hot Air balloon flight while in Mara ( per person)
-Tips
-Laundry
-Beverages/Drinks
-International flights
-Visas
-Items of personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary