6 Days and 5 Nights, Best of Kenya Wheelchair Access Family Safari

(Nairobi – Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru National Park- Masai Mara National Reserve, Nairobi)

 Trip Highlights: This is a 6 days best of Kenya Disable Wilderness Private Safari into some of the best Kenya wildlife sanctuaries as highlighted above and visit the Orphanages and schools. This trip will start at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport upon your arrival. 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 Wheelchair Access friendly lodges, hotels and tented camps during this safari with meals on full board basis. You will use a Converted private 4×4 Land Cruiser safari vehicle for wheelchair Access with wide widows for game viewing.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 18.05 by Swiss Airlines flight No. LX0292. 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 meals and overnight stay.

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at PanAfric Hotel – Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi – Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, travel to Lake Naivasha and take a boat ride on this lake seeing wildlife on the Crescent Island and then visiting the Hell’s gate National Park and Kongoni Game Reserve. Lunch will be served at the Naivasha Sopa Lodge. After lunch, proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park to arrive in time for afternoon game drive at the Pink Lake referred so for its 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.
Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

DSC00714Day 3: Lake Nakuru-Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Early morning game viewing at the Pink ,it is a rhino sanctuary and a bird watchers paradise, look for warthogs and water bucks as you leave the Park. Have Breakfast at the tented camp and thereafter, depart for Maasai Mara crossing the Loita plains, see red clad Maasai warriors tend their multi-coloured herds amongst plains game.  You will Arrive Mara in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit the local primary school, and then return to the Game Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Mara Sarova Game Camp

Day 4: Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Morning and afternoon game viewing inside the Park for two days 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. You will have optional visit to the Maasai villages for an insight to their culture and visit the local Schools.

Optional Activity

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

All Meals and overnight at Mara Sarova Game Camp

Day 5: Maasai Mara National Park – Nairobi

After morning breakfast at the camp, check out and depart for Nairobi. Lunch will be served at Narok town Hotel. You will arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon and be transferred to your hotel for rest, Dinner and Overnight.

Dinner and Overnight at PanAfric Hotel – Nairobi

Day 6: Nairobi City Tour – Departure

On this day, after morning breakfast, you will visit the Nairobi City touring; the Animal orphanage, The safari walk, The Baby elephant orphanage – Sheldrick, and the Giraffe Centre before going for lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. After lunch, you will then transfer to the Airport for your departure flight at 16.05 by South African Airways – Flight No. SA0185.

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

Includes:

– Game drives based on a special and customized wheelchair friendly 4×4 Land Cruiser Safari Vehicle with open roof for viewing

– All Park entry fees

– All Airports transfers

– Local flights as indicated

– Accommodation with meals in wheelchair friendly triple room in all the establishments named.

– Service of an English-speaking two driver guides

– Driver allowances

– Applicable government taxes and service charge

Package Excludes:

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

– Cultural visit to Maasai villages @ US$ 25 per person extra

– Any other optional activity which requires extra payment

– Tips to driver guides and porter – Extras at the lodges / camp

– International flight fees and departure taxes

– Visa fees

– Any other item not included in itinerary

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15 Days Kenya Wheelchair Game trail Lodge Safari

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

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi City

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

All meals and overnight at the Hotel Intercontinental – Nairobi.

Day 2: Nairobi city tour

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

All meals and overnight at the Hotel Intercontinental – Nairobi.

Day 3: Nairobi – Maasai Mara:

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

The Maasai Mara, now The New 7th wonder of the world and 4th preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine. The most spectacular event of the natural world takes place here; The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture while being followed on their heels by the predators of the savanna; lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.It hosts over 450 species of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.

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

DSC09483Day 4: Maasai Mara( 2 Full Days)

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

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

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

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

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

Day 5: Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru

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

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

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

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park

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

Lake Nakuru National Park is a sea of flaming pink as far as the eye can see. These are the millions of flamingoes seeking for their food in the salty deep green waters of Lake Nakuru. The protected area is primarily for birds of which 400 to 500 species can be found here including cormorants and pelicans. However visitors to be Lake Nakuru may also catch a glimpse of Thomson gazelles, impala, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes or even black rhino and leopards.

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

Day 7: Lake Nakuru – Nairobi

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

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Intercontinental – Nairobi.

Day 8: Nairobi – Amboseli

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

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

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.

Day 9: Amboseli National Park

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

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

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.

Day 10: Amboseli – Nairobi

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

Dinner and Overnight at Hotel Intercontinental – Nairobi.

Day 11: Nairobi – Departure

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

Day 12: Arrival – Nairobi City

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

Overnight at the Hotel Intercontinental – Nairobi.

Day 13: Nairobi – Aberdares (The Ark)

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

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

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

Day 14: Aberdares

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

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

All meals and Overnight at The Ark.

Day 15: Aberdares – Nairobi – departure

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

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

Package Includes:

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

– All Park entry fees

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

– Service of an English-speaking driver guide

– Game drives as per the Itinerary

– Government taxes

Package Excludes:

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

– Tips to driver guides and porter.

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

– Items of personal expenses.