9 Days / 8 Nights -Magnificent Kenya Luxurious Road Safari

Trip Highlights: This is a flying safari that will see you traverse across the best of Kenya’s lands rich with beautiful scenery as well as rare and exotic species of animals found only in these magnificent parks.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Mt. Kenya

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 Wilson Airport for your short flight to Nanyuki. On arrival, transfer to Sweet Waters for overnight stay.

Dinner and overnight at Sweet Waters Camp.

 Day 2: Mt. Kenya

After breakfast drive to Mt Kenya and 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 Mountain Lodge.

 Mt Kenya National Park, was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in  1997 and is also a Biosphere Reserve, covers 715 km2, and includes the Peaks

consisting of all the ground above 3200m with two small salients extending  lower down to 2450m along the Sirimon and Naro Moru tracks. Surrounding the
park is Mount Kenya National Reserve with an area of approximately 2095 km2
.

Day 3: Mt Kenya – Samburu

After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Samburu. Game views as you proceed to your camp for lunch. After lunch depart for an afternoon game viewing drive in this northern frontier park where you can see the special five species.

DSC09682Samburu, in Kenya’s semi-arid north is another 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: Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk. You will find the scenic semiarid landscape quite dramatic.

 Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp.
Day 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 buffalo springs and Shaba National reserve include in their boundaries all the flora and fauna to be found in the north of Kenya. The dry grassland interspersed with acacias is interrupted from time to time by rich green vegetation, wherever enough water is present. E.g. the banks of the Ewaso nyiro river (with its huge Nile crocodiles) or in marsh regions. This countryside dotted with volcanic peaks offer a sanctuary to a wide variety of animals. These baboons,’ reticulate Giraffe’s, Elephants, waterbucks, gerenuks and grevy zebras. Lion and Cheetahs are not quite so common but plenty of leopards can be sighted. There are no longer any rhinos.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp.

Day 5: Samburu – Masai Mara

Pre breakfast game drive then after breakfast transfer to the airstrip for a short flight to the Mara. Arriving in time for an early lunch.  Enjoy your first afternoon game viewing drive after lunch till dusk.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari lodge.

Day 6: Masai 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 Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeests migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November.

 OR
Masai Mara Balloon Flight
Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at  an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is  an unforgettable experience.
Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari lodge.

Day 7: Mara –- Amboseli

After breakfast fly to Amboseli National park arriving early for check in and game viewing drives till dusk.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

 Amboseli national Park embodies five main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bushes country, swamps and marshlands) and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin, now dry. Within this basin is a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, that floods during years of heavy rainfall. Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty –and the landscape is dominated by the towering Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

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.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

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

 

Day 9: Amboseli – Nairobi – Departure

Pre Breakfast game viewing drives then fly back to Nairobi. You will then be transferred to the Airport for your departure flight.

End of safari.
Safari Cost: inquire at info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Cost Includes:
– Park entry fee

 – Local flight fares
– 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 Masai Mara– US$ 500 per person
extra in Masai 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.