13 Days – Kenya Safari(Nairobi / Samburu / Aberdare / Lake Nakuru /Maasai Mara /Amboseli /Tsavo West / Tsavo East )

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This is an action packed and fun filled Kenya Safari package taking you to most treasured tourist attractions with everything you’ve ever dreamed of in an African Safari experience. This safari is a creatively crafted programme offering 12 Days exclusive Kenya…the Aberdare or Mt. Kenya National Park, Samburu, Sweetwaters/Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara Game Reserve. For travelers with a limited timeframe, yet who desire to see the big five animals, Kenyan landscape and culture, it is the ideal safari. The focus is on wildlife and the big herds, visiting four of Kenya’s most renowned game viewing areas. this safari is offered as a family safari or group travel or independent travel

This safari offers extensive long stays in each game park, plentiful time for rich wildlife viewing sessions. The extent and scale of this thrilling 12 days Safari includes everything for which Kenya is renowned for — Colorful cultures, spectacular wildlife parks, friendly people, epic landscapes, exciting activities, exclusive wilderness lodges, vast and untouched wilderness: a true voyage of discovery

Safari Highlights

  • Explore the spectacular scenery and wildlife in Samburu Game Reserve and interact with the colorful, culturally ironic Samburu tribe in their traditional setting
  • Enjoy the scenic views of majestic Mount Kenya and join in the high-altitude day and night game viewing in Aberdare National park
  • Submerge in prolific bird watching and get into close encounter with black and white rhino and the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe in Lake Nakuru (over 1.5 million flamingos plus 450 other species of birds)
  • Witness the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’ , the awe inspiring annual wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara Game Reserve (July-October)
  • Visit one of the East Africa’s finest sundowner venues, the Amboseli National Park with panoramic vistas and stunning backdrop shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Interact with and participate in dance with the flamboyant, traditionally ironic Maasai tribe in their cultural villages
  • Enjoy the exciting game drives in Tsavo West National Park which offers some of the most magnificent big five game viewing in the world
  • Explore one of the last remaining wildernesses on earth in almost primeval solitude (Tsavo East National Park  ) and encounter the patrolling  large elephant herds

Summary Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi – Airport pick up – Transfer to Hotel for overnight
  • Day 2: Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve
  • Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve
  • Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve – Aberdare National Park
  • Day 5: Aberdare National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 6: Lake Nakuru   National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Day 8: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Amboseli National Park
  • Day 9: Amboseli National Park
  • Day 10: Amboseli National Park – Tsavo West National Park
  • Day 11: Tsavo West National Park
  • Day 12: Tsavo West National Park – Tsavo East National Park
  • Day 13: Tsavo East National Park – Mombasa or Nairobi
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Airport/Hotel
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Return Airport Transfers Expert, local driver/guide
Road transport while on safari Accommodations as indicated while on tour
Meals as specified in the itinerary All applicable park entrance fees
All activities mentioned in the itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
International flight Visa and personal insurance
Drinks, tips and gratuities Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
Optional hot air balloon, Nature walks etc Any item or activity not mentioned in the itinerary

 

 

Day 1: Airport Pick up – Transfer to Nairobi City Hotel

Upon arrival in Nairobi (flight details to be provided), you will be welcomed and picked up by our representative at the airport and transferred to your Nairobi hotel for overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: Eastland Hotel Nairobi
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast

 Day 2: Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve
After an early breakfast at   your Nairobi hotel, depart to Samburu driving to the North with a brief stopover at the Thomson’s falls, then proceed on to Samburu Game Reserve. Arrive and check in at your accommodation in time for lunch. After leisurely lunch and relaxation for the sun to cool down, go for a game drive. This semi-arid park is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator ,the special five (Gravy’s zebra, Reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich),in addition to lots of elephants and many other wildlife species . Diner and overnight stay at accommodation.

  • Accommodation: Samburu Intrepids    
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve
Early morning breakfast then we start our day in this breathtaking wilderness by scanning the river from our tent’s veranda with a cup of steaming coffee in hand. At sunrise we set off in search for the elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s grasslands and acacia woodlands. After a full day exploration in the bush you retire to your accommodation for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Samburu Intrepids  
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

 Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve Aberdare National Park
This day we travel overland south from Samburu to The Aberdare Country Club, nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill. After lunch and refreshments at The Aberdare Country Club, set off for the Ark tree lodge, located in the forest on mountain slopes of the Aberdare Mountains. 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.

  • Accommodation: The Ark Tree lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 Day 5: Aberdare National Park – Nakuru National Park
After breakfast depart by road and proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving at mid morning for a game drive before checking-in at your accommodation for Lunch. A spectacular afternoon game drive is planned. The park is one of the Kenya’s greatest World bird watching haven, famous for its millions of pink flamingoes lining on the lake shore. The Park is also Sanctuary to the Black Rhino, White Rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe. Bird life include common species like the lesser and Greater Flamingoes, African fish Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Green Wood Hoopoes, Cliff Chat, Great White and Pink Backed Pelicans plus other intra- African Migrants.

  • Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge    
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve
After a delicious breakfast at your lodge, depart by road to the Masai Mara Game Reserve–jewel of Kenya’s Game Park, arriving in time for lunch. This enormous Reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo. After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening game drive while enjoying the majestic vistas before retiring to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: AA Lodge Masai Mara  
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 7: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
This day you will have full day filled with exciting tour activities in Maasai Mara.  Begin your day with an early morning game drive or optional hot Air Balloon rides (available at an additional cost). Visit a Maasai village to enjoy the friendly and authentic hospitality coupled with exciting   dances and tales of the culturally rich Maasai community. Return to your lodge / camp   for leisurely lunch then proceed for an afternoon game drive  with chances  of viewing plain  games like Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: AA Lodge Masai Mara
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Maasai Mara Game Reserve Amboseli National Park
Rise early to enjoy a delicious breakfast at your accommodation. Depart by road to Amboseli National Park with en route lunch in Nairobi arriving Amboseli National Park in the afternoon. Upon arrival in Amboseli, enjoy a late afternoon game drive en route to your accommodation. Amboseli National Park shelters more than 420 species of birds and has enormous elephant population and other big game attracted to the area by underground springs fed from the melting snows of Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • Accommodation: AA Lodge Amboseli
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Amboseli National Park
After a fully served breakfast in the morning, you will set out for the game drive which will offer you magnificent views of Mt. Kilimanjaro with a snow-capped summit which appears to be pink in the rising early morning sunshine. Apart from Mt. Kilimanjaro, look out for wildlife animals such as Elephants, Giraffes, Lions, Black Rhinos and Hippos. Have picnic lunch with in the wilderness and later embark on the afternoon game drive with an option of Maasai village visit. Return in the evening to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: AA Lodge Amboseli  
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Amboseli National Park – Tsavo West National Park
After breakfast, depart via the Sheitani lava flow for Tsavo West National Park to arrive in time for lunch at your accommodation in Tsavo West National Park. The Park is a vast expansion of African savanna with a more diverse array of habitats which include open plains, semi desert scrub, woodland, Chyulu Hills and rock outcrops. It’s famous for the Red Elephants, Oryx, and Gerenuk among other mammal’s species and bird life. Other notable features include Mzima Springs, Shetani Lava Flow and Ash cones, which is an example of recent volcanic eruption. You may also be able to view hippo and crocodiles from the underwater glass tank.

  • Accommodation: Voyager Safari Camp
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 11: Tsavo West National Park

Two game drives are scheduled for this day. The extensive diverse habitats offer ideal area to search for pride of lions, buffaloes, cheetahs, giraffe, zebras, hippos and wildebeests. The Park is a vast expansion of African savanna with a more diverse array of habitats which include open plains, semi desert scrub, woodland, Chyulu Hills and rock outcrops. It’s famous for the Red Elephants, Oryx, and Gerenuk among other mammal’s species and bird life. Other notable features include Mzima Springs, Shetani Lava Flow and Ash cones, which is an example of recent volcanic eruption.  After a full day of exciting activities, retire to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Voyager Safari Camp  
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 12: Tsavo West National Park – Tsavo East National Park
Morning game drive in Tsavo West then return for breakfast and depart by road to Tsavo East National Park. There are many interesting aspects in the open areas of Tsavo East not least the spine of the Yatta Plateau, one of the world’s longest lava flows. An additional attraction is the Athi River flanked by stately doum palms which, near the Manyani gate forms the Lugard Falls, a long stretch of rippling white water cataracts and a favorite haunt for sunbathing crocodiles. Lugard Falls gush through a small fissure, narrow enough for the foolhardy to leap across, before dropping to Crocodile Point below, where the river changes its name to the Galana.

  • Accommodation: Voi Wildlife Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 13: Tsavo East National Park – Nairobi
Morning game drive to savour the beauty of the park, return to lodge for breakfast. After, depart for Mombasa or Nairobi arriving in the afternoon.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

 

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