Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to your city hotel for overnight. Our rep will take you through a brief pre-safari orientation before embarking on your dream safari adventure of Kenya. You will then visit the Giraffe Centre, set in 120acres of primeval forest, only eight miles from the heart of Nairobi. It is home to the African Fund for Endangered Wildlif, devoted to the preservation of the endangered Rothschild giraffe. The centre raises, and then releases, the giraffes to the wild. You will have a rare treat of hand feeding these gentle giants, facing them eye-to-eye from elevated viewing platform. Continue to the Karen Blixen Museum, the former home of the 'Out Of Africa' author. The surrounding area now called Karen Estate, was the site of her coffee plantation. Tour her small home and her lovely garden with beautiful views of the Ngong Hills in the backdrop.You will return to your Hotel in the afternoon. Dinner and Overnight: Macushla House DB.
Meet your safari guide after breakfast and head north through the countryside dotted with coffee and tea plantantions, Along the way, you may stop at the colourful Karatina Market and sample the local wares. Karatina is the largest open air Market in East Africa. At the foot of Mt. Kenya, Africa's second Highest Mountain, you will cross the equator at Nanyuki town, here, Whirlpool EQUATOR WATER DEMONSTRATION will be conducted by a guide. On different hemispheres, water spins in different directions. Descend from lush climate to semi-arid area that is Samburu arriving in time for lunch. Your comfortable, lodge is perched along the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, which is a lifeline and the nerve centre of this reserve; animals congregate along its banks to quench their thirst. The reserve is also the home of the nomadic, cattleherding Samburu tribesmen. Your afternoon includes a SAFARI drive before returning to your lodge as the sun sets. Dinner and Overnight: Samburu Lodge. Distance: Approx. 350 kms - 5 hrs drive.
Both Morning and afternoon game drives are scheduled for today. Samburu harbors a number of wildlife species rarely found elsewhere. Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing in search of Northern Species of Game not seen south of the Equator, such as Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy, Zebra, Beisa Oryx and Somali Ostrich. Another creature UNIQUE to these areas is the Long-necked Gerenuk (meaning 'giraffe neck'), a graceful antelope that stands upright on its hind legs to feed on tall bushes which is among the Samburu's "Special Five" - (the reticulated giraffe, longnecked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra and beisa oryx ) never found anywhere else. The Uaso Nyiro River provides bathing pools for hippos, elephants and crocodiles. Keep your eyes open for lion, cheetah, or elusive leopard. There is also a variety of birds like vulturine guinea fowl among others Dinner and Overnight: Samburu Lodge (B,L,D).
Meet our driver guide and depart driving through southwards through the semi-arid and onward through lush lands and later arrive at Sweetwater's in good time for lunch and refresh before your afternoon game drive. Sweetwaters Conservancy Park was set up so that CHIMPS could be taught to fend for themselves in an area similar to their natural living conditions. Priority is given to orphaned and abused chimps. Your afternoon includes a safari drive before returning to your lodge as the sun sets. Dinner and overnight: Sweetwater's Tented Luxury Camp B,L,D, Distance: Approx.215 kms hrs drive.
After an early breakfast, drive southwards past the northern tip of the Aberdare mountains, then descend into the Great Rift Valley where Lake Nakuru is located. You are in Nakuru town (Kenya's fourth largest town) in time for lunch and a short rest. In the afternoon you have a game drive. Lake Nakuru is a shallow soda lake renown for its huge concentration of flamingoes. Its also a White Rhino Sanctuary. You embark on a drive upon arrival which includes a walk on the shores of the lake to view flamingoes from close range. Keep your eyes open for the elusive Leopard or the famed Tree climbing lions of this park. You will check into your lodge as the sun sets! Dinner and overnight - Lake Nakuru Lodge (B,L,D), Distance: Approx: 200 kms - 3 hrs drive.
Early morning breakfast and an enroute game drive to watch Flamingoes against the backdrop of impressive sunrise and later climb the Western Escarpment of the Rift Valley and head towards Masai Mara. With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit here. Enjoying views of picturesque Masai tribesmen herding cattle on the way, you arrive in time for lunch and a short rest. An afternoon game drive includes searching for the Big Five, elephants, Buffalos, lions, Rhinos and leopards, before returning to your lodge as the sun sets! Dinner and overnight - Nyumbu Tented Camp or similar (B,L,D) Distance Approx. 310 kms - 5 hrs drive Poor road network- Half of the way, roads are in poor state and with potholes and it may take more time than the estimated.
Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve. After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast. Later just relax till afternoon game drive or visit the nearby Masai Mara village as optional excursion. Nature walk activity can be arranged add additional cost with Masai warrior as a naturalist guide. Dinner and Overnight - Nyumbu Tented Camp or similar (B,L,D).
Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve, home to Kenya's most varied animal population. Lion may be seen throughout the park, along with elephant, giraffe and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly spotted, and you may also find rhino. After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast. or A full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes (full day game drive includs visits to Mara River, Kenya Tanzania Border Post and a great chance to view the "Big Five" and the great Wildebeest migration. You will have picnic lunch at Hippo Pool. Spend your days in this magnificent savannah country, home to Kenya's most varied animal population. Watch the animal kingdom come to life against the impressive African sunrise and sunsets. Dinner and Overnight -Mara Serena Lodge (B,L,D).
Hot Air Balloon Safari - US$ 465 per person
The early morning calm air of the Masai Mara has made possible the introduction of Hot Air Balloon flights, available as an optional extra, from leading lodges and camps in the reserve. (Please reserve early to avoid disappointment for this adventure!). Tour of a hot air balloon ride to see the park from a bird's eye view.
Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve. After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast.Watch the animal kingdom come to life against the impressive African sunrise and sunsets and enjoy our final night under Africa's starry skies. Dinner and overnight - Mara Serena Lodge.
Depart after break fast and transfered to the near by Serena Airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi. Upon arriving you will be transferred to airport for your final outbound flight. B, Distance Approx 1 hour flying.
Key: B,L,D - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cost using two rooms with twin/ double.
Mr Patrick Andayi
City House Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya - 254