This safari offers you with a wide range of wildlife viewing activities all year round in some of the Kenya’s premier game parks and reserves. The itinerary will give you the real taste of Kenya’s great wilderness, birding and cultural heritage. You will be able to see the big five and many other Savannah plain animals as well as several species of African birds. At the end of this safari you can decide to add some few days (3-4 nights) to visit Kenyan Coast or Zanzibar for your beach holidays.International flights (from/to the client's home country) Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour Tips Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees and other personal items)
Day 1 : Arrival in Nairobi
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - Nairobi, you will be received and transferred to your hotel in the city. If time allows you may decide to have a city tour. Later return to your hotel for dinner and overnight awaiting for the next day to start your safari.
Day 2 : Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve
After breakfast depart Nairobi for Samburu National reserve crossing the Equator and driving through changing terrain to the rugged semi desert region in the northern Kenya. Though harsh, it is blessed with species rarely found elsewhere. You will arrive in Samburu National Reserve in time for lunch at your lodge. After lunch you will head for an afternoon game drive to search for the stars of Samburu. Return back to the park for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 : Samburu National Reserve
Full day spent exploring the park.
“Samburu National Reserve is situated about 350 kms north of Nairobi in the semi-arid part of Kenya. Ewaso Nyiro River, the only water source in the dry season, bisects the reserve and apart from providing water to life, the river is home to some of the biggest Reptiles in the region and attracts a good number of birds. Some 300 different species have already been recorded. An unusual forked palm, the doum palm, grows along the
banks of this river and adds striking beauty to the panorama. Wildlife is surprisingly abundant for such a dry place and includes species such as Gerenuk, Dik-dik, Grant's and Thomson's gazelles, Elephant, Cheetah, Leopard and Lion. There are several species, which are unique to this area including; Grevy's zebra, Beisaoryx, Somali Ostrich and reticulated Giraffe”. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 : Samburu to Aberdares National Park
After breakfast depart Samburu for Aberdares National Park arriving in time for lunch. After
lunch proceed to your lodge (The Treetops Lodge) where the night is spent and where procession of wild animals visits the floodlight water hole and salt licks. Elephants, Rhino, buffalo, giant forest hog and many other species are commonly seen. Your lodge is nestled in the foothills between Aberdare and Mount Kenya National Park, and famous for high perches and balconies, overlooking a salt lick and waterhole. Dinner and overnight at Treetops Lodge
Treetops Lodge - This is one of the most famous lodges in Kenya. It was where Queen Elizabeth was staying when she found out that she was Queen. The Lodge is a rustic style lodge that is more like a luxury game viewing hide, as it overlooks a very active waterhole in the Aberdare National Park. It is one of the best places to see the wildlife within the park. The waterhole is lit by floodlights so game viewing is possible 24 hours a day.
Day 5 : Aberdares to Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast you will drive to Lake Nakuru passing through the Great Rift Valley escarpment, you will arrive in your lodge in time for lunch. Lake Nakuru is referred as pink lake for it's thousands of pink flamingos and other bird life-it's a bird watchers paradise. It has a surprisingly number of animals; it is a rhino sanctuary and the "Big Five" except the elephant can be seen here. You will have afternoon game drive before you return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 : Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast leave Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch at the camp. After lunch you will head for afternoon game drive in the game reserve which is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. You will have the chance to spot the big five; well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Masai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. You will do the game drive till late then return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 : Masai Mara National Reserve
You will have a full day game drive. With your packed lunch, you will head to the park where you will have an opportunity to witness the spectacular Annual Wildebeest Migration (During the months of July to October). The migration has to cross the Mara River in the Masai Mara where crocodiles will prey on them. You will also be in search for wild game black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, leopard, grants gazelle are quite common, 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 Masai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 : Masai Mara to Nairobi
You will wake up early and head to the park for an early morning game drive after which you will return to the park for your breakfast. After breakfast you will depart Masai Mara for Nairobi arriving late afternoon. On arrival you will be transferred either to your hotel or to the airport for you flight home.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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