Kenya Safaris – Safaris in Kenya 8 days 7 nights
This 8 days Safari holidays in the heart of Kenya wilderness on a Kenya safari that offers you a true taste of African safari adventure for an ultimate wildlife-viewing holidays. Africa teems with life in Kenya that brings you so close to all nature and wildlife. Its in the route best suited for the cheetah safari meeting the cat family, the lion and big five safari adventure Holiday Packages that would give you the best of East African safari vacation for a true introduction to this wild country. Travel to the Northern Rift Valley’s scenic lakes, best known for their rich cat family, the big five, birdlife and large rhino herds and great wildebeest migration experience. Make your reservation now..mara-explorer
Day 0: UK to Nairobi
uPick up from Airport upon landing followed by a transfer to the hotel of your choice for overnight stay awainting for the next day departure.
Day1: Nairobi – Samburu ame reserve.
Pick up from your Nairobi hotel as early as 07:45hrs and drive to Samburu with lunch en route at the Trout Tree Restaurant – a unique dining venue set inside and around a giant fig tree. When you reach Samburu’s arid landscape, you’ll have an afternoon game drive to get to your accommodation – the Samburu Sopa Lodge, which perches on a hill inside the reserve with far-reaching views and rooms housed in traditional Samburu cottages. Tonight there’ll be a welcome dinner for you and your group. Approx. journey time: 6 hours. Stay: Samburu Sopa Lodge. B, L, D. Other accommodations here available on request are; larsens Camp, Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp or any of your interest.samburu-intrepids-luxury-tented-camp-dining-area
Day 2: Samburu Discovery.
Head out with your group into the Samburu reserve on morning and afternoon game drives. Lesser visited than its more southerly neighbours, this relatively small reserve’s arid landscape is home to ‘dry country’ animals rarely found outside the park. Its ‘special five’ are the long-necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra, beisa oryx and reticulated giraffe. Stay: Samburu Sopa Lodge. B, L, D.
Day 3: Samburu to Aberdares
Drive south to the Aberdare Mountain Ranges. The Aberdare National Park was created in 1950 to protect the forested slopes of the ancient Aberdare Range, with wildlife ranging from elephant and lion to the black and white Colobus monkey and beautiful but lesser-sighted bongo – a horned antelope with distinctive white stripes. Once you reach Aberdare you’ll check in at the Aberdare Country Club in order to transfer to its unique sister property, The Ark, which will be your viewing perch for the night. In the heart of the Aberdare National Park, The Ark’s design is based on Noah’s Ark. It overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, attracting wildlife day and night. Four viewing decks with balconies allow up-close wildlife viewing without even leaving your accommodation. There’s also a ground-level photo hide and an on-call viewing service to ensure that you don’t miss a thing. Rooms are known as ‘cabins’, set over three ‘decks’. Approx. journey time: 3 hours. Stay: The Ark (or similar). B, L, D.elephants-at-the-salt
Day 4: Aberdares to Lake Naivasha
Have breakfast before driving via Thomson’s Falls – a scenic waterfall on the Uaso Nyiro River – to Lake Nakuru National Park for lunch and a game drive. The park is a haven for bird lovers, with over 400 species of bird, and provides habitat for lion, leopard and Rothschild giraffe. It also offers fantastic chances of spotting herds of white rhino. Continue on to Lake Naivasha for the night and the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, which has resident monkeys, giraffe and hippo inhabiting its 150-acre grasslands. Approx. journey time: 3 hours. Stay: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. B, L, D.water-back
Day 5: Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara
After breakfast, set off for the Maasai Mara, home to the residents of the BBC’s ‘Big Cat Diary’ series and a whole host of other wildlife amongst its rolling plains and open savannah, including elephant, giraffe, hyena, wildebeest and buffalo. Arrive for lunch at your lodge, that dates back to 1962, then head out on an afternoon game drive before returning for dinner. Keekorok sits in the heart of the Mara with sprawling lawns and lovely river stone and cedar wood bungalows. With no fences around the property, elephants and buffalo often wander nearby. In the evenings, relax around the roaring log fire in the lounge with your fellow guests. Approx. journey time: 5 hours. Stay: Keekorok Lodge. B, L, D.
Day 6 & 7: Maasai Mara tours
This may be the last day of your safari, but it could be the most thrilling as today there’s the opportunity to take a hot-air balloon safari to gain a whole new perspective of the Maasai Mara. This is our most highly recommended optional experience in Kenya. Wake early and watch as the balloon is prepared, then take flight and drift upwards as the sun rises; the bright pink-orange haze visible for miles across the vast savannah and the wildlife roaming below you. This will be followed by an impressive Champagne breakfast that will be set up for your group wherever you land. Then head out on morning and afternoon game drives into the heart of this wildlife-rich reserve – a fitting end to an exciting safari. Stay: Keekorok Lodge. B, L, D.migration tours
Day 8: Maasai Mara to Nairobi
If you’re travelling on to Kenya’s coast, you’ll fly directly from the Mara to Mombasa in the afternoon. Otherwise, leave the Mara after breakfast, arriving in Nairobi in time for lunch. Approx. journey time: 5 hours. You’ll then be taken to a central hotel for the afternoon where you might like to pre-book a day room before your return flight to the UK, arriving the following day.
COSt: 1680 usd per person sharing all inclusive safari package based on 2 pax.
4 pax = each to pay 1486 usd per person
6 pax = 1379 usd
8pax = 1349 us
Included in this package:
· Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
· Airport pick up and drop off.
· All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
· Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
· Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
· Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture.
· A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
· Each minivan carries safari accessories including wildlife books, beanbags to support cameras on car doors and window sills, binoculars, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
· Bottled mineral water during game drives.
· Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
· All government taxes, levies, and fees
· Pick up and drop off transfers
· Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes.
· Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
· Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
· Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
· Laundry services.
· Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary
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