Kenya Wildlife Safaris
ASSLSK010: 10 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari
Departs daily at 07.00 hrs.
This Kenya wildlife safari explores Kenya's most famous wildlife sanctuaries and discovers the world-renowned biodiversity of East Africa. The African safari tour departs Nairobi and past snow-capped Mt. Kenya to Samburu National Reserve. From semi-desert Samburu, the Africa travel adventure goes to the world-famous Treetops Lodge, built on stilts in the lush forest of the Aberdare National Park or stay at the only tree hotel ever to be built on Mount Kenya National Park, Mountain Lodge Serena. Traverse the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru, where pink flamingos by the thousands dance along the lakeshore, 'pink lake'. Your African experience is never complete without a visit to the Masai Mara National Reserve, the northern extension of Tanzania's famous Serengeti Plains and Kenya's premier place for wildlife viewing. You may opt to take an optional hot air balloon ride to soar in the air for an aerial game viewing only to touch down for an African bush champagne breakfast.
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi (Kenya)
Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya's vibrant capital. You'll be met and escorted to your deluxe city-centre hotel at Nairobi Safari Club, Nairobi's only-all suite hotel for the night on bed and breakfast.
Day 2: Nairobi/ Mt. Kenya/Samburu.
In the next week venture into Kenya's most captivating wildlife sanctuaries, set amid the beauty of the surrounding wilderness. This morning depart northward to the Central Highlands where you cross the Equator as you approach majestic Mt. Kenya, a dormant volcano with a glistering cap of snow and ice. After a stop for lunch, continue your drive to Samburu National Reserve in Kenya's semi-desert, rugged northern frontier. En route to your lodge enjoy your first game-viewing drive. Settle into your comfortable lodge in the heart of the reserve in time for dinner, Samburu Sopa Lodge, B,L,D
Day 3: Samburu.
Set in an extraordinary region along the Uaso Nyiro River, Samburu is home to some of Africa's rare game species. The river's permanent waters abound with crocodile and hippo and attract plenty of wildlife including the peculiar Grevy's zebra, the long necked gerenuk antelope, the shy Beisa Oryx and the Somali ostrich. Leopard, cheetah and lion are also found in the reserve. A full day of game viewing starts with an early morning safari. This is when the animals are most active. Keep your camera ready, your game spotter will lead you in search of the animals and you'll have plenty of opportunities to photograph your sightings. Return to the lodge for breakfast and relax by the sparkling pool. Later this afternoon venture out on additional game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge, B,L,D
Day 4: Samburu/Aberdare - Treetops (or Mt Kenya - Mountain Lodge Serena)
After a morning game-viewing drive. Depart Samburu Reserve and arrive at the elegant Outspan Hotel, surrounded by English-style tropical gardens. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch before heading into the Aberdare National Park, a wonderland of dense forests, tumbling waterfalls and abundant wildlife. Arrive at the world famous Treetops Lodge, built on stilts in the middle of the thick forest. From the rooftop balcony or through ground level blinds you may watch the animals arriving at the floodlit waterhole and saltlicks throughout the evening and night. It is an exhilarating experience, Treetops Lodge or Mountain Lodge Serena in Mt Kenya, B,L,D
Day 5: Treetops/Lake Nakuru.
As you journey southwest today, stop at the impressive Nyahururu Falls, formerly Thompson's Fall and then travel along the magnificent Rift Valley toward Lake Nakuru, world known for its vast population of pink flamingos. Drive through Lake Nakuru National Park, one of Kenya's finest rhino sanctuaries and admire the flamingos and other abundant birds dancing along the lake's shoreline. Arrive at your lodge, overlooking the lake, Flamingo Hill Camp, B,L,D
Day 6: Lake Nakuru/Lake Naivasha/Masai Mara.
Traverse the Rift Valley en route to Lake Naivasha. Here, enjoy a scenic boat ride on the lake to see the hippos. Take an early lunch at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. Continue with your drive to the fabled Masai Mara National Reserve, rich with wildlife, birds, natural flora and stunning scenic beauty. Arrive at your lodge in the late afternoon in good time for an evening game drive. Tonight enjoy a traditional performance of tribal dances by local Masai Warriors. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge, B,L,D
Day 7: Masai Mara
Masai Mara National Reserve is the northern extension of Tanzania's famous Serengeti Plains. It is Kenya's premier place of seeing wildlife, and home to a thriving population of predators such as lion and cheetah, as well as hippo, crocodile, zebra, giraffe, elephant, wildebeest and impala. Today, enjoy thrilling morning and afternoon game-viewing drives in this photographer's paradise. In between game drives, relax at your comfortable lodge, take a dip in the pool and enjoy the delicious food served, Mara Sopa Lodge, B,L,D
-Visit to a local Maasai village for a Maasai cultural tour: US$ 25 per person
-Hot air balloon ride: US$ 425 per person
Day 8: Masai Mara
Early this morning you may join an exhilarating optional hot-air balloon safari above the Masai Mara's plains. You may also opt to visit the local Masai Village where you'll learn more about their culture and customs. Included in today's program are additional morning and late afternoon safaris led by your game spotter who will take you in search of the Big Five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and the much rarer rhino, Mara Sopa Lodge, B,L,D
Day 9: Masai Mara/Nairobi.
A short morning game drive. After breakfast at the lodge, drive back to Nairobi. Scenic views of the Great Rift Valley enroute. Arrive Nairobi in the afternoon for barbecue lunch at the world's famous Carnivore Restaurant for succulent game meat. Transfer to Nairobi Safari Club, for an overnight rest. B,D
Day 10: Nairobi/Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. If your flight departs later tonight, spend the day with optional excursions in the city with time for shopping, visit some of the colourful local markets displaying unique African souvenirs and later transfer to the airport for your return flight home, B.
Kenya wildlife safari price: US$ 2,495 per person sharing. Single room supplement: US$ 605
Tour Cost Includes:
- Guarantee price; Guarantee departure
- All ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable safari vehicle
- equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
- Full board accommodation and meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
- Accommodation in double/twin/triple rooms.
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes
- Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
- All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
- Bottled water whilst on safari
- Boat ride at Lake Naivasha
- Carnivore Restaurant lunch
- Start and end at JKI Airport
Safari price excludes:
- New Year and festive season supplement fee
- International flights
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary