Inclusion

-Eleven nights at Mt Kenya National Park, Samburu Game Reserve, Aberdare National Park, Amboseli National park, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Lake Naivasha on full board accommodation while on safari and Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner..
Finest accommodations of Hotels, Lodges, and Camps selected for the program either in double/twin/triple room sharing as described
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
Services of an English speaking professional driver/guide
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
Game drives and game viewing as described in the itinerary
Exclusive transportation (ground) in a 4x4 Safari land Cruiser with a pop-out roof hatch and UHF radio
Optional transport in a safari tour bus 4 x 4 or 4x4 Tour van with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio
Bottled Water while on safari
Guaranteed window seat in a comfortable safari vehicle with open roof hatch for game viewing
Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
Start and end in Nairobi

Exclusion

Entry charges (visa) to Kenya and any other International airfares (visa is approximately 50 dollars) and cost of processing passports
Optional Hot Air Balloon safari with Champaign breakfast thereafter, cost of visit to a Masai Village and nature walks etc
Any cost of gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports
Any Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement
Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
Tips for your professional driver guide
Essential expenses of personal nature such travelling insurance, excess baggage fee
Communication charges like, emails, faxes and phone calls
Any food and beverage not described in the itinerary like beer, spirits, extra sodas, or juice and champagne.
Any accommodations and -Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.
Any chargeable outdoor activities that are offered by the lodges or hotels like helicopter rides, motor sports, horse riding where applicable in specific areas and any other service not mentioned above.

Inclusion

Hotel

Mara Intrepids

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Mara Intrepids Camp enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the world’s best-known wilderness Maasai Mara National Reserve. It sits above a sweeping bend in the Talek River at the confluence of the Maasai Mara’s four game-viewing areas.

Sentrim Samburu

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SentrimSamburu is located in the Samburu Game reserve. The entire camp is set amongst acacia trees on the banks of EwasoNyiro River. The main guest area consists of the reception, lounge area, swimming pool, restaurant and bar.

Amboseli Sopa Lodge

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Set in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, the lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at almost six thousand metres, is Africa’s highest and most famous snowcapped mountains.

Other Inclusion

Return Transport
Welcome drinks at hotel
Stay in 3 star hotel
Guided tour
Sighseeing
Airport transport

Package Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi / Mt. Kenya

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On arrival you will be welcomed by the Makiland Tours representative from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You can also be picked from your hotel. On pick up you will depart for Mt Kenya through the largest open air market in East Africa at Karatina in central Kenya. On arrival you will have lunch and have the pleasure of watching the animals from the comfort of your room. You will have your meals and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2Mt. Kenya / Samburu National Reserve

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On taking your breakfast you will leave for Samburu National Reserve. You will have your lunch at the reserve and after some forty winks you will go for some afternoon game drive. You will have your meals and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3Samburu National Reserve - Full Day

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On this day you get to enjoy full day unlimited game drive in the reserve. You will have your meals and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

Overnight \night stay at the at Ark Tree Lodge

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4Samburu / Lake Nakuru National Park

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Pre-breakfast game drive and then you will head to Lake Nakuru after breakfast with a halt for a short time in the famous Thompson Falls. Lunch will be served on arrival and after a cat nap there will be an afternoon game drive. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5L. Nakuru / Maasai Mara Game Reserve

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Pre-breakfast early morning games drive then, head towards Maasai Mara after breakfast. Arrive in time for lunch in the camp/lodge, refresh then some afternoon game drives will follow. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6Maasai Mara - Full day

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Early morning games drive before breakfast for an exciting viewing experience. After breakfast you get to enjoy full day game drives in search of the big five and other Mara residents. You will have your meals and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7Maasai Mara / Nairobi/Amboseli

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After breakfast at the camp or lounge, enjoy an hour or two of game drive then depart for Nairobi. Arrival to the capital city anticipated in the afternoon. You will have a picnic lunch then proceed to Amboseli for dinner and overnight stay.

You will your dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge/Camp.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8Amboseli National Park

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You will have breakfast and drive towards Amboseli National Park. You will have lunch at the camp/lodge .There one can see Mt Kilimanjaro from a distance if the weather is clear. Later in the afternoon there will be game drives in the park. You will have your meals and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9Amboseli National Park - Full day

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Early in the morning you could either go for a game drive .You get to enjoy the full day game drives in the park. You will have your meals and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10Amboseli /Tsavo East National Park

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Pre breakfast game drive and thereafter take breakfast then head to Tsavo East National Park. You will have lunch and short rest in the camp/lodge after which you will head for afternoon game drive. You will have your meals and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11Tsavo East National Park

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Full day in Tsavo East national park starting with breakfast, then game drive at your pleasure you will go for lunch, freshen up, a siesta after which an afternoon game viewing session will take off till evening when you return to hotel.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 12Tsavo East National Park / Nairobi or Mombasa

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An early game drive preferably before breakfast will be fascinating. You then get back for breakfast and freshening up after which you are driven to either Mombasa or Nairobi for airport transfer or beach hotel.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Tour Watch Highlights

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. Add the conservancies and the area is at least twice the size. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds. It’s about 270 km from the capital Nairobi City and takes about 4-5 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight. The road is great for the most part with only a short section from Narok town to Sekenani Gate that is all weather but accessible. Maasai Mara Game Reserve is most visited park and most famous in Kenya for its huge concentration of wildlife. While here you get to see the big five which include elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino. Also you get to witness the migration of the wildebeest (8th wonder of the world) which happens annually in the months of July and late October. Maasai Mara has the largest population of animals in Kenya making it easy to see all members of the big five in a single morning. Other animals include bat eared fox, spotted hyena, impala, elephants, hippos, grey jackals etc.

Lake Nakuru National Park

The park is found, 140km north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru county rift valley province. It covers an area of 188 km2. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake occupying an area of 62 km2. It is set in a serene landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland and marshy areas alternating with rocky cliffs and hillsides outcrops, acacia woodland covered with a Euphorbia forest on the eastern perimeter. Lake Nakuru was first gazetted as a bird sanctuary in 1960 and upgraded to National Park status in 1968. A northern extension was added to the park in 1974 and the lake was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990. The foundation of the parks food chains is the cyanophyte spirulina platensis which can support huge numbers of lesser flamingo.

Climate ranges from Cold, Hot and Humid, Hot and Dry. Annual rainfall is 965 mm.

Major Attractions include: Flamingo (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds numbering about 450 species in total. Mammals: 56 different species including white rhinos.

View-points: Lion hill, Baboon cliff and Out of Africa and Hills like Enasoit, Honeymoon, Lion hill ridge are major attractions as well as Makalia Waterfalls and the Unique vegetation where About 550 different plant species are represented including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands.

Lake Naivasha

This place could be viewed at the perspective as the remnant of the volcanic past with vegetation like papyrus swamps, forests and acacia woodlands. This place gets its water from the Gilgil and Malewa rivers creating a form of ecosystem. It inhabits 450 distinct bird species which are a combination of the residential and the migratory birds. Taking a light touch on the birds, we have the grey-backed fiscals, weavers, red-billed firefinchers, grey-capped warbler found to name a few at the high cliffs and the forests. We have other well -known birds which include the pelican, the cormorants and the fish eagles among the raptors. In the acacia forests you may catch a sight of the cuckoos, woodpeckers, hawks, shrikes and others. This famous lake is where the animals come for a drink. The animals include zebras, buffalos, elands, waterbucks and other grazers. Not forgetting the place for hippos to cool off during the day.

Tsavo West National Park

It is located in South Eastern Kenya, inland from Mombasa, at an altitude ranging between 200 - 1000m. The park is a vast expanse of open savanna from Mtito Andei, along the Mombasa-Nairobi road and south to the Tanzanian border. Tsavo West has a rolling volcanic landscape with more varied habitat than the neighbor Tsavo east. Tsavo West National Park was established in 1948 and is bordered by Taita Hills. It covers a total area of 9065 sq kms and hosts a wide variety of wildlife species and over 150 bird species. There are numerous rocky outcrops and ridges and part of the park, towards the Chyulu Hills, is of recent volcanic origin with lava flows and ash cones including the Shetani lava flow which consists of caves, three craters, basalt flows and lava splashes, an example of a recent volcano. In the far south western corner on the Kenya Tanzania border is Lake Jipe, part of which is in the park. This very attractive lake is fed by runoff from Mt. Kilimanjaro and the North Pare mountains. At Mzima Springs, in the North of the park, water that has filtered underground from the Chyulu Hills gushes from below a lava ridge into a series of clear pools. Temperature ranges from 20 - 30º C and rainfall from 200mm - 700mm. Two ran seasons: Long rains - March/April & Short rains - Nov/December. The main access routes are through Chyulu Gate from Amboseli and Mtito Andei Gate from Nairobi (240 km) and Mombasa. Visitors from Mombasa also use Tsavo Gate near Manyani. The park can also be reached via Taveta-Voi road through Maktau, Ziwanis and Jipe gates.

Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park is the biggest of Kenya’s parks measuring over 13,700km²,and is nine times bigger than the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. Tsavo east is best known for its huge herds of dust-red elephants, man eaters of Tsavo, leopards, long-necked gerenuk and Somali ostrich, the male notably has a blue neck and legs, and , Grevy’s zebra. There is also a successful sanctuary for black rhinos. Galana river found to the south of the park is the main source of water with other seasonal streams forming tributaries that drain into the river. Voi River, a seasonal feeder runs east, to drain into the shallow Aruba dam another attraction in Tsavo east. At the Galana River the elephants come here to spray, roll and wallow one another, a kind of a sight marvelous to the eye. While in Tsavo East one can have a look at the longest lava flow in the world. This park gives habitat to animals like, leopard, buffalo, hippos, waterbucks, lesser kudu and crocodile. The Yatta Plateau is a 300km lava flow that stretches along the banks of the Athi-Galana from Ol Doinyo Sabuk Mountain forming the world's longest lava flow. Mudanda Rock is a is a 1.6 km ridge of stratified rock that forms a huge basin that acts as a water catchment area supplying a natural dam downstream , attracting large numbers of animals. Lugard Falls are a series of falls and steep white rapids on the Galana River, named after Frederick Lugards .Crocodile Point next to it is a major stop over where the big reptiles can often be seen basking in the sun downstream .

Lake Bogoria

Lake Bogoria is famously known for the many hot springs gushing out of the ground and as a major bleeding area for flamingos. Bird lovers will marvel at the beautiful Woodland Kingfisher, Northern white-headed buffalo weaver, Rufous crowned roller, etc. Dinner and overnight stay in your hotel.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli meaning ‘salty dust’ in Maasai has very large herds of elephants. There one can have a view at the five different habitats ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with springs, the savannah and woodlands. One can also have an experience of the authentic famous culture of the Maasai.