Inclusion

Nine 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

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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.

Aberdare Country Club

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The hotel offers a range of amenities, including a kids pool, a sun deck and a 9-hole golf course. The on-site day spa provides a variety of treatments and a chance to relax.

Other Inclusion

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

Package Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi – Drive to Samburu National Reserve

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This safari takes you to the exciting Kenya's northern frontier county of the dry arid savannahs in Samburu game reserve .Leaving Nairobi we go past Thika in central highlands passing through the beautiful pineapple plantations. We drive through kikuyu farmlands to Karatina the largest market in Africa. You will pass by the equator with one foot in north while the other one in the southern hemisphere you are able to appreciate the two geographical spheres in a designated area as you stretch your feet. We arrive on time for lunch in this beautiful reserve that is drained by the Ewasonyiro River drawing a lot of animals and birds to one of Kenya's most protected areas and home to Samburu specials – Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebras, Beisaoryx and the gerenuk..

Meal Plan

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2Samburu Game Reserve

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Day 2:Samburu Game Reserve Full day in Samburu, an arid area rich in various animal and bird species such as the Beisaoryx, Grevy's zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. Morning and afternoon game drives in the vast national reserve will reward you with a memorable encounter with the big five- elephant, leopards, lions, black rhino, buffalo etc as well as a prolific bird life well supported by the palm lined Ewasonyiro river life line.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3Samburu /Aberdare National Park

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After breakfast, depart Samburu and drive to the Aberdare country Club or Outspan for lunch. Later you will be transferred to the Ark in the lodges’ vehicle which is set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, in thick woodland overlooking the waterhole and salt-lick in the Aberdare Mountains. This tree-lodge is shaped to resemble Noah’s Ark, designed with viewing decks, balconies and lounges providing perfect night game watching. The ground level animal watch deck provides you an opportunity to come face with the aberdare residents like elephants, lions, buffalos and hyenas which appear as if to parade for a show as well as the many colourful birds and the monkeys above the tree branches. Kindly note that only an overnight bag is allowed at the Ark because of limited space available!

Meal Plan

Overnight \night stay at the at Ark Tree Lodge

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4Aberdare/ Lake Bogoria

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After your breakfast a makilands tour driver/ guide will then pick you and depart for Nakuru with a brief stop at Thompson Falls in Nyahururu for fresh air, photo session, and short nature walk in aid of the guide in this serene marvel. Proceed with your interesting safari through Nakuru to your dream destination the famous Lake Bogoria, one of the many attractions in the Great Rift Valley.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5Lake Bogoria /Lake Nakuru

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After breakfast proceed to Lake Nakuru arriving on time for Lunch .You will check in to the hotel and there after engage in a thrilling afternoon game drive in the pristine park. You will encounter interesting findings in the park including the successful bleeding sanctuary for the black and white rhino, buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe, lion, leopards, waterbuck, reedbuck, baboon and many more animals. Lake Nakuru is famous for flamingos and many more bird species.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6Lake Nakuru/Masai Mara Game Reserve

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Start the day with early pre breakfast game drives in the park. Return to lodge for breakfast then depart for MaasaiMara. On arriving in Maasai Mara you will have lunch and there after a short rest before setting out for an afternoon game drive in the world’s famous park. Here you will meet the Mara residents including the famous big five amongst many other wild animals. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7Masai Mara Game Reserve

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A full day of unlimited game drive to remember will be the order of this day. Enjoy lunch by the Mara River for a real adventure in the African bush .Maasai Mara is well known for its tremendous number of wildlife including all members of the big five and a prolific birdlife. 0ptional early morning hot air balloon, game drive or a visit to the Maasai village can be arranged at an extra cost.

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

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8Masai Mara /Amboseli National Park

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After breakfast, you will then depart for Amboseli National Park and on arrival you will have your lunch and short cat nap before you enjoy the afternoon game drives in this world famous park. You will have your meals and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9Amboseli National Park

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On this day you get to enjoy full day game drives. You will have a striking view of the park with elephants floating in the beautiful swamps and the pleasant views of the imposing and majestic Mt Kilimanjaro hovering above Amboseli. During your game drive you will encounter Cape buffalo, hyena, impala and several bird species including the kori bastards, ostrich, secretary birds etc. Huge files of several elephant families with babies hurrying to keep up with their mothers while others struggle as they take their first steps across the savannah make for big fascinating stories both early morning and at dusk. You will have your meals and overnight stay at camp or lodge.

Meal Plan

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10Amboseli/Nairobi

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After breakfast, depart for Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at the carnivore .Later Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your flight home.

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.