Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi / Hotel in Nairobi
0700 Hours, East Africa Time
Day 1. Samburu National Reserve
Met at the airport or your city hotel by Kenya Safari Deals tour consultant and your driver/guide, briefing for your vacation safari in Kenya and at 7:00am you depart for a journey to the rugged semi-desert region of northern Kenya the homeland of the nomadic Samburu people, whose culture attaches great value to tending their livestock of cattle, sheep, goats and camels as their main economic activity.
The Samburu people’s appearance is dramatic with bright reds, braided hair and skin daubed in red ochre. Samburu is rich in species not seen in southern Kenya’s more famous parks, such as Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx and gerenuk.
You’ll also have a good chance at spotting lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. The semiarid landscape is dramatic, with the rugged outcrop known as Mt. Ololokwe a prominent feature.
Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game viewing drive inside the park. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge / Similar
Day 2. Samburu
This day you have an early Morning and late afternoon game drives inside the park. All meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge / Similar.
Samburu Village Tour, $25.
Day 3. Aberdares.
Breakfast and drive to the shoulders of Mt. Kenya arriving at the Aberdare Country Club for lunch.
After lunch transfer by lodge vehicle to the Ark Lodge where from the lodge balcony you view game that often visit the floodlit waterhole and saltlick–e.g elephants, rhino, buffalo and giant forest hog. Picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland characterise the Aberdare National Park. The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others.
Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue duiker. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson’s Francolin, Sparrow hawks, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers. Dinner and overnight at Ark Lodge / Similar
Day 4. Lake Nakuru National Park.
Breakfast and drive to the Dramatic Rift Valley via Thomson Falls arriving at the Pink Lake for lunch and later proceed for an afternoon game drive.
The Bird Watchers’ Paradise On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges.
Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching and game drives. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge / Similar.
Day 5. Lake Naivasha.
Breakfast and depart for Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley. Lake Naivasha is one of the gems in a necklace of Rift Valley lakes, has a variety of bird life and hippo colonies. You will have optional game drive at the Hell’s Gate National Park which is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley.
Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa.
In addition to the bio-diversity that includes raptors, You can enjoy boat rides, mountain biking, rock climbing and a natural spa. Lunch at Lodge / Tented Camp, Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort / Similar.
Day 6. Masai Mara.
Breakfast at the lodge and depart for the Masai Mara National Reserve, which borders Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Every year, between June and September, millions of wildebeests and zebras migrate into the Mara in search of water.
The timing of this phenomenon varies, depending on the rains, but they usually start heading back to the Serengeti in October. Whether you see the migration or not, the grassy plains and lush landscape offer a huge variety of game including lions, cheetahs, buffalo and abundant bird life such as ostriches, cranes and storks. Lunch followed by afternoon game drive, Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge / Similar.
Day 7. Masai Mara.
Breakfast and leave with picnic lunches for a full day game drive inside the Park.
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 Maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish. Meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge / Similar.
Masai Village Tour, $25.
Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Safari, $500.
Day 8. Nairobi.
Morning game drive to explore the beauty of the park, breakfast and depart for Nairobi arriving at around 1400 hours. Transfer to the airport for your flight out.
Inclusive in vacation safari in Kenya:
Transportation in custom tourist safari vehicle (Toyota mini van 4 X 4) with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof for easy viewing and photographing
Services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide
Full board accommodation on safari
Extensive game drives
All park entrance fees and government taxes
Nairobi airport transfers
1 L bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives
Membership with Flying doctors emergency evacuation services
Beverages and Alcoholic drinks
Airport departure Tax
Domestic Flights and International flights to and from Nairobi
Personal & baggage insurance
Optional activities or items of personal nature