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14 Days / 13 Nights
Availability : Jan 19’ - Dec 19’
Nairobi
Nairobi
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya (Google Map)

Type of vehicle

Land Cruiser 4×4 or Mini Bus

Departure Time

0800 hrs

Price Includes

  • Arrival & Departure airport transfers
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Accommodation per itinerary or similar
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Excursions & activities as per itinerary
  • All meet and greet services

Price Excludes

  • Visas and related costs
  • Personal Border Taxes
  • Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature
  • International flights and arrival and departure taxes
  • Meals not listed on the itinerary
  • Travel and personal accident insurance
  • Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary
Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi - Tsavo East

Pick up from your hotel at 0730 hrs and drive to Tsavo East National park -This park was famed for its large herds of elephant covered in red dust and fine scenery. We visit the scenic Lugards Falls, Mudanda Rocks (attracts elephants in the drier season) and Aruba Dam as we view game if time permits. Dinner and overnight stay at Ndololo Camp

Day 2Tsavo East National Park

Full day spent exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight stay at Ndololo Camp. The landscape in Tsavo East is flatter and drier, despite having one of Kenya’s largest rivers flowing through the middle. Much of the wildlife is concentrated on the Galana River, which has plentiful crocs and hippos. Likewise, Kudus, waterbucks and dik-diks are common along the river banks.

Day 3Tsavo East - Tsavo West

Break the camp soon after early breakfast and proceed to Tsavo West National park with packed lunches ; spend the whole day exploring the park famed for its large herds of elephant covered in red dust and fine scenery. We visit the scenic Lugards Falls, Mudanda Rocks (attracts elephants in the drier season) and Aruba Dam. Dinner and overnight stay at Rhino Valley Camp

Day 4Tsavo West - Amboseli National Park

Morning game drives then proceed to Amboseli National park we view game as we proceed towards the camp for dinner and overnight. Amboseli Park (at 392 sq km) is the second most popular park in Kenya after Masai Mara, mainly due to the spectacular backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro on the southern boundary. Dinner and overnight stay at Kibo safari camp

Day 5Amboseli National Park

Full day spent exploring the park early morning and evening game drives. Whilst in the park, you will have the opportunity to photograph the animals against the wonderful backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. All meals and overnight at a Kibo safari camp.

Day 6Amboseli - Mt. Kenya (Sweetwaters)

Early morning departure and proceed to slopes of Africa’s second largest mountain at 5199m – Mt Kenya. Afternoon game drives at Sweetwater’s game ranch to see the wildlife including rehabilitated chimpanzees. We spend the night at Mt.Kenya Leisure Lodge
The private ranch at Sweetwater’s is the only sanctuary for rehabilitation in Kenya of these widely abused chimpanzees with two groups living in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. The site is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area.

Day 7Mt. Kenya - Samburu Game reserve

Depart for Samburu soon after breakfast game is viewed as we proceed to the Samburu Sopa Lodge for lunch. We camp in the narrow stretch of palms and woodland by the Ewaso Nyiro River which provides water for the animals and some relief from the equatorial sun.

Day 8 Samburu Game Reserve

Full day spent exploring the park – morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight at a Samburu Sopa Lodge.
The highlights of Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro river. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries

Day 9Samburu – Lake Nakuru National park

We break the camp soon after breakfast and proceed to Lake Nakuru National park. Game is viewed as we exit the park. Lunch en-route followed by an afternoon game drives as the pick lake. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru guest house
Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake on the edges of Nakuru town and lies a distance of 160 kilometers from Nairobi. The lake is world famous as home to millions of flamingos. The number of flamingos depends on the water level which determines the quantity of algae on which the birds feed. Flamingos are known to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes whenever the water level is low. The National Park surrounds the lake and was gazetted to protect the colony of flamingos as well as provide sanctuary for endangered species such as the rhino. There are about 25 white and black rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country. Predators are also residents to this park while Rothschild’s giraffe have been trans-located into the park for safety

Day 10Lake Nakuru - Naivasha

We break the camp soon after break fast and proceed to Lake Naivasha. Morning visit to hells gate national park- this park can be explored on foot or by cycling- bicycles are available for hire at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight stay at Gray Fish Camp
Hells gate national park is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. It has historically been an important home for the rare lammergeyer, but it is now thought that the famous pair of birds may not have nested in the park for several years.
One is encouraged to hike and cycle in the park. This is a rarity in Kenyan National Parks, and is only made possible due to the lack of large predators such as lions and cheetahs

Day 11Lake Naivasha- Maasai Mara

We break the camp soon after breakfast and travel south through the beautiful savannahs and plains of the Rift Valley and reach our base camp site, where we enjoy another evening out bush under the far-reaching African sky. Game is viewed as we proceed to our campsite for Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sidai Camp

Day 12 & 13Maasai Mara national park

Spend the next two days on game drives exploring the Masai Mara. The open grasslands are home to incredibly rich and varied wildlife and the awesome, annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope is the highlight of any visit to Africa from July to October. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sidai Camp
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park.

Day 13Mara - Nairobi

Morning game drives then proceed to Nairobi to arrive by 1400 hrs where the safari ends.
This three day camping adventure starts in Mombasa on the Kenyan Coast and proceeds westwards towards Tsavo East of the “Man Eaters of Tsavo” movie fame. Apart from the descendants of the man eating lions the backpacker is able to see a variety of other wildlife that includes cheetahs, jackals, giraffes, zebras, elephants, hippos, impalas, hyenas and buffalos among many other wildlife species. The bird-life is plenteous and the bio-diversity is a veritable marvel. Accommodation is in stand-in tented camps or mid budget safari lodges and transport is in a customized safari minibus with pop-up roof for game viewing and photography. The tour continues to Tsavo West and includes a visit to Mzima Fresh Water Springs that forms the lake which has an underwater observatory where you can view hippos and a variety of fish. On the third day you return to you hotel on the Kenya Coast.

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