8 Days - Magical Kenya Safari

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There are so many intriguing things about immersing yourself in Big 5 destinations that nature has generously blessed with thousands of wildlife species. This Kenya Safari Holiday is a first class ticket to observing and feeling their positive energy, from as close as possible. Among the places you will visit include Mountain Kenya, a snow caped destination full of sweeping views that will leave you smiling or even laughing. of the surrounding mountains, valleys and flowers will leave you smiling or even laughing in joy. Similarly, a visit to Samburu National Park offers a nice change from the usual wildlife. It's “Special Five” include dry-country specials like Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe and beisa oryx, all of which are readily seen.

At Aberdares National Park, you will stay in a colonial styled hotel where wildlife viewing is up front and personal, with sightings impressive sightings of buffalos, warthogs, waterbucks and hyensa. You will face over 20 elephants literally under your nose. You won't have any interruptions as you enjoy birds views of Masai Mara's great wildebeest migration from the comfort of a floating hot air balloon. This guided safari tour in Africa's wonderland will leave you with tears of joy.

 Day

Highlights

Overnight

Day 1

Arrival in Nairobi and Drive to Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya National Park

Day 2

Drive to Samburu Game Reserve

Samburu Game Reserve

Day 3

Full day at Samburu Game Reserve- Game drives

Samburu Game Reserve

Day 4

Drive to Aberdares National Park

Aberdares National Park

Day 5

Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 6

Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 7

Full day Masai Mara-Game drive

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 8

Masai Mara Game Reserve to Nairobi and Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi and Drive to Mount Kenya National Park

On your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will meet the Umoja Motherland tours driver/guide who will brief you about the safari, then drive you to Mount Kenya National Park.

Along the way, you shall have panoramic views of coffee farms and tea farms before arriving at the lodge around mid-day and in time for lunch.  Enjoy afternoon and evening watching wildlife from the hotel terrace as they come to drink water at the waterhole.

Dinner and overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge in Mount Kenya

This award winning estate of luxury sits at 2,134 metres above sea level, in the forest zone of Africa's second highest Mountain, Mountain Kenya. It offers endearing panoramic views of the flora and fauna that can't imagine staying any where else apart from this snow caped sanctuary. These include forest elephants and buffalos that come to it to quench their thirst. At night, you will hear sounds of all nocturnal mammals, reptiles and birds that you can imagine of an African Mountain lying in the tropics.

All rooms at Serena have a viewing balcony and comfy seats where you can unwind as you watch animals gather at the salt lick by the water hole.

Day 2: Mount Kenya to Samburu Game Reserve

Early morning breakfast, then drive to Samburu Game Reserve arriving for lunch. Afternoon game drives in Samburu Game Reserve. Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness. Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie "Born Free". Samburu National Reserve is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River in the dry northern Kenya and neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life. Optional visit to a Samburu Cultural Village at US $25 (price guaranteed only with advanced booking)

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge

This hotel offers a 5 star experience in quiet environment that allows one to meditate and rejuvenate. It's staff are welcoming and attentive. From the lodge's infinity pool is a lovely surprise, overlooking the savannah and its animals.

Day 3:  Full Day in Samburu Game Reserve

Breakfast in the hotel and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon. Alternatively, enjoy game drives in Samburu Game Reserve with lunch break in between the game drives.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4:  Samburu to Aberdares National Park

Early morning breakfast, after you drive to Aberdares national Park arriving for lunch. Well known to the world as the home of succession where in came a princess and out went the Queen of England while at Treetops lodge, Aberdares is a land of fortune and diversity. The Park got its name from Lord Aberdares, one of the founder members of the Royal Geographical Society.  Lunch at the hotel and enjoy your afternoon and evening watching wildlife from the hotel terrace as they come to drink water at the waterhole.

Dinner and overnight at The Ark Lodge. One of the most exhilarating features of this colonial styled hotel is the sweeping view of the waterhole from the large balcony on each of its three floors. The view of wildlife from here is up front and personal, with sightings impressive sightings of buffaloes, warthogs, waterbucks and hyenas. You will face over 20 elephants literally under your nose. You won't have any interruptions as you watch them drink, eat, play, snuggle and bathe in a natural comfortable environment.

The lodge is well laid out and surrounded by a jungle. Its rooms are exquisitely decorated. They are not that spacious but certainly clean and cozy.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.      

Day 5: Aberdares National Park to Nakuru National Park

Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park heading straight for a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is home to largest Rhino population, Lion Hills, Makalia waterfalls, unique vegetation, Picturesque landscape, yellow acacia woodlands and a wide range of birds the most famous being Flamingos and Pelicans. The National Park was formed to protect, its stunning flocks of lesser flamingo which literally turn its shores pink. These millions of flamingos seek their food in the salty deep-green waters of Lake Nakuru. The park is indeed a birds’ paradise hosting over 500 species.

Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge in Nakuru.

This elegant lodge is cleverly laid out along the Lion Hill, a natural treasure with panoramic views of the beautiful flamingos of Lake Nakuru. It is a bit more rustic than others in its surrounding. It blends harmoniously with the natural landscaping highlighted by tall acacia trees where nests of weaver birds dangle and meandering walkways.

Day 6. Game drive in Masai Mara Reserve

After breakfast drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve, Lunch at your hotel and enjoy afternoon game drive in the Game Reserve. Masai Mara is famously known for the Wildebeest migration which takes place annually and is one of the World’s natural wonders. The reserve is also known for having a diversity of different animal species like the big five (Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Buffalos), cheetahs, hyenas, Topis, warthogs etc. Mara is full of surprises, as while on the game drives chances are you may land on the big cats feeding or even hunting, such epic moments are found no were else.

Optional Afternoon Visit to a Masai Cultural Village: This afternoon, join the Masai dancers donning their African regalia and the jingling on their feet, flow by the rhythm of African beats and dance to their tunes that will leave you refreshed. Cost is $25 per person. (Price guaranteed only with advanced booking)

Dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge, a 5 star hotel in the midst of natures best kept secrets. The warm welcome by the staff will make you feel like a queen returning back home. The genuine smiles on their faces leaves you with a certain feeling that you were right to chose coming here.

Day 7: Full Day in Masai Mara Game Reserve

Breakfast in the hotel and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve with lunch break in between the game drives.

Optional Masai Mara Balloon Ride: for those going for the balloon safari, you will be going for the early morning balloon, you will be picked at the hotel by the Balloon Company at 5.30am and drive to the balloon launch site where you will gather for takeoff. Enjoy early morning ballooning over the plains, getting a bird’s eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon. After approximately one hour aloft, the balloon lands while a breakfast is being prepared for us nearby. The smell of bacon, sausages and eggs drift on the breeze as we sample exotic Kenyan fruits and homemade pastries and, if you wish, glasses of bubbly to toast our flight, a tradition initiated by the Montgolfier brothers. Cost Per Person: $480. (Price guaranteed with advanced booking)

Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels in Masai Mara

Option 1:-Luxury 5Star Hotel: Keekorok Lodge / Sarova Mara Game Camp/ Mara Azure Haven.

Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Mara Simba Lodge/Mara Sopa Lodge.

Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: Olmoran Tented Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 8: Masai Mara Game Reserve to Nairobi and Departure

Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Nairobi, Optional lunch at a city restaurant (own arrangement-Pay direct).

Transfer to airport in time for your home bound flight.

Meals: Breakfast Only

Inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Nairobi.
  • 1 night stay in Mount Kenya National Park on Full Board Basis.
  • 2 nights stay in Samburu game Reserve on Full Board Basis.
  • 1 night stay in Aberdares National Park on Full Board Basis.
  • 1 night stay in Lake Nakuru National Park on Full Board Basis.
  • 2 nights stay in Masai Mara game Reserve on Full Board Basis.
  • Custom-made 4WD Safari Vehicles.
  • All activities as listed in the program
  • We offer Safari game drivesas per the itinerary.
  • National Parkand Game Reserve entrance fees are covered.
  • English-speaking driverswill guide and inform you during the safari.
  • Throughout the safari, we ensure you have drinking water.
  • Exclusive private useof the vehicle.
  • We offer 24 hour support throughout the safari, should you need anything