Trekking, Safari, Culture
Nairobi – Nairobi
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Enjoy a scenaric tour of Kenya with a particular emphasis on the grittier bush aspect of it’s countryside. You’ll start from the country’s capital, Nairobi, and head to the springs and craters of Tsavo West national park. Across the plains you’ll be swaddled in herds of elephant, wildebeest and zebra to a backdrop of Mount Kilamanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. This is only the first of four national parks that you visit, each with as much to offer as the last.
Tsavo West National Park | Amboseli National Park | Lake Nakuru National Park | Maasai Mara National Reserve
Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary | Safari Game Drive | Lake Naivasha Boat Ride
Mzima Springs | Chaimu Crater | Mount Kilimanjaro | Mount Longonot | Lake Naivasha | Nairobi
Day 1 – Nairobi/ Tsavo West National Park
Proceed to Tsavo West for lunch and a leisurely afternoon before an evening game drive. Tsavo West National Park features major landmarks like Mzima Springs – great for spotting wild animals, Chaimu Crater which affords magnificent views of birdlife, and Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary alongside volcanoes, geysers, mud pots and abundant wildlife.
Day 2 – Tsavo West National Park / Amboseli National Park
Early morning game drive before departing Tsavo West and proceeding to Amboseli National Park, renowned for its breathtaking views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest point in Africa at 19,340 feet – with herds of elephant wandering across the vast grassy plain in the foreground and, in the dry season, mirages produced by the salt crystals in the dust on the surface of the sere lake. The park has five main habitats, open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland. You will arrive at Amboseli in time for lunch at your lodge or camp before enjoying a late afternoon game drive.
Day 3 – Amboseli National Park
Enjoy a full day in the reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives. Amboseli is big game country with elephant, antelope, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe. You will be introduced to the intense beauty and drama capturing the moments when predators stalk the herds of grazing animals, recreating the age-old drama of life and death under the African sun.
Day 4 – Amboseli National Park / Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, drive towards Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch. Optional afternoon boat rides on Lake Naivasha at an extra cost – freshwater lake with a picturesque view of Mount Longonot, hippos, over 400 species of birds on the island including pelicans, African fish eagles, African darter, cormorants and the lesser flamingos which are migratory.
Alternatively visit Crescent Island via a boat ride for a nature walk where you reach wildebeest, zebra and giraffes from close range.
Day 5 – Amboseli National Park / Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, drive towards the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a game drive in the park that also takes you to the shores of the lake, famous for its birdlife, especially flamingoes that form a pink hue across its surface.
Day 6 – Lake Nakuru National Park / Maasai Mara National Reserve
Depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast and drive through the floor of the Rift Valley to the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve arriving at Mara Sopa lodge in time for lunch.
Later, enjoy an afternoon game drive in the reserve.
Day 7 – Maasai Mara National Reserve
Enjoy full day in the reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives.
The Maasai Mara, Kenya’s finest wildlife reserve, is the northern extension of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and its rolling plains are home to hundreds of animal species. Everything about this reserve is outstanding. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight. Birds, too, are prolific. Including migrants, well over 450 species have been recorded, among them, 57 species of birds of prey.
Day 7 – Maasai Mara National Reserve / Nairobi
After the morning at leisure, enjoy a final game drive on the way to Nairobi. On arrival in Nairobi you will be dropped off at your hotel.
❭❭ Full Board accommodation on safari
❭❭ Transport in a comfortable 8-seater safari minivan with a pop-up roof
❭❭ Game drives as specified in the itinerary
❭❭ English speaking Driver/Guide
❭❭ 1 litre bottle of Mineral water per day while on safari
What’s not included:
❭❭ Items of personal nature
❭❭ Nairobi accommodation
❭❭ Park entrance fees
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With effect from July 1, 2015, visa fees for entry into Uganda were revised as follows:
↠ Single Entry Visa US$50
↠ Multiple Entry Visa US$100
↠ East Africa Tourist Visa US$100
↠ Government Officials No fee
↠ Diplomatic Visa No fee
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