Kenya Bush Safari
Accommodation in 4star and 3star hotels/Lodges/Camps – Transport using either 4×4 Safari Vans or 4X4 Landcruisers Related
Accommodation in 4star and 3star hotels/Lodges/Camps – Transport using either 4×4 Safari Vans or 4X4 Landcruisers
Arrival and Overnight in Nairobi
Arrive in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, flight TBA. Meet our airport representative and our safari driver-guide who will handle your meet and greet. You will receive your safari briefing and after safari briefing, transfer to your city hotel for overnight. Check in to your hotel and afterwards go for dinner either in the hotel or at Carnivore Restaurant. http://www.tamarind.co.ke/carnivore/ (dinner pay direct). Remainder of the day and/or evening at leisure. Lunch and Dinner on own arrangements; pay direct. Overnight at either of the following hotels booked on Bed and Breakfast basis.
- Westend Hotel: Hotel website http://www.westendhotelkenya.com/
- Ibis ACCOR Hotel: https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-B065-ibis-styles-nairobi-westlands/index.shtml
Nairobi to Samburu Game Reserve
After breakfast 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. The presence, of the Ewaso Ngiro River - and its shady trees - attracts plenty of wildlife. Giraffe, large herds of elephants, buffalo, gerenuks, gazelle, waterbuck and zebra (including the endangered Grevy's zebra) from the surrounding savannah plains trek to the water. Lion, leopard and cheetah are also quite easy to spot, thanks in part to the lack of grass cover. The reserve provides the opportunity to see wildlife that only lives in the dry north of Kenya; namely: the long necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa onyx. The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings. Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve, which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and others. For more details about Samburu Game Reserve, click on this link http://trailsofafrica.co.ke/samburu-game-reserve/ Optional visit to a Samburu Cultural Village at US $25 (price guaranteed only with advanced booking) Dinner and Overnight at either of the following hotels booked on FB basis.
- Samburu Sopa Lodge: Hotel Website: http://www.sopalodges.com/samburu-sopa-lodge/overview
- Samburu Simba Lodge: Hotel Website: http://www.simbalodges.com/samburu-simba-lodge#
- Sarova Shaba Game Lodge: Hotel Website: https://www.sarovahotels.com/shabalodge-samburu/
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. For more details about Samburu Game Reserve, click on this link http://trailsofafrica.co.ke/samburu-game-reserve/ Dinner and Overnight at the same hotels mentioned on the previous day (Day 4 above) booked on FB basis. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.
Samburu Game Reserve to Lake Nakuru national Park
Breakfast in the Lodge and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park heading straight for a game drive in the park. Lake Nakuru national Park: Established in 1961 and gazette in 1968 as a National Park, the park has Kenya’s largest population of rhinos. The park is home to Lion Hills, Makalia waterfalls, unique vegetation, Picturesque landscape, yellow acacia woodlands and a wide range of birds most famous being Flamingoes and Pelicans. Located in the Great Rift Valley Lake System, the park is also as an ecologically significant region having been named a RAMSAR Site and Important Bird Area. Covering 73 square miles (188 square kilometers), Lake Nakuru is world famous for flamingos, and was created a National Park to protect, its stunning flocks of lesser flamingo which literally turn its shores pink. These are the million of flamingoes seeking their food in the salty deep-green waters of Lake Nakuru. The park is indeed a birds’ paradise hosting over 500 species. Animals include: Thomson gazelles, Grants gazelles, impalas, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes or even black rhino, leopards and about 450 birds species in total. Buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild Giraffe, White and Black Colobus monkey are plentiful in the forest. The bush lands offer eland, Steinbok, impala, Chandler’s Reedbuck and dik dik, whilst rock hyrax and klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment. For more details about Lake Nakuru National Park click http://trailsofafrica.co.ke/lake-nakuru-national-park/ Overnight at either of the following hotels booked on full board basis.
Lake Nakuru National Park to Masai Mara Game Reserve
Breakfast in the Lodge and depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve, Lunch at your hotel and enjoy afternoon game drive in the Game Reserve. Optional Afternoon Visit to a Maasai 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) Masai Mara Game Reserve: The Reserve, the Land of Big Cat Diary and Disney’s African Cats, is considered a "must see" for any new and repeat visitor traveling on a safari to Kenya. It is on the "to do" list for many Kenyans and visitors alike because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and birds. Masai Mara is the best place to see the "Big Five" animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo). Home of the Great Wildebeest Migration: The location of the ’Annual Great Wildebeest Migration’ – one of the natural wonders of the world – is a gloriously beautiful, wildlife-rich savannah landscape. The annual wildebeest migration from June to October consists of over 1.5 million wildebeests, gazelles gnus and Zebras roar converge at the border of Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara making a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon, before finally plunging wildly into the raging waters of the Mara River, creating a frenzy as the fight against swift currents and waiting hungry crocodiles takes priority. Those that survive crocodiles and raging waters cross over to the patiently waiting predators such as hyenas, jackals, leopards and lions for another survival battle. Wildlife – The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s etc For more details about Masai Mara Game Reserve click http://trailsofafrica.co.ke/masai-mara-game-reserve/ Overnight at Olmoran Camp Mara –LDBB Hotel website: http://olmorantentedcamp.com/ Meals: Breakfast in Nakuru, Lunch and Dinner in Masai Mara.
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) For more details about Masai Mara Game Reserve click http://trailsofafrica.co.ke/masai-mara-game-reserve/ Overnight at Olmoran Camp Mara –LDBB Hotel website: http://olmorantentedcamp.com/ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Masai Mara.
Masai Mara Game Reserve to Nairobi and depart back home or to the beach destination
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 scheduled flight back home or to the beach for the extension of your holiday. Meals: Breakfast only.