Kenya – Africa. ( MasaiMara /Serengati National Park )

11-Days Safari Itinerary

Nairobi, Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara, Nairobi

Day 1: Nairobi/ Amboseli

On landing at JKIA Airport, I will meet you and give you a briefing concerning your safari. I will also introduce you to your guide who will take you through the safari.

You then escorted into your waiting safari vehicle ready to depart For Amboseli National Park.

You will arrive at Amboseli Sopa LODGE for lunch with Game drive enroute.

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An afternoon game drives at 4pm and later drive to the LODGE in the evening for dinner.

 

 

Day 2:Amboseli

  • Have an early morning Game drive
  • Return for breakfast.
  • Freshen up and later a Midmorning Game Drive
  • Have lunch and then spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure like swimming in the pool.
  • More game drives in the evening in search of more animals.
  • Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 3—:Amboseli/ Aberdares

Morning breakfast and then drive to Aberdares Region via Nairobi.

The scenes experienced on the way will dazzle you. One of these is the Delmonte Pineapple Farm which strongly stands out for its attractive and natural beauty and stretches as far as the eye can manage to see!

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You will also stop at the Cascading Chania Water Falls

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Proceed on with your Safari and you are passing through Karatina town and witness the largest open air market in East Africa.

Arrive at the Aberdare Country Club for lunch which is a base hotel for The Ark Game Lodge. Thereafter you will be requested to leave some luggages at the Base Hotel before you proceed on to the Ark Game Lodge.

Arrive at the Ark Game Lodge late in the afternoon for check in with game drive enroute.

About the Ark Game Lodge

Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, The Ark is a unique tree lodge that overlooks a floodlit waterhole and a saltlick which attracts a host of wildlife. Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Bushbuck and occasionally an elusive Bongo and giant forest Hog has been sighted.

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Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark is designed with ‘decks’ from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for game viewing. A ground level bunker provides excellent photographic opportunities and takes you closer than you would believe possible to the animals.
Watch the constant comings and goings at the waterhole and salt lick. Elephants love the natural salt lick and get onto their knees to dig into the ground with their tusks. They then lick up the salty earth.

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 4: Aberdare / Samburu

Breakfast at the Lodge and then drive to Samburu National park.
Arrive in time for lunch at Samburu Sopa Lodge

About The Samburu Sopa lodge:

Located inside the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya, Samburu Sopa lodge is built atop high ground allowing panaromic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub land and the hills beyond.
The lodge is built to reflect the architectural heritage of the local communities whose sons and daughters make up the majority of the work force at the lodge.  Fifteen cottages, each with two bedrooms are built in an arch formation on either side of the public areas to surround the waterhole but leaving a wide gap to allow the animal’s free movement to the water.

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15:00hrs-Coffee or tea at the lobby.

16:00hrs-Afternoon game drive around the less crowded park.

SAMBURU NATIONAL PARK
The most unique of them all is the Gerenuk or antelope giraffe, distinguished by its extraordinarily distended neck and freakishly small head. It also possesses a unique manner of feeding; standing near-erect on its hind legs to stretch two metres above the ground and nibble on the leaves that other browsers can’t reach.

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Also it is possible to locate the big cats because of the less disturbance since the park is less crowded.

Samburu came to the international limelight in the early 2000 when a lioness adopted several baby orynxs, each at different times. This made researchers from all over the world camp at the park in an effort to understand this unusual and unexpected animal behaviour.

From your lodge room you have a chance of seeing crocodiles hunt in the Owasso Nyiro River.

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The park is an all-year destination.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Samburu

Early morning game drive and later return to the lodge for breakfast.

You will have an option of visiting the Samburu village which is optional after breakfast or spend the rest of the morning at leisure.

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13:00hrs -Lunch at the lodge.

You spend time after lunch at leisure relaxing in your room or taking a swim.

16:00hrs -Afternoon game drive at the park.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Samburu / Mt Kenya

Breakfast at the Lodge and then drive to Mt Kenya National Park.

Arrive in time for lunch at the Mt Kenya leisure lodge.

About the lodge:

The lodge is situated at the foothills of Mt Kenya, a world heritage site and the second highest mountain in Africa. A trip to the lodge would be incomplete without a hike up this beautiful wonder.

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On a clear day from the top you can see Mt mars bit to the north, mt Kilimanjaro to the south, mt elgon to the west, and the Indian Ocean to the east.

Check in at the lodge for lunch then afternoon proceed to the Ol Pejeta conservancy for an afternoon game drive.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy (informally known as Sweetwater’s for the location of Sweetwater’s Tented Camp), is a 90,000 acre wildlife conservancy situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snowcapped Mount Kenya.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals including the non-indigenous chimpanzees and the big 5 (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion).
The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience.

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Ol Pejeta conservancy is a 90,000 acre wildlife conservancy.

Home to over 40 chimpanzees, 73 endangered black rhino, 5 endangered white rhinos, elephants, lion, leopard, buffalo, grevy zebra, giraffe, cheetah, thomson’s gazelle, black-back jackals, ostrich, grant’s gazelle, baboons, waterbuck, oryx, eland and several hundred bird species.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy Conservation and Community Projects
Return to the Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

Day 7: Mt Kenya / Lake Nakuru

After breakfast at the Lodge, you will then drive to Lake Nakuru National park.
You will pass through Nyahururu one of Kenya’s highest cities, at 2360 m above sea level.
Just outside of town lies Thomson’s Falls.

Thomson’s Falls is a beautiful waterfall at the Ewaso Nyiro River in Central Kenya. The waterfall is 74 meters (243 feet) high. One of the biggest hippo pools of Kenya is located upstream from the falls. It’s possible to view the falls from above, and there’s also a trail down to the bottom of the ravine.

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Arrive at the Lake Nakuru Lodge in time for lunch.

Lake Nakuru Lodge

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The service is unmatched anywhere in Kenya, a country renowned for hospitality.

There is excellent cuisine, which includes outside catering, Bush Barbecue, African night and Sundowners. After a day’s watching, the spacious logged Mama Nikki bar, the cool upstairs

Later take a game drive at the Lake Nakuru National Park

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK:

The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.

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The Park is famous for its bird spectacle featuring over a million flamingos, over 400 migratory bird species from around the world and large flotillas of pelicans.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 8: L. Nakuru/ Maasai Mara

After breakfast, You will then depart for Maasai Maraone of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves.

Maasai Mara is situated in south-west Kenya and is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania it forms Africa’s most diverse, incredible and most spectacular eco-systems and possibly the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual migration of Thomson’s gazelle and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Wildebeest Migration.

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Option 1: Staying at Mara Nalepo Lodge

Arrive in time for lunch at NALEPO MARA LODGE :
Located at the very center of the famous ‘Mara Triangle’ of the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, the Nalepomara Lodge is the ultimate safari destination. Set high on a bush-cloaked hill with long views over the savannah and down to the winding coils of the hippo-filled Mara River, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife arenas, with a ringside seat for the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’, the legendary migration of the wilderbeest.

NALEPO MARA LODGE

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Option 2: Staying at Mara Sopa Lodge
Sopa means “Welcome” in Maasai language. Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is set in the Oloolaimutia valley, where the lodge totally blends in perfectly with its surrounding hillside landscape. The accent here is on the Maasai tribe, and the fabulous wealth of wildlife, bird life, and natural flora to be found in the fabled Reserve. The meals are buffet, enjoyed either in the dining or under the shade of indigenous trees. The culinary affair is indeed one to delight the senses.

MARA SOPA LODGE :

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After lunch you will have Evening game drives and later return for dinner in the late evening after game drives

Day 9—: Maasai Mara:

Have an early morning Game drive

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Return for breakfast.

Leave the lodge with packed lunch for a whole day gamedrive watching the migration.

Return in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 10—: Maasai Mara

Have an early morning Game drive

Return for breakfast.

Leave the lodge with packed lunch for a whole day gamedrive watching the migration.

Return in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 11—: Nairobi/ Nairobi

Breakfast and then drive back to Nairobi

You will then spend the rest of the day at leisure with optional excursions.

Optional activities on this day:

GIRAFFE CENTER

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Visit to the David Sheldricks Elephant orphanage.
Sheldrick Baby Elephant Orphanage is open 1 hr daily. You can visit between 11am and 12 noon every day, and see the elephants being fed and playing. In addition, there is a keeper who will give a talk about the elephants, where they came from, how they are getting on, and how some of the previous orphans are progressing

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A farewell dinner at the carnivore at the cost of 40$ pp would do well as it has always done for our past clients as the final activity.

The Carnivore:

It’s considered ‘Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience’.

The Carnivore is the ultimate ‘Beast of a Feast’ A variety of meat including ostrich, crocodile and camel, t is roasted over charcoal and carved at your table. Delicious side dishes and an exceptional array of sauces complement this fixed price feast that also includes soup, a selection of desserts and Kenyan coffee. Set in attractive tropical gardens, the service and the décor are outstanding.

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Later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

THE PRICE IS:

USD 3900 Per Person Staying at Mara Nalepo Lodge
USD 4150 Per Person Staying at Mara Sopa Lodge

 

THE COST INCLUDES:

  • Park Entry Fee
  • Full Board Hotel Accommodation while on safari
  • All Meals throughout safari and hot lunch/ picnic lunch where necessary
  • Enough mineral bottled water while on safari
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Private Transport.
  • Ultimate game drives in our specially designed 4 x 4 wheel drive with pop-up roof for maximum game viewing and everyone guaranteed a window seat.
  • Services of a professionalEnglish speaking safari guide.
  • Government taxes where applicable.
  • Daily safari and wildlife briefing
  • Airports meet and greet

Cost Exclusions.

  • Expenses and other items that are purely of personal nature
  • Medical insurance.
  • Passports and visas
  • Driver/ Guide Gratuity and Tips

THE TRANSPORT IS USING OUR 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLES shown below
OUR 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE

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