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14 Days Best of Kenya Tour

Destination: Nairobi, Tsavo West, Amboseli, Mount Kenya, Samburu, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara

2016 / 2017 Qoutes

Private Dates: Inquire for an availability

Travel Season     Months                               Per person sharing   Single R supl

Law Season         Jan- June & Nov-Dec        Usd 6860                     Usd 1170

High season          July-October                     Usd 7235                  Usd 1455

DAY ONE: NAIROBI

Met upon arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our safari representative, Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya, the city was founded by the British in 1899 as a simple rail depot on the railway. Nairobi is a major business hub in East and Central Africa, it’s also regional and national headquarters of various international business and organizations e.g. General Electric, Coca Cola, Cisco, IBM etc. You will be transferred to The Boma Hotel for overnight stay

DAY TWO: NAIROBI CITY TOUR

After breakfast, you  will meet at the hotel lobby for safari a short safari debriefing, their after depart for the city tour which includes a visit to David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage where you will learn how they rescue orphaned baby elephants and release them back to the wild, The Giraffe Centre where visitors enjoy feeding giraffes from a raised observation platform and finally a visit to Karen Blixen Museum which was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong hills owned by Danish author Karen and her Swedish husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title. Lunch will be served at the famous Carnivore Restaurant or similar where they serves different varieties of meat, exceptional array of sauces, soup, a selection of desserts and Kenyan coffee, eat till you surrender (Brazilian concept). Afternoon at leisure enjoying the hotel amenities e.g. massage or an optional visit to a beauty training school being sponsored by DK Grand Safaris. Overnight stay at The Boma Hotel (B.L)                                    

DAY THREE: TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast check out and any excess luggage will be stored at the hotel store room until the last day, depart by road to Tsavo West National Park driving along Mombasa highway trespass though the Akamba lands who are mixed farmers and well know for hunting and gathering. They are separated by the Maasai people to the south by the railway line Tsavo West is home to the largest population of red-skinned elephants, many endangered African wildlife including the black rhinoceros, Cosen's gerbil, Hunter's hartebeest, several species of shrew rat, Grevy's zebra and wild dogs including over 500 different bird species have been recorded in the park, Arrive at the Lodge in time for lunch. Later in the afternoon enjoy a game viewing in the park which might include a visit the sheetan lava flows and some caves for geological interest; explore the caves or hike along the lava flow. Dinner and overnight stay at Kilaguni Serena Lodge (FB)

DAY FOUR: TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK

Spend the full day in Tsavo West National Park; the park contains a diversity of habitats and a mountainous scenic landscape. The views over the savanna plains are spectacular, huge anthills and Mt Kilimanjaro can also be seen.  Morning and afternoon game viewing have been scheduled which  include a visit to Mzima Springs, where hippos and fish can be seen in crystal clear water that has filtered underground from Chyulu Hills gushing below lava. Keep your eyes open for giraffes which surprisingly are well camouflaged as they nibble the tops of the Acacia trees. Look under the shady trees to find lions sleeping after lunch, and be ready to stop as gazelles or cheetahs stroll across the road in front of you. All meals and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Lodge (FB)

DAY FIVE: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast check out and depart by road to Amboseli National Park which is famous for its large herd of free-ranging elephants hence you’ll be getting breathtakingly close to elephants in the park. You will drive through conservational area and along the border of Kenya and Tanzania. Amboseli National Park has a mixed topography of plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush, swamps and marshes. This diversity, along with a long dry season, ensures excellent viewing of the large concentrations of African animals living in their natural habitat. Arrive at the camp which is strategically located in time for lunch. Afternoon game viewing in the park set at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro which is at 5,896 meters, the highest freestanding mountain in the world and topped by one fifth of all the ice in Africa. Dinner and overnight stay at Satao Tented Camp or similar (FB)

DAY SIX: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast will be served at camp/lodge, thereafter depart for morning game viewing. The park is famous for its tranquil beauty that allows fabulous wildlife viewing, photography and easy approachable wildlife which include big families of elephants, lions, impalas, giraffes, gazelles etc. An optional complimentary visit to Maasai Cultural village that reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a memorable experience. They live in close harmony with the environment and the wild animals. Lunch will be served at the camp/lodge followed by afternoon game viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at Satao Tented Camp or similar (FB)

DAY SEVEN: MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast check out and you will be transferred to Amboseli Airstrip, fly to Nairobi Wilson Airport and proceed by road to Nanyuki. Arrive at the club in time for lunch which is strategically located along the equator line with a magnificent view of majestic Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Resort's offer a unique blend and combination of comfort, relaxation and adventure, originally, it was the retreat for movie star and Club founder, William Holden, and the Club's illustrious former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby.  After lunch, there are several option recreation activities available: horseback riding, golf, croquet, a bowling green, table tennis, swimming, nature walks, and mountain bike rides an animal orphanage. Dinner and overnight stay at Mount Kenya Safari Club (B.L.D)

DAY EIGHT: SAMBURU GAME RESERVE

Breakfast will be served at the club thereafter depart by road crossing from southern to northern hemisphere to the famous Samburu Game Reserve. The park has retained its naturally serene and quiet feeling. Besides the numerous wildlife found in this game reserve and over 350 different species of birds have been recorded in the park. Arrive at the camp in time for lunch which is strategically located overlooking the Uaso Nyiro River which cuts through the reserve, drawing a big population of Kenya animals to the park. The river bustles with activity from its huge population of Nile crocodile. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing in the reserve which is famous for its rare species of fauna known as the ‘Samburu five’ and vast, open landscapes. Dinner and overnight stay at Larsen’s Tented Camp (FB)

DAY NINE: SAMBURU GAME RESERVE

Spend this full day at Samburu Game Reserve, Morning and afternoon game viewing searching for the ‘Samburu five’ which includes the long necked gerenuk, the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, the Beisa oryx and the Somali ostrich among other wildlife and birds. An optional complimentary cultural village to Samburu village is offered who are neighbors to the park and are famous for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life and you have an opportunity to purchase some traditional Samburu souvenirs, art and collectibles. All meals and overnight stay at Larsen’s Tented Camp (FB)                                                                                         

DAY TEN : LAKE NAIVASHA

After breakfast and check out and depart by road to Lake Naivasha via Thomas Falls. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure, enjoy the beauty of the lake shores as well as admiring the colonial architecture around or you may decide to book any of the Optional activities offered around such as:  Boat ride to Crescent Island, Safari or Biking at Hells Gate National Park, Hiking at Mount Longonot up to the peak from 2150m asl to 2780m asl.

Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or similar (FB)

DAY ELEVEN: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Check out after breakfast and proceed by road to the  famous Masai Mara Game Reserve which is one of the great wonders of the world in terms of animal migrations, As per Abc news “Good Morning America's show". It’s also considered as a "must see" by almost all visitor going on safari. It is on the "to do" list for many because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and birds. Arrive at the camp in time for lunch followed by check in. An option afternoon at leisure, relaxing by the camp sun heated pool or depart for an afternoon game viewing as from 16:00hrs. Dinner and overnight stay at Karen Blixen Tented Camp or similar (FB)

DAY TWELVE: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

A full day in the magnificent Masai Mara Game Reserve, The reserve is regarded as the most spectacular wildlife viewing area in Kenya with over 95 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds. Morning and afternoon game viewing in the park has been scheduled for you or you can decide to book an Optional balloon ride over the plans of the Masai Mara which takes you over the diverse habitats of the Masai Mara reserve; fly over the great Mara River, swamps, forests, wildlife & the African Savannah. The quiet, relaxing ride allows you to view an amazing assortment of wildlife from a unique bird’s-eye view. Surprise bush champagne breakfast is served on landing. Afternoon game viewing has been scheduled as well on this day. All meals and overnight stay at Karen Blixen Tented Camp or similar (FB)

DAY THIRTEEN: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Enjoy your final full day exploring the Masai Mara Game Reserve, this time the choice is yours, if its during the annual migration period, Drive towards Mara River, wildebeest arrive at the Mara River in their tens of thousands, eventually they will choose a crossing point which may vary from day to day or even annually, fairly placid stretch of water without predator although occasionally they will choose suicidal places and drown in their hundreds while other will be attacked by crocodiles.  Or just a relaxed day at the camp which is stylishly designed to provide the ideal safari experience where comfort, luxury and outstanding personal service combine naturally with the beautiful wilderness. Dinner and overnight stay at Karen Blixen Tented Camp or similar (FB)

DAY FOURTEEN: DEPART

Breakfast will be served at the camp, check out and depart by road back to Nairobi with game viewing en-route. Lunch will be served at a city restaurant in Nairobi. Afternoon, optional shopping and later you will be transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight back home. (FB)

SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

You will experience the very best of Kenya on this customized dream safari adventure. The extraordinary journey will explore the breathtaking beauty and diversity of Kenya's unique landscapes, from the delightfully eccentric spectacular wildlife in the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro to the wild open plains of the majestic Masai Mara. Over this two-week whirlwind tour of Kenya, you will experience both the quintessential experiences the ‘Samburu Special Five’.

 

• Tsavo West National Park has spectacular view of mountainoushence giving it panoramic vintage point for easygame viewing

• Several tourists’ attractions the spectacle Mzima Springs

• vibrant molten volcanic lava that form Shetani lava spewed from the earth just about 200 years

• Poacher's Lookout and roaring rocks;

• The park has magnificent game viewing in the world

• Amboseli is famous as the best place in Africa where you can get close to free-ranging elephants with herds of over 900 family members.

• In addition to large elephant’s herds, the park is home a wide range of mammals and over 600 different species of bird.

• The park offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world

• The park offers best game viewing because of sparse vegetation caused by elephants and dry weather conditions.

• While at Amboseli, you have the opportunity to visit a Maasai cultural village and learn more about their indigenous lifestyle.

• Samburu National Reserve situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains.

• The river bustles with activity from its huge population of Nile crocodile.

• “Samburu Special Five” the reserve is rich in specialist unique wildlife species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five).

• The reserve is also home to elephants and large predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah.

• Kamunyak the miracle lioness that adopted the baby oryx was as a resident in the reserve.

• Its home to the Samburu People (Close relatives to Maasai) who are herders of camel, cattle- and goat.

• Samburu National Reserve boasts over 350 different species of birds.

• The reserve's topography is mainly open savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees, forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation.

• The second home to the famous conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best-selling book and award winning movie “Born free”.

• Ol-Pejeta provides a refuge for chimpanzees rescued from the black market, working in collaboration with Jane Goodall.

• Its home to Najin, Fatu and Sudan - the last three northern white rhinos left in the world

• Supersize your safari experience with a night game drives within the conservancy.

• Walking safaris within the conservancy

• One of the biggest white & black Rhinos conservancies in the world

• Optional waking, hiking, biking and boat ride safari experience at Lake Naivasha

• Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes, lies at approximately 1880m asl.

• Naivasha is known as a world class birding destination with over 450 species.

• An opportunity to visit Elsamere, the former home of Joy Adamson who wrote the autobiographical novel Born Free.

• Masai Mara Game Reserve,

• The reserve is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and over 400 different birds’ species.

• While at the Mara, you have the opportunity to visit a Maasai cultural village and learn more about their indigenous lifestyle.

• Best place to experience the hot air balloon adventure followed by bush champagne Breakfast.

SERVICE INCLUDED IN THE SAFARI PACKAGE

• Accommodation  and meals as per the itinerary; full board while on safari (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

• Transportation, transfers, sightseeing and game viewing as detailed in the safari itinerary package.

• Local, professional English speaking driver guides  

• Complimentary tour to a cultural Maasai Village or Samburu Village

• Game drives in a 4x4 Land Cruiser that is custom built to provide ample leg room.

• Guaranteed window seats, maximum of six guests per vehicle

• Unlimited bottled water and soft drinks in the safari vehicles 

• Binoculars and field guide books provided in the safari vehicle

• Bean bags for use in the vehicle for stabilizing photography

• All park and conservation fees

• Service charges, hotel taxes and government taxes as per NOW

• Safari hat that is provided to you at the start of the safari

• Concierge department, available 24 hours/day

• Membership to Flying Doctors Society services

• Guaranteed departure; Minimum of two guests.

 INTERNAL FLIGHTS INCLUDED

1. Amboseli National Park to Wilson Airport

2. Masai Mara Game Reserve to Wilson Airport

 SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE          

• All items of personal nature and not mention in itinerary e.g. shopping, body treatments, alcoholic drinks etc.

• Any optional of the activities are not included.

• All statutory increases beyond our control

• Tips to the Hotel staff and Driver Guide.

• Accommodation in Nairobi

• International flights

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