15 DAYS SAMBURU/ SWEETWATERS/ TREETOPS/ L. BARINGO/ L. NAKURU/ MAASAI MARA/ AMBOSELI/ TSAVO
Day 1. Samburu National Reserve.
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through rich farmlands on the shoulders of Mt. Kenya to the rugged semi-desert of Samburu. Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in a micro-bus with pop up roof. The Park is blessed with species rarely found elsewhere like the liver red reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Long neck Gerenuk, Blue flanked Somali Ostrich, Vulturine Guinea Fowl and also elephants, Leopards in the trees, African Buffalo, Cheetah, Braving Lions in the grass. Dinner and overnight at a Lodge.
Day 2. Samburu.
Another day to savor the beauty of the Park. Morning and afternoon game drives. Optional visit to the Samburu Villages. All meals and overnight at a Lodge.
Day 3. Sweetwaters Game Reserve and Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
Early morning game drive in Samburu National Reserve. Breakfast at Lodge and depart for Sweetwaters Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Sweetwaters is in the slopes of Mt. Kenya and overlooks a floodlit waterhole offering visitors an unforgettable opportunity to view and shoot pictures of animals in their natural habitat. optional walking safari escorted by a knowledgeable Ranger. Bird-walks, Camel safaris, Chimpanzee observed from a Boat on the Ewaso Nyiro River which supports other wild game like Elephants, Buffalo, Baboon, Eland, Silver-backed Jackals, Ostrich, Rhino among others. Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp.
Day 4. Treetops.
Early morning game viewing in Sweetwaters, Breakfast and depart for Treetops in the Aberdares National Park arriving in time for lunch at the Outspan Country Club. Afternoon transfer to Treetops Lodge for floodlit game viewing. Contains a variety of wild game among them Elephants, Rhino, Leopard, Bushbuck, Elusive Bongo and Giant Forest Hog. Dinner and overnight at Treetops Lodge.
Day 5. Lake Baringo/Lake Bogoria.
Pre-breakfast game viewing ,Breakfast and depart for Lake Baringo, a fresh water lake reputed for bird watching, Rhino and Crocodiles are also seen. Lunch and proceed to Lake Bogoria which offers a great variety of wild game and Birds making it an ornithologists “paradise”, Arguably the best in East Africa. Also seethe shy greater Kudu, the majestic antelope with majestic spiraling horns, Cheetah, Impala, Grants Gazelle. Water Bucks etc. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 6. Lake Nakuru National Park.
Pre-breakfast game viewing, Breakfast and proceed to Lake Nakuru still exploring the dramatic Rift valley. Arrive in time for lunch and afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru is one of the gem in the necklace of the Rift Valley Lakes often referred as the Pink Lake for it’s great masses of pink flamingos. Opportunity to see millions of flamingos besides thousands of other birds. Lake Nakuru is a Rhino Sanctuary and harbors other wild-game like the Lion, Waterbucks, Buffalo, Warthog, Hippo etc. Dinner and overnight at Lodge.
Day 7. Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
Morning game viewing in Lake Nakuru ,Breakfast and depart crossing the Loita Plains and viewing sceneries enroute, See red clad spear wielding Masai warriors tending their multi-colored herds among the presence of wild game giving a blind eye to the presence of big predators, A single moran can cross the Mara Game Reserve only holding a spear and a stick on the other hand! arrive Mara for Lunch. Afternoon game drive inside the Park which is the Kenya’s best and most scenic. Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Day 8. Maasai Mara.
Full day to savor the beauty of the Park which has a permanent supply of water thus harbor a thriving population of wild game. All the “Big Five” and lots of gazelles, Topi, warthogs, Cheetah, Hyenas and even the rare Rhino might come out of the thicket for you. Extend your drive to the Hippo pool where they submerge at the approach of a vehicle only to surface seconds later to short and gamble their displeasure, Crocodiles sunbathe on the River banks mouths agape. Optional visit to the Maasai villages for an insight to their culture. All meals and overnight at a Lodge.
Day 9. Maasai Mara.
A full day to go searching for any wild-game you might have missed previously. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at lodge.
Day 10. Nairobi.
Early morning game drive, return to lodge for breakfast and depart for Nairobi with game viewing as you leave the park enroute to main round and even beyond. Arrive Nairobi in the afternoon and transfer to Hotel for overnight.
Day 11. Amboseli National Park.
Depart Nairobi after breakfast and drive to Amboseli at the foot of the impressive snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. arrive in time for lunch with game viewing to the Lodge. Afternoon game drive in the Park. Dinner and overnight at a Lodge.
Day 12. Amboseli.
Full day to explore and savour the beauty of this Park searching for elephants, buffalo, lion, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, zebra and the maasai giraffe. Meals and overnight at a Lodge.
Day 13. Tsavo West National Park.
After breakfast depart for Tsavo West via Chyulu hills and shaitani lava flows and Mzima springs where from an underwater observation tank you can see submerged Hippo walking the floor of the springs. Tsavo hosts the “Big Five” and plenty of other wild game. Dinner and overnight at Lodge.
Day 14. Tsavo East National Park.
Depart Tsavo West after breakfast and cross over to Tsavo East which is also well know for massive herds of elephants which are usually covered in red dust, the man-eaters of Tsavo-lions are seen and plenty of wild-game. Meals and overnight at lodge.
Day 15. Nairobi.
Early morning game drive, Return to lodge for breakfast and depart for Nairobi arriving late afternoon. safari ends.
Tour Price Includes:
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari.
- Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
- Accommodation in double/twin/triple room sharing.
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
- Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
- Exclusive transport in a safari tour bus 4 x 4 or 4×4 Toyota Jeep with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio.
- Recommended Mineral Water while on safari
Things you need to budget for. The price does not include:
- Items of a personal nature
- Christmas and Easter Supplements