11 Day Kenya Explorer Safari

Description

11 Day Kenya Explorer Safari

 

The 10 day Kenya Explorer safari operates on a private basis accommodating anything from 2 – 6 passengers. The safari departs Nairobi and immediately heads north, and takes in the Mount Kenya, Samburu Game Reserve, before heading south again and visiting Lake Nakuru&Baringo. The safari then culminates with a stay at the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Day 1   Nairobi – Mount Kenya

On arrival in Kenya you will be met by your guide & vehicle, and set off by driving to Mount Kenya. Arriving in time for lunch at Mountain Serena Lodge. Mount Kenya rises to about 5199 m and as such is the tallest mountain Kenya. The mountain has been recognized as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and a wildlife sanctuary. Tea, dinner and overnight game viewing from the verandahs of Serena Mountain Lodge or similar. (L,D)

 

Day 2   Mount Kenya – Samburu

This morning we drive across the Equator to the edge of the Northern Frontier where the game reserves Buffalo Springs, Shaba and Samburu are located. Here the terrain flattens out and has a distinct bush feel to it. Lunch, afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge or similar. (B,L,D)

 

Day 3   Safari at Samburu

Today the full day is dedicated to enjoying the unique beauty of the Samburu Game Reserve. The multi stemmed palms (Hyphaenecompressa) that grow freely along the river, add to the dramatic scenery. A healthy elephant population as well as big cats including cheetah and leopard make for a memorable Kenya safari. Game drives, lunch, dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge or similar. (B,L,D)

Day 4   Samburu – Mount Kenya

Early morning drive and then proceed to the world famous Mount Kenya Safari Club to relax and enjoy the facilities. Afternoon we shall be free to take an optional excursion to Ol Pejeta Game Sanctuary or even a fishing trip nearby (at an extra cost). Dinner and overnight Mount Kenya Safari Club or similar.(B,L,D)

 

Day 5   Mount Kenya – Lake Baringo

Morning drive via Nyahururu Falls down to Lake Baringo with picnic lunches. Later drive to the beautiful Lake Baringo. Evening bird walk. Dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo Club or similar.(B,L,D)

 

Day 6   Baringo – Lake Nakuru

Morning drive down the floor of the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park. The park was once described as the most fabulous bird spectacle in the world and it spans an attractive range of wooded and bush grassland around the lake, offering wide ecological diversity – from the lake waters, woodland to the rocky escarpment and ridges. After lunch, you will have an afternoon game drive which will give you the opportunity to view various wildlife both predatory and plains game, not forgetting the abundance of birdlife. This park also serves as home to both the white and black rhino. Lunch, afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at Lion Hill Sarova lodge or similar.(B,L,D)

 

Day 7   Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara

Breakfast, and depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch and later an afternoon game drive.  A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeests, zebra, and gazelles from the Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and Mara River to reach Masai Mara grazing fields. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed early June to August. The Mara has got also thousand of species of bird life and plant life. Lunch, afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge or similar.(B,L,D)

 

Day 8 – 9 Maasai Mara

The whole is spent enjoying the untamed beauty of the Mara. Picnic lunch can be organized in advance so that you can enjoy unhurried game viewing. Vast herds of wildebeest and zebra wander across the Mara grasslands, their numbers increasing during the annual migration from Serengeti. Lion, leopard and cheetah follow close behind, while crocodile and hippo congregate in the Mara and Talek rivers. Meals and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge or similar.(B,L,D)

Day 10   Maasai Mara – Nairobi

We depart from our safari camp and take a morning game drive through the Maasai Mara Reserve. Then we return to bustling Nairobi, arriving at about 14:00 in the afternoon. Head to the Resort for late lunch. After the late lunch and a bit of relaxing, we shall head to the spa for a soothing and relaxing massage. This will take the better part of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

Day 11: Departure

After breakfast depart to the airport for your return journey.

 

Our terms and conditions

Above Cost Includes

Accommodation with private bathrooms as stipulated in the itinerary or equivalent

Private transportation in a guide driven minivan with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography

Services of an experienced English-speaking driver-guide

Game viewing drives as indicated in the itinerary

All Government taxes parks entrance fees and levies

All meet and greet services

All arrival and departure transfers

All meals as indicated in the itinerary

Guaranteed window seat in each vehicle

 

Above Cost Excludes

All items of personal nature e.g. Laundry services / telephone call bills / fax / email bills etc

Tips and gratuities to hotel lodges camp staff and driver-guide(s)

All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary