13 NIGHTS SAFARI AND BEACH HOLIDAY

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13 NIGHTS SAFARI AND BEACH HOLIDAY

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Destination for this trip:

Nairobi, Kenya; Nairobi Area, Kenya; Samburu, Kenya

Length of trip:

14 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 4969 to $ 5600

Best travel dates to go:

February, July


Detailed Description of this trip:

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Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Nairobi

    Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi
    Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi
    All-Inclusive Resort

    Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to Safari Park Hotel, after check in, assembly for pre-safari briefing. Overnight: Safari Park Hotel – www.safariparkhotel.com Distance: 20 kms – 45 minutes drive (B)

  • Day 2 - Nairobi Area

    Depart early after breakfast and drive back through Kikuyu land and onward through the lush tea and coffee plantations to the Aberdares Mountains.
    Day 2: Sweetwaters Game Reserve

    At the foot of Mt. Kenya, Africa’s second Highest Mountain (5199m), you will cross the equator at Nanyuki town, here, Whirlpool EQUATOR WATER DEMONSTRATION will be conducted by a guide and certificates issued at each member. On different hemispheres, water spins in different directions and later arrive at Sweetwaters in good time and refresh before your afternoon game drive. Sweetwaters Conservancy Park was set up so that CHIMPS could be taught to fend for themselves in an area similar to their natural living conditions. Priority is given to orphaned and abused chimps. Your afternoon includes a SAFARI drive before returning to your lodge as the sun sets. Dinner and overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Luxury Camp (B, L, D). www.serenahotels.com
    Distance: Approx.235 kms – 3 ½ hrs drive

  • Day 3 - Samburu

    DAY 3: Samburu Game Reserve
    Adventure

    Check out and descend from the lush highlands to the arid Laikipia Plains and on to the famed Samburu Game Reserve. Samburu lies on the fringe of the hot and sparsely populated northern region of Kenya. In the afternoon, there will be a game drive returning to the lodge as sunsets!
    Overnight: Samburu Serena or similar (B,L,D) www.serenahotels.com
    Distance Approx: 180 kms – 3 hrs drive

    DAY 4: Samburu Game Reserve
    Adventure

    Both Morning and afternoon game drives are scheduled for today. Samburu harbors a number of wildlife species rarely found elsewhere. Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing in search of Northern Species of Game not seen south of the Equator, such as Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy, Zebra, Beisa Oryx and Somali Ostrich. Another creature UNIQUE to these areas is the Long-necked Gerenuk (meaning ‘giraffe neck’), a graceful antelope that stands upright on its hind legs to feed on tall bushes. The Uaso Nyiro River provides bathing pools for hippos, elephants and crocodiles. Keep your eyes open for lion, cheetah, or elusive leopard. There is also a variety of birds like vulturine guinea fowl among others.
    Dinner and Overnight Samburu Serena lodge or similar (B,L,D)

    DAY 5:Lake Nakuru National Park
    Adventure

    After an early breakfast, drive past the northern tip of the Aberdare mountains, then descend into the Great Rift Valley where Lake Nakuru is located. Arrive in time for lunch and short rest. L. Nakuru is a shallow soda lake, renowned for its huge concentration of flamingos. It is also a Rhino sanctuary. The afternoon game drive is included and you will return to your lodge as the sun sets! Dinner and overnight – Lion Hill Lodge -(B,L,D) www.sarovahotels.com
    Distance Approx. 360 kms. – 6 hrs drive

    DAY 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve
    Adventure

    After breakfast climb the Western Escarpment of the Rift Valley and head towards Masai Mara. With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit here. Enjoying views of picturesque Masai tribesmen herding cattle on the way, you arrive in time for lunch and a well deserved rest! Afternoon game drive includes searching for the Big Five, elephants, Buffalos, lions, Rhinos and leopards, before returning to your lodge as the sun sets!
    Dinner and overnight – Mara Sarova luxury Tented Camp or similar (BLD). www.sarovahotels.com Distance Approx. 310 kms – 5 hrs drive

    DAY 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve
    Adventure

    The early morning calm air of the Masai Mara has made possible the introduction of Hot Air Balloon flights, available as an optional extra, from leading lodges and camps in the reserve. (Please reserve early to avoid disappointment for this adventure!).
    Masai village
    The Optional visit includes dances by the Masai people, taking pictures and learning their way of life

    Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve. After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast. Later just relax till afternoon game drive or visit the nearby Masai Mara village as optional excursions tour of a hot air balloon ride to see the park from a bird’s eye view. Dinner and Overnight – Mara Sarova Luxury Tented Camp (BLD

    DAY 8: Amboseli National Park
    Adventure

    Depart after breakfast and journey back to Nairobi for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive on to Amboseli National Park arriving in time for en-route game drive to the lodge in the back drop of majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. Check into the lodge as the sun sets!
    Dinner and Overnight – Amboseli Serena Lodge (BLD) www.serenahotels.com
    Distance: Aprox. 450kms – 8hrs drive

    DAY 9: Amboseli National Park
    Adventure

    A game drive through Amboseli takes you across this vast lakebed – often dry, but still very swampy in some areas. Amboseli is best known for its great herds of elephant – you will often find many of them standing knee-deep in the water, spraying themselves to keep cool. But there is a lot of other game here too – cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, many types of gazelle and other plains game- and it is all set against the amazing backdrop of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro showing all its glory. Dinner and overnight – Amboseli Serena Lodge (BLD).
    Distance: Aprox. 125 kms – 2 ½ hrs drive

    DAY 10: Tsavo West National Park
    Adventure

    Renown to host the huge concentration of African elephants and other plain games. You will drive through the SHETANI LAVA (aftermath of the formation of Mt. Kilimanjaro) on to the crystal clear springs water that is known as the MZIMA (lifeline) springs which supports the life line of this semi arid park. An afternoon game viewing is included.
    Dinner and Overnight Kilaguni Serena Lodge

    DAY 11: Mombasa
    Beach

    Depart early do en-route game drive out of Tsavo and drive further south and arrive in Mombasa city ( a second largest city in Kenya) for your beach holiday. Rest of the day relax by the beach.
    Dinner and Overnight: Whitesands Beach Resort - half board. – www.sarovahotels.com
    Distance: Aprox. 325 kms – 7hrs drive

    DAY 12 - 13: Mombasa
    Beach

    Enjoy yourself in Mombasa
    Dinner and Overnight: Whitesands Beach Resort– half board

    DAY 14: NAIROBI - Flying time: 45 minutes
    Commercial Flight

    Nairobi by am flight. Upon arrival, you are met and embark on a city tour of Nairobi. An afternoon drive takes you through Kenya’s modern, mile high tour of the city including visits to Giraffe Center, where you have a rare opportunity of feeding the gentle Rothschild’s Giraffe and Karen Blixen Museum dedicated to the author of Out of Africa. (Lunch at on arrangement), After city tour, you will proceed on for a farewell dinner at a world renown Carnivore Restaurant (African Barbeque Restaurant), vegetarian menu available. You will then be transferred to airport for you flight back home with ‘a never ending memories’ of a lifetime!

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