KENYA BIG-FIVE SAFARI
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
09 days from $3,500 per person
* Prices are in US dollars, Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply
2 Nights Nairobi 2 Nights Samburu National Reserve 1 Night Lake Nakuru 3 Nights Masai Mara National Reserve
Your love affair with Kenya begins as you explore some of the most prolific game viewing locations in all of Africa. See endangered animals up close as your expert guides take you on daily game viewing drives to all their favourite spots. This safari adventure introduces you to the beautiful people and their many cultures and perhaps you will even learn a few new words in the local language of Swahili. Return home with magical memories of all that you have experienced and plethora of wildlife photographs to share with your friends and family.
Explore the grand Masai Mara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Kenya’s top wildlife destination.
Discover the scenic splendor of Samburu National Reserve, known for its rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx.
Experience a day visiting our favorite “Make Travel Matter” sights in Nairobi including the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, best known for its orphaned elephant project.
Enjoy panoramic views of the lake and picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park right from your lodge.
Jambo na Karibu! With a warm Swahili welcome, you will be met and transferred to the Sarova Stanley Hotel. Relax and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Following a leisurely breakfast, it’s time to explore Nairobi. Today’s highlights include a visit to David Sheldrick’s Elephant and Rhinoceros Orphanage where you will see how orphaned elephants are cared for before being released back into the wild. After lunch a visit to the Karen Blixen House Museum, once the home of the Danish author of “Out of Africa” Isak Dinesen. Rounding out the afternoon are stops at the Giraffe Center and shopping at the Kazuri Beads Factory. (BL)
Nairobi / Samburu
After breakfast, continue to the Samburu National Reserve, arriving in time for lunch. Later this afternoon set out on a game drive in search of the rare wildlife only found north of the equator. This region provides excellent year-round game viewing including a chance to encounter the ‘Samburu five’ – reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, gerenuk, Somali ostrich & Grevy's zebra. (BLD)
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
Samburu National Reserve
Spend the day game viewing in Samburu and Shaba Reserves with both morning and afternoon game drives. The Ewaso Nyiro River is the lifeline for the people and animals in the area and crocodile share the banks with elephant, lion, buffalo and even the elusive leopard. (BLD)
Samburu National Reserve / Lake Nakuru National Park
After an early morning breakfast, continue to Lake Nakuru which is the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes and home to a shifting population of over one million flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Spend the afternoon on safari in search of both black and white rhino, and you have a higher than average chance of spotting a leopard. Other wildlife includes lion, hippo, the rare Rothschild's giraffe, Colobus monkey, numerous plains game and 450 species of birds. (BLD)
Lake Nakuru / Maasai Mara National Park
After breakfast, you will be driven to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, backdrop to the “greatest wildlife spectacle on earth”, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. The Masai Mara National Reserve is an extension of the Serengeti National Park. Named for the Maasai tribes people (the traditional inhabitants of the area) and the Mara River which divides it, it is famous for its exceptional population of wildlife. Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge followed by an afternoon game drive on safari in Kenya's most popular reserve. (BLD)
Maasai Mara Nat Reserve
Spend the days on safari in one of Africa's richest wildlife viewing arenas with morning and afternoon game drives. The Masai Mara National Reserve offers wonderful scenery of breathtaking vistas, panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland groves. The Mara is home to the largest population of lions in Kenya; these magnificent predators spend most of the day sleeping in the shade of Acacia trees. (BLD)
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Enjoy breakfast before heading out on another game viewing activity. The waters of the Mara River are home to crocodile and hippo, while the woodlands and forests are favored by leopard and elephant. The open savannah areas play host to the plains’ game. You may choose an optional visit to a Maasai village, a fantastic cultural experience (own account). Spend the evening at the lodge where colorful Maasai dance and cultural performances are offered. (BLD)
Maasai Mara Nat Reserve / Nairobi /Depart
Enjoy a final game drive on the way to the airstrip. A short flight takes you back to Nairobi and on to your airport hotel. After lunch freshen up, repack and relax in your day room. This evening transfer to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with plenty of time to check-in for your departure flight. (BL)
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