Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu
Today you will be picked up from your hotel in Nairobi by one of our safari representatives, who will give you a short introduction and briefing on your upcoming safari. After your safari briefing you will head north through an agricultural region that is rich with coffee, wheat and various other crops. You will cross the equator at Nanyuki and continue north before descending from the cool highlands into the wildlife rich savanna woodlands. Arrive at Samburu National Reserve in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. The Samburu is one of the lesser-known Kenyan national parks, but is nevertheless teeming with wildlife. Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty here to attract animals from the surrounding savanna plains. The reserve is home to an abundance of rare northern species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also referred to as the “Samburu Special Five”).
Day 2: Samburu
Enjoy an early morning game drive in Samburu. The morning is the most ideal time for game viewing, and your guide will make certain to search for the elusive leopards and lions along the way. Return to your lodge for breakfast and then spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. In the evening, you will go on another game drive early evening in search of the abundant wildlife at Samburu. Alternatively you can depart after breakfast with a picnic lunch and do a full day game drives, returning to the camp later afternoon. You will encounter and learn more about the wildlife species roaming this reserve. On a typical game drive you are bound to come across Leopards, Elephants, Lions, Giraffe, among other wild species. After your evening game drive, you will return to your lodge for evening rest and dinner.
Day 3: Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
After breakfast, set for reteti elephant sanctuary, this place is a Gem in its own as you get to be as close as you can to elephants and have an opportunity to adopt an elephant. The sactuary was set aside by the kenya wildlife service together with the Samburu community to rescue abandoned elephants due to the harsh climatic conditions in the area. Lunch dinner and overnight will take place at the camp.
Day 4: Samburu - Ol Pejeta
After breakfast, depart from Samburu with a game drive en route driving to Nanyuki. Arrive at Ol Pejeta in time for lunch and afternoon rest. Ol Pejeta is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees. You will have an early evening game drive around the Ol Pejeta Conservancy returning to your camp in time for dinner.
Day 5: Ol Pejeta – Bogoria
After breakfast you will depart form the foot of Mt Kenya and trace your way along the fringes of the Aberdare Ranges towards the Rift Valley. You will drive into the rift valley arriving on the shores of Lake bogoria in time for lunch. After lunch, depart for a late afternoon game drive in the reserve to see the flamingoes. The lake lies in a trough below the Ngendelel Escarpment, a sheer wall 600 metres (2,000 ft) high. The lake covers 32 square kilometres (12 sq mi). It is geothermically active on the western shore, with geysers and hot springs. The geologist J.W. Gregory described the lake in 1892 as “the most beautiful view in Africa”. The reserve is in a semi-arid area. The only major river feeding the lake is the Waseges River, which rises on the northern slopes of the Aberdare Range. The lake is surrounded by grasslands dotted with bushes. There is acacia-ficus woodland to the south, and the north merges into a papyrus swamp. The park was opened in November 1970. The lake is alkaline, feeding blue-green algae, which in turn feed flamingoes. Dinner and overnight at the camp
DAY 6: Lake Bogoria – L. Nakuru
After breakfast you will depart for lake Nakuru national park, enroute maji moto hot spring which is a series of tiny hot springs that ooze from the ground beneath on a seasonal riverbed. The water is naturally heated to a temperature of between 36-38 degrees centigrade. The spring water squeezes itself into clear pools just deep enough that you can see right to the bottom. Arriving in time at lake Nakuru for lunch and a relaxed afternoon . Dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 7: Full Day at L. Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, depart for a day’s game drive with an in between lunch at the lodge, Nakuru meaning “dust or dusty place”. Is one of the floors of the great rift valley surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, is where the Park lies. This beautiful haven is ideal for bird watching, picnic, hiking, and game drives. The place is attractive due to its numerous flocks of flamingoes, which are hosted by the algae that spread in the lake this supports the nesting grounds of the birds, there are also birds like the pelicans, avocets, ducks a total of 400 species of birds recorded in the park. Apart from the birds it’s home to rhinos, lions, cape buffalos, zebras, waterbucks, African wild dogs and lions. Etc. other attractions include the hills, Makalia waterfall, and unique vegetation.
Day 8: Lake Nakuru- Masai Mara
After breakfast depart for Masai Mara – the land of vast migrating animals. Arrival will be in time for late lunch. After lunch embark on a game drive. Dinner and overnight at a camp include is F/B.
Day 9 & 10: Masai Mara- Full Day Game Drives
These two days you will have a full day game drive in Maasai mara you will exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big 5. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person. Dinner and overnight at the camp includes is F/B.
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes, and elephants. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures.
Day 11: Masai Mara – L. Naivasha
After breakfast, You will drive onto the shores of Lake Naivasha in time for lunch. The Lake Naivasha ecosystem is comprised of the saltwater lake, savannah grasslands and acacia forest. The lake supports a wide variety of water birds and different species of mammals including the giraffe, hippo, antelopes and others. You will enjoy a cycling at Hells gate National park before returning to your lodge for dinner and your overnight stay at the camp.
Day 12: L. Naivasha – Amboseli
After breakfast drive across the Athi plains home of the proud Masai tribe to Amboseli National Park arriving in time for lunch. An afternoon ‘Spice’ game drive is planned. In addition to elephant, antelope, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and the elusive leopard, nearly every vist within the park is framed by majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Day 13: Amboseli National Park
Full day at Amboseli National Park. Depart for an early morning gamedrive. Relax by the pool after having a leisurely breakfast. Rest of the morning at leisure. Lunch and afternoon game drive follows.
Day 14:Tsavo West National Park
Depart for the massive Tsavo west National Park after early morning after breakfast. Arrive at your camp in time for lunch. Have an afternoon at your disposal to relax and freshen up. An evening game drive will follow.
TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
We call this national park the land of lava, springs, man eater and magical sunset.
The Mzima springs which is a sight of fifty million gallons of clear water coming out from the
under parched lava rocks, creating a spectacular scenery hence called the land of spring.
A vibrant volcanic arena (shetani lava) 200 years ago a lava that formed the volcanic arena spewed from the ground and its fiery fury was thought by locals to be the devils doing.
The Park is called the land of the man eater because of the two lions that were said to have attacked the builders of the Ugandan railway that was in construction in 1898. Apart from the lion the park is known for being a home of the elephants, hippos, cheetahs, leopards, buffalos, diverse plants and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra reed warblers. Apart from that the Tsavo west has the Ngulia sanctuary this is where the growing population of highly endangered black rhinos are saved from extinction.
Most of all the Tsavo West has a magical scene of the sun setting
Day 15 Tsavo East National Park
After breakafast depart for Tsavo east. After check-in and lunch, an afternoon ‘Spice’ game drive in this vast Park is planned.
TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
This Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya, situated in a semi-arid area previously known as the Taru desert. It opened in April 1948 and is located near the town of voi in the Taita Taveta county. The Park has the following attractions.
➢The Mudanda rock. It’s a 1.6km inselberg rock that acts as a water catchment that supplies a natural dam below, where fauna in the park come for a drink during the dry season.
➢The Yatta plateau where the longest lava flow which runs along the western boundary of the park, its length was formed by lava from Ol Donyo Sabuk mountain.
➢Then it has the Lugard falls which is a series of white water rapid on the Galana river. Aruba dam which was built in 1952 across the river Voi. the reservoir created by the dam attracts many animals and water birds.
➢Tsavo west has variety of fauna that includes the aardwolf, buffalo, the tsavo lions a population whose adult male often lacks a mane, gazelles, duikers’ eland, the giraffe, spotted and striped hyena, wild dogs, impalas, leopard, different species of primates, the plain and the gravy’s zebra, hartebeest, and has 500 bird species recorded including ostriches, kestrels, buzzards, weaver birds, kingfishers, hornbills, secretary birds and herons.
Day 16: Tsavo East to Diani
After breakfast depart for Diani through Mombasa and cross the ferry to Diani. You will arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon spent at leisure.
Day 17- 18: Relaxation
Spend the next 3 nights in Diani at leisure, you can decide to spend some days in the Spa or engage in water activities while taking evening walks along the white sandy beach of Diani.
Day 19: Diani - Nairobi
After breakfast enjoy the hotel facilities once more before you are transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi.
End of tour