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- Tour Operator
- Nature Expeditions Africa, LTD
- Offer valid through 9/30/2018
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Nairobi||Nairobi/ Samburu (Approx 7hrs drive)|
On arrival at J.K.I.A pick up by Nature Expeditions driver guide and drive to Samburu National Reserve which lies 325 km north of Nairobi in the hot and arid periphery of the vast northern region of Kenya. The Reserve is within the lands of the colourful Samburu people, close relatives of the Maasai, and harbours a number of wildlife species found only north of the equator; these include Grevy's zebra, the reticulated giraffe and the Beisa Oryx. Samburu Reserve offers unique vistas of rounded and rugged hills and undulating plains. The mix of wood and grassland with riverine forest and swamp is home to a wide variety of animal and birdlife. Arrive for lunch and later proceed on an afternoon game drive until sunset. Dinner and overnight at SAMBURU SIMBA LODGE or similar (full board)
|Day 2||Samburu National Reserve||Samburu National Reserve|
Spend a further day in this Reserve where game viewing and visibility is excellent. Bird life is superb with over 380-recorded species and game includes reticulated giraffes, Grevy's zebras, elephants, Oryx, Somali ostrich, hippos, crocodiles, gerenuk, buffaloes, lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. The long-necked gerenuk is a graceful antelope which spends much of its time in a bi-pedal stance seeking succulence among the withered scrub which dots this harsh terrain. Scenically, for most of the year Samburu is under the unsympathetic equatorial sun. Relief comes from the Ewaso Ng'iro River which rises some hundreds of kilometers to the west on the foothills of the Aberdares and which vanishes beyond Samburu in the recess of the Lorian swamp. All meals and overnight at SAMBURU SIMBA LODGE (full board)
|Day 3||Lake Naivasha||Samburu/ Lake Naivasha (Approx 6 hrs)|
After breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha. Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge. Spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at LAKE NAIVASHA SIMBA LODGE or similar ((Full board).
|Day 4||Lake Nakuru National Park||Lake Nakuru National Park|
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch to Lake Nakuru National Park. Notable game within the lake includes hippo and clawless otters. On the shores roam waterbuck, Bohor's Reedbuck and zebra. The woodlands and forest are now home to both black and white rhino. By creating a rhino sanctuary within the park and reintroducing a breeding herd from Laikipia, the K.W.S. has now successfully re-established rhino in the park. Game viewing is relatively easy and will be until sunset. Buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild's giraffe, Black and White Colobus monkey are plentiful in the forest. The bush lands offer eland, steinbok, impala, Chandler's reedbuck and dik dik, whilst rock hyrax and klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment. Return for dinner and overnight at LAKE NAIVASHA SIMBA LODGE (Full board).
|Day 5||Maasai Mara||Lake Naivasha/ Maasai Mara (Approx 6hrs)|
After breakfast, check-out and drive to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, so named to mean the "spotted plains" in the Maa language. This is home to the greatest concentration of large mammals and is widely recognized as Africa's ultimate wildlife reserve. The park is the northern extension to the vast Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, famous for its annual migration of wildebeest. Arrive for lunch at your Lodge. Afternoon game drive until sunset in this spectacular place of breathtaking sceneries, never-ending plains and the most abundant variety of wildlife remaining anywhere in the world. The landscape is made up of rolling savannahs dotted with patchy shrubs and bush thickets. Dinner and overnight at MARA SIMBA LODGE or similar (full board)
|Day 6 & 7||Maasai Mara National Reserve||Maasai Mara National Reserve|
Two more days of game watching on morning and afternoon game drives. Wildlife is abundant in the Reserve with the gentle grasslands ensuring that animals are never out of sight. Birds are prolific including immigrants, 450 bird species have been recorded among them 57 birds of prey. Every year the Mara plays host to the world's greatest natural spectacle; The Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti. The big cats - lion, leopard, and cheetah - follow the wildebeest, essentially their main source of food, into the Mara. So the Mara at this time is literally packed with wildlife, providing lucky visitors on safari with superb sightings of game. All meals and overnights at MARA SIMBA LODGE (full board)
After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi where upon arrival; you will be transferred to JKIA for your out bound flight.
PPS: per person sharing including transport
S.R.S: Single Room Supplement
Optional Boat ride & Crescent Island while in Naivasha at US$ 65 per person
Eka Hotel (bed & breakfast)
Per person sharing per night @US$ 105
Single room supplement @US$ 75
Transfer: JKIA / Hotel @US$ 50 per minivan
Our net costs in US$ (minimum 2 pax):
Please refer to ("Cost Includes & Excludes"):
Above costs include:
- Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the itinerary.
- Transport in a chauffeur driven 6-seater minivan with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
- Services of an English-speaking driver-guide.
- All Government taxes and levies.
- Free safari hat.
- Free mineral water during game drives only.
- All meet and greet services.
- All arrival and departure transfers.
- 24 hours stand-by contact number.
- Guaranteed window seat in the minivan (unless specified by agent).
- Two-way long-range high frequency radio communication in each minivan.
- On safari accessories in the minivan: - First-aid kit, wildlife books, beanbags for easy photography, and a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher.
Above costs exclude:
- Visa fees and travel insurance.
- All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
- Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s)
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Holiday supplements over Easter, Christmas and New Year.
- Any local or international flight and departure taxes.
- Laundry services.
- Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.