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from 2.260 USD
12
DAYS
01.01. - 31.12.2023
 

ITINERARY

Day 1: NAIROBI / SAMBURU

Upon your arrival at the JKIA in Nairobi in the early morning, you will be met by your drive and after a short briefing be on your way to the Samburu Game Reserve, travel across the equator into the northern hemisphere. Samburu hosts a number of animal species that are unique only to north of the equator, the area is dominated by rounded and rugged hills and undulating plains. The mix of wood and grassland with the forest and wetlands is home to a variety of animals and birds. Lunch is served at the lodge, and later in the afternoon, you go on an observatory until sunset. Overnight and dinner at Samburu  Simba

 

Day 2: SAMBURU

Spend the second day in the land of the colorful Samburu, the close relatives of the Maasai. enjoy a morning and afternoon gamedrive in the National Reserve with unforgettable impressions of game viewing. the Ewaso Ng'iro River, which rises at the foothills of the Aberdares a few hundred kilometers to the west and disappears over Samburu in the recess of the Lorian swamp provides the much needed water through the reserve. The birdlife is very diverse with more than 380 recorded species and you can also see giraffes, Grevy's zebras, elephants, oryx, Somalis, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. The long-necked giraffe gazelle is a graceful antelope that has adapted to the savannah and covers its water needs solely through food intake. All meals and overnight at Samburu. Simba

Day 3: SAMBURU / LAIKIPIA

After breakfast, drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a beautiful private game reserve and home to rare species such as Beisa oryx, Rothschild's giraffe and black rhino. On the game drive, Africa shows you the whole range of African wildlife such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants and hippos. Visit the chimpanzees from the Jane Goodall Institute at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Other optional activities include bird walks, where you can observe several hundred species, horseback riding and camel riding (surcharge). All meals and overnight at Aberdares Country Club

 

Day 4: LAIKIPIA / LAKE NAKURU

After breakfast, cross the Equator heading south with a stop at Thompson Falls continue your drive down the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru National Park was created to protect the huge flocks of flamingos. Watch the remarkable game of hippos and clawless otters in the lake. Waterbucks, bohor reedbucks and zebras roam the grazing on the shore. The woodland and the forest are today the home of black and white rhinoceros. In 1987, only two black rhinos remained due to the devastating effects of poaching. By establishing a rhino sanctuary within the park and crossing it with a breeding herd from Laikipia, the Kenya Wildlife Service (K.W.S.) has succeeded in multiplying rhinos again successfully in the park. Wildlife watching is relatively easy and will be possible until sunset. Buffalo, leopard, lion, red-shielded giraffe, colobus monkeys are plentiful in the forest. In the scrubland you will find Eland antelope, ibex, impala, Chandler reedbuck and dikdiks, while rock hyrax and cliff-diver can be found on the cliffs and embankments. Another highlight of the park is the Euphorbia forest - the largest in Africa. Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Camp

 

Day 5: NAKURU / MAASAI MARA

After breakfast, leave Nakuru and drive to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the "spotted plain" according to the Maa language. This is home to the largest concentration of large mammals and is widely recognized as Africa's ultimate conservation area. The park is the northern continuation of the vast Serengeti - Mara ecosystem, famous for its annual wildebeest migration. You will arrive at your lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive to sunset at this spectacular location with breathtaking scenery, endless plains and the widest variety of wildlife.

The landscape consists of gentle savannahs with spotted shrubs and bush thickets, which makes them look like dotted. Dinner and overnight in AA Mara 

 

Day 6: MAASAI MARA

Today you have the opportunity to explore this great reserve in its depth. You will see elephants, giraffes, packs of lions, and thousands of impalas, topi, and thompson gazelles. Birds are also very diverse, including migratory birds more than 450 species of birds, including 57 birds of prey, are counted. The Mara is the scene of the annual migration of millions of wildebeests from the Serengeti Plains in search of water and grasses. During your stay in the Mara you will have the opportunity to float above the Mara - Serengeti Ecosystem aboard a hot air balloon, followed by a gourmet champagne breakfast. You can also visit a Maasai village (Options for an extra charge). All meals and overnight at AA Mara

 

Day 7: MAASAI MARA / SWARA PLAINS

Today you drive back, pass Nairobi and continue to the South of Kenya. The Swara Plains are 36 km from Nairobi. The Swara Plains Wildlife Conservancy is our back yard with 100 km of trails that lead to over 3,000 wild animals, 300 bird species and 8 dams. For those who want to explore the savannah and meet the majestic animals of Kenya, such as cheetah, antelope, giraffe, ostrich, hyena and more, you can go for a nature walk or day and night game drives. Overnight and all meals in the Acacia Camp

 

Day 8: SWARA PLAINS/ AMBOSELI

After an early breakfast we will drive from the Plains to the Amboseli National Park. The park is known for its landscape dominated by Mount Kilimanjaro. It offers an interesting contrast with its dry and dusty appearance, which can be attributed to the volcanic ash that came out of Kilimanjaro when it last erupted. Despite the dusty appearance, there is a continuous supply of water through Kilimanjaro melted snow, filtered through the volcanic rocks. Dinner and overnight in the AA Lodge 

Day 9: AMBOSELI

Spend another day in the park with game viewing in the morning and afternoon. These include zebras, gnus, giraffes, impala, caracal and serval, lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes. There are also more than 400 species of birds, including the bee-eater, kingfisher, African osprey, martial eagle and pygmy hawk. The visitors come especially to observe the huge elephant herds. The bull elephants have some of the largest tusks in Kenya. You can also enjoy excellent views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. All meals and overnight at AA Lodge

 

Day 10: AMBOSELI / TSAVO WEST

Departure through the Chyulu Hills in the second largest park Tsavo West, reknown for the "man eating Lions". During the railway construction from Mombasa to Uganda they attacked the workers. The story was filmed with "The ghost and the Darkness". They arrive at the lodge for lunch and later set off for an afternoon game drive. The park offers habitats in mountains, rivers, forests and lakes. It is well suited for walking safaris with a number of nature trails and the opportunity to explore the Chaimu volcanic lava. All meals and overnight at Ziwani Camp 

 

Day 11: TSAVO WEST

You spend another day in the park and learn a lot about Tsavo West. You will also visit the Mzima Springs, a geological phenomenon and a natural wonder, because every day about 230 million liters of water gush out of the dry lava plain. A small attraction is a glass-walled shelter built into the lake that provides stunning insights into the diverse underwater world. Since the water is very clear, you can see hippos running on the bottom and, if you are lucky, you can see crocodiles. All meals and overnight at Ziwani Camp


Day 12: TSAVO WEST / NAIROBI / DEPARTURE

After breakfast, drive through the park back to Nairobi and from there you will be escorted to the airport for your flight home.
 

INCLUDED

  1. Overnight stay and meals according to the itinerary.

  2. Transport in Mini Van with folding roof for sight and photography.

  3. English speaking tour guide

  4. Game drives and park fees according to the itinerary.

  5. All taxes and duties.

  6. mineral water during game drives.

  7. All airport transfers.

  8. 24 hours stand by service for your questions.

 

EXCLUDED

  1. Visa fees and travel insurance.

  2. tips.

  3. drinks.

  4. surcharges at Easter, Christmas and New Year.

  5. laundry.

  6. Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.

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