Mid Range 12 Days Road Trip

SAMBURU, MT. KENYA, WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, LAKE NAKURU, MASAI MARA

DAY 1 : ARRIVAL NAIROBI - NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL

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Arrival Jomo Kenyatta Airport, met and assisted by Travel House representative. Transfer to your hotel. The Rest of the day at leisure in Nairobi. Overnight at Kenya Comfort Hotel.

DAY 2 : SAMBURU & SHABA GAME RESERVES

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After breakfast, drive north via Nanyuki and Mt Kenya to the Shaba National Reserve, a small gem in the wildlife wilderness. This reserve takes its name from a cone of volcanic rock and is one of Kenya’s most pristine game reserves. Lunch en-route at the Trout Tree Restaurant. Afternoon game drive en route to your lodge. Overnight at Umoja Camp.

DAY 3 : SAMBURU & SHABA GAME RESERVES

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Morning and afternoon game drives. You have the opportunity to see the unique five. Wildlife found only in the northern frontier that is, Gerenuk, Grevy’s zebras, Oryx, Reticulated giraffes and the Somali Ostrich. This is Kenya’s semi-arid region characterized by vast, open landscape that also includes dried riverbeds, red volcanic soil, rock outcropping, river acacia trees and palm trees.

Overnight at Umoja Camp.

DAY 4 : MT. KENYA NATIONAL PARK

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After breakfast drive southwards to the lush foothills of snow capped Mount Kenya – Africa’s second highest mountain, arriving at the Lodge in time for lunch, afternoon Nature walk to the famous Mau Mau Caves. Dinner and overnight at the Ibis or Bantu Lodge.

DAY 5 : SWEETWATERS WILDLIFE SANTUARY

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Today we travel to the exotic and secluded heart of Ol Pejeta Ranch and Rhino Reserve. Here, these magnificent beasts are given sanctuary from those who would take their lives to sell their horns. Here too, the Jane Goodall Institute operates a remarkable Chimpanzee Sanctuary where we meet the primates’ face – to – face. There are also waterholes in the area and offers elephant, giraffe and myriad plains game. This is Africa as Teddy Roosevelt saw it years ago when he led one of the first safaris to tour Africa in comfort and splendor. Our tents at Sweetwaters will remind us of this bygone era. Overnight at Hotel Ibis.

DAY 6 : SOLIO WILDLIFE SANTUARY

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Home to the highest number of Black and White Rhinos in Africa, we discover Solio today. This park also has a lot of other plain games and on a good day you might spot all the Big Fives.

Overnight at Simbas Lodge

DAY 7 : LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

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After breakfast, drive to the Scenic and alkaline Lake Bogoria. In recent years this lake has become another favorite home of the millions of flamingo which seasonally visit its shores. It is a really unspoilt area with no tourist accommodation at all, and on the western shore a series of hot springs and geysers erupt. The heat is such that it would be possible to boil en egg over if anyone could venture close enough. A short game drive then drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous as the home to thousands of greater and lesser flamingo. This park also provides sanctuary for Rothschild giraffe, rhino and leopard. Arrive for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drive until sunset. Overnight stay at Hotel Waterbuck.

DAY 8 : LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

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After a delicious breakfast, we take a full day game viewing experience in Lake Nakuru National Park. The spectacular alkaline Lake is famously known as the feeding ground of both lesser and greater flamingos. This National park, which is fenced all round is a sanctuary for birds, Rothschild giraffes and both black and white-rhinos. Other mammals in abundance include Waterbucks, Buffalos, Gazelles, Lions, Baboons and the elusive Leopards sometimes seen sleeping on the horizontal branches of the “Fever trees”. Overnight at the Hotel Waterbuck.

DAY 9 : MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

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After a leisure breakfast ,we depart overland to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya’s Game Park. The Maasai Mara is Kenya’s finest and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary where gentle rolling grassland ensures animals are never out of sight. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well spread rainfall year round. The sensation of the great wildebeest migration between July and October is unparalleled. The wildlife is far from being confined within the Reserve boundaries and an even larger area extends beyond the game Reserve. Centuries of close association with the wildlife has resulted in an almost symbiotic relationship where wildlife and Maasai people live in peace with one another. After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening game drive. No matter how much you have thought about Africa, this is more than you expected—the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape buffalo are in abundance. Overnight at the Mara Sidai Camp.

DAY 10 : MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

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Today we will be spending in the vast eco-system of the Mara searching for the big five and much more. You also have an optional balloon safari — Many call it a once in a life time experience, once you are up, you won’t want to come down, and once you land, champagne breakfast awaits you. Game viewing is great from the air with the opportunity for beautiful pictures. The annual wildebeest migration is expected in the Maasai Mara between July and early November. Millions of animals migrate to the Mara from Serengeti in search for fresh green pastures and water. It is worth noting that every game drive is different from the other, and missing one is missing out on the fun. Overnight at the Mara Sidai Camp or Enchoro.

DAY 11 : MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

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We rise early for breakfast and then depart for a full-day game drive. Wildlife in the Maasai Mara is so abundant and so varied that you will find the early hours bring game sighting quite different from the drives later in the day. In particular, be alert for many of the bird species that inhabit this wilderness. We enjoy a picnic lunch out in the African bush and then resume our game drive. Dinner is at the lodge this evening. Overnight at the Mara Sidai Camp.

DAY 12 : MAASAI MARA - NAIROBI

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We enjoy an early breakfast and then we drive to Nairobi. We have lunch en route . The rest of your afternoon is at leisure. You might take this opportunity to visit Collectors Den. The store displays items pertaining to Kenya and Tanzania’s cultural heritage, and offers unique carvings, artifacts, clothing and gemstones to augment and expand the experiences you have had on your visit . As we leave Africa we know that the old adage is true: you may leave Africa, but Africa will never leave you. Dayrooms at the Kenya Comfort Hotel.

 

All game drives as per itinerary

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Lunch at Trout Tree en route to Samburu & Shaba Game Reserve
  • Transport and game drives in a 6 Seater Minibus
  • 1 Litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari
  • Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc
  • Excursions not detailed in above program
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • All International Flights + Taxes
  • Visas

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