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Vessel Africa Safaris
Vessel Africa Safaris
Vessel Africa Safaris
Vessel Africa Safaris
Vessel Africa Safaris

Across Kenya Safari

Trip Summary

This 9 day safari takes you to Amboseli, at the foot hills of Mount Kilimanjaro. You will also get to view Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve. You are guaranteed superb accommodation during your visit.

Highlights

Nairobi / Samburu / Mt. Kenya region / Amboseli / Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara Game Reserve

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu

Pick up from your city hotel and drive north through the rich agricultural and hilly mosaic of small farms, pineapple and coffee plantations via Nanyuki and Mt Kenya to the Samburu National Reserve home to numerous drought resistant animals.Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge located at the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River. Later in the afternoon proceed for an exciting game-viewing in search of game found only north of the equator that include the long necked gerenuk, grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa Oryx and the Somali ostrich. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Samburu Game Lodge or similar.

 

Day 2: Samburu

After an early breakfast cross over to the nearby Samburu and Buffalo Springs Game Reserve for a full morning of exciting game-viewing drive in search of the big 5 and other wildlife not forgetting a large number of bird species. The Ewaso Nyiro River dotted with doum palms meanders through the reserve giving it an oasis setting.

The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species, including Gerenuk, the Reticulated Giraffe, and Grevy’s Zebra. The forests along the river banks are home to many birds, including local species such as the Palm Nut Vulture and the Vinaceous Dove. These forests are also home to many Leopards, often seen at dusk. The sight of one of these beautiful and elusive creatures is always a rare treat. Lions are also frequently seen on the riverbanks, and Cheetah can be found on the open plains. Overnight at Samburu Game Lodge at similar.

 

Day 3: Samburu - Mt. Kenya Region

After breakfast you drive to Amboseli the land of Giants enroute lunch in Nairobi. Later proceed drive to Amboseli National Park nestled on the slopes of Africa’s highest snow-capped mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, arrive in time for lunch. Have a short siesta before proceeding on an afternoon game drive with your guide giving you the chance to view and photograph the big 5 which include the Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sentrim Lodge.

 

Day 4 - 5: Mt. Kenya region - Amboseli

After breakfast you drive to Amboseli the land of Giants enroute lunch in Nairobi. Later proceed drive to Amboseli National Park nestled on the slopes of Africa’s highest snow-capped mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, arrive in time for lunch. Have a short siesta before proceeding on an afternoon game drive with your guide giving you the chance to view and photograph the big 5 which include the Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sentrim Lodge.

 

Day 6: Amboseli - Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park via Nairobi with a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley view point. Lunch will be taken en route. Afterwards proceed with your journey to Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive in the afternoon, after refreshing up and a short rest have an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink hence its name ' pink lake'. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species - particularly the Rothschild Giraffe. Lake Nakuru National park also has a Rhino sanctuary that boasts of white rhinos. Other animals species to be found here include the ever elusive leopard, lions, hippos, buffalos, waterbucks, warthogs and the baboons are all residents here. This park also provides sanctuary of Rothschild giraffe, black and white rhino and the elusive leopard. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.

 

Day 7: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast and your last game drive, return to the lodge for lunch before departing via Narok to Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game and recently named one of the seven wonders of the world brought about by the crossing of river Mara by the thousands and thousands of wildebeest, a site to behold. Arrive in the late evening. Dinner and overnight at a lodge. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

 

Day 8: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Full day at the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives in search of the ‘big 5’. Masai Mara is at the northern most extension of the Serengeti Plains and one of the richest wildlife game reserves. Its home to the splendid black –manned lion, the elusive leopard, stately giraffe, vast bulk of elephants, rhino, thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest and numerous other plains game, thereafter return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

OPTIONAL: a visit to the Masai villages and hot air balloon taking off in the beautiful early morning, you drift above the browsing game and have tremendous opportunities for unusual photographs. What could be more uplifting than an early morning safari in a hot air balloon flying over the vast plains of Africa? Witness an African sunrise as a plethora of wildlife roam the land beneath you. At the end of the flight you land on the plains, in the midst of this enchanting savannah a champagne breakfast is laid out with the mouth watering aroma of sausages, eggs, and bacon, sizzling over a charcoal fire. Drive in a leisurely fashion with game viewing on your way back to your camp.

 

Day 9: Masai Mara - Nairobi (Departure)

After breakfast and your last game drive depart for Nairobi and drop off at city hotel/at the airport marking the end of your safari.

 

Includes:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 01 Night accommodation at the Boma Hotel on a BB Basis
  • 08 Nights accommodation at Safari Lodges/Camp on a FB Basis
  • Lunch at the Pampa Grill Restaurant
  • Lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant
  • Transport in a safari minivan with pop up roof
  • Game drives
  • Park entrance fees
  • Services of an experienced English speaking driver guide
  • 01 litre mineral water per person per day while on safari

Excludes:

  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks
  • International and local flights
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Entry visas and fees
  • Balloon safaris
  • Masai village visits
  • Nature walk
  • Items of a personal nature and any other not mentioned above