• Kenyan Safari Package

    Posted on January 15, 2013 by in Safari Packages

    The Taste of Africa 8 Days Best of Kenya Safari

    Number of Days/Nights:  7Nights/8Days

    • Destinations:        Mt. Kenya/Aberdares, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, & Maasai Mara
    • Accommodation:   Lodges & Permanent Tented Camps.
    • Validity Dates: Jan-Dec 2013

     Detailed Itinerary

    DAY   1  DEPARTURE FROM HOME COUNTRY  (1 NIGHT)

    Depart from your home country and fly to Nairobi to arrive in Nairobi. Meet upon arrival by Koisan Safaris service representative and our driver /guide who will transfer you to Sarova Panafric Hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast 

    DAY   2  HEAD TO Mt. Kenya or Aberdares  (1 NIGHT)

    Depart Nairobi in the morning to the Aberdares / Mt Kenya region arriving at the Aberdares country club for lunch

    Afternoon and evening game drive in the park, this game drive takes you closer to your favourite wild animals from rhinos, leopards, buffalos, hyenas, colobus monkeys among others.

    Dinner and overnight at The Ark Hotel

    Meal Plan: Full Board

     DAY   3  Mt. Kenya or Aberdares – Samburu  (1 NIGHT)

    After breakfast, drive north along the northern foothills of Mount Kenya, a 17,058-foot dormant volcano with a glistening cap of ice and snow arriving for Lunch at Samburu Sopa. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in this  grassland area, which forms the bridge between Kenya’s lush south and parched north. Watch out for herds of impalas, Grant’s gazelles, Elephants and African buffalo.

    Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa

    Meal Plan: Full Board

    DAY   4 Samburu (1 NIGHT)

    A morning and afternoon game drive which includes outings at dawn, when animals are most active and afternoon when the light is best for photography. Return to the lodge for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Today you stay close to theEwasoNyiroRiver, where vast herds of plains game come to water, braving lions in the grass, leopards in the trees, and giant crocodiles. Stars of Samburu not easily seen elsewhere are the liver-red reticulated giraffe, the long-necked gerenuk antelopes, and the elegant grevy’s zebra.

    Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa

    Meal Plan: Full Board

    DAY   5  Samburu-Lake Nakuru  (1 NIGHT)

    Depart very early after breakfast with a brief stop at ThompsonFalls to view the waterfalls and then make your way down to the Rift valley floor.

    Lunch at Merica Hotel upon arrival

    After lunch take a leisurely drive through LakeNakuruNational Park, LakeNakuru’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. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and theblack and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here.

    Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

    DAY   6 Lake Nakuru-Maasai Mara (1 NIGHT)

    Breakfast at your hotel and proceed to Masai Mara National Reserve. Kenya straddles the center of the Great Rift Valley, the vast prehistoric fissure that stretches from Jordan to Mozambique. From the North to the South of Kenya, the valley is lined with a series of freshwater and soda based volcanic lakes. We shall have a stopover at the rift valley view point where you will have the amazing view of this great landscape.

    The jewel in Africa’s crown, Maasai Mara, is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife.  Almost 600 square miles of open savannah, woodlands, and tree-lined river creates an eco-system support huge numbers of bird and mammal species.  The western border of the park is the spectacular Siria Escarpment that, together with the acacia-dotted plains, creates scenery of stunning beauty.  Lions are found in abundance throughout the park, as are elephant, giraffe, a variety of gazelle species, and zebra.

    Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, if lucky, you may also find rhino. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; a male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators.

    The annual wildebeest migration traditionally is present in the Mara from July through September.  During this time of year, nature’s dramas unfold before your very eyes at every turn.  besides wildlife, the Maasai Mara is also home to many members of the colorful Maasai tribe who may be seen around the borders of the park – Morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing matters of the day.

    Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Sopa

     Meal Plan: Full Board
     

    DAY   7  FULL DAY IN MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

    We will have the entire day to enjoy the Maasai Mara Game Reserve with both morning and afternoon game-viewing drives.  Mara National Reserve offers an absolutely unique variety of animals. The reason is that this hilly region is both humid and fertile, and is crossed by the rivers Mara and Telek, full of crocodiles and hippos, which carry water the whole year round.

    The banks of the rivers are covered in thick forest, which gradually makes way for bush and grassland. The abundance of water and excellent availability of food are the reasons why the Maasai Mara, which in fact is a continuance of the Tanzanian Serengeti National Park, has the greatest population of wild animals in the whole of Africa.

    There is a particularly dramatic “spectacle” from July to November, the annual migration of huge herds of Gnus and Zebras. Predators such as Hyenas, Jackals, Leopards and Lions of course, closely follow these herds. Gigantic herds of over 200 buffaloes can also be observed. Plenty of food is available for elephants, giraffes, and the many species of antelopes and gazelles all of which can be observed in their natural habitat.

    Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Sopa

     Meal Plan: Full Board 

    DAY   8 MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI

    Breakfast at your Lodge

    Leaving Maasai Mara, head back to Narok, district headquarters of this part of Maasai land and then travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley ‑ keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle ‑ and head up the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II.

    You will arrive in Nairobi afternoon hours

    Lunch or Dinner at Carnivore Restaurant

    Drop off to the airport or to your hotel. 

    END OF OUR SERVICES

     Per Person Sharing a Double/Twin usd$2,450

    Below are the activities/services included in the cost:

    Arrival and departure airport transfer in Nairobi

    Accommodation as per the itinerary

    All park entrance fees and community concession fees where applicable

    All game drives as per itinerary

    All meals in the mentioned Hotels

    Bottled mineral water daily while on safari in the wilderness.

    Game drives using 4 x 4 vehicle

    Kenya Government Taxes

    Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide throughout the safari.

     

    Below are the activities/services excluded in the cost:

    All International Flights

    Activities and excursion not mentioned in the program.

    Travel & Personal accident insurance

    Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc

    Excursions and any other services and activities not mentioned in this program

    Christmass Supplements

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