Kenya North & South Safari

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A low-cost 7 day safari by road covering many of Kenya’s key areas including Mount Kenya, Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and the famous Masai Mara. Travel is by private vehicle just for your group (minimum 2 people) and with an expert driver-guide. Flexible departures (any day).

This one week Kenya safari is perfect for those wanting to see the best of Kenya but on a budget. Starting from Nairobi, this itinerary heads to the rugged landscape surrounding Mount Kenya, then to the open plains of Samburu, through the lakeland interior to Lake Nakuru National Park before ending in the Masai Mara, an area renowned for its big cats.

 

Summary:

1 night at Serena Mountain Lodge in the foothills of Mount Kenya, overlooking a waterhole visited by elephants, buffalo and other forest animals.

2 nights at Samburu Sopa Lodge with 3 game drives in the Samburu National Reserve giving the chance to see a wide variety of big game including some less common species not seen elsewhere.

1 night at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in Lake Nakuru National Park with a game drive along the lake shore to see the flamingos and where there is also an excellent chance of seeing rhino as well as a rare species of Giraffe and other wildlife.

2 nights at Keekorok Lodge with 3 game drives in the Maasai Mara, famous for lions, cheetahs and leopards.

 Itinerary

Kenya North & South Safari: 7 days / 6 nights

Day 1

Morning pick up from Nairobi and head towards the beautiful and rugged scenery surrounding Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain. Check in to Serena Mountain Lodge in Mount Kenya National Park - an important area of protected ancient forests and a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site with diverse plant and animal life. Serena Mountain Lodge is a timbered tree hotel set on Mount Kenya’s lower slopes with wonderful views over a flood-lit water hole and salt-lick which attract many animals including elephant and buffalo. Afternoon at leisure to relax overlooking the waterhole. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge. (L, D).

 

Day 2

After breakfast at the lodge we continue to the Samburu National Reserve – a relatively remote and less-visited area away from the crowds and one that offers excellent game viewing. Check in to Samburu Sopa Lodge where we will spend 2 nights (Full Board basis). Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon Game drive in the Samburu Reserve. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge. (B, L, D).

 

Day 3

Early breakfast at the lodge followed by morning and afternoon game drives exploring Samburu National Reserve on the look-out for elephants and big cats as well as the unusual animals for which Samburu is noted such as the endangered Grevy’s Zebra and the Reticulated Giraffe. Lunch is at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge. (B, L, D).

 

Day 4

After breakfast we set off towards the stunning scenery of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, arriving at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge for lunch. Later in the afternoon we head out to explore Lake Nakuru National Park which is famous for the spectacular pink flamingos that gather on its salt encrusted shores as well as for other bird species including African fish eagles and pelicans. The woodland and grassland surrounding the soda lake are home to an abundance of wildlife including black rhino, white rhino, hippo, leopard, lion and the rare Rothschild giraffe. After a sundowner at a scenic point we head back to Sarova Lion Hill Lodge for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D).

 

Day 5

After an early breakfast we continue our safari by heading to the world-famous Maasai Mara, arriving for lunch at Keekorok Lodge where we will stay for 2 nights (Full Board). At the lodge you can observe wildlife from the Elephant Deck or at the Hippo Bar which overlooks a waterhole. Alternatively, enjoy the swimming pool or other optional activities (payable locally) such as the spa or nature walks. In the afternoon you will have a game drive in the Mara Reserve. Dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge. (B, L, D).

 

Day 6     *Optional Balloon Safari and Champagne Breakfast.

Early breakfast at the lodge followed by a morning game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve returning to the lodge for lunch. In the late afternoon you will take another game drive in the Mara Reserve. You can expect to see a wide variety of Kenya’s animals – great and small – such as elephants, buffalo, giraffe and plains game and we will go in search of the big cats for which the Mara is famous. Dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge. (B, L, D).

 

Day 7

After breakfast we transfer back to Nairobi. Drop off at the international airport for your flight home. Alternatively, fly direct from the Masai Mara to the Kenya coast to relax on the beach for a few days before flying back to Nairobi (optional and at a supplement). (B)

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KENYA NORTH & SOUTH SAFARI 6 NIGHTS DRIVING PACKAGE:PRICES IN US$ [MINIMUM 2 PAX]

Itinerary: Pick up JKI Airport in our 6 seater minivan safari vehicle and drive towards the central parts of Kenya arriving at Serena Mountain Lodge for check in and lunch. Afternoon is at leisure then later observe wildlife from your balcony as they salt lick then dinner and overnight. After breakfast drive to Samburu National Reserve arriving at Samburu Sopa Lodge for check in and lunch, afternoon game drive returning for dinner and overnight. Morning and afternoon game drives with all meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge. After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge for check in and lunch, afternoon game drive returning for dinner and overnight. After breakfast drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving at Keekorok Lodge for check in and lunch, afternoon game drive returning for dinner and overnight. Morning and afternoon game drives with all meals and overnight at Keekorok Lodge. Last day after breakfast drive back to Nairobi city and proceed to JKI Airport to board your departure flight back home. END OF SAFARI.

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TRAVEL DATESPRICE PER PERSON (SHARING ROOM) BASED ON GROUP SIZE:SINGLE SUPPLEMENT & CHILD RATES:
FROMTO2345 or 6SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (PACKAGE)ONE CHILD 3 TO 12 YEARS, SHARING
01-Jul-1531-Oct-152360 USD2075 USD1930 USD1845 USD525 USD1610 USD
01-Nov-1531-Dec-152065 USD1775 USD1635 USD1545 USD400 USD1460 USD
01-Jan-1629-Feb-162070 USD1785 USD1640 USD1555 USD375 USD1470 USD
01-Mar-1631-Mar-161995 USD1705 USD1565 USD1475 USD210 USD1435 USD
01-Apr-1615-Jun-161875 USD1590 USD1445 USD1360 USD01375 USD
16-Jun-1630-Jun-161905 USD1620 USD1475 USD1390 USD85 USD1390 USD
01-Jul-1631-Oct-162345 USD2060 USD1920 USD1835 USD525 USD1605 USD
01-Nov-1631-Dec-162045 USD1760 USD1620 USD1530 USD395 USD1460 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

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