This 12 day road safari encompasses the very best of Kenya including many key wildlife areas. Starting in Tsavo National Park and Amboseli National Park the itinerary then stops for a night in Nairobi (with excursions included) before continuing to Samburu National Reserve, the Aberdares, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara. Operates weekly from Nairobi on a Monday
Our journey starts as we travel to the vast Tsavo region. Together Tsavo West National Park and Tsavo East National Park make up one of the largest animal sanctuaries in the world. The terrain encompasses huge plains and an interesting geological landscape such as cones, outcrops and lava flows resulting from historic volcanic activity. The area has a wide variety of wildlife including lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, hippo, elephant, oryx, eland, zebra, giraffe, spotted hyena, kongoni, waterbuck, impala, duiker and klipspringer.
The tour stays first at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge. The lodge overlooks a waterhole and has uninterrupted views of the plains and the stunning Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. The waterhole is considered to offer the finest terraced savannah game viewing in Kenya, and at night you can listen to the sounds of herds of buffalo and elephant grazing outside your bedroom.
Activities at Kilaguni include game drives, bush walks accompanied by the resident naturalist, sundowners, bush dinners, tribal dances and excursions to Mzima Springs or a rhino sanctuary.
After two nights in Tsavo the tour continues to Amboseli National Park, home to large herds of elephants whose population is one of the few in Africa that has been spared from poachers. Predators in the park include hyenas, jackals; lions, leopards and cheetahs. Birdlife in abundance flourishes particularly in the marshes and swamps. Over 420 species have been counted within the park as a whole including 6 species of vulture, 12 species of heron and 10 varieties of eagle.
With an awe-inspiring view of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Serena Lodge is set inside a grove of Acacias within the boundaries of the National Park. The lodge offers a restaurant, bars and a swimming pool. Game drives and excursions are taken from the lodge to observe the wealth of wildlife in the surrounding area.
We then travel back via Nairobi for an excursion to the Giraffe Center and a meal at the famous Carnivore restaurant before spending a night at the city's Tribe Hotel.
The next morning we set off for the Samburu National Reserve. This offers a breathtaking sun baked landscape surrounded by mountains - to the west, the sheer sided slopes of majestic Ol Olokwe Mountain form a perfect back drop to any photograph. Animals commonly seen are elephants, lions, cheetahs, grevy zebras, reticulated giraffes, gerenuks, buffalos, oryx, grants gazelles, dikdiks and waterbucks. There are over 350 varieties of birds. These include the famous somali ostriches (distinguished by their unique purple / blue legs during mating season), kingfishers, humming birds, eagles, guinea fowls and vultures. The reserve is also home of the Samburu tribe, cousins of the Maasai, who share the same nomadic, cattle-herding existence and a strict adherence to their age-old rites and customs.
The tour continues to the Aberdare National Park - an area of 767 Km2 covering the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges of Central Kenya. The topography is quite diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes. Animals easily observed in the park include; the black rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white colobus monkey and sykes monkey. Rare sightings include those of lions, the golden cat and the bongo- an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Animals like the eland are spotted and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson's francolin, sparry hawk, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.
We then move on to Lake Nakuru National Park which is world famous as the feeding ground of both lesser and greater flamingos. Lake Nakuru was crowned a national park in the sixties. It was estimated then that there were at times more than a million flamingos. Ornithologists describe it as "the most fabulous bird spectacle in the world." Besides the more than 400 species of birds that can be seen in the park there are hippos, reedbuck, waterbuck, black rhino, giraffe, lion, leopard, bushbuck also present.
The tour concludes at the Masai Mara National Game Reserve - a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the Mara River and its tributaries, and punctuated by marshes and forests. This reserve supports the highest density of game to be seen anywhere considering its size. During the seasonal migrations, the reserve is home to up to a million wildebeest and an equally impressive number of zebra that move into the area from the neighbouring Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania. The reserve is home to all the “Big Five” and it is also possible to observe; baboon, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal, and the rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles.
Kenya Panorama - 11 nights / 12 days
Day 1 (Monday)
Depart Nairobi and transfer (265 km - about 5 hrs) to Tsavo National Park and to Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge for 2 nights (Full Board and including park fees). Enjoy lunch at the lodge before setting out on an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 2 (Tuesday)
Breakfast at lodge. Game drive in Tsavo National Park. Lunch at lodge. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 3 (Wednesday)
Breakfast at lodge. Transfer (105 km, about 4 hrs) to Amboseli National Park and to Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge for 2 nights (Full Board and including park fees). Lunch at the lodge before taking an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 4 (Thursday)
Breakfast at lodge. Game drive in Amboseli National Park. Lunch at lodge. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 5 (Friday)
Breakfast at lodge. Transfer back to Nairobi (250 km, about 5 hrs). Visit the Giraffe Centre after which you will have lunch at Carnivore restaurant. Later proceed to The Tribe Hotel for overnight. (Dinner is not included this day).
Day 6 (Saturday)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and board the 4x4 safari vehicle to drive north to Samburu National Reserve, arrive for check in and lunch at Samburu Sopa Lodge. After relaxation, proceed on an afternoon game drive in the reserve returning later for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 (Sunday)
Full day in Samburu National Reserve with early morning, mid morning and afternoon game drives in 4x4 pop-up roof safari vehicle. All meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge.
Day 8 (Monday)
After breakfast, check out and drive by 4x4 pop-up roof safari vehicle to the Aberdare National Park arriving at Aberdare Country Club for lunch. Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to The Ark Tree Lodge where you will spend the evening observing wildlife from the lodge as the animals come to the nearby saltlick and waterhole. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 9 (Tuesday)
After a cup of tea or coffee check out of the Tree Lodge and board the transfer vehicle to the Aberdare Country Club for breakfast after which our driver will assist you with collecting the rest of your luggage. Continue by the 4x4 pop-up roof safari vehicle down the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park with an en route game drive, arriving at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge for check in and lunch. After relaxation, proceed on an afternoon game drive in the park returning later for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 (Wednesday)
After breakfast, check out and drive Southwest in the 4x4 pop-up roof safari vehicle to Masai Mara National Game Reserve arriving for check in and lunch at Keekorok Lodge. After relaxation, proceed on an afternoon game drive returning later for dinner and overnight.
Day 11 (Thursday)
Full day in Masai Mara National Game Reserve with early morning, mid morning and afternoon game drives in 4x4 pop-up roof safari vehicle. All meals and overnight at Keekorok Lodge.
Day 12 (Friday)
After breakfast, check out and drive back to Nairobi city in 4x4 pop-up roof safari vehicle arriving in the mid afternoon. Drop off in Nairobi or at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. (Optional excursion and lunch at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden - at an extra cost, on request).
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KENYA PANORAMA SAFARI 12 DAYS, 11 NIGHTS: PRICES IN US$ (MINIMUM 2 PAX)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A SET DEPARTURE THAT STARTS EVERY MONDAY OF EACH WEEK
This a combination tour of 4 nights Kenya Discovery Safari & 7 nights Classic Kenya Safari fitting together seamlessly.
Prices include:Meet and greet services at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Shared minivan Nairobi transfer from airport to hotel then excursion and back to hotel. Shared road transport in a 4x4 pop-up roof safari vehicle from/to Nairobi city. Shared game drives in a 4x4 pop-up roof safari vehicle with a qualified KPSGA silver drive guide. Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the detailed itinerary. All daily park and reserve entrance fees. Game drives in Tsavo National Park, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve. All Kenyan Government taxes and levies.
Prices exclude:Local and International flights plus taxes and visa fees. Laundry, inoculations, tips, gratuities, porterage to lodges staff or driver- guide(s). All items of personal nature. Any other item(s) not included or mentioned above.Please select your currency:
|DATES FROM||DATES TO||PER PERSON SHARING, PACKAGE||SINGLE SUPPLEMENT PER NIGHT||PER CHILD SHARING WITH 2 ADULTS (02 - 12 YEARS)|
|02-Jan-15||06-Apr-15||4805 USD||715 USD||1195 USD|
|07-Apr-15||15-Jun-15||4510 USD||185 USD||1045 USD|
|16-Jun-15||30-Jun-15||4525 USD||250 USD||1050 USD|
|01-Jul-15||31-Oct-15||5105 USD||880 USD||1340 USD|
|01-Nov-15||15-Dec-15||4745 USD||665 USD||1160 USD|
|16-Dec-15||01-Jan-16||5135 USD||880 USD||1355 USD|
Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.
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