The tour starts with time in Nairobi, at the Tribe Hotel on bed and breakfast.
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. Lake Nakuru was crowned a national park in the sixties and – in addition to its attractive lakeland scenery – it offers opportunities to see lion, leopard, black rhino, hippos, giraffe, reedbuck, waterbuck, hundreds of species of bird and much more.
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.
Classic Kenya Safari
Day 1 (Friday)
Meet and greet at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. After clearance with customs, transfer (minivan) to The Tribe Hotel (or Trademark Hotel in a Suite) for check in. Time at leisure. Overnight on bed and breakfast.
Day 2 (Saturday)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and board the 4×4 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 3 (Sunday)
Full day in Samburu National Reserve with early morning, mid morning and afternoon game drives in 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle. All meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge.
Day 4 (Monday)
After breakfast, check out and drive by 4×4 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 5 (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 4×4 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 6 (Wednesday)
After breakfast, check out and drive Southwest in the 4×4 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 7 (Thursday)
Full day in Masai Mara National Game Reserve with early morning, mid morning and afternoon game drives in 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle. All meals and overnight at Keekorok Lodge.
Day 8 (Friday)
After breakfast, check out and drive back to Nairobi city in 4×4 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).
CLASSIC KENYA 8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS 4X4 ROAD SAFARI : PRICES IN US$ [MINIMUM 2 PAX]
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A SET DEPARTURE THAT STARTS EVERY FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK
Itinerary: Met on arrival at JKI Airport in Nairobi and transferred to Tribe Hotel for 1 night on bed & breakfast basis. Next day start your tour driving North to Samburu Game Reserve to arrive at Samburu Sopa Lodge for 2 nights on full board basis. After breakfast, drive to The Ark Lodge for 1 night on full board basis. Next day drive to Lake Nakuru National Park to arrive at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge for 1 night on full board basis. After breakfast, check out and drive to Masai Mara National Game reserve to arrive at Keekorok Lodge for 2 nights on full board basis. Last day after breakfast, check out and drive back to Nairobi and proceed to JKI Airport to board your departure flight.
Prices include: Nairobi transfers in a 06 seater minivan vehicle, accommodation and meals as mentioned above, transport in a pop-up roof 4×4 safari vehicle with KPSGA silver guide on shared basis, park and reserve fees per person per day, game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park & Masai Mara National Reserve, all Kenya government taxes.
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PER ADULT SHARING| 7 NT PACKAGE
PER CHILD AGED 2 TO 12 YRS| SHARING
Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.
CHILD POLICY: Child rates provided above are applicable for 2 – 12 year olds if sharing with 2 adults. 2 years and below stay free of charge.
FESTIVE SUPPLEMENT (Dec 24th-26th, 31st 2020/21 & 01st Jan 2021/22)– Per Night:
Samburu Sopa Lodge
Supplement of US$ 40 per person
Supplement of US$ 50 per person
The Ark (Dec 26-26, 30-31 2020/21 & Jan 01 2021/22) – Per Night:
Supplement of US$ 55 per person
EASTER SUPPLEMENT(April 02nd – 05th2021)– Per Night:
Supplement of US$ 55 per person
Sarova Lion Hill
Supplement of US$ 45 per person sharing / US$ 70 single room supplement
Supplement of US$ 45 per person
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