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OFF THE BEATEN PATH SAFARI

TRIP SUMMARY

Discover Kenya’s grandeur by exploring the inimitable territories within the countries delicate ecosystem. This package caters to those who wish to uncover the true spirit of Africa. It combines both the popular attractions such as the Masai Mara, the rugged Samburu National park along with other less frequented locations, such as the Meru National Park which is a beautiful wilderness teeming with wildlife. The tour is set to be a luxurious affair with top drawer service.

DAY ONE

NAIROBI TO LAKE NAIVASHA

Pick up from your Nairobi hotel and drive to Lake Naivasha with a brief stop at Mai Mahiu to view the Great Rift Valley. You will then be driven straight to the hells gate national park where you will have a guided walking tour among wild animals. After having lunch at your hotel will spend the afternoon at leisure with the option of enjoying boat rides at your own cost.

Dinner and Overnight at Lake Naivasha Country Club

Meal Plan ( Lunch and Dinner)

DAY TWO

LAKE NAIVASHA TO MAASAI MARA

Depart Lake Naivasha early in the morning and drive to Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch. Upon arrival you will check in at the lodge and have lunch and relax thereafter you will take your first thrilling evening game drive in the game reserve, one of East Africa’s top safari destinations. The Mara reserve incorporates 1510 square kilometers of incredible, wide open landscapes and fertile reverie woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya. It is typical open savannah with a mass of amazing wildlife. Returning from your foray into the Masai Mara you will have dinner and relax under the stars, falling asleep to the sound of the bush.

Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY THREE TO FIVE

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

On the third day you will proceed for a full day tour game viewing in Kenyas finest wildlife reserve. The game drives take you in search of Africa’s big five and the plethora of wildlife inhabiting this vast territory. On clear days, the Mara offers a phenomenal orange tinged sunset well-worth capturing on camera. Wherever you go within the Mara you will see a frequent amount of both birdlife and wildlife for instance Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat-eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impalas, hartebeests and wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos are found in large numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal or surveying the plains for their next one. Within these three days you will get a chance to visit an authentic Masai village as a break from your morning and afternoon game drives.

Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY SIX

MAASAI MARA TO LAKE NAKURU

Depart from Masai Mara after an early beakfast and head to Lake Nakuru. Arrive in time for lunch at the hotel. After a short period of relaxation you proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park popularly known as a bird watchers paradise. Millions of flamindoes are found on the lake giving it a pink hue. It is likewise home to the endangered black rhino, big cats and other wildlife.

Dinner and Overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY SEVEN

After Breakfast leave for Samburu National Park arriving in time lunch. After lunch proceed for an afternoon Game drive.

Samburu National Reserve is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Kenya. This means plenty of water, trees and shade to attract wildlife like the elephant, lion, leopard giraffe and zebra from the surrounding savannah plains. Cheetahs are also regularly spotted.

Dinner and Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY EIGHT AND NINE

FULL DAY SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Have full day game drives in this wild and rugged piece of heaven. Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Ewaso Nyiro River. It is also one of Kenya’s most protected parks and is home to species only native to the north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, beisa oryxes, gerenuk gazelle to the greater and lesser kudu.

Dinner and Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY TEN

SAMBURU TO MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK

Depart Samburu early in the morning and proceed to Mount Kenya National Park. Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain and is a world heritage site. It is a pristine wilderness with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forests, mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals such as the tree hyrax, the white tailed mongoose, black fronted duiker, molerat, bushbucks and eland. You will arrive in time for lunch and afterwards the rest of the afternoon will be spent at leisure while watching the animals come to have a drink at the waterhole

Nature walks in the rainforest can be arranged at an extra cost.

Dinner and Overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge

Meal Plan ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY ELEVEN

MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK TO MERU NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast you will depart from Mount Kenya and drive to Meru National Park where you will arrive in time to have your lunch and relax and get acquainted with your new surroundings. After that brief period of relaxation you will then embark on an evening game drive within the park.

Dinner and Overnight at Rhino river camp

Meal Plan ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY TWELVE AND THIRTEEN

MERU NATIONAL PARK

In these two days you will have morning and afternoon game drives within the park. Meru wildlife includes large herds of Buffalo, Bushbuck, Duiker, Eland, Elephant, Gazelle, Genet, Giraffe, Hartebeest, Impala, Kudu, Waterbuck and Grevy Zebra.

Expect to see Baboons, Hyena, Jackal, Kudu, Lion, Mongoose, Oryx, Oribi, Vervet, Monkeys and Warthogs, Bushpig, Porcupine, Black and White Rhino. The rivers are abound in Hippo and Crocodile. Bird life includes Peter’s fin foot which inhabits the Murera and Ura Rivers, the Pel’s fishing Owl, Kingfishers, Rollers, Bee-eaters, Starlings and numerous weavers.

Dinner and Overnight at Rhino river camp

Meal Plan ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY FOURTEEN

Depart from the park after having breakfast and checking out of your hotel and drive at a leisurely pace back to Nairobi with lunch en-route. You will arrive in the afternoon and be dropped off at the airport in time for your home bound international flight.

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TOTAL COST OF TOUR

Low Season

2-3 pax: USD 3830 per person

4-5 pax: USD 3220 per person

6-7 pax: USD 3010 per person

Peak Season

2-3 pax: USD 4350 per person

4-5 pax: USD 3845 per person

6-7 pax: USD 3600 per person

PACKAGE INCLUDES;

  • Full board accommodation on the entire safari
  • Meals as stipulated within the itinerary
  • All park entry fees.
  • Boat rides
  • Game drives
  • Vehicle park entry fees
  • Transport based on a luxury vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottle of water during safari
  • Government Taxes
  • Emergency air evacuation cover

PACKAGE EXCLUDES;                                         

  • Tips and gratitude
  • Laundry
  • Personal effects
  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Extra deviations from itinerary
  • Soft drinks and local beers
  • Balloon Safari@ USD 400 per person
  • Cultural Maasai Village Visit

 

 

 

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