Flying tours in Kenya
Nairobi, Samburu and Masai Mara.
This Luxury flying package takes you to two of Kenya best game sanctuaries- Masai Mara Game Reserve and Samburu National Reserve. It is designed for the busy safari enthusiast, who must have the best game viewing experience and stay at top-drawer accommodation.
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here, including the Big Five- lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard, and elephant. It is in the Masai Mara where that most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeests and zebras from the Serengeti in search of water and pasture.
Samburu in Kenya, semi arid north is another wildlife haven. Here you will spot Africa’s big cats - lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. Some animals are unique to this northern Kenya park: Grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk. You will find the scenic semi arid landscape quite dramatic.
|(Please note the rates below are in US$)|
|From||To||Rate Per Person||Single Room Supplement|
|01-Feb||28-Feb||US$ 2438||US$ 227|
|01-Mar||31-Mar||US$ 2270||US$ 227|
|01-Apr||31-May||US$ 1975||US$ 107|
|01-Jun||30-Jun||US$ 2040||US$ 206|
|01-Jul||31-Oct||US$ 2510||US$ 232|
|01-Nov||15-Dec||US$ 2220||US$ 215|
Day 1: NAIROBI - SAMBURU
0645 hrs - You will be picked from your Hotel and transferred to the Wilson Airport. Flight to Samburu takes off at 0800 hrs. On arrival Samburu airstrip you are met at the airstrip and enjoy a game drive en-route to Samburu Game Lodge. After lunch at the lodge, you have an early afternoon free, before going for an afternoon game drive, from 1530 hrs till dusk.
Then to Samburu National Reserve - a wildlife haven on the banks of the ever-flowing Ewaso Ng’iro river with a scenic semiarid landscape. Here you will spot Africa’s big cats - lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. Some animals are unique to this northern Kenya park: grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk. Also, it is here that Kamunyak, the lioness famous for adapting oryx calves, lived. Discover over 350 bird species including Verreaux’s eagle, secretary bird, lilac-breasted roller, marabou stork, Somali ostrich and others. The reserve is located within the lands of the colourful semi-nomadic pastoralists Samburu tribesmen who are distinct though related to the Maasai. Feel at home as you view the circular ’nkang’ Samburu family settlements.
Dinner and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge
Day 2: SAMBURU
0630 hrs early morning game drive in a safari vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing. Late breakfast to follow. Lunch will be provided at your lodge. You spend early afternoon at leisure, until 1530 hrs when you go for your afternoon game-drive till dusk.
Dinner and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge
Day 3: SAMBURU - MASAI MARA
After breakfast at 0730 hrs, prepare for transfer to airstrip from where you depart to Masai Mara Game Reserve at 0915 hrs. You arrive at 1045 hrs and en-route to Mara Serena Lodge you enjoy a game drive. After lunch at the lodge you relax at leisure until 1530 hrs when you set off for a game drive till dusk.
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge
Day 4: MASAI MARA
On this day, you will enjoy a morning game drive at 0930 hrs and an afternoon game drive at 1530 hrs in the Masai Mara. The game viewing activity will be broken by lunch at the lodge at 1300 hrs.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge
Day 5: MASAI MARA
0630 hrs - early morning game drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast.
Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience.
You will at 1015 hrs be transferred with a game drive en-route to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi departing at 1100 hrs. You arrive at Wilson Airport Nairobi 1215 hrs. Here our driver guide will meet you ready to transfer you to your Nairobi hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International airport.
- Scheduled flights as follows :- Nairobi - Masai Mara, Samburu - Nairobi
- Local departure taxes.
- Transfer to and from Wilson Airport, Nairobi and in the Masai Mara and Samburu
- Park entry fee for Samburu & Masai Mara
- Full board Accommodation in Masai Mara and Samburu
- Lunch at Carnivore Restaurant on the last day
- Service of an English speaking driver guide
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Any applicable Government taxes
- Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara - US$ 455 per person extra
- Extras at the lodges
- Tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
- Visa Entry fee in Kenya
- Holiday supplements
**PLEASE NOTE: The tour can be upgraded to a higher standard accommodation at an extra cost. It can also be cheaper if less expensive (but still good quality) accommodation is used. The final cost of the tour depends on your budget and preference.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve is Africa’s greatest wildlife and the world’s most famous safari destination, located in Kenya. The Masai Mara is famous for the Great Wildebeest migration - 8th wonder of the world - , roaming lions and of course the hospitable Maasai people. The 1,510 sq km reserve has a habitat ranging from riverine forests to grasslands doted with acacia tree famed for being leopard resting points. The Masai Mara is part of the ecosystem that includes the equally famous Serengeti of Tanzania . The wildlife variety is truly overwhelming: Thomsons gazelle, zebra, black rhino, buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, fox, jackals, impalla and hippopotami in addition to the abundant bird species.
Lake Nakuru National Park is situated in the Rift Valley region of Kenya and comprises of the blue-green Lake Nakuru , bushy grasslands and yellow acacia woodlands, the Great Rift Valley Escarpments hills and ridges. The park’s swamps and marshes are home to water birds including the famed pink flamingo and around 450 terrestrial bird species. The buffalo, white rhino, zebra, giraffe, hyena and over 56 mammal species are in abundance. Your stay is in world class lodges such as the spectacular Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Lake Nakuru lodge . Alternatively you have the option of pitching in special campsites namely Reedbuck, Nyuki, Nyati, Rhino, Soysambu, Chui and Naishi. Public Campsites at Bacpakers and Makalia equally provide additional camping options.
Aberdares National Park is situated in the central highlands of central Kenya. The 767 km2 park cuts through valleys and deeply forested habitat and slopes in the western region. The Black Rhino is among the wildlife to be spotted in the park together with elephant, Sykes monkey, colobus monkey, leopard, baboon and occasionally the bongo antelope - found in the bamboo forest – and the lion. The eland and serval cats are to be found higher up in the moorland. Wildlife and bird viewing is not all the park offers; picnicking while bird viewing the over 250 species of birds including the eagles, plovers and the Jackson’s Francolin is a must do. Trout fishing in the park rivers and waterfalls is available. Camping together with walking are ample activities to compound the park experience. The park is home to several luxurious lodges including the Treetops Lodge, famed for hosting Princess Elizabeth when she learnt that she had become a queen, after the death of her father.
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