Kenya wildlife safaris

Kenya popular game viewing holiday tour safaris
Nairobi, Samburu, Aberdares, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara.
Tour Summary:
Places to visit: Nairobi, Samburu, Aberdares, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. This one-week offer takes you through Kenya’s most popular game viewing locations. The tour starts you off to Samburu, a wildlife haven with a scenic semi-arid landscape. Then to the Aberdares where you find icy rivers, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests. Here elephants, buffalos and other animals visit you at the floodlit waterholes of The Ark.

On to Lake Nakuru whose claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. This soda lake on the floor of the rift valley is host to millions of flamingos and an important refuge for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino.

The tour rounds you off at Masai Mara, Kenya’s most famous and finest game sanctuary and the site of one of the most spectacular phenomenon of the natural world -the Great Annual Wildebeest Migration. Feted as one of the ’New Seven Wonders of the World’, the Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe.

You will easily see the Big Five- lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard, and elephant, not to mention numerous plain animals. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna. The famous Masai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve.
Tour Starts From: Nairobi, Kenya
Season Rates and Dates

(Please note the rates below are in US$)
FromToRate Per PersonSingle Room Supplement
01-Apr-201615-Jun-2016US$ 1789US$ 146
16-Jun-201630-Jun-2016US$ 1964US$ 304
01-Jul-201631-Oct-2016US$ 2283US$ 605
01-Nov-201619-Dec-2016US$ 1991US$ 373
20-Dec-201603-Jan-2017US$ 2165US$ 370
04-Jan-201731-Mar-2017US$ 2045US$ 295
01-Apr-201715-Jun-2017US$ 1905US$ 0
16-Jun-201730-Jun-2017US$ 1985US$ 175
01-Jul-201731-Oct-2017US$ 2460US$ 645
01-Nov-201715-Dec-2017US$ 2035US$ 280
**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.
Tour Length: 06 Nights Itinerary:
Day 1: NAIROBI - SAMBURU
0700 hrs - depart Nairobi and drive north to Samburu National Reserve. You enjoy a game drive en-route to Samburu Lodge, where you arrive at around 1400 hours in time for lunch. After lunch at the lodge, you have the 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 Sopa Lodge

Day 2: SAMBURU
Start your day with an early morning game drive starting at 0630 hrs. Return to the lodge for breakfast at 0830 hrs. You spend the period before and after lunch at leisure at the lodge. At 1600 hrs you go for your afternoon game-drive till dusk.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge

Day 3: SAMBURU - ABERDARES
After breakfast checkout and head to Outspan hotel where you will have lunch at 1230 hrs. Later in the afternoon transfer to Treetops Lodge.

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 you will spot 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.

Dinner and Overnight at The Ark Lodge.

Day 4: ABERDARES - NAKURU
After breakfast transfer to Outspan hotel and drive to Lake Nakuru in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Afternoon game drive in the park.

Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, water buck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here.

Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.

Day 5: NAKURU - MASAI MARA
0730 hrs - After breakfast drive to Masai Mara via the Great Rift Valley to arrive at Masai Mara in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge. 1530 hrs- go for an afternoon game drive till dusk.

Maasai Mara Game Reserve is Africa’s greatest wildlife and the world’s most famous safari destination, located in Kenya. The 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 Mara is part of the ecosystem that includes the equally famous Serengeti of Tanzania. The wildlife variety is truly overwhelming: Thomson’s gazelle, zebra, black rhino, buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, fox, jackals, impalla and hippopotami in addition to the abundant bird species.

The 8th wonder of the world occurs annually in the Mara - the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, Thomson Gazelles and zebra from the Tanzanian Serengeti in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the Savannah - lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

If photography is your prime interest then an extension of your safari will mostly reward your quest for the perfect wildlife shot. So captivating is the natural beauty of the savanna, scrubs, tree and cloud shadows not forgetting the Mara River and a myriad of seasonal rivelets some hosting the Nile crocodiles and the hippopotami. If you are lucky you can spot an endangered black rhino. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve in the surrounding local ranches.

Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 6: MASAI MARA
0630 Hrs. Early morning game drive in the reserve. Thereafter late breakfast and relax at leisure. After lunch at the lodge you will have early afternoon at leisure. 1600 hrs - Afternoon game drive till dusk.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 7: MASAI MARA - NAIROBI
Optional Balloon ride at an Extra Cost Normal pick up is at 0600 hrs- take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at extra cost. If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience.

After breakfast return to Nairobi arriving around mid day and drop off at Nairobi hotel or at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Remarks:
Note
The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons. A price reduction is available for numbers above two persons. Six persons may enjoy up to 25% saving on the per person rate!

Includes:
- Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
- Park entry fee
- Accommodation and all meals while on safari
- Service of an English speaking driver guide
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Any applicable Government taxes

Excludes:
- Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara - US$ 455 per person extra
(Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
- Extras at the lodges - tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses

**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.


Africa wildlife tour safaris in Kenya.


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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