12 Days out of Africa Safari
Experience the best of the Northern Frontier Wilderness Experience. As you travel north, marvel at the different flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere south of the equator. Emmerse in the cultural lifestyle of the Samburu nomadic people as you sample some of their unique cultural practices.
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, we will meet you in style- for assistance and transfer to your hotel of stay where you are booked on bed and breakfast basis. Overnight at Sarova Pan Africa Hotel.
Day2: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, drive to one of the most popular parks in Kenya, Amboseli National Park, home to around 900 elephant. Located near Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world's tallest freestanding mountain, weather permitting you will be able to witness the snowcapped peak. Amboseli National Park offers the chance to encounter magnificent herds of elephant. Following an exciting afternoon game drive, you will spend two nights at Sentrim tented camp.
Day 3: Amboseli National Park
Experience early morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli National Park, where, with its low vegetation, it is renowned as one of the best wildlife viewing areas in Africa. Look out for lion, buffalo, zebra and a diverse range of birdlife. The park's dry and dusty form is due to the volcanic ash that came from Mt. Kilimanjaro on its last eruption, yet the lush green areas are a result of a continuous water supply from the mountain's melting snow. Dinner and overnight at Sentrim tented camp/ or Kibo Camp.
Day 4: Mount Kenya National Park
We enjoy an early breakfast then depart for Mt. Kenya region arrive at the lodge in time for lunch then enjoy the facilities of the lodge, explore the Mount Kenya National Park or take an optional tracking guided tour evening enjoy watching different animals as they come to lick salt and quench thirst at the pool. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 5: Aberdares to Samburu Game Reserve
Enjoy an early morning breakfast, drive north to Samburu National Reserve where you will spend the next two nights at Wilderness Lodge situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River. Experience the African desert at its best and as a lesser known park it is less crowded, with game drives on both days giving you the opportunity to spot leopard, lion and cheetah. This is the dry, north of Kenya and the reserve attracts wildlife not often seen elsewhere, so be on the lookout for gerenuks – a unique gazelle with a long neck that stands on its hind legs. Dinner and overnight at Wilderness Lodge.
Day 6: Samburu National Game Reserve
The whole day will be spent relaxing and leisurely exploring the Samburu National Reserve through morning and afternoon game drives. You may opt to do some of the activities offered at the lodges and a visit to Samburu Villages at an extra cost.
The light and vast openness creates a lonesome panoramic beauty and the permanent water supply acts like a lure for the abundant species found here. The region is home to the uncommon Grevy's zebra with huge fury ears, gerenuk antelope standing on hind legs to feed, Somali ostriches with distinct blue legs and the shy Oryx. Elephant and crocodile are guaranteed sightings, excellent bird watching with numerous varieties of weaverbirds and the martial eagle. Leopard sighting is also a special feature here. Dinner and overnight at Wilderness Lodge.
Day 7: Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary
Drive south to the Sweetwater's Camp for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Visit the remarkable Chimpanzee and Rhino Sanctuaries. Incorporated within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the sanctuary is the only place in Kenya where the highly endangered and remarkably intelligent chimpanzee can be seen and houses the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Dinner and overnight stay at Sweetwater's Lodge.
Day 8: Lake Nakuru National Park
Drive via Thomson's Falls to Lake Nakuru for lunch. Here, due to an abundance of algae in the lake, flamingo famously lines the shores. Sometimes (in season) all that can be seen is an incredible moving mass of pink! Enjoy an afternoon game drive hopefully spotting beautiful flamingos on the lake and the resident rhino. Dinner and overnight at Sentrim Elementaita Lodge.
Day 9: Masai Mara National Game Reserve.
Drive to the awe-inspiring Maasai Mara and take an afternoon game drive. The most famous game reserve in the world, the Maasai Mara is what safari dreams are made of - rolling grasslands, wide open savannah and rich in African wildlife. Spot prides of lions basking in the shade, seek out an elusive solo leopard and have your camera at the ready for other spectacular wildlife including cheetah and hyena. The Maasai Mara is also renowned for the incredible annual migration of zebra and wildebeest. You will take three nights here to Explore, Experience and to re-discover the Magic of Masai Mara Game Reserve. Dinner and overnight-stay at Mara Sopa Lodge.
Day 10: Masai Mara National Game Reserve.
Early morning, mid-morning and afternoon game drives in the Maasai Mara game reserve or perhaps takes an optional balloon-ride-safari (extra cost). Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
Day 11: Masai Mara National Game Reserve.
Another full day in the Masai Mara with early morning, mid-morning and afternoon game and visits to Maasai Mara cultural villages. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
Day 12: Masai Mara to Nairobi
After breakfast, return to Nairobi with lunch on the way. Arriving at your Nairobi hotel late afternoon or transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
- Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary
- Meet and Greet at the airport during entry and exit
- 4X4 safari LandCruiser or Schedule flight (where indicated)
- Park entry fees
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- * Activities as specified on the itinerary
- All international flights and taxes
- Gratuities and all items of a personal nature
- Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
- Premium Drinks, Cigars
- Visa fees (if required)
- Travel & Personal accident insurance cover
- Excursions not specified e.g. balloon rides etc