10 Days Kenya Explorer Safari tour - Highlights of Kenya
Kenya explorer luxury tour covers to the best parks and reserves in Kenya safaris at Mount Kenya National Park, Samburu Game Reserve, Sweetwaters Private Game Sanctuary, Lake Nakuru National Park famous for flamingos and ends up with Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
Day 1: Arrival - Nairobi
On arrival at Nairobi Airport, met and assisted. Transfer to your deluxe city hotel, Nairobi Serena Hotel, for an overnight rest.
Day 2: Nairobi - Mount Kenya
Depart Nairobi towards Central Kenya highlands arriving at Mountain Lodge in time for lunch. The only 'tree hotel' ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya's legendary Mount Kenya, Mountain Lodge offers a matchless game viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendors of an ancient rainforest. Floating 2,195 m high on the flanks of Kenya's highest mountain and secreted deep within her largest forest reserve, the lodge offers not only the champagne-clarity of mountain air, the tranquility of the forest and a colorful cavalcade of wildlife but also the chance of scaling the icy peaks of Africa's second-highest mountain. Afternoon leisure and overnight floodlit game viewing. Optional nature walk can be arranged at US$ 40 per person. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Lodge Serena, B,L,D.
Day 3: Mount Kenya - Samburu Game Reserve
Depart further north past the equator to Samburu arriving at Samburu Serena Lodge in time for lunch. Samburu National Reserve, a place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, lies on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District, whose heat-scorched scrublands extend beyond the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana. Samburu provides one of the few sanctuaries in Kenya for the endangered Grevy zebra, the rare beisa oryx and the blue-shanked Somali ostrich whilst large herds of elephant roam the gaunt hills. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Samburu Serena Lodge, B,L,D.
Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve
Morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu. Meals and overnight stay at Samburu Serena Lodge, B,L,D.
Day 5: Samburu - Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary
Breakfast and departure to this private game sanctuary. Afternoon is free for optional activities as game viewing, walking safaris or night game drives. Includes visit to chimpanzee sanctuary. The sanctuary also boasts of "The Big Five" (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) plus an exciting catalogue of; giraffe, zebra, eland, oryx, waterbuck, Grant's gazelle, Thompson's gazelle, cheetah, silver-backed jackal, hartebeest, baboon and several hundred bird species. Sweetwaters Tented Camp is designed to offer a charming blend of under canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury. One of only four private game reserves in Kenya, it also allows such unforgettable pleasures as night game drives, guided bush walks and both horse or camel riding across its game-teaming plains. Lunch, dinner & overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp, B,L,D.
Day 6: Sweetwaters - Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart to Lake Nakuru National Park via Nyahururu Falls to arrive in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Set on a plateau in an elevation above Lake Nakuru , Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge has 67 chalets all overlooking the lake, within the Lake Nakuru National Park . It is the perfect place to experience one of the world's largest ornithological spectacles, The Pink Flamingo, or a rich concentration of wildlife including black and white colobus monkey and is also a famed Rhino Sanctuary. In the afternoon proceed on a game drive in this famous ornithological spectacle for flamingoes. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, B,L,D.
Day 7: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Masai Mara National Reserve is a pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the 'Big Five' in one morning. The 1,800 sq kilometres of this veteran reserve offers the classic mix of African imagery; miles of lion-gold grasslands, shoals of lilac-misted hills, a meandering river, acres of thorn-bush and mile upon mile of undulating wilderness. The Mara Serena Lodge is built in a traditional Maasai Manyatta village of domed huts, depicting a true Maasai lifestyle blending in very well with the environment. Rooms are en suite overlooking the plains and with excellent game views. It has a swimming pool overlooking a waterhole where big game come to feed. Afternoon game viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Serena Lodge, B,L,D.
Day 8 and 9: Maasai Mara
Two full days in the Masai Mara. Each day with two game drives - morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight stay at Mara Serena Lodge, B,L,D.
1. Hot air balloon Safari: US$ 425 per person
2. Visit to a local Maasai village: US$ 25 per person
3. Nature walk: US$ 45 per person
4. Day fishing expedition to Lake Victoria: US$ 475 per person
Day 10: Maasai Mara - Nairobi
Drive back to Nairobi to arrive in the afternoon. Day rooms provided at Nairobi Serena Hotel. Optional last minute shopping in Nairobi. Later enjoy farewell dinner at the famous game meat restaurant, The Carnivore Restaurant. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight, B,L,D.
Tour Cost: US$ 2,520 Per Person Sharing. Single room supplement: US$ 645.
*Upgrade to a flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi: US$ 145 per person extra with taxes inclusive.
Tour Cost Includes:
-All ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable safari vehicle equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
-Full board accommodation and meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
-Accommodation in double/twin/triple rooms.
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
-Bottled water whilst on safari
-Start and end at JKI Airport
-Carnivore Restaurant lunch
Tour Cost excludes:
-Items of a personal nature
-Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
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