DAYS SAFARI SIMBA - NAIROBI / MASAI MARA/ LAKE NAKURU/ SAMBURU/ AMBOSELI/ TSAVO
Arrive Nairobi. Welcome to Nairobi, Kenya's cosmopolitan
capital. Once little more than a watering hole for Masai tribes, today's Nairobi
is the largest city between Cairo and Johannesburg.
arrival is in the morning, then in the we drive to Karen Von Blixen's former home,
now a museum. Continue to the Giraffe Center where you can feed and photograph
giraffe from an elevated platform. Return to the hotel early this evening.
** Complimentary dinner at The Carnivore Restaurant. Nairobi has many restaurants
offering a variety of exotic and African cuisine. However, none beats Carnivore
for its uniqueness: It is for carnivorous. It is the only place you can get a
variety of game Meat served in one meal. Its succulent steaks and barbecue dishes
are recommended for every one especially as a welcome or a farewell Dinner/Lunch.
Overnight at Panafric hotel or similar.
2: NAIROBI - MASAI MARA
Depart Nairobi at 0930 hrs and drive south along the floor of the Great Rift Valley.
Lunch enroute arriving camp in the afternoon in time for an afternoon game drive
to this immense reserve with 590 square miles of rolling plains and wooded hills.
you will have the opportunity to observe the magnificent game of the African wild
in their natural habitat, spotting herds of elephants and prides of lions. Dinner
and overnight at the Sopa Lodge or similar.
DAY 3: MASAI MARA
This is one of the world's
most famous wildlife reserves. From July to September, it provides one of nature's
most dramatic sights, the annual migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra
and gazelle from the Serengeti in the south and across the Mara River into Masai
Mara. Following their footsteps are Africa's predators; lion, leopard, cheetah
and hyena. Full day spent in search of Elephants, Buffalo, Lion, Zebra, Cheetah,
Rhino, Wildebeest and other plains' game. All meals and overnight at Sopa
Lodge or similar.
5: MASAI MARA - LAKE NAKURU
Through the picturesque Rift Valley, today you drive to Lake Nakuru, a shallow
alkaline lake in the Rift Valley, renowned for its spectacular flamingo population.
Although Lake Nakuru is primarily a bird sanctuary, there are a considerable number
of animals to be encountered, such as the Bohor Reedbuck, bushbuck, and the rare
Rothschild giraffe. Meals and overnight at Lake
Nakuru Lodge or similar
6: LAKE NAKURU - SAMBURU
Early breakfast then drive north through
the beautiful countryside to
Samburu National Reserve. A delightful park,
Samburu is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Enjoy your first game drive this
afternoon. All meals and overnight at Samburu
Serena Lodge or similar.
Samburu is rich in wildlife not seen in other parts
of Kenya. Here, you will find the long-necked gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Grevy's
zebra, endangered Beisa Oryx and the blue - shanked Somali ostrich, all common
to the northern province of Kenya. Watch for elephant, rhino, lion, and buffalo.
An occasional crocodile will appear on the banks of the Uaso Ngiro River. All
meals and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge
8: SAMBURU - AMBOSELI
After breakfast, drive from Nairobi south
to Amboseli National Park, right on the border with Tanzania. This park affords
everyone's classic image of East Africa - herds of great animals moving across
the dusty plains with the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro rising straight up in
the background. Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain at 19,340 feet
(5,895 metre). Although it is situated inside Tanzania, the best views of the
mountain are from Amboseli on the Kenyan side of the border. This afternoon we
enjoy a game drive in majestic Amboseli. Dinner and overnight at the Amboseli
lodge or similar.
DAY 9: AMBOSELI
Full day spent in Amboseli
National Park, famous for its wild game and spectacular backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Here you will have the chance to see the Big Five while enjoying the comforts
of your game drive. The day is comprised of two game drives, one in the morning
and one in the early evening. Your driver's keen eyes will come in handy while
exploring the countryside. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Lodge or similar.
10: AMBOSELI / TSAVO WEST
From the flat plains and swamps of Amboseli
travel east to Tsavo West National Park. Outside the park gates are the Shetani
Lava Flows, "frozen" rivers of molten black rock twisted in bizarre
shapes. At just over 7,800 square miles (20,000 sq Km), Tsavo is Kenya's largest
national park. The park is home to a huge variety of animals and birds, especially
around the watering holes in this otherwise dry area. During the Fall these watering
holes are a stopover for hundreds of thousands of birds on their annual migration
south. The Mzima Springs are the source of the freshwater pools much favored by
Hippos and crocodiles. There is even a glass wall for viewing the pools from under
the water line. Wildlife which can be spotted in this area includes lions, cheetahs,
leopards, hyenas, jackals, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, baboons and several species
of antelope.. Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge.
DAY 11: TSAVO WEST / MOMBASA
at the lodge then drive to Mombasa. The City of Mombasa provides an interesting
experience with the old Portuguese Fort Jesus, Old Town, Markets and Shops. An
extensive variety of excursions are available to sample the local culture and
the famous Kenyan wildlife. Check into Leisure
Lodge Beach & Golf Resort for overnight. All meals at the hotel.
Full day own leisure in Mombasa. All meals and overnight at the
MOMBASA / NAIROBI
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport for
flight back to Nairobi. You
will then check in for your international flight back home.