13 days Kenya Lodge Safari to Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Samburu, Amboseli, Tsavo West and Mombasa

13 DAYS SAFARI SIMBA - NAIROBI / MASAI MARA/ LAKE NAKURU/ SAMBURU/ AMBOSELI/ TSAVO WEST/ MOMBASA

DAY 1: NAIROBI
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.

karen Blixen MuseumIf 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.

DAY 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.

zebra in Mara
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.

DAY 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

DAY 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.

DAY 7: SAMBURU
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 or similar.

DAY 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.

DAY 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
Breakfast 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.

mombasa beachDAY 12: MOMBASA
Full day own leisure in Mombasa. All meals and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 13: MOMBASA / NAIROBI
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport for flight back to Nair
obi. You will then check in for your international flight back home.