DAYS SAFARI KIBOKO - LAKE NAKURU / MASAI MARA / MOMBASA
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.
If arrival is in the morning, then in the afternoon
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 - LAKE NAKURU
Early morning breakfast then depart for
Lake Nakuru national Park. A sea of flaming pink as far as the eyes can see. These
are the millions of flamingoes seeking for their food in the salty deep-green
waters of Lake Nakuru. The protected area is primarily for birds, of which 400
to 500 species can be found here including cormorants and pelicans. However, visitors
to Lake Nakuru may also catch a glimpse of Thomson gazelles, impalas, waterbucks,
giraffes, buffaloes, or even black rhinos and leopards. Meals and Overnight at
Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar.
DAY 3: LAKE NAKURU - MASAI MARA
Your drive this morning takes you to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the northern
part of the Serengeti, one of Kenya's most favored game-viewing areas. The reserve
covers 700 square miles of magnificent wilderness. It is the Africa of the imagination;
endless reaches of acacia-dotted grasslands studded with hazy hills. Your accommodations
for the next three nights will be at the Mara Sarova Luxury Tented Lodge. This
assures guests of a high degree of privacy on game drives.
Everything is big in the Mara Reserve, from the herds of zebra and wildebeest,
which originate in the Serengeti, to the many prides of the mighty lion that rest
and laze in the shade. Your driver points out the sights that his trained eyes
see long before we do. Suddenly your caravan grinds to a halt to allow a huge,
ivory-tusked elephant to lumber across the road in front of your vehicle. One
of the laws of the land in East Africa's game parks is that animals, not people,
have the right of way at all times; it is their world, we are the guests. Remember
that, for therein lies one of the secrets of the magic of East Africa. Your afternoons
end with a sunset you will long remember. Meals and Overnight at Mara
Sarova Luxury Tented Lodge or similar.
4: MASAI MARA
Morning and afternoon game drive in this park offers an absolutely unique variety
of animals. The reason is that this hilly region is both humid and fertile, and
is crossed by the rivers Mara and Talek, full of crocodiles and hippos, and which
carry water the whole year round. The banks of the rivers are covered in thick
forest, which gradually makes way for bush and grassland. The abundance of water
and excellent availability of food are reasons why the Masai Mara which infact
is a continuation of the Tanzanian Serengeti national Park, has the greatest population
of wild animals in the whole of Africa. There is a particularly dramatic "spectacle"
from July to November, the annual migration of huge herds of gnus and zebras.
These herds are, of course closely followed by predators such as hyenas, jackals,
leopards and lions. There is no place where more of these latter may be seen that
in Masai Mara. Gigantic herds of over 200 buffaloes can be observed. Plenty of
food is available for elephants, giraffes, and the many species of antelopes and
gazelles all of which can be observed in their natural habitat. Meals and Overnight
at Mara Sarova Luxury Tented Lodge or
5: MASAI MARA / NAIROBI / MOMBASA
After breakfast, leave lodge for the last game drive and return journey to Nairobi.
Picnic lunch enroute and arrive Nairobi in the afternoon. You will then be transferred
to the airport for the flight to Mombasa. On arrival in Mombasa, you will be driven
a short distance to Leisure Lodge Beach
& Golf Resort. All meals and overnight at the hotel.
6 TO DAY 8: MOMBASA
Full day own leisure at the hotel. All meals
and overnight at the hotel
7: 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