|Wild Kenya SWL 001|
This safari takes you from Kenya’s less frequented to the most popular national parks & reserves. It is the perfect combination between flying & driving to shorten distances while still being able to experience the “country & its people” at first hand. Enjoy staying at some of the most beautiful and luxurious Safari Lodges & Tented Camps Kenya has to offer. Most of all however you will have your private 4 x 4 vehicle and knowledgeable guide at your disposal for unlimited game drives without time restrictions.
NAIROBI – MERU - SAMBURU - SWEETWATERS – LAKE NAIVASHA - MASAI MARA – NAIROBIMeal Plan:
BB - bed & breakfast (breakfast only)
HB - half board (breakfast & dinner)
FB - full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
DAY 01: Nairobi arrival
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You will be met by our company representative and transferred to Ngong House. This exclusive Lodge is located on the outskirts of the City, approx 30 mins. drive from the international Airport. Here you can escape all the hustle and bustle of the Nairobi and enjoy a quiet start to you safari and ideal for all birder enthusiasts. All meals and overnight at Ngong House. (can be booked on BB / HB or FB, depending on your arrival time)
DAY 02: Nairobi – Meru National Park
Early breakfast at your boutique hotel / lodge. You will be picked up from Ngong House and transferred to Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to Meru National Park, lying north of Nairobi. On arrival at the airstrip you will be met by your guide / vehicle and transferred to the exclusive Elsa's Kopje Lodge built on large rock boulders overlooking this scenic and varied landscape with its diverse wildlife. Meru is considered to be the “Secret of the North” as it has only got a few visitors but wild animals in abundance. All meals and overnight at Elsa's Kopje Lodge (FB, drinks, and activities).
DAY 03: Meru National Park
Enjoy a full day in Meru with scheduled game drive activities as well as other various activities offered at the Lodge. You could take up an exciting bush walk or a night game drive instead. All meals and overnight at Elsa’s Kopje (FB, drinks, and activities).
DAY 04: Meru National Park – Samburu Game Reserve
After breakfast depart by road for the famous and well visited Samburu Game Reserve, a semi-arid desert where rare species of animals such as the long necked Gerenuk, Reticulated giraffe, Grevys zebra, Somali Ostrich & Beisa Oryx reside. Arrive for lunch at your luxury tented Camp and enjoy your first exciting game drive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight will be at Larsen’s Tented Camp (FB).
DAY 05 & 06: Samburu Game Reserve
Spend a full day in the Park with unlimited game drives as per your convenience. With a bit of luck you may even encounter the elusive leopard or other cats during your game drives which are commonly seen in Samburu. A treat but hard to find may be the Greater or Lesser Kudu Antelope with its splendid antlers. Al meals and overnight at Larsen’s Tented Camp (FB).
DAY 07: Samburu Game Reserve – Sweetwater’s Private Sanctuary
Enjoy a last early morning game drive in this scenic reserve, surrounded by mountains. After breakfast depart for Sweetwater’s Private Game Sanctuary. Arrive in time for a late lunch at a beautifully landscaped Ranch House, set against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificent Mt Kenya.. Originally the home of Lord Tom Delamere, Ol Pejeta House is a a luxurious, private house, set within the pristine calm of the Sweetwaters Sanctuary. Here you can retreat back to history, to the bygone traditions of Kenya’s farmhouse hospitality. Afternoon game drive in in search for …elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, Oryx, silver backed jackal and more. Dinner and overnight at Ol Pejeta Ranch House(FB).
DAY 08: Sweetwater’s Private Sanctuary
Spend a full day in Sweetwaters with unlimited game drives and include a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary; one of it’s only kind in Kenya, founded by world famous Jane Goodall. You have the chance to touch “Baraka” the rhino and visit the the Sanctuary’s education center. All meals and overnight at Ol Pejeta Ranch House (FB).
DAY 09: Sweetwater’s Private Sanctuary – Lake Naivasha & Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary
You may wish to take a last early morning game drive before departing (after breakfast) for Lake Naivasha, driving via the scenic Nyahururu escarpment with a short stopover at Thomson’s Falls. You will arrive at Chui Lodge for a late lunch. Set in the privately owned Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary, Chui Lodge is an exclusive and exquisite paradise nestled in a grove of Euphorbia trees, overlooking a waterhole with the dramatic Mau Escarpment as a backdrop. Enjoy scheduled activities offered by the Lodge in their vehicle. Dinner and overnight at Chui Lodge.(FB)
DAY 10: Lake Naivasha & Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary
Spend the day at leisure with activities offered by the Lodge such as bird walks, boat rides on the lake or bush walks. Also very popular are night game drives or sundowners at various scenic spots in the sanctuary. For the less active ones, simply relax and enjoy game viewing from your sun bed by the swimming pool. Meals and overnight at Chui Lodge.(FB)
DAY 11: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your morning flight to the world renowned and diverse Marai Game Reserve, an extension of the Serengeti Eco-system. Upon arrival your guide & vehicle will meet you and transfer to your luxury tented Camp. Check in on arrival and lunch. Depart for your first afternoon game drive to explore bush, steppe and fantastic game sightings. Dinner and overnight at Olonana Camp.(FB)
DAY 12 – 14: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Enjoy full days in the Masai Mara with unlimited game drives as per your convenience. The Mara boasts of the highest concentration of animals in the whole of Africa and is home to the famous Big Cats and “Big Five”. These include Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Leopard & Rhino. If you wish to explore the Mara from the air we recommend an early morning hot balloon safari with a champagne breakfast (additional cost). All meals and overnight at Olonana Camp.(FB)
DAY 15: Masai Mara – Nairobi
Wake up at dawn for your last early morning game drive in this fantastic reserve. After a delicious breakfast we will transfer you to the airstrip for your morning / afternoon flight to Nairobi. On arrival you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international or onward flight. A private vehicle & guide can be arranged at your disposal for any excursions within or around the city. (upon request). Coast extensions are available at an extra cost.