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This itinerary offers the “ultimate safari” through Kenya’s most popular and beautiful National parks. Having your own custom safari built 4 x 4 vehicle ensures a high degree of flexibility during game drives while giving you plenty of time to enjoy what you see. The Camps and Lodges we have selected are of a high standard, medium price range, yet offer excellent value for money. Highlights on this safari include spectacular game viewing and other safari activities such as a guided walk on the animal infested Crescent Island, a visit to lush oasis of Mzima Springs & a surprise sun downer.
NAIROBI – MOUNT KENYA – SAMBURU – SWEETWATERS – NAKURU- MAASAI MARA – NAIVASHA – AMBOSELI – TSAVO WEST – NAIROBIKeys:
BB - bed & breakfast
HB - half board
FB - full board
DAY 01: Arrival Nairobi
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, where you will be met by our company representative. We shall then transfer you to your town hotel for overnight. Jacaranda Hotel/ FAIRVIEW / NAIROBI SAFARI CLUB (BB)
DAY 02: Nairobi – Mount Kenya
After a hearty breakfast depart on safari in your custom built 4 x 4 Landcruiser with your private and well experienced driver/guide. Pass lush green coffee / tea plantations and the equator on your way to the Mount Kenya Mount Kenya Region. You will arrive at Serena Mountain Lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon you can participate in a guided walk (can be booked upon arrival) or relax in the tree lodge and watch various wildlife from the comfort of your balcony. A beauty salon on the premises offers massages with a view ! Special about Mountain Lodge (tree lodge) is the floodlit waterhole which allows game viewing of nocturnal animals, otherwise hard to spot during the day. Dinner and overnight at the Serena Mountain Lodge. (FB)
DAY 03: Mount Kenya – Samburu Game Reserve
After breakfast continue on to the semi-arid desert Reserve of Samburu. Situated in the northern hemisphere of Kenya, this is one the loveliest parks in terms of landscape & wildlife where you will have the chance to see rare animals such as the Grevy Zebra, the long necked Gerenuk, Somali Ostrich, the Reticulated Giraffe and Beisa Oryx.. After lunch enjoy an extensive game drive through the reserve. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Serena /Sopa Lodge/ Samburu Lodge. (FB)
DAY 04: Samburu Game Reserve
Early morning and afternoon games drives in Samburu with a good chance of seeing the “Samburu Big Five” and the elusive Leopard as well as Lion & cheetah. Should you wish to go out at other times or stay out longer, you are free to request your guide for additional game drives and he will be happy to fulfil your wishes. All meals and overnight at SAMBURU SERENA / SAMBURU LODGE / SAMBURU SOPA LODGE (FB).
DAY 05: Samburu Game Reserve – Sweetwaters Private Sanctuary
Breakfast and en-route game drive out of the reserve. Continue you on to Sweetwaters Private Game Sanctuary situated in the Mount Kenya Region.
Arrive in time for lunch at this beautifully located Tented Camp. With a bit of luck you may capture an unprecedented view of the majestic Mount Kenya itself. Afternoon game drive in the Sanctuary which boasts a large number of elephant, giraffe, warthog, buffalo and much more. Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp. (FB)
DAY 06: Sweetwaters Private Game Sanctuary
Spend the day in the Reserve and visit the chimpanzees. It is the only place in Kenya where you can observe these intelligent primates. Walk a little further and you will come face to face with “Morani”, the semi-tame rhino that you can touch ! All meals and overnight at SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP. (FB)
DAY 07: Sweetwaters Game Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart Sweetwaters in the morning for Lake Nakuru National Park, driving past the silhouette of the Aberdare Mountain Range with a brief stop at Thompons’s waterfalls. After a hearty lunch at Flamingo Hill Camp it will be time to go in search of rhino, leopard and lion. The breathtaking scenery is bound to make you realise just how magical Africa is… Dinner and overnight at FLAMINGO HILL CAMP. (FB)
DAY 08: Lake Nakuru National Park
You will spend another exciting day in this lovely park. Each game drive offers a new perspective and new sights. Visit the Makalia Falls and enjoy a picnic if you like in the great outdoors instead of having lunch at camp. Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Camp. (FB)