AT A GLANCE
Day 02: Amboseli
Day 03: Amboseli
Day 04: Lake Naivasha
Day 05: Masai Mara
Day 06: Masai Mara
Day 07: Kakamega
Day 08: Kakamega
Day 09: Lake Nakuru
Day 10: Aberdares
Day 11: Mt. Kenya
Day 12: Samburu or Shaba
Day 13: Samburu or Shaba
Day 14: Samburu or Shaba
Day 15: Depart
Met upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
with our unique & special welcome (cold towels, champagne
and presentation of authentic safari hat to every guest).
Transfer to your city hotel for the overnight. You will
have the morning to relax and in the afternoon an opportunity
to visit The National Museum often touted as the birthplace
of humanity and a great place to start exploring the Kenyans'
cultural riches. Tonight you will dine at the famous Carnivore
Restaurant enjoying a wide variety of barbequed meats carved
at your table. Meals: H/B
After breakfast depart for Amboseli National Park nestled
on the slopes of Africa’s highest snow-capped mountain,
Mt Kilimanjaro, and arrive in time for lunch at the lodge.
Afternoon relax by the pool as you wait to commence your
first real experience of searching for the’big five’
in this beautiful and very photogenic game park.
Return to the lodge for dinner Meals: F/B
day in the park with morning and afternoon game drives at
one of Kenya’s most visited parks, Amboseli boasts
open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush, swamps and
marshes that are fed by the melt waters of Kilimanjaro.
All meals and overnight at the lodge. Meals: F/B
04: AMBOSELI/ LAKE NAIVASHA
After breakfast depart for Lake Naivasha with our first
stop at the View Point to admire the breath-taking
beauty of the Great Rift Valley. Continue to arrive at Naivasha
Sopa for lunch. After lunch we'll proceed on a boat ride
on the lake and disembark on Crescent Island – a private
sanctuary, for a walk-about amongst Zebra, Wildebeest, Gazelle,
Vervet Monkey, Genet and Giraffe. Dinner and overnight at
Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Naivasha Simba Lodge
05: LAKE NAIVASHA/ MASAI MARA
Have breakfast and depart via Narok to Masai Mara
National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of
game. It’s perhaps the only region left in Kenya where
you may see animals in the same super abundance as existed
a century ago. Mara is home to the awesome black-manned
lion, the elusive leopard, stately giraffes, vast bulk of
elephants, rhino, thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest
and numerous other plains game.
Arrive at the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon proceed
for an exciting game viewing in this vast and expansive
reserve teeming with game. Return to the lodge for dinner.
06 MASAI MARA
Full day at the reserve with morning and afternoon game
drives in search of the ‘big five’. Masai Mara
is at the northern most extension of the Serengeti Plains
and one of the richest wildlife game reserves. Its home
to the awesome black –manned lion, the elusive leopard,
stately giraffe, vast bulk of elephants, rhino, thundering
herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest and numerous other
plains game, thereafter return at the lodge for dinner.
05: LAKE NAIVASHA/ MASAI MARA
Balloon safari over Mara plains ending with a champagne
breakfast, or visit the traditional Masai Manyatta ( off
the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world
Interact with these nomadic people who still live as they
did for centuries and experience their way of life as you
learn about their customs and traditions.
07: MASI MARA /KAKAMEGA
Rise early and enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing
for Africa’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Victoria.
We will have lunch by the shores of this magnanimous lake
and, if we are lucky we might see the Luo fishermen
who are the local tribes people bring in their days catch
before heading to Kakamega Forest to rest and overnight
at the Rondo Retreat. Meals: F/B
After breakfast depart for half-day nature walk with a visit
to the historic Liranda Hills and the 'Weeping Stone' (Ikhongo
Murwi) and discover the sacred values of this stone
and the surrounding shrines. This is a sacred place for
the Luhya community being the place where their forefathers
used to offer sacrifices and pray for rain and blessings.
This site and lecture will enable you to reflect on the
African religious practices and at what lengths the community
went seeking for God within their values. Return to the
lodge for dinner and overnight at Rondo Retreat Resort.
09: KAKAMEGA/ LAKE NAKURU
Afterwards proceed with your journey to Lake Nakuru National
Park, famous as the home of thousands of lesser and greater
flamingo. This park also provides sanctuary of Rothschild
giraffe, black and white rhino and the elusive leopard.
Arrive at the lodge for lunch thereafter, an afternoon game
drive to see millions of flamingos and a host of other bird
life. Return for dinner.
Lake Nakuru Lodge
Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
10: LAKE NAKURU/ MT KENYA REGION
After breakfast depart through a very scenic route towards
Mt Kenya stopping enroute at the magnificent Thompson’s
Arrive at Aberdare Country Club/Outspan hotel for lunch.
Afternoon transfer to The Ark/treetops perched 7000ft high
in the Aberdare Mountains. Settle in and enjoy views of
snow-covered Mt. Kenya as you await the procession of wild
animals that come to the floodlit waterhole. After dinner
relax in the lounge by the fireplace or enjoy the game-viewing.
NB/A warm jacket/sweater is highly recommended.
11: MT KENYA REGION
After Breakfast depart for Dr. Githae's African Traditional
Clinic in Nyeri town. This is quite an educational experience
as you will see how the traditional medicines have been
revolutionalised for day to day use by the local people.
Join Dr. Githae in a short tour to the sacred forest (Mount
Kenya Forest) where he collects his natural medicinal herbs.
The Kikuyu people used to pray facing this mountain (the
second highest mountain in Africa ) and they consider it
and the environs a sacred place. It is from this forest,
which is undisturbed, and at peace with nature that Dr.
Githae comes to collect herbs for his traditional medicines.
Participate in this exercise and listen in utter disbelieve
as you get mesmerized by this exceptionally talented person
who is now a renowned traditional herbalist and healer in
Africa as he pours a lecture to you on the medicinal values
of each of the species collected and how he transforms it
to traditional medicine. Thereafter proceed to Nanyuki enroute
to Sweetwaters Tented Camp with a brief stop at the Equator
where you may do a simple water test to ascertain the magnetic
effect on the northern & southern sphere. Continue to
arrive in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for the afternoon
game drive with a visit to the Chimpanzee sanctuary (the
only chimp sanctuary in Kenya ) taking a short boat ride
along Ewaso Nyiro River to see these magnificent creatures.
Thereafter proceed with the game drive in search of the
'big five' including rare black rhinos, lions, elephants,
giraffes and others. Return for dinner and overnight –
Sweetwater Tented Camp where you will enjoy the experience
of “sleeping under canvas”. Meals: F/B
Kenya Safari Club
12: MT KENYA REGION/ SAMBURU
Drive North past Mt Kenya to Shaba Game Reserve. Rugged
and remote, this wildlife reserve provides some the best
and most colourful game viewing in the country. Arrive in
time for lunch at the lodge located at the banks of Ewaso
Nyiro River. Later in the afternoon proceed for an
exciting game-viewing in search of game found only north
of the equator that include the long necked gerenuk, grevy’s
zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa Oryx and the Somali ostrich.
13 – 14 SAMBURU
After an early breakfast cross over to the nearby Samburu
and Buffalo Springs Game Reserve for a full morning's exciting
game-viewing drive in search of the 'big five', other wildlife
and a large number of bird species. The Ewaso Nyiro River
dotted with doum palms meanders through the reserve giving
it an oasis setting.
You may opt to visit the Samburu villages to experience
their way of life. Pass by a local school where we will
mingle with the children and offer gifts of pens, clothes
and other items that is well received and appreciated. The
children may even sing for us! Return to the lodge for lunch.
Enjoy afternoon game drive.
All meals and overnight at the lodge
15 SAMBURU/ NAIROBI
After a great safari, a rewarding cultural experience &
a wonderfully relaxed three days in the African Semi-Desert
sadly you must say depart for Nairobi, arrive for lunch
and day room up to 6 Afterwards depart for a farewell dinner
at the famous barbecue and later transfer to the airport
for the onward flight back home.