12 Day Kenya Safari February 2019

12 day Kenya Safari

Tour departs 13th of February 2019
Price Per Person Sharing: USD $4320
Price Per Solo Traveller: USD $4947

Book Before 10th of August 2018 and receive a hot air balloon ride with a

champagne bush breakfast in the Masai Mara for free! Valued at USD $450

 

 

Day 1: Nairobi
When you arrive at the Nairobi International airport, I will be there to give you a very warm welcome. With our competent driver on the scene, we will transport you to our first nights luxury accommodation at the Boma Hotel. This grand hotel is equipped with all of the requirements you’ll need for a pleasurable and satisfying rest. It is expected that you will need to recuperate from the flight hence there are no scheduled activities for the first afternoon/evening so that you have sufficient time to recuperate. You can take advantage of the many conveniences at the hotel to help unwind. Whether you choose to relish a massage at the spa. Unwind by the swimming pool or have a drink at the bar, you can be sure that you have a pleasurable resting experience. Dinner is not included in the plan; hence you will be paying for dinner from your pocket. For dinner, there are many options you can explore. You could decide to eat in the Boma Nairobi’s in-house restaurant the Johari restaurant, you could cruise around Nairobi to find a fantastic spot or relax in your room and enjoy room service.
Accommodation: The Boma Hotel
Meal Plan: Meals not included

 

Day 2: Nairobi – Tsavo West
At the break of dawn, we will enjoy an early morning breakfast before departing Nairobi and take a scenic drive through the country side to Tsavo West which is a little less than a 5-hour drive. This is including a short game drive en route from the park gate to the lodge. We will arrive in time for lunch at Kiliguni Serena Lodge. In the afternoon you will go for game drive Tsavo West offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world and attractions include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, as well as diverse plant and bird species. Later we enjoy dinner and drinks at our luxury 5-star lodge.
Accommodation: Kilaguni Serena Lodge
Meal Plan: lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

 

Day 3: Tsavo West – Taita Hills Sanctuary
Early morning breakfast at Kilaguni Serena Lodge, after breakfast we check out and take a mid-morning game drive with a Visit to Mzima springs where you can see hippos and fish in a crystalline clear water. There are possibilities of seeing crocodiles and monkeys the sight of fifty million gallons of crystal clear water gushing out of from the under parched lava rock that is the Mzima Springs, to the Shetani lava flows. We then depart for Taita Hills Sanctuary where we arrive in time for lunch.
The afternoon is spent game viewing from the lodges viewing decks overlooking the waterhole as well as an underground hide at the edge of the water hole. There is no need for an afternoon game drive as the warm afternoon sun brings the herds of elephant, cape buffalo and more to the watering hole for spectacular wildlife viewing. However, if the watering hole is quiet we can take a afternoon game drive returning at sundown for dinner and drinks.
Accommodation: Taita Hills Sarova Salt Lick Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

 

Day 4: Taita Hills Sanctuary Full Day
At dawn, we will take a game drive around Taita hills in search for predators and bring you back to the Lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, you will have some rest before we go back for a mid-morning game drive exploration. We will explore most of the area’s common inhabitants which are celebrated predators like lions, cheetah and leopards. The exploration would also bring us closer to their natural adversaries like the elephant, cape buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, and hippopotamus. We will drive back to our lodge around lunchtime, depending on animal activity. The afternoon is spent game viewing from the lodges viewing decks overlooking the waterhole as well as an underground hide at the edge of the water hole. There are no need for an afternoon game drive as the warm afternoon sun brings the herds of elephant, cape buffalo and more to the watering hole for spectacular wildlife viewing.
Accommodation: Sarova Salt Lick Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 5: Taita Hills Sanctuary – Amboseli
After breakfast We transfer to Amboseli National Park. The Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savanna and woodlands. With a short game drive en-route we arrive at the amazing Ol-Tukai lodge. We check in and enjoy an amazing lunch. Later we take an afternoon game drive looking for lions, cheetah, large herds of elephant and much more while enjoying views of Africa’s highest mountain Mount Kilimanjaro. Returning to our lodge at dusk for drinks and dinner.
Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

 

Day 6: Amboseli – Nairobi
After an early breakfast we depart Amboseli for Nairobi arriving at The Boma Hotel. We check in and have lunch. In the afternoon we visit the giraffe centre. Nairobi Giraffe Centre is a sanctuary of the endangered Rothschild Giraffes which backs on to the famous Giraffe Manor. Here you get a chance to see the giraffes up close and even hand feed them on the platform or from ground level. There is also a 1.5 kilometre walking trail with plenty of bird species. There are also smaller animals of the trail such as squirrel, warthog and the worlds smallest antelope species dik-dik. There is also a teahouse where you can relax and have a drink while watching the giraffes, and a souvenir shop. All proceeds at the Giraffe Centre go to charities which either help conservation or the underprivileged.
Accommodation: The Boma Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast (Lunch & Dinner Not Included)

 

 

Day 7: Nairobi – Ol Pejeta Conservancy
We take an early morning breakfast at our hotel before departing for a morning game drive in Nairobi National Park. We will leave our hotel in the early hours of dawn and take a game drive in Nairobi National Park which is home to Lions, leopards, both black and white rhino, buffalo, giraffe, ostrich, warthog, black-backed jackal and much more. After this magnificent exploration, our trip would lead us to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage where we see the young orphan baby elephants have their morning feed and mud bath.

At noon, we will visit a local restaurant for lunch. We then take a scenic 4 hour drive north arriving at Ol Pejeta Conservancy around 5.30pm. We check in at Serena Sweetwaters Tented camp where we relax and have dinner. For an optional excursion, you may wish to take a night game drive which goes from 9pm to 11pm. This is a great time to see active predators such as lion, leopard & hyena, as well as rare nocturnal animals. For this excursion is an extra USD $40.
Accommodation: Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Dinner (Breakfast & Lunch not included)

 

Day 8: Ol Pejeta Conservancy
After breakfast we take a full day game drive in the park in search for lions, leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephant, cape buffalo, black & White rhinoceros, giraffe, zebra and much more. After a picnic lunch we visit the chimpanzee sanctuary and the endangered species boma which is home to two of the three remaining Northern White Rhinos. We return to camp around 4pm. You may wish to take a night game drive at your own expense (USD $40)

Accommodation: Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 9: Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Lake Nakuru

After breakfast we take a 4 hour drive to Lake Nakuru checking in at the beautiful Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. We arrive just before midday and take an afernoon game drive with a packed picnic lunch. We spend the afternoon in search for lions, leopard and both black & white Rhino, giraffe, hyena, cape buffalo, zebra and much more. We arrive and check into the lodge at roughly 5pm. At 7:30pm an unforgettable buffet dinner is served.
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

 

 

Day 10: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Early morning breakfast. After breakfast leave Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara a 5 Hrs drive, you will pass through Narok town the famous Masai town where we stop to stretch our legs and maybe purchase some souvenirs. Once arrive at the Masai Mara National Park gates, we take a game drive en-route to the 5-star Mara Serena Safari Lodge in time for a late lunch. Afternoon we take a game drive down to the nearby Mara river in search for its large Nile crocodiles and hippopotamus. Later drive across the open plains searching for lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and much more.
Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

 

Day 11: Masai Mara 
Early morning game drive and return to our lodge for breakfast. After breakfast we take a mid morning game drive in the park in search of its popular residents, zebra, impala, topi, giraffe, Thomson’s gazelle are regularly seen, leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetah, jackal and bat-eared foxes. Black rhino are a little shy and hard to find but are often seen at a distance if you are lucky. Hippos are abundant in the Mara River as are very large Nile crocodiles. We return to camp at about 11.30 and spend the afternoon relaxing at the lodge. later we take a late afternoon game drive in search for predators which will likely be more active in the late afternoon.
Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

 

Day 12: Masai Mara – Nairobi
Early Morning breakfast at your camp check out of the camp and park and Drive to Nairobi with a game drive en-route to the park gates. We arrive in time for lunch. Afterwards drop off at your respective hotel or Airport around 3pm.
Meal Plan: Breakfast (Lunch & Dinner not included)

 

Things Included
Arrival & Departure airport transfers complimentary to all our clients
Transportation as per itinerary in a open 4×4 safari vehicle
Accommodation per itinerary One double deluxe room or Single deluxe room
Meals as per itinerary
Services of English speaking drivers/guides
All national park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary
Excursions & activities as per itinerary
Recommended Mineral Water while on safari

 

Things Excluded
Visa and related costs, Personal Taxes
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature
International flights
Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary – Balloon safari, Masai Village, night game drives in Ol Pejeta Conservancy