A guide to Gorilla Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Mountaineering, Hiking, Beach Safaris, Honeymoons, Events,  Lake Cruises, Airline & Hotel Booking, Car Rentals.  The safari below is one of the highlights in Kenya.  Crossing the equator twice.  spot  Northern and the Southern species, photograph Maasai and  Samburu tribesmen, beautiful sceneries of Mt Kenya, cross and game drive in the Rift Valley and have  chance to enjoy Balloon Safari plus champagne breakfast, sundowners in the the beautiful breath taking surroundings. 

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Nairobi/Mt. Kenya/Samburu/Sweet Waters/Nakuru/Maasai Mara 9 days/ 8 Nghts

Day 1. Nairobi – Mt Kenya  

Distance: 210 km (3 hrs ) Morning drive through fertile Kikuyu land to arrive at the elegant Serena Mt Lodge, built in dense Mount Kenya forest.   On arrival enjoy a sumptuous lunch before heading for a forest walk in Mt Kenya National Park. From your room/ rooftop balcony or bunkers you may watch the animals arriving at the floodlit waterhole and saltlicks throughout the evening and night. It is an exhilarating experience, Overnight Serena Mt Lodge, L, D   

>>> The Serena Mountain Lodge can organize a forest walk if you arrive on time.

 

Day 2. Mt Kenya - Samburu Safari

Distance: 170 km (3 hrs. 30 min.) Soon after breakfast at the Serena Mt Lodge, rejoin your safari and continue further north to the semi-desert area of Samburu National Reserve. Afternoon game viewing drive in this reserve reveals the rare species it is famous four like gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich and the grevy’s zebra. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge, B, L,D.    

 

Day 3. Sambur

Early rise for game viewing drive in the Samburu National Park. Breakfast at Samburu Serena Lodge. Afternoon at leisure for perhaps a game viewing drive in this reserve. Overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge, B, L,D.    

 

Day 4. Samburu – Sweetwaters Safari

Distance: 160 (2hrs & 30mins). Breakfast at the lodge and drive to Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary for lunch and leisure at Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Afternoon is free for optional activities such as game viewing, walking safaris, horse back riding or night game drives. Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp, L,D.    

 

Day 5. Sweetwaters - Nakuru

Distance: 125km (2hrs & 30 mins). As you journey southwest today, stop at the impressive Nyahururu Falls, formerly Thompson’s Fall and then travel along the magnificent Rift Valley toward Lake Nakuru, world known for its vast population of pink flamingos. Drive through Lake Nakuru National Park, one of Kenya's finest rhino sanctuaries and admire the flamingos and other abundant birds dancing along the lake's shoreline. Arrive at your lodge, overlooking the lake, Lake Nakuru Lodge, B,L,D    

 

Day 6. Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara.

Distance: 310km (5-6hrs): Traverse the Rift Valley en route to the fabled Masai Mara National Reserve, rich with wildlife, birds, natural flora and stunning scenic beauty. Arrive at your lodge for lunch and afternoon game viewing. Tonight enjoy a traditional performance of tribal dances by local Masai Warriors, Mara Serena Lodge, B,L,D    

 

Supporting close to  237 herbivores per km2, the Maasai Mara ecosystem has the richest assemblages of wildlife in the world, making it one of the most productive natural terrestrial ecosystems.  It is not only the numbers but the species composition that is buffling.   The Mara highlight is the annual wildlife migration (JUL/AUG/SEP), when over a million wildebeest accompanied by Zebras, Thomson’s gazelles, in close vicinity of the predators migrate from Serengeti to Mara and back.    

 

Day 7 - 8. Masai Mara

Masai Mara National Reserve is the northern extension of Tanzania's famous Serengeti Plains. It is Kenya's premier place of seeing wildlife, and home to a thriving population of predators such as lion and cheetah, as well as hippo, crocodile, zebra, giraffe, elephant, wildebeest and impala. Today, enjoy thrilling morning and afternoon game-viewing drives in this photographer's paradise. In between game drives, relax at your comfortable lodge, take a dip in the pool and enjoy the delicious food served, B,L,D  

 

Day 9. Masai Mara - Nairobi.

A short morning game drive. After breakfast at the lodge, drive back to Nairobi where the tour ends, B.

 

Price of the Safari:  Due to seasonal Variations, we can only offer the price of this safari upon request.

 

Safari Combinations:  This safari can be combined with Rwanda Gorilla tracking 4 days 3 nights .  Those that combine will enjoy huge discounts.

 

Other Activities that one can enjoy on this safari

  • Balloon Safari in Maasai Mara:-There is a saying those who do not risk do not deserve Champagne. Due to the adventure involved, this safari is accompanied by Champagne breakfast.  The Balloon Safari is available at USD 495.00PP.

  • Visits to the local Villages: - You can visit the Maasai Manyattas in Maasai Mara, Samburu Manyattas in Samburu at Extra USD 20.00PP

  • Bush/Forest and Mountain Hikes:- This safari can be combined with a few days of Hiking in Mount Kenya.  Bush hikes can be organized in Maasai Mara where they are conducted by Maasai Moran.  Charges are negotiable

  • Cultural Dances:-  These can be organized by your lodge where local dancers visit you in the Lodges for an evening entertainment.  In the local villages you can organize a dance at an extra cost.

  • Museum visits:-On your way to Maasai Mara, you can stop at the Maasai Museum in Narok.

  • Chimpanzee visits:-  Once can visit the chimpanzee sanctuary at the Sweet Waters game Sanctuary.

  • Night Game drives:-These can be organized at Sweet Waters game Sanctuary.

  • Sundowners:- These can be organized in all Samburu, Sweet Waters and Maasai Mara.

  • Camel Rides/Horse Rides:- are available at Sweet Waters and Samburu.

 

Best time for this safari: - The best time to enjoy this safari is of course between Jul to October during the annual wildlife migration in Maasai Mara.  Note that in Jul the wildebeest are crossing the Mara River into Serengeti.

 

Visa Requirements: - You can get your visa upon arrival In Kenya at Jomo Kenyatta Airport.  Otherwise to make your work easy get the visa at the Kenyan Embassies abroad.

 

Booking:  Due to lack of accommodation space in Maasai Mara, this safari is best booked 6-12 months in advance. Space can be secured at any of the Mara properties one year in advance.  Within six months of the tour departure, you might not get the property of your choice.

   
   
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