Tour Code: SS-02
No of Pax : Min 2
Validity : 15 Jan 2015 -15th Dec 2015
Vehicle : 7 Seater Safari Minivan
Starts : Nairobi-Jkia
Ends : Nairobi-Jkia
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to an unusual ‘city hotel' the Ole Sereni Hotel is located immediately adjacent to Nairobi National Park, the only ‘capital city' national park in the world. (5 kms from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 5 kms from Wilson Airport. It is ideally placed for a Nairobi safari. Overnight at Ole Sereni Hotel – BB
Day 2: Amboseli National Park
Breakfast at your hotel. Thereafter, you will drive to the famous Amboseli National Park and check-in to Ol Tukai Lodge. Built in 1996 and one of Amboseli's best-known lodges, Ol Tukai Lodge lies at the very centre of the park. Close to the main swamp area, it enjoys stunning views of Africa's highest mountain and the legendary 'Snows of Kilimanjaro'.
In the afternoon, take a game drive around this panoramic yet compact park, which is dotted with emerald green swamps in which great herds of elephant wallow half-submerged in the papyrus grasses. These permanent marshlands also provide a potent draw to hippos and buffaloes, while offering a haven for the abundant water birds. In the evening, enjoy sundowners in one of the lodge's two bars, explore the wildlife library, or take a swim in the pool. After dinner in the atmospheric central dining room, enjoy a display of traditional Maasai dance or a wildlife talk (optional). Dinner and Overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge – LDBB
Day 3: On safari in Amboseli National Park
Spend the entire day game-driving in the park, which is an International Biosphere Reserve featuring the dried-out lakebed of prehistoric Lake Amboseli, rolling savannah and lush green swamps. The plains offer numerous antelopes, spotted hyenas, jackals, warthogs, olive baboons, vervet monkeys and the chance of spotting a lion, leopard or cheetah.
Observation Hill, a conical peak, which is easily climbed, offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Lunch and dinner will be taken at the lodge, whose grounds also offer the opportunity of optional nature walk with bird-spotting (150 species in the grounds alone). Dinner and Overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge – LDBB
Day 4: Amboseli, Nairobi, Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha
After an early breakfast at the lodge, drive to Nairobi and down the spectacular Great Rift Valley. In the afternoon, arrive at the Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake, the highest of the string of lakes that glitter down the vast trench of the Great Rift Valley.
Towered over by the brooding bulk of Mount Longonot (2,776 m), and featuring a submerged volcanic island known as Crescent Island, this beautiful lake is best known for its high numbers of water birds. In the afternoon check into the luxurious Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool, taking an optional boat-ride on the lake, or exploring the lake shore. Dinner and Overnight at Naivasha Sopa Resort – LDBB
Day 5: Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, depart the lodge and continue down the Great Rift Valley, passing Lake Elmenteita before arriving at Lake Nakuru National Park in time for a morning game drive around the lake. This offers you the change to catch your first glimpse of the Lake's fabled 1.2 million flamingos, and perhaps find rhinos grazing on the lakeshore (this park is the nation's largest rhino sanctuary. Arriving at the Lake Nakuru Lodge, check-in and enjoy a leisurely lunch before setting off on another game drive around the lake, arriving back at the Lodge in time for a swim, optional cocktails and a sumptuous buffet supper. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge – LDBB
Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park to the Masai Mara National Reserve
Leaving Lake Nakuru Lodge after breakfast, continue up the floor of Rift to arrive at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge in time for lunch and spend the afternoon game-viewing across the rolling savannah plains of the famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Return in time to take a swim in the luxury pool before dinner and overnight. Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge – LDBB
Day 7: On safari in the Masai Mara
Full day's safari in one of the world's most famous reserves. Offering an abundance of herbivores, the Mara makes the ideal hunting ground for Kenya's famous ‘big cats' and hosts her largest population of lions. Historically teeming with wildlife, the Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that wander its plains, and for the annual migration of the wildebeest (seasonal). Spend the night in Mara Sopa Lodge. Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge – LDBB
Day 8: Masai Mara to Nairobi, Lunch at the Carnivore
Drive or fly - (flight at an additional cost) back to Nairobi and take lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant with its glowing BBQs serving all manners of meats to include ostrich, gazelle, and crocodile and more (plus fish, vegetarian choices, salads etc). Depart for your flight home.
What You Get
- Accommodation and meals as per program
- Transportation in a chauffeur driven Private safari minivan or 4x4 Land Cruiser at a supplement both with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
- Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary at current level
- All meet and greet services and services of English Speaking guide
- 24 hours stand-by contact number.
- Guaranteed window seat – based on maximum 6 pax per vehicle
- Two-way long range high frequency radio communication
- Flying doctors coverage: Covers you within East Africa for a period of 14 days. In the eventuality of a medical emergency, you will be airlifted to Nairobi where you will be taken to a good hospital. Hospital bills are born by the patient.
What You Don’t Get
- All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
- Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s)
- Any local or international flight and departure taxes.
- Visa fees
- Laundry, drinks
- Any other services not mentioned above as inclusive.
Note; This is only a proposal and the rates quoted are current and subject to change without prior notice, confirmation will be subject to availability at the time of booking.