Kenya Bush to Beach Safari
Day 1: 0700 hrs Depart for the world renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve. En-route, stopover at the Viewpoint to enjoy sweeping views of the Great Rift Valley and Mt. Longonot, an extinct volcano with a yawning crater that can be seen clearly from this vantage point. As you proceed down the escarpment with its breathtaking hairpin bends, you will do a brief stopover at the miniature Italian Church built by Italian prisoners of war after the 2nd World War to see the classical frescoes therein.
Arrive at Mara Simba Lodge in time for lunch and relaxation.
At 1600hrs embark on a game drive within the expansive Masai Mara Game Reserve to track down the ‘Big Five” i.e. the lion, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, rhino among dozens of other species.
If taking your safari between late July and October, you will be lucky to catch the action of the ‘Great Migration’ when hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra, antelopes, buffalos are caught up in a life or death struggle to cross the Mara river from Northern Serengeti in search for greener pastures. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight stay at Mara Simba Lodge
Day 2: Arise at the crack of dawn for an early morning game drive. A highly recommended option is to take a balloon safari. There is nothing more awe inspiring then to rise up silently into African skies and float gently over the Mara while watching the golden red sun rise over the horizon and dusk turn to dawn. As the plains turn to life, you will see below thousands of animals come out in search of food. After the balloon safari, you will be treated to a sumptuous champagne breakfast out in the wilds. A game drive will be taken after breakfast.
Lunch will be taken at the lodge. After relaxation, embark on a late afternoon game drive in the Reserve and back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day3: Check out of the lodge after breakfast and head to Lake Nakuru National Park. The park takes its name after its most fascinating feature, Lake Nakuru. This is one of the most important habitats in the region, and an ornithologist’s paradise with over 450 species of bird life on record, the most famous of which is the pink flamingo. The park also boasts abundant wildlife and is a Sanctuary for the endangered white and black rhinos. This is also an important habitat for primates. You will arrive in time for lunch and check in at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp. Embark on a late afternoon game drive in search for the lion, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, and view the myriad of bird life especially along the waterfront. Dinner and overnight stay at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
Day 4: After breakfast check out from the lodge and proceed to Olpejeta Sanctuary. You will arrive in time for lunch and check in at a luxurious tented camp laid on a 24,000-acre game reserve. Relaxation and evening game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Sweetwater’s Tented Camp
Day 5: Thereafter proceed to Aberdare National Park for the unique experience of all night and unlimited game viewing. Lunch, dinner and overnight will be at a tree lodge surrounded by forest and overlooking an illuminated waterhole and salt lick. Dinner and overnight stay at Treetops Hotel
Day 6: Check out of the hotel after breakfast. Start your journey to Amboseli with lunch in Nairobi. Arrive in the late afternoon with a game drive en-route, Amboseli is famous for its large herds of elephants. other animals likely to be seen are lions, cheetahs, bufallos ,giraffes etc. Later check in at Ol Tukai Lodge. The lodge is nestled on the foothills of Africa’s highest mountain Mt Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge
Day 7: Whole day in Amboseli with morning and afternoon game drives. Animals likely to be spotted include the Masai giraffe, elephant, buffalo, bushels zebra, etc.
Optional activities include: –
Sundowners on observation hills.
visits to the traditional manyattas of the Masai.
Dinner and overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge
Day 8: Check out of the lodge after breakfast. Embark on a game-drive en-route to the Tsavo National Park where you are expected to arrive in time for lunch at the Kilaguni Serena lodge. Kilaguni was the first safari lodge ever to be built in a national park and has long been a favorite of international tourist. Embark on an afternoon game-drive after lunch. Return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 9: Whole day in Tsavo. Optional activities include morning and afternoon game-drives, excursions to Mzima Springs, with its crystal clear water welling up from volcanic rocks and its hippos and crocodiles. Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 10: After breakfast check out of the lodge and embark on a game drive en-route. Drive further south to the coastal town of Mombasa. Severin Sea Lodge on the northern coast of Mombasa. Dinner and overnight at Severin Sea Lodge
Day 11: Whole day at the coastal town with visits to Fort Jesus Museum, Haller Park, and Mombasa old town. Dinner and overnight at Severin Sea Lodge
Day 12: Whole day spent at your own leisure.
Dinner and overnight at Severin Sea Lodge
Day 13: Check out of the hotel after breakfast. Start your journey to Nairobi at 9:30 am. This is a six hours drive with an optional lunch en-route. You are expected in Nairobi in the late afternoon.
You have an option of taking dinner at the Carnivore restaurant where you can enjoy sizzling game meat. Later transfer to Jomo Kenyatta to catch your home-bound flight.
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