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Grand Kenya 10 Nights 11 Days

DAY 1; Arrival/ Nairobi /Tsavo West (approx.. 6hrs drive)

Upon arrival JKIA, you are met by Nature Expeditions representative and proceed to Tsavo West National Park. Tsavo West National Park is a land of lava, springs and man-eaters. The park covers an area of 7,065 sq. Km, here you will visit Mzima Springs which forms a haven for a rich wildlife pageant with elephant wallowing in the mud cross over the bottom you will see crocodiles and hippos basking in the bank or swirling through the water; gazelles. This park is unique this is because of man eaters of Tsavo that attack the railway construction workers during the 1898 railway construction, according to the history John Henry Patterson kill the lions later construction resumes and it was finished in 1899. Later back to the Camp for dinner and overnight at Severin Safari Camp [Full Board] www.severinsafaricamp.com

 

DAY 2;  Tsavo West/Amboseli National Park (approx.. 3hrs drive)

After breakfast check out and drive to Amboseli National Park arrive for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. This park is famous for its big game and scenic beauty with the landscape dominated by the Mt. Kilimanjaro. It offers an interesting contrast with its dry and dusty appearance, which can be attributed to the volcanic ash that came out of Mt Kilimanjaro when it last erupted. In spite of the appearance, there is a continuous supply of water that gets filtered through volcanic rocks from Kilimanjaro’s melted snow. These streams flow underground, creating lush green areas, and converge at two clear water springs in the park. Dinner and overnight at Kilima Safari Camp [Full Board] https://www.madahotels.com/kilima-safari-camp-amboseli

 

DAY 3; Amboseli National Park

You will spend the day in the park on morning and afternoon game viewing drives. Wildlife here includes the zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, caracal and serval cat, lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, wild dog among others. There are also over 400 species of birds, including the bee-eater, kingfisher, African fish eagle, martial eagle and pygmy falcon. Visitors mainly come to watch the huge herds of elephants. The bull elephants have some of the largest tusks in all of Kenya. Visitors can also enjoy excellent views of Mt Kilimanjaro and Meru. All meals and overnight at Kilima Safari Camp [Full Board] https://www.madahotels.com/kilima-safari-camp-amboseli

 

DAY 4; Amboseli/ Solio Ranch (approx.. 6hrs. drive)

After breakfast, check out and drive via Nairobi to Mt Kenya Region to arrive in time for an afternoon game drive at Solio Ranch. This ranch plays a very major part in the protection and breeding of black rhinos, the ranch is fenced, privately owned protected area geared toward rhino conservation, Rhino is a member of the big 5 group which includes lions, leopards, buffaloes and elephants. All meals and overnight included Rhino Watch Lodge [Full Board]

http://www.rhinowatchlodge.com

 

DAY 5; Solio Ranch/ Samburu Game Reserve (approx.. 3 ½ hrs. drive)

After breakfast, check out and drive further north of Kenya to Samburu Game Reserve which is within the land of the colorful Samburu people, close relatives of the Maasai, and harbors a number of wildlife species found only north of the equator. It offers unique vistas of rounded and rugged hills and undulating plains. The mix of wood and grassland with riverine forest and swamp is home to a wide variety of animal and birdlife. Check-in at the lodge followed by lunch and later in the evening proceed on a game viewing drive until sunset. All meals and overnight included Samburu Game Lodge (full board) https://wildernesslodges.co.ke/samburu/

 

DAY 6; Samburu Game Reserve

Spend another day in this Reserve where game viewing and visibility is excellent. Bird life is superb with over 380-recorded species and game includes reticulated giraffes, Gravy’s zebras, elephants, Oryx, Somali ostrich, hippos, crocodiles, gerenuk, buffaloes, lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. The long-necked gerenuk is a graceful antelope which spends much of its time in a bi-pedal stance seeking succulence among the withered scrub which dots this harsh terrain. Scenically, for most of the year Samburu is under the unsympathetic equatorial sun. Relief comes from the Ewaso Ng’iro River which rises some hundreds of kilometers to the west on the foothills of the Aberdare and which vanishes beyond Samburu in the recess of the Lorian swamp. All meals and overnight included Samburu Game Lodge (full board) https://wildernesslodges.co.ke/samburu/

 

DAY 7; Shaba National Reserve / Lake Nakuru (approx.. 5 hrs. drive)

After breakfast, depart to Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level. Arrive in time for lunch at Sarova Woodlands. The lake lies to the south of Nakuru town, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru is among Kenya’s finest national parks. Flanked by rocky escarpments, pockets of forest and at least one waterfall, the park is pretty year-round. You can also expect to see both black and white rhinos; look past the hordes of horny baboons and you’ll see hippos, or perhaps a lucky leopard or two. There are also about 50 rare tree-climbing lions in the park, spotted several times per week. The usual zebras, buffaloes and Rothschild’s giraffes seal the deal. The forested area below Flamingo Hill is a favorite lion-spotting point. It’s here that you should look up, not down as you are used to in other parks – lionesses love to sleep in these trees. Leopards frequent the same area. The caves beneath Lion Hill in the park’s northeast once served as a defacto lion cub nursery. These days, they are more commonly frequented by snakes. Pythons lurk in the cool, forested areas early in the mornings. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously line the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Eastern black rhinos and southern white rhinos have also been introduced later in the evening return for Dinner and overnight at Sarova Woodlands Hotel and Spa (full board) https://www.sarovahotels.com/woodlands-nakuru/

 

DAY 8; Lake Naivasha

After breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha. Enjoy an afternoon walk on Crescent Island, a crescent-shaped peninsula where part of the shooting of the movie “Out of Africa”​was shot. On the island, you will enjoy an unforgettable safari in the heart of this enchanting landscape. The island is a sanctuary for many species of birds, including heron, ibis or weaver. Later back to the hotel for dinner and overnight at Naivasha Kongoni Lodge [Full Board] http://naivashakongonilodge.com/

 

Day 9; Lake Nakuru / Maasai Mara Game Reserve (approx.. 5 hrs. drive)

This morning, travel to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, so named to mean the “spotted plains” in Maa language. This is home to the greatest concentration of large mammals and is widely recognized as Africa’s ultimate wildlife reserve. The park is the northern extension to the vast Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, famous for its annual migration of wildebeest. Arrive and check-in at the camp in time for lunch. Depart later for an evening game viewing drive in the Reserve which is a spectacular place of breathtaking sceneries, never-ending plains and the most abundant variety of wildlife remaining anywhere in the world. The landscape is made up of rolling savannahs dotted with patchy shrubs and bush thickets. All meals and overnight at Ol-moran Tented Camp [Full Board]

 

DAY 10; Maasai Mara

During your stay, you have the opportunity to explore this great reserve in depth. You may see elephant, giraffe, prides of lion, and thousands of impala, topi, grants and Thomson’s gazelle. Birds are prolific including immigrants, 450 bird species have been recorded among them 57 birds of prey. The Mara is the scene of annual migration of millions of wildebeest up from the Serengeti plains in search of water and grasses. While in Mara, you will have the option to float above the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem on board a hot air balloon followed by a gourmet champagne breakfast. You can also visit a Maasai tribal village and enjoy entertainment by Maasai dancers (Options at an extra cost). All meals and overnight at Ol-moran Tented Camp [Full Board]

 

DAY 11; Maasai Mara / Nairobi.

After breakfast and check-out drive back to Nairobi. On arrival you are transferred JKIA for your out bound flight.

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