DAY 1: DEPART NAIROBI AND TO MERU NATIONAL PARK
Arrive in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, meet driver-guide and be transferred to Meru National Park. The Park is famous for being the scene for Joy Adamson’s book “Born Free”, the story of Adamson’s life and research amongst lions and cheetah. The park is wild and beautiful straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams. It has a diverse scenery from woodlands at 3,000ft. On the slopes of Nyambeni Mountain Range, Northeast of Mount Kenya, to wide-open plains with wandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms.
Animals Attraction: Animals that can be viewed here includes: lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lesser Burchell’s Zebras, Gravy Zebras, Masai and reticulated giraffes, Grant gazelles, gerenuks Kudu, duiker and dik-dik, one of Africa’s smallest antelopes. Large prides of lions can be seen and some of Kenya’s largest herds of buffalo. The rivers abound with hippo and crocodile, fishing for barbus and catfish is permitted at camp sites and along the Tana River.
Birds Attraction: Over 300 species of birds have been recorded including: the Peter’s fin foot which inhabits the Murera and URA Rivers, the Pel’s Fishing Owl, Kingfishers, rollers, bee-eaters, starlings and numerous weavers.Enjoy your Lunch and have an afternoon game drive in the park.
OVERNIGHT: At the Lodge in Meru
DAY 2: FULL DAY IN MERU NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast in the lodge and later depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Meru National Park with lunch break in between the game drives.
OVERNIGHT: At the Lodge in Meru
DAY 3: MERU TO OLPAJETA RANCH
After breakfast drive to Olpajeta Conservancy arriving for lunch. Followed by an afternoon game drive in Olpajeta Conservancy.Highlights of Sweet Waters and Olpajeta Conservancy Ranch;
- Chimpanzee sanctuary and largest Black rhino sanctuary in East Africa
- Splendid views of Mount Kenya
- Host to all the ‘Big Five’
- Central waterhole that attracts a wide variety of game
- Higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan park
- Camel rides at an extra cost
OVERNIGHT: At the Lodge in Olpajeta
DAY 4: OLPAJETA RANCH TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast in the lodge and then drive to Lake Nakuru National Park heading straight for a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Established in 1961 and gazette in 1968 as a National Park, the park has Kenya’s largest population of rhinos. The park is home to Lion Hills, Makalia waterfalls, unique vegetation, Picturesque landscape, yellow acacia woodlands and a wide range of birds most famous being Flamingoes and Pelicans.
Located in the Great Rift Valley Lake System, the park is also as an ecologically significant region having been named a RAMSAR Site and Important Bird Area. Covering 73 square miles (188 square kilometers), Lake Nakuru is world famous for flamingos, and was created a National Park to protect, its stunning flocks of lesser flamingo which literally turn its shores pink. These are the millions of flamingoes seeking their food in the salty deep-green waters of Lake Nakuru. The park is indeed a birds’ paradise hosting over 500 species.
Animals include: Thomson gazelles, Grants gazelles, impalas, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes or even black rhino, leopards and about 450 birds species in total. Buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild Giraffe, White and Black Colobus monkey are plentiful in the forest. The bush lands offer eland, Steinbok, impala, Chandler’s Reedbuck and dik dik, whilst rock hyrax and klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment.
OVERNIGHT: At the Lodge in Nakuru
DAY 5: LAKE NAKURU TO MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
After breakfast drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve, with lunch at your lodge and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Game Reserve. Optional Afternoon Visit to a Masai Cultural Village: This afternoon, join the Masai dancers donning their African regalia and the jingling on their feet, flow by the rhythm of African beats and dance to their tunes that will leave you refreshed.
Masai Mara Game Reserve:The Reserve, the Land of Big Cat Diary and Disney’s African Cats, is considered a “must see” for any new and repeat visitor traveling on a safari to Kenya. It is on the “to do” list for many Kenyans and visitors alike because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and birds. Masai Mara is the best place to see the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo).
Home of the Great Wildebeest Migration: The location of the ’Annual Great Wildebeest Migration’ – one of the natural wonders of the world – is a gloriously beautiful, wildlife-rich savannah landscape. The annual wildebeest migration from June to October consists of over 1.5 million wildebeests, gazelles gnus and Zebras roar converge at the border of Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara making a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon, before finally plunging wildly into the raging waters of the Mara River, creating a frenzy as the fight against swift currents and waiting hungry crocodiles takes priority. Those that survive crocodiles and raging waters cross over to the patiently waiting predators such as hyenas, jackals, leopards and lions for another survival battle.
Wildlife;The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s etc.
OVERNIGHT: At the Lodge in Masai Mara
DAY 6: FULL DAY IN MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Breakfast in the lodge and then depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve with lunch break in between the game drives.
Optional Masai Mara Balloon Ride: for those going for the balloon safari, you will be going for the early morning balloon, you will be picked at the hotel by the Balloon Company at 5.30am and drive to the balloon launch site where you will gather for takeoff. Enjoy early morning ballooning over the plains, getting a bird’s eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon.
OVERNIGHT: At the Lodge in Masai Mara
DAY 7: DEPARTURE DAY
Enjoy your breakfast in the lodge and drive to Nairobi, with optional lunch at a city restaurant. Later will be your transfer to the airport for your home bound flight.
PRICE: QUOTED IN US DOLLARS per person sharing
|LODGE TYPE||NO. OF PAX||LOW SEASON||HIGH SEASON||PEAK SEASON|
|Tour Name||Price Per Adult||Price Per Child||Available Seats||Departure Date||Duration|
|The Kenya Adventure Safari||$ 1,538||$ 0||10||Every Monday||7 Days, 6 Nights|
|Name||Price ( Adults/Children )||Persons ( Adults/Children )||Quantity||Total|