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Kenya Highlights Safari

Highlights of Kenya 2019

Highlights of Kenya 2019

 

Nairobi . Aberdare/Mt. Kenya Region . Samburu . Lake Nakuru . Masai Mara

 

Happening on selected Saturdays twice monthly, the Kenya Highlights Seat In Safari takes visitors though Kenya’s best destinations. Starting with the bustling Nairobi, the journey goes to the Aberdare region in which lies the Aberdare National Park, Aberdare Ranges, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and Mt. Kenya, Africa’s second tallest mountain. The journey is then headed to Samburu where visitors can view a great variety of wildlife species in the Samburu National Park and get to experience Samburu culture. The visit to Lake Nakuru is sure to be an eye-catcher followed by a trip to the world-famous Masai Mara. Visitors get to see the ‘Big 5’ and if the season is right, The Great Migration. This journey will afford the visitor a memorable  lifetime experience that they’ll talk about for a long time. For optional extras and extensions, please contact our experts and they’ll be glad to help.

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Duration

8 days/ 7 nights

Starts At

JKIA, Nairobi

Ends At

JKIA, Nairobi

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Kenya Highlights Safari

Nairobi City

Known as ‘The City in The Sun’, Nairobi boasts of a robust and vibrant business environment bustling with people from all walks of life. It’s a city that never sleeps.

Kenya Highlights Safari

Northern White Rhino

Travel to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and meet Najin and Fatu, the only remaining Northern White Rhinos in the world.

Kenya Highlights Safari

Samburu Game Reserve

The game reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park. The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings.

Kenya Highlights Safari

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is a must-see for any avid birder, there are many water birds, most notably pelicans, herons and storks that call the lake home.

Kenya Highlights Safari

Lake Naivasha – Boat Ride

There are boat safaris conducted to allow one to get close to the birds. The lake is also renowned for a healthy population of hippos and it is common to sight them lazing in the swampy area of the lake.

Kenya Highlights Safari

Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November.

Kenya Highlights Safari

Day 1: Arrive In Nairobi

 

Arrive Nairobi at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. After customs and immigration formalities, you will be welcomed and transferred to your Nairobi City Hotel where you are booked on Bed & Breakfast.

  • Accommodation : Safari Park Hotel or similar
  • Meals: Dinner/Breakfast
Kenya Highlights Safari

Day 2: Nairobi/Aberdares – Mt. Kenya Region

 

Breakfast and morning at leisure. Lunch at Safari Park Hotel followed by departure in direction Aberdares/Mount Kenya region. Arrival in the afternoon. Enjoy beautiful views of Mount Kenya (weather dependent). Dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation : Aberdares Country Club or similar
  • Meals: Lunch/Breakfast/Dinner
Kenya Highlights Safari

Day 3: Aberdares – Mt. Kenya Region/Samburu

 

Breakfast at your lodge.  Depart for Samburu. Game drive Samburu with picnic lunch en-route.

Animals commonly seen are elephants, lions, cheetahs, Grevy’s zebras, giraffes, gerenuks, buffalos, Oryx, grants gazelles, dikdiks and waterbucks. There are over 350 varieties of birds. These include the famous Somali Ostriches (distinguished by their unique purple/blue legs during mating season), kingfishers, humming birds, eagles, guinea fowls and vultures.

Arrival in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation : Samburu Intrepids Camp or similar
  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Kenya Highlights Safari

Day 4: Samburu

 

Enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive in Samburu. All meals at your Lodge/Camp.

  • Accommodation : Samburu Intrepids Camp or similar
  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Kenya Highlights Safari

Day 5: Samburu/Lake Nakuru

 

Breakfast at your Lodge/Camp. Departure to Nyahururu Falls for Photo stop and picnic lunches. Continue to Lake Nakuru national park.

The park is a popular place for visitors as well as locals. Waterbuck are usually sighted along the lake shore, and this is the home of the Rothschild’s giraffe. Baboon, impala, buffalo, monkeys, warthog, impala, reedbuck and eland are also resident here. However, the main attractions are the rhinos. The park is a designated rhino sanctuary and it is one of the best places in Kenya to observe them. Both black and white Rhinos thrive here.

Besides the greater and lesser flamingoes, the park is home to many other species including, the Great crested Grebe, the black necked Grebe, little Grebe, Pelicans, Cormorant, African Darter, Egyptian Geese, night Heron, Fish Eagle, grey Heron, Marabou stork, Sacred and Hadada Ibis.

Game drive and arrival at your Lodge in the early evening. Dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation : Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar
  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Kenya Highlights Safari

Day 6: Lake Nakuru/ Maasai Mara

 

After breakfast departure in direction Masai Mara with picnic lunches.

Leaving the lakes area behind; begin your ascent up over the top of the Mau Escarpment.  Then, heading due south, you travel towards Narok, gateway to the Masai Mara and district headquarters of this part of Maasailand.  You’ll travel across the “breadbasket” of Kenya, covered with acres of wheat and barley, before you reach your lunchtime destination. After lunch, proceed for a game drive. Masai Mara is a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the Mara River and its tributaries, and punctuated by marshes and forests. Certainly the most frequented game reserve in Kenya,  this 650 sq kilometer reserve supports the highest density of game to be seen anywhere. During the seasonal migrations, Masai Mara is home to up to a million wildebeest and an equally impressive number of zebras that move into the area from neighboring Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania. The reserve is home to all the “big five” and it is also possible to observe; baboon, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal and cheetah. The rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles.

Visit of an authentic Maasai Village for cultural encounter. Arrival at your Lodge/Camp in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation : Mara Sopa Lodge or similar
  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Kenya Highlights Safari

Day 7: Maasai Mara

 

Wake up call. Early morning tea/coffee. Set out for an early morning game drive in the reserve. This is usually the most popular game viewing time. During the early hours temperatures are low, thus providing a favorable atmosphere both for the game and the viewer. Lion, Cheetah and Leopard roam the vast grasslands in search for their next meal, it may be an unsuspecting impala or even a small one like the warthog…whatever the players, and the spectacle of nature unfolding is always awe inspiring! Return to the lodge for breakfast. Mid-morning at leisure. Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon game drive will follow returning for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation : Mara Sopa Lodge or similar
  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Kenya Highlights Safari

Day 8: Masai Mara/Nairobi/Departure

 

After breakfast drive to Nairobi. Drop off at your Nairobi City Hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your out bound flight in the evening.

 

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What is included and excluded in the itinerary:

Inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure transfer Nairobi
  • Meet & Greet on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta international Airport Nairobi on Day 1
  • Assistance on departure at Jomo Kenyatta international Airport Nairobi on Day 8 (up to security check Departure Hall)
  • Accommodation and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Game drives as indicated in the itinerary (please be aware that due to unforeseeable weather and traffic circumstances not every game drive can be guaranteed)
  • Park entry fees to all parks and reserves included in the itinerary for 24hrs each (fees are subject to change)
  • Transportation in 6 seater custom-made Safari Minivan with services of experienced Private Safaris English speaking safari driver guide (Guaranteed Window Seat & access to pop-up Roof)
  • Allocation of Driver Guide with German/Italian/Spanish/French language abilities guaranteed with a minimum of 02 pax per language (depending on availability)
  • Two bottles of half liter mineral water per day during game drives.
  • 24/7 Concierge Service
  • Fully Comprehensive Insurance Cover
  • Flying doctors coverage: (Covers clients within East Africa for a period of 30 days. In the eventuality of a medical emergency, they will be airlifted to Nairobi where they will be taken to a good hospital. Hospital bills are borne by the patient.)

Exclusions:

  • International & Domestic flights (if not mentioned above)
  • Personal insurance and baggage insurance
  • Visa fees wherever applicable.
  • All drinks & meals unless stated above.
  • All tips and porterage.
  • Laundry, massages and other personal expenses e.g. mini-bar & telephone unless otherwise stated
  • Any other services not mentioned above and other optional/additional activities.
Kenya Highlights Safari

Safari Park Hotel & Casino


The Safari Park Hotel & Casino stands in 50 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in the city of Nairobi. It is Africa’s largest and most exciting conference destination offering a selection of 203 rooms; 36 suites, 167 deluxe rooms. The Safari Park Hotel is a fusion of international sophistication, safari style, theme-park fun and cultural creativity.

Nairobi, Kenya.

Aberdares Country Club


This captivating site was the homestead of an English couple that decided to settle in Kenya. Almost a half century later, their home, “The Steep”, was renamed the Aberdare Country Club and opened for guests.

Mt. Kenya Region, Kenya.

Samburu Intrepids Camp

Samburu Intrepids Camp


Samburu Intrepids Camp sits in the lush oasis of the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River. Cooled by the river breeze and the forest, the camp sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river which is frequented by elephants with basking crocodiles on the river bank.

Samburu, Kenya.

Lake Nakuru Lodge


A beautiful eco-lodge situated in Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Nakuru Lodge boasts of unobstructed views of Lake Nakuru and its wildlife. While there, enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor swimming pool and an in-house restaurant that serves a variety of dishes among other amenities to make you stay pleasant.

Lake Nakuru, Kenya.

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

On the slopes of Oloolaimutia Hills in Masai Mara lies the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge. It is one of the first safari lodges to be built inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve with mature and lush gardens as a testament to this. With various amenities for your enjoyment, a stay here will add to your sizzling experience of the Mara.

Masai Mara, Kenya.

1 Night Discover Nairobi

Discover Nairobi Tour are short trips offering you the opportunity to see the City within a short time and discover Nairobi’s beauty and history. The tour includes: Giraffe Center, Karen Blixen Museum and Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.

  • Nairobi
  • 1 Night / 2 Days
  • Starting From $ 165

2 Nights Mombasa Beach Experience

White sandy beaches and swaying palm trees. Fringed by swaying palm trees on one side, and the warm Indian Ocean on the other, the shoreline is lined with coral reefs, making Kenya also a superb destination for watersport and diving enthusiasts alike.

  • Mombasa North Coast
  • 2 Nights / 3 Days
  • Starting From $ 540

3 Nights Amboseli Explorer

Amboseli National Park is home to many species, including the African elephant, Cape buffalo, impala, Maasai lion, Tanzanian cheetah, spotted hyena, Maasai giraffe, plains zebra and blue wildebeest among other African animals.

  • Amboseli National Park
  • 3 Nights / 4 Days
  • Starting From $ 260
Zanzibar Extension

2 Nights Zanzibar Beach Experience

There is a lot to see and to do on Zanzibar island. First and foremost, do enjoy the amazing white sand beaches especially at the north, east and south coast. The sand has the consistency of castor sugar!

  • Zanzibar
  • 2 Nights / 3 Days
  • Starting From $ 145

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