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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Parks visited: Amboseli; Tsavo West; Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara
  • Nairobi sight-seeing day
  • Game drives; boat safari, bush walks

A fantastic safari tour visiting all the classic parks and reserves in southern Kenya including; the iconic Amboseli with it’s fantastic views of Kilimanjaro, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, the wilderness of Tsavo and the savannah plains of the Masai Mara; providing plenty of opportunities to track down all the Big Five, see large herds of elephant and watch big cats patrol the savannah plains! There will also be a boat safari on Lake Naivasha, a nature walk on Crescent Island and a day sightseeing in Nairobi, including a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage.

Accommodation: mid-range luxury lodges.

Day 1: Amboseli – Sopa Lodge (Safari Lodge)

Depart Nairobi and travel to Amboseli (5 hours), a fantastic park that borders Tanzania where you’ll have fantastic views of the imposing Mount Kilimanjaro. The park has abundant wildlife including herds of elephants, big cats and many birds – it’s a park not to be missed! You’ll arrive in time for lunch at Sopa Lodge, situated in 200 acres of private conservancy just outside Amboseli National Park. Sopa Amboseli has 83 rooms, decorated with Masai themed murals and nicely spaced out in the mature gardens. After lunch you will head out into Amboseli National Park for a game drive, after which you’ll return to camp for dinner and an evening relaxing.

Day 2: Amboseli – Sopa Lodge

Game drives in Amboseli National Park, all meals at the lodge.

Day 3: Tsavo West – Serena Kilaguni ( Game-viewing lodge)

Wake up early to see the sunrise over the imposing Kilimanjaro, then after breakfast continue your safari onto Tsavo West, which is about a two-hour drive through wilderness. You’ll be staying at the stunning Serena Kilaguni Lodge situated inside the park where you’ll arrive in time for lunch at their restaurant, which has great views over the park. After lunch you’ll be taken on a late afternoon game drive and a visit to the Mzima Springs where you may see hippos and Nile crocodiles and many different species of bird. You’ll then return to Kilaguni for dinner and spend your evening relaxing and watching the wildlife arrive at the watering hole overlooked by the lodge’s restaurant, lounge and bar.

Day 4: Tsavo West – Serena Kilaguni

Morning and afternoon game drives in Tsavo West National park, with all meals at the lodge.

Day 5: Tsavo West to Nairobi – Wildebeest Eco Camp (Eco camp)

After breakfast and a short game drive through Tsavo park, you’ll head back to Nairobi with a picnic lunch and arrive in time for dinner at the Wildebeest Eco Camp.

Day 6: Nairobi – Wildebeest Eco Camp

After a leisurely breakfast the next day, you’ll leave camp and spend the day sightseeing in Nairobi, starting with a visit to the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage in the morning, with lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee House, followed by a trip to the Giraffe Centre and the Karen Blixen Museum. Alternatively, you could head over to the Nairobi National Park and take a nature walk before returning to camp for dinner.

Day 7: Lake Nakuru – Sopa Lodge (Safari lodge)

After breakfast your guide will take you to the Premium Lake Nakuru (3 hours) where you could see over 400 different species of birds, large numbers of white rhinos, the rare Rothschild giraffe and other plains mammals such as lion, zebra and buffalo. On entering the park you will take a game drive on route to your accommodation at Sopa Lodge that has great views over the lake and park; all the rooms are very spacious and are located at the top of a ridge, all with views over the lake. After lunch you’ll head out into the park for a game drive before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Day 8: Lake Naivasha – Sopa Resort (Game-viewing lodge)

After a leisurely breakfast, your guide will take you out on a morning game drive through Nakuru National Park. You’ll leave the park late morning and head down the Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha and the Sopa Resort (1.5 hours), where you’ll arrive in time for lunch. The lodge is located close to the lake shore and has beautiful gardens and there is often wildlife wandering around such as bushbuck, zebra and giraffe – and in the evening you may also see hippos grazing on the lawns. The rooms are spacious, Swahili style chalets either with a balcony or a glass fronted lounge area for relaxing and wildlife viewing. After lunch you’ll take a boat safari across the lake where you may see hippos and many species of birds including fish eagles, pelicans and sometimes flamingoes, there will also be a stop along the way at Crescent Island for a short nature walk. After your boat safari, you’ll retire to the lodge for the evening, have dinner and watch the hippos come up from the Lake to graze in Sopa’s grounds.

Day 9: Masai Mara – Serena Safari Lodge (Safari lodge)

After an early breakfast your driver will take you to the open grassland of the Masai Mara (4.5 hours), rich in biodiversity and home to a large variety of bird species and wildlife the Masai Mara offers great game viewing and bird-watching opportunities. You’ll arrive in time for lunch at the lodge, which is located within the Mara triangle, arguably one of the best locations in the reserve. The lodge has amazing views across the savannah plains and plenty of facilities including a spa and pool. After lunch you’ll head out for a game drive and then spend the next two days exploring the Mara reserve and tracking down all the Big Five.

Day 10: Masai Mara – Serena Safari Lodge

Full day game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve with a picnic lunch.

Day 11: Masai Mara – Serena Safari Lodge

Early morning and late afternoon game drives in the reserve with all meals at the lodge.

Day 12: Masai Mara to Nairobi

After breakfast and an early morning game drive, you’ll head back to Nairobi with a picnic lunch (5.5 hours). Alternatively stay for lunch at the lodge and fly back to Nairobi in the afternoon (optional extra). End of tour.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Full board accommodation
  • All local transportation including game drives
  • Transfers between parks / areas
  • Safari tour vehicle with lifting roof for game viewing
  • Driver and guide
  • All park and conservancy fees

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Tourist visa
  • Soft & alcoholic drinks

GOOD TO KNOW;

Payment
A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances.

Other Practical Information

All meals are included through the itinerary, most of which are at the lodges and camps although a few are picnic lunches taken while on safari.

CANCELLATION POLICY;

Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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