Highlights of Kenya Safari - Africa Point
Highlights of Kenya Safari
Elephant Family, Samburu National Park, Kenya
Highlights of Kenya Safari
Cheetah with Cubs, Samburu, Kenya
Highlights of Kenya Safari
Elephant, Aberdare, Kenya
Highlights of Kenya Safari
Cheeta, Samburu, Kenya
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Highlights of Kenya Safari

Highlights

  • Spot "Big Five" game: lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalo and leopards
  • View endangered and rare wildlife, including Rothschild's giraffes, Grévy's zebras and the East African oryx
  • Watch for millions of flamingos at Lake Nakuru – how many can you count?
  • Experience the Eighth Wonder of the World: the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Meet the famed Maasai, one of Africa's most iconic and colourful tribes

What to see:

Grevy's ZebraReticulate GiraffeLionLeopardRhinoElephantBuffaloHippo
7 Days
Per Person
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From $ 1845

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Day-by-Day Programme


If you've ever dreamed of an out-of-Africa experience, Kenya's major highlights welcome with this adventure into sun-baked landscapes, soaring mountains, and savannahs home to diverse wildlife, including Africa's Big Five. 

 

 

 

Day 1: Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve

The Kenyan breeze whips through your hair, a welcome respite from the already rising heat of the day. On our drive north from Nairobi to the Samburu National Reserve, you spot crocodiles along the sun-baked banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro River. And if Samburu's scenery looks familiar, it's not déjà vu; these open plains featured prominently in the award-winning British drama, Born Free.

 

Our destination is Samburu National Reserve, a wilderness retreat of grassy savannah, rolling mountains and glimmering horizons obstructed only by passing elephants, lions, leopards, zebras, and giraffes. Your very first game drive is a smorgasbord of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including sightings of hippos and Nile crocodiles (oh my!). The reserve is also home to kind-hearted Kamunyak ("Blessed One"), the miracle lioness who adopted at least six oryx calves. She hasn't been seen since 2004; will you be the one who spots her next? 

 

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge.

 

 

Day 2: Samburu National Reserve

Awake with the sun for an early morning game drive. You're on the lookout for Samburu's special "Big Five" – rare sightings of Beisa oryx, gerenuk, Grévy's zebra, Massai ostrich, and reticulated giraffe (Somali giraffe). Just as the outdoors heat up, we're back inside for breakfast and leisure time at the lodge's pools, poolside bar and health club. 

 

As the sun's golden rays descend into the horizon, the bush comes alive with big game and hulking predators. Take advantage of dropping mercury and rising animal sightings, and head out on your second game drive (16:00) to spot hunting wildcats and lumbering elephants.

 

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge.

 

 

Day 3: Samburu to Aberdare National Park

Sit down to breakfast in Samburu and lunch at Outspan, a stately hotel located in the heart of Kenya's coffee and tea region. We'll wind up our food tour at Treetops Lodge, your Aberdare National Park lodge. The vista that unfolds at your final destination, Aberdare National Park, is enough to stun the senses: the majestic park soars to 4,300 metres (14,000 feet) above sea level, skimming mountaintops and diving into v-shaped valleys, swooping under waterfalls, and soaring over moorland, rainforests and bamboo forests. 

 

Aberdare is your first chance to spot Africa's famed "Big Five" – the African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, lion, and black rhinoceros – all in one place. 

 

Dinner and overnight at Treetops Lodge.

 

 

Day 4: Aberdare National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park

Your first glimpse of Lake Nakuru is almost unbelievable, as a sparkling, blue lake materialises before your eyes, its shoreline an explosion of cherry-blossom pink. These rosy hues are owed not to flowers, but to flamingos – millions of these blush-coloured fowl line the coastline. 

 

An afternoon game drive introduces you to flamingos, and then some: more than 400 bird species reside in Lake Nakuru National Park, which share its lands with endangered Rothschild's giraffes, black rhinos, white rhinos, lions, buffalos and baboons, among other incredible animals. 

 

Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.

 

 

Day 5: Nakuru to Maasai Mara

Today welcomes you to an iconic Kenyan experience: Maasai Mara. After breakfast, we'll motor through the Great Rift Valley to end the day in the homeland of the Maasai. The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is one of the world's most famous safari destinations, and for good reason: incredible wildlife live here and the region is cradle to a rich and colourful culture. 

 

Late afternoon finds your hands latched to the vehicle's safety bar, as we bump out onto our first expedition into the Maasai bush lands. And we've arrived just in time: if the timing is right, you'll have the chance at a front-row seat to the Eighth Wonder of the World: the Great Wildebeest Migration. For two months a year, millions of hulking gnu abandon the Tanzanian Serengeti to thunder over the plains of Maasai Mara, in search of shelter and sustenance. Thomson gazelles and zebra accompany the migration, infusing the region with big predators including cheetahs, lions, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas and vultures.  

 

Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

 

 

Day 6: Maasai Mara

Rise and shine for an early-morning game drive through the Maasai Mara Reserve, named for its hospitable people and their description of the land, "Mara:" "spotted" with scrub brush, trees, and cottony clouds. The reserve is the perfect place to test your photography skills: focus your lens on the picturesque savannah, grasslands, winding rivers, and sloping hills that give shelter to hippopotami, zebra, topi, antelopes and Africa's incredible "Big Five:" African elephants, lions, leopards, black rhinos, and African buffalo. 

 

Retreat from the mid-day heat just in time for a late breakfast and day of relaxation. A late afternoon game drive rounds out your day's adventure. 

 

Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

 

 

Day 7: Maasai Mara to Nairobi

On your final morning in Africa, can you imagine a better farewell than a fantastical ascent into the skies aboard a balloon safari (optional)? Drift above the savannah, and enjoy an entirely new view of grazing giraffes, charging elephants and stealthy lions. 

 

After breakfast, you'll return to Nairobi. Arrive mid-day for drop-off at your Nairobi hotel or the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

 

 

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Rates


From To Per Person (Based on 2 Persons Sharing)
1 Oct 2014 31 Oct 2014 $ 2340
1 Nov 2014 20 Dec 2014 $ 2015
21 Dec 2014 3 Jan 2015 $ 2295
4 Jan 2015 6 Apr 2015 $ 2065
7 Apr 2015 15 Jun 2015 $ 1845
16 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2015 $ 1910
1 Jul 2015 31 Oct 2015 $ 2435
1 Nov 2015 20 Dec 2015 $ 2005

 
To give our clients maximum protection, we are a member of the Kenyan Association of Tour Operators (KATO). An integral part of KATO's quality assurance is a system of recourse and redress for dissatisfied travellers or in the worst case scenario if a member goes out of business.
 

Notes

The above prices are based on 2 persons sharing. A price reduction is available for larger parties with groups of six enjoying up to 25% savings on the per person rate!

 

This safari can easily be upgraded to higher standard or adjusted for less expensive accommodation. The final cost of the tour depends on your budget and preference.

 

Includes

  • Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Park entry fee
  • Accommodation and all meals while on safari
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Any applicable Government taxes

Excludes

  • Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara - USD 455 per person extra (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking)
  • Extras at the lodges: tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses

 

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