8 DAYS Best Of Kenya Safari

Code: LMJUYH
3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS
  • Keekorok-Lodge-MasaiMara

Begins in Nairobi and ends at the coastal white sandy beaches of Indian Ocean, this is a comprehensive safari that visits four extremely diverse wilderness areas, a real taste of Kenya. From the lakes of the Great Rift Valley and open plains of the Mara to the undulating hills of Tsavo, this is a great start to a safari and beach holiday. This weekly scheduled small group trip is guaranteed to depart for a minimum of 2 clients


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
Included:- Excluded:- Meet and greet services, airport arrival transfers in safari minibus or mini coach on shared basis, all transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4×4 vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English / Bilingual (French, German, Italian or Spanish) speaking driver-guide on shared basis, guaranteed window seat, meals and accommodation as specified, all park fees and government taxes, ½ litre bottled water per person per day on game drives Visa’s, airport taxes, gratuities, drinks and other activities not included in the package price, seasonal supplements.

 

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Day 1

Upon arrival in Nairobi, clients are met and transferred to the Eka hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the Eka hotel in a superior room on a bed and breakfast basis. (Check in time 14:00). Depending on time of arrival clients may choose to add an optional excursion. Eka Hotel is a modern style hotel that provides all the comfort, convenience and efficiency to the discerning traveler, Ideally located along Mombasa road in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. It is an ideal business cum leisure hotel, close to both the International and domestic Airports as well as the city centre. The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms, two restaurants, bar, conference facilities, swimming pool and a host of other facilities.

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Day 2

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you travel towards the Rift Valley escarpment on the road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. On the way spot the charming chapel built at the foot of the escarpment as you head across the valley to Narok, a vibrant Masai business hub. After a short stop over of convenience, proceed through the Loita planins into the Masai Mara national reserve in time for lunch. After lunch departs out for the first afternoon game drive till about 1830. Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis. Drive time approx: 5.5hours. Keekorok Lodge was opened in 1965 and lies at the southern end of Masai Mara National Reserve, approximately 280 kilometres from Nairobi. It is sited in the direct path of the annual migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of animals and there is hardly need to go on a game drive. Keekorok’s charm lies in the liberal use of local building materials.In front of the lodge there is a 300m elevated walkway that meanders through a small riverine forest to a small bar at one end. This overlooks a dam where resident hippo and other game are regularly seen.

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Day 3

Following an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the lodge by mid-morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive returning to the lodge as the sunsets. Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

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Day 4

Depart after breakfast and drive back north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday. Once in the park, view game en route to the lodge. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingoes. Look out for Black and White rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge on a full board basis. Drive time approx: 6 hours. Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of one of Kenya’s most densely populated wetland National Parks, (Ramsar site) near the town of Nakuru. The park has achieved international fame for both black and white rhinos are being given a new lease of life in this 188 sq km, fully-fenced park – and they are carefully protected. The Rothschilds giraffe is another rarity and the park has its fair share of buffalo, leopard, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion. Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east ecological niche of the park, with commanding views of the lake and the flamingos for which it is justly famous. Lush gardens surround the lodge and cottages. There is a good programme of activities and evening

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Day 5

Depart after an early breakfast and continue towards Nairobi and then head south towards Amboseli stopping for a picnic lunch enroute. Arrive in Amboseli national park with game drive en route to the Ol Tukai Lodge for check in, dinner an overnight. Drive time approx: 7.5 hours. Ol Tukai Lodge Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, Ol Tukai Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park. Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the lodge looks out over the golden savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps, which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. As the only sources of water in the park, this attracts huge numbers of wallowing elephants, hippos, buffalos and plains game. Meanwhile, from the prehistoric site of Observation Hill, the sunset over Kilimanjaro is truly magnificent at the centre of ‘Maasailand’.

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Day 6

Do an early morning gamedrive the rest of the morning is at leisure followed by lunch at the lodge. After Lunch, depart for Tsavo West. The journey takes you east, across the spectacular Shetani lava flow, a reminder of the molten outpouring that spilled down the scenic slopes of the nearby Chyulu Hills over the last three centuries. A zig-zagging road through scrub thorn and acacia leads you into Tsavo National Park, which together (East and West) form the largest of Kenya’s parks. On arrival, enjoy game-viewing en route to your lodge arrive at your lodge as the sun sets. Overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis. Drive time approx: 3 hours. Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge is superbly situated in the lee of Mount Kilimanjaro and sheltered by the volcanic splendour of the Chyulu Hills, this classic stone built lodge overlooks its own water hole, which is visited daily by elephants, buffalos and a wide variety of plains game. One of the first lodges ever to be built in a national park, the lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-viewing. It is also ideally placed for visits to all the park’s prime attractions. Faced in volcanic stone and utilising the natural rocky outcrops of a valley known as ‘the place of the young rhino’, from which it takes its name, the lodge features a thatched central dining area and a rock-built bar, with a viewing terrace looking directly down on to the waterhole. All the spacious en-suite rooms have their own verandas, some overlooking the waterhole, some the Chyulu Hills, which are one of the world’s youngest volcanic ranges. As for activities, the lodge offers numerous game drives, guided walks, bush breakfasts, volcano climbs and trips to Mzima Springs, a set of crystal-clear ponds, fed by the melt waters of Mount Kilimanjaro, in which the many hippos can be viewed from a submerged glass chamber.

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Day 7

This morning enjoy a game drive in the park, including a visit to Mzima Springs with its underwater viewing holes. Following lunch at the lodge, continue to Taita Hills Game Sanctuary for rest of the afternoon at leisure, viewing game from lodge’s underground hide or from the lodge balconies. Overnight at Sarova Saltlick Game Lodge on fullboard basis Drive time approx: 3 hours. Saltlick Lodge is located in the heart of a private Wildlife Sanctuary which lies adjacent to Tsavo National Park, therefore playing an increasingly important role in the protection and conservation of Kenya’s wildlife heritage. The entire lodge is raised on stilts, providing 24-hour game viewing opportunities from any corner of the lodge. The rooms are built in two storey blocks from a central pod and linked together by elevated platforms – overlooking a salt slick and small waterhole. Each room is spacious and beautifully appointed, featuring exquisite ethnic décor in keeping with the Tsavo environment Rooms are spacious and have all the necessary modern conveniences. The restaurant, bar and main balconies have views over the water hole and salt lick, which is constantly in use by local park residents. There is also an underground hide for closer encounters.

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Day 8

Following breakfast, depart on a morning game drive in Taita Hills Game Sanctuary. Lunch will be provided at Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge before continuing your journey to Mombasa, aiming to reach your North or South Coast beach hotel by late afternoon.Drive time approx: 4 hours. End of Services.

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