Karibu Kenya Safari

  • 9 Days , 3 Cities
  • From $3,290
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Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake, lying North West of Nairobi. Lake Naivasha is well known for boat rides and as a gateway to Crescent Island. Among the resident, birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes, and a variety of herons. Hippos also live in the lake. 
Countries Visited Kenya
Places Visited , Nakuru
Suggested Duration 9 days
Travel Styles African Safaris & Wildlife Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Kenya!

    Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Meet driver-guide and after safari briefing, drive to Aberdare National Park, Well known to the world as the home of succession wherein came a princess and out went the Queen of England while at Treetops lodge, Aberdares is a land of fortune and diversity. The Park got its name from Lord Aberdares, one of the founder members of the Royal Geographical Society. Located in the central highlands, west of Mount Kenya and 160kms from Nairobi, the foothills of the Aberdares National Park is covered with huge trees, which, as you go higher, gradually give way to bamboo forests. From about 3,000 meters upward the landscape consists primarily of alpine moorland which gives way to an area of grassland with, from time to time, giant lobelias presenting an attractive contrast. Try this destination of fortunes.-and who knows? You might be the next queen or king!

    Attractions: The major physical attractions: Lesatima and Kinangop peaks, numerous waterfalls, Twin & Elephant hills, Table Mounts, black rhinos, elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog, lion, leopard, baboon, black & white colobus, and sykes monkeys are abundant. Bird viewing is incredible with over 250 species of birds recorded.

    Lunch at the hotel and enjoy your afternoon and evening watching wildlife from the hotel terrace as they come to drink water at the waterhole.

    What's included?

    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Samburu Game Reserve - Game Drive

    After breakfast drive to Samburu Game Reserve arriving for lunch. Afternoon game drives in Samburu Game Reserve.

    Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness. Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie "Born Free". Samburu National Reserve is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River in dry northern Kenya and neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life.

    The presence, of the Ewaso Ngiro River - and its shady trees - attracts plenty of wildlife. Giraffe, large herds of elephants, buffalo, gerenuks, gazelle, waterbuck, and zebra (including the endangered Grevy's zebra) from the surrounding savannah plains trek to the water, Lion, leopard, and cheetah are also quite easy to spot, thanks in part to the lack of grass cover. The reserve provides the opportunity to see wildlife that only lives in the dry north of Kenya; namely: the long-necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Beisa onyx. The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings.

    Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve, which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches, and others.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Samburu Game Reserve - Enjoy game drives

    Breakfast in the hotel and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon. Alternatively, enjoy game drives in Samburu Game Reserve with a lunch break in between the game drives.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Mount Kenya National Park - View the spectacular game

    After breakfast drive to Mount Kenya National Park. Along the way, we shall have panoramic views of coffee farms and tea farms before arriving at the lodge around mid-day and in time for lunch. The Mountain Lodge is located within Mount Kenya National Park, approximately 120 miles (193 km) and a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Nairobi. It's nestled in a woody area of the Mount Kenya National Park at a height of 1.3 miles (2.1 km) above sea level. The lodge towers over the mountainous peaks of Mount Kenya where you can view the spectacular game, regularly viewed at the waterhole daily. The panoramas surrounding Mountain Lodge will delight you with their dramatic features. By day, cool, clear mountain air and sweeping views across the treetops beckon with opportunity for discovery and exploration. The African night is enlivened by the sounds of the forest animals. You can view the game even closer as they feed at the water hole, by visiting the specially built and constructed viewing bunker connected to the lodge from a short tunnel. An open-air deck gazes down to a water hole bustling with elephant and buffalo herds.
    Enjoy the afternoon and evening watching wildlife from the hotel terrace as they come to drink water at the waterhole.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    Nakuru National Park - Witness the world-famous flamingos

    After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park heading straight for a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.

    The Park is established in 1961 and gazette in 1968 as a National Park, the park has Kenya’s largest population of rhinos and is home to Lion Hills, Makalia waterfalls, unique vegetation, Picturesque landscape, yellow acacia woodlands, and a wide range of birds most famous being Flamingos and Pelicans. Located in the Great Rift Valley Lake System, the park is also an ecologically significant region having been named a RAMSAR Site and Important Bird Area covering 73 square miles (188 sq km). Lake Nakuru is world-famous for flamingos and was created as a National Park to protect, its stunning flocks of lesser flamingos which turn its shores pink. These are the millions of flamingos 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 bird species in total. Buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild Giraffe, White, and Black Colobus monkey are plentiful in the forest. The bushlands offer eland, Steinbok, impala, Chandler’s Reedbuck, and dik dik, whilst rock hyrax and klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Lake Naivasha - Boat Ride and Bird Watching

    After breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha arriving for lunch. Check in to your hotel. After lunch enjoys the afternoon boat ride and bird watching in Lake Naivasha.

    Lake Naivasha Boat Ride is a freshwater lake lying North West of Nairobi. Lake Naivasha is well known for boat rides and as a gateway to Crescent Island. During the boat ride, the boat captain will explain in detail the various animals and birds in the lake. Among the resident birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes, and a variety of herons. Hippos also live in the lake. The waters of the lake draw a great range of games to the shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Hippos wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo populations sleep the day out in the shallows.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 7

    Masai Mara - Game Drive

    After breakfast, drive to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Have Lunch at your hotel, and enjoy the afternoon game drive in the Game Reserve.

    The Masai Mara Game Reserve is the Land of Big Cat Diary, and Disney’s African Cats is considered a "must-see" for any traveling on a safari to Kenya. 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 like elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos , and buffalos.

    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 genus, 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 they 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.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 8

    Masai Mara Game Reserve - Game Drive

    Breakfast in the hotel and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve with a lunch break in between the game drives.

    Today the recommended activity of enjoying an early morning hot air balloon ride looking out over the stunning landscape of the Mara Plains. Masai Mara Balloon Ride is for those going for the balloon safari, you will be going for the early morning balloon, you will be picked up at the hotel at 5.30 am, 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. After approximately one hour aloft, the balloon lands while breakfast is being prepared for us nearby. The smell of bacon, sausages, and egg drifts in the breeze as we sample exotic Kenyan fruits and homemade pastries and if you wish, glasses of bubbly to toast our flight, a tradition initiated by the Montgolfier brothers.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 9

    Nairobi Airport - Departure

    Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Nairobi. Transfer to airport in time for your home bound flight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $3,290 per person

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What’s Included?

  •  8 nights stay in Luxury Accommodation 1 night stay in Aberdares National Park on Full Board Basis
    • 2 nights stay in the Samburu game Reserve on Full Board Basis
    • 1 night stay in Mount Kenya National Park on Full Board Basis
    • 1 night stay in Lake Nakuru National Park on Full Board Basis
    • 1 night stay at Lake Naivasha on Full Board Basis
    • 2 nights stay in the Masai Mara Game Reserve on Full Board Basis
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Nairobi
  • Custom-made Safari Vehicles – Land Cruiser 4×4
  • Guaranteed a window seat with each car carrying a maximum 6 Pax
  • Safari game drives as per the itinerary
  • National Park and Game Reserve entrance fees are covered
  • English-speaking drivers will guide and inform you during the safari
  • Have drinking water throughout the safari
  • 24-hour support throughout the safari

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Explore “a land of fortune and diversity” Aberdare National Park
  • Game Drive in Samburu Game Reserve
  • View the spectacular game in Mount Kenya National Park
  • Witness the world-famous flamingos in Nakuru National Park
  • Enjoy the boat ride and bird watching in Lake Naivasha
  • Game Drive in Masai Mara

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