KENYA – See the Buck and the Antelope Play – 7 Days

This safari is subject to availability, and its price may vary.  Prices are per person, sharing a double room. Single supplement applies.

Day 1: Samburu

Leave Nairobi early in the morning and drive north to Samburu on the south bank of the Uaso Nyiro River, downriver from Archer’s Post. North of the Equator some of the animals and vegetation are a little different from those commonly found south. Elephant, black rhino, lion, buffalo and cheetah and the usual buck and antelopes are common to both north and south of the equator. However unfamiliar animals are the Grevy’s zebra, the reticulated giraffe and the Somali ostrich. There is also the long neck gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, and hunting dog. Crocodiles in the river can be seen from the lodge/tented camp. The vegetation is usually dry grass with a few swampy patches. There is some forest cover along the Uaso Nyiro River and an abundance of doum palms.

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Overnight Samburu Serena Lodge

Day 2Shaba

Another day in this harshly beautiful terrain where wildlife abounds especially near the river which is their only source of drinking water. The Uaso Nyiro River flows gently through the dry landscape sustaining life in this harsh land. Shaba National Reserve is where the famous conservationist George Adamson did his research on lions. Lunch and an afternoon of leisure at the pool.

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Overnight Samburu Serena Lodge

Day 3 Tree Hotel

After breakfast drive to the fast-growing market town of Nyeri in time for lunch. This is where Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boys’ Scout movement spent the last years of his life. He is buried in a cemetery just outside the town. After lunch at the base hotel, drive through to the tree hotel where you spend the afternoon comfortably watching the forest animals that come to the waterhole and salt lick. In the late afternoon, the waterhole is floodlit so that the tourist is able to watch in silence and undercover. As night falls the place gets crowded with large and small forest animals.

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Overnight at a tree hotel 

You are required to pack an overnight bag when you transfer to the Ark or Treetops for the night.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, drive past the northern tip of the Aberdares to descend into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru is the alkaline lake, the breeding ground for the algae on which the thousands of flamingos live. The park is home to a variety of buck and antelopes, the Burchell’s zebra, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and even leopard has been sighted here. It is now a sanctuary for the white rhino.

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Overnight Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

Day 5: Maasai Mara

After breakfast, a brief walk to savour the beauty and tranquility of these waters. Then on to Kenya’s most famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve to arrive in time for lunch. An afternoon game drive will familiarize you with the variety of game animals and bird life in this beautiful park. Even if nothing spectacular happens on this outing, the landscape will fill you with admiration for how the savannah sustains much life.

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Overnight Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 6: Masai Mara

An early morning game drive after a hot cup of coffee or tea and biting. This may be the best time to see a predator make a kill or the sight of one relishing its meal. Breakfast and a leisurely morning spent at the lodge pool, or another game drive.

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Overnight Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 7: Nairobi

After breakfast, you will return to Nairobi via the Mau Escarpment. Having just crossed the Great Rift Valley and passed Mount Longonot it would be interesting to view the crater from a different angle, via the tip. A brief stop at the Italian Chapel and then you continue the drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight.

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COST FROM $3,265 USD

INCLUDED FEATURES:

  • Meet and greet service by our local representatives at the airport upon your arrival
  • Round trip, private transportation to and from airport and hotel
  • Accommodation in standard rooms as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, denoted by B, L, D)
  • 1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on safari in a KWT vehicle.
  • Transportation by specially equipped non-air-conditioned  4×4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roofs
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
  • Game drives, sightseeing, and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation
  • Temporary membership to Emergency Medical Evacuation Service whilst on safari

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International or domestic airfare, airport taxes, and security-related fees unless mentioned above
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide; hotel/camp and restaurant staff; room service etc…
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages, etc…
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

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