13 Days Upmarket Luxury Safari in Kenya

13 Days Upmarket Luxury Safari in Kenya, Kenya Top Lodge Safaris

NAH LUX 441 - 13 Days Upmarket Luxury Safari in Kenya

Highlights

This is a thirteen days luxury safari into some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. This trip will start at Kenyatta International Airport after your arrival, take you through to the panoramic Rift Valley; the only earth feature observable from space and on to the world famous Masai Mara, scene of the greatest spectacle of the animal kingdom - the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest. Continue through the Rift Valley Lakes of Naivasha, Nakuru, Bogoria and Baringo at a leisurely pace enjoying your stay at these unique destinations. Proceed to Northern Kenya and the parks of Samburu and Meru with their extraordinary retinue of peculiar wildlife before ending your tour at the renowned Mt Kenya Safari Club.

You will be able to see plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya's big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the leopard among a host of other different animal species. You will stay in tented camps while on this safari.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi - Maasai Mara Game Reserve
On your arrival, you will be met by our tour manager who will brief you on your safari as you depart for Maasai Mara Game Reserve, through the Rift Valley, arriving early enough for your lunch at Big Time Camp. After lunch you will then proceed for an afternoon Game drive till dusk.

The Masai Mara National Reserve as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya covers an area of over 1,500 sq. km. it is located in the Great Rift valley in an open primarily grassland where wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserves western escarpment. The swampy land provides more access to water and less access to tourists. The Eastern end is closest to Nairobi and hence easier to access by tourists.

Dinner and overnight a Luxury Tented Camp or lodge.

Day 2: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Early in the morning you will go for a pre-breakfast Game viewing followed by breakfast. After breakfast you will drive, you will be taken for a Game drive and there after lunch go for an afternoon Game drive till dusk when you will go back to the luxury camp or lodge

The Maasai Mara, now The New 7the wonder of the world and 4th preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine. The most spectacular event of the natural world takes place here; The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture while being followed on their heels by the predators of the savanna; lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.It hosts over 450 species of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.

Dinner and overnight a Luxury Tented Camp or lodge.

Day 3: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Experience the magical Masai Mara; with morning and afternoon Game drives, taking your packed lunch in the drive.

The wildebeests are the most dominant inhabitants of the Masai Mara. Their numbers are estimated in the millions. The great migration starts in July each year when well over one million wildebeest along with large numbers of Thompson's gazelles, zebra and other herbivores migrate from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to fresh pastures in the north and then back south again in October.

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Optional Balloon Flight

You can opt to carry out your game viewing activity on an adventurous and unforgettable balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost. This package includes a champagne drink in the wild.


Dinner and overnight a Luxury Tented Camp or lodge.

Day 4: Maasai Mara - Naivasha
After breakfast, depart for Lake Naivasha which is reached in time for lunch, afternoon visit to Hells Gate National Park and the geothermal power plant.

Proceed to a luxury lodge or tented camp by the lake for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru
Depart after breakfast and drive to the home of millions of flamingos and the home of the white rhino and about 350 different species of birds.

It is known as an ORNITHOLOGICAL PARADISE. Lake Nakuru is a soda lake on the floor of the Rift valley. It is famous due to its being a home to about 1.5 million flamingo's and the over 450 species of birds found here. The sight of the millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species - particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. It is a home to Lions, waterbucks, buffalos, baboons and pelicans.

Dinner and Overnight at a Lake Nakuru Lodge or Sarova Lion Hill

Day 6: Lake Bogoria - Lake Baringo
After breakfast, drive to Lake Bogoria where the hot water springs abound and plenty of medicinal springs. After lunch, visit Lake Baringo. At an extra cost, have one hour boat ride which enables you to see hippos at a close range.

Dinner and overnight at a Island Camp Baringo.

Day 7: Lake Baringo - Samburu Game Reserve
After your breakfast check out and depart for Samburu Game Reserve, arriving in time for your lunch and there-after a Game drive till dusk.

Samburu National Reserve is a wildlife haven. Here you will spot Africa's big cats - lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. Some animals are unique to this northern Kenya Park: Gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk. The Ewaso Nyiro River, the boundary with the neighboring Buffalo Springs National Reserve, is where the elephants, buffalo and other animal species gather for a drink. You will find the scenic semiarid landscape quite dramatic. The reserve is located within the lands of the colorful semi-nomadic Samburu tribesmen.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Camp.


Day 8: Samburu Game Reserve
Take a pre-breakfast Game viewing followed by a breakfast in the camp site, then a morning and afternoon Game drives the whole day. Harsh but beautiful, this reserve harbors many species of animals not found in the more lush parks of the south.

Another exploration of this harshly beautiful reserve where game bounds, especially in the forest fringes of the Ewaso Nyiro River which flows gently through the dry landscape. Lunch is followed by an afternoon leisure, perhaps by the pool. Dinner and overnight at your lodge or camp.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Camp.

Day 9: Samburu Game Reserve - Meru National Game Reserve
You will leave the camp for a pre-breakfast Game drive. After breakfast leave Samburu for Meru National Park arriving in time for lunch. Proceed for a game drive in the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at the luxurious Elsa's Kopje or similar.

Day 10: Meru National Game Reserve
Full day of game viewing in this land of "Bornfree" fame. All meals and overnight at Elsa's Kopje.

Day 11: Meru National Game Reserve - Mt. Kenya Safari Club
Pre-breakfast Game viewing. After breakfast depart to the luxurious Mt. Kenya Safari Club whose immaculately manicured gardens nestle on the forest slopes of Mt Kenya. After lunch you will be free to enjoy the numerous optional facilities of the club which include horseback riding, tennis, golf, bowls, swimming, or just luxuriating in the comfort and beauty of the surroundings.

Dinner and overnight at Mt. Kenya Safari Club.

Day 12: Mt. Kenya Safari Club
Spend the day on the slopes of Mount Kenya at the world renowned Mt Kenya Safari Club.

Mount Kenya National Park: The national park around Mt Kenya is very different from all others. For one thing, the protected area only starts at a height of 3,300meters above sea level and because of the rough mountain country is unsuitable for a motor safari. For another, although many animals live here (e.g. Elephants, Buffaloes) you do not see many of them except at the water hole by the mountain lodge where particularly at night many animals can be observed. The unique vegetation and fantastic scenery attract mountaineers and botanists who can plunge through mountain forests draped with lianas, bamboo and fields of giant heather before coming to the Alpine moorland, bizarre volcanic formations and finally, the eternal ice and glaziers of the summit region.

Dinner and overnight at Mt. Kenya Safari Club.

Day 13: Mt. Kenya Safari Club - Nairobi
After breakfast you will check out and depart for Nairobi arriving in Kenya's capital city at about noon.

End of Safari.

Prices and Costs

Cost Includes:
• Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
• Transport in custom built mini van
• Services of an English speaking tour driver/guide
• Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary
• All Government taxes and levies

Cost excludes:
• Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara US$ 450 per person extra
(Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
• All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.
• Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver-guide
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
• Any local or international flight and departure taxes
• Laundry services
• Any other item not included in our itinerary
• Sleeping bag and other toiletries