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NAH 310LUX - 7 Days Kenya Highlands and Rift Valley Adventure

Wildebeest in Maasai Mara

Highlights: This is a budget camping adventure which starts from Nairobi and ends in Nairobi. You will be able to visit the Aberdares from Nairobi then proceed to Samburu National Park and then to Lake Nakuru National Park. You will stay in tents or Guest houses at the various campsites and tented camps / lodges within the various touristic sites during your safari and round it up by a visit the New 7Th Wonders of the World Maasai Mara.

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: Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk. The 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 colourful semi-nomadic Samburu tribesmen.

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.

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.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi - Aberdares
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, or if you are staying in a Nairobi City Hotel, our tour manager will meet you and brief you on your safari, and there after depart from Nairobi for The Ark or Tree Hotel. The Ark is situated in the Aberdare National Park, deep in the mountain. This unique lodge resembles a ship; overlooking a floodlit waterhole and saltlick which is visited by a variety of animals. Often seen here are the elephant, rhino and bushbuck. Occasionally a leopard or giant forest hog may be seen. Before driving to The Ark / Tree Hotel, lunch is taken at The Aberdare Country Club.

Dinner and breakfast at The Ark or Tree Hotel

Day 2: Aberdares - Samburu
Leave The Ark after breakfast, to drive into Samburu passing through Isiolo, the gateway to George Adamsons land of lions, reaching Larsen's Tented Camp or similar by lunch time.

Samburu is an open Savannah plan and in the vicinity of the Uaso Nyiro River. One can find the dik dik, rhino, buffalo, elephants, cheetah, leopard and lion. Unique to this area are the reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, the long-necked gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx, of course not forgetting the hippos and crocodiles in the river and a hundred different species of birds including the Somali ostrich.

Dinner and overnight at a lodge / tented camp.

Day 3: Samburu
Full day in Samburu National Reserve, with leisure break after lunch. Dinner and overnight at a lodge / Tented camp.

Day 4: Samburu -Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, depart for Delamere camp, Lion Hill camp or similar.

The Delamere camp is situated on the shoreline of Lake Elementaita, in the Great Rift Valley. The Soysambu Wildlife Sanctuary is a private sanctuary, hosting thousands of lesser and greater flamingos and the only Great White Pelicans; plus a variety of other beautiful water birds. In Soysambu, one has the opportunity to view game while on foot and to watch undisturbed birds form strategically placed points. Night-time game drives are available too, giving one the opportunity to view aardvark, African wildcat, civet, leopard and white-tailed mongoose.

All meals at a lodge / Tented camp.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru -Masai Mara
Depart after breakfast and drive to the Sarova Mara camp or Sekenani or similar, situated in Masai Mara; the richest game park in Kenya. Set up very naturally between two streams, the Sarova Mara camp gives you the opportunity to view a wide selection of wildlife such as lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard, rhino, giraffe and buffalo. Sarova Mara Camp is surrounded by beautiful gardens and lawns, with an abundance of exotic colourful flowers; truly a sight for sore eyes. All meals are taken at a lodge / Tented camp.

Day 6: Masai Mara
This day is spent exploring the Mara plains for predators and a visit to the Hippo Pool; of course not forgetting a view into the Serengeti plains across the Kenya / Tanzania border. All meals are taken at a lodge / Tented Camp.

Day 7: Masai Mara - Nairobi

Maasai Mara Balloon (Optional)
0630 hrs- early morning game drive - if you still want to go for more

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Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience.

Depart after breakfast, reaching Nairobi by lunchtime.

Cost: Euro 880 / US$ 1285 per person. Based on minimum 2 persons travelling.

Package Includes:

all game parks or national parks entrance fees
all game drives in the various parks accompanied by our professional English-speaking driver cum guide
transport by comfortable safari vehicles with hatch-roofs
all campsite fees
Accommodation in the Lodge and Tented Camp.
Package Excludes:
- Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara US$ 385 per person extra
(Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
- Tips to driver guide, cook and porter.
- Extras at the lodges tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
- Items of personal expenses