Kenya Special (16 days)

Nairobi, Samburu, Mount Kenya, LakeNakuru, Maasai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli, Mombasa and Malindi.

Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport  you will be met by Heri Africa Safari representative who will escort you to the Sarova Stanley hotel/similar.  Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, explore the city, relax or take an optional excursion. Dinner on your own. Bed and breakfast accommodation at The Stanley Hotel/similar.

 

Day 2: Samburu National Reserve

Depart Nairobi after breakfast and drive North, past the kikuyu highlands on through Nanyuki town. You’ll have a breathtaking views of Mount Kenya, weather permitting and get to stop over the Equator point.  Arrive at Samburu National Reserve in time for Lunch.  Afternoon siesta until 1600 hrs, then embark on a game drive until dusk. The reserve is renowned for its unique animals that are only found north of the Equator that include: Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Generuk and the Grevys Zebra among others. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge / similar set in the riverine forest on the western bank of  the Uaso Nyiro River.

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

Full day at Samburu with both morning and afternoon game viewing drives watch the wildlife along the Ewaso Nyiro banks as they water. Leopard and lion are also easily spotted. Large herds of elephants and other wildlife are seen along the river banks as they come to water and graze. The elephant and crocodile are a guaranteed sighting in addition to excellent bird watching; The reserve is true wilderness. All meals and overnight at Samburu Lodge/ similar.

 

Day 4: Mt Kenya National Park

After breakfast continue to Mt. Kenya National Park for mountain ecology arriving in good time for lunch at Mountain Lodge Tree Hotel. The lodge is situated deep in the forest. Throughout the day and night forest animals visit the waterhole and saltlick, to ensure you many exciting moments.  Mt. Kenya consists of three principal zones; the rocky peak area, with its cloak of glaciers and snowfields; the alpine zone with distinctive giant vegetation; and the vast gentle slopes drenched in mountain forest and bamboo jungle.  Due to its unique vegetation UNESCO has declared Mount Kenya a biosphere reserve.  Most visitors are content with marveling at the mountains beauty from a distance at the comfort of their lodge. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Mountain Lodge Tree Hotel.

 

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Reserve


In the morning continue to your lodge situated on the shores of Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru, an alkaline lake on the bed of the Great Rift Valley, has earned its fame as the home of the greatest bird spectacle in the world – a myriad of more than a million pink flamingos, which seasonally use its water to feed on the abundant algae which thrive in its warm waters. Lake Nakuru has a great deal to offer beside its magnificent bird life. Here you will also find lions, leopards, buffaloes, and other Savannah and forest game, which make game viewing worth while. After lunch and siesta, enjoy an afternoon of game watching. All meals and overnight at Flamingo Hill Luxury Camp/ similar.

Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve


Continue across the floor of the Great Rift Valley, the longest rift in the crust of the earth, to the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve for another savannah ecology and wildlife. You will spend two days in this nature’s paradise amongst the zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, buffalo, elephant, gazelle and many others. You will encounter prides of lion resting in the shade of the acacia trees or lying low in the grass in wait for their next prey. There is a good chance of spotting the cheetah and if you are lucky, – the shy leopard.  All meals and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge/ similar.

Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve


Early morning and late afternoon game viewing with lunch and siesta at the lodge. By nightfall it is time for a refreshing drink before dinner. All meals and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge/ similar.

 

Day 8: Lake Naivasha


After breakfast depart for Lake Naivasha early in the morning, one of the gems in a necklace of Rift Valley Lakes. Lake Naivasha is famous for its remarkable variety of bird life and its hippo colonies. You will take a boat ride to Crescent Island, one of the few places in Africa where you can wonder on foot among zebra, wildebeest, gazelle and giraffe. Hells Gate National Park in Naivasha is famous for its birds of prey, unique flora that thrives on volcanic soil, gorges, cliffs, caves and towers. The setting is one of intense, recent volcanic activity where hot springs, steam jets and fumaroles are common. All meals and overnight at Lake Naivasha Country Club/ similar.

Day 9: Amboseli National Reserve 

After your morning breakfast you will depart Naivasha and proceed to Amboseli via Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Amboseli National Reserve located at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro lies some 240-km (149 miles) Southeast of Nairobi.  The snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro rising above a saucer of clouds, dominates every aspect of Amboseli, and forms a backdrop to an impressive display of wildlife with its population of lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah, buffalo and other Savannah game. A photographer’s paradise. Afternoon game viewing. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge/ similar

 

Day 10: – Amboseli National Park

Full day in Amboseli National Reserve with morning and afternoon game viewing. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge/similar.

 

Day 11: Nairobi- Mombasa

After early morning breakfast, drive to Nairobi. Visit Karen Blixen Museum. Lunch at the restaurant. After lunch take a brief City Tour en route to the airport for your onward flight to Mombasa departing at 1730 and arriving Mombasa at 1830. On arrival at Moi airport Mombasa, you will be met and transferred to Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel / similar where you are booked on half board.

 

Day 12: Mombasa- Excursions

After breakfast, you will be picked from the hotel at 10:30 am for a guided excursion to Mombasa old town rich in Swahili Culture and Coastal archaeology followed by a guided tour of the famous Fort Jesus Museum.  Return to the hotel.  Lunch on your own, Dinner and  Overnight at Serena Beach Hotel.

 

Day 13: Mombasa- Dolphin Excursion                              

You will be picked from your hotel at around 6.00 am to Shimoni for a full day

Dhow trip to spot the dolphins. It is in their coral garden where you will snorkel and marvel at the prolific marine life as you leisurely sail in tranquil silence listening out for the dolphin whistles. This will also include traditional lunch, unlimited sodas, beer, mineral water and wine, tea, coffee and doughnuts and snorkeling equipment. Lunch: Served on the dhow. Dinner and Overnight at Serena Beach Hotel/ similar.

 

Day 14:  Malindi- Gede Ruins


You will be picked from your hotel at 8:30 am and drive to Malindi with magnificent view of the Coastal strip. Visit Gede Ruins and Malindi Town en route to Turtle Bay Beach Club booked on full board. Lunch at Turtle Bay Beach Club Afternoon at leisure in the beach or at the swimming pool.  Full board accommodation  at Turtle Bay Beach Club/ similar .

 

Day 15: Malindi – Watamu Marine Park

After breakfast, and depending on the tide take an excursion to Watamu Marine Park with fascinating coral reefs, which are home to over 140 species of hard and soft corals. The reef plays a central role as a biodiversity stronghold as it provides ideal breeding grounds for fish and other marine life. All meals and overnight at Turtle Bay Beach Club.

 

Day 16: Nairobi- Departure

After breakfast and a few hours of relaxing at the Club, transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Nairobi. On arrival, you will connect with your outbound flight back home.

 

COST [ insert cost]

The above costs include the following :

  • Park entrance fees in the Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Full board accommodation while on safari
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation while in Nairobi
  • Experienced English Speaking driver-guides
  • All airport transfers
  • All road Transportation and Game drives with our 4×4 Safari microbuses complete with pop – up roof for enhanced game viewing
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Nanyuki/Mara / Nairobi flight

 

The costs exclude:

  • Additional sightseeing or deviation from the itinerary.
  • All items of a personal nature such as tobacco; laundry; phone calls, etc.
  • Tips and drinks/beverages.
  • Any Other Items not mentioned above
  •  Medical/Travel Insurance.