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Enjoy wildlife up, close and personal with the Best of Kenya Package. Discover Kenya's many national parks and splendid views as you embark on your journey.
You can choose to explore the hidden sights of Nairobi and visit the Karen Blixen Museum where Meryl Streep from Out Of Africa quoted the famous saying ‘I had a farm in Africa ….’ Alternatively, you can visit the Giraffe Centre and experience up close and personal how beautiful and majestically tall these creatures are. Another option in Nairobi is The Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which is open to the public from 11 am – 12 noon and in the evenings for those who have adopted an elephant, for a personal visit to see their orphaned elephant who is being hand reared to be released back into the wild. Other interesting places to visit are the Kazuri Beads factory where you can watch how single mothers make the world’s most beautiful beads.
Samburu National Reserve is one of the lesser-known national parks, but is nevertheless teeming with life. Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains. The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five). The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah are an important attraction. Return back to the lodge in time to freshen up for dinner.
The Aberdare National Park, with an area of 767 Km2 covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges of Central Kenya, from an altitude of 1829M to 4001M above sea level. Animals easily observed in the park include the black rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey and Sykes monkey. Rare sightings include those of lions, the golden cat and the bongo - an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest.
On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park which is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives. During you game drives in Lake Nakuru you will see hordes of baboons, hippos and perhaps a leopard as well. Other wildlife to be spotted are Rothschild’s giraffes, buffalo and zebras and rhinos too.
The Masai Mara, arguably Kenya’s most popular game reserve, lies in the Great Rift Valley and where the annual migration of around 1.5 million of wildebeest together with zebras and gazelles takes place. They come across the Mara River from northern Serengeti in Tanzania in search of fresh short grass. This migration is a never ending cycle through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The defining influence on the migration is the weather, so there is no telling exactly where the migration will be during the year, only best estimates can be made. Other wildlife in the Mara are impala, top, giraffe, leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetah. You might even spot the elusive black rhino at a distance. Hippos are abundant in the Mara River together with the large crocodiles. If you are going to do a safari, this is one spectacle not to be missed.
Day 1: Nairobi
Jambo! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a representative from Rickshaw Travels who will greet you and assist with the transfer to your chosen hotel in Nairobi. The rest of the day and evening are at leisure to do what you want to do.
Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: Nairobi - Samburu
After breakfast pick up by our driver/guide at approximately 0630 hrs and depart for your lodge/camp in Samburu (approx 6 hrs drive) where you will be booked for two nights stay on full board basis. Arrive at the lodge in time for a late lunch and thereafter relax until evening after which you will depart for a game drive.
Dinner and overnight at your chosen lodge/camp.
Day 3: Samburu
After early morning tea/coffee depart for a game drive returning back in time for breakfast. After breakfast spend the entire day at own leisure until lunch. After lunch depart for a late afternoon game drive returning back to the lodge for dinner.
Dinner and overnight at your chosen camp/lodge.
Day 4: Samburu - Aberdares
After a leisurely breakfast commence your drive to the Aberdares. The drive is approx. 4 hrs and you will drive past Kenya’s highest Mount Kenya arriving for lunch. Afternoon lunch you will drive into the Aberdares and check you’re your lodge. It’s an excellent quiet way to be introduced to safari in Kenya where you can game view from the privacy of your room or from the outside top terrace and even from the lounge area where you can enjoy an aperitif.
Dinner and overnight at your chosen lodge.
Day 5: Aberdares - Lake Nakuru
After morning breakfast check out from the lodge and proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park (approx 4 hrs drive) where you will be booked for one night stay on full board basis. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. After lunch depart for an afternoon game drive in to the Nakuru national park where you will also be able to view the world famous flamingoes.
Dinner and overnight at your chosen camp/lodge.
Day 6: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
After an early breakfast, your journey now takes you to the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve. The drive takes you down the Great Rift Valley offering great views over the wilderness and Mt Longonot. The drive is around 4 hrs to the gate. Arrive in time for lunch followed by afternoon game viewing drive.
Overnight at your chosen lodge/camp.
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