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The Rickshaw Travel Group ("Rickshaw Travels") was founded in May 1988. From our humble beginnings as a small travel agency, we have grown and expanded into several countries and today have 28 years of experience in the travel business, both corporate and leisure... read more .

ESSENTIAL KENYA


Jambo means Hello in Swahili - Welcome to Kenya, a land with the most spectacular wildlife game reserves in the world. The Maasai Mara is widely considred to be Africa's greatest wildlife reserve and this is where your journey begins.  

From USD 1748*

per person sharing

Scattered in the vast grassland plains are herds of Zebra, Giraffe, Gazelle, and Tope. The Acacia forests abound with bird life and Monkeys. Elephants and Buffalo wallow in the wide Musiara Swamp. The Mara and Talek rivers are brimming with Hippos and Crocodiles. Experience wildlife as never before with an ultimate african adventure.

Day 01:       Nairobi

Met on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Optional excursions can be booked and paid for locally.

Day 02:       Nairobi- Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast drive north to Samburu National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch. Early afternoon at leisure followed by a late afternoon game-drive.

Day 03:       Samburu National Reserve

On this day you have early morning and afternoon game drive in this harshly beautiful terrain where wildlife abound 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. Lunch and dinner at the lodge.

Day 04:       Samburu National Reserve – Mount Kenya

After breakfast at your camp you will drive back towards the Equator to Mount Kenya National Park arriving at your lodge for lunch. Afternoon is at leisure to view game from the lodge balcony.

Day 05:       Mount Kenya - Lake Elementaita with a visit to Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, drive heading south-western down the escarpment to Lake Elementaita for lunch. After lunch proceed on an afternoon game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park which is world famous for its bird’s spectacle with myriad of flamingos that thrive on the algae in that shallow alkaline lake, the endangered white rhino and so much more. Dinner and overnight this day will be at Lake Elementaita.

Day 06:       Lake Elementaita- Masai Mara National Reserve

Depart after breakfast at your lodge driving on the floor of the Great Rift Valley arriving at Mara in time for lunch at Sarova Mara Tented Camp followed by an afternoon game drive.  Masai Mara National Reserve is the northern extension of the Serengeti ecosystem. With rolling grass fields, the scenic reserve is home to the big five and with over 500 species of bird life species having been recorded it’s also a bird watchers haven. After lunch, you will embark on an afternoon game drive at this majestic and scenic reserve.

Day 07:       Masai Mara National Reserve

Enjoy a full day in the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game-drives. Optional visits to a local Masai village and a hot air balloon are also available.

Day 08:       Masai Mara National Reserve-Nairobi-Depart

Depart Mara after breakfast for Nairobi to arrive in the early afternoon. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta international Airport to arrive in time for your outbound international flight.

Includes:

* Terms & Conditions Apply

  • Meals and accommodation in standard rooms as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities
  • 1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on safari in our vehicle
  • Transfers and transportation as indicated in the itinerary above by specially equipped non-air-conditioned 7-seater safari minivan with pop-up roofs in Kenya
  • 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

Excludes:

  • International or domestic airfare, airport taxes and security related fee 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
*terms and conditions apply