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17 Days Kenya Adventure Wildlife Trail Camping Safari

17 Days Kenya Adventure Wildlife Trail Camping Safari

Safari features: This is a budget camping adventure which starts from Nairobi and ends in Nairobi. You will be able to visit the 7Th wonder of the World the Maasai Mara Game Reserve,the most popular visited game parks in Kenya and the Spectacular Mombasa city. You will stay in campsites at the various parks and in a hotel in Mombasa.You will travel in a shared minibus together with our driver/guide.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival- Nairobi-Mount Kenya;

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by our tour manager who will welcome and brief you on your safari.You will then drive to Mount Kenya Safari Club. The Club is built on the equator facing Mount Kenya surrounded by hundreds of acres of magnificent gardens. There is a wide choice of facilities including heated swimming pool, tennis courts, golf course, horse riding, trout fishing, a fully appointed health and beauty club. Your luxury room even has a fireplace and a log fire will lit while you are at dinner. Spend the afternoon enjoying the many facilities at the Club.

Dinner and overnight at Mt Kenya safari lodge.

Day 2: Mount Kenya Safari Club-Sweet Waters;

After breakfast, drive to sweetwaters a paradise in an arid area. Watch the game in an upclose view. Sweetwaters is a paradise to the Maasai given the name sweetwaters as it was a well watered place why their animals came to drink water. Have lunch at sweet water Serena. After lunch visit the adjacent animal sanctuary, the Olpejeta Conservancy where you can only see the chimps in Kenya. The chimps were once captives in their indigenous countries of Burundi, Rwanda and Congo.

Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camps.

Day 3: Sweetwaters-Mount Kenya National Park;

After breakfast drive to Mount Kenya national park passing meandering through the valleys of Nyambene hills and arrive at mountain lodge in good time for lunch. After lunch have view game from the tree lodges balcony and take a nature walk guided by an experience naturalist.

Mt Kenya national park 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 Mountain Serena Lodge.

Day 4: Mount Kenya National Park;

After breakfast, have a full day hiking the second highest mountain in Africa. This is an average hiking place for every one. Picnic lunch.

Dinner and overnight at Mountain Serena lodge.

Day 5: Mount Kenya National Park-Samburu;

After breakfast leave for Samburu National Park as you enjoy your last game drive in the Park.You will have Lunch and late afternoon game drive in the Samburu Game Reserve, home to the rare and unusual reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Gravy’s zebra and beisa Oryx.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu camp.

Day 6: Samburu;

A full day of game viewing in the Samburu Game Reserve. Herds of elephant gather at the river to drink while crocodile bask on nearby sandbanks. You may be lucky to spot the very elusive leopard in a nearby acacia tree. Samburu is also an ornithologist's paradise, with numerous species migrating during the northern winter. A visit to the Samburu cultural village can also be arranged.

Samburu national reserve is a wild life haven. Here you will sport Africa's big cats-lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. Some animals are unique to this northern Kenya Park; gravy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudus and gerenuk. The Ewaso Nyiro River, the boundary with the neighbouring buffalo spring s national reserve, is where the elephants buffalo and other animals 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 Samburu camp.

Day 7: Samburu-Lake Nakuru;

Breakfast at Samburu and depart for Lake Nakuru , Kenya's greatest bird watchers paradise hosting thousands of pink flamingos and other bird species and an armchair in the Rift Valley Lakes stopping at Thomson Falls ,arriving in Nakuru for lunch. Afternoon game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru campsite.

Day 8: Lake Nakuru;

Morning and afternoon game viewing in the park moving to the baboon rocks for a spectacular view, see thousands of birds feeding in the alkaline water, look for waterbucks and warthogs as you return to the campsite.

Lake Nakuru is a sea of flaming pink as far as the eye can see. These are the millions of flamingoes seeking for their food in the salty deep green waters of Lake Nakuru. The protected area is primarily for birds of which 400 to 500 species can be found here including cormorants and pelicans. However visitors to be Lake Nakuru may also catch a glimpse of Thomson gazelles, impala, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes or even black rhino and leopards.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru campsite.

Day 9: Lake Nakuru-Maasai Mara;

After breakfast depart for Maasai Mara Game Reserve crossing the loita plains and arriving in time for lunch.Enjoy an afternoon game drive till dusk.

Dinner and overnight at Big time campsite.

Day 10: Maasai Mara;

After breakfast enjoy the sunrise over the open grassland which signals the start of a full day on the game-filled plains; photograph the stately black maned Lion, Cheetah, or Leopard, stocking defenseless herds of Wildebeest and other herbivores.

The Masai Mara is famous for its black maned lions, elephants and buffalo that make three out of the big five though luck is essential for spotting the other two namely parks animal concentration and abundance is second to none. We will cater for a picnic lunch at the hippo pool where with luck you may spot crocodiles basking on the rocks. Numerous plains game including antelopes, wildebeest, zebra, and Maasai giraffe can be seen as well as scavengers like hyena and vulture. In the late afternoon (at an extra cost), go for optional activities like having a nature walk, visiting Maasai villages to see the nomadic lifestyle or swimming in the nearby lodges.


OR Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari (On one of the days)

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.

Dinner and overnight at Big time campsite.

Day 11: Maasai Mara-Amboseli;

After breakfast leave for Amboseli National Park as you enjoy your last game drive in the Park arriving in time for lunch.After lunch enjoy an afternoom game drive into the park till dusk.

Dinner and Overnight at Tortilis campsite.

Day 12: Amboseli;

A cup of coffee or tea and you are ready to set off on your dawn game viewing drive.Wildlife is most active at this time of the day and you can see Mount Kilimanjaro as your photo background. Return to your safari lodge for a late breakfast, and spend the rest of the morning relaxing by the swimming pool. Another game viewing drive this afternoon. Plant your own acacia tree as part of the Amboseli Reforestation project, and receive a special certificate.

Amboseli sits on the lower slopes of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro Africa's highest mountain whose peak lies across the boarder in Tanzania. It is quite an experience to see Kilimanjaro hovering above the clouds in an early morning. The animal pictures arising against the dramatic backdrop of the mountain will thrill the photography enthusiast. Amboseli national park is renowned for its huge elephant herds. You will also see buffalo, black rhinos zebras, wildebeest and other plain animals.

Dinner and overnight at Tortilis campsite.

Day 13: Amboseli-Tsavo West;

After breakfast, drive via Chyullu hills to Tsavo West National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game viewing drive and a visit to Mzima Springs; (The source of drinking water for Mombasa).

Dinner and overnight at Ngulia camp.

Day 13: Tsavo West - Tsavo East;

After breakfast, drive to Tsavo East National Park which is renowned for its large numbers of Elephants and the famous Man Eating Lions (during the building of the Kenya / Uganda Railway in 1890). Lunch on arrival. Game viewing drive follows after lunch till dusk.

Dinner and Overnight at Tsavo safari camp.

Day 14: Tsavo East-Mombasa;

After breakfast and your final game drive, proceed to Mombasa for further vacation at the coast.Enjoy a tour of the city of Mombasa which includes a visit to Fort Jesus, Mamba Village or Crocodile farm, "Haller's Park" - a masterpiece in environmental conservation while having lunch en-route.

Dinner and overnight at Serena Beach Hotel.

Day 15: The Mombasa Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Tour;

After breakfast enjoy a tour to Arabuko-Sokoke Forest which is a four hours excursion from your hotel or beach resort ending by mid day before lunch at your hotel. For those less keen on "twitching" and ornithology the forest is also lovely for a walk, and exciting too, considering there is a resident herd of elephant and buffalo!

This forest covers an area of over 400 square kilometers, it is the last large piece of indigenous coastal forest left in Kenya followed by Kakamega Forest in Western Kenya.. It is a key site for the global survival of six bird species and three mammal species.

Dinner and overnight at Serena Beach Hotel.

Day 16: The Mombasa Watamu Marine National Park Tour;

After breakfast visit the Watamu Marine National Park which is possibly the finest Marine National Park in Kenya. The coral gardens are merely 300 metres from the shore and are home to a vast number of fish (over 600 species) and other weird and wonderful sea-creatures.Return to your hotel at for lunch then continue with your excursion at the park in the afternoon.

This is a full day marine excursion sailing in a transparent base boat and a quiet sea to reach the ideal place for snorkeling and admiring the colors of the coral reefs. A white sandy neck in the Indian Ocean.

Dinner and overnight at Serena Beach Hotel.

Day 17: Mombasa-Nairobi;

After Breakfast,depart for Nairobi having lunch en-route and arriving in Nairobi in the evening.You will have dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant before proceeding to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

End of safari.

Prices and Costs

Package Includes:

- All park entrance fees
- Full board accommodation on safari
- Service of a French speaking driver/guide
- Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Government taxes

Package Excludes:

- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- International flight
- Departure tax
- Tips to porters and drivers.

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