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NAHKTS 004, 10 Days Tented Camping Tours in Kenya

NAHKTS 004, Tented Camping Tours in Kenya, East Africa Camping Holidays 10 Days

Holiday Paradise Tours - 10 Days

This Safari will take you through the Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks where the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro can be viewed; to the panoramic Rift Valley and on to the Maasai Mara, scene of the greatest spectacle of the animal kingdom - the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest, and Lake Nakuru renowned for host thousands of pink flamingoes. On this safari you will tour in a six seater minibus and stay in a camp.

Day 1: Arrival- Nairobi- Samburu National Park
On arrival you will be met by our manager who will brief you on the tour as you depart for Samburu National Park. Arriving late in the afternoon you will have your late lunch before you depart for an afternoon Game drive till dusk.

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: Gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk. 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.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Camp.

Day 2: Samburu
Morning and afternoon game drive inside the park,Search for the stars of Samburu rarely found elsewhere including reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra, beisa Oryx, Somali Ostrich. In between meals optional visit to samburu villages. Another exploration of this harshly beautiful reserve where game bounds, especially in the forest fringes of the Ewaso Nyiro River ‘which flows gently through the dry landscape. Lunch is followed by an afternoon leisure, perhaps by the pool .

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Camp.

Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park
Breakfast at Samburu and depart for Lake Nakuru , which is an armchair in the Rift Valley Lakes stopping at Thomson Falls for lunch arriving Nakuru late in the afternoon for an afternoon Game drive till dusk.

Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. It lies to the south of Nakuru,in central Kenya and is protected by a small Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake's abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously lines the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Black and White rhinos have also been introduced. Lake Nakuru National Park (188 km²), created in 1961 around Lake Nakuru, near Nakuru Town. It is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingoes on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff. Also of interest is an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes and black rhinos.

Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 4:Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Morning 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. Leave the park. Breakfast at the campsite and depart for Mara crossing Loita plains arriving Mara. Game viewing en route to the campsite.

The Masai Mara National Reserve as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya covers an area of over 1,500 sq. km. it is located in the Great Rift valley in an open primarily grassland where wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserves western escarpment. The swampy land provides more access to water and less access to tourists. The Eastern end is closest to Nairobi and hence easier to access by tourists.

Dinner and overnight at Tented Camp or similar.

Day 5 and 6: Maasai Mara National Park.
Experience the magical Maasai Mara; with morning and afternoon game drives, lunch, dinner and overnight at your campsite.

The wildebeests are the most dominant inhabitants of the Masai Mara. Their numbers are estimated in the millions. The great migration starts in July each year when well over one million wildebeest along with large numbers of Thompson’s gazelles, zebra and other herbivores migrate from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to fresh pastures in the north and then back south again in October.

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Optional Balloon Flight
You can opt to carry out your game viewing activity on an adventurous and unforgettable balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost. This package includes a champagne drink in the wild.

Dinner and overnight at Big Time Camp or similar.

Day 7: Maasai Mara National Game Park- Nairobi.
Early morning visit to the Masai Village, get to learn their way of living followed by breakfast. Depart for Nairobi arriving on time for your departure after your lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant.

The Masai are so significant due to their culture. Starting from their dress code, the color red is so significant in that they scare away wild animals as they co-exist with them. They believe that God, Enkai, gave them cattle, therefore they believe that all the cattle belongs to them. That’s the reason why they have been known due to their cattle rustling. Although the Maasai are known for their nomadic life and cattle keeping, they is a group of agricultural Maasai, known as IL Loikop, are look down upon by the cattle keeping group, the Wakwavi since they believe they are the true Maasais created to keep cattle.

A Maasai Homestead (enkang popularly known as the Manyattas) is made from cow dung and wooden sticks from the leleshwa plant. Women are the ones responsible for putting up these magnificent homes. However, a homestead contains several Maasai houses which are surrounded by a fence made also by branches of the leleshwa plant where the herds of goats and cows are confined in during the night hours. There are other Manyattas made far away in the wilderness during their Morans as they prepare their headset, the motonyik, before they return home.

Day 8: Amboseli
Morning game drive followed by breakfast at the campsite. Afternoon another game drive.

At Amboseli National Park, the combination of scenery, people and animals is what makes the Amboseli national park of fascinating. Beautifully situated at the foot of the towering Kilimanjaro, it Is the home of the brightly painted Maasai tribe, here you can see lions , cheetahs, spotted hyenas and wild dogs as well as gnus , Kaffir buffaloes , Burch ell’s zebras and herds of elephants . All these animals come to drink at water holes consisting of small lakes or muddy ponds kept filled up by water from the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. The northern lake Amboseli contains water only after rain.

Dinner and overnight at Tortillis Camp.

Day9:TsavoWest NationalPark

Morning Game drives in Amboseli, Breakfast and departs via Shaitani lava flows to Tsavo west arriving for lunch at the campsite. Afternoon game drive extending to Mzima springs.

Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day10:Nairobi

Morning game drive searching for man-eaters of Tsavo among the “Big five”. Breakfast at the campsite and depart for Nairobi arriving in late afternoon.

End of Safari

Prices and Costs

Included:
• Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
• Transport in custom built mini van
• Services of an English speaking tour driver/guide
• Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary
• All Government taxes and levies


Excluded:
• All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.
• Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver-guide
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
• Any local or international flight and departure taxes
• Laundry services
• Any other item not included in our itinerary
• Sleeping bag and other toiletries

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