Jambo, this is a highlight 8-day package of a spectacular Kenyan Safari that will blow your mind.
|2||Shaba||Sarova Shaba Game Lodge||FB|
|3||Shaba||Sarova Shaba Game Lodge||FB|
|4||Ol Pejeta||Sweetwaters Tented Camp||FB|
|5||Lake Nakuru||Sarova Lion Hill Lodge||FB|
|6||Mara||Sarova Mara Game Camp||FB|
|7||Mara||Sarova Mara Game Camp||FB|
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Jambo! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a representative from Global Star Tours & Travels who will greet you and assist with the transfer to Sarova Stanley Hotel for overnight.
Overnight: Sarova Stanley Hotel
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
Day 2 & 3: Shaba National Reserve
After breakfast drive north to ‘Born Free’ country where Joy and George Adamson raised Elsa the lion cub in the wild and beautiful Shaba National Reserve which along with Buffalo Springs is part of the area known as ‘Samburu’. Arrive in time for lunch at the luxurious Sarova Shaba Lodge, which is built around natural springs and offers an oasis of green in the midst of this beautiful but harshly arid landscape. The Sarova Shaba Lodge is located high above the Shaba Game Reserve, and it cleverly incorporates the beautiful natural springs as one of its special features, also offering itself as the perfect base from which to explore The Shaba Reserve
Spend the afternoon discovering the unique wildlife of the reserve, which is famous for its elephants and lions. Return to the lodge in time to relax before dinner in the restaurant which is raised on timbered stilts overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River.
Overnight: Sarova Shaba Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board
Day 4 : Shaba-Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Depart to the privately-owned 24,000 acre reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy s where your drive ends and another adventure begins at your luxurious tented camp with magnificent views of Mt. Kenya. Arrive for lunch followed by afternoon game viewing drive.
One of only four private wildlife reserves in Kenya, your under canvas experience includes wildlife drives in search of the Big Five. Watch a parade of elephant, giraffe, zebra and impala come to drink at the camps floodlit waterhole and saltlick. Optional activities abound, you may choose to go on a night drive in search of nocturnal species, go on a nature walk or join a rhino patrol with experienced armed rangers to find and monitor black rhino. During your stay here, you will also visit the 200-acre Chimpanzee sanctuary that has been set up here. Although chimps are not indigenous to Kenya, the aim of the project, initiated by Lonrho East Africa.
Kenya Wildlife Services and the Jane Goodall Institute, was to set up a colony where chimps could be introduced, rehabilitated and taught to fend for themselves in an area similar to their natural living conditions. Priority is given to orphaned and abused chimps. The Sanctuary currently has 27 chimps, including two babies born in the Sanctuary. There is also a new Visitor’s Information Center at Morani’s Boma. Optional activities include a guided walking safari, Camel safaris, and horse-back riding
Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters tented camp
Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast drive south to Lake Nakuru which is the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes and home to a shifting population of over one million flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge,
which enjoys sweeping views across the lake. Lion Hill Lodge impresses every guest with its panoramic view of the pink shoreline created by millions of flamingos on Lake Nakuru. The Lodge is situated within the Lake Nakuru National Park Rift Valley Province and is surrounded by natural flora and fauna in its beautiful grounds.
Spend the afternoon on safari in Kenya’s first and largest rhino sanctuary where sightings of both black and white rhino are almost guaranteed and where you have a higher than average chance of spotting a leopard. Other wildlife includes; lion, hippo, the rare Rothschild’s giraffe, Colobus monkey, numerous plains game and 450 species of birds.
Overnight: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge Meal Plan: Full Board
Day 6 & 7: Masai Mara National Reserve
Your journey now takes you to the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve. Arrive in time for lunch followed by afternoon game viewing drive. You will have one more day of game viewing with all meals and overnight at your camp.
The Maasai Mara is arguably Kenya’s most popular game reserve. It is most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film Out of Africa was made to a great extend in this sanctuary. There is a profusion of all types of wildlife including the big five. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeests, zebras, and the gazelles from the Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara river to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The game reserve abounds with birdlife since close to about four hundred and fifty two odd species have been recorded.
Overnight: Mara Sarova Game Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board
Day 8 : Departure
After breakfast at the Camp, bid farewell to the Masai Mara as you set on your journey back to Nairobi. Drive back down the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi, by passing the dormant volcano, Mount Longonot, and lakes Elementaita and Naivasha on the way. Keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle and head up the escarpment. You will arrive in Kenya’s bustling capital city Nairobi in the early afternoon where you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your departure flight back home.
Say good bye to the wonderful country and promise to join us on another expedition
What’s included in the package cost
- Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
- Transportation in a chauffeur driven minivan with a pop up roof for game viewing & photography
- Services of a professional driver-guide
- All game viewing drives
- All parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
- All Government taxes and levies
- Complimentary 500 ml mineral water per person per game drive in the safari vehicle
- All arrival and departure transfers.
- 24 hours stand-by contact number
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- On safari accessories in each vehicle: – First-aid kit, wildlife books, a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher
What’s not included in the package cost
- Visa Fees
- Travel Insurance
- 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(s). Budget approx. $ 2.00 – $ 4.00 per person per day for lodge and hotel staff, $ 1.00 per bag for porters and $ 5.00 – $ 10.00 per person per day for driver-guides)
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- International flight and departure taxes
- Laundry services
- Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary