SAFARI TOURS IN KENYA
The finest wildlife sanctuaries in East Africa
are the Masai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, home to migrant birds,
about 57 different species of birds of prey and wildlife in abundance. Due
to the prolific amount of game, it is not surprising that lion, cheetah and
leopard find an ongoing source of food here. One of the most spectacular sights
in the are is in the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, wehn the massive migration of
animals to new grazing pastures takes place each year. Between July and August,
literally millions of wildebeest, often aptly termed the "clowns of the African
wildlife", head in their droves from the Serengeti in search of fresh grasslands
further north towards the Masai Mara in Kenya. The best place from which to view
the mass migration is from the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya or Serengeti
include Hot Air Ballooning and a
visit to the Masai cultural village
Day 1:Nairobi to Lake Baringo
We leave Nairobi at 08h30 hrs
and head through the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley towards Lake
Baringo for a boat trip, having lunch along the way. Lake Baringo is a
fresh water lake, and supports a great variety of birds as well as
hippos and crocodiles. Overnight at a campsite.
Day 2: Lake Baringo - Lake
This morning, we head south via
Lake Bogoria, a shallow soda Lake with a beautiful scenery and also
home to a sizable number of flamingos and other species of birds, as
well as boiling hot springs and a geyser, which also contributes to
the beauty of the lake. After lunch we proceed to Lake Nakuru, another
shallow soda lake. Here, on a good day, one has an opportunity to see
up to two million flamingos besides tens of thousands of others birds.
Lake Nakuru is a rhino sanctuary and also home to lion, warthog,
waterbuck, buffalo, hippo and many other animals. Dinner and
overnight in a Hostel inside the park
Day 3: Lake
Nakuru - Masai Mara
breakfast, we head for the Masai Mara with a brief stop-over at Narok. We continue across the Loita Plains pasts occupied and
abandoned manyattas - nomadic Masai villages, and arrive at Mara
Sekenani Camp for picnic lunch. Later, we head on an afternoon game
drive before returning for dinner and overnight. (Full Board)
Day 4: Masai
Today, we have
a full day of game viewing with a picnic lunch, before heading back to
camp. (Full Board)
Day 5: Masai
Today, you can
either head off an pre-dawn optional extra balloon ride or a morning
game drive, followed by breakfast and a further optional add on visit
to a cultural Masai Village. In the afternoon we head off an a further
game drive. (Full Board)
Day 6: Masai
Mara - Nairobi
brief early morning game drive, we will have breakfast and return to
Nairobi, arriving around 15h30.
Day 1: Nairobi - Amboseli
Depart Nairobi for Amboseli game
reserve, having a picnic lunch en route. On arrival, we will proceed
for an afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 2: Amboseli National Park
We head off on an early morning
game drive, returning for breakfast. Later, you can go on an option
visit to the Masai Villages or head out on another game drive,
followed by lunch and an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at
Day 3: Amboseli - Nairobi -
We leave Amboseli and head
towards the second highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kenya passing
coffee plantations en route. Time permitting, we will go on a nature
walk into the Mount Kenya Forest to Mau Mau Caves. We will have dinner
and overnight at the Bantu Lodge campsite.
Day 4: Mount Kenya - Samburu
After breakfast, we depart for
Samburu Game Reserve, have lunch at the campsite followed by an
afternoon game drive in search for lions, elephants, gerenuk, zebra,
onyx, giraffe and other animals. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 5: Samburu Game Reserve
We head out on an early morning
game drive, returning to the campsite for breakfast. After breakfast,
another game drive after which we return for lunch. We head out again
for an evening game drive, dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 6: Samburu Game Reserve -
After breakfast, we head past
the northern tip of the Aberdare Mountains and descend into the Great
Rift Valley where Lake Nakuru is located. Time permitting, we will
proceed on for an evening game drive, dinner and overnight at a
campsite inside the park.
Day 7:Nakuru - Masai Mara.
after breakfast for Masai Mara with a picnic lunch en route. On
arrival we will head out on an afternoon game drive, dinner &
overnight at our campsite.
Day 8-9: Masai
Today, we will
have a full day of game drives. Overnight at the campsite.
Day 10: Masai
Mara - Nairobi
game drive, followed by our departure for Nairobi with picnic lunch en
route, to arrive by 16h00.
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Group Size: 2
Mt Meru Difficulty
A combination of long days with steep paths
and some mountain scrambling. The route follows reasonable paths through thick
vegetation, up hillsides, slippery shale surfaces. Snow and or ice may be
encountered along the route, there is not need for technical climbing equipment.
Ice picks may be required dependant on time of year. Effects of altitude may be
felt above 3200m.
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