Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa that lies on the equator. With the Indian Ocean to its south-east, it is bordered by Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya has a land area of 580,000 km2 and a population of a little over 43 million residents. The country is named after Mount Kenya, a significant landmark and second among Africa’s highest mountain peaks. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi.
Kenya has a warm and humid climate along its coastline on the Indian Ocean, which changes to wildlife-rich savannah grasslands moving inland towards the capital. Nairobi has a cool climate that gets colder approaching Mount Kenya, which has three permanently snow-capped peaks. The warm and humid tropical climate reappears further inland towards Lake Victoria, before giving way to temperate forested and hilly areas in the western region. The North Eastern regions along the border with Somalia and Ethiopia are arid and semi-arid areas with near-desert landscapes. Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest fresh-water lake (after Lake Superior in the US and Canada) and the world’s largest tropical lake, is situated to the southwest and is shared with Uganda and Tanzania. Kenya is famous for its safaris and diverse world-famous wildlife reserves such as the East and West Tsavo National Park, the Maasai Mara, Nakuru National Park, and Aberdares National Park.
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL
Meet & greet with one of our representatives at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) before the clients proceed to the Hotel for an overnight stay in the heart of Nairobi City.
DAY 2 – NAIROBI CITY TOURr
This is a short city tour in Nairobi that takes you through the Central Business District viewing the shopping center, City market, parliament buildings, Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) and the Railway station.
DAY 3 – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
After a relaxing session and enough rest in Nairobi, we depart mid morning about 150km North West of Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species. Lunch will be served in Lake Nakuru, we set-up camp and depart for an afternoon game drive.
Dinner & overnight at Lake Nakuru
DAY 4 -LAKE NAIVASHA
After a refreshing morning game drive and breakfast, we pack and leave for Lake Naivasha, about an hour away, just in time for lunch at Camp. After pitching our tents at our lakeside campsite, we set out on an optional hiking/ biking trip to the nearby Hells Gate National Park. Better part of the afternoon is spent inside the park with a hike into the gorge where the famous movie ‘Tomb Raider’ was shot, hiking and biking within the territories of wild animals and enjoying the spectacular scenery. We head back to Camp for dinner & overnight.
DAY 5 – LAKE NAIVASHA
Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters. Therefore, after breakfast, the group engages in an optional boating activity into the magnificent Lake to spot a variety of bird species and schools of Hippos swimming in the lake.
The team then returns to camp for lunch and can either choose to visit Elsamare, home of the legendary George and Joy Adamson of the Born Free Movie fame for high tea & video or relax at camp and enjoy brilliant bird watching opportunities at camp.
DAY 6 – MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Wake up at 6a.m for a full breakfast and depart to Maasai Mara after breakfast. Driving through a distance of about 250 km with a scenic view of Mount Longonot and a stopover just after Narok town for a picnic lunch.
Proceed to the Camp, check in and freshen up.
With an area of 1,584 km2 and it’s one of the famous and most visited national reserves in Kenya. Physical attractions include Mara River, Talek River, Loita Hills, Serengeti Plains and the annual wilder beast migration during July to September. The landscape is woodland and grassland savannah with acacia forests. Safari accommodation in camping tents. Showers are available in the camp and meals served in the dinning mess.
DAY 7 – MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Wake up at 5.30a.m for a cup of coffee followed by an early morning game drive and back to the camp for a full breakfast. After breakfast proceed for another game drive visiting Mara River for hippos, crocodiles and the migration point of the wilder beasts.
Return is in the evening for dinner and overnight at the Camp.
DAY 8 – NAIROBI
Optional early morning game drive with a departure after breakfast to Nairobi through the Great Rift Valley. Picnic lunch served enroute.
Dinner & overnight at a hotel in Nairobi (with an optional dinner or night out)
DAY 9 – NAIROBI
Pick up from hotel and transfer to Airport for connecting flight back home
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