ABERDARE, SAMBURU, NAKURU, MASAI MARA, NAIROBI – 7 DAYS

6 nights / 7 Days – Lodges / Tented Camps

Safari Highlights

 

(a) Sleeping in a treetop lodge

(b) Lake Nakuru flamingos and rhino

(c) Northern Big Five – Ostrich, Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and Oryx antelopes

(d) Views of Mt. Kenya

(e) Amazing landscapes

(f) Kenya’s freedom ranges

(g) Big Five

(h) Cultural diversity

(i) Picturesque waterfalls

(j) Watching animals come to the waterhole at the famous Treetops Lodge

(k) Trout fishing and Hiking

(l) Samburu Manyatta

(e) Transport in 4×4 Mini Van OR 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser

 

DAY 1:  Nairobi

Karibu Kenya! You will be dropped at a city Hotel for the night.

 

Distance – 20km

Drive time – less than 30min without traffic jam

Overnight and breakfast at a Nairobi Hotel

 

Day 2:  Nairobi

You will be introduced to your tour guide / driver and proceed on your day trip in and around Nairobi. Nairobi City is the Capital of Kenya – a busy city with history dating back to the late 1800’s. A day’s excursion within Nairobi will let you acquire first hand info on this wondrous city.

 

Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – a wonderful morning outing to see orphaned elephants and rhino where you can also adopt one and follow its entire growth into adulthood. [2hrs]

 

The Giraffe Centre where you can see eye to eye with a Rothschild Giraffe and feed it with pony nuts. In the afternoon visit the Bomas of Kenya. It offers a presentation of African culture and dance. The Harambee dancers play an assortment of traditional musical instruments. Lunch will be served at the African themed village and the Nyama Choma Boma restaurant, which serves traditional Kenyan food. [2hrs]

 

In the evening a pleasant dinner at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden is planned for you. The menu is an eclectic one, featuring vegetarian, meat and seafood dishes complimented with very fine wine. The ambience in the main restaurant, Swedo and Terrace restaurants is worth the experience. [3hrs]

 

DAY 2: Aberdares

Drive from Nairobi to Nyeri. After lunch, a shuttle will drop you in the Aberdares National Park for relaxation and views of the wildlife that visit the waterholes.

Aberdares boasts of one of Kenya’s largest forest reserves and also acts as a historic site.  Queen Elizabeth II learnt of her father’s death in 1952 and consequently becoming the Queen of England. The vegetation is rich alpine and sub-alpine flora giving way at lower altitudes to bamboo forests and montane forests.

 

Animals of the forest zone include blue monkey, colobus, leopard, elephant, warthog, black rhino, giant forest hog, bushbuck, buffalo, duiker and suni. The open moorlands have serval, eland, duiker and the bongo.  More than 250 species of birds have been recorded.  Special features include trout fin moorland streams.

 

Drive time 3½ hrs

Distance 190km

Evening Game drive 3½ hrs on request

Dinner and overnight at The Ark or Treetops  

 

DAY 3: Samburu

Depart for Samburu National Reserve. Meet the local inhabitants -the Samburu, learn their colourful culture and watch the rare species of wild animals. The reserve is lava plain with steep sided gullies and rounded basement hills.  The Ewaso Nyiro Rivers forms 32 km of the southern boundary and it’s the park’s central feature. Animals found include elephant, cheetah, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Oryx, gerenuk, vervet monkey, zebra, buffalo and crocodile.  The vegetation is narrow riverine woodland of doum palm otherwise acacia woodlands with bush land, grassland and scrublands.

The hills and plains of this beautiful paradise maneuver the landscape charmingly.

 

Full Day Game Drive time 6½ hrs unless cool climate

Dinner and overnight / breakfast at a budget or semi luxury camp / hotel

 

DAY4:  Lake Nakuru

Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park via Thompson’s Falls (optional) (75 meters deep). Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the many parks in Kenya with a very large concentration of wild animals. Drive up the baboon cliff for panoramic views of the lake below.

 

Drive time 6½ hrs

Distance 390km

Evening Game drive 2½ hrs

Dinner and overnight / breakfast at a budget or semi luxury camp / hotel

 

DAY 5: Masai Mara

At over 1500 sq km, the Masai Mara is heart of the best game-viewing areas of Africa and the most spectacular of all Kenyan parks and reserves with animals, landscape and scenery in plenty. The Mara is one ecosystem with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and has nature’s most dramatic spectacles such of the wildebeest and zebra migration. From July to October every year, over 1.5 million wildebeest and other herbivores embark on an epic trek out of the Serengeti to the Mara.  Predators, which rely on the wildebeest for food, follow them. The result is a concentration of wildlife unequalled for its number and diversity anywhere in Africa.  It is also home to BBC’s Big Cat Diary series, showing the daily life and drama of resident leopard, lion and cheetah.  The vegetation is open grassland with patches of acacia woodland, thickets and riverine forests.

 

Drive time 5½ hrs

Distance 278km [80km is rough dusty terrain road]

Evening Game drive 3½ hrs

Dinner and overnight / breakfast at a budget or semi luxury camp / hotel

 

DAY 5: Masai Mara

The Mara holds one of the most spectacular views imaginable across the vast plains, forests and rivers. With teeming predators and migratory animals, the Mara is simply a memorable destination.

 

Full Day Game drive 8 hrs

Dinner and overnight / breakfast at a budget or semi luxury camp / hotel

 

DAY 7: Nairobi

Travel back to Nairobi from the Mara with a meal later in the afternoon thereafter you will be dropped at the airport for your flight home.

 

Drive time 5½hrs

Distance 270km

 

Morning Game drive 2½ hrs

COST OF SAFARI

Please email us to get an accurate cost of your safari

kierrantours@gmail.com, reservations@kierantours.com,

 

 

COSTING FOR THE ABOVE ITINERARIES WILL INCLUDE

Full Board Accommodations in the game parks – breakfast, lunch and dinner

Transport in 4×4 Van OR Land Cruiser with pop up roof

Driver /guide allowances

All client and van/driver park fees

All fuels and oils for the van

Mineral water

Services of our Professional Guide/Driver

All game drives

NOT INCLUDED

Items of personal nature

Yellow fever certificate

Alcoholic & Soft drinks

Tips & porterage

 

WHAT TO COME WITH

Camera with zoom lenses

Extra pair of binoculars (if available).  All our vehicles have a pair each. 

 

Light clothing for the day and at least a sweater or coat for the evenings which might be cold at times.

ACCOMMODATION

 

Accommodation is permanent tented camps and lodges in fenced area with 24 hr. security.  All the tents/rooms have twin beds, instant hot showers, generator power, swimming pools, WI-FI, comfortable beds with mosquito nets and self-contained bathrooms.  The restaurant provides buffet menu for meals and European breakfast.  The bar is also well stocked.

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