DAYS | TSAVO NATIONAL PARK | AMBOSELI | MOUNT KENYA | SAMBURU | SWEETWATERS |
LAKE BARINGO | LAKE BOGORIA | LAKE NAKURU | MASAI MARA | LODGE SAFARI
Your safari adventure begins with a warm welcome by our customer service
representatives upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You
will be driven to the luxurious Nairobi safari club hotel or similar, where you
will relax in your air-conditioned suite. Nairobi Safari club, formerly a private
club for members only is the ideal place to be. All the rooms in the hotel are
suites, six of which are presidential suites. Here you can enjoy the clubs sauna,
gym, swimming pool, various bars and other amenities. Spend the afternoon at your
at Nairobi safari club or similar.
02: Nairobi – Tsavo
After breakfast, your driver / guide will drive
you through the North great Road, to the legendary land of the “Man-Eaters” –
Tsavo national park. The 21,000 sq km park is one of the largest in the whole
world. Due to its enormous size, this animal and plant heaven was divided into
two parts Tsavo East and Tsavo West, for easy administration and management. This
wilderness is home too over 1000 plant species, 400 bird species and more than
60 major mammal species such as lions, huge herds of buffalo, the solitary and
and at least 7000 elephants. The park is the location of Africa’s most famous
adventure story “Man eaters of Tsavo”, in which two lions where responsible for
eating over 500 workers who where building the Uganda railway also known as the
“Lunatic Line “ by it’s opponents in the British Parliament in 1898. The story
was made famous in the 1996 movie “The Ghost and the Darkness.” Lion in kilaguni
Enjoy your lunch at Kilaguni Serena lodge. Conveniently located in the
heart of the park, the lodge offers captivating views of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro
and the Chyulu Hills. Only 100m from the main building, is a water hole where
animals come to quench their thirst. Each of the 53 rooms has a private shower,
toilet, and a verandah (Patio) overlooking the waterhole and Africa’s highest
mountain, snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro. With it’s own airstrip nearby, Kilanguni
lodge is the place to be.
& overnight at Kilaguni Serena lodge (BLD).
03: Tsavo – Amboseli
After an early morning breakfast, we proceed
to Amboseli national park through the statan lava plateau. Beautifully situated
beneath the foot of Africa’s highest mountain Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895m), the park
is well renowned for its huge herds of elephants and various types of other Savannah
wildlife such as giraffes, bushbuck’s, Kudu, warthog’s, zebra’s and over 425 species
of birds recorded here. The snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro rising above white
clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli and forms a backdrop to an impressive
display of wildlife attracted to this location by swamps and springs fed by underground
rivers from Kilimanjaro’s melting snow. With an airstrip at Empusel Gate, the
park is also home to the Masai people, those tall, brave, and proud nomads who
live in close harmony with the environment and the wildlife that surrounds them.
Amboseli was the location around which such famous writers like Sir Ernest Hemingway
and Robert Ruark tailored their stories of big game hunting in the wilds of Africa.
a game drive en-route, as we arrive in time for your lunch at the Ol - Tukai
lodge situated deep in the heart of the world famous Amboseli National Park.
The lodge is camouflaged in a forest of fever trees, yellow barked acacia trees,
palms and well designed cottage style accommodations, which spread out on either
side of the main lodge. Each room offers a breathtaking view of the magnificent
Mt. Kilimanjaro and the surrounding wetlands. Ol-Tukai lodge blends perfectly
well into the African savannah and it will bring out your natural instincts. You
can go for a dive in the Acacia tree shaded swimming pool, or for those of you
reading enthusiasts, you can read the day away in the well-stocked library with
a relaxing view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. After your afternoon game drive you can spend
some time in the open-air bar, which is open until the last guest retires, so
if you’re the “night owl type” this is the perfect opportunity for you to stay
up all night
& overnight at Ol - Tukai lodge (BLD).
A dawn game drive will be the perfect time for photographing
the humbling and magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro the highest peak in Africa. We return
to the lodge for breakfast and some R&R “rest and relaxation”, sunbathing,
swimming or for those of you reading enthusiasts, you can read the day away in
the well-stocked library with a relaxing view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, before heading
out for an afternoon game drive.
meals and overnight at Ol -Tukai lodge (BLD).
After an early breakfast we head for Nairobi “The City
Under The Sun” for an early lunch. Heading further north, we drive through coffee
plantations to Mountain lodge. The lodge, which comes alive at night with
the various sounds of animals, is one of the exotic “Tree Hotels” situated in
the heart of Mt. Kenya’s forest reserve. All of the en-suite rooms have balconies
from which you can look beyond the trees to observe the endless parade of wildlife.
You can watch these animals from the safety of your room or from a specially built
viewing bunker connected to the lodge by a tunnel, which affords you an amazing
up-close view of the animals as they visit waterholes and saltlick.
& overnight at Mountain Lodge (BLD).
06: Mount. Kenya - Samburu
breakfast, we drive further north to Sarova shamba lodge. It’s located
high above the banks of the life-giving Uaso Nyiro river in the Shaba game reserve
(Filming location of the Hit CBS Survivor III, series). Shaba lodge is composed
of 85 luxury thatched-roof bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, all of which are
facing the river. Each room is furnished with local stone and off-cut timber,
a Presidential Suite with a separate bedroom, lounge, and private Jacuzzi is also
available, as well as 4 junior suites. The lodge beautifully incorporates the
existing natural springs as one of its special features. The 1989 movie “Born
Free”, a true-life story of George and Joy Adamson was shot in the game reserve
and some of the scenes were shot at the lodge. An open-air restaurant over looking
the river, swimming pool, curio shop, bars, and it’s location at an oasis make
it a perfect base from which to explore the Shaba Reserve, as well as its sister
reserve - Buffalo springs to the west.
Lunch will be served at the lodge,
where spring water flows throughout the lodge to form beautiful water cascades
and sparkle into the Uaso Nyiro river. You’re also able to view crocodiles in
the river below from the safety of the viewing platform located on the lodge grounds.
Apart from being the only location in Kenya where you will find gerenuk, the reserve
is renowned for its unique collection of other species of animals, such as somali
ostrich, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, grevy zebra, cheetah, and lions. After
Enjoying an afternoon game (wildlife) viewing in the reserve filled with scenic
we return for dinner and overnight at Sarova shamba lodge (BLD).
Before dawn we head out in search of Africa’s wild cats.
From the game drive we return to the lodge for breakfast and some R&R “rest
and relaxation”, or perhaps read a book / novel, sunbathe and go for a refreshing
dip in the uniquely designed swimming pool before heading out again on your afternoon
meals & overnight at Sarova shamba lodge (BLD).
08: Samburu – Sweetwaters
After breakfast, we will travel to the exquisite Sweetwaters Tented Camp
in the secluded heart of the Ol pejeta ranch and rhino sanctuary. Built within
a private ranch, the camp is a “Rhino heaven” which also supports a wide variety
of other wildlife such as elephants, giraffes etc, it is only here that you can
have a night game drive at extra cost. 25 of the 30 luxurious tents overlook the
water hole and some are built on stilts to offer you a better view. Each luxurious
tent comes with en-suite facilities, a patio (verandah) and is setunder a thatch
roof. A visit to the chimpanzee sanctuary should not be missed and remember to
pack your swimming gear because the camp has a swimming pool, table tennis, board
games and satellite television. Lunch will be served at the camp.
and overnight at luxurious Sweetwaters Tented Camp (BLD).
09: Sweetwaters – Lake Bogoria & Lake Baringo
we proceed to the jewel of the great rift Valley, Lake bogoria. Described as the
“Most beautiful view in Africa” by Bishop Hannington, the lake is well known for
its Hot springs and geysers, which are spread out along its southern shores. The
hot sulfur water gushing out of the ground is known to have therapeutic values.These
natural spas and their steam are Mother Nature’s version of a bath & sauna.
After a relaxing walk around the lake, your lunch will be served at Lake Bogoria
Hotel. After lunch we drive further to Lake baringo one of the leading ornithology
lakes in East africa, more than 470 bird species call this area home. We check-in
at Lake bogoria country club a superb and compact hotel set at the shores
of Lake baringo. A relaxing boat ride on the lake will be the feature of the afternoon.
and overnight at Lake bogoria country club (BLD).
10: Lake Barino – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, we bid farewell to
Lake Baringo as we travel southwards to Lake Nakuru, shimmering with a pink color
due to the thousands of beautiful pink flamingos lining its shores. Lunch will
be served at Lake Nakuru Lodge, which, is situated in the south
ecological niche of the park. The lodge with its friendly and competent staff
is an oasis of comfort that provides first class customer service and offers commanding
views of lesser flamingoes dotted with the greater flamingoes. It blends in perfectly
well with its natural surroundings and animals often patrol peacefully close to
the lodge adding to its captivating magic.
An afternoon game drive around
the lakeshore will be the main feature for the afternoon.
Dinner & overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge (BLD ).
11: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Soon after breakfast we will drive across
the floor of the great rift valley, the longest rift in the crust of the earth,
to Masai mara game (Wildlife) reserve the unspoiled Savannah. This is Kenya’s
number one park and is always on every tourist’s “Must see list”. Full of life
with various types of animals and birds, Masai Mara crown’s the climax of every
safari in Kenya. Its rolling grasslands and acacia savannah have time and again
been captured on film with the movie “Out Of Africa” being the most famous. Masai
mara is home to the “Big Five” (Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino) and
over 450 bird species. Apart from the big five, the Masai mara is most famous
for the spectacular annual migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle
etc from the Serengeti in northern Tanzania crossing the Mara river into Kenya
in search of fresh feeding grounds, which takes place in late July or August.
During this crossing, hundreds of animals are swept away by the first moving Mara
river and others are killed by the ferocious African crocodiles. This crossing
gives true meaning to the phrase “Survival of the fittest”.
will be served at the excellent Mara Sopa Lodge your new home for the next
two nights. “Sopa” means welcome in the Masai language and true to its name, the
lodge and its staff offer first class customer service and accommodations under
a welcoming atmosphere. Set in the Oloolaimutia valley the lodge blends in perfectly
well with its surrounding hillside landscape. The 77 rooms, 12 suites, and 1 presidential
suite are all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, mini bars and elevated verandahs
(patios) from which guests can sun bathe, relax and enjoy the view of the valley
and it’s resident wildlife and birds. The lodge has direct-dial telephone services,
satellite television and video services. P.S don’t forget your swimming costume
for a midday or night swim under the star filled African sky.
lunch and some time for relaxation, or sunbathing and going for a dive in the
pool, your driver/guide will take you for an afternoon game drive in search of
the shy and elusive leopard, the solitary and ill-tempered Rhino, lions, buffalos,
and many others. As the sun starts to edge its way dip into the African horizon
it will be the perfect opportunity to capture the beautiful Mara landscape on
film or video camera.
& overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (BLD).
12: Masai Mara
An early morning game drive before dawn is the perfect
start of another unforgettable and memorable day in Africa. In between the morning
and afternoon game drives you can sunbathe, take a refreshing dip in the pool,
read a book or novel, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the ambiance at your
lodge and the natural flora & fauna surrounding it.
meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (BLD).
13: Masai Mara – Nairobi - Airport
After breakfast, we drive back
to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at Pampa Grill where you can enjoy some
good food. In the afternoon enjoy a tour of Nairobi “The City Under The Sun”,
followed by a complimentary dinner hosted by our company at the world famous Carnivore
restaurant considered “Africa’s greatest eating experience” (if you love barbecue
it doesn’t get better than this), and home to the “Simba Saloon” one of the cities
most popular night clubs.
you will be transferred to the Airport for your international connection for a
safe journey home. (BLD)
-Airport transfers in Nairobi where applicable
park entrance fees
-Accommodation as in itinerary at full board
as in itinerary.
-Bottled water for use during the safari
-2 Game drives
per day in an exclusive safari vehicle
- Expenses of personal nature such as visas, tips etc.