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ZNTK0017: 6 Days Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu
   
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ZNTK0017: 6 Days Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu

Departs and terminates in Mombasa, Kenya

Highlights

  • Views of Mt. Kilimanjaro en-route Nairobi aboard Kenya Airways
  • Cross section of Kenyan cultures and life styles en-route
  • A glimpse of the capital city Nairobi.
  • The Great Rift Valley escarpment, Mt. Kenya, the Rift Valley Lakes.
  • Kenya farming cultures, tea, coffee, subsistence farming
  • Unlimited game viewing drives with sole usage of safari mini vans
  • Varied climatic and vegetation zones encounter
  • The big five together with hundreds of other wildlife and bird species

Departure Times

  • South Coast hotels Appr. 0330Hrs.
  • North Coast hotels Appr. 0415Hrs.
  • Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays (Safari Departure Days)

Day 1: MOMBASA - NAIROBI - MASAI MARA (Nairobi to Masai Mara Appx. 265kms)

We will be collected from our respective Coast hotels and transferred to the Moi Airport Mombasa.

0600hrs: We depart on Kenya Airways for the 1-hour flight to Nairobi

0700hrs: Arrive in Nairobi to be met by our safari driver guide and safari mini van.

A brief stop over for breakfast is allowed. The drive to the Masai Mara takes us through the central highlands of the country with views of coffee, tea and subsistence crop plantations. There will be stopovers en-route to marvel at the Great Rift Valley escarpment and other scenic attractions. We will proceed through Masai country with lunch en-route to arrive at our Masai Mara base in the early evening. Game drive will be en-route.
Meals and overnight at our base.

Day 2: THE MASAI MARA

Game viewing extravaganza! Whatever pundits say, the Masai Mara eco-system remains the single most exciting wildlife destination in the world. The reserve is home to the highest concentration of wild animals per sq. km. than any other park in the region. Simply said, the Mara is a one-stop shop for game viewing activities. We transverse the reserve on unlimited game viewing drives in search of the big five and more species of the lesser game. Our mid-day meals will either be picnics or at base.

Dinner and overnight will be at our base.

Day 3: MASAI MARA - LAKE NAKURU (280 kms, Appx. 5 hrs)

Last day at the Masai Mara. We will start at dawn to catch the sunrise and the early hunters and grazers. We return to our base for breakfast. A mid-morning wrap-up drive will bring us back for an early lunch. We depart Masai Mara and proceed to Lake Nakuru. We will stop for views of Lake Naivasha and Elmenteita. Arrival at Lake Nakuru in the late afternoon. Time permitting; a short drive around the lake will be conducted. Meals and overnight at our Lake Nakuru base.

Day 4: LAKE NAKURU - SAMBURU (340 kms, Appx. 5 hrs)

We start with an early breakfast. It’s an ornithologist and game viewer’s day. Hundreds of thousands of flamingoes canopy the shallow edges of the lake while pelicans and hundreds of other bird species will be seen. The adjacent park hosts both the black and white rhinos together with warthogs, antelopes, baboons and many more animal species.

We shall depart for the Samburu game reserve on the most scenic and dramatic road journey of our safari. Through the Rift Valley, past the highlands to the arid areas of Northern Kenya. Lunch will be at the Thomson Falls. Arrive Samburu in the late afternoon. Meals and overnight at the base.

Day 5: SAMBURU GAME RESERVE

Day spent at the Samburu. We shall start the day on a pre-breakfast game viewing drive returning to our base for breakfast. Our drives will be concentrated along the Ewaso Nyiro River, which is the lifeline of this semi-arid park. We will be in search of the Oryx, the reticulated giraffe, Gravy’s Zebra and many more animals. Meals and overnight at our base.

Day 6 SAMBURU - MT. KENYA – NAIROBI - MOMBASA (Samburu to Nairobi Appx. 340 kms)

We depart Samburu after an early morning game viewing drive and breakfast. Our journey will be through the arid areas, the highlands and on to Mt. Kenya where we stop for lunch. Later we proceed to Nairobi with views of tea, coffee and pineapple plantations to arrive in the afternoon. We will be transferred to Nairobi Airport.

1900Hrs: Depart Nairobi on Kenya Airways.

2000Hrs: Arrive Mombasa Airport. Met and transferred to our hotel.

Cost of arrangements per person:

Luxury lodge or camp accommodation

US$ 1200 € 927

Budget camping style safari

US$ 805 € 622

Luxury Lodges used include: Keekorok Lodge , Mara Sopa, Mara Simba, and Fig Tree Camp. Mid-level lodges include Mara Hippo, David Livingstone Lodge and Olare Safari Camp.

Cost includes:

  • Return Air tickets: Mombasa – Nairobi - Mombasa
  • Transfers Hotel – Airport – Hotel
  • Accommodation at your choice accommodation bases.
  • Transport in safari designed mini van
  • Services of a professional driver – cum - guide
  • All meals on safari
  • Park entrance fees and campsite fees

Cost does not include:

  • Items and services of a personal nature
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Bottled drinks
  • Sleeping bags for those on camping option.

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