You will be picked up from the airport with briefing, thereafter you will be drive north past the equator to the northern frontier district. Continue to the semi-arid Samburu National reserve and check in to your campsite.
13.30pm – Lunch at the lodge. There will be time to settle in before your safari adventure.
4.00pm – Set out for an afternoon game drive in the reserve. Return to the lodge before dark.
7.30pm – Dinner in the Tented camp.
Overnight: Samburu Game Lodge
“Samburu National Reserve is situated about 350 kms north of Nairobi in the semi-arid part of Kenya. Ewaso Nyiro River, the only water source in the dry season, bisects the reserve and apart from providing water to life, the river is home to some of the biggest Reptiles in the region and attracts a good number of birds. Some 300 different species have already been recorded.
An unusual forked palm, the doum palm, grows along the banks of this river and adds striking beauty to the panorama. Wildlife is surprisingly abundant for such a dry place and includes species such as Gerenuk, Dik-dik, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, Elephant, Cheetah, Leopard and Lion. There are several species, which are unique to this area including; Gravy’s zebra, Beisa Oryx, Somali Ostrich and reticulated Giraffe”
6.00am: Wake up call.
6.30am: Set out for an early morning game drive in the reserve. This is usually the most popular game viewing time. During the early hours’ temperatures are low, thus providing a favorable atmosphere both for the game and the viewer. Lion, Cheetah and Leopard roam the vast grasslands in search for their next meal, it may be an unsuspecting impala or even a small one like the warthog…whatever the players, the spectacle of nature unfolding is always awe inspiring!
8.30am: Back at the lodge, enjoy your sumptuous breakfast.
12.30pm: Lunch in the camp then its time at leisure to relax by the riverside watching crocodile
4.00pm : Afternoon game drive. Return to the campsite before dark.
7.30pm : Dinner in the camp
Overnight: Samburu Game Lodge
7.30am: After early breakfast depart for a morning game drive in the reserve, en-route to the gate. Drive a southerly direction to the equator for a brief stop. Here, the locals do a water demonstration to qualify the position of the equator and for a small tip you could be awarded an ‘equator Certificate’
After the brief stop, Drive to the Thompsons falls for a photo-stop then down into the great Rift Valley. As you ascend the eastern wall of the rift Valley, lush coffee and tea plantations reveal themselves and your driver-guides will give you a brief talk about coffee farming in Kenya.
15.30pm: After checking in at your lodge, lunch en-route.
7.30pm: Dinner in the Hotel.
7.30am: Full buffet breakfast in the camp. Check out thereafter and drive via Narok town to Maasai Mara National reserve, the land of the Maasai tribe. The proud young Maasai warrior-nomads with their plaited hair, red cloaks, and spears, challenge your curiosity. The 700-square-mile Game Reserve is the Africa of your dreams, complete with wild animals grazing amid the superb rolling and scape of gentle hills and acacia woodlands. Check in to your lodge.
12.30pm: Lunch in the lodge. There will be time to settle in before your first game drive.
4.00pm: Afternoon game drive in the reserve. Return to the lodge before dark.
7.30pm: Dinner in the Tented camp.
Today there will be a possibility to take a hot air balloon ride. “Take to the skies for the ultimate Maasai Mara wildlife adventure, soaring in a hot air balloon over herds of game to the inner reaches of the Mara. You’ll ascend in the early morning, when winds are calmest. Watch as the professional crew fills the balloon with hot air.
Slowly the big, colorful bag begins to bulge and take shape. Now board the traditional wicker gondola basket while the expert pilot makes final adjustments. As the pink and red fireball of the sun rises in splendor over the plains, you’re up, up and away – for the flight of a lifetime!
Your balloon can soar over the most inaccessible and undisturbed parts of the Mara, with only the intermittent whisper of the balloon’s gas burners punctuating the silence of your majestic flight. Because wind and weather conditions vary, every flight is a new and different experience! From your vantage point about 50-500 feet above the reserve, you have a fantastic 360-degree bird’s-eye view as one of the most dramatic scenes in nature unfolds beneath you.
Depending on the season, you might witness herds of antelope flowing like schools of fish across the plain, groups of elephants grazing undisturbed in a remote ravine, lionesses stealthily stalking a herd of grunting wildebeest, or zebras conferring in a confusion of black and white stripes and bark-like calls.
After your incredible flight, it’s time to come back down to earth for breakfast. As you sip champagne and dig into a splendid breakfast of sizzling bacon, eggs, sausage, home-made breads, fresh tropical fruit and steaming cups of Kenyan coffee or tea under the clear blue sky, you might wonder what all the ordinary people are doing on this perfect African morning!
Before leaving, the pilot will present you with your balloon flight certificate, and then you’ll enjoy a game drive en route back to the camp. No flight of the imagination can match this airborne experience!
Note: Comfortable clothes, a hat or visor, sunglasses, sunscreen and a light jacket or sweater are recommended. This tour will be offered at a very special price if booked together with the safari.
6.00am: Wake up call. Tea, coffee and cookies will be served in the lodge.
6.30am: Set out for FULL DAY game drive in the reserve. This is usually the most popular game viewing time.
During the early hour’s temperatures are low, thus providing a favorable atmosphere both for the game and the viewer. Lion, Cheetah and Leopard roam the vast grasslands in search for their next meal, it may be an unsuspecting impala or even a small one like the warthog.
Whatever the players, the spectacle of nature unfolding is always awe inspiring!7.30pm: Dinner in the Mara Azure LODGE
7.30am: Full buffet breakfast in the lodge then check out. Drive to lake Naivasha where you will have your lunch en-route .after lunch in Mt Longonot transit hotel you will go on with the drive to lake Naivasha which is the only fresh water lake in Great Rift Valley.05.00pm: Arrive in the hotel, overnight, dinner at http://www.elsamere.com
Activity: Game walk in the park
The Park Where You Walk with the animal
“Crescent Island Sanctuary” is only one. Located on Lake Naivasha, Kenya in the Great Rift Valley. It is simply one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya, often called Naivasha’s best kept secret.
It is private, secure and patrolled by Guides who can accompany anyone who wishes a for guided walk. Surrounded by water, it is actually a peninsular and is accessible by boat from East or West as well as by road, taking under two hours on tarmac from Nairobi.
Crescent Island Game Sanctuary shores host abundant birdlife especially huge numbers of pelicans, cormorants and fish-eagles with their haunting cry. There are more animals per acre than any other Kenyan Park; hence many film companies have been to the Island to film the herds of Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Zebra and Gazelle.
We are not fenced to allow the wildlife on the mainland to come in as they lose their habitat to development and the ever-increasing population. Hippo graze all over us at night then sleep under the acacia or rest in the water by day. The giraffe who were born on the Island return to give birth; sometimes you see three generations at a time.
Hyena come to hunt at night but are not resident on the island, the many python that do live here can be seen occasionally with a kill. Groups of Buffalo come and go but they are always monitored. From the top of the hill there is a 360-degree view across the Lake from Longonot to Hell’s Gate to the Mau Escapement to Eburu and onto the Aberdare’s. Walking along the ridge in the golden hour before sunset whilst watching the animals grazing with the water shimmering beyond, is what Africa is all about.
You will take your early morning breakfast then you will be driven to the southern part of Kenya call Amboseli where you will pass the boarder of Kenya and Tanzania (note: please when you are passing to a Amboseli national park the visa is not needed because the park is on the side of Kenya.)
You will arrive in the park in the late evening and the game drive en-route to your tented camp.
Overnight and dinner at thewww.kibosafaricamp.com
Early morning game drive return back to camp/lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, Proceed with more game drive in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents like the well-known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo with a view of Mt Kilimanjaro .Later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Amboseli Kibo Camp, All-inclusive Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner www.kibosafaricamp.com
Early morning breakfast then drive back to Nairobi airport for the further destination to Mombasa.