15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS TRAVERSING KENYA - 16 Days

LEOPARD

This safari starts with a night at Kenya’s richest park with flora and fauna; the Aberdare National park, you will continue to the Northern part of Kenya for a glimpse of the special 5 animals and the Crocodile filled River of Ewaso Nyiro, visit Olpejeta Conservancy the only home for the Chimpanzees, descend to the Rift valley floor for a night at the Alkaline lake of Nakuru, to Maasai Mara regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife. Again you revisit the floor of Rift valley staying at Lake Naivasha which is hugged by grassy banks and a tranquil environment for nature walks, proceed with your adventure heading to the floor of Africa’s highest mountain; Mt. Kilimanjaro, visit to Tsavo West  and have a glance of the man eaters route and Tsavo East where you dine with the red Elephants and other animals as they come for water salt lit water hole near your restaurant. You finally unwind your holiday by soaking yourself in the white sandy beach at Diani. The grand holiday ends with a drop off at JKIA airport leaving you with a diary of experience.

Day 1
DAY 01: NAIROBI – ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

You will be met at your place of accommodation in Nairobi or JKIA Airport by the company representative and the driver guide, briefing about your safari then you will depart for the Aberdare National Park. The 3 hours’ drive gets you at your base hotel; the Aberdare Country Club in time for lunch. Aberdare country club is located on the slopes of Mweiga Hill, about 190 kilometers from Nairobi. After lunch, you will be transferred to the Ark Tree Lodge located inside the Park. Here you will watch wildlife from the comfort of the hotel / at the safety of your balcony. The habitats of this park include the Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, African Hunting Dog, Giant Forest Hog, Bushbuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Waterbuck, Cape Buffaloes, Suni, Side-Striped Jackal, Eland, Duikers Olive Baboon, Black and White Colobus Monkey and Sykes Monkey. Rarer sightings include those of the Golden Cat and the Bongo – an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Dinner and overnight stay at the Ark as you continue watching the game at the salt lit water hole.

Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner.

Day 2
DAY 02: ABERDARE – SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

After breakfast you will depart for a scenic drive to the Samburu National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch. After lunch, there is little time to settle in or have a quick nap before you set off on the first game drive. Surrounded by interestingly shaped hills, you will fall in love with this region. Your afternoon drive will usually have you back in the lodge by sun down, but it all depends on what enthralling sightings you come across. Look out for the Samburu special five, which include the Beisa oryx, the Reticulated giraffe, the Gerenuk, Samburu ostrich, and the Grevy’s zebra, as well as the big cats, and everything else in between. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3
DAY 03: SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Start your day with an early morning wake-up call so that you never miss a moment of the action. A morning game drive is often the best time to see many animals on the move before the heat of the day sets in. You will return to the lodge for breakfast and some time to relax and absorb the unique atmosphere of Africa, as you gaze out over the plains.

You can enjoy the refreshing swimming pool before and after lunch, and then it will be time to set out into the reserve again on your afternoon game drive. In addition to all the animals already mentioned, keep a look out for olive baboons, warthogs, and many species of antelope. There are also over 350 recorded species of birds in this reserve including kingfishers, sun birds, bee-eaters, storks, hornbills, and many raptors.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
DAY 04: SAMBURU - OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

After breakfast you will depart for the famous Sweet Waters – Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Sweet waters land, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and its sumptuous ranch were once the private domain of famed multi-millionaire, Adnan Kashoggi. You arrive in time for lunch at the camp. After lunch you start your exploration with a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimps, and the specially protected and fenced refuge of black rhino with its stunning forty specimens! This conservancy boasts excellent game viewing with the highest ratio of game to area of any park or reserve in Kenya. Moreover, the camp has its own private waterhole and salt lick so you will be guaranteed unprecedented close encounters. Whether its game drives, lion tracking or relaxing by pool, Sweet waters is bound to delight.

Overnight at Serena Sweetwaters Tented camp.

Meal included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5
DAY 05: OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY – LAKE NAKURU

After early breakfast you will depart for Nakuru. On the way you will have a brief stop at breath taking Thomson falls along Nyahururu. You will then proceed to arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch you will have game drives in this park which is also known as a bird watchers paradise. Flocks of flamingos are found on Lake Nakuru turning the lake pink. It is also home to the endangered black & white rhino, big cats and other wild life. This park is also a prime area to see the Nocturnal leopard on a lucky day.

Dinner and Overnight at Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6
DAY 06: LAKE NAKURU - MAASAI MARA

Depart Lake Nakuru early in the morning, drive to Maasai Mara passing through the beautiful flower farms of Naivasha to arrive in time for lunch. Upon arrival you will check in the lodge have lunch and relax and thereafter you will take your first thrilling evening game drive in the Masai Mara game reserve, one of East Africa’s top safari destinations. The Mara reserve incorporates 1510 km² of incredible, wide-open landscapes and fertile reverie woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical open savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife. Returning from your foray into Masai Mara you will have dinner and relax under the stars, falling asleep to the sounds of the bush.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 7
DAY 07: FULL DAY GAME DRIVES

After breakfast you will pick your packed lunch then proceed for the day’s game drive to further explore the rolling hills and the grasslands in this vast game reserve. The game drives take you in search of Africa’s Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunset’s well-worth capturing on camera. Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as the Masai giraffe, Baboons, Warthogs, the bat eared foxes, the grey jackals, the spotted hyena, Topis, Impala, Hartebeests, wildebeest. The Savannah Elephants, the African cape buffaloes, Zebras and Hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see Black manned lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Leopards are usually nocturnal, but reasonably common. Back to the lodge in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8
DAY 08: MAASAI MARA – NAIVASHA

After breakfast you will check out and depart for Lake Naivasha, one of the Kenyan fresh water lakes to arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. Lunch is followed by an afternoon boat ride at the lake where the driver will assist you get the boat men who will take you for the boat ride to Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island. You do a short briefing from boat men and driver and proceed for the ride. The boat takes you on a scenic tour of the lake with a visit to the Crescent Island which is an Animal and Bird Sanctuary on the Eastern Side of Lake Naivasha. A number of mammals can be seen grazing in the surrounding lake environs such as Maasai giraffe, zebra, dik diks, steenbok, impala, gazelles and, at night, hippos. You spend some time wandering around at your own pace and enjoy the peace and quiet broken only by the sounds of the Islands wild inhabitants. At 1700 hrs you will return to where you had left your driver then drive to the lodge.

Dinner and Overnight at Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 9
DAY 09: LAKE NAIVASHA – AMBOSELI

Early breakfast on request, at 0700hrs you depart for Amboseli National Park via the South Bypass road in Nairobi. You proceed with a drive through the scenic Maasai / Kamba plains along Nairobi Mombasa road, a brief stopover at Emali town then continue to arrive for lunch at Amboseli Sopa Lodge. After lunch you depart for the evening game drive. A visit to this park will confirm that while Mount Kilimanjaro is located in neighbouring Tanzania, the best views are from the Kenyan side. On a clear day you will be able to get a splendid view of this snow -capped mountain; Africa’s highest mountain. This park is the perfect place to be for you to see some of the big five up close – especially the elephants. If you are lucky, you can see a herd of more than 50 elephants in one go. All the big five are also well represented in this park. Other animals include; the Cheetah, Wild dogs, the Maasai Giraffe, Zebra, Crocodile in Lake Amboseli , the Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine together with a prolific birdlife featuring over 600 species.

Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.

Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10
DAY 10: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

On this day you will wake up for the morning game drive with a chance to see the beauty of sunrise, you return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you may relax by the pool or at the comfort of your room until lunch. After lunch you go for another game drive and explore this park further until 1800 hrs when you return to the lodge or camp for dinner and overnight.

Dinner & Overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11
DAY 11: AMBOSELI - TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, you will depart with a leisurely drive to Tsavo West National Park. The Park is a vast expansion of African savannah with a more diverse array of habitats which include open plains, semi desert scrub, woodland, Chyulu Hills and rock outcrops. It’s famous for the Red Elephants, Oryx, and Gerenuk among other mammal’s species and bird life. Other notable features include Mzima Springs which is a water source for Mombasa Town, Shetani Lava Flow and Ash cones, an example of recent volcanic eruption. The Movie Ghost and the Darkness was shot in this park. You will have a lunch break at Serena Kilaguni Safari Lodge. After lunch you will continue with game drives until evening.

Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12
DAY 12: TSAVO WEST – TSAVO EAST

After breakfast you will check out of the hotel and depart to the neighbouring Tsavo East National Park to arrive in time for lunch at Voi Wildlife lodge. After lunch you depart for a tour at Tsavo East National Park which is renowned for its large numbers of red elephants, the famous man eating lions and other physical attractions like Tsavo River, Yatta Plateau which is 300 km2, Mdanda Rock, Lugard Falls, Voi seasonal River and Aruba Dam. You have also a chance to see animals like rhinos, leopards, cheetah, and giraffes among other wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Voi Wildlife Lodge.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13
DAY 13: TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK - DIANI

After breakfast you will depart from Tsavo East and drive leisurely to the coastal town of Mombasa. You will arrive in the afternoon and check in at Diani Reef Beach resort for 3 nights stay on half board accommodation. You will spend your leisure at the pristine white sand beach with optional water activities on self- arrangement

Overnight at Diani Reef Beach Resort

Meals included; Breakfast & dinner.

Day 14
DAY 14 & 15 LEISURE AT THE BEACH

Spend your days at leisure along this pristine white sand beach endowed with sparkling turquoise water, exotic beauty, breath taking shores and fascinating marine wildlife. You will engage in various beach activities and water sports;

Overnight at Diani Reef Beach Resort

Meals included; Breakfast & dinner.

Day 15
DAY 15: DEPARTURE

After breakfast you will check out of the hotel, then the driver will pick and transfer you to Moi international airport. At the airport you will check in for your flight to Nairobi which in an hour’s time will land you at JKIA airport where you will again proceed to check in for your onward flight home.

Tour Includes

  • 14 nights full board accommodation on safari, Halfboard at the beach
  • Emergency air ambulance evacuation cover,
  • Comprehensive game drives,
  • Park entry fees,
  • Luxury safari van with a pop up roof,
  • Vehicle’s park entry fees,
  • Service of an English speaking tour guide,
  • Boat Rides at Lake Naivasha,
  • Hot air Balloon safari,
  • Cultural Visit in Maasai Mara,
  • Bottle of water during the safari,
  • Transfer drom Diani to the airport
  • One way air ticket; Mombasa - Nairobi
  • Pick and drop at JKIA airport

Tour Excludes

  • Visa
  • Tips & gratitude
  • Drinks & Laundry services
  • Travel, luggage and medical insurance,
  • Personal effects
  • International airfare

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15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS TRAVERSING KENYA
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