Safari in Kenya

Safari to:

  1. Nairobi.
  2. Amboseli National Park.
  3. The Aberdare National Park.
  4. The Samburu National Reserve.
  5. Lake Bogoria National Reserve.
  6. Masai Mara Game Reserve.

 

Kenya is THE land of safaris. The word “safari” means journey in Swahili, Kenya’s national language.

 

Kenya is an extremely diverse country with several different climate zones, different landscapes and an unusually broad range of cultures. The country hosts the largest animal movement in the world during the annual wildebeest migration into the Masai Mara, which itself is home to the ‘big five’ – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo.

 

Nairobi.

 

 

Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The name "Amboseli" comes from a Masai word meaning "salty dust" and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. It is crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. There are different habitats ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands.

 

The Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range in central Kenya and is located about 100 km north of Nairobi and it covers altitudes from about 7,000 feet (2,100 m) to 14,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level.

This is where the British Monarch was staying up in the trees at the Treetops Lodge in 1952 when her father, King George the sixth, died. There is a very famous quotation “Here H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth went up as a Princess and came down as a Queen”.

      

Animals observed here include the leopard, elephant, black rhino, eland, bushbuck, baboons, duiker, colobus and sykes monkeys and others. Rarely the bongo can be seen. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds seen in the park.

 

The Samburu National Reserve is a game reserve on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river in Kenya and is situated within the Great Rift Valley.Samburu national reserve derives its name from the Samburu people of Kenya who have lived in the area for many years. The Ewaso Nyiro River has a huge population of Nile crocodiles. The reserve's topography is mainly open savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees, forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation.

The conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness partly in this Park. Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie "Born Free".

There are animals which are unique to this park, namely: the long-necked gerenuk antelope, Grevy's zebra and the reticulated giraffe. This park also boasts over 350 different bird species.

 

Lake Bogoria National Reserve is in the Great Rift Valley and is geothermically active on the western shore with geysers and hot springs. The lake is alkaline, feeding blue-green algae which in turn feed the flamingoes. Depending on the time of the year, the number of flamingoes feeding in the lake may be as high as two million.

Masai Mara National Reserve is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World and is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big Five. The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration, which is a world-renowned feature, alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November.

More than 470 species of birds have been identified in the park.

An optional Hot Air Balloon Safari is available in the Masai Mara Game Reserve (with Champagne Bush Breakfast) at a cost of about £300 per person. 


Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi. Visit Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary and the Giraffe Centre. Evening hotel briefing with dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant. Overnight at Eka Hotel.

Day 2: Leave for Amboseli National Park. Afternoon game drive. Overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

Day 3: Amboseli National Park – 2 game drives. Overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

Day 4: Amboseli National Park, morning game drive. Lunch. Return to Nairobi. Overnight at Eka Hotel.

Day 5: Aberdares National Park. Overnight at Treetops Lodge.

Day 6: Samburu Game Reserve. Overnight at Ashnil Samburu Tented Camp.

Day 7: Samburu Game Reserve. Overnight at Ashnil Samburu Tented Camp.

Day 8: Lake Bogoria National Reserve. Overnight at Lake Bogoria Spa Resort.

Day 9: Masai Mara Game Reserve. Overnight at Ashnil Mara Tented Camp.

Day 10: Masai Mara Game Reserve. Overnight at Ashnil Mara Tented Camp.

Day 11: Masai Mara Game Reserve. Overnight at Ashnil Mara Tented Camp.

Day 12: Return to Nairobi approx. lunchtime.

             Safari ends.

 

Price: (In Sterling Pounds pp based on 1 double/twin and I triple room sharing) with an all-inclusive tour, the cost for the above is GBP £3150.00pp.

Costs include: private safari with transport in 4WD vehicle (everyone guaranteed a window seat) professional English speaking driver/guide, all park and reserves fees, full board accommodation at above-mentioned safari lodges, bottled water (1 bottle pp per day), all government taxes where applicable. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals catered for. All the lodges have electricity.

Costs exclude: international flights, visas, drinks, laundry, tips, insurance and other optional items of personal nature.

 

Either fly back home or extend your holiday to Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa on Bamburi beach in Mombasa for four days at a cost of £120.00 pp per day on half board basis.

For further details please contact us.

 

 

   

All images © Harish Luther.
Professional Wildlife, Travel and Events Photographer - Hemel Hempstead, England.