The safari visits some of the best parks in Kenya. Kenya is the origin of the wildlife safari tours concept. Safari, a Swahili word for journey describes wildlife, sightseeing and cultural tours through the national parks, game reserves and wildlife sanctuaries of East Africa. The diversity of game in Kenya is simply astounding. From the big five to the small five, Kenya’s game parks, reserves and other wildlife protection areas host some of the wildest game thus the reason why this is home for the safari. Dotted in their unique landscapes, geographical features, a vast array of game ensues. Welcome to Kenya! Karibu Kenya!
Day 1: Nairobi :Arrive JKIA, you will be met by our representative and briefed on your safari. Transfer to your hotel in the city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Nairobi - Tsavo East:Early breakfast. 0700hrs depart for Tsavo East National Park to arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon proceed for a game drive. Tsavo East is Kenya’s largest game sanctuary famed for its huge herds of elephants. The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300 kilomtere long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species. Enjoy a bush dinner after the game drive. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 3 : Tsavo East Tsavo West:Early morning game drive. After breakfast depart for Tsavo West National park arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon proceed for a game drive. Major wildlife attractions include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species. It is a more popular destination on account of its magnificent scenery, Mzima Springs, rich and varied wildlife and good road system. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 4: Tsavo West - Amboseli National Park:Early morning game. After breakfast depart for Amboseli National Park. You will be at the lodge in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive with the immense grandeur of Mt Kilimanjaro in the background. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 5: Amboseli National Park:Early breakfast. We recommend that you get up very early in the morning so as to experience excellent game viewing & an unprecedented view of the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear. Depart with picnic lunch for a full day game drive in the park. Arid looking as Amboseli has historically supported both game and the Masai that kept their herds of cattle here. It is thanks to the waters that run off Africa's greatest mountain that the apparently dry Amboseli, Kenya's first game sanctuary is able to support its wildlife. Mount Kilimanjaro broods high over Amboseli. The mountain now provides water for the park, wonderful views and, of course, the most glorious background for animal photography. You have an option to visit the Masai Village (extra cost). Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 6: Amboseli - Aberdare National Park:Breakfast at the lodge. Depart for Aberdare National Park. Lunch will be enroute. Arrive at the base hotel. You will leave the extra luggage at the hotel and carry an overnight bag to the Tree hotel. Drive through the park watching wildlife along the way to the lodge. The rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing from the balconies of the tree hotel. The Aberdare national park is home to elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white Colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 7: Aberdare National Park - Samburu Game Reserve:Breakfast at the hotel. Drive further North to Samburu Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon exploration of this harshly beautiful reserve where game abounds especially in the forested fringes of the Uaso Nyiro River which flows gently through the dry landscape. Bush dinner and overnight at the Luxury Camp.
Day 8: Samburu Game Reserve:Breakfast the lodge. The day is spent searching for game with morning and evening game drives. Samburu national reserve derives its name from the Samburu people of Kenya who have lived in the area for many years. The Uaso Nyiro River cuts through this reserve, drawing a big population of Kenya animals to the park. The river bustles with activity from its huge population of Nile crocodile.
The reserve's topography is mainly open savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees, forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation. Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness. Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie "Born Free”. The game reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park, namely: the long necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa onyx. The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings. Other Kenyan wildlife present in the park includes cheetahs and lions, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos.Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve, which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and others. Optional visit to Samburu village (extra cost). Dinner and overnight at the Tented Camp.
Day 9: Samburu - Nyahururu:Early morning game drive. After breakfast depart and drive south to Nyahururu the home of Thompson Falls. Arrive in time for lunch. The rest of the afternoon at leisure with an option for a nature walk, visit to the hippo pool or descend down to the floor of the falls free at no extra cost. Thomson's Falls is a 74 metres (243 ft.) scenic waterfall on the Ewaso Ng'iro river, which drains from the Aberdare Mountain Range. It is situated 3 kilometres (2 mi) from the town of Nyahururu in central Kenya, at 2,360 metres (7,740 ft.) elevation. In 1883 Joseph Thomson was the first European to reach Thomson Falls, and named them for his father “Wrote Thomson, I was impressed mightily by the stupendous thundering of the waters which in magnificent mass plunged down several hundred feet into a fearful gloomy gorge.
The crevices give support to a splendid drapery of creepers and bushes, the spray from the waters yielding the necessary sustenance. Among other plants wild bananas are to be seen. — Joseph Thomson “ Thomson was a Scottish geologist and naturalist who was also the first European to walk from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the early 1880s. Visitors can view the falls from above, or there's a trail down to the bottom of the ravine. Upstream from the falls is one of the highest hippo pools in Kenya. Ewaso Narok River is a tributary of the Ewaso Ng'iro River. Dinner and overnight at the Resort.