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08-02080Fascination Kenya

8 Day Safari, Accommodated

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Code: SX08FAKLOD

From: Nairobi

To: Nairobi

Number of Participants: 2-6

Tour Price: from 2,080 USD

Single Supplement: from 420 USD

Combining the best aspects of a Kenyan safari is what makes this trip so popular. The itinerary offers you the chance to experience the majestic and well-known Masai Mara Game Reserve, the flamingos at Lake Nakuru, the wonderful views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the fresh water spring at Mzimba in the Tsavo West National Park and the famous red elephants in the Tsavo East National Park.

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Day 1-8; Kenya

  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve: Game drives, trip to Mara River
  • Lake Nakuru National Park: Game drives
  • Amboseli National Park: View of Mount Kilimanjaro, game drives
  • Tsavo West National Park: Game drives, Mzima Springs
  • Tsavo East National Park: Game drives
  • Mombasa

Day 1 Nairobi, Kenya

After your arrival in Nairobi, you are picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel. You will overnight at the Sarova Panafric Hotel or similar.

 

Day 2 Nairobi, Kenya - Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4-5h

After breakfast you begin your safari and you head in the direction of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. On your way into the vast steppe landscape of the Masai, you pass the two dormant volcanoes Mount Longonot and Suswa. You arrive at the Masai Mara Game  Reserve around lunchtime and in the afternoon enough time has been set aside for your first game drive. The reserve is well-known for its high animal population. Together with the southerly situated Serengeti, the region is famous for the biggest migration on earth (ca. 2 million animals). Hundreds of thousands wildebeest and zebras form part of this long marsh. However other animals like lions, elephants, buffalos and giraffes can also be spotted. You will overnight at the Sarova Mara Game Camp or similar.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3 Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Distance: Depends upon chosen route

The entire day is dedicated to extensive game viewing with your experienced guide. Among that, a trip to the Mara River is on todays agenda. The river is one of the biggest hurdles for the wildebeest and zebras on their yearly trek. Unbelievable scenes can be witnessed at the end of October and beginning of November when tens of thousands of animals have to cross the river that has risen after all the rainfall and is full of crocodiles. However, even during other seasons, hippos, crocodiles and other animals can be spotted here. You will spend another night at the Sarova Mara Game Camp or similar.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4 Masai Mara Game Reserve; Kenya - Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Distance approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 5h

After one last game drive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, you have breakfast at the Mara Sarova Camp before you travel to the Lake Nakuru National Park. The national park is well-known for the massive population of flamingos and countless other water birds. Along the river bank, buffalos, hippos and maybe even rhinos can be spotted. With a little luck you might even be able to see lions, leopards and the rather rare Rothschild giraffes in the acacia forest and the southerly situated tree savannah region. You will overnight at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge or similar.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5 Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya - Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Distance approx. 400 km; driving time approx. 8h

Your day will start with an early morning game drive in the Lake Nakuru National Park followed by breakfast at the Lion Hill Lodge. You then make your way to Nairobi, where you have lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. After a hearty lunch you continue to the Amboseli National Park, where you can enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Kilimanjaro (dependent on weather conditions). After dinner you look forward to your well-deserved rest after a long day at the Amboseli Serena Safari Camp or at the Satao Elerai or similar.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6 Amboseli National Park, Kenya - Tsavo West National Park, Kenya

Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 2-3h

You enjoy a morning game drive in the Amboseli National Park followed by breakfast. You are then able to take it easy and have lunch before you depart for the Tsavo West National Park in the afternoon. During the drive you will pass the amazing lava flows of the Shetani rocks. You will overnight at the Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge or similar.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 7 Tsavo West National Park, Kenya - Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 3h

The day starts off with an early morning game drive, followed by breakfast and a visit of the Mzima Springs. You will return to the Kilaguni Serena Lodge in time for lunch before your journey continues to the Tsavo East National Park where you will spend the night at the Satao Camp.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 8 Tsavo East National Park, Kenya - Mombasa, Kenya

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2-3h

Before breakfast, you enjoy your last game drive in the Tsavo East National Park. Then it is time to get going and you make your way to Mombasa, where the journey ends.
Breakfast

 

Price includes:
  • Safari according to the itinerary
  • 7 nights accommodation in hotels, camps or lodges
    as indicated in the itinerary
  • Transport in a minibus or similar safari vehicle
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • National Parks fees

 

Price excludes:
  • Flights (international & domestic)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Beverages (alcohol and soft drinks)
  • Optional activities
  • Visa, tips, personal expenses, travel insurance
  • How big is the group and where are my fellow travellers from?

    - Group sizes vary however there is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 travellers per group.
    - Travellers are from all over the world and from all walks of life.

  • Is there an age limit on tour?

    - Generally there is no age limit on small group safaris. Due to the long driving distances we however don’t recommend small group safaris for children under the age of 6 years. But if you as a parent are confident that the long driving distances and the many hours spent in the car won’t bother your child/children, they are welcome to join this safari. Please note that parents are responsible for children at all times.

  • Where does the group overnight while on tour?

    - You will overnight in hotels, safari lodges or in permanent tented camps (with en-suite bathrooms). While the safari lodges are solid structures, the tented camps are permanently fixed walk-in safari style tents, offering the same service as hotels and lodges. 

  • What vehicle is used on tour?

    - We make use of 4x4 mini buses that have been reconstructed in order to cope with the demanding African conditions. Each guest is guaranteed a window seat and during game drives, the roof can be opened.

  • What meals are included and what food can be expected on tour?

    - Meals are included as indicated in the itinerary. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included and are for your own account.
    - Meals are enjoyed at the accommodations. Breakfast is buffet and for lunch and dinner you are usually offered a three course menu or a buffet. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements you may have.
    - Lunch can also be en route at a designated picnic spot in form of a lunch box, which can contain sandwiches, boiled eggs and fruits or grilled chicken thighs for example.

  • What do I need to bring with me?

    - Good, suitable clothing (long trousers and sleeves are recommended for protection against mosquitoes)
    - A detailed list of what to bring will be provided after booking.
    - Please remember that there is limited space available in the vehicle and that you should restrict yourself to one large piece of luggage or a rucksack, weighing no more than 15 kg and one small piece of hand luggage. If possible, please do not bring a suitcase with you. Please also take note of the luggage regulations of the different airlines.

  • How much extra money do I have to take along?

    - Tipping the crew after the tour is common. We recommend 15-20 USD per day/group for the guide. In addition you should take some extra cash for drinks, snacks and souvenirs.
    - Please note that all USD bills must be printed after 2004 as any earlier dated bills are not valid and won’t be accepted.

  • Do I need visa for this safari?

    - Citizens of all nationalities need to contact the respective embassies of their travel destination to check the visa regulations.
    - In general European citizens can apply for a Kenyan Visa upon arrival at the respective airport or border post
    - It is the sole responsibility of every traveller to be in possession of the required documents and visa that allows them to enter their holiday destination.

  • Do I need vaccinations for this safari?

    - The safari starts and ends in Kenya, a yellow fever region, which is why we recommend a yellow fever vaccination.
    - Kenya is also situated within a malaria area, wherefore we would recommend some precautions. Please speak to your doctor or travel clinic about the different prophylaxis and their effects and side effects.
    - Although Kenya does not require proof of immunization against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B, we nevertheless recommend those vaccinations.