Bongo Standard Safari

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1134 - $3001
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Camping safaris Camping
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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7 Days, 6 Nights Nairobi, Mt. Kenya, Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara Road safari.

Day 1

NAIROBI

Upon arrival of your flight our staff will welcome you and transport you to the elegant Nairobi Serena Hotel which is Nairobi's five star deluxe hotel, is situated in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and the regional business centre of East and Central Africa. BED & BREAKFAST

 

 

Day 2

MOUNT KENYA

After breakfast depart for Mt. Kenya National Park. Mt. Kenya National Park is located to the east of the Great Rift Valley. The ecosystem lies in Central and Eastern provinces of Kenya. At 5,199m the mountain is the second highest peak in Africa.

UNESCO inscribed Mount Kenya as a World Heritage Site. It’s described as one of the most impressive landscapes in Eastern Africa with its rugged glacier-clad summits, Afro alpine moorlands and diverse forests that illustrate outstanding ecological processes. Drive to the spectacular Serena Mountain Lodge which is located inside the park. Have lunch at the Lodge and later on go for an afternoon game drive. Mt. Kenya is also important due to its attractions. Attractions include pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of great beauty, geological variety, forest, mineral springs, rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game, Unique montane and alpine vegetation with 11 species of endemic plants. It is also a habitat of a large number of wildlife. These include Elephants, tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, suni, black fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, water buck and Elands. Other animals include leopard, bongo, giant forest hog and rhino. After the game drive, drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight. FULL BOARD AT SERENA MOUNTAIN LODGE



 

Day 3

SWEETWATERS

Have breakfast at the lodge and thereafter depart for Sweetwaters game sanctuary. Sweetwaters is asheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of its own private reserve. It is  one of the private game reserves in Kenya; Sweetwaters excels in the provision of privileged seclusion and private game viewing. Thanks to its private status it also allows such unforgettable pleasures, guided bush walks and both horse or camel riding across its game-teaming plains. This is a Conservation boast of amazing diversity of animals including the non-indigenous chimpanzees and The big 5 (the endangered black rhino, leopard, Elephant, buffalo and lion). The combination of amazing wildlife and surprising views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees a memorable safari experience to guests. It’s on a 90,000 acre wildlife and arrive in time for lunch at Sweetwaters Tented camp and enjoy the wonderful experience of the reserve in the afternoon and go for an afternoon game drive. The reserve comprises extensive savannah grasslands and the riverine forests that border the Ewaso Nyiro River. Abounding with wildlife, it has long been the preferred retreat of wilderness and safari lovers alike. One of Mt Kenya region’s best kept secret. FULL BOARD AT SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP

 

 

Day 4

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, which is situated in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, and is home to one of Kenya’s most famous soda lakes. A major feature of this park is the birdlife, particularly the thousands of Flamingos, which create a shimmering pink hue over the lake. Lion Hill is a beautiful retreat set in Lake Nakuru national Park - home to thousands of pink flamingos and pelicans. This exotic park boasts of a rich concentration of wildlife including black and white Columbus monkeys and is also a Rhino sanctuary. Look for temperamental black rhinos browsing in the bushes, and larger white rhinos cropping grass along the lakeside. Nowhere else will you get a very clear photo of a rhino with a back drop of pink flamingos sifting food from a shimmering lake. Arrive at Lake Nakuru and drive to SAROVA LION HILL LODGE which offers a unique vantage point. Each of the 64 superbly appointed chalets with private secluded verandah enjoy views over the lake and the distant hills. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the lodge. Afternoon will be at leisure. Later in the late afternoon enjoy a game drive. In the evening enjoy a great drink with a large view deck, overlooking Lake Nakuru and the distant hills. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.  

 

 

Day 5

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

After breakfast depart for Masaai Mara National Reserve. The Masai Mara national reserve covers an area of 1,510 sq km. often described as the greatest of nature’s stages, with its huge dramatic skies. An impressive feature of the park is the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Masai Mara looking for fresh pastures. Masai Mara has a rolling savannah landscape dotted with shrubs and bush thickets, and is the Kenyan part of the large ecosystem stretching south to Serengeti in Tanzania. The wildlife in Masai Mara is varied, ranging from the big cats to elephant, rhino and vast herds of herbivores such as wildebeest. Mara is best place for spotting all the big five animals i.e. Lion, Rhino, Elephant, buffalo and Leopard. Arrive in time for lunch at the Mara Serena Lodge. MARA SERENA LODGE is set on the saddle of a hill where it overlooks the rolling plains, woodlands and rivers that make up the Masaai Mara Triangle – one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. It is on this very terrain stretching endlessly before the lodge where the annual migrations take place, where millions of Wildebeest, Zebra and Gazelle traverse the landscape to feed on the rich new grass and give birth to their young. At around 1600hrs depart for a late afternoon game drive.Drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

 

Day 6

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

Today we get a closer look at the Mara during extensive game drives. Wake up call and take off for an early morning game drive. Enjoy the early morning game drive in the park visiting the famous Mara River where wildebeests cross every year after which you will return to the lodge for breakfast. Alternatively you can have a balloon safari in the earl y morning followed by breakfast. Enjoy viewing most of the reserve as you drive back to the lodge. Have mid-morning at leisure. After lunch drive to one of the Maasai villages nearby. The Maasai People are known for their colored ornaments made of beads and are arguably Africa's most populous tribe. Experience the Maasai people culture, learn their way of life and have a chance to get an insight into their lifestyle. After the visit drive back to the lodge while enjoying viewing most of the reserve. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

 

 

Day 7

NAIROBI

Enjoy viewing most of Maasai Mara yet again in an early morning game drive and thereafter drive back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast depart for Nairobi. Arrive in time for lunch at the carnivore restaurant. The Carnivore is considered ’Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience'. This open-air meat specialty restaurant has strikingly different food, service and atmosphere to anything ever seen in Kenya. Every type of meat imaginable, including four choices of wild game, are roasted on traditional Masai swords over a huge, visually spectacular charcoal pit that dominates the entrance of the restaurant. The waiters then carry these swords around the restaurant, carving unlimited amounts of the prime meats onto sizzling, cast iron plates in front of you. A wide selection of salads, vegetable side dishes, and a variety of exotic sauces accompany the meat feast. Dessert and coffee follow this. After a delightful meal, transfer to the airport for your international flight or an extension.

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Serena Mountain Lodge
  • Sweetwaters Tented Camp

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Horseback riding
Horseback riding
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Bird watching
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Boating / canoeing
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Bush walks
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