Western Kenya Safari

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$3360 - $4200
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
12 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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Day 1: Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 3: Saiwa Swamp National Park – (a long drive)

Day 4: Mt. Elgon National Park

Day 5: Kakamega Forest

Day 6: Kakamega Forest

Day 7/8: Kisumu

Day 9: Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 10/11: Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 12: Nairobi

Day 1: Lake Nakuru National Park

This morning we pick you from your hotel in Nairobi and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. This park has many rhinos, flamingos, white pelicans, which are quite easy to spot. The multitudes of Lesser Flamingos that often form a pink fringe around the Lake are a sight to behold. This park is also a rhino sanctuary and home to other mammals like buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, colobus monkey, rock hyrax etc plus other species of birds. Dinner and overnight at camp.

 

Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park

We have a full day to explore this park. Our game drives in the park may produce a leopard returning to his daytime hideout, many waterbuck, warthogs, buffalo, rothschild giraffe, vervet monkeys, bohor reedbuck and other species of wildlife. Overnight at camp.

 

Day 3: Saiwa Swamp National Park – (a long drive)

After breakfast we leave Nakuru and drive via the Mau Summit, Tinderet Forest and Eldoret to the town of Kitale where we turn north to Saiwa Swamp; the smallest of Kenya's National Parks. This is the home of the shy and elusive Sitatunga antelope that has adapted itself to living in swampy areas. There are some well situated platforms within the Park that allow good views of the Swamp and surrounding forest. Overnight at camp or banda.

 

Day 4: Mt. Elgon National Park

This morning we depart for Mt Elgon National Park an area of unspoiled mountain forest with a wide variety of game from the elephant, buffalo and colobus monkey to the giant forest hog, water buck and leopard. More than 240 bird species in the area, including the African crowned eagle, Ross’ turaco, and red-fronted parrot. There are also caves and spectacular waterfall. Dinner and overnight at camp or banda.

 

Day 5: Kakamega Forest

We leave for Kakamega Forest a bird watchers' paradise. This is one of the only remaining areas of West African Rain Forest to be found in Kenya. The habitats in the forest and along the rivers offer an insight into what much of Africa must have been like thousands of years ago. Overnight at Rondo

Retreat.

 

Day 6: Kakamega Forest

We have the whole day to walk around this fascinating area seeing bird species that are not seen elsewhere in Kenya.  Where possible we can also take walks to local villages for an interesting cultural exchange. Overnight at Rondo Retreat.

 

Day 7/8: Kisumu

After an early morning bird walk in the Forest, we head south again to Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria, where we check in to Sunset hotel. Time permitting we can visit the local museum and/or animal orphanage before lunch. In the afternoon we shall visit Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, we may have the chance to do some fishing before heading back to Sunset hotel where we stay for the night.

 

Day 9:  Masai Mara National Reserve

We leave the open flood plains and farming fields of the lake basin as we head south-east towards Kericho, the heart of Kenya's tea growing area.  We pass through lush farming country and after a picnic lunch we start to see more animals as we approach the Masai Mara, Kenya's best known Game Reserve.

After dinner the evening is spent around the campfire listening to the sounds of the African bush. Dinner and overnight at camp.

 

Day 10/11: Masai Mara National Reserve

These two full days will be spent exploring the Mara ecosystem seeking the area's abundant wildlife. We have high chances of seeing the "Big 5" - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. The Masai Mara’s varied wildlife and natural environment come together to provide a spectacular safari experience. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight at the Camp.

 

Day 12: Nairobi

After a short early morning game drive, we will return to Camp for breakfast after which we will pack and drive back to Nairobi

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

  • Mara Sopa Lodge

Bushbuck Adventures

- We offer private/custom safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
T: 254 (20) 7123090
Since: Aug 2013

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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Activities you can do

Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
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