9 Days The Chimpanzee of Sweetwaters

This is a great tour customizable into a Family safari or group joining budget safari that takes you to a close encounter with the wildlife population of the region. All the big five (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino) are here with many mammals and bird-life in the Masai Mara plains. The annual migration which is worldly known as the “seventh wonder of the earth” happens in this jungle every year in between July and November take a safari with us to enjoy this great experience.

Safari tour package:
A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$1715 - $1980
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
9 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Camping safaris Camping Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
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This is a great tour customizable into a Family safari or group joining budget safari that takes you to a close encounter with the wildlife population of the region. All the big five (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino) are here with many mammals and bird-life in the Masai Mara plains. The annual migration which is worldly known as the “seventh wonder of the earth” happens in this jungle every year in between July and November take a safari with us to enjoy this great experience.

Day 1:  Nairobi  

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to your city hotel for overnight. Our rep will take you through a brief pre-safari orientation before embarking on your dream safari adventure of Kenya. Dinner on own arrangement. Overnight in Nairobi BOULEVARD HOTEL. www.theboulevardhotel.com

  Day 2: Nairobi - Sweetwater’s  

Breakfast at the Hotel.  Drive north to Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary for lunch at Sweetwaters Tented Camp.  Afternon game drive, with a visit to the tamed “Baraka” Rhinoceros and the Chimpanzee Orphanage. Dinner and overnight at SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP. www.serenahotels.com  Distance: Approx. 200 kms – 3 hrs drive

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

  Chimpanzees are highly intelligent animals who share 98.6% of their genetic DNA with humans. They make use of tools such as rocks to crack nuts in half or sticks inserted into mounds to ‘fish’ for termites, and are the only primates to have developed tool use to such an advanced level. Chimpanzees are part of the great ape family along with orangutans, gorillas and bonobos. The males, at over a metre tall and weighing between 35 and 70 kilograms, are larger and stronger than the females. Chimpanzees have long arms for climbing and nimble hands and feet with opposable thumbs to grasp objects and branches.   Day 3: Sweetwater’s - Samburu Game Reserve  

After an early breakfast at the Hotel commence drive via Karatina and crossing the equator at Nanyuki, en route to Samburu National Reserve. Lunch at the respective Lodge. Late afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner and overnight at SAMBURU SOPA LODGE or similar. www.sopalodges.com  Distance: Approx. 200 kms – 3 hrs drive

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

        Day 4:  Samburu Game Reserve

 

Morning and late afternoon game viewing drives in this Reserve, with spectacular sceneries and diverse wildlife. Dinner and Overnight: SAMBURU SOPA LODGE.

 Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

  Day 5: Samburu – Aberdares National Park

 

Breakfast then proceed on to Aberdares National Park and arrive at Aberdare country club for lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to the Ark where you spent the whole day and night watching animal come down at the waterhole to drink. Dinner and overnight at THE ARK or similar. http://www.thearkkenya.com/   Distance: Approx. 200 kms - 3 hrs drive

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

  Day 6: Aberdare - Lake Nakuru National Park  

Breakfast and drive to the Lake Nakuru national park. You descend into the Great Rift Valley where Lake Nakuru is located.  Arrive in time for lunch and short rest. The afternoon game drive is included and you will return to your lodge as the sun sets! Dinner and overnight at FLAMINGO HILL CAMP  www.flamingohillcamp.com Distance: Approx. 200 kms - 4 hrs drive

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

 

Lake Nakuru is a shallow soda lake, renowned for its huge concentration of flamingos.  It is also a Rhino sanctuary. You embark on a game drive which includes a walk on the shores of the lake to view flamingoes from close range. Keep your eyes open for the elusive Leopard or the Tree climbing lions of this park.  

  Day 7: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara Game Reserve  

After breakfast climb the Western Escarpment of the Rift Valley and head towards Maasai Mara.  With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit here. Enjoying views of the picturesque Maasai tribesmen herding cattle on the way, you arrive in time for lunch and a well deserved rest!

 

Afternoon game drive includes searching for the Big Five, elephants, Buffalos, lions, Rhinos and leopards, before returning to your lodge as the sun sets! Dinner and overnight - MARA SOPA LODGE. www.sopalodges.com     Distance Approx. 310 kms – 4.5 hrs drive

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

 

Day 8: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

 

The early morning calm air of the Maasai Mara has made possible the introduction of Hot Air Balloon flights, available as an optional tour of a hot air balloon ride to see the park from a bird's eye view, from leading lodges and camps in the reserve. (Please reserve early to avoid disappointment for this adventure!). Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve.  After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast. Lunch and late afternoon Game viewing drive.

 

OPTION: A full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes (full day game drive including visits to Mara River, Kenya Tanzania Border Post and a great chance to view the "Big Five". You will have picnic lunch at Hippo Pool. Return to your lodge late in the afternoon). Later just relax or visit the nearby Maasai village as an optional excursion. Dinner and overnight at MARA SOPA LODGE.

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

 

Day 9: Maasai Mara - Nairobi

 

Depart after breakfast and journey back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch and Dinner on own arrangement. Overnight in Nairobi BOULEVARD HOTEL. www.theboulevardhotel.com

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

 

Day 10: Nairobi (Excursion) & Depart

 

After breakfast at the Hotel depart for David sheldrick wildlife trust, Lunch at mamba village and thereafter continue with the Giraffe centre, Kazuri and utamaduni excursion. Later transferred to Jomo Kenyatta international Airport for scheduled International departure flight, 03 HOURS PRIOR TO FLIGHT DEPARTURE TIME.  

Meal plan: {Breakfast}

 

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) was founded by Dr. Daphne Sheldrick in 1977, following the sudden death of her husband, the acclaimed naturalist and founder warden of Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park, David Sheldrick. The DSWT has been working on the front line of wildlife protection in Kenya for 29 years and Daphne and David Sheldrick for more than 25 years prior to this. Over the years there have been many achievements, including the successful rehabilitation of over 70 orphan elephants and 17 black rhinos, as well as the removal of more than 30,000 illegal snares from Tsavo National Park. In spite of these successes, the future of our planet’s wildlife and ecosystems is a matter of global concern.

Every year thousands of animals are killed indiscriminately to satisfy the demands of the illegal commercial bushmeat trade.

Ever growing human populations are expanding into areas previously only inhabited by wildlife increasing incidence of human-wildlife conflict. Habitats are being destroyed to meet demand for wood and charcoal products.

 

The DSWT is committed to the preservation and conservation of wildlife and undertakes a number of activities aimed at protecting animals today and in the future as well as education to create a Kenya where animals and humans live in equilibrium and harmony.

Giraffe Centre, Kazuri & Utamaduni

The Giraffe centre is a sanctuary for the rare and protected rothschild giraffe, one of the 3 races of giraffe found in kenya. One may touch, and feed by hand the beautiful creatures that live in the private reserve of the giraffe manor. The tour ends with a visit to the kazuri bead and pottery factory, a women’s self-help project renowned for its unique and innovative ceramic pottery and jewellery, and some shopping at utamaduni craft shop.

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

  • Nairobi Boulevard Hotel
  • Ol Pejeta Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp
  • Samburu Sopa Lodges
  • Aberdares Ark Hotel
  • Jacaranda Elementaita Lodge
  • Ol Moran Tented Camp

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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
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