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Big Five Safari

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $2387 - $3150
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 6 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Kenya Kenya , Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited Masai Mara, Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru, Nairobi National Park
Activity level Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Cultural
Included: Accommodation and meals as indicated above Seven (7) seater 4x4 minibus with English speaking driver/guide Game drives as indicated above All park fees One (1) litre bottle of mineral water per person per day on safari All transfers and assistance Excluded: International flights, visas and airport taxes Personal expenses like drinks, tips, laundry etc Personal insurance and baggage insurance

Day 01: Arrival nairobi



You will be met upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our representative; assisted and transferred to Panafric Hotel. Rest at leisure with the possibility of realizing optional excursions; accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at the Panafric hotel (BB)



 

Day 02: Nairobi/Maasai Mara Game Reserve



You will Leave Nairobi after breakfast, and driven to Maasai Mara arriving in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge. Afternoon game drives; dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (LDBB).



 

Day 03: Maasai Mara Game Reserve



Very early in the morning, after a cup of coffee or tea in the lodge you will join your driver-guide and set out for an early morning game drive in the reserve. This is usually the best game viewing time as during the early hours, temperatures are low and the animals are the most active. The plains game roam the savannahs licking on the morning dew on the leaves, watching also the predators. Back in the lodge, enjoy your sumptuous buffet breakfast then it's time to relax or swim in the lodge's pool. Mid morning game drive followed by lunch in the lodge; again in the afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at

 Mara Sopa Lodge (LDBB).



 

Day 04: Maasai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park



After breakfast, leaving Maasai Mara, head back to Narok, district headquarters of this part of Maasai land and then travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle. Turn left when you reach the road at the foot of the Rift Escarpment and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Afternoon game drive; dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge (LDBB)

Lake Nakuru National Park is situated in the heart of the Rift Valley; Lake Nakuru is one of Kenya's most famous soda lakes. A major feature of this park is the wonderful bird life, particularly the thousands of flamingos, which create a shimmering pink hue over the lake. A rhino sanctuary also provides the opportunity to see the endangered black rhino. Sarova Lion Hill offers a unique vantage point. Each of the 64 superbly appointed chalets with private secluded veranda enjoys views over the lake and the

distant hills. Even the glorious pool has a view! Originally declared a national park because of a superbly diverse bird population, which includes many migrants, the park is also a favourite place for travelers to seek the rare black rhino. However, it is for the flamingos that the lake is best known, and it was for their protection that the park was originally created. The level of the blue-green alkaline waters here varies and this, with other accompanying environmental changes, causes considerable variation in the flamingo population, but when they are present, en masse, the whole lake turns a gorgeous rosy pink. Although protection of the flamingo population on the lake was the original rationale for the inception of the national park, further land was included in the early seventies and it is now about 190 sq m. This expansion, which took in a large grassland area, has allowed the park to protect further species. Buffalo, zebra, antelope and both lion and leopard are to be found. The rather less ubiquitous reedbuck and waterbuck are also here as is the glamorously leggy Rothschild giraffe. Temptingly, the black rhino-breeding programme, started in the late eighties, has proved successful and this is an excellent place to view them.



 

Day 05: Lake Nakuru National Park/Mount Kenya



After breakfast drive to Mount Kenya arriving in time for lunch at The Mount Kenya Safari Club. Later in the afternoon at leisure; dinner and overnight at Mount Kenya Safari Club (LDBB)

The Mount Kenya Safari Club was founded in 1959 by William Holden, the late film star, highly eccentric American Ray Ryan and Carl Hirschmann, a Swiss financier. From the outset it attracted a cosmopolitan and glamorous clientele - those connected with Hollywood and the royalty and jet set that found the Hollywood connection irresistible. The Club still retains a strong sense of history and, unlike many hotels, has not swept away the old in favour of the new. The William Holden cottages retain an ambience recalling the 1950's glamour that is now so fashionable - huge French windows, white terrace furniture, and large cosy sofas in the central sitting room. The Riverside suites are more modern and very private, with vaulted ceilings and riverfront sites. The roaring fires, fuelled by huge logs that are lit every evening in the cottages add considerably to the feeling of soothing relaxation experienced by the visitor. The huge grounds at the Club are absolutely fabulous! Immaculately kept, abundant with beautiful blooming shrubs and trees, dotted with ponds and lakes, and alive with marabou storks, little egrets and peacocks, they stretch verdantly into the distance with the dramatic bulk of Mount Kenya behind. A beautiful pool, surrounded by colonial style cane furniture, also has the mountain as its backdrop. Often wreathed in cloud it appears from time to time allowing the observer a sense of privilege. The main club building is dotted with memorabilia - huge trophy heads from the days when hunting was permitted and photographs of famous actors, actresses and various luminaries, from the past up to the present day, adorn the walls.



 

Day 06: Mount Kenya/Nairobi/Departure



After breakfast you will be driven to Nairobi, Kenya colourful capital city. Drop off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward departure flight.

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

  • Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
  • Mara Sopa Lodge

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