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Kenya Great Migration Safari

Thursday
13th
Feb
2014

If you have ever thought of visiting Africa for great wildlife encounters and cultural experiences there is no better time than July to October when all the parks teem with wildlife and the Great Migration happens in the Masai Mara.

If you have one chance of visiting Africa in your lifetime then there is no better time than during the season of July to October when the national parks are full of life with abundance of wildlife and there is no rain to make your game drives a rather doubtful adventure when the animals move to higher areas. We have carefully designed this classic safari vacation to bring out the best of your African Wildlife Safari with a great opportunity to also interact with the Maasai in an authentic village and learn their ways of life.

Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by Vision Adventure Safaris driver guide who will assist you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for dinner and overnight at the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel

Day 2: Amboseli National Park

The safari begins today with a briefing before setting off on a scenic drive to the photogenic country of Amboseli National Park, where the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro dominates every vista.

Amboseli is comparatively compact, dotted with a series of bright green swamps in which great herds of elephants can often be seen half-submerged amongst the papyrus grasses. As renowned for its photo-opportunities as it is for its large plains game population, Amboseli remains one of THE great safari destinations.

We head out for our first game this afternoon returning later to attend dinner and overnight at lodge Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Amboseli National Park

Today we will embark on an early morning and late afternoon game viewing drives.

In between the game drives we indulge in a special optional activity – a visit to a Maasai village for an authentic cultural and nomadic lifestyle experience.

All meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Day 4: Mount Kenya National Park

After breakfast we depart to the slopes of Mount Kenya. We stop for lunch at Nairobi’s Eka Hotel then proceed arriving in the afternoon.

We stay at Serena Mountain Lodge which sails like an ark amid the primeval forests of Kenya’s highest mountain, this timbered tree hotel offers champagne-clear mountain air, sweeping views across the tree-canopy, gentle forest walks and wildlife watching from your room balcony, roof top and lounge area.

Day 5: Samburu National Reserve

We drive further to the Northern Frontier country of the semi-arid region of Samburu. We arrive in time for lunch at Samburu Simba Lodge.

Later in the afternoon a game drive reveals the unique species of Samburu which include; the reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Grevy’s Zebra and the graceful long-necked Gerenuk that stands on two feet to feed. We return to attend to attend dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Samburu National Reserve

Watch beautiful flora and fauna during morning and afternoon game drives, spot lions, encounter the elusive leopard, watch crocodiles bask on muddy riverbanks, and anthills, and so many plains game.

Samburu is an excellent attraction for great photography opportunities; the vivid contrasts between sky,

bush and sand radiate incomparable beauty. Birding enthusiasts are rewarded too, with over 300 species including; martial eagle, Somali Ostrich and vulturine guinea fowl have this as their habitat.

All meals and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge.

Day 7: Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Today we set off on a scenic drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia. Ol Pejeta affords privileged seclusion and private game viewing. A watering hole close to your tent draws plains game for a cooling drink offering magical sight glimpsed from your private veranda.

Ol Pejeta is one of the largest private conservancies in East Africa for endangered black rhinos and the only place in Kenya to see Chimpanzees combining with a game drive in the plains before returning for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Lake Elmentaita

Today is another spectacular day that takes us to the shoreline of Lake Elmentaita an area of breathtaking beauty with superb stays at the Lake Elmentaita Serena Camp, the camp blends aristocratic elegance with modern luxury and will offer cuisine and service of fittingly high standards.

Day 9: Lake Nakuru National Park

After a leisurely breakfast, we depart for Lake Nakuru National Park for a game viewing driving that will bring us to close proximities with the greatest bird spectacle on earth – myriads of fuschia pink flamongoes whose numbers are legion and other big game present in the park.

We return to Lake Elmentaita Serena Camp for lunch, dinner and overnight. You can choose to relax or engage in the optional activities offered by the Camp.

Day 10: Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast we drive through the Rift Valley before entering the world-famed Masai Mara – the ultimate safari destination world renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of game viewing.

See all the members of The Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino).

Our stay is at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge which is perched high on a bush cloaked hill with long views over the savannah and down to the winding coils of hippo-filled Mara River.

Day 11: Masai Mara National Reserve

Observe rolling grassland and encounter wildlife on a morning and late afternoon game viewing drives. Lions are found in abundance throughout the park, as are elephants, giraffes, a variety of gazelle species and zebras; with luck you may also see rhinos.

Day 12: Masai Mara National Reserve

After a leisure breakfast we will check out from Mara Serena Safari Lodge and drive to a different ecological area within the Masai Mara. We will arrive in time for lunch at the Ilkeliani Camp in time for lunch. The Ilkeliani experience is one enjoyed under canvas, and a very personal affair with comfortable accommodation, personal care is paramount to their service delivery.

In the late afternoon we head out on a game drive in search of the wildlife and the migration of the great herd in the nearby Talek River.

Day 13: Masai Mara National Reserve

Today we will have an early morning and late afternoon game drives in search of the game and the great migration.

Mid-morning will be spent at leisure. All meals and overnight will be at Ilkeliani Camp.

Day 14: End of Safari

After breakfast we drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at Makutano Grill Restaurant thereafter, we proceed to Giraffe Centre where we have the opportunity of hand feeding the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and then we visit the Karen Blixen Museum famous for the film Out of Africa for a short tour of her former home and farm. We later drive to Carnivore Restaurant for our farewell dinner in Kenya before we are transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for our outbound flight.