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Tastes of Kenya Safari

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Tastes of Kenya Safari

Overview

Safari Highlights

Enjoy top quality guiding from your friendly, knowledgeable and experienced guide

Stay at ideally located lodges near the wildlife action

Meet Samburu People in their authentic village

See and embrace more of the country in scenic drives between the parks

Enjoy top quality service and ideal stays in our hand-picked accommodations

Overview

The Tastes of Kenya Safari is the perfect program for a returning visitor to Kenya wanting to explore the different parks with rewarding and unique wildlife encounters and witness the thriving wildlife in the conservancies which offer a safer haven for endangered wildlife species in Kenya. You will visit the Samburu People, cousin to the Maasai in their authentic village to learn their ways of life. A visit to Kenya is not complete without an adventure in the Masai Mara, to explore and encounter the wildlife in this magnificent reserve…

Full Safari Itinerary

Day to Day Itinerary

DAY 1: Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, You will be met, assisted and transferred to Southern Sun Mayfair Hotelfor overnight.

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya which is situated at 1,670 meters above sea level. A modern developing city of modern contrasts, Nairobi is a rich mixture of different ethnic groups, boasting near perfect climate all year round.

DAY 2: Mount Kenya National Park

0800hrs:After breakfast and a safari briefing your driver guide will pick you up and drive to the Mount Kenya National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch at the Serena Mountain Lodgewhich offers the ultimate window on the wild Kenya Safari. From the privacy of your room, steady streams of shy and magnificent creatures are drawn to the ancient waterhole.

Mount Kenya is Kenya’s highest mountain, a national icon, a climbers’ Mecca, the nation’s namesake, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and a wildlife stronghold. One of the world’s highest National Parks, it is also an extinct volcano some three and a half million years old and the sacred home of Ngai, God of the Kikuyu people.

Stay: Serena Mountain Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

DAY 3: Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserve

0800hrs:After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive to the Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserve arriving in time for lunch at the Samburu Simba Lodge. Late afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge.

The reserve is within the lands of the colourful Samburu people, close relatives of the Maasai, and harbors a number of wildlife species rarely found elsewhere in any numbers. These include Grevy Zebra, the reticulated giraffe and the Beisa Oryx all species found only north of the equator. The long-necked gerenuk is a graceful antelope, which spends much of its time in a bi-pedal stance seeking succulence among the withered scrub. Other animals commonly seen are elephants, lions, cheetahs, gerenuks, buffalos, grants gazelles, dikdiks and waterbucks.

Stay: Samburu Simba Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

DAY 4: Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserve

0600hrs:Early morning game and afternoon game drives will be enjoyed at Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserve. Mid-morning spent at leisure in the lodge with all meals and dinner at Samburu Simba Lodge.

Scenically and faunally dramatic, for most of the year Samburu National Reserve is under the unsympathetic equatorial sun. But relief comes from the wide swathe of the Ewaso Nyiro River which rises some hundreds of miles to the west on the foothills of the Aberdares and which vanishes beyond Samburu in the recesses of the Lorian Swamp.

Stay: Samburu Simba Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

DAY 5: Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Conservancy

0800hrs: After breakfast, drive to Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Conservancy arriving in time for lunch at the Sweetwaters Serena Camp. In the afternoon a visit to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee is made before proceeding with a game drive in the conservancy and returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Sweetwaters Serena Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of the private Sweetwaters Game Reserve. Host to all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), the conservancy had a higher wildlife-to-area ration than any Kenyan national conservancy.

Stay: Sweetwaters Serena Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

DAY 6: Rift Valley – Lake Naivasha

0800hrs: After breakfast drive to the Rift Valley region arriving at the shores of Lake Naivasha in time for lunch at the Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge.An optional boat trip can be enjoyed in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in the Kenya section of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, and is located northwest of Nairobi with the town of Naivasha on its north eastern shore. At 6,200 ft above sea level, the lake is the highest point in the Kenyan rift, and is set in a complex geological combination of volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits from much larger Pleistocene era lake. The main activity is acclimatization on your safari or an optional boat ride on the lake and sundowner at the lodge.

Stay: Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

DAY 7: Masai Mara National Reserve

0800hrs: After breakfast depart and descend the Rift valley making a stop at the escarpment for magnificent views of the valley floor. Proceed to the Masai Mara National Reserve arriving in time for lunch at the ILkeliani Camp. Enjoy an afternoon game drive thereafter returning to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Nestled in a river glade in the Masai Mara Reserve, the area is a favorite for elephants coming to drink from the Talek River. The camp has been designed to combine the old traditional safari style with a modern and fresh feel. Ilkeliani Camp offers only 17 tents and each commanding views of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day. It is a permanent camp designed along ecofriendly principles. The ethos leave a minimum foot print on nature.

Stay: ILkeliani Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

DAY 8: Masai Mara National Reserve

Today we have the option of exploring the reserve on a full day game viewing drive with lunch taken as picnic or on an early and afternoon game viewing drive with all meals at the camp.

Wildlife is abundant in the area and game-viewing is good any time of the year. Large numbers of other plains game including zebra, different species of antelopes, giraffe and warthog, there are many prides of lions, which follow the migrating herds, but some are resident in the area all the year round. The Mara is a perfect kingdom for these lions, the most powerful of hunters, who dominate the grasslands. Cheetahs, spotted and striped hyena, and smaller predators including all three types of jackal also roam the Mara area. Leopard tend to be solitary, but territorial and are regularly spotted in daytime foraging potential prey.

Stay: ILkeliani Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

DAY 9: Masai Mara National Reserve

0600hrs: Enjoy an early morning cup of Kenyan coffee or tea before departing the camp for an early morning game drive and returning later for a full breakfast. Mid-morning is spent at leisure before embarking on our last game drive this afternoon and returning to our camp for a sundowner, candle-lit dinner and overnight at the Ilkeliani Camp.

Stay: ILkeliani Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

DAY 10: End of Safari – Out of Africa Tour – Departure

After breakfast, depart and drive back to Nairobi, arriving at the Makutano Grill for lunch thereafter partake in the Out of Africa Tour which will take you to the Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Museum. A farewell dinner will be enjoyed at the Carnivore Restaurant before clients are transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for their outbound flight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Included

Transport in a private 6 Seater safari equipped minivan

Accommodation and all meals

Private English Speaking professional driver guides in Kenya

All park fees and reserve fees

Game drives in all parks

Taxes where applicable

Excluded

International Flights

Airport taxes

Tips and gratuities

Items of a personal nature

Safari Rates & Prices

All rates are quoted per person sharing unless otherwise stipulated

Dates From Dates To 2 Persons 4 Persons 6 Persons Single Suppliment
01-Jan-2015 31-Mar-2015 US$ 2,830 US$ 2,365 US$ 2,210 US$ 625
01-Jun-2015 30-Jun-2015 US$ 2,785 US$ 2,320 US$ 2,160 US$ 490
01-Jul-2015 30-Oct-2015 US$ 3,280 US$ 2,815 US$ 2,660 US$ 615
01-Nov-2015 21-Dec-2015 US$ 2,785 US$ 2,320 US$ 2,160 US$ 490
22-Dec-2015 02-Jan-2016 US$ 3,280 US$ 2,815 US$ 2,660 US$ 615

Notes about these Rates

Pricing is meant as a guide only.

Vision Adventure Safaris provides significantly lower rates below general public rack rates. Due to contract confidentiality and Safari Customization we are not able to publish our best rates for this Safari. Once you contact us we will tailor your Safari and give you accurate rates depending on your accommodation, stay duration, number of travellers and season.

All prices are subject to availability, change or increase without notice and seasonality.

Single supplements are often applicable. Options and rates vary from supplier to supplier.

Safari Maps

We are working hard to integrate Maps for all our Safaris. Maps for this Safari will be added in the coming days.

Evie Treen
  • Evie Treen, Founder
  • “This is more than going on safari; it’s a celebration with fun filled adventure full of African Safari experiences.”

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