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Heritage of African Jungles

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Kenya,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

On this ultimate Kenya safari experience six of Kenya’s remarkable national parks; Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli, Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks. Explore the scenic landscapes on game drives and discover abundant wildlife in their natural habitat. There’s a huge range of wildlife to see as well as hundreds of bird species. Optional activities include a cultural experience with the Samburu people, walking safari, bicycle safari and boat trip. There’s also the opportunity to visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The safari starts and ends in Nairobi, with an option to extend on to Mombasa for a beach holiday at the end of the safari.

 

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Birding Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Masai Mara National Reserve, Hell's Gate National Park, Samburu National Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Sweetwaters, Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Gerenuk, Topi, Eland, Beisa Oryx, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hippo, Crocodile, Hyena, Wild Dog, Cheetah, Jackal, Warthog, Baboon, Waterbuck, Thomson's Gazelle, Hartebeest
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Nature Walk, Optional Activities, Birding, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Nairobi
  • Minimum age:
    1

Price Per Person – USD

Luxury 5 Star Rated Lodges & Camps 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
High Season:Jan-March/Nov-22.Dec  $3085  $3060  $2630  $2715  $2505
Low Season: April – June  $2770  $2650  $2385  $2370  $2240
Peak Season: July-October  $3710  $3730  $3325  $3430  $3175
Standard Comfort Rated Lodges & Camps  2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
High Season: Jan-March/ Nov-22.Dec  $2845  $2650  $2375  $2365  $2255
Low Season: April – June  $2560  $2385  $2140  $2135  $2030
Peak Season: July-October  $3050  $2940  $2585  $2625  $2460
Mid-Range Rated Lodges & Camps  2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
High Season: Jan-March/ Nov-22.Dec $2400 $2340 $2100 $1980 $1860
Low Season: April – June $2220 $2100 $1980 $1980 $1800
Peak Season: July-October $2620 $2400 $2100 $2100 $1980

What's Included

  • Accommodation & meals as per itinerary
  • Drinking water
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Ground transportation
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All taxes/VAT

What's Excluded

  • International flights & visas
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Heritage of African Jungles
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Heritage of African Jungles‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Pick up in the early morning and drive north to Samburu National Reserve to arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the park, famous for the Samburu semi-nomadic tribesmen, the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, beisa oryx and a host of big game including elephant and lion. Samburu people were drawn to this region by the reliability of the Ewaso Nyiro, northern Kenya’s biggest and least seasonal river, for watering their herds. The wildlife is plentiful here for the same reason – dozens of species of plains grazers and browsers gathering in the thick acacia and doum palm forest along the river banks to drink and seek shade. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Main Destination: Samburu National Reserve
  • Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge (mid-range lodge located just outside the reserve)
  • Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (other drinks not included)

After breakfast, the morning and afternoon is spent on game drives exploring the park. The highlights of Samburu National Reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests.  Focusing on the river banks and a few kilometres of dry bush on either side, the 104km² Samburu National Reserve is one of a pair of much loved reserves in northern Kenya, the other half being the 131km² Buffalo Springs National Reserve, on the south side of the river. Downstream, on the right bank and across the highway, lies the less well-known, 239km² Shaba National Reserve, with its gaunt scenery. A 24-hour entrance ticket to any one of the reserves entitles you to visit the others during the same period.  It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. You can spend an afternoon visiting the Samburu cultural people or relax at the lodge at your own leisure. Meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar.

  • Main Destination: Samburu National Reserve
  • Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge (mid-range lodge located just outside Samburu)
  • Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (other drinks not included)

After breakfast, drive to Ol Pejeta Sanctuary to arrive at the camp for lunch and afternoon game drive. With the combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains, Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 364sq km wildlife conservancy situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares and its game-to-area ratio tops the Kenyan park and reserve league. It has over 10,000 large mammals and is the only park where the big 5 and chimpanzees can be seen. It is also where the fastest growing population of rhino in Africa can be found. There are southern white rhino, about 80 endangered black rhino and in a special sanctuary there are two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino.

You have a chance to visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimps, and the specially protected and fenced refuge of black rhino with its stunning forty specimens! Enjoy a game drive in the park where one could see reticulated giraffe, common or Burchell’s zebra, African elephant, Cape buffalo, warthogs, waterbucks, Jackson’s hartebeest, lion, cheetah, leopard, steenbok, striped hyena, suni, Thomson’s gazelle and impala. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded  here including the ostrich.

  • Accommodation:Sweetwaters Tented Camp
  • Luxury camp located inside Ol Pejeta Private Conservancy
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Drinking water (other drinks not included)

After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, stopping at the look out where you can view this natural wonder. Here the road descends into the Great Rift Valley, as you descend take in the panaromic view of Lake Elementaita. It should be mentioned here that this road from Nairobi to Nakuru was the first overland road to be surfaced with tarmac in Kenya. Lake Nakuru National Park was once famous only as a bird sanctuary, especially for lesser and greater flamingoes. However, now it is home to the white rhino and Rothschild giraffe, as well as various antelope and leopard. The vegetation is of the drier type with the flat-topped acacia and candelabra cactus are a feature of the landscape. Arrive and check in at the lodge or hotel for lunch and afternoon game drive returning for dinner and overnight.

  • Main Destination: Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge (mid-range lodge located inside the park)
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Drinking water (other drinks not included)

After breakfast depart for the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Masai Mara, Kenya’s finest game reserve, with its gentle rolling grasslands is teeming with a plethora of animals and bird life. See the Thompson’s and Grant gazelles, topi, eland, zebra, water buck, giraffe, hippo, wildebeest, warthog, crocodiles among others and over 450 birds species, with over 50 birds of prey including vultures. Check in at the lodge or camp for lunch. The meals are buffet, enjoyed either in the dining area or under the shade of indigenous trees. The culinary affair is indeed one to delight the senses, have a few minutes relaxing and enjoy the surrounding before you depart for an afternoon game drive returning back for dinner and overnight.

  • Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge (mid-range lodge located just outside the reserve)
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch & dinner 
  • Drinking water (other drinks not included)

Spend the whole day in the Masai Mara Game Reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives or full day game viewing with picnic lunch. Masai Mara Game Reserve offers wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where a visitor may see animals in the same super abundance as existed a century ago. Masai Mara offers an absolutely unique variety of animals. The reason being that this hilly region is both humid and fertile and is crossed by Mara and Talek rivers full of crocodiles and hippos. The abundance of water and excellent availability of food are the reasons why the Masai Mara has the greatest population of wild animals in the whole of Africa. There is a particularly dramatic spectacle from July to October, the annual migration of huge herds of gnus and zebras, predators such as hyenas, jackals, leopards and lions closely follow these herds. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge (mid-range lodge located just outside the reserve)
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch & dinner 
  • Drinking water (other drinks not included)

After breakfast, check out and drive to Lake Naivasha. Arrive for lunch and later afternoon there are optional afternoon adventures to choose from. Hell’s Gate National Park is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery while Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13 km across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked acacia also known as the yellow fever tree. These forests abound with bird life with Naivasha known as a world class birding destination. The region surrounding the lake is well worth exploring while the main attractions of the park include the extinct volcano and crater forest as well as views of Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley.

The main activities in Mount Longonot include hiking, rock climbing, biking, walking and birding. Lake Oloiden is a volcanic crater lake also found south of Lake Naivasha. It’s a small serene paradise that may often be overlooked but has brilliant activities. It’s a place to go if you are looking to relax in a tranquil yet awe-inspiring environment. It’s great for birdwatchers, you are likely to meet hippos and flamingoes and you can indulge yourselves in hours of fishing and boat riding. Crescent Island is a private wildlife sanctuary on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha. The Island features more animals per acre than any other park in Kenya. Here you can enjoy a fantastic and easy guided walking safari (around 1 hour) surrounded by a variety of animals including giraffe, zebra, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles, waterbuck, eland, and indeed many bird species. It’s also common to spot hippos bathing or basking in the sun. The Island is not fenced and the animals are free to roam to and from the mainland.

Optional excursions include
1 hour boat ride : USD 30 per person
2 hours walking safari on Crescent Island Sanctuary : USD 50 per person
Walking/biking safari at Hells Gate National Park : USD 60 per person

  • Main Destination: Lake Naivasha 
  • Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge (mid-range lodge located in Lake Naivasha)
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch & dinner 
  • Drinking water (other drinks not included)

After an early morning breakfast, drive south passing through the Athi Plains where formerly the Burchell’s zebra, the Masai giraffe and smaller herbivores roamed about freely. With human encroachment the wildlife is confined to game parks. There is an advantage to this because when you drive inside a park you’re rewarded with the sight of many different species of animals. Arrive in Amboseli National Park  in time for lunc. Later embark on an afternoon game viewing in the park at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft). In the late afternoon you may be lucky see a lion or cheetah make a kill. Ideal photography opportunities with Mount Kilimanjaro highest mountain in Africa providing a beautiful back drop. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Main Destination: Amboseli National Park
  • Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge (mid-range lodge located just outside Amboseli)
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Drinking water (other drinks not included)

After breakfast, enjoy morning game and afternoon game drives in Amboseli. Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, Amboseli is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. In the early morning Mount Kilimanjaro usually appears from its mantle of clouds as the wildlife heads to the area of Lake Amboseli, which is a wide salt pan consisting of permanent swamps. This area has much game, large and small, with a high concentration of elephant, rhino, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, eland, Masai giraffe and small species of the antelope family, the common water buck, klipspringer, Grant’s gazelle, impala, topi, and the diminutive duiker among others.  Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Main Destination: Amboseli National Park
  • Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge (mid-range lodge located just outside Amboseli)
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Drinking water (other drinks not included)

After breakfast, enjoy an en route game drive as you proceed to Tsavo West National Park. Marked by a number of rocky outcrops and volcanic hills, the landscape is dominated by giant baobabs reputed to live a thousand years. This offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world together with other attractions including Shetani lava flow and Five Sisters – five almost identical cone-shaped hills located in one area. The scenery here is stunning – a low ridge of black lava outcrop, long luscious grass and conical hills that make the Five Sisters. Mzima Springs, replenished with two hundred and twenty million litres of crystal-clear water every day, comes from the underground streams flowing from the nearby Chyulu Hills. Wildlife sightings includes, elephant, rhino, hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened basra reed warbler. A stop-over is made at Mzima Springs, the source of most of Mombasa’s fresh water: you can walk down to an underwater observation chamber where it’s possible to watch hippo or crocodile swim along the floor of this crystal clear spring. Arrive in time for lunch and afternoon game drive.

  • Main Destination: Tsavo West National Park
  • Accommodation: Ngulia Safari Lodge (mid-range lodge located inside Tsavo West)
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Drinking water (other drinks not included)

After breakfast, drive to Tsavo East National Park to arrive for lunch and an afternoon game drive. When driving along the red earth tracks, keep your eyes open for the movement and signs of African wildlife, the more you look the more you will see. Don’t forget to enjoy the excitement as you point out the wildlife, it’s amazing to see one species living in close proximity to another; look our for giraffes–they are surprisingly well camouflaged as they nibble the tops of trees – look under the shady trees to find lions sleeping after a hunt out, and watch out as gazelles and cheetahs stroll across the road just in front of you. Chyulus Hills is a volcanic mountain range with a mix of volcanic cones and barren lava flows, of which the most interesting in Shetani, meaning “Devil” in Swahili. Tsavo East boasts of bushy grassland and open plains alternate with savannah and semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands. The Yatta plateau is the world’s largest lava flow. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Main Destination: Tsavo East National Park
  • Accommodation: Voi Safari Lodge (mid-range lodge located inside Tsavo East)
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Drinking water (other drinks not included)

After breakfast, early morning game drive in Tsavo East National Park before you return back to Nairobi, arriving late in the afternoon. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home or Nairobi hotel. Alternatively, you can take a train to Mombasa to explore the Kenyan coast and enjoy a beach holiday.

  • Main Destination: Nairobi  OR Mombasa
  • Accommodation: No accomodation provided (end of the safari)
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (other drinks not included)
  • Additional accommodation can be arranged at an extra cost
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