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Ultimate African Safaris

  • Kenya
Destinations

Destinations

Kenya,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Mid Range

Tour Overview

This safari visits Kenya’s very best reserves: Samburu, know for its five unique animals which you can’t see anywhere else, Ol Pejeta, famous for its conservation of northern white rhino and its chimpanzee sanctuary, Lake Naivasha, where you can enjoy the beautiful lake and its bird life, and finally the renowned Masai Mara, home of the annual wildebeest migration and high concentration of carnivorous animals. In the Masai Mara there’s the chance to take an optional balloon safari (additional cost) for a superb bird’s eye view of the African bush.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Family Safari, Guided, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Masai Mara National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve, Lake Naivasha National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Gerenuk, Topi, Beisa Oryx, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hippo, Hyena, Wild Dog, Cheetah, Warthog, Baboon, Dik-dik, Waterbuck, Oryx, Thomson's Gazelle, Hartebeest
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Hot Air Balloon, Nature Walk, Optional Activities, Village Visit, Birding
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Nairobi
  • Minimum age:
    2

Rates Per Person - USD

High Season

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 2500 1st July to 31st Dec 1
USD 1528 1st July to 31st Dec 2
USD 1333 1st July to 31st Dec 3
USD 1246 1st July to 31st Dec 4

Rates Per Person - USD

Low Season

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 2000 1st Jan to 30th June 1
USD 1309 1st Jan to 30th June 2
USD 1146 1st Jan to 30th June 3
USD 1064 1st Jan to 30th June 4

What's Included

  • All accommodation & meals
  • All activities (unless labelled as optional)
  • Professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Park fees
  • All taxes/VAT

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Additional accommodation before and after the tour
  • Optional activities
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

From Nairobi, drive out to Trout Tree Restaurant in Nanyuki in time for lunch. Leave Nanyuki for Samburu National Reserve where you enjoy a game drive in the afternoon.

The Samburu National Reserve is a game reserve on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river in Kenya. On the other side of the river is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The park is 165 km² in size and is situated 350 kilometers from Nairobi. It ranges in altitude from 800 to 1230m above sea level. In the middle of the reserve, the Ewaso Ng’iro flows through doum palm groves and thick riverine forests, providing water without which the game in this arid region could not survive. The Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness, made famous in the best-selling book and award-winning movie Born Free. The Elephant Watch Camp lies within the park. It is also the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting oryx calves.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge or similar

At breakfast at 06:30, depart for a full day game drive in Samburu Reserve. You will have a chance to look for the Samburu special five: beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich. You won’t find a more diverse concentration of wildlife anywhere else.
Return to the camp late afternoon ready for afternoon tea.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge or similar

Enjoy an early morning game drive as we leave Samburu for Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which is situated on the equator west of Nanyuki. Arrive at Kongoni Camp Nanyuki in time for lunch and afternoon siesta. Set off on a game drive at 3:30 pm to see chimpanzees and northern white rhino.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa – in 2013 it reached a population milestone of 100 black rhino. It also houses the two remaining northern white rhino in the world, who were moved here from Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic. Sadly the only northern white rhino named Sudan was put to rest due to old age. The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is situated here, and provides a haven for orphaned, abandoned and rescued chimpanzees. It is the only place in Kenya where these great apes can be seen. The Conservancy is host to the ‘big five’ among a large selection of other African animals, which makes it a popular safari destination.

At 08:00 am depart Nanyuki for Lake Naivasha National Park. Arrive at Sweetlake Resort for lunch then chill out in the afternoon or depart for a boat ride to see Lake Naivasha’s diverse bird life (optional tour payable directly to the hotel).

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies north west of Nairobi. Part of the Great Rift Valley, its name derives from the local Masai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise. The lake is home to a variety of types of wildlife including over 400 different species of bird and a sizeable population of hippos. Between 1937 and 1950, the lake was used as a landing place for flying boats on the Imperial Airways passenger and mail route from Southampton in Britain to South Africa.

Overnight at Sweetlake Resort

In the morning depart and head to Narok town and on to the Maasai Mara National Reserve with a short break along the way. Arrive at Enkorok Mara Camp or similar in time for lunch followed by a late afternoon game drive.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, bordering the expansive Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: “Mara” which is Maa (Maasai language) stands for “spotted,” an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna and cloud shadows that mark the area. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs as well as the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration.

Dinner and overnight at Enkorok Mara Camp or similar

There’s an optional balloon ride and breakfast (extra cost). Depart for a full day game drive with packed picnic lunches (or return to camp for lunch). Enjoy game drives in the national reserve for the day.

Dinner and overnight at Enkorok Mara Camp or similar

At 06:30 am set off on an early morning game drive then return to camp for breakfast at 09:00 am. Afterwards leave for a nature walk with Maasai Warriors and a visit to the Maasai Village to experience their culture (optional). Later depart for Nairobi with a stopover in Narok town for lunch. Continue to Nairobi for drop off at the airport.

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