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Oluokos Signature

  • Kenya
Destinations

Destinations

Kenya,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

You’ll arrive in Western Kenya to explore Kenya’s only lakeside city, Kisumu, and all it has to offer. From the calmness and its welcoming atmosphere to its sunsets over the world’s second-largest water body. Continue to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s finest and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary where gentle rolling grassland ensures animals are never out of sight. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot, and well-spread rainfall year-round. The sensation of the great wildebeest migration between July and October is unparalleled. The wildlife is far from being confined within the Reserve boundaries and an even larger area extends beyond the game Reserve. Centuries of close association with the wildlife have resulted in an almost symbiotic relationship where wildlife and Masai people live in peace with one another. The first sight of this game reserve is breathtaking. There is nowhere else on earth to compare with this wildlife marvel. Welcome to the Masai Mara!

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Masai Mara National Reserve, Kisumu
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Topi, Eland, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hippo, Hyena, Cheetah, Jackal, Warthog, Baboon, Dik-dik, Waterbuck, Hartebeest
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Boat Cruise
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Kisumu, end in Nairobi
  • Minimum age:
    14

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 2,312 per person

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation
  • Services of English speaking drivers and guides
  • Transport in a safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for game viewing
  • Park fees & government taxes

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Visa fees, airport taxes, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges payable locally
  • Additional meals and snacks that are not part of the meal plan on the itinerary
  • Any soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry services during your stay at the chosen facilities
  • Tips and any other gratuities
  • Optional excursions or activities booked during your holiday
  • Other expenses of personal nature

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

Your warm welcome in Kisumu city, also known as Port Florence, Kenya’s third-largest city with the third biggest metropolis. It is also the headquarters of Nyanza province. Over the past years, Kisumu city has transformed itself from a mere fishing port to a throbbing business and a tourism hub in the great lakes region. After breakfast, we will unmask the hidden face of Kisumu. By undertaking a well-curated excursion, we will enable us to see the attractions of amazing Kenya’s only lakeside city. We will begin by visiting the museum where ethnographic exhibits and a display of the dominant Luo tribe, musical instruments and their traditional culture stands out prominently. Kisumu Museum is considered by many to be one of Kenya’s finest collections of artifacts.

We will then proceed to Kisumu Impala Wildlife Sanctuary for a leisurely walk. While here,  a harem of impalas enjoy this grazing ground with zebras and hippopotamus that live in the lake. Spread over an area of less than 1sq km, this wildlife sanctuary acts as a holding point for problematic animals like baboons, hyenas, and leopards, which can be seen at a close range. From the Impala Park, we’ll drive for lunch at Dunga beach followed by a boat ride to get a first-hand experience of the second largest freshwater body in the world, Lake Victoria. After the boat ride, we’ll visit the Dunga Ecotourism boardwalk in the swamp where you can experience some birdlife especially the biome restricted and the papyrus endemics of Lake Victoria. We will later visit the fishing village where you will encounter the local anglers and fishmongers.

From the lakeside, we’ll drive to the imaginary line that splits the earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Maseno, the lush institutional center is located northwest of Kisumu and at an altitude of 1503 meters above sea level. We will be here for some photos and enjoy the scenic backdrop of the rugged volcanic hills of the Kavirondo Rift Valley system. With the equator cutting across Kenya almost in the middle, the sun is directly overhead at noon on the two equinoxes in March and September 21st. For your information, the most intriguing fact is that areas located on the Earth’s equator have the fastest sunrises and sunsets. Therefore, it’s worth noting that the time it takes the sun to set and rise at the equator point is the fastest on Earth hence the transition from day to night surprisingly, takes only a few minutes. From the equator point, we’ll drive back and settle down for dinner and overnight at the well-appointed Ciala Resort.

Overnight: Ciala Resort

Traveling to the premier Masai Mara National Reserve through the lush Western Kenya highlands will be a memorable journey. Our arrival will be in good time for lunch before heading out for an afternoon safari through vast, acacia-dotted plains, driving past throngs of elands, impalas, zebra, and giraffes; and keep an eye out for lions, elephants, and the rest of the African “big five.” In the evening, relax at the camp and enjoy the scenic sounds of the night at Ashnil Mara Camp.

Overnight: Ashnil Mara Camp

After breakfast, we depart for a whole day’s game drive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. No trip to Kenya would be complete without this traditional experience. Spanning approximately 3,000 square km, the Masai Mara National Reserve and Greater Mara Concession Areas form the northern section of one of the most astounding animal migrations on the planet. While the region has become busier and busier over the last decade or so, a visit to this stunning area is still well worthwhile. Often seen as in its prime when the migratory herds arrive, from July to November, a visit out of season can be just as rewarding, and that’s the reason the BBC has based themselves here for the last decade or so.

What makes Masai Mara one of the world’s top safari destinations is its abundance of big cats – cheetahs, leopards, and lions – as well as the two million wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelles, and zebra that migrate annually across the vast grasslands in search of water. Watching elephants and giraffes grazing, photographing zebras and wildebeest, and with a little luck, you’ll even spot animals feasting on a recent kill. Drive back to the Ashnil Mara Camp for dinner and the night.

Overnight: Ashnil Mara Camp

Following an early breakfast, we’ll leave Masai Mara for Nairobi arriving here in the early afternoon to mark the end of your holiday experience.

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