Kenya is the home of adventure and wild surprises…being chased by a rouge elephant in the Tsavo, Hyenas scavenging the camp as we snore the night away, mesmerising sunsets and sunrises, name it all….Kenya keeps you at bay unleashing adventure in hooks and baits….
This Kenya Safari is tailored to showcase what Kenya has on offer for your Safari. We will cover the various parks namely, Tsavo, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Samburu, Aberdares and explore the coastal strip of Watamu …not forgetting the basic introduction into Kenya…..Nairobi...The Kenya safari hub. This Kenya Safari can be realized by groups, family or even friends.
Nairobi – This day will be spent with excursions into the Giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Karen Blixen Museum.
SAMBURU RESERVE: Early morning breakfast, and a brief briefing as we pack our luggage in readiness for this adventurous safari. We start our Kenya Safari Holidays by driving north of Kenya into the agriculture rich central highlands. As we approach the central administrative headquarters, Nyeri, we will stop briefly to soak up this high altitude breeze and stretch. This stop also serves as a bathroom rest. Back on the road!! We drive into the agricultural rich zones of Timau and further on, we loose altitude as we approach the Northern Frontier District. Here temperatures soar and vegetation changes drastically.
The Samburu reserve offers unique vistas of rounded rugged hills with undulating plains. The mix of wood and grassland with riverine forests and swamp is home to a wide variety of animal and birdlife. Game viewing and visibility is excellent. Some of the animals to be found here are; The Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Elephant, Oryx, Somali Ostrich, Hippo, Crocodile, Gerenuk, Buffalo and Lion,
ABERDARES PARK: On the third day of our Kenya Safari, we pack and hit the road. We retrace our steps back into the rich central highlands. Our mission is to explore the Aberdare national Park in Kenya. The Aberdares sits at an altitude of 7,000 – 14,000 ft. The Aberdare National Park is part of the extensive Aberdare Mountain Range. The Mountain ranges rise to approximately 14,000 ft giving way to scenic valleys and spectacular cascading waterfalls. Other animal species to be found are the Elephant, Buffalo, Black and White Colobus, and Black Rhino among others. We will spend one night in this park. Overnight game viewing is available from the viewing decks within the comfort of the lodges.
LAKE NAKURU PARK: Sitting at an altitude of approximately 5,770ft, this will be our next holiday safari destination. Approximately 3 hours drive from the Aberdares National Park; Lake Nakuru is a world renowned park for its Birdlife. A beacon for leading Ornithologist, Wildlife photographers and film producers and a worthwhile inclusion for our Kenya safari, The Nakuru Park spans an attractive mix of bio diversity. From the stunning flocks of Lesser Flamingo to the woodlands and rocky escarpments. The Lake Nakuru park also host big game including 4 of the Big Five.
MASAI MARA RESERVE: After an early morning breakfast at our Lodge, we continue with our Kenya safari our next destination being the world famous Masai Mara Reserve. This drive will last us approximately 5 hours. Much of the film “Out of Africa” was filmed here. At Masai Mara we have an extra ordinary density of wildlife. With the Big Five being found here in abundance and many other plains game species like the Topi, Eland, Warthog, Gazelles, Impala not forgetting the “Clown of the plains” The Wildebeest. An impressive feature her at the Masai Mara is the annual Wildebeest Migration. Though famously known as the wildebeest migration, it’s not entirely limited to the wildebeest. Also to accompany them are Zebras and Gazelles. These animals migrate from the Serengeti Park in Tanzania and cross into the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya. The animals are led by instinct into the lush grasslands of the Mara from late June. Hunted by lions, Leopards, Cheetah, Hyenas and from above by the Vultures as the journey unfolds, the migration culminates into a dramatic spectacle during the Mara river crossing which we make a safari reality for you during the July – August season. Apart from the seasonal migration, wildlife viewing at the Masai Mara is excellent all year round. This will be our way of life for three days as we venture out into the plains and enjoy some mesmerizing SAFARI moments, bush breakfasts, balloon rides over the Mara and sundowners cocktails. The Kenya Safari Holiday Adventure continues…..
LAKE NAIVASHA: We depart the Masai Mara national reserve for this beautiful fresh water rift valley lake. We arrive well in time for a deserved lunch break. During the afternoon, you may opt to take a boat ride in this lake o go for a walk in the nearby Hells gate park. The Hells gate is one of the few parks in Kenya where you are allowed to drive, walk or ride among the animals. On the other hand, the boat ride offers you an up-close contact with nature. Numerous water birds observed closely and the Hippos that inhabit the shores of this lake. The evening will be spending at our lodge as we slowly immerse ourselves into the setting African sunset.
AMBOSELI: We make an early exit from the Lake Naivasha as we drive south towards the Amboseli National Park. The Amboseli National Park rests at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain- Kilimanjaro, making this park one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya. Created in 1974, Amboseli’s ecosystem creates a habitat perfect for the areas abundant wildlife, especially during the dry season. Although relatively smaller than other national parks in Kenya, the diversity of the Amboseli ecosystem has created the perfect environment for hundreds of bird species and large game. We remain tucked in this marvellous park for the next two days as we gear up for the up coming exciting part of our Kenya safari holiday – Tsavo
TSAVO WEST: The Tsavo West national park is quite easy to reach. It offers tremendous views with diverse habitats ranging from mountains, river forests, plains, lakes and wooded grassland. We also get to visit the Shetani “Devil in Swahili” lava flow. Among the attractions available at the Tsavo West Park are; The Mzima springs, a pool of natural spring water with underwater hides for viewing hippos. The Chaimu volcanic crater and nature trails wher one could go for guided walks. We spend one night at the Tsavo national Park.
TSAVO EAST: Tsavo East remains a high recommendation for photographers with its fabulous light and unbelievable views. Attractions here include the Mudanda Rock, Yatta Plateau – The worlds largest lava flow and Lugard falls on the Galana river. Game includes: elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and numerous species of plains game. Apart from being home to some of the largest herds of Elephant in Kenya. We spend our overnight here as the curtain falls on our road trip of the Kenya Safari Holidays. Tomorrow…..we awake to the luring beaches of Watamu….Only found in Kenya.
WATAMU: After being on the road for miles and miles discovering Kenya, we hit the coastal strip of Watamu where we recuperate from the road trip. We have five days to soak the sun and explore this rich coastal strip. We could have the options of visiting the Watamu Marine Park, Gede ruins, take some diving lessons or just SIMPLY….. SOAK the Kenyan SUN. As the Discover Kenya Safari Holidays draws to an end, we will have passed some of the most alluring landscapes and seen some of the remaining wildlife species found on Earth in their free roaming state. This holiday could be realised as a family, group of friends or as individuals joining together out for some fun and adventure. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. KENYA BECKONS!!!!!
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