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Kenya 13 days / 12 nights

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  • Tour in Kenya and Tanzania
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Kenya 13 days / 12 nights

Aberdare, Lake area, Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo and Mombasa

 

Day 1 Nairobi

– Meet and greet at Nairobi Airport. Once you have retrieved your luggage, our guide will be waiting for you in the arrival hall carrying a branded sign board. You will then be escorted to a restaurant or coffee shop where while enjoying a complimentary juice or hot beverage our guide will explain in detail your itinerary and arrangements before transferring you to your hotel or starting your tour.

– Transfer

– Night: Boma Inn (Standard Room – Bed and Breakfast)

www.redcourt.co.ke

Day 2 Nairobi – Nyeri

– Breakfast

– Embark on your guided tour aboard your minibus: service starts at Nairobi and ends at Mombasa North Coast (D11 11/01/19 (Sa) 16:00) – 10 days

– Drive from Nairobi (1661m altitude) to the Central Highlands. The main A2 road heads north to Thika, the heart of pineapple growing country, then continues northwards through the lush, green countryside whilst ascending into the central highlands. The fertile volcanic soil and good rainfall makes this a densely cultivated area. From Makutano (2117m) it is possible to take the B6 road to Meru (1582m), passing to the east of Mount Kenya (highest peak 5,199m). Alternatively it is possible to continue on the A2 to Nyeri (1750m), lying to the west of Mount Kenya and the east of the Aberdares (highest peak 3994m). From Nyeri the A2 continues around Mount Kenya to Nanyuki (1975m) while the B5 skirts the Aberdares and continues to Nyahururu (2303m). Approximate journey time 3 hours-4 hours, depending on the destination. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions.

– Lunch: Aberdare Country Club

– Dinner: Aberdare Country Club

– Night: Aberdare Country Club (Standard Room – Full Board)

Day 3 Nyeri – Nakuru

– Breakfast

Drive from the Central Highlands to the Lake area. The road heads generally west, running around the north-eastern slopes of the Aberdares to Nyahururu from where it descends to Nakuru in the heart of the Lake area, with Bogoria and Baringo to the north and Elementaita and Naivasha to the south. Approximate journey time 2 hours – 3.5 hours, depending on the destination. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions.

Discover Lake Nakuru National Park. Created in 1961 to protect the alkaline lake of the same name, the park offers typical plains vegetation. Located 156 km northwest of Nairobi, Lake Nakuru derives its name from the Masai word “Enakuro” which means cloud of dust. It is home to many herbivores including Rothschild’s giraffe, buffalo, hippo, gazelle and nearly 55 mammals including lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, rock hyraxes and reedbuck. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for hosting both white and black rhinoceros, reintroduced after many years’ absences. Further renowned for the dwarf flamingos that congregate by the thousands on the shores of the lake, the park also hosts over 400 species of birds: herons, ospreys, cormorants… Many are migratory birds from the northern hemisphere.

– Lunch: Lake Nakuru Lodge

– Afternoon game drive in Nakuru National Park. This relatively small park is dominated by Lake Nakuru that covers about a third of its surface area and is famous for the enormous flocks of pink flamingos that arrive on its shores. The area is a bird watcher’s paradise with over 400 species of birds including cormorant, fish eagle, Goliath heron and pelicans. There are various lookout points within the park, but the best view of the lake is from the ‘Out of Africa’ lookout that offers sweeping panoramas of the green-blue water below. The ecological diversity of the landscape ranges from lake waters to bushy grassland and rocky escarpments covered in forests. Waterbuck, baboon, hippo and warthog are commonly spotted and the park also supports a healthy population of black and white rhino. Watch out for the lazy pythons that can often be seen taking a leisurely slither across the road in the afternoon sun.

– Dinner: Lake Nakuru Lodge

– Nakuru National Park entrance fee (valid for 24 hours, single entry) included.

– Night: Lake Nakuru Lodge (Standard Room – Full Board)

www.lakenakurulodge.org

Day 4 Nakuru – Masai Mara South

– Breakfast

– Drive from the Lake area to the Masai Mara. The road linking the lakes runs south from Baringo and Bogoria to Nakuru before turning southeast to Elementaita and Naivasha. South of Naivasha the road turns west to Narok then continues west and south to the Masai Mara. Approximate journey time 4-9 hours, depending on the destination in the Mara. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions.

Discover the Masai Mara National Reserve, the most famous and most visited reserve in Kenya. Covering an area of 1510 km2, the Masai Mara reserve is in fact the extension in Kenyan territory of the vast Serengeti Park in Tanzania. Together, they constitute a huge ecosystem in which animals move freely. All large African animals are present. Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, impala, Kirk’s dik-dik, bushbuck, topi, buffalo, ellipsen waterbuck, eland and giraffe, all are there. Famous for its rich wildlife, the Masai Mara is home to not only the “Big 5” (elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard) but also many birds (over 500 species of birds have been recorded). Along the rivers, crocodiles and hippos lie in wait. Composed of vast rolling plains and hills, the Masai Mara is dotted with umbrella thorn acacias and thorny thickets. In the Maa language, Mara means “spotted” and may refer to the colourful landscapes. Alternatively the name may refer to the arrival of over two million herbivores during the annual migration (wildebeest, gazelles and zebras).

– Lunch: Mara Sopa

– Afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Immerse yourself in this prime wildlife area and connect with nature on every level. Variety is what distinguishes the exceptional from the mundane and this reserve offers copious amounts of variation. Your afternoon drive will begin late in the day and conclude just before darkness falls. This is the best time of day to view nocturnal hunters who prepare for their nightly expeditions. Watering holes are also usually busy just before sunset as animals such as hippos return to their resting spots while others congregate to drink before retiring for the night. Keep your camera handy to capture everything from elephants to gazelles and crocodiles to lions.

– Dinner: Mara Sopa

– Masai Mara National Reserve entrance fee (valid for 24 hours) included.

– Night: Mara Sopa (Standard Room – Full Board)

Day 5 Masai Mara South

Morning safari in your tour vehicle the Masai Mara national park which is a vast expanse of 1500 km². Situated at an average altitude of 1650 m , its plains are an ideal landscape for the elegant and sprightly gazelles. Green in the rainy season, the high-growing grass is dry for the rest of the year, offering one a view of eternal Africa.

– Breakfast

– Morning safari in your tour vehicle. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to observe gnu, zebra and their predators ( hyena, lion, leopard, wild dog) ,especially during the migration period between August and September.

– Lunch: Mara Sopa

– Afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Immerse yourself in this prime wildlife area and connect with nature on every level. Variety is what distinguishes the exceptional from the mundane and this reserve offers copious amounts of variation. Your afternoon drive will begin late in the day and conclude just before darkness falls. This is the best time of day to view nocturnal hunters who prepare for their nightly expeditions. Watering holes are also usually busy just before sunset as animals such as hippos return to their resting spots while others congregate to drink before retiring for the night. Keep your camera handy to capture everything from elephants to gazelles and crocodiles to lions.

– Dinner: Mara Sopa

– Masai Mara National Reserve entrance fee (valid for 24 hours) included.

– Night: Mara Sopa (Standard Room – Full Board)

Day 6 Masai Mara South – Naivasha

– Breakfast

– Travel to Rift Valley

– Morning safari in your tour vehicle. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to observe gnu, zebra and their predators ( hyena, lion, leopard, wild dog) ,especially during the migration period between August and September.

– Lunch

– Drive from the Masai Mara to the Lake area. The road first heads north and east to Narok before turning east to Ma