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Kenyan Safari

(13 days, Nairobi - Nairobi, 2014)
Kenyan Safari
Spend 13 days touring the beautiful Kenyan countryside, visiting some of its most popular destinations and sights, like Mount Kilimanjaro and Masai Mara National Reserve.
Your 13 day tour of Kenya begins in the capital Nairobi, popularly known as the ‘Green City in the Sun’. Located beneath Mount Kilimanjaro is the incredible Amboseli National Park, where you will experience a game drive to meet the local population of elephants, birds and other wildlife. From Amboseli you will head to Aberdare National Park, Nairobi’s most famous safari park that boasts black rhinoceros amongst the staggering number of diverse animals that call Aberdare home.  Next stop on this adventure is the Shaba National Reserve where you will witness a private dance performance by a local tribe. You will then travel to Sweetwaters Game Reserve for the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and an included game drive through the park. The stunning landscape of Lake Nakuru National Park is our next destination, home to large flocks of pelicans and pink flamingos. You will also visit the Nakuru Baby Orphanage Centre, established by an Australian family who care for the local children. Finally you will arrive at Masai Mara National Reserve for a game drive through the park renowned for its large population of lions, zebras, impala, antelope, hippos, giraffes and leopards. The seasonal Great Migration also occurs here, so will be a spectacular conclusion for those who travel at that time. Your tour then ends in Nairobi, where you will enjoy a farewell bush breakfast.

12 night land tour through Kenya

Scenic Tours Ultimate Inclusions

  • All-Inclusive Touring
  • Must-see’ attractions
  • Exhilarating game drives
  • Authentic cultural experiences
  • Three night stay in the Masai Mara
  • Fully Escorted by experienced Scenic Tours Tour Director
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Private airport transfers
  • Scenic Enrich – allowing you to live the destination, not just travel through it
  • ALL TIPPING, PORTERAGE and GRATUITIES INCLUDED
Day 1: Nairobi (D)
Welcome to Nairobi (flight not included). On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight Stay: Nairobi
Day 2: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park (FB,L,D)
This morning, leave the bustling city behind and head south to Amboseli National Park, located beneath the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Late this afternoon, experience an Included game drive through this national reserve with its wide, dry plains and massive herds of elephants which migrate past the lodge every day.
Two Night Stay: Amboseli National Park
Day 3: Amboseli National Park (FB,L,D)
The snow clad peak of Mount Kilimanjaro soars above you as you enjoy an Included game drive through the savannah and acacia scrub of Amboseli National Park. Heading deep into the park you will encounter large concentrations of elephants, birdlife and other wildlife. This afternoon Included SCENIC ENRICH visit to a traditional Maasai Village where you will learn first hand about this complex culture. The Maasai are a truly independent and proud people and have one of the most famous traditional cultures on earth. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE choose from: (1) a guided nature walk; or (2) a soothing massage.
Day 4: Amboseli - Aberdare National Park (FB,L,D)
Nairobi’s famous Safari Park is your Included lunch destination today, followed by a drive to Mount Kenya National Park, home to the imposing, extinct volcano, Mount Kenya which dominates the landscape of the Kenyan Highlands. This World Heritage listed National Park includes a variety of habitats ranging from higher forest, bamboo, alpine moorlands, glaciers, tarns and glacial moraines. This evening enjoy Included game viewing from the comfort of your lodge which overlooks a waterhole and salt lick that attracts numerous herds of elephant and buffalo.
Overnight Stay: Aberdare National Park
Day 5: Aberdare National Park - Shaba National Reserve (FB,L,D)
Continuing north, arrive at Shaba National Reserve which lies adjacent to Samburu National Reserve. Popularly known as the “Samburu Ecosystem”, these reserves sustain a variety of free ranging wildlife species. On arrival enjoy an Included afternoon game drive.
Two Night Stay: Shaba National Reserve
Day 6: Shaba & Samburu National Reserves (FB,L,D)
This morning rise early for your Included game drive viewing in Samburu National Reserve, with its striking backdrop of the Mathews Range. The diverse wildlife that can be found in this area include reticulated giraffe, elephant, waterbuck, gazelle, buffalo and the rare Grevy’s zebra. This afternoon enjoy an Included game drive for the chance to see strangely adapted Gerenuk and Orix.
Day 7: Shaba National Reserve - Mt Kenya & Sweetwaters Game Reserve (FB,L,D)
Today, journey towards the Equator between snowcapped Mount Kenya and the foothills of the Aberdare Mountains to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only place in Kenya where this highly endangered and remarkably intelligent species can be seen. The aim of the project was to set up a safe, secure and permanent refuge colony where orphaned and isolated chimps could be introduced, rehabilitated and taught to fend for themselves in an area as natural as possible. Later, we arrive at Fairmont Mt Kenya Safari Club. After lunch, join Maasai tribesman and celebrate with an Equator Crossing Ceremony including a certificate of achievement.
Overnight Special Stay: Nanyuki
Day 8: Mt Kenya - Lake Nakuru National Park (FB,L,D)
Today enjoy your Included game drive enroute to the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, which is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic vistas of the lake and Lake Nakuru National Park, set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland and home to large flocks of pelicans, pink flamingos, and other wildlife.
Two Night Stay: Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 9: Lake Nakuru National Park (FB,L,D)
This morning is your Included SCENIC ENRICH visit to the Nakuru Baby Orphanage Centre, established by an Australian family who have sold their home to care for the local children and the surrounding community. Enjoy lunch with the children for a memorable experience. Later, an afternoon game drive in an area teaming with wildlife, then there is an Included SCENIC ENRICH opportunity to plant a tree to help regenerate the forested landscape.
Day 10: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara National Reserve (FB,L,D)
Continue to Masai Mara National Reserve, where a once in a lifetime experience awaits as you witness the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the Great Migration (seasonal). It has been recorded that the Masai Mara attracts 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 bird species, during the annual migration over 1.5 million wildebeest. This afternoon enjoy an Included game drive through the Masai Mara which is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas, the pinnacle being the hazardous Mara River.
Three Night Stay: Masai Mara
Day 11: Masai Mara National Reserve (FB,L,D)
Enjoy Included game drives through the Masai Mara which is situated in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grasslands and home to the largest population of lions in Kenya. Vast herds of zebra, impala, antelope, gazelle and giraffe grace the landscape, hippos populate the streams and lakes, and the woodlands and savannah are home to leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) an African cooking class; (2) or guided nature walk.

Opportunity to take a 1 hour Hot Air Balloon flight over the Masai Mara (own expense).

Day 12: Masai Mara National Reserve (FB,L,D)
Enjoy another day at Masai Mara National Reserve.
Day 13: Masai Mara - Nairobi (HB)
This morning enjoy your Included SCENIC ENRICH exclusive farewell bush breakfast before boarding your Included flight back to Nairobi. During the short flight, take in the spectacular views over the landscape below. On arrival in Nairobi connect with your onward or homebound flight (flight not included). Please book flight to depart after 3pm.

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