Day Destination Accommodation Day activity 1 Nairobi Golden Tulip Hotel Arrival and transfer to the hotel 2 Masai Mara national reserve Zebra Plains Mara Afternoon game drive 3 Masai Mara national reserve Zebra Plains Mara Morning and afternoon game drive 4 Lake Naivasha Sawela lodge Afternoon at leisure 5 Mombasa Sarova Whitesands Afternoon at leisure Read More
- Trip Outline
Arrival and met upon by our representative together with your driver guide, receive our souvenir safari hat which is not only a gift from us but also the best way to start your Into adventure Safari.
After loading your luggage onto your vehicle you then transferred to your city hotel for your time at leisure and get ready for your safari experience.
A modern and relatively young city, Nairobi flourished and expanded once the Kenya- Uganda Railway construction set up a supply depot at “Mile 327”, in 1899. Today, a small Railway Museum pays tribute to the workers and engineers who worked on the tracks that opened up the interior of the country, and has on display original wagons and engines that had originally been shipped in by the British, piece by piece, from India.
“The Green City in the Sun”, as it has come to be known, Nairobi’s streets are lined with flowering Jacarandas and Nandi Flames, and there are several parks and the Nairobi Arboretum, which showcase the spectacular vegetation and trees of Kenya. The National Museum has on display historical art and weapons from Kenya’s 42 tribes, archaeological exhibits from diggings carried out in various parts of the country, and a modern art and culture section which frequently hosts plays and concerts. There are several restaurants, clubs, shops and markets to be visited, as well as the Karen Blixen house, the Giraffe Centre, the Snake Park and Aviary, the Bomas of Kenya Cultural Centre which presents traditional dances daily, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust- an orphanage for elephants and rhinos which are rehabilitated prior to being released back to the wild, and the Nairobi National Park, home to Kenya’s largest cheetah population and also site of one of the top black rhino sanctuaries in East Africa.
Overnight: Golden Tulip Hotel https://westlands-nairobi.goldentulip.com/en-us/
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast.
|Masai Mara Game Reserve
Breakfast at the hotel and depart for Masai Mara, arriving in time for lunch at the camp. Later afternoon proceed to the reserve for a game viewing drive experience.
MAASAI MARA RESERVE.
Offering superb plains scenery, unmatched safari activities and diverse wildlife, Masai Mara National Reserve is considered Kenya’s best park and one of Africa’s highest wildlife density region for predators. The reserve covers 583 square miles (1510 square kilometres) of outstanding wilderness in South West Kenya.
The location, wildlife, activities and comfortable moderate climate puts Mara at the top of the list, even for the most discerning traveller to Kenya. When the public reserve was first established, it covered 645 square miles (1672 square kilometres). Strategically, the size of the reserve was later reduced in 1984 to accommodate Maasai cattle grazing on their ancestral lands. Although the decrease in land area may be considered a let-down for wildlife conservation and protection at its infancy, the animals and habitats of the reserve found new allies to ensure their survival for generations to come. Many private conservancies have been introduced to protect the land that surrounds the reserve, thereby providing more area for wildlife. The lands not only protect habitats for resident species, but also preserve a critical part of the route used by wildebeests and zebras during the Great Migration that traverses the Masai Mara via the Serengeti National Park. Recognized as one of the most spectacular wildlife events on the planet, the migration is a continuous route that is followed by an over 1.5 million wildebeests and thousands of zebras, gazelles and elands. In their never-ending pursuit for the finest grazing and watering grounds, the gnu relocate on an almost constant basis. The perseverance of these wildebeests is demonstrated in their ability to mate while on the move, and many cows are pregnant during part of the migration. Additionally, even the youngest wildebeest calves are expected to keep up with the herd. Standing and walking within minutes are critical to its survival.
The migrators of Masai Mara National Reserve are present from approximately late June – early August until end of October – early November. But the Mara offers year-round game viewing. The reserve and surrounding conservancies offer diverse resident species experiences. Frequently to be seen are impalas, topis, giraffes, elephants, zebras, buffalos, warthogs and other grazing herbivores. With so many prey animals, Masai Mara is a veritable bonanza for large predators, such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, crocodiles and other stealthy, powerful hunters. The abundance of terrestrial animals is enhanced by the presence of more than 450-winged species, including 57 birds of prey. Masai Mara Game Reserve offers varied tour activities to explore the plains landscape and see incredible animal behaviours. The adjoining conservancies offer distinct activities that are not allowed in the reserve. Game drives in the reserve are perfect for those who seek to be immersed in Kenya’s bush country and see larger animals.
For guests interested in observing the nocturnal animals, these are available in the form of night game drives in some of adjoining private conservancies. The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is recognized for an enormous diversity of flora and fauna, and some small details are missed during game drives. Most conservancies offer bush walks for an intimate look at the micro-ecosystems of the area. To complement these walks or a general visit to the Mara, a balloon safari experience, for a bird’s-eye view of the area, is a memorable experience.
Lastly, the Maasai community is key to the advancement of wildlife management in the area. It is hence recommended for one to take time learning more about these noble people by visiting one of their villages for a life-changing cultural experience in understanding their modest and simple lives.
Evening head back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Zebra Plains Mara https://zebraplainscollection.com/mara-camp
Meal Plan: Full board - lunch /dinner.
|Masai Mara Game Reserve
Sunrise game drives. After breakfast, leave with picnic lunch boxes for a full day exploration of the Wilderness. You will return to the lodge in the late afternoon on time for a refreshing shower, followed by time round the fire exchanging stories of the day with the other guests. Candlelit dinner completes the day; after which you will be escorted to your room.
Overnight: Zebra Plains Mara
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Breakfast at the camp.
Proceed on to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch at the lodge, spent your afternoon at leisure by the pool or perhaps enjoy a boat ride experience which can be organized at an extra cost.
This beautiful and expansive lake, set in the Rift Valley, gets its name from the Maa word for “tempestuous”, or moody. Located close to the now extinct volcano Mt. Longonot, the several vents and underwater caves that connect the two make it impossible to guess the exact depth of the lake, and the resulting currents and temperatures mean that the lake could be calm and serene in the morning, and choppy, cold and grey by the same afternoon! Naivasha was considered the heart of the opulent ‘Happy Valley’ settler population during the colonial era in the early 20th century, a trendy set equally renowned for their tempestuousness! Lake Naivasha is extremely popular with visitors who would like to enjoy a lazy boat ride to admire the proliferation of over 350 species of birds which include fish eagles and ospreys, herons and egrets, purple gallinules, lily-trotters, red-knobbed coots and black crakes, or to admire the families of hippos that inhabit the lake. Those who prefer a faster pace could hire a speedboat and cruise the lake in spectacular style!
Crescent Island, which can be accessed by road at times, depending on the water levels, is a unique wildlife sanctuary found on Lake Naivasha. An abundance of plains game inhabits the sanctuary, which is visited on foot; one of the main attractions on the island is an albino python, an amazing sight to behold, if it is in the mood to expose itself!
Overnight: Sawela Lodge http://www.sawelalodges.com/
Meal Plan: Full board - lunch /dinner/breakfast.
Breakfast at the lodge
After breakfast depart for Nairobi and drop off at the Nairobi SGR Train Terminus for onward beach extension. Arrive later evening at Mombasa Train terminus and transfer the beach resort.
Enjoy rest of the day at leisure enjoying resort’s facilities or perhaps sample some exciting beach activities.
The largest city on Kenya’s coastline of the Indian Ocean, which stretches for over 480Km, Mombasa, with its bustling and winding narrow alleys in its historic Arab Old Town, or its landmark structure- the old Portuguese Fort Jesus, or its ecclectic mix of colonial buildings reminescent of the British influence on the formation of the city, and later, of Kenya, as a country, is one of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in Africa.
For hundreds of years, it lured traders, missionaries and explorers from as far away as China, Holland, and Arabia, who were all eager to access the mainland through this natural gateway to the world. Most of the coastline is protected by coral reefs, which give birth to the long stretches of sandy, white beaches occasionally interrupted by river creeks. Snorkelling and watersports, such as scuba diving, big game fishing, sailing and widsurfing are popular pastimes at the beach, and the long, sunny days mean that the sunbathing and relaxing on the beaches are possible throughout the year.
Overnight: Sarova Whitesands https://www.sarovahotels.com/whitesands-mombasa/
Breakfast at the beach resort.
Have a full day at the beach side at leisure with various activities to choose from
Overnight: Sarova Whitesands Beach resort & Spa
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Breakfast at the beach resort.
After breakfast drop off at the airport for your homebound departure flight
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Net cost in USD
- Types of transport (Using Safari Minivan in Kenya).
|Per person sharing
|Single room supplement
|US$ 1, 440
|US$ 1, 300
|US$ 1, 225
Above main tour costs include;
- Pick up Nairobi drop off Moi International Airport- Mombasa.
- Accommodation on bed & breakfast in Nairobi.
- Full board accommodation whilst on Safari.
- Half board accommodation at the Beach Resort.
- All transport in designed Safari vehicle (Non A/C – private usage) with a pop up roof for maximum game viewing comfort with a professional English speaking driver/guide.
- One way SGR Train ticket.
- All park entrance fees.
Value Add advantage!!
- Complimentary: - Mineral Water 500 ml each day during safari.
- Complimentary: - Safari hat.
Our price does not include;
- The cost of obtaining visas; Kenya visa can be got at ease at JKI Airport for USD 50 – no photos required
- Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, tips, porterage etc.
- International flights.
- Travel and medical insurance.
- All other expenses that are purely of a personal nature.
- All other items that are not mentioned in 'our price includes'.