Day 1: Nairobi. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the luxurious Nairobi’s Norfolk Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight: Norfolk Hotel. Includes: (B).
Day 2: Mt. Kenya. Travel to the world renown Mt. Kenya Safari club (co-founded by the late movie actor William Holden) in the foothills of Mt. Kenya a 17,058 foot dormant volcano. The rest of the afternoon is free to relax and enjoy this magnificent luxury safari resort or after breakfast excursion to the not far away Sweetwater’s Reserve. Dinner and Overnight: Mt. Kenya Safari Club. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve. After breakfast, head north through breathtaking scenery dotted with rushing mountain streams and fields of tea and coffee. Before Nanyuki town, you will stop at the Equator for a memorable Equator demonstration, water spins differently on each hemisphere. After Nanyuki town, you will reach the outpost known as Isiolo, the last major stop on the journey into the remote northern frontier. Descend from the lush highlands to the arid Laikipia Plains and the small oasis of the famed Shaba Game Reserve. Samburu lies on the fringe of the hot and sparsely populated northern region of Kenya. In the afternoon, there will be a game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets Dinner and Overnight: Larsen Luxury Tented Camp.
Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve. Both Morning and afternoon game drives are scheduled for today. Samburu harbours a number of wildlife species rarely found elsewhere. Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing in search of Northern Species of Game not seen south of the Equator, such as Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy, Zebra, Beisa Oryx and Somali Ostrich. Another creature unique to these areas is the Long-necked Gerenuk (meaning 'giraffe neck'), a graceful antelope that stands upright on its hind legs to feed on tall bushes. The Uaso Nyiro River provides bathing pools for hippos, elephants and crocodiles. Keep your eyes open for lion, cheetah, or elusive leopard. There is also a variety of birds like vulturine guinea fowl among others. Dinner and Overnight: Larsen Luxury Tented Camp or similar. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve (Flying). Transferred to local airstrip for scheduled flight of 45 minutes to Masai Mara. You will be met and transferred to the luxurious Mara Sarova Tented Camp or Mara Serena Lodge. Lunch and later afternoon game drive is included in search for the plains game and the big cats resident of Mara. Dinner and Overnight: Mara Serena Lodge or similar.
Day 6: Masai Mara. Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve. After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast. Or a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes (include visits to Mara River, Kenya Tanzania Border Post and a great chance to view the "Big Five". Enjoy the Great Migration if lucky! You will have your picnic lunch at Hippo Pool as you watch crocodiles. Return to your lodge late in the afternoon). Later just relax till afternoon game drive or visit the nearby Masai Mara village as an optional excursions. Dinner and Overnight: Mara Serena or similar. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 7: Nairobi (Departure). Rise up early this morning for one last game drive before breakfast. Late this morning fly over the great Rift Valley to Nairobi. You will have lunch at one of the Nairobi finest restaurants featuring local cuisine. Later transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight home.
Hot Air Balloon Safari - US$ 450 per person
The early morning calm air of the Masai Mara has made possible the introduction of Hot Air Balloon flights, available as an optional extra, from leading lodges and camps in the reserve. (Please reserve early to avoid disappointment for this adventure!).Tour of a hot air balloon ride to see the park from a bird's eye view.
Masai Village visits - US$ 25 per person
Taking pictures, dances,Traditional lectures and learning their way of life
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES
- All transfers to and from Airports/Airstrips
- All Conservation fee/charges
- Domestic flights - Samburu - Masai Mara - Masai Mara - Nairobi
- All transportation as mentioned in a special 4 x 4 with window guaranteed seats and pop up roof for game viewing
- Accomplished English speaking driver/guide
- Drivers allowance/salary during the entire tour
- Gift from Hirola Tours & Safaris
- Accommodation and meals as mentioned in itinerary i.e Breakfast Lunch, dinner, (B,L,D)
- 24/7 Flying Doctors emergency evacuation to the nearest hospital
- A complimentary bottle of mineral water - 1 bottle per person per day during safari
- All hotel and government taxes
- International ticket
- Telephone and/or Fax
- Beverages excluding bottled water
- Tips / gratuities for driver / hotel staff
- Any extras that are not mentioned above.
- Airport Departure Tax for International Flights
- Items of personal nature i.e laundry, souvenirs etc
- Travel insurance including damage or loss of luggage and/or personal injury
- Extra cost incurred if change in DATE, reduction in number of Persons or deviation from above itinerary.
- Minimum 2 pax
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