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Eco Tourism Safari

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Kenya  
Specialty Categories: Ecotourism   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1000 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2000 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive and Transfer to the Hotel-Nairobi Safari Club.

Day 2: After breakfast we leave for Sinya Omelok, the base camp which is hub of all activities. This two day program covers walk around, admire the landscape, catching panoramic and unique views from the escarpment, or participate in local activities. Newly erected banda for Eco tourism at the base camp. (Immediately after construction in Feb.,2001- 2-single rooms, landscaping was not done by this time).

Day 3: A short staff-guided nature trail walk provides the visitors with an opportunity to see unique caves, sacred sites, wildlife and a great variety of bio diversity. All meals and activities. Accommodation in Bandas/ Cabins with communal ablution facilities. Sinya Omelok is only 90 minutes drive from Nairobi. The sub-humid ecosystem offers a diverse range of bio diversity for the enjoyment of the nature lovers. The main objective of this people driven program is to establish systems for sustainable resource management to generate income and support food security strategies.

Day 4: After an early morning breakfast we depart for Tree Hotel in the Aberdare/ Mt Kenya National Park. The Tree Hotel are located in indigenous forest in the foothills of Mount Kenya National Park. You are likely to see elephant and buffalo along the scenic road. Overnight Mountain Lodge or similar.

Day 5: After breakfast we depart for Kakamega via the Rift Valley. Forest in Western Kenya is a superb slab of virgin tropical rain forest in the heart of an intensively cultivated agricultural area. It is home to a huge variety of birds and animals. Only in this forest can you find the rare De Brazza monkey. Overnight in Rondo Retreat Center. Rondo Retreat Center is operated by the Trinity Fellowship. It is set in beautiful gardens in the middle of the Kakamega forest. Guided walks for bird watching as several exotic species of birds found in the Kakamega Forest are not seen anywhere else in Kenya.

Day 6: We leave Kakamega forest passing through the White Highlands for Lake Nakuru for Game Drive and Lunch. Lake Nakuru –home to a million or more flamingos and other animals. Dinner and overnight at Lion Hill or we travel further south to for an overnight at Elsamere. Elsamere Conservation Center was once a home of Joy Adamson of Born Free fame. The conservation center is beautifully situated under huge old trees on a grassy slop at the edge of Naivasha. All meals and Overnight at Lodge.

Day 7: After breakfast we depart from the Hotel for a journey south along the floor of the Great Rift Valley and then climb the western wall entering the Serengeti Plains-The Majestic Mara. After lunch at the camp and afternoon break we enter the Mara Game reserve for the afternoon game drive. The famous Mara is renowned for its herds of plains game, black-maned lion, leopard and cheetah.

Day 8: A full day spent in the Mara and on this day we visit the Mara river for its abundant Hippo and crocodile of course not forgetting the variety of bird life. All meals at our Eco camp where ablution facilities are communal and overnights are spent in 2 men tents with Maasai Guides keeping a watch against animal intervention.

Day 9: After breakfast we leave for a 3 hours walk excursion through the Nau Narre Hills with an expert Maasai Guide who will explain the flora and fauna and also the footprints of the animals. One has to be careful and observant as Elephants and Buffaloes are frequent walking companions at a distance. After the walk we check in a lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Mara Camp/Mara Simba or Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 10: We leave Masai Mara for where we spend the night at Nairobi Safari Club.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.