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9 Days Community Based Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Kenya  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1526 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1782 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Fairview Hotel, Nairobi. On arrival you will be met by our well trained driver guide and you will be transferred to the Fairview Hotel. Overnight: Fairview hotel.

Day 2: Masai Mara Game Reserve. After breakfast you will be transferred to the Maasai Mara game reserve arriving in time for lunch at the Base Camp Explorer. After lunch and relaxation, enjoy an afternoon game viewing in the reserve. Masai Mara topography creates a unique bio-diverse area, providing guests with the opportunity to venture into the savannah covered with hundreds or even thousands of animals of many different species. These vast grasslands are rich with herds of zebras, giraffes, gazelles, and topis.

With huge grazing herds, voracious attendant predators, including Africa’s largest population of lions, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, rhino and bountiful birdlife, the Mara is the staging ground for the annual wildebeest great migration. Base camp Masai Mara is located on a loop in the Talek River, fairly close to the main Masai Mara gate. Majority of Base camp Masai Mara tents have spectacular waterside locations with views of the Mara plains as well as the Talek River’s where you find crocodiles and hippos. Dinner and overnight at the Base camp.

Day 3: Masai Mara Game Reserve. Enjoy the entire day in the Masai Mara with a full day game drives. The Mara is also noted for its abundance of lions - particularly the superb black maned males. You'll see lots of elephants here often in large herds, as well as - if you're lucky - leopard, cheetah and rhino. All of the Big Five are residents. There is also the option of enjoying fabulous I hour Hot Air Balloon safari across the plains of the Masai Mara. On landing enjoy a champagne bush breakfast, freshly cooked in the middle of the Mara plains (for an extra cost). Dinner and overnight at the base camp.

Days 4 & 5: Kakamega – Mago Guest house. Enjoy an early morning game drive. After breakfast drive to Kakamega. Lunch will be at Mago Guest house. In a world of beauty lies the unique Mago Guest house in the small village of Mago, with the spectacular unique Kakamega tropical rainforest right at your doorstep. It is the only and latest community guest house in Western Kenya close to Kisumu. The guest house is an income generating project of Mago Youth Polytechnic School to support its various educational programs. Dinner and overnight at the Mago guest house.

Day 6: Kakamega Forest National Park. After breakfast you will be transferred to Kakamega forest national reserve with lunch boxes. The Kakamega Forest National Reserve is situated in the Lake Victoria basin, about 50 km north of Kisumu city. Being the only remnant in Kenya of the unique Equatorial forest ecosystem, the park offers unique wildlife and scenic beauty. For bird and butterfly watchers, this is the place to visit. The forest is home to over 400 species of butterflies, about 300 bird species and 27 species of snakes.

The park also supports more than 350 species of trees and 7 primate species including the endangered DeBrazza monkey, black and white Columbus monkey and vervet monkey. The Potto (the world's slowest mammal on earth), duikers and Dik diks are also found in Kakamega Forest National Reserve. Dinner and overnight at the Mago guest house.

Day 7: Lake Nakuru National Park. Today after breakfast you will be transferred to Lake Nakuru National park, arriving for lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Game lodge. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic vistas of the Lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lodge is cleverly laid out such that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the Lake and the Park. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds.

Spread over acres, the Lodge is a natural haven for bird life and attracts over 50 species of birds amongst the 400 species that inhabit the Park. Lake Nakuru National Park, situated in the Rift Valley, was created in 1968 to protect the huge flocks of over a million of the lesser flamingo that feed on the rich blue-green algae. The park is a land of great ecological diversity - from lake water, woodland, bush grassland, to rocky ridges and is home to not just the lesser flamingo but over 400 species of birds and one of the few places to see the endangered black rhino. Dinner and overnight at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.

Day 8: Nairobi. Enjoy an early morning game drive. After breakfast you will be transferred to Nairobi. Lunch en-route. On arrival you will be transferred to Carnivore Restaurant for dinner. Thereafter you will be transferred to the Fairview Hotel for overnight.

Day 9: Departure. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Notes: There is an optional extension on request to Lamu, Malindi, Mombasa or Zanzibar if you have some few more days to spare.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Transportation in 7 seaters, tour vans with pop up roofs for game viewing, fully licensed and comprehensively insured
- Accommodation in double room
- Services of a professional experienced English speaking driver guide
- Park entrance fees as per the itinerary for the guests, the vehicle and driver
- Airport transfers and all tolls
- Vehicle fuel and all expenses
- Mineral water 1 litre a day per person provided
- Flying doctor’s services while in Kenya during the tour.

Price Excludes:
- Meals outside the itinerary
- Beverages
- Tips and gratuities
- Porterage
- Laundry services and other extras.