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15 Day Kenya Wildlife Adventure

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 - 16 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 7 people
Destination(s): Kenya  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5000 US Dollar (USD)

Visit the Nairobi Giraffe centre followed by Daphne Sheldrick orphanage. Later do game drives at Amboseli National park, Mt, Kenya region, Samburu national reserve, Lake Nakuru national park and finally the famous Masai Mara national reserve. Accommodation at the different destinations will be according to your budget which includes full board meals. Transport in minivans and Land cruisers depending on your preferences.

Itinerary:
Day 1. Arrival/Nairobi.
Pick up from the airport upon arrival and transfer to Gracia Gardens Hotel for overnight.

Day 2. Nairobi (Daphne Sheldrick Orphanage and Giraffe Centre).
Pick up from your hotel at 1030 hrs, for a drive to Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage, a world–class conservation figure and the premier authority on the successful raising of milk–dependent infant elephant and rhino orphans. Daphne Sheldrick's Animal Orphanage can be only be visited for an hour every day between 11 am and noon. During this hour the baby elephants are brought out to play and to feed, and visitors can watch them from behind a rope. Wardens are on hand to explain the work of the orphanage and to answer any questions. You then proceed to Giraffe Centre, for a wonderful and refreshing experience. The Giraffe Centre tour gives a completely up close and personal interaction where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed them. The centre has rescued, hand-reared and released around 500 orphaned giraffes back into the wild since opening in 1979. Overnight spent at the Hotel.

Day 3. Nairobi/Amboseli.
Departing Nairobi in the morning, you drive south to Amboseli National reserve at the foot of snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak to arrive in time for lunch, followed later by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.

Day 4. Amboseli National Park.
You spend the day game viewing in the park with extensive game drives in Amboseli National park which lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here. The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plain game. . Meals served and overnight spent at the lodge.

Day 5. Amboseli/Mt. Kenya.
After breakfast, you drive north to the slopes of Mt. Kenya with a visit to the rice farms enroute for rice farming experience (with packed lunches) and then proceed to the Castle Forest Lodge, located deep in the thick forest on the slopes to the south of Mount Kenya for dinner and overnight.

Day 6. Mt. Kenya.
You spend the day at leisure this natural surroundings of rainforest, fresh water rivers with falls, a fabulous view of the valley on one side of the lodge, and the impressive peaks of Mount Kenya as you enjoy the various optional activities such as visit the water falls, bird walk in the forest (with a guide), go fishing for trout in one of the rivers or hiking. Meals and overnight at the lodge.

Day 7. Mt. Kenya/Mboi Farm (Nyeri).
After breakfast, you drive to Mboi Farm where there is so much to experience. A visit to the serene, divinely beautiful Chania valley will reveal the humble beginnings of both coffee and tea and will show you why Kenya is the source of some of the world’s finest coffee and tea. Upon arrival, you are welcomed with a cup of morning tea/coffee and snacks. After familiarization with the host and a brief orientation of the farm, you begin your tour with a visit to the cowsheds. Here you can try out your hand at milking and feeding fodder to the cows. Thereafter, you enter the coffee farm, where you will see where some of the world’s finest coffee comes from and how it is grown. Later at the farmhouse, you can participate in grading, roasting and grinding some of this coffee for use in the farm (Kahawa chungu). From the coffee farm, you head to the tea section.

Along the way, you pass by the Muratina tree which was used to make traditional Kikuyu brew. You will see how the brew was made with honey or sugar cane sap and when the host is not looking, you can steal a sip and know how it tastes. You will also pass by the Kikuyu traditional hut which will take you back in time to an era before the first European explorer had set foot in Africa. Meals and overnight at the Farm House.

Day 8. Nyeri/Samburu.
After breakfast, you proceed further north to Samburu National Reserve, arriving in time for lunch, and later embark on an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Day 9. Samburu.
Full day spent in the reserve game viewing with an optional visit to the Samburu village. Meals and overnight at lodge. Leopard walking downwards from the Tree in Samburu National Reserve. Samburu National Reserve is one of the 56 protected areas in Kenya. It is famous in North of the equator because of the richness of flora and fauna; It lies on the flood plains and bottom land of Ewaso Nyiro drainage system in the Great Rift Valley. It has more than 2 dozen plants communities, but thorny scrubs which cover much of the reserve and the most common are Acacia family trees and the Down palms. There are over 50 species of wild animals in the reserve including unique species of Grevy Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Besia Oryx, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich, pancake tortoise and others.

Day 10. Samburu/Lake Nakuru.
After breakfast, you depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, with packed lunch enroute. In the late afternoon a game drive is planned, where you will have a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering for a sizeable number of the endangered rhinoceros and the Rothschild giraffe. Waterbucks as well as the predators such as the lion and leopard are common at the park. Also to be seen is a myriad different variety of birdlife in and around the lake with approximately 400 bird species recorded
Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge.

Day 11. Nakuru/Masai Mara.
After breakfast, you drive to Masai Mara through the floor of the Great Rift Valley to arrive in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Mara Game Camp.

Day 12-13. Explore Masai Mara.
Full days spent exploring the park in search of the Big 5 among other game. The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park or in the afternoon, you also have an opportunity to visit an authentic Maasai village at an extra cost. Meals and overnight at the tented camp.

Day 14. Masai Mara/Nairobi.
After breakfast, you drive to Nairobi at leisure via Narok; where you stop to browse in the bustling, vibrant Masai markets to buy curios and handicrafts before continuing to Nairobi, arriving late in the afternoon. Overnight at Gracia Gardens hotel.

Day 15 - Depart/Nairobi
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Price Includes:
- Transportation in special safari vehicle comfortable for game drives
- All park Entrance fees as mentioned in Itinerary. (quoted separately)
- Full board accommodation while on safari
- Game drives as mentioned
- 1 litre drinking water per person per day for use during the safari
- Flying doctors cover for emergency evacuation while on safari
- Drop off at the Airport on last day.

Price Excludes:
- Extra meals in Nairobi
- Personal travel Insurance
- International and domestic flights
- All other expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
- Any other activity or service not indicated as included above.

Tour Guide Credentials:
English speaking guides. Extra languages also available at a fee.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Single supplements applicable on request.

About This Supplier
Location: Kenya
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2007

Started in the year 2000 our company has grown to be recognized as one of the fast growing indigenous owned safari companies in Kenya. The Director and owner Eunice Koome boast of many years of experience in the tourism industry. Eunice has been in the travel industry for the last 24 yrs making her an extremely...

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