12 Days Kenya Explorer Safari

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African Safari Holiday in Kenya.

The 12-day Kenya Explorer Safari starts in Nairobi, where you will settle in to your first hotel and be treated to bed and breakfast. After this you will visit your first prime wildlife spotting location in the form of the spectacular Samburu National Reserve, to complete your first game drive among other exciting activities. This sensational 12-day Kenya safari will then see you enjoy spells at Lake Nakuru, the world famous Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha and additional iconic African landmarks as you experience the sheer beauty that this mesmeric.

DURATION: 12 Days
COUNTRY: Kenya
DEPARTURES: Nairobi – Any day
DESTINATION:  Nairobi/Samburu/Lake Nakuru/Masai Mara/Lake Naivasha Salt Lick/ Mombasa / Tsavo West / Tsavo East / Taita Hills / Amboseli

 

12 Days Kenya safari tour itinerary.

Day 1 Nairobi

Arrive in Nairobi JKIA, where you are met and transferred to your city hotel, Eka Hotel on Bed & Breakfast.

Day 2 Nairobi – Samburu

Depart Nairobi in the morning at 8:00AM-and proceed north across the equator to Samburu National Reserve which is rich in wildlife with fame for abundance in rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special). The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the Miracle Lioness that adapted the baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve). Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by several riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve. You’ll arrive at the Lodge just in time for lunch then proceed to an afternoon game drive. 

Overnight stay at Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: L. & D

Game drive : 5 Hour 

Day 3 Samburu

You’ll spend a full day in Samburu. After breakfast, you’ll go for a morning game drive where you’ll get a chance to spot Beisa Oryx, Gravy’s zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. After the game drive return to the lodge for lunch, enjoy the lodge’s facilities the proceed to another game drive with an optional visit to a local Samburu village. 

Overnight stay at Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: B, L. & D

Game drive: 5 Hour Drive

Day 4 Samburu – Lake Nakuru

After Breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru national park, which is on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges.  Famous for its millions of seasonal pink flamingos and other aquatic birds. Arrive for lunch at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp. Then proceed to an afternoon game drive around the lake, where rhinos, zebras, gazelles, buffalos, leopards, and waterbucks can easily and closely be spotted.  

Overnight stay at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp 

Meal Plan: B, L. & D

Game drive: 5 Hour Drive

Day 5 Lake Nakuru Masai Mara

After breakfast depart for Masai Mara, one of East Africa’s most famous reserves, The Mara consists of undulating hills and great rolling grasslands that sustain some of the most varied wildlife in Africa, if not the world. Arrive in time for lunch at Mara Leisure Luxury Tented Camp or Mara Sopa Lodge. Afternoon game viewing, where lion, elephant, cheetah, giraffe, buffalo, wildebeest, gazelle and other plains game abound, not forgetting the hundreds of species of birds.

Overnight stay at Mara Leisure Tented Camp or Mara Sopa Lodge.

Meal Plan: B, L. & D

Game drive: 5 Hour Drive

Day 6 Masai Mara

Full day dedicated to game spotting in this sprawling reserve. You can watch a lion, cheetah or leopard hunting or feasting on its kill. Option of a visit to a Masai village or a hot-air balloon ride that starts at 06.00 am and ends with a Champagne breakfast on the plains. What an exhilarating experience!

Overnight stay at Mara Leisure Tented Camp or Mara Sopa Lodge.

Meal Plan: B, L. & D

Game drive: 5 Hour Drive

Day 7 Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha

After breakfast we head for one of the Great Rift Valley fresh-water lakes, Naivasha, arriving at the Naivasha Country Club for lunch. Option of a boat ride or bird watching with the resident ornithologist or visit of Crescent Island for trekking-you pay directly to boat owners and Island owner.

Overnight stay at Naivasha Country Club.

Meal Plan: B, L. & D

Game drive: 4 Hour Drive

Day 8 Lake Naivasha – Amboseli

Breakfast and route for Amboseli national park, driving through lush coffee and tea plantations. Lunch will be at the famous Nairobi Carnivore restaurant, renowned for its succulent steaks of game meat. Continue to Amboseli. 

Overnight stay at Amboseli Sopa.

Meal Plan: B, L. & D

Game drive: 4 Hour Drive

Day 9 Amboseli -Taita Hills Salt Lick

Early morning game drive, in this magnificent park, right on the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest in Africa. Early morning there’s a chance of spotting its snows. After which drive to the Lodge for breakfast, After breakfast, drive to Taita Hills Salt Lick. Arrive for lunch at Srova Salt Lick. After lunch game drive in the Santcuary which is famous for its Elephants, Dik Dik, Lions, Cheetahs, Water-Bucks, Thompson’s Gazelles, Lesser Kudu, Giraffes, Zebra, Leopards, Antelopes and hartebeests.

Overnight stay at Taita Hills Salt Lick.

Meal Plan: B, L. & D

Game drive: 4 Hour Drive

Day 10 Amboseli – Mombasa

After breakfast drive to Mombasa, lunch at Voi town. Continued to Mombasa, arriving at Mombasa Serena Hotel where you’re booked on Half Board Basis.

Overnight stay at Serena Hotel
Meal Plan: B, L. & D

Day 11 Mombasa

You have full day to relax at the beach and enjoy the hotel facilities. Optional excursions will be proposed by our representative. These will include Mombasa city tour, Dhow trip, and visit to historic Malindi, visit villages to observe and learn some of the locals’ lifestyle, culture and traditions.

Overnight stay at Serena Hotel

Meal Plan: B, L. & D

Day 12 Mombasa – Nairobi

Depending on your international flight schedule from Nairobi, you’ll be transferred to Mombasa airport for your domestic flight to connect on your home-bound flight in Nairobi.

The safari price includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Transport in a air conditioned safari-designed vehicle
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled mineral water while on safari
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari
  • Services of our professional driver/guide

The safari price does not include:-

  • International air transportation to and from Nairobi
  • Masai Village
  • Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Christmas Supplements
  • Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.

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