Dates 8 Sep '12 to 21 Sep '12
Flexible? Multiple Dates
Est. Cost 3,900 - 5,000 USD (USD United States Dollars)
Type Travel Partners Wanted
Name 14 Days Safari
Day 01 Nairobi Arrival in Nairobi and transfer to the Panafric Sarova Hotel for dinner
Day 02: Nairobi / Maasai Mara
After breakfast we depart by road to Maasai Mara national reserve.Arriving in time for lunch at mara sopa lodge. afternoon game drives You will be enchanted by the diversity of animals that roam the Mara plains. The breathtaking topography of the region, comprising of endless expansive escarpments and plateau will be interesting. It is common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal or surveying the plains for their next meal.dinner and overnight at mara sopa lodge.
Day 03: Maasai Mara
We embark on an early morning game drive to try and locate wildebeest migration and possibly witness a river crossing. When it comes to game-viewing, there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting
beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five' in one morning. As to scenery, the 1,800 sq kilometers of this veteran reserve offer the classic mix of African imagery; miles of lion-gold grasslands, shoals of iliac-misted hills, a meandering river, acres of thorn-bush and mile upon mile of undulating wilderness. Lunch will be at Mara Sopa lodge and hereafter an evening game drive at 1600hrs to view this animal haven.Dinner and overnight at maasai mara sopa logde
Day 4: Maasai Mara
We embark on an early morning game drive to try and locate wildebeest migration and possibly witness a river crossing. After breakfast we spend the morning at leisure. A Masai cultural village visit can be organized at an extra cost. Lunch will be at mara sopa lodge and thereafter an evening game drive at 1600hrs to view this animal haven. Dinner and overnight at mara sopa lodge
Day 05: Maasai Mara/ Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, We check out and depart South West to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch at Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge. Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake, the highest of the string of lakes that glitter down the vast trench of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha is infamous for
its rapidly shifting moods. One minute serene and calm, the next it will be whipped by swirling winds, waves and shadowed by storm clouds – hence its name, which means ‘the place of rough water'. Enigmatic, and dotted with floating islands of Nile cabbage (water hyacinth) and papyrus, Lake Naivasha has no known outlet, and legends abound regarding the vast tunnels that supposedly run beneath its surface. Towered over by the brooding bulk of Mount Longonot (2,776 m), and featuring a submerged volcanic crater known as Crescent Island, this beautiful lake is best known for its high numbers of water birds. Also for the haunting cry of the fish eagles, which feed on the black bass and tilapia of its water. Dinner and overnight at lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Day 6: Lake Naivasha / Nairobi/Amboseli
After breakfast, we depart for Amboseli national park which is home to the “big five” . We arrive in time for lunch at Kibo safari camp. In the afternoon we embark on an afternoon game drive to view this spectacular animal haven. With clear skies Mt Kilimanjaro is visible on the right. We
later return for dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa lodge.
Day 7: Amboseli
Full day game viewing at the park. Amboseli is a photogenic Park and hosts great number of game including the lion, elephant and the splendid cheetah. A visit to a Maasai village can be organized at an extra cost. Meals and overnight at Amboseli Sopa lodge.
Day 8: Amboseli- Tsavo West
Early morning games drive in search for animals that we may have missed. Return to your lodge for breakfast and afterwards head for Tsavo West National Park via Mzima Springs, where from an underwater tank, it is sometimes possible to watch a hippo along the floor of this crystal springs. Tsavo is wild, enormous and diverse and is famous for its large herds of elephant. After lunch, an afternoon game drive is provided. Dinner and overnight at Ngulia safari Lodge.
Day 9:Tsavo West/Mombasa
An early morning game drive is provided in this park where birds are very common. Return for breakfast at your lodge and depart by road for the coastal town of Mombasa. Upon arrival in Mombasa, transfer to a Beach hotel. Rest of afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel.
Full day at Leisure after breakfast. Lunch is on own cost. A city tour of Mombasa to sample some of the Swahilli (local) cuisine. You can also visit the Old Arab Town, you will see the intricate hand carved doors, and balconies hanging over the narrow streets, unchanged for
hundreds of years. You shall visit Fort Jesus which was built by the Portuguese over 400 years ago to protect their interest in East Africa against Omani Arabs. See how it went from a fort to a prison, to a tourist attraction. The afternoon is at leisure. In the evening enjoy dinner and overnight at Mombasa Serena beach hotel, a truly unforgettable night experience.
Day 11 & 12 : Mombasa
Full day at leisure Mombasa at Leisure Optional activity: Visit to Wasini Island- below at USD 130 includes lunch, snorkeling equipment, drinks, transport This is the day of your ultimate pleasure and adventure. In the early morning after breakfast, you will leave for the small fishing village of Shimoni. The village is amongst the oldest town with some historical remains, is not far from Tanzania border Lunga Lunga.
A Swahili sailing dhow , now motorized, carries you leisurely through an enchanting seascape of islets and reefs to the wonderful marine sites of Kisite. Time means nothing here as you float in the world of marine fantasy.
Kisite marine park, being one of the best parks in the world, is where you will do your snorkeling, the coral garden, inhabited by thousands of different types of fishes and sea creatures. You will be able to experience one of the lasting memories of these beautiful marine species, which will fascinate you to the end.
After the experience of the snorkeling at the marine park, you shall sail with the dhow along the islands of archipelago. During the sailing you will be able to see armies and schools of dolphin which inhabits along the islands, if weather permits. Furthermore being accompanied by Professional captain will definitely make the trip more fascinating.
Lunch will be at Wasini Mpunguti Lodge, which serves fascinating seafood with other Swahili cultural dishes like Giant Island Crab served on wooden plate, coral sea weeds cooked in coconut milk and many more. After lunch you will be taken for an island tour where you will see the coral gardens and culture of the island people. You need to take sun protection kits, sandals or tennis shoes and cover up dresses, sarong or kikoi for a visit to the Muslim village of Wasini. A boardwalk on the mangroves bridge extends from the end of the village out through the
fossil coral garden in to the fabulous world of mangroves and sea birds nesting areas.
After this return to Mombasa Serena beach hotel for Dinner and overnight.
Day 13: Mombasa-Nairobi/Departure
After breakfast, relaxation followed by checkout. Proceed to to Nairobi by road with a picnic lunch at Mtito Andei. Transfer to JKIA depending on timings of your outbound flight.
Day 14: Departure
Morning at leisure, after breakfast check out and transfer to carnivore for lunch own cost. After lunch transfer to airport for your outbound flight.
14 Days Safari
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