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Destination

Kenya

Stars

The Classic Safari

The Classic safari takes you to the from the Masai Mara games reserves, described as the greatest park in Africa and as the kingdom of Lions, the Samburu game reserve “big game country” to Lake Nakuru an ecosystem that provides a habitat for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.

Duration 9 Days

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Itinerary
Tabular presentation of costs
Departure Dates
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Day 01:Nairobi

Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by Beyond Safaris Representative and transferred to your city hotel for overnight – The Boma Inn BB

The Boma Inn

Day 02: Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve:

Our profesional Driver Guide will pick you from the Hotel and depart for Samburu,  you will have a brief stop at the equator as you cross over from the Southern to the Northern Hemisphere. You will arrive in time for lunch, early afternoon at leisure. Thereafter you will proceed for an evening gamedrive till dusk. Dinner and overnight is at Samburu Sopa Lodge or Similar FB

Samburu Sopa Lodge

Samburu National Reserve is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River in Northern Kenya; on the other side of the river is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve in Northern Kenya. It is 165 km² in size and 350 kilometers from Nairobi and ranges in altitude from 800 to 1230m above sea level. Geographically, it is located in Samburu District of the Rift Valley Province. In the middle of the reserve, the Ewaso Ng’iro flows through doum palm groves and thick riverine forests that provide water without which the game in the reserve could not survive in the arid country.

The Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the bestselling book and award winning movie Born Free. The Samburu National Reserve is also the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting oryx calves. There is a wide variety of animal and bird life seen at Samburu National Reserve. Several species are considered unique to the region, including its unique dry-country animal life.

Day 03: Samburu Game Reserve:

Spend another day in the Samburu Reserve, either with early morning and  afternoon game drives . Samburu weather is hot so it is advisable to do an early morning and afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight is at Samburu Sopa Lodge or Similar FB

Day 04: Samburu Game Reserve – Mt. Kenya Region:
Early morning game drive and therafter return to the lodge/camp for breakfast. Later proceed to Mt. Kenya region that stands at the centre of both hemispheres. Arrive for lunch, afternoon is at Leisure with various optional activities offered by the lodge/camp at an EXTRA COST. Dinnear and overnight is at the Serena Mt. Lodge or similar FB

Serena Mountain Lodge

Day 05: Mt. Kenya Region – Lake Nakuru National Park

You will be picked after breakfast and then depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch followed by an early afternoon of leisure. Thereafter you will proceed for an evening gamedrive till dusk. You will return to the Lodge/camp for dinner and overnight at The Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or Similar FB

Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
Lake Nakuru is highly valued locally and internationally because it is a wetland of international importance (Ramsar Site) mainly as a home of millions of flamingoes, a waterfowl habitat and the first Rhino Sanctuary. Lake Nakuru habitat is rich in a diversity of bird species i.e. 450 Bird species making it and ornithologist haven.  56 different species of mammals including rare and endangered species such as Black Rhino, White Rhino and Rothschild giraffes are found in the park

Day 06: Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara Game Reserve:

After breakfast depart for Masai Mara through the Great Rift Valley. Enjoy the plains and savannahs of Africa. You arrive at Masai Mara in time for lunch and early afternoon at leisure. Thereafter you will proceed for an evening game drive till dusk. Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp or Similar FB

Maasai Mara Game Reserve is widely considered as Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve. Each year the Mara plays host to the world’s greatest natural spectacle, the Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti. From July to October, the promise of rain and fresh life giving grass in the north brings more than 1.3 million Wildebeest together into a single massive herd. This is a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon.

At the Mara River they mass together on the banks before finally plunging forward through the raging waters, creating frenzy as they fight against swift currents and waiting crocodiles. The wildebeest bring new life to the Mara, not just through their cycle of regeneration of the grasslands, but for the predators that follow the herds. The Mara has been called the Kingdom of Lions and these regal and powerful hunters dominate these grasslands. Cheetahs are also a common sight in the Mara, as are Hyena and smaller predators such as Jackals.

Mara Leisure Nyati Tent

Day 07: Maasai Mara:

This day will be spent in the Maasai Mara with Game drives. You may opt to do a half day, full or morning and afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp or Similar FB

Day 08: Maasai Mara:

This day will be spent in the Maasai Mara with Game drives. You may opt to do a half day, full or morning and afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp or Similar FB

Day 09: Masai Mara – Nairobi:

Early morning game drive, return to the lodge/camp for breakfast then depart the Maasai Mara driving back to Nairobi. Drop off at the airport in time for your flight back home.

Season

Period

04 PAX

SRS

Low

01.04.2014 – 30.06.2014

2,515

180

Peak

01.07.2014 – 31.10.2014

2,890

545

Shoulder

01.11.2014 – 17.12.2014

2,640

320

Christmas

18.12.2014 – 02.01.2015

2,900

545

Month

1st Departure

2nd Departure

3rd Departure

May

04th

11th

18th

June

01st

08th

15th

July

06th

13th

20th

August

03rd

10th

17th

September

07th

14th

21st

October

05th

12th

19th

November

02nd

09th

16th

December

07th

14th

21st

Costs Include:

  • Airport transfers in Nairobi.
  • Accommodation in Nairobi on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation on Full Board Basis in all the Safari Lodges.
  • All transport by road in a Tour van,
  • Services of an English speaking guide/driver.
  • All game drives as per itinerary.
  • All park fees.
  • Flying doctor Evacuation cover.

Costs Exclude:

  • Personal expenses, drinks, tip etc.
  • Insurance or cancellation insurance
  • Visa


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