October 7, 2015
HONEYMOON KENYAN SAFARI ITINERARY
Written By Admin
Day 01: Arrive Nairobi (Kenya)
Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya’s vibrant capital. You’ll be met by and thereafter by our host, tour manager. Venture into Kenya’s most captivating wildlife sanctuaries, set amid the beauty of the surrounding wilderness. This morning depart northward to the Central Highlands where you cross the Equator as you approach majestic Mt. Kenya, a dormant volcano with a glistering cap of snow and ice. After a stop for lunch, continue your drive to Samburu National Reserve in Kenya’s semi-desert, rugged northern frontier. En route to your lodge enjoy your first game-viewing drive. Settle into your comfortable lodge in the heart of the reserve in time for dinner, Samburu Lodge or Samburu Serena Lodge.
Day 02: Nairobi/ Mt. Kenya/Samburu.
Set in an extraordinary region along the Uaso Nyiro River, Samburu is home to some of Africa’s rare game species. The river’s permanent waters abound with crocodile and hippo and attract plenty of wildlife including the peculiar Grevy’s zebra, the long necked gerenuk antelope, the shy Beisa Oryx and the Somali ostrich. Leopard, cheetah and lion are also found in the reserve. A full day of game viewing starts with an early morning safari. This is when the animals are most active. Keep your camera ready, your game spotter will lead you in search of the animals and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to photograph your sightings. Return to the lodge for breakfast and relax by the sparkling pool. Later this afternoon venture out on additional game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge or Samburu Serena Lodge.
Day 03: Samburu.
After a morning game-viewing drive. Depart Samburu Reserve and arrive at the elegant Outspan Hotel, surrounded by English-style tropical gardens. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch before heading into the Aberdare National Park, a wonderland of dense forests, tumbling waterfalls and abundant wildlife. Arrive at the world famous Treetops Lodge, built on stilts in the middle of the thick forest. From the rooftop balcony or through ground level blinds you may watch the animals arriving at the floodlit waterhole and saltlicks throughout the evening and night. It is an exhilarating experience, Treetops Lodge or Mountain Lodge Serena in Mt Kenya.
Day 04: Samburu/Aberdare – Treetops (or Mt Kenya – Mountain Lodge Serena)
As you journey southwest today, stop at the impressive Nyahururu Falls, formerly Thompson’s Fall and then travel along the magnificent Rift Valley toward Lake Nakuru, world known for its vast population of pink flamingos. Drive through Lake Nakuru National Park, one of Kenya’s finest rhino sanctuaries and admire the flamingos and other abundant birds dancing along the lake’s shoreline. Arrive at your lodge, overlooking the lake, Lake Nakuru Lodge or Sarova Lion Hill Lodge,
Day 05: Treetops/Lake Nakuru.
Traverse the Rift Valley en route to Lake Naivasha. Here, enjoy a scenic boat ride on the lake to see the hippos. Take an early lunch at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge. Continue with your drive to the fabled Masai Mara National Reserve, rich with wildlife, birds, natural flora and stunning scenic beauty. Arrive at your lodge in the late afternoon in good time for an evening game drive. Tonight enjoy a traditional performance of tribal dances by local Masai Warriors. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Simba Lodge or Keekorok Lodge.
Day 06: Lake Nakuru/Lake Naivasha/Masai Mara.
Masai Mara National Reserve is the northern extension of Tanzania’s famous Serengeti Plains. It is Kenya’s premier place of seeing wildlife, and home to a thriving population of predators such as lion and cheetah, as well as hippo, crocodile, zebra, giraffe, elephant, wildebeest and impala. Today, enjoy thrilling morning and afternoon game-viewing drives in this photographer’s paradise. In between game drives, relax at your comfortable lodge, take a dip in the pool and enjoy the delicious food served, Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Simba Lodge or Keekorok Lodge, B,L,D
-Visit to a local Maasai village for a Maasai cultural tour
-Hot air balloon ride
Day 07: Masai Mara
Early this morning you may join an exhilarating optional hot-air balloon safari above the Masai Mara’s plains. You may also opt to visit the local Masai Village where you’ll learn more about their culture and customs. Included in today’s program are additional morning and late afternoon safaris led by your game spotter who will take you in search of the Big Five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and the much rarer rhino.
Day 08 NAIROBI/DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. If your flight departs later tonight, spend the day with excursions in the city with time for shopping, visit some of the colourful local markets displaying unique African souvenirs and later transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
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