Classic Kenya Safari

Nairobi to Nairobi

       

Classic Kenya Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: £ 1,699 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Nairobi

Safari Ends: Nairobi Number of Days: 7
Countries visited: Kenya
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Safari Price Includes:

3 nights luxury tented camp
2 nights lodge
One night hotel.
All breakfasts
5 lunches
5 dinners included.

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions
Visas
Meals / Drinks unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.

Classic Kenya Safari

Kenya is home to an astonishing array of wildlife and landscapes, and is a gameviewer's paradise. This short trip includes both the glittering lakes of the Rift Valley and the rolling savannah of the Masai Mara - made famous by the incredible yearly migration of millions of wildebeest and zebras.

Classic Kenya Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi - Lake Elementaita    

Start Nairobi. We drive north to the edge of the escarpment over the Rift Valley before descending into the valley and running parallel to Lake Naivasha, arriving at Lake Elementaita after approximately three hours. This is one of Kenya’s famous lakes and home to many thousands of flamingos. After lunch at the lodge there is plenty of time for an afternoon optional game walk (recommended) on which you might see plains game including gazelle, impala and sometimes giraffe as well as plenty of birdlife. Alternatively you can simply relax by the pleasant hotel swimming pool with views down to the lake.


Day 2: Lake Elementaita    

Early start for a full day's game drive at Lake Nakuru, about 30 minutes away. The national park (285 km sq) is world-renowned for its teeming flamingo population made famous by Denys Finch Hatton's flight over it in the film 'Out of Africa'. Nakuru is also the best place in East Africa for white rhino and it is not unusual to see at least a dozen in a day. Coupled with this, there is a healthy buffalo population, many other plains game and frequent leopard sightings. A picnic lunch is taken at one of the picturesque sites inside the Park. We head back to Elementaita as the sun sets and enjoy dinner at the lodge.


Day 3: Masai Mara    

A long, beautiful and bumpy drive to the Mara on which we stop for lunch in Narok. We will arrive in the Mara mid to late afternoon and after being shown to our large walk-in tents, there will be a short evening game drive. This is the first of several game drives in this remarkable game area. Game drives start right from the camp, as it is not uncommon to have game wandering through the camp at some stage of the day or night. Meal times are a delight taken in the shade at brunch or under the stars in the evening. During time off you can relax in your private tents, the lounge tent or indeed in the hammocks outside the tents. If you fancy a lie-in one day or an optional nature walk, this can easily be arranged. It is the game and scenery that make this area so incredible: huge prides of lion feasting on an abundance of plains game. Once a year the plains darken with the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. This is an astonishing spectacle of almost two million plains game searching for the best grass. It is impossible to predict the scale or the exact timings of the migration into the Mara as this varies from year to year, but it occurs some time between July and October. At this time the plains game are relentlessly pursued by the big predators, including lions, leopards and cheetahs. The private camp, which is exclusive to Exodus clients, often has a pride of lion close-by and their call, accompanied by the cackle of the hyena, is a frequent night-time companion. As a climax, there is the also the option of taking a sunrise balloon ride over the African plains (subject to the weather conditions and availability).


Day 4: Masai Mara    

See day 3 for Itinerary


Day 5: Masai Mara    

See day 3 for Itinerary


Day 6: Nairobi.    

A final game drive or walk before a big breakfast fortifies you for the long journey back to Nairobi. A picnic lunch will be taken en route. The last night is spent in Nairobi, perhaps enjoying a final meal with the group. Many groups enjoy a meal (own expense) at the Carnivore. Here you can sample a variety of meats including ostrich and camel. (the other game meats are no longer available due to licensing restrictions). End Nairobi.


Day 7: Nairobi.    

Those not flying with the group will leave us in Nairobi.

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Classic Kenya Safari Departure Dates

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3 July 2010
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2 October 2010
16 October 2010
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