AASC14: 13 days Kenya Wildlife Trail

13 days Kenya Wildlife Trail | Aardwolf Africa Safaris

Departure every Mondays
A safari to the best game parks in Kenya including the world famous bird’s sanctuaries of the Great Rift Valley lakes before dropping you at the Coast to enjoy sun and sand at leisure in the  beautiful  beaches of Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu.

Day1: Nairobi/Samburu:
We depart Nairobi in the morning and drive north via the shoulder of Mt Kenya to Samburu Game Reserve. Samburu Game Reserve is a semi-arid area with open savanna grassland along the Uaso Nyiro River which supports plenty of wildlife. Overnight at a campsite (LD)

Day2: Samburu:
The day is spent game viewing in the Samburu game reserve and the neighbouring Buffalo Springs game reserve with morning and afternoon gamedrives. Elephants abound; also available are lion, leopard, cheetah, reticulated giraffe, buffalo, gerenuk, grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, oryx and crocodile. Overnight at a campsite (BLD)

Day3: Samburu/ Lake Baringo:
Leave Samburu early morning and make a scenic drive to the west across the Lerochi Plateau, (lunch enroute) and after descend to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, reaching at Lake Baringo in the afternoon. Lake Baringo is a fresh water lake with an abundance of birdlife as well as hippos and crocodiles. Lake Baringo is a world famous bird-watching centre. Have a boat ride in Lake Baringo weather permitting. Overnight at a campsite (BLD)

Day4:  Baringo/Lake Nakuru:
Early morning we drive south via Lake Bogoria (30km) which is a shallow soda lake with a picturesque scenic scenery inhabited by many flamingoes and other species of birds- a Ramsar site. The highlight, however, is the boiling hot springs and geysers. After lunch we drive to Lake Nakuru in the south - another shallow soda lake which has been described as \\\\\\\"an ornithologist’s paradise and one of the world’s most magnificent sights\\\\\\\". At Lake Nakuru sometimes one has an opportunity to see up to two million flamingoes besides tens of thousands of other birds. Lake Nakuru is also a rhino sanctuary with both black and white rhinos. Lake Nakuru also harbors lions, warthogs, waterbucks, buffaloes, hippo and many other animals. Overnight at a campsite outside town (BLD)

Days 5 & 6:  Nakuru/ Masai Mara:

We drive south via Narok, setting our camp at the edge of Masai Mara by afternoon followed by game drive time allowing. We explore Masai Mara’s amazingly high concentration of game (throughout the year) from the back of your tour vehicle next day with a morning and afternoon game drive. Your experienced professional driver tour guide will help you to spot the animals. The Masai Mara Game Reserve is 1510sq km of open rolling grasslands dotted with the acacia trees and harboring lions, leopards, cheetah, elephants, buffaloes, zebras, masai giraffes, hippos, black rhinos, spotted hyenas  many. Also you may visit a Masai village for a cultural insight at a fee (BLD)

Day7: Masai Mara/Nairobi:

We break camp and drive to Narok where Masai souvenirs can be bought and then proceed to Nairobi, arriving in the afternoon. Overnight in a hotel/ campsite of your choice (BL)

Day8: Nairobi/Amboseli:

Morning drive to Amboseli by early afternoon. We view game as we head to the campsite (BLD)

Day9:  Amboseli:

Day spent viewing game in the morning and afternoon. Amboseli (392 sq km) is not a big park but supported by swamp vegetation it harbors elephants, buffaloes, hippos, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, gazelles, wildebeests, warthogs, zebras, ostriches and Masai giraffes in the background of the magnificent snow caped Mt. Kilimanjaro. The waters from melted snow find their way down the mountain under lava flows and surface on the Amboseli plains in form of swamps (BLD)

Day10: Amboseli/Tsavo West

After breakfast we head for Tsavo West National Park. Visit the Chyulu Hills and the Mzima Springs which are favorite haunts for both the hippo and crocodile, which can be seen from an underwater observation chamber if time permits. Overnight in a campsite (BLD)

Day11: Tsavo West

Day spent exploring Tsavo West including the nature trails. Tsavo west is not a place where animals can be readily seen due to heavy undergrowth and hence a little patience and effort is required to spot the game. However there is compensation for that in scenic landscapes, a bit wilder animals and fewer tourists than the other famous parks (BLD)

Day12: Tsavo West/Tsavo East:

Early morning drive to Tsavo East.  Tsavo West is famous for its great herds of elephant that are usually covered in red dust and also a variety of game and fine scenery. We visit Lugards Falls, Mudanda Rocks and Aruba Dam as we view game if time permits. However much of the action in Tsavo East is concentrated along the Galana and Voi rivers that provide the green pastures that sustain the wildlife in an otherwise very arid and dusty park (BLD)

Day13: Tsavo East/Mombasa:

Early morning gamedrive followed by breakfast after which we drive to Mombasa arriving there in time for pax to find their way into their hotels and the tour ends (BL)

Included in the safari price:

    Transport in a shared safari minivan with pop up roof for best game viewing
    Pickups and drop offs within the city centre
    Services of a professional  English speaking driver/guide
    Game park entrance fees
    All campsite fees
    Accommodation in a canvas tent on a double sharing basis
    Three meals a day whether vegetarian or non-vegetarian.
     Meal Plan – BB=Bed, Breakfast; LD= Lunch, dinner; BLD= breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Activities as indicated in the specified safari itinerary

Not included in the price:

    Personal travel insurance
    Flying Doctors emergency evacuations cover [available at US$10 per person]
    Cost of visas
     Balloon Safari at US$450 per person (can be arranged on request)
     Optional activities payable directly at the lodge e.g. Masai village visit, nature walks etc
    Hotel accommodation in Nairobi
    Departure Hotel/airport transfer [but can be arranged at extra cost]
    All personal expenses and toiletries; e.g. mineral water, toilet paper, laundry, beverages, tips, driver guide tip etc.
    Any other extras not stated as included above

What you need to bring on safari:

    Money for personal spending and tipping
    Only a small case or rucksack, as storage space is limited [maximum 20kgs].
    A pair of long trousers and jersey for the cool mornings and evenings in addition to plenty of light clothes for hot days (do not forget a hat), swim suit, a pillow, comfortable shoes/sandals and snacks
    Torch, sunglasses ,suntan lotion, insect repellent/spray but not mosquito coils
    Mineral water and beverages
    Camera, memory cards, binoculars, maps, guide-books
    Toilet paper, towel, soap and toothbrush/paste

 Departs Mondays

Safari Price pp US$1680

Plus park entrance fee pp US$686

Departure Dates: 2017-Jan-2,9,16,23,30: Feb-6,13,20,27; Mar-6,13,20,27; Apr- 3,10,17,24;

May-1,8,15,22,29; Jun-5,12,19,26;Jul-3,10,17,24,31;Aug-7,14,21,28; Sep-4,11,18,25; Oct-2,9,16,23,30; Nov-6,13,20,27; Dec-4,11,18,25;