Upon arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Eka Hotel for overnight on bed & breakfast basis.
Eka Hotel is ideally located along Nairobi’s ‘Mombasa Road’ just minutes from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and a mere 5km from both Wilson Airport and Nairobi City Centre. Guest accommodation comprises 161 are superior rooms, 4 junior suites, 3 executive suites and 2 rooms for guests with special needs. Rooms amenities include Air-conditioning, satellite TV, Plug-and-play panels, international direct-dial telephone, high-speed WiFi, Mini bar, Electronic safe, coffee-making facilities, hair dryers on request. Other hotel facilities include two restaurants, two bars, a pool, gym as well as meetings, events and conference facilities to suit every occasion.
Balance of the evening spent at leisure with dinner under own arrangements/on own account.
Eka Hotel – BB(http://www.ekahotel.com/)
After breakfast, you drive north to SamburuNational wildlife Reserve (350kms/6hrs).
Samburu National Reserve is one of Kenya’s most beautiful and romantic wildlife havens. Situated 350kms north of Nairobi in the semi-arid northern frontier district, her 165km² of acacia, riverine forest and grasslands dominated by the Koitogor and Ololokwe mountains are home to a wide variety of wild mammals; Lions, Elephants, Leopard, Buffalo, Hippos and Crocodiles in the EwasoNyiro River, Cheetah, Jackals, Greater Kudu, Lesser Kudu, Hyenas, the endangered Wild Dogs, the Pancake Tortoise, many species of antelopes including the iconic Eland, over 450 species of birds as well as some unique species only found north of the equator like the Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, the beautiful Grevy’s Zebra and the long-necked Gerenuk. It is also home to the Samburu tribes-people, cultural cousins of the Maasai. It was also one of the ‘homes’ of Joy and George Adamson who raised Elsa the lioness and was immortalized in their book, and the movie, ‘Born Free’. Samburu is a photographers’ paradise with amazing contrasts as well as unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. Activities in the reserve include regular game viewing drives, cultural visit to a Samburu Manyatta to see and experience their unique culture and traditions as well as traditional music and dance, Nature/bush walks with Samburumorans, Camel riding as well as bush breakfasts and bush dinners.
With lunch at a local restaurant en-route, a stop at the equator in Nanyuki and evening game viewing en-route, you will arrive at SamburuSimba Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
SamburuSimba Lodge is a 4* bush lodge nestled amongst savannah wilderness on the buffalo springs side of the larger Samburu eco system; a series of log and stone buildings raised on stone overlooking the EwasoNyiro River with extensive views across the wildlife infested plains. Accommodationfacilities comprise70 en-suite Guest Rooms lined on the banks of the EwasoNyiro river andeach with 1x King, 2x Twin or 3x Twin Beds and en-suite bathroom facilities. Other lodge amenities include a Restaurant serving eclectic continental dishes, Bar, Swimming Pool, Massage Parlor, Banqueting Facilities Laundry/Dry Cleaning, Conferencing Rooms, Gift Shop, Games room with Snooker Table and free WiFi.
SamburuSimba Lodge –BLDhttp://www.simbalodges.com/samburu-simba-lodge#
Arise at dawn with coffee/tea and snacks then go out for an early morning game drive in search of the early risers before the sun gets too hot; this is the best time to view nocturnal animals like bush babies, hyenas; even possibly leopard if lucky. It is also the preferred hunting time for predators as well as feeding for the prey. You can expect to see some of Samburu’s unique northern like grevy’s zebra, the long necked gerenuks and reticulated giraffe that are only found north of the equator in addition to eland and numerous other antelopes.
You return to camp for late breakfast and time to relax and enjoy the lodge amenities before lunch.In the afternoon enjoy further game viewing then at sunset visit a Samburu cultural manyatta to see and learn about how these cultural cousins of the Maasai live.
SamburuSimba Lodge –BLD(http://www.simbalodges.com/samburu-simba-lodge#)
After a leisurely breakfast, check out and drive to Ol Pejeta Ranch in Nanyuki (130kms/2½hrs).
You will arrive at Sweet Waters Serena Camp in time for check in and lunch.
In the afternoon, enjoy a game viewing drive in this private ranch and look for rhinos, chimpanzees as well as many other plains game.
SWEET WATERS SERENA CAMP–BLD
After breakfast, you drive to Naivasha ().
You will arrive at Lake NaivashaSimba Lodge in time for lunch.
In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on the beautiful lake Naivasha with opportunities to see different species of water birds, hippos and other wild animal grazers on the shores of the lake.
Lake NaivashaSimba Lodge –BLD
After breakfast,check out and drive to Maasai Mara, one of Africa's most famous wildlife havens and home of the majestic Maasai people. As sight of the phenomenal wildebeest migration it is considered the 8thwonder of the natural world.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve is one Kenya’s most iconic and arguably the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa. Her 1,510km² of grassland and acacia studded plains are home to the Big-5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) as well as many other species of wild mammals. It is also home to the famous and majestic Maasai people who can often be seen herding their cattle on the periphery of the park or in their cultural manyattas (boma) just outside. Their age old culture, customs, traditions and demeanor are a marvel for locals and visitors alike. The Mara is an all year destination where the wildlife drama never ends; multitudes of resident game including elephants, prides of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, large herds of buffalo, rhinos, an occasional leopard, warthogs, several species of antelopes including eland and wildebeest and many other species of mammals as well as birds (the secretary birds, ostrich, Kori bustard and many others) can be seen all year round; it never gets dull. Between July and October, it is scene of the phenomenal annual wildebeest migration, considered the 8th wonder of the natural world, when over 2 million wildebeest and 200 thousand Zebra and opportunistic predators make their yearly sojourn from southern Serengeti in Tanzania to Maasai Mara in search of food. When they scatter all over the plains in an endless rib to rib push and shove; galloping, grazing and galloping further north again, it is the most amazing wildlife spectacle ever seen. But their most incredible moments remain the Mara river crossings where columns upon columns scamper into the river to satisfy this genetic hibernation; and massive crocodiles lie in their wait craving a feast; and many do fall victim, and others drown, but the population never seems to wane. It is a magical time to be there.
With lunch at a local restaurant en-route, arrive at Mara Simba Lodge for dinner and overnight. Mara Simba Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Talek River in central Maasai Mara with magnificent views of the savannah wilderness and the hippo infested river below.
MARA SIMBA LODGE – BLD http://www.simbalodges.com/mara-simba-lodge
Full day spent in Maasai Mara with early morning and late afternoon game viewing drives; or an all-day game viewing drive with picnic lunches; search for the Mara’s wild creatures and mammals including elephants, prides of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, antelopes, gnus - even the elusive leopard or rhino if lucky; the reserve has reputedly the highest concentration of wild mammals in Africa before returning to camp for dinner and overnight.
There is so much to see and do in Maasai Mara: Optional Activities at Extra Charge:
Hot air ballooning over the Maasai Mara plains for a bird’s eye view of this stunning wildlife ‘paradise’
Bush breakfast or a Bush dinner under stars with a Moran mock attack.
A Fishing Excursion to Lake Victoria, world’s second largest fresh water lake, fish for giant Nile Perch
Visit to a Maasai Village where you mix and mingle with this proud and aloof tribes-people.
MARA SIMBA LODGE – BLD http://www.simbalodges.com/mara-simba-lodge
After breakfast say goodbye to Maasai Mara as you drive back to Nairobi.On arrival, proceed to the Ekah Hotelwhere a dayroomis reserved for your comfort and convenience until 1800hrs.
Balance of the day spent at leisure with lunch and dinner on own accounts.
In the evening transfer back to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.
END of SafariDMC’s Services - kila la kheri/safari salama!
Tour Price in USD
Net and Non-Commissionable
|Item||02-Jan to 31-Mar||01-Apr to 31-May||01-june to 15-Jun||16-june to 30-Jun||01-jul to 31-Oct||01-Nov to 15-Dec|
|Per Person Sharing a Double Room|
|Based on 1 Pax using a 4WD Vehicle||US$ 3,667||US$ 3,411||US$ 3,434||US$ 3,525||US$ 3,923||US$ 3,585|
|Based on 2 Pax using a 4WD Vehicle||US$ 2,698||US$ 2,411||US$ 2,465||US$ 2,555||US$ 2,953||US$ 2,616|
|Based on 3 Pax using a 4WD Vehicle||US$ 2,375||US$ 2,118||US$ 2,141||US$ 2,232||US$ 2,630||US$ 2,292|
|Scheduled flight (to be added)|
|Based on 4 Pax using a 4WD Vehicle||US$ 2,213||US$ 1,957||US$ 1,980||US$ 2,070||US$ 2,469||US$ 2,131|
|Based on 5 Pax using a 4WD Vehicle||US$ 2,116||US$ 1,860||US$ 1,883||US$ 1,974||US$ 2,372||US$ 2,034|
|Based on 6 Pax using a 4WD Vehicle||US$ 2,052||US$ 1,795||US$ 1,818||US$ 1,909||US$ 2,307||US$ 1,969|
|Single Room Supplement||US$ 767||US$ 323||US$ 395||US$ 462||US$ 940||US$ 705|
Transportationin a safari-customized 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with fuel; Services of trained, courteous & professional English speaking Driver/guide(s); Bottled mineral water in the vehicle, Accommodation in 4star bush lodges as shown, Meals as shown (B-Breakfast; L-Lunch and D-Dinner), applicable Park entrance fees, Game viewing and adventure activities as shown, Medical emergency evacuation cover (does not include hospitalization) and applicable taxes.
International Airfares, Excess baggage charges, Entry Visa fees, International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations, Items of a Personal Nature such as Room service, Beverages, Communication charges (telephone, fax, and internet). Laundry, Curios/craft shop purchases, Optional activities unless specified as included, Porterage fees, Tips and gratuities for your Driver/guide and hotel/restaurant staff, International airport departure taxes, any other items not expressly shown as included.