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Kenya Rift Valley Lakes and Maasai Mara Camping Safari - 7 Days / 6 Nights

Highlights

This is a road safari which starts and ends in Nairobi. You start with a trip to Lake Baringo, then transfer to Lake Bogoria, proceed to Lake Nakuru and then round it at Maasai Mara National Park before ending in Nairobi on the seventh Day.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi - Lake Baringo
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, or if you are staying in a Nairobi City Hotel, our tour manager will meet you and brief you on your safari, and thereafter depart for Lake Baringo Club from Nairobi, which nestles amongst palm trees, green lawns and the clashing pinks, purples, reds and oranges of bougainvillea Obviously thriving in the hot steamy days that characterizes so many of the Great Rift Valley's lakes.
There is never a dull moment at the Club. Morning and evening bird-walks, always accompanied by ornithologist who give visitors the opportunity to see several magnificent birds of prey, noisy, restless, "bush" birds and the numerous species frequenting the shore.

Lake Baringo is at the threshold of Northern Kenya and its freshwaters are an oasis in the arid plains. The 129 sq km lake is well stocked with fish, and attracts many Pelicans, Cormorants and Fish Eagles. Crocodile.The Lake itself is truly beautiful, surrounded by volcanic ranges that stretch as far as the eye can see. This is an excellent base for exploring the lake, with boat trips ideal for bird and hippo spotting. This is the traditional home of the Njemps tribe, a unique people who are the only pastoral, cattle herding, tribe who also fish. Among other pastoral tribes such as the Maasai, eating fish is a taboo. At the lakes heart is Ol Kokwe Island, a stark rocky island that is home to Njemps villages and a well appointed camp. Dinner and Overnight at the Campsite

Day 2: Lake Baringo - Lake Bogoria
Visit Lake Bogoria for a day's excursion. The Lake Bogoria National Park was opened to visitors in November 1970. Hot springs and baths provide a natural spa for the visitors. Lake Bogoria waters contain the blue-green algae which tend to attract thousands of flamingoes seasonally and turn the shores pink. Bushed grasslands surround the lake and visitors can spot a variety of animals here including the buffalo, zebra, impala, and dik dik. The southern shore of the lake consists of acacia-ficus woodland, while the northern part is a "papyrus swamp." Visitors can explore the beauty of the park by camping, walking or boating, they can either stay at the park lodge, or camp at one of the three public campsites or the professional campsite. A picnic site is available for them. Dinner and Overnight at the Campsite.

Day 3: Lake Bogoria - Lake Nakuru
After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, world renowned for its spectacle of millions if flamingo. The park is rich in other bird life and there are a surprising number of animals in this small and beautiful preserve.
Lake Nakuru National Park; A sea of flaming pink as far as the eye can see. These are the millions of flamingoes seeking for their food in the salty deep green waters of Lake Nakuru. The protected area is primarily for birds of which 400 to 500 species can be found here including cormorants and pelicans. However visitors to be Lake Nakuru may also catch a glimpse of Thomson gazelles, impala, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes or even black rhino and leopards. Dinner and Overnight at the Campsite.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
Leave after breakfast and drive to the Sekenani or similar, situated in Masai Mara; the richest game park in Kenya. Set up very naturally between two streams, the park gives you the opportunity to view a wide selection of wildlife such as lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard, rhino, giraffe and buffalo. All meals are taken at the camp.

Day 5: Maasai Mara
0630 hrs- early morning game drive - if you still want to go for more

OR

Maasai Mara Balloon
Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience. All meals are taken at your camp before overnight at the camp.

Day 6: Maasai Mara
This day is spent exploring the Mara plains for predators and a visit to the Hippo Pool; of course not forgetting a view into the Serengeti plains across the Kenya / Tanzania border. All meals are taken at your camp before overnight at the camp.

Day 7: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Depart after breakfast, reaching Nairobi ready for lunch at your hotel / restaurant.

Cost: Euro 665 / US$ 970 per person. Based on minimum 2 persons travelling

Package Includes:

  • all game parks or national parks entrance fees
  • all game drives in the various parks accompanied by our professional English-speaking driver cum guide
  • transport by comfortable safari vehicles with hatch-roofs
  • all campsite fees
  • all camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
  • accommodation in the campsite
  • three sumptuous meals per day whilst on safari, prepared and served by our cook.

Package Excludes:

  • Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara - US$ 385 per person extra
  • (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
  • Tips to driver guide, cook and porter.
  • Extras at the lodges - tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  • Items of personal expenses

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Mombasa Wildlife & Mount Kilimanjaro Camping Safari - 3 Days / 2 Nights

Itinerary

Day 1: Mombasa - Tsavo West
Our Safari team departs Mombasa and drives north towards the vast wilderness of Tsavo West; Kenya’s oldest and largest park. We stop for lunch enroute before we enter the park. Our afternoon game drive includes a visit to Mzima Springs. Dinner and overnight at a camp.

Day 2: Tsavo West- Amboseli
After breakfast we drive through the park across the Shatani Plains and enter Amboseli with game viewing drive en-route to the Campsite - (Amboseli). Evening game viewing drive till dusk. Return to your campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Amboseli – Mombasa
An early morning game viewing drive is recommended before breakfast. The snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro makes a very photogenic background to the animals. After breakfast return to Mombasa via Emali town - Sultan Hamud town on Nairobi - Mombasa highway with picnic lunch en-route. Arriving in Mombasa in the late afternoon.

End of Services.

Cost: Euro 285 / US$ 415 per person. Based on minimum 2 persons travelling

Package Includes:

  • all game parks or national parks entrance fees
  • all game drives in the various parks accompanied by our professional English-speaking driver cum guide
  • transport by comfortable safari vehicles with hatch-roofs
  • all campsite fees
  • all camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
  • accommodation in the campsite
  • three sumptuous meals per day whilst on safari, prepared and served by our cook

Package Excludes:

  • Tips to driver guide, cook and porter.
  • Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  • Items of personal expenses

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Mombasa Wildlife Camping Safari to the Tsavo East and Tsavo West – 3 Days / 2 Nights
(Tsavo - East & Tsavo West)

Itinerary

Day 1: Mombasa - Tsavo East
Our Safari team departs Mombasa and drives north towards the vast wilderness of Tsavo East, Kenya’s oldest and largest park. We stop for lunch enroute at a Lodge before entering the park. After lunch we spend the afternoon exploring the park where we can expect to see elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, kudu, zebra and hartebeest. Dinner and overnight at a camp.

Day 2: Tsavo East - Tsavo West
After breakfast, leave Tsavo East with game drive en-route and cross into Tsavo West National Park arriving in time for lunch in the campsite. Our afternoon game viewing drive includes a visit to Mzima springs. Dinner and overnight at a camp.

Day 3: Tsavo West - Mombasa
Pre-breakfast game drives then return the camp for breakfast. Depart to Mombasa, lunch is served enroute. You will arrive in the late afternoon.

Cost: Euro 285 / US$ 415 per person. Based on minimum 2 persons travelling

Package Includes:

  • all game parks or national parks entrance fees
  • all game drives in the various parks accompanied by our professional English-speaking driver cum guide
  • transport by comfortable safari vehicles with hatch-roofs
  • all campsite fees
  • all camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
  • accommodation in the campsite
  • three sumptuous meals per day whilst on safari, prepared and served by our cook

Package Excludes:

  • Tips to driver guide, cook and porter.
  • Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  • Items of personal expenses

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Mombasa Wildlife Camping Safari to the Tsavo & Salt Lick– 2 Days / 1 Night

Itinerary

Day 1: Mombasa - Tsavo East – Taita Hills
Our morning drive takes you inland to Tsavo East National Park. Visiting the Aruba Dam and then following the network of tracks to photograph the wildlife. Lunch is at a tented camp, after which we drive you through Tsavo to Saltlick or Taita Hills lodges sanctuary. Game viewing drive in the sanctuary till dusk. Dinner and overnight at campsite.

Day 2: Taita Hills - Mombasa
A morning game drive in to the near by private game sanctuary is followed by breakfast at the Campsite. Lunch is at Taita Hills Lodge. Afterwards we drive you back to the coast arriving at your hotel in the early evening.

Cost: Euro 200 / US$ 295 per person. Based on minimum 2 persons travelling.

Package Includes:

  • all game parks or national parks entrance fees
  • all game drives in the various parks accompanied by our professional English-speaking driver cum guide
  • transport by comfortable safari vehicles with hatch-roofs
  • all campsite fees
  • all camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
  • accommodation in the campsite
  • three sumptuous meals per day whilst on safari, prepared and served by our cook

Package Excludes:

  • Tips to driver guide, cook and porter.
  • Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  • Items of personal expenses

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Mombasa Wildlife Camping Safari to the Tsavo East and Tsavo West – 2 Days / 1 Night
(Tsavo East & West)

Itinerary

Day 1: Mombasa - Tsavo East/West
Our safari leaves Mombasa and drives north towards the vast wilderness of Tsavo East, Kenya’s largest park. We stop for lunch at a tented Camp. After lunch, depart Tsavo East with game drive en-route and cross into Tsavo West National Park. Our afternoon game drive includes a visit to Mzima Springs. Dinner and overnight at campsite.

Day 2: Tsavo West - Mombasa
Pre-breakfast game viewing drive then return to the campsite for breakfast before departing for Mombasa. Lunch enroute, arriving in Mombasa in the late afternoon.

Cost: Euro 200 / US$ 295 per person. Based on minimum 2 persons travelling.

Package Includes:

  • all game parks or national parks entrance fees
  • all game drives in the various parks accompanied by our professional English-speaking driver cum guide
  • transport by comfortable safari vehicles with hatch-roofs
  • all campsite fees
  • all camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
  • accommodation in the campsite
  • three sumptuous meals per day whilst on safari, prepared and served by our cook

Package Excludes:

  • Tips to driver guide, cook and porter.
  • Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  • Items of personal expenses

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Best of Kenya's Rift Valley Lakes & Kakamega Forest Bird Watching Camping Safari - 7 Days / 6 Nights

Highlights: This is a road camping Birdwatchers paradise safari best for birding in Kenya. It starts from Nairobi and ends in Nairobi. You will start by visiting the Lake Baringo National Park, and then to Lake Bogoria - Kakamega forest - Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha and lastly round it by returning back to Nairobi.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi - Lake Baringo
Pick up from your hotel and drive through Limuru tea farms, descending to the floor of the Great Rift Valley with a brief stop at the viewpoint. Mt. Longonot (which is of volcanic origin) and Lake Naivasha can be seen from far enroute to Lake Baringo. This is one of the two fresh waters lakes in the rift valley and a bird watchers paradise; it has over 460 recorded bird species and a number of hippos. Check in and lunch at Lake Baringo country club campsite which has plenty of information on the areas bird life. A resident ornithologist leads walks before breakfast and in the evenings. Dinner and Overnight at campsite.

Day 2: Lake Baringo
After breakfast, take a 1hour bird watching trip by boat to the island to view more birds and hippos. On the island you can organise short excursions at an extra cost to see the njemp village (local tribe) and dancing, or a local snake farm. After proceed to the nearby Lake Bogoria 1 hour away.

Lake Bogoria is a shallow soda lake hosting thousands of pink flamingos, a large number of other birds and the lesser kudu. Scalding hot springs and geysers at the southern end of the lake spurt and steam their alkaline waters. The bubbling of hot springs, hundreds of singing weaverbirds and a million flamingos feeding in the bluish water presents a rare scenic beauty. Dinner and overnight at the Campsite.

Day 3: Lake Baringo – Kakamega
After breakfast, drive to Kakamega National Reserve. This is the country’s only tropical rain forest and formed part of the dense rain forest that stretched from west Africa, across central Africa and in to the highland areas East and West of the great rift valley .The forest is world renowned as home to several hundred species of birds including rare snake eating birds, insects, monkeys and other mammals as well as countless exotic tree species. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 4: Kakamega
After breakfast, spend a full day in the Kakamega national reserve with bird walks accompanied by game wardens and our driver / guides. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 5: Kakamega - Nakuru
Drive to Lake Nakuru national park after an early breakfast arriving at the Lake Nakuru Campsite in time for lunch. The park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and greater flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 birds’ species can be seen like, white pelicans and the marabou stork, all water birds that breed in the lakes alkaline waters. You may also spot white rhino, rare Rothschild giraffe, and other plain game. Dinner and Overnight at the campsite.

Day 6: Nakuru - Naivasha
A pre breakfast bird spotting drive in the park and around the lake before returning to the campsite for breakfast. Drive to Hells gate national park with a brief stop at the lake Elementaita viewpoint.

The Hells Gate National Park is famous for its natural steaming geysers and a haven for birdwatchers. The walking/hiking in the park gives one a sense of freedom, open space and a clear view of wildlife. The cliffs are breeding grounds for vultures, verreauxs eagles, augur buzzards and thousands of swifts. Over 120 species have been recorded here.

Lunch at the campsite and the afternoon is spent at leisure either to explore the rich, bird filled gardens or an optional boat ride to Crescent Island (at an extra cost). Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 7: Naivasha - Nairobi
After a leisurely breakfast drive back to Nairobi and drop off at your hotel or drop off at JKI Airport to catch your flight back home.

Cost: Euro 850 / US$ 1240 per person. Based on minimum 2 persons travelling.

Package Includes:

  • all game parks or national parks entrance fees
  • all game drives in the various parks accompanied by our professional English-speaking driver cum guide
  • transport by comfortable safari vehicles with hatch-roofs
  • all campsite fees
  • all camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
  • accommodation in the campsite
  • Three sumptuous meals per day whilst on safari, prepared and served by our cook

Package Excludes:

  • Tips to driver guide, cook and porter.
  • Extras at the lodges - tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  • Items of personal expenses

Make A Reservation

     
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