The Kenya Explorer Safari

  • Destination: Kenya
  • Duration: 19 days

Kenya, the land where safari was born, also known as the cradle of mankind, is a land of unashamed splendor and great contrast. From the highlands of central Kenya to the great Rift valley and its resident lakes on to the most famous game reserve in the world – Masai Mara- across to the second largest lake in the world; Lake Victoria further south to the elephants of Amboseli and a spectacular view of Africa’s highest point Mount Kilimanjaro and down to the cost where the shimmering white sands of the beaches of the Indian Ocean and ancient culture of millennia passed is still alluring to the traveler to this day.
Our 19 Day Kenya Explorer Safari Tour offers you a classic holiday that encompasses some of the greatest wildlife destinations in Africa, including snow peaked Amboseli, the flamingos of Lake Naivasha and the wildlife of the Masai Mara during your East Africa Safari tour.

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Day 1

Nairobi

Morning arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by your driver guide, thereafter, transferred for breakfast at the Ole Sereni Hotel. After breakfast, proceed to the David Sheldrick’s  Animal Orphanage. Proceed to the Carnivore Restaurant for lunch. After lunch you will get to visit the Bomas of Kenya and get to learn on the different communities in Kenya. Later in the afternoon after the visit, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in and relaxation before dinner

Dinner and overnight at the Sarova Panafric Hotel DBB or Similar
Day 2

Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, depart driving to Amboseli National Reserve home to the proud and brightly painted Maa tribe of the Maasai. Arrive at your lodge for check in and lunch. In the afternoon, rejoin your driver guide for game viewing until late afternoon. Return to the lodge later in the evening for dinner and a cultural dance from the Masai tribe.

Dinner and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge LDBB or similar
Day 3

Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, depart for your morning game drive in the reserve, returning back to your lodge or camp by mid day for lunch. In the afternoon, depart for   your afternoon game drive in the reserve then return back to your lodge or camp for little relaxation before dinner.

Dinner and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge LDBB or similar 
Day 4

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After breakfast, depart driving leisurely to The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Mount Kenya.  Arrival at The Sweetwaters Tented Camp in time for lunch.  After lunch a little time for relaxation before proceeding for an afternoon game drive in the conservancy before returning to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and Overnight at the Sweetwaters tented Camp LDBB
Day 5

Meru National Park

After breakfast, depart driving to the Meru National Park arriving at the Camp in time for lunch.  Meru National park offers the widest variety of landscapes and habitats together with different varieties of Flora and Fauna. Arrive at the Ikweta Safari Camp in time for lunch. You will spend the afternoon at leisure till around 1600 hrs when you go for your afternoon game drive returning to the camp late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Murera Eco Camp LDBB
Day 6

Meru National Park

Day spend exploring the marvels of Meru National park with its unique and unspoiled flora and fauna with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals inclusive.

Dinner and overnight at Murera Eco Camp LDBB
Day 7

Meru – Samburu Game Reserve

After breakfast you will rejoin your driver guide and drive to Samburu Game Reserve. Arrive by mid day with game viewing en route to your camp for lunch. The park is renowned for its big cats as the nearby Ewaso Nyiro River attracts many leopards.  Arrive at the Lodge will be in time for lunch.  Check in and proceed for lunch.  After lunch, little relaxation before proceeding for your afternoon game drive returning to the lodge or camp late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge  LDBB or Similar
Day 8

Samburu Game Reserve

After breakfast, depart for your morning game drive in the reserve and a visit to a Samburu Village returning back to your camp by mid day for lunch. In the afternoon, depart for a camel ride at the reserve ending with your game drive in the reserve then return back to your lodge or camp for little relaxation before dinner. After dinner you will get to enjoy a traditional dance from the Samburu community.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge  LDBB or Similar
Day 9

Samburu – Aberdares Ranges

After breakfast, depart driving to Aberdares Ranges arriving at your lodge in time for lunch.  Rest of the afternoon at Leisure.

Dinner and overnight at The Ark  LDBB or Similar
Day 10

Aberdares Ranges  – Lake Naivasha

Today takes you to cross over the Aberdares Mountain Ranges enjoying the beautiful scenery to Lake Naivasha, one of the Great Rift Valley lakes.  Arrival at your lodge in time for lunch.  Rest of the day is a t leisure with the option of enjoying a boat ride at an extra cost.

Dinner and overnight at The Lake Naivasha Country Club   LDBB or Similar
Day 11

Lake Naivasha -Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive by mid day with game viewing en route to your lodge for lunch. Arrive at the Lodge will be in time for lunch.  Check in and proceed for lunch.  After lunch, little relaxation before proceeding for your afternoon game drive returning to the lodge late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp LDBB or Similar 

Day 12

Lake Bogoria

After breakfast, rejoin your driver guide and embark on your safari driving to Lake Bogoria. The lake’s fresh water springs draw an abundance of birds and wildlife. Local features include the Siracho Escarpment, the Kesubo Swamp, shores lined with Gazelle, Zebra, Baboons, Fish Eagles preying on the Flamingoes and an opportunity to spot the majestic Greater Kudu.  Arrive at the Lake Bogoria Spa Resort in time for lunch .After lunch you will visit a Njemps Village and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and Overnight at the Lake Bogoria Spa Resort LDBB or Similar
Day 13

Kakamega Forest Reserve

After breakfast, pick up picnic lunches and drive down to Kakamega Forest Reserve driving through the beautiful mountain scenery and forests. Arrival at the reserve in the afternoon and proceed driving drive through the rain forest to Rondo retreat, located deep inside the park Relax al little bit before a guide accompanies you for a walk through the forest.

Dinner and Overnight at Rondo Retreat Centre LDBB or Similar
Day 14

Kakamega – Lake Victoria (Kisumu)

After breakfast you will check out and continue with your safari to the Lake Victoria town of Kisumu. On arrival you will be transferred to the Kisumu Impala sanctuary where you will get to see a game and animal orphanage and home to the rare Sitatunga antelope. Later on after the visit you will be transferred to the lodge in time for lunch. Check in and proceed for lunch. After lunch and relaxation you will heed to the Kisumu Museum which has a variety of interesting animal exhibits, including a stuffed lion pouncing on an equally stuffed Wildebeest. There are ethnographic exhibits and a display of musical instruments. The Kisumu Museum is considered by many to be one of Kenya’s finest collections, exhibiting displays on wildlife as well as native Luo culture. Return later in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and Overnight at the Impala Eco Lodge LDBB or Similar
Day 15

Lake Victoria(Kisumu)

After breakfast carry your picnic lunch boxes and proceed to Kit Mikayi, a drive of about 20 minutes where we stop to listen to Luo Folklore even as we explore the huge rock that is the baseis of luo folklore and myths. After the visit to Kit Mikayi we will leave for Ndere Island National Park, a small island only 4.2kms square, situated just off the Northern shore of Lake Victoria. Fish Eagles and the rare spotted crocodile can be spotted here among hippo and impala which have been introduced to the woodland that decorate the shores. We can take a boat ride to this unique island for a picnic lunch, as we spend the rest of the day exploring with hikes, nature walks or bird watching. Return to the lodge later in the evening for dinner and overnight. 

Dinner and Overnight at the Impala Eco Lodge LDBB or Similar
Day 16

Kisumu – Kericho

After breakfast you will depart for Kericho. On en route you will visit a tea farm where you will get to Meet the tea pickers, watch the end-to-end process at a local factory and relax in the tranquil gardens of a local arboretum. You will later on drive to the hotel arriving in time for lunch. Check in and proceed for lunch. After lunch the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Dinner and Overnight at the Kericho Tea Hotel LDBB or Similar 
Day 17

Kericho – Masai Mara Game Reserve

This morning we drive through the green Kericho farm lands to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. With a game drive on en-route arrive in time for lunch. Check in and proceed for Lunch. After lunch and relaxation you will depart for a game walk with a professional Masai Warrior. Return later in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge  LDBB or Similar 

Day 18

Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, depart for your morning game drive in the reserve, returning back to your camp by mid day for lunch. In the afternoon, depart for a visit to a Masai village ending with your game drive in the reserve then return back to camp for little relaxation before dinner.

Dinner and overnight at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge  LDBB or Similar 

Day 19

Masai Mara – Nairobi

After breakfast at the lodge, check out and depart driving leisurely with game drive en route to Nairobi. Depending on your flight details, you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your out bound flight back home. Or spend the night in a Nairobi city hotel.

TOUR COSTS  PER PERSON IN US$

Prices only apply if a safari takes place and is completed within the specified price periods. Specific prices will be provided for any safaris or services that extend into next price period.
 

*Airport transfers (Arrival and departure) in Nairobi

*Breakfast in Nairobi

*Excursions as outlined in the itinerary – Visit to David Sheldrick’s and Bomas of Kenya

*Lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant as outlined in the itinerary on the arrival date

*Dinner in Nairobi on the arrival date

*Bed and breakfast accommodation in Nairobi

*Full board accommodation on safari as outlined in the itinerary

*Additional meals as specified in the itinerary

*All national park entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary

*Transportation in our 7-seater Land Cruiser driven by our professional driver/guides.

*Extra activities as outlined in the itinerary i.e. visit to the Samburu village, visit to Kisumu Museum, Impala sanctuary, Visit to Kit Mikaye legendary site, visit to the Masai Village.

*Government surcharges and taxes.

*Bottled mineral water on safari

*International air transportation,

*Visa fees (currently US$ 50.00 per passport holder for Kenya),

*Travel Insurance

*International departure tax of US$ 20 per person unless included in international ticket,

*Incidental tips to hotel/lodge staff ,

*Gratuity to tour driver/guide,

*All items of a personal nature such as drinks with meals, telephone calls and laundry.

*Any activity that deviates from the above.

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