KENYA BEASTS AND BIRDS EXPLORATION: 12 Game Days
This Itinearary is typically targetting Kenya`s Big Game sites with high chances of Photography and Video shooting.
DAY 1 TSAVO WEST
Depart from Nairobi in the morning for the drive south-east to Tsavo West National Park, arriving at KILAGUNI LODGE in time for a late lunch. Kilaguni is an attractive and comfortable lodge, set next to a water hole that attracts a wide variety of animals. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before dinner and overnight at the lodge.
DAY 2 TSAVO WEST
An early morning game drive will give you the opportunity to explore one of Kenya’s largest National Parks, where magnificent scenery and an abundance of wildlife combine to provide a spectacular safari setting. Return to the lodge for breakfast and enjoy free time to relax before lunch and an afternoon game drive, visiting Mzima Springs where a viewing chamber provides amazing views of the underwater habitat of the resident hippos. Dinner and overnight at KILAGUNI LODGE.
DAY 3 AMBOSELI
After an early breakfast, head west to Amboseli driving close to Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and arriving at AMBOSELI SERENA LODGE in time for lunch. The lodge is set amidst acacia trees and gently flowing natural springs and overlooks a waterhole where animals gather to drink. Guests are invited to participate in the lodge’s reforestation programme by planting a tree during their stay. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before dinner and overnight at the lodge.
DAY 4 MT. KENYA
After breakfast, return to Nairobi for lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant before continuing north to the slopes of Mt. Kenya. Dinner and overnight at NAROMORU RIVER LODGE.
DAY 5 SAMBURU
After breakfast, drive north, crossing the equator, to Samburu National Reserve, arriving at SAMBURU BLOCK LODGE in time for lunch. This rustic lodge is built from locally available materials in order to blend into the surrounding environment and every room has a private veranda overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6 SAMBURU
Early morning game drive in the reserve, which is an area of wild beauty consisting of scrub desert, open savannah and small rugged hills. The reserve is renowned for rare animal species such as the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy’s zebra, the long-necked gerenuk antelope, the Somali ostrich and the Beisa oryx, thought to be the animal behind the legend of the unicorn. Take advantage of some free time to relax at the lodge before lunch and an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at SAMBURU BLOCK LODGE.
DAY 7 ABERDARES
After an early breakfast, head back across the equator to the central highlands in time for lunch at the Outspan Hotel. Then transfer to TREETOPS LODGE in the Aberdare National Park. Treetops is one of the most famous game viewing lodges in the world, since it was here in February 1952 that Princess Elizabeth became Queen on learning of the death of her father, King George VI. The lodge, rising out of the ground on stilts, has four decks and a rooftop viewing platform overlooking a water hole and salt lick where animals come to feed. You may be lucky enough to spot one of the rare species that inhabit the Park, for example a black rhino, a bongo, a giant forest hog or even a black leopard.
DAY 8 NAKURU
After breakfast, drive west to Lake Nakuru, arriving at the SAROVA LION HILL LODGE in time for lunch. Lake Nakuru is an ornithologists’ paradise, being home to over 400 species of bird. The park, covering 180 square kilometres, also comprises grassland, forest and rocky cliffs supporting a variety of wildlife, including warthogs, waterbucks, buffaloes, gazelles, hippos and even the occasional leopard. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before dinner and overnight at the lodge, where facilities include a swimming pool and an open air bar and restaurant.
DAY 9 MASAI MARA
After an early breakfast, drive south west to the Masai Mara National Reserve, arriving at the Mara Simba Lodge in time for lunch. The Lodge is strategically nesting at the edne of Talek River where a number of Big game assemble for water during the dry season.
You will have an option for the afternoon Game drive or just relax and chill out at your Lodge Balcony.
Day 10 MASAI MARA
Early morning game drive in the most popular national reserve in Kenya. The Masai Mara is the Kenyan section of the Serengeti Plains and the traditional land of the Maasai tribe. Wildlife is abundant and you have a good chance of seeing the ‘Big Five’: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. During the months of July and August, the annual wildebeest migration takes place. Witnessing millions of these animals crossing the Mara River from Tanzania in search of pasture is truly a staggering experience. Return to the camp for lunch before a second game drive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Keekorock Lodge.
DAY 11 MASAI MARA
A further day shall be spent on the Mara Plains.Over night Keekorock Lodge.
DAY 12 NAIROBI
After breakfast, return to Nairobi by road. On arrival, connect with your international flight.
END OF SAFARI.