Cradle of Humanity Kenya Safari 15 Days

Location:
Sweetwaters, Samburu, Shaba, Maralal, Nakuru, Mara, Nairobi & Mombasa
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All Year Round
Duration:
15 Days Days
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15 Days Cradle of Humanity Kenya Safari

"Revered by anthropologists as the 'cradle of humanity', Kenya is also the heart of African safari country, boasting the most diverse collection of wild animals on the continent" This is a 2-week luxury safari with your stay arranged in top class accommodation on full board basis. You will visit Kenya's prime wildlife parks, abundant with big game: lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant. Bird life viewing will be at the Rift Valley Lake, Lake Elementaita. If you happen to visit between the months of July and October you will carry with you one of the most unforgettable sights of your life: the great Wildebeest Migration. Also not to be missed is the sparkling Kenyan beaches.

Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, briefed by a African Ark Safaris representative and drive to Samburu National Reserve arrive at the Samburu Lodge / Similar in time for Game drive at 1600hrs. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 1: Arrival - Nairobi Safari Club

Arrive Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to Nairobi Safari club for overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Nairobi - Sweetwaters Sanctuary

After breakfast pick up and drive to Sweetwaters Tented Camp on the slopes of Mt. Kenya in Sweetwaters Game Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon visit to the new Visitors Centre- an educational centre where visitors can learn about the ecosystem of the area followed by another visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary- the only of its kind in Kenya. Here you can enjoy the unique opportunity of observing the chimpanzees by the boat on the Ewaso Nyiro River, which flows through the middle of the one-square-kilometre of the sanctuary. Also to observed is the magnificent snowcapped peaks of Mt. Kenya. Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Luxury Tented.

Day 3: Sweetwaters - Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast drive north to arrive at Samburu National Reserve and check in at Samburu Intrepids Club. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the park famous as the place for the Samburu semi-nomadic tribesmen, the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy's zebra gerenuk, beisa oryx and a host of the big game including elephant and lion. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Intrepids Club.

Day 4: Shaba National Reserve

After breakfast leave for the adjacent Buffalo Springs National Park and proceed for a game drive in the park. The Ewaso Nyiro River separates the Buffalo Springs and Samburu. Apart from the Grevy's zebra most of the other animals to be found in this park are more or less the same as those found in Samburu. Lunch at Buffalo Springs Tented Lodge. Afternoon visit to Shaba National Reserve, an excursion away, once the home of authoress Joy Adamson. The park is a place where the quality of experience exceeds the quantity of wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge.

Day 5: Shaba - Maralal Town

After an early morning breakfast leave the park and head further north to Maralal Town and have lunch at Maralal Safari Lodge. Afternoon proceed for a camelback riding safari - a very exhilarating experience. Dinner and overnight at Maralal Safari Lodge.

Day 6: Maralal - Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast head south to Lake Nakuru National Park with a stop over for lunch at Impala Hotel in Nakuru town. In the afternoon proceed for a game drive in the Lake Nakuru National Park where you will have a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering for a sizeable number of the endangered rhinocerous and the Rothschild giraffe. Waterbucks are very common and the predators such as the lion and leopard. Also to be seen is a myriad different variety of birdlife in and around the lake. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.

Day 7: Nakuru - Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast leave the park and drive southwest to world's famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve to arrive at Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp in time for lunch. Later proceed for an afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at Kichwa Tembo.

Day 8: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Full day of game activities in this reserve, which is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there are also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Meals and overnight at Kichwa Tembo.

Day 9: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Another full day of game activities in the reserve including a visit to one of the Maasai tribesmen bomas (homestead). where you will be able to witness the Maasai tribesmen making fires { years old tradition } and even their traditional milking way and also their rich cultural heritage. Dinner and Overnight at the Royal Mara Safari Lodge.

Day 10: Masai Mara - Nairobi - Karen Blixen Cottages

After breakfast leave Maasai Mara for Nairobi to arrive in time for lunch at Karen Blixen coffee Garden . Afternoon at leisure. Evening pick up for a sumptuous dinner at Carnivore Restaurant, on the outskirts of the city, famous for succulent choice of roast game meat with music in the background. Later pick up for the transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at Karen Blixen cottages.

Day 11: Nairobi - Mombasa

Day at leisure. Pick up at 6.00pm and transfer to Nairobi Railway station for an 1st class overnight train to Mombasa. Dinner will be served on board.

Day 12 - 14 : Mombasa Serena Beach Resort & SPA

Meet and transfer (and stay for 3 nights) at Mombasa Serena Beach Resort & Spa on Half board basis. Styled to resemble a 13th century Swahili town complete with winding lanes, carved balconies, fountained courts and bustling market squares, the Serena Beach Hotel provides an oasis of tranquillity whilst delivering a unique mix of high-action water sports, sybaritic sun worship, world-class cuisine and vibrant nightlife. Set back from the powder-white sands and shimmering waters of the Mombasa National Marine Park, the hotel decor blends the time-honoured intricacy of Swahili carving with the jewelled glow of Arabian lanterns, the white-gleaming splendour of a Sultan's palace and the lotus-cool of a Persian water garden. The extensive coconut-palm cooled grounds offer an exotic mix of tropical trees and bright blossoms and centre on an idyllic sky-blue swimming pool with a thatched 'swim-up' bar and crystal waters that cascade into the tiled coolness of the market square below. Meals and Overnight on Half board basis.

Day 15: Mombasa - Departure

Pick up and transfer to the Mombasa airport for a flight to Nairobi and connect with your flight home.

The above safari includes :

  • All meals and excursions as per the itinerary.
  • Park entrance fees in the Game Reserves and National Parks.
  • All road transportation and Game drives using custom-made Safari minivan complete with pop-up roof for enhanced game viewing and photography.
  • Full board accommodation on Safari.
  • Experienced English speaking driver-guides.

The above safari excludes :

  • All flights.
  • Additional sightseeing or deviation from the itinerary.
  • All items of a personal nature such as tobacco, laundry, phone calls, tips and drinks/beverages.
  • Extra meals.
  • Any other items not mentioned above.
  • Medical/Travel Insurance.