EASTERN & SOUTHERN SAFARIS LTD
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Eastern & Southern Safaris LTD
Location: Mt.Kenya, Samburu, Swetwaters, Lake Nakuru, Naivasha, Maasai Mara
Price: US$3392
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ESSK 015: 10 Days Best Of Kenya

Start with a drive through central Kenya traversing the Kikuyu countryside to the lower slopes of Mount Kenya, staying overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge, the tree hotel standing on the slopes of the snowcapped mountain for overnight floodlit game viewing. The proceed further north across the equator to the rugged landscapes of Samburu National Reserve, home to rarely found species for a 2 night stay, before heading down to Sweetwaters Game Reserve, a private reserve with lots of wildlife including a Chimpanzee sanctuary.

Then proceed down to the floor of the Great Rift Valley to – Lake Nakuru National Park. Your last three nights will be at Maasai Mara Game Reserve,where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the “Big Five” lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant.

Daily departures subject to a minimum 2 persons booking.

  • Day 1: Nairobi/Mountain Lodge
    Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through Kikuyu countryside to the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya arriving Serena Mountain Lodge (tree hotel) in time for lunch. Relax in the afternoon as you watch game from the balcony of the lodge, with an optional guided nature/forest walk. Overnight floodlit game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the tree hotel.
    Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
    Meal plan: {L, D}

    Day 2: Samburu
    Depart after breakfast and drive further north across the equator toSamburu National Reserve arriving Samburu Lodge in time lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
    Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 3: Samburu
    Full day in Samburu, with an early morning and late afternoon game drive. Samburu is a beautiful and and game abundant park, home to rarely found species such as the Beisa Oryx, Grevy’s zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. Optional activites include a visit to a local Samburu village, camel riding and guided nature and bird walks. All meals and overnight atSamburu Lodge.
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 4: Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary
    Depart Samburu after breakfast and drive back to the lower slopes of Mount Kenya – arriving Sweetwaters Tented Camp in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the private sanctuary (Sweetwaters Game Reserve), including a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only one of its kind in Kenya. You will also visit Morani the tame rhino and the Visitors Information Centre. Return to Sweetwaters Tented Camp for dinner and overnight (with an optional night game drives).
    Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 5: Lake Nakuru
    After breakfast drive down to the floor of the Rift Valley – to Lake Nakuru National Park, making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls. Arrive Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive in the park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild’s giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
    Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 6: Naivasha
    Another morning game drive in Nakuru, then depart for Naivasha, arring Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon boat ride on Lake Naivasha and a walking safari at Crescent Island, one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amidst wild animals – there are no predators. Return to Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.
    Approx Transit time: 1½ hrs
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 7: Maasai Mara
    Depart after breakfast and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara, arriving Sarova Mara Tented Camp in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive as you get a feel of this vast game filled reserve. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
    Approx Transit time: 5 hrs
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 8 & 9: Maasai Mara
    Spend two days in Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant).

    On one day you will go out with picnic lunch boxes to spend most of the day in the park coming back to the lodge late afternoon, while on the second day you will have an early morning pre-breakfast game drive, and another one late afternoon. There will also be an optional visit to a local Maasai village.

    All meals and overnight at Sarova Mara Tented Camp.
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 10: Back to Nairobi/Out
    Depart Maasai Mara after breakfast, driving back to Nairobi to arrive approx 1300hrs. Drop at your hotel or transfer to the airport for onward flight home. End of our services.
    Approx Transit time: 5½ hrs
    Meal plan: {B}

  • 2015/2016 Prices:
    If using a Custom Safari Minibus
    High season US$3392 per person sharing
    Mid season US$2837 per person sharing
    Low season US$2429 per person sharing

    If using 4×4 Landcruiser
    High season US$4291 per person sharing
    Mid season US$3736 per person sharing
    Low season US$3328 per person sharing

    Seasons
    1. High Season: 16 Dec 2015 – 31 March 2016; 01 July – 15 Dec 2016
    2. Mid Season: 01 -30 June 2016
    3 . Low Season: 01 April – 31 May 2016

    Prices include
    – Transportation in a custom safari minibus with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing.
    – Services of a trained and experienced English speaking driver/guide
    – Fullboard accommodation in the lodges and tented camps as mentioned
    – Bottled water for use during the safari
    – Game drives and all park entry fees

    Not included
    – International air transportation to and from Nairobi
    – Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
    – Christmas, New Year and Easter supplements