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Wildlife Trail SAFARI -Masai Mara, Samburu, Naukru, Amboseli, Tsavo

This 13 day wildlife safari takes you to the best game parks in Kenya and world famous bird sanctuaries of the Great Rift Valley lakes. This tour is ideal for nature enthusiasts but also traverses through the diverse Kenyan geography and offers you the chance to meet different tribes, cultures and towns.

PROGRAM

DAY 1 SAMBURU
Depart Nairobi in the morning (about 8:30/9:00) heading north via the shoulder of Africa’s second largest mountain, Mt Kenya to the Samburu Game Reserve. Accommodation in our Gametrackers semi-permanent campsite is beautifully set under a canopy of trees or we may pitch tents o­n the edge of Uaso Nyiro (meaning Brown in Samburu) River. Cold showers are available which are amazingly refreshing in the hot, dusty climate.

DAY 2 SAMBURU
Day spent game viewing in the park appreciating the diverse landscape and variety of animal species. You may have the option of enjoying a swim or cold drink at a nearby lodge. Alternatively, visit a vibrant Samburu village (optional). Wildlife to look out for include lions, elephants, grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, dik diks, ostrich, oryx, waterbuck, hippos and crocodiles. The horn billed stork is a common sighting as well as various other birds.

DAY 3 BARINGO
Depart in the early morning (with lunch enroute) towards Lake Baringo. We arrive this fresh water lake in the late afternoon and depending on the conditions of the lake, we enjoy an evening boat ride in search of hippo, crocodile and numerous birds. A bird watcher’s haven but beware, this is malaria land so it is best to come prepared with plenty of mosquito repellent. We spend the night at Roberts campsite.

DAY 4 LAKE NAKURU
A 30km drive south to the spectacular Lake Bogoria with hot springs and flamingos being the main attractions as well as great scenery. Lunch and then proceed for an afternoon game drive at the Lake Nakuru National Park which is a small but equally rewarding park which is home to the black and white rhinos, flamingos, baboons, antelopes, the elusive leopard and numerous bird species. Set up camp in Kembu campsite located in Njoro area. At 7,250ft the area is mosquito free but very cold at night!

DAY 5 LAKE NAKURU -MASAI MARA
Break up camp after breakfast then depart towards Mai Mahiu and Narok town with lunch en route before arriving at Masai Mara game reserve. View game en route towards our Talek campsite situated at the edge of the park (next to Talek gate). Here we have stand-up tents with beds for use as well as small wood cabins for those after a touch more comfort. Hot showers and toilets are available in the camp and meals are served in the dinning area.

DAY 6 MASAI MARA
The day is spent exploring the Mara magic through early morning and late afternoon game drives. Option to visit Masai village or local school. Alternatively spend the entire day on a game drive (with packed lunches) returning to the campsite in the early evening hours. (Recommended during July/ August during the annual wildebeest migration). Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers. Optional Balloon safari in Masai Mara.

DAY 7 MASAI MARA -NAIROBI
Depart Camp and drive through the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the main Narok road where we stop to give you a chance to buy souvenirs, or just to have a cup of tea. We return to Nairobi by late afternoon where we drop you off at a hotel (included in the cost on half board (dinner and breakfast).

DAY 8 AMBOSELI
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive via Namanga on the Tanzania border to reach Amboseli early in the afternoon with lunch en route. We view game as we proceed towards the campsite for dinner and overnight.

DAY 9 AMBOSELI
Day spent exploring this park. Here elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, warthogs, zebra and the Maasai giraffe are likely to be seen. Optional visit to the Lenkisem masai village or lodge for a swim and cold drink.

DAY 10 TSAVO WEST
We leave soon after breakfast for Tsavo West National Park. Visit the Chyulu Hills and the Mzima Springs, which are favorite haunts of both the hippo and crocodile that can be seen from an underwater observation chamber if time permits. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

DAY 11 TSAVO WEST
Day spent exploring the park including the nature trails. In Tsavo West birds are very common – look out for the white-bellied go-away bird, red-beaked hornbills and bateleur Eagles. There are also large populations of elephants, zebras and leopards. Look out for dung beetles rolling huge balls of elephant dung along the tracks.

DAY 12 TSAVO EAST
Early in the morning we drive to Tsavo East. This park was famed for its large herds of elephant covered in red dust and fine scenery. We visit the scenic Lugards Falls, Mudanda Rocks (attracts elephants in the drier season) and Aruba Dam as we view game if time permits. Much of the wildlife is concentrated on the Galana River, which has plentiful crocs and hippos though the landscape is flatter and drier. Likewise, Kudus, waterbucks and dik-diks are common along the river banks.

DAY 13 MOMBASA
Early morning game drive. Soon after breakfast we proceed to Mombasa with drop off in Mombasa town arriving in good time for travellers to find their way to their hotels and the tour ends. The tour ends approximately 3pm.

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SAMBURU

National Park
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LOCATION
Central Kenya.
ATTRACTIONS
Different species of zebras, giraffes and a lot of other animals. View on the Mount Kenya. Not very popular park, so there is peace and quiet, and it’s ideal for people, who are looking for elite safari.
BEST TIME
All year except April and May (rain season).
DESCRIPTION
Park Samburu is located about 800 – 1200 m above sea level. It’s popular because of the book (and movie) „White Massai” – story about white woman who throws her previous life for love to the Masai. Samburu tribe represent nomadic lifestyle, their traditions and culture are unchanged for hundreds of years and they are very proud of it. Their simply life is fascinating. Samburu are related to the Maasai. Their clothes are colorful, highly decorated and they wear a lot of necklaces, bracelets and other jewellery. It is said, that Samburu is very proud and intelligent tribe. Samburu game reserve is home to many animals. Some animal species are only found in the North such as the grevys zebra and long necked Gerenuk. You can meet here also elephants, giraffes, hippopotamuses. Park is very quiet, away from civilization, and that is why there is so many animals in here. This is the place where you have the unique opportunity to cross the equator.

LAKE BARINGO

National Park
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LOCATION
Central Kenya. About 280 kms north of Nairobi, travel time: 5 – 8 hours.

ATTRACTIONS
450 species of birds (like pelicans, cormorants, herons), crocodiles, hippopotamuses and many others animals.

BEST TIME
All year except April and May.

DESCRIPTION
Lake Baringo is the most Northerly of Kenya’s small Rift Valley lakes. There is no commercial tourism. You can watch here a beautifull birds and their lives around the lake and on small islands. You can boating on the lake and watch crocodiles and hippopotamuses. You can go from here to the hot springs in Bogoria Lake (about 1 hour) and watch there great flamingos.
Lake Baringo is surrounded by mountains and rocky hills. There is also a dormant volcano.
Even if you are not passionate of bird watching, our guide will show you their fascinating life and awaken your new hobby.
You will never forget the silence, peace and birdsongs from Lake Baringo.

LAKE NAKURU

National Park
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LOCATION
Kenya (about 1 hour drive from Nairobi, at the foot of the African Rift Valley).
ATTRACTIONS
Alkaline shallow soda lake, a lot of divers animals, a paradise for ornithologists.
BEST TIME
All year except April and May (rain season).
DESCRIPTION
Park is famous for its thousands of flamingos and hundreds of species of birds.
You can meet there also black rhinos, zebras, gazelles, Eland antelopes, lions and leopards.
The nearby cliff offering breathtaking views of the lake, the vast countryside and other Rift Valley lakes.

MASAI MARA

National Park
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LOCATION
Southern Kenya (west of Nairobi)

ATTRACTIONS
Maasai village, balloon flights, gnu antelope migrations

BEST TIME
All year except April and May (migrations: July – October)

DESCRIPTION
Masai Mara is located in Kenya and it’s the northern part of the vast Serengeti ecosystem. Park is located approx. 1,500 meters above sea level. Masai Mara is famous for its spectacular phenomenon of animal migration (to find food).
Name MASAI MARA comes from Maasai who live here. Their living conditions and traditions have not changed for hundreds of years. Maasai live in clay houses or in huts, wear red decorated clothes for deterrent wild animals. Massai warriors wear a lot of jewelry: beads, necklaces, bracelets – it looks amazing!
Name MASAI MARA also comes from Mara river – the border beetween Kenya and Tanzania. This river is a place of spectacular animals migrations. You can see there thusend of gnu antalope, zebras, crocodiles and hippopotamuses on the endless sawannah background.

AMBOSELI

National Park
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LOCATION
Southern Kenya, close to the border with Tanzania. About 250 kms north of Nairobi, travel time: minimum 5 hours.
ATTRACTIONS
The most beautiful and breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, especially at dawn. A lot of small lakes with bathing elephants, hippopotamuses and other animals.
BEST TIME
All year except April and May.
DESCRIPTION
Amboseli National Park is famous for its large variety of birds (about 50 species) like pelicans, ducks, cormorants. In this park live a lot of animals: huge herds of elephants, hippopotamuses, rhinos, buffaloes, giraffes, leopards, baboons, hyenas and jackals. Formerly lions lived here also, but they were killed by the Maasai – kill the lion to became a mature man, this is Massai tradition.

TSAVO

National Park
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LOCATION
Southern Kenya, about 300 kms north of Nairobi, about 7 hours drive; 2 – 5 hours drive to Mombasa (depend on gate to park)

ATTRACTIONS
The biggest park in Kenya. Huge herds of elephants, hot and red earth, bush and baobabs.

BEST TIME
All year except April and May (rain season).

DESCRIPTION
Tsavo is the first national park in Kenya, created in 1948. Achieved international fame thanks to huge elephants living there which are under total protection. Park consists of two parts: the East and West, which together create the biggest in Kenya and one of the biggest in the world, national park (22 812 km2 – 9065 km2 Tsavo West and 13 741 km2 Tsavo East).
Characteristic of the park are giant baobab trees, surrounded by bush. A big attraction is Mzima, surrounded by habitats for many animals. In this park you can see a lot of hipopotamuses and crocodiles. Once, during the East African railway construction, you can find here lions that eat people – made film about them: „The spirit and the darkness”. Now you can listen stories about them during a visit to Nairobi Railway Museum.

PRICE INCLUDED

* transport by safari vehicle (land cruiser or expedition truck depending on numbers)
* services of professional English speaking driver/ guide and cook.
* all campsite fees
* all camping equipment including use of our three-person tents (each tent shared by 2 people), stools, foam * mattresses except sleeping bags
* three meals a day while on safari whether vegetarian or non-veg prepared by our safari cook (includes tea & coffee)
* game drives as per itinerary
* travel insurance

PRICE NOT INCLUDED

* game park entrance fees (pay in cash 835USD)
* flying Doctors Service (extra charge 10USD/pp.)
* sleeping bags (available for hire at US$30 per bag per safari with US$ 40 refundable deposit)
* flights
* entry visa to Kenya US$50
* all airport taxes
* all personal expenses and toiletries; e.g. mineral water, beverages & toiletries
* any other extras not stated as included above
* gratuity&tipping
* optional trip Masai Village (extra charge 25USD)
* optional trip Lenkisem Village (extra charge 25USD)
* optional Balloon safari (extra charge 470USD)

ACCOMMODATION

Every day participants pitch the camp. Three-person tents (each tent shared by 2 people), stools, foam mattresses except sleeping bags. Usually toilets in wooden huts. Camping shower, water is limited.

DETAILS

This is SAFARI camp. Minimal age of the participant is 6 years old and child pays as an adult. Minimal number of participants is 2 people.

START NAIROBI
first meal- LUNCH first day
FINISH MOMBASA
last meal- LUNCH thirteenth day

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