A Glimpse of Kenya
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a place full of diverse and rich species of both Flora and Fauna. This coastline state lies next to the Indian Ocean and houses some of the unique aquatic animals. Kenya is known in the world for its annual wildebeest migration. People fly in from all around the globe to witness the majestic birds and animals, take photographs, enjoy safaris and have an adventurous time. For all those adventure junkies out there, Kenya should be among the top places they must visit as the tourist places in Kenya will leave you awestruck . One can go trekking to enjoy the view of the enormous yet beautiful mountains, especially the 5895 meters tall Mount Kilimanjaro. One can go on a variety of safaris to enjoy the wildlife and bask in the beauty of nature. The Maasai Mara Reserve and the Amboseli National Park are the busiest places in Kenya as they house some of the best species like lions, tigers, elephants and much more.
One can even enjoy the serene environment that is found along the coast. Kenya is also famous for providing Balloon Safari that is basically roaming around in a hot air balloon and enjoying the peaceful landscapes and the soft breeze. Since Kenya is full of grasslands it is also known for providing the best golf courses and hence is perfect for a golf vacation. It has the perfect setting for anyone to relax and interact closely with nature. Being set in Africa, Kenya is also a home to multifarious tribes, so one can enjoy tribal dances, tribal food and even camp with them to get the authentic feel. The tourist places in Kenya range from relaxing activities like sitting by the beach or a spa, to adventurous activities like trekking, camping, safaris and so on. Kenya provides a complete package for all types of tourists.
Explore the beauty of the African ecosystem on this tour of Kenya.
Jambo! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your chosen city hotel. The rest of the day and evening are at your own leisure. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis. There is a whole array of optional activities which we can organize during your stay in the city depending on your preferences(at an additional cost).For example, if you like to include some of the classic highlights of Nairobi, you could visit the famous Karen Blixen Museum and indulge in Kenya’s olden days… This is where most of the famous Hollywood movie “Out of Africa” was filmed starring Meryl Streep & Robert Redford… You can easily combine this with a visit of the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to learn about these impressive, playful giants and how they are being prepared to be released back into the wild… Another great idea is to visit the prominent Giraffe Centre, where you will get up really close to giraffes. Anyway, you might just want to relax after your long flight and simply enjoy the hotel facilities. Dinner is on your own account. Nairobi offers a vast range of restaurants – we are happy to help you make a good choice!
Nairobi - Lake Naivasha / Lake Elementaita
After breakfast, departure will be around 08:30 am to start your journey towards the lakes of the Great Rift Valley. Arrival at your lodge will be in time for lunch. After check in and lunch, you can choose from a variety of optional activities(at an additional cost):If you reside at Lake Naivasha – we highly recommend a boat ride on the lake to experience the peaceful landscape, meet the day-dozing hippos and indulge in some splendid bird watching. Alternatively, you can go on a game drive at Hell’s Gate National Park or take a scenic nature walk on Crescent Island to get up real close to the resident zebras & giraffes!
If you reside at Lake Elementaita, you can go on a refreshing guided walk along the Elementaita lake shore and enjoy some remarkable bird-watching, – or embark on a guided walk or game drive in the private, often underrated Soysambu Conservancy!
Overnight at your chosen camp/lodge at Lake Naivasha or Lake Elementaita on full board basis.
Naivasha - Masai Mara
After an early breakfast,your journey takes you to the Masai Mara,Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve. The drive from Lake Naivasha / Lake Elementaita takes about 4 hours to the gate,but will allow you to experience the wide open landscape of the Great Rift Valley enroute,offering picturesque views of the valley’s Eastern escarpment,Mount Longonot and Mount Suswa.
Enjoy a first sense of true adventure as you make your way through the park to your chosen camp/lodge. You will arrive in time for lunch,followed by your check in. Thereafter,you will embark on your very first fully-fledged game drive in the Masai Mara in the afternoon!
Overnight at your chosen camp/lodge on full board basis.
Today enjoy a full day in the stunning Masai Mara. Two game drives are recommended in a day, one in the early morning and another one in the late afternoon, because this marks the time when the animals are most active. Alternatively, you can choose to take an early breakfast and then embark on a more extensive full-day game drive with packed picnic lunch, which will allow you to also explore more remote areas of the reserve and discover its diverse landscape more intensively.
The choice is yours – just go ahead and discuss & plan each day with your personal driver/guide to ensure it will go perfectly to your liking!
Overnight at your chosen camp/lodge on full board basis.
Masai Mara - Nairobi
After an early breakfast at the lodge/camp,bid farewell to the Mara as you start your road trip back to the capital. Drive back through the Great Rift Valley,passing numerous smaller and bigger dormant volcanos along the way. With a picnic lunch on the way you will return to Kenya’s bustling capital city where you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.
- Accommodation in standard rooms as described above, according to the option chosen
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Transport and game-drives in non-air-conditioned safari minivan with pop-up roof
- Activities (if any) as outlined in detailed itinerary
- Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
- Services of a professional, English-speaking driver/guide
- All relevant park entrance fees
- Bottled water whilst on safari (1 liter per person per day)
- Personal expenses such as excess baggage fee, communication charges including emails, faxes and phone calls, beverages and additional meals not mentioned above
- Gratuities for your driver/guide and staff at your accommodation
- Cost of obtaining passport and visa
- Any “optional” activities not mentioned as included above
- Travel/Medical Insurance
- International airfare