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Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
An unforgettable journey through the Kenyan highlands, across the equator and along the Great Rift Valley, in search of The Big Five at four unique game reserves.
Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension.
On arrival in Nairobi, drive through rich farming land to Nyeri, and your hotel where you can enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
We head towards the Equator and the magnificent Samburu National Reserve, a hot, arid area on the edges of Kenya's northern frontier. After lunch, there's a game drive providing the chance to see Grevy's Zebra, reticulated Giraffe, lion, crocodile and the blue-legged Somali Ostrich.
We begin the day with an early morning game drive, arriving back at the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning is yours to relax and enjoy the facilities at the lodge. After lunch enjoy another game drive. Dinner will be at the lodge.
After an early breakfast, head for the highlands and the Aberdare National Park, part of the Aberdare mountain range, with peaks rising to 14,000 feet. It is here that you may see the endangered Black Rhino, along with elephant and buffalo. Your luggage will be stored at the Aberdare Country Club where we will have lunch. Afterwards, continue with an overnight bag to Aberdare.
After collecting your luggage from the Aberdare Country Club, travel to Lake Nakuru, the first national park to be declared an Important Bird Area. This beautiful lake measures 40 square kilometres and is set just north of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Teeming with birdlife, it is home to pink flamingos and in the surrounding wetlands, you may spot white and black rhinos, buffalo, leopards and zebra. In the late afternoon enjoy another game drive.
Descend the Rift Valley into one of the most popular and renowned reserves, the Masai Mara Game Reserve, arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy a game drive around this amazing reserve, one of Africa's oldest, largest and most impressive. Comprising over 1,672 square kilometres of acacia-spotted savannah and rolling hill country, it is home to a splendid array of wildlife including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, buffalo and zebra. In the autumn, you may be lucky enough to witness one of the world's great natural spectacles, the migration of thousands of wildebeest.
After another early morning game drive, you'll arrive back at the lodge for breakfast and have the rest of the morning and afternoon at leisure to enjoy your surroundings. In the evening, enjoy another game drive before relaxing over dinner and perhaps sharing stories for the last time with your fellow travellers.
Return to Nairobi for your flight to the UK.
A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.
Hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.
You may only take one piece of luggage on safari, as there is insufficent room in vehicles to carry all luggage.
On our safaris there is a maximum of seven passengers per safari bus and the vehicle is specially designed so that you have the best possible view from each seat. Occasionally it may be necessary to accommodate guests in 'Tented Camps', which offer similar standards and facilities as the Safari Lodges. We recommend you take comfortable clothing and sensible shoes, binoculars and a good camera. It may occasionally be necessary to amend itineraries due to adverse weather conditions.
Apologies but everything I have written above is supposed to be here as this is my comments on the big five and not customer experience
Lots of travelling between destinations but well worth it to embrace the different areas and wealth of wildlife. Accommodation excellent as was our driver and tour guide who looked after us throughout.
This was the holiday of a lifetime!! Absolutely fabulous. However I would warn anybody thinking of doing it that you will be subjected to a lot of travelling including bone jarring roads which provide a full body massage! However it's all worth it because the animals and birds you see at close quarters are amazing plus accommodation and food were very good. The people of Kenya are very friendly and the countryside and lifestyle is an eye opener. An experience not to be missed. Our driver and guide Paul was superb. All in all five stars!!! PS don't forget to add cost of vaccinations to visit this part of the world.
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