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FROM: USD $3,195

Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days

Go wild for a week in Kenya on this comfortable lodge accommodated safari. Hand feed giraffes in Nairobi and visit the flamingos of Lake Nakuru before spending three days in the magnificent Masai Mara going in search of the Big 5.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Nairobi - The Daphne Sheldrick Centre in Nairobi - visiting the baby elephants that have been rescued
Nairobi - The Karen Blixen Museum and coffee garden
Lake Elementaita and the Great Rift Valley
Nairobi - hand feeding giraffes at the Giraffe Centre
Lake Nakuru National Park and its spectacular flamingos
Masai Mara Game Reserve - considered to be Africa’s greatest game reserve

Included

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
Transportation and game drives in a safari minibus
Escorted by an experienced local guide/driver
Game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
Government taxes and levies
1 litre of water per person per day while in our safari vehicle
6 nights mid range lodges, hotels and permanent tented camps Please Note: Accommodation named, may be subject to change but will be of a similar standard
Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 7
Excursion to the Giraffe Centre, Daphne Sheldrick Centre and Karen Blixen Museum and Coffee Gardens
Game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve
Park entrance fees

Not Included

International flights and visas
Optional activities
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Nairobi

On arrival into Nairobi airport you will be met and briefed on your safari before being transferred to our hotel in the Karen suburbs.
Overnight: Nairobi

Day 2

Giraffe Centre & Elephant Orphanage

Nairobi - Elementaita. This morning we visit the Giraffe centre which offers the unique experience of hand-feeding these gentle giants at eye level from a raised platform, while watching the warthogs below snuffle around looking for titbits. Then we travel on to the Daphne Sheldrick’s Centre and visit the many baby elephants that have been rescued from threatening situations in Kenya’s various national parks and even get a chance to see the calves being fed and playing with the staff.

Next stop is the Karen Blixen Museum. Located in an area which was once part of Karen Blixen’s vast coffee estate, the museum was Karen’s home from 1917 until 1931.The house and grounds were made famous by the film ‘Out of Africa ’and have been restored by the Danish community of Kenya. Visitors have a glimpse of typical colonial life in Kenya at the turn of the twentieth century. After lunch at the lovely Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens, we depart on the next part of our adventure that takes us from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi city to the small but beautiful soda ash lake located in the famous Great Rift Valley, named Lake Elementaita. Lake Elementaita is home to numerous flamingos and over 400 species of birds. We spend the night at a lovely eco-friendly lodge perched on a hillside overlooking the lake.
Overnight: Lake Elementaita  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Elementaita & Nakuru

Elementaita - Lake Nakuru - Elementaita. The second great lake we visit on our tour is Lake Nakuru. 30 minutes’ drive from Elementaita, the lake is situated in the middle of the national park to which it gives its name. Teeming with wildlife the park has so much to offer. Sometimes, when the water levels are low, the entire lake is covered in flamingos, turning the whole area pink. Lions, buffalos as well as many rhinos call this corner of Kenya home and a game drive around the park is always rewarding. If we are lucky we may even spot a leopard relaxing in a tree beside the lake. After a game-packed day we arrive back at Sunbird Lodge in time to enjoy the sun set over the lake, before sitting down for dinner and toasting to the day’s adventures.
Overnight: Lake Elementaita  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Masai Mara

Lake Elementaita - Masai Mara. Leaving the Great Rift Valley behind we drive to Kenya's famous Masai Mara, the setting for the Great Migration and countless wildlife documentaries. The Masai Mara is the highlight of any safari. We arrive for lunch at our camp and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing by the pool and waiting for the late afternoon when the temperature cools to head out on our first Mara game drive. Back at the camp, dinner is served and gives us the perfect opportunity to look back at our day and relive all those highlights.
Overnight: Masai Mara  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Safari in the Mara

After breakfast this morning we drive across the plains in search of the Big Five and other plains game. The early mornings are one of the best times to view the animals as this is when they are their most active before the heat of the day sets in and after a mid-morning of relaxation and lunch, head out into the reserve for a chance to tick off some more animals on your “must see” list. Keep your eyes peeled as you hunt for the last members on your list.
Overnight: Masai Mara  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Optional hot air ballooning

This morning, there is the opportunity to rise early and experience a game viewing adventure from an entirely different perspective! A hot air balloon safari across the Masai Mara (at additional cost) which takes off in the crisp morning air, and lasts for approximately an hour, allows for a beautifully peaceful experience floating silently high above plains, forests and rivers. Upon landing a fully cooked champagne breakfast awaits. More game viewing opportunities arise later that morning en-route back to camp and in the afternoon. In addition to the abundance of spectacular game, there are also over 450 species of birds that have been identified in the Masai Mara Ecosystem.
Overnight: Masai Mara  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Nairobi

Masai Mara - Nairobi. This morning we enjoy our last sunrise in the Masai Mara with tea or coffee on the veranda. After a great final breakfast we drive back to Nairobi stopping at the Great Rift Valley for one last photo opportunity before you're dropped off at the airport. Onward international flights should depart no earlier than 6pm or 5pm for domestic flights. As we say in Swahili - Safari Njema!
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling.'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. For solo travellers, the single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price.

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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Macushla House, Nairobi

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Guesthouse

Macushla House is a delightful converted home located in a leafy suburb in southwest Nairobi. With only six individually furnished rooms the property provides a very personal service. Browse the book collection in the African-themed lounge with comfortable sofas or relax on covered veranda. The swimming pool proves popular on a hot African day whilst the bar is a good place to chill after a busy day on tour.

Sunbird Lodge, Lake Elementaita

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

The Sunbird Lodge is located on private land in the Great Rift Valley, on the shore of the “pink” Lake Elementaita, overlooking the vast plains of Soysambu Conservancy. Cottages are constructed from stone with thatched roofing. The have full length sliding glass doors and are perfectly positioned to maximise their enviable location near the lake. Sunbird Lodge is located in the Great Rift Valley, less than 130 km from Nairobi.

Mara Leisure Camp, Masai Mara

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

The Mara Leisure Camp is made up of three cottages and 24 comfortable permanent tents along the Talek River, overlooking the plains of the Masai Mara. The Nyati Tents feature a canvas exterior with wooden floors and safari-style furniture with tiled en suite bathrooms, while the Jamii Cottages are solid buildings with two bedrooms, perfect for families. The attractive outdoor swimming pool is closely surrounded by vegetation with sun loungers on which to relax. In the evenings, the bar is a great spot to enjoy a drink besides a roaring camp fire. The cozy restaurant offers buffet or set menu options with a selection of wines available from the cellar.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Nairobi
Ends
Nairobi
Departs
Sundays - Year round
Hotel Rating
mid range lodges
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide/driver
Meals
Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 5, Dinner: 5
Visiting
Countries
Updated
1st March 2017

Extra Tour Info

Tourist Visas
Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa
Spotting Africa's Big 5
Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5
The Great Migration
The best places and times to see the great migration
About Lodge Safaris
More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa