10 Days Safaris
Samburu - Mt. Kenya - Nakuru or Naivasha - Amboseli - Tsavo East & Tsavo West.
DAY 1 AND 2
We leave Nairobi for Samburu National Reserve at 0900 hrs. This park is situated within the lands of the colourful Samburu people, close relatives of the Maasai people.
A picnic lunch will be served on the way and we shall arrive in time for an evening game drive.
The park harbors a number of wildlife species rarely found elsewhere in any large numbers.
These include the Grevy's zebra, the reticulated giraffe and the Beisic orynx, all species only found north of the equator.
The Ewaso Ngiro river which rises some hundreds of kilometers to the west is fringed with giant acacias and offers shade and sustenance to wildlife that comes to the river.
Elephants find solace and contentment from the river and can be found bathing and drinking in a spectacle of unconscious pleasure.
The next day will be spent game viewing in the park.
All meals and overnight
We shall leave the park and drive to the Aberdare, where we will spend the night in one of the luxurious tree Hotels situated in the lush forests of Mt. Kenya and Aberdare.
The Tree hotels overlook a waterhole that becomes somewhat busy as the sun sets as the animals come to quench their thirst after a long day.
DAY 4 AND 5
We shall leave the Aberdares and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. We shall stop for a picnic lunch on the way. Lake Nakuru , quite often referred to as the “pink lake” is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth – myriad of fuschia pink flamingos whose numbers are legion often more than a million maybe two.
The lake is also rich in other bird life the most popular being the two fish eating birds, pelicans and cormorants. There are over 400 resident species on the lake.
We shall spend the night in one of the lodges located near the park. The next day will start with a morning game drive followed by an optional nature walk in the afternoon.
We will then leave the park and drive to the Amboseli National Park where we will spend the night
DAY 6 AND 7
We shall start the day by game viewing around this Park. It lies at the foot of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain.
The snow capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro rising above a saucer of clouds dominates every aspect of the Amboseli.
The snows of the Mt. Kilimanjaro, white and crystalline form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most spectacular display of wildlife-lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and hosts of plain's game creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise.
The park is also the home of maasai, those tall proud nomads who have learned to live in complete harmony with the wildlife that surrounds them.
The next day will also be spent game viewing around the Amboseli
DAY 8 and 9
We shall leave the Amboseli National Park and drive to the Tsavo National Park.
The combined area of Tsavo East and West makes it one of the World's largest game sanctuaries, even larger than the Wales in Great Britain. We shall arrive in Tsavo West in time for an evening game drive.
Chief amongst the marvels of this park is the Mzima Springs which forms a haven for rich wildlife pageant with the elephant soaking half immersed in the waters, the hippos apparently weightless, tiptoeing across the bottom, crocodiles basking at the bank or swirling through the water, gazelles, zebra and giraffe wandering around the banks through the thick acacias and raffia palms together with hundreds of chattering monkeys and birds.
Apart from the elephant population that also graces the park, there are many lions, some undoubtedly the descendants of the famous man eaters of Tsavo.
Dinner and overnight.
We shall spend the next day game viewing in Tsavo West and then leave for Tsavo East. One of the main attractions of Tsavo East is the Yatta Plateau, one of the world’s longest lava flows.
An additional attraction is the Athi river flanked by the stately doum palms, which later forms the Lugard Falls, a long stretch of rippling white water cataracts and a favorite spot for sunbathing crocodiles
We shall spend the morning experiencing some more of the Tsavo marvels and then leave for Nairobi where you will be dropped of at your respective hotels