12 Days Safari in Kenya (Samburu Game Reserve, Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Lake Elementaita, Masai Mara Game Reserve)
ACCOMODATION (Sentrim Boulevard, Serena Sweetwaters, Sentrim Elementaita, Sentrim Mara)
TRANSPORT (On a pop up tour van for photography.)
PARK FEES (Samburu, Ol Pajeta, Masai Mara)
TOTAL PRICE PER PERSON SHARING: KENYA RESIDENTS – KES 180,750 | NON – RESIDENTS – USD 3361
Day 1: AIRPORT – NAIROBI HOTEL
Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax after your flight.
Accomodation: Hotel Sentrim Boulevard – BB www.sentrimhotels.com
Day 2: NAIROBI – SAMBURU GAME RESERVE
Head north after breakfast to Isiolo village and encounter the colorful nomadic tribes, which reside there. We then continue on to our bush camp for the night, enjoying a game drive en route and spotting exotic wildlife unique only to this region, such as the reticulated giraffe, oryx, and gerenuk and Grevy’s zebras. Samburu Tribe Throughout this region, local Samburu tribes’ people can be seen wearing their traditional dress and ornate jewelry. The Samburu are pastoralists, who live to the South and East of Lake Turkana. The social structure is essentially a gerontocracy – rule by elders – assuring the elders first choice among the young unmarried women.
Accomodation: Samburu Sentrim Lodge – LDBB www.sentrimhotels.com
Included Activities: Afternoon Game Drive
Approximate Travel Distance: 350 km Approximate Travel time: 6 Hours
Day 3 + 4: SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
The early morning finds us out and about on a game drive, a great opportunity for photographs and tracking rare wildlife. We enjoy an afternoon game drive on the dry ochre plains hopefully encountering herds of dusty elephants drinking at waterholes; crocodiles lurking in the shadows and track paw prints of lion, leopard and cheetahs among others. Samburu National Reserve This reserve covers an area of 104km² and lies in the fascinating semi-desert northern frontier area of Kenya. Samburu is famous for its reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and long-necked gerenuk, which are quite commonly spotted here, though rarely in the southern parks. Lion and leopards live in the reserve but are not always seen. Crocodiles are often seen in the Ewaso Nyiro River that flows through the park.
Accommodation: Samburu Sentrim Lodge
Included Activities: Morning and afternoon game drives
Day 5: SAMBURU – OL PAJETA CONSERVANCY
After breakfast drive to OlPajeta via Nanyuki where you will have a chance for demonstration of Equator crossing before driving further North and to Sweet waters Tented Camp for lunch. This beautiful tented camp lies in the heart of the private, 24,000-acre Sweet waters Game Reserve. Built in the early 70’s, the main building was originally the residence of billionaire Adnan Kashoggi’s ranch manager. The 30 luxuriously appointed en-suite tents have magnificent views across the plains to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya. Located in typical savannah grasslands, punctuated by the ‘whistling thorn’ shrubs and acacia trees, Sweet water really is an oasis. It offers guests the indulgence of a swimming pool, some of the finest tented accommodation in Kenya and personalized service and attention. Sweet waters home to the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya. Most of the chimps came from the Jane Good all Institutes in Burundi and the Sweet waters Chimpanzee Sanctuary now cares for them and is a non-profit making venture. Most of the chimps were rescued from the most appalling conditions and it is truly heart-warming to see them.
Accommodation: Sweet Waters Tented Camp – LDBBwww.serenahotels.com
Included Activities: Afternoon Game Drive
Approximate Travel Distance: 190 km Approximate Travel time: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Day 6: OL PAJETA CONSERVANCY
Full day in the Conservancy with morning and afternoon game drives provided
Accommodation: Sweet waters Tented Camp Meals: LDBB
Included Activities: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
Day 7: OL PAJETA CONSERVANCY – LAKE ELEMENTAITA
After breakfast depart for Lake Elementaita arriving for lunch. Afternoon – game drive in Lake Nakuru renowned for large concentrations of flamingos and is also a sanctuary for the endangered black and white rhinos. This reserve has one of the highest densities of wildlife to be found on the continent and our chance of spotting lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and buffalo are excellent during an afternoon game drive – Elementaita Sentrim Lodge – LDBB www.sentrimhotels.com.
Included Activities: Afternoon Game Drive Approximate Travel Distance: 325 km Approximate Travel time: 6 Hours
Day 8: LAKE ELEMENTAITA – MAASAI MARA
Breakfast at your Resort. Depart and drive to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s finest and best-known game reserve, arriving for lunch at your Camp. Nested in a valley between two hills in the most exciting African wilderness 1780 meters above the sea level, Sentrim Mara is a deluxe intimate design Camp located right on the North Eastern edge of the famous Masai Mara game reserve. This is a home away from home for those who enjoy a personalized experience. This luxury safari camp offers a new concept in the African safari, the thrill of an adventure lived with our tradition, coupled with high standard of service and cuisine. This Safari Holidays Camp is simply the best choice in the wild. Afternoon game viewing drive in this Kenyan finest Park, here in Mara you are likely to spot the animals in their natural element; a lion’s roar, a cheetah making a kill, and the big elephant herds are all very fascinating events. This is the traditional land of the Maasai people, nomadic herders who choose a traditional lifestyle and who are permitted to graze their cattle in the area.
Accommodation – Mara Sentrim Camp – LDBB www.sentrimhotels.com
Included Activities: Afternoon Game Drive Approximate Travel Distance: 315 km Approximate Travel time: 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Day 9 – 11: MAASAI MARA
0600 hrs: Optional – Hot Air Balloon ride and mid-day visit to the Local Village. The BALLOON SAFARI adventure begins in the pre-dawn hours. The magnificent view of the park is thrilling. Towards the end of the safari, you rise to a height of 1,500 feet for a panoramic view of the twisting Mara River and the savanna below. After an hour or so in the air, your safari finishes with a flourish: a champagne breakfast in the bush, cooked on the balloon’s burners. Full days in the Mara with morning and afternoon game drives provided – option of leaving with picnic lunches for a full day game drive.
Accommodation: Mara Sentrim Camp Meals: LDBB
Included Activities: Morning & afternoon game drives
Day 12: MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI
Breakfast at your Camp depart thereafter with game drive en-route to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.
Included Activities: Game drive en-route Approximate Travel Distance: 335 km
Approximate Travel time: 6 Hours
End of our Services – Enjoy.