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8 Days Kenya Luxury Safari with Short Hike

Overview

Explore the wonders of Kenya in style with this 8-day adventure. Start from the bubbling capital city of Nairobi and head into the wild by way of the Aberdare National Park. The park is home to a wide array of stunning flora and fauna, as well as a diverse variety of wildlife, including black rhinos, leopards, and the black and white colobus monkey.

Get to new heights with a short walk up Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain. Not only does it offer majestic views of the sweeping plains below, but this UNESCO World Heritage site also affords some excellent animal and bird viewing. There are at least 160 bird species recorded here, including the rare and threatened Abbott’s starling.

OF COURSE, NO KENYAN SAFARI IS COMPLETE WITHOUT VISITING THE FAMOUS LAKE NAKURU, A PLACE RENOWNED FOR ITS ROBUST POPULATION OF FLAMINGOES AND OTHER BIRD SPECIES, AND THE EVER-POPULAR MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, THE JEWEL OF EAST AFRICAN SAFARI ADVENTURES. THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE WITH AN OVERWHELMING SENSE OF EXCITEMENT AND HAVE YOU WANTING TO EXTEND YOUR STAY. OF COURSE, WE’RE HAPPY TO ACCOMMODATE SUCH REQUESTS.

Best time to visit: June - October

Duration

8 days

Map Overview

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – Nairobi, you will be met and assisted. Transfer to your hotel in Nairobi. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Norfolk Hotel.

Inclusion

Meals: Bed and Breakfast only

Accommodation

Norfolk Hotel

After breakfast, drive north through the banana, pineapple, coffee and tea plantation to arrive at your base hotel – Aberdares Country Club for lunch. Carry an overnight bag and leave the rest of the luggage in the storage facility provided by the base hotel. Transfer in the lodge vehicle to your overnight game viewing tree hotel, set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, which overlooks a floodlit waterhole, and salt lick that attracts a host of wildlife. Enjoy leisure game viewing from one of the balconies or lounges. Dinner and overnight at The Ark.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

The Ark Lodge

Return to the base hotel after breakfast and pick the rest of your luggage. Proceed north to the lower slopes of Mount Kenya, to the famous Mount Kenya Safari Club. The club straddles the equator in a glory of luxurious cottages and elegant buildings set amid manicured lawns and decorative ponds. Lunch, dinner, and overnight at Mount Kenya Safari Club.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Mount Kenya Safari Club

Continue on the 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle down the Great Rift Valley to the Lake Nakuru National Park with an en-route game drive, arriving at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, for check-in and lunch. After relaxing for a bit, proceed on an afternoon game drive in the park returning later for dinner and overnight.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

After breakfast, join your driver/guide for an exciting trip to the famous Masai Mara. Every year, this northern extension to the famous Serengeti National Park witnesses the awe-inspiring wildebeest migration. Transfer to your camp situated in the Ol-Choro Oiroua Conservation Area, bordering the Masai Mara Game Reserve, at the foot of the Aitong Hills, surrounded on three sides by the Mara River. Lunch, dinner, and overnight at Mara Safari Club.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Mara Safari Club

Embark on morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular game reserve, all with superb photographic opportunities. Blessed with a permanent water supply, Masai Mara has a permanent population of plains game. The “big five” – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino are quite common. Today, you may opt for an early morning hot air balloon excursion to experience the panoramic Mara from a birds-eye view (optional and not included in the price). Lunch, dinner, and overnight at Mara Safari Club.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Accommodation

Mara Safari Club

Breakfast at your lodge. The trip proceeds to Isebania border for your Tanzania safari, or drive back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon for a farewell dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. Transfer to JKI Airport to catch your outbound flight.

Inclusion

Full Board Meals

Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Exclusions

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks

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What If I Have Special Needs or Requirements?

We strive to cater to all requirements, such as providing wheelchair-friendly accommodation or rooms on the first floor if stairs are a challenge. Please communicate with us in advance about your needs.

What Vaccines and Health Requirements Are Needed?

The requirements vary depending on the country and nationality. For the most accurate information, please visit the page specific to your destination and consult the corresponding embassy page for the latest information.

What Are the Road Conditions Like?

Most safari parks have bumpy but manageable roads, with some roads being paved. Generally, guests do not view this as a problem.

Can I Choose Other Accommodation Than What's Specified?

Yes, if you have a special preference, let us know, and we will offer alternatives from our vast network of company-owned and partner accommodations. Booking with us allows you to enjoy discounted rates as we have special agreements with our partners.

Is Electricity Available 24 Hours in the Lodges and Camps?

Most standard camps and lodges are equipped with generators, so electricity is generally available 24 hours. However, some interruptions may occur but are typically not a significant concern for guests.

Will My Mobile/Cellular Phone Work During the Tour?

es, though signal strength may vary in different areas.

What About My Special Diet and Food Preferences?

We cater to all diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, among others. Please inform us in advance about your dietary preferences.

What Activities Can My Kids Do While on a Safari?

A safari offers an enriching experience for children, allowing them to observe animals in their natural habitat. Some camps and lodges offer amenities for children, such as playrooms and pools, though these are not universally available. We suggest bringing activities that your children enjoy.

Is Tipping Required?

Tipping is not required but is recommended. The amount varies by country, but you should tip according to what you feel is appropriate.

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