This is Kenya’s Annual Highlight safari; Booking must be done at least 4 months in advance to secure accommodation in order to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration, one of the “Seven New Wonders of the Natural World”. Nowhere in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration, over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October. Before that the Safari takes you to Samburu national Reserve for culture and unique wildlife found north of the equator. The Safari is for those looking for wild life experience!
Day 01 : 30TH JUNE 2012
Arrival in Nairobi and transfer to the Pride Inn Hotel for overnight. Dinner at own cost at your preferred cuisine.
Day 02 : 01ST JULY 2012
Nairobi / Samburu National Reserve
After breakfast we depart by road to Samburu National Reserve to arrive in Samburu in time for lunch at Samburu Simba Lodge. The Afternoon will be at Leisure and an afternoon game drive is scheduled at 1630hrs. Samburu game Reserve is a place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed river with rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry riverbeds and fallen boulders. The river Uaso Nyiro is the lifeline with a huge population of crocodiles. The game reserve is has rare species of animals that can only be found in this park, like the long necked gerenuk, Grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe, and the Beisa onyx. At 1930hrs Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge.
Day 03 : 02ND JULY 2012
Samburu National Reserve
An early morning game drive at 06300hrs, to try and locate the leopard which is a frequent visitor in this park. The park has an abundant species of birds and can turn even the most reluctant guest in to an avid bird watcher. Thereafter breakfast at 0830hrs and proceed for a Samburu cultural village visit. The rest of the morning at leisure followed by lunch at 1230hrs. The afternoon will be at leisure followed by an afternoon game drive at 1630hrs. At 1930hrs Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge.
Day04: 03RD JULY 2012
Samburu /Sweetwaters Tented camp
An early morning game drive at 06300hrs, thereafter breakfast at 0830hrs and proceed to Ol Pejeta Consevancy by Road to arrive in time for lunch at 1230hrs. The afternoon will be at leisure followed by an afternoon game drive at 1630hrs. Ol Pejeta Game Sanctuary hosts all the members of the ‘Big Five' (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), the conservancy has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya. The conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species. At 1930hrs Dinner and Overnight Sweet Waters Tented Camp.
DAY 05:04TH JULY 2012
Sweetwaters Tented camp/ Naivasha
After breakfast, proceed for a game drive with a visit to the CHIMPANZEE sanctuary. We check out and depart South West to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch at Sawela Lodge. Afternoon boat-ride (optional) for US $25 per person up to Crescent Island. Dinner and overnight at Sawela Lodge.
DAY 06: 05TH JULY 2012
After breakfast we depart further west to The Masai Mara National Reserve which is a UNESCO world heritage site, arriving in time for lunch at the Ol Moran Tented Camp. Maasai Mara National Reserve (also spelled "Masai Mara" and known by the locals as 'the Mara') is a large game reserve in south-western Kenya, which is effectively the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park game reserve in Tanzania. Named after the Masai people (the traditional inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar - "Mara", which is Maa (Masai language) for "spotted": an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savannah and cloud shadows that mark the area.Dinner and overnight at Ol Moran Tented Camp
DAY 07: 06TH JULY 2012
We embark on an early morning game drive to try and locate wildebeest migration and possibly witness a river crossing. When it comes to game-viewing, there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five' in one morning.
As to scenery, the 1,800 sq kilometers of this veteran reserve offer the classic mix of African imagery; miles of lion-gold grasslands, shoals of lilac-misted hills, a meandering river, acres of thorn-bush and mile upon mile of undulating wilderness. After breakfast we spend the morning at leisure. A Masai cultural village visit can be organized at an extra cost. Lunch will be at Ol Moran wildlife camp and thereafter an evening game drive at 1600hrs to view this animal haven. Dinner and overnight at Ol Moran Tented Camp
DAY 08: 07TH JULY 2012
We embark on an early morning game drive to try and locate wildebeest migration and possibly witness a river crossing. After breakfast we spend the morning at leisure. A Masai cultural village visit can be organized at an extra cost. Lunch will be at Ol Moran wildlife camp and thereafter an evening game drive at 1600hrs to view this animal haven. Dinner and overnight at Ol Moran Tented Camp
DAY 09: 08TH JULY 2012
Masai Mara /Nairobi
We embark on an early morning game drive to try and locate anything we may have missed and also get a last glimpse of this animal haven. After breakfast we depart for Nairobi with lunch at own cost, to arrive in the afternoon. Depending on the flight timings we transfer to the airport for the outbound flight.