10 Day wildlife Safari combined with Beach Holiday
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Jomo Kenyatta International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 before the flight.|
When you think of Africa, you’re probably thinking of Kenya. It’s the lone acacia silhouetted against a horizon stretching into eternity. It’s the snow-capped mountain almost on the equator and within sight of harsh deserts. It’s the lush, palm-fringed coastline of the Indian Ocean, it’s the Great Rift Valley that once threatened to tear the continent asunder, and it’s the dense forests reminiscent of the continent’s heart. In short, Kenya is a country of epic land forms that stir our deepest longings for this very special continent
You will arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and after all airport formalities you will be met and welcomed by a representative who will brief you and later board your vans and drive north of Nairobi towards Lake Bogoria. Lake Bogoria is located along the Great Rift Valley and it is famed for its hot springs. It does not have the wildlife of Nakuru, but offers visitors beautiful sights of hot springs, geysers and landscapes. The area of the hot springs is good size with numerous sources where the hot water erupts up to 3 meters high. The water with minerals creates fantastic pathways on the ground with beautiful colors. Local people believe in inhaling and exposing yourself to the vapors can have healing properties for breathing and skin problems but the steam is very hot and should be taken with cautions. The locals often test the hot water by boiling eggs in plastic bags on long sticks. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bogoria
This day will be spent at leisure at the resort
You will have breakfast then check out to board your van and drive south to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch. Early afternoon will be spent at leisure with a boat ride at Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha is one of the Kenya’s fresh water lakes on the Rift Valley with over 400 bird species and is also the deepest lake on the Rift Valley. Dinner and overnight at L. Naivasha national Park
After breakfast you will leave the lodge and drive to Hells Gate National Park. Hell’s Gate is one of only two Kenyan national parks in which you are free to leave your vehicle and explore the park on foot. The park is home a variety of wildlife, unusual plant life, and over 130 species of birds. You will get to enjoy the parks dramatic scenery, with looming cliffs, gorges, and basalt columns on bikes. Zebras, baboons, and gazelles are common sights, while more exotic cheetahs, leopards, and ostrich are occasionally encountered. At noon you will drive up a cliff where you will find a picnic set up for you to have lunch as you enjoy the scenery below. Drive back to the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure.Dinner and overnight at Naivasha Kongoni Lodge.
After breakfast you will proceed to check out and bid goodbye to Naivasha as you drive south- West to the famous Masai Mara. Along the way you will stop shortly at the view point, Rift Valley Arrive at around 1300hrs just in time for lunch at the Serena Hotel. After lunch you will check in to your room and freshen up.Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
The day will start with an early morning game drive at 6.15 am which will give you an opportunity to view the wild animals in their natural habitat as they go about their daily activities. You will then drive back to the hotel where you will enjoy a scrumptious English breakfast. In the evening, you will enjoy a gentle game drive to Lookout Hill where you will be welcomed by Maasai warriors who will serve cocktails as you enjoy the sunset. Meanwhile your appointed chef will be preparing your meals as per your specific order. You can then relax around the campfire. Later, experience the thrill of a late evening game drive back to the lodge. Dinner and Overnight at the lodge.
Awakened by an early-morning cup of tea (around 5.30 am) you will be driven to the balloon take-off point, where you will meet your fully-qualified balloon pilot. A balloon safari allows you to drift in silence above the splendor of the plains, dip down to visit the hippo pools of the Mara River, enjoy a bird’s eye view of the wildlife theatre enacted below and descend to a scenic English breakfast cooked on the balloon’s burners, and served on the savannah plains. After breakfast, you can then enjoy a leisurely game-drive back to the lodge. Dinner and Overnight at the lodge.
After breakfast you will proceed to check out and continue with the drive further to the south coast of Kenya. You will arrive at Mombasa in the afternoon where you will check in and later spend the days at leisure. Dinner and Overnight at Sarova Beach Hotel.
After breakfast you will proceed to check out and board your van back to Nairobi just in time for your flight back home. Kwaheri!