10 Days Kenya Family Safari
DAY ONE: ARRIVAL IN NAIROBI Distance: 18 Kms: Drive Duration 30 mins – 1 Hour
Upon arrival you will be met by the company representative and the driver guide. After meet and greet you will be briefed about your safari then transfer to the hotel for the night on bed & breakfast. Overnight at Hilton Hotel. https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/kenya/hilton-nairobi-NBOHITW/accommodations/index.html
DAY TWO: NAIROBI – AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK Distance: 250 Kms, Drive duration about 4 hours
After breakfast, you will depart for Amboseli National Park driving through the scenic Maasai / Kamba plains along Nairobi Mombasa road, a brief stopover at Emali town then continue to arrive for lunch at the lodge. After lunch you depart for the evening game drive. A visit to this park will confirm that while Mount Kilimanjaro is located in neighbouring Tanzania, the best views are from the Kenyan side. On a clear day you will be able to get a splendid view of this snow -capped mountain; Africa’s highest mountain. This park is the perfect place to be for you to see some of the big five up close - especially the elephants. If you are lucky, you can see a herd of more than 50 elephants in one go. All the big five are also well represented in this park. Other animals include; the Cheetah, Wild dogs, the Maasai Giraffe, Zebra, Crocodile in Lake Amboseli , the Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine together with a prolific birdlife featuring over 600 species. Dinner & Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge http://www.serenahotels.com/serenaamboseli/en/default.html Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY THREE: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
On this day you will wake up for the morning game drive with a chance to see the beauty of sunrise, you return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you may relax by the pool or at the comfort of your room until lunch. After lunch you go for another game drive and explore this park further until 1800 hrs when you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Dinner & Overnight at Amboseli serena Safari Lodge http://www.serenahotels.com/serenaamboseli/en/default.html Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY FOUR: AMBOSELI - LAKE NAIVASHA VIA NAIROBI Distance: 350 Kms, Drive Duration: About 6 hrs Early breakfast then you check out and depart for Lake Naivasha. On your way you will have a brief stopover in Nairobi for lunch at a place of your choice assisted by your drive guide. After lunch you will proceed towards the great rift valley view point stopover briefly to have a look at the escarpment then proceed to arrive in the evening for dinner & overnight. Naivasha Sopa Lodge www.sopalodges.com/lake-naivasha-sopa-lodge/overview Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
DAY FIVE: LAKE NAIVASHA BOAT RIDE & NATURE WALK
A day with breakfast at the lodge, spend the morning at leisure until lunch. After lunch the driver will assist you get the boat men who will take you for the boat ride to Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island. You do a short briefing from boat men and driver and proceed for the ride. The boat takes you on a scenic tour of the lake with a visit to the Crescent Island which is an Animal and Bird Sanctuary on the Eastern Side of Lake Naivasha. A number of mammals can be seen grazing in the surrounding lake environs such as Maasai giraffe, zebra, dik diks, steenbok, impala, gazelles and, at night, hippos. You spend some time wandering around at your own pace and enjoy the peace and quiet broken only by the sounds of the Islands wild inhabitants. At 1800 hrs you will return to where you had left your driver then drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Naivasha Sopa Lodge www.sopalodges.com/lake-naivasha-sopa-lodge/overview Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
DAY SIX: LAKE NAIVASHA- MAASAI MARA Distance 245 Kms, about 5hrs drive.
After breakfast you will depart for the Majestic Mara with a drive through the beautiful flower farms of Naivasha along the floor of the rift valley. Upon arrival you will check in at the lodge, have lunch and relax as you prepare for your first thrilling game drive in the Masai Mara game reserve, one of East Africa's top safari destinations. The game reserve incorporates 1510 km² of incredible, wide-open landscapes and fertile reverie woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical open savannah with a mass of amazing wildlife. Returning from your first foray into Masai Mara you will have dinner and relax under the stars, falling asleep to the sounds of the bush. Dinner and Overnight at Keekorok Lodge. http://sunafricahotels.com/kookorok-lodge/ Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY SEVEN: MASAI MARA FULL DAY GAME DRIVES.
On this day you will take breakfast at the camp then depart for a full day game drive with packed lunch in search of the big five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunset’s well-worth capturing on camera. Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Back to lodge in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at Keekorok Lodge. http://sunafricahotels.com/kookorok-lodge/ Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY EIGHT: MASAI MARA BOMA VISIT
Another day in this game reserve with breakfast, morning game drive, Lunch at the lodge followed by the afternoon game drive as you try to capture what was not captured in other game drives. You may opt to visit the Maasai Boma for cultural update. As you arrive at the village, excited children and adults welcome you with songs and dance, at certain times, one of the dancers will jump up and down gracefully. The jumps are several feet high! You will be invited to try jumping too, but to your dismay you will be no match for their levitation act!! You will then be welcome into one of the homesteads in the village, The village huts (called Manyatta) are made of cow dung and clay plastered over stick frames. It is a memorable experience of its own. This part is paid directly assisted by your driver guide. Dinner and Overnight at Keekorok Lodge. http://sunafricahotels.com/kookorok-lodge/ Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY NINE: MAASAI MARA GAME DRIVES
One more day in this reserve with breakfast at the lodge, Morning and afternoon game drives with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight at the lodge ready for your departure tomorrow. Dinner and Overnight at Keekorok Lodge. http://sunafricahotels.com/kookorok-lodge/ Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY TEN: MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI / DEPARTURE Distance: 260 Kms, Drive duration: about 5 hrs.
After breakfast you will check out and depart for Nairobi with a stopover in Narok Town for lunch. After lunch you will proceed to arrive Nairobi in the evening and head to the Carnivore, Kenya’s famous meat specialty restaurant for dinner. Vegetarian meal is also available. After dinner you will transfer to JKIA airport to check in for your departure flight. Meal Plan; Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
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