ROUTE 10: SAFARI TWIGA (GIRAFFE) Duration: 17 nights días/16 Nairobi (1 / 0) - Mount Kenya (1) - Samburu (2) - Sweetwaters (1) - Aberdares (1) - Lake Nakuru (1) - Masai Mara (2) - Nairobi (1) - Amboseli (2) - Tsavo West (2) - Mombasa (2) - Nairobi (0 / 1)
Day 1: Nairobi
Jambo! Welcome to Africa! You will be met on arrival by our driver guide who will accompany you to one of the best hotels in the city where you will spend the night in Nairobi.
(If you arrive in the morning, you will depart directly to Mount Kenya National Park without an overnight stay in Nairobi).
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Nairobi
Day 2: Mount Kenya National Park
Early morning we leave heading north to the slopes of Mount Kenya to the Serena Mountain Lodge, a hotel-just like the tree hotel of the Aberdares National Park. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon we enjoy nature in the forest of Mount Kenya accompanied by a resident naturalist from the lodge (subject to weather conditions) and will return soon to the hotel to admire the view from the comfort of your room overlooking the pond. Each evening / night the pond sees a wide variety of animals that come to drink and lick salt. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Accommodation: Serena Mountain Lodge
Days 3 and 4: Samburu National Reserve
After breakfast we continue with the adventure. We stop at the famous poster|landmark of the Ecuator to take memorable photographs and see demonstrations of the Coriolis effect, whereby a stick in a bowl of water rotates in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction depending on the hemisphere in which we find.an be made from two bowls of water even just a meter away from each other. We arrive at Samburu National Reserve, where several endemic animals are famous: the reticulated giraffe, gerenuk the long neck, colobus monkey, the beisa oryx and Grevy's zebra, some of which we see on a game drive in the afternoon. The next day in the morning, we visit Samburu and a real village. In the afternoon we return to explore the beauty of the park by making a game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Accommodation: Samburu Serena Lodge
Day 5: Sweetwaters Reserve
In the morning we drive to Sweetwaters Tented Camp, situated in the heart of a pool of private property, the former cattle ranch Ol Pejeta, which have created a sanctuary for rhinos and other chimpanzees. Enjoy superb views across the plains to the peaks of Mount Kenya. Following the afternoon game drive we sucure accommodation and have dinner. All tents have a private terrace. In the picturesque village is the original dining room, bar and reception.
ACCOMMODATION: Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Day 6 Aberdare National Park
We make the trip to the national park in the morning and will arrive at Outspan Hotel for lunch. We then go to the famous Treetops, a hotel located on a tree in the forest of Aberdares.Different species of animals such as buffaloes, rhinos and elephants can be seen from the balconies of comfortable rooms overlooking the pool drinking and licking salt. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 7: Lake Nakuru National Park
In the morning we will travel through the elbow pads of the Aberdares and the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park, described by American ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson as "the most fabulous bird spectacle in the world." The park and its famous lake is the ideal habitat for lesser flamingos, pink flamingoes, pelicans and other species of animals, including lions, leopards, buffaloes, conch water, giraffes, baboons, rhinos and hyenas. We enjoy an afternoon game drive along the lake shore.Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
ACCOMMODATION: Lake Nakuru Lodge
Day 8 and 9: Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, we continue our adventure safari in the Masai Mara reserve. Today the Masai Mara National Reserve is the most famous reserve in Kenya and home to the "Big Five": buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Great herds of wildebeest and zebra wander the Mara grasslands and their number is increasing during the annual migration. We arrive in time for lunch to be followed by an afternoon game drive. The next day, we will have the opportunity to enjoy an early morning balloon safari (optional, so the cost is additional) on the plains of Mara, which includes a bubbly champagne breakfast upon landing, a show that will undoubtedly be unforgettable . In the case of not making the balloon safari, we will make an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. We will enjoy another game drive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
ACCOMMODATION: Lodge in Mara
Day 10: Nairobi
After breakfast, we travel to Nairobi and stay at a hotel during lunchtime. In the afternoon, we will be free to relax in the hotel or use the time to visit the city. We offer the possibility of the Nairobi City tour or Walking tour (described in the section on optional excursions) in the company of our guide-driver. Dinner tonight will be at the famous Carnivore restaurant (although there are other options).
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Nairobi
Day 11: Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, we leave Nairobi and drive to Amboseli National Park via Athi and cross the arid plains near the town of Kajiado, a dry landscape dotted with bushes and thorny acacias, which announces the arrival of genuine African savannah. We cross the Namanga border town on the border with Tanzania, a semi-desert landscape leading to the Amboseli National Park. Once checked in at a lodge and after having lunch there will be an afternoon safari drive. Amboseli is a huge volcanic plateau, dominated by the majestic peaks of the snowy peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, a few meters from the border between Kenya and Tanzania. This is the highest mountain in Africa (5,895 m.). The mountain is in Tanzanian territory and is clearly visible throughout the park, always present in the background on clear days. Birds are numerous and a special attraction on the lake and wetlands. There will be a safari drive in the afternoon visiting the wetlands of the park where wildlife is concentrated. Later we will have dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Accommodation: Lodge at Amboseli
Day 12: Amboseli National Park
At 6:30 a.m. we will begin a game drive through the park until 9:00 a.m. and return to the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning will be used to relax and enjoy the lodge facilities until lunchtime. In the afternoon, at 16:00hrs we will start another game drive that will occupy much of the afternoon. Thanks to groundwater from the Kilimanjaro, a spring crop surrounded by green meadows, along with water, mountains and grasslands of the park-form a wonderful habitat for lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, cheetahs and buffalo. It is also a wonderful place for photography. One of the most sought photographs in Kenya is precisely what you will find in this area, that is, a portrait of a herd of elephants with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background in the hours around sunset. Later, we return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Lodge at Amboseli
Day 13: Tsavo West National Park
This morning we depart north to Tsavo West National Park. The set of Tsavo West National Park and Tsavo East along with the wildlife sanctuary of Taita Hills form one of the largest protected areas in the world and is located halfway between Nairobi and Mombasa. The park has over one hundred species of mammals and the elephant population is the largest in Kenya. We visit the Mzima Springs oasis, two underground clear water ponds from Chyulu Hills, surrounded by lush vegetation and giant raffia palms duma, a paradise rich in fauna. During the evening you can enjoy the facilities of the accommodation. Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge.
ACCOMMODATION: Kilaguni Lodge.
Day 14: Tsavo West National Park and Sanctuary Taita Hills
After breakfast at the lodge, we will drive to the Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge, where we have lunch and leave most of the luggage. Later we will go to Sarova Salt Lick Lodge. This landmark hotel, unique architecture and walkways built on stilts, is faced with a pool, which is illuminated at night, allowing us to see the nocturnal fauna, as they come to lick salt and drinkin water. This is one of the most suitable sites in Kenya to see elephants up close.On nights of high activity fauna become concentrated in the hundreds.Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Accommodation: Sarova Salt Lick Lodge
Note: Sarova Salt Lick Lodge is only allowed minimal luggage per person. The rest of the luggage shall be kept in the watchword of the Taita Hills Game Lodge.
Days 15 and 16: Mombasa
After breakfast, we depart to Mombasa, the second largest city in the country, a leading international trade center and gateway to the south coast of Kenya, where there are large sandy beaches. We arrive Mombasa at lunchtime. We are free for the rest of the day, but you can also visit the city. We offer the possibility of the Walking City tour of Mombasa (described in the section on optional excursions) in the company of our guide-driver. The next day we move closer to various destinations, depending on customer needs, where you can perform many water activities (diving, surface diving, sport fishing, boat trips on glass bottom dhow rides, surfing), without forgetting that Wildlife lovers can visit the Shimba Hills National Reserve and the Sanctuary of Mwaluganje.
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Mombasa. (On the second night, you have the option of traveling to Nairobi via the Mombasa-Nairobi train, known as the "Lunatic Line" train that runs at 30 km / h, which is rated by many as a magical journey and memorable, despite having its disadvantages: It can be uncomfortable, slow and have the presence of ”small unexpected visitors”.)
Day 17: Nairobi
After breakfast at the Hotel in Mombasa, we exit via road to Nairobit. Lunch halfway through the journey. We arrival in Nairobi around 16:00 hours. You will be taken to the airport for your flight at night or stay overnight at a hotel in Nairobi and transferred to the airport for a morning flight.
(Although there is also the option of travelling from Mombasa to Nairobi by air: In this case we will travel from the hotel in Mombasa to the airport for a flight to Nairobi. We will arrive at the airport in Nairobi and connect with a departure flight out of the country or stay overnight at a hotel in Nairobi and be transferred to airport in the morning for a morning flight.)
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Nairobi if flying in the morning.
- The hotels listed in the itinerary can be replaced by any other hotel of your choice (subject to availability on the same)
- In Nairobi, we will make the reservation for lunch or dinner at the famous Carnivore restaurant or any other of your choice (we can also advise other restaurants depending on your culinary tastes).