Kenya family safari - 9 Days

SAFARI OVERVIEW

Day 01: Nairobi
Day 02: Nairobi
Day 03: Sweet Waters
Day 04: Sweet Waters
Day 05: Nakuru
Day 06: Naivasha
Day 07: Masai Mara
Day 08: Masai Mara
Day 09: Nairobi

Day 01: Nairobi
safari park hotel nairobiArrive in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be received and assisted by your Essenia Safaris safari manager. You will be transferred to your Hotel where you will be briefed about the safari and the next days activities. Overnight will be at the Safari Park Hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast
Accommodation: Safari Park Hotel

Day 02: Nairobi
After breakfast, you will be picked at your hotel and drive to the Giraffe centre.  The giraffe centre The Giraffe Centre is located at Langata, approximately 20 kilometres from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. The Giraffe Centre tour gives a completely up close and personal interaction where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed them. The centre has rescued, hand-reared and released around 500 orphaned giraffes back into the wild since opening in 1979.
After the visit to the giraffe centre, you will proceed to the David SheldricK Wildlife Trust.  Here you will interact with orphaned baby Elephants that have been rescued form various parts of Kenya. This visit lasts for one hour. Proceed for lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant returning to your hotel early evening to rest and relax at the safari park lush grounds.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Safari Park Hotel

Day 03: Nairobi – Sweet Waters
rhinos in ol pejetaEarly breakfast at the hotel. Depart Nairobi heading north through the lush Kikuyu farmlands with coffee, wheat and horticulture farms among other plantations. Pass the Equator and the cool central highlands before arriving at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Ol Pejeta is East Africa’s Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary, the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees and holds some of the highest predator densities in Kenya. Overnight will be at the Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Tented Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp

Day 04: Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Full day at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy with morning and evening game drive.
Ol Pejeta boasts an astounding variety of animals including non-indigenous chimpanzees and the Big Five. The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plans will guarantee you an unforgettable safari experience. Optional activities at the Ol Pejeta include night game drive and camel rides. Overnight will be at the Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp

Day 05: Ol Pejeta – Lake Nakuru
flamingos in lake nakuruEarly morning breakfast as you depart Ol Pejeta heading for the lake Nakuru National Park. You will pass by the Thompson falls and drive down the scenic rift valley escarpment before finally checking into the Lake Nakuru National Park in time for lunch and your afternoon game drive.
The Lake Nakuru ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white and black rhino, buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species. Your base at Lake Nakuru will be the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Day 06: Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, we leave lake Nakuru heading for Lake Naivasha country clubthe lake Naivasha. We will pass the Lake Elementaita before checking in at the Lake Naivasha. We check in at the Lake Naivasha Country Club. After check in we will have a boat ready and waiting to take you for a boat safari and nature walk at the Lake. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to the shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallow lake shores. The region surrounding the Lake is well worth exploring. There are two smaller lakes nearby, Oloidien, and Sonachi, a bright green cater lake. Hell’s Gate National Park lies beside the lake. Walking is permitted, making it ideal for hiking, biking, and rock climbing.  We return to the lodge for lunch. Optional afternoon activities include hiking and or biking at the Hells Gate national park. Dinner and overnight will be at the Lake Naivasha Country Club.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Country Club

Day 07: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara

keekorok lodge Masai MaraEarly breakfast and depart your camp heading for the Masai Mara National Reserve. You will drive into Masai land passing through the Kedong and Suswa plains making a stop over at the Masai town of Narok. Continue towards the Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.
This is probably one of Kenya’s most visited reserve with an extraordinary density of animals including the Big five and many other varieties of plains game. The Mara River cuts through the Mara and Serengeti eco systems giving life to the both reserves finally pouring out into the Lake Victoria.
Impressive and most notable is the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle instinct led migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This journey is coupled by numerous obstacles which makes it even more magnificent.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Keekorok Lodge Masai Mara

Day 08: Masai Mara
Depending on the wildlife migration patterns and the weather, you could either opt for Morning and evening game drives or alternatively venture out for a full day.
Other optional activities on this day would be an early morning balloon flight over the Masai Mara plains and a visit to the nearby Masai communities. Spend the night at Keekorok Lodge Masai Mara.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Keekorok Lodge Masai Mara

Day 09: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Breakfast and leave the Masai Mara. Enjoy extra game viewing en route out of the park as you drive through the plains and the floor of the Great Rift Valley arriving in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi early afternoon. Lunch will be at the Tamambo Restaurant Karen. Later proceed to the airport for your outbound flight.

END OF KENYA FAMILY SAFARI

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