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12 Days kenya Classic safari

12 Days kenya Classic safari

A fantastic 12 Days kenya Classic safari tour visiting all the classic parks and reserves in southern Kenya including; Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Tsavo and the iconic Masai Mara; providing plenty of opportunities to see all the Big Five, experience large herds of elephant and watch big cats patrol the savannah plains! There will also be a boat safari on Lake Naivasha, a nature walk on Crescent Island and a day sightseeing in Nairobi, including a visit to the elephant orphanage.

Tour Summary

Day 1-2:  Amboseli the Land of Elephants

Day 3-4:  Safari in the wilderness of Tsavo

Day 5-6:  Return to Nairobi for a day of sightseeing

Day 7   :  Escarpment And Rift Valley Premium Lake Nakuru

Day 8   :  Lake Naivasha fo Boat Ride

Day 9-11:Savannah Plains of the Masai Mara-Big Five

Day 12:    Morning game – head back to Nairobi

12 Days kenya Classic safari

  • You’ll be welcomed by our professional guide from the airport (or hotel).
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1-2

Amboseli the Land of Elephants

Depart Nairobi by road for Amboseli National Park (5 hours), on a 12 Days kenya Classic safari in  a fantastic park, with amazing views of the imposing Mount Kilimanjaro, and with the possibility of seeing big cats and herds of elephants – it’s a park not to be missed! You will arrive in time for lunch at the Ol Tukai Lodge, one of just a few accommodations located within the park itself and is one of the best places to watch elephants with the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro; the lodge also holds birding talks, lectures by researchers from the Elephant Research Centre and cultural talks by a Masai culturist. After lunch you will head out into the park for a late afternoon game drive to explore the park. The next day will be spent on morning and afternoon game drives, with all meals at the lodge.

Main Destination:

Amboseli National Park

Best Time to Visit June to September and January to February

High Season December to March and July to October (Busy)

Best Weather Jul to Sep and Jan to Feb (Little rainfall)

 

Accommodation:

Ol Tukai

  • Luxury lodge located inside Amboseli NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3-4

Safari in the wilderness of Tsavo

After breakfast you’ll continue your 12 Days kenya Classic safari onto Tsavo West, which is about a two-hour drive through wilderness and will include a stop at the Shetani lava flows. On entering the park you’ll head to the stunning Kilaguni Lodge located inside the park, arriving in time for lunch. Situated between Mount Kilimanjaro and the volcanic Chyulu Hills, this stone-built safari lodge has great views of the surrounding hills and overlooks its own water hole, which is often visited by elephants, buffalos and a wide variety of plains animals. The lodge has a restaurant, lounge and bar all overlooking the water hole, there is also a swimming pool, sun deck and gift shop. After lunch you’ll head out on a late afternoon game drive, which will include a visit to the Mzima Springs, returning to Kilaguni for dinner and an evening relaxing and watching the wildlife arrive at the watering hole. You will spend the next day on morning and afternoon game drives with lunch and dinner at the lodge.

Main Destination:

Tsavo West National Park

Best Time to Visit June to September and January to February

High Season December to March and July to October (Busy)

Best Weather Jul to Sep and Jan to Feb (Little rainfall)

 

Accommodation:

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

  • Luxury lodge located inside Tsavo West NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5-6

Return to Nairobi for a day of sightseeing

After breakfast you’ll head back to Nairobi with a picnic lunch, arriving in time for dinner at the luxury, boutique Anga Afrika tented camp, a small camp on the outskirts of the city, set in a peaceful site with lots of trees and bird-life with a focus on service and good food. Next morning you’ll head out for a day sightseeing, the first stop will be the elephant orphanage, where you can meet rescued baby elephants being rehabilitated for release back into the wild. Lunch will be at the historical Karen Blixen Coffee House, followed by a short visit to the Karen Blixen Museum, originally the centerpiece of a farm owned by author Karen Blixen and made famous by the 1985 film ‘Out of Africa’ based on Karen’s autobiographical book of the same name. Finally, you’ll head over to the Giraffe Centre to meet and feed the giraffes, the centre is a breeding programme for the now rare Rothschild giraffe, which can only be found in small numbers in the wild. You will return to camp for dinner.

Main Destination:

Nairobi

Accommodation:

Anga Afrika

  • Luxury tented camp located in or near Nairobi

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

A trip over the escarpment and up the Rift Valley to the premium Lake Nakuru

After breakfast your guide will take you to the Premium Lake Nakuru (2.5 hours) where you could see over 400 different species of birds, large numbers of white rhinos, the rare Rothschild giraffe and other plains mammals such as lion, zebra and buffalo. On entering the park you’ll take a game drive on route to your accommodation within the park at Sopa Lodge that has great views over the lake and park, all the rooms are very spacious and are located at the top of a ridge and all have views over the lake. After lunch you’ll head out into the park for a game drive before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Main Destination:

Lake Nakuru National Park

Best Time to Visit June to March best for wildlife viewing (Little rain)

High Season July to March (The park gets very busy)

Best Weather June to March (Little rainfall)

 

Accommodation:

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

  • Luxury lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

A trip to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride

After a leisurely breakfast, your guide will take you out on a morning game drive through Nakuru National Park. You’ll leave the park late morning and head down the Rift Valley to Naivasha (1.5 hours), where you’ll arrive in time for lunch. Your lodge is located close to the lake shore and often has wildlife wandering around such as bushbuck, zebra and giraffe – and in the evening you may also see hippos grazing on the lawns. The lodge rooms are spacious, Swahili style chalets either with a balcony or a glass fronted lounge area for relaxing and wildlife viewing. After lunch you’ll take a boat safari across the lake where you may see hippos and many species of birds including fish eagles, pelicans and sometimes flamingoes, there will also be a stop along the way at Crescent Island for a short nature walk. After your boat safari you’ll retire to the lodge for the evening, have dinner and watch the hippos come up from the Lake to graze in Sopa’s grounds.

Main Destination:

Lake Naivasha

Accommodation:

Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

  • Luxury lodge located in or near Lake Naivasha

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9-11

Journey to the savannah plains of the Masai Mara for abundant wildlife and the Big Five

After an early breakfast, you’ll leave Naivasha and travel to the open grassland of the Masai Mara (4.5 hours), rich in biodiversity and home to a large variety of bird species and wildlife and offers great game viewing and bird watching opportunities. You’ll arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Mara Game Camp, situated in the Masai Mara national reserve, before taking a late afternoon game drive. Sarova Mara Game Camp is a high quality tented camp with over 50 standard tents and also club and family tents available. The dining is of a high standard and there are also a number of other activities available such as fishing and bush walking. The next two days will be spent exploring the savannah grasslands of the Masai Mara on game drives tracking down all the Big Five, along with many other species of mammals, reptiles and birds.

Main Destination:

Masai Mara National Reserve

Best Time to Visit June to October and September to October

High Season June to October and December to March

Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Accommodation:

Sarova Game Camp

  • Luxury tented camp located inside Masai Mara NR

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 12

After breakfast and a morning game drive it’s time to head back to Nairobi

After taking breakfast and an early morning game drive, you will head back to Nairobi with a picnic lunch (5.5 hours). Alternatively stay for lunch at the lodge and fly back to Nairobi in the afternoon (optional extra).

Main Destination:

Nairobi

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of 12 Days kenya Classic safari

Included

  • Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the itinarary.
  • Transport in a guide driven 4X4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & Photography.
  • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide.
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the
  • All Government taxes and
  • Free safari
  • Free mineral water both during game and in the
  • All meet and greet
  • All arrival and departure
  • 24 hours stand-by contact.
  • Two-way long-range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle.

On safari accessories in the minivan: – beanbags for easy photography, and a pair of binoculars, cool box  are not a gurantee.

Excluded

  • Visa fees and travel
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s)
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Holiday supplements over Easter, Christmas & New
  • Laundry
  • Any other item(s) not included in our
  • Any local or international
  • Kilimanjaro Sundowner
  • Bush –Sunrise
  • Nature Walks
  • Balloon ride & Boat Ride
  • Masai Village
  • Nature Walk
  • Bush sundowner

Rates Per Person

Solo 1 room 2 people 1 room 3 people 2 rooms 4 people 2 rooms 5 people 3 rooms 6 people 3 rooms 7+ people
Apr 1, ’18 – Jun 30, ’18 n/a* $3,125 $2,629 $2,536 $2,346 $2,329
Jul 1, ’18 – Oct 31, ’18 n/a* $4,365 $3,639 $3,599 $3,295 $3,325
Nov 1, ’18 – Dec 20, ’18 n/a* $3,756 $3,072 $2,989 $2,736 $2,729
Dec 21, ’18 – Jan 3, ’19 n/a* $4,365 $3,639 $3,599 $3,295 $3,325
Jan 4, ’19 – Mar 31, ’19 n/a* $3,756 $3,072 $2,989 $2,736 $2,729
Apr 1, ’19 – Jun 30, ’19 n/a* $3,125 $2,629 $2,536 $2,346 $2,329
Jul 1, ’19 – Oct 31, ’19 n/a* $4,365 $3,639 $3,599 $3,295 $3,325
Nov 1, ’19 – Dec 22, ’19 n/a* $3,756 $3,072 $2,989 $2,736 $2,729
Dec 23, ’19 – Dec 31, ’19 n/a* $4,365 $3,639 $3,599 $3,295 $3,325

*

n/a = not available. This tour is unavailable for solo travelers.

Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour must be paid in US Dollars (USD).

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