A Safari to the Heart of Kenya
Kenya guarantees you a unique wildlife safari holiday every time. From the shores of the Indian Ocean to the plains of the semi-arid lands in the north, this country flaunts a wide variety of must-visit attractions.
Don’t forget your camera; this wildlife safari holiday package will take you to some of those must-see attractions in the country. It truly is the experience of a lifetime, with a chance to visit three attractions that represent different geographic locations.
Samburu is the land of excellent star gazing nights under the northern hemisphere and delightful excursions of the vast savannah plains and riverine forests along the meandering Ewaso Nyiro River. Nakuru’s record as a must-visit location reads long because it is within the Great Rift Valley, where fun and adventure involves exploring national parks and lakes. Maasai Mara is the gem of a wildlife safari holiday in Kenya. It hosts millions of migrating animals during the great migration and it has hundreds of birds and animals species.
Explore, live, enjoy, relax and learn during a trip to the remote county of Samburu before a relaxed ride to the Rift Valley in Nakuru and you take the adventure tempo to higher heights with a two day expedition of Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Numerous activities await you during this trip. Game drives are the all time favourites in a wildlife safari holiday so be ready for excursions of the plains, riverine forests and woodlands. The most popular animals in these game drives are elephants, wildebeests, antelopes, buffalos and the big cats. You will also encounter endangered and rare species such as Grevy’s zebra and rhinos.
Additionally, embark on a birding tour to see and capture the images of hundreds of migratory and resident birds. It is no wonder that Kenya’s attractions feature in movies, books, documentaries and any other literary work.
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) where you’ll be hosted by an on ground representative. Take the road transfer ride to Safari Park Hotel, which is about 30 minutes from the airport.
Safari Park Hotel is a lavish venue where guests get pampered daily. It is the perfect choice for access to the northern Kenya tourism circuit where Samburu is located. It has excellent rooms and suites with garden view of the serene landscaped lawns. Indulge your taste buds to an exquisite array of fusion cuisine ranging from African to Italian, Japanese and Chinese cuisines all under one roof but in different restaurants within this hotel.
After a meal, wine and entertainment, get some sleep in readiness for your wildlife safari holiday experience.
Leave for Samburu after breakfast. It is a road trip through different geographical landscapes. The view changes when you pass Thika Town which is the entry point to the green, fertile lands of the central province. The plantations and red soil change for black cotton soil and savannah terrain as you head towards Samburu from Timau.
Arrive at Ashnil Samburu Camp and have lunch as you enjoy the change of scenery. This is Samburu National Reserve. The camp is on the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River and in addition to its great location, the chef has something great for you from African to international dishes. The tents are well placed and they give a view of the river and inside each unit is a collection of facilities and amenities. End a good day with a game drive in the reserve.
Samburu National Park is home to unique species such as Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, Beisa Oryx, gerenuk and the reticulated giraffe. Settle for the night after a sumptuous dinner.
On the second day, mingle with the Samburu community during a cultural visit, tour the riverine forest to see birds and embark on another game drive. Enjoy a picnic in the middle of the bush.
It will be the best memory to carry with you from this reserve.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Depart for Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia. This is paradise on earth given the beautiful view of Mount Kenya and the vast plains of this privately-owned conservancy. Check in at Sweetwaters Tented Camp, which is a serene resort around a watering hole that attracts animals from the plains of Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The tents have private verandas that overlook the watering hole.
Have lunch onsite at Rhino Restaurant before heading to the plains of Ol Pejeta. Explore the plains to see elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffes, cheetah and leopards among other species in the savannah. This conservation area also runs a sanctuary for chimps. Visit this sanctuary and also pop into the information centre. You can also join rangers as they monitor black rhinos as part of the anti-poaching policy. When the sun goes down, enjoy a night game drive or get back to camp for a sumptuous meal.
Leave the scenic backdrop of Mount Kenya to stay in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. Drive to the shores of Lake Nakuru and check in at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp. This lavish lodge is within Lake Nakuru National Park. It has a breathtaking view of Lake Nakuru and other attractions within the great gorge.
Flamingo Hill Tented Camp has spacious tents with a private veranda facing the lush gardens. The tent has a poster bed, a reading desk and an en-suite bathroom. Have lunch in the African themed dining room before leaving for a tour of the park. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to rhinos, flamingos, elephants, lions, giraffes and cheetahs etc.
Depart for Maasai Mara after your morning meal. This trip is about four hours and the rift valley’s attractions such as Lake Elementaita will make this trip seem like an hour’s journey. Check in and have lunch at Ashnil Mara Camp. It is family friendly and wheel chair accessible lodge overlooking Mara River. Its 30 luxury tents have modern en-suite facilities.
Embark on your first game drive in the Mara to see elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopards and wildebeests among others. This land boasts of hundreds of birds such as herons, boubous, eagles, francolins. Apart from game drives, you can take part in a bird watching safari the next day to discover all species that live within the Mara Triangle around this lodge.
After two days in the Mara, you will have the best experience of what a wildlife safari adventure in Africa is all about.
Wake up to a delicious meal at Ashnil Mara Camp. Depart for Nairobi shortly after your meal, to catch a flight out of the country. Enjoy the road trip as you traverse the dry plains of Narok Country towards Nairobi. When you arrive in the city, you will be transferred to the airport.