Around the wilderness in a journey of a lifetime! Map Kenya by heart in an adventure like no other. Trek across the country from cities to game parks, from wide grassy plains to stunning waters, and travel in style through this luxury safari. Drive through game parks under the great African sun and meet its inhabitants. Embark in a journey you can dedicate a book to or simply have stories to tell for the years to come. This is one trip you cannot miss and let it all laid for you.
During this safari, you will stay in various accommodations across Kenya.
For nights one and two, you will stay at Ashnil Aruba Lodge which lies in the heart of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. Its location is superb, just a couple of hours from the coast of Mombasa, a five-hour leisurely drive from Nairobi, and located on the banks of Aruba Dam. Several watering holes nearby attract wildlife and spotting animals is easy because the park lies flat with savannah grassland.
They have an open sitting restaurant, lounge bar, conferencing facilities, business service, infirmary, souvenir shop, and swimming pool. There are a total of 40 deluxe en-suite rooms with eight having interconnecting doors, four triple rooms with one interconnecting room, six luxury tents, and two rooms accessible to disabled guests.
For the third night, you will be staying at the Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge. Superbly situated in the lee of Mount Kilimanjaro and sheltered by the volcanic splendor of the Chyulu Hills, this classic stone-built safari lodge overlooks its own water hole which is visited daily by elephants, buffaloes, and a wide variety of plains game. One of the first safari lodges ever to be built in a park in Kenya, the lodge is cool, tranquil, and hushed for optimum game-viewing.
It is also ideally placed for visits to all Tsavo National Park’s prime attractions. Faced in volcanic stone and utilizing the natural rocky outcrops of a valley known as "the place of the young rhino" from which it takes its name, the lodge features a thatched central dining area and a rock-built bar with a viewing terrace looking directly down on to the waterhole.
Accommodation includes a choice of spacious en-suite rooms, each with their own verandas, some overlooking the waterhole, some the Chyulu Hills which are one of the world's youngest volcanic ranges. As for activities, the lodge offers numerous game drives, guided walks, bush breakfasts, volcano climbs, and trips to Mzima Springs, a set of crystal-clear ponds fed by the melt waters of Mount Kilimanjaro, in which the many hippos can be viewed from a submerged chamber.
You will be staying at Ol Tukai Lodge for your fourth safari night. Ol Tukai Lodge is one of the best spots in the world to watch elephants with the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Writers have described Ol Tukai and the surrounding Amboseli National Park as a home for the Gods. Ol Tukai is an eco-rated lodge having excellent outdoor and indoor facilities with its unique collection of African art.
The property receives overwhelming response from the international and local tourism market. There are 80 luxury chalet-style twin rooms, all with an uninterrupted view of the wetlands or Kilimanjaro. Stylish and comfortable, the rooms have private baths and individual terraces. There are rooms allocated for the special needs of its guests. The beautifully appointed rooms provide quality, comfort, and attention to detail. The presence of the wilderness can be felt in the silence of the night.
For the fifth night, you will stay at Sarova Panafric Hotel. Idyllically located with a five-minute drive from the central business district and 18 kilometers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), Sarova Panafric is rated among the best hotels in Nairobi. The hotel offers a wide range of banqueting and conferencing facilities. To wind up the day, take a dip in the pool or simply enjoy a cool drink at the Flame Tree Bar or Pool Deck restaurant.
The Afro-chic guest rooms at Sarova Panafric offer a comfortable stay with all the first class hotel facilities and services. The décor and ambiance of the rooms are an expression of African art and culture. Inspired by different regions and cultures in Africa, the Sarova Panafric suites have a spacious sitting room and bedroom with one en-suite and one guest bathroom. The sitting room is furnished with a four-seater dining table to suit your in-room dining.
All rooms have the following amenities, fully air-conditioned, safe deposit box, wireless internet connectivity, private bath with shower, water closet, and hair dryer with a voltage of 240 volts and have separate razor outlets, direct dial telephone with voice mail, a satellite TV with remote control, mini bar, and tea or coffee-making facilities.
The Ark is where you will be staying for the sixth night. Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, iconic and yes, quirky, The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark comprises of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide a superb location for wildlife to be seen.
So that you do not miss any animal sightings, the night guard will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole. The Ark has four viewing areas for observing the ever-present animal activity. There is also a ground level bunker, the perfect hideout for the discerning photographer. This is a circular pillbox-like structure and it is from this vantage point that pictures of animals on the salt lick only yards away may be taken through the view holes in complete safety.
The rooms are on three levels, Deck A, Deck B, and Deck C. Deck C is the main deck where all the main lodge facilities are located, including the restaurant, cloakrooms, and bar. There is also access for wheel chairs, for those who require it.
There are 37 twin rooms with two single beds in each room and 10 double rooms with one queen bed in each room. All cabins have an en-suite shower and bathroom. Accommodation in The Ark is in the form of cabins that are self-contained with a shower and toilet.
For nights seven and eight, you will be staying at Ashnil Samburu Camp.The camp sits in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve which takes its name from an oasis of crystal clear water at the western end of the reserve. It is separated from Samburu National Reserve by Ewaso Nyiro River and is less hilly and dense yet equally very attractive.
There are a total number of 30 luxury tents, 18 doubles, nine with twin beds, and three with triple beds. Each of the exclusive comfortable deluxe tents provides a perfect view of the Ewaso Nyiro River and beautiful surrounding landscape. Every spacious tent consists of a dressing area, sitting area, luggage rack, and en-suite facilities to provide a memorable stay close to nature.
Its location in a private conservancy with a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any of Kenya's national parks makes Sweetwaters Serena Camp one of the most exclusive tented safari camps in Kenya. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Serena Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and Kenyan safari luxury.
The central Rhino Restaurant is housed in the former manager's house of the once colonial farm and offers both regional and international cuisine. Also within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and Lounge which centers on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivaled wildlife-watching.
Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The camp is gathered around a waterhole and features two rows of tents which are reached via a series of stone pathways, which wind through the landscaped grounds. Accommodation at Sweetwaters Serena Camp in Kenya is comprised of 56 tents, each with its own en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water.
There also have 24-hour hot showers and flushing water closets. All the tents have canvas interiors, solid floors, and separate thatched roofs. Electricity is provided by a 24-hour generator. 14 of the tents are on raised platforms with private balconies, the rest have private verandas, all with safari chairs and tables. Extra beds and cots can also be provided. Each tent features either a king-sized double bed or two twins. Mosquito nets are provided, as are hot water bottles at night.
For your 10th night, you will be staying at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is cleverly laid out in such a way that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the lake and the park. The lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways, and greens dotted with bird feeds. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge accommodations have a beautiful scenery and cozy atmosphere that will bring relaxation to your soul immediately.
Sit back and enjoy the stunning bedrooms. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge has 67 luxury chalets, divided into 64 standard rooms and three suites. With so many accommodation options at hand, it is no wonder why Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge turns out to be the right choice. The 64 standard rooms are cozy and all have a panoramic view of the lake. There is an option of single, double, or triple with some rooms having a day bed.
Your 11th safari night will be spent at Naivasha Sopa Lodge. With Sopa’s traditional and conscientious care for the environment, they have carefully positioned all the buildings on the property so they snake its way between the trees in long and graceful curves. It is also why the two swimming pools, its bar, snack kitchen, pizzeria, health spa, tennis court, two conference halls with their four differently sized meeting areas, and stables are so widely set apart.
The upstairs guest rooms have a single king size bed and the downstairs ones have two queen size beds, both have an extraordinary amount of space as well as lavishly appointed bathrooms. Ground floor rooms have two queen size beds and a sunken living room at the front which opens out on to the beautifully manicured lawns. They also have sunken bath tubs and bidets.
Top floor rooms have one king size bed and in front of it, a balcony which has a beautifully designed wrought iron railing and furniture to match. This faces the lawns as well. The bathrooms have shower cubicles and bidets. All rooms have large frontal windows, televisions, mini-bars, telephones, electronic safes, tea and coffee-making facilities, and spacious, open air verandas.
For nights 12 and 13, you will either stay at Ashnil Mara Camp or Savora Mara Game Camp. The rolling plains around the camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles, and zebras during the migration months. The camp is situated right in the center of their migration path. A wildlife safari puts you right in the middle of all this action. A safari also helps you acquaint yourself with the landscapes of this beautiful African setting.
Sarova Mara Game Camp offers spacious luxurious tents attractively constructed in light beige canvas with large windows, wooden flooring, and a permanent roof. All have en-suite bathrooms with large mirrors, water closets, hot and cold running water and showers, and are equipped with a fully stocked mini bar, shaver outlets for 110 volts and 200 volts and hairdryers. The emphasis is on tasteful comfort with a smooth blend of the beautiful nature that makes the Mara.
All tents are built with spectacular views. Large wooden decks with a comfortable day bed, chairs, and tables offer a tranquil and relaxing retreat while you listen to the natural sounds of nature.
The team will pick you up from your Nairobi hotel or airport in the morning and drive you to Tsavo East National Park. The drive will take six hours to the main gate. Tsavo Park is renowned for its large numbers of elephants and the famous man-eating lions.
You will arrive with game en route and proceed to Ashnil Aruba Lodge. Check in and have lunch at your lodge. Later, you will have an afternoon game drive at the park. You will then return to your lodge for dinner and your overnight stay at Ashnil Aruba Lodge.
You will have an early morning game drive and return back to your lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, your full day will be spent at the park with a packed lunch. Your second day trip will be in search of the park's popular residents like the well-known predators and their opponents. Seek out lions, leopards, zebra, wildebeests, giraffes, hippos, and much more. You will then have a visit to Aruba Dam. Later on, you will be served with your dinner and get a good sleep at Ashnil Aruba Lodge.
You will have early morning game drive before returning to your lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, you will leave Tsavo East for Tsavo West. The drive will be three and a half hours to the main gate. Arrive with game en route to your hotel, Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge. Check in and have lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will go for more game drives. After that, you will have dinner and an overnight at the lodge.
After an early morning breakfast, you will proceed for a morning game drive with a visit to Mzima Springs where you can see hippos and fish in crystalline clear water. There are possibilities of seeing crocodiles and monkeys. Later on, you will proceed to Amboseli National Park. The drive will take three hours to the main gate. Arrive with a short game drive in time for lunch and check in at Oltukai Lodge.
You will have an afternoon game drive within Amboseli Park which lies at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. The mountain offers scenic backgrounds for photography. Elephants, lions, cheetah, buffalo, and more species can be seen at the swamp area. Later, you will have dinner and an overnight at Oltukai Lodge.
After an early breakfast, you will have a morning game en route and leave Amboseli for Nairobi. The drive will take four and a half hours to Nairobi, arriving in time for lunch at Sarova Panafric Hotel where you will check in and have lunch. In the afternoon, you will have a small excursion where you will drive to Karen Blixen and the giraffe center to feed the lovely creatures. You will then drive back to Sarova Panafric Hotel for dinner and an overnight.
On day six, you will have breakfast and leave Nairobi for Aberdare. The drive takes less than four and half hours to the main gate, arriving en route at Aberdare Country Club. Check in at Aberdare Hotel and have lunch, then take some time off to relax. In the afternoon, you will transfer across Aberdare Park to The Ark Lodge.
The Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. The animals will come to you! Later on, you will have dinner and spend your evening at The Ark Lodge.
You will have an early breakfast at your lodge, a short en-route transfer, and leave Aberdares for Samburu. The drive take less than four and a half hours to the main gate. You will have a stop at the equator line in Nanyuki town near Mount Kenya where, a few meters away from the equator line towards the northern side, the water spins clockwise. Towards the southern, it spins counter clockwise which is just amazing.
You will arrive in Samburu with a short game drive proceeding to your camp for lunch. Check in at Ashnil Samburu Camp and relax. An afternoon game drive will take you across the park with unique wildlife species like the Reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, Beisa oryx, and the blue-legged Somali ostrich, your resident lion, and leopard. Later on, you will have dinner and an overnight stay at Ashnil Samburu Camp.
After a morning game drive, you will later return to your camp for breakfast. After breakfast, you will spend your full day in the park with some packed lunch. Look out for some exiting, if not charming game. Later, you will have dinner and lounge by your room in Ashnil.
After an early morning breakfast, you will have a game drive en route and leave Samburu for Sweetwaters. The drive take less than four hours to the main gate, arriving with a game drive in time for lunch. Check in at Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp. Sweetwaters is the only sanctuary for rehabilitation in Kenya for the widely abused chimpanzees with two groups living in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible.
The site is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area. You will have an afternoon game drive across the park. Later on, you will return for dinner and an overnight stay at Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp.
For day 10, you will have an early morning breakfast game en route as you leave Sweetwater for Lake Nakuru. The drive will take less than five hours to the main gate. You will pass through the Great Rift Valley to view escarpment, arriving in time for lunch and check in at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Later in the afternoon, you will have a game drive across the Pink Lake, as it is often referred to due to the great mass of flamingos.
However, because of the increase of water level, only a few can been seen, not forgetting the famous white rhino and black rhino found in this park. Later, you will have dinner and then enjoy your stay at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.
An early morning game drive and you will be back to your lodge for breakfast. After breakfast and your game drive, you will leave Nakuru for Lake Naivasha. The drive will take less than two hours to Sopa Lodge. As you proceed to Naivasha, you will arrive in time for lunch. Check in at Naivasha Sopa Lodge and have lunch.
Later in the afternoon, you will have a game drive plus a visit to Hell's Gate National Park which allows hiking, bicycle rides, rock climbing, and photography of wildlife. Then, you will have a visit to a geothermal power plant. After a splendid evening, you will have dinner and enjoy your overnight stay at Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
For day 12, after your morning breakfast, you will leave Lake Naivasha for Masaai Mara. The drive will take five hours to the main gate. You will pass through Narok town, the famous Masaai town. You will arrive in time for lunch. You will check in at Ashnil Mara Camp or Sarova Mara Game Camp and have lunch.
You will enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park in search of the lion, cheetah, elephant, and buffalo. Overnight and dinner will be at Ashnil Mara Camp or Sarova Mara Game Camp.
You will have an early morning game drive and return to your camp for breakfast. After breakfast, your full day will be spent in the park with some packed lunch in search of its popular residents like the zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, hippo, and the deadly crocodiles. You will encounter these creatures while visiting the Mara River. Your meals will be served at Ashnil Mara Camp or Sarova Mara Game Camp. In either one, you will spend the night for you last safari day.
After an early morning breakfast at your camp, you will check out of the camp and drive back to Nairobi, arriving in time for lunch. You will have lunch and afterwards, the team will drop you off at your respective hotel or airport around 3:00 p.m.
This safari will take place in Kenya.
Aberdare National Park is a high-altitude national park created to protect the slopes and moorland of the Aberdare Mountains. You can enjoy topography, nocturnal views, treetops, and The Ark. The topography ranges from high moorland, hills, and peaks to indigenous forest, ravines, streams, and waterfalls. Due to its high altitude, the park is very rainy and misty, with roads that become impassable during the wet season.
Aberdare is home to the second largest herd of endangered black rhinos. Many Kenyan animals can be seen there including African elephants, lions, rhinos, black leopard, and the elusive bongo antelope. Lodges provide excellent game viewing at night over the watering hole. Aberdare National Park offers many activities and tourist attractions as well as wildlife safaris. Birdwatching is good there, with over 250 species of birds recorded in Aberdare National Park.
Samburu National Reserve is situated within the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Measuring approximately 104 square kilometers in size, this savanna grassland is roughly 350 kilometers from Nairobi. It is relatively small in size compared to other Kenyan parks, such as Tsavo or Masai Mara. The Uaso Nyiro River cuts through the reserve, drawing a big population of Kenya animals to the park. The river bustles with activity from its huge population of Nile crocodile.
The reserve's topography is mainly open savanna with clusters of acacia trees, forest, thorn trees, and grassland vegetation. The game reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park, namely the long necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Beisa onyx. The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings.
Other Kenyan wildlife present in the park includes cheetahs, lions, elephants, buffalo, and hippos. Bird life is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches, and others.
Tsavo West has a rolling volcanic landscape and is home to the big five animals. It also offers a temporary home to a huge number of migrating birds between October and January. Tsavo West National Park was established in 1948 and is bordered by Taita Hills at the water margins. It covers a total area of 9,065 square kilometers and hosts a wide variety of wildlife species from the numerous carnivores, gazelles, to over 150 bird species.
The park also has the Mzima Springs and Shaitani Lava Flow which consists of caves, three craters, basalt flows, and lava splashes. It is also rich with areas of unending succession of fantastic views across the plains dotted with fin graphite, marble, and sulphite deposits.
Lake Nakuru is among Kenya's finest national parks and is a two-hour drive from the capital city of Nairobi. The surface of the Lake Nakuru occupies about a third of the park. It supports a dense bloom of the blue-green Cyanophyte Spirulina platensis from which it derives its color and is a food source for flamingos. It also has rocky escarpments, pockets of forest, and at least one waterfall that is available year-round.
During the peak season, over millions of flamingos and pelicans congregate on the lake. The park is also a residence to both black and white rhinos, hordes of baboons, hippos, and leopards. There are also about 50 rare tree-climbing lions in the park spotted several times per week. The usual zebras, buffaloes, and Rothschild's giraffes seal the deal. The forested area below Flamingo Hill is a favorite lion-spotting point.
It is there that you should look up, not down as you are used to in other parks because lionesses love to sleep in the trees. Leopards frequent the same area and are also seen around Makolia camp. The caves beneath Lion Hill in the park's northeast once served as a de facto lion cub nursery. These days, they are more commonly frequented by snakes. Pythons lurk in the cool, forested areas early in the mornings.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya's premier wildlife park. The Masaai Mara is the reason many visitors come to Kenya and its beauty and abundant wildlife will not disappoint. The reserve is situated in the Rift Valley with Tanzania's Serengeti Plains, running along its southern end. The Mara River runs through the reserve hosting plenty of hippos and crocodiles.
It also makes the annual migration of over a million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras an extremely dangerous undertaking. Most of the Maasai Mara is made up of hilly grassland which is fed by plentiful rain, especially during the wet months between November and June. The Maasai Mara Reserve is Kenya's most popular game park because it hosts an amazing concentration of wildlife. You are almost guaranteed to see the big five.
Lions abound throughout the park as do leopards, cheetah, hyenas, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, topi, baboons, warthogs, buffalo, zebra, elephants, and of course hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River. The best time to go is between July and October when the wildebeest and zebra are at their highest number and offer plenty of food for predators and the best time to view animals is either at dawn or dusk.
Amboseli National Park is one of the most popular parks in Kenya. Located in the south of the country, Amboseli lies on the Tanzanian border, in the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli attracts visitors primarily because of its huge herds of elephant. The park is also home to many predators like lion, cheetah, and leopard. A natural swamp fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro, it is filled with large pods of very contented hippos, plenty of crocodiles, and also a prolific number of birds.
There are not many trees but the vast open plains means that wildlife spotting is a cinch there and very rewarding. Even though the landscape is dry, the earth is a wonderfully rich red color and stunningly beautiful. Amboseli National Park covers 392 square kilometers and has a mixed topography of plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush, swamps, and marshes. The roads in Amboseli have a loose surface of volcanic soil that is dusty in the dry season and impassable in the wet season.
Luckily, the wet season does not last too long, so the park is open for most of the year. Amboseli is home to the big five along with the cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, and much more.
During this safari, you will be served with your meals daily, except for day one and 14. For your arrival day, only lunch and dinner will be provided for you and for the day of your departure, you will only have breakfast and lunch. During the trip itself, most meals will be packed for lunch and the rest are served buffet-style.
To maximize your safari experience, you can go for a balloon safari or a tour around the renowned Masaai village and visit the community. During this safari, you can also go for exciting activities such as bird watching and bush walking along the wildlife scene.
Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Africa Unike Adventures and Safaris will pick you up from the airport.
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