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7 Days Big Five and Classic Wildlife and Cultural Tour and Safari in Kenya

Mara Sopa Lodge, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Narok County, Kenya

Classic Kenya Safari

Kenya for many years has been voted as one of the best safari destinations in Africa with one of the main reasons being hospitality, world-class safari lodges, and best national parks with a lot of game animals in their natural habitat. This classic Kenya highlight safari program is drawn with that in mind which has made this itinerary voted as one of the best in many platforms. This safari will take you to several national parks to enjoy game drives and you will be given a chance to see almost half of the country as you will criss-cross from large coffee, tea plantations, rift valley lakes, and the beauty that goes with the volcanic activities as well as the interaction with local communities mainly Kikuyu, Masai, and Samburus. Get to know African land on this safari!

Highlights

  • Exciting game drives
  • Great wildebeest migration
  • Chance to see the Big 5 during the safari
  • Early morning boat ride at beautiful Lake Naivasha
  • Cultural visits to Maasai and Samburu villages
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfer

Styles


7 activity days in English
Spoken languages: Chinese (mandarin), German, Russian, Spanish, English
Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:01
Check-out Time:
10:00

You will be staying in various accommodations provided by Denhum Holidays. On day one and two, your stays will be at Mara Sopa or similar while on day three, you will be accommodated at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge / Lake Nakuru Lodge. Then, on day four, you will have an overnight stay at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Naivasha Simba Lodge. From day five to seven, you will spend your nights at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Program

This safari will start at the famous Maasai Mara which is a world re-known national park and the only place you can see the Big 5 almost daily and where most of the Big Cat diary has been and continue to be filmed and not to mention the famous wildebeest migration which happens between end of June to early October every year.

Upon check-in at your lodge, your guide will arrange a time convenient for your late afternoon game drive and on when you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight, your guide will make suggestions about a departure time for a game drive in the morning. He will, however, take your direction on what time you would like to start your in-depth game drives for the day or what time to depart for your next destination.

Itinerary

Day 1

You will be met upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and depart from Nairobi to Maasai Mara via Narok arriving in time for lunch at Mara Sarova or similar. Then, you will have afternoon game drives in search of game. Overnight will be at Mara Sopa or similar.

  • Meals: Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 2

The day will be spent on game drives with all meals at the lodge. Dinner and overnight will be at Mara Sopa or similar.

  • Meals: Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 3

You will have early breakfast. Then, you will depart on a game drive en-route out of Mara for the drive to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch. There, you will have afternoon game drives in search of game like rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalos among others, and a lot of bird species including thousands of flamingos in the lake. Dinner and overnight will be at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge / Lake Nakuru Lodge.

  • Meals: Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 4

After enjoying morning game drives, you will return back in time for breakfast. After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch. Afterwards, you will spend your afternoon at leisure with an option of playing golf or visit to Hell’s Gate National Park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Naivasha Simba Lodge.

  • Meals: Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 5

You will enjoy an early morning boat ride before breakfast. After breakfast, you will drive to Shaba National Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Then, you will have afternoon game drives in search of game with a chance to see rare Grevy’s zebras. Dinner and overnight will be at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

  • Meals: Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 6

Today will be a full day spent on game drives with a visit to Samburu National Reserve. All meals will be served at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

  • Meals: Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 7

After breakfast, you will depart with a short game drive en-route out of the reserve for the drive to Nairobi with a drop off at your hotel / the airport or connect a flight to Mombasa for a beach holiday extension after lunch at Carnivore Restaurant.

The drivers / guides

The success of any safari depends on how efficient the guide is. In this respect, the greatest care is taken in selecting responsible, qualified guides who are capable of providing a cheerful, caring, and attentive service to you. All the safari driver guides are qualified and have extensive knowledge of wildlife and parks.

Vehicles

All vehicles have sliding windows, roof hatches, and high ground clearance to optimize all-around visibility for game viewing and photography. Each vehicle is equipped with an HF radio set, giving round-the-clock communication with the office.

Included excursions

You will enjoy free cultural visits to Maasai and Samburu villages.

Location

This safari journey will take you to several national parks in Kenya including Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha National Park, Shaba National Reserve, and Samburu National Reserve. Lake Nakuru National Park is the other place one can't miss to visit in Kenya where one will see thousands of flamingos and the largest number of rhinos during game drives around the lake. Meanwhile, Samburu National Reserve is known for its rare animals that you will not find in Maasai Mara National Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park, making this itinerary the only one that can almost complete everything one can see in Kenya.

Food

You will be served daily meals on full board basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Also, on the last day of the safari, you will have lunch at Carnivore Restaurant.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Playing golf while in Lake Naivasha National Park
  • Visit to Hell’s Gate National Park

What's included

  • Game drives at Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Shaba National Reserve, and Samburu National Reserve
  • Early morning boat ride at Lake Naivasha
  • Nature walk depending on the staying in Maasai Mara
  • Free cultural visits to Maasai and Samburu villages
  • Park entry fees
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Return airport transfers at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
  • Meals per day on full board basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • 2 liters of mineral water per day per person
  • 6 nights’ accommodation

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Denhum Holidays will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.

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