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7 Days Adventurous Duma Safari in Kenya

The Ark Hotel, Nyeri, Nyeri County, Kenya

Picturesque Kenya Safari

Join this adventurous safari to experience extraordinary game drives across the most popular safari destinations in Kenya and witness its great scenery as well as amazing wildlife. This will be a really diversified safari tour taking you through the central highlands of Kenya, an awesome combination for nature, wildlife, history, and great tales from the locals of the old days. Escorted by a professional guide / driver, you will be guaranteed to have the best wildlife tour here. Discover and witness what Kenya holds!

Highlights

  • Game viewing in Aberdare National Park
  • Fun game drives in Samburu National Reserve
  • Afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Breathtaking game drives in Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • 4-WD vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Service of a knowledgeable driver / guide
  • 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • 6 nights’ accommodation

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7 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 7 participants
Airport transfer available:
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (US$20 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-out Time:
10:00

Aberdare National Park

The Ark Lodge (mid-range)

Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, The Ark Lodge is iconic and, yes, quirky. The Ark Lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark Lodge comprises of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide a superb location for wildlife to be seen.

Treetops Hotel (upmarket)

Located in the Aberdare National Park, the Treetops Hotel is famous as the place where Queen Elizabeth II visited as a princess and left as queen. Originally built in 1932, Treetops Hotel lies in the path of an ancient elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Ranges and Mount Kenya National park. It includes observation lounges and ground-level photographic hides from which guests can observe the local wildlife which comes to the nearby waterholes and salt lick, making it the perfect place to view the game.

Samburu National Reserve

Samburu Sopa Lodge (mid-range)

Samburu Sopa Lodge consists of 15 cottages, each with two bedrooms. They are built in an arch formation on either side of the public around the watering hole. The cottages, to a degree, mimic traditional Samburu style architecture.

Samburu Game Lodge (upmarket)

Samburu Game Lodge is set in 10 acres of pristine riverine forest on the western bank of the Uaso Nyiro River within the Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya at an altitude of 857 meters above sea level. All cottages, rooms, and suites, numbering 61 in total, are decorated using the finest materials and fabrics. All accommodations have en-suite bathrooms, some with baths, and they also have private balconies overlooking the river. There are several family rooms. One room has been custom-designed to accommodate the special needs of physically challenged persons.

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru Lodge (mid-range)

Situated in the southeastern ecological niche of the park is the Lake Nakuru Lodge. It is an oasis of comfort and excellent services with commanding views of the lesser flamingo interspersed with the greater flamingo for which Lake Nakuru is justly famous. It is another world for the visitors where one easily forgets the hustle and bustle of the city. The lodge blends in well with the surroundings and the animals often browse peacefully close to the lodge and environs, much to the fascination of the visitors.

There is an accommodation for 120 people either in family rooms, cottages, or suites. The service is unmatched anywhere in Kenya, a country renowned for its hospitality. Above all, the staff is friendly and competent. There is an excellent cuisine which includes outside catering, bush barbecues, African nights, and sundowners. After a day’s game watching, the spacious logged Mama Nikki Bar, the cool upstairs Rhino Paddock Cocktail Bar overlooking the lake, and guest enticing blue swimming pool can be particularly inviting. There are also interesting and varied evening entertainment and slideshows for the guests.

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge (upmarket)

Located in Lake Nakuru National Park, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. A short two-hour drive from Nairobi, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is a favorite with residents and visitors to Kenya. 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.

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Mara Sopa Lodge (mid-range)

Maasai Mara Sopa Lodge is built as an interpretation of a traditional Maasai Manyatta village with domed huts which is set on a saddle of a hill with spectacular view of the Mara Triangle, one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries where the annual migration of the wildebeest takes place.

Sarova Mara Tented Camp (upmarket)

Sarova Mara Game Camp is nestled within the heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Surrounded by two streams, the camp also features exotic trees, a large fish pond, and a Maasai village adjoining the camp. The accommodation ranges with a variety of tents. There is a main restaurant, bar, and many bush dining options. The free-form swimming pool has its own pool bar.

The 20 tents offer breathtaking views of the Mara plains and they are luxurious, extremely spacious, and decorated in whites and soothing earthy colors with large beds, loungers, wardrobes, and a desk. The bathrooms are appointed with his and her sinks and a bath in addition to the shower. Moreover, the club tents have glass panel doors and a deck outside for game viewing and private dining.

Program

Overview

You will firstly visit the Aberdare mountain range with its fabulous waterfalls, great views of Mount Kenya, and endemic wildlife such as the mountain bongo. Then, you will go to Samburu National Reserve, a rugged and semi-desert park located in Samburu County in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The park neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture, pastoral, and nomadic way of life.

Furthermore, you will see flamingoes (greater and lesser) and other water birds including a variety of over 450 terrestrial birds in Lake Nakuru. Finally, you will be heading to the savannah plains of the Maasai Mara to track down all the Big Five.

Day 1: Nairobi to Aberdare National Park

Pick up from Nairobi hotel and depart to Aberdare National Park. On arrival at the base hotel, check-in followed by lunch. In the afternoon, proceed to a tree hotel at the ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK for an afternoon game drive. The tree hotels provide spectacular viewing perches for afternoon and night game viewing. Game is attracted by the waterholes and salt licks around the lodges. Dinner and overnight at The Ark Lodge

  • Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Aberdare National Park to Samburu National Reserve

Breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart north to rugged and remote Samburu Game Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch followed by leisure hours for siesta/swim. Later proceed for afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Samburu Sopa Lodge

  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

Today will be spend in Samburu reserve with morning and afternoon game drives along the banks of Ewaso Nyiro river, in search of the unique rare species only found north of equator that include the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebras, Beisa oryxes, giraffe necked gazelle (gerenuk), and the Blue-necked Somali Ostrich. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Samburu Sopa Lodge

  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Samburu National Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast at your lodge/camp, check-out departing via Thomson’s Falls to Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive around the lake. Dinner and overnight will be at Lake Nakuru Lodge

  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve

Enjoy Bird watching bird and game viewing drives along the shores of Lake Nakuru National Park. Depart to Kenya’s finest wildlife haven Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in good time for lunch and rest. Later proceed for afternoon game drive to see the many animals that inhabit this unique park offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Mara Sopa Lodge

  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Maasai Mara National Reserve

After an early morning breakfast you will have a full day game drives on the rolling plains and grasslands of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. It is in Masai Mara that the most spectacular migration event of the world takes place. Also known as 'The 7th Wonder of the World' because of the Great migration, witnessed every year between June and September, when millions of wildebeests and zebras cross Mara River from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Following on their heels are the predators of savanna – lion, cheetah, jackal, hyena and vultures. Optional - visit Masa Village. - Cost payable direct. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Mara Sopa Lodge

  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7: Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi

Enjoy early morning game drive followed by breakfast. Depart to Nairobi arriving late afternoon and drop off at your accommodation.

  • Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

Location

This safari will take place in various locations in Kenya including Aberdare National Park, Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Food

Your meal will consist of six breakfasts, seven lunches, and six dinners. You will also be served drinking waters during this safari.

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)

  • A balloon ride with champagne-style breakfast in Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Shopping for souvenirs at curio shops
  • Visit to a local Samburu / Maasai Village each for 20 USD

What's included

  • JKIA Airport - hotel pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • Park and reserve entry fees
  • Services of English speaking driver/guide and cook for camping option
  • Drinking water
  • Game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Allowances for a driver/guide and cook for camping option
  • Transportation by a 4WD safari minivan vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Medical insurance
  • Drinks and any other item not specified above
  • Tips
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Items of personal nature

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 Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is available for 20 USD per vehicle one way.

Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Airport transfer available: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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