LOTUS SAFARIS

9 DAYS KENYA FAMILY SAFARI

Duration
8 Nights / 9 Days
Validity
1st November - 19th December
Prices
FROM USD 2,460
Code No
LS2015
Tour Description

The most revered of Africa’s safari destinations, Kenya is located in East Africa and boasts the Masai Mara National Park, renowned for its abundant wildlife and annual Great Migration. A Kenyan safari not only boasts spectacular natural beauty in one of the most unspoiled places on earth, but it also brings you up close and personal with Africa’s most sought-after wildlife.

Travel Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi (-/-/-)
  • Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Nairobi

Logistic info approx: - 1 hr drive

  • Overnight in Nairobi.
Day 2: Nairobi – Samburu (B/L/D)
  • After Breakfast, transfer to Samburu.

Logistic info approx: - 313kms / 5hr 25min

Drive to Kenya’s rugged north eastern region, arriving at your lodge around noon. Children can take part in the activities of the Adventurers' Club Afternoon game drive to see Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, elephant and other game.

  • Overnight in Samburu.
Day 3: Full Day Game Drive – Samburu (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, proceed for a Full day game drive.

Logistic info approx: - 7-8hrs experience.

Morning and afternoon game drive to explore this arid wilderness and photograph its teeming wildlife. During the afternoon game drive visit a Samburu traditional to experience their way of life and learn more about their traditional believes and culture.   

  • Overnight in Samburu.
Day 4: Samburu - Sweetwaters (B/L/D)
  • After Breakfast, transfer to Sweetwaters game reserve.

Logistic info approx: - 136kms / 2hr 40min

The privately owned 22,000 acre Sweetwaters game reserve and chimpanzee sanctuary has an abundance of wildlife and tropical vegetation and enjoys magnificent views across the bush to the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya. It boasts all of the "Big 5" game - Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo. Only 2.5 hours or 250 kilometers north of Nairobi on a good highway, the reserve is easily accessible and has the highest density of wildlife per square kilometer. The afternoon game drive will give you an opportunity to visit chimpanzee sanctuary and meet Baraka the pet rhinoceros.

  • Overnight in Sweetwaters
Day 5: Sweetwaters - Naivasha (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, transfer to Lake Naivasha.

Logistic info approx: - 180kms / 4 hrs 13 min

Lake Naivasha which is the highest and purest of the Rift Valley lakes. Your boat cruise here takes you to the breeding grounds of pelicans, fish eagles, and cormorants. Spot the primeval hippos lurking in the shallow water and the zebras and antelopes grazing on Crescent Island. Lunch at Lake Naivasha Country Club. In the afternoon drive to your hotel.

(WHILST AT LAKE NAIVASHA – KIDS ADVENTURE  -  Star gazing, basic lessons on the stars Basic first aid lessons   Learn survival skills – finding water, food, traps and snares  Learn how to make a fire using sticks  Bush orienteering lessons Visit to Eburru Forest, activities like nature study on medicinal plants/tree identification, bird identification etc. Visit the water harvesting project at Eburu and experience the hot water springs, steam bathing and tapping at Eburru. Visit  the local school.  Visit to Hell’s Gate Park. Enjoy a guided short walk through the gorges and a game drive to view plains game.  Visit to Crater Lake Visit Lake Naivasha and enjoy a boat ride)

  • Overnight in Naivasha.
Day 6: Naivasha (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, proceed to Lake Naivasha.

(WHILST AT LAKE NAIVASHA – KIDS ADVENTURE  -  Star gazing, basic lessons on the stars Basic first aid lessons   Learn survival skills – finding water, food, traps and snares  Learn how to make a fire using sticks  Bush orienteering lessons Visit to Eburru Forest, activities like nature study on medicinal plants/tree identification, bird identification etc. Visit the water harvesting project at Eburu and experience the hot water springs, steam bathing and tapping at Eburru. Visit  the local school.  Visit to Hell’s Gate Park. Enjoy a guided short walk through the gorges and a game drive to view plains game.  Visit to Crater Lake Visit Lake Naivasha and enjoy a boat ride)

  • Overnight in Naivasha
Day 7: Naivasha – Masai Mara (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, transfer to Masai Mara.

Logistic info approx: - 237kms / 4.5hrs 

Traverse the Rift Valley and ascend its western rim. You are now in Maasai country, where sedentary crop farming gives way to nomadic cattle herding.  Drive to. Red-clad, with spear Masai warriors tend their herds of cattle among the wildlife, admirably unmoved by the presence of large predators. Children can take part in the activities of the Adventurers’ Club. Afternoon game drive in the Mara, famous for the Wildebeest and Zebra migration and its abundance of wildlife

  • Overnight in Masai Mara.
Day 8: Full Day Game Drive - Masai Mara (B/L/D)
  • After Breakfast, proceed for a Full day game drive in the Mara.

Logistic info approx: - 8hrs drive 

Morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular game reserve, all with superb photographic opportunities. Blessed with a permanent water supply, Masai Mara has a permanent population of plains game. The “big five” – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino are quite common. During the afternoon game drive visit a Samburu traditional to experience their way of life and learn more about their traditional believes and culture.

  • Overnight in Masai Mara.
Day 9: Masai Mara - Nairobi (B/-/-)
  • After Breakfast, transfer to Nairobi Airport for your flight back home.

 Logistic info approx: -250kms / 5 hrs drive 

Hotel Envisaged:
Inclusions
  • 1 night accommodation in Nairobi
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Samburu on Full Board.
  • 1 night accommodation in Sweetwaters on Full Board.
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Lake Naivasha on Full Board.
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Masai Mara on Full Board.
  • Transport in 7 seater minibus with hatch roof and an experienced English speaking drive guide.
  • Park fees for clients, drivers and vehicles
  • Meet and greet service at the Airport.
  • Game drive in Samburu
  • Game drive in Sweetwaters
  • Game drive in Lake Naivasha
  • Game drive in Masai Mara
  • water
Exclusions
  • Tips ( recommended levels USD15-25 per guide per day )
  • Tips, portage, items of personal nature such as phone, fax, insurance etc.
  • International and domestic flights, visas and airport taxes
  • Anything not under inclusions.
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