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11 day Flamingo Safari

 
 
Overview
This 11 day Safari is as complete a Safari as you can get in under 2 weeks, as it includes all the major safari locations, namely, Masai Mara, Mount Kenya, Samburu and 2 Great Rift Valley Lakes, with the exception only for
Amboseli & Tsavo. The locations included provide superb Game Viewing and stunning scenery.
Also included in the tour is a visit to a traditional Maasai Tribe Village, and a Boat Ride on Lake Naivasha.
This tour can be extended to include other locations.
 
Day 1 - You will be received at the airport and transferred to your Hotel, for overnight stay and preparation for tommorows safari. Evening safari briefing.
Overnight at the 4 star Southern Sun Hotel, Nairobi.
Flamingos - Lake Nakuru Lodge
Day 2 - After breakfast, at 8am Start of Safari as your driver takes you northwards for a scenic drive to the "Central Highlands" area around Mount Kenya. Arrive for lunch at your overnight accommodation, the Serena Mountain Lodge. This is a timbered "Tree Lodge" built on the lower slopes of the Mount Kenya Forest, offering visitors beautiful views of the mountain, surrounding forest and its diverse wildlife. Though there are no gamedrives at this location, the lodge has a raised game viewing deck facing an animal watering hole which offers excellent gameviewing in a relaxed, natural surrounding. Rest of the day at leisure.
Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge.
Day 3 - After breakfast, the safari today heads further northwards into the semi arid Samburu game reserve, a dramatic contrast to the lush green vegetation of the highlands. A 3 hour drive later and by late morning you arrive at Samburu for check into your lodge, followed by a leisurely Lunch. Your first Safari gamedrive then follows in the afternoon, during which you will get to see the amazing wild animals in the vast reserve. Return to the lodge by 6.30pm.
Dinner & Overnight at the Samburu Sopa lodge.
Day 4 - Full day at Samburu, including early morning [ 6.30am to 8.30am] and afternoon [ 3.30pm to 6.30pm] game drives. Your driver will today focus on seeing some of the harder-to-spot animals including the Leopard, which is notoriously "shy". Samburu is one of the locations where it is easier to spot the Leopard. Rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner & Overnight at the Samburu Sopa lodge.
Day 5 - After a shorter morning gamedrive and breakfast, depart at 8.45am for the Sweet Waters tented camp, situated in the Ol Pejeta Animal Sanctuary. Lunch at your Luxury overnight Tented Camp. Ol Pejeta houses the only Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya, and you will visit it during your afternoon gamedrive to observe and watch these delightful and playful chimps in their natural forested habitat. Return to the camp by 6.30pm. As an optional extra [ at additional cost arrpox US$ 100 per person, ], this camp also offers its guests a Night Gamedrive, which is quite a thrill not least beacuse you get to see animals that one would normally not see during daytime.
Dinner & Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp.
Day 6 - Following a brief morning gamedrive and breakfast, depart by 9am for the world-famous Lake Nakuru National Park, a Bird and Rhino Sanctuary, renowned for its vast flocks of pink Flamingo. Arrive at your overnight lodge for lunch. An afternoon gamedrive follows during which you get to see this beautiful lake park, as well as its rich diverse wildlife. Some scenes in the Hollywood movie "Out of Africa" were shot in this park. Return to the lodge by 6.30pm for dinner and Overnight. Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or equivalent.
Day 7 -Full day at Lake Nakuru with a morning and afternoon gamedrive. Today you may visit the Babboon Cliff Viewpoint which offers a stunning panoramic view of the lake, as well as the seren and tranquil Makalia Falls site withing the park. The lodge also has well appointed common areas and a swimming pool to keep guests occupied and relaxed.
All meals and overnight at the lodge. Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or equivalent.
Day 8 - After a brief morning gamedrive [ which you may choose to skip and have a Lie-In instead], and a leisurely breakfast, depart at 10am for a short 1.5 hour drive to another Rift Valley Lake - Lake Naivasha. Day at leisure at your lakeside lodge. After lunch we will take you on a 1 hour Boat Ride on the lake, with a local guide, to see some of the unique bird and wildlife in this area, including Fish Eagles which prey on the lake fish, and the lake's Hippo which can be spotted around the lake shore.
Overnight at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Lake Naivasha Country Club [ subject to availability].
Day 9 - After a quick breakfast, depart by 8am for one of the best Wildlife Reserves in the World, the Masai Mara. The jewel in Kenya's Safari Crown, this reserve is home to a magnificent collection of wildlife, an Animal Kingdom so to say, and offers excellent game viewing. Arrive at your lodge for Lunch following which, at 3.30pm, you proceed to take a 3 hour gamedrive exploring parts of the reserve. Return to your lodge by evening. Overnight at Mara Sopa lodge.
Day 10 - Enjoy a Full day in Masai Mara with 2 Game drives or even the option of taking a full day gamedrive with a Packed picnic lunch. Relax by the pool during your time at leisure. Today we will also take you to visit a traditional Maasai village for an hour or so, during which you can get a glimpse into the way of life of this nomadic tribe, who in many ways live in a similar way to how they did prior to modern times. All meals and Overnight at Mara Sopa lodge.
Day 11 - After your final morning gamedrive and a relaxed breakfast, you depart back for Nairobi at around 10am, arriving in the city by 3-4pm. Onwards drop off to the airport or upon request, your driver may take you to one of the local Craft Markets for shopping or sight seeing. End of Safari.
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Route and Accomodation
Tsavo West National Park Amboseli National Park Tsavo East National Park Mombasa City Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Game Reserve Mount Kenya Region Samburu National Reserve Tsavo East National Park Nairobi City
The map on the left shows the route for this safari. Click here for a detailed Map of Kenya. You may see details of the locations visited and the hotels / lodges by clicking on the links below.
Please contact us in case of any query.
Accomodation during the Safari:
Day  1 : Southern Sun Hotel,     Nairobi
Day  2 : Serena Mountain Lodge,    Mount Kenya National Park
Day  3 : Samburu Sopa,    Samburu National Reserve
Day  4 : Samburu Sopa,       Samburu National Reserve
Day  5 : Sweetwaters Tented Camp,,       Nanyuki
Day  6 : Sarova Lion Hill,     Lake Nakuru
Day  7 : Sarova Lion Hill,     Lake Nakuru
Day  8 : Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge,   Nairobi
Day  9 : Mara Sopa Lodge ,     Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 10: Mara Sopa Lodge,     Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 11: Scenic drive back to    Nairobi

RATES : FLAMINGO SAFARI
Rates are per person sharing in US Dollars. Pax stands for "passenger".
Rates depend on number of people travelling together hence 2 [two people] , 4, and 6 pax.

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Per Person Sharing (US $)
Single  (US $)
Number of People Travelling >>>
2-3 pax
4-5 pax
6 pax
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 03 Jan - 31 Mar 13
2780
2350
2250
     
01 Apr- 30 June 13
2580
2150
2050
     
01 July - 31 Oct 13
3150
2700
2600
     
01 Nov - 15 Dec 13
2780
2350
2250
     
Please contact us for Rates from 16th Dec 2013 to 3rd Jan 2014:

The Tour Price Includes:
Accommodation as specified in the itinerary on Fullboard* basis in the lodges, and on Bed & Breakfast basis in Nairobi.
- Exclusive transport in a safari tour microbus with a gameviewing roof hatch and UHF radio.
- 6 safari gamedrives for the tour.
- Services of a professional, English speaking Driver-guide including all his expenses/allowances.
- Fuel, driver and car park fees, driver's allowance.
- All park entry fees for clients, driver cum guide and vehicle.
- Bottled water in the safari vehicle - Two 500cc bottles per person per day.
- 24 hour Back Up support if required.

* Full Board basis includes 3 meals per full day starting with Lunch , ending with Breakfast.


Tour Price Excludes:
- International flight tickets and visa costs.
- Tips, drinks, laundry, calls, and all such costs of a personal nature.
- Credit Card Surcharge of 4% or Bank Transfer Fees of USD 50.

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