12 days Kenya wildlife holiday lodge Tour a well-researched safari taking us to the northern part of Samburu for a chance to catch the wildlife endemic to Northern Kenya followed by a taste of Mount Kenya at Bantu Mountain Lodge where a galore of activities await us. 12 days Kenya wildlife holiday lodge Tour will then sample a popular Rift Valley Lake, Lake Nakuru, which is a Rhino Conservancy but also a ornithological paradise, before heading to Masai Mara, a world renowned game reserve and a must visit destination for game lovers. The safari ends in Amboseli, a reserve located at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro on the Kenyan side.
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12 Days Kenya Wildlife Holiday Lodge Tour
12 days Kenya wildlife holiday lodge Tour is a well-researched safari taking us to the northern part of Samburu for a chance to catch the wildlife endemic to Northern Kenya followed by a taste of Mount Kenya at Bantu Mountain Lodge where a galore of activities await us. 12 days Kenya wildlife holiday lodge Tour will then sample a popular Rift Valley Lake, Lake Nakuru, which is a Rhino Conservancy but also a ornithological paradise, before heading to Masai Mara, a world renowned game reserve and a must visit destination for game lovers. The safari ends in Amboseli, a reserve located at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro on the Kenyan side.
12 days Kenya wildlife holiday lodge Tour is a Kenya safari tour encountering wildlife, scenic and cultural highlights in a 12 days tour package that includes private vehicle transport, game viewing drives, stops at attractions, park entrance fees and accommodation in a choice of economy, standard or luxury safari lodges & tented camps. 12 days Kenya wildlife holiday lodge Tour explores Amboseli, Aberdare, Samburu, Bogoria, Lake Nakuru/ Naivasha & Masai Mara wildlife Safari Tours gives you the best Kenya Wildlife safari experience from the gorgeous landscapes and cultural highlights in a 12 days tour package that includes private minivan / 4 x 4 jeep transport, unlimited game viewing drives, stops at attractions, park entrance fees and accommodation in a choice of economy, standard or luxury level safari lodges & tented camps.
12 Days Kenya Wildlife Holiday Lodge Tour
12 days Kenya wildlife holiday lodge Tour departs Nairobi with an option of finishing at the Kenya coast beach resorts of Mombasa, Diani, Watamu or Malindi. The 12 days Kenya wildlife holiday lodge Tour is offered in a choice of economy, standard or luxury safari lodges or tented camps depending on your safari style or budget. Safari transport and game viewing drives are in customized open top safari minivans
12 days Kenya wildlife holiday lodge Tour is an extensive and beautiful journey across Kenya, traveling both north and south of Nairobi to experience the diversity of its game-rich parks and encounter some of Africa’s most magnificent wildlife. Leopard Safari has been a long-time favorite and covers all the main parks and reserves of this wild country. Visiting the famous Tsavo West National Park to view the red elephants, you will later be in Amboseli N. Park on the foots of Mt Kilimanjaro, head towards Aberdares National Park to experience the amazing high altitude and embark on a special five game drive in Samburu National Reserve. You will continue on to an amazing view of the flamingos in Lake Nakuru National Park, and finally witness an eventful stampede of wildebeest migration in Masai Mara.
Nairobi to Amboseli National ParkMet on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, briefed by Our Representative, depart southwards to Amboseli National Park famous for its spectacular view of the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting). Arrive at Amboseli Kibo Safari Camp in time for lunch and at 1600hrs enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at the Camp. Accommodation: Amboseli Kibo - Luxury tented camp bordering Amboseli NP Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinks not included
Amboseli National park tourFull Day in Amboseli with game drives at 0630 hrs and 1600 hrs. Amboseli National Park, at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, is one of Kenya's most popular national parks. It lies 150 miles south-east of Nairobi, very close to the Tanzania border. The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli. Dinner and overnight at the camp. Accommodation: Amboseli Kibo - Luxury tented camp bordering Amboseli NP Meals & Drinks:All meals included, Drinks not included
Amboseli back to NairobiEarly morning game drive and later depart for Nairobi, arriving at around mid-day and in time for Lunch at a famous Chinese Restaurant in Nairobi, then Transfer to your Hotel (Nairobi Sarova Stanley Hotel booked on Bed and and Breakfast ), Late afternoon pick from your hotel to the Bomas Of Kenya, Situated 10km from Nairobi city center, and about 1 km past main entrance of the game-filled Nairobi National Park, Bomas of Kenya lets you see the wonderful diversity of cultures that make up this fascinating country. At Bomas different aspects of Kenyan culture are displayed including living styles, crafts, music and dancing then Drop off at your Hotel. Accommodation: Sarova Stanley - Luxury+ hotel located in or near Nairobi Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included), Drinks not included
Nairobi to Aberdare National ParkDepart after breakfast and proceed north to the Outspan Hotel. This the base hotel for your tree hotel, The Treetops Lodge. Lunch at the Outspan Hotel. At 1430hrs, transfer to the Treetops Lodge Situated in the Aberdare National Park, Treetops overlooks a water hole and salt lick, gifting visitors with the unhindered and closest possible views of wild game. While on Commonwealth touring Treetops Kenya, the young Princess Elizabeth became queen when her father, King George VI died on the night of 5thFeb 1952 The lodge is now open after 6 months refurbishment, the main character and façade of the lodge remains unchanged but an entirely new look of the interior. Accommodation: Treetops Lodge - Luxury+ lodge located inside Aberdare NP Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinks not included
Aberdare/Samburu Game ReserveDepart after breakfast and drive north through the lush Kikuyu farmlands and coffee plantation to the cool Kenyan highlands to arrive at the Samburu Sopa in time for lunch. At 1600hrs, enjoy an afternoon game drive within the park to introduce you to the game in the area. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge - Luxury+ lodge located inside Samburu NR Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinks not included
Samburu Game ReserveKenya Samburu tours and Safaris Full day in the reserve with game drives at 0630hrs and 1600hrs respectively. Samburu is famous for its rare mammals that only survive north of the equator. These are the gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Beira Oryx and grevy's zebra. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge Luxury+ lodge located inside Samburu NR Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinks not included
Samburu/ L NakuruDepart after breakfast and drive to Lake Nakuru National park arriving in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill game lodge. Enjoy some free time relaxing at the lodge. At 1600 hrs enjoy a game drive that will take you to the shores of the Lake famous for its birdlife especially the flamingos that form a pink hue on lake. Dinner and overnight at the Sarova Lion Hill. A sarova Lion Hill - Luxury+ lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinks not included
Nakuru/BogoriaAfter breakfast at 7am, depart to Lake Bogoria via the Great Rift Valley, view at far Mt. Longonot a dormant volcanic mountain, to Lake Bogoria game reserve, arriving there at 11.40am, have early lunch. Later at 1.30pm depart to the game reserve. The area abounds with a large variety of animals and Birds making it an ornithologist’s paradise, arguably the best in East Africa. Visitors may also see the shy Greater Kudu, the majestic Antelope with its spiraling horns. Other animals include Cheetah, Impala, Grants Gazelle and the waterbuck among others. This is the only place you can find geyser springs, hot springs and naturally heated health spa in Kenya. Return to Lake Bogoria for the naturally heated spa pool which promises relaxation, total unwinding and health experiences. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bogoria Resort. Dinner and overnight at Lake Borogia Resort - Luxury+ lodge bordering Lake Bogoria NR without fences Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinks not included
Lake Bogoria/NaivashaAfter breakfast, depart for Naivasha to arrive at Lake Naivasha in mid afternoon in time for lunch. At 1600hrs, enjoy Optional Boat ride with a visit to crescent Island, on Lake Naivasha. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, A fresh water lake of it's kind. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa - Luxury+ resort located in or near Lake Naivasha Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included), Drinks not included
Naivasha to Maasai Mara National ParkDepart Naivasha after breakfast and drive through the floor of the Rift Valley to the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve, arriving at Mara Sopa in time for lunch. At 1600hrs enjoy an afternoon game drive in the reserve. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa - Luxury+ tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR without fences Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinks not included
Maasai Mara Safari ToursFull day in the reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives at 0630hrs and 1600hrs respectively. The Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti and its rolling plains are home to hundreds of plains game together with predators that feed on them. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa -Luxury+ lodge bordering Masai Mara NR without fences
Maasai Mara National park to NairobiEarly morning game drive and later depart for Nairobi, arriving at around mid-day and in time for Lunch at the famous Carnivore restaurant, justifiably referred to as Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience, having twice been voted amongst the world’s 50 best restaurants by UK based Restaurant magazine. Drop off at Jomo Kenyatta international Airport for your flight back home. Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included), Drinks not included
12 Days Kenya Wildlife Holiday Lodge Tour Includes
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari.
- Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
- Accommodation in double/twin/triple room sharing.
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
- Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
- Exclusive transport in a safari tour bus 4 x 4 or 4×4 Toyota Jeep with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio.
- Recommended Mineral Water while on safari
12 Days Kenya Wildlife Holiday Lodge Tour Excludes
- Items of a personal nature
- Christmas and Easter Supplements
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A1: Practically all our safaris are customized to individual groups according to bookings making them individual group safaris however there are instances when one wishes to join a group; in those cases we can make such an arrangement for our client depending on seat availability and date of travel. For those joining groups we would normally suggest the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari, 4 days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Tour, 2 Days and 3 Days Tsavo Tour and overnight trips to Mount Kenya as these are popular trips that run every other day.
A2: On off-road trips we use 4x4 wheel drive vehicles depending on the size of the group and tour cost. For one or two individuals we use smaller SUVs unless clients specifically require larger vehicles like those who are on photographic or birding tours where we use the larger Toyota Land cruiser or the Land Rover. All the vehicles for game viewing have pop-up roofs to facilitate better game sighting, viewing and photography. Clients on a “shoe-string budget” might get a better deal when we provide them with minibuses that seat eight with open hatches for better game viewing.
A3: Safaris can be undertaken in East Africa throughout the year with the best seasons being during the warmer seasons when the sun is at the equator mainly between December to February and July to September. The other months are cooler with tropical storms sometimes ruining the game viewing, mountain climbing or beach holidays. The prices at these low hotel occupancy seasons however results in bargains for the traveler as we are able to offer rates that are lower to compensate for the reduced hotel prices.
A4: January, February, August and September (Peak Mountain Climbing Season)
The three months are good for mountain hiking, the period is just after the short rain season, the skies are clear and the views from the mountains are fantastic.
March to July (Low Season for Mountain Climbing)
This is the long rainy season, you can still hike but remember to be dressed for the weather and please be concerned about your safety as the paths are slippery during this period. There is not much to see except the challenge that is posed by the wet climb. Tropical rain comes in bursts and lasts a few hours, mostly in the mornings and afternoons. The rains freshen up the nature and often enhance the trekking experience. Note that hiking is not closed durring the wet season and that there are fewer people climbing these three East African Mountains; namely Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Rwenzori.
November and December (Shoulder Mountain Climbing Season)
This is the short rainy season in East Africa but with the climate change that is being experienced you just might be lucky to find the mountains dry. The rains during this period are experienced at short intervals with one or two days going without rain.
A5: During the long rains and short rains their are fewer visitors and so the prices come tumbling down. This is the best time to travel for the the bargainer. Hotel prices are down and tour operators offer competitive prices. This period is between March and June covering the long rains period and between October and November during the short rains. The downside on Wildlife Safaris is that it is harder to spot the animals because of the long grass and the continual rains plus it is easier to get stuck while on game drives. The up-side is that there are fewer crowds and so you have the wilderness all to yourself.
Kenya enjoys a mild tropical climate. The average annual temperature for the capital city, Nairobi (altitude 4,980 feet) is 77ºF maximum and 56ºF minimum. The coastal town of Mombasa (altitude 50 feet) is 86ºF maximum and 73ºF minimum. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coolest in July to August.
A7: Yes, visitors require a visa to enter Kenya. For details, please consult the Kenyan Embassy or Consulate nearest to you or alternatively apply for a visa online by logging onto: http://www.evisa.go.ke/evisa.html
A8: A health certificate is not a requirement for travel to Kenya unless traveling from a Yellow Fever zone. It is highly recommended that travelers to Kenya take precautions against Malaria starting a few weeks before travel and continuing with your prophylaxis a few weeks after travel to be on the safe side ( please remember that prevention is better than cure ). Please consult your doctor prior to departure.
A9: East Africa is no different from any other place in the world. However the usual precaution should be observed. Avoid displaying expensive possessions; walking through unlit urban areas at night, and follow the guide's instructions in the bush. It is also recommended that you leave valuables and airline tickets in the hotel's safe.
A10: The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Visitors to Kenya can exchange foreign currency at banks or authorized hotels and Foreign Exchange Bureaux. Most international currencies are easy to exchange in Kenya. Travelers cheques are widely accepted, and many hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. Most Banks in Kenya are equipped to advance cash on major international credit cards. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into Kenya. Anyone wishing to take more than Kenya Shillings 500,000 out of the country will require written authorization from the Central Bank.
Tanzania and Uganda also accept foreign currency and credit cards but to a lesser extent. Please convert most of your currency in the major urban areas into the local shillings (the exchange rates are better in the cities) as doing so in the rural areas offer veritable challenges and this might create hurdles for the traveler.
English is the “language of communication” in East Africa. It is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and visitor establishments. Swahili is East Africa’s national language. A little Swahili goes a long way in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, especially in the rural areas. It is worth learning a little, and most locals are thrilled to hear visitors attempt to use any Swahili at all. For example, “Jambo” means hello and is often the first word learnt by visitors to Kenya.
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