THE KENYA EXPLORER
Activity Level Easy
Accomodation Type Luxury
Kenya is a country situated on the eastern coast of the continent of Africa.
The vast savannahs of Kenya are world famous for the abundance of wildlife found in their plains. Straddling the Equator, and stretching from the Indian Ocean, spread in the Great Rift Valley and beyond, Kenya is a country of huge variety and exceptional beauty. In fact, the name Kenya has become synonymous with the great wilds of Africa but they represent far more than you would expect, protecting and showcasing a broad range of habitats and species.
This thrilling safari takes you into different reserves of Kenya. Samburu, lying within the semi-desert area of Kenya’s northern frontier, is heaven for viewing Africa’s lesser-known mammals!
And, last but not the least, this safari takes you to the world famous open plains of Masai Mara, renowned for the Big 5! The Masai Mara National Reserve is conceivably Kenya’s prime wilderness spot.
Entitled as ‘The Home of the Safari’ by renowned personalities such as Ernest Hemingway and Karen Blixen, Kenya never fails to enchant the visitor.
- Accommodation on a Full Board Basis in Standard Rooms Except Where Indicated Otherwise.
- Ground Transport in 4×4 Open Landcruiser, With Window Seats and Pop-Up Roof Ideal for Game Viewing.
- Services of an English Speaking Safari Guide.
- Mineral Water and Snack Hampers During Safari.
- All Park Entrance Fees.
- All Conservation Fees.
- All the Activities as Listed in the Itinerary.
- Airfare and Visa Fees.
- Yellow Fever and Adult Polio Vaccination.
- Bottled Water in Resorts.
- Extra Safaris.
- Personal Travel or Trip Cancellation Insurance.
- Laundry and Telephone Charges.
- Alcoholic Beverages and Soft Drinks.
- Tips and Gratuities.
- All Applicable Taxes.
- Things Which are not Mentioned in Inclusions.
A warm welcome awaits you upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our GW Expert thereafter you will drive to the beautiful Mountain Range in the central highlands and proceed to The Ark Forest Lodge with an en route game drive to see Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Black Leopard and the beautiful but elusive Bongo Antelope. Dinner and Overnight at the Ark Forest Lodge.
After a hearty breakfast, you will depart for the North, through to the Samburu National Reserve arriving in time for lunch at Lodge. After a lovely lunch we will then proceed for an afternoon game drive where we will see animals such as the Reticulated Giraffe, the Pin Stripped Gravy Zebra, the Gerenuk, the Blue Necked Somali Ostrich, Elephants, Leopards and The Black Maned Lions. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.
The pre-breakfast game drive followed by a hearty breakfast thereafter morning at leisure to enjoy the facilities offered by the lodge. After a lovely lunch, you will depart for an afternoon game drive followed by dinner and overnight at Lodge.
The pre-breakfast game drive followed by breakfast around 9.00 hrs. After a hearty breakfast, you will proceed north of Kenya and over the Equator where we will have a photo stop. Thereafter we proceed to the Sweetwaters Tented Camp, home of the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary where we will enjoy a lovely game drive. We will see Lion, Elephant, Buffalo and many other plains game. Dinner at the Camp followed by an optional Night Game drive. Overnight at the Camp.
After a hearty breakfast, you will depart for Lake Naivasha which is the magnificent lake in the Great Rift Valley and it’s also a home to 400 species of birds. After check-in, take the boat ride on the lake to see Hippos and bird life. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Lodge.
After breakfast, we will depart for the fabled Masai Mara National Reserve. The enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great Wildebeest migrations and its home for the big five Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Arrive in time for lunch at Lodge. After a lovely lunch now we will depart for an afternoon game drive to see the game of Savanna. Dinner and overnight at Lodge.
A relaxed rise followed by a hearty breakfast and thereafter a full day game drive with picnic lunch to see the varied game of the Masai Mara. This region is Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant). Optional visit to a local Masai village. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.
After a hearty breakfast, you will depart for Nairobi. Upon arrival into Nairobi, overnight stay at Nairobi.
After a hearty breakfast you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.
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- What to expect when in Kenya?
Straddling the Equator, and stretching from the Indian Ocean, spread in the Great Rift Valley and beyond, Kenya is a country of huge variety and exceptional beauty. It consist of a variety of ecosystems each having its uniqueness. It is made up of a mosaic of evergreen forests, wetlands and grasslands. Kenya has variety of wildlife, the famous ‘Big Five’ and the various endemic species found here make it a wild-lifer’s paradise. Traveling in 4×4 land cruiser’s and experiencing the blissful balloon safaris is a cherry on the top!
- Are there any prerequisites for travelling to Kenya?
Yes, apart from having the Visa, vaccination for Yellow Fever and Adult Polio is mandatory for travelling to Kenya. These vaccinations are mandatory in many countries including India.
- What is the usual sharing in vehicles & accommodation?
The accommodations are always on double sharing basis unless otherwise opted for. Single sharing basis attracts an additional nominal fee, while triple sharing allows you to be eligible for a small discount.
Open Landcruiser Jeeps (non AC) are allotted for the safaris, with window seats and pop-up roof for game viewing. Specific Photography Mentoring Tours have 4-in-a-vehicle.
- Is it safe?
Open jeep safaris & even nature trails conducted by us follow the highest safety standards, and we take all necessary precautions involved. We respect the wild animals and their comfort, and keep adequate distance while photographing them. However its worthy of noting, that being cautious goes a long way in preventing any mishaps.
- How is the climate in Kenya?
As Kenya is quite close to the equator, it does not experience a real summer or winter. Throughout the year it is pleasant with temperatures ranging from 20 – 28 degrees Celsius.
- Who all can be a part of this tour?
Anybody who wishes to see the African Jungles, photograph the exclusive wildlife or anyone who simply wishes to enjoy the luxury which Kenya offers can book with us! Children of any age group, accompanied by adults can be a part of the safaris. For detailed inquiries you can always ask our experts for advice.
- Benefits of travelling with Go Wild?
Go Wild prides in being a wildlife expert and one of the very few who knows Africa in and out! Traveling with us means thorough knowledge about wildlife, interactive sessions, photography tips and luxury stay.
- What do I pack for my travel?
We recommend you to wear comfortable clothes with colors that will go with the nature. Avoid bright colored clothing. A sun cap / hat along with a warm jacket or sweater is a must. We will provide a detailed list of things to be carried before the tour.
- Can I get Veg/ Jain food?
Apart from the stays in Forest Rest Houses; food menu is usually tailor made according to the group. Veg food is available at all locations, and Jain food can be arranged for if informed at the time of booking.