Kenya: Into Africa

  • Destination: Kenya
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Price: $1480

Overview

Chasing the big 5 along Kenya’s national parks. From serene Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara, Africa’s greatest safari destination.

Highlights

- The Great Rift Valley viewpoint & Serene Lake Naivasha
- Ziplining in Kereita Forest
- Pink Flamingos of Lake Bogoria and Stunning Thomson Falls
- Cycling along the wildlife of Hell’s Gate National Park
- The beautiful gorge hike in Hell’s Gate National Park
- Masai Mara Game Reserve and the search for the big 5
- Close encounters with the Masai Tribes

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Itinerary & Trip Details

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Arrival in Nairobi

Arrival in the early morning in Nairobi airport. Pickup and transfer to our Hotel. Spend the day exploring the capital of Kenya and try some of its famous restaurants

Accommodation: Standard Hotel

Day 2: The Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley

Breakfast then start our scenic drive across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha. First we will make a stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint for a breathtaking view over the surrounding lowlands then continue to our lodge by the shores of lake Naivasha, check-in then go for an adrenaline pumping ride on Kereita Forest Zipline, the longest canopy tour in East Africa! have lunch then go on a serene boat ride in Lake Naivasha, the 2nd biggest lake in the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by hippos, buffaloes with other wildlife and amazing scenery.

Accommodation: Safari Lodge
Meals: BLD

Day 3: Across the Equator

Across the Equator

Today we drive across the equator to Lake Bogoria, home to one of the world’s largest populations of pink flamingoes. Its fascinating phenomenon of hot water volcanic springs and spectacular geysers bubbling from surrounding volcanic springs. There are also myriad of game such as zebras, buffaloes, dik diks, impalas, warthogs, vervet monkeys, baboons, rock hyrax and most notably the greater kudu. We will have lunch enroute and then continue with our drive to the beautiful Thompson Falls. We will trek down to the bottom of the valley for amazing views of the falls then return to our vehicle and drive back to Naivasha for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Safari Lodge
Meals: BLD

Day 4: Hell's Gate National Park

Hell’s Gate National Park

Breakfast then drive to one of the most surreal places in East Africa, Hell’s Gate National Park. Named for the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries, the Hell’s Gate National Park is a remarkable section of the Great Rift Valley and as one of only 2 parks in Kenya where you can explore on foot or on a bike, makes this unique national park a must visit when in Kenya. It is home to a variety of wildlife, unusual plant life, and over 130 species of birds. We will explore the park’s dramatic scenery with looming cliffs, gorges and basalt columns. Zebras, baboons, and gazelles are common sights and we will hike through the beautiful Njorowa gorge and closer encounters with the wildlife. Afterwards we drive towards the jewel of Kenya’s parks, the world famous Masai Mara Game (Wildlife) Reserve.

Accommodation: Safari Lodge
Meals: BLD

Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Today we explore Kenya’s number one park which is always on every traveler’s “Must see list”. Full of life with various types of animals and birds, Masai Mara crown’s the climax of every safari in Kenya. Its rolling grasslands and acacia savannah been captured on so many films with the movie “Out Of Africa” being the most famous. Masai Mara is home to the “Big Five” (Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Rhino) and over 450 bird species. After lunch we will head out with our driver guide in search of the big five, other wild animals and over 450 species of birds. As the sunset starts to edge dip into the African horizon it will be the perfect opportunity for us to capture the beautiful Mara landscape. After dinner, enjoy the warmth of the roaring log fire before going to bed under the star filled African sky.

Accommodation: Safari Lodge
Meals: BLD

Day 6: Dances with the Masai

Dances with the Masai

An early morning game drive before dawn is the perfect start of another unforgettable and memorable day in Africa. Afterwards, we will get closer to the indigenous Masai tribes and get to know more about their culture and famous dances, then we will head for one last safari followed by dinner in the bushes.

Accommodation: Safari Lodge
Meals: BLD

Day 7: Departure

Departure

Transfer to the airport to catch our departure flight

Meals: B

Price Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

- Accommodation for 5 nights in Safari lodges in Naivasha & Masai Mara in Kenya
- Accommodation for 1 night in a standard hotel in Nairobi
- Transport in a 4WD safari van with popup roof for easier game viewing and photography in Masai Mara
– All mentioned tours, activities and safaris
- All parks entrance fees and safari permits
– All land transfers including airport pickups
- All mentioned meals (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

Price Excludes

- International Flights to Nairobi
- Visa Expenses
- Tips & Gratuities

 

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