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Maasai Mara Reserve
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Traditional Samburu Women
Lake Nakuru National Park
Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Maasai Mara National Reserve
The Great Migration
Lionesses in Maasai Mara Game Reserve
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Discover Kenya’s extraordinary landscapes, prolific wildlife, distinct park lodges, and exceptionally welcoming people. Arrive in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and the Safari Capital of the World to explore the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and learn about Kenyan culture at Bomas of Kenya. Go on photo safaris at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, Sweetwaters Game Reserve, the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, and Lake Nakuru National Park. Witness the Great Migration where millions of animals migrate from Tanzania across the Mara-Serengeti. We will also visit Jane Goodall’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary and tour the National Museums of Kenya. Our superior accommodations include the Residences at Karen, Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, and the Mara Serena Safari Lodge.
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Day 1 : Depart the USA
Depart the USA on our overnight flight to Europe.
Day 2 : Fly to Nairobi
We arrive in Europe early this morning and connect to our flight to Nairobi.
We transfer to our home for two nights, the luxurious Residences at Karen in Nairobi. This property is tucked away in a pleasant forested area overlooking the second hole of the Karen Golf Course. A large part of the 18-hole course was built on a former coffee estate developed by the pioneer Karen Blixen, whose life and times were depicted in the film Out of Africa.
Day 3 : The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
We visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, a haven for elephant orphans, rhinos and other animals.
After lunch we learn about the different aspects of Kenyan culture exhibited at Bomas of Kenya.
Day 4 : Mount Kenya
We depart for Central Kenya, arriving at the Serena Mountain Lodge in time for lunch.
Our overnight accommodations are at this forest hotel-lodge on Mount Kenya. This unique hotel gazes down to a water hole bustling with elephant and buffalo herds.
Day 5 : Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
We depart for the Samburu Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, our home for two nights. We enjoy an afternoon game drive in search of the elusive leopard, lion, elephant, gerenuk, grevys zebra, reticulated giraffe, Oryx and many others.
Day 6 : Samburu, Shaba & Buffalo Springs
Morning and afternoon game drives give us more opportunities to enjoy the unique game species which are found only north of the Equator.
Day 7 : Sweetwaters Game Reserve
Travel to Sweetwaters Game Reserve. En route we visit Nanyuki Spinners & Weavers - a women’s self-help project with the goal of training women living in the surrounding villages the craft of spinning, knitting, and weaving.
We arrive at Sweetwaters Tented Camp which lies in the heart of the privately owned 24,000-acre Sweetwaters Game Reserve. Each tent has a thatched roof, an in-suite bathroom, and its own veranda.
After lunch we enjoy a late afternoon game drive showcasing a plethora of wildlife – lion, elephant, rhino, cheetah and over 400 species of birds.
We also visit Jane Goodall’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary during our stay.
Day 8 : Lake Nakuru National Park
We depart for Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch at the Sarova Lionhill Game Lodge.
We enjoy an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park and around the lake that is famous for its large concentration of pink flamingos and other birdlife. We have a chance to see many animals including rhino, reedbuck, bushbuck, warthog, leopard, baboon, and Rothschild giraffe.
Our overnight is at the Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp on the shoreline of sapphire-blue waters.
Day 9 : Mara Serena Safari Lodge
This morning we drive to the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s most precious wildlife sanctuary. After lunch at Sarova Mara Game Camp, we enjoy an afternoon game drive en route to the Mara Serena Safari Lodge and our home for the next three nights. The lodge is the ultimate safari destination. Set high on the saddle of a hill, the lodge has one of the most spectacular views imaginable across the vast plains, forests and rivers that make up the Maasai Mara. During our stay, you may choose to journey to the skies on an optional hot air balloon excursion over the Mara Plains. A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits you, teeming with wildlife.
Day 10 : Maasai Mara Reserve
The great Mara-Serengeti ecosystem is home to the Big Five of Africa: lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard. It is also an exceptional place to see birds. During our morning and afternoon game drives today we have the opportunity to experience one of the great spectacles on earth: The Great Migration! During this time of the year, over a million wildebeest and thousands of zebra and antelope migrate across the Mara River from Tanzania in search of food and water.
Day 11 : The Great Migration
Today we enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The Maasai Mara Reserve is big game country. Game are found here in staggering numbers which in turn supports a tremendous predator population.
Day 12 : Kenyan Museums
After breakfast we enjoy one last game drive in the Mara followed by a transfer to the airstrip for our flight to Nairobi.
Upon arrival in Nairobi we visit the National Museums of Kenya. Exhibitions include contemporary art, peoples of Kenya, and headdresses of Kenya.
Early this evening we enjoy our Farewell Dinner before transferring to the airport to board our overnight flight to Europe.
Day 13 : Return Home
We return home with wonderful memories of our African safari.
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