Slow Life Safari
Nairobi and Mathioya, "Ol' Pejata Sweetwater", Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara
9 Days 8 Nights
Price: USD 1,350 / DKK 9,199
Day 1 – 3: Nairobi
On arrival to Nairobi you will be transfered to your hotel in the city center. During the next couple of days you will have time for the excursions tour to the Karen Blixen Museum, the Giraffe Center, the Elephant Orphanage and a guided city tour to the important monuments. The last evening you will enjoy a barbecue dinner at Carnivore Restaurant.
Day 3 - 4: Nairobi - visit to Mathioya - Sagana
After breakfast we depart for a full day trip to village of Mathioya. This day is dedicated at a visit to "The Mount Kenya Heritage Center" where you can explore the daily life in a traditional Kenyan village. There will time for traditional dance and music and a visit to the nearby coffee plantations. Depending on time and your interest we can have a nature walk to the river and see the beautiful waterfall and the very scenic landscape with the view of Mount Kenya. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 4 - 5: Sagana - "Ol' Pejata Sweetwaters"
Early morning after breakfast depart and drive through the Kikuyu countryside to the lower slopes of Mount Kenya and across the Equator to Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary, arriving Sweetwaters Tented Camp well in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in this private sanctuary, including a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only one of its kind in Kenya. You will also visit the Visitors Information Centre, as well get to see and take photos with the resident tame Rhino. Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp.
Day 5: "Ol' Pejata Sweetwaters" - Lake Nakuru
Depart Sweetwaters after breakfast with a short game drive en route and proceed to the floor of the Rift Valley - making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls which was named after Joseph Thompson, one of the first European explorers who walked from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the 1880's. Proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park. Check in to the hotel to relax, lunch and later drive for the afternoon game drive. Besides the Flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 450 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild's Giraffe, Black and White Rhino, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Baboon and many species of plains game. Dinner and overnight at Camp/Lodge.
Day 6: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
Depart Lake Nakuru after an early breakfast proceeding to Maasai Mara Game Reserve as you enjoy the scenic views of such features as Lake Elementaita, Lake Naivasha and Mt Longonot and Suswa, all of which are in the Great Rift. Arrive Mara in time for lunch and followed by an afternoon game drive that introduces you to this vast game reserve. Dinner and overnight at Camp/Lodge.
Day 7: Masai Mara
Full day spent exploring Maasai Mara in search of the "Big Five". Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person. Dinner and overnight stay at Camp/Lodge.
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see Lions, Rhinos, Hippos, Crocodiles, Giraffe, Wildebeests, Zebras, Buffalo, Warthogs, Hyenas, Jackals, Wild Dogs, Buffalo, Leopard, many kinds of Antelopes and Elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of Wildebeest and Zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the Savanna Lion, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Jackal, Hyena and Vultures.
Optional: Balloon safari and a visit to Maasai Village.
Day 8: Masai Mara
Breakfast and then depart for another full game drive which will provide you another opportunity to view the "Big Five" Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard. We will continue with game drive for a tour to the famous Mara River where the biggest migration of animals in the world takes place. Lunch at the picnic sites near the river as we enjoy the beautiful park.
Day 9: Masai Mara - Nairobi
After breakfast or lunch depart to Nairobi for drop off at the airport for your flight either to Mombasa or back home.
Safari price includes:
- Transport on custom made 7 seater tour van ideal for game viewing and photography
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari
- Accommodation in double room
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes
- Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
- All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
- Complimentary return airport transfers
- Bottled water whilst on safari
- Start and end in Nairobi.
- Personalized service
Safari price excludes:
- International flights
- Items of a personal nature
- Any other extras not detailed in itinerary
Updated at: 2016-09-05