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Wonders Of Kenya Safari

Details & Itinerary

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Kenya, Africa’s original and most beloved safari destination. Travel to the sprawling savanna grasslands of the Masai Mara to witness herds of wildebeests, zebra, and antelope move across the plains. See endangered animals up close at Ol Pejeta, follow the Big Five across the Masai Mara National Reserve, and participate in a special lion tracking conservation project. Enjoy unique safari clubs and luxurious camps and lodges, where spectacular views, remote locations, and comfort all go hand in hand.

Days: Ten

Countries: Kenya

Departures: Daily

Day One: Arrival Into Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by an Odyssey Safaris representative and transferred by private vehicle to the Nairobi Serena Hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure relaxing in a celebration of sophistication and a rich fusion of design influences from Ethiopia, the Maghreb, West Africa and East Africa.

The warmth of a friendly smile, a superlative eye for detail and gracious service envelop you from the moment you arrive. While the Nairobi skyline glitters just beyond your windows and the Central Business District is just a stroll away, you’ll feel worlds removed from urban distractions in this peaceful setting.

Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel

Day Two: Exploring Nairobi

Today’s tour of Nairobi takes in all the highlights, visit the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and its pioneering orphan’s project. Meet the little ones as they return from foraging in the bush, ready for their milk feed. Continue to the Giraffe Center, home of the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, where you will have the opportunity to interact with these gentle giants. Round off the day with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum, once owned by Danish Author Karen Blixen. The Oscar winning film ‘Out of Africa’, is based on Karen’s life.

Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel

Day Three: Nairobi – Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Begin your journey to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a predator rich reserve that also is one of East Africa’s largest private rhino sanctuaries. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy sweeping views of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya. Embark on an afternoon game drive into the reserve and be ready to photograph the wealth of wildlife. Later this evening discover Ol Pejeta Conservancy ‘after dark’ on a once in a lifetime night game drive. With the help of a filtered spot light, keep your eyes peeled for nocturnal animals, like the aardvark, white-tailed mongoose and the elusive leopard.

Overnight: Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Day Four: Exploring Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Start the morning by tracking and gathering vital research information on the lions of Ol Pejeta. It is a wonderful way to learn about lions. All the information gathered is passed on to the Ol Pejeta Ecological Monitoring Department. Ol Pejeta is a refuge to several endangered species, including Kenya’s only chimpanzee sanctuary, established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. Top off the day with a tree planting exercise. Can you think of a better way to leave your footprints in Africa?

Overnight: Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Day Five: Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Mount Kenya

Enjoy an early morning game drive, followed by a delicious breakfast. Today we will travel north into the foothills of Mount Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa. Stop at the Nanyuki Weavers and Spinners, a women’s self-help project established in 1977. Continue to the world-famous Mount Kenya Safari Club, arriving in time for lunch. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy your luxurious surroundings.

 

Overnight: Mount Kenya Safari Club

Day Six: Mount Kenya – Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast, continue to the Samburu National Reserve, arriving in time for lunch. Later this afternoon set out on a game drive in search of the rare wildlife only found north of the equator. The enchanting Samburu National Reserve provides excellent year-round game viewing including a chance to encounter the ‘Samburu five’ – reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, gerenuk, Somali ostrich & Grevy’s zebra. Stop for sundowners to observe the sun setting over the African plains.

Overnight: Elephant Bedroom Camp

Day Seven: Explore Samburu National Reserve

Spend the day game viewing in Samburu National Reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives. The Ewaso Nyiro River is the lifeline for the people and animals in the area and crocodile share the banks with elephant, lion, buffalo and even the elusive leopard. (BLD)

Overnight: Elephant Bedroom Camp

Day Eight: Samburu National Reserve – Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, transfer to the local airstrip in time for your scheduled flight to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve. The Masai Mara is one of Africa’s most popular wildlife reserves and animal viewing is spectacular year-round. Discover the Kenya of your dreams, a vast, gently rolling landscape of acacia-specked grasslands. Lunch will be served on arrival, followed by an afternoon game drive.

Overnight: Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Day Nine: Exploring The Masai Mara 

Dine in the wild, and enjoy a bush breakfast before your morning game drive. Every day in the Maasai Mara is different, with a never-ending showcase of untamed nature. You may see a pride of lions stalking their prey, observe a herd of elephant and their fascinating social structure, or see pods of hippo wallowing in the rivers. Optional activity – Enjoy the thrill of an early morning hot air balloon ride over the rolling plains of the reserve.

Overnight: Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Day Ten: Masai Mara – Nairobi – International Flight Home

Soak up your last morning on safari before returning to Nairobi by air. This afternoon, enjoy lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant, Nairobi’s famed restaurant and a shopping excursion. A day-room is at your disposal until you are transferred to the airport for your international departure.

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