Northern Kenya Honeymoon Safari - Odyssey Safaris - Where the Journey beings...

Northern Kenya Honeymoon Safari

(Pricing Available Upon Request)

 

For an unforgettable honeymoon, absolutely nothing surpasses the pairing of romance and adventure you’ll find in Africa. Honeymooners that choose Africa over traditional destinations like Hawaii or the Caribbean are richly rewarded with unique experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

*Private Journey*

Day One: Arrival Into Nairobi

Following your flight, the Odyssey Safari staff will greet you at the airport and load your bags for transport to the Safari Park Hotel. Upon arrival there will be a short briefing at the front office about the hotel and what is included on the first night. Your driver will mention on the timing on the morning of the second day, breakfast, checkout and what time to meet at the lobby for the tour debriefing. Some of the possible optional activities include:

Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Karen Blixen Museum
Downtown Nairobi Tour
Langata Giraffe Center

Destination: Nairobi, Kenya

East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, Nairobi is Kenya’s beating heart, an exciting, maddening concrete jungle that jarringly counterpoints the untrammelled natural beauty to be found elsewhere in the country. Nairobi’s polarising character ensures that the city is reviled and loved in equal measure, and even those who love it might well admit that it’s the kind of place many rave about only once they’re away from it.

Overnight: Safari Park Hotel

Surrounded by 40 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, the Safari Park Hotel & Casino combines the elegance of African architecture and art with an infrastructure at the leading edge of technology. Located only 15 minutes from the Nairobi city centre, the hotel offers calmness and serenity away from the fast pace of the city. The five-star hotel boasts 205 luxurious rooms each with en-suite bathrooms, antique African-themed four-poster beds and furniture.

Day Two: Nairobi – Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After breakfast our adventures in the bush begin with spectacular Sweetwaters Tented Camp in the secluded heart of Ol Pejeta Ranch and Rhino Reserve. Here, these magnificent beasts are given sanctuary from those who would take their lives to sell their horns.  The Jane Goodall Institute operates a remarkable Chimpanzee Sanctuary where we meet the primates face to- face. This camp also overlooks one of the busiest waterholes in the area and offers elephant, giraffe and myriad plains game. 

This is Africa as Teddy Roosevelt saw it years ago when he led one of the first safaris to tour Africa in comfort and splendor; tents at Sweetwaters Camp will remind you of this bygone era. After your evening game drive, you will enhance your safari experience with a night game drive. This opportunity is not available in most wildlife conservancies, so wrap up warm and let loose that intrepid explorer inside you.

Destination: Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 400 square kilometer safe haven for wildlife, including rhino, in the Laikipia region of Kenya. Ol Pejeta is home to the largest population of black rhino in East Africa, and conversely, the last two northern white rhinos in the world.

Overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp

A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of its own private reserve, Sweetwaters Tented Camp is in a class of its own. Abounding with wildlife, unfettered by the more rigorous strictures of the Kenyan National Parks and designed to offer a charming blend of under canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury.

Day Three: Exploring Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Today we continue our exploration of this wonderful reserve with morning and evening game drives in Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Conservancy. The Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals including all the “Big Five” (the only three North white left in the wild, and endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion).

We also will be visiting the Rhino Sanctuary and Chimp Sanctuary, two experiences that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. The Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary is an unique opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day care of the chimpanzees in care. This experiences gives you exclusive access to feeding time and the enrichment activities within their enclosures.

The Rhino Sanctuary is home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos, and a sanctuary for over 110 critically endangered black rhinos. The Conservancy employs highly trained rhino protection squads, partners with international veterinary experts and ensures data is gathered regularly on each individual animal. Steps like these ensure we remain a role model for rhino conservation in East Africa.

Destination: Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 400 square kilometer safe haven for wildlife, including rhino, in the Laikipia region of Kenya. Ol Pejeta is home to the largest population of black rhino in East Africa, and conversely, the last two northern white rhinos in the world.

Overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp

A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of its own private reserve, Sweetwaters Tented Camp is in a class of its own. Abounding with wildlife, unfettered by the more rigorous strictures of the Kenyan National Parks and designed to offer a charming blend of under canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury.

Day Four: Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Lake Naivasha National Park

Today we start our day with a morning game drive before heading back to the lodge for a full breakfast. After, check out and depart to make our way to Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters. The lake and its surroundings are rich in natural bounty, and the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of Kenya’s prime agricultural regions. We arrive in time for lunch at our lodge by the lake and in the early afternoon, there is an optional boat ride should you be interested in viewing the wildlife from a different perspective.

Alternatively, a nature walk at Crescent Island is an excellent way to see wild animals while on foot. The private park hosts giraffes, buffalo, elands, waterbucks, gnus, hartebeests, zebras, pythons, and impalas, while the lake supports a large population of hippos. Fish-eagles, ospreys, pelicans, and cormorants are among the more than 200 bird species observable here. If relaxing is more your style,  you may wish to lounge by the pool admiring the view of zebras, Giraffes and waterbuck just outside the fence.

Destination: Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Hugged by grassy banks and shingled with cacti and sand olive trees, the Rift Valley’s highest lake (at 1884m above sea level) extends like a vast, sunlit sea. But there’s more to this spot than the lovely blue lake. You can ride among giraffes and zebras, sip on a glass of Rift Valley red, look for hippos on the lake and relax in the garden at Elsamere, the former home of late Born Free personality Joy Adamson.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge is located on 150 acres of grassland on the shores of Lake Naivasha. The resort is not only home to a resident giraffe, waterbuck and Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a stop for the hippos at night.

Day Five: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara National Reserve

This morning we will drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains, famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is also the home of the Big Five: lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino. Take your first glimpses of the vast savannah and wildlife on your way to the camp. Lunch at the camp and then depart on an afternoon game run. The Mara Game Reserve is one of the greatest wilderness areas of the world where large mammals are varied and easy to see.

close up of lion

Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Situated in the southwest of Kenya, covering an area of 1,510 square km (583 square miles), the Masai Mara National Reserve is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. The reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra.

Overnight: Ashnil Mara Tented Camps

Ashnil Mara Camp is a large resort-style tented safari lodge in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. The camp overlooks the confluence of the Mara and Olkeju Rivers, with forty luxury tents set amongst the riverine forest. This is a fairly new addition to the region, with a modern feel and more of a hotel atmosphere than that of a traditional and remote small safari camp.

Day Six/Seven: Exploring The Masai Mara National Reserve

The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues during extensive game runs over the next two days. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. Wake up to the sights and sounds of one of the world’s premier wildlife destinations. In the Masai Mara Reserve live 95 species of mammals and 570 species of birds; an impressive number, making this area an unique destination for game safaris, one of the best places in all of Africa.

cheetah

Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Situated in the southwest of Kenya, covering an area of 1,510 square km (583 square miles), the Masai Mara National Reserve is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. The reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra.

Overnight: Ashnil Mara Tented Camps

Ashnil Mara Camp is a large resort-style tented safari lodge in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. The camp overlooks the confluence of the Mara and Olkeju Rivers, with forty luxury tents set amongst the riverine forest. This is a fairly new addition to the region, with a modern feel and more of a hotel atmosphere than that of a traditional and remote small safari camp.

Day Eight: Masai Mara – Nairobi – International Flight Home

Enjoy an early breakfast at the camp, checkout and conduct a game drive en-route with an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Maasai people to witness the singing and dancing that is part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Souvenir shopping and a scenic stop at the edge of the Great Rift Valley before arriving Nairobi between 3 and 4 PM. Day rooms, dinner and activities can be arranged depending the timing of your flight (additional cost). We will transfer you from Nairobi to the airport for your international flight.

 

Our Offices

Park Rd, Nanyuki, Kenya

Pequot Drive, Norwalk, Connecticut

Get In Touch

(855) - 272 - 3274

info@odysseysafaris.com

error: Content is protected !!