“A private safari that considers the needs of senior travelers.”


Tour Details

 

Location:  Kenya

Tour Type:  Private Safari

Duration:  12 days 

Departure Dates:  At your discretion!

International Airfare:  Not included *contact for discounts

Max people:  18

Summary of Wildlife:  Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Eland, Kudu, Thompsons Gazelle, Topi, Ostrich, 400+ species of birds

Seasonal Prices

April – May
Per person adult:  2 travelers $5,379, 4 travelers $4,486, 6 travelers $4,193

January – March, November – 15 December
Per person adult:  2 travelers $5,999, 4 travelers $5,115, 6 travelers $4,821

June – October
Per person adult: 2 travelers $6,850, 4 travelers $5,957, 6 travelers $5,664


What’s Included  What’s not Included
All accommodation
Transport in a luxury 4×4 safari landcruiser
Unlimited game drives in parks and reserves
Meals as noted (3 meals daily on safari (B,L,D)
All national park and conservation fees
All transportation including airport transfers
Complimentary bottled water daily
Enrollment in AMREF emergency air evacuation
Visas
International flights
Driver/guide/cook/porter gratuities
Telephone bills, laundry, and any items of a personal nature
Cost associated with activities not listed on the itinerary
Travel insurance service

 

Senior Safari Detailed Itinerary

12 Days Kenya Safari

 

Day 1

Arrive Nairobi
Following your flight Odyssey Safari staff will greet you at the airport and load your bags for transport to the Safari Park Hotel.  Once you are settled in you may select an optional activity or simply relax at the camp for the trip ahead.  Some of the possible optional activities include: Bomas of Kenya, Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, Tour of Downtown Nairobi, National Museum, or Langata Giraffe Center.

Overnight at Safari Park Hotel & Casino

Day 2

Nairobi – Drive to Mt. Kenya

This morning you depart Nairobi and proceed north, driving through lush tea and coffee estates to Serena Mountain Lodge.  Nestled in the foothills of Mount Kenya National Park, the lodge is famous for their views of Mt. Kenya (the second highest mountain in Africa) and the salt lick and waterhole that allows guests to view game from their rooms.

Overnight at the Serena Mountain Lodge

Meal Plan:  Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3
Mt Kenya – Samburu Game Reserve
After breakfast you travel by road to Kenya’s northern frontier into a wild and rugged Samburu National Reserve.  Fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River it is one of Kenya’s most protected areas home to species only found north of the equator.  The reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebras and Beisa Oryxes are endemic species not found elsewhere in Kenya.  Your accommodation, Ashnil Tented Camp, is set beneath a canopy of acacia trees along the banks of the river.

Overnight at Ashnil Tented Camp

Evening game drive – 4:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Meal Plan:  Lunch & Dinner

Day 4
Samburu Game Reserve
Dawn breaks in golden streaks as you start your day by scanning the river from the tent’s veranda with a cup of steaming coffee in hand.  Before the dew is off the grass, you’re off in pursuit of the elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s grasslands and acacia woodlands.  Spend the day game viewing and relaxing at the cozy camp.

Overnight at Ashnil Tented Camp

Morning game drive – 6:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Mid-day game drive – 11:00am to 1:00 p.m. or optional visit Samburu cultural village

Evening game drive – 4:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Meal Plan:  Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 5
Samburu – Sweetwaters Game Reserve
Today you travel to the exotic 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.  Here too, the Jane Goodall Institute operates a remarkable Chimpanzee Sanctuary where you meet the primates face to- face.  Our 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; our tents at Sweetwaters Camp will remind us of this bygone era.

Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Evening game drive – 3.00 p.m. to 6.45 p.m.

Meal Plan:  Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6

Ol Pejeta – The Ark Lodge

This morning you depart Ol Pejeta with a game drive en route to Aberdare National Park and the Ark Forest Lodge, which is nestled in the foothills of Aberdare National Park.  The lodge is famous for high perches and balconies overlooking a salt lick and waterhole which boasts a remarkable record of wildlife sightings.  From this location you will enjoy the finest in high-altitude game viewing from your room!

Overnight at the Ark Forest Lodge

Meal Plan:  Lunch & Dinner

Day 7
Aberdare – Lake Nakuru National Park
Today you travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park, crossing the equator (and taking a picture) and descending into the Great Rift Valley.  After lunch, an exciting game run is planned for the afternoon.  Lake Nakuru hosts a plentiful amount of game and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch.  The bird life here is world renown and over 400 bird species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork.  It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the white Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.

Overnight at Sarova Lionhill Lodge

Evening game drive – 3:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Meal Plan:  Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 8
Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Game Reserve
This morning you take flight 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’s migration.  This fantastic reserve is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino.   On arrival, you take lunch at the lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon game run.  The Mara Game Reserve-one of the greatest wildernesses of the world where large mammals are varied and easy to see.  Residents among the Parks are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousands of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles.

Overnight at Ashnil Tented Camp

Evening game drive – 3:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Meal Plan Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 9 – 10
Discover Masai Mara
The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today during extensive game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs.

Overnight at Ashnil Tented Camp

Full day game drive: 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Meal Plan Breakfast, box lunch & dinner

Day 11

Masai Mara – Nairobi

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 are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.  You transfer to the airstrip for a 45 minute bush flight to Nairobi where, on upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Overnight at Safari Park Hotel

Meal Plan Breakfast and Box lunch

Day 12

Nairobi – Home

Morning at leisure/shopping and thereafter transfer to the airport for outbound flight.

Meal Plan:  Breakfast, box lunch

ACCOMMODATIONS

Kenya Safari for Seniors

NAIROBI:  Safari Park Hotel

http://www.safaripark-hotel.com/?page=accomodation-overview

Mt. KENYA:  Mountain Lodge

http://www.serenahotels.com/serenamountainlodge

SAMBURU:  Ashnil Tented Camp

http://www.ashnilhotels.com/samburu/index.asp

OL PEJETA:  Sweetwaters Tented Camp

http://www.serenahotels.com/serenasweetwaters/

LAKE NAKURU:  Lion Hill

http://www.sarovahotels.com/lionhill/

MASAI MARA:  Ashnil Mara Tented Camp

http://www.ashnilhotels.com/masaimara/

VIDEO

Highlights of Kenya Safari Video

Clients enjoying the Highlight of Kenya Safari