Western Kenya Safari

  • Day 1: Lake Nakuru National Park

    This morning we pick you from your hotel in Nairobi and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. This park has many rhinos, flamingos, white pelicans, which are quite easy to spot. The multitudes of Lesser Flamingos that often form a pink fringe around the Lake are a sight to behold. This park is also a rhino sanctuary and home to other mammals like buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, colobus monkey, rock hyrax etc plus other species of birds. Dinner and overnight at camp.

    Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park

    We have a full day to explore this park. Our game drives in the park may produce a leopard returning to his daytime hideout, many waterbuck, warthogs, buffalo, rothschild giraffe, vervet monkeys, bohor reedbuck and other species of wildlife. Overnight at camp.

    Day 3: Saiwa Swamp National Park – (a long drive)

    After breakfast we leave Nakuru and drive via the Mau Summit, Tinderet Forest and Eldoret to the town of Kitale where we turn north to Saiwa Swamp; the smallest of Kenya's National Parks. This is the home of the shy and elusive Sitatunga antelope that has adapted itself to living in swampy areas. There are some well situated platforms within the Park that allow good views of the Swamp and surrounding forest. Overnight at camp or banda.

    Day 4: Mt. Elgon National Park
    This morning we depart for Mt Elgon National Park an area of unspoiled mountain forest with a wide variety of game from the elephant, buffalo and colobus monkey to the giant forest hog, water buck and leopard. More than 240 bird species in the area, including the African crowned eagle, Ross’ turaco, and red-fronted parrot. There are also caves and spectacular waterfall. Dinner and overnight at camp or banda.

    Day 5: Kakamega Forest

    We leave for Kakamega Forest a bird watchers' paradise. This is one of the only remaining areas of West African Rain Forest to be found in Kenya. The habitats in the forest and along the rivers offer an insight into what much of Africa must have been like thousands of years ago. Overnight at Rondo
    Retreat.

    Day 6: Kakamega Forest

    We have the whole day to walk around this fascinating area seeing bird species that are not seen elsewhere in Kenya.  Where possible we can also take walks to local villages for an interesting cultural exchange. Overnight at Rondo Retreat.

    Day 7/8: Kisumu

    After an early morning bird walk in the Forest, we head south again to Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria, where we check in to Sunset hotel. Time permitting we can visit the local museum and/or animal orphanage before lunch. In the afternoon we shall visit Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, we may have the chance to do some fishing before heading back to Sunset hotel where we stay for the night.

    Day 9:  Masai Mara National Reserve

    We leave the open flood plains and farming fields of the lake basin as we head south-east towards Kericho, the heart of Kenya's tea growing area.  We pass through lush farming country and after a picnic lunch we start to see more animals as we approach the Masai Mara, Kenya's best known Game Reserve.
    After dinner the evening is spent around the campfire listening to the sounds of the African bush. Dinner and overnight at camp.

    Day 10/11: Masai Mara National Reserve

    These two full days will be spent exploring the Mara ecosystem seeking the area's abundant wildlife. We have high chances of seeing the "Big 5" - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. The Masai Mara’s varied wildlife and natural environment come together to provide a spectacular safari experience. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight at the Camp.

    Day 12: Nairobi

    After a short early morning game drive, we will return to Camp for breakfast after which we will pack and drive back to Nairobi

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  • COST: The total cost of this safari is US$ 3,160 per person sharing

    Price includes:-

    -    Road transport in a safari vehicle
    -    Full board tented accommodation
    -    Game drives
    -    Walking
    -    Park and camping fees
    -    Services of an English speaking guide
    -    Flying Doctors emergency rescue cover

    Not included … drinks, items of a personal nature, personal insurance and gratuities.
     
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