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BVS K 066: 10 Days Bird Safari

Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara Game Reserve

On Arrival, you will be met and welcomed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our guide, after briefing, depart and drive across the floor of the Rift Valley before mounting its western rim into Maasai land. Red-clad, with spears always on hand, Maasai warriors tend their herds of cattle among the wildlife, commendably unmoved by the presence of large predators. Afternoon you have the first game drive in search of wildlife. Maasai Mara is probably the best-known game reserve. Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Simba Lodge. www.marasimba.com Meal Plan {FB}.

Day 2: Full day in Masai Mara Game Reserve

Take an extensive game drive into the reserve covered with rolling grasslands dotted with acacia and hazy forested hills and riverline bush where the Mara River and its tributaries meander,

Maasai Mara is considered by many to be Kenya's finest game reserve, the 1510 sq Kms of this reserve adjoin Tanzania's well-known Serengeti, forming one eco-system. The open rolling savannah grassland of the Mara is the home of numerous wildlife species including elephant, rhino, lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, jackal, buffalo, eland, topis, impala, gazelle, warthog and zebra. From June to September, the annual Wildebeest migration takes place when thousands of these animals sweep across the plain and seek out new grazing areas, a full day game drive with picnic lunch at the hippo pool on the banks of the Mara River where the crossing of the Gnus [wildebeests] takes place while the killer crocodiles await. Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Simba Lodge. Meal Plan {FB}.

Day 3: Another day in Maasai Mara.

This is another day out, a very early wake up call to prepare for exploring another different area of this park, this is to capture more actions and excitements, return to the lodge for lunch, afternoon at leisure, an evening game drive follows at 1600hrs. All meals and overnight at the Mara Simba Lodge.. Meal Plan {FB}.

Day 4: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
– L. Naivasha (Hells Gate) National Park
After breakfast, leave for Naivasha arriving in time for lunch where you will visit Hells Gate National Park. The park is famous for its natural steaming geysers and a haven for birdwatchers. The walking/hiking gives one a sense of freedom, open space and a clear view of wildlife. The cliffs are breeding grounds for Vultures, Verreauxs Eagles, Augur Buzzards and thousands of Swifts. Over 120 species have been recorded here. Dinner and overnight at the L. Naivasha Simba Lodge
. www.simba.com Meal Plan {FB}.

Day 5: L. Naivasha
(Hells Gate) National Park -Lake Bogoria
After breakfast, proceed to Lake Bogoria. This is a shallow soda lake hosting thousands of pink flamingos, a number of other birds and lesser kudu. Scalding hot springs and geysers at the southern end of the lake spurt and steam their alkaline waters. The bubbling of hot springs, hundreds of singing weaverbirds and a million flamingos feeding in the bluish water presents a rare scenic beauty.
Proceed to Lake Baringo for lunch. This is one of the two fresh water lakes in the Rift Valley and a bird watchers paradise. It has over 460 recorded bird species and is home to hippos and crocodiles. Check in for lunch at the lodge. After lunch, proceed to a boat ride in the lake with a resident ornithologist. Dinner and overnight at the L. Baringo Country lodge. www.sunafricahotels.com Meal Plan

Day 6: Lake Baringo-Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru arriving in the mid-morning. Proceed to a short game drive en route to the lodge/camp for lunch. After two hours relaxation, proceed to a game drive. Lake Nakuru is the home to a million plus flamingos, the white rhino and about 350 different species of birds. It is known as ornithological paradise. Dinner and overnight at the L. Nakuru lodge. www.lakenakurulodge.org Meal Plan

Day 7: Nakuru National Park – Samburu Game Reserve
After breakfast, drive north cross the tips of the Aberdare Mountains stopping briefly to admire the 73m plunge of the Thompson Falls. Cross the equator and the beautiful wheat farms on the Mt Kenya slopes to the semi-desert region of Samburu, arriving on time for lunch. Evening game viewing, dinner and overnight at the Samburu Ashnil Tented Camp. www.ashnilhotels.com Meal Plan

Day 8: Full Day in Samburu Game Reserve
Experience a morning and evening game viewing in the beautiful rugged terrain with its vast array of birds and wildlife as they frequent the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River. Evening game drive is ideal for spotting the rare lioness famous for its unusual ability to adopt various antelopes especially the Oryx. Dinner and overnight at the Samburu Ashnil Tented Camp. Meal Plan

Day 9: Samburu Game Reserve – Aberdare National Park (Treetops)
Leave Samburu for treetops via Nanyuki to arrive at Outspan hotel (the base for treetops) in time for lunch. The current British queen was holidaying at the Treetops Hotel when she received the news about her father’s death and her ascension to the throne.
After lunch, you will be transferred to Treetops Hotel. Game viewing from your room’s balcony, where you have a fantastic view of the animals that flock the floodlit waterhole and saltlick below. Dinner and overnight at the Tree Hotel.

Day 10: Aberdare National Park -Nairobi
After a hearty breakfast you will be transferred to your base hotel where you will be picked by your driver guide and drive back to Nairobi.

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2012 Prices Per person Sharing:
In using Custom 4X4 Safari Minibus Or: In using custom 4x4 Land cruiser.


Per person sharing in US$

2 pax

Minibus / Landcruiser

4 pax

Minibus/ Landcruiser

6 pax

Minibus / Landcruiser

High: 16th Dec 12- 31Mar‘13

2828 / 3523

2462 / 2807

2339 / 2568

Peak: 1st Jul– 31st Oct/ 12

2855 / 3535

2489 / 2819

2367 / 2580

Low: 1st Apr– 15th Jun/12

2355 / 3035

1989 / 2319

1867 / 2082

Mid: 16th Jun–30th Jun 12

1st Nov – 15th Dec/ 2012

2310 / 3233

2187 / 2517

2064 / 2278

Children between 3-10yrs sharing with 2 adults @ 50% of adult price.
Children between 11-16yrs sharing their own room @ 75% of adult price.

Prices include:

Ø All Park entrance fees in the game reserves and National Parks.

Ø Experienced English Speaking driver-guide.

Ø All road transportation and Game drives using custom made Safari Minibus fitted with a two way radio communication and a pop-up roof for enhanced photography.

Ø All meals as specified in our itinerary.

Ø Full board Accommodation while on safari

Ø Airport transfer on arrival and departure.

Ø 1ltr bottled drinking mineral water per person per day while on gamedrive.

Prices exclude:

Ø All items of a personal nature such as tobacco, laundry, phone calls etc.

Ø Tips and drinks/beverages.

Ø Hot air balloon safaris.

Ø Any Other Items not mentioned above

Ø Medical/Travel Insurance

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