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BVS K 073: 8 Days Samburu-Duma safari

Day 1 Nairobi- Samburu Game Reserve

On Arrival, you will be met and welcomed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our guide, after briefing, depart Nairobi and drive north via Mt Kenya, past coffee plantations to Samburu National Reserve, set in the rugged semi-arid northern region with spectacular scenic landscape. The Ewaso Nyiro River dotted with doum palms meanders through the reserve giving it an oasis setting and the Lodges are set on the banks of the river, the flora and fauna with sparkling spring water flowing and cascading throughout the lodges grounds. The Samburus are cousins of the Maasai tribe and are pastoralists. Arrive in time for lunch at the Lodge. In the afternoon depart on an exciting game-viewing drive in search of game found only north of the equator that include the long necked gerenuk, Grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx and the Somali ostrich. Return to Samburu Sopa Lodge www.sopalodges.com for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: {FB}


Day 2 Full Day in Samburu Game Reserve

Full day in Samburu, with an early morning and late afternoon game drive. Samburu is a beautiful and game abundant park, home to rarely found species such as the Beisa Oryx, Grevy's zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. Optional activities include a visit to a local Samburu village, camel riding and guided nature and bird walks. All meals and overnight at the Lodge. Meal Plan: {FB}

Day 3 Samburu Game Reserve -Aberdare National Park
After a hearty breakfast, depart to the base hotel to arrive in time for lunch. Drive to the dense forest of the Aberdare to your Tree hotel for dinner and overnight game viewing above the floodlit waterholes and saltlick. Dinner and overnight at The Tree Hotel. THE ARK
www.marasa.net Meal Plan: {FB}

Day 4 Aberdare National Park -Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart Aberdare National Park after breakfast drive west through the aberdare ranges with a brief stopover at the beautiful 73m plunge of the Thompson Falls ,past Nyahururu town and into Lake Nakuru National Park in time for lunch, an afternoon game drive. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds in the lake. Also many species of game found in the park including the introduced Rothschild's giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game. Dinner and overnight at L. Nakuru Lodge. www.lakenakurulodge.org Meal Plan: {FB}


Day 5 Lake Nakuru National Park -Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast, depart your Lodge and drive along the floor 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 a game drive in search of wildlife. Maasai Mara is probably the best-known game reserve. Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge www.sopalodges.com Meal Plan: {FB}


Day 6 &7
Full days in Maasai Mara Game reserve.

Take an extensive full day game drive in 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. a full day game drive with picnic lunch at the hippo pool on the banks of the Mara River were the crossing of the Gnus [wildebeests] takes place while the killer crocodiles awaits. Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge. Meal Plan: {FB}


Day 8 Masai Mara Game Reserve -Nairobi
Have an early morning pre-breakfast game drive exploring another different area of this park, this is to capture the early morning actions, return to the Lodge for breakfast, check out after breakfast and depart for Nairobi arriving in the evening.

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

Seasons

Per person sharing in US$

2 pax

Minibus / Landcruiser

4 pax

Minibus/ Landcruiser

6 pax

Minibus / Landcruiser

High: 16th Dec ‘12- 31 Mar‘13

2095 / 2667

1802 / 2094

1704 / 1903

Peak: 1st Jul– 31st Oct/ 12

2117 / 2677

1824 / 2104

1726 / 1913

Low: 1st Apr– 15th Jun/12

1717 / 2277

1424 / 1704

1326 / 1514

Mid: 16th Jun–30th Jun 12

1st Nov – 15th Dec/ 2012

1875 / 2435

1582 / 1862

1484 / 1671

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 safari in Maasai Mara.

Ø Any Other Items not mentioned above

Ø Medical/Travel Insurance

 
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