SILVER AFRICA TOURS AND SAFARIS

Seasons Complex Suit no 20
Airport North Road ,

Nyayo Embakasi,
Nairobi, Kenya.

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THE PLAINS OF AFRICA 2018-19

13 DAYS | 12 NIGHTS

THE PLAINS OF AFRICA 2018-19

On a fascinating safari adventure, explore the scenic vistas and magnificent wildlife of Kenya. During your exploration, discover the thriving culture and natural wonders that make this one of the most popular African countries to visit. Numerous safari game drives bring you in search of the “Big 5”- lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. You’ll also visit the Rothschild Giraffe Sanctuary. Your stay inside the beautiful Masai Mara Game Reserve features a traditional bush dinner with Masai dance performance and full day game drive. See all the stunning sights and gorgeous beauty of Kenya on this unforgettable adventure.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Day 1  | Nairobi, Kenya - Arrival & Welcome
Arrive in Nairobi for an overnight stay at the Sarova Stanley Hotel, the city’s first luxury hotel. 

Overnight: Sarova Stanely Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 2  | Nairobi - Aberdare National Park
Today we set off for the mountainous region of Aberdare National Park. This ecologically diverse area boasts lush valleys and peaks reaching 14,000 feet. Arrive at your hotel situated on the slope of Mweiga Hill overlooking the park. Keep an eye out for the giraffes that welcome you to the lodge. The afternoon is yours enjoy the amenities of the lodge; perhaps you’ll take a nature walk or enjoy a round of golf! 

Overnight: Aberdare Country Club

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 | Aberdare National Park-Buffalo Springs Reserve-Shaba National Reserve
We begin our journey at the Shaba, Samburu and Buffalo Springs reserves, home to some of Africa’s most exotic wildlife including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra, two species only found north of the Equator. Arrive at Shaba National Reserve, your home for the next two nights. After lunch, it’s on to Buffalo Springs for a game drive to begin your search for the “Big 5.” Tonight, learn about the culture and traditions of the Samburu – an ethnic group related to the Masai. 

Overnight: Sarova Shaba Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 4 | Shaba Reserve - Samburu National Reserve - Shaba Reserve
Bring your camera as you continue searching for the elusive “Big 5” on a morning game drive through the rugged Samburu National Reserve. The striking contrast of sand, sky and bush will leave you breathless. After lunch at the lodge, continue on an afternoon game drive in Shaba. Watch for the spectacular local birds; over 350 species of birds are known to inhabit the reserve. Look for the desert rose plant, splashing color against its natural surroundings. Your day comes to a close on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro River. Sit back and relax as the sun sets on the horizon, partaking in a traditional Sundowner.

Overnight: Sarova Shaba Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

Day 5 | Shaba Reserve - Aberdare National Park
Return to Aberdare for an unforgettable experience in a treetop lodge. This national park received its name from Lord Aberdare, one of the founding members of the Royal Geographical Society. Your lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife all night long. Get an up-close look at the wildlife from the four viewing decks that provide an unmatched opportunity for game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. Sit back and let the animals come to you! 

Overnight: The Ark

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6 | Aberdare National Park - Lake Nakuru
Drive past the mountains via the spectacular Nyahururu waterfalls. Then, make a photo stop at the Equator. Arrive at the floor of the Great Rift Valley and continue your search for the “Big 5” during your time at Lake Nakuru. 

Overnight: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 7 | Lake Nakuru
A taste of Africa. After your morning game drive, savor a traditional breakfast in the bush. Then, enjoy some time to relax and enjoy the amenities at the lodge. Your exciting afternoon game drive returns to the lodge before sunset. 

Overnight: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 8 | Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara Game Reserve
This morning we travel to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Masai Mara – an extension of the great Serengeti Plain – is considered the most stunning game viewing spot in all of Kenya: lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants and other wildlife reside here. Your tent provides all the deluxe amenities of a lodge, complete with the adventure of the wild. Visit a Masai village prior to your game drive. Tonight, enjoy a traditional bush dinner featuring a Masai dance performance. 

Overnight: Sarova Mara Camp

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9 | Masai Mara
Further enjoy the Masai Mara with both morning and afternoon game drives. Pause along the way to rest and enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to your hotel to catch the sunset. 

Overnight: Sarova Mara Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10 | Masai Mara - Nairobi
After breakfast, return to Nairobi and travel to Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi, and visit the farmhouse of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Experience the local wildlife firsthand as you have the opportunity to feed the endangered Rothschild giraffes from a raised platform at the Giraffe Sanctuary. 

Overnight: Sarova Stanley Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, 


Day 11 | Nairobi - Amboseli National Park
This morning we depart Nairobi for Amboseli National Park, famous for its open plains where lions and elephants roam. The breathtaking snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro dominates the landscape. Enjoy an afternoon game drive. 

Overnight: Ol Tukai Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 12 | Amboseli
Further explore Amboseli with two game drives – your final chance to see the “Big 5.”

Overnight: Ol Tukai Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 13 | Amboseli - Nairobi - Tour Ends
Return to Nairobi where a day room* has been reserved for you to freshen up prior to your departure for home. (B)

TOUR PRICING

$5,225/px*

12 NIGHTS | 13 DAYS

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

TOURS ARE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR

*pricing and exchange rate are contingent on purchase timing.

TRIP INCLUSIONS

  • Airport Arrival + Departure transfers and assistance;

  • Full board accommodation on safari

  • Overnight accommodation in Nairobi

  • Private Transport in a 4x4 vehicle;

  • Services of an English Speaking Driver-Guide;

  • Emergency Air Evacuation (excluding hospitalization & medical bills);

  • Bottled Drinking Water during the safari (in the vehicle) and while trekking;

  • All taxes on the services quoted above.

TRIP EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights to/from Nairobi (NBO)

  • All items of a personal nature

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Telephone calls

  • Travel insurance

  • Add-ons and supplements (balloon safari)

  • All other items not mentioned in inclusions

  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines

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* PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE TRAVELER AT ANY NOTICE TIMING. A SILVER AFRICA REPRESENTATIVE WILL CONTACT EACH TRAVELER TO NOTIFY OF ANY CHANGES.