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Kenya Group Safari
|from $2,432* per person||6 Days||June-March|
|Comfort accommodations||Exertion level: 3|
|Operator: Adventures In Africa||24 people max|
- Jomo kenyatta international airport, nairobi, kenya
- Family & Friends trips
On this safari you have the opportunity of driving to the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world, stopping at two of the Rift Valley lakes, Elementaita and Nakuru, famous for their abundant birdlife. Three nights spent in the Masai Mara ensures that you maximize your game viewing allowing more time to explore as much of the Masai Mara Game Reserve as possible.
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- This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
- Family oriented trip.
ItineraryDay 1 – LAKE ELEMENTAITA: Drive from Nairobi to Lake Elementaita, sight-seeing along the way. Dinner and overnight at Sunbird Lodge. (D)
Sunbird Lodge, an eco-friendly luxury lodge is located in the Great Rift Valley, one of the natural wonders of the world. The lodge is less than 1.5 hours from Nairobi on a very good, private access road at the shore of Lake Elementaita, bordering and overlooking Soysambu Conservancy.
Day 2 – LAKE NAKURU: After breakfast depart for scenic Lake Nakuru, famous for its huge flamingo colonies. It’s also home to a wide range of mammals including rhino, lion, waterbuck and much more. Return to Sunbird Lodge. Dinner and overnight here. (B, L, D)
Day 3 – MASAI MARA: After breakfast, drive to the Masai Mara via Lake Naivasha. Enjoy dinner and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge. (B, L, D)
The Mara Simba Lodge sits overlooking a dramatic bend on the bank of the Talek, a tributary of the Mara River, gently blending into the surrounding wilderness. Stretching almost a kilometer along the river the grounds on the bank remain in their virgin condition, while the landscaped gardens filled with indigenous trees at the back draw a great variety of birds and butterflies. The lodge was conceived with an emphasis on exclusivity and comfort. It was designed to complement its surroundings and is decorated in Maasai traditional style. Wide, well-lit pathways connect the Public areas and rooms.
Activities available at Mara Simba Lodge (some at an additional cost): game walks, walking in middle of the African bush with armed Masai guides is truly an amazing safari experience; balloon safaris, imagine the thrill of gliding high above the impressive Masai Mara savannah while looking down at herds of elephants and zebras tottering beneath you;. nature walks, learn about the trees, shrubs, birds and little insects inhabiting the Mara grassland and how the Masais make use of the flora for medical and ritual purposes; birding, over 180 different birds have been spotted around the Camp. The keen beginner or the experienced birder will spend the early mornings in a remote area of the Camp with experienced Masai guide viewing sunbird, heron or weaver; community visits, visit the traditional Masai village, local primary school or the busy Masai market.
Days 4-5 – MASAI MARA: Spend the next two days enjoying morning and afternoon activities in the Masai Mara. Some activities at an additional cost. Meals and overnights at Mara Simba Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 6 – MASAI MARA/NAIROBI: Have breakfast, then game drive out of the Masai Mara and back to Nairobi with picnic lunch. (B, L)