10 Days Tourist choice Safari
- Green Belt Movement – impressive environmental project
- Alpine forests of Mount Kenya
- Hikes and game walks
- Masai Mara – „African Wildlife“
Day 1: Nairobi- Kiria Project – Mount Kenya – Mount Kenya Leisure Lodge
From Nairobi we drive through the Kenya highlands rich in farming arrive in Karatina Market then further to the village of the Kikuyu Tribe where we visit the Kiria Project after a warm welcome by our hosts, get some briefing then start with a short guided walk, participate in tree planting together with the locals here and thereafter have a traditional lunch served in the project. The Project is part of the Green Belt Movement which focuses on environmental protection and the development of social communities. When meeting with the villagers we get to know about reforestation and food protection projects on-site. After a common lunch, we continue through the area of the Kikuyu and fascinating landscapes to Mount Kenya arriving at Mount Kenya Leisure lodge in time for dinner.
Day 2: Mount Kenya – Mount Kenya Leisure Lodge
Today we take a walk in the Mount Kenya forest area to the historic Mau Mau Caves and a waterfall close-by (walking time approx. 3 hours). There we will get to know more about the Mau Mau revolution, in which these sites played an important role. They provided shelter for African freedom fighters in times of conflict. In the afternoon we have time to relax in the vast garden of the lodge.
Day 3: Thompson Falls – Menengai Crater – Nakuru – Merica Hotel (B D)
Today we drive through the “White Highlands”, an area which the white settlers dominated during the times of colonial rule, and we cross the equator, where a vivid demonstration will be given. Proceed to have a walk to observe the Thompson falls after which we will have picnic lunch at the Thompson Falls picnic site. Continue and on our way visit the Menengai Crater in Nakuru, one of the highest volcanic craters in the world. The magnificent view of the countryside from the crater is still a secret. Afterwards, we continue to Nakuru with a magnificent view over Lake Nakuru. Dinner and overnight at Merica Hotel
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Nakuru Lodge
In the morning we will have another highlight of the tour, the Lake Nakuru National Park. Here, we visit Lake Nakuru one of the most well-known lakes of the Rift Valley famous all over the world for its flamingos, this lake is one of the natural wonders of the world. At times, there are up to 2 million flamingos at the lake, which forms a beautiful pink ribbon around the lake shores. Check in at Lake Nakuru Lodge for our delicious lunch after which we will have some short time to rest, in the late afternoon, we will have evening game drives where we will have a good chance of seeing rhinos and leopards. As the sun is going down we come back to our lodge for dinner and overnight. From our lodge, we have a magnificent view over the lake.
Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Mara Sopa Lodge
After an early safari and breakfast, we drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve considered as one of the largest and most beautiful protected areas of Kenya and reveal the originality of Africa. Arrive and check in at Mara Sopa Lodge time for lunch , After lunch we will have some time to relax before we embark on the first game drive through the savannah landscape of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, with a good chance to track down the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino, leopard).
Day 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Mara Sopa Lodge
After breakfast, we will do full day game drives in the Masai Mara National Reserve. This park is famous for its savannah landscapes and its wildlife concentration per square km. The prospects are good to observe all those fascinating animals that can usually only be seen in numerous nature documentaries. We will have a picnic at a site in the Mara River, bordering the Serengeti. The river is part of the Masai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, which is particularly known for the largest wildlife migration on earth in the world. Every year, Wildebeests, zebras and antelopes form huge animal trains cross the brown, foaming river full of crocodile
Day 7: Loita Hills – Maji Moto Camp
Breakfast then depart and head to the hilly landscape of Loita Hills arriving in time for lunch after which you will do an orientation tour of the camp. A guided walk with Masai warriors through the game rich area (walking time approx. 3 hrs.). In a Manyatta (Masai village) we will get to know the traditional lifestyle of the tribe which is probably the best known in East Africa. For a couple of hours, we will experience the daily lives of the Masai community and get to know about the clothing that is perfectly adapted to nature, their food, house construction, alternative medicine and religion as well as their social structure. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 8: Loita Hills – Maji Moto Camp
Full day activities will be organized for you in this day, you will start with the morning trekking of the Loita hills, and this trek gives you a very nice view of the entire area. Come back for lunch then in the afternoon you will relax at the camp before descending to the Majimoto village with an option of foot or bike, in this village you will learn more about the lifestyles of the people. Come back for dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 9: Lake Naivasha – Hells Gate National park – Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Today we proceed to Lake Naivasha, arrive at Lake Naivasha Sopa lodge where we have lunch. Afterwards, we continue our journey to the smallest National Park of Kenya: Hell’s Gate N.P. Situated between Naivasha Lake and the volcanoes Longonot and Suswa, it is a breathtaking volcanic landscape. Different wild animals and bird species are resident here and experienced rangers accompany us on foot through gorges, along cliffs and hot springs to places from which we may observe giraffes, zebras, buffalos and antelopes (walking time approx. 3 hours). In the evening, we enjoy the sundown at Naivasha Lake and watch the animals from the lodge.
Day 10: Nairobi – Transfer to Airport
After breakfast, we drive to Nairobi. Here we have lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, former administration house of the Danish author Karen Blixen, where we will have lunch. Karen Blixen was known for the film adaptation of her novel “Africa, alluring dark world” and “Out of Africa” with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford in the lead roles. From there we go to the Then we go to the airport where you take your onward flight.
All park entrance fees
– All game drives and transfers in a good customary minibus or Land cruiser on safari
– Unlimited game drives up to 6pm (sundown)
– Breakfast / lunch / dinner as indicated
– Walks in Loita hills and Hell’s gate National park.
– Accommodation in a double room in mentioned accommodations or similar
– Local English speaking driver/tour guide
– Enough bottled water everyday
– Visa for Kenya (USD 50)