KENYA AT EQUATOR CLASSIC SAFARI

07 Nights Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Aberdares and Mt. Kenya

Program at a glance

DATE

ACCOMMODATION

MEAL PLAN

ACTIVITY

DAY 01

HILTON HOTEL, NAIROBI

Bed and breakfast

Arrival Airport transfer

DAY 02

MARA SOPA LODGE

Fullboard

Afternoon gamedrive

DAY 03

MARA SOPA LODGE

Fullboard

Morning and afternoon gamedrives

DAY 04

FLAMINGO HILL CAMP, LAKE NAKURU

Fullboard

Afternoon gamedrive

DAY 05

THE ARK LODGE, ABERDARES

Fullboard

Afternoon at leisure at the Lodge’s viewing deck

DAY 06

FAIRMONT MOUNT KENYA SAFARI CLUB

Fullboard

Afternoon at leisure

DAY 07

FAIRMONT MOUNT KENYA SAFARI CLUB

Fullboard

Excursion to Sweetwater’s Sanctuary

DAY 08

DEPART

 Transfer to Airport

 

KENYA AT EQUATOR CLASSIC SAFARI  

 

Program in detail:

DAY 01: ARRIVAL – NAIROBI
Upon your arrival at The Jomo Kenyatta international Airport, you will be met by our representative for a warm welcome and a short briefing. You will then be transferred to Hilton Hotel, a deluxe 5 star hotel right in the city centre of Nairobi city, giving you relaxed stay after a long and tiring flight.
After check in you will get a full briefing by Fairway Safaris representative in which he will give you your full detailed program.
Overnight at the Hilton Nairobi.

DAY 02: NAIROBI – MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Buffet breakfast at Hilton Hotel.
Morning drive to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s finest and best knowngame reserve.
Arrive for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge.
Afternoon game viewing drive.
The greatest attraction in the Mara is watching the animals in their natural element; a lion’s roar, a cheetah making a kill, and the big elephant herds are all very fascinating events. You will also meet the Maasai who are the inhabitants of this reserve and are a proud and largely aloof tribe who have held on to their customs and traditions forhundreds of years.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

DAY 03: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Another day spent in the Mara with morning and afternoon game viewing drive in the rolling plains, woodland and rivers that make up the Mara. There are very high chances of seeing the ‘big five’
Game viewing is never dull in the Mara, and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings. The richness of fauna, this profusion of winged beauty and the untouched fragility of the landscape, are all subordinate to the Mara’s foremost attraction, the march of the wildebeest. Each year from July to September, the Mara plays host to the world’s greatest natural spectacle, the Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti. From July to October, the promise of rain and fresh life giving grass in the north brings more than 1.3 million Wildebeest together into a single massive herd. They pour across the border into the Mara, making a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon.
All meals at the lodge.
Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

DAY 04: MASAI MARA – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
Buffet breakfast at the lodge.
Morning drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.
Arrive for lunch at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp.
Afternoon game viewing drive in the park.The Lake Nakuru National Park is world famous for the pink flamingos which number thousands upon thousands. The rare black rhino, the white rhino and many other wild animals can also be found here. There is a very high chance of seeing the nocturnal and very elusive leopard.
Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp.

DAY 05: LAKE NAKURU – ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK
Buffet breakfast at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp.
Drive off to the Aberdare ranges. The drive is very scenic and offers memorable photo opportunities. Arrive
Forlunch at the Aberdare Country Club.After lunch you will be transferred in hotel vehicles to the Ark.
Afternoon tea and coffee at the tree hotel.
The Ark is set in thick woodland at the heart of the Aberdare National Park and is designed with numerous viewing decks, balconies and lounges that allow you to watch animals visiting the waterhole and salt lick.
A ground level viewing area provides excellent photographic opportunities and a floodlit waterhole allows all-night game viewing.
Dinner and overnight at the Ark.

NB: ONLY SMALL OVERNIGHT BAGS ARE ALLOWED TO TREE HOTELS. THE OTHER LUGGAGE WILL BE STORED AT BASE HOTELS. CHILDREN UNDER 7 YEARS OF AGE ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE TREE HOTELS.

DAY 06: ABERDARE – MOUNT KENYA
Buffet breakfast at the Ark.
Morning transfer by hotel vehicles to Aberdare Country Club to rejoin you driver guide and retrieve your
Storedluggage.Drive to the Mt. Kenya Safari Club via the Aberdareranges.
Arrive for lunch at Mt. Kenya Safari Club.
With magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Resort’s 120 luxuriously appointed hotel rooms, set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, offer a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Originally the retreat of movie star and Club founder, William Holden, the Club’s illustrious former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby.
Afternoonat leisure to enjoy the amenities offered by the hotel.For those who wish to spend time relaxing at the Nanyuki resortHotel, there are many recreational activities available: horseback riding, a bowling green, golf, table tennis, croquet, swimming, a beauty salon, an animal orphanage and much more.
Dinner and overnight at Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club.

DAY 07: MOUNT KENYA (EXCURSION TO SWEETWATERS GAME SANCTUARY)
Buffet breakfast at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club.
After breakfast drive to Olpajeta Conservancy to arrive in time to view the Chimpanzees at the Ranch.
Sanctuary – the only place in Kenya where this highly endangered and remarkably intelligent species can be seen!
Visitors to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy have free access to the Sanctuary, which is open daily at 9:00am to 10:30am and 3pm to 4:30pm.
The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary opened in 1993 in a negotiated agreement between the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Jane Goodall Institute. The facility was initially established to receive and provide lifelong refuge to orphaned and abused chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) from West and Central Africa. An initial group of three chimpanzee orphans were brought to the sanctuary from a facility in Bujumbura, Burundi in 1993. This group of chimpanzees needed to be evacuated due to the outbreak of civil war in Burundi. This was followed in 1995 by another group of 9 adult chimpanzees, followed by another 10 in 1996.
Continue with the gamedrives until time for lunch where you will be transferred to Serena Sweetwater’s tented Camp for a sumptuous lunch.
After lunch, continue with gamedrive before driving back to Mount Kenya Safari club.
Dinner and overnight at Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club.

DAY 08: MOUNT KENYA– NAIROBI – DEPART
Buffet breakfast at Mt. Kenya Safari Club.
Morning drive to Nairobi. Lunch on own arrangements upon arrival in Nairobi.
Afternoon transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight or have a beach holiday in the palm fringed beaches of the Kenyan coast at extra cost.

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Prices in US Dollars;
High season – (July – March)

Low season – (April – June)

OUR PRICE INCLUDES
•    Arrival and departure Airport transfers in Nairobi.
•    Full board accommodation while on safari, bed and breakfast in Nairobi Hotel.
•    Safari in a private safari minivan with a pop up roof and English speaking driver guides.
•    All park entrance fees, game drives as indicated on the itinerary above.
•    Driver’s and vehicle park entry fees and allowance.
•    Flying Doctors Service (This covers evacuation in case of an emergency to the nearest hospital but do not cover hospital bills)
•    Complementary mineral water throughout the safari.

NOT INCLUDED
•    International flight tickets and visa cost.
•    Travel and medical insurance.
•    All items that are purely of a personal nature e.g. tips, porterage, bar bills, telephone, mineral water, laundry etc.
•    All other services not shown in “OUR PRICE INCLUDES” above.

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