Best of Kenya Safari

Best of Kenya Safari

from 2,169.00

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

1 Night in Aberdare National Park at The Ark
2 Nights in Shaba National Reserve at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
1 Night in Lake Nakuru National Park at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
2 Nights in Masai Mara National Reserve at Sarova Mara Game Camp

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES every Friday.
Pre & Post Night Extensions in Nairobi available.

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HIGHLIGHTS

When you think of Africa, what comes to mind? For most of us, the typical backdrop of our African fantasy mixes desert and mountain ranges, lush green jungles and vast, dry prairies. Within these stunning landscapes, one might see zebras, elephants, lions, rhinos, cheetahs, even flamingos. If this medley of geography, wildlife, and color is what you imagine Africa to be, you are envisioning Kenya. Are you ready to make your African dreams come true? Don't miss Craft Travel's latest Safari package, Best of Kenya.

This 7-day road safari, which features both traditional safari lodges and a luxury tented camp experience, contrasts the Afro-Alpine scenery of the world-famous Aberdare National Park with the starkly arid beauty of the northern Samburu district. It also showcases the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve and the glory of Lake Nakuru National Park, home to over one million flamingoes.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation based on shared double and meals as stipulated in the itinerary.

  • Transportation in a shared chauffeur driven safari vehicle with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.

  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide, game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.

  • Full Board at Each Camp

  • All Government taxes and levies.

  • All meet and greet services.

  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.

  • 5 or 7 pax guaranteed window seat.

  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle.

  • First-aid kit, wildlife books, a pair of binoculars, cool box & fire extinguisher.

  • *Not included: gratuities, visas (if applicable), international or internal flights, meals and drinks not described above, items of a personal nature


 

DETAILED ITINERARY

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Day 1

The Ark, Aberdare National Park

Either from your Nairobi Hotel or the Airport, you will be met by our representative who will then take you to your vehicle.

From here, you will be driven to the famous Aberdare National Park. Aptly dubbed ‘Scotland with Lions’,
this charismatic Afro-Alpine realm showcases the wild beauty of the Aberdare mountain range where elephants roam through lichen- hung forests and spectacular waterfalls plunge into churning pools. Arriving in time for lunch at The Aberdares Country Club you will later be transported (with a small overnight bag) into the exclusive sanctuary that surrounds your lodging for an evening at leisure. 

Overnight at The Ark (L, D)

The Ark is secluded lodge designed to resemble Noah’s Ark, this timbered lodge is unique, not least because of the splendour of the game-watching experience around its private waterhole, which attracts large herds of elephants.

Aberdare National Park
Commonly described as majestic, Aberdare National Park is home to steep forested ravines and open moorlands. The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, and much more. Bird lovers will rejoice in the opportunity to view more than 250 species of birds, including the Jackson's Francolin, Sparrow hawks, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.


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Day 2

Depart to Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, Shaba National Reserve

After breakfast and check out, drive north to ‘Born Free’ country where Joy and George Adamson raised Elsa the lion cub in the wild and beautiful Shaba National Reserve.

Arrive in time for lunch at the luxurious Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. Spend the afternoon discovering the unique wildlife of the reserve, which is famous for its elephants and lions.

Overnight at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge (B, L, D)

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in a natural oasis in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve just east of Samburu, or one can say, in the "Born Free Country" that Joy and George Adamson called home for many years.

It is set along the bank of the Ewaso Nyiro River laid out around the natural springs that flow into the river. The Lodge has a virtual mini forest of indigenous trees, a fish pond and a large free form swimming pool.

Shaba National Reserve
A peaceful reserve made famous by Joy Adamson, author of the famous book and film, 'Born Free'. Shaba, along with Samburu and Buffalo Springs are 3 small, adjoining savannah national reserves that lie on either side of the northern Ewaso Ngiro River. They were established in 1948 as the Samburu Isiolo Game Reserve. 

The reserve is a semi desert, but attracts a good range of animals because of the river, which acts as a lifeline, while the combination of the arid desert, volcanic rocks and riverine forests make for a very interesting landscape.


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Day 3

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, Shaba National Reserve

Spend all day on safari (breakfast and lunch at the lodge) in the reserve, which offers sanctuary to large herds of elephants, healthy numbers of lions, leopards, cheetahs, plentiful plains game, reticulated giraffes, rare Beisa oryx, kudus and gerenuks.

Overnight at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge (B, L, D)


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Day 4

Depart to Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast and check out, drive to Lake Nakuru, the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes and home
to a shifting population of over one million flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. Spend the afternoonon safari in Kenya’s first and largest rhino sanctuary.

Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge (B, L, D)

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. A short two-hour drive from Nairobi, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is a favorite with residents and visitors to Kenya.

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is cleverly laid out in such a way that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the lake and the park. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds.

Lake Nakuru National Park
An enormous geological fault-line, the Great Rift Valley divides Kenya neatly down the length of the country, separating east from west. Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru are 2 of the many lakes that have formed in the region.

Along the lengths of the Rift Valley are volcanoes, most now dormant. Lake Nakuru has become a national park and supports a wide ecological diversity. It is home to large protected flocks of lesser flamingoes, which turn the lake a vivid pink. It is also famous for it pelicans, black and white rhino, colobus monkeys, as well as, numerous antelopes, buffalo and giraffe.


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Day 5

Depart to Sarova Mara Game Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, drive to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, backdrop to ‘the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth’, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. Arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Mara Game Camp, a luxury tented camp, before spending the afternoon on safari in Kenya’s most popular reserve.

Overnight at Sarova Mara Game Camp (B, L, D)

Sarova Mara Game Camp is set amongst rolling plains teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras during the migration months. The camp is situated right in the center of their migration path. A wildlife safari puts you right in the middle of all this action. Get a first-hand account of this epic phenomenon and live to tell the tale. A safari also helps you acquaint yourself with the landscapes of this beautiful African setting.

By virtue of its location and layout, the camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from luxury tented living to bird-watching, mini golf, sport fishing and a unique insight into the Maasai culture at the adjoining Maasai village.

Masai Mara National Reserve
Located in the south western part of Kenya, the Masai Mara National Reserve forms part of the greater eco-system that encompasses the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Masai Mara is named for the Maasai people and the Mara River, which divides it. The wildlife is not confined within the reserve's boundaries. The reserve is famous for its exceptional population of game and the migration of the wildebeest, which occurs here every year in July and August. The entire area of the park is nestled within the enormous Great Rift Valley. The Masai Mara consists of open savannah, rolling grasslands and undulating hills. 


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Day 6

Sarova Mara Game Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend the whole day on safari in Africa’s richest wildlife viewingarena. Historically teeming withwildlife, the Mara hosts Kenya’s largest lion prides and elephant herds. Spend the evening in camp where Maasai dance performances are offered nightly.

Overnight at Sarova Mara Game Camp (B, L, D)


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Day 7

Departure to Nairobi - Flights Home or Extension in Nairobi

After breakfast and check out, your safari adventure will come to an end. Drive back down the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi. (Flights to Nairobi are available at an additional cost). Finish your African experience either the airport for your departure flight home, or opt to extend your experience with additional nights in the vibrant, exciting city of Nairobi! Contact us for details.

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