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KIBOKO SAFARI – Kenya & Tanzania
KTS14 - 14 days / 13 nights
Sarova Stanley Hotel
Sarova Stanley Hotel
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On Kenya Safari
Elephants on Samburu safari
Elephants on Samburu safari
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Samburu Sopa Safari Lodge
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Bushbuck in the Aberdare
The Ark safari lodge
The Ark safari lodge
Flamingoes in Lake Nakuru
Flamingoes in Lake Nakuru
Lake Nakuru Lodge
Lake Nakuru Lodge
Rhinos at Lake Nakuru park
Rhinos at Lake Nakuru park
Lions at the Masai Mara safari
Lions at the Masai Mara safari
Ashnil Mara Safari Camp
Ashnil Mara Safari Camp
Mara wildebeest on migration
Mara wildebeest on migration

‘Kiboko’ means ‘Hippo’ in Swahili

Showcasing a panoramic north-south selection of Kenya’s most famous national parks, this cross-border safari includes a visit to the shores of Africa’s largest inland lake, Lake Victoria, before crossing into Tanzania’s mighty Serengeti and thereafter descending into the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, the sensational Ngorongoro Crater. Leaving the crater behind crossing back into Kenya and concluding in the world-famous Amboseli National Park. Uniquely varied, this essential travel itinerary also includes stays in both traditional tented safari lodges and luxury tented camps.

Wildlife Highlights : lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, hippos, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, antelope, gazelle, impala, waterbuck, topi, eland, plains game, giraffe and rhino.

Accommodation: The Boma, Ashnil Samburu Camp, Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, Ashnil Mara Lodge, Speke Bay lodge, Serengeti Serena Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, Kilima Safari Camp - Amboseli.

Tour code:

KTS14

Duration:

14 days/13 nights

Operation:

Set departures at the indicated prices (or daily on request/Private basis – prices on request)

Group size:

2-12 adults

Minimum group:

2 clients

Travel mode:

Road on a 6 seater Minivan in Kenya and a 6 seater 4x4 Land cruiser in Tanzania

Package includes :

All meals as specified in the itinerary, one litre of mineral water per day, game drives, park fees, half-day crater tour, cultural visit, English speaking driver guide

Price excludes :

Sundowner cocktails, balloon safaris and other activities not included in the package price.

Accommodation:

Safari lodges and luxury tented camps

Activities

Game drives, Canoeing and village visit

Regions:

Nairobi
Samburu National Reserve
Ol Pejeta Ranch
Lake Nakuru National Park
Masai Mara National Reserve
Lake Victoria
Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Crater
Amboseli National Park
Nairobi

1 night (bed and breakfast)
2 nights
1 night
1 night
2 nights
1 night
2 nights
1 night
2 nights
Departure

 

Pre-safari Extension

Our scheduled departure safaris can now be combined with a pre-safari extension. To give a more unique African safari experience, we have rolled out a 2-night Rwanda gorilla trekking safari that can easily be pegged onto our set departure tours.

Rwanda Gorilla Safari Rates are Commissionable
**with the exception of the Gorilla Permits which are NET and NON-COMMISSIONABLE

 

2015 Rates

Set Departure Dates and Rates

Cost in US$ per person sharing in 6 seater vehicle Without Park Fees

Park Fees NET and NON-COMMISSIONABLE

Single Room Supplement

13-Dec-14

4628

830

1132

03-Jan-15

4344

830

1116

17-Jan-15

4344

830

1116

31-Jan-15

4646

830

1217

07-Feb-15

4646

830

1217

14-Feb-15

4646

830

1217

21-Feb-15

4269

830

1144

07-Mar-15

4184

830

1100

14-Mar-15

4184

830

1100

21-Mar-15

4016

830

906

18-Apr-15

3396

830

242

16-May-15

3380

840

242

06-Jun-15

4130

840

629

20-Jun-15

4297

840

823

04-Jul-15

5046

840

1389

18-Jul-15

5046

840

1389

01-Aug-15

5046

840

1389

15-Aug-15

5046

840

1389

29-Aug-15

5046

840

1389

05-Sep-15

5046

840

1389

19-Sep-15

5046

840

1389

26-Sep-15

5046

840

1389

10-Oct-15

5046

840

1389

24-Oct-15

4838

840

1348

31-Oct-15

4354

840

1104

07-Nov-15

4354

840

1104

21-Nov-15

4340

840

1104

05-Dec-15

4431

840

1148

Children under 12 years sharing with two adults pay 60%.

Prices ONLY applicable if safari is started and completed within the specified dates; and subject to availability of indicated accommodation.

Overlapping price periods re-quoted upon enquiry.

 

Kiboko Safari Schedule

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the 5-star hotel The Boma . Dinner (not included) can be taken at the hotel or at any of the cities many restaurants.

 

Day 2: Nairobi to Samburu

After an early breakfast, drive north of Nairobi up the Great Rift Valley to the Samburu National Reserve arriving in time for a late lunch at the Ashnil Samburu Camp which features 24 tents. The tents are widely spaced along the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, surrounded by doum palms and acacia trees. The main guest area, also shaded by a canopy of acacia trees, offers a comfortable reception and lounge, a spacious dining room, atmospheric bar and a broad deck, which offers unparalleled game-viewing across the wide reaches of the Uwaso Nyiro River, which is the lifeblood of this otherwise arid northern region. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

A place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, Samburu National Reserve lies on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District, whose heat-scorched scrublands extend all the way to the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana and beyond. Physically dramatic, the 104 sq kilometre landscape of the Reserve features rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry river beds and fallen boulders rising out of the thorn scrub against a backdrop of the far-distant hills and the great red table mountain known as Ololokwe.

Distance/drive time: 380 km / 5½ hours


Day 3: On safari in Samburu

Enjoy a full day on safari in Samburu followed by sundowners and dinner at the lodge.

 

Day 4: Samburu to Ol Pejeta

Leave the lodge after breakfast and travel south along the flanks of Mount Kenya to enter the Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp.

The camp is gathered around a waterhole and features two rows of tents, which are reached via a series of stone pathways, which wind through our landscaped grounds. The camp has 39 luxury tents, each with its own ensuite bathroom (hot and cold running water, 24-hour hot showers and flushed WCs). All our tents have luxury canvas interiors, solid floors and separate thatched roofs. Electricity is provided by 24 hour generator. 14 of our tents are on raised platforms with private balconies, the rest have private verandas, all with safari chairs and tables. Extra beds and cots can also be provided. Each tent features either a king-sized double bed or two twins. Mosquito nets are provided, as are hot water bottles at night.

About Ol Pejeta Ranch

Ol Pejeta Game Conservancy boats a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any of Kenya's national parks, the camp offers unprecedented opportunities for wildlife watching, either by guided walks, camel treks, or by day and night game drives, while likely sightings include all the members of ‘The Big Five' (elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard).

Distance/drive time: 220km / 3½ hours


Day 5: Ol Pejeta to Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park in time for a late lunch at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp . After lunch, enjoy a game drive in the park before returning to the lodge in time for a swim, optional cocktails and dinner.

The park is a birders’ paradise while the sky-mirrored waters of Lake Nakuru yield some of the most evocatively beautiful photo-images in Africa. As Kenya’s first and largest rhino sanctuary, sightings of both black and white rhino are almost guaranteed, while plentiful waterbuck, warthog, zebra, gazelle and buffalo graze the shoreline. Echoing to the haunting cries of the numerous fish eagles, this is also the park in which you have the best chance of seeing a leopard.

Distance/drive time: 200 km / 3 hours


Day 6: Lake Nakuru to the Mara

After breakfast depart very early and drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve and into Sarova Mara for lunch. After lunch, enjoy your first game drive in the Mara as you drive to your camp, Ashnil Mara Camp , which offers 30 luxury tents close to the Mara River. In the evening, perhaps take an early swim before proceeding for dinner and thereafter overnight

Offering an abundance of herbivores, the Mara makes the ideal hunting ground for Kenya’s famous ‘big cats’ and hosts her largest population of lions. It also offers the best chance of spotting a leopard in the wild. Other predators include cheetah and spotted hyena. Historically teaming with wildlife, the Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that meander its plains; also for the fat pods of hippo that wallow in its mud-brown rivers. Other stars include the distinctive Masai giraffe, plum-coloured topi, Coke’s hartebeest, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle, zebra, impala, Kirk’s dik-dik, bushbuck, waterbuck and red duiker. The Reserve also boasts plentiful Nile crocodile, monitor lizard, baboon, vervet; blue and red-tailed monkeys, nocturnal bush babies, and tree hyrax. There are over 550 resident and migratory species of birds.

Distance/drive time: 350 km / 5½ hours


Day 7: On safari in the Mara

With a full day to enjoy all that the Mara has to offer, game drives morning and afternoon. The camp offers optional activities such as guided nature/bird-spotting walks, and cultural visits to local Maasai villages. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp.

 

Day 8: The Mara to Lake Victoria

After breakfast cross the border between Kenya and Tanzania at Isabenia and drive to the shores of Lake Victoria with a picnic lunch on the way. Check into the Speke Bay Lodge, which is on the lake shore, and spend a restful afternoon on the largest inland lake in the world. The white-painted lodge, which offers a series of traditional round or ‘rondavel ’ thatched buildings, has been styled to resemble a small village of the local Sukuma people and offers guided walks, biking, fishing, canoeing and more (some or all of which may be charged additionally). Dinner at the lodge.

Distance/drive time: 472km / 9 hours


Day 9: Lake Victoria to the Serengeti

After breakfast explore Lake Victoria with 1.5hour canoe ride and visit to local fish village. Depart and drive to the Serengeti National Park and to Serengeti Serena Lodge, which is ideally located for safari game drives as well as optional activities such as balloon safaris, guided walks etc. Lunch and afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

About the Serengeti

Covering 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah plains, the Serengeti is Tanzania’s first-established, largest and most famous park wherein tens of thousands of hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends.

Distance/drive time: 250km / 5 hours


Day 10: On safari in the Serengeti

With a full day’s game-driving in the park, your options are wide. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the camp, where guided nature walks can also be taken. Game drives can be taken morning and afternoon. Whilst the annual migration is the Serengeti’s most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.

 

Day 11: The Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast depart with game drive en-route, drive through the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area , stopping enroute for a visit to the world-famous Olduvai Gorge Palaeolithic site and reputed ‘Cradle of Mankind’. Scale the side of the crater, circle the rim and descend to the Ngorongoro crater for afternoon half-day guided tour of the crater. Picnic lunch will be taken at the crater floor. Ascend to your lodge for the evening and dinner at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge , which offers the finest location of all the crater rim lodges, lying on the southern rim of the crater, directly above the yellow fever trees of the Lerai Forest.

Often referred to as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. A World Heritage Site, it is also one of the largest volcanic craters in the world (almost 20 kilometres wide, 610-760 metres deep and covering a total area of 264 square kilometres). An utterly unique biosphere, the Crater harbours grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife, all enclosed within its towering walls. Due to its high concentration of wildlife, close-range viewing opportunities and striking scenery it is also Tanzania’s most visited destination. Dinner at the lodge.

Distance/drive time: 195 km / 3½ hours


Day 12: Ngorongoro Crater to Amboseli

After breakfast drive to Arusha and enjoy some lunch at the Arusha Coffee Lodge , then to the Namanga Kenya/Tanzania border. Complete immigration formalities and change vehicles. Drive to Amboseli National Park and enjoy an afternoon game drive before checking in to Kilima Safari Camp , which is one of Amboseli’s finest camps and lies next to the Kimana Gate Park entrance, and area famous for its large elephant population. After dinner in the atmospheric central dining room, enjoy a display of traditional Maasai dance or a wildlife talk.

Towered over by the magnificent bulk of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,896 m), Africa’s highest mountain, Amboseli is one of Kenya’s oldest, famous and most-visited parks. Endlessly panoramic, yet comparatively compact, it is dotted with emerald green swamps in which great herds of elephant wallow; half submerged in the papyrus grasses. The permanent marshlands also provide a potent draw to hippos and buffaloes, while offering a haven for the abundant water birds. An International Biosphere Reserve, the park largely constitutes the usually dried-out lakebed of Lake Amboseli, which is surrounded by flat grasslands relieved by very few trees. On the plains are numerous antelopes, spotted hyenas, jackals, warthogs, olive baboons and vervet monkeys. Lions are rare. Observation Hill, a conical peak, which is easily climbed, offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Distance/drive time: 404 km / 7 hours


Day 13: On safari in Amboseli National Park

Spend the entire day game-driving in the park, which is an International Biosphere Reserve featuring the dried-out lakebed of prehistoric Lake Amboseli, rolling savannah and lush green swamps. The plains offer numerous antelopes, spotted hyenas, jackals, warthogs, olive baboons, vervet monkeys and the chance of spotting a lion, leopard or cheetah.

Observation Hill, a conical peak, which is easily climbed, offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Lunch and dinner will be taken at the lodge, whose grounds also offer the opportunity of optional nature walk with bird-spotting (150 species in the grounds alone). Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp

 

Day 14: Amboseli to Nairobi

After breakfast at the camp, drive to Nairobi and take lunch at Carnivore Restaurant with its glowing BBQs serving all manner of meats. Depart for your flight home.

Distance/drive time: 260km / 4 hours

 

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