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CHEETAH SAFARI
KS8 - 9 days / 8 nights
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Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration on Kenya Safari

For those looking for a slightly different tour, this road safari makes the ideal choice. It takes in the arid beauty of Samburu , partakes of the stunning views of Mount Kenya , explores Lake Naivasha , the beautiful freshwater lake fringed by thick papyrus, and the glorious and world-renowned Masai Mara Reserve . It offers optimum game-viewing options, and the opportunity to view ‘The Big Five’ against a vivid selection of exceptionally varied backdrops.

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, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Lake Naivasha Sopa and Ashnil Mara Camp. The tour begins and ends at Nairobi.

Tour code:

KS8

Duration:

8 days/7 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

Package includes :

All meals as specified in the itinerary, one litre of mineral water per day, game drives, park fees, English speaking driver guide

Price excludes :

Sundowner cocktails and other activities not included in the package price

Accommodation:

Safari Lodges and Tented Camps

Activities

Game drives

Regions:

Nairobi
Samburu Game Reserve
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Lake Naivasha
Masai Mara National Reserve
Nairobi

1 night (bed and breakfast only)
2 nights
1 night
1 nights
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 Entrance fees

Park Fees NET and NON-COMMISSIONABLE

Single Room Supplement

20-Dec-14

1992

390

640

10-Jan-15

1858

390

603

24-Jan-15

1858

390

603

14-Feb-15

1943

390

647

28-Feb-15

1858

390

603

14-Mar-15

1858

390

603

28-Mar-15

1795

390

482

11-Apr-15

1521

390

123

09-May-15

1521

390

123

13-Jun-15

1596

390

280

27-Jun-15

2011

390

595

11-Jul-15

2331

390

828

25-Jul-15

2331

390

828

08-Aug-15

2331

390

828

22-Aug-15

2331

390

828

12-Sep-15

2331

390

828

26-Sep-15

2331

390

828

03-Oct-15

2331

390

828

17-Oct-15

2331

390

828

14-Nov-15

1858

390

603

28-Nov-15

1858

390

603

12-Dec-15

1862

390

603

US$295 per person supplement for flights from Mara-Nairobi on day 8.
Children under 12 years sharing with two adults pay 70%.

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.

 

Cheetah 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/Buffalo Springs 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 Uwaso 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.

Distance/drive time: 380 km / 5½ hours


Day 3: On safari in Samburu

Enjoy a full day on safari in Samburu (morning and afternoon game drives). In the evening, there is an option of sundowners before dinner in the central dining room.

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 km 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.

 

Day 4: Samburu to Ol Pejeta

Leave the camp after breakfast and travel south to Nanyuki and check-in to Sweetwaters Tented Camp . A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The central Rhino Restaurant, housed in the former manager's house of this once colonial farm offers both regional and international cuisine. Also within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, which centers on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching.

Distance/drive time: 220km / 3 hours


Day 5: Ol Pejeta to Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, drive south to Lake Naivasha in time for lunch at the charmingly located Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge . The lodge stands in 120 acres of lakeside land, most of which is covered in green riparian meadows, which sweep down to the shores of the lake, one of the most beautiful in the Great Rift Valley. A jetty has been built out onto the lake, from where guests can watch the antics of the hippos in the lake and experience 360 degree views, which include Crescent Island, Mount Longonot, the Mau Escarpment and the misty outline of the Aberdares. The grounds are alive with a colourful selection of birds, and the trees with monkeys.

Afternoon crescent Island walk.

About Lake Naivasha

A freshwater lake, the highest of the string of lakes that glitter down the vast trench of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha is infamous for its rapidly shifting moods. Enigmatic, and dotted with floating islands of Nile cabbage (water hyacinth) and papyrus, Lake Naivasha has no known outlet, and legends abound regarding the vast tunnels that supposedly run beneath its surface. Towered over by the brooding bulk of Mount Longonot (2,776 m), and featuring a submerged volcanic crater known as Crescent Island, this beautiful lake is best known for its high numbers of water birds. Also for the haunting cry of the fish eagles, which feed on the black bass and tilapia of its waters.

Distance/drive time: 240 km / 3.5 hours


Day 6: Lake Naivasha to the Masai Mara

Leaving the lodge after breakfast, continue up the floor of Rift to arrive in the famous Masai Mara National Reserve , and at the Ashnil Mara Camp in time for a late lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy your first game-drive in the Mara. World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’ , the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya’s most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world’s most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas. Returning to the camp, enjoy some relaxation on your private veranda, sundowners and dinner in the central restaurant.

Distance/drive time: 365 km / 5½ hours


Day 7: On safari in the Mara

Spend all day on safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the lodge. When it comes to game-viewing, there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five’ in one morning.

 

Day 8: The Mara to Nairobi

After breakfast at the lodge, drive to Nairobi and take lunch at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant, rated among the top 500 restaurants in the world. Depart for your flight home.

Distance/drive time: 265 km / 4½ hours

 

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