One of our clients recently enjoyed a 10 day safari across Kenya. here is a blog of their safari experience.
The travel itinerary:
Day 1: Nairobi/Mountain Lodge
We departed Nairobi in the morning and drove through Kikuyu countryside to the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya arriving at Serena Mountain Lodge (tree hotel) in time for lunch. Relaxed in the afternoon and watched game from the balcony of the lodge, and an overnight floodlit game viewing.
Day 2: Samburu
We departed after breakfast and drove further north across the equator to Samburu National Reserve arriving at Samburu Game Lodge at time lunch. We then went for an Afternoon game drive.
Day 3: Samburu
We woke up to enjoy an early morning game drive and then had another one in the late afternoon. Samburu is a beautiful and and game abundant park, home to rarely found species such as the Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. We went to visit to a local Samburu village after lunch before our game drive, it was so much fun, and the culture is beautiful.
Day 4: Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary
We left Samburu after breakfast and drove back to the lower slopes of Mount Kenya – arriving Sweetwaters Tented Camp in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive in the private sanctuary, including a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only one of its kind in Kenya. We also got to visit Morani the tame rhino and the Visitors Information Centre.
Day 5: Nakuru
After breakfast we headed for Lake Nakuru National Park, making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls. Arriving at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive in the park.
Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there were so many species of birds at the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the Rothschild’s giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lions, buffaloes, leopards, baboons and many species of plains game.
Day 6: Naivasha
Another morning game drive in Nakuru, then departed for Naivasha, arriving at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. An afternoon boat ride on Lake Naivasha and a walking safari at Crescent Island was the peak of our day. one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amidst wild animals – as there are no predators.
Day 7: Maasai Mara
After breakfast we left for the Maasai Mara, arriving Mara Serena Lodge in time for lunch. We got to do a late afternoon game drive.
Day 8 & 9: Maasai Mara
We finally got the opportunity of spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). On the first day we went out with picnic lunch boxes to spend most of the day in the park coming back to the lodge late afternoon, to chill and relax while watching the sunset.
on the second day we did an early morning pre-breakfast game drive, and in the late afternoon visited a local Maasai village.
Day 10: Back to Nairobi 🙁
We departed Maasai Mara after breakfast, driving back to Nairobi.
The diversity of the accomodation, landscape, wildlife, food and even the weather was incredible. It pays to have a knowledgeable and experienced tour guides [ and vehicle comfort ].
i’d definitely recommend this. 🙂 😉 Continue reading A 10 Day Kenyan Safari Experience