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Kenya Safari Splendor

Kenya Safari Splendor

KENYA SAFARI SPLENDOR

Trip duration

7 days/ 6 nights

The Kenya Safari Splendor can be combined with our Diani Beach Holiday.

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL – NAIROBI, THE KENYAN SAFARI CAPITAL

Our Kenya Safari Splendor will start in Kenya’s tourism capital, Nairobi. We shall arrive via the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where our Tour Leader will be ready to receive us and kick start our journey. We shall then head to our hotel in Nairobi, where we shall check in.

On this day, if we have an early arrival, we may explore local attractions around Nairobi. The city has a national park at its edge, making it one of the most special conservation cities globally. Otherwise, we can relax and enjoy the nice Nairobi weather from our lodge; as we prepare for the Kenya Safari Splendor.

Night in Nairobi.

DAY 2: ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK – MT. KENYA REGION

We shall continue our Kenya Safari Splendor to the Mt. Kenya region. We shall enjoy safari drives in the amazing Aberdare National Park- with views of Mt. Kenya. This Park runs the expanse of a majestic mountain range on the Eastern edge of the Rift Valley. The park has a great stretch of alpine moorland vegetation, mainly above 3,000m. This great landscape has led to the park’s nick-name:- “Majestic Peaks, Moorlands and Intriguing Falls”.

There is a thick tropical forest, with deep ravines and dissecting riverine gorges. At certain areas, these rivers form majestic waterfalls, which leave a sight to be desired. Many animals occupy this beautiful place and species of mammals such as African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Bush Duiker, Common Bushbuck and Giant Forest Hog can be expected.

Night at Aberdares.

DAY 3: SOLIO RANCH AND GAME RESERVE – RHINOS, RHINOS AND MORE RHINOS

Solio Ranch and Game Reserve will be our next destination on the Kenya Safari Splendor. Solio Ranch (45,000 acres) is an amazing savannah nestled between Mt. Kenya and Aberdare Ranges; and both mountains are clearly visible from Solio on clear days.

Solio Game Reserve, set up in 1970, is an amazing 19,000 acres allocated for the protection of rhinos. Both Black Rhinos and White Rhinos interact harmoniously in this great place. Solio ranch has the largest population of White Rhinos in the entire World. The rhinos bred here are often translocated to other conservation areas across the African continent. This rhino experience is always a highlight on the Kenya Safari Splendor.

Other mammals here include African Lion, Spotted Hyena, Beisa Oryx, Common Impala, Leopard, Cheetah and Cape Buffalo. Highlight birds include African Crowned Eagle, Grey Crowned Crane, White-bellied Bustard and Long-tailed Widowbird.

Night at Aberdares.

DAY 4: LAKE NAIVASHA – THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY

We shall continue on our Kenya Safari Splendor to the beautiful Lake Naivasha. This amazing lake is located in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. The local birds make Lake Naivasha special too, including African Fish Eagle and Great White Pelican.

Enjoy the local herbivores, especially Cape Buffalo, Blue Wildebeest, Defassa Waterbuck, Common Zebra, Nile Hippo; among many other spectacular wildlife species. The landscapes here are very rewarding as well.

Night in Naivasha.

DAY 5 AND 6: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE – BOVID HERDS AND PREDATORS

We shall then head to the Masai Mara National Reserve; for our next leg of the Kenya Safari Splendor. Renowned for the annual Masai Mara Migration, which is often regarded as the 8th Wonder of the World, Masai Mara National Reserve is always the crown of our safaris. Considered the ultimate wildlife haven in Kenya and arguably the best safari destination in Africa, this reserve has a lot to offer.

From all members of the Big 5 (African Lion, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Leopard, Savannah Elephant) to the numerous herbivores grazing the landscape in huge herds, Masai Mara is indeed amazing. Local birds include Secretarybird and Southern Ground Hornbill. We shall spend the next days learning about this magical destination with our safari guide. Enjoy interesting game drives as you track the Big 5, the Big Cats- Lion, Cheetah and Leopard and much more.

Nights in Mara.

DAY 7: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE TO NAIROBI

On this day, we shall enjoy an early morning game drive in Masai Mara. We shall then head to Nairobi, cruising across the Great Rift Valley.

Later, we head to the airport; marking the end to our lovely Kenya Safari Splendor.

 

 

Highlight mammals and others

Leopard, Cheetah, African Lion, Cape Buffalo, Maasai Giraffe, Savannah Elephant, White Rhino, Black Rhino, Nile Crocodile, Nile Hippo

Highlight birds

Secretarybird, Grey Crowned Crane, Yellow-billed Stork, Martial Eagle, Kori Bustard, Southern Ground Hornbill

Habitats covered

Savannah, Wetlands, Highland Forest, Alpine Moorland, Mountain Heather Vegetation

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

Mt. Kenya views, Aberdare Ranges, African Big Five, Great Rift Valley, Masai Mara