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Kenya Wildlife and Cultural Safari

Kenya Wildlife and Cultural Safari

KENYA WILDLIFE AND CULTURAL SAFARI

Trip duration

9 days/ 8 nights

The Kenya Wildlife and Cultural Safari can be combined with our Mombasa Beach Holidays.

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN KENYA – NAIROBI

Our Kenya Wildlife and Cultural Safari 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 hotel; as we prepare for the Kenya Wildlife and Cultural Safari.

Night in Nairobi.

DAY 2: ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK – MT. KENYA REGION

We shall continue our Kenya Wildlife and Cultural Safari 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 AND 4: SAMBURU AND BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVES – THE SAMBURU TRIBE

This is a very exciting destination on our Kenya Wildlife and Cultural Safari, located North of the Equator. These spectacular reserves host some very unique wildlife such as the Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra and Reticulated Giraffe; most of which are not easy to find South of the Equator.

The mighty Ewaso Ng’iro North River meanders its way across these reserves giving life to this beautiful land. Local Doum Palms tangle their branches in the sky as if waving at the people, and provide the landscape with a beautiful touch. Enjoy tracking the local elephants and other members of the Big 5 on your game drives.

We shall enjoy one afternoon with the local community members from the Samburu tribe. We shall visit one of the cultural villages where we shall learn about their exciting culture and ways of life. This is always a highlight on all our Kenya Wildlife and Cultural Safaris.

Nights in Samburu.

DAY 5: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK; VIA THOMSON’S FALLS – THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY

We shall stop at the scenic Thomson’s Falls enroute from Samburu to Nakuru. This is one of the longest waterfalls in Kenya, at 74 metres. The falls flow from the mighty Ewaso Ng’iro North River; and was named by Joseph Thomson in 1883 (who named it after his father). Joseph became famous as the first European to walk from Mombasa (at the Indian Ocean coast) to Lake Victoria.

We shall continue on our Kenya Wildlife and Cultural Safari to the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is known for the mighty Lake Nakuru, a soda lake at the heart of the Great Rift Valley. This park is also a great sanctuary for rhinos and these may be encountered on our game drives.

The local birds make the park special too, and it is often referred as the birdwatcher’s paradise. Enjoy the large herds of herbivores, especially the local Cape Buffaloes among many other spectacular wildlife species. The landscapes here are very rewarding as well.

Night in Nakuru.

DAY 6, 7 AND 8: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE – THE MAASAI TRIBE

Our Kenya Wildlife and Cultural Safari will continue to the mighty Masai Mara. Renowned for the annual wildebeest migration, which is often regarded as the 8th Wonder of the World, Masai Mara National Reserve is the crown of an African safari experience.

Considered the ultimate wildlife haven in Kenya, Masai Mara has a lot to offer. From all members of the Big 5 (African Lion, Leopard, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo and Savannah Elephant) to the numerous herbivores grazing the landscape in huge herds, this place is indeed amazing.

You will enjoy learning about this magical destination with our safari guide. Enjoy interesting game drives as you track the Big 5, the Big Cats and much more. We shall also keep an eye for antelopes like Common Impalas and gazelles like Thompson’s Gazelles. Local birds include Southern Ground Hornbill, Saddle-billed Stork, Lappet-faced Vulture and Kori Bustard.

We shall spend a mid-morning with one of the most-intact cultural communities in Africa; the Maasai Tribe. We shall have a local guide from the community to help us learn about the amazing life of the Maasai people. The village experience is a great highlight on our Kenya Wildlife and Cultural Safari.

Nights in Masai Mara.

DAY 9: MASAI MARA TO NAIROBI

On this day, we shall enjoy an early morning game drive in the 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 Wildlife and Cultural Safari.

 

 

Highlight mammals and others

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

Highlight birds

Saddle-billed Stork, Kori Bustard, Grey Crowned Crane, African Fish Eagle, Secretarybird, Southern Ground Hornbill

Habitats covered

Savannah, Wetlands, Semi-arid Scrubland

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

African Big 5, Traditional Cultures, The Great Rift Valley, Masai Mara, Mt. Kenya views