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Kenya Signature Wildlife Safari

Signature Kenya Wildlife Safari

SIGNATURE KENYA WILDLIFE SAFARI

Trip duration

10 days/ 9 nights

The Signature Kenya Wildlife Safari can be combined with our Masai Mara Wildlife Safari.

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL – NAIROBI, THE AFRICAN SAFARI CAPITAL

Our Signature Kenya Wildlife 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. Indeed Nairobi is the best place to start your Kenya wildlife safari. Otherwise, we can relax and enjoy the nice Nairobi weather from our lodge; preparing for the Signature Kenya Wildlife Safari.

Night in Nairobi.

DAY 2 AND 3: TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK – THEATRE OF THE WILD

Leaving early, we shall proceed to the amazing Tsavo East National Park where our Signature Kenya Wildlife Safari continues. This is the largest national park in Kenya, occupying an area of 13,747 square kilometres. The park is bathed by the massive Athi-Galana-Sabaki River, which serves as the lifeline of this great park. This amazing park is often nick-named “Theatre of the Wild”. It is indeed an amazing place and the local wildlife is often easy to see because of the open nature of this savannah.

We shall enjoy game drives here looking for mammals such as Cheetah, African Lion, Leopard, Savannah Elephant, Gerenuk, African Buffalo, Fringe-eared Oryx and Tana Gazelle. Due to the local geology, most parts of the park are covered in red soil. This often covers the fur of the local animals making them appear red. The local elephants are in fact nicknamed “red elephants’. Along the fringes of the local rivers and swampy ponds, we may be lucky to find Nile Hippos and Nile Crocodiles competing for wetland dominance.

The local Baobab trees will illuminate our journey through this great place. The park is also amazing with its birdlife; and we can expect spectacular species such as Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Von der Decken’s Hornbill and Red-and-yellow Barbet.

You will also visit the beautiful Lugard Falls, located within the park – a great site for Nile Crocodiles. This is a series of white water rapids, along the Galana River, named after Frederick Lugard. Another amazing feature of this great place is the 300 kilomtere long Yatta Plateau- the longest lava flow in the entire World.

Nights in Tsavo East.

DAY 4 AND 5: TAITA HILLS CONSERVANCY AND LUMO CONSERVANCY

Our Signature Kenya Wildlife Safari continues to the beautiful LUMO Conservancy. Founded in the year 1997, LUMO Community Wildlife Conservancy was formed by a merger of three Ranches namely Lualenyi, Mramba and Oza. This merger formed one of the most exciting wildlife haven in the greater Tsavo Conservation Area. The neighbouring Taita Hills Conservancy is another wildlife gem that borders the vast Tsavo West to the North.

We shall enjoy game drives and walks here as we seek the amazing wildlife that occupies this beautiful place. We shall also enjoy a night game drive to search for nocturnal animals – a major highlight on all our Signature Kenya Wildlife Safaris.

Mammals here include African Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Serval, African Buffalo, African Civet, Spotted Hyena, Striped Hyena, Maasai Giraffe, Common Zebra and Savannah Elephant.

Nights at Taita Hills or LUMO.

DAY 6 AND 7: TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK – LAND OF LAVA AND SPRINGS

Our next Signature Kenya Wildlife Safari destination will be the vast Tsavo West National Park. Here we shall enjoy game drives with our guides, seeking the local wildlife and learning about this spectacular destination. We shall also visit the Mzima Springs, a superb wetland where game viewing and birding can be done on foot.

We shall enjoy the volcanic landforms here, including the scenic Shetani Lava- an ancient lava flow that originated from the nearby Chyulu Hills. We shall also visit the beautiful Ngulia Valley Rhino Sanctuary; where we shall get to search for Black Rhinos. The rhino experience is a popular activity during our Signature Kenya Wildlife Safaris.

There will be great mammals to look forward to, including African Lions, Nile Hippos, Leopards, Savannah Elephants, Lesser Kudu and Cheetah. Birds to expect include Two-banded Courser, Golden-breasted Starling, Tawny Eagle, Martial Eagle and Eastern Paradise Whydah. The local Baobab trees will illuminate our journey through this great place.

Nights in Tsavo West.

DAY 8 AND 9: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK – FOOTHILLS OF MT. KILIMANJARO

You will then head to Amboseli National Park, where the Signature Kenya Wildlife Safari adventure will continue. This amazing place is regarded as one of Kenya’s Premium Parks, and is located at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The park is graced by mighty Savannah Elephants, and hosts the longest and most famous elephant research program in the entire World.

The mammals here are great indeed (including Lions, Blue Wildebeest and Maasai Giraffe); and we shall take time to enjoy them. The local birds are great and we shall be hoping to enjoy many species.

Nights in Amboseli.

DAY 10: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK TO NAIROBI

On this day, we shall enjoy an early morning game drive in Amboseli National Park. We shall then drive back to Nairobi.

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

 

 

Highlight mammals and others

Leopard, Cheetah, African Lion, Cape Buffalo, Maasai Giraffe, Savannah Elephant, Black Rhino, Nile Crocodile, Nile Hippo, Common Zebra, Fringe-eared Oryx, Lesser Kudu

Habitats covered

Savannah, Wetlands, Semi-arid Scrubland

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

Mt. Kilimanjaro, African Big 5, Mzima Springs, the Lunatic Express story, Baobab Trees