Once you visit Africa it steals a little piece of your heart. Enjoy your own private safari in search of the Big Five and marvel at the fantastic wildlife, including the elusive leopard and rhino. Be escorted through the stunning Masai Mara, Samburu Game Reserve, Aberdare National Park and the flamingo-filled Lake Nakuru. Your guide will be on hand to answer your questions about local culture and wildlife and share their knowledge about the best places to search for the Big Five. This really is a not-to-be-missed experience for wildlife and nature enthusiasts.
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On arrival in Nairobi, drive through rich farming land to Nyeri, and your hotel where you can enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
We head towards the Equator and the magnificent Samburu National Reserve, a hot, arid area on the edges of Kenya's northern frontier. After lunch, there's a game drive providing the chance to see Grevy's Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, lion, crocodile and the blue-legged Somali Ostrich.
We begin the day with an early morning game drive, arriving back at the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning is yours to relax and enjoy the facilities at the lodge. After lunch enjoy another game drive. Dinner will be at the lodge.
After an early breakfast, we head for the highlands and the Aberdare National Park, part of the Aberdare mountain range, with peaks rising to 14,000 feet. It is here that you may see the endangered Black Rhino, along with elephant and buffalo. Your luggage will be stored at the Aberdare Country Club where we will have lunch. Afterwards, continue with an overnight bag to Aberdare.
After collecting your luggage from the Aberdare Country Club, travel to Lake Nakuru, the first national park to be declared an Important Bird Area. This beautiful lake measures 40 square kilometres and is set just north of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Teeming with birdlife, it is home to pink flamingos and in the surrounding wetlands, you may spot white and black rhinos, buffalo, leopards and zebra. In the late afternoon enjoy another game drive.
After an early breakfast, we descend the Rift Valley into one of the most popular and renowned reserves, the Masai Mara Game Reserve, arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy a game drive around this amazing reserve, one of Africa's oldest, largest and most impressive. Comprising over 1,672 square kilometres of acacia-spotted savannah and rolling hill country, it is home to a splendid array of wildlife including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, buffalo and zebra. In the autumn, you may be lucky enough to witness one of the world's great natural spectacles, the migration of thousands of wildebeest.
After another early morning game drive, you'll arrive back at the lodge for breakfast and have the rest of the morning and afternoon at leisure to enjoy your surroundings. In the evening, enjoy another game drive before relaxing over dinner and perhaps sharing stories for the last time with your fellow travellers.
Return to Nairobi for your flight to the UK.
A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.
Hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.
You may only take one piece of luggage on safari, as there is insufficent room in vehicles to carry all luggage.
On our safaris there is a maximum of seven passengers per safari bus and the vehicle is specially designed so that you have the best possible view from each seat. Occasionally it may be necessary to accommodate guests in 'Tented Camps', which offer similar standards and facilities as the Safari Lodges. We recommend you take comfortable clothing and sensible shoes, binoculars and a good camera. It may occasionally be necessary to amend itineraries due to adverse weather conditions.
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