12 Days Kenya Photographic Safari

SEASON MONTH PRICE
Low April – June $3,995
Peak July – October $4,565
Mid November – March $4,250

Vacation Itinerary: Travel to conquer space and time

Destinations: Nairobi City, Samburu Game Reserve, Mount Kenya Region,

Lake  Nakuru National Park & Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Private Dates: Departs daily – Inquire for availability.

DAY ONE: EN ROUTE

Depart Home – En route to Kenya

DAY TWO: NAIROBI CITY

Welcome to Kenya, you will be met upon arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our safari representative. Thereafter you will be transferred to your city hotel irrespective of the airline and time of arrival.

 The Boma Hotel (B.B)

DAY THREE & FOUR: SAMBURU GAME RESERVE

Early morning breakfast will be served followed by safari de-brief by our concierge and/or owners of DK Grand Safaris at the city hotel, thereafter depart by road crossing the equator line from southern to the northern hemisphere to Kenya’s northern frontier, wild and rugged Samburu Game Reserve which is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River. Arrive at the camp which is strategically located overlooking the Uaso River in time for lunch. For the next two days, you are entitled to a morning and an afternoon game viewing in the reserve which is famous for its rare species of fauna known as the ‘Samburu five’ which includes the long necked Gerenuk, the Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, the Beisa oryx and the Somali ostrich among other wildlife and over 350 different birds species at the vast, open landscapes. You can combine you game viewing with an optional complimentary visit to Samburu Cultural village who are neighbors to the reserve and are famous for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life and you will have an opportunity to purchase some traditional Samburu souvenirs, art and collectibles.

 Larsen’s Tented Camp or Similar (B.L.D)

DAY FIVE: MOUNT KENYA REGION

Breakfast will be served at the camp then depart by road to the famous Mount Kenya Safari Club. The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Resort’s is strategically located along the equator line with a magnificent view of majestic Mount Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa. The club was retreat for movie star and club founder Mr. William Holden. The club’s illustrious former members have included Mr. Winston Churchill and Mr. Bing Crosby. It has a unique blend and combination of comfort, relaxation and adventure. You have several options recreation activities available within the club: horseback riding, golf, croquet, a bowling green, table tennis, swimming, nature walks, mountain bike rides and an animal orphanage.

Mount Kenya Safari Club or Similar (B.L.D)

DAY SIX & SEVEN: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast at the club, depart by road to the famous Lake Nakuru National Park which is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species and it’s an excellent park for wildlife viewing. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. For the next two days, you are entitled to a morning and afternoon game viewing in the park. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake which supports the blue-green Cyanophyte Spirulina Platensis, which is the main food source for the brilliant pink flamingoes that can be found wading on the lake’s edge. At times, there can be up to two million greater and lesser flamingoes and tens of thousands of other birds hence the park is referred to as the ‘Birds Paradise’. No elephants in the park though but other big four can be spotted including tree climbing lions and both black and white Rhino’s. Large animals which strive in the dry land surrounding the lake such as Rothschild giraffe, Cape buffaloes, waterbucks, gazelles, leopard, and several species of primates can be spotted as well in the park.

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or Similar (B.L.D)

DAY EIGHT: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

After breakfast, you will check out and processed by road along the basement of the Great Rift Valley to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve which is one of the great wonders of the world in terms of animal migrations, As per Abc news “Good Morning America’s show”. It’s also considered as a “must see” by almost all visitor going on safari. It is on the “to do” list for many because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and birds. Game viewing en-route to the camp/lodge followed by lunch. You will have some time to relax by the sun heated pool before you depart for an afternoon game viewing within the Mara North Conservancy or Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Karen Blixen Tented Camp or Similar (B.L.D)

DAY NINE & TEN: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Morning and afternoon game viewing for the next two days in the magnificent and private Mara North Conservancy which is part of the Masai Mara Game Reserve have been scheduled for you, the reserve and the conservancy are regarded as the most spectacular wildlife viewing areas in Kenya with over 95 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds. You can decide in one of the two days to book an Optional balloon ride over the plans of the Masai Mara which takes you over the diverse habitats of the Masai Mara Reserve; fly over the great Mara River, swamps, forests, wildlife & the African Savannah. The quiet, relaxing ride allows you to view an amazing assortment of wildlife from a unique bird’s-eye view. Surprise bush champagne breakfast is served upon landing. Afternoon game viewing has been scheduled as well on this day, or you can decide to book an Optional walking tour, viewing the animals on foot and getting closer to nature as you discover more rather than the obvious big five.

Karen Blixen Tented Camp or Similar (B.L.D)

DAY ELEVEN: DEPART

Breakfast will be served at the camp followed by check out; you will depart by road back to Nairobi with game viewing en-route. Farewell meals have been organized by our concierge team in a Nairobi restaurant.  Later you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight back home.

(B.L.D)

(An optional schedule flight can be arranged from Masai Mara to Nairobi at an extra fee, please enquire with your guide and/or when booking)

DAY TWELVE: ARRIVE BACK HOME

Mostly probably this is the day you will arrive back home.

 

 

  • All items of personal nature and not mention in itinerary e.g. shopping, body treatments, alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Any optional of the activities are not included.
  • All statutory increases beyond our control
  • Tips to the Hotel staff and Driver Guide.
  • Hot air balloon
  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Visa fee.
  • An unmatched private customized safari services.
  • Accommodation  and meals as per the itinerary; full board while on safari, Bed and breakfast for city hotels (B.L.D)
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure irrespective of the airline and time of arrival and/or departure.
  • Transportation, transfers, sightseeing and game viewing as detailed in the safari itinerary package.
  • World finest local, professional English speaking driver guides.
  • Authentic private and personal Tour leader in addition to the driver guide as per the package.
  • Game drives in a 4×4 Land Cruiser, custom built to provide ample leg room.
  • Guaranteed window seats, maximum of six guests per vehicle when sharing safari vehicle.
  • Complimentary and unlimited bottled water and soft drinks in the safari vehicles.
  • One internal schedule flight for maximizing comfort & time.
  • Complimentary tour to a cultural Samburu Village.
  • Internet access where applicable.
  • Binoculars and field guide books provided in the safari vehicle.
  • Bean bags for use in the vehicle for stabilizing photography.
  • Park & Conservation fees as per the package.
  • Service charges, hotel taxes and government taxes as per NOW.
  • Safari hat or cap that is provided to you at the start of the safari.
  • 24/7 DK Grand Safaris on call support from Concierge.
  • Farewell meals organized by Concierge team in a Nairobi restaurant.
  • Membership to Flying Doctors Society services.
  • Guaranteed departure; Minimum of two guests.
  • Samburu National Reserve situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains.
  • The river bustles with activity from its huge population of Nile crocodile.
  • “Samburu Special Five” the reserve is rich in specialist unique wildlife species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five).
  • The reserve is also home to elephants and large predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah.
  • Kamunyak the miracle lioness that adopted the baby oryx was as a resident in the reserve.
  • Its home to the Samburu People (Close relatives to Maasai) who are herders of camel, cattle- and goat.
  • Samburu National Reserve boasts over 350 different species of birds.
  • The reserve’s topography is mainly open savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees, forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation.
  • The second home to the famous conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best-selling book and award winning movie “Born free”.
  • Several recreational activities at Mount Kenya Safari Club which includes; horseback back rides, playing golf at the equator, croquet, a bowling green, table tennis, swimming,  visit to the animal orphanage,  nature walks with the Resident Naturalist.
  • From the Tusks restaurant you will have the great view of the majestic mountain.
  • Lake Nakuru National park is a birds Paradise
  • Both Black and White Rhino sanctuary centre
  • Rothschild endanger spaces of Giraffe is found their
  • Makalia waterfalls which plunges over a 10m (33 ft) high cliff
  • Tree climbing lions can be sported up tress.
  • Masai Mara is best place for viewing the big five; Lion, Elephants, Rhino, and Leopard & Buffalo.
  • The reserve is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and over 400 different birds’ species.
  • While at the Mara, you have the opportunity to visit a Maasai cultural village and learn more about their indigenous lifestyle.
  • Best place to experience the hot air balloon adventure followed by bush champagne Breakfast.
  • The famous annual Wildebeests crossing Mara River takes place their