Transfer to Wilson airport for your scheduled flight to the countries north. You will pass over lush farmlands and catch glimpses of the glaciered slopes o Mt. Kenya before dropping down to the arid country of the North and the Samburu Game Reserve.
On arrival you will be met and transferred to Larsen’s Camp for a night stay on a fully inclusive basis. All meals and 2 game drives are included. Larsen’s is a small and a very atmospheric tented Camp.
The guest enjoys a morning and late afternoon game viewing with a break for lunch at the camp and an afternoon spent at leisure.
Samburu is located north of the central mountains and the equator. This fascinating arid reserve is home to Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe, as well as Oryx, gerenuk, Somali ostrich and dik dik.
You will have an excellent chance of seeing lion, leopard, cheetah, and elephant. Spectacular rocky outcrops, wonderful Domas palms and the shaded Ewaso Nyiro River, the life source for the Samburu reserve, make this reserve scenic.
Transfer to Samburu airport for the scenic flight. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Mount Kenya Safari Club for your overnight stay. All meals are included.
The club offers sweeping views across the plains to the majestic slopes of the magnificent snow and glacier-capped Mt. Kenya – Africa’s second highest peak after Kilimanjaro.
Originally the retreat of movie star and club founder William Holden, the club provides a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure.
Set in over 100 landscaped gardens the mood is one of quiet elegance. The lavishly appointed dining rooms provide wonderful meals. A fine Golf course and a heated swimming pool are on site whilst other activities include: fishing, half-day trips to Mt. Kenya, nature walks, Chuka drummer displays, animal orphanage visits, and breakfast by the river.
There are many things to do around Mt. Kenya, including hiking in the foothills where waterfalls and wonderful views abound. Horse riding and white water rafting can be arranged.
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight from Nanyuki to the Masai Mara. On arrival at the Mara’s Kichwa Tembo airstrip you will be met and transferred to Kichwa Tembo camp. Evening game drive after which you retire for the day at the Kichwa Tembo for dinner followed by Masai dances. All meals and activities are included.
Morning game drives to catch the early risers like the big five’ leopard, lion, elephant. Rhino buffaloes. Other plains game can also be seen.
Return to the camp for a buffet lunch and the afternoon will be spent at leisure.
Evening game viewing then return to the camp late evening for dinner and overnight.
The Masai Mara is a unique area adjoining the great Serengeti plains, which form part of the Serengeti plains national park – a 9,200 square mile Wilderness of semi-arid grasslands and woodland in Tanzania’s north western quarter, home to some of the greatest numbers of wildlife on earth. The Serengeti’s pulse beats to the migration cycle as vast herds of wildebeest and zebra surge up the plains in search of their hooves and the snarl of the predators that follow them – truly one of the last great natural wonders of the world.
Kichwa Tembo translate to ‘Elephants head’ and is a luxury-tented camp at the edge of Masai Mara situated at the foot of the oloololo escarpment. Stylish tents set on permanent bases, each with shaded verandah, are set around the fenced grounds. Each tent is comfortably furnished, with unsuited bathroom. Fine cuisine is serve4d in the camps restaurant, which is complimented by a well stocked bar. The relaxing pool affords magnificent views of the surrounding plains, sprinkled with dark patches of woodland.
Kichwa Tembo will transfer you to Kichwa Tembo airstrip , for the flight to Nairobi.
Leave Nairobi for Arusha by shuttle bus arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon spent at leisure and shopping for the provisions needed for the mountain. Dinner and overnight in an Arusha Hotel.
12 Days/ 11 Nights Kenya Bush and beach Safari itinerary has you starting with the Samburu in the north of the equator where the blue hills to the north melt into the sun burnt plains that surround the green snaking Ewaso ngiro vegetation like a golden skirt.
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