|Safari Name||9-Days African Wilderness Trails Student Tour|
Summary of Key Tour Details:
• Duration: 9Days/8Nights
• Destinations: Nairobi/ Masai Mara/Lake Naivasha/Amboseli/Tsavo west/Tsavo East/Mombasa
• Accommodation: superior 3star Hotels/local campsites /Tented Camps
• Transport: Using Custom-Made Safari Vans with pop up rooftops for Game viewing
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi and drive to Maasai Mara
Arrive in Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (time to be advised). Meet and assist by Trails of Africa Safaris airport representative and depart for Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Arrive and have lunch before embarking for an afternoon game drive. The jewel in Africa’s crown, Maasai Mara, is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife such as Lions, elephant, Cheetah, leopard, Rhinos, giraffe, gazelle, zebras among others.Overnight at Kichakani Camp booked on Full Board; Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Day 2: Full Day Maasai Mara
A full day is spent game viewing and exploring this natural wonder with a visit to the Mara River where the wildebeest migration takes place. Here you can see both the hippos and the crocodiles that co exist in the same waters. The Maasai Mara is Kenya’s most popular safari destination and for good reason. It is a vast reserve of endless flat grassland crossed by rivers which play host to wildlife’s most spectacular moments. Its biggest draw card is the Wildebeest Migration when vast hordes of Wildebeest roar through the park bringing in its trail a wake of mighty predators. At Mara River watch as crocs and lions compete to pick-off stragglers from the clattering herds of wildebeest.
Optional Afternoon Visit to a Masai Cultural Village: This afternoon, we have an option of joining the Maasai dancers donning their African regalia and the jingling on their feet, flow by the rhythm of African beats and dance to their tunes that will leave you refreshed.Overnight at Kichakani Camp booked on Full Board; Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Day 3: Maasai Mara to Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, head to Naivasha for a Boat Ride on Lake Naivasha spot the many species of waterfowl and brilliantly colored kingfishers. The lake is a birdwatchers fantasy. There are over 450 species in the immediate area including the highland escarpments, which surround the lake to the south and west. Arrive in Naivasha in time for lunch and in the afternoon, go for the boatride at the lake. Later in the evening return to the hotel for dinner.Overnight at Taphe guest resort booked on Full Board; Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Day 4: Lake Naivasha to Amboseli
After breakfast we make the journey to the Amboseli National Park. Amboseli one of the most popular of Kenya’s national parks, at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft.), the park lies southeast of Nairobi, very close to the Tanzania border. The snowcapped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro dominates every aspect of Amboseli. The snows of Kilimanjaro, white and crystalline, form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya’s most spectacular displays of wildlife – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and hosts of plains’ game, creating Kenya’s most sought after photographer’s paradise.
Overnight at Kibo Safari Camp or Kimana Camp booked on Full Board; Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Day 5: Amboseli to Tsavo West National Park
After breakfast, depart Amboseli for Tsavo west national park arriving in time for lunch .The world’s most magnificent game viewing awaits you! Vast herds of dust-red elephant, fat pods of hippo, giant crocodiles, teeming herds of savannah dwellers plus a birds and magical flora flourish here.
Overnight at Voi Safari Lodge or similar Hotel booked on Full Board; Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Day 6: Tsavo West National Park to Tsavo East National Park
Depart Tsavo west after breakfast for Tsavo east National Park arriving in time for lunch. Tsavo East National Park lies to the east of the Nairobi – Mombasa highway and offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by the azure and emerald meanderings of the Galana River, guarded by the limitless lava reaches of the Yatta Plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya.
Overnight at Ngulia Safari Lodge booked on Full Board; Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Day 7: Tsavo East National Park to Mombasa
This morning after breakfast we will start journey to Mombasa. Have a brief stop on your way back to buy artifacts. Arrive in Mombasa late afternoon and check into your beach hotel.
Overnight at Mombasa Beach Hotel booked on Half Board: Breakfast, with either Lunch or Dinner
Day 8: Full Day Mombasa
This day will be spent in the hotel with an option of a city tour available with prior arrangements and at an extra charge of 70USD per person; minimum 4pax. There is no activity planned during this day and therefore no transport arrangements have been put in place.
Optional City Tour: Cost Not Included In the Package;
You have an option of a city tour where you will visit the following places;
• Fort Jesus (a National Museum),
• The Mombasa Elephant Tusks.
• The Old Town: The most interesting part of this tour is that tall buildings with ornate intricately carved balconies overshadow the narrow streets and alleyways. The tour also includes visits to mosques and Hindu temples.
Overnight at Mombasa Beach Hotel booked on Half Board: Breakfast, with either Lunch or Dinner
Day 9.Full Day in Mombasa and Evening Departure
This day will be spent in the hotel. Afternoon, you will be transferred to the Mombasa International Airport for your flight your flight back home.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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Lapped by the Indian Ocean, straddling the equator, and with Mount Kenya rising above a magnificent landscape of forested hills, patchwork farms and wooded savanna, Kenya is a richly rewarding place to travel. Great historical figures such as Theodore Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway immortalized this country. Out of Africa and other films have romanticized and perpetuated the safari mystique.
Globally recognized as the home of safari, Kenya has abundant wildlife and one of the most diversely majestic landscapes on the continent. Lodge safaris are generally less expensive here than in Tanzania. Flying, mobile tented, walking and horseback safaris also are available. Many of the private reserves cater to a maximum of 12-24 guests in luxury accommodations and offer activities not allowed within the parks, such as open vehicles, night game drives and escorted walks.
In the national parks you may view game in vehicles with roof hatches or poptops. Booking a safari with a private vehicle and guide is a great way to maximize the quality of your game-viewing experience. Other activities include hot air ballooning, mountaineering, scuba diving, freshwater and deep sea fishing, and relaxing at beach resorts.
Kenya’s wild life habitat is considerable and includes the Masai Mara, an area of animal migration. Africa’s “Big Five” animals are found in the country, which are the leopard, rhinoceros, lion, elephant, and buffalo. The national parks and reserves are also home to numerous other animals as well as reptiles and birds. The annual migration between June and September is a popular event for filmmakers.
Kenya lies across the equator in East-Central Africa, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Kenya shares some of its tourism resources with Tanzania (Masai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem) and also with Uganda on Mount Elgon. Lake Victoria is shared between Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. The capital and commercial City is Nairobi. There are over 40 different ethnic groups in Kenya. Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa and the country takes its name from the mountain.
Kenya’s National Parks and Game Reserves:…Each new day leads to new experience…
If any country in the world would boast of God’s creation all enclosed in its boundaries:-diverse sceneries, ancient granitic hills, desert, landscapes and coral reefs and islets, diverse wildlife, good al year round climate, history and different cultures, then Kenya is that country. Ever since the very first African safari, Kenya has been synonymous with the world’s greatest creatures “Big Five” besides an abundance of spectacular scenery and inspiring views to behold. From our coastal shores, where you are spoilt with pristine white sandy beaches and a warm temperate climate all year round to the Great Rift Valley scattered with lakes, scarps, volcanoes and craters, you will relish in the spectacle of millions of flamingos in the world famous Lake Nakuru. Each day offers our visitors a new experience and you can never predict what new discovery awaits you every morning as you kick off your day.
Aberdares National Park
Amboseli National Park
Hells Gate National Park
Lake Baringo & Bogoria National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meru National Park
Mount Kenya National Park
Nairobi National Park
Samburu Shaba Game Reserve
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo West National Park