This eight day package offers you the highlights of the country – it is an ideal opportunity to rediscover the grand and exotic wilds of Kenya and connect once more to the cradle of mankind.
Seven Days Tour
Hotels and lodges mentioned in the itinerary are only indicative. The same package can be booked with alternative accommodations.
You arrive in Nairobi and you will be met by our representative outside customs and immigration hall. He will facilitate your transfer to a hotel. You check-in and stay overnight. You can also choose to visit the nearby Karen – Blixen Museum and the Girraffe Manor on this day, since your tour begins from the next day.
Nairobi – Meru
After having breakfast at the hotel, you attend the safari briefing and travel to Wilson Airport for your regular Air Kenya flight to Meru National Park departing at 07h45. On arrival, our representative will meet you and help you transfer to a camp for check-in, followed by lunch. The afternoon will be spent in a game drive in the park. Your dinner and overnight will be at the camp.
On day three you will spend the full day at MERU with various activities – these will include – two game drives in Meru National Park, a nature walk, night safari and sundowner. meals and overnight stay will be at the camp.
Views & Vistas:
The forests of Meru are thick with vegetation with tall grass and stands of Doum Palm surrounded by rolling hills and stark kopjes. This is the location where the world famous lioness Elsa, of “Born Free fame, was returned to the wild in the 1950′s. The isolated unspoilt wilderness allows you the freedom to explore the park at a relaxed pace without encountering other people. Game tracking will be challenging, but very rewarding. Lions are often seen on high rocky outposts, and large herds of buffalo and elephant can also be found. Other species that are to be found include reticulated giraffe, oryx, lesser kudu and eland.
Meru – Laikipia
On day four you have breakfast at the camp and travel to the airstrip for your charter flight to NANYUKI, departing at 09h00.
You arrive and connect with a charter flight to LAIKIPIA, departing at 10h00.
You will be met by our representative who will assist your transfer by lodge vehicle to a lodge. Your check-in to the lodge will be followed by lunch. You will spend the afternoon with a game drive in the ranch. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge.
You spend the full day in Laikipia and can participate in the various activities offered at the lodge. Your meals and overnight at is arranged at the lodge.
Views & Vistas:
Laikipia has a unique environment with large privately owned ranches that seem to stretch for ever. This spectacular region is considered the gateway to Kenya’s wild Northern frontier country. It is an area of beautiful wilderness, where protected game roams freely and safely. Centered on the original Laikipia National Reserve, this area is a sanctuary for elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and a wealth of plains game, including many endemic northern species.
Laikipia – Masai Mara
On day six you have breakfast at the lodge and travel to the airstrip for your charter flight to NANYUKI. On arrival you connect to an Air Kenya flight, departing for MASAI MARA National reserve at 10h00. At the Musiara airstrip, you will be met by our representative who will help you transfer to a camp for check-in, followed by lunch. In the afternoon you can take a game drive in the reserve. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the camp.
On day six you spend the day in the Masai Mara- a thriving park that is almost the nearest equivalent of the Garden of Eden!
You spend the whole day at this reserve with a game drive in the morning and the afternoon. Your meals and overnight stay is arranged at the camp.
Views & Vistas:
Masai Mara Game Reserve is widely considered to be Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve. The Mara comprises 200 sq miles of open plains, woodlands and riverine forest. The reserve shares a border with the plains of the Serengeti. The Mara is home to a breathtaking array of life. You will find herds Zebra, Giraffe, Gazelle, and Topi roaming over the vast grassland plains. The Acacia forests abound with birdlife and monkeys. Elephants and buffalo wallow in the wide Musiara Swamp. The Mara and Talek rivers are full of hippos and crocodiles.
As an exciting value addition to your tour, you can include a Hot-Air Balloon Safari along with a Champagne Bush breakfast.
Masai Mara / Nairobi:
This is the last day of your safari. You begin your day with an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. You then transfer to the Olkiombo airstrip for your schedule Air Kenya flight to NAIROBI, departing at 11h00. On arrival you will be received by our representative who will accompany you to a restaurant for lunch. You transfer to a hotel where a day room has been reserved for your use until 18h00. In the evening, you transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International
A l’attention de Mwaka et toute l’équipe d’African Quest Bonjour depuis la France,
Nous sommes rentrés il y a une dizaine de jours de notre 3ème voyage au Kenya avec le concours d’African Quest. Comme pour les précédents voyages (en 2007 et 2009), nous tenons à vous remercier de la très bonne organisation de ce séjour et des capacités d’adaptation de votre société. Nous voudrions également que vous transmettiez nos salutations à notre chauffeur-guide Rachid qui a enrichit notre voyage de ses compétences et de sa gentillesse, et en très bon français ce qu’il faut souligner. Ce fut un vrai plaisir d’avoir été ensemble à cette occasion. Les 4 journées à Tsavo furent riches en rencontres magnifiques (dont un caracal) et le séjour à Chui vraiment haut de gamme tant dans l’accueil et l’hébergement que dans les activités proposées. Diverses vidéos et photos seront mises sur YOU TUBE et FLICKR avant la fin de l’année. Je vous adresserai les liens pour que vous puissiez les voir. Merci encore et nous l’espérons : à une prochaine fois !!!
Amitiés KWA HERI YA KUONANA
YANNICK ET MARIE-CLAIRE