Ketas Safaris

11 Nights Kenya Explorer Safari

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  • This Safari covers the entire Kenyan Safari circuit. It touches the very essence of a Safari trip combining various topographic regions and showcasing the very best of Kenya including the sight of Africa’s Highest and second Highest Mountains (Mt Kenya and Mt Kilimanjaro)

    Each park is very unique in its own individual way –the landscape, scenery, sights and sounds all vary from one park to the other therefore eliminating any routine or déjà vu.If you are a bird’s enthusiast, bring along your field guide then be ready for a lot of new discoveries. For the wildlife lover, prepare your cameras and binoculars for a Kenya trip to remember.

    We have delightful activities included to get you out of the vehicle and step into nature e.g. a boat ride in Lake Naivasha with an easy nature walk and a 1 Km trek in Mt Kenya forest. A visit to the cultural village in Maasai Mara adds a local people experience to your safari.

    Apart from a small rough section before Maasai Mara, the entire safari is on smooth tarmac road which makes it appropriate for all ages and families with small kids.

    A well-deserved extension to the warm, white sandy beaches to wash off the dust and sooth the body can be added. This can be to Mombasa, Malindi or Zanzibar in Tanzania depending on your budget.

    Highlights

    • 1 Night in Nairobi City
    • 2 Nights in Amboseli National Park
    • 1 Night in Mt Kenya National Park
    • 2 Nights in Samburu Game reserve
    • 1 Night in Aberdares National Park
    • 1 Night in Lake Nakuru National Park
    • 1 Night in Lake Naivasha
    • 2 Nights in Maasai Mara Game Reserve

    Activities

    • Nature Walk in Mt Kenya National Park with Tea/Coffee and Cookies
    • See Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya
    • Unlimited Wildlife Viewing drives
    • Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha
    • Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari in Maasai Mara
    • DAY ONE: Your Arrival in Nairobi


      This day when you arrive at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta international airport, a representative from Ketas Safaris will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal holding a board with your name on it.

      He will then transfer you to the hotel where he will assist you to check in. He will brief you on the entire safari itinerary and also allow you to ask any questions. This will take a short time so the he can leave you to enjoy the hotel’s amenities or just relax after a long flight.

      If your flight arrives in the morning hours and you are not tired, we can arrange for short excursions to the Giraffe Centre where you can feed the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, the Kazuri Beads Factory or the National Museum –All at an extra charge.

      Lunch and dinner are not included at the city hotel, this gives you the flexibility to choose to eat at the various food outlets within the hotel e.g. room service, pool bar, restaurant or coffee shop or choose to patronize the many restaurants within the city centre.

      Overnight at the Hotel Intercontinental Nairobi or Sarova Panafric Hotel or Hotel 680.

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    • DAY TWO: Depart Nairobi to Amboseli National Park


      This morning enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Your professional driver guide will be waiting for you at the reception. Our safe, clean and comfortable safari vehicle already prepped up.

      08h00 you then depart on a 3 and Half hours’ drive along the busy Nairobi – Mombasa highway up to Sultan Hamud town where you will branch onto the newly tarmacked road to Loitokitok town, you will pass by sparsely populated land inhabited by the famous Maasai tribe, their cows, sheep and goats are the only signs of life along this road with little or no traffic at all.

      You arrive at the Amboseli National Park and proceed to the lodge or tented camp for lunch.

      After lunch you will proceed to the park for a wildlife viewing experience.

      3 ½ Drive on smooth tarmac roads, Distance 250 Kms

      Dinner and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge OR Amboseli Sopa Safari Lodge or Amboseli Sentrim Lodge (Full Board)

    • DAY THREE: Amboseli National Park


      This morning you will go on an early wildlife viewing drive in the park

      Return back to the lodge for breakfast (if staying in a lodge inside the park)

      Rest of the morning spend at leisure to swim or take a nature walk provided by the lodge/Camp

      You then have your sumptuous lunch and charge your cameras

      At 16h00 when the weather cools down and the wildlife are active proceed for the afternoon wildlife Safaris -within this park is a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, which flood during years of heavy rainfall. Amboseli is famous for its big game –Elephants, Lions, Herds of Buffaloes, Zebra and Wildebeest and its great scenic beauty- the landscape is dominated by Mount Kilimanjaro (Highest Mt in Africa) and ‘floating’ elephants within the swamps whose permanent waters zip down from the Mt. Later in the evening return back to your lodge

      Dinner and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge OR Amboseli Sopa Safari Lodge (Full Board)

    • DAY FOUR: From Amboseli National Park to Nairobi onto Mt Kenya National Park


      Breakfast at the lodge.

      This morning have an early breakfast as you prepare for a long drive.

      You then depart via Nairobi through the central Kenya highlands to Mt Kenya National Park arriving for late lunch at the Serena Mt Lodge.

      After lunch spend afternoon watching wildlife as they stream to the lodge’s waterhole. You can also take part in the lodge’s nature walk up the Montane forest where you will experience the dense forest sounds and wildlife. The guide will point out to you the different birds species, trees and animal tracks, at the end of the tour you will be served with tea/coffee with brandy and cookies to warm up the body before returning back to the lodge.

      350 Kms on smooth roads, 4-6 Hours drive

      Dinner and overnight at the Serena Mt Lodge (Full Board)

    • DAY FIVE: Depart from Nairobi to Samburu Game Reserve


      Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge.

      09h00: This morning you are departing and continuing further past Nanyuki town and the wheat farms of Timau and shortly after, an amazing transformation occurs when you suddenly descend from the high altitude area to the Arid dry lowlands with intermittent scrublands of Northern Kenya.

      You proceed through Isiolo Town and arrive in time for lunch at the Safari Lodge or Tented Camp.

      After lunch relax a few hours then at 16h00 when it’s slightly cool depart to the park to look for animals in the game reserve.

      4-5 Hours drive on good road, distance 1850 Kms

      Dinner and overnight at the Ashnil Tented Camp or Samburu Simba Lodge or Samburu Sopa Safari Lodge. (Full Board Basis)

    • DAY SIX: Samburu Game Reserve


      06h30: this morning you will leave for the morning wildlife safari drives for more interaction with the wildlife. Early mornings are cool, serene and peaceful. This is when the wild animals are still active before the heat of the day sends them to hiding. These are the cats -Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, while the herbivores too like Elephant, Buffalo, and Oryx also take advantage of this to graze.

      You will return back for breakfast and spend the rest of the morning at leisure to enjoy the lodge’s facilities like the swimming pool or extra activities like nature walks. You and also sit and enjoy the views of the wild from your room balcony.

      Lunch at the lodge then at 16h00 return to the park for more wildlife experience. Samburu Game Reserve is world renowned for rare species of game, -the giraffe necked gazelle (gerenuk), gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and the Beisa Oryx. It also boast the highest Elephant Population in Kenya. The scenery is unrivalled –numerous hills, valleys and scrublands stretching to the horizon.

      This reserve offers the best chance of seeing the Elusive Leopard along the riverine forest

      Watch out for the beautiful Africa sunset with the orange sun setting behind the numerous hills.

      Return back to the lodge, wash off the dust and sit and enjoy the sumptuous buffet dinner in the open restaurant and thereafter a traditional dance group performance

      Dinner and overnight at the Ashnil Tented Camp or Samburu Simba Lodge or Samburu Sopa Safari Lodge. (Full Board Basis)

    • DAY SEVEN: Samburu Game Reserve to Aberdares National Park


      Breakfast at the lodge.

      Once again return back to the highlands and onto Nyeri Town arriving for lunch at the Outspoan Hotel or Aberdares Country Club. After lunch transfer to the Tree Lodge deep in the forest where you will enjoy sights of wildlife as they stream into the lodge’s water hole/saltlick.

      Sitting as in a theatre watching a play, the waterhole is a beehive of activity as different species of wildlife jostle for a drink and salt. A definite patron is the Elephant families, waterbucks, warthog, baboons and many others.

      The lodges provide game drives in the 4x4 safari land cruisers for those willing to venture out, you can see Rhino, Lion and many buffalo on a game drive in this high altitude park

      Dinner and overnight at the Treetops Lodge or The Ark Lodge (Full Board)

    • DAY EIGHT: Aberdares National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park


      This morning have breakfast then depart for the Lake Nakuru National park via Thompson’s falls.

      Arrive for lunch at the Lake Nakuru National Park and check in at the lodge

      After a brief rest, depart on the afternoon wildlife safari drives in the park – famous for the great masses of both greater and lesser Flamingos, the white and black rhinos grazing side by side, herds of buffaloes and a huge population of Impala and warthog. Your chances of seeing the elusive Leopard are much higher here compared only to Samburu Game Reserve. The park is also a Unesco World Heritage site as well as a Ramsar site.

      Dinner and overnight at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or Lake Nakuru Safari Lodge. (Full Board Basis).

    • DAY NINE: Lake Nakuru National Park to Lake Naivasha


      This morning you will proceed on a game drive before returning back to the lodge for breakfast.

      You then depart on a short drive to the nearby Fresh water Lake Naivasha. Although it’s not classified as a Park or Reserve, the lake has plenty of birds species due to its fresh water –Cormorants, Pelicans, Eagles, three species of the Kingfisher (Malachite, Pygmy and Pied) and hundreds of others etc.

      Proceed on a boat ride to the Crescent Island + a Nature walk among the wildlife –Zebra, Impala, and Warthog etc.

      Return back for lunch at the lodge.

      Rest of the afternoon spend at leisure to enjoy the lodge’s facilities

      Dinner and overnight at the Lake Naivasha country Club or Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge (Full Board)

    • DAY TEN: Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara Game Reserve


      This day you will have early breakfast.

      Then at 07h30 you will depart on a 4-5 hour drive along the floor of the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara game reserve –Kenya’s all time Jewel of the parks. Indeed it’s the highlight of any professionally planned Kenya Safari Tour because of the high density of wildlife and its beautiful African Savannah landscape dominated by open plains.

      Arrive at the lodge and check in before proceeding for hot lunch.

      Take a short rest after lunch then at about 16h00 you will proceed to the park for wildlife Safaris viewing and later in the evening as the sun sets down over the Africa savannah landscape return back the lodge or Tented Camp.

      4-5 Hours’ drive smooth tarmac road and sections of rough earth road, distance 300 Kms

      Dinner and overnight at the Luxury Little/Main Governors Camp or Mara Serena Safari Lodge or Mara Keekorok Lodge or Mara Sopa Lodge or Salt Springs Mara Camp. (Full Board Basis)

    • DAY ELEVEN: Full Day in Maasai Mara Game Reserve


      This day you have 2 options, (1) you can choose to go on the usual 3 hours each morning and afternoon game viewing drives or (2) choose to go on the Half Day or Full day wildlife viewing drives with picnic lunch boxes. Option 2 is highly advisable during the Great Wildebeest Migration where you get a much better chance of seeing the famous river crossing.

      This is Kenya’s prime park and never disappoints in terms of wildlife experience. Sporting a pride of Lion is highly likely. While the Cheetah might be well camouflaged in the tall grass, our well trained Safari driver guides are well tuned to their tricks and will soon spot one for you.

      Elephants and thousands of other non-migratory animals abound throughout the year. Over 550 hundred species of birds have been recorded here both local and migrants

      The most popular months are from mid-July to late October during the migration of the wildebeest. This is the annual mass movement of over 1.5 million wildebeest accompanied by Zebra and Impalas from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania in search of pasture. Hundreds of hooves pounding the open plains accompanied by a cacophony of grunts create a spectacle to behold. Spend the nights in a relaxing room in either of the lodges below listening to the orchestra of rasping Cicadas, croaking Tree Frogs and the intermittent call of the nightjars and owls not to mention the mandatory lion roar. No need to mention the monkeys –they are quite good at announcing their presence!

      Dinner and overnight at the Luxury Little/Main Governors Camp or Mara Serena Safari Lodge or Mara Keekorok Lodge or Mara Sopa Lodge or Salt Springs Mara Camp. (Full Board Basis)

    • DAY TWELVE: Maasai Mara Game Reserve to Nairobi onto departure


      Early morning game viewing drive retuning to the lodge for breakfast.

      After breakfast you will depart on a leisurely drive to Nairobi arriving late afternoon and we transfer you to the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta international airport where you will connect your departure flight home.

  • The Safari Costs:

    From US$3,120 per person sharing room using Basic Accommodations Options

    From US$3,478 per person sharing room using 3 Star Accommodations Options

    From US$4,150 per person sharing room using 5 Star Accommodations Options

    From US$5,011 per person sharing room using Luxury Tented Camps/Lodges Options

    NOTE: RATES DEPENDS ON NUMBER OF PEOPLE TRAVELLING AND MONTH OF TRAVEL

    The above cost includes the following Services:

    1 Night in Nairobi city on bed and breakfast only

    10 Nights full board basis at the Amboseli National Park, Mt Kenya National Park, Samburu Game Reserve, Aberdares National Park, Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha

    Ground transportation in a custom safari mini with a pop-out roof hatch on exclusive basis with services of a driver guide (4x4 Safari Land Cruiser also available at additional charges)

    All game drives(unlimited).

    All park fees.

    Nairobi airport transfers.

    Visit to a cultural village in the Maasai Mara (Transport only).

    4 bottles of water (300ml) per person per day in the vehicle.

    The above cost is not inclusive the following Services:

    International airfares and visa entry charges to Kenya (About US$50 per person).

    Items of personal use e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone, tips, personal travel insurance.

    Extra/outdoor activities offered by the individual lodges or hotels and any other service not mentioned above.

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    • Ketas Safaris requires a 25% non-re­fund­able de­posit of the total tour cost upon confirmation of the sa­fari and the bal­ance 60 days prior to the ar­rival for clients to safe­guard the reservation.

      Reser­va­tions will be can­celled if the final pay­ment is not re­ceived by the due date with full loss of de­posit.

    • All cancellation must made in writing to Ketas Safaris and all cancellation will be charged a cancellation penalty depending on the number of days before tour departure:

      Within 45 days (No refund of the deposit)

      Less than 20 days (No refund of the total amount)

      There is no refund of any unused portion of your Kenya safari Trip once commenced. Cancellation penalties on Airfare are additional and are not included in the above cancellation charges.

    • Tour cost are based on all known costs and rates of exchange in 2016, any significant changes beyond the control of Ketas Safaris will be passed on to passengers.

      Ketas Safaris also retain the right to alter any arrangements due to local conditions or natural phenomena.

      Ketas Safaris also retains the right to refuse any person from participating or continuing any tour for any reason or if that person causes or is deemed to cause hazard and/or inconvenience other passengers or wildlife.

      Ketas Safaris is a member of the East African Wildlife Society and Eco-Tourism Kenya hence encourages proper treatment of wildlife and the local people

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