Cultural safari to Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration 11Days 10Nights
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Last updated: 01/22/2010
This is an exciting 11 days safari into some of the best sanctuaries and cultural destinations in Kenya. You will visit the Western Kenya region for a cultural safari and get to discover some of the local cultures found in Kenya. You will also enjoy a fascinating adventure in the Maasai Mara, which is the 7th wonder of the world and 4th most preferred destination. Afterwards, you will proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park for a wildlife viewing and bird watching experience. The trip will start immediately after your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport onto the Western region then into Maasai Mara National Reserve through the Great Rift Valley. You will be able to see plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya's big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the leopard among a host of other different animal species; not forgetting the greatest interest in the park, the migration of wildebeests. You will travel with our tour guide privately in a safari 4x4 minivan and stay in tented camps while on this safari.
Arrival - Nairobi - Kisumu City
Upon your arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be warmly received by the Tour Manager who will brief you on your safari and immediately depart Nairobi for Kisumu city with a lunch stopover at Kericho town. You will enjoy a walk in the tea plantations then drive via Lwanda Magere (the Luo warrior who was killed and turned into a stone) continue to Kisumu arriving late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight stay.
Dinner and Overnight at a posh homestead in Kisumu.
Ndere island National Park - Kisumu City Tour
After breakfast drive to Dunga beach, take a leisure boat ride to Ndere Island National park for game viewing and bird watching. Ride the boat back to Dunga beach. Drive to Kit- Mikaye (This rock is where Mikaye the mother of Luo tribe sheltered herself after along journey down the Nile) drive back to Kisumu for Lunch. After Lunch, go for a Kisumu City tour which takes you to Impala Park, Kisumu Museum. The Kisumu city market, Children's Homes, women groups, Tilapia beach, Kiboko Bay then back to your hotel.
Dinner and Overnight at a posh homestead in Kisumu.
Kisumu - Kogelo Village - Kamito - Mbita point
After breakfast head through Kisumu Busia road and reach Maseno University gates. Proceed just 150 meters from the Maseno University gates to the Equator Line Point. After a photographic session on the Equator line, you will proceed to Luanda town then, divert to the left heading straight to Ngiya market. If you arrive on a Tuesday, then you will be lucky to have a glimpse of the market day at Ngiya. You then proceed and divert onto the left just before you reach Mbeji Academy onto the Murram road. You will then take about 15 minutes before you arrive at the Kogelo Dispensary on your right. After a visit of the dispensary proceed to the Kogelo market, Kogelo primary school and Senator Barack Obama Secondary School. You will then enter Sarah Obama's home behind the secondary school.
Kogelo is the ancestral home of Barack Obama, Sr., the father of current United States President- Barack Obama. Barack Obama, Sr. is buried in the village. Some of their family members, including his paternal grandmother Sarah Anyango Obama, still live in the home. In the home, Sarah Obama's home; you will find both the grave sites for Barack Obama Sr. and his father's. You will also find in the homestead Sarah's house, the security tents, visit the vegetable garden, the cattle Boma and sit under the big mango trees where Sarah usually has interviews with visitors. Packed lunch will be served en route. Proceed to Lwanda Kotieno for your Ferry ride to Mbita point. You will arrive late in the evening and check in at Lake Victoria Safari Village Resort for Dinner and overnight.
Dinner and Overnight at a posh homestead at Kamito Beach.
Mbita Point - Ruma National Park
After breakfast drive through hills and meandering roads to Ruma National park for a game viewing safari. After a picnic lunch, immediately depart for the Maasai Mara for more game viewing.
Ruma National Park was established mainly to protect the endangered Roan antelope. Climate is mainly hot and humid.
Dinner and overnight stay at Oribi Guest House.
Ruma National Park - Maasai Mara National Park
After breakfast, you will leave Mbita point and depart to the Maasai Mara for a game viewing adventure. You will arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon game viewing drive till evening.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve, now the New 7th wonder of the world and 4th preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine. The most spectacular event of the natural world takes place here; The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture while being followed on their heels by the predators of the savanna; lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vulture. It hosts over 450 species of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.
Dinner and overnight at Big Time Camp or similar.
Maasai Mara National Park (3 full days)
You will spend these memorable days deep in the wilderness exploring the extensive plains especially looking out for the big five and migrating wildebeests among other species found in the plains. In the morning you will enjoy early pre-breakfast Game Viewing drives followed by breakfast at your campsite. An option of balloon Game viewing is also available on any of the 3 days at extra cost.
The park inhabits a great number of wildebeests migrating from Serengeti National Reserve, Tanzania which makes the park almost the same with the same animal species. Their numbers are estimated in the million as this migration starts in July each year when over one million wildebeest along with large numbers of Thompson's gazelles, zebra and other herbivores migrate from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to fresh pastures in the north and then back south again in October.
Dinner and overnight at Big Time Camp or similar.
Maasai Mara - Lake Nakuru
After breakfast you will depart the Mara Reserve for Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch and afterwards depart for bird watching till evening.
Dubbed 'the greatest bird spectacle on earth due to the millions of fuchsia-pink flamingo that flock to feed on the teeming algae of its alkaline waters, Lake Nakuru is also an ornithologist's paradise and also a sanctuary for both black and white rhino. Its pink-frosted shores and sky-mirrored waters also yield some of the most evocatively beautiful photo images in Africa. The park offers an incredible 450 different species of water, fish-eating, terrestrial and migratory birds including the pelican, fish eagle, secretary bird, heron, egret, hammerkop and grebe. Established as Kenya's first rhino sanctuary, the park now hosts one of the largest black rhino concentrations in the country while substantial numbers of white rhino have also been introduced. You will have a fantastic view of the Lake while at the Baboon cliff, lion Hill and out of Africa Hill.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar.
Lake Nakuru (Full day)
You will spend the day exploring Lake Nakuru National Park which has a variety of wildlife and bird life as you take pictures, enjoy picnics or enjoy the clear sky blue swimming pool at your lodge.
Other animals that may interest you include the buffaloes, Thompson's and Grant's Gazelles, the rare long-eared leaf-nosed bats, Colubus monkeys, rock hyraxes, hippos, leopards, lions, rhino, waterbuck, impala, striped hyena, wild cat and the endangered Rothschild's giraffe.
All meals and overnight stay at Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar.
Lake Nakuru - Nairobi - Departure
After a pre breakfast game viewing drive, you will enjoy breakfast then depart for Nairobi City arriving in the afternoon for late lunch at the Famous Carnivore Restaurant. After lunch you will be dropped off at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your connecting flight to your next destination.
End of Safari
- Inclusions -
- Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary -Transport in a tour mini van -Services of an English speaking tour driver/guide -Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary -All Government taxes and levies
- Exclusions -
- Hot air balloon flight in the park- US$ 450 per person extra (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking) -All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc. -Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide. -Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks -Any local or international flight and departure taxes -Laundry services -Any other item not included in our itinerary
- Extras -
- Optional Balloon Flight
You can opt to carry out your game viewing activity on an adventurous and unforgettable balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost. This package includes a champagne drink in the wild or a bush breakfast.
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