Jungle safaris in the exotic national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of Kenya are a splendid way to spend an adventurous holiday.
From thrilling safaris to dining under the starlit sky, the jungles of Kenya are perfect to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city. Be amazed by the hospitality extended by the various tribes as they welcome you in their midst.
The lush plantations and scenic valleys add color and diversity to Kenya. Enjoy an exciting safari at the Maasai Mara game reserve where you will see the “big five”- the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo and can capture shots of the amazing wildlife in their natural habitat.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION : Sharjah Airport
DEPARTURE DATE : July 6, 13,22
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On exit from the Arrivals Hall, met and welcomed by SawaSawa Africa representatives and transfer to your Hotel, with a scenic tour of Nairobi City en route. Kindly note rooms may not be ready for occupancy until noon. Remainder of the day at leisure.Overnight at IBIS STYLES HOTEL NAIROBI.
A modern and relatively young city, Nairobi flourished and expanded once the Kenya- Uganda Railway construction set up a supply depot at “Mile 327”, in 1899. Today, a small Railway Museum pays tribute to the workers and engineers who worked on the tracks that opened up the interior of the country, and has on display original wagons and engines that had originally been shipped in by the British, piece by piece, from India.
"The Green City in the Sun", as it has come to be known, Nairobi’s streets are lined with flowering Jacarandas and Nandi Flames, and there are several parks and the Nairobi Arboretum, which showcase the spectacular vegetation and trees of Kenya. The National Museum has on display historical art and weapons from Kenya’s 42 tribes, archaeological exhibits from diggings carried out in various parts of the country, and a modern art and culture section which frequently hosts plays and concerts. There are several restaurants, clubs, shops and markets to be visited, as well as the Karen Blixen house, the Giraffe Centre, the Snake Park and Aviary, the Bomas of Kenya Cultural Centre which presents traditional dances daily, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust- an orphanage for elephants and rhinos which are rehabilitated prior to being released back to the wild, and the Nairobi National Park, home to Kenya’s largest cheetah population and also site of one of the top black rhino sanctuaries in East Africa.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Commence safari by road, driving down the Rift Valley Escarpment for the world’s famous Maasai Mara - one of the New Seventh Wonders of the World. Arrive at your Maasai Mara lodge in time for a hot lunch.
At 1600Hrs, enjoy a game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Dinner and overnight SIANA SPRINGS TENTED CAMP.
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve- the northern extension of the Serengeti, is without question the world’s prime game viewing area. With one of the highest diversity of species, and concentrations of animals, the acacia- dotted plains of the Mara offer wonderful scenery and a spectacular abundance of wildlife. Elephants, buffalo, wildebeest, topi, giraffes, hartebeest, serval cats, bat eared foxes; regal black- maned lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and jackals; monkeys and baboons, vultures, secretary birds, saddle bill storks, hundreds of migratory birds; countless pods of hippos around every bend of the Mara River, carefully watched by the other denizens of the rivers in the Maasai Mara- the crocodiles, infamous for their spectacular role in the “Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth”- the annual wildebeest migration between the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara, in which millions of wildebeest, zebra and topis brave the river, and the predators encountered daily, in their continuous annual treks in search of water and grazing, coming up to the Mara from the southern Serengeti plains.
Early breakfast at the Lodge. On this day, depart with picnic lunch from the Lodge and enjoy a full day game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, returning to the Lodge by 16:00 Hrs.
Thereafter, enjoy a visit to a local Maasai village – where you get a chance to interact with them and learn a little about their culture including their traditional dancing.Dinner and overnight in the Mara at SIANA SPRINGS TENTED CAMP.
Breakfast at the Lodge.Morning drive to the shores of Lake Naivasha for a 01 hour boat ride on the Lake. Later continue to Lake Elementaita – a RAMSAR Wetlands site for a late lunch at SentrimElementaita Lodge. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure – perhaps for a dip in the Lodge swimming pool or walks to the lake shore to view the prolific birdlife, including the migratory flamingoes.Dinner and overnight at SENTRIM ELEMENTAITA LODGE.
Elementaita is in the south-to-north sequence of Rift Valley lakes - between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. The lake is a protected area due to its birdlife fame and it has been named by UNESCO as one of the heritage sites, together with the Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogoria. Over 400 bird species have been recorded in the Lake Nakuru/Lake Elementaita basin.
Lake Elementaita attracts visiting flamingos, both the Greater and Lesser varieties, which feed on the lake's crustacean and insect larvae and on its suspended blue-green algae, respectively. Fish on the lake attracts many fish-eating birds that also feed upon the flamingo eggs and chicks. The lake's shores are grazed by zebra, gazelle, eland and families of warthog.
The lake is normally very shallow (less than 1 m deep) and bordered by trona-encrusted mudflats during the dry seasons.
Breakfast at your respective lodge.Check out and depart for Nairobi for a direct transfer to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your International departure flight.