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Big Five Kenya Safari

Duration: 14 Days / From $ 8400

On arrival in Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city you will be met by our Tuzurusafaris representative who will take you to your hotel. This vibrant and colourful city has many places of cultural interest to visit such as the bomas of Kenya or Nairobi National museum and excellent restaurants as well as shopping malls to enjoy.

Fondly referred to as the city in the sun the city avenues are clad with bright colourful flowers. Nairobi is not only the capital but also the seat of the government and over the years it has become a more popular city, not just in Kenya but also in the whole of Eastern Africa.

While on this Classic Kenya Safari you will have an opportunity to hand fed the giraffe at the Giraffe Centre which is a delightful experience the giraffe may even try to grub a kiss from you with their long wet tongue. Get yourself an additional member to your family by adopting an orphaned elephant or a rhino at the David Sheldrick Trust followed by dinner and overnight in a exclusive luxury Nairobi Hotel.

Fly to the Laikipia plateau

The next three days will be spent at the Laikipia a vast plateau, straddling the Equator. Laikipia district is the wilderness to the north-west of Mount Kenya at the heart if the Rift Valley. Laikipia forms the core of the Ewaso ecosystem in Kenya rugged Northern Frontier region. A land of high wildlife population densities and second only to the Masai Mara ecosystem, home to second largest elephant population of elephants and country’s highest population of endangered species. Laikipia diversity is remarkably unique and includes Elephants, Black Rhino, Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated giraffe and a large number of predators. Apart from the relaxation other activities experienced here are wildlife related day and night game drive. Night game drive to view the nocturnal that defy nature by rising to seek their meal in the cover of darkness rather than creeping in their dens. Walking safari- experience glorious moments by being one with the perfect nature, delight in the beauty and wonders of creation. For the traveller seeking more active and adventurous feel there is chance for Mountain hiking during this luxury expedition in places of scenic grandeur. Fishing trips in the dams as well as streams and rivers of Laikipia as they snake their way from the higher ground snaking on their way to the mighty Indian Ocean. Optional camel safari day trip or a few days

Fly to Masai Mara – Masai Mara is an adventure in itself, so be ready with camera – and watch out! Remember you are on holiday to enjoy yourself and embrace the environment. Accommodation will be in one of the best small intimate bush camps in the Mara. Days spent experiencing game drives in this African wilderness without end. During this safari the tempo will be set wildlife rather than the rigid scheduled a day-by-day itinerary. This allows for a reactive response to where the action such that we are able to respond to an eventful sighting of Game. Full days spend on safari with picnic breakfast and lunch exploring the width and breadth see masses of wild game and being one with nature –unhurried at a leisurely pace. The adage of ‘the early bird catches the worm’ is ever true while on safari early morning start is paramount on this trip. Early morning light is unbeatable for photography and during this early hour the animals too are more active in the cooler of the day especially for the king of the jungle -lions. Early risers get a more rewarding safari by increasing the chances of seeing the wildlife. An early starts will also give you an opportunity to experience a delicious bush breakfast overlooking one of the many hippo pools in one of the rivers in the Mara.

Walking safari –game walking you experience game viewing while walking on foot allows one to become one with nature both soul and mind where you smell, hear, see, touch authentic Africa - the real wild Africa. From your Maasai guides will learn about various herbs their uses such as for medicinal, culinary values, game tracks through foot prints and also spot mammals, reptiles, birds and insects that are often missed in a vehicular drives.

Culture immersion experienced through visiting an authentic Maasai homestead an exotic traditional way of life that has not been affected by globalization. A Maasai market buying and selling cattle, goats, handicraft, and much colorful bead handwork – as Safari souvenir takes place

To complement this very experiential safari we leave the Mara behind and fly Diani on the Indian Ocean beach - South Coast Kenya. At Diani you are transferred to Kinondo Kwetu is a fantastic blend of African and Swedish culture set on one of the World’s most magnificent beach. Set on a serene private beach south of Diani, away from residential homes by rocky cliffs and endless silver white sandy beach. Kinondo surrounding holy forests and sacred land this Indian Ocean beach hotel that accommodates 38 people in diverse interesting designed styles such as villas, cottages and beach house all enclosed by lush shady gardens on the steps from the white sandy beach. Plenty of optional Water sports are available or swim in the ocean or the swimming or just lie on the beach and get a tan.

Itinerary

Day 1 : arrival Nairobi  Day 2 : Nairobi Excursions feed giraffe by the hand  Days 3/5 : Laikipia Game viewing experience conservation firsthand  Days 6/8 : Masai Mara game viewing  Days 9/13 : overnights Diani Mombasa  Day 14 : homebound flight via Nairobi

Price Guide : from $8,400 Per person sharing
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