7-Days Kenya explorer safari
7-Days Kenya explorer safari summary:
Kenya’s rich wildlife and vast landscapes are simply iconic. The imagery of an African safari in Kenya comes to life as you traverse the straggling plains of the Maasai Mara, or drive in the legendary shadow of the snow-peaked Mount Kenya straddled along the Equator. Kenya’s prolific wildlife offers incomparable chances to observe these remarkable animals up close in their natural habitats. Through our 7 days Kenya explorer tour, we use our top guides to ensure that your Kenyan safari experience incorporates as much learning and observing. Our guides will take you to some of Kenya’s untouched corners thus providing you with intimate wildlife encounters that you’ll remember in your lifetime.
From the Sweetwaters Chimpanzees at Ol Pejeta Conservancy on the Equator, into the unspoiled bush of the Maasai Mara, flamingos at Lake Nakuru and walking on Crescent Island to a boat cruise on Lake Naivasha. This safari in Kenya has something special to offer to all safari enthusiasts. This tour will offer you some of the most remarkable experiences that define a true Kenyan safari.
Highlights of the 7-Days Kenya explorer safari
• Watching Chimpanzees at Sweetwaters in Ol Pejeta Conservancy located on the Equator at the foot of the glorious snow-capped Mt. Kenya.
• The option to choose activities such as horseback riding, nature walks, camel riding and night game viewing drives.
• Seeing the pink flamingos wander on the alkaline Lake Nakuru and a sanctuary for rhinoceros at Lake Nakuru National Park.
• Walking on foot at Crescent Island as you watch giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, monkey, hare, wildebeest
• Stunning boat cruise at Lake Naivasha and view hippos snorting and the pelicans on water
• Marvel at the great annual wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara
• Watching an authentic Maasai culture living among wildlife in the Maasai Mara
7-Days Kenya Explorer Safari – Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara
Day 1: Nairobi to The Equator at Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Your 7-days Kenya explorer safari begins with a pick up from Nairobi (either at the airport or your hotel at 8 am) and then proceed to the Equator in Mt. Kenya region arriving for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive at this private game ranch. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the only in Kenyan wildlife sanctuary for rehabilitation of these widely abused chimpanzees. It has two groups existing in an environmental setting as close to their natural habitat as possible. The site is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area. Dinner and overnight stay at Sweetwaters Serena Camp, L, D.
Day 2: Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to Chimpanzees and Rhinoceros
You will have a full day at Sweetwaters with morning and afternoon game drive. This provides you an ample time to explore this sanctuary as you marvel at the magnificent sights of the snow-capped Mt. Kenya peaks. Game drives at Sweetwaters are indeed a pleasure. Here, there are optional activities such as game walks accompanied by Resident Naturalist and game rides on horseback or Camel riding and night game drives. These optional activities are at an extra fee payable locally. The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is incorporated within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. This is unique in a way, as it is the only location in Kenya where this highly endangered and remarkably intelligent species can be seen. Dinner and overnight stay at Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp, B, L, D.
Day 3: Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Lake Nakuru National park, famed for flamingos
An early breakfast you then depart to Lake Nakuru National Park with a stop at Nyahururu Falls, arriving in good time for lunch at your lodge. Full afternoon game drives to see flamingos, rhinoceros, baboons among other animals. Lake Nakuru’s rise to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and has the more than 400 bird species. The lake itself is a soda lake aptly situated on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The millions of flamingos on this lake is quite spectacular. Viewing this from a distance, the lake appears ringed-pink. The park is also popular as an important sanctuary for the endangered species, particularly the black and white rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe. Buffalo, waterbuck, Lions, and baboons are all seen here. Dinner and night at Lake Nakuru Lodge, B, L, D.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Lake Naivasha and walking on Crescent Island as you explore this hidden gem
Breakfast then depart for a short drive to Lake Naivasha for lunch. This is then followed by a sunset boat cruise to see the snorting Hippos and a nature walk on Crescent Island which is an excellent way to see and explore wild animals (herbivores) while on foot. The Island is a private game sanctuary, which is home to giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, Genet, Vervet monkeys, hares and waterbuck. Overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, B, L, D.
Day 5: Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, The Great Wildebeest migration
We depart the lodge soon after breakfast and driven to the Maasai Mara with an arrival in good time for a buffet lunch. Late afternoon game drives. The Maasai Mara offers variety and abundance of wildlife; it is difficult to believe there are over 450 species of animals that have been recorded here. During your Maasai Mara tour, you will easily see giraffe, lions, hippos, rhinos, crocodiles, elephants, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, hyenas, jackals, warthogs, wild dogs, many kinds of antelopes and the elusive leopard. It is perhaps the most spectacular wildebeest migration, a natural world event that takes place here every July to October. The migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture is an impressive event. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.
Day 6: The Legendary Maasai Mara National Reserve to explore its natural beauty and wildlife
The full day is spent exploring Maasai Mara in search of the big 5 and the hippos and crocodiles along the Mara River. There is an optional balloon safari which can be arranged at an extra fee of US$ 450 per person or an authentic Maasai Village tour at $25 per person. During your game drives, you will probably encounter cats making a kill and lions on track hunting. You get to capture the impressive sunrise and sunset in the wilds of Africa. Maasai Mara is no doubt the Kenya’s finest wildlife haven. Night will be at Mara Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.
Day 7: Masai Mara back to Nairobi after remarkable tour
Pre-breakfast game viewing drives. You then enjoy full breakfast before you drive back to Nairobi via Narok to arrive at approximately 1400 hrs marking the end of your tour, B.
7-days Kenya explorer safari costs: US$ 2380 per person sharing. Single room supplement: US$ 375
7-Days Kenya Explorer Safari price includes:
• Guaranteed departure; guaranteed price
• Accommodation in a double, twin or triple room sharing
• Full board accommodation with three meals daily
• Safari meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
• Transport on safari in a minibus equipped for game viewing, touring and photography
• Safari park fees and permits including local government taxes
• Service of an expert professional driver/guide
• Safari game drives and activities as detailed in the itinerary
• Complimentary bottled water whilst on safari
• Starting and ending in Nairobi
7-Days Kenya Explorer Safari price excludes:
• Beverages and drinks
• Tips to your tour driver-guide
• Kenyan visas
• Local and international flights
• All items of a personal nature
• Activities marked as optional