Experts in travel to remote corners of the world
Featuring: Samburu, Aberdares, Lake Navaisha and the incomparable Maasai Mara
Length: 11 Days / 10 Nights
DAY 1-Depart USA
Depart the USA for overnight flight to Europe.
DAY 2- Enroute
Arrive in Europe early this morning, later continue on your overnight flight to Nairobi.
DAY 3- Nairobi
Welcome to Africa ! On arrival you will be met by a representative who will escort you to your hotel where you can relax after your long flights. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at Landmark Hotel.
Your safari adventure begins after breakfast as you drive north across the Equator into the panoramic northern frontier district arriving at Samburu Lodge in time for lunch. Participate in a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Samburu Lodge.
A full day in Samburu with morning and afternoon game viewing drives. Samburu Reserve is famous for the rare and unusual reticulated giraffe, long-necked gerenuk, Colobus monkey, beisa oryx and Grevy’s zebra. Overnight at Samburu Lodge.
After breakfast, drive south to Aberdares National Park for lunch at the Outspan in Nyeri. After lunch, pack an overnight bag and depart via special transport to your “tree hotel” built on the slopes of the Aberdares. The floodlit water hole and salt lick permit all night game viewing from the comfort of your lodge (excess luggage will be stored at the Outspan Hotel). Overnight at Outspan Hotel.
DAY 7-Lake Navaisha
Morning departure for Lake Navaisha. This magnificent lake in the Great Rift Valley is home to over 600 species of birds. Take a walk along the lake shore and witness the ongoing air show. Waterbuck and hippo can also be seen wallowing in the water. Optional excursions include: Guided walks with the resident ornithologist and boat trips on the lake. Overnight at Lake Navaisha Country Club.
DAY 8-Maasai Mara
Drive south to Masai Mara National Reserve – Kenya’s most popular game park. Vast herds of wildebeest and zebra wander across the Mara grasslands. Witness the spectacular Mara migration from late July to mid-September. Overnight at Keekorok Lodge.
DAY 9-Maasai Mara
A full day in the Mara, with morning and afternoon game drives, allows maximum opportunity to view and photograph the abundant wildlife in this seemingly limitless game reserve. The optional dawn hot air balloon safari will give you a bird’s eye view of the Mara plains and the winding Talek and Mara rivers before landing to a champagne breakfast. Overnight at Keekorok Lodge.
DAY 10-Nairobi / Europe
After breakfast, return to Nairobi where a dayroom is reserved for your use until your transfer to the airport for overnight flight to Europe.
DAY 11- Europe / USA
Morning arrival in Europe and connecting flight to USA.
The above is a sample itinerary. Uncommon Adventures specializes in custom itineraries to suit your specific desires and needs as well. Please feel free to consult us to design an adventure of your own.
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