Kenyan Honeymoon Safari Holiday
CSS 901: SAMBURU/MOUNT KENYA/NAKURU/MASAI MARA/LAKE NAIVASHA/AMBOSELI
Departs daily at 07.00 hrs.
Day 1. Nairobi - Samburu
Distance: 360 km (5 hrs, 30 min). Pick up from your hotel at 7am. Drive north through cultivations of coffee and pineapple to Mountain Lodge on the slopes of Mount Kenya for a sumptuous lunch. In the afternoon continue on to Samburu National Reserve. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge or Samburu Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.
Day 2. Samburu
Full day of game viewing drives in this dry semi-arid park with its striking background view of the Mathew's Range. The gently flowing Uaso Nyiro River, which traverses this Park, provides evergreen vegetation for the rare gerenuk, Grevy zebra and reticulated giraffe found in this park. All meals and overnight at Serena Lodge or Samburu Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.
Day 3. Samburu - Mount Kenya
Distance: 200 km (3 hrs) After breakfast, depart to Mt Kenya National Park to arrive in time for lunch at the Serena Mountain Lodge, located at 2,194 meters on the slopes of Mt Kenya. Mountain Lodge Serena is the only 'tree hotel' ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya's legendary Mount Kenya, Mountain Lodge offers a matchless game viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendors of an ancient rainforest. The lodge is surrounded by dense rainforest that comes alive at dusk with myriad of sounds that make the African bush so special and exhilarating. Elephants, buffalo, rhino and waterbuck are regular visitors to the lodge's waterhole. Optional nature walk can be arranged at US$ 30 per person. Dinner and Overnight at the Mountain Lodge Serena, L,D.
Day 4. Mount Kenya - Lake Nakuru
Distance: 200 km (3 hrs.) After breakfast, depart to Lake Nakuru National Park via Nyahururu Falls, formerly Thomson Falls. Arrive for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drive for a truly remarkable tour that includes Flamingoes as well as the rare white rhino in this world famous ornithological paradise with over 450 species of birdlife. Dinner & overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Lake Nakuru Lodge, B,L,D.
Day 5. Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
Distance: 285 km. (5 hrs.). After an early breakfast, drive to Masai Mara with a short enroute game viewing to arrive for lunch at your chosen lodge. Afternoon game viewing drive in this well known game reserve situated in the North of the Serengeti Plains and famous for its abundance of wildlife. Dinner & overnight at Mara Serena Lodge or Mara Sopa Lodge, L,D.
Day 6. Masai Mara
Enjoy two game drives, sunrise and sundown being the greatest moments for game viewing in these mystic plains, a time where the soft red hues of the sun will give your photographs the clarity of the actual African savannah. Full day of game drives with overnight accommodation at Mara Serena Lodge or Mara Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.
-Visit to a local Maasai village for a Maasai cultural tour: US$ 25 per person
-Hot air balloon ride: US$ 450 per person
Day 7. Masai Mara - Lake Naivasha
Distance: 250 km (5 hrs). Drive via the Great Rift Valley escarpment with breathtaking views of the world's greatest land rift to the papyrus fringed Lake Naivasha. Sunset boat ride to see the hippos. Overnight accommodation at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, D
Day 8. Lake Naivasha - Nairobi - Amboseli
Distance: 90 km (1 hr. 15 min) & 270 km (4 hrs.). After breakfast drive to south to Amboseli National Park via Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game viewing with the immense grandeur of Mt Kilimanjaro in the background. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge or Amboseli Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.
Day 9. Amboseli - Nairobi
Distance: 270 km (4 hrs). Early morning game drive. After breakfast enjoy another game drive. After lunch, drive back to Nairobi to arrive at approximately 5pm. (Optional dinner at The Carnivore Restaurant: US$ 50 per person), B
-Using Sopa Lodges: US$ 2595 per person sharing. Single room supplement: US$ 470
-Using Serena Lodges: US$ 3040 per person sharing. Single room supplement: US$ 692
Tour cost includes:
-Guarantee price; Guarantee departure
-Ground transport in a safari van with pop up roof for game viewing, photography and touring
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari
-Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
-Accommodation in double/twin/triple room sharing
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-Bird watching and overnight floodlit game viewing experience at Mountain Lodge Serena, Mount Kenya National Park
-Great views of Mt Kilimanjaro in Amboseli
-Game drives as detailed in the itinerary
-Start and end in Nairobi
Tour price excludes:
-Items of a personal nature
-Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres. Lake area varies greatly according to rainfall, with an average range between 114 and 991 sq kms. At the beginning of the 20th Century, Naivasha completely dried up and effectively disappeared. The resulting open land was farmed, until heavy rains a few years later caused the lake to return to existence, swallowing up the newly established estates.
Afternoon wind and storms can cause the Lake to become suddenly rough and produce high waves. For this reason, the local Maasai christened the lake Naiposha meaning ''rough water'', which the British later misspelt as Naivasha..
The lake and its surrounds are rich in natural bounty, and the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of KenyaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s prime agricultural regions.
Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree. These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world class birding destination.
The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallows.
The region surrounding the Lake is well worth exploring. There are two more smaller lakes nearby, Oloidien, and Sonachi, a bright green cater lake.
Hell's Gate National Park lies beside the lake. This Park was named for its pair of massive red tinged cliffs framing a geothermically active interior of steam vents and bubbling springs. The park is home to a profusion of plains game and birdlife. Walking is permitted, making it ideal for hiking, biking, and rock climbing.
Boat trips on the lake are widely available, and is a great way to spend an afternoon or morning.
Sunsets are always stunning, with the haunting call of a Fish Eagle high over the Lake bringing the day to a perfect end.
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara Lion African Safaris
Masai Mara Safari Tour and Holiday is an unforgettable experience. Welcome to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, an undisputed paradise for the sheer quantity safari and variety of wildlife. Renowned for its lions, elephant and for the annual Great Wildebeest Migration, Kenya's greatest reserve is as magical as your wildest safari dream The Masai Mara is located in South Western Kenya. Together with Tanzania’s Serengeti it forms one of the worlds most diverse and spectacular eco-systems.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is administered by local country councils. It is probably the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. It offers breathtaking views (as seen in the film Out of Africa, much of which was filmed here) an extraordinary density of animals including the "Big Five" and many varieties of plains game.
Masai Mara Safaris information: the official Guide for Masai Mara safari is the right website for tourists organizing their Masai Mara tour and Vacation. Kenya budget or luxury holiday is the perfect vacation for the discerning traveler who enjoys all the comforts in Africa. A Masai Mara safari is the ultimate vacation experience combining the finest in accommodations in Masai Mara lodge, tented camps and lodge experiences.
Masai Mara safaris are full of safe, fun-filled safari adventures and almost year-round sunshine: the perfect family holiday and Honeymoon destination.
African Sermon Safaris in Kenya, a Masai Mara tour operator has Hand picked some of the best Kenya safari packages and promises you and your family the safari holiday of a lifetime. We are proud in not only being child and family-friendly, but leaders in the field on specially structured children’s vacations programmed at specific lodges. On a Masai Mara Safari the sight ofmillions of wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra, eland and gazelle grazing, crossing rivers, arriving and leaving, is quite simply mind blowing. The migration is said to have been in existence hundred of thousands of years ago and the cycle plays out year after year.
Masai Mara Migration Safari
Welcome to the Masai Mara, Kenya (alternatively spelled "Maasai Mara"), recently designated as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The Masai Mara animal Migration Safari promises you a ringside seat for what is indisputably the greatest wildlife show on earth - the crossing to Serengeti plains of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, with accompanying plains game such as zebra and other varieties, plus predators such as lion, cheetah and leopard in attendance. Join us to experience this migration tour of a lifetime.
With an average of 3 lions per square kilometer and the annual migration of over a million wildebeest – the game viewing in the Masai Mara is outstanding. Added to this are all the ‘big 5’ animals of Africa, spectacular balloon safaris, some excellent lodges and a landscape that is quintessential east Africa: flat savannah grassland stretching as far as the eye can see. Tourist to Masai Mara should bear in mind that even though the migration safaris are one of East Africa’s most remarkable Vacations, the Masai Mara is one ofKenya best wildlife location year round. Even if your visit falls outside of the peak migration times, it doesn't mean you won't enjoy what the Mara is renowned for: an incredible amount of wildlife. The Masai Mara is a reserve about a third of the size of the Serengeti National Park which also makes it a more manageable area for game viewing safaris.
Masai Mara Lodge Hotel Accommodation
The Masai Mara offers excellent hotel accommodation with luxury to budget tented safari camps, Lodge and budget camping safaris being assembled in prime wildlife viewing areas. A Masai Mara Safari involves being accommodated in lodge of hotels whilst observing the “great circle of life” that performs daily on the vast Masai Mara Plains.
We design our Masai Mara travel packages to include premium hotels, lodges and safari experiences that are simply the best in Kenya. Imagine traveling in a well appointed 4x4 Safari vehicles with a qualified tour guide to witness the gorgeous Savannah of Masai Mara and then retreating to your private and stylish Lodge, Tented camp or hotel that allows you to throw your cares away as you unwind in the lap of Mara luxury.
Masai Mara Budget safaris tours
Masai Mara Budget Safari - the number 1 low price and budget tours and holidays in Kenya, which is solely aimed at the budget conscious traveler. We are a tour operator with offices in Nairobi. Being Kenya based has given us the understanding of the magnificent Masai Mara Game Reserve. It is our aim at to bring you the best value cheap safaris, low range backpacker safari, student, university and college camping tours and very cheap safaris to Masai Mara. Check out our Budget options. Cheap Budget safaris in Kenya does not necessarily mean cheap and nasty, in fact we at African safaris and Adventures have each of our tour options through the “tried and tested method”. Safari Price is foremost on our mind when creating our Masai Mara itineraries, and we therefore guarantee you that you will find no better prices for safaris tours out there than those available through Masai Mara safari website. We make use of our collective buying power from lodge, hotels and tented camps owners to ensure you the best safari deal possible. It is important to note that we do not compromise on the quality of tailor-made safaris; it’s just that we do not believe that you need to break a bank when travelling to Africa.
Masai Mara Budget hotel Accommodation ranges from stone built lodges, basic camping safaris to standard tented camps. Regardless of which option you choose you are guaranteed the best value for your money without compromising on quality.
Masai Mara Balloon Safari, Kenya
Close your eyes, and for a moment feel your body lift up, with you having no control over it, and there is a certain part of you, inside you, saying to yourself, I am crazy for taking this balloon safari. This is what most people feel, when the excitement of a Masai Mara hot air balloon safari crosses one's emotion of self-control and independence.
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The feeling is indescribable, crispness of the African air, chill in the wind that hits your face as your Mara hot air balloon gradually rises, smoothness in the exhale of your breath, and the excitement to see and learn more. One's physical presence can be felt on the plains of the Masai Mara when reading this.
You trip begins when you get your wake up call at your safari lodge or tented camp in the early hours of the morning, as you yawn away, and thoughts about your wildlife viewing from an elevated position begins to stir your mind. The fresh Kenyan traditional hot tea and coffee quickly awaken you, in fact preparing you for a "mission".
By 6.00 a.m. you are almost arriving at the hot air balloon site in the Masai Mara. As you approach the site, the balloon seems bigger than you expected, the experience is one that has never been visited, and you are about to have a trip of a lifetime.
Liftoff! Up and away we go! At 6.15 a.m., the hot air balloon safari starts. The captain asks you to relax and experience the wonders under the African sky. As you finally start to get a grip on the elevation, an inner smile that resonates on one's face does not need an explanation. The wildebeest moving in large numbers across the Masai Mara plains, the beauty of the landscape when the rising sun's bright orange colors are displayed, the elephants at the water pool, and the gazelles and zebras scampering away, just if it was their first time to witness an alien object in the sky.
By 7.15 a.m., one is very content with balloon safari, and it is almost touch down time. There is a celebration, and for those who prefer a toast, champagne is served, as hot breakfast in the bush is being prepared. You ask yourself, is this true? I am really doing this trip of a lifetime in Kenya? In the Masai Mara? As the sweetness and aroma of the African coffee surrounds you, with fresh eggs being served as you like it, you hope for another ride, and wish that such luxury never ended. By the time you finish your breakfast, you have made up your decision to immigrate to Kenya because such life is only found here. You begin to question yourself, and you feel an urgency to seek, live and enjoy this pristine beauty, a once in a lifetime "thing".
By 9.00 a.m., you have been declared a champion, a mighty certificate of completion handed out to you which you hope to display in your home country, to family, friends, coworkers. Clapping and participation by everyone present makes you proud to have achieved a trip as wonderful as this. By then you hear a blaring sound of music or even an annoying buzz, you turn around and switch of the alarm clock. Your eyes wide open, you know that you have to get back to Kenya, to Masai Mara, again otherwise the recurring dreams will drive you mad.