Acacia Eclipse 7 Day Safari (10th January – 16th January)

Acacia Eclipse 7 Day Safari (10th January – 16th January)Acacia Eclipse 7 Day Safari (10th January – 16th January)

On January 15th 2010 an annular solar eclipse will be passing through a narrow corridor of the earth and creating a sight to behold for those in its path. It will be the LONGEST annular eclipse in the 3rd millennium – the duration will not be exceeded until the year 3043! It will be visible across Africa, the Indian Ocean, India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia and we are offering special holidays in many of these areas to witness this unusual occurrence.

The Moon’s path begins in Africa and passes through several countries including Kenya where we will be able to watch the eclipse by the beautiful Lake Nakuru – a real chance to commune with nature! Here the eclipse will last for almost 9 minutes.

Acacia Safaris offers you a once in a lifetime chance to see all this breathtaking sight alongside the wildlife at the stunning Lake Nakuru National Park.


10 January 2010: NAIROBI, KENYA

Met on arrival at the airport by our company representative who will brief you on the safari, thereafter transfer to a Nairobi Hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.


After an early breakfast drive south down the Great Rift Valley Escarpment into and across, past various mountains that were formed during the formation of the Rift Valley and the Maasai Town of Narok. You will arrive at the Lodge/Camp in time for Lunch. The reserve has a large population of wildlife that keeps moving from the lush plains of Serengeti (Tanzania) to the Maasai Mara reserve. After lunch you will have the afternoon at leisure then in the late afternoon embark for a game drive to be back in the lodge in time for dinner and overnight at a Lodge/Camp.


Full day in the Mara with game drives (an early morning game drive and a late afternoon game drive – each of approx. 3 hrs), all meals and overnight at the Lodge/Camp.

13 January 2010: MAASAI MARA – NAIVASHA

After breakfast leave for Lake Naivasha. Arrive in time for lunch. After lunch visit Hells Gate National Park, the only park that you can walk within the wild animals without any hustle. Proceed to Camp / Lodge for dinner and overnight.

14 January 2010: LAKE NAKURU

We will make an early start for Lake Nakuru and arrive in time for lunch before enjoying our first game drive in the Lake Nakuru national park, one of the world’s premier destinations for bird watching as well as game viewing. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Camp / Lodge.

15 January 2010: ECLIPSE DAY / LAKE NAKURU

We will rise early for a quick breakfast before heading to our eclipse viewing location, on the shore of Lake Nakuru. We will get a chance to see an annular eclipse not only in a stunning location but also its effect on local wildlife which will be at its most active first thing in the morning.

Eclipse site co-ordinates * 36° 05? 00? E, 0° 16? 00? S

06.06am – The moon first touches the sun – start of the annular eclipse (1st contact).

07.24am – Annularity begins (2nd contact)

07.28am – The moon reaches its maximum magnitude and obscuration of 83.10%

07.33am – Annularity ends (3rd contact)

09.13am – The moon is no longer blocking the sun – end of the eclipse (4th contact)

We will than enjoy leisurely game drives or a game walk that afternoon before heading back to camp for a well earned dinner and relaxing evening.

16 January 2010: NAIROBI / DEPART

After breakfast depart back to Nairobi arriving in the mid-morning for your departure flight