10TH Sept 2009 Nairobi

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi you will be met and assisted by a IDEA Travel representative for transfer to your hotel where you will be assisted with the check in formalities. After a pre-safari briefing, the rest of the day will be at leisure to relax around the hotel.

Afternoon at leisure with optional some of the Optional excursions that we offer in the ‘Green City in the Sun’.

Overnight will be at Panafric Hotel (BB)

11TH Sept 2009 Nairobi - Shaba & Samburu National Reserves

After a leisurely breakfast, you will be collected by your driver-guide for a drive north via the central highland of Kenya and Mount Kenya to the Samburu National Reserve,proceeding to this rugged and remote wildlife reserve that provides some of the best and most colorful game viewing in the country. It is not the often seen Kenyan landscape of savannah and flat-topped Acacias, but harsh, dramatic terrain. The people from this area, the Samburu, are similarly dramatic to the outsider. Dressed in bright red, with their braided hair and skin daubed with red ochre, the "Moran", the youthful warriors of the Samburu, almost always spear-in-hand, are a wonderful sight. Upon arrival you will have an afternoon game drive lasting till sunset before checking in for dinner and overnight at the Sentrim Samburu Lodge (LDBB)

12TH Sep 2009 Shaba & Samburu National Reserves

Breakfast will be at the lodge before a full day in Samburu with morning and afternoon game drives.

The permanent water supply of the Uaso Nyiro River is what attracts the game to Samburu. Crocodiles lie quietly in the mud. Much of the reserve is arid, hilly landscape but riverine forest fringes the riverbanks and there are Doum Palms, the fruit of which is a great favorite with Elephants. In Samburu there is abundant bird life, including Palm-Eagles, Storks, Hornbills, Bee-eaters and plenty of Weaver Birds.

Lunch, dinner and overnight will be at the Sentrim Samburu Lodge (LDBB)

13TH Sep 2009 Shaba & Samburu National Reserves-Mount Kenya

After breakfast depart for Mount Kenya region arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure, on a clear day you can be able to view the magnificent Mount Kenya. The only snow capped mountain that straddles the equator.

Game viewing from the comfort of your lodge balcon.

Dinner and overnight will be at the Serena Mountain Lodge (LDBB)

14TH Sep 2009 Mount Kenya-Lake Baringo

Departure at 0730hrs

Today we head to the Rift Valley floor. After breakfast you will drive to Lake Baringo, which lies in the semi-desert of the northern Rift Valley. Arrival at Lake Baringo club will be in time for lunch. Lake Baringo is an ornithologist's paradise. Afternoon at leisure or do a game drive

Return for dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo Country Club. (LDBB)

15TH Sept 2009 Lake Nakuru National Park-Lake Naivasha

Departure at approximately 0800hrs

Breakfast before Morning and Afternoon game drives in Lake Nakuru National park. Although protection of the flamingo population on the lake was the original rationale for the inception of the national park, further land was included in the early seventies and it is now about 190 sq m. This expansion, which took in a large grassland area, has allowed the park to protect further species. Buffalo, Zebra, Antelope, Lion and Leopard may be seen. The rather less ubiquitous Reedbuck and Waterbuck are also here as is the glamorously leggy Rothschild Giraffe. Arrive in time for Lunch at Sarova Lion Lodge,

Dinner & overnight will be at the Sawela Lodge (DBB)

16TH Sept 2009 Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara National Game Reserve

Departure at 0730hrs

Breakfast at the lodge before driving on the floor of the Rift Valley, via the township of Narok, which is in the heart of Maasai land and on to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This park offers wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. You will arrive at your Camp in time for lunch. After a little siesta you will be collected for the afternoon game drive until sunset. Dinner and overnight will be at the Mara Sentrim Tented Lodge (LDBB)

17TH Sept 2009 Maasai Mara National Game Reserve.

Breakfast at the lodge followed by morning and afternoon game drives.

{Today you also have an opportunity to go on a spectacular Optional balloon ride across the Maasai Mara. The BALLOON SAFARI ADVENTURE begins in the pre-dawn hours and the magnificent view over the park is thrilling. Towards the end of the flight, you rise to a height of 1500 feet for a panoramic view of the twisting Mara River and the savannah below. After an hour or so in the air, your safari finishes with a flourish: a champagne breakfast in the bush, cooked on the balloon's burners! Please note that this is an optional extra not included in the main tour package price – In the event of unfavourable weather a full refund will be given if the balloon does not take off}.

This is your full day to explore the Mara a ravishingly beautiful place that also offers long, undisturbed views and utterly dramatic panoramas.

Lunch, dinner and overnight will be at the Mara Sentrim Tented Lodge. (LDBB)

18TH Sept 2009 - Maasai Mara National Game Reserve- Amboseli National Park

After breakfast drive to the Amboseli National Park, with a lunch stopover at Carnivore Restaurant. Amboseli National park which is located in the shadows of the most famous symbol of Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro. This is the ‘Home of the Elephants’ where large herds, some time numbering up to 200 may be seen. Arrival will be in time for lunch before an afternoon game drive in Amboseli until sunset.

Lunch,Dinner and overnight will be at the Ol-Tukai Lodge.

19 Sept 2009 Amboseli National Park

Breakfast before a day for you to spent in the Amboseli National Park with morning and afternoon game drives. The swamps on the east of the park attract Wildebeest, Zebra and Antelope with the predators that live off them, chiefly Lion which tend to be easy to view here. In the south, Enkongo Narok swamp attracts Hippos to the larger pools and plenty of Buffalo, Buck and teeming bird life including the Jacanas that pick the way elegantly and carefully. Giraffe are here and in areas still sufficiently treed there are Leopard. Cheetah, Caracal and Civet may be seen.

Dinner and overnight will be at the Ol-Tukai Lodge (LDBB)

20TH Sept Departure

After breakfast you will be picked and dropped Jomo Kenyatta Airport in time for your onward departure flight or at your city hotel. IDEA Travel will re-confirm your flights and assist at check-in.

Rating: *****

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