15 DAYS A CLOSER LOOK AT KENYA :: A LUXURY KENYA HOMESTEAD SAFARI

DAY 1: ARRIVAL NAIROBI
You are met after arrival at Nairobi International Airport and transferred to your hotel.Overnight and breakfast CROWNE PLAZA/ THE TRIBE/ SANKARA    NAIROBI – 5 STAR HOTEL 

DAY 2: NAIROBI-LEWA DOWNS
This morning drive ‘Wilderness Trails’, a private ranch in the Northern Frontier District.  An old Kenya settler family has opened their home to visitors and you have an opportunity to enjoy the experience of  “out of the way”  Kenya! Game drives, walks, horseback riding, night game drives and visit to a prehistoric site.  All this is offered to their visitors. All meals and overnight  

WILDERNESS TRIAL/LEWA SAFARI CAMP 

DAY 3 & 4: LEWA DOWNS
Spend two more unforgettable days on this 40,000 acre ranch.  The game you can see here ranges from Elephant to dikdik and with luck you may find the rare greater kudu and cheetah. All meals and overnight   WILDERNESS TRIAL/ LEWA  CAMP 

DAY 5: LEWA DOWNS -SAMBURU
Your driver will take you further north to Samburu.  Arrive at your luxury tented camp in time for lunch.  Afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight  LARSENS CAMP/ SAMBURU INTREPIDS 

DAY 6: SAMBURU-LAKE BARINGO
Depart after breakfast for Lake Baringo one of the several beautiful lakes in the Great Rift Valley.  Picnic lunch en-route. In the afternoon you arrive at the lake, set in arid surroundings.  Boat transfer to the island in the Lake where you find your tented camp. Dinner and overnight   BARINGO ISLAND CAMP  

 

DAY 7: LAKE BARINGO
All day on this island where many optional excursions are offered. Baringo is famous for colonies of Goliath heron and many other birds.  You can go for hikes, boat-rides, water-ski or just relax by the pool. 

DAY 8: LAKE BARINGO-LAKE NAKURU
After an early breakfast boat transfer to the main land and drive to Lake Bogoria, a fascinating soda lake with hot springs and the breeding ground for flamingos.  Continue to Lake Nakuru National Park, where thousands of flamingos, along with numerous other species of birds and wild animals can be found. All meals and overnight at   LAKE NAKURU LODGE  

lionDAY 9: LK. NAKURU-MASAI MARA
Stop-over at Lake Naivasha and enjoy a boat ride on this lovely Lake.  Continue to Nairobi.  After lunch drive to Wilson airport.  Where you board a scheduled flight to the Masai Mara.  (15.00 – 16.00h). Transfer to your deluxe camp and after check-in,  go on your first game drive in this reserve.  For some weeks every year the Mara is host to millions of wildebeest and zebra who have migrated north from Tanzania and you may have a chance to being surrounded by hundred of thousands of these animals. Dinner and overnight.   GOVERNOR’S CAMP/SIMILAR 

DAY 10: MARA
A full day to enjoy the unlimited game viewing opportunities in this reserve.  During your early morning, mid-morning and afternoon game drives you will not fail to see lion, buffalo elephant and with luck cheetah, rhino or leopard.  You may choose  to book a flight by hot air balloon, truly an ‘out of this world” experience. Dinner and Overnight   GOVERNOR’S CAMP/SIMILAR

DAY 11: MARA-NAIROBI-LAMU
Board you plane at 11.00h – return to Nairobi.  At 13.15 fly with Air Kenya to LAMU, the fascinating island north or Malindi.  Transfer by boat to Shela/Kipungani on Lamu. Overnight and Dinner   KIJANI HOUSE/KIPUNGANI EXPLORER

DAY 12 & 13: LAMU ISLAND

Two full days to explore this island. You may stroll along the beautiful beach of Shela, take a dhow trip, visit Lamu.  Perhaps explore by boat some of the nearby islands, visit the market and the interesting Lamu museum in the afternoon and stroll through the narrow streets early in the evening.  There are many interesting little shops.  It is safe to walk in even the smallest streets and the atmosphere is really ‘relaxed’.  The manager of your hotel knows Lamu, the nearby islands and their history very well and can advise you on what to visit. All meals and overnight  KIJANI HOUSE/KIPUNGANI

DAY 14: LAMU-NAIROBI

Return by schedule fight (15.45 – 17.45h) to Nairobi.  Transfer to your hotel.  Dinner at the CARNIVORE Restaurant. Overnight and breakfast  NAIROBI – 5 STAR HOTEL 

DAY 15: DEPARTURE - A city this morning and opportunity for last minute shopping.  Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.