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Kenya Big 5 Wildlife, Chimp & Mombasa
Kenya Big 5 Wildlife, Chimp & Mombasa

Highlights: Laikipia, Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Mombasa


Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi and transfer Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Arrive in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Meet safari driver-guide and after safari briefing, depart for Nanyuki. The drive from Nairobi passes through the lush green Central Highlands where you will see tea and coffee on your way. Where and when weather permits, you might catch glimpse of Mt. Kenya peaks. Arrive by noon and check in at your hotel located at the gate of the famous Ol Pejeta Conservancy. After lunch relax in the hotel as you view animals across in the conservancy from the hotel terraces. Dinner and overnight at Comfort Gardens Hotel Nanyuki
Meals: Breakfast in Nairobi, Lunch and Dinner in Laikipia.

Day 2: Full day at Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Breakfast in the hotel and depart for full day game drive at Olpjeta Conservancy best known for Chimpanzee and the late Sudan Rhino. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 364sq km wildlife conservancy situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares and its game-to-area ratio tops the Kenyan park and reserve league. Ol Pejeta has over 10000 large mammals and it is the only park where the big 5 (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard) and chimpanzees can be seen. It is also where the fastest growing population of rhino in Africa can be found. There are southern white rhino, about 80 endangered black rhino and in a special sanctuary there are two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino. Safari by vehicle is not the only option at Ol Pejeta. Safari game walks, horse rides and even camel rides are available, as are nocturnal game drives. Since being established in 1988 Ol Pejeta has had a colourful list of previous owners including Lord Delamere, an early and influential settler from Britain, shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis’ father Roussel and the arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi. It was set up originally as a cattle ranch but herds of migrating elephant regularly destroyed the fenced enclosures making intensive cattle farming impracticable. Cattle still plays a role in Ol Pejeta today but as a managed livestock within the conservancy and is used to maximise the bio-diversity of the land making Ol Pejeta an integrated wildlife and livestock area. The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary: Formed in 1993 as a joint alliance between The Jane Goodall Institute and Kenyan Wildlife Services this sanctuary was established as a refuge for orphaned and confiscated chimpanzees and is the only place in Kenya where non-indigenous chimpanzees can be seen. The Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge in as natural environment as possible – the 40 or so chimpanzees are protected on an island and access to see them is by boat.
Highlights of Sweet Waters and Olpajeta Conservancy Ranch
- Chimpanzee sanctuary
- Largest Black rhino sanctuary in East Africa
- Splendid views of Mount Kenya
- Host to all the ‘Big Five’
- Central waterhole that attracts a wide variety of game
- Higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan park
- Camel rides at an extra cost
Overnight at either Comfort Gardens Sweetwaters
Meals: Breakfast in Nairobi, Lunch and Dinner in Laikipia.

Day 3: Olpajeta to Nairobi for Overnight:
Breakfast in your hotel and depart for Nairobi arriving in time for lunch (pay direct for your lunch). Check in at the hotel and enjoy a free afternoon with an optional city tour (cost to be confirmed depending on your choices).
Overnight at Tamarind Tree Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park:
Breakfast in your hotel and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park down in the rift valley. Arrive in Lake Nakuru and head straight for a game drive in this world-famous park for its pink flamingos and white Rhinos. The landscape is picturesque, areas of sedge, marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrop. In late's the park also became Kenya's first rhino sanctuary and is today home to both the White and Black Rhinos. Lions, leopards, hippos, giraffes, waterbucks are equally at home in this unique park.
Overnight at either Lake Nakuru Lodge
Meals: Breakfast in Nairobi, Lunch and Dinner in Nakuru.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara Game Reserve:
After breakfast we will drive along the bottom of the Rift Valley to Masai Mara Game Reserve. The jewel in Africa’s crown, Masai Mara, is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife; lions, elephant, giraffe, a variety of gazelle species, zebras among others. Rare animals are Cheetah, leopard and Rhinos but are still spotted. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; a male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators. We will proceed to our camp for a late lunch. This afternoon we will enjoy a drive through this spectacular game area before returning to camp for dinner this evening. Optional Afternoon Visit to a Maasai Cultural Village: This afternoon, join the Masai dancers donning their African regalia and the jingling on their feet, flow by the rhythm of African beats and dance to their tunes that will leave you refreshed. Cost is £25 per person. (price guaranteed only with advanced booking)
Overnight at Mara Simba Lodge
Meals: Breakfast in Nakuru, Lunch and Dinner in Masai Mara.

Day 6: Full Day in Masai Mara Game Reserve
Breakfast in the hotel and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve with lunch break in between the game drives. The Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti and its rolling plains are home to hundreds of plains game together with predators that feed on them. Optional Masai Mara Balloon Ride: for those going for the balloon safari, you will be going for the early morning balloon, you will be picked at the hotel by the Balloon Company at 5.30am and drive to the balloon launch site where you will gather for takeoff. Enjoy early morning ballooning over the plains, getting a bird’s eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon. After approximately one hour aloft, the balloon lands while a breakfast is being prepared for us nearby. The smell of bacon, sausages and eggs drift on the breeze as we sample exotic Kenyan fruits and homemade pastries and, if you wish, glasses of bubbly to toast our flight, a tradition initiated by the Montgolfier brothers. Cost Per Person: £490. (price guaranteed with advanced booking)
Overnight at Mara Simba Lodge –LDBB
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Masai Mara.

Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve to Nairobi and proceed to Mombasa for Beach Vacation
Travel options between Nairobi and Mombasa:
- Fly direct from Masai Mara to Mombasa with a small stopover in Amboseli at an extra cost of US $399*
- From Nairobi, you can also fly directly to Mombasa; (45Mins). Price range; US $150-190*
- From Masai Mara to Nairobi then connect to Mombasa via train or flight. Price range; US $220-280*
- Take a train in first class coach in the afternoon from Nairobi to Mombasa arriving in the evening. Cost $70*
Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Nairobi. Optional lunch at a city restaurant (own arrangement-pay direct). Transfer to airport in time for your scheduled flight to Mombasa, upon arrival in Mombasa transferred to your beach hotel.
Overnight at Voyager Beach Resort
Meals: All Inclusive.

Day 8 - Day 11: Four full days in Mombasa
Four days at leisure with optional city tour available with prior arrangements and at an extra charge. Optional city tour: Cost per Person for city tour; £70 per person; Min 2pax. You have an option of a city tour where you will visit the following places;
- Fort Jesus (a National Museum).
- The Mombasa Elephant Tusks.
- Mombasa Old Town.
- Visits to mosques and Hindu temples.
- Panoramic city tour.
Overnight at Voyager Beach Resort
Meals: All Inclusive.

Day 12: Departure
Breakfast in the hotel and depending on your departure flight time, you will be transferred to the Moi International Airport in Mombasa in time for your home bound flight.
Meals: Breakfast

- Balloon Safari in Masai Mara.
- Visit to Masai Manyatta/cultural Village.
- Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance.
- Meals in Nairobi on arrival and departure day.
- Excursions & activities not mentioned in this program.
- Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks.
- Tips and gratuities.

Offer Includes

  • Flights from London Heathrow with Kenya Airways
  • Airport taxes
  • 13 nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transfers
  • Visit to Chimpanzee sanctuary to view Chimps
  • Seeing Big Five in the trip
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance Cover to Nairobi
  • Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees in all the parks
  • English driver-guides available for the safari
  • Drinking water throughout the safari
  • Exclusive private use of the vehicle and private safari driver-guide for each group
  • Our 24 hours support throughout the safari

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary