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12 DAYS – VALUE ITINERARY FOR BEST OF KENYA SAFARI – aberslope
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12 DAYS – VALUE ITINERARY FOR BEST OF KENYA SAFARI

Kajiado County
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12 DAYS – VALUE ITINERARY FOR BEST OF KENYA SAFARI

per person

Amboseli National Park, formerly Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve.

Is in Kajiado County, Kenya.The local people are mainly Maasai, but people from other parts of the country have settled there attracted by the successful tourist-driven economy and intensive agriculture along the system of swamps that makes this low-rainfall area (average 350 mm (14 in)) one of the best wildlife-viewing experiences in the world with 400 species of birds including water birds, pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hammerlocks and 47 types of raptor. The park protects two of the five main swamps and includes a dried-up Pleistocene lake and semi-arid vegetation.

  • Departure
    Main City Square, Old Town
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 8:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casua, hat, light jacket.
  • Include
    5 Star Accommodation
    Personal Guide
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
  • Not Included
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
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ARRIVAL - DAY 1 & 2 - AMBOSELI

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, our airport guest relation's officer will personally meet all arriving guests. We will be standing outside the arrival section holding a signboard with your name on it. You are assisted with your luggage and comfortably proceed on your Kenya safari. [OPTIONAL Overnight Note/Recommendations: Should you prefer to rest before your Kenyan safari in Nairobi, Africa’s original and first stepping stone safari destination, the city is modern, sophisticated and cosmopolitan with the big game Nairobi National Park sited at its doorstep serenaded by the various hotels, camps and lodges in the distinct city and suburban pockets of Nairobi, offering a variety of choices and experiences. Historically, Nairobi arose as a midway stop point during the construction of the Mombasa coast to Lake Victoria railway system by the Indian migrant labor during the British Colonial era. Today, Nairobi plays host to the rich cultural icons and spectacular paleo collections from the past at the Nairobi National Museum, conservation and awareness efforts for the protection of elephants at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, European colonial settler experience penned by Karen Blixen and epitomized in the movie Out Of Africa and most enjoyed by all, Giraffe Manor, a hotel lodging where the morning wakes up call is the gentle tap on the bay window by the long-eyelashed and conserved Rothschild Giraffe. Several flights arrive at all times, in the early morning which helps you start your safaris on the same day too late evening arrivals which allows for a good night sleep in Nairobi. There are several excursions that can be planned when you arrange for additional time in Nairobi. Please review our Nairobi Day Tours section for the list of excursions.] Drive South from Nairobi to Amboseli arriving at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Amboseli outback is a majestic landscape on 392 square kilometers of protected wilderness. The park borders Tanzania and is situated at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak and the melting snow flows into underground springs that feed the swamps and wetlands that dot the plains. These water sources attract animals of all sizes, the most sought-after being– the free- roaming elephants, but you may also see elands, waterbucks, grant's gazelles, warthogs, coke's hartebeests, zebras, and other grazing herbivores. The abundance of large prey supports lions, leopards, civets, wildcats and other elusive hunters, as well as jackals, hyenas and other scavengers. Your guide will also help you locate and identify yellow and olive baboons and black-face vervet monkeys. A bird watching vacation in Amboseli Park gives you the chance to record your observations of commonly sighted grey-crowned cranes, superb starlings, beautiful sunbird, secretarybird and several more of the 425 feathered resident and migratory species. One of the best vantage points that will give you a true appreciation of the immense natural beauty of Amboseli is the Observation Hill, a perfect location for sundowners, and the stunning sunsets are not to missed by photographers. The proud Maasai people continue to live outside the park borders, following their ancient traditions and tending to their cherished cattle. Amboseli Accommodation Set in the heart of Maasai life on the scenic African plains and in the shadow of the largest, free- standing mountain in the world, the legendary Mount Kilimanjaro, Kibo Safari Camp is a huge, non-frill abode to stay as part of your wildlife vacation in Africa. Kibo Safari Camp has a total 73 canvas tents with a thatch roof to protect it from the heat of the day, and options of double or twin, triple and family rooms are on offer. Each self-contained tent has an in-shower, sink and toilet, limited hot and cold running water and variable rationed electricity that operates only for few hours during the day and night. A jug of water is provided daily, but we recommend you drink bottled water. The friendly camp staff is always willing to assist. On arrival at the camp, your budget holiday in Africa starts with a modest welcome cool towel and juice drink to refresh you following the warm, dusty journey to the site. The wilderness bush and environmentally conscious camp structure and furnishings blend with their surroundings to provide a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. Overnight Accommodation: Kibo Safari Camp  
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DAY 3 - MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK

Celebrating Kenya’s iconic landmark as well as UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Kenya National Park offers a distinct highlands safari in central Kenya to the discerning AfricanMecca guest. The 276 square miles fascinating, majestic and glorious park is part of a larger wilderness that covers a total of 854 square miles. Mount Kenya is internationally recognized as an exceptional example of an equatorial mountain. With an enduring crown of ice, the area has eleven remaining glaciers, the largest of which is the vanishing Lewis Glacier. Staying at your game overlook mountain cabin lodge, wildlife viewing is as easy as relaxing on your private verandah. The lodge is well-sited near areas where animals forage and drink. Birdlife is abundant around the lodge, so you spend your days updating your birding journal without ever leaving the property. Recorded species include Hartlaub's turaco, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Jackson's francolin, hoopoe, hunter’s Cisticola, Sharpe's pipit and many more. Elephants follow well- traveled migration paths through the park ending up at the overlook waterhole, and buffalos are also frequently spotted on the trails leading to the lodge. Two of these smaller creatures – grass rats and rock hyraxes – are favorites of the highly elusive leopards. Although less frequently seen, serval cats have also been recorded at Mount Kenya Park. The thick forests hide some of the world’s most-valued species, such as giant forest hogs, sunis, black-fronted duikers, to name only a few of the foragers and grazers. The most noteworthy resident of the park, though, is an animal that Aberslopes guests seek out with great anticipation – bongos. Mount Kenya Accommodation Serena Mountain Lodge is nestled in a woody area of the Mount Kenya National Park at a height of 2134 meters above sea level. The primary build being entirely of wood and operating on eco- friendly principles, this deluxe ark-like lodge has been constructed on high stakes and is raised above ground level up to a welcoming deck that is accessible by a drawbridge. The lodge has 41 guest cabins, each with either a glass-paneled window or a verandah overlooking the waterhole and salt lick in the clearing below. Aberslopes guests can spend almost the entire wildlife tour of Mount Kenya watching life go by around the waterhole along with a monkey or two stopping by to visit you on your deck. The Serena Mountain Lodge gives you the impression of living inside an old-fashioned wooden ship, in compact cabins decorated with subtle style reminiscent handicrafts of the Kikuyu tribe. The nights on the highlands of Mount Kenya can be cool so hot water bottles are tucked in the beds at night, and on your request, a member of the staff could awaken you to view nocturnal animals stopping by a quick drink. The dining area and the bar also face the clearing and have a central fireplace where its heated elements are lit every evening. Its warmth adds a cozy ambiance to the common room that is only enhanced by more artifacts from the African tribal world. This area is located at a level that allows you views over the carpet of trees in the forest. As you choose and dine on a variety of global and local dishes from the buffet, you can continue to watch visiting animals. Vegetarian dishes are also available and fresh local produce used adds a different flavor to every dish. Overnight Accommodation: Serena Mountain Lodge  
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DAY 4 & 5 - SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Samburu Reserve is located northeast of Nairobi and is home to some of Africa’s rarest flora and fauna. The reserve is a community-based wilderness that is preserved and operated by the resident Samburu communities under a centralized local council. By finding successful strategies for balancing the needs of their people with wildlife protection, the Samburu have molded a wilderness that is home to some of the most threatened species in Kenya, Africa and the world. As you travel through Samburu wilderness with AfricanMecca (read more on where to stay), you will see how the diverse terrain transitions from rolling plains to volcanic remnants. The vegetation is concentrated along the Ewaso Nyiro River, the primary source of water in the reserve. Although this mighty river normally courses through the reserve without impedance, the waters stop during the most extreme droughts. When this happens, the animals and communities depend on the Isiolo River that the reserve shares with neighboring Buffalo Springs National Reserve. You may not expect to see wildlife in such a stark landscape, but Samburu is home to an abundance of animal species. The most notable and sought after area known as the Samburu Special Five – Somali ostrich, grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe and beisa oryx. The more common mammals are Grant's gazelles, impalas, waterbucks, dik-diks, olive baboons, elephants, warthogs, hippos and many others. These prey animals support an active population of carnivores, including lions, cheetahs, crocodiles, leopards, to name a few, and you may even sight the powerful African wild dogs that have been recorded in the reserve. Samburu Accommodation Samburu village houses have been replicated in the architectural design of Samburu Sopa Lodge. The lodge has thirty individual guest cottages each comprising of two rooms totaling to 60 rooms. These cottages are arranged in a rough semicircle around a central semi-arid watering hole where animals come to drink during the day and night. The cottages have a unique curved shape and their rounded roofs are thatched with grass. The warm color scheme of the golden earth and the yellows and browns of the arid landscape along with the ochre of the stone tiles on the floor are stunningly handsome. Traditional Samburu art adorns the walls and the lodge’s remarkably shaped buildings with their open, curved entrances make you beam at their ingenuity. High thatched ceilings cool the breeze as it circulates freely through the lodge. A dining area is part of the main house, but there is also a covered terrace where you can have al fresco, buffet meals as you gaze over the wild countryside at animals wandering amidst the shrub. Walkways with stone floors lead from the main complex to the cottages and you will be assigned a guard to escort you to the room since the lodge is unfenced. Go for nature walks around the lodge ground where an accompanying naturalist will show you how to identify footprints, trails, droppings and also spot creatures like the leopard tortoise, dung beetles, varied insects, plants and more Overnight Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge  
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DAY 6 & 7 - GREAT RIFT VALLEY (FEATURING LAKE NAKURU & LAKE NAIVASHA)

Continue on to the Great Rift Valley. Your stay will provide two unique ecosystems with two different experiences. Lake Nakuru National Park is a contrasting alkaline lake and ecological experience. The most prominent wildlife in the park includes 56 mammals and 450 bird species. Seasonally, see firsthand one to two million lesser and greater flamingos dip their curved bills into the warm, alkaline water of the lake to extract their favorite food – special algae that are found in abundance in this unique water outback. Explore beyond the lake, and you will find a world of forest dwellers, plains game and other creatures – large and small. The white and black rhinos, as well as the Rothschild's giraffes that you will see in the park have been rescued from the threat of poaching in other areas of Africa and also Kenya. Lake Nakuru's most sought-after and elusive predator is the leopard. Although plenty of luck and efforts are required to locate, these spotted carnivores are most often found lounging in the trees of the acacia forests that are set back from the shores of the lake. Your game drives will also take you into the woodlands where you may catch sight of the colobus and vervet monkeys. Enjoy watching these primates, but be careful not to stand under them as they are known to be quite messy eaters, a habit that helps propagate the forest trees and vegetation. Thomson's gazelles, impalas, Grant's gazelles, waterbucks, reedbucks, buffalos, and hippos are just some of the other herbivores found in the park. Keeping a constant watch over some of these prey animals are striped hyenas, lions, the rare wild cats, golden cats and other highly elusive predators. Resting at an elevation of 1890 meters is the serene freshwater Lake Naivasha, a superb oasis to include on your Kenya safari. Just beyond its shores are papyrus swamps, acacia woodlands, forests and unique geologic features that are remnants of the area’s volcanic past. The lake is also a RAMSAR site, a designation that reflects the ecological importance of the wetlands around the lake. More than 450 distinct birdlife species have been identified, and the resident avifauna is joined by migratory species. Lake Naivasha is one of the primary drinking holes for buffalos, zebras, elands, impalas, waterbucks and other grazers, as well as a favorite place for hippos to cool themselves during the day. Lake Nakuru Accommodation The Lion Hill Game Lodge has 64 standard rooms and 3 suites with private veranda located within individual chalets that are dispersed around the property. You feel right at home in the quiet privacy of your chalet room. The deep, warm color palette, wood accents, open beam ceilings, simple furnishings, white linens and natural light give you an overall sense of calm and relaxation. In between your Aberslopes game viewing activities, you can update your travel journal at the small writing desk or relax on your private veranda with a freshly brewed warm beverage from your tea/coffee maker. For the best views of the lake, we recommend a room that is stated higher up Lion Hill, but guests with limited mobility may prefer rooms that are closer to the common areas. We also recommend the Ziwa Suite should you be planning a modest romantic holiday at Lake Nakuru, and families should opt for one of the two-bedroom suites if you prefer to have your children sleep in the same unit. Overnight Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge  
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DAY 8 & 9 - MASAI MARA RESERVE

Drive to the Masai Mara Reserve arriving in time for lunch and relaxation. Offering superb plains scenery, unmatched safari activities and diverse wildlife, Masai Mara National Reserve is considered Kenya’s best park and one of Africa’s highest wildlife density region for predators. The reserve covers 583 square miles (1510 square kilometers) of outstanding wilderness in southwest Kenya. The location, wildlife, activities and comfortable moderate climate put Mara at the top of the list, even for the most discerning AfricanMecca traveler to Kenya. The Masai Mara is a critical part of the route used by wildebeests and zebras during the Great Migration that traverses the Masai Mara via the Serengeti National Park during late July through late October - approximately. Recognized as one of the most spectacular wildlife events on the planet, the migration is a continuous route that is followed by an over 1.5 million wildebeests and thousands of zebras, gazelles, and elands. In their never-ending pursuit for the finest grazing and watering grounds, the gnu relocates on an almost constant basis. The perseverance of these wildebeests is demonstrated in their ability to mate while on the move, and many cows are pregnant during part of the migration. Additionally, even the youngest wildebeest calves are expected to keep up with the herd. Standing and walking within minutes is critical to its survival. Additionally, the Masai Mara offers year-round game viewing. The reserve and surrounding conservancies offer diverse resident species experiences during your safari excursions. You will frequently see impalas, topis, giraffes, elephants, zebras, buffalos, warthogs and other grazing herbivores. With so many prey animals, Masai Mara is a veritable bonanza for large predators, such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, crocodiles and other stealthy, powerful hunters. The abundance of terrestrial animals is enhanced by the presence of more than 450 winged species, including 57 birds of prey. Masai Mara Reserve Accommodation Sarova Mara Game Camp offers affordability, modest comfort and convenience for your outback vacation safari in Masai Mara National Reserve. The camp is well-located in a verdant forest in the eastern sector of the game reserve so you can relax amongst a quiet setting. The 75 guest tents feature canvas construction, large zippered mesh windows, protective roofs and natural wood floors. These tents feature adequate sleeping arrangements, writing desks, en-suite bathroom and sitting area with safari-style chairs. Game drives are the highlight of your wilderness tour in Masai Mara Game Reserve. The drives are offered in the morning and afternoon. From July to October, you are also likely to see vast numbers of wildebeests and zebras that are part of the Great Migration. You return to camp for breakfast before spending a few hours napping, reading, writing and other pastimes at the camp. A palatable lunch gives you a chance to meet other guests sitting at around various dining tables. Overnight Accommodation: Sarova Mara Game Camp  
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DAY 10 &11 - MASAI MARA PRIVATE CONSERVANCY

Proceed to Masai Mara Private Conservancy. The establishment of Kenya’s conservancies that encircle Masai Mara National Reserve advanced wildlife management strategies that are core to Aberslope’s preservation values. The conservancies essentially extend the protected land for flora and fauna. The Mara conservancies are the result of a brilliant approach to wildlife management – work with local Maasai landowners to set aside land and help communities benefit from the generated revenue. Under the conservancy agreements, landowners establish zones that are not to be used for grazing and agriculture. Instead, these zones are allowed to return to a natural and pristine state. Once flora re-establishes in the zone, grazing and foraging herbivores return, along with many species of avifauna. These prey animals, in turn, attract predators, including birds of prey, scavengers and Kenya’s powerful hunters – lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs The conservancies in the greater Mara also offer many advantages to landowners, local communities and Aberslopes guests. Within each conservancy are lodges and camps that offer exclusive access to safari activities. These accommodations generate revenue. Landowners, in turn, receive monies from leasing their land. Portions of the revenue are also dedicated to local community projects in Masai Mara, such as medical facilities, schools, micro-financing and much more. Our guests benefit from spending time in Masai Mara’s pristine wilderness country and partaking of wholesome safari activities. The conservancies offer a more extensive range of activities than what is allowed in the reserve, such as night game drives, safari walks, and off-road game drives, to name a few of the outdoor activities that are unique to the conservancies. Additionally, the conservancies restrict the maximum number of guests and rooms, so seeing many safari vehicles during game drives is lessened compared to the public reserve. Masai Mara Private Conservancy Accommodation Siana Springs or " Plentiful Springs" as the Maasai call it is located amidst the Siana Conservancy in the eastern fringes of Masai Mara National Reserve, and nourished by the waters of this natural spring is a beautiful lush forest. This woodland is home to many indigenous species of flora and abounds with many birds and the rare colobus monkeys among other forest mammals. Based on the foot of the Ngama Hills, within the conservancy ranch is the Siana Springs Tented Camp, ideal for budget travelers to East Africa who are looking for a frugal yet comfortable stay with a focus on their wildlife experiences and viewing the Great Migration of the wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and elands, one of nature’s most stunning phenomena. Siana Springs Camp offers 38 tents housed in three sections, the Bamboo wing, the Palm Wing and the Acacia Wing. The canvas tents are erected on a flat concrete platform supplemented by a second canvas roof shelter. Some of the tents have double beds while others come with twin beds and you can also request a third bed if needed. Insect repellents and drinking water are also placed in your room. Each of the tents includes a closet, writing table with colorful, woven rugs adding a homely feel. The attached bathroom comes with a shower cubicle and hot water is provided for your showers. The reception of the camp is a roundish structure with a unique pastoral charm owing to its being built with canvas, stone, and rough wood. The lounge bar and the buffet-style dining area is tented roof structures with stone wall and floor detailing. You will be charmed to see their furniture fashioned out of tree trunks. They also have seats in their lawns for relaxing with a book or board game from the camp’s collection and tree stump seats around the campfire to spend evenings sipping cool cocktails. The camp’s swimming pool adorned with rocks is a lovely nook to sunbathe beside or to cool off. Enjoy every moment of your dream tour in Africa by spending time on the outside patio, watching the antics of monkeys and antelope peacefully grazing while birds and butterflies add harmony to the serene ambiance. Overnight Accommodation: Siana Springs Camp  
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DAY 12 - DEPARTURE DAY - AIRPORT TRANSFER OR CONTINUE ON AN OPTIONAL SAFARI EXTENSION WITH ABERSLOPES TOURS

Breakfast. Drive to Nairobi with a transfer to your international flight back home or continue on with an extension safari, tour or beach trip within Kenya, Africa or the Indian Ocean Islands.

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