Kenya Safari Adventure

Day 1

FLIGHT TO KENYA:

We travel to the airport for our overnight flight to Kenya. Meals will be served in-flight. The trip to Kenya can have its moments traveling through airports, crowds, lines, luggage, and irritating snafus, but once we arrive in Nairobi, Safari Capital of the World, everything changes.
Day 2

KENYA • NAIROBI CITY:

We arrive late this evening in Nairobi City. We are met by smiling faces greeting and welcoming us to Kenya. We are transferred to the Nairobi EKA Hotel. We will want to shower and get a good night’s rest as our safari adventure beings tomorrow.
Day 3

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK • AMBOSELI SOPA LODGE • AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE:

After breakfast we depart for Amboseli National Park where Mount Kilimanjaro provides a dramatic backdrop as it rises almost 20,000 feet above the plain. Amboseli boasts a variety of ecosystems - marshland, scrubby plain, and acacia woodlands - supporting a diverse range of wildlife. Before entering the park you will find local vendors with inexpensive souvenirs. Please remember that bargaining is part of the culture, never pay more than 1/3 the asking price from local vendors or curio shops. We arrive in time for lunch. We overnight at Safari Tented Camp for two nights. This afternoon we will be viewing elephants, giraffes, ostrich, gazelles, baboons, monkeys, and many more animals. In June, after the rainy season, food is abundant for the animals and this is the season of calving. You are sure to see newborn elephants, baboons, zebras, and gazelles today. (B, L, D)
Day 4

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK • FULL DAY GAME DRIVE:

Today we enjoy a full day game drive. We are likely to spot wildebeest and zebra attracted to the marshes and swamps fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. This is the calving and nesting season; pasture is abundant so animal concentrations are at their highest. You may also spot white rhinos on the fringes of the marshes as well as a great variety of bird life (some 425 species of bird populate the park). With Kilimanjaro providing a dramatic backdrop, your photographs will be stunning. Today we will have a box lunch to enjoy in the park avoiding having to return to the lodge for lunch. Included today is a visit to a Masai village where you can learn about the local people and culture. We encourage each of you to bring school supplies for the kids as pens and paper are often difficult and expensive to obtain. For $30 you can buy a child a school uniform, which each child must obtain in order to attend school. (B, L, D)
Day 5

SWEETWATERS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY • SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP:

We continue our exploration with a scenic drive north through coffee, pineapple, and tea plantations of central Kenya. We will enjoy lunch on the way to the Sweetwaters Wildlife Sanctuary. We overnight at Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp for two nights. Don’t be afraid of a tented camp as they are virtual hotel rooms with canvas walls. All rooms have electricity and private bathrooms with showers. This is a beautiful private game reserve and home to rare species such as beisa oryx, Rothschild’s giraffe, and black rhino. Game drives here reveal the full range of African wildlife including lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, and hippos. (B, L, D)
Day 6

SWEETWATERS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY • RHINO INFORMATION CENTER • CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY • GAME DRIVE:

This morning we visit the Rhine Information Center. Later, we enjoy a private visit with the tame animals at the wildlife orphanage. Observe chimps from the Jane Goodall Institute at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. When we visit the Chimpanzee research center you can adopt a chimp for a year. When you read the horror stories of these chimps, almost everyone wants to adopt an animal. You may want to contribute to the aid in the research and preservation of these animals with the adoption program. In the afternoon watch the animals come to you as they come for a drink at Sweetwaters. A perfect time for a special photo opportunity. Don’t be surprised to see giraffes, storks, rhinos, gazelles, wart hogs, and many other animals coming down for a drink. Tonight we will feature a night game drive where you will be able to observe the nocturnal wildlife. In order to photograph animals in the dark we suggest you bring an LED Flashlight with a 300 lumen beam. (B, L, D)
Day 7

SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE • SAMBURU GAME LODGE • AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE:

After breakfast we travel to Samburu National Reserve. We arrive in time for lunch at the Samburu Sopa Lodge. The Lodge is located on 10 acres on the western bank of the Uaso Nyiro River. Large herds of elephants are seen along the river banks along with crocodiles. Later this afternoon, we experience our game drive which will reveal the elephants and unique northern species such as the reticulated giraffe, oryx, grevy’s zebra, and the long-necked gerenuk. (B, L, D)
Day 8

LAKE NAIVASHA:

Today we travel from Sambura to Lake Naivasha ecosystem. Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters. We arrive in time to relax at our home for the next two nights at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, where you can relax and enjoy the hotel facilities The Lodge is set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, the resort is not only home to our resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on our expansive lawns. (B, L, D)
Day 9

LAKE NAIVASHA BOAT CRUISE:

After breakfast we enjoy a boat ride and a walking safari on Crescent Island with zebras, giraffe, buffalo, and a wide range of birds. This is where the movie Out of Africa was shot. We return to the Resort to relax and enjoy the remainder of the day. (B, L, D)
Day 10

LAKE NAIVASHA BOAT CRUISE • MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE • MARA SOROVA TENTED CAMP • AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE:

Today we depart for Masai Mara stopping at the Mara Sopa Lodge for lunch. This is the domain of the Masai, Kenya’s cattle herding nomads determined to preserve their traditions. The Mara is magnificent, home to Kenya’s richest concentration of wildlife and regarded by many travelers as an essential stop on any tour of Africa. When westerners think of Africa and safari, this is the place they imagine with golden grassland plains pocked with acacia, wildebeests, zebras, lions, and jackals bound together by the cycle of life and death. We will discover many of these animals on our afternoon game drive. Our accommodations are at the Keekorok Lodge, located in the heart of Masai Mara National Reserve. The lodge sits on 80 acres, amenities include a gracious staff, a gleaming swimming pool and enchanting spacious accommodations with a balcony. (B, L, D)
Day 11

MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE • MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES:

Our game drives today will lead us to some of Africa’s largest lion prides, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. For those that want to have a cultural encounter, we will visit a Masai Village. (B, L, D)
Day 12

NAIROBI • FLIGHT HOME:

We have breakfast at the lodge. On our way to Nairobi we enjoy a picnic lunch. Before being transferred to the airport, we visit the giraffe center in Nairobi where you have the opportunity to feed the giraffes. Dinner is included at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. This evening we board our overnight flight home. (B, L, D)
Day 13

FLIGHT HOME:

We return to the USA.
Kenya Safari Adventure
Departure Dates
13 Days
Select a date to book a tour:
(Pricing Per Person)
Double Triple Quad Single
$5399 $N/A $N/A $5995
MEALS INCLUDED
Breakfasts: 10
Lunches: 10
Dinners: 10
AIRFARE
(from Charlotte, NC)
June 8 - To be advised
Passport Required.
Passport Required.
NOTES
  • Kenya Visa Required
  • Tour arranged by Christian Tours
Activity Level: 5
Easy
Strenuous