A diverse country, Kenya offers many rewards for the first-time, as well as the seasoned, safari traveler. Magnificent wildlife, excellent accommodations and a warm and friendly population await you. It is on this Gems of Kenya safari that you will encounter the greatest concentration of free-ranging wildlife on earth, explore the customs of the proud Masai and Samburu tribes and marvel at the magnificent vistas. Traveling by light aircraft affords the maximum time possible on safari enjoying what you came to this fascinating continent to experience. After an overnight in Nairobi you fly over the highlands of Kenyas northern frontier and onto the bush country of the Lewa Conservancy. Situated against the dramatic backdrop of the snow-covered massif of Mount Kenya and with the magnificent Northern Frontier District stretching out to the North, Lewa is an outstanding tourist destination, offering spectacular scenery, superb game viewing and exciting activities for the discerning traveller. From Lewa you continue onto the semi-desert bush country of the Samburu Game Reserve, home to the Samburu tribe. This region is noted for the unique species that live here, such as the Grevy's zebra, gerenuk and reticulated giraffe. The Uaso Nyiro River runs through the park and guarantees an abundance of wildlife the year around. The rugged splendor of this region is accented by the colorful dress and beauty of the Samburu tribe. These nomadic people allow a glimpse into their way of life and how they have adapted to this mysterious and adventurous region. You then fly over the Rift Valley to Kenya's most favored game reserve, the Masai Mara. The park, occupying an area of 1500 square kilometers, in the south-west of Kenya, is unfenced but bordered in the west by the Oloololo Escarpment and in the east by the Ngama Hills. From the Rift Valley escarpment, to the rolling plains and the groves of woodlands, the Masai Mara is a vast and varied landscape. The Mara River bisects this great reserve and provides a rich habitat along its banks. Your specially equipped Land Cruiser allows you to drive off the road in search of the wildlife, enhancing your safari experience. While in the Mara, you will have the option to float above the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem on board a hot air balloon followed by a gourmet champagne breakfast.
Price Per Person:
$6795 ( Jan - 31 Mar, 1 15 Dec); $6595 (Apr Jun); $7780 ( Jul Sep); $7340 (Oct) Per person, double occupancy. Based on a minimum of two travelers.
Estimated price of tour is valid until December 15, 2011
On request subject to availability
Birding, Camel Back Safaris, Cultural, Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Horseback Riding, Hot Air Balloons, Village Visits
Daily as available
Borana Lodge and Sasaab are closed in November