Brief Event Description
|Event Organiser||Trek Mates India|
|Event Location||Masai Mara, Kenya|
|Pickup Point||Chatrapati International Airport, Mumbai|
|Pickup Time||2.00 PM|
|Things to Carry||Identity Proof. (must)
Hat / Cap, Woolen cap / Balaclava
Pair of Woolen Gloves
T-shirts, Fleece Sweatshirt / Sweater
Windproof Jacket 01 nos.
Leggings from a Track-suit, shorts,
Pair of sturdy sports shoes with rubber sole
Cotton Socks, Woolen Socks, Extra shoe laces
Raincoat / Poncho 01 nos.
Full Body Towel 01 nos.
1) Yellow fever injection certificate from Government medical hospital & Polio certificate
3) Warm Clothes for chilly mornings
4) Sunglasses, caps & shoes.
Torch with spare batteries
Sunscreen lotion, min 30 SPF, Toiletries
Medicines as specified by doctor
Camera, Cam charger, Mobile Charger..
Note: It is very important that you line the inside of your bags with a big polythene sheet. Doing so will ensure, that in the event of rain, even though your bag may get wet, your clothes will still remain dry!
|Itinerary||Day 1 :
Mumbai : Meet at Chatrapati International Airport for flight to Nairobi, Kenya at 14:00 hrs. Flight at 17:40 am on 8th Aug will reach Nairobi at 21:00pm. Flight Duration 6hours. After finishing all airport formalities, we leave the airport & transfer to Hotel Royal Orchid Azure at Nairobi for night stay.
Day 2 :
Post breakfast check out & transfer to Sweet water. Drive through the lush Kikuyu farmlands towards Mt. Kenya arriving at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp in good time for lunch. After lunch, relax for a while then at 3pm, depart from the camp and proceed for an afternoon of game viewings at Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary. The 24,000 Acres Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary is currently part of the Ol Pejeta conservancy. Formerly called Ol Pejeta Ranch it was a cattle ranch for breeding of beef cattle. One of the attractions of Sweetwaters is the history behind it. In 1988, the former owners Lonhro Africa took over the management of the ranch. In 1989 they set up the Sweetwaters Game Reserve as a sanctuary for the endangered black rhino and other wildlife populations (including the “Big Five”). Between 1989 and 1993, twenty-two black rhinos were introduced into Sweetwaters from other sanctuaries. Today, with the birth of 29 calves the population has steadily increased, making Sweetwaters a successful breeding ground for these ancient animals. After game drives, proceed back to the Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary where you will freshen up followed by dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 3 :
Sweetwaters / Lake Naivasha : After early breakfast by 7am, depart from the Camp and drive through the lush kikuyu farmlands towards the Mt. Kenya highlands making a short stopover in Nanyuki at the Equator point. Later continue with the drive towards Naivasha where you are set to arrive by 1.30pm and in good time for lunch at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. After lunch, spend the afternoon at leisure or take a short siesta until 3pm when you will be picked by your driver guide and proceed directly to the shores of Lake Naivasha where you go on board a boat and take one and half hour ride on Lake Naivasha with great views of surrounding landscape and encounters of many interesting animals like:- hippo, crocodile and some terrestrial and water birds. Return back to the lodge will be in the evening by 5pm. Freshen up and relax then dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 4 :
Naivasha / to Masai Mara Game Reserve : After early breakfast by 8am, commence the journey by road to the Masai Mara Game Reserve making various short stopovers at the view points, where you can stretch your legs and take pictures then continue with the journey to arrive at the Keekerok in time for lunch. After lunch at the lodge, relax for awhile and then at 1530hrs when it is cooled down and chances of seeing wild game are high, proceed for game drives in the rolling grassy hills until sunset in search of African wildlife. You will encounter elephants, lion, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, African birds, hippo, crocodile, vultures, African birds of prey, wildebeest, Hyena among others. Return to the Lodge will be in the evening in time for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 :
Full Day in the Masai Mara : Spend Full day in the reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives at 0630hrs and at 1600hrs. The Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya’s finest wildlife reserve. Everything about this reserve is outstanding. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight. The Park has a high population of wild game which is by all means an advantage seeing as this is the only reserve where you can see a congregation of all sorts of animals within a five mile radius. You are almost guaranteed to see all the big five within the Mara. Lions abound throughout the reserve as do leopards, cheetah and hyenas. Accommodation on full board basis at the Keekorok.
Day 6 :
Full Day in the Masai Mara : The Mara is a vast National Park with a really huge concentration of wild game. You cannot complete sightseeing here even in 10 days as each day is unique and the experience is different. The driver guide will therefore brief you and depending on the weather patterns and animal behavioral changes or movements you will take a different route on this day to be able to maximize your experience and ensure that you visit the most interesting areas plus have memorable experiences in the Mara.
The Mara is considered by many to be Kenya's finest game reserve, the 650sq miles of the Masai Mara adjoins Tanzania's well-known Serengeti, forming one ecosystem. The Mara is home to numerous wildlife species including elephant, rhino, lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, jackal, buffalo, eland, topi, impala, gazelle, warthog and zebra. It sure is a sight to behold to see these animals in their natural habitats and in their elements. It can be a humbling experience, but also an amazing one, to visit with these incredible beasts! All meals and overnights at Resort.
Day 7 :
Masai Mara / back to Nairobi : Early breakfast by 8am then check out and commence the journey by road to Nairobi. You are set to arrive in Nairobi by 12.30pm and in good time for a sumptuous meal of lunch at the Hotel Royal Orchid Azure.After lunch transfer to the airport to catch our scheduled flight back to Mumbai at 21:00.
Day 8 :
Reach Mumbai International Airport at 05:30 am. Flight Duration 6 hours.
End of services!!!!
Accommodation on full board basis
All park entrance fees
Services of a professional English speaking driver guide.
One hour boat ride in lake Naivasha.
Sufficient mineral water.
Transport based on safari micro-bus complete with roof hatch for game viewing and photography.
Lunch on last day at Royal Orchid Azure.
Visit to equator
8th & 14th August dinner on board flight
To & fro flight tickets from Mumbai
Hotel / Resort tips
Driver / guide fees & tips
Wildlife expert guide & tour manager from Mumbai
Items of a personal nature
Any extra sightseeing’s not mentioned in the program as above
Travel/ medical insurance
Drinks/beverages are extra.
Any extra lunches.
|Instructions & Guidelines||NA|
Kenya is the home of Africa’s famous “Big Five” (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo) and it is true that this is the best place in the entire continent to see these Five magnificent species in their natural environment. But Kenya has even more to offer. It has an incredible range of wild habitats, each one with its own unique range of species. Open savannah, deep forest, freshwater lakes, alpine meadows, river deltas and even more….A safari in Kenya means more than just seeing animals. This is a chance for you to immerse yourself in a wild world where the fascinating natural behavior and interaction between species will keep you enthralled. Kenya’s wildlife is as diverse and varied as your safari options and the role of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is equally diverse. This organization is charged with the protection and conservation of the country’s biodiversity, both inside and outside of 48 National Parks.