Wonders of Africa Safaris, Ltd.

Africa Comprehensive Tour

Dec 7 - 20


African Game Drive

Day 1: Nairobi
Arrival and transfer to your Nairobi hotel.

Days 2 & 3: Tsavo West National Park
This morning after an early breakfast you will depart by road with your guide for the legendary land of the Man-eaters - Tsavo. A diverse and vast park with altitudes ranging from 500 - 6000 feet, and an area of 9,065 sq. kms, this wilderness supports large numbers of game including elephant, rhino, lion, huge herds of buffalo, giraffe and a variety of plains game to name a few. Your lodge for the next two nights is known for its magnificent setting in the heart of the Park with views of the Chyulu Hills and the snowy peaks of Kilimanjaro. Each room has a private veranda overlooking the water hole and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Park. Overnight - Kilaguni Lodge (all meals)

Day 3 & 4: Amboseli National Park
After breakfast you will depart by road through the back side of Tsavo south to the Amboseli plains and Amboseli National Park. The park and surrounding game reserve cover 1260 square miles and is mostly arid woodland with a series of swamps and lakes that provide a year round water supply for the wildlife. Amboseli sits in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro and is known for it's large elephant population and other big game that is attracted to the area by underground springs fed from Mt. Kilimanjaro. With a game drive along the way, you'll arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Amboseli Serena Lodge, sitting in the shadow of Kilimanjaro, is built in the style of a Maasai Village and enjoys one of the best game-viewing locations in the Park. From the comfort of the dining terrace you can watch animals come down to the swamp to drink. In the afternoon you'll depart on an afternoon game drive in search of Amboseli's famous elephants and with luck Kilimanjaro will be out for some sunset photos. Overnight - Amboseli Serena or similar lodge (all meals)

Day 5: Amboseli National Park
Awaken at dawn and depart on an early morning game drive while the light is just perfect for photographing the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro. Return to the lodge for breakfast, followed by another morning game. This afternoon, your guide will depart for Nairobi and you will have the afternoon to relax at the lodge and view the nearby game. Overnight - Amboseli Serena Lodge (all meals)

Day 6: Nairobi, Mt. Kenya, Samburu National Reserve
This morning after an early breakfast you will be transferred by lodge vehicle to the airstrip and depart on the scheduled flight to Nairobi and continue to Nanyuki , where you will be met by your driver/guide (who left for Nairobi the night before) and proceed north to the famous Mt. Kenya Safari Club. This beautiful property sits at the base of Mt. Kenya and was formerly the hunting lodge of William Holden. With its blend of romance, history and scenery, it has become a Kenyan tradition. At an elevation of over 7000 ft., the air is cool, the gardens lush and the views of Mt. Kenya are magnificent. You'll arrive before lunch with time to explore the beautiful grounds and visit the William Holden Animal Orphanage next to the club. After a delicious lunch you'll depart for Samburu National Reserve and drive north through the high wheat fields of Timau, crossing the equator and then down into the arid, thorny landscape of Samburu country. The Samburu region is known for it's northern species of game seldom found south of the equator, Here you will find the Grevy's zebra, Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Somali Ostrich, long-necked gerenuk, and dainty dik dik, as well as some of the most beautiful bird life in Kenya. You'll also see herds of elephant, plains game and their predators. -. The backdrop of rocky outcrops and prominent mountain ranges to the north, and the doum palms and riverine forest create a spectacular setting. Your accommodation for three nights will be at Larsen's Camp, a luxury permanent tented camp, on the riverbank under a canopy of giant yellow acacias. You'll have morning and afternoon game drives in this exotic reserve. Returning to camp each early evening in time for drinks around the fire and dinner. Overnight - Larsen's Camp (all meals)

Day 7: Samburu National Reserve
This morning you'll be awakened early and after some coffee or tea and biscuits, depart at dawn on an early morning game drive. After your drive you'll return to camp for breakfast and then depart on a late morning game drive. After lunch and time to relax and do some serious bird watching , you'll depart on a late afternoon game drive when again the light is perfect for photography. Return to camp each early evening in time for drinks around the fire and dinner. Overnight - Larsens Camp - (all meals)

Day 8: Samburu National Reserve
After your morning game drive your guide will depart for the Maasai Mara. In the midmorning or afternoon you will have the opportunity to take a nature / bird walk conducted by a camp guide. You will also have time today to relax on your verandah or perhaps view wildlife from the high viewing platform. Overnight - Larsen's Camp (all meals)

Day 9: Maasi Mara National Reserve
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the Samburu airstrip and board the scheduled flight to the renowned Maasai Mara, Kenya's premier game reserve. The Mara is actually the northern portion of the great plains ecosystem that in neighboring Tanzania is called the Serengeti. It is the home of the "big five" - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant, as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe and vast herds of plains antelope and numerous other wildlife. Your accommodation for the next three nights will be in one of the Mara's luxury tented lodges, allowing you to experience your nights "in the bush " with all of the comforts of home. The Mara Sarova Tented Lodge is situated on a natural elevation between two streams and is set amidst gardens full of exotic flowers. Each luxury canvas tent, has a permanent roof and floor and an attached en-suite bathroom including a flush toilet, sink and hot showers. Meals are served in the spectacular thatched roof dining room. After lunch and some time to relax and perhaps take a dip in the pool, you will depart with your driver/guide for an afternoon game drive in search of the big five. The low afternoon light is perfect for photographing the beautiful rolling plains of the Maasai Mara. In the early evening as you make your way back to camp, you may get lucky and spot a leopard on the prowl. As the sun starts to set you'll return to your camp for dinner and overnight. Overnight - Mara Sarova Tented or similar Lodge (all meals)

Days 10 & 11: Maasi Mara National Reserve
On morning game drives you will awake before dawn and set out at sunrise in search of game. In between your morning and afternoon game drives you'll have ample time to relax and enjoy the ambiance at your luxury tented camp. Overnight - Mara Sarova Tented Lodge (all meals)

Day 12: Narobi
Arise at dawn for an early morning game drive or perhaps end your safari with a spectacular hot-air balloon ride over the Mara. After breakfast you'll have a final game drive in the Mara as you make your way to the airstrip for the scheduled flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel

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