The birds and the wildlife of the Rift Valley in Kenya

June to October 2021

11 days / 10 nights – from £ 5,180 per person

Theme safari

Immerse yourself in one of the most fascinating regions of Africa and discover the multi-coloured birds and the wildlife of the Rift Valley thanks to a unique safari along lakes and reserves off the beaten tracks of Kenya.

The highlights of this safari are to:

– live at the rhythm of the African savannah, immersed in a gigantic valley that hosts some of the most remarkable ecosystems and the highest densities of the animals and birds of Kenya

– discover the varied scenery of several national parks and sanctuaries and minimise the time spent driving between the locations

– maximise the time spent with animals and birds when the conditions are optimal for their observation and photography

– benefit from a variety of accommodation, comfortable and eco-friendly, that allow a real and personal experience of the wide expanses of Kenya, far from the main tourism areas

– choose your ideal departure and return dates without worrying about the constitution of a group, as this safari is available for individual travellers, couples and families

– appreciate the possibility to tailor the program to your wishes

A unique itinerary to discover the fascinating birds and wildlife of Kenya!

Day 1: Arrival at Nairobi

Arrival at Nairobi – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, greet and transfer to Macushla House for overnight. Bed & Breakfast.

Day 2: From Nairobi to Lake Naivasha

After your breakfast, departure by road to Lake Naivasha where you will arrive in time for your lunch at Elsamere Lodge.

Installation in your room and afternoon dedicated to a boat ride on the lake or a walk on Crescent Island.

Accommodation at Elsamere Lodge. Full board.

Day 3: From Lake Naivasha to Soysambu Conservancy

After your breakfast, departure by road for a drive to Soysambu Conservancy and Lake Elementaita. Arrival in time for your lunch at Lake Elementaita Serena Camp and installation in your tents before a game drive or a walking safari in the afternoon.

Accommodation at Lake Elementaita Serena Camp. Full board & game drives included.

Day 4: Soysambu Conservancy and Lake Elementaita

This day are dedicated to wildlife viewing and photography with morning and afternoon game drives and/or bush walks and a night game-drive (optional) in the sanctuary.

Accommodation at Lake Elementaita Serena Camp. Full board & (day) game drives included.

Day 5: From Soysambu Conservancy to Lake Nakuru

After your breakfast, departure by road for a short drive to Lake Nakuru where you will arrive in time for your lunch at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp. Afternoon of game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Accommodation at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp. Full board & game drives included.

Day 6: From Lake Nakuru to Lake Baringo

After your breakfast, departure by road for a 2 ½ hours drive to Lake Baringo.

Arrival at Island Camp for your lunch and boat drive on the Lake in the afternoon.

Accommodation at Lake Baringo Island Camp. Full board & boat drives included.

Day 7: Lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria

This day can be spent either on Lake Baringo or as a full day excursion on the shores of Lake Bogoria. Such and excursion offers the possibility of observing and photographing the flamingoes of Lake Bogoria if they are present at the time of travel.

Accommodation at Lake Baringo Island Camp. Full board & boat drives included.

Day 8: From Lake Baringo to Samburu National Reserve

After an early last boat drive on the lake, or a dryland bird walk, and breakfast departure by road for Samburu National Reserve.

Picnic lunch “en route” and arrival in the reserve in the afternoon. Game drive “en route” and arrival for dinner at Elephant Bedroom Camp.

Accommodation at Elephant Bedroom Camp. Full board & boat drives included.

Day 9 and 10: Samburu National Reserve

These days are dedicated to wildlife viewing and photography with morning and afternoon game drives in the reserve.

Accommodation at Elephant Bedroom Camp. Full board & game drives included.

Day 11: From Samburu National Reserve to Nairobi

After breakfast, departure by road to the Ngare Ndare Forest for a forest walk, which will allow the observation of forest wildlife and birds (timing of your return flight permitting).

Picnic lunch “en route” and return to Nairobi in the afternoon to allow you to freshen up in a day room at Macushla House before being driven to a restaurant of your choice for your dinner (on own account) and thereafter transferred to Nairobi – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your return flight.

End of our services.

Optional itinerary extension – Kakamega Forest National Park

Day 12: From Nairobi to Kakamega Forest National Park

After your night in Nairobi, at Macushla House, and your breakfast, transfer to Nairobi – JKIA Airport for a scheduled flight to Kisumu where our representative will meet you and transfer you to Rondo Retreat in the Kakamega Forest National Park where you will arrive for lunch.

Afternoon of bird walk in the national park with a specialised birding guide.

Accommodation at Rondo Retreat . Full board & activities included.

Day 13: Kakamega Forest National Park

This day is dedicated to wildlife viewing and especially bird observation and photography with morning and afternoon bird walks in the Kakamega Forest National Park.

Accommodation at Rondo Retreat. Full board & activities included.

Day 14: From Kakamega Forest National Park to Nairobi

Morning bird walk in the Kakamega Forest National Park.

After lunch at the retreat, transfer for Kisumu Airport for a scheduled flight to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will have the opportunity to dine (on own account) before boarding your plane to fly back to Europe.

End of our services.

 

Indicative price: from £ 5,180 / person on the basis of 2 participants sharing one twin/double room or tent. (GBP/USD exchange rate used for this quote: 1.32).

Subject to availability at the time of booking.

The final budget will be communicated after establishing a personalised quotation that will depend on the exchange rates at the time.

– All airport transfers at Nairobi

– The transportation by road from Nairobi to the various locations visited as part of this itinerary and return, as well as the transport to the various activities

– The game drives in Soysambu Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Bogoria National Reserve and Samburu National Reserve in a 4×4 vehicle driven by a specialised driver-guide

– All Park Fees and Conservation Fees (subject to possible changes)

– 1 night in Nairobi at Macushla House (guest house 3***), bed & breakfast and 1 day room.

– 1 night on Lake Naivasha at Elsamere Lodge (guest house 2**/3***). Full Board.

– 2 nights in Soysambu Conservancy at Lake Elementaita Serena Camp (4****). Full Board.

– 1 night on Lake Nakuru at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp (3***/4****). Full Board.

– 2 nights on Lake Baringo at Lake Baringo Island Camp (3***). Full board.

– 3 nights in Samburu National Reserve at Elephant Bedroom Camp (3***/4****). Full Board.

– AAR Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation insurance

– International flights to Kenya – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and return

– Travel or Insurances (cancellation, repatriation, luggage, other risks and any additional insurance)

– Cost of the tourism visa

– Meals not mentioned or mentioned as “on own account” in the itinerary

– Drinks (beer, wine, spirits) other than the ones mentioned

– Any extras of personal nature, tips, laundry and drinks not mentioned in the program, etc.

Optional itinerary extension to the Kakamega Forest National Park : £ 790 per person

Individual room or tent: £950 per person (for the standard itinerary)

Other options: please consult us.

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