A family safari following the journey of “The Lion King” starting and ending in Nairobi, Kenya – 10 days.
Nairobi – The vibrant and exciting capital of Kenya is also the 4th largest city in Africa. In addition to its cosmopolitan urban jungle, a large, wildlife-abundant game reserve sits right on its doorstep. Nairobi National Park is well-known for its rhinos, leopards, lions, buffalo, as well as large populations of giraffe, wildebeest, eland and Thompson’s gazelle.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Apart from the Masai Mara, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy has the highest density of wildlife in Kenya. Situated on the equator west of Nanyuki, it holds the honour of being the largest sanctuary for endangered black rhinos in East Africa and is the only place in the whole of Kenya to see cheeky chimpanzees.
Lake Nakuru National Park – The majestic Lake Nakuru lies in Kenya’s Rift Valley and is elevated 1754 metres above sea level. A highly protected area, the lake is a breeding ground for one of the largest concentrations of flamingos in the world, and is also one of the few areas in East Africa that is home to both the white and black rhinos.
Lake Naivasha – This freshwater lake in lies north west of Nairobi, and is a popular highlight when going on safari in the area. Full of hippos and surrounded by papyrus, this beautiful lake also has excellent birdlife and even an island shaped in a crescent where it’s possible to walk with wildlife.
Masai Mara – The legendary Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form one of Africa’s most well-known wildlife areas. The connection of the two allows for massive herds of wildebeest to move freely between the parks during the Great Migration. The region is also widely known for its indigenous herders, the beautifully beaded and red-robed Masaai people; and of course the Big Five.
Day 1 & 2: The Boma or similar
Day 3 & 4: Sweetwaters Tented Camp or similar
Day 5: Nakuru Sopa Lodge or similar
Day 6: Naivasha Sopa Lodge or similar
Day 7 & 8: Serena Mara or similar
Day 9: The Boma or similar
Day 10: Tour ends
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Departure: Get some rest on the first day of your arrival – you may need some time to adjust to a different time zone. Rather arrive a day early to rest and start off your tour refreshed and ready for adventure!
Currency: When you need to exchange your currency, avoid any exchanges on the street or in other areas that may seem suspect. Always note that even when people approach you with an, e.g., 50% premium exchange rate offer, this exchange is considered part of the black market and is illegal! Hotels, Camps and Lodges can change money, but sometimes the rate is slightly lower. We recommend that you visit an accredited Bureau de Change.
Credit Cards: Credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in most areas as well as at bigger hotels and lodges.
Passports, Documents and Valuables: Please make sure that you keep your passport, documents and any other valuables with you at all times! We recommend that a copy of these documents should be made and kept in another safe place in case something happens to the originals. Never leave valuables alone and remember you are on safari, so expensive and valuable jewellery is not necessary.
Packing: Remember to always check the amount of luggage you are allowed to take on the plane as well as on the Safari Vehicle – they may differ. We recommend that a soft bag is used instead of a hard suitcase as it’s preferable on safari. Most air flights allow for 20kgs and our scheduled safaris are limited to 15kgs per person. Don’t forget to put luggage tags on your suitcases (for the airplane and the safari).
What to wear: You are on safari and out in the bush so make sure that you are comfortably dressed with comfortable shoes. Always have a mix of clothing including; summer clothes, light raincoat, warm top and a hat.
Tipping: Tipping is not included in meals unless there is a service charge included in the bill – then you don’t need to tip. Normal tipping is 10% of the bill for drinks and food. Tipping for guides and drivers are always appreciated and range from US$5 and US$10 per day.