AJT069 - Kenya Jade Sea Explorer

HIGHLIGTS

Highlights………………

 

ü  Venture to the little visited northern regions, an arid land home to a number of different ethnic groups including the Samburu, Gabbra, El Moro and Rendille.

ü  Explore the haunting Kalacha and Chalbi Desert, an ocean of volcanic sand where only the toughest species survive.

ü  Visit the stunning Rift Valley lakes of Baringo, Nakuru and Naivasha with their superb wildlife, hoping to spot the rhinos that Nakuru is renowned for.

ü  No trip to Kenya would be complete without a couple of days scanning the plains for big game in the Masai Mara, home to the greatest concentration of wildlife on our planet.

ü  This tour offers travellers the chance to explore parts of Kenya which see very few visitors, giving a glimpse into ways of life that have disappeared in most parts of the world, while still including some of its recognised and very justified highlights.

 

More to explore……………

 

Activities: Game drives, boat ride.

Accommodation: 16 nights in tourist class hotels and lodges.

Transport: Fully equipped custom built safari 4x4 Land Cruiser or overland truck.

Escort: Driver guide or on special request safari guide

Suggest: Beach or Rwanda Gorilla extension or Mount Kilimanjaro extension

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

 

Day Location Accommodation Board Activity
1 Nairobi Sentrim Boulevard Hotel BB Trsf
2 Samburu Samburu Sopa Lodge LDBB P
3 Samburu Samburu Sopa Lodge LDBB A , P
4 Marsabit National Park Marsabit Lodge LDBB P
5 Chalbi Desert Kalacha Bandas LDBB LE
6 Sibiloi National Park Allia Guest House LDBB P
7 Sibiloi National Park Allia Guest House LDBB E, P
8 Loyangalani Turkana Oasis Lodge LDBB LEI
9 Loyangalani Turkana Oasis Lodge LDBB LEI
10 Maralal Maralal Lodge LDBB LEI
11 Maralal Maralal Lodge LDBB LEI
12 Lake Baringo Roberts Camp LDBB EXCUR
13 Lake Nakuru N. Park Maili Saba Tented Camp LDBB P
14 Lake Naivasha Lake Naivasha Country Club LDBB LEI
15 Masai Mara Reserve Sentrim Mara Tented Camp LDBB P
16 Masai Mara Reserve Sentrim Mara Tented Camp LDBB A, P
17 Departure     L, Trsf


L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, Trsf-Transfer, E-Early morning game drive, A-Morning game drive, P-Afternoon game drive, HDS-Half Day sightseeing, FDS-Full Day Sightseeing

 

 

Day 01– Jkia – Nairobi Hotel

Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax after your flight.  Dinner on own arrangement.

Overnight Hotel Boulevard or similar – Bed and Breakfast

 

Day 02 – Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve

Head north after breakfast to Isiolo village and encounter the colourful nomadic tribes which reside there. We then continue on to our bush camp for the night, enjoying a game drive en route and spotting exotic wildlife unique only to this region, such as the reticulated giraffe, oryx, and gerenuk. Dinner and Overnight Samburu Sopa Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 03 – Samburu National Reserve

The early morning finds us out and about on a game drive, a great opportunity for photographs and tracking rare wildlife. We enjoy an afternoon game drive on the dry ochre plains hopefully encountering herds of dusty elephants drinking at waterholes, crocodiles lurking in the shadows and track paw prints of lion, leopard and cheetahs among others. Dinner and Overnight Samburu Sopa Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 04 – Samburu – Marsabit National Parks

After breakfast, depart and drive approximately 250 km on a rough road towards the extinct volcano of Marsabit. The peak is surrounded by lush forested hills, forming a welcoming oasis rising high above the dry heat of the surrounding desert lands. This afternoon we have a guided walk around the nearby lake with later visit to Marsabit National Park. Dinner and overnight Marsabit Lodge/Similar (LDBB)

 

Day 05 – Marsabit – Chalbi Desert

Visit Marsabit town in the morning, where we can see the nomadic Rendille warriors, roaming the land with their iconic cattle, camels and goats wearing traditional dress of purple and red robes, combined with feathers, beads and goat skins. We continue our journey through the land of crater lakes and volcanoes and enter the Chalbi desert, a flat plain formed by a age old crater lake which fills up to form a shallow body of water during heavy rainfall.

Kalacha Dida is an oasis on the edge of the desert and a nourishing watering place for nomadic tribes, mostly Gabbras who are on the move. We set out on a guided walk meeting various tribes living in this harsh yet abundant environment. 

Dinner and overnight at Kalacha Bandas/ Similar (LDBB)

 

Day 06 – Chalbi Desert – Sibiloi

A long day of driving through the shifting landscape of the north, although rather demanding the journey to Sibiloi National Park and the beauty of the remote and wild plains is well worth the effort. Lunch at Allia Guest House. Evening game drive to return to your guest house for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight at Allia Guest House/ Similar (LDBB)

 

Note: Allia Bay only has a capacity of 5 pax for 5+ pax travelling together; all effort will be made a special arrangement to accommodate the clients as close as possible

 

Day 07 – Sibiloi

The day is spent exploring the landscape. The National Park which also is a UNESCO world heritage site lies on the North Eastern shores of Lake Turkana, known for its protection of wildlife, birdlife and paleontological sites and fossil remains. This area is home to a large variety of arid environment species including gerenuk, oryx, the rare lesser kudu and Gravy’s and Burchells zebra. As well as this, carnivores such as hyenas, golden jackal, cheetah, lion and other small cats including caracal can be found here.

Dinner and overnight at Allia Guest House/ Similar (LDBB)

 

Day 08 – Sibiloi – Loyangalani Turkana

After exploring the Chalbi Desert we head south to the shimmering blue-green hues of Lake Turkana. We head to the oasis of Loyangalani, where we explore the crystal shores, search for exceptionally large Nile crocodiles and encounter the smallest tribe in Kenya, the El Moro, Kenya’s last remaining hunters.  Dinner and overnight at Oasis Lodge (LDBB).

 

Day 09 – Loyangalani Turkana

Full Day spent in the rich lake with optional activities at a minimal extra fee. Extras activities are available at an extra fees – such as day trips to Mt. Kulal, picnics, boat trips to South Island and fishing for Nile Perch (arranged privately by Clients), visits to South Island (Boats arranged privately by Clients), traditional dancing and visits to the Turkana Museum. Dinner and overnight at Oasis Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 10 – Loyangalani Turkana – Maralal via Mt. Nyiru

We depart on a stony road heading further south via jagged peaks of Mount Nyiru as we traverse across lava flows and sand fields as well as Mt,. Kulal and finally to the hillside market town of Maralal, pioneered by Somali settlers in the 1920s. Afternoon at leisure.

Dinner and overnight Maralal Lodge/Similar (LDBB)

 

Day 11 – Maralal

Full day in Maralal with mid-morning guided walk and afternoon camel ride.  Dinner and overnight Maralal Lodge/Similar (LDBB).

 

Day 12 – Maralal – Lake Baringo

We continue our journey south bound to the shores of Lake Baringo in its hot and dusty setting. The scenic lake is fed by several converging rivers and contains several small islands. We set out on an afternoon nature/bird walk.

Dinner and overnight Baringo Roberts/Similar (LDBB)

 

Day 13 – Lake Baringo – Lake Nakuru via Bogoria

The morning finds us exploring the natural hot springs of Lake Bogoria and admiring the thousands of pink flamingos which congregate on the lake during season, before driving to Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru is renowned for large concentrations of flamingos and is also a sanctuary for the endangered black and white rhinos. This reserve has one of the highest densities of wildlife to be found on the continent and our chance of spotting lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and buffalo are excellent during an afternoon game drive. 

Dinner and overnight Maili Saba Tented Camp/Similar (LDBB)

 

Day 14 – Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha

We head for Lake Naivasha, an area of spectacular scenery with good opportunities for game and bird watching. We take a boat cruise, searching for hippos, fish eagles and thirsty antelope. In the afternoon we visit Joy Adamson´s famous Elsmere farm house.

Dinner and overnight Naivasha Country Club/Similar (LDBB)

 

Day 15 – Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara

Drive to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, which has one of the highest densities of wildlife found on the planet. We spend our time here on game drives in search of the „Big Five? and numerous other species. Those who wish can take an early morning balloon flight over the plains on Day 16 (at your own expense and must be pre-booked – please contact us for details). 

Dinner and overnight Sentrim Mara Tented Camp/Similar (LDBB).

 

Day 16 – Masai Mara

Full day spent in the Mara with morning and afternoon game drives provide.  All meals at your camp.

Dinner and overnight Sentrim Mara Tented Camp/Similar (LDBB)

 

Day 17 – Masai Mara – Nairobi – Depart 

Buffet breakfast at your Camp. Game drive en-route as you bid farewell to the Great Masai Mara arriving Nairobi in the afternoon, lunch today on own arrangements transfer to Jkia Airport for your home bound flight.

 

End of our services

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

The Package Includes:

Arrival and departure airport transfers

1 Night accommodation at Sentrim Boulevard Hotel

2 Nights accommodation at Samburu Sopa Lodge

1 Night accommodation at Marsabit Lodge or similar

1 Night accommodation at Kalacha bandas

2 Nights accommodation at Allia Bay Guest House

2 Nights accommodation at Oasis Lodge or similar

2 Nights accommodation at Maralala Lodge or similar

1 Night accommodation at Roberts Camp

1 Night accommodation at Maili Saba Tented Camp

1 Night accommodation at L. Naivasha Country Club

2 Nights accommodation at Sentrim Mara Tented Camp

All game drives and activities as per itinerary

All park entrance fees

Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide

Transport in  1 x 7 Seater 4 x 4 vehicle

Half a litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari in an Africa Journeys vehicle

The Package Excludes:

All International Flights + Taxes

Visas

Travel & Personal accident insurance

Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls…etc.

Excursions not detailed in above program

Added Value:

Complimentary Africa Journeys pen
Complimentary Africa Journeys Safari Hat

Complimentary 30 days Flying Doctors’ membership within East Africa

Complimentary Africa Journeys 500ml mineral water

Optional services:

Hot air  balloon ride in Masai Mara  (prices quoted on request)

USD 25.00 per person for cultural visit to a Masai village in the Mara

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