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Enjoy an active adventure safari staying at mid range lodges. This safari package combines hiking, walking plus boating and incredible game viewing in the world-famous Masai Mara. The result is rewarding and perhaps rougher than a traditional itinerary.

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Mt LongonotAn amazing experience up a dead volcano if you love the African environment. It is a challenging hike but worth it. It’s as they say a good gard hour of solid walking. The view inside and around the crater is absolutely stunning.
Hells Gate National ParkIf you energetic and want to exercise a little bit, then this is the perfect place for you. You will love the idea of riding among the many zebras, antelopes, elands and warthogs with the sound of many birds surrounding you. The landscape here is awesome. The rock formations are quite stunning as are the ones on the ride through the park.
Elsamere Conservation CentreElsamere is one of those places that stands out. It is amazingly simple and yet has a magnetic pull to it. It could be the history, it was home to Joy and George Adamson. It could be that they only have 10 rooms. It could be that guests are seated together for all meals. It could be that they have an exquisite garden. It could be their uninterrupted view of Lake Naivasha. It could be their exemplary service. It could be many things

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Day 1: Arrival Nairobi

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport with your evening flight, Inclusive Holidays Africa representatives will warmly meet you and welcome you to Kenya. We then transfer to our hotel, located in a serene environment; offering peace of heart and mind, a nice place to relax and unwind before you begin your safari.Nairobi is Kenya’s principal economic, administrative, and cultural center and is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Africa. Nairobi means ‘place of cool waters’ in the Masai language. Our representative will help you through check-in and make sure you settled in well.
Overnight at Amber Hotel BB.

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Day 2: Nairobi | Mt. Longonot | Naivasha

You will be met by your driver guide and after a short briefing we drive towards the Great Rift Valley Region go down the Escarpment at Mai Mahiu and proceed to Mt. Longonot in time for a morning hike to the crater. Its name is derived from the Maasai Word oloonong’ot, meaning “mountains of many spurs” or “steep ridges”. A 3.1km trail runs from the park entrance up to the cráter rim, and continues in a 7.2km loop encircling the crater. The whole tour of 13.5km takes about 4-5 hours allowing for necessary rest breaks – parts of the trail are heavily eroded and very steep. The gate is around 2150m asl and the peak at 2780m asl but following the jagged rim involves substantially more than the 630 m vertical difference.
1300Hrs: Proceed to our Lodge to arrive in time for check-in and late lunch.
Afternoon spent at leisure relaxing at the pool side of at your balcony overlooking the lake.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Country Club LDBB.


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Day 3 : Lake Naivasha | Lake Nakuru National Park | Lake Naivasha


After breakfast, you will enjoy a one hour boat ride in the Lake Naivasha and a visit to the Crescent Island for a game walk– an island at Lake Naivasha. We then drive to Lake Nakuru National Park – The 68km2 alkaline Lake Nakuru is home to hundreds of lesser and greater flamingoes. Enjoy your packed lunches at the baboon cliff and continue with your game drives. Some of the interesting places to visit include the baboon cliff, the lion hill and the Mau escarpment. The park is one of the best game viewing parks with various animal species including prides of lion, Cape buffalo, waterbucks, wart hogs, the endangered Rothschild giraffes, the black & white Rhino, the Burchell’s zebra, impalas, and the elusive leopard among many others. Over 300 bird species have been recorded here too. This is one of the best places to see the endangered black and white Rhino.
Drive back to Naivasha before dusk. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Country Club LDBB.

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Day 4 : Lake Naivasha | Hell's Gate National Park


After breakfast, we take our bikes and ride to Hell’s gate National Park for a morning adventure that involves game walk where you will have close encounters with zebra, giraffe, and a spectrum of other animals and birds. There are also fascinating sights of volcanic formations, geysers and hot-springs.
Ride back to the Lodge for lunch and after lunch proceed to Elsemere Conservation trust for an afternoon tea. The story of the raising of an orphan lion cub by Joy and George Adamson in the 1950’s and her subsequent release into the African Bush is one of the great conservation stories of all time. This is the Adamson’s former home at the shores of Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley where his long time commitment to wildlife conservation still continues in this wildlife and education centre.
1800 hrs: Drive back to the Lodge
Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Country Club LDBB.

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Day 5: Lake Naivasha | Masai Mara Game Reserve


A hearty early (0630Hrs) breakfast then drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve, offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. We arrive at our camp to a very warm welcome for lunch, some leisure.
This afternoon is the moment we have been longing for – we depart on an exciting game viewing drive. The Rolling plains and grasslands, stretching far into the horizons as far as the eye can see is home to the black-manned lion, the savannah elephant, the Cape buffalo, wildebeests, the elusive leopard, cheetah, the spotted & stripped hyena, the rhino, topi, burchelle’s zebra, the Maasai giraffe among many others. The Mara game reserve is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve….. For a long time, Mara Game Reserve has stubbed her authority as the ‘granary’ of wildlife in Kenya. Drive back to the camp before dusk.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp LDBB.

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Day 6 : Masai Mara Game Reserve


Breakfast at your camp and thereafter drive out for a morning game drive. Return to the camp for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive.
From July to October, the fields are awash with thousands of wildebeests that yearly migrate from the Serengeti National park in Tanzania to Masai Mara in search of pasture. Tens of them drawn in the ranging waters, others are captured and killed by the giant crocodiles. The wildebeests are closely followed by Burchell’s zebras and impalas. Predators too in their hundreds also follow and lay in wait for those animals that become weak or incapacitated during the long journey for a kill. Be on the look-out for the big five that Maasai Mara is famous for. These include the lion, savannah (African) elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the black rhino. In the early 20th century, Kenya was a famous hunting destination. Return back to the camp before dusk.
All meals and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp LDBB.

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Day 7 : Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast we drive out with our packed lunches for a full day game drive in the reserve and try and see what we did not see in the previous game drives. Early evening drive back to the camp
Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp LDBB.

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Day 8 : Masai Mara Game Reserve | Nairobi & Depart

After breakfast check-out and bid goodbye to your camp manager for hosting; not empty handed though. With us are photographs – a capture of the special moments we have had on this tour to immortalize the experience. Drive back to Nairobi, to arrive early in the afternoon  and drive to the carnivore restaurant for a complimentary farewell lunch. Thereafter transfer to the airport in time for your onward international flight.

From the stratovolcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley and Elsamere, former home of the Adamsons at the shores of Lake Naivasha, to centre stage at nature’s most dramatic arena in the Masai Mara experience the classic Hollywood image of an African Safari

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
SAFARI DEPARTURE TIME FROM HOTEL 08:30hrs
INCLUDED
Transfers Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Visa fees
Guide gratuity

 

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