ST ETS N761: 7DAYS/6 NIGHTS ACTIVE SENIOR TO OL PEJETA, LAKE NAKURU, LAKE NAIVASHA AND MASAI MARA
This active senior travel safari allows you to enjoy guided game viewing walks in Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara.
Masai Mara National Reserve is considered a “must see” for any visitor traveling on safari in Kenya. It is on the “to do” list because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wild life and birds. Masai Mara is the best place to see all of the “Big Five” animals, (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo) together. The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara.
The leg at Lake Naivasha offers the visitor a chance to enjoy an active walking safari on the crescent island as well as a boat ride.
Nakuru means “Dust or Dusty Place” in the Masai language the lake’s abundance of algae used to attract a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lined the shore.
Day 1: Nairobi – Sweet Waters
Depart Nairobi heading north through the lush farmlands with coffee, pineapple and horticulture farms among other plantations. Stop briefly at the equator as we proceed to the cool central highlands before arriving at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in time for lunch and an afternoon game viewing.
Ol Pejeta is East Africa’s Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary, the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees and holds some of the highest predator densities in Kenya
Dinner and overnight: Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp (L; D)
Day 2: Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Full day at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy with morning and evening game viewing.
Ol Pejeta boasts an astounding variety of animals including non-indigenous chimpanzees and the Big Five. The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plans will guarantee you an unforgettable safari experience.
Optional activities at the Ol Pejeta include night game viewing and camel rides.
Dinner and overnight:Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp (B; L; D)
Optional activities at the Ol Pejeta conservancy.
- Lion tracking-you get a chance to accompany lion trackers in search of lions fitted with radio collars.
- Night game drive-you stand a chance to spot some bat-eared foxes, leopard, and lion hunts
- Guided tours- this includes bush or bird walks the rangers know the best route to see wildlife and different species of bird.
Day 3: Ol Pejeta – Lake Nakuru
Early morning breakfast as you depart Ol Pejeta heading for the Lake Nakuru National Park. You will pass by the Thompson falls and drive down the scenic Rift valley escarpment before finally checking into the Lake Nakuru National Park in time for lunch and your afternoon game viewing.
This is a major National Park and an important sanctuary for Rhino. Both Black and White Rhino are found here, and are often seen resting under acacias by the Lake shore.
There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more. This is one of your best chances of seeing Leopard in Kenya, and there are several large prides of Lion.
Although there is great birdlife at the lake, conditions in recent years have become unfavourable for flamingos, which used to be a real attraction here. As a result, the flamingos have moved to other lakes in the Rift Valley.
Exploring beyond the lake is always rewarding and there are forests, cliffs, waterfalls and more to be found here.
Dinner and Overnight: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or similar (L; D; B)
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha
Wake up to the African sights and sounds. The breathtaking sunrise, the chirping birds and many other sounds that will excite you as you proceed to enjoy your breakfast.
After breakfast, we leave Lake Nakuru heading for the Lake Naivasha where there is a lot of game to see and have a lot of bird species. After check in we will have a boat ready and waiting to take you for a boat safari and nature walk at the Lake.
Optional afternoon activities include hiking and biking at the Hells Gate national park. This park is a unique park where hiking is done in the middle of wildlife.
Dinner and overnight will be at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or similar.
Day 5: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara
Having spent a relaxed night you wake up to different sights and sounds and proceed for breakfast.
This day you have an early breakfast and depart your camp heading for the Masai Mara National Reserve. You will drive into Masai land passing through the Kedong and Suswa plains making a stopover at the Masai town of Narok. Continue towards the Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game viewing.
This is probably one of Kenya’s most visited reserve with an extraordinary density of animals including the big five and many other varieties. Impressive and most notable is the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle instinct led migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This journey is coupled by numerous obstacles which makes it even more magnificent.
Dinner and Overnight: SarovaMasai Mara Camp
Day 6: Masai Mara
Wake to different sounds at the Masai Mara, from your tent you may hear the distant gnuts of the wildebeest.
Enjoy your breakfast at Sarova camp which has built a solid reputation for producing inspiring gourmet meals in a remote and wild setting. This will enhance your culinary experience.
Depending on the wildlife migration patterns and the weather, you could either opt for morning and evening game viewing or alternatively venture out for a full day.
Other optional activities on this day would be an early morning balloon flight over the Masai Mara plains and a visit to the nearby Masai communities at an extra cost.
Dinner and Overnight: SarovaMasai Mara Camp
Day 7: Masai Mara – Nairobi
This is your last day at the Mara. We trust that you will have enjoyed yourself, you will be ready for breakfast and depart for Nairobi.
Enjoy extra game viewing en route out of the park as you drive through the plains and the floor of the Great Rift Valley arriving in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi early afternoon.
Lunch will be at a selected restaurant. Later proceed to the airport for your outbound flight or drop off at your hotel/residence.
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Transportation by a 4wd vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
- Park Fees
- Services of a driver/guide
- 2 bottles drinking water per day while in tour van
- Game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
- Allowances for a driver/guide
- Items of personal nature
- Medical insurance
- All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
- Any other item not specified above.
- * SRS stands for Single Room Supplement
- * Child refers to any child between ages (3-12)
- * Child rate is 50% of adult rate.
Booking Terms And Conditions
ELIDA TOURS & SAFARIS BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR TOURS & SAFARIS
The Booking Terms:
A minimum of 40 % of the total cost of the tour has to be paid at the time of booking confirmation and the balance is payable at/or before the start of the safari.
Any tour and safari deposit paid shall be refunded less the cost of cancellation fees levied by hotels and administrative costs as follow.
No. of days Percentage forfeited of tour price.
More than 40 days full refund less 5% of the administration fee
14-40 days 20% of tour price
6-14 days 30% of the tour price
Less than 5 days and now show No refunds.
Please note that refunds will be done within 30 days after cancellation of the tour/safari.
Modification of tour
If you choose to modify the arrangements after the commencement of the tour i.e. change accommodation or the duration of your stay, the company shall accept no liability for any loss or additional expense and no refunds will be made.
Tour prices include:
– All expenses for drivers and vehicles appropriate for the itinerary as set out. i.e. for transfers, game drives, drivers allowances unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.
– Government hotel taxes, training levy and service charges, all park entry fees except where specifically indicated separately.
Tour price exclude:
– Personal insurance,
– Airport taxes, landing fees for charters and visas,
– Gratuities to drivers and porters (other than hotel service charge),
– Beverages (unless otherwise indicated),
– Laundry, other personal expenses of tour members (i.e. telephone calls etc),
– Any other tour services requested that do not appear in the itinerary.
Safari booking and accommodation.
– Our safari package are based on two persons sharing in a twin room tent.
– Single rooms are provided at an additional cost (single room supplement – (SRS).
– Hotels/lodges/tented camps are named as an indication of the category of accommodation and if the need arises may be reserved at same standard of hotel/lodges/tented camps. In the event that this happens we undertake to notify you of any changes to your safari accommodation in advance.
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Passports and Visas
The client is required to ensure that their passport and travel documentation is in order and that they have obtained the necessary visas for their journey.
It is a condition of booking one of our tours that the traveler is adequately insured for the full duration of the tour in respect of illness, injury, death, loss of baggage and personal items, cancellation and curtailment. The choice of insurer is the sole discretion of the client.