AVS 16: ECO SAFARI 10 DAYS -NAIVASHA, LAIKIPIA AND THE MASAI MARA-OFF BEATEN TRACK
A different style safari, spending time in some of the smaller, and community run lodges, and also the parks. With time to relax, explore, watch game, walk and meet the local people.
Duration: 9 nights 10 days
Locations Visited Hotels Visited: Malewa River Lodge, Samburu Intrepid's Club, Il Ngwesi Lodge, Mara Intrepid's Club,
DAY 1: ARRIVE NAIROBI
AND DEPART FOR THE RIFT VALLEY
Arrive Nairobi, our driver will be on hand to meet you and we would suggest that after a morning in Nairobi sorting out any necessities you depart early afternoon for Gilgil where your overnight accommodation is at Malewa River Lodge.
This lodge is situated within the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy on the banks of the Malewa River between Naivasha and Gilgil. Activities here include walking, bird watching, trout fishing and horse riding. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
DAY 2: RIFT VALLEY
Day at Malewa with visit to Lake Nakuru National Park if wished, accommodation on full board basis will be at the Lodge.
DAY 3: MALEWA TO SAMBURU
Leaving Gilgil after breakfast you travel around the northern tip of the Aberdares and through the rich farming areas once known as Kenya's 'Happy Valley' and continue across the equator to Nanyuki in the foothills of Mount Kenya. Shortly after passing through Nanyuki you begin to lose altitude and the immense deserts of the north roll out far below you. After passing through the frontier town of Isiolo you continue to Samburu Game Reserve.
Arrival will be in time for lunch with an afternoon game drive provided, dinner and overnight at Samburu Intrepids Club.
Day 4:SAMBURU GAME RESERVE
Full day in Park with game drives and full board accommodation proposed at Samburu Intrepids Club. The Club is a luxury-tented camp, which lies under a canopy of shady giant fig and acacia trees on the northern banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. The spacious public areas are on wooden decks built on stilts and overlooking the river. The large and airy tents are also built on raised wooden platforms each with it's own private verandah with reclining chairs and footstools. The tents are cooled, not only by the luxuriant vegetation but also by a roof of palm thatch overhead and the interiors by an overhead fan. Facilities include a sparkling swimming pool to enjoy during the heat of the day.
DAY 5: SAMBURU TO IL
Early morning game drive and after breakfast transfer to the Airstrip for flight to Lewa. Upon arrival transfer to Il ngwesi Lodge which lies on Il ngwesi Ranch, some 20,000 acres of unspoilt dry country bush, hills and riverine woodland. Il ngwesi consists of 4 large double accommodation bandas with the capacity to sleep 12, a large open lounge/dining banda, kitchen banda and swimming pool. Bookings are taken only for exclusive use of the complex. A cook, mess waiters and room attendants look after visitors and all bedding, linen, towels, crockery, cutlery, etc. is provided. A laundry service is provided free of charge. Activities possible are bush walks with knowledgeable Ndorobo guides, game viewing by day and night and bird watching.
The afternoon will be at leisure with dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 6 :Il NGWESI
Full day at Il ngwesi ranch with activities and accommodation on full board basis.
Day 7 :IL NGWESI TO
Morning transfer to Airstrip for charter flight to Nanyuki where you will connect the scheduled flight to Masai Mara and upon arrival, transfer to Mara Intrepids Club for lunch.
An afternoon game drive will be provided with dinner and overnight at the Club.
Day 8 & 9: MASAI
MARA GAME RESERVE
Full day in park with game drives and full board accommodation proposed at Mara Intrepids Club. The Mara Intrepids Club is a luxury-tented camp set in riverine forest on the banks of the Talek River, deep in the Masai Mara Reserve. There are 30 spacious tents each with ensuite bathroom, arranged in groups of two, three and four units so making a number of mini-camps within the Club grounds, allowing for greater privacy. The dining room and lounge bar are also tented but breakfast and lunch are usually served on a shady terrace 'al-fresco'. There is an elevated terrace over the river, which is a prime viewing area for the baited leopards, which visit the Camp most evenings. Another viewing platform is situated at the other end of the Camp with a panoramic view over the plains. There is a small, sparkling swimming pool with a shady terrace supplied with sunbeds. The best times for game viewing are the early morning and late afternoon, as the animals tend to rest in the shade during the heat of the day. We recommend early morning game drives leaving Camp at about 6.30 a.m. and returning at 8.30 a.m. for a late breakfast and late afternoon game drives from 3.30 p.m. until dusk. Or a full morning's game drive leaving Camp at approximately 8.00 a.m. after an early breakfast and returning in time for lunch, followed by a late afternoon game drive at 3.30 p.m.
Day 10:MASAI MARA TO
Early morning game drive and after breakfast transfer to the airstrip for the 1100 hrs scheduled flight to Nairobi.
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