DEBONAIR'S Kenya Safari September 2018, Amboseli,Lake Elmentaita,Masai Mara,Lamu

Day 1. 15sep 2018 Arrival Nairobi

Upon arrival at Nairobi airport a car and driver is waiting to transfer you to your hotel 

Accommodation: Fairmont Norfolk

Fairmont The Norfolk. Built in 1904, is one of the most beloved landmarks in the city,Located just minutes away from Nairobi’s best attractions, including the home of Karen Blixen, the hotel is also just steps away from artisanal craft shops and modern shopping centers. Fairmont The Norfolk has 170 guest rooms and suites, a heated outdoor swimming pool, health club, tropical landscaped grounds, and a range of restaurants, including the Lord Delamere Terrace, a popular rendezvous for international travelers and local regulars, Fairmont The Norfolk is undoubtedly Nairobi’s gem. 

Day 2. 16Sep 2018 Nairobi- Amboseli

Nairobi we will drive south via the Nairobi - Mombasa Road to Amboseli National Park. We will be able to see some wildlife on our way to Amboseli National park due to the favorable savannah vegetation, this includes wild animals, different tree species and variety of birds. In the afternoon you will go out for your first gamedrive in Amboseli NP

Amboseli NP

Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The name "Amboseli" comes from a Maasai word meaning "salty dust", and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands. They can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.Key features Wildlife Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine 

Day 3  17 Sept 2018 Amboseli

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge is located within Amboseli National Park, which lies approximately 250 kilometres from Nairobi and close to the Tanzanian border.Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the safari lodge looks out over the golden savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps, which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. These attract huge numbers of wallowing elephants, hippos, buffalos and plains game.

Our Amboseli safari lodge features a central dining area reached by a timbered bridge over a melt-water stream. The lounge and bar feature a broad terrace and a blazing fire-pit where evening cocktails can be enjoyed. 

Day 4 Sept 18 Amboseli National Park

Time for long morning and afternoon Gamedrives

Day 5 Sept 19 2018 Amboseli - Lake Elmentaita

After Breakfast depart for Lake Elmentaita in the Rift Valley. Traffic around Nairobi is very unpredictable and travel times can take anywhere between 5 - 8 hours. 

Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate, the small and exclusive Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp.Today’s Soysambu is a 48,000 acre Wildlife Conservancy, also a RAMSAR site - a wetland of international importance. The alkaline lake’s rocky islands are the only East African nesting site for great white pelicans.24 luxury tents all with views of the lake. The Flamingo suite - An additional luxury suite with a spacious lounge, jacuzzi and prime lake view. Each tent is tastefully furnished with its own private veranda .Tent facilities include telephone, wireless internet, mini-bar and electronic safe .

Beautiful central restaurant, bar and lounge. Doctor on call 24 hrs. Laundry services. Room service.Swimming pool.

Massage services and beauty parlour. 

Day 6. Sep 20 2018 Lake Elmentaita- Lake Nakuru

Today prepare for a visit of the world famous Lake Nakuru National Park.
 

On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Flamingo (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds numbering about 450 species in total.

Mammals: 56 different species including white rhinos,waterbuck etc.Unique vegetation: About 550 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands 

Day 7 Sep 21 2018 Lake Elmentaita

This day you will spend in the Lake Elmentaita conservancy with morning and afternoon gamedrives



 

Dag 8.Sep 22 2018 Lake Elmentaita - Masai Mara

We will travel via the scenic and amazing floor of the Great Riftvalley heading to the Masai Mara Game park which is one of the most popular and famous game parks in Africa, widely known for its variety of wild animals, the tall, red robed masai people with a very unique lifestyle, savannah vegetation and its annual wildbeest migration. In the afternoon you will enjoy your first gamedrive in the Mara 

Dag 9.Sep 23 2018 Masai Mara

Morning and afternoon gamedrives provide the best opportunity to observe the wildlife on the open savanne 

Surrounded on three sides by the breathtaking Mara River, and on the edge of the world’s Seventh “New” Wonder of the World – the Masai Mara - Fairmont Mara Safari Club is the epitome of tented luxury. The Fairmont is a host to a number of fine dining, safari and outdoor activities. The main Masai Mara lodge at the center of camp hosts an indoor restaurant, bar and library with Internet access to keep the relatives up to date with safari adventures. A spacious outside deck overhangs the river and leads to a swimming pool, complete with bar and private massage tents. 

Dag 10.Sep 24 2018 Masai Mara

Another full day on the savanne to make your hunt for the big five complete

Dag 11.Sep 25 2018 Masai Mara - Nairobi - Lamu

After breakfast we will drive back to the busy city of Nairobi for the domestic flight to Lamu. On arrival in Lamu you will be trensfered to your hotel on the main Island

Lamu Island is actually only one of many islands in an archipelago of corals, protecting the waters from the deep Indian Ocean. You can make wonderful sailing excursions with the beautiful dhows, during which the wildlife of the sea opens up to you for snorkeling, diving with dolphins or giant turtles, fishing big marlins or small snappers. Closer to the mainland you can watch for crocodiles or hippos along Tana River or you can step off the boat around Mpeketoni to track elephants or lions.

If relaxing is more the name of your game, wonderful beaches and waters are to be found everywhere, beaches secluded for only you and your company to swim, sunbathe and picnic or beaches that are destinations for many parties, where you find simple or exclusive 

Dag 12.Sep 26 2018 Shela - Lamu Island

Accommodation: Peponi Hotel

The small Peponi hotel is situated at one end of the spectacular twelve kilometre Shela Beach on the Indian Ocean. White sands, excellent swimming and an idyllic setting for a walk at dawn or sunset.Small and personal, it is the perfect rest after a safari or a hide away holiday from modern life.

Peponi has just 28 rooms, All rooms at Peponi have ocean views. Suites and Superior rooms are differentiated by their location, size and private outside area with swing bed. All rooms have overhead fans, mosquito nets, showers (no baths), fresh flowers, and personal safes.

Our innovative breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and stunning settings offers some of the best dining in East Africa. 

Day 13.Sep 27 2018 Shela - Lamu Island

Lamu town is one of the oldest Swahili settlement in East Africa, and the oldest continually inhabited town on the East African coast. The town is mentioned by an Arab traveller in 1441. It has been ruled by Omani Arabs, Portuguese and the British before Kenya's independence in 1963 and has been in history a centre of poetry, politics, arts and crafts and trade. Most of the houses in Lamu Old Town date back to the 17th Century. Lamu Old Town is listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.

The islands main means of transport is by boat along the shore, often with the traditional sailing dhows, or by donkey on land, as there are no motorized vehicles. The donkeys have their own sanctuary where they can get treatment free of charge.

Several museums on the island showcase its rich history. But the history is still alive and the inhabitants welcoming; you can join the bustling life in the harbour and narrow alleys, relax in shaded cafés with old friends or newly found. This unique culture and atmosphere, together with the a coral archipelago inviting to sandy beaches and exciting boat excursions, make Lamu island a wonderful destination, for a few days, several weeks or a lifetime. 

Day 14.Sep 28 2018 Lamu Island-Nairobi

 Transfer to the Lamu Airport for your flight to Nairobi connecting to your international flight

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