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What to expect on this package

Main Attraction

This Kenya Safari Begins at Amboseli National Parkwhich is porpular for its many herds of Elephants. We then procees to Lake Nakuru National Park known for the beatiful flamingoes and the protected black hite Rhino and then head to Masai Mara National Reserve to witness the annual wildebeests migration which takes place in the month of July and August. The Wildebeest Migration is a natural phenomenon that you don't want to miss.

Accommodation in Amboseli National Reserve
- Kibo Safari Camp: Its a luxury safari tented camp located in Amboseli park and the camp offers spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Kibo Safari Camp Amboseli is incorporates an open terraced aurant and the bar under acacia tree overlook majestic, Mount Kilimanjaro and a beautiful swimming landscape within.

- Kibo Safari Camp is only 4 hours drive from Nairobi City and with the newly built tarmac road from Emali to Loitoktok, your sure to get there comfortably, Kibo Safari Camp is just 15KM away from the Amboseli airstrip and just 5 minutes drive from the park gate.

-The Idea location of the Kibo Safari Camp Amboseli is to ensures you to get breathtaking views and offers complete tranquility and privacy as its well mainteined to the original nature feel bringing you closer to nature.

- Activities at Kibo Safari Camp includes: Cultural tour to Maasai Manyattas, Cultural Maasai Dance, Camp Fire.

The fruits and vegetable are served fresh as they are picked from the farm, Meals are served for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian or special meal for the sick, Food for Kids below 2 years are also served at the dinning

Please don't forget
- Rates are per person and based on 2 people

Included
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- Full Board at (Kibo Camp, Lanet Matresort & Ol' Moran Tented Camp )
- 3 Meals per day
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Drinking water (on all days)

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Nairobi National Park Day Tour for 12th Dec 2016 Jamuhuri Day

Main Attraction

- The only Wildlife park in the world that is so close to the city
- Black rhinoceros :which is an endangered species
- Major rhino sanctuary for breeding and restocking other parks
- Diverse birdlife:Has over 400 bird species. At least 20 of which are seasonal European migrants.
- Home to over 100 mammal species, four of the Big Five (lion, Buffalo, leopard and rhino)
- Has a spectacular wildebeest and zebra migration
- Large predators- lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah.
- Aggregations of large herbivores- eland, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest
- Ivory Burning Site Monument
- Walking trails at hippo pools
- Nairobi Safari Walk & the Orphanage.

Key features
- Animals include buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, baboon, zebra, wildebeest and cheetah, 100 mammal species.
- 400 migratory and endemic bird species.

Please don't forget
- Rates are per person and based on 2 people

Included
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Drinking water (on all days)

Rates per person - Must be paid in United States Dollar (USD)

Special Cost for 12th December 2016 (Jamhuri Day)
Solo 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7+ people
12th December 2016 $170 $135 $135 $130 $125 $120 Get Quote
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How The Wildebeest Migration Work both Kenya and Tanzania?

A MONTH-BY-MONTH GUIDE TO THE WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

It is rated as one of the world's most spectacular natural events - every year over a million wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrate clockwise around the Serengeti | Masai Mara ecosystem, taking in two different countries and making time for birthing, courting and mating on the way. Well, for those who do not get pulled down by ravenous predators, that is.

But the trouble with the wildebeest migration is that if you get your timing wrong, you will end up gazing out over a wildebeest-less savannah and wondering why all the other animals are all laughing at you. You need to work out where to go and when!

For the most up-to-date advice, send us an enquiry and we'll have an Africa Safari Expert answer all your migration questions.

JANUARY: The herds are in Tanzania's Serengeti, moving south from the north-east region and into the southern Serengeti, Ndutu area and Ngorongoro Conservation area - which often means out of the confines of the (unfenced) national park itself. It is calving season - prepare yourself for lots of Bambis, and lots of gore as predators swoop in.

FEBRUARY: The good grazing of the Southern Serengeti, Ndutu and Ngorongoro Conservation area means the herds remain in the far south.

MARCH: They are still in the south but the grasses have all been munched up, the last calves squeezed out and the herds are starting to gather in preparation for the next leg.

APRIL: Make sure you are on the southern Serengeti plains - the wildebeest begin their northward journey, and many have left already and are in the central and even western Serengeti.

MAY: Wagons roll! The massed herds are on the go, huge columns of up to 40km in length can be seen as the wildebeest funnel up into the central and western Serengeti.

JUNE: Head for the central and western Serengeti - the herds are there and beginning to get a bit jittery ... trouble is coming.

JULY: Book early - it is the Big Event: river crossings. The herds have reached the western Serengeti and Grumeti Reserves and are nervously peering at the brown waters of the rivers they have to cross. Why? Five-metre-long crocodiles, that is why.

AUGUST: The survivors stumble up into the northern Serengeti and begin crossing back into Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. You need a passport to cross; the wildebeest are exempt.

SEPTEMBER: The herds break up into smaller bite-sized chunks - about half of the animals remain in the northern Serengeti, the rest are swopping stories in the Masai Mara ('Did you hear that Nigel didn't make it across the Grumeti?')

OCTOBER: Your best bet is the Masai Mara but bear in mind it is a far smaller reserve than the Serengeti and there may be a lot of other visitors. And I mean a LOT. The conservancies in the Mara are much less crowded and, not only will you stil be able to witness the Migration, you will also be benefitting the Maasai communities who have lived in the area for thousands of years.

NOVEMBER: The short rains have begun, propelling the wildebeest to leave the now denuded grasslands of the Masai Mara and back into the rejuvenated Serengeti.

DECEMBER: Fresh grazing sees the wildebeest clustered in the north-eastern Serengeti (around Lobo in particular) as well as the southern Serengeti. Calving begins again, the predators move in again, and the wildebeest get hammered. Again.

Where to stay during migration visit:

Masai Mara Accommodation

Elephant Pepper Camp - Luxury Tented Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp - Maasai Mara Kenya
Elephant Pepper Camp is located near Maasai Mara National Reserve in the middle of a 3,600 sq km wilderness area called the Mara North Conservancy.

9 rooms

 

Matira Camp - Luxury Tented Camp

Matira Camp - Maasai Mara Kenya
Matira is located in the heart of the Maasai Mara, nestled in the middle of the African bush wilderness under shady trees on a small river bank.

10 rooms

 

Governors Camp - Luxury Tented Camp

Governors' Camp - Maasai Mara Kenya
Governors' Camp is situated on the banks of the Mara River in the west of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

37 rooms

 

 

 

Keekorok Lodge - Luxury Lodge

Keekorok Lodge - Maasai Mara Kenya
Keekorok is located within Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, which is at an altitude of 1,617 metres above sea level.

91 rooms

 

 

Serengeti Accommodation

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Obama arrived in Kenya on the 1st visit as a serving US President

During his two-day visit Mr Obama will hold talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and other top officials.

Trade will feature strongly, but Mr Obama also said he would deliver a "blunt message" to African leaders about gay rights and discrimination.

The trip to Kenya and then Ethiopia is also designed to show US commitment to fighting terror in East Africa.

President Obama's Air Force One touched down at Nairobi's international airport shortly before 20:10 local time (17:10 GMT).

Arriving in the country where his father was born, he was greeted at the airport by President Kenyatta with a handshake and embrace.

Mr Obama also hugged his half-sister Auma, who then travelled in the presidential limousine to the hotel where the US leader is staying. Crowds cheered the motorcade along its route.

At dinner, the president was joined by more relatives, including the woman known as "Granny" or "Mama Sarah", who helped raise his now-deceased father.

Security is tight. The Kenyan capital is in lockdown, many streets are closed and people are opting to stay at home.

Mr Obama, the first sitting US president to visit Kenya, will hold talks on trade and investment, and also security and counter-terrorism.

He also becomes the first US leader to address the African Union when he travels on to Ethiopia on Sunday.

Kenya means a lot to President Obama - here they call it his homecoming - and he has both his heritage and his legacy to consider late in his final term.

His first engagement is a global entrepreneurial summit - better business and trade, not aid, are how he sees many Africans lifting themselves out of poverty.

But security remains America's top priority while al-Shabaab can still kill students in their dormitories. And just two years after the Westgate shopping centre attack, security co-operation will dominate discussions.

Mr Obama has promised tough talking on good governance, human rights and corruption.

President Kenyatta's International Criminal Court indictment has been dropped, but his deputy is still facing charges over post-election violence. What's more, he's warned America not to lecture Kenyans on gay rights.

The interaction could be awkward, and with rights firmly on the American agenda there may be more to this trip than just smiles and photo opportunities.

Mr Obama expanded on his hopes for the Africa trip in a wide-ranging interview with the BBC's North America editor Jon Sopel before he left Washington. President Obama also said:

  • His failure to pass "common sense gun safety laws" in the US was the greatest frustration of his presidency
  • The UK must stay in the EU to have influence on the world stage
  • He is confident the Iran nuclear deal will be passed by Congress
  • Syria needs a political solution in order to defeat the Islamic State group
  • Despite racial tensions, the US is becoming more diverse and more tolerant.
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Fact About Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is a volcano, about 3 million years old, whose base diameter is about 120km. The main peaks are the Batian and Nelion. They are composed of nepheline-syenite which is a coarse-grained, intrusive igneous rock. The rocks of the lower slopes are of various different lavas and agglomerates. Eruptions from satellite vents produced such features as Ithanguni, Mugi Hill and the Giants Billiard Table. During the period when global climates were significantly cooler than they are today and large ice sheets covered much of northern Europe and Canada, the glaciers on Mt. Kenya extended down to about 3000m. The erosive work of these glaciers was responsible for cutting the deep U-shaped valleys around the slopes of the cone. Within the valleys are found terminal moraines; these curved ridges of boulders and gravel represent the load of eroded material carried within and under the glacier. Moraines provide evidence as to the former extent of the glaciers, of the different episodes of glaciation, and of the various stages in the retreat of the glaciers. At present the glaciers are retreating at an accelerating rate; the ice is also becoming thinner. It has been estimated that if the present trend continues, in 25 years there may well be no permanent ice left on the mountain. Since records were first made in 1893, seven of the eighteen glaciers then recorded have disappeared.

Location

Mount Kenya is located on the equator. Magnificent cliffs and glaciers protect the highest peaks of Nelion (5188m) and Batian (5199m). The third summit – Point Lenana (4985m) is also glaciated but accessible to walkers.

Vegetation and Wildlife

Mount Kenya has different fauna from Elephants to rock Hyrax and a variety of birds. The floral is also very wide from the mountain forest, bamboo, heather to tussock grass and the everlasting flowers.

Weather, Climate and Seasons

Lying on the equator Mount Kenya is affected by the passage of the Inter tropical Convergence Zone, which brings with it the main rainy periods. The highest rainfall occurs between late March and the middle of May, and slightly less between late October and mid December. Maximum rainfall occurs in the forest belt and on the south-east side of the mountain where it reaches 2500mm per year at 3000m. Precipitation decreases with altitude and is about 700mm per year at 4500m. Rain and, higher up, snow can however be encountered at any time of year – even in the driest periods (January and February). Normally the drier seasons are associated with clear, dry weather which can last for many days on end. The best weather is generally in the mornings, and convectional rainfall, if any, tends to come in the mid-afternoon.

Temperatures vary considerably with height and with time of day. On the plains surrounding Mount Kenya the average day temperature is about 25°C. At 3000m frosts can be encountered at night while day temperatures range from 5 to 15°C. Night time temperatures on the summit are well below freezing. The south-facing side of Mount Kenya receives more sunshine in the December to March period. During this time rock climbs are “in-condition” and snow and ice climbs gradually deteriorate. In the June to October period the north-facing rock climbs and south-facing ice climbs are best.

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Fact About Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is world famous for, and was created to protect its stunning flocks of lesser flamingo, which literally turn its shores pink.

Its bird life is rich; a beacon for leading ornithologists, scientists and wildlife filmmakers.

The park spans an attractive range of wooded and bush grassland around the lake, offering a wide ecological diversity, from lake water, woodland to rocky escarpments and ridges.

The park was established in 1961 and started off very small, only encompassing the famous lake and the immediate mountainous area. It now includes a substantial part of the savannahs.

It is located close to the town of Nakuru, which means 'Dust or Dusty Place' in Maa, the Maasai language.

Notable game within the lake includes the hippo and clawless otters. On the shores roam waterbuck, Bohor's reedbuck and zebra.

The woodlands and forest are now home to both black and white rhino. In 1987, only two black rhino remained following devastation by poachers. By creating a rhino sanctuary within the Park and reintroducing a breeding herd from LaikipiaKWS has now successfully re-established rhino in the park.

Game viewing is relatively easy: buffalo, leopard, lion, rothschild's giraffe, white and black colobus monkey are in plenty.

The bush lands offer eland, steinbok, impala, Chandler's reedbuck and dik dik, whilst rock hyrax and klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment.

The lake supports the blue-green Cyanophyte Spirulina Platensis, which is the main food source for the brilliant pink flamingoes that can be found wading on the lake's edge. At times, there can be up to two million greater and lesser flamingoes and tens of thousands of other birds. Food conditions change periodically, and the number of birds fluctuates at times so, if possible, you should check with the national park before making a long journey to view the birds. It is also a good idea to carry a spotter's guide to identify the many animals and Kenya birds you will see here.

Lake Nakuru National Park also offers sanctuary to huge numbers of native African animals including waterbucks, warthogs, impalas, buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, elands, endangered black rhinos, white rhinos and, occasionally, leopards. A large herd of hippos have a territory in the northern part of the lake, making for interesting game viewing.

How to get to Lake Nakuru National Park

By Road: Use your own vehicle, take public transport, or book an open-topped minibus or safari van tour with a tour guide. It is 156km northwest of Nairobi to the main gate and 4km from Nakuru town.

There are also gates - the Lanet gate from the Nairobi-Nakuru road and the Nderit Gate if traveling from Maasai Mara or Elementaita.

By Air: Chartered light aircrafts may land at Naishi airstrip.

Lake Nakuru Facts

  • Altitude 4,000-5,767ft
  • Area 188sq. kms
  • Distance from Nairobi 157 kms
  • Naishi Airstrip
  • Opened June 1968
  • Over 400 species of bird life (Aquatic & Terrestrial)
  • Over 1 million Flamingo
  • Plentiful & Easy Game viewing: Leopard, White & Black Rhino
  • Picturesque Landscape & Yellow Acacia
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Destination Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara covers an area of 1,800 square kilometres and is probably one of the most famous reserves in Africa. The most famous act played out anually is the Great Migration, which sees up to two million wildebeest undertake a journey of roughly 1,600 kilometres.

 

Accommodation in Masai Mara

Mara Intrepids
Mara Intrepids is a medium size camp has thirty tents situated along the banks of the Talek River. This is a great camp for families.

Asilia Naboisho Camp
Asilia is a fantastic small tented camp, where standards of guiding, service and food are excellent. The Naboisho conservancy is proving to offer some amazing game-viewing which will only improve as the conservancy develops.

Bogani Cottages & Tented Camp
Bogani offers a completely different experience to all of Kenya's safari camps and it provides a genuine opportunity to get involved in the great work undertaken by Free the Children. The comfortable accommodation provides a great base to explore the local area and contribute to making a real difference to local people.

Elephant Pepper Camp
Elephant Pepper is a lovely little bush camp set just outside the northern boarder of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. During the day they offer game drives and walks with excellent local guides.

Governors' Camp
Governors' Camp was the first tented camp to be established in the Masai Mara National Reserve. A new chef-training programme has brought the level of the food here to excellent standards, so you can be sure to enjoy some great food after a long day on safari.

Karen Blixen Camp
Karen Blixen Camp is located is a pretty valley outside the main Mara Reserve and overlooking the Mara River. Activities include day and night game drives.

Kicheche Mara Bush Camp
Kicheche Bush Camp is a classic, luxury bush camp in the Mara. Its location is ideal with a huge amount of game in the area but few tourists.

Kicheche Mara Camp
Kicheche is a simple but beautiful small tented camp, located under trees surrounded by huge savannah grasslands. During the migration months (June to October) the plains are covered in wildebeest.

Kicheche Naboisho Valley Camp
The latest camp from the Kicheche group is situated in the Naboisho Conservancy, to the northeast of the Masai Mara main reserve. There are only six tents here, keeping the atmosphere intimate.

Kilima Camp
Kilma is perched high on the Siria escarpment overlooking the Masai Mara. Where possible the camp tries to run along eco-friendly lines, operating on solar lighting and solar generated electricity.

Offbeat Mara Camp
Offbeat Mara Camp is a luxury tented camp situated on the Olare Orok water system, on Koyiaki Group Ranch, north of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The camp is owner-run and very friendly.

Olare Mara Kempinski
Hidden in a grove of riverine woodland on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River, the Olare Mara Kempinski tented camp has an atmosphere which blends rustic African ambience and the elegance of the Kempinski legacy.

Porini Lion Camp
Porini Lion Camp is located in the Olare Orok Conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Service is personal, the food is good and you will be well taken care of.

Serian Camp
Serian is an exclusive wilderness camp set alongside a secluded valley flanking the Mara River in the Mara North Conservancy. Each of the eight tents is fitted with large double beds flanked by twin bedside tables and a writing desk.

Bateleur Camp
Bateleur Camp is located just outside the Olololo gate to the park, in a Masai concession area. The plains in front of camp are often frequented by warthog and zebra and wildebeest are never far away.

Il Moran
Il Moran is one of the Mara's most luxurious camps, situated above the Mara River. Sitting in camp you might hear hippo grunting, the bark of baboons, or the calls of hyena and lion.

Little Governors' Camp
Little Governors' has a superb position above a small swamp where, during the day, you often see animals coming to graze and drink. Overall it is one of our favourite camps in the Mara.

Little Naibor
As an exclusive use camp, it has a wonderful location and you will absolute spoilt by the brilliant staff. Should you want a completely private experience, it is highly recommended.

Mara Plains Camp
Mara Plains is a small, luxury camp located on the Olare Orok Conservancy to the North of the main Masai Mara Reserve. The food is superb and it's a fantastic area for wildlife.

Naibor Camp
Naibor is a spacious and stylish safari camp, located on the banks of the Talek River in the Masai Mara Reserve. The food and service is superb, as is the guiding. We warmly recommend it.

Ol Seki Mara Camp
Set on the Innisikera River just north of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Ol Seki Mara Camp is in an ideal location with plenty of game but very few tourists.

Olonana Safari Camp
Olonana is situated on the banks of the Mara River, in the Greater Mara Conservation Area. It is out of the really busy area of the Mara but within very easy reach of the rich game areas.

Rekero Tented Camp
Rekero Tented Camp is located inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve, very close to the confluence of the Mara and Talek rivers. It is a firm favourite with repeat visitors to Kenya.

Saruni
Saruni is a luxurious tented lodge set in the Koyiaki Group Ranch, adjacent to the Masai Mara. Activities include guided bush walks, game drives, while fly camping is also possible.

 

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Destination Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is one of Kenya's two Premium Parks, and is a birdlover's paradise. It surrounds Lake Nakuru, located in the Central Rift Conservation Area in the Southern Rift Valley region of Kenya. Originally protected as a bird sanctuary, this park hosts over 400 bird species, including 5 globally threatened species, and is an important stop on the African-Eurasian Migratory Flyway. This park was also the first national Rhino sanctuary and hosts one of the world's highest concentrations of the Black Rhinoceros.

 

What to do and See in the Park

- Game Driving
- Camping
- Picnic
- Photography

View from Baboon Cliff

- Lion Hill
- Baboon Cliff
- Out of Africa

Hills (not established viewpoints):
- Enasoit
- Honeymoon
- Lion Ridge

Waterfalls:
Makalia Falls (you can leave your vehicle here too, and take a short hike over to the falls)

 

Stay safe
Some general common-courtesy, safari-etiquette things that will keep you safe and keep you from getting yourself kicked out of the park:

- Don't harass the animals
- Don't feed the animals
- Don't litter
- Don't leave your vehicle
Never ever drive off of the designated roads- it could get you removed from the park, land you with a fine, and strip your tour driver of his tour license
If you see something really awesome, pull over to the side of the road, shut off your vehicle, keep quiet and watch. Don't try to get closer or coax the animal into coming closer to you, and don't block other people from seeing whatever you're seeing

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Kakamega Forest

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