The Plains of Africa

On a fascinating safari adventure, explore the scenic vistas and magnificent wildlife of Kenya. During your exploration, discover the thriving culture and natural wonders that make this one of the most popular African countries to visit. Numerous safari game drives bring you in search of the 'Big 5'- lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. You'll also visit the Rothschild Giraffe Sanctuary. Your stay inside the beautiful Masai Mara game reserve features a traditional bush dinner with Masai dance performance and full day game drive. See all the stunning sights and gorgeous beauty of Kenya on this unforgettable adventure.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Duration
13 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1NairobiOvernight Flight: Explore Kenya's wildlife and stunning natural vistas. Numerous game drives bring you in search of the 'Big 5' (lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos) on your safari adventure.
Day 2NairobiNairobi, Kenya - Tour Begins: Arrive in Nairobi, the safari capital of Africa, for your overnight stay. The Sarova Stanley Hotel launched into Kenya history in 1902 as Nairobi's first luxury hotel and was home to the beginning of Nairobi's first and only stock exchange.
Day 3NairobiNairobi - Aberdare National Park: Today we set off for the mountainous region of Aberdare National Park. This ecologically diverse area boasts lush valleys and peaks reaching 14,000 feet. Arrive at your hotel situated on the slope of Mweiga Hill overlooking the park. Keep an eye out for the giraffes that welcome you to the lodge. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the amenities of the lodge; perhaps you'll take a nature walk or enjoy a round of golf!
Day 4Aberdare National PaAberdare National Park-Buffalo Springs Reserve-Shaba National Reserve: Begin your adventure in the Shaba, Samburu and Buffalo Springs reserves, home to some of Africa's most exotic wildlife including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra, two species only found north of the equator. Arrive at Shaba National Reserve, your home for the next two nights. After lunch, it's on to Buffalo Springs for a game drive to begin your search for the 'Big 5.' Tonight, learn about the culture and traditions of the Samburu - an ethnic group related to the Masai.
Day 5Shaba ReserveShaba Reserve - Samburu National Reserve - Shaba Reserve: Bring your camera as you continue searching for the elusive 'Big 5' on a morning game drive through the rugged Samburu National Reserve. The striking contrast of sand, sky and bush will leave you breathless. After lunch at the lodge, continue on an afternoon game drive in Shaba, watching for the spectacular local birds; over 350 species of birds are known to inhabit the reserve. Watch for the desert rose plant, splashing color against its natural surroundings. Your day comes to a close on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro River. Sit back and relax as the sun sets on the horizon, partaking in a traditional Sundowner.
Day 6Shaba ReserveShaba - Aberdare National Park: Return to Aberdare for an unforgettable experience in a treetop lodge. This national park received its name from Lord Aberdare, one of the founding members of the Royal Geographical Society. Your lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife all night long. Get an up-close look at the wildlife from the four viewing decks that provide an unmatched opportunity for game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. Sit back and let the animals come to you!
Day 7Aberdare National PaAberdare National Park - Lake Nakuru: This morning, drive past the mountains via the spectacular Nyahururu waterfalls, then make a photo stop at the Equator. Arrive at the floor of the Great Rift Valley and continue your search for the 'Big 5' during your time at Lake Nakuru.
Day 8Lake NakuruLake Nakuru: After your morning game drive, savor a traditional breakfast in the bush. Then, enjoy some time to relax and enjoy the amenities at the lodge. Your exciting afternoon game drive returns to the lodge before sunset.
Day 9Lake NakuruLake Nakuru - Masai Mara Game Reserve: This morning, travel to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Masai Mara - an extension of the great Serengeti Plain - is considered the most stunning game viewing spot in all of Kenya: lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants and other wildlife reside here. Your tent provides all the deluxe amenities of a lodge, complete with the adventure of the wild. Visit a Masai village prior to your game drive. Tonight, enjoy a traditional bush dinner featuring a Masai dance performance.
Day 10Masai MaraMasai Mara: Further enjoy the Masai Mara with both morning and afternoon game drives. Pause along the way to rest and enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to your hotel for sunset.
Day 11Masai MaraMasai Mara - Nairobi: After breakfast, return to Nairobi and travel to Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi, and visit the farmhouse of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Experience the local wildlife firsthand as you have the opportunity to feed the endangered Rothschild giraffes from a raised platform at the Giraffe Sanctuary.
Day 12NairobiNairobi - Amboseli National Park: This morning we depart Nairobi for Amboseli National Park, famous for its open plains where lions and elephants roam. The breathtaking snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro dominates the landscape. Enjoy an afternoon game drive.
Day 13AmboseliAmboseli: Further explore Amboseli with two game drives - your final chance to see the 'Big 5.'
Day 14AmboseliAmboseli - Nairobi - Tour Ends: Return to Nairobi where a day room* has been reserved for you to freshen up prior to the departure of your return flight home.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
10/13/2017$5,619.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/20/2017$5,619.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/03/2017$4,919.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/05/2017$4,919.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/26/2018$5,319.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/09/2018$5,319.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/09/2018$5,319.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/20/2018$4,619.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Sarova Shaba Lodge Shaba National Reserve, Kenya
Sarova Lion Hill Nakuru, Kenya
Sarova Mara Tented Camp Masai Mara, Kenya
Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli, Kenya
The Sarova Stanley Nairobi, Kenya
The Ark Aberdare, Kenya
Aberdare Country Club Nyeri, Kenya
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.
  
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