13 Days Ultimate Kenya Experience

Kenya

13 Days Ultimate Kenya Experience

per person
8.3 Superb

The Nairobi Day tour leads you to the Karen Blixen Museum, located on the farm that the Danish author of the famed memoir Out of Africa lived on from 1917 to 1931.

The Nairobi Day tour leads you to the Karen Blixen Museum, located on the farm that the Danish author of the famed memoir Out of Africa lived on from 1917 to 1931. Much of the 1985 Oscar-winning movie adaptation was shot on the grounds. A tour of the house is an intimate experience — in one corner is a lantern that Blixen hung on her veranda to let her ill-fated lover, English hunter Denys Finch Hatton, know she was home, and his monogrammed books still line the shelves. The beautiful gardens and coffee mailing stations still something to be proud of.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Dinner
    Entry Fees
    Group Guide
    Lunch
    Safari Transport
  • Not Included
    Alcoholic Drinks
    Ferry Charges
    Flight Charges
    Inland Personal Travel
    Mineral Water
    Personal Expenses
    Personal Guide
    Swimming
    Tips
    Travel Insurance
    Visa Fees
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Day 1: Nairobi
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport you will be met by Calvin Safaris team and then transferred to your hotel after a short briefing. Overnight in Nairobi
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Day 2: Nairobi
After a hefty breakfast you will be picked from your hotel at 10.00am and start a City Tour of Nairobi with lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant. The Nairobi Day tour leads you to the Karen Blixen Museum, located on the farm that the Danish author of the famed memoir Out of Africa lived on from 1917 to 1931. Much of the 1985 Oscar-winning movie adaptation was shot on the grounds. A tour of the house is an intimate experience — in one corner is a lantern that Blixen hung on her veranda to let her ill-fated lover, English hunter Denys Finch Hatton, know she was home, and his monogrammed books still line the shelves. The beautiful gardens and coffee mailing stations still something to be proud of.

 

After this you will proceed to the Giraffe Centre. This is a centre for conserving the Rothchild giraffe which is endangered in Kenya. The species can only be found in Nakuru National Park as well. Time allowing you can feed the giraffes and take a close selfie with them as well. Afterwards you will have a short lunch break at the Carnivore Restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit the BOMA’s of Kenya. This is home to traditional cultures of all 42 tribes of Kenya. On a Kenya Safari this is one of the best places to visit to witness various cultural dance performances and huts used by traditional tribesmen. Later in the evening you will be dropped at your hotel for overnight
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Day 3: Nairobi
After lunch early afternoon will be spent at leisure and late afternoon you will embark on an evening game viewing drive. Here there are sightings of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hyena, warthog, wildebeest, and zebra, just to name but a few. Dinner, entertainment and overnight will be at the Lodge / Luxury Tented Camp
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Day 4 & 5: Masai Mara
These two days Masai Mara will be your home, with game drives, meals and overnight. You will drive to the famous Mara River in search of hippos and crocodiles; here you will also see the crossing point for wildebeests when migrating from the neighbouring Serengeti plains since this is the time of the year that the migration is usually on. En-route you will also see the Kenya-Tanzania border that marks one side of the Mara Triangle. On one of the days an optional visit to one of the Maasai Villages, will enlighten you on the culture and lifestyle of the Maasai people who, like their northern cousins - the Samburu - have adopted to live harmoniously with the wildlife. Dinner, entertainment and overnight will be at the Lodge
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Day 6: Masai Mara - L. Bogoria
This day you will leave the Mara plains etching the sceneries in your memory and drive towards L. Bogoria. You will have a stopover for lunch on your own in Nakuru before driving further to L. Bogoria Resort and Spa for dinner and overnight.
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Day 7: L. Bogoria National Reserve
Bogoria was formerly L. Hannington, named after Bishop Hannington who was the first to put it in record and described it as the “jewel of the Great Rift Valley and the most beautiful view in Africa”. You will have a brief stopover at the Equator to be explained on the scientific facts revolving around the equator. You will drive first to the lake and take a walk along its shores. L. Bogoria is known for its hot springs and geysers on the southern shores of the lake.

 

The sulphur waters are known to have therapeutic values hence are natural spas and steam bath/sauna. The hot water is known to boil eggs. This is also the home of the greater kudu and a host of another savannah wildlife. Predators include leopard, cheetah, and hyenas, amongst others. It is also rich in bird life, especially the flamingos.

 

In the recent past the water levels have gone up so the hot springs can be viewed from the southern parts of the lake. The rest of the day will be at leisure, visiting the lake or enjoying a swim into the only naturally heated swimming pool in Kenya. All meals and overnight will be at L. Bogoria Resort and Spa / Soi Safari Lodge
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Day 8: Bogoria - Aberdares
You will be picked up from the resort and drive towards Aberdares National Park with parked lunches. You will arrive at the base Hotel in Nyeri/Mweiga where you will board a bus to the tree hotels in the park. Since game drives are not possible at the Aberdares Park you will view the animals from the comfort of your hotel rooms or balcony.

 

There are three "tree hotels" in Central Kenya with each room having a viewing balcony overlooking the watering holes and salt licks where animals come to drink and lick salt. At Aberdares National Park there are elephants, many grazing ungulates and the Cantankerous Cape Buffalos. Days here are definitely sweater cool.

 

Dinner and overnight at The Ark or Treetops Tree Hotels
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Day 9: Aberdares - Nairobi
After your breakfast you will drive back to Nairobi with packed lunches to arrive at the Double Tree by Hilton in the evening.
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Day 10: Nairobi National Museum
This day you will be picked from your hotel at around 10.00am to tour the National Museum and the Snake Park.

 

The Museum aims to interpret Kenya’s rich heritage and offers a one stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure. In addition to the museum, visitors are treated to a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as botanical gardens that offer a serene environment. The museum is open on all 356 days throughout the year from 0830hrs -17300hrs.

 

Nairobi National Museum is located at the Museum Hill, approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the Nairobi City Centre accessible both by public and private means. Built in 1929, this is the flagship museum for the National Museums of Kenya, housing celebrated collections of Kenya’s History, Nature, Culture and Contemporary Art. Afterwards proceed just next to Nairobi Snake Park which is the best place see to some of the snake species, the world has to offer is in Nairobi. Later in the day you will visit the Maasai Market for last minute shopping for the souvenirs. Overnight at Double Tree by Hilton
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Day 11: Nairobi - Mombasa
Early in the morning you will be transferred to the train Station in Syokimau for your train to Mombasa. On arrival you will be met by Calvin Safaris Crew and transferred to your beach Hotel in North Coast. Dinner and overnight at the Beach Resort
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Day 12: Mombasa
This day you will be picked from the hotel at around 9.00am for your Mombasa City Tour. You will visit the major highlights like the Fort Jesus, the narrow streets, the hanging balconies, the Akamba wood carvers and much more and a scenic tour through Mama Ngina Drive to for another adventure you will drive to Likoni Ferry and back to North Coast.

 

You will proceed to yet another adventure as you visit the former Bamburi Nature Trail currently called Haller Park. This is the only place in Kenya where you can see the giant tortoises in large numbers and go close to even touching them or sitting on them. You will be guided through the trails to the fishponds and through the crocodile breeding firm. On this also you will be explained on how plants and trees have adopted the salty soils and the symbiotic relationship between the millipedes and the casuarina trees.

 

There are a number of animals and birds to be witnessed here like Hippos, Buffalo, Elands, Crowned crane, Sacred Ibis and many more. Dinner and overnight at the Beach Resort
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Day 13: Nairobi - SGR - International Airport
This day you will be transferred very early to the train station for your train to Nairobi. On arrival you will be met by Calvin Safaris Representative for your transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.
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  • Patrick K.
    A very good experience

    We had a very good, exciting & memorable experience on this trip. The guides were superb and the adventure was worth it.

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