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ON SAFARI IN KENYA - 2018

Tour Code - 3500 9 days - NAIROBI to NAIROBI
Imagine seeing wildlife—lion, zebra, giraffe, Cape buffalo, flamingo, elephant, and more—in their natural habitat. On this Kenya safari for value-minded travelers, you can!

No safari in Kenya would be complete without visiting Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. Known for the annual wildebeest migration the area boasts a large, permanent population of animals so game viewing is good year round. During five game drives, keep your eyes open for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, lion, and much more. Beyond the Maasai Mara, visit Mount Kenya National Park, where your treetop lodge gives you unobstructed views of the waterhole that attracts elephant and buffalo. You’ll also enjoy a guided forest walk with a naturalist followed by a bush breakfast here. In Lake Nakuru National Park world-famous for its flamingo, search for giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, Cape buffalo, impala, and more.

This Kenya tour also features special up close encounters. In Lake Naivasha National Park, a guided walk offers the chance to see giraffe and zebra and meet elephant calves orphaned by poachers at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi. You’ll also visit a special beading project that helps provide training and job opportunities for local women. Plus, to ensure you can capture the perfect photograph, have a window seat, and have easy game viewing, Cosmos offers safari mini-buses with a pop-up roof and a maximum of six people per vehicle.

Magnificent wildlife, important animal sanctuaries, and thrilling adventures—this exciting Kenya safari is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Standard Features

Destinations

  • SIGHTSEEING
    In Nairobi, Mount Kenya National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha National Park, and Maasai Mara National Reserve.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Mount Kenya, Kenyan highlands, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, and Maasai Mara plains.
  • GUIDES
    Services of a professional Driver/Guide and Tour Director throughout.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Safari mini-bus, between destinations and for game drives, with pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We limit each vehicle to a maximum of six people, ensuring you'll always have a window seat.
  • HOTELS
    Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES
    Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
8
7
7

8 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D).

Day by Day

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  1. ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA.
    Welcome to Africa! Arrive this evening, check in to your hotel, and prepare for your safari adventure!

  2. NAIROBI-MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK AREA.
    Start your sightseeing at the SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE, founded and managed by Daphne Sheldrick. During your visit, learn about elephant conservation and meet elephant calves orphaned by poachers before they are re-introduced to the wild. Next, visit the GIRAFFE CENTRE, a nonprofit organization focused on saving the Rothschild's giraffe. Here, you will learn a bit more about this sub-species and have the opportunity to feed them. Then, depart Nairobi for MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK, where your treetop lodge is raised on stilts with unobstructed views over a floodlit waterhole. Spend the afternoon and evening observing the animals from the viewing deck or the balcony in your room. (B,L,D)

  3. MOUNT KENYA AREA-LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK.
    This morning, embark on a GUIDED FOREST WALK with a naturalist to learn more about the plant and animal life in the area. Afterward, a BUSH BREAKFAST awaits. Later, journey through the beautiful Kenyan highlands. Known as one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa, you will find farmers growing crops such as corn, wheat, coffee, and tea. Arrive in LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK and settle in for the evening. (B,L,D)

  4. LAKE NAKURU.
    Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. The park is home to a variety of animals including giraffe, flamingo, impala, Cape buffalo, and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see white rhino, which are commonly spotted here. (B,L,D)

  5. LAKE NAKURU-LAKE NAIVASHA NATIONAL PARK.
    After breakfast, make the short drive to LAKE NAIVASHA NATIONAL PARK. Make a stop at LIFE BEADS, an organization providing training and job opportunities to local women, disabled people, and street children. Here, trainees learn how to make a variety of handicrafts including beading and basket making. After lunch, take a GUIDED WALK around Crescent Island for a chance at an up-close view of giraffe, zebra, and more. (B,L,D)

  6. LAKE NAIVASHA-MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE.
    This morning, depart for MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya's most famous game area. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. (B,L,D)

  7. MAASAI MARA.
    Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in the "Mara," as it is called by locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally from August to early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. (B,L,D) NOTE: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

  8. MAASAI MARA.
    Further explore this magical place during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Watch for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, and much more. Between game drives, take advantage of leisure time to relax. (B,L,D)

  9. MAASAI MARA-NAIROBI.
    Today, drive back to Nairobi, where your tour ends. We have reserved a day room at the Eka Hotel Nairobi for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm. (B)

Prev Year Available 2018 Tours Next Year
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
(from)
Twin Price
(from)
Triple Price
(from)
PRE NAIROBI 01 Jan 2018 31 Dec 2018 $189 USD $113 USD $108 USD
POST NAIROBI 01 Jan 2018 31 Dec 2018 $189 USD $113 USD $108 USD

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