GLOBUS 2024: Kenya: A Classic Safari with Nairobi (QKQ)
10 Day Tour from Nairobi to Nairobi
When's the last time you laughed like a hyena? Pack your khakis, greys, and greens and get ready for the ride of your life-or rides, rather! This classic African safari vacation packs in 10 game drives to see lion, leopard, zebra, giraffe, and countless other creatures of Kenya's most famous national parks and wildlife reserves.Come face to face with adventure in custom-made 6-person 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles staffed by expert safari guides. Take in the best views of the 'Big 5,' the Samburu 'Special 5,' and every impala, ostrich, and gazelle in between-all in their natural habitats. Need to slow down and put on the brakes? Sumptuous safari lodges and comfortable tented camps, breakfast in the bush, and late day sundowner drinks present the perfect opportunities to rest near the rhinos, raise a mimosa to the monkeys, and say cheers to the cheetahs. Explore more on your Africa tour in Nairobi. Feeding endangered giraffes at the Giraffe Center, meeting orphaned elephant calves at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and visiting the former home of Out of Africa author Karen Blixen are a few highlights!
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2023
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Nairobi||Jambo, Kenya!Welcome to Nairobi, gateway to your dream safari. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.|
|Day 2||Nairobi||Conservation MattersGuided sightseeing starts at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to learn about and witness elephant conservation in action. After lunch, visit the Karen Blixen Museum, dedicated to the Danish baroness and author of the 1937 autobiography Out of Africa (later, an Academy Award winning film) illustrating her time living and operating a coffee farm in Kenya. A visit to the [LF] Giraffe Centre is followed by free time this evening. (B,L)LOCAL FAVORITEWILDLIFE WARRIORS The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, founded by Dame Daphne Sheldrick. Learn about elephant conservation and meet elephant calves, orphaned by poachers, before they are re-introduced to the wild. View the elephant calves from a distance during their feeding time. Also visit the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi-a non-profit organization operated by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, focused on saving the Rothschild giraffe. During a visit to this remarkable sanctuary, learn about this giraffe sub-species, meet them up close and feed them. Get closer on the feeding platform, and you may just get a kiss!|
|Day 3||SHABA NATIONAL RESERVE||Shaba SpecialDrive north out of the city to Shaba National Reserve, home to the 'Special 5,' a collection of unique animals, including Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, and gerenuk. Start your safari adventure with an afternoon game drive.(B,L,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL WONDERS Listen for a symphony of bird calls at the Shaba National Reserve. More than 400 recorded species including the vibrant vulturine guinea fowl and gray crowned crane reside in Shaba. Look low for the Kori bustard, the largest flying bird native to Africa.|
|Day 4||Shaba||Arid AwakeningMorning and afternoon game drives plus free time at your lodge. Due to the dry climate, grasses are sparse, making animals easier to spot. The Ewaso Ng'iro River borders the reserve, providing a year-round water supply. These two factors make for a great game viewing experience! Sundowner drinks in the bush are served prior to returning to your lodge for dinner. (B,L,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTSUNDOWNER DRINKS This evening, enjoy the legendary tradition of safaris with a memorable happy hour in the bush, complete with sunset views over the Ewaso Ng'iro River!|
|Day 5||Ol Pejeta Conservancy||Wonderful Weavers & Wildlife Sanctuaries Depart for Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. En route, stop at Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers, a project aimed at building sustainable livelihoods for local women through social and economic activities. After lunch, visit the [LF] Sweetwaters Chimp Sanctuary, then set out for an afternoon game drive. (B,L,D)LOCAL FAVORITECONSERVATION HEROES Learn more about the plight of chimpanzees during a visit to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary offers a long term home to orphaned and abused chimpanzees-a moving example of wildlife conservation for future generations.TOUR HIGHLIGHTACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT INTO THE WILD A guest favorite, Sweetwaters Serena Camp is in the heart of the conservancy with magnificent views of Mount Kenya. Globus guests enjoy tents situated directly in front of the floodlit waterhole where wildlife comes to drink day and night for a vantage point directly from your private verandah!|
|Day 6||Lake Nakuru National Park||High & MightyMorning game drive in Ol Pejeta. Then, journey through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa to Lake Nakuru National Park. Settle in to your lodge prior to dinner and gaze at the lush landscape from your private patio or open-air lounge.(B,L,D)|
|Day 7||Lake Nakuru||At the Water's EdgeYour morning game drive includes an exclusive [LF] bush breakfast. Keep your eyes out for giraffe, impala, flamingo, striped hyena, and a variety of birdlife along the water's edge. Free time at your lodge before an afternoon game drive. (B,L,D)LOCAL FAVORITEBREAKFAST IN THE BUSH As part of your morning game drive, you'll be treated to this time-honored safari experience in Africa's unmatched landscapes, reminiscent of Africa's early explorers. Sip mimosas as you revel in this memorable experience in the wild.|
|Day 8||Maasai Mara National Reserve||Jewel of KenyaThis morning, depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya's most famous game area. 'The Mara,' as it is called by locals, is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, typically from August to early November, their population grows by almost 2 million, providing a bountiful food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an afternoon game drive.(B,L,D)|
|Day 9||Maasai Mara||Magical MaraMorning and afternoon game drives plus free time to relax at your camp. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, and much more. Tonight, a [LF] farewell dinner in the bush features a traditional Maasai dance performance.(B,L,D)LOCAL FAVORITECULTURAL GEMS The Maasai people bring a history of rich culture tied to this wilderness known as the Cradle of Life. Your special farewell dinner in the bush includes a traditional Maasai dance performance celebrating an ancient culture amid the majestic wildlife who find sanctuary here. The perfect ending to a spectacular safari adventure!|
|Day 10||Nairobi||So Long, FarewellEmbark on a final game drive before flying back to Nairobi, where a day room is reserved for your use. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm.(B)|
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- Park entrance fees of $555 per person are included.
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