BIG CAT SAFARI
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BIG CAT SAFARI
- 9 DAYS -
This trip gives our guests an opportunity to view the Big Cats ( Lion, Cheetah & Leopard) in their natural habitat. We set out in search of these majestic cats in three of Kenya's parks and game reserve and lucky guests might witness them taking down prey. The scenery and game view will certainly excite.
DAY 1 | NAIROBI & WELCOME
Welcome to Kenya! Upon arrival into Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel, a serene escape in Kenya's bustling modern capital city.
OVERNIGHT: NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL
MEALS: ON OWN ACCOUNT
DAY 2 | OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY & CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY
Your first day on safari! This morning, we drive to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a private game sanctuary situated on the Laikipia Plains near Mount Kenya, arriving in time for lunch at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Built on the grounds of a colonial-era farm inside the conservancy itself, Sweetwaters is the perfect base for exploring Ol Pejeta. After settling into your accommodations, set out into the bush for your first game-viewing drive. Later this afternoon, you will tour Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only facility of its kind in Kenya. Upon your return to camp, you can relax on your private verandah overlooking the camp’s water hole, take a dip in the pool, or catalog the day’s haul of wildlife photographs. After dinner, relax by the fire or retire to the wonderful ambiance of your tent. The camp’s luxurious tents all feature comfortable beds, electricity, hot/cold running water, and a full in-suite bathroom with shower.
OVERNIGHT: SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP
DAY 3 | OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
Enjoy the entire day at leisure at Sweetwaters with morning and afternoon game drives through the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Boasting an incredible density of wildlife within its borders, the conservancy is home to a host of endangered species and especially known for its populations of black rhinoceros. We return to camp for dinner and another pleasant evening.
OVERNIGHT: SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP
DAYS 4 & 5 | SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
After another lovely breakfast this morning, we head north to Samburu, arriving in time for lunch at Elephant Bedroom Camp. Enjoy an afternoon game drive through Samburu followed by dinner at the camp. Don’t be surprised to find an elephant wandering down the path in this aptly-named camp. Samburu National Reserve lies within the lands of the Samburu, cousins of the Maasai. The reserve is one of the best places to find several endemic northern species including gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, and Grevy’s zebra. The area is quite arid, causing the game to congregate near the Ewaso Nyiro river which runs through the reserve. This concentration of wildlife makes game viewing particularly good.
OVERNIGHT: ELEPHANT BEDROOM CAMP
DAY 6, 7 & 8| MAASAI MARA
Setting out after breakfast, we depart Elephant Bedroom Camp for the airstrip for your flight to Ngerende airstrip in the Maasai Mara. Upon arrival in the Mara, you will be met by your new guide and driven to Mara safari Club. Stopping to view game en-route, you arrive in time for lunch. This luxurious and ecologically sensitive camp is located in the heart of the bush.Enjoy the entire three days exploring the splendors of the Mara with morning and afternoon game-viewing drives, returning to the club for lunch and dinner. The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is widely considered to be one of Africa’s greatest reserves, where the Maasai community co-exists in harmony with the local fauna. This co-existence of man and wildlife makes this one of the world’s most unique wilderness regions. The Mara is home to a breathtaking array of life.
OVERNIGHT: MARA SAFARI CLUB
DAY 9 | NAIROBI
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Nairobi. Arrive in the afternoon at. the Carnivore Restaurant for a farewell dinner before heading to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you embark for home.
DAY-ROOMS: NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL
* PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE TRAVELER AT ANY NOTICE TIMING. AN ACACIA HOLIDAYS REPRESENTATIVE WILL CONTACT EACH TRAVELER TO NOTIFY OF ANY CHANGES.
Exclusive use of an English-speaking chauffeur/guide
Exclusive use of a 4 X 4 Land cruiser
Bottled mineral water while on safari
Transfers to/from airport upon arrival/departure
Full board accommodation while on safari
Overnight accommodation and breakfast in Nairobi
All park entrance fees
Game drives as specified in the itinerary
All Kenya government taxes & service charges
Flying Doctors evacuation service