SAFARI KENYA – LEGENDARY EXPEDITION 5 DAYS WITH NAIROBI NP AND TAITA HILLS
If your dream is to land at Nairobi and travel south to the coast visiting the main National Parks of Kenya, this 5 day safari is perfect for you! It combines some of the highlights of Kenya. On this safari, you will observe the majestic endengered rhinos at Nairobi National Park and view the great elephant herds in Amboseli with Mount Kilimanjaro as your backdrop. Your journey will then take you to the lush Tsavo West, home to eland, kudu and orix in a moon-like landscape. Ejnoy, at last, the secluded Lumo Wildlife Sanctuary.
Travelling with Paka Safaris means exclusive use of vehicle, professional and private safari guide and high level , safe and comfortable accomodation. Programs are always planned by professional safari specialists, in order to avoid traffic and long distances, to enjoy the nature and its wildlife. The perfect luxury tour for you!
5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
DAY 0: LANDING IN NAIROBI
DAY 1: NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
DAY 2: NAIROBI – AMBOSELI
DAY 3: AMBOSELI – TSAVO WEST
DAY 4: TSAVO WEST – LUMO SANCTUARY
DAY 5: LUMO SANCTUARY – KENYA COAST
ACTIVITIES & SERVICES INCLUDED
- Private Toyota LandCruiser with a pop-top roof hatch
- Bottled water on your vehicle
- Private professional english speaking guide
- National Parks and concession fees
- Full Board accomodation
- Daily game drives
- Night game drive
- Bush lunch
- Flying doctors insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees (50$)
- International flight
- All drinks
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
DAY 0: JOMO KENYATTA AIRPORT & TRANSFER TO NAIROBI
We will leave from Nairobi for the first destination not later than 6 a.m.
We recommend you to stay one night in Nairobi before your safari. You can use this time visiting the city and its main attractions: David Sheldrick Orphanage, Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum. Or you can just rest and refresh up after your flight.
You will meet your guide/driver on the following day , leaving for the first destination.
DAY 1: NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast move to your first destination together with your guide. You don’t have to travel long distances today as Nairobi National Park is located within the city.
This park is small but offers a large number of wildlife, including lions and the most endangered species : black and white rhinos! Visiting this beautiful park , while travelling from the north to the coast, means to make this safari complete, since this species is not present in most of the parks.
You will do a game drive in the morning before to have lunch at a secluded luxury tented camp within the park.
Afternoon game drive until 18.00 p.m. , when the park closes, before to reach your accomodation in Nairobi for dinner and overstay.
DAY 2: AMBOSELI
Today your next destination is the famous Amboseli National Park. Everyone wants to experience the magnificent views over the border to Kilimanjaro, and feel the romantic atmosphere that comes from being in its presence.
The National Park has a thriving elephant population which sets you up for that ‘must have’ photograph in the foreground of the stunning snow-capped Mountain.
Leaving from Nairobi, the distance to Amboseli won’t be very long: about 4 hours drive. You will reach Amboseli entrance at around 10/10,30 a.m., in time to have still a fantastic morning game drive before to reach the lodge for lunch.
This will be the longest transfer (except the one you will have on the last day, going to the coast).
We don’t like tarmac roads, especially the Mombasa – Nairobi highway which is very busy, and we always try our best to avoid it when it is possible. In this case Amboseli, Tsavo West and Lumo Sanctuary are very close to each other and this allows us to reach our goal.
After morning game drive in the middle of elephant herds, we stop at the lodge for lunch and resting.
Afternoon game drive.
Dinner and overstay at the lodge (inside the park).
DAY 3: TSAVO WEST
Today we leave Amboseli and Kilimanjaro and we head to the nearby Tsavo West National Park.
The distance between Amboseli and Tsavo West is about 1 hour and a half, and you will travel on a secondary road in the middle of Maasai villages and plantations.
As you approach Tsavo West National Park you will observe the Green Hills of Africa, so beloved by Hernest Hemingway. You will then travel through an expanse of lush, jungle-like forest where you may encounter elephants, kudu, eland and oryx.
And just before reaching your camp, you will visit the moon-like landscape at Shetani Lava Flow, a vast expanse of folded black lava which spreads for 50 sq km across the savannah at the foot of Chyulu Hills.
You will arrive at your camp by lunchtime.
In the afternoon, you’ll stretch your legs while exploring Mzima Springs on foot, a series of natural springs inhabited by hippos and crocodiles. The natural filtration process made by the volcanic lava rocks of Chyulu Hills gives rise to Mzima’s famously clear stream, which flows through a series of pools and rapids.
You will end the day with another game drive en route to your camp.
Dinner and overstay.
DAY 4: TAITA HILLS
Morning game drive in Tsavo West searching for wildlife and the elusive leopard that lives in that area, just before to cross the southern part of the park. You will reach the exclusive Lumo Wildlife Sanctuary among Taita Hills in the late morning.
Game drive in the Sanctuary up to lunch time, when you will reach your lodge.
During midday hours you can rest up in your tent and enjoy uninterrupted views over the endless savannah, the perfect spot to quietly observe or contemplate the wilderness.
During sunset, enjoy an unforgettable sundowner, with a drink in hand and after that you will start the night game drive, looking for nocturnal wildlife, like genets, african civets, bushbabies and , yes!, predators on a hunt! If you are lucky you may spot the elusive melanistic serval, common in this area but very rare in Africa!
You will end with a fabulous dinner at the lodge.
DAY 5: YOUR JOURNEY ENDS
Your last morning game drive within Lumo Sanctuary has arrived.
But before to leave this beautiful place, you will stop somewhere in the savannah for your bush lunch, toasting to Africa with a glass of champagne in your hands!
You will leave from the Sanctuary just after lunch, at around 13.00 and you will reach the coast after about 5 hours drive.
Your Beach Holiday has started: you may choose to stay at our exclusive Nyumba ya Paka Boutique Hotel or another place.
If you wish not to change destination every day, packing and unpacking your things daily, you may decide to add one more night in Amboseli by skipping Nairobi National Park or adding one night extra to your safari. The combinations are many and customizable: feel free to talk to us for suggestions.
The indicative cost of the 5-days itinerary for 2023 on a 2-person basis in august is about 2600 € per person, including the first night in Nairobi before departure.
With in addition a night in Amboseli or Lake Naivasha: about 3200 € pp
With in addition a night in Tsavo East: about 3000 € pp
If you want a customized price, based on the number of participants and the season,
contact us on [email protected] or on WhatsApp at +254 726206314 or +254 701468409