THE BIG FIVE
Kenya's winning combination of stunning wildlife parks, fantastic game lodges and laid-back beach life make for a memorable holiday.
The Big Five
PRICE: €2759pp incl. taxes | DATE: 21st MAY 2013 | COUNTRY: KENYA | DURATION: 10 DAYS
Return Flights ex Cork/Dublin/Shannon - Nairobi • Return Airport Transfers • Accommodation on tour in twin room with private facilities as per hotel details • Services of a tour director • Porterage at hotels during tour
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing, various departure dates available.
DAY 1: Depart Ireland.
DAY 2: Nairobi - Nyeri.
On arrival in Nairobi you will be met by our representative, before being driven through rich farming land to Nyeri, and your hotel for an overnight stay. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. (L, D)
DAY 3: Nyeri - Samburu Game Reserve.
We head towards the Equator and the magnificent Samburu National Reserve, a hot, arid area on the edges of Kenya's northern frontier. After lunch, there's a game drive providing the chance to see Grevy's Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, lion, crocodile and the blue-legged Somali Ostrich. (B, L, D)
DAY 4: Samburu Game Reserve.
We begin the day with an early morning game drive, arriving back at the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning is yours to relax and enjoy the facilities at the lodge. In the evening, enjoy another game drive. (B, L, D)
DAY 5: Samburu Game Reserve - Aberdare National Park.
After an early breakfast, we head for the highlands and the Aberdare National Park, part of the Aberdare mountain range, with peaks rising to 14,000 feet. It is here that you may see the endangered Black Rhino, along with elephant and buffalo. Your luggage will be stored at the Outspan Hotel where we will have lunch. Afterwards we continue with an overnight bag to Aberdare. (B, L, D)
DAY 6: Aberdare National Park - Lake Nakuru.
We travel to Lake Nakuru, the first national park to be declared an Important Bird Area. This beautiful lake measures 40 square kilometres and is set just north of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Teeming with birdlife, it is home to pink flamingos and in the surrounding wetlands, you may spot white and black rhinos, buffalo, leopards and zebra. In the late afternoon enjoy another game drive. (B, L, D)
DAY 7: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara.
After an early breakfast, we descend the Rift Valley into one of the most popular and renowned reserves, the Masai Mara Game Reserve, arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy a game drive around this amazing reserve, one of Africa's oldest, largest and most impressive. Comprising over 1,672 square kilometres of acacia-spotted savannah and rolling hill country, it is home to a splendid array of wildlife including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, buffalo and zebra. In the autumn, you may be lucky enough to witness one of the world's great natural spectacles, the migration of thousands of wildebeest. (B, L, D)
DAY 8: Masai Mara.
After another early morning game drive, you'll arrive back at the lodge for breakfast and have the rest of the morning and afternoon at leisure to enjoy your surroundings. Why not take an optional ballooning safari and see the wonders of the Masai Mara from above? In the evening, enjoy another game drive before relaxing over dinner and perhaps sharing stories for the last time with your fellow travellers. (B, L, D)
DAY 9: Masai Mara - Nairobi - UK.
Return to Nairobi for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay at a beach resort. (B)
DAY 10: Home landing in Ireland.
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