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Exploring Kenya Itinerary

A 4x4 exploration of some of Kenya's top locations, including Amboseli, the Rift Valley Lakes and Masai Mara, staying in comfortable lodges and camps.

10 days from £3200pp plus international flights.

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Exploring Kenya

Day 1

Arrive In Nairobi

Your flight arrives in Nairobi, where you are met by a local representative and transferred the short distance to your first night hotel. Unwind for the remainder of the day, maybe going for a swim in the pool and checking out the bars and restaurants, all the while full of excitement for the days to come.

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Day 2

Drive To Amboseli

After breakfast you are collected by your driver-guide who will be with you for the duration of your holiday. The first stage of your journey takes you south to Amboseli a drive of around four and a half hours, with stops en-route to stretch your legs. You stop for lunch at Sopa Lodge, where you can enjoy superb views of Mount Kilimanjaro, then resume the journey, keeping a sharp lookout for wildlife, and arrive at Amboseli Serena Lodge, where you spend the next two nights. You dine at the lodge tonight and should aim to get a good night's sleep to be up early for your morning safari.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3

Amboseli National Park

Rise promptly, early morning is one of the best times for wildlife viewing, and your efforts could be rewarded with some excellent sightings. Amboseli National Park is famed for its herds of elephants, and is also home to populations of giraffe, zebra, buffalo, lion, leopard and cheetah, making for a fascinating and varied safari. You return to the lodge for lunch and a siesta, and, fortified by afternoon tea, you set out again in the 4x4 for more safari magic. Alternatively, you can opt for a full day safari with a picnic lunch. Either way, your guide's expertise is a great asset and by the time you arrive back at the lodge you should have encountered a wide range of wildlife and have a greater understanding of the African bush.

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Day 4

Drive To Aberdare

Enjoy breakfast at Amboseli Serena and then join your drive-guide for the journey north to Treetops Lodge in Aberdare National Park. Driving time is around six hours, but you should see aspects of Kenyan life on the way, and there is a picnic lunch for you to enjoy en-route. On arrival at Treetops Lodge you can wash away the dust with a shower then head to the lounge for a drink before dinner.

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Day 5

Drive To Lake Nakuru

Following breakfast at Treetops you are on the move again. Your destination today is Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge in the Great Rift Valley. You should arrive by lunchtime as the drive takes about three hours. Enjoy lunch while taking in the views of Lake Nakuru. This afternoon you have a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a chance to see both black and white rhinos here, as well as buffalo, zebra and giraffe, and of course flamingos and other aquatic birds on the lake. Return to the lodge for dinner.

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Day 6

Lake Bogoria

A morning excursion to Lake Bogoria is planned for today. This is a protected wetland area and the saline lake is known for its large flocks of lesser flamingos and attracts plenty of other bird species so ornithologists will be in their element. Though birds are the main draw, during your safari you may also observe greater kudu, impala, zebra and buffalo. This area is rich in geothermal activity with geysers and hot springs much in evidence. Your trip includes a stop to enjoy your packed lunch, and, as ever, you can liaise with your driver-guide to make sure you see all that you want to as you make your way to Sunbird Lodge overlooking Lake Elementaita.

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Day 7

Drive To The Masai Mara

This morning you are on the move, now heading to the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Driving time is approximately four and a half hours, though there are stops en-route and you are sure to pause to admire the scenery. On arrival at Ilkeliani Camp, literally across the river from the national park. You sit down to lunch as you anticipate the afternoon's safari, certain to be packed full of memorable encounters. On your return there's time for a shower and change of clothes before you join other guests by the campfire for sundowner drinks. Dinner is an atmospheric meal eaten by candlelight, as you listen to the sounds of the bush around you, and afterwards an askari (Maasai guide) escorts you back to your tent.

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Day 8

Masai Mara National Park

The Masai Mara is prolific in wildlife year-round and a Big 5 destination, with the added bonus of the wildebeest migration from July to October. At all times of year plains game is plentiful, with excellent chances of seeing zebra and giraffe, plus pursuant predators including lion, cheetah, hyena. Elephant, buffalo and rhino are often seen, and hippo and crocodile are present in the rivers. Birds are abundant, too, with over 550 species on record. All in all, there is plenty to keep you busy on your morning and afternoon drives and by the end of the day you'll understand why this is such a famous safari destination.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 9

Masai Mara National Park

A second full day to enjoy in Masai Mara Game Reserve. You might want to search for a specific species, or sighting. Liaise with your driver-guide to make the best use of your time, maybe electing to spend the full day out on safari and taking in different locations such as the Mara River or Musiara Marsh for a change of scene. With your driver at your disposal there are lots of options. Later, back in camp sitting round the campfire you can recount your favourite moments and exchange stories with fellow travellers as you relax.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 10

Drive To Nairobi

Savour breakfast in camp before packing your bags for the drive back to Nairobi. This takes in the region of five hours. On arrival in the city you are taken to the airport to check in for your onward flight.

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