Family Escapade By Road
7 nights/ 8 Days
Itinerary at a Glance
||Nairobi Safari Club||L,D|
|2||Samburu||Sarova Shaba Lodge
|3||Samburu||Sarova Shaba Lodge
|4||Sweetwaters||Sweetwaters Tented Camp
||Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
||Siana Springs Intrepids Camp||B,L,D||P|
||Siana Springs Intrepids Camp||B,L,D
KEY: B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner, Trf – Transfers, Flt - Flight, E- Game drive before breakfast, A- Morning game drive, P – Afternoon game drive
Day 1 – Nairobi
Morning arrival in Nairobi, you will be welcomed by Naked Wilderness representative. Transfer to your hotel. you should be ready for some fun. Drive to Daphne Sheldrick orphanage to watch the tiny orphans at their baths and hear from their keepers how each one has been loved and brought up. Continue to Giraffe Centre where you will have an opportunity to feed the Rothschild giraffes. Thereafter you will drive to Carnivore for lunch and return to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Nairobi Safari Club on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2 – Samburu
Drive to Kenya’s rugged north eastern region, arriving at your lodge around noon. Children can take part in the activities of the Adventurers' Club Afternoon game drive to see Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, elephant and other game. Overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge on full board basis.
Day 3 – Samburu
After breakfast depart for a morning and afternoon game drive to explore this arid wilderness and photograph its teeming wildlife. During the afternoon game drive visit a Samburu traditional to experience their way of life and learn more about their traditional believes and culture. Overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge on full board basis.
(WHILST IN SAMBURU –KIDS ADVENTURE - Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives Experience a camel ride In the early evening
Day 4 – Sweetwaters
After breakfast drive to Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary where you arrive in time for lunch. The afternoon game drive will give you an opportunity to visit chimpanzee sanctuary and meet Morani the pet rhinoceros. Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp overlooking the waterhole on full board basis.
Day 5 – Lake Naivasha
After breakfast continue to Lake Naivasha which is the highest and purest of the Rift Valley lakes. Your boat cruise here takes you to the breeding grounds of pelicans, fish eagles, and cormorants. Spot the primeval hippos lurking in the shallow water and the zebras and antelopes grazing on Crescent Island. Lunch at Lake Naivasha Country Club. In the afternoon drive to the Great Rift Valley Resort for the overnight on full board basis.
(WHILST AT LAKE NAIVASHA – KIDS ADVENTURE - Star gazing, basic lessons on the stars Basic first aid lessons Learn survival skills – finding water, food, traps and snares Learn how to make a fire using sticks Bush orienteering lessons Visit to Eburru Forest, activities like nature study on medicinal plants/tree identification, bird identification etc. Visit the water harvesting project at Eburu and experience the hot water springs, steam bathing and tapping at Eburru. Visit the local school. Visit to Hell’s Gate Park. Enjoy a guided short walk through the gorges and a game drive to view plains game. Visit to Crater Lake Visit Lake Naivasha and enjoy a boat ride)
Day 6 – Masai Mara
After breakfast traverse the Rift Valley and ascend its western rim. You are now in Maasai country, where sedentary crop farming gives way to nomadic cattle herding. Drive to. Red-clad, with spear Masai warriors tend their herds of cattle among the wildlife, admirably unmoved by the presence of large predators. Children can take part in the activities of the Adventurers' Club Afternoon game drive in the Mara, famous for the Wildebeest and Zebra migration and its abundance of wildlife. Overnight at Siana Springs Intrepids Camp on full board basis.
Day 7 – Masai Mara
Morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular game reserve, all with superb photographic opportunities. Blessed with a permanent water supply, Masai Mara has a permanent population of plains game. The “big five” – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino are quite common. . During the afternoon game drive visit a Samburu traditional to experience their way of life and learn more about their traditional believes and culture Overnight at Siana Springs Intrepids Camp on full board basis.
(WHILST IN MASAI MARA – KIDS ADVENTURE – - Bush orienteering – learn how to find your way through the bush using traditional methods (sun and stars) and compasses Basic first aid practical lessons e.g. how to treat and administer shocks, snake bites, bleeding etc Bird identification, through a variety of lessons and bush walks, learn how to identify various African birds through their calls, bills, feet, habitats and plumage patterns Tree identification, learn how to identify various key tree species, their importance and roles in their environment, and their local and medicinal uses Mammal behaviour studies, at the beginning of the course each Ranger chooses a specific mammal to collect data on during their game drives and bush walks. Data is collected to ensure a comprehensive understanding of behaviour patterns Guided bush walks, study of local flora, small mammals, reptiles, birds and insects, identifying larger mammals through their spoor and finding water in the bush ‘Animal Obstacle Course’, which enables Rangers’ to mimic and study the movements and hunting techniques of different animals e.g. lion, leopard, elephant etc. After imitating the movements of each animal the Rangers’ are taught the scientific rationale behind them )
Day 8 – Depart
Today you leave behind the plains of the Masai Mara and drive the journey through the Great Rift Valley back to Nairobi (lunch on own ) Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight.
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