Kuoni Kenya Cheetah Safari
Kuoni Kenya Cheetah Safari
Kuoni Kenya Cheetah Safari is a fixed itinerary Kenya Multi Centre Holiday, which can be booked online, with Kuoni or for ideas to help you create a luxury Multi Centre Holiday, Tailor Made by a specialist travel adviser. Kenya Cheetah Safari could be combined with a Kenya beach stay in the Mombasa area, with over 300 miles of palm-fringed beaches include Diani Beach with its glistening white sands.
If you would prefer something extra special for your Honeymoon or Anniverary, Kenya Leopard Safari could be combined with a Zanzibar beach holiday. Regularly voted among the world’s best beaches, Zanzibar’s palm-fringed sands, are lapped by warm Indian Ocean waters. Zanzibar is a short flight from Nairobi, Kenya.
Kuoni Kenya Cheetah Safari
The 8 night Cheetah Safari is one of Kuoni’s most popular itineraries, covering a wide area and showcasing the very best of Kenya including Samburu, the Rift Valley and the world-famous Maasai Mara. Mileages are quite long and road conditions can be poor on occasion, but you’ll get to see much more of this diverse country and the wildlife viewing is unforgettable.
• Nairobi: 1 night
• Samburu: 2 nights
• Aberdares: 1 night
• Lake Naivasha: 1 night
• Maasai Mara: 2 nights
Day 1: UK to Nairobi
Depart the UK on your flight to Nairobi. On arrival, transfer to your comfortable hotel to relax ahead of your safari adventure. Stay: Southern Sun Mayfair (or similar).
Day 2: Nairobi to Samburu
Drive to Samburu with lunch en route at the Trout Tree Restaurant – a unique dining venue set inside and around a giant fig tree. When you reach Samburu’s arid landscape, you’ll have an afternoon game drive to get to your accommodation – the Samburu Sopa Lodge, which perches on a hill inside the reserve with far-reaching views and rooms housed in traditional Samburu cottages. Tonight there’ll be a welcome dinner for you and your group. Approx. journey time: 6 hours. Stay: Samburu Sopa Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 3: Samburu
Head out with your group into the Samburu reserve on morning and afternoon game drives. Lesser visited than its more southerly neighbours, this relatively small reserve’s arid landscape is home to ‘dry country’ animals rarely found outside the park. Its ‘special five’ are the long-necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra, beisa oryx and reticulated giraffe. Stay: Samburu Sopa Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 4: Samburu to Aberdares
Drive south to the Aberdare Mountain Ranges. The Aberdare National Park was created in 1950 to protect the forested slopes of the ancient Aberdare Range, with wildlife ranging from elephant and lion to the black and white Colobus monkey and beautiful but lesser-sighted bongo – a horned antelope with distinctive white stripes. Once you reach Aberdare you’ll check in at the Aberdare Country Club in order to transfer to its unique sister property, The Ark, which will be your viewing perch for the night. In the heart of the Aberdare National Park, The Ark’s design is based on Noah’s Ark. It overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, attracting wildlife day and night. Four viewing decks with balconies allow up-close wildlife viewing without even leaving your accommodation. There’s also a ground-level photo hide and an on-call viewing service to ensure that you don’t miss a thing. Rooms are known as ‘cabins’, set over three ‘decks’. Approx. journey time: 3 hours. Stay: The Ark (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 5: Aberdares to Lake Naivasha
Have breakfast before driving via Thomson’s Falls – a scenic waterfall on the Uaso Narok River – to Lake Nakuru National Park for lunch and a game drive. The park is a haven for bird lovers, with over 400 species of bird, and provides habitat for lion, leopard and Rothschild giraffe. It also offers fantastic chances of spotting herds of white rhino. Continue on to Lake Naivasha for the night and the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, which has resident monkeys, giraffe and hippo inhabiting its 150-acre grasslands. Approx. journey time: 3 hours. Stay: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 6: Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara
After breakfast, set off for the Maasai Mara – home to the Big Five, big cats, and a whole host of other wildlife amongst its rolling plains and open savannah. Arrive for lunch at your lodge, then head out on an afternoon game drive before returning for dinner. With splendid views across the Mara plains, Sarova Mara Game Camp offers the classic safari experience with the comfort of a hotel-style residence. The camp has 73 premium canvas tents with canopied beds, and facilities here include a pool with poolside bar, a wellness tent for massages and a buffet-style restaurant. In the evenings, relax around the roaring camp fire with your fellow guests. Approx. journey time: 5 hours. Stay: Sarova Mara Game Camp (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 7: Maasai Mara
This may be the last day of your safari, but it could be the most thrilling as today there’s the opportunity to take a hot-air balloon safari to gain a whole new perspective of the Maasai Mara. This is our most highly recommended optional experience in Kenya. Wake early and watch as the balloon is prepared, then take flight and drift upwards as the sun rises; the bright pink-orange haze visible for miles across the vast savannah and the wildlife roaming below you. This will be followed by an impressive Champagne breakfast that will be set up for your group wherever you land. Then head out on morning and afternoon game drives into the heart of this wildlife-rich reserve – a fitting end to an exciting safari. Stay: Sarova Mara Game Camp (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 8: Maasai Mara to Nairobi
If you’re travelling on to Kenya’s coast, you’ll fly directly from the Mara to Mombasa in the afternoon. Otherwise, leave the Mara after breakfast, arriving in Nairobi in time for lunch. Approx. journey time: 5 hours. You’ll then be taken to a central hotel for the afternoon where you might like to pre-book a day room before your return flight to the UK, arriving the following day. B.
Guide Price – Kuoni Cheetah Safari – 8 nights
At the time of posting Kuoni published a Guide price of £2,582 per person, based on departure 5th November 2018 from London Heathrow
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