Kuoni Kenya Leopard Safari
Kuoni Kenya Leopard Safari
Kuoni Kenya Leopard 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 Leopard 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, Kenza.
Kuoni Kenya Leopard Safari
Kuoni Kenya Leopard Safari is 13 night journey in a 4×4 vehicle across beautiful Kenya, takes in many of the main parks, including the rolling plains of the Maasai Mara.
• Nairobi: 2 nights
• Amboseli: 2 nights
• Aberdares: 1 night
• Samburu: 2 nights
• Ol Pejeta: 2 nights
• Lake Nakuru: 1 night
• Maasai Mara: 2 nights
Day 1: UK to Nairobi
Depart the UK on your flight to Nairobi. On arrival, transfer to your hotel to relax. Stay: Nairobi Serena Hotel (or similar).
Day 2: Nairobi
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before an insightful full day trip to four of Nairobi’s key attractions. Your first stop will be the Giraffe Centre, a conservation centre for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe where you’ll have the chance to feed these friendly giants. Next you’ll drive to the world-famous Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Spend some time with the elephants as they are fed by staff, who are on hand to answer any questions and talk about their experiences with these rescued baby elephants. The elephants are inquisitive, so expect a trunk heading in your direction! Have lunch at Tamarind Tamambo, and then visit the Karen Blixen Museum; the simple farm house home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Your final visit of the day will be Kazuri Beads – a bead-making shop founded in 1975 to create employment for local single mothers. You’ll see how the beads are hand-shaped from clay, kiln-fired and glazed before being strung together to create a colourful bracelet or necklace. Dinner tonight is at your own arrangement. Stay: Nairobi Serena Hotel (or similar). B.
Day 3: Nairobi to Amboseli
After breakfast, drive to one of the most popular parks in Kenya – Amboseli National Park, known for its huge elephant herds and dramatic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. You’ll arrive at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge in time for lunch. This a traditional lodge, where rooms are housed in single-storey buildings. In the afternoon, head out on a game drive. Amboseli’s low vegetation makes for excellent wildlife spotting. Look out for lion, buffalo and zebra, as well as hippo in the swamplands. The park’s dry and dusty form is due to the volcanic ash that came from Mount Kilimanjaro on its last eruption, yet the lush green areas are a result of a continuous water supply from the mountain’s melting snow. Approx. journey time: 3 hours. Stay: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 4: Amboseli
This morning you’ll have the choice of a game drive or visit to a Maasai village (local charge). Then visit one of the lion-proof Maasai bomas created by Born Free in collaboration with the Kenya Wildlife Service. Amboseli is a region of high human-wildlife conflict, with lions destroying livestock, and the local community destroying the lions in return. Typically, Kenyan livestock is held in enclosures made of thorn bushes − which lions can find a way through. The difference with a lion-proof boma is that it is constructed of chain fences. So far, this method – piloted in Amboseli – has proved to be 100% lion proof. Drive back to your lodge for lunch and head out on a game drive in Amboseli. Stay: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 5: Amboseli to Aberdares
After breakfast travel back to Nairobi and then out towards the Aberdare Mountain Range, with lunch en route at the Safari Park Hotel. 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. Based on Noah’s Ark, The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, attracting wildlife both day and night. Approx. journey time: 5 hours. Stay: The Ark (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 6: Aberdares to Samburu
Travel back to the Aberdare Country Club for check-out and continue north to the Samburu National Reserve and the Samburu Game Lodge on the western banks of the Uaso Nyiro River. This is the dry north of Kenya and the reserve attracts wildlife not often seen elsewhere. Look out for the gerenuk – a rare gazelle with a long neck that stands on its hind legs to feed. Approx. journey time: 3 hours. Stay: Samburu Game Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 7: Samburu
Make the most of a full day in Samburu with early morning and afternoon game drives offering further chances to seek out the ‘special five’: the gerenuk, Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and Somali ostrich. Stay: Samburu Game Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 8: Samburu to Ol Pejeta
Drive south to Sweetwaters Serena Camp for lunch and a game drive, then visit the Chimpanzee and Rhino Sanctuaries. Within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the sanctuary is the only place in Kenya where the endangered chimpanzee can be seen. It also houses the world’s two remaining northern white rhino. Head back to Sweetwaters for dinner and to experience the charm of under-canvas living. Approx. journey time: 3 hours. Stay: Sweetwaters Serena Camp (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 9: Ol Pejeta
Today offers the opportunity for further game drives in the Ol Pejeta conservancy. Stay: Sweetwaters Serena Camp (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 10: Ol Pejeta to Lake Nakuru
Drive via Thomson’s Falls to Lake Nakuru for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. Lake Nakuru National Park offers one of the best chances to see rhino. Enjoy a game drive and take in the views from the park’s viewpoints. Stay at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge overlooking Lake Nakuru. Approx. journey time: 3 hours. Stay: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 11: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara
Drive to the Maasai Mara and explore the rolling plains on an afternoon game drive. You’re likely to spot prides of lion basking in the shade, and may even be able to seek out an elusive solo leopard and other species including cheetah and hyena. Stay at the Sarova Mara Game Camp – a classic bush camp with traditionally-furnished canvas tents housed under tiled roofs. Approx. journey time: 5 hours. Stay: Sarova Mara Game Camp (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 12: Maasai Mara
Today there’s the option of a hot-air balloon safari over the Mara at sunrise. Then head out on early morning, mid-morning and afternoon game drives in the Maasai Mara. Stay: Sarova Mara Camp (or similar). B, L, D.
Day 13: 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, return to Nairobi. Approx. journey time: 5 hours. Spend the afternoon at the Eka Hotel where you might like to pre-book a day-room to freshen up before your return flight to the UK, arriving the following day. B.
Guide Price – Kuoni Leopard Safari – 13 nights
At the time of posting Kuoni published a Guide price of £4,003 per person, based on departure 12th May 2019 from London Heathrow
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