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Born Free Safaris and Tours
Safaris, Tours and Travel to Africa for 35 Years
Series: Odyssey
Location: Kenya
Length: 9 Days
Accommodation Comfort: Moderate
Priced From: $3192





 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Fairview Hotel
Samburu Simba Lodge
Serena Mountain Lodge
Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Mara Serena Lodge


AREAS VISITED:
KENYA
Nairobi
Karen
Samburu National Reserve
Mount Kenya National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park
Masai Mara Game Reserve




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KENYA ODYSSEY

Value Kenya Safari visiting the Masai Mara & Samburu

Overview

This wonderful lodge safari takes you from north to south in Kenya! Travel to the Northern Frontier District to see the unique species of Grevy’s zebra and Reticulated giraffe, then south to the fabulous Masai Mara Game Reserve. A special visit will be made to the Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage to see baby elephants and rhinos that have been saved from the bush. This concise safari is an excellent value and will give you a glimpse of all that East Africa has to offer!



Meet giraffes eye-to-eye at the Giraffe Center

The Northern Frontier District, where leopard are often seen

The fabulous Masai Mara Game Reserve

Meet baby elephants at the Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage


Day 01: Nairobi
Day 02: Karen
Day 03: Samburu National Reserve
Day 04: Samburu National Reserve
Day 05: Mount Kenya National Park
Day 06: Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 07: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 08: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 09: Nairobi / Your Journey Onwards

Full Itinerary


 
 

Kenya

DAY 1 Nairobi

Touch down in Nairobi, where you will be met by your local Born Free host and escorted to your hotel for the evening.

Fairview Hotel

DAY 2 Karen

Wake up in friendly Kenya and have a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Meet your professional guide, board the safari vehicle and you are off for a full day of wildlife experiences. Visit the AFEW KENYA Giraffe Center, a charitable non-profit organization formed by Betty Leslie-Melville to save the Rothschild giraffe. Here you will be able to meet these wonderful creatures eye to eye. Continue to the Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage, a project that brings orphaned elephants and rhinos in from the bush and raises them until they are ready to be released back into the wild. We will visit during elephant bathing time. Head back to the hotel, and later, a fantastic dinner at the famous Carnivore restaurant.

Fairview Hotel (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 3 & 4 Samburu National Park

Head out on safari! Drive north to the Northern Frontier District and Samburu National Park. The vegetation is typically dry grass, with a few swampy patches. Your guide will search out the rare the Grevy’s zebra and Reticulated giraffe, species not commonly found in the south. Elephant, black rhino, lion, buffalo and cheetah and the usual buck and antelopes are all common to see, and crocodiles can be seen in the river from the lodge.

Samburu Simba Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5 Mount Kenya National Park

Head out after breakfast through the dry regions of Northern Kenya, making your way towards the lush greens lands of the Central Highlands. This area is home to Mount Kenya, the highest mountain in the country, and Mount Kenya National Park. Arrive at your hotel just in time for lunch. This afternoon, travel on to a tree hotel, where your time is spent comfortably watching the forest animals that come to the hotel’s waterhole and to the salt lick. In the early evening the waterhole is lit so you are able to watch, in silence and undercover, as night falls and the large and small animals come to drink.

Serena Mountain Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6 Lake Nakuru National Park

Continue south this morning into the Great Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru, an alkaline lake, is the breeding ground for the algae on which the thousands of flamingos feed. The park is also home to buck and antelopes, leopard, the Burchell’s zebra, Rothschild giraffe and Cape Buffalo.

Sarova Lion Hill Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7 & 8 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Excitement lies ahead as you travel down the Great Rift Valley to Kenya’s most famous park, the Masai Mara Game Reserve. An afternoon game drive will familiarize you with the variety of game animals and bird life in this beautiful park. It is home to the highest concentration of animals and birds anywhere on the continent. Throughout the year the Mara is a place of natural drama, a kaleidoscope of color and life. The famed “Big Five” – Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Buffalo and Leopard – roam the reserve, together with hundreds of others, including the Cheetah and the Bat-Eared Fox. For most of the century the Mara has drawn those searching for adventure, and the thrill is still the same today, with days spent face-to-face with nature at its most untouched and enthralling.

Mara Serena Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9 Your Journey Onwards

Late this morning, drive back to Nairobi, where you board your continuing flight home.

(Breakfast)

SUGGESTED EXTENSIONS
Tanzania
Egypt
Gorilla Trekking
Rates

Born Free Safaris 2013 Tariff
Rates per person, US dollars – Value Program

Season Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
January 1 – January 31 $3528.00 $4088.00
February 1 – February 28 $3864.00 $4648.00
March 1 – March 31 $3528.00 $4088.00
April 1 – May 31 $3192.00 $3500.00
June 1 – June 30 $3528.00 $4088.00
July 1 – October 31 $3864.00 $4648.00
November 1 – December 15 $3528.00 $4088.00
December 16 – December 31 Contact Us Contact Us

Rates are for land arrangements only. International and internal airfare not included.
The Born Free Travel Desk will assist in the coordination of the most cost-effective air schedule.

If tour dates fall between seasons, the rate may vary.
Holiday surcharges may apply

TOUR DATES:
Contact the Born Free office for departure dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES:
This tour is operated by an associate and subject to a minimum number of passengers to operate. Should the minimum number of guests not be met, we will offer one of the following options: offer an alternative date; modify services, if necessary, with the approval of the traveler; or an optional supplement will be offered. Should no alternative be acceptable, Born Free will offer a full refund of all monies received. Accommodations are subject to change; you will be notified of these changes in advance whenever possible. Substitutions would be in the same or better category.

IS THIS TRIP NOT EXACTLY AS YOU WISH?
Not to worry. Born Free will customize your trip. Custom does not mean more expensive – in some cases, it may even be less. Custom means doing what you want, when you want, in the style you want. A Born Free specialist will listen to your ideas and/or advise you of hidden gems that you may not be aware of. Call 800-372-3274.



Meet and greet services at the airport; All transfers to and from airports, hotels and lodges; Accommodations as specified in the itinerary (subject to confirmation); Meals as specified in the itinerary; All touring and game activities as specified in the itinerary; All entrance fees; Professional English-speaking guides; Hotel & local tourism taxes

Born Free is Fully Insured * U.S. Bank Account * Assistance with Visas and International Airfare

NOT INCLUDED:
International airfare; internal airfare (required from Durban – Port Elizabeth; travel insurance; passport and visa fees; airport departure taxes, unless noted; gratuities to dining room and room staff; gratuities to private guides; meals other then what is stated; beverages; excess baggage charges; personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges.

Gratuities are not included for local guides and are at the traveler’s discretion and should be based on the level of satisfaction of the services received. Recommended guidelines for each safari will be provided on the Born Free pre-tour documentation.

HOW TO JOIN A TOUR:
Call the Born Free office at 800-372-3274 to request space availability and departure dates. We will also assist in coordinating the best airfares or guiding you on how to use your points or mileage. If you are planning to make your own air arrangements please request a suggested flight schedule from us first.