Diwaka Tours & Travel
Aqua Plaza, 4th Fl.
P.O. Box 17001-00100, Nairobi - Kenya
Telephone: +254.20.268.5134 / +254.20.375.0391
Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Starts: Nairobi /Ends: Nairobi
Departure: All year
Transport: Private Tour Van with Pop up roof
Standard: Luxury - Deluxe Lodge / Camps
Activities: Bird Watching, Cultural Exploration, Wildlife Viewing and educating
Day 01: J.K.I.AIRPORT - NAIROBI:
Upon arrival in Nairobi at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Met by our Customer service officer and transfer to the Hotel. Balance of the day at leisure for relaxation.
Dinner and overnight at SAFARI PARK HOTEL/BOMA INN HOTEL/EKA HOTEL (B/B)
Day 02: FULL DAY NAIROBI TOUR:
Today, you enjoy a leisurely tour of Nairobi. You visit the National Museum and Snake Park; the Giraffe centre Sanctuary to feed the Giraffes. Lunch is at the Mamba Village. Where you also get to see the resident crocodiles and ostrich. Afternoon visit the Nairobi Animal Orphanage with the famous Boma of Kenya, learn a lot on different cultures get entertained by cultural dances. Return to the hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight at SAFARI PARK HOTEL/BOMA INN HOTEL/EKA HOTEL (H/B)
Day 02: NAIROBI - Bogoria
After breakfast there is the briefing by the guide about the program. By 8.30 a.m. we leave Nairobi via the Nakuru road to the Great Rift Valley. Our destination is Lake Baringo where we should arrive in time for a late lunch. After lunch drive to Lake Bogoria which is a salt water lake and a place to see thousands of flamingos. We will spend some time at the hot springs and then walk towards the Fig Tree campsite. The walk is in open savannah with scattered bushes and we have the chance to see the greater kudu, Thompson's and Grant's gazelles as well as zebras, monkeys and baboons.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Bogoria Resort F/B
Day 03: Baringo
After breakfast, visit the Njemps, an ethnic community related to the Maasai but their culture is different in that they are fishermen as well as pastoralists. Get the shivers as you see the Njemps on shallow fishing boats in a lake where every few meters there is a crocodile!!! We then take a guided walk in the open savannah.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Bogoria Resort F/B
Day 04: Bogoria - Lake Naivasha
After breakfast the school trip moves to Lake Naivasha, another fresh water lake in the Rift Valley. We arrive at Elsa mere, the home of the late Joy Adamson of the Born Free fame, in time for lunch. In the afternoon we do another African game viewing walk at the nearby Crater Lake Game Sanctuary. It is a lesser lake in the Rift Valley but a place where nature is at its best.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha country club/ Naivasha Sopa Lodge F/B
Day 04: Hell's Gate National park
We wake up for breakfast with the sun giving a wonderful effect over the lake. An early morning here should not be missed by anyone with an eye for birds since the lake boasts a wide variety of water and woodland birds. After breakfast we do a short transfer to the gate of the park. This is a unique park where walking is done in the middle of wildlife. Giraffes, zebras, warthogs and many types of gazelles are found here. The first part of this walk is done in typical flat African savanna in a volcanic area with huge rock boundaries. There are camphor and acacia trees all over and this is where to look for the giraffe as they mainly feed on them. A picnic lunch will on a view point overlooking the Ol Njorowa Gorge. The last part of the walk is done in the gorge by descending into a steep canyon with running water from geysers and wild vegetation. The climax of the day is in walking in the side gorge where the rocks have split to leave only a walking path. We climb back to the rangers post for transfer back to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha country club/ Naivasha Sopa Lodge (F/B
Day 05: Naivasha - Maasai Mara
After breakfast commence drive south via Narok to the Maasai Mara National Reserve to arrive for lunch at the Lodge or Camp. Late afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner & overnight at MARA SOPA LODGE / MARA LEISURE CAMP OR SIMILAR (F/B)
Day 06 & 09: Maasai Mara
Early morning & morning game viewing with lunch at the Lodge. Afternoon visit to a traditional Maasai village a kilometer away from the camp and situated in the middle of the Mara, constructed with natural materials from the orange - leafed croton shrubs will give you an experience you have always longed for. Here you have a chance to interact with people who have maintained their unique cultural ways of life for many decades. Tall and elegant with narrowly plaited hair painted in red ochre, the village warriors (Moran) performs cultural dances thrilling to the bottom of the heart leaving you with lasting memories to take home. Return to your camp with a game drive en route. In the evening it is time for a well-deserved shower and a refreshing drink by the campfire before dinner.
Meals & overnight at MARA SOPA LODGE / MARA LEISURE CAMP OR SIMILAR (F/B)
Day 10: Maasai Mara - Kiambethu tea Farm - Depart
After breakfast, depart Maasai Mara in the morning to Kiambethu Tea Farm.. This is an old colonial home established by the early settlers and the pioneers of tea growing in Kenya. There will be a talk on tea: its arrival in Kenya, the growing, processing and up to when you put it into your cup. A short walk in the tea plantation and into a small remaining part of indigenous forest completes the tour. We have a healthy farm lunch and thereafter transfer to Nairobi for the evening flight out. On arrival in the early afternoon, you will be dropped off at your Nairobi Hotel (use of room is excluded). At 19.00hrs, transferred to Carnivore Restaurant for dinner. Transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for scheduled International departure flight, 03 HOURS PRIOR TO FLIGHT DEPARTURE TIME.