The Best of Kenya Safari 10 Days 8 Nights(2014)[RAK]Tour Code:RAK

Visiting:Dubai - Nairobi(1 nt) - Aberdares Nat'l Pk(1 nt) - Shaba Nat'l Rsv(2 nts) - Lake Nakuru Nat'l Pk(1 nt) - Masai Mara Nat'l Rsv(2 nts) - Nairobi(1 nt) 

Awaken your spirit of adventure as you embark on our Best of Kenya Safari trip. This East Africa showcase features 8-days in Kenya’s beautiful ecosystems, featuring snowcapped Mt. Kenya, Lake Nakuru, the Samburu District and the phenomenal Maasai Mara National Reserve. Take to the wild on ten separate safari game drives to seek out the wonder of the region’s magnificent wildlife. All while lodging in both traditional safari lodges and a luxury tented camp experience.

Please be advised that with effect from April 25, 2014 there will be a change in the complimentary travel insurance coverage and benefits provided with all our Vacation Series. All guests with full payments and bookings made after 04/25/2014 will be covered under the new travel protection plan that shall encompass benefits as detailed as in this link.

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Day 1   |  USA – Dubai, UAE 

Today you set-off on the extraordinary adventure of our Best of Kenya Safari! Depart the USA for Nairobi onboard your wide-body jetliner.

Day 2   |  Dubai – Nairobi, Kenya 

Transit in Dubai to land in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, you are greeted by your local guide and transported your accommodations. Enjoy a good night’s rest as you prepare your body and spirit for the adventure of a lifetime.

Day 3   |  Nairobi – Aberdares  (B, L, D)

Leave Nairobi and drive to Aberdares National Park. Arrive in time for lunch at Aberdares Country Club. Afternoon transfer to the Treetop Hotel – The Ark, and spend the rest of the day watching the awesome wildlife at the waterhole. Modeled after Noah;s Ark, the Ark has viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge.

Day 4   |  Aberdares – Samburu - Shaba  (B, L, D)

Immersed in the essence of your environs, you’ll set off north to Shaba National Reserve* to embark on the first of several scheduled game drives. This iconic location inspired the award-winning and much-beloved film, Born Free. Lunch is served at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. Take to the wild with your guide and explore the Shaba much as the Adamsons did in the mid-20th century. You’ll seek out the region’s unique indigenous wildlife, including the imposing elephant and the king of beasts, the mighty lion. Game Drive: P

Day 5   |  Safari in Shaba  (B, L, D)

Here is where your safari really picks up steam. Three game drives will fill your day: early morning, mid-morning and afternoon. These excursions take you into the sandy soils of Shaba, remnants of the region’s volcanic origins. Herds of amazing wildlife await your discovery, including elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes and the rare Beisa oryx (East African antelope). Stake out oasis-like water springs and watch as the animals jostle for water rights. The birding is also rich with numerous regional species. Game Drive: E, A, P

Day 6   |  Shaba – Lake Nakuru  (B, L, D)

Here you’ll find Lake Nakuru* surrounded by woods and bushy grasslands. This protected body of water is a refuge to numerous water birds, including immense numbers of flamingoes, whose population regularly exceeds one million. Y ou’ll arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. An afternoon game drive takes you into this rich ecosystem, seeking out some of its 56 noted species, including rhinoceros and buffalo. Game Drive: P

Day 7   |  Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara  (B, L, D)

Today you reach the highpoint of your adventure, the “greatest wildlife spectacle on earth,” the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve*. 580 sq. miles of reserve contains this renowned safari destination. Located in southwestern Kenya, Maasai Mara’s marvels include its abundance of lions, the annual one million wildebeest migration and the distinctive Maasai people. Lunch is served at the Sarova Mara Game Camp. An afternoon game drive takes you into this phenomenon of nature. Game Drive: P

Day 8   |  Safari in Maasai Mara  (B, L, D)

The entire day is spent on safari as you explore Africa’s richest wildlife viewing area. Your day on safari takes you into regions populated by many of Kenya’s majestic lion prides. Seek out these extraordinary creatures as they occupy their regal presence in the wild kingdom. Also find your way to some of the continent’s largest elephant herds, and enjoy the presence of these wise and colossal animals. Your day ends with a special opportunity to enjoy a Maasai Dance Performance. Game Drive: E, A, P

Day 9   |  Maasai Mara – Great Rift ValleyNairobi  (B, L, D)

One final early morning game drive punctuates your journey into the wonders of the Maasai Mara. You’ll then board your return coach to Nairobi as it drives back down the Great Rift Valley and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure. Unwind quietly at your hotel, reveling in your memories and adventures. Or elect to explore the city at your own discretion. Game Drive: E

Day 10   |  Nairobi – USA  (B)

Conclude your journey with your mind and spirit forever impacted by the sights and sounds of your Kenya Safari. Bid a fond farewell to Africa as you transfer to your homebound flight.
AB = Full American Breakfast  B = Breakfast at hotel or on cruise
L = Lunch  LH = Lunch at hotel
D = Dinner at Local Restaurant  DH = International Buffet Dinner at Hotel  DP = Special Dinner Party  
DS = Dinner and show