Magical Kenya Safari 9 Days 8 Nights(2015)[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) 

Unleash your spirit of adventure and come discover the best of Kenya on this classic safari experience. Enjoy 8 exciting days in this bewitching land, home to some of Africa’s richest game reserves: experiencing 10 separate game drives and lodging in charming safari lodges and a luxury tented camp. Highlights include seeking out the “Big Five” in the majestic Maasai Mara, witnessing the pink flamingos of Lake Nakuru and game-spotting in the arid “Born Free” landscapes of Shaba.

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Day 1   |  Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya 

Today, land in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, your gateway to the country’s wildlife parks. Meet your Ritz Tours representative at the airport and enjoy a convenient transfer to your hotel. Relax and enjoy a good night’s rest to prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime safari experiences ahead.

Day 2   |  Nairobi - Aberdare National Park  (B, L, D)

After breakfast this morning, leave the bustling city of Nairobi and soak in the views over Kenya’s stunning scenery and villages on your way to Aberdare National Park. Around 10% of all land in Kenya, including its mountains, savannah and forests are designated as national parks and game reserves, and your visit to Aberdare takes you right into the heart of some of Kenya’s most wildlife-rich countryside. Arrive in time for lunch at the famous Aberdare Country Club and then transfer to the Treetop Hotel and your accommodation in The Ark Tree Lodge. This charming lodge overlooks one of the largest salt-licks and waterholes in the Aberdare Mountains, so spend the rest of the day watching the awesome wildlife that come to drink here. Modeled after Noah's Ark, the Ark has viewing decks with balconies and lounges that give you a great vantage point for your game viewing.

Day 3   |  Aberdare - Samburu National Reserve - Shaba  (B, L, D)

Following breakfast, your tour continues northwards today and cross into Kenya’s remote Northern Frontier Province to Shaba National Reserve bordering the famous Samburu National Park. Once here, enjoy the first of a series of thrilling game drives through the thornbush savannah and dusty plains, which provided the iconic settings for the award winning, beloved movie, “Born Free.” After lunch at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, take to the wild with your guide and drive through the 130-kilometre square Shaba much as the Adamsons of Born Free did in the mid-20th century. As you rumble along the rugged tracks, keep a keen watch for the Shaba’s wildlife, including elephant, lion, leopard, zebra and the reticulated giraffe. Game Drive: P

Day 4   |  Safaris in Shaba  (B, L, D)

Today, your safari experience really picks up steam, with three exciting game drives packed into your day: in the early morning, mid-morning and afternoon. On all three, trundle into the volcanic sandy landscapes of Shaba in search of its herds of exotic wildlife, including elephant, cheetah, giraffe, lions and the rare Beisa oryx. Stake out the reserve’s oasis-like water springs and watch as the animals jostle for space by the water’s edge, and watch for the Shaba’s incredibly diverse and rich birdlife, which includes large flocks of guinea fowl, storks, doves and sandgrouse. Game Drive: E, A, P

Day 5   |  Shaba - Lake Nakuru  (B, L, D)

After breakfast, leave Shaba and drive to the ancient Great Rift Valley, home to magnificent Lake Nakuru. Surrounded by forest and bushy grassland, this immense and protected expanse of water is home to one of the most remarkable wild bird communities in all of Africa. Here, over a million pink flamingos flock to feed on the lake’s algae, creating an extraordinary spectacle for visitors. Watch, too, for the lake’s other avian attractions, including pelicans, cormorants and grebes, which can often be spotted near or amid the constantly moving mass of pink created by the hordes of flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge and afterward, take an exhilarating game drive in to the rich ecosystem around the lake in search of the area’s 56 recorded species, including rhinoceros and buffalo. Game Drive: P

Day 6   |  Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara  (B, L, D)

Today brings the highpoint of your Kenyan adventure, your visit to the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve in southwest Kenya. Extending for 1,800 square kilometers, this legendary reserve is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and consists of vast, well-watered plains that support one of the world’s largest populations of animal groups. Among the many marvels here are a huge number of predators, such as lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena, the annual great migration, when thousands of wildebeest cross the Mara River into the lush Serengeti, and the distinctive Maasai peoples, who live and graze their stock on the edges of the reserve. Savor lunch at the Sarova Mara Game Camp, before taking an unforgettable game drive into the fabled Mara. Game Drive: P

Day 7   |  Safari in Maasai Mara  (B, L, D)

Enjoy the entire day to explore the Maasai Mara, Africa’s richest wildlife viewing area. Head out on three game drives to seek out the reserve’s captivating “Big Five” of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, with the chance to see them, including elephants in some of Africa’s largest herds. Finish your enthralling day with a fabulous opportunity to watch a colorful and ancient Maasai Dance Performance. Game Drive: E, A, P

Day 8   |  Maasai Mara - Great Rift Valley - Nairobi  (B, L, D)

Take off on a final, early morning game drive today to spot and track more of the Maasai’s wondrous wildlife and soak in its awesome savannahs and vast plains. Then, bid a fond farewell to the Maasai Mara and travel back down the epic Great Rift Valley to Nairobi, absorbing the beautiful views over Kenya’s landscapes and the sights of Maasai villages and shanty towns as you travel. On arrival, spend the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps unwind at your hotel reflecting on the sights and sounds of your safari adventures, or head into the city, one of the largest of Africa’s capitals, to explore independently or shop for souvenirs. Game Drive: E

Day 9   |  Nairobi - USA  (B)

Your exhilarating safari experience comes to an end today, although your memories will no doubt last forever. After breakfast this morning, transfer to Nairobi airport for 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