Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

After transit in Dubai, land in Nairobi, Kenya’s buzzing capital, later today. Meet your Ritz Tours representative at the airport and relax with a comfortable transfer to your hotel. Check in and enjoy the rest of the day to unwind and prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime safari experiences ahead.

Hotels :

★★★★ Sarova Panafric Hotel or Similar (Standard room)

DAY 2 Nairobi - Aberdare National Park

Following breakfast at your hotel, depart Nairobi and admire Kenya’s untamed scenery as you drive to Aberdare National Park, situated in the Aberdare Mountain Range of central Kenya. Around 10% of Kenya’s land, including its mountains, savannah and forests, serves as designated national parks and game reserves, where the country’s wonderful wildlife is free to roam in its most natural state. On arrival, enjoy a delicious lunch at the legendary Aberdare Country Club before continuing to the famous Treetop Hotel and your accommodation in The Ark Tree Lodge. This stilted, treetop-style lodge offers several open observation decks and balconies perched above one of Aberdare’s largest salt-licks and waterholes, all offering grandstand views of the animals, including elephant, bushbuck, rhino and the occasional leopard that come to drink here. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and watching the wildlife before enjoying dinner. (Remark: only one overnight bag is allowed at Ark Tree Lodge. Rest of the luggage will be locked up at Aberdare Country Club at no additional cost).

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ The Ark Lodge or Similar (Standard room)

DAY 3 Aberdare - Samburu National Reserve - Shaba

After breakfast, transfer back to Aberdare Country Club and continue north to Kenya’s remote Northern Frontier Province and Shaba National Reserve, edging the famous Samburu National Park. When you arrive, set off on the first of several exhilarating game drives through the thornbush savannah and dusty plains that provided the backdrop for the much-loved movie, “Born Free.” Break for lunch at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, and drive through the 130-kilometre square Shaba just as the wildlife conservationist couple George and Joy Adamson, whose story is told in the movie, did in the 1950s. As you rumble along the unmade trails, look for the wildlife, such as zebra, elephant, lion, leopard and the reticulated giraffe. . Game Drive: P

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ Sarova Shaba Game Lodge or Similar (Standard Twin)

DAY 4 Safaris in Shaba

Your safari experience moves up a gear today, with three memorable game drives: one in the early morning, the second mid-morning and the last in the cool of the late afternoon. Drive into the volcanic sandy landscapes of Shaba in search of its spectacular wildlife, including elephant, cheetah, giraffe, lions and the rare Beisa oryx. Wait by the reserve’s oasis-like water springs and watch fascinated as the animals jostle for space by the water’s edge. Have your camera ready, too, to capture some of the Shaba’s rich birdlife, including flocks of storks, guinea fowl, doves and sandgrouse. Game Drive: E, A, P

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ Sarova Shaba Game Lodge or Similar (Standard Twin)

DAY 5 Shaba - Lake Nakuru

Depart Shaba after breakfast and travel to the ancient Great Rift Valley, home to stunning Lake Nakuru. Encased in forest and bushy grassland, this vast expanse of water is heavy with blue algae, which provides a rich food source for birds, thus attracting some of the most remarkable wild bird communities in all Africa. Over a million pink flamingos flock here to feed, creating an unforgettable spectacle for visitors. Look, too, for other bird species such as pelicans, cormorants and grebes, which can often be spotted near or amid the ever-shifting mass of pink created by the flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge and afterward, thrill on a game drive into the rich ecosystem around the lake in search of the area’s 56 recorded species, including buffalo and rhino Game Drive: P

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge or Similar (Standard Twin)

DAY 6 Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara

Today head into the, world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve in southwest Kenya, one of the world’s most famous ecosystems. Extending for 1,800 square kilometers, this massive reserve is part of the Serengeti and made up of well-watered plains that support one of the world’s largest populations of animal groups. Attractions here include a huge variety of predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena; and the annual great migration between mid-July and early October, when millions of wildebeest arrive from the dry plains of Tanzania and cross the Mara River into the lush Serengeti. The Maasai Mara is also famous for its distinctive Maasai peoples, who live and graze their stock on the edges of the reserve. Enjoy lunch at the Sarova Mara Game Camp, before taking an unforgettable game drive into the fabled Mara. Game Drive: P

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

Sarova Mara Game Camp or Similar (Standard Twin)

DAY 7 Safari in Maasai Mara

Enjoy a full day exploring the Maasai Mara’s teeming grasslands and plains, Africa’s richest wildlife viewing areas. Take three game drives to seek out its “Big Five” of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, with the chance to see them, including elephants in some of Africa’s largest herds. End the day on another high note, with an unmissable opportunity to watch a colorful and ancient Maasai Dance Performance. Game Drive: E, A, P

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

Sarova Mara Game Camp or Similar (Standard Twin)

DAY 8 Maasai Mara - Great Rift Valley - Nairobi

Set out on an early morning game drive to spot and track more of the Maasai’s wondrous wildlife and soak in its pristine savannahs and undulating plains. Afterward, bid farewell to the reserve and return through the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi, contemplating the 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 as you wish. Perhaps relax at your hotel reflecting on your safari experiences, or head into the city, one of the largest of Africa’s capitals, to explore the sights and shop for souvenirs at your own pace. Game Drive: E

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★ Sarova Panafric Hotel or Similar (Standard room)

DAY 9 Nairobi - USA

Your safari adventure concludes today, although your memories will no doubt last forever. After breakfast, check out of your hotel and, transfer to Nairobi airport for your homebound flight.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

DATE & PRICES

All prices are listed per person (based on double occupancy).

START - END LAND ONLY LAND & AIR
Nov 4, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021 $2500 ---
Nov 18, 2021 - Nov 26, 2021 $2400 ---
Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021 $3500 ---
Jan 13, 2022 - Jan 21, 2022 $2500
$2300
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Jan 27, 2022 - Feb 4, 2022 $2500
$2300
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Feb 10, 2022 - Feb 18, 2022 $2600
$2400
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Feb 24, 2022 - Mar 4, 2022 $2600
$2400
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Mar 10, 2022 - Mar 18, 2022 $2600
$2400
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Mar 24, 2022 - Apr 1, 2022 $2600
$2400
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Apr 14, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022 $2400
$2200
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Apr 28, 2022 - May 6, 2022 $2400
$2200
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May 12, 2022 - May 20, 2022 $2400
$2200
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May 26, 2022 - Jun 3, 2022 $2400
$2200
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Jun 9, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022 $2400
$2200
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Jun 23, 2022 - Jul 1, 2022 $2500
$2300
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Jul 7, 2022 - Jul 15, 2022 $2600
$2400
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Jul 21, 2022 - Jul 29, 2022 $2900
$2700
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Aug 4, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022 $2900
$2700
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Aug 18, 2022 - Aug 26, 2022 $2900
$2700
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Sep 8, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022 $2900
$2700
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Sep 22, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022 $2600
$2400
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Oct 6, 2022 - Oct 14, 2022 $2600
$2400
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Oct 20, 2022 - Oct 28, 2022 $2600
$2400
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Nov 3, 2022 - Nov 11, 2022 $2500
$2300
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Nov 17, 2022 - Nov 25, 2022 $2400
$2200
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* Advertised land prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing 1 twin room.

* Single supplement fee from $500 to $900 per person.

* Land package price does not include airfare.

* Tour is based on shared-coach.

* Child under 7 years old is not allowed on game drives due to safety reasons

* Triple room is not available for this tour.