Explore & Travel with Tufayn – Kenya

Am very passionate about guiding as its gives me an opportunity to showcase my country and share the information about flora and fauna.
Photography plays a major role in my life as my portfolio varies from Wildlife , Culture , Abstract and Portraits.
With my experience in both fields I’d like to share the same with my clients where they can have terrific spots and locations for a perfect photography experience.
This itinerary is very special to me and I hope you will achieve your objective as you travel with me.
The trip will cover over 2000kms but you will have the opportunity to visit amazing and outstanding parks.

All about the Explore & Travel with Tufayn – Kenya.

Am very passionate about guiding as its gives me an opportunity to showcase my country and share the information about flora and fauna.
Photography plays a major role in my life as my portfolio varies from Wildlife , Culture , Abstract and Portraits.
With my experience in both fields I’d like to share the same with my clients where they can have terrific spots and locations for a perfect photography experience.
This itinerary is very special to me and I hope you will achieve your objective as you travel with me.
The trip will cover over 2000kms but you will have the opportunity to visit amazing and outstanding parks.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Airport transfer
  • 01 Night Accommodation at Eka Hotel on a BB Basis
  • Welcome dinner at Carnivore Restaurant
  • 08 Nights Accommodation at Safari Lodges on a FB Basis
  • Transport in a 4X4 Safari Landcruiser
  • Game Drives
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • English Speaking Guide/li>
  • Services of Tufayn as a Specialist Guide
  • Bottled mineral water
  • A boat ride at Lake Naivasha
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Drinks
  • Any items of personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Visa
  • International & Domestic flights
  • Travel Insurance for personal effects or any cancellations
  • Personal Health Insurance
  • Personal Health Insurance
  1. Day 1 Nairobi – Arrival

    On arrival at JKI Airport , get your visa sorted with immigration and after that you will head to the baggage hall. A final clearance will be done by the Customs and do exit the building where our guide will be awaiting your arrival.
    A transfer will be arranged to the hotel for leisure.
    Early evening a transfer will be arranged to Carnivore Restaurant for a welcome dinner. The 50th best restaurant in the world that specializes in barbecue meat and a selection of game meat.
    Overnight at Eka Hotel (D)

  2. Day 2 Nairobi – Samburu

    Drive time : 6.5hrs drive
    Distance : 350kms

    Breakfast will be served at 0630hrs.
    On check out you will depart at 0700hrs for Samburu National Reserve.
    Enjoy a beautiful drive as you pass large wheat plantations that create outstanding landscapes.
    Arrival at the lodge will be in time for lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure.
    At 1500hrs you will have a game drive as you search for wildlife by the Ewaso Ngiro River or The Rocky Mountains that offers shelter to the elusive cats.
    Return to the lodge for leisure and a cultural talk will be provided by the Bar Area which provides a deeper insight into the Eco-system and the colorful Samburu people.
    Dinner and Overnight at Samburu Intrepids Camp (B/L/D)

  3. Day 3 Samburu

    Depart at 0630hrs for a half day game drive as you search for wildlife over an extensive area.
    Packed breakfast will be served.
    Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and leisure.
    Experience an evening game drive in search of wildlife.
    Dinner and Overnight at Samburu Intrepids Camp (B/L/D)

  4. Day 4 Samburu – Aberdare

    Drive time : 4hrs drive
    Distance : 170kms
    After early breakfast depart at 0800hrs for Aberdare National Park.
    Enjoy a leisurely drive and on arrival a transfer will be arranged to Aberdare Country Club for lunch and leisure.
    The beautiful gardens offer panoramic views of exotic plants which offer a calm sense of relaxation.
    At 1500hrs a transfer will be arranged to Aberdare National Park.
    The drive takes about 40 minutes to the lodge.
    The lodge is designed like Noah’s Ark and built with a wood structure. This offer a unique experience and yet the feeling of being in the old days.
    There are verandahs on each floor where you will get to view wildlife that visit the water hole.
    Dinner and overnight at The Ark (B/L/D)

  5. Day 5 Aberdare – Lake Naivasha

    Drive time : 4hrs drive
    Distance : 180kms
    The morning wake up call is a sweet melody that rings in the hall way.
    Breakfast is served between 0630 – 0745hrs and thereafter you will be transferred back to Aberdare Country Club.
    Your guide will be anxiously waiting at the lobby and we depart for Lake Naivasha.
    The drive will be exciting as a stop will be made at The Equator Crossing and Thomson Falls.
    Arrive at the lodge for lunch and leisure.
    At 1500hrs a transfer will be arranged to the jetty to select the boat and explore the lake that is home to resident hippos and water birds.
    You will visit Crescent Isand where the famous movie Out of Africa was shot , Today it’s got resident wildlife that live freely and you will have a Guided Walk Safari as you relive the movie.
    A transfer by road will be arranged to the lodge for leisure.
    Dinner and Overnight at The Great Rift Valley Lodge (B/L/D)

  6. Day 6 Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara

    Drive time : 5hrs drive
    Distance : 280kms
    Breakfast will be served at 0700hrs.
    Depart at 0730hrs for the world’s famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
    The drive will take you through dry lands and large plantations of wheat.
    A stop will made at Narok for a break. This town is run by the local Maasai people and don’t be surprised to see cows walking around.
    The stretch from here to the Reserve is over a tarmac road and thereafter 70kms will be on a rough and bumpy track.
    You will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and take a brief nap.
    Experience a game drive in search of The Big Five.
    Dinner and Overnight at Mara Base Camp (B/L/D)

  7. Day 7 Maasai Mara

    Breakfast will be served at 0630hrs.
    Enjoy a half day game drive in search of wildlife.
    Arrive at the lodge for lunch and leisure.
    At 1500hrs a continue with another game drive.
    Dinner and Overnight at Mara Base Camp (B/L/D)

  8. Day 8 Maasai Mara – Nairobi

    Drive time : 5.5 hrs drive
    Distance : 280kms
    Breakfast will be served at 0730hrs.
    Depart for Nairobi.
    A scenic drive will be enjoyed and on arrival a transfer will be arranged to JKI Airport to board your flight back home. (B)

    End of Adventure

Hotels and Lodges

In this itinerary we have chosen to use the following hotels & lodges;

Eka Hotel

Eka hotel is a contemporary style hotel that provides all the comfort, convenience and efficiency to the discerning traveler. Ideally located along Mombasa road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, Eka Hotel has five meeting rooms designed to suit every occasion, complimented with stylish accommodation offering the best choice venue for your Business and Leisure stay.

Samburu Intrepids Camp

Samburu Intrepids is a lush oasis on the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. The tented luxury camp is a delight to be in – deliciously cooled by the river breeze and the forest. The camp sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks.

The Ark

Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, iconic and yes, quirky. The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Modeled after Noah’s Ark, The Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. The animals come to you!

The Great Rift Valley Lodge

The Great Rift Valley Lodge offers 21 twin and nine double rooms, all with private balconies overlooking the spectacular expanse of the Rift Valley. The rooms are located in spacious two- and three-storey blocks, and are beautifully furnished with large four-poster beds, handmade wooden furniture, and modern en suite bathrooms. Several of the rooms have interlinking doors that convert them into spacious family suites.

Mara Base Camp

Basecamp Maasai Mara provides 12 spacious and luxurious tents, bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve, hidden away under thatched roofs on a lush peninsula in the Talek River, with spectacular views of the savannah. You will have your own veranda overlooking the river, and the bathroom en suite with a hot solar heated shower open to the sky. Enjoy the amazing wildlife from the comfort of your tent, the fig-tree platform, or while lazing over a drink in the open-air bar.

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