Explore with Tufayn (Guided Tour)
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.
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)
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)
Day 3-4: 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)
Day 5: 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)
Day 6: 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)
Day 7: 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)
Day 8-9: Maasai Mara
Drive time : 5hrs drive Distance : 235kms
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)
Day 10: Maasai Mara – Nairobi
Drive time : 5.5hrs 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)