1 - 12 JULY, 2017 - Focus Expeditions



1 - 12 JULY, 2017 - Focus Expeditions
This safari will take you to some of the
wildlife and scenic highlights of Kenya.
The Samburu National Park in northern
Kenya hosts a number of species that are
found nowhere else in the country. Lake
Nakuru National Park is renowned for
its large numbers of lesser flamingos
and great sightings of white and black
rhinoceros, large herds of buffalo and
the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Our
safari continues to the Maasai Mara, one
of the best spots in Africa to observe
cats during the wildebeest migration.
$6,890 USD
1 - 12 JULY, 2017
$890 per single supplement
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Day 2: Full day in Nairobi with excursions
Day 3-5: Exploring Samburu Game Reserve
Day 6-7: Exploring Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 8-11: Exploring Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Day 12: Drive back to Nairobi and outbound departure
“One writer wrote that ‘Africa is a powerful drug that can
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confess that I have been an addict for many years. As
a full-time professional nature photographer, I am truly
thrilled to share my symptoms and love of Africa with
you. See you there!”
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Samburu National Park is home to the Grevy zebra, the
Gerenuk and the Somali ostrich, three animals that are
found nowhere else in the country.
Aside from the famous flamingos, over
450 bird species have been recorded in the
area surrounding Lake Nakuru.
Day 1, July 1st: Arrival in Nairobi
Upon arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, we transfer to our Nairobi hotel for our first
overnight stay at Macushla House in the heart of Langata, a 20-minute drive from the city. No meals
included as this is considered a travel day.
Day 2, July 2nd: Full day in Nairobi with excursion
After breakfast at our hotel, we can enjoy the rest of the morning at our leisure before reconvening for
lunch at the Talisman Restaurant. Then, we depart for the Daphne Sheldrick Orphanage for a private
visit with baby elephants. This visit is exclusive for our group alone, and provides an intimate interaction with the baby elephants, while the elephant caretakers are there to provide information about the
calves. Next, we visit the Giraffe Center where we can see and hand-feed Rothschild’s Giraffes, a rare and
charismatic species. We return to the Sheldrick Center as official foster parents to watch as the young
elephants are being put to bed. In the evening, we return to the Macushla House for a delicious dinner,
overnight, and full breakfast.
Day 3, July 3rd: Drive to Samburu Game Reserve
Breakfast is at our hotel between 6:00 to 7:00 am. At approximately 7:15 am, we depart for Samburu
Game Reserve arriving at our lodge in time for lunch and to enjoy an afternoon game drive in the
reserve. Samburu is famous for its rare Northern species seen nowhere else in the world. We will likely
see the Somali Ostrich with its bluish legs, the Gerenuk, the Reticulated Giraffe, and the Grevy Zebra.
Dinner and overnight at Samburu GameLodge, overlooking the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the
arid heart of the reserve.
Day 4-5, July 4th -5th: Full days in Samburu Game Reserve
We spend the next two days in Samburu Game Reserve to experience several game drives. Depending
on our morning, we may choose to return to the lodge for breakfast after our morning game drive or
take a packed breakfast. Most animals rest during midday heat, so we can look for game once again in
the afternoon. The landscape is stunning and beautiful - with a bit of luck we may see elephants in the
mighty Ewaso Nyiro River. Meals and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge.
Arrival & departure transfers in Nairobi.
Transportation & Exclusive use of two safari equipped Land Cuisers for the entire safari.
Services of your Focus Expedition leader and an English speaking driver/guide.
Unlimited game drives as per the itinerary.
Park entrance fees for Samburu, Lake Nakuru National Park & Maasai Mara Game Reserves.
Full day disposal within Nairobi in 2 vehicles for shopping, lunch at Talisman Restaurant, and the David
Sheldrick WildlifeTrust Samburu Village visit on Day 2.
One night bed & breakfast accommodation at The Macushla House.
One night half board accommodation at The Macushla House.
Three nights full board accommodation at Samburu Game Lodge.
The Maasai Mara Migration is the largest land migration of mammals in the world, with about 1.5 million
wildabeests, 350,000 zebras and 200,000 antelopes.
The Serengeti gets its name from the Maasai word
for “Endless Plains”, describing the 30,000 square
kilometers covered by this vast region.
Day 6, July 6th: Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
In the morning we drive across and down into the Great Rift Valley to visit Lake Nakuru National Park,
which is famous for the numerous pink flamingos that gather on the shallow shores. Dinner and
overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, overlooking the pink-rimmed lake and the silhouetted hills
Day 7, July 7th:Full day in Lake Nakuru National Park
Aside from the flamingos, we can also see multitudes of pelicans and a wide variety of birds. We have
the opportunity to see the Black and White Rhino, the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe, Waterbuck, Rock
Hyrax, a Euphorbia forest and other wildlife. Overnight stay at Sarova Hill Game Lodge.
Day 8, July 8th: Drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve
After an early breakfast, we set off for the highlight of our trip - the world famous Maasai Mara Game
Reserve. We arrive at Camp in time for lunch. The Maasai Mara is Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary with
abundant wildlife and gentle rolling grasslands, which ensure that animals are never out of sight. We
hope to witness and photograph the greatest spectacle in Africa – the great migration. The Maasai Mara
has the highest concentration of land mammals compared to any other park or reserve in Kenya! An
afternoon game-drive will follow our afternoon coffee and tea. Dinner and overnight at Little Mara Bush
Camp, overlooking a large hippo pool on the banks of the Olare Orok River.
Day 9-11, July 9th -11th: Full days In Maasai Mara
We will be searching for wildlife from our vehicle during the next three days, with the highlight being
the annual Wildbeest migration with river crossings and the predators that follow them. We leave camp
each morning before sunrise to look for active predators and then finish our days relaxing around the
fire. All meals are provided at the camp, unless packed meals are requested. Overnight at Little Mara
Day 12, July 12th: Return to Nairobi
In the morning we return to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for our international
Any items of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, telephone calls,etc.
International flights and visas to Kenya Change in itinerary.
Tips and gratuities for your driver, guide and camp/lodge staff.
Travel & medical insurance.
Any extras not mentioned above such as extra meals and activities.