8 Days Horizon Trails Safari

Destination: Nairobi

From US$ 1,986 to US$ 2,929 8 days excluding flights

Summary of Key Tour Details:

·    Duration: 8Days/7Nights

·    Destinations: Nairobi/Samburu /Lake Nakuru/ Masai Mara

·    Accommodation: 4star Hotels/Lodges/ Tented Camps

·    Transport: Using either 4x4 Landcruisers or Safari Van depending on the option you take

·    Flight Option: Flying option available for this safari at an extra cost

·    Point to Note: Safari includes a night in Nairobi at the beginning of the safari

Key Points to Note:

·    We offer exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
·    We offer unlimited game drives in all our safaris; with options of full day game drive with park lunch for maximum game viewing
·    We offer exclusive private vehicle and driver from 2pax onwards and we don’t mix clients
·    In Peak Season, Early booking is always advised as hotels tend to fill up early


Day 1: Arrive Nairobi

Arrive in Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (time to be advised). Meet and assist by

Wild Quest Safaris  airport representative and transferred to your city hotel for the evening.

Overnight at  Sarova Panafric Hotel or similar hotel booked on Bed and Breakfast

Meals- Lunch and dinner pay direct

   Day 2: Nairobi Sightseeing (Karen Blixen/Giraffe Centre/Bomas Of Kenya)

After breakfast this morning we visit the  Karen Blixen Museum. Located in Karen, the beautiful Nairobi suburb that was once part of Karen Blixen’s vast coffee estate, “Mbogani” was Karen’s home from 1917 until 1931. The house and grounds were made famous by the film “Out of Africa”. Visitors have a glimpse of typical colonial life in Kenya at the turn of the twentieth century. As well as many of Karen’s original belongings, replicas replace items that have been lost over the years. From the beautiful gardens there are magnificent views of the Ngong Hills, held dear by Karen and described so tenderly in her writings. At the front of the house the original millstone tables can be seen from which Karen conducted much of her farm business.

This morning we will also visit the  Giraffe Centre, headquarters for AFEW, the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife. Made famous by „Daisy Rothschild, a giraffe calf rescued from Soi on the border of Western Kenya, Giraffe Manor was established in 1983 as a sanctuary for the then endangered Rothschild giraffe. The breeding program has been a great success and visitors can now watch these gentle giants at eye level from a raised platform. There is also the opportunity to learn more about giraffe at the interpretation center and hand-feed them while watching the semi- tame family of warthogs snuffle around their hooves in search of tidbits.

After lunch at the  Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, this afternoon we will visit the  Bomas of Kenya, located just a few kilometers from the city center. Bomas is a Swahili word for villages and the Bomas of Kenya contains numerous homesteads reflecting Kenya’s cocktail of cultures, faithfully recreated for visitors to see traditional village life of the many Kenyan communities. There will be a display of traditional dances, music and other folklore traditional songs in a splendid arena. Late this afternoon we will return to Nairobi for the evening.

Overnight at  Sarova Panafric Hotel or similar hotel booked on Bed and Breakfast

Meals-only Breakfast in Nairobi. Lunch and dinner pay direct


Day 3: Nairobi/Samburu Game Reserve

After breakfast we will travel further north to Samburu Game Reserve. Relax along the way and have lunch. After lunch continue with the journey arriving in Samburu in the late afternoon in time for a late game drive in search of the rarely found species of wild game like the rare reticulated giraffe, grevy's zebra, and the long necked gerenuk antelopes. Beisa Oryx, blue flanked Somali ostrich, vulturine guinea fowl and also braving lions on the grass, leopards in the trees and plenty of other plains game.

Overnight at  Samburu sopa lodge or similar lodge booked on Full Board Basis

Meals - Breakfast in Nairobi; Lunch and Dinner at the lodge in Samburu


Days 4: Full Day in Samburu Game Reserve

Enjoy a full day of African game watching.   The Samburu Game Reserve offers what is arguably Kenya’s greatest – and least changed – encounter with the wild Africa of yesteryear.  The reserve hosts a wide variety of animal species not found south of the Equator including the majestic Beisa Oryx,  the  reticulated  giraffe,  the  thin-striped  Grevy’s  zebra,  and  the  ‘giraffe-necked’ gerenuk antelope, which stands on its hind legs to feed.   Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and 400-plus species of birds complete the perfect experience in Samburu. This is the home of the Samburu tribe, cousins of the Maasai, who share the same nomadic, cattle-herding existence, and an even stricter adherence to their age-old rites and customs.

Overnight at  Samburu Sopa lodge or similar lodge booked on Full Board Basis

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the lodge in Samburu


Days 5: Samburu / Lake Nakuru National Park

Breakfast at the lodge and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive in Nakuru in time for lunch and head straight for an afternoon game drive in the park. The Park is renowned worldwide for its hundreds of thousands of pink flamingos that colour its shows in pink. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake in Kenya's Rift Valley and some 62 km2 in extent. In late 80's the park also became Kenya's first rhino sanctuary and is today home to both the White and Black Rhinos. Lions, leopards, hippos, giraffes, waterbucks are equally at home in this unique park.

Dinner and Overnight at Flamingo Hill Camp or similar lodge/camp booked on Full Board

Meals - Breakfast in Samburu; Lunch and Dinner in Nakuru


Day 6: Nakuru/ Maasai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve.  Arrive and have lunch before embarking for an afternoon game drive. The jewel in Africa’s crown, Maasai Mara, is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife such as Lions, elephant, Cheetah, leopard, Rhinos, giraffe, gazelle, zebras among others.   Game viewing is never dull in the Mara and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; a male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators.

Optional Afternoon Visit to a Masai Cultural Village: This afternoon, join the Maasai dancers donning their African regalia and the jingling on their feet, flow by the rhythm of African beats and dance to their tunes that will leave you refreshed. Cost Per Person: $25. Advance booking advised.

Meals and Overnight at  Mara Sopa Lodge or similar Hotel on Full Board

Meals - Breakfast in Nakuru; Lunch and Dinner in Masai Mara


Days 7: Full Day in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve

A full day is spent game viewing and exploring this natural wonder with a visit to the Mara River where the wildebeast migration takes place. Here you can see both the hippos and the crocodiles that co exist in the same waters.

The Masai Mara is Kenya’s most popular safari destination and for good reason. It is a vast reserve of endless flat grassland crossed by rivers which play host to wildlife’s most spectacular moments. Its biggest draw card is the Wildebeest Migration when vast hordes of Wildebeest roar through the park bringing in its trail a wake of mighty predators. If you’re lucky enough to be in Masai Mara during the migration pick a spot by the river and watch enraptured as crocs and lions compete to pick-off stragglers from the clattering herds of wildebeest.

Optional Maasai Mara Balloon Ride: Enjoy early morning ballooning over the plains, getting a bird’s eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon. After approximately one hour aloft, the balloon lands while a breakfast is being prepared for us nearby.  The smell of bacon, sausages eggs.. drift on the breeze as we sample Kenyan fruits and homemade pastries and, if you wish, glasses of bubbly to toast our flight, a tradition initiated by the Montgolfier brothers. Cost Per Person: $450

Meals and Overnight at  Mara Sopa Lodge or similar Hotel on Full Board

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Masai Mara


Day 8: Maasai Mara/Nairobi-Evening Departure

After breakfast you will drive back to Nairobi. Arrive in Nairobi, Have lunch and after lunch, shop for souvenirs before being transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time to check in for your return flight back home.

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