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6 Days Hemingway Journeys

Boat Ride To Crescent Island By Maono SafarisBoat Ride To Crescent Island By Maono Safaris
Holiday at a Glance:

    Witness Kenyas “Big Five’’ Wildlife safaris and Great Rift Valley Lakes 
    Enjoy daily game viewing-drives in custom-built Toyota 4x4-WD cruisers & vans.
    Visit Maasai [manyatta] “village” and learn more about their nomadic and traditional customs and lifestyle.

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi 
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta international Airport- Nairobi, we will be there to meet you for assistance and transfer to your hotel of stay based on bed and breakfast. The Clarion Hotel/ or similar.

Day 2: Nairobi – Lake Bogoria & Lake Baringo
After breakfast, pick up from your residence hotel at 07:30-hrs and drive via the Great Rift Valley dotted with its string of lakes which makes a great introduction to the natural beauty and culture of the region. Arrive at Lake Bogoria in good time for lunch. The spectacular Lake Bogoria hot springs, geysers and nature walks are the main attractions here. The lake has been called ‘‘the new home of the flamingoes’’ with population of more than million. For bird enthusiasts, Kesubo swamp located north of the park is home to more than 200 bird-species.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo Club/ or Roberts’s tented camp. or similar

Day 3: Lake Baringo Club to Lake Naivasha | Freshwater Lake & The Crescent Island.
Depart after breakfast 07:00am and proceed for 1.5 hours of boat-ride to see many hippos, crocodiles and the local-fishermen do what they know best ‘‘fishing’…
Lake Baringo is a small Rift Valley Lake creased with papyrus and acacia forest. Hippos, crocodiles and monitor lizards are effortlessly seen from the shore. Magnificent display of water birds with over 1200 different bird species has been recorded here. 
Depart for Lake Naivasha and continue to Sawela lodge for an early lunch. Opt to relax at the poolside after a long-drive, or visit the Crescent Island this evening. 
Lake Naivasha is one of the highest and beautiful among all the Great Rift Valley lakes. It’s shallow and freshwater lake fringed by thick papyrus reeds with great array of bird life to its shoreline. Buffalo wallow in the swamps, whilst the large hippo population laze their days in the shallows. Giraffe wander among the acacia, whilst the Colobus monkeys swing from the green canopies above.Dinner and overnight at or similar: Meal Plan: (B, L, D)      
Day 4: Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara Game Reserve

 After buffet-breakfast, visit Hells Gate National Park, then descend the Great Rift Valley floor, we reach arguably Kenya’s most celebrated natural attraction-The Masai Mara Game Reserve. A 1,500 sq-km slab of open Savannah dotted with acacia trees-the Kenyan section of the wildly beautiful Serengeti plains, teems with wildlife.
Being in the Mara has been described by some authorities as ‘’ being in the New York of the natural world’’. You will spend the next 02 nights here to explore and realize your dream come-true. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge/ or a Tented Camp: 

Day 5: Masai Mara Full Day

   Spend this magnificent day watching the drama unfolded of virtually every type of animals to be found in this savanna country. Listen to the roars of mighty manned lions; they can be heard from five miles away. You will see cheetahs and lioness hunting across the plains, and rhinos lumbering along. With a little luck, you might notice leopards trying to stay out of sight, biding their time until nightfall. Meanwhile, discover abundant birdlife and learn to identify bird calls, bills, tracks, habitats and plumage patterns. At night, you’ll watch a display of traditional Maasai song and dance. End your stay in the Mara with a farewell dinner and say goodbye to your new friends. 
Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge similar.

Day 6: Masai Mara – Nairobi 
Pre-breakfast sun-rise game viewing-drive from (06:30am - 9:30am) to see leopard, cheater and other cuts hunting. This is the best time for spotting the cats’ animal making a kill at sun-rise. Back to the camp for your full breakfast, thereafter have a short-break as you prepare for your onward journey back to Nairobi. Leave Mara around 1100-hrs for Nairobi, lunch on the way arriving between 04:00pm & 05:00pm to your hotel residence.  

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Expect the exceptional holiday-safari with us in Kenya, Tanzania and by extension Zanzibar for beach holiday experience. Happy holidays!!

    Meet / Greet on arrival at the airport and-transfers to the hotel
    1st Night accommodation in Nairobi hotel booked on bed/breakfast basis 
    05 Days on Full board accommodation while on Safari [BLD]
    Transport in a custom-built safari vehicle with window seat guarantee
    Learning materials, maps and guide books on the trip
    All parks and game reserve entry gate fees including vehicle & driver fees
    Complimentary bottled mineral water on safari and game drives 
    Unlimited game viewing drives per day whilst on safari 
    Services of an English - speaking and professional driver-Guide
Certificate of Participation after completion of the trip


    Kenya Tourist Entry Visa 
    Travel Insurance Cover, Personal or Baggage 
    International airport-airfares & departures taxes 
    Expenses of personal nature such as phone calls, internet, and laundry etc.
    Beverages: All alcoholic drinks, wines and spirits. 
    Tips and gratuities to driver guides/lodge/hotel staff 

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