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7 day Safari in Kenya: Masai Mara and the lakes

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7 days 6 Nights
Availability : Jan 21’ - Dec 21’
Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
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Discover Kenya with a 7 day safari, where you will visit Nakuru, the lakes and the Masai!

This safari is perfect for wheelchair users: the hotel rooms and lodges are wheelchair adapted and the transport is on a van with ramps. Porters can be hired for the more difficult parts of the itinerary and the staff is trained by the tour organisers, local agency GoAfrica Safari. GoAfrica has a long time experience in tours and safaris for people with mobility issues. 

Departure & Return Location

You will arrive and leave from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Nairobi, Kenya. (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in Nairobi in Bed & Breakfast
  • Accommodation during the safari on Full Board
  • Airport transfers
  • Safari in 4x4 extended safari landcruiser with driverguide
  • Game-drives
  • Drinking water in the vehicule
  • Temporary membership flying doctors (emergency evacuation only)

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance visa
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Please note: park-entrance fees , concession and crater fees are net and subject to change

Complementaries

  • Re-usable water bottle with your name on it (Zero Waste!)
  • A welcome gift made by a local non-profit association
  • Your very own Safari hat
Inclusive features

First of all, it is very important for people to know that a safari is very exciting and adventurous, but also tiring. One will have to be able to sit in a vehicle for 5-6 hours on some transfer days between the parks.  If travelers get tired quickly, the agency will modify the program and extend the number of nights at each location, or eventually visit less areas.

This safari is indicated for the abilities listed below: however if the person needs help traveling,  either s/he has a travel companion, a family member or assistant, or eventually there are local trusted carers that can join, at an additional cost. 

For power scooter users, we will need to have the measurements of your scooter to make sure it fits in the vehicles used.

Diabetic travelers: the local agency can supply a coolerbox for medication and inform the camps/lodges accordingly, you can inform us beforehand and information on medical facilities for any emergency will be at hand.

Travelers with specific dietary requirements: appropriate menus can be set up, inform us beforehand.

Travelers with hearing impairments: SL guides are not available on the spot for the moment, but you can travel with your own guide/tour leader of course.

Travelers with visual impairments: the safari experience is a multisensory feast, so it can be a lot of fun for people with reduced or no sight. To be able to touch animals (not possible during a safari) visits  can be arranged to, for example, the Giraffe feeding centre, or the David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage, where travelers can actually touch the animals.

 

  • Electric wheelchair user/power scooter
  • Manual wheelchair user
  • Alzheimer and dementia friendly
  • Diabetes friendly
  • Traveller with visual impairment
  • Parkinson friendly
  • Travellers with learning disabilities
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya

Arrival at JKIA ( Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ) Welcome and pick up by our driver/guide and transfer to your Hotel. For late evening arrivals, we will book you in to one of the airport Hotels for your. comfort and convenience.

Day 2Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast , your driver/guide will meet you and give you a quick briefing on what to expect for the whole trip and also for the day ahead. Your Safari then starts! Enroute, you will drive along the Eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley, and have stunning views of the extinct volcanoes and the lakes that dot the floor of the valley. The word ‘Nakuru’ means ‘place of dust’ in the Maasai dialect and the lake is a soda ash lake with very alkaline water, and is famous for its’ huge flocks of flamingoes. The National Park surrounding the Lake is Home to the largest concentration of White and Black rhinos in the Rift Valley. Arrival in the park is usually mid to late morning. Check-in, lunch, afternoon game drive and dinner are your activities for the rest of this day..

Day 3Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha

Early morning game-drive at Lake Nakuru followed by breakfast at the camp/lodge  – proceed to Lake Naivasha ( about 1 hour drive ). Check in at one of the lodges along the lake shore and enjoy lunch. Afternoon we have different options. You could relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens where antelope, giraffe, zebra come and graze. A boat ride on the lake where you will see lots of birdlife and hippos or a visit to Hellsgate National Park which is named after a narrow break in the cliffs. Dinner & Overnight at one of the lodges along the lake.

Day 4 Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast depart for the Masai Mara , one of the most famous game reserves! This is quite a long drive of about 6 hours to the entrance of the park. Lunch at the camp/lodge or lunch enroute depending on the location of the camp/lodge you will choose to stay. Dinner & Overnight Masai Mara Game Reserve.

The Masai Mara also known as Maasai Mara or The Mara is named in ho nor of the Maasai people – the ancestral inhabitants of this area. The Mara is a part of the Greater Mara Ecosystem which include several group ranches, and the Serengeti across the border to the South.

Day 5 and 6Masai Mara Game Reserve

Spend two full days in the Masai Mara with early morning and afternoon game-drives and lunch at the camp/lodge – alternatively spend most of the day on game-drive with a packed lunch!  During July/August the annual Migration of Wildebeest takes place, this is the right time to spend two full days at the Mara – you might be lucky and view a river crossing ! Enjoy the endless plains and breathtaking views, a fantastic place to see sunrise and sunsets.   The Mara has an exceptional population of cheetah, leopard and lions, you can spot them the whole year around. Dinner and overnight at one of the camps/lodges at the Mara

Day 7Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi

Departure from the Mara after breakfast – Today’s program will depend on your flight details. In case of a late departure we can add a visit to one of the tea-farms close to Nairobi for a tour and delicious home-made lunch.

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