8 Day Northern Kenya Luxury Safari

8 Day Northern Kenya Luxury Safari

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An 8-day Northern Kenya luxury safari would be an incredible adventure that allows you to explore the diverse landscapes, unique wildlife, and rich culture of this region. Northern Kenya is known for its vast wilderness areas, stunning national parks, and remote communities, making it an excellent destination for a luxurious and exclusive safari experience. Here's a sample itinerary for an 8-day luxury safari in Northern Kenya:

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

  • Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, where you'll be greeted by a representative and transferred to your luxurious accommodation. Spend the day relaxing and acclimatizing to the African environment.

Day 2: Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve

  • After breakfast, take a short flight to Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya.
  • Arrive at your luxury safari lodge or camp, where you'll be staying for the next three nights.
  • Enjoy a game drive in the afternoon, witnessing the unique wildlife of the region, including the reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, and the "Samburu Special Five."

Day 3 & 4: Samburu National Reserve

  • Embark on morning and afternoon game drives in the reserve, guided by experienced safari experts.
  • Explore the Ewaso Ng'iro River, where animals gather to quench their thirst.
  • Visit a local Samburu village to learn about their traditions and culture.

Day 5: Samburu to Ol Pejeta Conservancy

  • After breakfast, fly to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a leading conservation area in Kenya.
  • Check into your luxury lodge or camp and enjoy a delicious lunch.
  • In the afternoon, visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and take a game drive to spot rhinos, elephants, lions, and more.

Day 6: Ol Pejeta Conservancy

  • Spend a full day exploring Ol Pejeta, participating in morning and afternoon game drives.
  • Consider taking a guided walking safari or visiting the Endangered Species Enclosure.
  • Opt for a night game drive for a chance to spot elusive nocturnal animals.

Day 7: Ol Pejeta to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

  • After breakfast, fly to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, known for its rhino conservation efforts.
  • Check into your luxurious accommodation and have lunch.
  • In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive in this pristine wildlife reserve.

Day 8: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to Nairobi

  • On your last day, take part in a final game drive in Lewa before returning to Nairobi.
  • Depending on your departure time, you may have an opportunity for some last-minute shopping or sightseeing in Nairobi before heading to the airport.

Included:

  1. Accommodation: Typically, your tour package will cover the cost of accommodation in selected hotels, lodges, or camps.
  2. Transportation: package include transportation to and from Nairobi or your starting point.
  3. Park Entry Fees: Entrance fees to national parks and attractions like Samburu National Reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy included.
  4. Game Drives: Guided game drives in the national parks and reserves to spot wildlife.
  5. Meals: Full or partial board options, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  6. Bottled Water: Some package provide bottled water during your tour.
  7. Local Guides: Guided tours within the parks and attractions by experienced local guides.
  8. Activities: activities like boat rides included.
  9. Park Permits: Permits for activities like hiking.
  10. Cultural Visits: Some packages may include visits to cultural experiences.
  11. Park and Conservation Fees: Fees that contribute to wildlife and environmental conservation.
  12. Airport Transfers: Transfers to and from the airport in Nairobi.
  13. Taxes: Any applicable taxes, such as VAT, may be included.
  14. Travel Insurance: Some packages include basic travel insurance coverage.
  15. Snacks: Snacks and refreshments during activities or drives.
  16. Park Ranger Fees: Fees for park rangers accompanying you on hikes or walks.
  17. Safari Vehicle: Use of a safari vehicle for game drives.
  18. Camping Equipment: If your tour includes camping, equipment may be provided.
  19. Driver/Guide: Services of a driver/guide.
  20. Emergency Support: Access to emergency support and assistance.
  21. Itinerary Planning: Tour operators typically plan the itinerary for you.
  22. All Meals: Some packages include all meals, including packed lunches during game drives.
  23. 24/7 Assistance: Access to customer service or support around the clock.
  24. Park Regulations: Ensuring compliance with park rules and regulations.
  25. Accommodation Upgrades: Options for upgrading to higher-end accommodations at reasonable cost.
  26. Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari: Some packages may offer hot air balloon safaris as an add-on.
  27. Evening Entertainment: Cultural performances or entertainment at the lodges or camps.

Excluded:

  1. International Flights: Typically, international flights to and from Kenya are not included.
  2. Personal Expenses: Expenses like souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, and personal items are usually not covered.
  3. Visa Fees: Fees for obtaining a Kenyan visa, if required.
  4. Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance may not be included in basic packages.
  5. Vaccinations and Medications: Any required vaccinations or medications are usually not covered.
  6. Optional Activities: Any optional activities outside the planned itinerary may be at an additional cost.
  7. Laundry Services: Laundry services at the accommodation are typically not included.
  8. Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and staff are usually not included.
  9. Excess Baggage Fees: Fees for excess baggage on flights.
  10. Personal Health Expenses: Medical expenses incurred during the trip.
  11. Additional Meals: Meals outside of what is specified in the package.
  12. Airport Departure Taxes: Any applicable departure taxes.
  13. Personal Travel Documentation: Costs associated with obtaining passports or other travel documents.
  14. Travel Gear: Personal travel gear, such as clothing and accessories.
  15. Wi-Fi and Internet Access: Costs for accessing the internet at accommodations.
  16. Phone Calls: Charges for international or local phone calls.
  17. Single Supplement: Additional cost for travelers who want their own room in case of group tours.
  18. Alcoholic Drinks: Alcoholic beverages are usually not included in the package.
  19. Additional Transport: Transport outside the planned itinerary.
  20. Emergency Evacuation: Costs related to emergency medical evacuation.
  21. Extra Nights: If you want to extend your stay beyond the package.
  22. Travel Medications: Medications like malaria prophylaxis.
  23. Travel Gear Rental: Rental of items like binoculars or camping gear.
  24. Early Check-In/Late Check-Out: Fees for early check-in or late check-out.
  25. Changes in Itinerary: Costs associated with changing the tour itinerary.
  26. Travel Locks: Locks and security accessories for your luggage.
  27. Airfare within Kenya: Domestic flights within Kenya, if not included in the package.

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