9 Day Road Mid Range Road Safari

9 Day Road Mid Range Road Safari

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A 9-day mid-range road safari typically refers to a guided tour or self-drive adventure that spans over nine days, exploring various wildlife reserves, national parks, and cultural attractions along the way. This type of safari usually falls within a moderate budget range, offering comfortable accommodation and a mix of wildlife experiences. Please note that safari itineraries can vary greatly depending on the location and the tour operator. Below is a general outline of what a 9-day mid-range road safari might look like:

Day 1: Arrival

  • Arrive at the starting point of the safari, usually a major city or airport.
  • Transfer to your accommodation and have some time to relax and settle in.
  • Attend a safari briefing to go over the itinerary and safety guidelines.

Day 2: Safari Start

  • Depart early in the morning for your first safari destination (e.g., a national park or wildlife reserve).
  • Enjoy a game drive or a guided walking safari to observe the local wildlife.
  • Return to the lodge or camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3-6: Exploring Wildlife Reserves

  • Spend the next few days exploring different wildlife reserves or national parks.
  • Morning and afternoon game drives to maximize wildlife sightings.
  • Visit various habitats to encounter a diverse range of animals and birds.
  • Learn about the ecosystem and wildlife behavior from knowledgeable guides.

Day 7: Cultural Experience

  • Take a break from wildlife viewing and visit a local village or cultural center.
  • Interact with the local community, learn about their traditions, and experience their way of life.

Day 8: More Wildlife Viewing

  • Resume your wildlife adventure, visiting another wildlife reserve or park.
  • Search for the "Big Five" (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) and other iconic African animals.

Day 9: Final Safari and Departure

  • Enjoy one last morning safari activity.
  • Depending on your departure time, you may have a final game drive or leisure time.
  • Depart for the city/airport to catch your flight back home.

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 Masai Mara National Reserve and  Amboseli National Park and Tsavo West National Park 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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