9 Tage Klassik-Safari Kenia 

Tour Code: KE-VA9KSS-2013


 Safarierlebnisse zu den schönsten Nationalparks Kenias

Diese Safari wird garantiert ab 2 Personen durchgeführt. Sie entdecken die schönsten Nationalparks Kenias - Samburu und Buffalo Springs, Mount Kenya, Kigio Wildlife und Lake Nakuru sowie als Höhepunkt die Masai Mara. Auf Wunsch verlängern wir Ihr Safarierlebnis mit einem Badeaufenthalt am Indischen Ozean wo Sie in herrlichen Resorts das Erlebte Revue passieren lassen können.

Min.:     2 Personen
ab/bis:   Nairobi
Abfahrt: Beginn samstags


Reiseverlauf:

Tag 1 Nairobi
Nach Ihre Ankunft auf dem Jomo Kenyatta Airport werden Sie von einem Repräsentanten unserer Agentur begrüß, der Ihnen auch bei den Einreiseformalitäten behilflich ist. Anschließend werden Sie zu Ihrem Hotel gefahren. Es ist noch ein wenig Zeit ein wenig von Nairobi zu entdecken.
Übernachtung im Safari Park Hotel / Frühstück

Tag 2 Samburu & Buffalo Springs N.R
Nach dem Frühstück begrüßt Sie Ihr englischsprachiger Fahrer und Sie fahren in nördliche Richtung via Nanyuki und Mt Kenya zum Samburu National Reserve. Rauhe und abgeschiedene Wildnis erwartet Sie in diesem Naturreservat, welches die besten und vielfältigsten Wildbeobachtungen des Landes bieten. Zur Mittagszeit erreichen Sie die Lodge und Sie stärken sich bei einem Lunch. Nachmittags führt Sie Ihr Guide zu den schönsten Plätzen im Reservat.
Übernachtung in der Samburu Serena Lodge (Lunch/Dinner/Frühstück)

Tag 3 Samburu & Buffalo Springs N.R
Ihr heutiger Tag ist ganz der Safari gewidmet. Vormittags und Nachmittags unternehmen Sie Pirschfahrten auf die Big Five.
Übernachtung in der Samburu Serena Lodge (Lunch/Dinner/Frühstück)

Tag 4 Mt. Kenya National Park
Sie verlassen das Reservat nach dem Frühstück und fahren zu der Serena Mountain Lodge, die idyllisch am Fuße des Mt. Kenia liegt. Lunch wird Ihnen in der Lodge serviert. Entspannen Sie am Nachmittag auf der Terrasse der Lodge von der aus Sie einen phantastischen Blick über das vor Ihnen liegende Terrain haben.
Übernachtung in der Serena Mountain Lodge (Lunch/Dinner/Frühstück)

Tag 5 Kigio Wildlife Sanctuary/Lake Nakuru National Park
Frühstücken Sie noch in der Lodge und im Anschluss fahren Sie zu den Bergketten der Aberdares. Unterwegs laden die Nyahururu Wasserfälle ein bevor die Fahrt weiter zu der Ebene des Great Rift Valley geht.  Nach dem Lunch unternehmen Sie eine ausgedehnte Pirschfahrt und kehren am Abend ins Camp zurück.
Übernachtung im Kigio Wildlife Camp (Lunch/Dinner/Frühstück)

Tag 6 Kigio Wildlife Sanctuary
Am Vormittag erleben Sie ein Safariabenteuer der besonderen Art. Ihr Guide führt Sie zu Fuß zu den schönsten Plätzen des Reservates.
Nach dem Lunch steht ein kultureller Austausch mit Bewohnern der Community an und Sie erfahren Wissenswertes über das Reservat Kigio in einer Lektorstunde. Abends haben Sie optional die Möglichkeit an einer Nachtsafari teilzunehmen.
Übernachtung im Kigio Wildlife Camp (Lunch/Dinner/Frühstück)

Tag 7 Masai Mara
Ein weiterer Safarihöhepunkt steht heute mit dem Besuch der weltbekannten Masai Mara an. Es ist vielleicht die einzige Region in Kenia, die dem Besucher eine authentische Wildbeobachtung erlaubt wie diese in den vergangenen Jahrhunderten vorherrschte. Die Keekorok Lodge läd unterwegs zum Lunch ein.
Entdecken Sie die Mara am nachmittag.
Übernachtung in der Mara Serena Lodge (Lunch/Dinner/Frühstück)

Tag 8 Masai Mara
Lifestyle und Safari - eine optionale Ballonfahrt mit Champagner Frühstück erlaubt Ihnen ausgezeichnete Ausblicke auf die Mara und den riesigen Wildbestand.
Heute verbringen Sie den ganzen Tag in der Masai Mara mit Pirschfahrten am Vor- und am Nachmittag.
Übernachtung in der Mara Serena Lodge (Lunch/Dinner/Frühstück)

Tag 9 Abreise
Nach Ihrem Frühstück verlassen Sie die Mara und Ihr Guide bringt Sie nach Nairobi zurück. Falls Sie Ihren Heimflug antreten werden Sie zum Jomo Kenyatta Airport gebracht.
Oder Sie starten Ihr weiteres Programm z.B. nach Tanzania oder an den Indischen Ozean.

Preis: auf Anfrage

Im Preis eingeschlossen:
- 8 Übernachtungen im Doppelzimmer mit Vollverpflegung (Ausnahme Tag 1 und Tag 9 nur Frühstück)
- Mahlzeiten wie erwähnt
- Safari im 7-sitzigen Safari Minibus
- Transfers wie angegeben
- qualifizierter englisch sprechender Fahrerguide
- 1 ltr. Mineralwasser pro Safaritag/Person
- Reisepreissicherungsschein

Nicht eingeschlossen:
- internationale Flüge und Steuern und Gebühren
- Visakosten
- Trinkgelder
- Reiseschutzversicherungen

Zusätzlich als Geschenk:
-Geschenkpräsent
- 1 x 188 Seiten umfassender Safariguide für Ostafrika
- Safari Pouch mit Kugelschreiber
- Safari Hut

Zwischenverkauf, Preisänderungen und Änderungen im Reiseverlauf bleiben vorbehalten.
 

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

MOUNTAIN LODGE
At 7,200 feet on the slopes of Mount Kenya, Mountain Lodge is ringed by a dense rain forest, which comes alive at dusk with a myriad of sounds of creatures of all sizes. This is the adventure offered at the 42 rooms Mountain Lodge where animal sightings are fascinating and frequent. A two and a half hour drive from Nairobi, Mountain Lodge is now managed by Serena Hotels. The comfortable rooms have spacious verandas and private shower rooms. The game viewing is excellent. You may watch the waterhole, right next to the lodge, throughout the evening and at night and local game includes elephant, buffalo, rhino and waterbuck. A specially constructed viewing bunker, connected to the lodge by a short tunnel, offers spectacular close-up views of wildlife at the waterhole. Towering over the landscape are the majestic rocky peaks of Mount Kenya, providing some dramatic photographic opportunities.

Kigio Wildlife Camp
Kigio Wildlife Camp is a superb all-suite camp built within Yellow-fever woodland overlooking the Malewa River. The camp is built from sustainable pinewood, local soil from the conservancy, traditional thatch provided by the surrounding community and canvas panels - there has been minimal usage of cement and steel in the construction of the camp. Power is provide by solar panels and the environment has been carefully preserved during the construction of the camp. Accommodation is in eleven spacious suites, each 72 sq-metre and one 2-bedroom suite all built on deck and containing a large bedroom, a separate sitting room that opens up at the front and a private bathroom with flush loo and shower. The dining and sitting areas are in an open glade overlooking a cliff that houses a colony of bee-eaters. A most attractive bar sits between two towering indigenous fig trees facing the cliff. Wholesome meals are cooked using gas and eco-bricks and ingredients are sourced daily from local community and farmers. Activities that are possible include nature walks with rangers, day and night game drives, fishing, biking and bush meals. Kigio Wildlife Camp offers some of the highest standards of accommodation in East Africa in glorious surroundings and at the same time instills a genuine concern for the environment and community. A minimum of 2 nights stay is recommended to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings and the camp.

Mara Serena Lodge
A masterful interpretation of a traditional Masai village, Mara Serena Lodge seemingly floats on a sea of savannah. A beautiful pool looks out over the wide plains. The rooms are Masai-influenced in style yet extremely comfortable. The main dining room, where delicious meals are served, has three large domes and three small ones depicting Maasai manyattas (villages). Occasionally an African al fresco barbecue is served by the pool overlooking the Mara plains. Fresh fruit juices and cocktails, wines, spirits or liqueurs are available at the bar until lat in the evening. At Serena, the views are stunning. It is on this very terrain, stretching endlessly before the lodge, that the annual migrations take place. Millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle pass through on their way to and from their alternative feeding grounds in Tanzania. The Mara Serena offers you a  grandstand seat for one of the greatest shows on earth.

PARKS & RESERVES INFORMATION.

Samburu & Buffalo Springs N.R
Samburu is different from many of the other frequently visited areas. These forty square miles of reserve is not the oft-seen Kenyan landscape of savannah and flat-topped acacias, but harsh, dramatic terrain. The people from this area, the Samburu, are similarly dramatic to the outsider. Dressed in bright red, with their braided hair and skin daubed with red ochre, the "moran", the youthful warriors of the Samburu almost always spear-in-hand, are a wonderful sight. The permanent water supply of the Uaso Nyiro River is what attracts the game to Samburu. Much of the reserve is arid, hilly landscape but riverine forest fringes the riverbanks and there are doum palms, the fruit of which is a great favourite with elephants. Crocodiles lie quietly in the mud and it is here that you will find abundant birdlife, including palm-eagles, storks, hornbills, bee-eaters and plenty of weaverbirds. Some species in the area are specially adapted to the arid environment, and are particularly northern - the magnificent oryx, for example and the gerenuk, a rather odd looking long-necked gazelle which can stretch up to reach the lower branches of the thorn trees. You will also find Grevy's Zebra, larger than the more commonly seen Burchell's zebra, and reticulated giraffe, with their irregular netted pattern of white. Desert lion are found here, leopards can be seen, and the ostrich (Ethiopian) have blue legs! Elephant wander, browsing in family groups.
Buffalo Springs has the Uaso Nyiro River as its northern boundary, and thus may almost be seen as an extension of Samburu Reserve, which is bounded in the south by the river. The game here is the same as Samburu, but here there is more marshland and the large pools from the springs themselves. You may cross from one reserve to the other via a bridge over the river. Samburu and Buffalo Springs are becoming more sought after as a wildlife destination. They are only a couple of hundred miles from Nairobi and thus an easy hop on the light aircraft that fly from Wilson Airport, which itself is just outside Nairobi. In addition, the harsh beauty of the landscape is compelling.

Mount Kenya National Park
Centered on Africa's second highest mountain, Mount Kenya National Park covers the most astonishing variation in terrain. The twin high peaks of extinct volcano Mount Kenya, Batian at 5199m and Nelion at 5188m, are the only places on the equator to boast permanent snow. Four days, for the fit amateur, will see you to the top of the lower peak, Lanana, and on the way up allow you to see the GM-looking giant plantlife of the mountainsides, including a huge lobelia of up to ten feet high quite unlike our own garden varieties, and giant rosette plants! The two higher peaks, joined by a ridge called the Gate of Mists, are strictly for the accomplished climber and Kenya is rated, even by Himalayan climbers, as one of the most difficult ice mountains in the world. To the Kikuyu, Kenya's largest ethnic group, Mount Kenya is the home of the God Ngai who sits atop the highest peak and is thus their sacred mountain. Forested with juniper and podo from about two thousand metres, the vegetation changes to bamboo and then a thick canopy of lesser trees. Spanish moss frosts the trees, watered by the mists of the mountain slopes. Leopard, elephant, colobus monkeys, the shy bongo and buffalo inhabit the forest. Stunning sunbirds in jewel bright colours may be seen on the slopes. The Mount Kenya mole rat and the Mount Kenya mole shrew, specific to the area, are rare. The elusive golden cat can also be found at higher altitudes and it is said that on the moors there is a better chance of seeing the melanistic black leopard. Tracks up the mountain are passable in good weather by four wheel drive vehicles. The Naro Moru track leads through the main gate to the park and takes you to about ten thousand feet. The Chogoria track, on the Meru side, takes you to about fourteen thousand feet. High altitude moorland walks are of stunning beauty. Tarns twinkle in the sunlight and the views are utterly breathtaking.

Lake Nakuru National Park
Originally declared a national park because of a superbly diverse bird population, which includes many migrants, the park is also a favourite place for travellers to seek the rare black rhino. However, it is for the flamingos that the lake is best known, and it was for their protection that the park was originally created. The level of the blue-green alkaline waters here varies and this, with other accompanying environmental changes, causes considerable variation in the flamingo population, but when they are present, en masse, the whole lake turns a gorgeous rosy pink. Although protection of the flamingo population on the lake was the original rationale for the inception of the national park, further land was included in the early seventies and it is now about 190 sq m. This expansion, which took in a large grassland area, has allowed the park to protect further species.
Buffalo, zebra, antelope and both lion and leopard are to be found. The rather less ubiquitous reedbuck and waterbuck are also here as is the glamorously leggy Rothschild giraffe. Temptingly, the black rhino breeding programme, started in the late eighties, has proved successful and this is an excellent place to view them. Lake Nakuru is a small national park. There is no need to stay in the area in order to see all that is to be seen. A good day trip may be enough and these can easily be organised from the Lake Naivasha area.

Masai Mara National G.R
Probably the most famous of the reserves, the Masai Mara, in Kenya's southwestern corner, boasts an astonishing amount of game. Unfenced, the Mara is bounded in the east by the Ngama Hills and in the west by the Oloololo or Siria Escarpment. Gazelle, wildebeest and zebra graze in large numbers and where prey is found so are predators. Not only is this a great place in which to find game, but also the wide greeny-gold savannahs spotted with thorn trees make it ideal for photography. The Mara, as it is known in Kenya, is ravishingly beautiful and also offers long, undisturbed views and utterly dramatic panoramas. The weather really means something here. The sun may beat down unforgivingly, huge clouds in fabulous shapes may sweep across the widest of skies, and the wind ripples the grasses as though they are stroked by a giant hand. The landscape is stunning. The famously black-maned Mara lions are possibly the stars of the Mara show, but cheetah, elephant, kongoni, topi, Thompson's gazelle, waterbuck, hyena, and primates are all here too. As with the rest of Kenya, the birding is good. There is no settlement within the reserve however, the Mara is in theory owned by the Maasai, pastoralists and, in earlier times, renowned lion-killers. Lodges and hotels offer the opportunity to buy their beadwork, checked cloths and copies of their spears. It is said that if lions scent approaching Maasai on the breeze they move swiftly in the opposite direction. Famously, the Mara is the northerly end of the Great Migration, that great primeval surge of wildebeest, zebra and antelope that sweeps in from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya's Masai Mara as the Tanzanian grass starts to fail. They are tracked by the large predators that pick off the weak, the stragglers and the young. The great herds, nearing their destination by July, mass along the Mara River, pushing, shoving and fantastically noisy, just waiting for the first animal to cross so that they can all follow, lemming-like, on the final leg of the journey. However, crocodiles lie in wait, sluggishly cruising the waters, fully prepared for their best meal of the year. Many fail in the life-and-death struggle - drowned, eaten by the crocodiles or, made careless or weak by their stressful swim, brought down by lions. The Masai Mara is terrible yet wonderful, and not to be missed.