Kenya Odyssey Super Special
Kenya Odyssey Super Special
Kenya is often described as the African continent in microcosm. You will see some of the best parks in Africa from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara, home of the “Big Five” and the Masai people.
Sometimes described as Africa in miniature, Kenya is a land of dynamic contrasts. This 8 day round trip from Nairobi takes in breathtaking scenery, well preserved traditions and Masai Mara National Park.
Mt Kenya provides a spectacular backdrop to 3 nights exploring the surrounding region. You’ll take a morning game drive at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Home to a wide range of animals, the Conservancy is particularly known for its chimp and black rhino populations. Then drive to your lodge at the foot of Mt Kenya. This prime position offers a unique game watching experience, as the animals come to you – or at least, to a waterhole located just below the lodge’s terrace, offering a fantastic opportunity to photograph these majestic creatures.
Vast flocks of flamingos descend on Lake Nakuru, along with warthogs, baboons and other impressive mammals. More game drives await you after lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Try and spot some of the park’s introduced black and white rhinos. Leopard sightings have also increased in recent years.
The vast plains of the Serengeti cross the border into Kenya, becoming Masai Mara. This game reserve is famous for its large population of big cats and the colourful culture of the Masai people. This is one of the best preserved parts of Kenya, where life has changed little in the past century. You’ll enjoy game drives, visit a traditional Masai village, and savour a definitive Kenyan experience, breakfast overlooking hippos in the river. Or opt for a balloon ride at extra cost, for incredible views over the famous ‘endless plains’.
You will visit the following 3 places:
Kenya is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community (EAC). It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley, mountain highlands and abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants and rhinos. The country is known for its safaris, diverse climate and geography, and national parks such as the East and West Tsavo National Park, the Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Aberdares National Park. Kenya has several world heritage sites such as Lamu and numerous beaches, including in Diani, Bamburi and Kilifi, where international yachting competitions are held every year.
Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya is one of Africa's major cities.The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyirobi, which translates to "the place of cool waters". Popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun", it is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs. During Kenya's colonial period, the city became a centre for the colony's coffee, tea and sisal industry. The gateway to some of the most stunning stretches of wilderness in the world, Nairobi is never short of tourists, even if most are simply passing through to the Masai Mara in the west or the beaches of Lamu and Malindi in the east.