East Africa by Intrepid Travel

More catalogs by Intrepid Travel | East Africa | 21 pages | 2006-12-06


Page 15 of East Africa

east africa faces of kenya tanzania basix plus local payment us$855 physical culture shock 22 days ex nairobi itinerary days 1-3 nairobi/amboseli national park from kenya s multicultural capital we head to the natural wilds of amboseli set up camp within the park and take game drives in the shadow of mt kilimanjaro day 4 ostrich farm after an early morning game drive we drive north to camp at an ostrich farm day 5 mount kenya camp for the night in the foothills and take an optional guided walk on the lower slopes of the mountain days 6-7 samburu spend the night by ewaso nyiro one of kenya s largest rivers keep a look out for crocodiles basking on the river banks day 8 thompson s falls embark on an early morning game drive before travelling on to camp at the falls the 75m-high falls are surrounded by lush landscapes day 9 lake nakuru pelicans cormorants and at times millions of flamingos call the lake home explore the park and spot black and white rhinos and perhaps even the elusive leopard days 10-11 lake naivasha enjoy a free day to take part in optional activities such as a boat cruise on lake naivasha walking in hell s gate national park or relaxing in the pleasant lakeside surroundings day 12 loita hills travel across the great rift valley to the loita hills camp with the masai tribespeople and learn about their traditional lifestyle days 13-14 masai mara spend two days exploring the masai mara national reserve and spotting lions elephants buffaloes giraffes and cheetahs days 15-16 nairobi kisii head back to nairobi for the night then with a new crew travel across the rift valley to the tea growing areas of western kenya day 17 lake victoria with a free day to explore take a boat out onto the lake and visit some of the 3,000 islands or go for a stroll around the shoreline days 18-19 serengeti journey through the grasslands in search of the park s abundant wildlife such as lion cheetah elephant wildebeest and zebra day 20 ngorongoro crater drive to ngorongoro crater conservation area to spot more game visit olduvai gorge home to earliest man before setting up camp on the crater s rim days 21-22 mto wa mbu/nairobi camp by the market village of mto wa mbu and shop for local handicrafts before returning to nairobi accommodation camping 19 nts hotel 2 nts transport safari trucks 4wd safari vehicle walking group size max 21 meals all meals while camping budget allow us$80 for meals not included departs selected sat notes the balloon safari needs to be booked in advance 2007 start 13 jan 27 jan 10 feb 24 feb 12 may 26 may 16 jun 30 jun 14 jul finish 03 feb 17 feb 03 mar 17 mar 02 jun 16 jun 07 jul 21 jul 04 aug 28 jul 04 aug 18 aug 01 sep 15 sep 29 sep 13 oct 27 oct 03 nov 17 nov 18 aug 25 aug 08 sep 22 sep 06 oct 20 oct 03 nov 17 nov 24 nov 08 dec 01 dec 22 dec 15 dec 05 jan 29 dec 19 jan 2008 12 jan 26 jan 09 feb 23 feb 15 mar 02 feb 16 feb 01 mar 15 mar 05 apr 10 may 24 may 07 jun 21 jun 28 jun 31 may 14 jun 28 jun 12 jul 19 jul above giants of the plains karl thurlow below colourful cultures of africa megan hassett · spot lions in masai mara national reserve · go on safari in samburu national park · see mt kilimanjaro from amboseli · spend a day at lake nakuru · spot game in the serengeti national park · explore the ancient ngorongoro crater · camp by lake victoria this trip was one of the best things i ve ever done the group was fantastic our leader amazing and we shared experiences i could never have had organising my own itinerary kelly lapinskas intrepid traveller trip code yrf destination tips ­ country highlights weather food and more ­ available at www.intrepidtravel.com 19