Intrepid Explorer Safari - 8 Days PDF Print E-mail

Number of Days: 8 Days
Days of Operation: Daily on request
Minimum Passengers to operate: 2 Persons


The Intrepid Explorer Safari provides the ultimate ecological, cultural and family experience in Kenya. All of the hotels and lodges featured are extremely child-friendly with excellent facilities. The children will be constantly entertained by trained naturalists throughout the safari. No other trip provides such an array of day-to-day activities to satisfy every member of a mixed group, be you an inquisitive young child, an energetic parent or a grandparent wanting a little more relaxation.


This safari is ideal for families with young children, but also a great safari for couples.

Day 1 Nairobi

Upon an early morning arrival into Nairobi you will be met and transferred to the Safari Park Hotel. After check in (please note early check in is subject to availability and at the discretion of the hotel), freshen up and proceed to Daphne Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage followed by lunch at any of the nearby restaurants or cafes (which is on your own account). After lunch visit the famous Giraffe Centre, where one has the opportunity to feed the rare Rothschild giraffe. Later this afternoon return to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight at the Safari Park Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Safari Park Hotel
Situated only 10km from the city centre and 20km from the international airport, the lively Safari Park Hotel is really an African-theme resort providing deluxe accommodation in 64 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and indigenous forest. All of the 204 distinctively designed and decorated rooms are airy and contain television, private bathroom facilities and private balconies. Its six restaurants are excellent and cater to all tastes, including Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Italian, English and African. There is also a casino, several bars, health club, tennis and squash courts (golf nearby) and excellent business/conference facilities.


Day 2 Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve
This morning you will transfer to Wilson airport for your scheduled flight to Samburu. You will be met by the lodge vehicle and taken to the lodge arriving mid morning. After lunch you will embark on your first game drive of your safari, returning to the lodge in the late afternoon.
Overnight at Samburu Intrepids Camp on a full board basis.

Samburu Intrepids
Perched on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the heart of Samburu National reserve, Samburu Intrepids enjoys a unique perspective of one of Africa’s most celebrated wildernesses. The camp’s location deep inside the reserve guarantees close encounters with the region’s shier wildlife, including elephant, lion, leopard, and Samburu’s famous ‘unique five’ - the rare reticulated giraffe, long-necked gerenuk antelope, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra, and majestic Beisa Oryx. This luxurious tented lodge offers 27 modern tents with a private view over the wildlife-rich riverbanks. The spacious tents boast the very latest in luxury camping, with soft four-poster beds, handsome mahogany closets and writing desks, and en suite bathrooms with steaming hot showers. The bathrooms also offer twin washbasins, flush toilets, and sockets for shavers and battery charging. Because of the warm climate, Samburu Intrepids’ public areas are all palm-thatched and open to the elements, raised on stilts to catch the cooling breeze blowing off the river. The main dining room opens onto an outdoor dining terrace, where buffet breakfasts and lunches are served overlooking the river.


Day 3 Samburu National Reserve
Morning and afternoon activities in Samburu National Reserve.
Overnight at the Samburu Intrepids on a full board basis.

Day 4 Samburu – Nairobi – Lake Naivasha
Morning activities and transfer to the airstrip with a picnic lunch for your scheduled flight to Nairobi. On arrival connect to the scheduled flight to Naivasha. You will be transferred to the lodge followed by an afternoon cycling around the lodge for an hour.
Overnight at Great Rift Valley lodge on full board basis

Great Rift Valley Lodge

A short drive from the well-maintained Pan African Highway is the Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort Its location midway between the Samburu and Maasai Mara reserves makes the lodge the perfect stopover between the country’s top safari destinations – and an ideal alternative to a night in a city hotel. The Great Rift Valley Lodge sits at about 7,000 feet, from which elevation it enjoys magnificent views to the west and east. The vistas stretch from the shimmering waters of Lake Naivasha to the jagged volcanic crater of Mount Longonot and, beyond, the sloping shoulders of the Aberdare Mountains – Kenya’s most important watershed. The Great Rift Valley Lodge offers 21 twin and 9 double rooms, all with private balconies overlooking the spectacular valley floor with large four-poster beds, handmade wooden furniture, African prints, and modern en suite bathrooms. The social ‘heart’ of the Rift Valley Lodge is the clubhouse building, which offers fine dining and beautiful views from its panoramic restaurant and broad balconies


Day 5 Lake Naivasha
This morning depart for a morning game drive to Lake Nakuru National Park and return back to the lodge for lunch and the remaining of the afternoon will be spent at your leisure to enjoy all the local activities offered.
Overnight at Great Rift Valley Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 6 Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast, you drive to the Naivasha Ebony Curio Emporium, the largest of its kind in the world, where one can watch expert craftsmen working. It is fascinating! This is where the countries best work can be purchased at factory prices. Return back to the lodge for lunch before being transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara where you will be met by a camp vehicle and taken to the camp to drop off your luggage before going out on a game drive and returning back to the camp as the sunsets.
Overnight at Mara Intrepids Camp on a full board basis.

Mara Intrepids
Sitting above a sweeping bend in the Talek River at the confluence of the Maasai Mara’s four game-viewing areas, Mara Intrepids enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the Maasai Mara ecosystem. The camp is a short drive from the Mara River, where more than a million wildebeest and zebra make their perilous migration crossing every July and August. For the remainder of the year, the camp offers some of the world’s finest game viewing, with large local populations of elephants, rhinos, buffalos, and all the Big Cats. 30 luxury tents are widely spread across a large riverside site to ensure guests the optimum privacy and peace. Each tent is furnished in the classic style of the grand African safaris, with large four-poster beds and handsome reproduction furniture offset by modern en suite bathrooms with hot showers, flush toilets and all modern amenities. Each tent sits on a shady platform, with sweeping views over the riverbanks where a wide variety of animals come to drink. Mara Intrepids is divided into four distinct areas, each with its own open-air dining area and ‘mess tent’ where private meals and functions can be arranged. Dinner is usually served in a large dining room under a traditional makuti thatch roof, while breakfast and lunch are hosted on a breezy terrace beside the riverfront swimming pool. Beside the bar is a fully equipped conference room, where our Maasai naturalists deliver evening slide shows on the local culture and wildlife - and where corporate groups can indulge in a spot of ‘bush business’.


Day 7 Masai Mara
Morning and afternoon activities in Masai Mara National Reserve.
Overnight at the Mara Intrepids Camp on a full board basis.

Day 8 Depart
After a morning activity and lunch, there is a flight back to Nairobi, to connect with your onward arrangements.

 

Key features include

  • All accommodations have a pool
  • Naturalists who are readily available to look after the children
  • Air travel is used extensively to reduce time spent on bumpy and dusty roads
  • Scheduled flights Nairobi/Samburu/Nairobi/Naivasha/Mara/Nairobi
  • Game drives in Samburu/Nakuru/Masai Mara are in 4x4 vehicle on shared basis with English speaking driver-guide
  • All meals and snacks, except in Nairobi where only breakfast is included
  • All park and entrance fees
  • Government taxes
  • Membership of the Worldwide Adventurer Club (for children under 12yrs) which includes the following features:

Samburu safari features include

  • Introduction to the Samburu, the programme and other families, by a naturalist who will hold a Samburu warrior status
  • Game drives in a 4x4 vehicle accompanied by an English speaking driver-guide
  • Visit a Samburu village which includes a school, a short lecture and a chance to meet the tribes-people from young children, warriors to village elders
  • Enjoy a wildlife lecture, learn to dance (Samburu style) and a little basic Kiswahili, light a fire by rubbing sticks and throw some traditional spears
  • Nature and bird walks, and information about Samburu medicine that is taken from plants and trees
  • All game, nature and cultural activities


Masai Mara Safari features include

  • Introduction to the Masai Mara, the programme and other families, by a naturalist who will hold a Maasai warrior status
  • Game drives in a 4x4 vehicle accompanied by an English speaking driver-guide
  • Observing animal tracks on foot, along the river and around the grounds, with the chance to make plaster casts of the prints discovered
  • Access to the Educational Wildlife Museum
  • Display of Maasai dancing
  • All game, nature and cultural activities (except for night drives which are extra)


Cost Excludes

  • Visas and international flights
  • Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
  • Driver-guide gratuities
  • Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature

 

Additional remarks

  • Cancellation policy as per agent’s agreement or as per our printed Price Guide if no fixed contract is in place. Please request any further information on this if required.
  • We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
  • Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

Passenger Information

  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris.
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
  • Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.