8 Days/ 7 Nights Kenya Safari
Day 1: pick up from your hotel/ airport at by your guide and drive north to the wild and rugged Samburu National Reserve. The reserve is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River. It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe to Grevy’s zebras and Beisa Oryxes.
Arrive for lunch at your reserved lodge or camp then head out for an exciting game drive until sunset. Dinner and overnight at.
Day 2: This day will be spent exploring this amazing game reserve with a morning and afternoon game drive. The reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness. Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie “Born Free”. It is also the home to the big five; Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, Gerenuk, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Gravy Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Endangered Wild Dog as well as Pun cake Tortoise – Endangered. There are over 450 species of birds identified and aquatic species in the Ewaso Nyiro River including, vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and others. In the evening return to the lodge for rest, dinner and overnight
Day 3: Have breakfast and enjoy a morning game drive. Depart north of Aberdare Mountains and descend into the Great Rift Valley for Lake Nakuru National Park, one of the world’s well-known bird sanctuaries, arriving for lunch.
The game in this park is plentiful and magnificent. The park is currently a Rhino sanctuary. The bird life here is world renown some of which include White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the white Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe. Later in the afternoon leave for a game drive till early evening. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at
Day 4: After breakfast drive to the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve with an en-route game drive in Nakuru. The reserve is seen by many as the jewel of Kenya’s park and is always on every tourist’s “Must See List”. Full of life with various types of animals and birds, Masai Mara crown’s the climax of every safari in Kenya. Its rolling grasslands and acacia savannah have time and again been captured on film with the movie “Out of Africa” being the most famous.
Masai Mara is home to the “Big Five” (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and the rare to spot rhino) and many more animals plus over 450 bird species. Apart from the big five, the Masai Mara is most famous for the spectacular annual migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle etc. from the Serengeti in northern Tanzania crossing the Mara River into Kenya in search of fresh feeding grounds, which takes place in late July to October.
During this crossing, hundreds of animals are swept away by the first moving Mara River and others are killed by the ferocious African Crocodiles. This crossing gives true meaning to the phrase “Survival of the fittest”. Even when the migration is quiet, the Mara offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa; great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of elands, buffaloes, impalas and Grant’s gazelles. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well spread rainfall year-round.
Arrive for lunch. After a brief rest head out with your driver for an exciting game drive. Early evening transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Morning breakfast at the tented camp after which you will head out with your picnic lunch boxes and spend the day in the reserve as you explore and experience nature in its raw form; the landscape is breathtaking with its network of roads specially constructed for game viewing.
You have the option to visit a Masai Village and learn about the Masai culture and their way of life or have a panoramic view of the Masai Mara in the early morning on a hot air balloon safari over the plains of the Masai Mara. These 2 activities are optional at an extra cost. The office can arrange this at a discounted rate.
Break for lunch at a picnic site then continue spotting wild animals until early evening when you return to the camp for freshening up and dinner. All meals and overnight at
Day 6: Have breakfast and a morning game drive. Drive out of the park to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch at ahotel. In the afternoon visit Hells Gate Park for mountain biking among the wildlife and have a short hike in the Oljorwa Gorge. Named for the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries, the Hell’s Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley. The sceneries at Hell’s Gate National Park include the Fischer’s tower, the central tower, Water gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric parks in Kenya. Dinner and overnight at.
Day 7: Have breakfast and drive to Amboseli National Park. The park is at an altitude of about 1200m – 1400m and beautifully situated beneath the foot of Africa’s highest mountain (5895m), the majestic snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli has Large herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, giraffes, lions, and a variety of other animals and birds all of which are attracted to this park due to its permanent supply of water that filters through the volcanic rock from Mt. Kilimanjaro melting snow.
The park is also home to the Masai people, those tall, brave, and proud nomads who live in close harmony with the environment and the wildlife that surrounds them. Masai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world a visit reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals.
Arrive for lunch at followed by an afternoon game drive. Later in the late afternoon, drive to the camp for Dinner and overnight.
Day 8: After breakfast head out for a morning game drive. Depart for Nairobi where you will be dropped off at your place of preference. End of our services.
Friday and Saturday in Nairobi. Friday we will visit an orphanage for elephants and the Giraffes Center, Shabbat at the Chabad House.
Coffee, tea and cakes, Shabbat services at the Chabad House, followed by a Shabbat meal
After the Shabbat meal and according to your wishes, you can take a walk in the city.
Shabbat in Nairobi is a special experience. Israeli travelers and local businessmen gather at the Chabad House, sing together “Lecha Dodi” and “Eshet Chayil” and sit down for a rich and luxurious Shabbat meal full of singing and joy.
On Motzei Shabbat (Saturday night): Havdalah and a “Melave Malka” dinner.