12 Days of Kenya highlights & safari - 12 Days

This 12 day Safari takes you to one of the best National parks in Kenya where you will experience memorable moments, a visit to Tsavo West national park will not only guarantee you to watch buffalos, giraffes, gazellen, waterbucks and big families of elephants, but also a diversity of resident bird species which includes hornbills, eagles, kingfishers etc. Amboseli National park hosts the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro and will make a very good back drop for your photos, Samburu National park where you will find all the other animal species not seen in the other previous national parks, Lake Nakuru home of the spectacle of pink flamingos and lake Naivasha which offers you an opportunity of a Walk/ Bike safari the all of the African continent not forgetting the Masai Mara Game Reserve one of the best places in Africa for wildlife viewing.This trip is already tested and recommended by Reiseblog Reisegurus  who were one of the first Tourist to visit Kenyan right after the mass covid-19 lock down. They have been to all these places and accommodation.

As Okapi Bulyah Tours we recommend this trip to all those who are looking for  a two week vacation and more. it should also be noted that this trip can be extended to Zanzibar or Mombasa beach at an extra cost.

The highlight of this Safari is The Great Masai Mara the land of breathtaking views, endless plains and an excellent year-round concentration of wildlife. In the months of July-October it is also home to over two million Wildebeest making their yearly trek north from the Serengeti in Tanzania. The other highlight is Lake Nakuru is one of many lakes in the Great Rift Valley. Around the lake you will find swamps, rock formations, woodland and grassland. This lake is known for its high concentration of Flamingos but also rhinos are found here.

Last but not the least is Lake Naivasha which is home to a wide variety of wildlife including a sizeable population of hippos and being a freshwater lake, it also has a healthy fish population including Black bass, Tilapia and Crayfish which attract a variety of fish-eating birds such as Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, Fish Eagles, Pelicans, and various types of Kingfishers. This Lake also offers a golden opportunity of viewing the wildlife at a cross range during a guided walk safari which is a second to none experience in the entire world.

This 12 day Safari takes you to one of the best National parks in Kenya where you will experience memorable moments, a visit to Tsavo West national park will not only guarantee you to watch buffalos, giraffes, gazellen, waterbucks and big families of elephants, but also a diversity of resident bird species which includes hornbills, eagles, kingfishers etc. Amboseli National park hosts the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro and will make a very good back drop for your photos, Samburu National park where you will find all the other animal species not seen in the other previous national parks, Lake Nakuru home of the spectacle of pink flamingos and lake Naivasha which offers you an opportunity of a Walk/ Bike safari the all of the African continent not forgetting the Masai Mara Game Reserve one of the best places in Africa for wildlife viewing. This trip is already tested and recommended by Reiseblog Reisegurus who were one of the first Tourist to visit Kenyan right after the mass covid-19 lock down.

Day 1
Welcome and transfer to Tsavo West National park

Dressed in an Okapi Bulyah Tours uniform driver/guide will pick you up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, brief you about the entire trip, the expectations not forgetting the dos and the don’ts on your Safari. Then you will proceed to the home of the Red Elephants Tsavo West National Park, which is about 6 hours drive. As you approach your accommodation facility of this day you will have the chance to watch zebras, buffalos, giraffes, gazelle, waterbucks and big families of elephants. Look out also for a diversity of resident bird species which includes hornbills, eagles, kingfishers, weavers, giant bustards, storks and marabou.

Accommodation; Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

Meal plan; Lunch and Dinner

Day 2
Morning game drive and transfer to Amboseli National Park

After breakfast you will go for another game drive in the other side of the National park so as you can spot the other animals and landscapes you may have not seen on your first safari day. You will be advised to carry yourself packed lunch so as we can use all the time possible for the Safari. There after you will transfer to Amboseli National park where you will relax for the evening as you prepare for another wonderful safari day. Although on your way to the Lodge you got to be too alert because still many mammals can be spotted.

Accommodation; Kibo Safari Camp

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3
Full day game drive in the Amboseli National park

Just after breakfast your Kenyan breakfast, you will head for a full day extensive game drive of this magnificent National park. Amboseli is a small park with numerous zebras, wildebeests, Thomson gazelles, Grant gazelles, buffalos, waterbucks, hippos, lions, cheetahs, jackals and hyenas but also one of the best wildlife areas to observe elephants at close quarters. One of the highlight of the park is the Observation Hill, from which we will have a stunning view over the swamp and savannah landscape. It’s at this same point where you will have your picnic lunch.

Accommodation; Kibo Safari Camp

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4
Game drive and Transfer to Nairobi

Right after breakfast, it will be time to hit the wild once again. On day will go for another game drive to the sides of the park that you couldn’t reach on the previous day which of course guarantees different Landscapes viewing and the animals that you might have haven’t seen. Also on this day we shall carry ourselves a picnic Lunch because right after lunch it will be time to transfer to Nairobi.

Accommodation; Ibis Styles Nairobi

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5
Transfer to Samburu National reserve

At 9 am your Guide/ drive will pick up then right away you embark on a 6 hrs.' journey to Samburu National reserve. On arrival have lunch and check-in at the lodge and relax. After lunch and relaxation you will proceed for an afternoon game drive until the Sunset.

Accommodation; Ashnil Samburu Camp

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6
Full day game Drive

After your breakfast head out for a morning game drive and enjoy views of variety of wildlife such as the famous Grevy zebra, lions, leopards, and elephants. Return towards the lodge for hot lunch and relaxation. Thereafter proceed for the second game drive until the African sunset.

Accommodation: Ashnil Samburu Camp

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7
Transfer and Game drive Lake Nakuru National park

Just after your breakfast your guide/drive will brief you about the trip and some of expectations not forgetting the dos and the don’ts. Then you will embark on a 5 hour drive straight to your accommodation whereby you can have lunch and also relax off before heading out on an afternoon safari when the temperatures are slightly cooler and the light at its most beautiful. Be on the lookout for lions, buffalos, antelopes, warthogs and other wildlife. Lake Nakuru is one of many lakes in the Great Rift Valley. Around the lake you will find swamps, rock formations, woodland and grassland. This lake is known for its high concentration of Flamingos but also rhinos are found here.

Accommodation; Lake Nakuru Lodge

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8
Transfer to Naivasha and a boat safari

After breakfast we shall continue our journey for another 5 hours east toward Lake Naivasha. The lake is home to a wide variety of wildlife including a sizeable population of hippos and being a freshwater lake, it also has a healthy fish population including Black bass, Tilapia and Crayfish which attract a variety of fish-eating birds such as Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, Fish Eagles, Pelicans, and various types of Kingfishers. You will get the chance to explore the lake and its inhabitants today on a boat Safari.

Accommodation: Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9
Transfer to the Great Masai Mara

Just after your Kenyan breakfast, it will be time to hit the road for about 5 hours to one of the most popular Tourist destinations when it comes to wildlife The Great Masai Mara. We shall drive straight to your accommodation for the next 3 days and after checking in. The Masai Mara is a land of breathtaking views, endless plains and an excellent year-round concentration of wildlife. In the months of July-October it is also home to over two million Wildebeest making their yearly trek north from the Serengeti in Tanzania.

Accommodation; Mara Chui Eco-Resort

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10
Full day game drives in the Masai Mara

Sunrise is a great time for wildlife spotting as animals tend to be the most active during the “golden hours”, when the first rays of sunshine come to rest on the savannah. Few predators hunt during the heat of the day, so the early morning is the best time to observe the thrill of the chase, or at least the aftermath of a hunt. We advise on this day you carry yourself packed lunch so as we can have the entire day in the wild hunting for as much zebras, lions, elephants, giraffes, buffalos, birds and the beautiful sceneries. You can also choose to go for an hot air balloon safari launches in the early morning, just in time for sunrise. For about one hour you will be floating peacefully above the ground, with a bird’s eye view of the African bush below. The capacity for this activity is limited making this a very special and exclusive experience. Please note that this activity is weather dependent and may need to be rescheduled due to poor weather. The additional cost for this optional activity is USD 490 per person

Accommodation; Mara Chui Eco-Resort

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11
Morning game drives as you return to Nairobi

Right after you final breakfast in the wild you will also have your last game drive as you head to Nairobi to also have an opportunity to enjoy the City life of this Historical city.

Accommodation: Ibis Style Nairobi Westland

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12
Nairobi City Tour and Departure

Enjoy your last Kenyan sunrise today and the tranquility of nature all around you. Depending on the departure time of your international flight, there may be some time to do an optional activity in Nairobi. All activities today and breakfast are at is also part of your payment. After the city tour it will be time for your transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International

Price Includes

  • • Full Board Shared Accommodation(up to market),
  • • A professional Guide/ Drive
  • • Rates are person and apply until june 2021
  • • All park entrance
  • • All activities as the itinerary
  • • All Transportation

Price Excludes

  • • International flights (from/to home)
  • • Covid-19 testing fees where applicable
  • • Visa payments
  • • Additional accommodation before and after the tour
  • • Tips for driver/guide • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc
  • • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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Are tourists allowed to do safaris in Kenya and East Africa?

Many Tourists in the past months have visited Kenya and as Okapi Bulyah Tours we have handle at least 4 Safaris during these Corona virus times. Information from our contact office in Nairobi, indicates that for the past few months even under covid-19, many locals have really enjoyed the Safaris being that are lots of accommodations have lowered their prices. One of our clients said that its such a blessing to do Safaris during this time because its cheap and also you enjoy your space cause the parks are yet that crowded by tourists.

If someone books a 2021 Safari, are any resitrictions incase they make up their minds?

Most of our customers for earlier this year postponed their trips to later this year and next year; those that canceled were given full refunds even though we had already paid non-refundable deposits to camps, and other suppliers. We will continue to adapt our cancellation policies to be flexible given the current situation so that people can make the travel decisions that are right for them.

Are guest required to where masks on their Kenyan Safari?

Yes, all guests will be required to wear masks if they are somewhere where social distancing is not possible. But while in the bush, this is infrequent

What should someone put in mind will booking a safari to masai-mara of kenya?

As is the case with many countries, there are certain restrictions on traveling to Kenya. For example, the majority of foreigners are not able to enter the country without a visa and the requirements vary depending on the nationality of the visitor. In general, Kenya is a very accessible country. There are few restrictions that would prevent most travelers from visiting the sovereign state under normal circumstances. Foreign visitors are advised that the coronavirus Kenyan travel ban has been lifted and it is possible to apply for a Kenyan visa online. Travelers who wish to plan their holiday, then, can obtain their permission to enter the country. Please note that as this is an ongoing situation, changes and new restrictions may be implemented at a moment’s notice to ensure the safety of travelers and the Kenyan population. It is highly recommended to check the latest news and follow the government’s instructions. Coronavirus (COVID-19) entry restrictions for Kenya The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, recently announced the gradual lifting of lockdown measures that had been put in place as a result of COVID-19. The nation took swift action to control the virus, closing the Kenyan borders on March 25th when there were just 25 confirmed cases. Thanks also to this measure, the situation in Kenya has improved sufficiently to allow overseas visitors to return. International airline services have been flying to Kenya since August 1st as the country reopened its borders to foreign tourists. Domestic flights, which had also been temporarily halted, restarted as of 15th July. Tourism is important to the economy of Kenya and the African nation is welcoming visitors back. Foreigners who would like to visit the country can now apply for a Kenya visa. Travelers have 3 months to enter the country from the date of issue. Tourists who had been affected by the entry restrictions can now reschedule canceled trips. Vouchers issued as reimbursement can be used within one year. Kenya’s current entry requirements during COVID-19 Foreign nationals are expected to have a valid passport and a visa in order to travel to Kenya. In addition, all passengers must comply with the following requirements: Take a PCR test before traveling to Kenya and test negative for COVID-19 Present a health certificate confirming the above test Complete the “Travelers Health Surveillance Form” Submit to medical screening upon arrival in Kenya Undergo quarantine if necessary PCR test for Coronavirus for Kenya All passengers are required to present a medical certificate verifying that they tested negative for coronavirus before coming to Kenya. The sample for the PCR test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. In the case of diplomatic passport holders, the PCR test must be done within 7 days before arrival. The travelers health surveillance form for Kenya Travelers who wish to visit Kenya will have to complete an online registration form before departure. This form is called the “Travelers Health Surveillance Form”, which requires that each traveler provides information about the status of their health. When completing the online registration, each individual must answer “Yes or No” to a series of questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms. Fever (temperature higher than 37.5°C) Feeling feverish Chills Negative COVID-19 PCR Cough Difficulty breathing In the health surveillance form, the traveler will be expected to fill in the following details: Full name Gender Date of birth Nationality Country of origin Passport number Contact details Date of arrival in Kenya Flight details Kenya coronavirus quarantine regulations Upon arrival passengers will be subjected to medical screening and quarantine unless they come from a nation featured in the list of quarantine-exempt country. Arrivals from the majority of countries and territories are now exempt from Kenyan quarantine requirements unless they show signs of having COVID-19. However, travelers landing in the country from certain locations must undergo quarantine upon arrival. There are over 180 countries and territories whose citizens do not have to quarantine upon arrival as long as they meet the following criteria: The passenger does not have a body temperature above 37.5°C (99.5°F) The passenger does not have a persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms The passenger has a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test conducted within 96 hours before travel Can I Travel With My Kenya e-Visa During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Travelers who are eligible to visit Kenya with an electronic visa (eVisa) are currently able to do so. With borders reopened and flights operating to and from the country, passengers can travel with a Kenya eVisa even during the coronavirus pandemic. Should I be canceling or postponing my travel to Kenya due to coronavirus? As mentioned, Kenyan borders are open and there are no extraordinary entry restrictions for eligible travelers. This means that the local government does not require visitors to cancel or postpone their visit. All foreign nationals should check whether they need a visa and what type of permit best suits their circumstances before leaving for Kenya. The online Kenyan visa is usually the fastest and easiest to obtain for tourists and is currently available. Will I get a refund if my eVisa is canceled for Covid? Since the eVisa application system is operating as usual and eligible international passengers can enter the country freely, Kenyan e Visas are not being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a consequence, there is no special refund policy in place for coronavirus. However, a visa can be canceled should its holder fail to respect the terms and conditions attached to it (i.e. traveling for reasons other than the ones approved for the eVisa, lying on the application form, and more.) Traveling to Kenya During Coronavirus: Current Safety Measures Tourists heading to Kenya in the coming months may have concerns regarding the services and facilities available when they get there. The good news is that life is gradually beginning to return to normal in Kenya. Movement into and out of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi is now possible, the city had been placed under temporary lockdown but that came to an end on July 7th. Travelers in the country should be aware that a nationwide curfew between the hours of 11pm and 4am. Is it safe to travel during COVID-19 to Kenya? Airlines and the Kenyan authorities are taking steps to ensure the safety of travelers. Everyone in the country should continue to follow international coronavirus guidelines, including social distancing and using face coverings. The government stated that the situation is under current review, measures will continue to be eased or may be reinforced if necessary. It is important that visitors check the latest health advice and preventative measures in place before departing for Kenya. General Travel Restrictions for Kenya The majority of travelers cannot enter Kenya freely. Most visitors to the country must have a visa in order to gain access. Kenya online visa is available to citizens of most countries. This online visa is valid for 30 days. Eligible foreign nationals can complete a Kenya eVisa form via the internet, which is quick and simple to do. Check the requirements to obtain an eVisa to see which nationalities are eligible to apply. There are stricter entry restrictions on nationals of the following countries, who must apply for a consular visa at a Kenyan embassy: Afghanistan Armenia Azerbaijan Eritrea Iraq North Korea Kosovo Lebanon Libya Palestine Somalia Syria Tajikistan Yemen Restrictions on What You Can Bring Into Kenya There are restrictions on entering Kenya with various items. Firearms, drugs, explosives, weapons, and hazardous material are all prohibited. Similarly, there are restrictions on meat, plants, soil, pornographic material, and single-use plastic bags. The amount of alcohol and tobacco that can be brought into the country is limited in accordance with Kenya’s customs regulations. Travel Advisory for Kenya In addition to the restrictions on who can enter Kenya, there are also certain parts of Kenya that it is advisable to avoid. These include the following: The Kenya-Somalia border Certain coastal areas Parts of Turkana County These recommendations are due to high crime rates or conflict in the aforementioned regions. Similarly, when visiting the city of Nairobi, it is advisable to avoid certain neighborhoods, including Eastleigh and Kibera. Other parts of Kenya are considered safe for overseas visitors. Even so, as with any trip to another country, travelers should exercise caution and keep their belongings close. Further travel advice includes: Keep your passport and visa in a safe location and always carry copies If going as part of a tour, always follow your guide’s instructions Make contingency plans to return home in case of emergency

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