Tour Name: Joyland cultural safari
Tour Code: JLKCS001
Duration: 8Days | 7Nights
Departure Days: Daily Departures with exclusive use of vehicle and driver/guide.
Mode of Vehicle: Safari is either in a 7 Seater Tour mini van(2WD/4WD) with a pop up roof or a 4x4 LandCruiser at a supplemented cost.
Itinerary:Sweetwaters,Samburu,Lake Naivasha,Maasai Mara
Arrive at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,met and commence your safari driving north to Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Check in and lunch will be served. Afternoon game drive in the sanctuary and encounter several species of wildlife. Visit the chimpanzees at Sweetwaters, and if the weather permits go for a boat ride down the river. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
After breakfast proceed to Samburu arriving in time for lunch. Relax and spend the rest of the afternoon game watching. The area around the life-giving Uaso Nyiro River,which is a home to the rare and beautiful species of Northern Kenya such as Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk gazelle and the Somali ostrich. Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and other plains game are also abundant here. Dinner and overnight at the Samburu Sopa Lodge/Similar.
Day 3. Samburu
Breakfast at the lodge and leave for a walk to the samburu villages. Upon arrival there will be a welcome song by Samburu women followed by a briefing of the village. Spend the day with the tribes people to fetch wood and water. Learn how to make fire the Samburu way (twirling sticks), women will clean milking gourds as the men go outside the village to usher in livestock from grazing. You will be shown to milk the animals (goats) and also participate when the Samburu elders pray and talk about issues concerning the village well being. Lunch in the village. In the afternoon learn the Samburu beadwork, leatherwork, weaving hut building and traditional games. In the early evening there will be a cultural lecture and/or story telling session for everyone, the return to your camp for a well deserved shower. Dinner & overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge/Similar.
Day 4. Lake Naivasha
After breakfast drive from Samburu, to the Rift Valley to your lodge situated on the hills overlooking Lake Naivasha one of the many beautiful Rift Valley Lakes, and home to thousands of flamingos and other bird and animal life. Arrive for a late lunch. Check in and spend the afternoon to relax with several activities to choose from such as golf, tennis, swimming. Dinner and overnight at the Lake Naivasha Sopa lodge/Similar.
Day 5.Lake Naivasha
Breakfast at the lodge. In the morning have the opportunity to visit the communities living on Mount Eburru.Visit the three communities living on the mountain. They are people from the Kikuyu's, Turkana and Nderobo tribes. The Nderobo are the indigenous and most interesting. The two other tribes are new arrivals from different parts of Kenya, but are of interest in their own right. You also visit a local school where the children are always ready to sing for the visitors. The visit will take approx. 2 hours. Return to the lodge for lunch. The second cultural experience today is to a Masai Centre and also a visit to Crater Lake. At Crater lake you will go on a walking safari on the rim of the lake and if you are lucky you will see the shy black & white colobus monkey.Drive back to the lodge in time for dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Similar.
Day 6.Masai Mara
After Breakfast proceed across the floor of The Great Rift Valley, the longest rift in the crust of the earth, to the Masai Mara. You will spend two nights in this natural paradise and see among the widlife zebras, wildebeest, giraffe, buffalo, elephant, antelope and gazelle. You will encounter prides of lion resting in the shade of acacia trees or lying low in the grass in wait for their next meal. There is a good chance of spotting cheetah and if you are lucky, the shy leopard. Arrive by mid day, lunch in the lodge. After lunch visit the maasai village.Have an interesting and educative lecture on the culture of the Masai who have inhabited the Mara region for the last 300 years with each of the succeeding generation finding no pleasure to hunt any wild game animals for food unless under severe times of famine. The lecturer will talk on the history, homestead, roles of one in the community,the different stages of life, the modern Masai and the changes taking place within the community. Afternoon game viewing in Masai Mara. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge /Similar.
Day 7.Masai Mara
Kenya cultural tour Spend early morning game viewing with lunch and a siesta at your lodge. Afternoon visit to a traditional Masai village a kilometre away from the camp and situated in the middle of the Mara, constructed with natural materials from the orange - leafed croton shrubs will give you an experience you have always longed for. Here you have a chance to interact with people who have maintained their unique cultural ways of life for many decades. Tall and elegant with narrowly plaited hair painted in red ochre, the village warriors (Moran) performs cultural dances thrilling to the bottom of the heart leaving you with lasting memories to take home. Return to your lodge with a game drive en route. Overnight Mara Sopa Lodge/Similar.
After breakfast return to Nairobi arriving at midday.Depending on your departure Leave for the airport to catch your flight.
Price per person Sharing USD.2305
Departures daily, minimum 2 persons.
Transportation in tourist minibuses with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof for easy viewing and photographing. Full board accommodation on safari based on twin sharing, All park entrance fees, services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide, extensive game drives in the national parks, Free Nairobi airport transfers.
Nairobi overnight, Alcoholic drinks, beverages, Airport departure Tax, tips, visas, laundry, drinking mineral water, Personal Toiletries, international flights, personal & baggage insurance. optional activities or items of personal nature.