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4-Day Expedition: The Wild Side Of Kenya through a safari to Meru National Park

Day One: Nairobi Meru. • Pickup from the Hotel or airport and drive towards Meru National Park via Nairobi - Nanyuki - Isiolo Maua/Meru route.  • Brief stop at the Equator Crossing 1 Km to Nanyuki town.  • Along the way you will be able to see peaks of Mt Kenya if weather will be good enough. • Arrive at the Ikweta Safari Camp in time for a late lunch and end out for an evening game drive into the nearby Meru National Park (Less then 2 KM from Murera Gate). • Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.Day Two: Meru National Park. • Explore Meru National Park in morning and evening game drives. • Leave the camp after break fast and proceed with game drive till mid morning • Usually the park is very hot during the day and it is a good idea to return and relax by the camp pool or room awaiting the temperatures to cool down. • Evening game drive follows after lunch where we be visiting the Rhino Santuary inside the Meru National Park. • Return for dinner and overnight stay at the campDay Three: Tana River/Kora National Park. • We leave the camp with packed breakfast and lunch and by 6.00 we are at the gate • Drive with game viewing towards Tana River Bridge ( Adamsons Bridge) the head quarters for Kora National Park • This is where George Adamson also known as Baba ya Simba (Father of lions) used to live. • Learn a little history about his life and conservation work while at Kora, Enjoy the scenic views of the wide River Tana and the Adamson Falls. • Later drive back to Meru National Park, have your lunch at Bwatherongi Camping site. • Relax and wait for the sun to go down and we can proceed with another game drive as we drive towards the camp again.  • Dinner and overnight at the camp.Alternative during rainy season. • During Rainy season crossing some parmanent rivers inside of meru National park like the River Bwatherongi can be impossible and in this case we leave after the morning game drive for Ol Pejeta conservancy instead of Kora. • Spend the night at Sweet Waters inside  Ol Pejeta Conservancy.Day 4: Meru - Nairobi. • After breakfast we leave the camp and drive back to Nairobi. • We have a lunch stop at Nanyuki town or Sagana before proceeding to Nairobi where you be dropped at airport or your city hotel. • In case you decide to take Ol Pejeta Option you leave after a morning game drive and drive to Nairobi with lunch break at Sagana.End of the tour.

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Coffee Lovers Safari

Day 1:Up on arrival at JKIA airport,you will be picked  to a hotel within Nairobi.Relax in the hotel or enjoy a night out.Dinner and overnight at Eka hotelDay 2. Departure to Meru Via NanyukiAfter breakfast ,you will be picked from your hotel  and your Meru safari will commence at 9.00am. You will have a stop over at Nanyuki town for Lunch .  And later proceed though the vast Barley  plantations  to Meru county.You will arrive in Meru late in the afternoon. You will have a walking safari to visit the coffee Meru millers for some bit of coffee education . This is where you will get to discuss the following days visit to the farmers.After the tour you will return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.Day 3:Farmers visitAfter breakfast, you will proceed to Lupe Estate and farm for a full day coffee picking and processing .  You will meet farmers picking their coffee berries .Join in,your guide will take you through the  picking of  the berries  and the other processes that follow to get the coffee ready for roasting.Your guide will take you through coffee history as well.After picking your berries,you will have a chance to take part in the wet processing of the green beans ,traditional coffee milling using a motor and pestel and finally  roasting the beans.You will have a chance to sample a locally brewed cup of coffee with the locals.You will have your lunch locally made at the farm. If you fancy some local beer,that too can be arranged.You can take a guided walk in the village for a couple of minutes as your guide tells you more about the Ameru culture.You will then depart to Meru National Park where you will spend your night at Ikweta camp .Dinner and overnight at the hotel. An optional  evening game drive at the hotel will make your night!Day 4 : After  a bush breakfast you can choose to go for unlimited game drives,visit the rhino santuary or the boran community.Lunch,Dinner and overnight at the camp.Day 5. Depart to NairobiAfter breakfast you will head back to Nairobi through the Embu Mwea road. On your way you will see water falls,coffee,tea and rice plantations as you approach Mwea. You will stop over in Mwea for Lunch and abit of photography if interested . . It wouldn’t hurt to enjoy a donkey ride while at it.Arriving in Nairobi in the evening ,you will be taken back to the hotel for your overnight stay and dinner.Day 6. After breakfast,you can visit masai market if time allows or go for a short Nairobi city walk(can be arranged separately). .Depending on your flight time,you will be dropped back at the airport.

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ItineraryDay 1: Nairobi - Ole SereniStop At: Nairobi National Park, NairobiDay 1: Welcome to Kenya! Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International AirportWelcome to Africa! Today, after much anticipation, you will finally land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to begin your tour of Kenya’s most prized national parks. Having driven only 25 minutes from the airport and through one of Africa’s busiest cities, you might be surprised to find yourself on the edge of Nairobi National Park where resident wildlife roams freely within feet of the lodge’s terrace and restaurant. Nairobi National Park is the only park worldwide located in such proximity to a major urban centre. Home to endangered species including the black rhinoceros, and progressive conservation centres, this park emphasizes Kenya’s absolute passion for protecting its wild places.You will spend your first African afternoon adjusting and relaxing amidst the lodge’s peaceful setting. Whether that involves a swim in the lodge’s top floor heated pool, a massage at the spa, or a workout in their high-quality gym, you will spend the afternoon completely at your leisure. Enjoy a dinner at one of the hotel’s two restaurants that look out either over the Nairobi skyline or the contrasting national park, before retiring for the night.Included: Airport transfersDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: LodgeDay 2: Nairobi - Meru National ParkStop At: Meru National Park, Meru National Park, Eastern ProvinceDay 2: Transfer from Wilson Airport in Nairobi to Meru National ParkThis morning you will wake up for an early flight to Meru.You will spend your first afternoon in Meru with a brief orientation of the property and park, summarizing the various activities you can participate in over the coming days. The following itinerary is more of a recommendation than it is a schedule, and you will be free to choose between them. That said, this afternoon we recommend enjoying the lodge facilities.Included: All meals, Flights and lodge accommodationDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: LodgeDay 3: MeruStop At: MeruDay 3: Exploring MeruToday you will rise early to begin exploring the landscape. There is no better way to orientate yourself in this landscape than through a guided game drive and a picnic breakfast in the bush.Over the course of the morning, you will explore the unique landscape of Meru as you pass under mammoth baobab trees and across the savannah, entirely against the backdrop of Mount Kenya. As you trail zebra and impala in search of the Big Five, be sure to keep your eyes open for some of the rare species that make this park home. The caracal, lesser kudu and aardwolf all live within this region, revealing themselves for a lucky few. Within the park, you will also can visit an important rhino sanctuary that works to conserve and reintroduce the threatened species to the wilderness, from which they were totally eradicated in the 1990s.Having returned to the lodge for lunch, you will now have your choice of activities for the afternoon. You may also be interested in visiting the nearby Tharaka community. As the night winds to a close, you can prepare for an inventive dinner. Undoubtedly full and tired, you will then retire to your quiet room. Included: Accommodation, transfers and park feesOptional inclusion: A visit nearby the Tharaka communityDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: LodgeDay 4: Meru National ParkStop At: Meru National Park, Meru National Park, Eastern ProvinceDay 4: Diving Deeper into Meru:This morning you may plan for another game drive or perhaps a walking safari. Exploring the bush on foot under the guidance of Meru’s park guides often offers guests a level of intimacy that is often impossible to attain at larger more populated parks. Following animal tracks, investigating insects and learning of the micro-ecosystems offers insight into the minute dynamics and behaviours that sustain this truly spectacular ecosystem.Alternatively, you may choose to spend the day exploring the shores of the Tana – Kenya’s longest river. Snaking through Meru National Park, the Tana provides water and nourishment for much of the parks’ flora and fauna. With a packed picnic lunch, your guide will take you on a day long adventure along the river as it climbs into the highlands and drops into the plains before it carries on to the Indian Ocean.As the sun sets tonight, you may choose to combine a sundowner cocktail with a night-time game drive. Witnessing the bush transform under the moonlight is a unique and magical experience. In the evening, you can observe the impossibly adorable bush babies as they fly through the trees, graceful owls as they stalk prey and numerous predators that come alive to hunt. Following a night drive, you will return for another incredible meal before again retiring to your accommodation.Included: All meals, accommodation, transfersOptions: Night game drive viewingDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: LodgeDay 5: Meru - Masai maraStop At: Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya, Narok, Rift Valley ProvinceDay 5: Meru to the Mara: Transfer by Flight to the Infamous Plains of the Masai MaraSpend this day relaxing at the lodge and enjoying the scenic views.Included: Flights, accommodation and all mealsDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Luxury tentDay 6: Masai MaraStop At: Maasai Mara National Park, Mount Kenya National ParkDay 6: Traversing the Masai MaraToday you will begin to traverse the picturesque plains of the Masai Mara under the seemingly endless and ever-changing African skies. The conservancy itself is strategically located, bordering the Masai Mara, the Serengeti and Loliondo, and has some of the richest wildlife populations in Africa. With no fences and limited human interaction, your time in the region will truly send you into the bush. Led by some of Kenya’s most highly rated professional guides, you will begin a series of close encounters with Africa’s richest wildlife.As elephants gracefully walk the horizon, interspersed with giraffes, zebras and rhinos, you will witness that picturesque African imagery. Predators are also plentiful in the region, with lions, leopards and cheetah frequently stalking the numerous herbivores. If visiting between April and November, it is likely that you will catch parts of the Great Wildebeest Migration, which consistently passes this region of the Mara.During the afternoon, you will likely return to the bush as it livens as the sun sets. In true 1920s fashion, you will be well equipped with a small picnic and cocktails to enjoy as the sun sets over your first full day. Again, you will have the opportunity to watch as the bush transforms, with new life and behaviour emerging around you. You will return to the lodge for dinner before retiring to your tent for the night.Included: All meals, transfers and overnight accommodationDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Luxury tentDay 7: Masai MaraStop At: Maasai Mara National Park, Mount Kenya National ParkDay 7: Masai MaraThis morning, after being awoken by fresh coffee delivered to your tent, venture out into the bush to have a picnic breakfast beside the river coursing through the conservancy. From there, you can continue through the bush either by truck or on foot, depending on your preference. Again, learning about the intricacies of the park from gold-standard guides, you will have an unparalleled tour through the bush. As the temperatures begin to rise, and the animals doze off in the shade, it is often nice to end the morning swimming at the nearby waterfall or fishing for catfish in the surrounding rivers with lines made of sticks and twine. In the afternoon, guests will have the opportunity to visit one of the local Masai communities with which the lodge works in partnership. The Masai are the original owners of the landWrap up your day with an expertly made gin and tonic as you soak in the final rays of sunlight. Spend your final evening around the fire, or in the main lodge.Included: All meals, transfers and overnight accommodationOptional: Visit to the Masai communityDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Luxury tentDay 8: Masai Mara - NairobiStop At: Maasai Mara National Park, Mount Kenya National ParkDay 8: Heading Home: Drive from the Masai Mara to NairobiThis morning you will pack your belongings and depart the Mara by road to Nairobi. You will pass through the game drive for a final glimpse of the endless plains of the Masai Mara before returning to Nairobi. There is an option to have a dinner enjoying meats at the famous carnivore restaurant before being dropped off to the airport.Included: Breakfast, lunch & all transfersOptional: Dinner at the carnivore restaurantDuration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.

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3-Days, 2-Nights Kenya Meru Tour

Day 1: Nairobi – Meru National Park, Early Departure from Nairobi drives to north to Meru National Park. Stop at the Equator to see it. Arrive in time for lunch, check in then relax before Evening Game drive. Wildlife, birdlife and culture.Dinner and Overnight at Ikweta Safari Camp.Day 2: Explore Meru National Park, Morning Breakfast then leave for a full day game drives at Meru national park and afternoon game drives. Meru wildlife herds of Buffalo, bush buck, Elephant, eland, Gazelle, Impala, Kudu, Leopard, cheetah, Lion, Black and white Rhino.Dinner and Overnight stay Ikweta Safari Camp.Day 3: Meru-Nairobi, Early Morning Game Drive then come back at the camp for Breakfast then checks out. And drive back to Nairobi. This meru Safari, can be upgraded to more days as the park is big and extensive

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