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Our open departure days for 2017’s high season to view this Great Wildebeest Migration spectacle in Masai Mara, Kenya are as follows: Click here for Itinerary & Quotation and book with us in January thru March 2017 in order to enjoy A SPECIAL DISCOUNT! Any other days of your choice are welcome - we assure you our quickest response.  

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Jacko Africa Safaris is pleased to welcome you back to our newly re-structured SPECIAL PROFESSIONALS TRAVEL (SPT) PROGRAM. This year - 2017 - we invite professionals of one calling worldwide to travel with us in groups of only 10 – 12 passengers on your tour. A knowledgeable experienced local Tour Director escorts your safari for absolutely free! Enjoy a special discount if you book with us in January through March 2017. Click here for itinerary, description, departure dates, and quotation.

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Here we put our energies to God's service through service to a human person. Jacko Africa Safaris assists in drilling borehole wells for poor communities in Kenya. One of the sponsors below was our client - we invite more of clients to help, if interested, and we are transparent enough to coordinate your wish under our Jacko Community Projects theme.


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Pride of Africa - Kenya [12 Days]

 

NAIROBI - TSAVO WEST - AMBOSELI -SAMBURU - MOUNT KENYA - LAKE NAKURU - MASAI MARA [BY ROAD]

 

Day 1 :: Nairobi Arrival //..

After passing through customs, your waiting team from Jacko Africa Safaris will escort you to your hotel. Nestled in the lush garden surroundings of Nairobi's Central Park is the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Here you can enjoy quiet and peaceful moments away from the bustling city, and yet remain within walking distance of it. The superlative accommodation, excellent cuisine, impeccable service and luxurious facilities have all contributed to the Nairobi Serena acquiring the coveted status of member of "The Leading Hotels of the World". Meal Plan {BB}

 

Day 2 :: Nairobi - Tsavo West //..

Rise early and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Checkout of the hotel and today’s drive gives you the opportunity to view the beautiful Athi plains as you drive to your next destination - justly famous for its beauty and abundant wildlife. Tsavo National Park is the largest of all national parks in Kenya and has over 2000 elephants.  Tsavo West National Park covers 9000 km2, approximately 30% of Kenya's area under parks, and contains a diversity of habitats, wildlife and a scenic mountainous landscape. The park is a vast expanse of bush and thickets savanna stretching from the Athi River, north of the Mombasa-Nairobi road to the Tanzanian border in the south. Pride of Africa Day 2 on Safari

The North Eastern boundary along the Athi adjoins Tsavo East National Park, but Tsavo West has a more varied topography and a more diverse array of habitats than its neighbors. Upon arrival, lunch will be served followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Lodge. Meal Plan {B,L,D}

 

Day 3 :: Explore Tsavo West //..

After breakfast, depart for morning game drive in this vast park, return for lunch at the lodge. Siesta until 3.30.pm then proceed for an evening game drive with a chance to visit the Mzima Springs famous for aquatic lives; hippos, crocodiles, crab and fish. Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Lodge. Meal Plan {B, L, D}

 

Day 4 :: Tsavo West - Amboseli //..

Rising early for breakfast at the lodge, you will then proceed by road to the Amboseli National Park. This drive gives you the opportunity to view the beautiful Shetani Lava as you drive your way out. Famous for its beauty and abundant wildlife, the Amboseli National Park is dominated by snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Although its peak is often shrouded in clouds, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of it during your stay. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge. Meal Plan {B, L, D}

 

Day 5 :: Explore Amboseli //..

Departing early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up on the summit, we set off for a morning game drive. The park is known for its felines: lion, leopard, cheetah, serval and civet cats. Herds of graceful impala thrive on the short grass in the woodlands, along with the black-faced vervet monkeys, if not olive baboons. Hippos live in the open waters and swampy channels where buffalo feed on the shoreline. This is the place to encounter large numbers of elephants, observing their complex greeting rituals and the way all the adult females protect and instruct the young. The Amboseli elephant population is one of the few in Africa that has not been ravaged by poachers.

After breakfast, a visit to a Masai village is planned. Amboseli is home to the legendary Masai tribesmen. Masai warriors are a famous and proud nomadic tribe, whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals is known across the world.

Midday finds us back at the lodge for lunch and afternoon rest to be followed by a late evening game drive. Complete your perfect African day with a wonderful meal. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge. Meal Plan {B, L, D}

 

Pride of Africa Day 6 SafariDay 6 :: Amboseli - Nairobi - Samburu //..

After breakfast, we depart by air for Samburu National Reserve via Nairobi. This will give you an aerial view of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya with approximately 3 million inhabitants. With its backdrop of rocky outcrops and prominent Mountain ranges to the north, its Doum Palm trees and Riverine forest, Samburu National Reserve has a unique exotic feel in itself. After check-in at our lodge on the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River, we have lunch, and on a late afternoon game drive we are introduced to the unique species of this Northern Frontier District. You will see wildlife absent in the Southern Hemisphere, which include Grevy's Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich and Gerenuk. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge. Meal Plan {B, L, D}

 

Day 7 :: Explore Samburu //..

Today we will see more of Africa's spectacular wildlife on two exciting game drives (early morning and late afternoon game drives) in this scenic game reserve. Between game drives, you could do some excellent optional bird watching, nature walks on the lodge’s grounds. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge. Meal Plan {B, L, D}

 

Day 8 :: Samburu - Mount Kenya //..

This morning after breakfast, we depart by road to the famous Mount Kenya Safari Club, arriving in time for lunch. The Mount Kenya Safari Club is nestled in the foothills of snow-capped Mount Kenya. Its sprawling colonial design was influenced by the late actor William Holden, who founded the club in 1959 with two of his friends. His love for Africa led him to make Kenya his second home for over twenty-five years.

The club has over the years attracted legions of internationally renowned members and guests from the world of politics, film and theatre. Sir Winston Churchill and Lord Mountbatten were members, and enjoyed sojourns at the club, as have legends Clark Gable and John Wayne, and more recent celebrities such as Robert Redford, Sean Connery and Catherine Deneuve. You too will receive the star treatment as you settle into your suite or cozy cottage.

Pride of Africa Day 8 on safariPay a visit (on your account) and do not miss the animal orphanage operated by the William Holden Wildlife Foundation. Here wildlife foundlings are raised with great care and many are quite tame. It is an opportunity to get close to some wild creatures that despite a struggle have managed to survive. With the afternoon at leisure, enjoy your exceptional surroundings and the many available activities.

A host of sporting options are available, including tennis on a court which straddles the equator, a nine hole golf course, riding stables, a trout stream, bowling green, manicured gardens for strolling, and a spectacular view of the peak of Mount Kenya from the poolside patio. There are also shops and a fine art gallery that may pique your interest. Dinner and overnight at Mount Kenya Safari Club. Meal Plan {B, L, D}

 

Day 9 :: Mount Kenya - Lake Nakuru //..

After breakfast at the club, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. The park's lake is well known for hundreds of thousands of flamingos. We drive through the Great Rift Valley stopping at one of the highest towns in Kenya - Nyahururu at an elevation of 7700 foot. The main attraction here is the 236-foot Thomson Falls. Part of the Ewaso Nyiro River, these cascading falls tumble to the thick forest below. After check-in and lunch at our lodge, an afternoon game drive is planned where one could see both Rhinos - the White and the Black, Rothschild Giraffe and the elusive leopard here. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Meal Plan {B, L, D}

 

Day 10 :: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara //..

Pride of Africa Day 10 on safariAfter breakfast, depart by road to the Masai Mara. This is the Africa of your imagination, where panoramas are vast. It is a country of rolling grasslands, dense thickets of scrub and groves of acacia woodland where predators hide. Luxuriant forest grows along the banks of the Mara River, where hippos and crocodiles bask in the sun.

The Mara is considered the finest game sanctuary in Kenya, home to an astonishing number and variety of animals. According to the season, hundreds of thousands of migratory Wildebeest, Gazelle and Zebra move back and forth between the Mara and the plains and woodlands to the south.

Lunch will be served at Sarova Mara Camp after which we proceed on our afternoon game run en-route to Mara Serena Lodge. There is no way to predict what you might see on your game drive this afternoon, so keep your eyes open. The trees in the distance might turn out to be a family of giraffes. That clump of bushes, a pride of lions. And the rock that moves could be a rhino lumbering out of your way. With diligence and some luck, you may encounter a family of cheetahs or a herd of elephants crossing the path in front of you. In addition, large animals are not the only entertainment – a family of warthogs may amuse you, startled into running as fast as their little legs will carry them until they forget why they are rushing, then stop to regroup.  Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge. Meal Plan {B, L, D}

 

Day 11 :: Explore Maasai Mara//..

Your day begins with an early morning game drive taking you into the Mara plains when the animals are most active.

Alternatively, you may choose to add a hot air balloon safari (at an extra cost of $ US Dollars 450 per person - NOT included in the tour package. Kindly book in advance) – the ultimate safari experience! You leave camp before dawn – the sky isPride of Africa Day 11 on Safari clear, the air is brisk and the conditions are perfect. As the sun rises over the Mara plains, your balloon lifts off, a bright splash of color rising into the blue. Watch as a stunning panorama unfolds below you when the balloon’s basket becomes your lookout post for a bird’s-eye view of the beauty of Africa.

Float silently just a few hundred feet above herds of wild animals. Gazelle and Impala watch curiously with their tails flagging – a warning to others that you are approaching. Upon landing, you celebrate your flight with a glass of champagne, after which the retrieve safari cruisers bring you back to your group.

After lunch and some time to relax, enjoy a second game drive this afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge. Meal Plan {B, L, D}

 

Day 12 :: Maasai Mara - Nairobi //..

After a sumptuous breakfast, fly to Nairobi, arriving by 12.30p.m. You will be met at the local airport and transferred to Nairobi Serena Hotel for your day room. Afternoon you are free to enjoy a last minute shopping spree in the city centre. Bid farewell to East Africa knowing that this has been a journey you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Optionally those who will have purchased the Mombasa or Zanzibar Extension will fly direct to their destination to spend a relaxing five-day beach experience. (Please book in advance as the space is usually very limited)

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