9 Days: Tea, Flamingos & The Big 5
A 9-day tour which will take you from the tea plantations of Kericho to flamingo watching on the shores of Lake Nakuru and finally ending on the great plains of the Masai Mara.
All tours can be tailored to suit your own personal agenda.
→ Great Rift Valley
→ Tea Plantations
→ Lake Victoria
→ Lake Nakuru
→ Masai Mara
Day 1: Exploring Nairobi
1 night or 2 nights depending on arrival time and optional activities;
Meet at the airport and transfer to The Nairobi Club – where Roosevelt and Churchill previously stayed
Optional Day Outs in Nairobi (To do on arrival or departure)
- Visit Projects within Kiberia Slum Tour
- City Park and Market – Feed Monkeys
- Elephant Orphanage
- Nightlife till early AM great live music
- Giraffe Manor – Feed the Giraffe
Day 2: The Great Rift Valley
Head to the tea plantations of Kericho – stop on the way to admire the stunning views overlooking the vast Great Rift Valley. A natural wonder approximately 6,000 kilometres – stretching from Lebanon to Mozambique and splitting the African plains in two!
Day 3: The Tea Plantations
Wake up in Kericho on the Tea Plantations in a old but charming colonial hotel with great views over the plantations – optional tour of the plantations
Depart for Marthas Guest House arriving in time for Lunch – the perfect place to experience local culture and food!
Opened in 1955 by Princess Margaret (the late sister of Queen Elizabeth II) the guest houses accommodation is very basic and simple yet comfortable with clean amenities.
Day 4: Hippos On Lake Victoria
- Take a morning trip out onto Lake Victoria by local fishermen for hippo and bird watching
- Eat out local style – Fresh Tilapia by the Lake
- Visit Kisumu 3rd largest city in Kenya – Markets
- Head back to Marthas to relax
Alternative or add on;
- Day trip to Kakamega home to some of the rarest monkeys and butterflies in Kenya and one of the largest rainforests in Africa
Day 5: The Obama Ancestral Home
Optional – Visit the ancestral home of the Obama family – Granny Sarah Obama
The Kogelo region is the ancestral home of the Obama Family, and Kogelo Tours has direct links with the Obama Family in Kenya.
Nobody can question the significance of Barack Obama’s election to presidency in modern history. Kogelo tours offer an unique opportunity to explore and experience the culture of his ancestral heartland.
Travelling to Kisumu as Obama describes in “Dreams of My Father” you are fully immersed in the area’s history and way of life.
Includes buying her a goat!
Day 6: Migrating Flamingoes On Lake Nakuru
Head to Lake Nakuru to see the migrating flamingoes stay the night in the lodge nearby
Keep an eye out as this area is also known to be fantastic for Rhino sightings.
(Seasonal migrations depend on time of year)
Day 7 – 9: The Big 5 and Tanzania
3 days 2 nights in lodge
Drive to the infamous Masai Mara in time to watch the sun set over the great African plains.
Stay at the luxury safari lodge Tree Tops or Hippo Lodge
Head out for an evening game drive – here is the best opprtunity to see all Big 5 in one place*
Step across the Kenyan boarder into Tanzania.
(*depending on time of year and wilderness migrations)
Day 9: Time To Say Goodbye
Head out early for your last game drive
Drive to Niarobi to catch an evening flight home or spend the night departure home (see day one for activities in Nairobi)
Additional days at any location for rest days
Visit Mount Kenya National Park
See the stunning beaches of Malindi – beach hotels (more upmarket)
Balloon Safari in Masi Mara
Approx £2000 per person GBP based on parties of 4 – 6
Inc Permanent driver/guide and Kogelo Tour rep, internal flights, drivers, food. Price depending on exchange rates and local fees