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Overview

This special Redroad tour of Kenya is a comprehensive safari experience of Kenya. Experience a selection of Kenya’s iconic safari destinations: Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy, Masai Mara Game Reserve and Amboseli National Park that embody the spirit and soul of Kenya’s old classic safari adventures. Experience the harsh wild, the savannah plains and the great rift valley that play host to some of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the continent of Africa.

Highlights

  • Great animal sightings and driving adventures
  • Private safari camps
  • Cultural tours
  • Beautiful scenery

Price Includes

  • Transportation in a 4WD customized safari van/jeep with a pop-up roof for excellent game viewing
  • All the fuel/gas for the safari
  • Accommodation
  • Meals according to your choice of meal plan
  • An English speaking professional driver/guide
  • Park Entry fees
  • All activities included on the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Drinks
  • All personal expenses such as laundry, extra activities
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Nairobi

Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. You will be received by a Redroad Tours guide at the airport.

Day 2Nairobi Tour

Have a relatively slow day to recover from your flight. Enjoy the sight and sounds of Nairobi. Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the giraffe center and the Karen Blixen museum. In the evening, get treated to a showcase of Kenya’s cultural music, dance and drama.

Day 3 Ol Pejeta wildlife conservancy

Set off early and head 4 hours north to Central Kenya at Ol Pejeta wildlife conservancy. Enroute to the sanctuary, enjoy views of Mt Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. Check in to your lodge and later take an afternoon game drive.

Day 4Game drive

Take a full day game drive, delving further and deeper into the conservancy. Encounter various species of wildlife only found in northern Kenya such as the Grevys zebra and African wild dog. In the afternoon visit the chimpanzee sanctuary and learn about conservation practices that are being employed to preserve the chimpanzees.

Day 5Lake Nakuru National Park

Set off early and transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park. This park is known as a bird sanctuary most famous for the pelicans. Take an afternoon game drive and search for the black and white rhino that both reside here. Head to the lake and view the pelicans and a number of other bird species.

Day 6Masai Mara game reserve

Set off early morning and drive 6-hours south to the Masai Mara game reserve. Enroute to the Mara, enjoy the spectacular views of the Great rift valley. Check in to your camp and in the afternoon, hop on to an open roof safari jeep and explore the Masai Mara. The reserve is endowed with large volumes of Zebras, Wildebeest, and Gazelles, with also lions, hyenas and cheetahs a common sighting. Encounter Giraffes, Elephants, Buffalos and hippos all prowling the plains of this magnificent reserve.

Day 7Masai Mara game reserve

Set off early before dawn and head out for another game drive. This second drive offers an opportunity to search for animals you may have not seen the day before. Patiently scour the plains and tree-fringed rivers in search of animals. You may find the elusive rhino or leopard to cap off your Big 5 sightings. Later in the afternoon take a trip to a Maasai village and be treated to Maasai hospitality. Get to watch and learn about Maasai culture and lifestyle.

Day 8Lake Naivasha

Transfer to Lake Naivasha located in the Great Rift Valley. The lake shore is known for its population of British settlers during colonial times and the Oserian flower farm (Africa’s largest rose producer). The lake is also a bird haven and offers a wonderful rest stop with picturesque surroundings. You can take an afternoon break or choose to take one of the activities below.

Add-on activities

Take a boat safari
The most popular attraction is taking a guided boat safari on the Lake. The lake is home to a variety of birds from pelicans to kingfishers and other smaller and brightly colored birds. The waters are also home to hippos, and along the shore you will spot Cape buffalos and other herbivores.

Explore Hell’s Gate National Park.
Considered one of Kenya’s most naturally beautiful parks, with spectacular landscapes and scenery. Hell’s Gate national park is not as intimidating as its name suggests. The park is made up of unique volcanic formations consisting of red earth, towering pillars and cliffs. You can hike some of the scenic canyons or take a mountain bike ride on its dusty roads.

Walk with animals at Crescent Island
Combine a boat tour with a visit to Crescent Island. There are no predators residing in the sanctuary, therefore you can literally walk on foot among Zebras, Giraffes and Wildebeest on the Island.

Day 9Amboseli National Park

Set off early and head to Amboseli national park. Check into your lodge, in the afternoon explore the wide dry plains of Amboseli. The park is home to the big 5 and other wildlife such as hyenas, Maasai Giraffe, Cheetah, Crococile, Dik-dik and lesser Kudu.
Of course the park is famous for backdrop of the towering Mt Kilimanjaro and the great herds of elephants roaming the Amboseli plains.

Day 10Amboseli Plains

On this day, explore further the dry Amboseli plains with interest in the species you may have not spotted the day before. Visit the green swamps that dot the Amboseli plains and are a hub of activity for animals such as the elephants, rhinos and buffalo. In the evening, head to observation hill and enjoy amazing photographic views and a stunning sunset to behold.

Day 11Back to Nairobi

Set off in the morning and head back to Nairobi. Take the afternoon off and rest at our hotel or head out to a Maasai market and get some souvenir shopping done.

Day 12Fly back Home

Transfer to the airport for your return flight back home.

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The Premium Plan

Choice of Accommodation: Gorilla Safari Lodge

Gorilla Safari Lodge is a private and secluded upmarket lodge with spectacular views of the Bwindi rainforest and located close to the Gorilla Trekking starting point. The lodge consists of spacious chalets, the main lodge area with a restaurant, and a bar overlooking the Bwindi rainforest and a gift shop. It also has free WIFI available at the main lodge area.

Room description:

These are chalets, each consisting of a spacious room, a private terrace, and en-suite bathroom. They are beautifully decorated and nicely lit with great views of the Bwindi rainforest. Each room is fitted with large comfortable beds, plush linen, mosquito net wrapping around the bed, lounge furniture, and a fireplace. The bathrooms have flush toilets and showers with hot and cold running water.

Meals:

Meals are all included; 2 breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners. The restaurant offers 3-course meals of local and international specialties.

Benefits

Spacious and nicely-decorated rooms

Great location

Spectacular views of Bwindi rainforest

Elaborate meals and variety of choices

Spacious restaurant

Free WIFI

Drawbacks

No WIFI in the rooms

What is the price?

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Price per person$2,125$1,754$1,692$1,661$1,642$1,629

Prices are based on double room occupancy. You can upgrade to a single room for $106 per person.

Available Extensions to your 3 days Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi

  • One night extension to Ishasha for a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park - $510 per person
  • Two nights extension to Ishasha for a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park - $965 per person
  • One night extension to Lake Bunyonyi including canoeing excursion - $239 per person
  • Two nights extension to Lake Bunyonyi including canoe trekking - $418 per person
  • One night extension to Lake Mburo National Park for safari - $415 per person
  • Two nights extension to Lake Mburo National Park for safari - $799 per person
  • Two nights extension to Lake Mburo National Park for safari including a 4-hour Horseback Safari and Bush Breakfast - $934 per person
  • One day extension of the Gorilla Trekking Safari including 1 Gorilla permit - $1,066 per person

The Medium Plan

Choice of Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Rushaga Gorilla Camp is a mid-range mountain lodge located in the south-eastern part of the park near one of the four gorilla trekking starting points known as Rushaga. The lodge has excellent panoramic views of the Bwindi forest and is a 5 minutes' walk to the gorilla trekking starting point. It also has a restaurant that offers a full English breakfast, an a la carte lunch menu, and a choice of 3 set meals for dinner. You can also access free WIFI at the main lounge and restaurant area of the lodge.

Room description:

These are spacious cottages with large comfortable beds and linen, lounge furniture, and a private terrace looking towards the Bwindi rainforest. All rooms have a spacious private bathroom with flush toilets, solar-powered hot showers, a sink, and a dressing countertop and mirror.

Meals:

Your stay includes two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners. The meals are all made from western or intercontinental cuisine.

Benefits

Relatively good price

Great location

Spacious rooms

Views of the Bwindi rainforest

Free WIFI

Drawbacks

Not nicely decorated

The linen is comfortable but not plush

Limited food items at the restaurant

What is the price?

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Price per person$1,834$1,448$1,385$1,354$1,335$1,323

Prices are based on double room occupancy. You can upgrade to a single room for $146 per person.

Available Extensions to your 3 days Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi

  • One night extension to Ishasha for a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park - $290 per person
  • Two nights extension to Ishasha for a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park - $527 per person
  • One night extension to Lake Bunyonyi including canoeing excursion - $239 per person
  • Two nights extension to Lake Bunyonyi including canoe trekking - $418 per person
  • One night extension to Lake Mburo National Park for safari - $279 per person
  • Two nights extension to Lake Mburo National Park for safari - $527 per person
  • One day extension of the Gorilla Trekking Safari including 1 Gorilla permit - $913 per person

The Basic Plan

Choice of Accommodation: Gorilla Valley Lodge

Gorilla Valley Lodge is a small, low-budget lodge located in the south-eastern part of the park near one of the four gorilla trekking starting points known as Rushaga. The lodge has a small restaurant that offers a basic continental breakfast and a few options of international cuisine for lunch and dinner.

Room Description

These are clean and modestly furnished brick and motor rooms consisting of a comfortable bed, linen, towels, and en-suite bathrooms. The bathrooms have solar-powered hot water showers and flush toilets. The rooms also have lighting, power plugs, and mosquito nets over the beds.

Meals

Only breakfast and dinner are included in the basic plan. You can order lunch daily at the restaurant.

Benefits

Affordable and comfortable rooms

Good location

Drawbacks

Basic facilities

Small rooms

Limited meal options

Limited views

No internet access

Note:

If there are no rooms available at the time of your booking. We will provide a suitable replacement.

What is the price?

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Price per person $1,438$1,187$1,125$1,094$1,075$1,062

Prices are based on double room occupancy. You can upgrade to a single room for $89 per person.

Available Extensions to your 3 days Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi

  • One night extension to Ishasha for a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park - $234 per person
  • Two nights extension to Ishasha for a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park - $415 per person
  • One night extension to Lake Bunyonyi including canoeing excursion - $169 per person
  • Two nights extension to Lake Bunyonyi including canoe trekking - $278 per person
  • One night extension to Lake Mburo National Park for safari - $212 per person
  • Two nights extension to Lake Mburo National Park for safari - $392 per person

The Premium Plan

Choice of Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge

Paraa Safari Lodge is an upmarket lodge with the refinements of a 3-star hotel, located in the center of the park looking over the Nile river. Facilities include spacious rooms, a restaurant, a bar, a pool with a bar, and a gift shop.

Paraa safari lodge boasts the best location in the park and offers the conveniences of being so close to the jetty for your boat safari on the Nile river, and close to the game viewing areas of the park. No lodge offers more conveniences for your 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari than Paraa Safari Lodge.

Room description:

The rooms are nicely lit, decorated with plush linen, and towels. All rooms have a private bathroom with hot showers and a hairdryer. The rooms have a coffee bar, a reading table, refrigerator, complimentary bottled water, and a private balcony.

Meals:

Meals are all included; two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners. The restaurant offers three-course meals of local and international specialties.

Benefits

Spacious and comfortable rooms

WIFI available in all rooms

Great location for game drives and boat safari

Elaborate meals and variety of choices

Drawbacks

The standard rooms have a ceiling fan, but no air-conditioning. You can upgrade to a deluxe room for $35 per person per room.

Note: If there are no rooms available at the time of your booking, we will recommend a suitable replacement.

What is the price?

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Price per person$1,241$902$825$786$763$748

Prices are based on double room occupancy. You can upgrade to a single room for $106 per person.

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The Medium Plan

Choice of Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Pakuba Safari Lodge is a mid-range lodge, located on the northern side of the park facing the Albert Nile. The facilities include a restaurant, terraced room blocks and a swimming pool.

The lodge is in an excellent location for game drives and with nicely furnished rooms, offering you better value for your money compared to other mid-range accommodations, making Pakuba the ideal lodge for your 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari.

Room description:

All rooms have a private bathroom with solar-powered hot showers, a reading table, a closet, and a private terrace. The rooms are all air-conditioned.

Meals:

This plan is inclusive of all meals. The price includes two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners during your stay. The meals are all made from western or intercontinental cuisine.

Benefits

Reasonably priced.

Excellent location for game drives

Comfortable rooms with air-conditioning

WIFI at the main lobby and at the restaurant

Drawbacks

The lodge is a 45 mins drive from the Paraa jetty, where the boat safari begins and ends.

Rooms lack a coffee or tea bar and Hair dryer.

The linen is comfortable but not plush

Note: If there are no rooms available at the time of your booking, we will recommend a suitable replacement.

What is the price?

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Price per person$1,141$763$685$647$624$608

Prices are based on double room occupancy. You can upgrade to a single room for $146 per person.

The Basic Plan

Choice of Accommodation: Red Chili Rest Camp

Red Chilli Rest Camp is a low-budget camp located in the center of the park on the southern side of the Nile, only 500 meters from the ferry crossing point. You stay in brick and motor, African thatched houses locally known as bandas.

The camp also has a restaurant that offers an a la carte breakfast and lunch menu, and a choice of 3 set meals for dinner. The combination of a great location and a right level of comfort makes Red Chilli Rest Camp the ideal budget accommodation for your 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari.

Room description:

The bandas all include a double bed or two twin beds with linen and a mosquito net. A few bandas have private bathrooms, but most uses shared bathrooms. All the bandas have lighting, power plugs, and a fan. There’s a limited number of Ensuite bandas. The camp has shared toilets and bathroom stalls with hot water available.

Meals:

The basic plan includes breakfast. You can buy lunch and dinner every day at the restaurant.

Benefits

It’s inexpensive and safe.

Drawbacks

Even though Red Chilli Rest Camp’s location is better than other budget accommodations, it’s not the best for game viewing. It takes about 30 minutes, including crossing the Nile on a ferry to get to the wildlife. The ferry has set crossing times, and these can limit the amount of time you spend viewing the animals. All the other low-budget camps have the same challenge. None is close to the wildlife.

Electricity is only available at set times of the day, except lights are always on. The set times are from 7 am to 9 am, 11 am to 2 pm, and 5 pm to 10 pm. Outside these hours, guests charge appliances such as phones and camera batteries at the restaurant.

No WIFI

Note: If there are no rooms available at the time of your booking, we will recommend a suitable replacement.

Price Scale

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Price per person$918$597$520$481$458$442

Prices are based on double room occupancy. You can upgrade to a single room for $89 per person.