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Big Five Safari in Kenya Holidays Tours Masai Mara Amboseli Zanzibar 5

Kenya Big Five Safari: Masai Mara + Beach (wheelchair)


1RR12N
11 NIGHTS
FROM £3,999
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
If you use a manual wheelchair & can transfer into a light aircraft, enquire about this luxury Big Five safari holiday to the famous Masai Mara in Kenya that also visits the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi & the rhino of Lake Nakuru. Disabled wheelchair friendly. Then relax on glorious Diani beach. All transfers, light aircraft flights, disabled hotel rooms & game drives included. Not suitable for power chairs.
Big Five Safari Holiday Masai Mara Kenya Disabled Wheelchair Beach
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Big Five Safari Holiday
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Nairobi
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Lake Naivasha
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Lake Nakuru
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Rhino
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Masai Mara in Kenya
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Lions & Elephants
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Bird Watching
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Diani Beach
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Disabled Wheelchair Accessible
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Big Five Safari Holiday
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Nairobi
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Lake Naivasha
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Lake Nakuru
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Rhino
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Masai Mara in Kenya
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Lions & Elephants
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Bird Watching
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Diani Beach
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Disabled Wheelchair Accessible
Day 1
You will be met at Nairobi Airport and transferred to your hotel in this bustling city.
 
Check in and relax in your warm and friendly African surroundings.
Day 2
This morning we visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage (open only from 11 to 12 noon).
 
It took Daphne Sheldrick 28 years of trial and error to perfect the milk formula and complex husbandry required to rear orphaned African elephants, during the period that her husband was warden of Kenya's largest elephant sanctuary in Tsavo East National Park. Since then this sanctuary has gone on to save the lives of many orphaned elephant calves.
 
After lunch (own account) we visit the Giraffe Centre. Founded by Betty & Jock Leslie-Melville to save the endangered Rothschild Giraffe from extinction, this centre plays an important role in educating Kenyan school children on the country's wildlife and environment. It also allows visitors to come into close contact with the world's tallest species, including the opportunity to feed a gorgeous giraffe.
Day 3
Today you will be collected from your hotel in Nairobi and transferred 2.5-hours to Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake in the heart of the spectacular Great Rift Valley.
 
Check into your lodge and enjoy a boat ride on the lake, with the opportunity to see hippo and over 400 different bird species. (You may be lifted onto the boat if unable to transfer)
Day 4
Today enjoy a game drive exploring the wildlife of beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park.  
 
A soda lake on the floor of the Rift Valley, at certain times of the year Lake Nakuru is home to many flamingos and over 400 different bird species. The lake is also a haven for certain endangered species including the Rothschild giraffe and black and white rhino.
 
With a huge throng of pelicans on its salt waters, this salt lake offers sanctuary for a wide variety of other wildlife too - including large herds of buffalo, zebra, monkeys, baboons, lions, thompsons gazelle, impala and ostrich. .
 
Note: If you are tall and remain in your chair for your game drives, please be aware there will be some restrictions on your viewing due to the height of the windows in the accessible vehicle. There are no restrictions if you transfer into one of the regular seats.
Day 5
Today transfer to Naivasha airstrip for your light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara, named after the Masai people and the Mara River that divides the park.
 
Masai Mara National Park is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual migration of zebra and wildebeest from the adjoining Serengeti National Park. This phenomenon occurs every year from July to October, when game migrates along a circular route from the plains of the Serengeti to the Masai Mara and back again in search of fresh pastures, followed by hungry predators - most notably lions and hyena.
 
After checking in to your lodge, enjoy a late afternoon game drive in this magnificent wildlife sanctuary.
 
Note: You need some upper body strength for this safari as you will need to transfer into the front seat of your game viewing vehicle. As you will be flying in a light aircraft you must pack soft sports bags only, as rigid suitcases will not fit into the luggage pods. A baggage allowance of 15 kg (which includes your hand luggage) is strictly enforced for safety reasons. Excess baggage can be stored with our representative in Nairobi. If you cannot manage the light aircraft steps, you will need to be lifted on and off the plane.
Days 6 To 7
Today is dedicated to game viewing on the open plains of the world famous Masai Mara National Park.
 
Nestled within the enormous Great Rift Valley, Masai Mara National Park is famous for its many prides of lions, packs of hyena and other predators - as well as huge herds of wildebeest, which number over one million, zebra and giraffe. All the Big Five can be seen here, as well as numerous other species including the Thomson's gazelle, topi, kongoni, impala, roan antelope and hippo. The nocturnal bat-eared fox, rarely found elsewhere in Kenya, also inhabits this park as well as the endangered cheetah and black rhino. Bird watching is also excellent with over 450 different species including the vulture, marabou stork, secretary bird, hornbill, crowned crane, ostrich, long-crested eagle and african pygmy-falcon.
 
Set off early each morning, when game viewing conditions are at their best, to view the abundant wildlife of the Masai Mara region. Return to the lodge to rest in the heat of the day, before setting off again in the late afternoon for another game drive.
 
Note: You need some upper body strength for this safari, as you will need to be lifted into the front seat of the game viewing vehicle Children < 6 are not allowed on open top game drives. Other safari alternatives are available, using an accessible vehicle, if you do not have upper body strength or if you are travelling with young children.
Day 8
After some final game viewing in the Masai Mara, transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Ukunda near Diani Beach.
 
Here you will be met and transferred to your beach resort to relax on the shores of the sparkling Indian Ocean.
 
Note: As you will be flying in a light aircraft you must pack soft sports bags only, as rigid suitcases will not fit into the luggage pods. A baggage allowance of 15 kg (which includes your hand luggage) is strictly enforced for safety reasons. Excess baggage can be stored with our representative in Nairobi. If you cannot manage the light aircraft steps, you will need to be lifted on and off the plane.
Days 9 To 11
At leisure to relax and soak up the sun at your hotel situated along the warm Mombasa coast.
 
Enjoy the lush tropical gardens of coconut trees, fan-shaped travellers palms and the vibrant blooms of hibiscus, bougainvilleas and frangipani - as well the splendid coastline.
Day 12
Transfer 2-hours by road and local ferry to Mombasa Airport for your flight home.
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