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

Kenya Safari: Samburu + Masai Mara + Amboseli (wheelchair)


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13 NIGHTS
FROM £3,996
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This comprehensive wheelchair safari holiday visits five of the most famous national parks in Kenya, as well as the Sheldrick Elephant Orphange in Nairobi. This vacation explores Samburu in the dry north, the Sweetwaters Chimps near Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru, the lush plains of the Masai Mara & Amboseli - with some of the best game viewing in the world. All accessible hotels, transfers & game drives included.
Wheelchair Safari Kenya Masai Mara Samburu Amboseli Photo
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Samburu National Park
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Big-5 Safari
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Mount Kenya
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Sweetwaters Chimps
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Lake Nakuru
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Masai Mara Game Reserve
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Amboseli National Park
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Mount Kilimanjaro
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Wheelchair Safari Holiday Vacation
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Samburu National Park
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Big-5 Safari
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Mount Kenya
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Sweetwaters Chimps
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Lake Nakuru
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Masai Mara Game Reserve
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Amboseli National Park
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Mount Kilimanjaro
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Wheelchair Safari Holiday Vacation
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 we leave Nairobi and drive 5-hours northwards to Samburu National Park, travelling in a safari jeep (with pop-up roof for game viewing).
 
After passing beautiful Mount Kenya we stop at the point where we cross the equator. Here you can see how water drains in opposite directions as you cross from the southern to the northern hemisphere.
 
On arrival in Samburu check into your lodge and relax amongst the dramatic arid landscapes of the Great Rift Valley. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive in this wonderful wildlife wilderness.
Day 4
Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives today in Samburu National Park, one of the two reserves in which conservationists Joy and George Adamson raised Elsa the lioness, made famous in the book and award winning movie "Born Free".
 
Situated in the hot and arid northern region of Kenya, this reserve is located within the tribal lands of the colorful and semi-nomadic Samburu people, who are close relatives of the Maasai. The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife found only north of the equator - including the strange gerenuk, which stands upright on its spindly hind legs to browse from trees, the large Grevy's zebra, the reticulated giraffe and beisa oryx.
 
Crocodiles and hippo can be found in the broad Ewaso Ngiro River that runs through the park, as well as large herds of elephants and buffalo along its banks. You can also hope to see lion, cheetah, Grants gazelle, the small dik dik and waterbuck, as well as Somali ostrich and over 350 different bird species. By arrangement with your lodge, it is also possible to visit a local Samburu Village.
 
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
After a morning game drive in Samburu, today we travel 3-hours to the rolling plains of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, crossing the equator at Nanyuki.
 
After lunch at your lodge we visit Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide a haven for orphaned, abandoned and rescued chimps.
 
In the evening enjoy an exciting night drive to view nocturnal animals by spotlight.
 
Note: You will need upper body strength for the night drive, as you will need to be lifted into the front seat of the game viewing vehicle.
Day 6
After some early morning game viewing in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, we travel for 3-hours to Lake Nakuru in the heart of the Great Rift Valley.
 
A soda lake on the floor of the Rift Valley, at certain times of the year Lake Nakuru National Park is home to huge throngs of pelicans and over 400 different bird species, including the Greater (white) and Lesser (pink) flamingo. The lake is also a haven for certain endangered species including the Rothschild giraffe and black and white rhino.
 
On arrival enjoy a game drive around the lake, before checking into your lodge.
Day 7
Today enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with your guide, exploring the wildlife of beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park.
 
Throngs of birds wade in its shallow salt waters - including pelicans, marabou storks and flamingos. With its significant population of rhino and giraffe attracted to its salt waters, Lake Nakuru also offers sanctuary to a wide variety of other wildlife - including large herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe, monkeys, baboons, lions, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, ostrich and much more.
 
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 8
A full day on the road today as we travel 6.5-hours from Lake Nakuru to the Masai Mara National Park, named after the Masai people and the Mara River which divides the park.
 
We drive past Maai Mahiu and down to the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle. From Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand, we traverse the "breadbasket" of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley cover the landscape, as we travel towards the Masai Mara.
 
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. Check into your lodge and in the afternoon enjoy a game drive in this magnificent wildlife sanctuary.
Day 9
Today is dedicated to game viewing on the open plains of the world famous Masai Mara region.
 
Nestled within the enormous Great Rift Valley, the Masai Mara 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 this 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: 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 10
Today we travel 5-hours from the Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake in the heart of the spectacular Great Rift Valley.
 
We drive across the "breadbasket" of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley cover the landscape towards Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. As we traverse the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle, before we head up towards Maai Mahiu and on to Lake Naivasha.
 
Enjoy a 1-hour boat ride on the lake, with the opportunity to see hippo and some of the 400 different bird species, before checking in to your lodge.
 
Note: You will need to be lifted into the boat, so manual wheelchairs only. There is no accessible toilet on board.
Day 11
A full day on the road today as we leave Lake Naivasha and travel 6.5-hours to Amboseli National Park (with picnic lunch included), arriving in the late afternoon.
 
Situated in southern Kenya, if the weather is clear this national park offers magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro in neighbouring Tanzania.
 
Amboseli is best known for its great herds of elephant - you'll often find many of them standing knee deep in the water, spraying themselves to keep cool, but there is a lot of other game here too - including cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, many types of gazelle and other plains game.
Day 12
Rise early today for a game drive in Amboseli National Park, renowned for its large herds of elephants and where the local people are mainly Maasai.
 
In the early morning it is wonderful to see Mount Kilimanjaro hovering above the clouds. If the clouds clear, wildlife photography against this dramatic backdrop is particularly rewarding. With its dramatic contrast between dry savanna, fresh water swamps, salty plains and acacia forests, this sanctuary offers a fantastic array of birds and wildlife. You should see buffalo, black and white rhino, zebra, wildebeest and much more - as this low rainfall area is one of the best game viewing regions in the whole of Kenya.
 
Return to your lodge for lunch, before enjoying another game drive in the afternoon.
 
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 13
Rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive in Amboseli National Park.
 
After breakfast we travel 4-hours overland to Nairobi, where you check into your hotel for overnight.
Day 14
Transfer to Nairobi Airport for your flight home.
 
Note: A late checkout has been arranged today, so you will have the use of your hotel room until your departure.
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