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Big Five Safari in Kenya Holidays Tours Masai Mara Amboseli Zanzibar

Wheelchair Safari Holiday & Vacation, Kenya: Samburu + Masai Mara + Amboseli

Kenya Safari: Samburu + Nakuru + Mara + Amboseli
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14 NIGHTS
FROM £4,990
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Wheelchair Safari Holiday Vacation Kenya Samburu Masai Mara Amboseli

This comprehensive wheelchair safari holiday & vacation visits five of the most famous national parks in Kenya, as well as the Sheldrick Elephant Orphange in Nairobi. Explore Samburu in the dry north, see 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 Holiday Vacation Kenya Samburu Masai Mara Amboseli
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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 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.
 
After returning to your hotel for lunch (own account), in the late afternoon we visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, which is open from 5 to 6 pm for foster-parent adoption visits (as it is less busy than the morning visiting time). 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.
 
Note: To arrange an afternoon fostering visit, each person must foster an orphaned elephant and book this visit online (we cannot do this for you). You must bring your adoption certificates with you.
Day 3
A full day on the road today as we leave Nairobi and drive 6-hours northwards to the Samburu and Shaba region, travelling in a safari jeep (with pop-up roof for game viewing).
 
When 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 (pay tip locally).
 
On arrival check into your lodge and relax amongst these dramatic semi-arid landscapes, surrounded by the Samburu and Matthew Range Mountains. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive in this wonderful wildlife wilderness.
Day 4
Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives today in your game reserve located in Kenya’s hot and arid northern region. Your game drives will be in either the Samburu, Buffalo Springs or Shaba national reserve, depending on the location of your lodge. Wildlife roams freely between these vast protected areas, which are situated within the tribal lands of the colourful and semi-nomadic Samburu people, who are close relatives of the Maasai.
 
This region 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, beisa oryx and Somali ostrich. Crocodiles can be found in the broad Ewaso Ngiro, as well as large herds of elephants that wander along its banks. You can also hope to see lion, cheetah, Grant’s gazelle, the small dik dik and waterbuck, amongst others.
 
Birding is excellent with over 350 different species. Special birds to look out for include the Somali bee-eater, African pygmy falcon, Taita fiscal, black-bellied sunbird, golden-breasted starling, orange-bellied parrot, pink-breasted lark, fawn-coloured lark, Verreaux’s eagle, vulturine guineafowl, Von der Decken’s hornbill, eastern yellow-billed hornbill, northern red-billed hornbill, almost endemic Donaldson-Smith’s sparrow-weaver, black-capped social weaver, chestnut weaver and chestnut sparrow.
 
It was in this region that the conservationists, Joy and George Adamson, raised Elsa the lioness - made famous in their book and award winning movie "Born Free". Whilst out on a game drive, you can also arrange to visit a local Samburu Village (pay entrance fee locally).
 
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 towards the rolling plains of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, crossing the equator at Nanyuki.
 
After lunch at your lodge we visit Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which provides a haven for orphaned and rescued chimps. Most have came from the Jane Goodall Institute in Burundi, having been rescued from appalling conditions, so it is heart-warming to see them living freely in these riverine forest and savanna grasslands.
 
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.
 
In addition to its significant population of rhino and giraffe that are attracted to its salt waters, Lake Nakuru offers sanctuary to a wide variety of other wildlife - including herds of buffalo, lions, zebra, giraffe, monkeys, baboons, Thomson’s gazelle, Grant's gazelle, impala, eland, ostrich and more.
 
Many resident and migrant birds wade in its shallow salt waters - including Lesser and Greater flamingos, Great white pelicans, Marabou storks, Grey-headed gulls, Garganey and Northern shovelers and a variety of egrets, plovers and terns. In the surrounding trees you can hope to see a Chin-spot batis, Green-backed camaroptera, Yellow-breasted apalis, Northern puffback, Buff-bellied warbler and many others. Occasionally birds of prey can also be seen.
 
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
This morning enjoy another game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.
 
Afterwards drive 1.5-hours to Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake in the heart of the spectacular Great Rift Valley. 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 into your lodge.
 
Note: You need upper body strength for this boat ride, as you will be lifted into a special high-backed seat placed inside this long shallow-draft canoe. You must wear a sun hat, as the boat is not covered and there are no toilet facilities.
Day 9
Today we travel 5-hours to the Masai Mara, named after the Maasai 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 (although exact timings cannot be guaranteed), 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 10
Today is dedicated to game viewing on the open plains of the world famous Masai Mara region.
 
We 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.
 
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. These include the Marabou stork, Secretary bird, Crowned crane, Ostrich, Brown snake eagle, Black-chested snake eagle, Bateleur, Martial eagle, African paradise flycatcher, Red-fronted & White-headed barbet, Black-faced go-away bird, Woodland kingfisher, Violet-backed starling, Black cuckoo-shrike and various species of larks, cisticolas, vultures, hornbills and so much more.
 
Note: If you are tall and remain in your chair for your game drives, please be aware there may 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 11
Enjoy some final early morning game viewing in the Masai Mara today.
 
Afterwards we travel 5-hours to Nairobi, where you will be dropped off at your hotel in this capital city.
Day 12
We depart early from Nairobi this morning for the scenic 4-hour drive to Amboseli National Park.
 
Situated in southern Kenya, if the weather is clear this national park offers magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro in neighbouring Tanzania.
 
Check into your lodge for lunch, before enjoying an afternoon game drive across the vast lake bed in this wildlife reserve. 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 including cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, many types of gazelle and other plains game.
Day 13
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.
 
Amboseli is also a haven for birding due to its many different habitats. Depending on the amount of rain that has fallen, you will find various water loving birds or other species on the salty plains. You can also hope to see a Martial eagle or Lappet-faced vulture.
 
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 14
Enjoy a final morning game drive today in Amboseli National Park.
 
Afterwards we take a boxed lunch and drive 4-hours to Nairobi, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Day 15
Transfer to Nairobi Airport terminal today for your flight home.
 
Note: A late checkout has been arranged, so you will have the use of your hotel room until your departure.