The best of the big five on land and the big fish of the Indian Ocean.
The best of the big five on land and the big fish of the Indian Ocean.
The Tracks & Hooks safari combines the best of the Great Rift Valley lakes and the jewel of all game reserves, the Masai Mara!
And then off to the Kenya Coast and its beautiful Indian Ocean shoreline, offering an uninterrupted Coral Reef with amazing marine life and where Big Game Fishing is fun and exciting!
September-April is normally the fishing season. It is during this time that you may have the best opportunity to catch a wide variety of fish such as Marlin, Sailfish, Barracuda, Tuna, Shark, just to mention but a few.
01/03/2018 to 15/12/2018
Once you will have decided to buy this safari product, you will need to contact us for a booking form, which will include details relating to deposits and final payments. Suggested hotels/ lodges/ Camps may change due to unavailability. Properties of same or similar category will be suggested.
Arrival of your flight at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You will be met by our team outside the immigration hall. Transfer to your city hotel, check in and relax. Accommodation on Bed and Breakfast meal plan.
07h30: Breakfast at the hotel, safari briefing and depart to Lake Nakuru national park. An easy relaxing sightseeing drive via subsistence farming communities. Tea and coffee plantations will be seen along the route. Have a brief stop over the rift valley escarpment. Drive on past the rift valley lakes Naivasha and Elementaita. Lake Nakuru national park hosts large flocks of flamingoes, pelicans and other bird species. It’s a bird paradise and home to rhinos, warthogs, lions, zebras, giraffes and many more animal species. Arrive at the camp/lodge, check in, lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, game drive in the park, dinner and overnight stay.
07h00: Breakfast and check out. Drive via Narok to the Maasai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. Maasai Mara is blessed with a permanent water supply, Maasai Mara has a permanent population of plains game. The “big five” – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino are quite common. Have a picnic lunch break on the way. Do an afternoon game drive in the reserve, arrive at the camp and check in. Dinner and overnight stay.
Full day spent game-viewing in the reserve. At all times, your driver-guide will take the best approach possible to any
sighting, to ensure that you are placed as close and safely to the sighting as possible. In the vehicle, everyone will have their own window seat. Explore the plains and rolling hills for a chance to spot the images of your dreams ranging from beautiful scenery to fascinating views of wildlife, in a natural habitat. Morning and afternoon game drives or a full day game drive with packed lunches would take you closer to nature. All meals and overnight at the lodge/ camp.
After breakfast, depart for Nairobi and connect to an onward flight to Mombasa or Malindi. On arrival, transfer to your selected beach resort for a 4 nights stay on HB basis.
DEEP SEA FISHING excursions will be organized from your resort at your own convenience.
Breakfast at the resort and, depending on your international schedule, we shall provide a domestic flight to Nairobi.
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. The largest and most populous city in East Africa, with a current estimated population of about 4.5 million, Nairobi started life as a railways depot in 1899. Today, the city skyline is dominated by modern high rise buildings and is a tourism and trade hub. Nairobi is now one of the most prominent cities in Africa politically and financially. A vibrant city with a mix of races and cultures, providing the visitor with several sightseeing options such as museums, a national park, golf courses, resorts and posh night clubs. Nairobi is one of the leading cities in Africa.
Lake Nakuru National Park
The most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes, Lake Nakuru National Park is renowned for its magnificent birdlife. This 188sq. kms. park is a paradise for those who are particularly interested in ornithology and also offers the opportunity of seeing white rhino, the rare Rothschild’s giraffe, large herds of buffalo and an abundance of various plains game. Sightings of leopard resting in the branches of acacia trees are common. The 40sq. kms. alkaline Lake Nakuru lies within the park and has been given the conservation world’s Ramsar Site designation.
Masai Mara National Reserve
Covering an area of over 1,500 square km, the Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya. The reserve is located between the Great Rift Valley and Lake Victoria in primarily open grassland.The swampy land provides more access to water and less access to tourists. The eastern end is closest to Nairobi and hence easier to access by tourists.
The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 bird species recorded on the reserve. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).
Watamu Marine Park and Reserve
The park’s coral reefs form the physical and biological backbone of the area. With over 150 species of hard and soft corals, such as brain corals, fan corals and sponges, it provides for abundant nutrients for fish. The main park has over 500 species of fish and the reserve over 1000. There are also whale sharks, manta rays, octopus and barracuda as some of the larger species in the park. Watamu also has different species of turtles and a turtle watch program which has managed to secure the main park’s beach as a 99% viable sea turtle nesting site for endangered sea turtles. This beach is patrolled and monitored vigorously. The turtles nesting in Watamu include the Green, Hawksbill and Olive Ridley turtles. The Olive Ridley species is rare but occasionally comes to the nesting site. Leatherback turtles do not nest in Watamu or Malindi but they pass by through the nearby waters during their migration.
TERMS OF CANCELLATION
The parties involved shall agree the specific terms of cancellation on each case. Under the Kenyan Law, the Hotels and Caterers can legally levy the following cancellation charges:
60-36 days prior to arrival: 10%
35-14 days prior to arrival: 25%
14-07 days prior to arrival: 33%
07-03 days prior to arrival: 50% 03 days-to no show : 100%
FORCE MAJEURE CIRCUMSTANCES
In case either party suffers force majeure circumstances (which are unforeseen, inevitable and uncontrollable), such as strikes, closing of frontiers, ports and airports, bad weather, delays in departures and arrivals of the means of transportation, accidents and all services provided by a third Party, as a result of which the obligations under the present agreement cannot be fulfilled, the parties shall be exonerated from their obligations without having to pay compensation for the damage caused to the other party.