50 PLUS TRAVEL TO KENYA
Ontdek Kenya designs active safaris for 50 plus travelers who are seeking a different travel experience rather than the vehicle confined package safaris. A big percentage of our clients are 50plus and they choose to travel with us because we connect with and understand their travel needs. While their days of extreme adventure may truly be over they want activity that is flexible to their ability backed by perfect ground logistics that make travel stress free. Go directly to the itinerary.
On our safaris for 50 plus travelers quality time is spent in the field on soft game viewing walks, bird watching or responsible wildlife viewing. We deliberately go for slow programs and for areas in a close circuit meaning that you won't spend most of your safari days on long & exhausting road transfers.
We have safari guides who always score high on our senior tours; they are young men but with enough maturity that makes our senior travelers click with them.
Please review the itinerary below and contact Ontdek Kenya Safaris for a tailor-made 50 plus travel program that suits your needs.
ITINERARY OF THE 11 DAYS 50 PLUS TRAVEL TO KENYA:
RIFT VALLEY & MASAI MARA
Day 1. Nairobi
Arrival at the airport at night and reception by Ontdek Kenya. Transfer from the airport to the La Mada or equivalent hotel in Nairobi.
Day 2,3+4. Kenya 50 plus Travel: Sunbird Lodge
Situated on the shores of Lake Elementaita, this is a place for those seeking a one-of-a-kind secluded place away from mass tourism.
Breathtaking scenery, great food, staff that has just the right mix: professional and yet personal and with 10 cottages that break all possible standards on decor and comfort – this is the ideal place for senior travelers.
Staying in Sunbird just for the view would be well justified but the place is filled with inviting activities. For the 3 days here you have options for soft walks along the shores of Lake Elementaita which is colored pink with flamingos, bird watching, day game drives in the nearby Lake Nakuru national park and also the nearby Soysambu Conservancy. Get a birds view of the whole region by taking a balloon safari – operated by the owners of the Sunbird Lodge who are balloon pilots.
Your stay in Sunbird is structured with flexibility in mind - you won't be tied down to a near-military safari schedule. As all the activity sites are close by, you will discuss with your guide how you want to schedule things.
Day 5. Kenya 50 plus safaris: Crescent Island. O/N Lake Naivasha Country Club
Your 50 plus travel transfers now to the Lake Naivasha area for the next 3 three days. Your hotel is situated on the lake shores and has green lawns shaded by mature acacias and spreading fever trees that stretch down to the lake.
In the afternoon you do a game viewing walk on the privately owned Crescent Island, which is a peninsula on the Eastern shore of Lake Naivasha. There is a lot of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, zebras and impalas. It is also a heaven for birds with +200 species recorded. The walk is gentle and satisfying. We return to the Lake Naivasha Country Club in time for afternoon tea.
Day 6. Hell's Gate National Park. O/N Lake Naivasha Country Club
We wake up for breakfast with the sun giving a wonderful effect over the lake. An early morning here should not be missed by anyone with an eye for birds since the lake boasts a wide variety of water and woodland birds.
After breakfast we do a short transfer to the gate of the park. This is a unique park where walking is done in the middle of wildlife. Giraffes, zebras, warthogs and many types of gazelles are found here.
With a vehicle on stand by throughout the day, you have the option of on and off walking. But the idea is that you are not enclosed in the vehicle throughout the day.
Hell's Gate is a flat African savanna in a volcanic area with huge rock boundaries. There are camphor and acacia trees all over and this is where to look for the giraffe as they mainly feed on them.
Day 7. Kenya Senior Safaris: Crater Lake. O/N Lake Naivasha Country Club
An early rising will ensure that one gets another magical display of the various birds. After breakfast we do a transfer by bus to the nearby Crater Lake Game Sanctuary. It is a lesser lake in the Rift Valley but a place where nature is at its best.
Again with the option of walking or vehicle game drive this is the place to see giraffes, black and white Colobus monkeys, elands and a range of gazelles.
Day 8,9,10. 50 plus travel: to Masai Mara. O/N Mara Simba / Mara Leisure Camp
We now take a break from walking to put all our attention to watching wildlife. To see the best of Kenyan wildlife, Masai Mara is the place to be. Elephants, rhinos, giraffes, buffaloes, gazelles and all the big cats are found here. So, after breakfast we start our journey passing through Narok Town: a colorful Masai town.
Our game viewing does not actually start at the park gate. We will be able to see many animals along the way grazing side by side with the Masai livestock. We reach the tented camp or lodge, our home for the next three days, in time for lunch.
On your 3 days here you may opt to break from the vehicle game drives and take a soft walk guided by Masai Morans. A visit to a Masai Village will be of particular interest.
Day 11. Transfer to Nairobi
Return to Nairobi either by road or by a domestic flight. Evening transfer to the airport where we say goodbye.
Itinerary changes on your safari may be made due to local conditions beyond our control.
PRICE: Our attractive price for this 50 plus travel program includes: all accommodation as per itinerary, all meals from breakfast of day 2 through lunch of day 11, all transport Nairobi-Nairobi and airport transfers, bottled water during the walks, services of guides, the park entrance fees and a Flying Doctors Evacuation cover. The only extras on you are spendings on airfare to Kenya, airport taxes, visa, insurance, drinks, tips and expenditure of personal nature.
FOR A PRICE QUOTE: contact us.