November 2013 - Kenya & Lake Turkana
October 30th - Arrive at Nairobi
On arrival at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met and transferred to the Ole-Sereni hotel.
October 31st - Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park
Pick up from Ole Sereni hotel after breakfast and depart Nairobi in the early morning and drive down the Escarpment to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch at the Sarova lion hill lodge.
The park covers 180 sq km and is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists' delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. Overnight at a lodge camp.
November 1st - Masai Mara
We head south to Narok; towards the expansive Masai Mara Reserve. We stop for lunch at the Keekorok lodge followed by an afternoon game drive to experience the Mara Magic, returning for a sun downer and dinner in the evening.
Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest, elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal as well as cheetahs and leopards which are harder to spot.
November 2nd - Masai Mara
The day is spent exploring the reserve through morning and afternoon game drives. You may opt to do additional activities offered at the lodges as well. For example; balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for a beautiful champagne breakfast. You may also visit a local Masai village or school just outside the reserve. Picnic lunches and night game drives can also be arranged at some properties.
November 3rd - Nairobi - Lake Turkana *****SOLAR ECLIPSE******
After breakfast board your private Cessna C208 aircraft and fly for about two hours to get to Allia Bay, Sibiloi National Park, Lake Turkana.
We will get there in time to settle into your simple camp before lunch time. After lunch we will drive you to the chosen eclipse viewing site so that you have time to set up your equipment.
The partial eclipse will start at 16:25 local time.
The total eclipse will be at 17:25 local time.
The partial eclipse ends at 18.27 local time.
After sunset and the end of the eclipse we will drive back to camp for a celebration dinner. The camp will be simple but comfortable. There will be stand up tents that will be used by two people. Comfortable mattresses on the floor and good bedding will be provided. The tents will be well lit. There will be a simple pit latrine and shower shared by every two tents. There will be Security Guards.
November 4th - Sibiloi National Park - Nairobi
We will have breakfast at sunrise before getting aboard the flight down to Nairobi. If it is cool enough we might stay at low altitude, as there is the most stunning scenery as you fly south along the Great Rift Valley.
Arrive in Nairobi in time for lunch. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Nairobi.
November 5th - Departure from Nairobi
Transfer to Nairobi Airport for your flight.