(Nairobi – Masai Mara- Lake Nakuru – Aberdares – Mt Kenya)
Trip Highlights: This is a 9 days best of Kenya wilderness private safari Holiday into some of the best wildlife sanctuaries as highlighted above. This trip will start at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport upon your arrival and ends with a drop off at the same place on the last day. During your safari you will be able to see plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya’s big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the leopard among a host of other different animal species. You will stay in the best Hotel and lodges during this safari. The accommodation on safari will be on full board basis while hotel accommodation in Nairobi will be on half board. You will travel in a private 4×4 land cruiser safari vehicle with a pop up roof and wide windows for better game viewing drive.
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our tour manager and Driver/guide who will warmly welcome you, brief you on your safari then thereafter transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay at Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi.
Bed and Breakfast at Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi
Day 2: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve
After morning breakfast at your hotel, check out and depart to Masai Mara National reserve. Arrive in Mara in time for lunch after checking in at your lodge. In the evening at 4:00pm, you will have game viewing drive till dusk, and then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge or similar
Day 3 & 4: Maasai Mara National Reserve (2 full days)
On these days, you may start by going for hot air balloon flight in the early morning as an optional adventure. Alternatively, you can start breakfast for the two full day’s game viewing at the Mara River where the annual migration of wildebeest is staged at during the month of July to September. You will opt for a lunch break back at the lodge or have packed lunch carried for in the vehicle.
Morning and afternoon game viewing inside the Park for full day in search for wild game black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, leopard, grants gazelle, even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you, hyenas are plentiful, Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape.
Between meals there is optional visit to the Maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish. You will have first hand opportunity to experience and learn Maasai way of life.
Also Optional (Hot Air Balloon Flight)
In the early morning, you may opt to take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience.
All Meals and overnight at Keekorok Lodge or similar
Day 5: Maasai Mara National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park
Early morning game drives in the park to witness the early risers before you return to the lodge for breakfast. After morning breakfast at the lodge, check out and have short game viewing drive for a chance to spot more wild species thereafter depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch shall be served upon arrival at Lake Nakuru Sarova Hill Tented Camp or Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. In the afternoon, you will have your first game viewing drive at the Pink Lake referred so for it’s thousands of pink flamingos and other bird-life-it’s a Bird watchers paradise. It has a surprisingly number of animals; all the “big five” except the elephant can be seen here. Thereafter you will check in for dinner and overnight stay
Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Flamingo Hill Camp or Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park – Aberdare National Park
After morning breakfast, check out and drive to the shoulders of Mt. Kenya arriving at the Ark lodge for lunch. After lunch, sit at the Ark Lodge balcony and you view game that often visits the floodlit waterhole and salt-lick e.g. elephants, rhino, buffalo and giant forest hog.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at Ark Lodge
Day 7: Aberdares National Park – Mt Kenya National Park
After morning, check out and depart to Mt Kenya crossing the Equator and driving through to arrive at the chilly town of Nanyuki. You will arrive in time for lunch at your lodge Mt Kenya Safari Club.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at Mt Kenya Safari Club
Day 8: Mt Kenya Region
Full day in Mt Kenya Region with game drives and Nature walk activities to be done on this day or if you so wish, you can have a walk in the nearby town – Nanyuki. Buy yourself some safari souvenirs to carry home as remembrance.
All meals and overnight at Mt Kenya Safari Club or similar
Day 9: Mt Kenya Regions – Nairobi – Departure
Depart Mt Kenya Region after breakfast for Nairobi arriving in time for late lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi before being transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your schedule outbound flight to your next destination.
End of Safari
Package Cost : inquire from firstname.lastname@example.org
Package Cost includes:
-Transport whilst on safari on a private 4×4 safari Land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari as in the itinerary
-Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Nairobi Hotel
-All park entrance fees and government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
– Airport transfers
Package Cost excludes:
-Maasai village visits at extra cost per person
-Optional Hot Air balloon flight while in Mara ( per person)
-Items of personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary