This safari will begin with one night in Nairobi, deemed the Safari capital of the world, then proceed to two nights in Amboseli, Kenya’s second most popular park after Masai Mara with a signature attraction being large herds of Elephants against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Afterwards, proceed to one night in Aberdare National Park, with steep forested ravines and an open moorland. Then proceed to one night in Lake Nakuru, one of rift valley’s most beautiful lakes and finally two nights in Masai Mara, an iconic East African Landscape with some of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the planet.
You’ll arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, where you’ll be met by our representative. You’ll then be briefed and afterwards transferred to the hotel where you’ll relax and rest.
After breakfast, you’ll drive (approximately 233km; 4-5 hours) to reach Amboseli National Park. Check in to lodge and have lunch. You’ll then embark on your first thrilling game drive in this popular park and the best place in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. A big part of the appeal is the setting- Africa’s highest mountain; the snowcapped Mt Kilimanjaro forms the backdrop for seemingly every picture you’ll take (visible on a clear day). Wildlife include lions, leopard, elephants, buffalo, ostriches, spotted hyenas, wildebeest, zebras, wild dogs (rare), giraffes, crocodiles, hyrax, lesser kudu among others and variety of birdlife such as pelicans and Egyptian geese.
Rising early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over the summit with packed lunch provided, and an optional visit to a Masai village can be planned after breakfast. A visit reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. More wildlife to see such as impalas, gazelles, hippos, baboons and reedbucks.
After breakfast, drive to reach Aberdare Country Club (378km; 6-7 hours), which is nestled on a slope of Mweiga Hill in the Aberdare Highlands, part of the Great Rift Valley. This captivating site was the homestead of an English couple that decided to settle in Kenya. Have lunch, and transfer to the Ark, which is built in the shape of Noah’s Ark and overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick that attracts a host of awesome wildlife. The afternoon will be spent viewing wildlife from the four decks with balconies and lounges.
After breakfast, drive (approximately 148km; 2-3 hours) to reach Lake Nakuru Park. Check in to lodge and have lunch. Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park is among Kenya’s finest national parks. It is renowned for its conservation efforts towards the endangered black and white rhinos and the Rothschild giraffe. Lions, waterbucks, buffalos and baboons are all residents here. It’s also famous for its millions of pink flamingoes lining the shores of Lake Nakuru.
After breakfast, drive (approximately 245km; 5-6 hours) to reach Masai Mara. Check in to lodge and have lunch and proceed for your afternoon game drive. Masai Mara National Reserve is one of East Africa's top safari destinations. The Mara Reserve incorporates 1510 km² of incredible, wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical open savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife. Returning from your first foray into Masai Mara, you will have dinner and relax under the stars, falling asleep to the sounds of the bush.
After breakfast, our morning and afternoon game drives take us in search of Africa's Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunset’s well-worth capturing on camera. Wherever you go in the vast Masai 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 are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot, but reasonably common.
After breakfast, you’ll drive (approximately 280km; 5-6 hours) to reach Nairobi. You’ll then be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your home-bound flight.
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