This 9 day African safari takes you through Kenya, one of the most diverse and fascinating countries on the continent. On a round-trip from Nairobi, relax on country estates, see Lakes Elementaita and Nakuru, and meet the wildlife and people of the Masai Mara.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCamping, Family, Guided Tours, Wildlife
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Day 1 – Nairobi
Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi you will be met and assisted by a local representative who will transfer to your hotel and assist you with the check in formalities.
Day 2 – Nairobi to Aberdares
Breakfast at the overnight hotel. This morning commence your drive from Nairobi to Aberdares Country Club, a two and half hours Northeast of Nairobi. The country club is nestled on a slope of Mweiga Hill in the Aberdares Highlands, part of Great Rift Valley. This captivating site was the homestead of an English couple that decided to settle in Kenya, almost half a century later, their home “The Steep” was renamed the Aberdares Country Club and opened for guests. Considered a heritage home in Kenya, The Aberdares Country Club has retained the charm of a private home with the simple comforts of a country in. Lunch at the club.
The afternoon will be at leisure or optional activities at extra cost. Optional activities at extra cost include game drives to Solio Game Ranch home to both black and white Rhino, bird watching, Horseback riding, Hiking, nature walk and Spa activity.
Day 3 – Aberdares National Park
Breakfast at the overnight lodge.
The rest of the morning at leisure for optional activities at extra cost. After lunch, you will be transferred to the Aberdares National Park arriving in time for check in at The Ark Lodge. Set in the heart of the Aberdares National Park, iconic and yes, quirky.
The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Modeled after Noah’s Ark, The Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. The animals come to you!
Day 4 – Aberdares to Lake Elmenteita
This morning, you will be transferred to the Aberdares Country Club where you will rejoin your safari drive guide and today proceed to the floor of the Great Rift Valley arriving the Lake Elmenteita Sentrim Lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon you will enjoy a relaxed bird walk on the shores of the Lake. Over 400 bird species have been recorded in the Lake Nakuru / Lake Elmenteita basin. Elmenteita attracts visiting flamingoes both greater and lesser varieties which feed on the lake’s crustacean and insect larvae and on its suspended blue green algae respectively. There are many other birds’ species in the area.
Day 5 – Lake Elmenteita to Lake Nakuru National Park
This morning armed with lunch boxes drive to the Lake Nakuru National Park otherwise known as Bird Watcher’s paradise, where you will enjoy an extended game drive. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives.
After the game drive return back to Lake Elmenteita.
Day 6 – Lake Nakuru National Park to Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast drive to Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch at Mara Leisure Camp. Set in one of Kenya’s prime game areas a home to one of the most exciting spectacles in the World and that is the Great migration where over million Wildebeest, Zebras and other herbivores pass through the Masai Mara / Serengeti ecosystem in the Kenya and Tanzania between July and October each Year. Masai Mara is a very rich game area and boosts of good game viewing opportunities throughout the Year. The scenery too is beautiful all Year round.
Afternoon game drive until sunset.
Day 7 – Masai Mara
You have an exciting day of exploring the Masai Mara ahead of you. Today is filled with morning and afternoon game drives.
Day 8 – Masai Mara
Today after breakfast you have another exciting day of morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara.
Day 9 – Depart
After breakfast drive to Nairobi arriving at around midday. You will be dropped off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight.