6 Days / 5 Nights Safari In Kenya

Arrive/Nairobi – Aberdare National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara National Reserve/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview Destination Start End Basis Duration
InterContinental Nairobi Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 B&B 1 Night
The Ark Lodge Aberdare National Park Day 2 Day 3 FB 1 Night
Lake Nakuru Lodge Lake Nakuru National Park Day 3 Day 4 FB 1 Night
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Masai Mara National Reserve Day 4 Day 6 FB 2 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 6 Day 6 Bfast Not Incl

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

FB: Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 1: INTER CONTINENTAL NAIROBI, NAIROBI

Nairobi

Situated in along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place, and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief, there are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and most notably just 20 minutes from the city centre wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve. Make sure you pay a visit to the elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Day Itinerary

Pick up at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day/night is spent at leisure in Nairobi or optional activities at extra cost. Overnight at Intercontinental Hotel

InterContinental Nairobi is located near the parliament buildings and the Kenyatta International Convention Center. Guests are sure to enjoy comfortable, spacious rooms that are tastefully furnished and offer stunning views of the city. Guests can enjoy delicious meals at the onsite restaurant as well as unwind with a refreshing drink at the bar. The hotel also offers an outdoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

DAY 2: THE ARK LODGE, ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

Aberdare National Park

Located northeast of Nairobi, Kenya, the Aberdare National Park was created to protect the Aberdare Mountain Range, the peaks of which soar to 3930 metres. The landscape is characterised by steep forested slopes, expansive moors, and deep ravines scattered with cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear streams and rushing rivers. The park is inhabited by a variety of African wildlife such as: elephant, lion, spotted hyena, rhino, black leopard and the very elusive bongo antelope that lives in the high altitude bamboo forests. The park offers the perfect environment for picnics, camping in the moorlands, trout fishing in the rivers, and excellent bird watching with over 250 species of birds including hawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast you will picked up at 0800hrs and drive to the Aberdares region, a beautiful mountain range in the central highlands of Kenya. Branded as the majestic moorland, Aberdare National Park is a picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland. Home to elephants, black Rhinos, Leopards, Spotted Hyenas, Olive Baboons, black and white colobus Monkeys, buffaloes and over 250 species of birds in the park. Lunch at Aberdare Country Club where you will also check in. Thereafter transfer in a lodge vehicle to the heart of Aberdare National Park. Rest of the day you will enjoy game viewing from lodge precincts.

Overnight: The Ark Lodge  

The Ark has four viewing areas from which to observe the ever-present animal activity at the waterhole and saltlick. There is also a ground level hide – the perfect spot for the discerning photographer. From this vantage point, photos of animals can be taken at eye-level.

As described in the book, Haven Under the Hill, Monty Brown says, “In this intimate recess one can almost, but not quite, pat the animals, hear their sounds and smell the aroma of the night. This is a magical corner, where there is close contact with the essence that tells of unexplored Africa, and where, very often, the visitor may enjoy in solitary state the beauty of it all.”

So as not to miss any animal sightings, the resident guide will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole. Simply throw on your provided robe and slippers, grab your camera and view nightlife at the waterhole!

The sister property to The Ark the Aberdare Country Club, is a short distance away and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Activities include a game walk on our 1300 acres, golf, tennis, horseback riding, relaxing at our health club or swimming pool, or simply enjoying the gorgeous gardens.

Basis

FB: Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: LAKE NAKURU LODGE, LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK          

Lake Nakuru National Park

Located in the Great Rift Valley surrounded by yellow acacia woodlands and bushy shrublands, the Lake Nakuru National Park was created to protect the Lake and its large flocks of Lesser Flamingo, which are drawn to the algae that flourish in the saline waters of this soda lake. The national park is inhabited by over 50 mammal species including hippo, black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and eland. Known as a bird watcher’s paradise, the park is home to over 450 bird species. Visitors can look forward to hiking through the scenic landscape, picnicking next to this magnificent lake, and spotting an array of wildlife on a game drive. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful Makalia Waterfall.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, drive to Aberdare Country Club where you will rejoin your driver guide and proceed to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, destination Lake Nakuru. This beautiful Lake is surrounded by the wooded and bushy grassland. You get to enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake itself to surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. With 56 different species of mammals including Rhinos and the endangered Rothchild’s giraffe, Lake Nakuru is also a true bird watchers haven boasting of over 450 species of bird life. Afternoon game drive in this picturesque park

Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge      

Situated in the wonderland of Kenya. The Lake Nakuru Lodge provides quality and service that makes it one of the finest lodges in the world, and perfect relaxation getaway. The lodge blends in well with it’s environment, allowing for commanding views of the Lesser Flamingo Interspersed with the greater flamingo for which Lake Nakuru is justly famous. With an array of accommodation options, this is a getaway of a lifetime.

Basis

FB: Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: MASAI MARA SOPA LODGE, MASAI MARA        

Masai Mara

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

Day Itinerary

Enjoy breakfast at the main restaurant, before commencing drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same superabundance as existed a century ago. This unfenced reserve, is bounded in the east by the Ngama Hils and in the west by Oloolo or siria escarpment. Gazelle, wildebeest and zebra graze in large numbers and where prey is found so are predators. Not only is this a great place in which to find game, but the wide greeny-gold savannahs spotted with thorn trees make it ideal for photography. The Mara, as it is known in Kenya, is ravishingly beautiful and also offers long, undisturbed views and utterly dramatic. Arrive for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drive until sunset.

Overnight: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge          

Located on the slopes of Oloolaimitia Hills, this is one of the first lodges to be built in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Guests are drawn to the ethnic design of this Lodge, which itself is surrounded by a landscape rich in flora, from wild olive, bitter aloe vera, croton and Mexican trees.

The Lodge has 50 round buildings , each with two rooms. Eight of the 50 cottages have interconnecting rooms. The honeymoon suite is situated at the top of the property providing an uninterrupted view.  This very spacious suite has a king-size bed, a shower and a sunken bath.  A spacious verandah is perfect to watch the sunset or enjoy private meals.  There are 12 suites, each with a large living area, spacious bedroom with  either one lking size bed or two queen-size beds, mosquito nets, en-suite bathroom with shower, coffee table with chairs and a mini-bar on request .  The standard rooms equally have a choice of one king  size bed or two queen size beds with mosquito nets and en-suite bathrooms with shower.  Each has a verandah with two safari chairs.

Basis

FB: Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: MASAI MARA SOPA LODGE, MASAI MARA      

Day Itinerary

Whole day in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge LDBB

Game drive: 0630hrs. (Coffee/ tea at 0615hrs). Game drive in the early morning

Return to the lodge for breakfast: 0830hrs.

During the first hours of the morning, the savannah is filled with a special animation. This is when the larger predators hunt for their food, before the temperature becomes too hot for any excessive physical activity. This is the time we have the highest chances of watching a hunt in action (also likely in the early evening). The colours of the landscape are also more accentuated, and help us to take great photographs.

Lunch at the lodge.

Game drive at 1600hrs.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Basis

FB: Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

After breakfast. Drive to Nairobi, Kenya’s colorful capital city. Transfer to your hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home country ……@ ……..HRS.

Basis

Breakfast

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