This safari takes you through three very different game viewing experiences: Aberdares National Park , Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara National Reserve . In the Aberdares you find icy rivers, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests. Here elephants, buffaloes and other animals visit you at the floodlit waterholes of The Ark. Lake Nakuru's claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo's and the over 400 species of birds found here. This soda lake on the floor of the Rift Valley is host to millions of flamingos and an important refuge for endangered species- particularly Rothschild Giraffe and black and white rhino.
You then head to Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most famous and finest game sanctuary. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see the Big Five- lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard, and elephant. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve.
Day 1: NAIROBI – ABERDARES NATIONAL PARK
0800 hrs - From Nairobi, take a 2.5 hour drive to the Aberdares Country Club. You pass through the industrial town of Thika and the intensely cultivated farms of the central Kenya. You relax at the Club before lunch is served at 1300 hrs. At 1500 hrs you are transferred in a lodge vehicle to The Ark, one of the two famous tree hotel in the Aberdares National Park.
Aberdares National Park has a diverse topography that includes icy rivers, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests. The flora and fauna is quite unique and is not found elsewhere in the country, expect on Mount Kenya. Leopard, elephant, serval, water buck, reed buck, dikdik, rhino and the rare bongo can all be found here. You are sure to see elephants, buffaloes and some other animals at the floodlit waterholes of The Ark. Bird life is also plentiful, including the monkey eating crowned eagle.
Dinner and overnight at The Ark
Day 2: ABERDARES –LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at the Ark, transfer back to the Aberdare Country Club. Then drive to Lake Nakuru in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. At 1530 hrs proceed for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru's claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo's and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, water-buck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here.
Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.
Day 3: LAKE NAKURU -MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE .
Drive to via the Great Rift Valley to arrive at Maasai Mara in time for lunch at Mara Sarova Camp. 1530 hrs- go for an afternoon game drive till dusk.
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Sarova Camp
Day 4: MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
0630 hrs - early morning game drive in the Mara. Return to the lodge for breakfast. You spend the rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch at the lodge you proceed at 1500 hrs for an afternoon game drive till dusk.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Sarova Camp
Day 5: MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI
0630 hrs- 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 an abundant game afloat on a balloon is an unforgettable experience.
After breakfast return to Nairobi arriving around 1300 hrs.
Price is 2520 US$ per person
COST INCLUSIVE :
- Transport in 8- seater Tour Van with pop up roof
- Tour bus fitted with Hi-Fi radio
- Accommodation at Lodge
- All park entrance fees
- All Government taxes and levies
- 3 Meals a Day Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian
- Game drives
- One Litre of Mineral water a day while on safari
- Drivers Allowances
- Airport Transfer
- One Night at Nairobi safari club
- Flying Doctors Medical insurance
COST EXCLUSIVE :
- Air fares .
- Personal items
- Tips and gratuities.