A magnificently balanced Kenyan safari touring the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, home to the spectacular annual wildlife migration and set in endless plains and rolling hills highly suited for game viewing. This is followed by a visit to Lake Nakuru an alkaline lake at the bottom of the Great Rift Valley whose algae content attracts thousands of flamingoes and other birds. We finally visit the attractive Tree Hotel located on the lower slopes of Aberdare Mountain Ranges in Central Kenya for game viewing while relaxed in our rooms or at the viewing deck. Accommodation is in carefully chosen luxury lodges throughout.
Day 1: Drive to Maasai Mara. 250Kms / 4-5hrs.
Morning pick up from your hotel or the airport then drive west from Nairobi, down the Great Rift Valley and across it to Maasai Mara. After lunch at the lodge we do an afternoon game drive in the park - this park is perhaps the best game reserve in East Africa and on our afternoon to evening game drive here we’ll most likely see elephants, buffaloes, lions, zebras, giraffes and a whole ark-full of other animals and birds in their natural habitat. Dinner and overnight at Fig Tree Lodge.
Day 2: Explore Masai Mara.
A day to enjoy full-time game viewing in Maasai Mara. Now the seventh wonder of the modern world, Maasai Mara an extension of Serengeti is a country of breathtaking vistas, vast rolling plains and rounded hills, acacia woodlands, dense thickets of scrub and the riverine ecosystem of the Mara River. It’s vast plains teem with endless herds of grazing game together with the associated predators - our expert naturalist guides and sturdy vehicles ensure you have the best chance of seeing them all and understand their habits. We return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight. NB: Optional early morning balloon ride or a visit to a Maasai village in the course of the day can be organised today at an additional charge.
Day 3: Drive to L. Nakuru National Park. 250Kms / 4-5hrs.
An early morning game drive (6 am) in the Mara trying to spot any animals you may have missed the previous day, (for bird watchers this is best chance to see the numerous bird species of Maasai Mara). Return to the lodge for breakfast then make the road journey to Lake Nakuru and arrive in time for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge (or similar). Though smaller in size this park is spectacular and picturesque with abundant wildlife and where there is an excellent chance of seeing the rare rhino (both black and white species), the elusive Leopard, and the unusual Rothschild's giraffe as well as vast herds of buffalo, lions, gazelles, eland, zebra and many more. The Park has also had nearly 400 species of birds recorded within its borders among them the millions of flamingoes which paint the lake edge with its shimmering pink color. Other birds include pelicans, ostrich, marabou, ibis, eagles, vultures, woodpeckers, turacos, barbets, among others. After an extensive afternoon to evening game drive we return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Drive to Aberdare Treehotel.250Kms /4-5hrs
Depart early from Nakuru to check-in and Lunch at the Treehotel base by mid-day then Transfer to lodge (arranged by the lodge). Optional afternoon Game Drive inside Aberdare park arranged by Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Treetops lodge (or similar). The Tree hotel is nestled deep in the forest of Aberdare National Park with opportunities for overnight floodlit game viewing of animals that visit the watering hole and salt lick from the safety of the lodge’s viewing decks. Animals observed in the park and include;Elephants, Buffalos, Black Rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey and sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of lions, the golden cat and the bongo.
Day 5: drive back to Nairobi. 180kms / 3hrs
Transfer to the Tree hotel base (arranged by the lodge) to meet with the safari driver after having your breakfast for onwards transfer back to Nairobi .