6 Days – Kenya Safari (Aberdare National Park / Lake Nakuru /Maasai Mara )

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This is an exciting 6 days  Kenya  Safari   to  three iconic  and landmark attractions namely ;  the Aberdare  National Park , Lake  Nakuru National  Park and Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The safari begins with Aberdare National Park which is a haven for anglers, walkers and lovers of solitude alike, this atmospheric park offers matchless vistas of the glittering coronet of Mount Kenya and the sparkling lakes of the Great Rift Valley. Our second destination is Lake Nakuru, famous for the 1.5 million-strong population of Lesser Flamingo. The Park is also Sanctuary to the Black Rhino, White Rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe. The safari wraps up with Maasai Mara, a world renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’, the awe inspiring annual wildebeest migration. The Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya’s most visited wildlife protected area, with its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world’s most rewarding and evocative African safari wildlife arenas.

Safari Highlights

  • Enjoy scenic views of majestic Mount Kenya
  • Superb and secluded night game viewing at Aberdare National Park
  • Experience a spectacular early morning hot-air balloon flights in Maasai Mara (optional)
  • Rich Maasai Cultural sites and villages experience
  • Enjoy the awe-inspiring annual wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara (July-October)
  • Engage in amazing bird watching experience in Lake Nakuru (over 1.5 million flamingos plus 450 other species of birds
  • Get into close encounter with black and white rhino and the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe
  • Be hosted in several of Kenya’s most famous and exclusive wilderness accommodation with fine dining, gracious hospitality and tranquil retreat

Summary Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi – Airport pick up – Transfer to Hotel for overnight
  • Day 2: Nairobi – Aberdare National Park
  • Day 3: Aberdare National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Day 5: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
  • Day 6: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Airport/Hotel
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Return Airport Transfers Expert, local driver/guide
Road transport while on safari Accommodations as indicated while on tour
Meals as specified in the itinerary All applicable park entrance fees
All activities mentioned in the itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
International flight Visa and personal insurance
Drinks, tips and gratuities Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
Optional hot air balloon, Nature walks etc Any item or activity not mentioned in the itinerary

 

 

Day 1: Airport Pick up – Transfer to Nairobi City Hotel

Upon arrival in Nairobi (flight details to be provided), you will be welcomed and picked up by our representative at the airport and transferred to your Nairobi hotel for overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: Eastland Hotel Nairobi
  •  Meal Plan: Breakfast

 Day 2: Nairobi – Aberdare National Park
Depart Nairobi after breakfast or the Aberdare National Park   with a stop for lunch at The Aberdare Country Club, nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill. After lunch, set off for the Ark tree lodge, located in the forest on mountain slopes of the Aberdare Mountains. This outstanding lodge offers high altitude game viewing, including animals that are rarely encountered elsewhere: Giant forest hog, Bush Pig, Tree Hyrax, Large Spotted Genet, and the elusive Bongo Antelope. Wildlife can be observed from different levels – and from outside where you can see, hear and smell everything and inside where you can sit with a cup of tea and stay warm and cozy. You can put in a request to be awakened during the night if your favorite animals show up. A herd of Elephants might be just feet away and if you are lucky, a Leopard or large male Lion might put in an appearance. Dinner and overnight at your preferred accommodation.

  • Accommodation: The Ark Tree lodge
  •  Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 3: Aberdare National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast depart by road and proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving at mid-morning for a game drive before checking-in at your accommodation for Lunch. A spectacular afternoon game drive is planned. The park is one of the Kenya’s greatest World bird watching haven, famous for its millions of pink flamingoes lining on the lake shore. The Park is also Sanctuary to the Black Rhino, White Rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe. Bird life include common species like the lesser and Greater Flamingoes, African fish Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Green Wood Hoopoes, Cliff Chat, Great White and Pink Backed Pelicans plus other intra- African Migrants.

  • Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge   
  •  Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 4: Lake Nakuru National –Maasai Mara Game Reserve
After a delicious breakfast at your lodge, depart by road to the Masai Mara Game Reserve–jewel of Kenya’s Game Park, arriving in time for lunch. This enormous Reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo. After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening game drive while enjoying the majestic vistas before retiring to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: AA Lodge Maasai Mara
  •  Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

This day you will have full day filled with exciting tour activities in Maasai Mara.  Begin your day with an early morning game drive or optional hot Air Balloon rides (available at an additional cost). Visit a Maasai village to enjoy the friendly and authentic hospitality coupled with exciting   dances and tales of the culturally rich Maasai community. Return to your lodge / camp   for leisurely lunch then proceed for an afternoon game drive  with chances  of viewing plain  games like Maasai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: AA Lodge Maasai Mara
  •  Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:  Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi
Begin today with an early morning game drive followed by a complete English breakfast at your lodge. Midmorning depart for Nairobi. The balance of the day is at leisure for last minute assisted shopping and sightseeing.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

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