This itinerary starts in the Aberdares Range followed by Samburu, home to unique wildlife in Kenya. Overnight at the deluxe Ashnil Samburu Camp, along the shady riverbank. The Safari route takes you to Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. Around Lake Nakuru, a game reserve has been created where the endangered black rhino is protected. Finally, the Masai Mara, famed for the migration and big cats. Here you stay in the luxury Ashnil Mara Camp, close to the action during the annual wildebeest migration.
7 DAYS – NAIROBI – AMBOSELI – NAKURU – MARA – NAIROBI
DAY 1 – NAIROBI
Arriving in Nairobi, where our Tour Manager will meet and escort you to a hotel for check-in. Noon Safari briefing by Tour Officer in the Hotel. Spend the afternoon on a sightseeing tour of Nairobi.
Overnight at the hotel (B, B) *
DAY 2 & 3- AMBOSELI
Depart for Amboseli National Park driving South of Nairobi through the Maasai Country. Arrive in time for lunch. Spend the entire afternoon game in the park on game drives with the view of the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background. Amboseli is perfect for dawn game viewing, setting out as the sunrise over Kilimanjaro. You may witness Lion or Cheetah stalking its prey in the early morning light, before returning to your lodge for late buffet breakfast. Spend the rest of the morning relaxing by the swimming pool. Afternoon game viewing drives to the Amboseli home to a multitude of bird and other animal species. View the freshwater lakes and springs fed by the melting snows of Mr. Kilimanjaro.
Overnight at lodge (B, L, D)
DAY 4 – LAKE NAKURU
Soon after early morning breakfast, you will depart Amboseli to Lake Nakuru via Nairobi affectionately known as the “City under the Sun.” Located in the Rift Valley 1750 meters above sea level, Lake Nakuru is known as an ornithological paradise by birdwatchers because the lake is world-famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth which boasts anywhere between one and two million lesser and greater pink flamingos that feed on the abundant algae thriving in the lakes warm waters. It is one of the few parks that have been specifically established (Gazetted) for the protection of birds specifically flamingoes, more than 450 species of birds have been recorded here. The park has also been established for the protection of endangered species such as the rhino and is also home to Columbus monkeys, Leopards, Giraffes, and a variety of plain antelope.
An afternoon game drive around the lakeshore will be the main feature for the afternoon, dinner & overnight at the Lodge (B, L, and D) *
DAY 5 & 6 -MAASAI MARA
Early departure from Naivasha driving across the floor of the Great Rift Valley before entering the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch and spend the whole afternoon on game viewing drive in this famous reserve noted for its vast assemblance of plains’ game with their associated predators. Enjoy a full day of game viewing in the Mara with plains’ game wandering across the Mara grasslands. Lion, Leopard, and Cheetah can be found close by, while hippo congregates in the Mara River. THE OPTIONAL dawn HOT AIR BALLOON safari will give you a bird’s eye view of the big game on the Mara plains and over the winding Mara River.
Overnight at the Lodge (B, L, D) *
DAY 7- NAIROBI
Drive back to Nairobi after breakfast. Afternoon at leisure then transfers to the Airport.