Day 1 – Tree Hotel (Aberdares)
Depart Nairobi early and drive to Mount Kenya or the Aberdare Ranges to a Tree Hotel or lodge, which overlooks floodlit waterholes frequented by wildlife. As dusk ensues, enjoy a relaxing sundowner whilst viewing game as they gradually approach the waterhole – a truly magical experience. A hearty dinner and pleasant overnight follows. Over 40 species of wildlife inhabit the Aberdare mountain ranges, hiding in the heavily forested slopes and in the upper moorlands. The Aberdares is noted as a rhino sanctuary but keep an eye out for the elusive rare bongo, which is best, spotted in the upper bamboo zone and hypericum scrub.
Day 2 – Samburu
After breakfast we proceed further north across the Equator to the edge of the Northern Frontier. Arrival will be in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge for a sundowner, night wildlife viewing and sumptuous dinner and overnight. Samburu is part of a lava plain that includes a diverse landscape of thorn scrub, red dirt, dried river beds, broken volcanic rock, steep hills, and rocky outcroppings. This reserve is becoming one of Kenya’s most admired stops after the Mara. Sights of the peculiarly branched doum palms and taut thorn trees give an unusual look to the region and the permanent water supply acts like a lure for the abundant species found here.
Day 3 – Samburu
A full day spent exploring the park – unique both in scenery and wildlife. The region is home to the uncommon Gravy’s zebra with huge fury ears, gerenuk antelope standing on hind legs to feed, Somali ostriches with distinct blue legs and the shy Oryx. Elephant and crocodile are guaranteed sightings, excellent bird watching with numerous varieties of weaverbirds and the martial eagle. Leopard sighting is also a special feature here. Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Day 4 – Nakuru National
Park After breakfast we head for Lake Nakuru arriving by lunchtime. After lunch we proceed for a game drive in the National Park returning in time for sunset. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. Nakuru National Park covers 180 sq km and is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and the park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here.
Day 5 – Masai Mara
National Reserve After an early breakfast, we depart for Masai Mara National Reserve arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch we then proceed on an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge for a relaxing sundowner, dinner and overnight at the lodge or luxury tented camp. The Mara reserve is 1510 sq km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland and one glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife. Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.
Day 6 – Masai Mara National Reserve
The day is spent game viewing, in the early morning hours and in the evenings as this is when we have the best chances of seeing wildlife. On clear days, the Masai Mara offers fantastic orange tinted sunsets and you will definitely want to capture this moment while sipping on a sundowner back at the lodge. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October. Balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for a beautiful champagne breakfast. These trips can be arranged at our office upon booking.
Day 7 – Nairobi
After breakfast we drive to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Drop off at your hotel or at the airport for your flight.
Price on request Price will includes:
Transport and game drives in a 4×4 jeep, Accommodation on full board, All park fees, Crater fees and flight if applicable.
Does not include:
Cigarettes, Visa, Vaccinations, Airport taxes in Tanzania which will be paid in cash at the Tanzania side and thing of personal use.