7 Days Aberdares / Nakuru / Samburu / Masai mara
Wildlife Kenya Safari: The Aberdare Range is a 160 km long mountain range of upland, north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi with an average elevation of 3,500 metres. It straddles across the counties of Nyandarua, Nyeri, Muranga, Kiambu and Laikipia. Picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland characterise the Aberdare National Park. The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue duiker. Visitors can indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson’s Francolin, Sparrow hawks, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.
Day 1 – Tree Hotel (Aberdares) – Wildlife Kenya Safari
Depart Nairobi early and drive to Mount Kenya or the Aberdares the Ark lodge which overlooks floodlit waterholes frequented by wildlife. As dusk ensues, enjoy a relaxing sun-downer whilst viewing game as they gradually approach the waterhole – a truly magical experience. A hearty dinner and pleasant overnight follows
Day 2 – Samburu –Wildlife kenya safari
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 sun downer, night wildlife viewing and sumptuous dinner and overnight. Samburu is part of a lava plain that includes a diverse landscape of thorn scrub, red dirty dried river beds, broken volcanic rock, steep hills, and rocky outcroppings.
Day 3 – Samburu – Wildlife kenya safari
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 weaver birds and the martial eagle. Leopard sighting is also a special feature here. Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Day 4 –Samburu – Nakuru National – Wildlife kenya safari
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 – Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara – Wildlife kenya safari
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 sun downer, dinner and overnight at the lodge or luxury tented camp. 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 – Wildlife kenya safari
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 sun-downer back at the lodge. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus. 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 – Masai Mara – Nairobi
After breakfast we drive to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Drop off at your hotel or at the airport for your flight.
End of safari
Price on request
Price will include:
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, thing of personal use. drinks
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