Nairobi, Aberdare region, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi
Welcome to Nairobi, Kenya’s vibrant capital city. After clearing and immigration formalities you will be met and transferred to the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel one of Kenya’s oldest hotel which has played a leading role in Kenya's colorful history and continues to be Nairobi's finest and best-known hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and lunch and or dinner under own arrangement
Enjoy a scenic northbound drive to the Aberdare region with lunch at the Aberdare Country Club. A transfer will be provided to the Ark which overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick and that attracts a host of wildlife. Modeled after Noah's Ark, The Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. A ground-level bunker provides excellent photographic opportunities, and the waterhole is floodlit by night to enable all-night viewing of game.Afternoon is at leisure with game viewing at the Lodge. Meal plan is full board.
Guests are only allowed a small overnight case and the rest of the luggage is left under secure storage at the Club.
This morning enjoy a drive to Lake a world heritage site famous for its million plus flamingo population and an ornithologist’s heaven with over 450 plus bird species. When conditions are right, the lake offers one of the world's most spectacular wildlife sights: brilliant pink flamingos as far as the eye can see. Game viewing in the Park is fascinating with guests having the opportunity to watch wildlife at close range, but without encroaching on their space. Scout the magnificent yellow-barked acacia trees for the elusive napping leopards. Look for incredible wildlife, such as the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, white and black rhino, lion, buffalo, hippo, waterbuck and baboon.
One overnight will be at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, with its enchanting chalets overlooking the lake; have lunch as you enjoy the stunning views. In the late afternoon a game drive will be provided in the Park and later we return to the lodge for dinner and a welcome rest. Meal plan is full board.
Depart after breakfast and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara Game Reservehost to the most spectacular array of wildlife, which are constantly changing as the plains game follows ancient migration routes under the watchful eyes of the lion, leopard and cheetah that prey on the vulnerable. Three overnights will be at Mara Sarova Tented Camp set on an elevation surrounded by two streams. The Camp is uniquely laid out over the sprawling grounds that include rolling manicured greens, a virtual mini forest of indigenous shrubs and exotic trees. Have lunch and a short rest and later in the afternoon we enjoy a game drive run in the park. Meal plan is full board.
Have amazing morning and late afternoon game drives or alternatively depart with picnic boxes after breakfast for a full day game drive. Our expert guides are all seasoned-professionals and have an amazing eye for finding the animals, birds and reptiles for which the Masai Mara is so justifiably famous. Your guide will explain the animal behavior and because of his expertise and experience, will take you to the best locations for the season to maximize your safari experience. Return to the Lodge for a well deserved rest and overnight. Meal plan is full board.
You have an option for an early game drive before breakfast. After breakfast we drive back to Nairobi to arrive in the afternoon (lunch is extra).If time permits enjoy a complimentary dinner at the Carnivore and later a transfer will be provided to the Airport for your outbound flight.