Day 1: IN FLIGHT.
Depending on the flight; Some arrive in the afternoon while others arrive at night.
We will meet and welcome you on arrival at Nairobi Airport. Mostly it will be at night and you will have had dinner in the flight. We will transfer you to the reserved hotel for overnight stay, which is booked on Bed and Breakfast.
The airport is approximately 20 - 35 minutes drive to Most of the hotels.
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area also form the Nairobi Province. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase “Enkare Nyirobi”, which translates to "the place of cool waters". Founded in 1899 as a simple rail depot on the railway linking Mombasa to Uganda, the town quickly grew to become the capital of British East Africa in 1907 and eventually the capital of a free Kenyan republic in 1963. Nairobi is the most populous city in East Africa, with a current estimated population of about 4 million.
Day 2: NAIROBI – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK.
Depart Nairobi and head for Lake Nakuru National Park for a full day game drive. Lake Nakuru is a world famous bird and rhino sanctuary where thousands of flamingos congregate to feed on Spirulina platensis, a blue-green alga that grows naturally in the lake. Found here as well are plenty of other interesting wildlife and birds such as the white rhino, leopard, lion, waterbuck, buffalo, impala, warthog, pelicans and a spectrum of other bird species. Exploring different parts of Lake Nakuru National Park as we watch the animals feed and groom each other. You drive out of the park after 1730hrs to a hotel outside the park. The Hotel is only 15 Minutes drive from the Park and you arrive for dinner.
The park lies on the floor of the Great Rift Valley Kenya, 140km north-west of Nairobi. The ecosystem comprises of the lake (Nakuru), surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes.
Day 3: NAKURU - LAKE NAIVASHA.
Leave the hotel after breakfast for a visit of Nakuru Town and the Market. After You will drive to a hotel on the shore of Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch. After Lunch we will visit the Crater Lake Game Sanctuary. This is a small private sanctuary centred around a volcanic crater lake with spectacular green water. The lake attracts many flamingo, and the surrounding forests and plains have plenty of game. This is a good place to explore on foot. The guide will take you through the trails at the lakeshore, the rim or even the Sanctuary where you can see a good number of wild animals at a very close range.
Later we will have a boat ride round the lake to see birds and hippos. The Boat Ride takes 1 hours. At 1880 meters above sea level, Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Rift Valley Lakes. It is the second largest freshwater lake in Kenya and one of only two freshwater lakes in the rift valley. The lake is famed for its bird life particularly fish eagles, pelicans and love birds and has many hippos. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Nakuru town is the fourth largest urban centre in Kenya. The town, as with many others in Kenya, derives its name from the Maasai speaking people of Kenya. Nakuru was established by the British as part of the White highlands during the colonial era and it has continued growing into a cosmopolitan town. It received township status in 1904 and became municipality in 1952.
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, lying north west of Nairobi, outside the town of Naivasha. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai'posha, meaning "rough water" because of the sudden storms which can arise. It is situated at an altitude of 1,884 metres (6,180 ft). The lake has an average depth of 6 m (20 ft), with the deepest area being at Crescent Island, at a maximum depth of 30 m (100 ft). The lake is home to a variety of wildlife; over 400 different species of bird have been reported. There is a sizeable population of hippos in the lake.
Day 4: LAKE NAIVASHA – LOITA – MASAI MARA.
Depart early and head for Loita Plains for cultural encounter with the Maasai. You make a short stop at Narok the major town of the Maasai people. We arrive Loita – Maji Moto, a small Maasai homestead ("boma") for insights into their fascinating culture and way of life. Our maasai hosts will invite you to visit their village. After the visit we drive to Masai Mara for a late afternoon game drive en-route to the lodge. Overnight a safari lodge in the mara.
Loita plains is the heartland of the Maasai people of southwestern Kenya. The Kenyan extension of the Serengeti plains, Loita area epitomizes the authentic African Savannah-endless plains interspersed with thorny acacia trees, grasslands and bush and scrub. Maasai herdsmen dot the grassy plains with their livestock.
The Mara is a 1500 sq km reserve found in the south west part of the country. Most of its landscape is open savannah grasslands dotted with acacia trees and riverine forest. This is where one has the high chances of seeing the big game in Kenya. The big five comprising of the Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhinoceros are present here plus a host of other animal and avian species.
This reserve is also an extension of the Serengeti in Tanzania thus making it a home of the annual wildebeest migration in July through September. Dinner and over night at a safari lodge or camp in the mara.
Day 5: Masai Mara.
Morning and evening game drive in the park where our expert guides and drivers will take you to different locations of the Mara park where you will have spectacular chances of spotting wildlife. You break off during the midday heat for a swim at the lodge. Lunch, dinner and overnight at a Safari lodge or camp in the mara.
Masai Mara National Reserve is considered a "must see" for any visitor traveling on safari in Kenya. It is on the "to do" list of most Kenyan visitors because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wild life and birds.
Masai Mara is the best place to see all of the "Big Five" animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together. The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara.The Masai Mara provides the best view of the famous wildebeest migration as the animals cross the Mara River between July and August.
The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife,The park experiences a hot and dry climate with a regular rainfall season twice a year.
The reserve's topography is mainly open savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees along the southeastern area of the park.
Day 6: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE – BACK TO NAIROBI.
Early Morning Game drive then back to the lodge for breakfast. Relax and depart for Nairobi after lunch arriving back to Nairobi in the evening. We will dropped you at Nairobi airport to connect with your flight back home.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.