Day 1: Nairobi / Samburu
Arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport in Nairobi where you will be met by All Seasons Safaris & Tours Representative and briefed concerning your safari as we assist with visa formalities, then escorted past the custom counter where you will be given mineral water to freshen up.
You will be introduced to your driver guide and be given your personalized detailed itinerary.
You will then drive to Samburu National Park
Enroute,you will pass by the town of Thika, which is known as an industrial hub. You will see vast pineapple and coffee plantations. The pineapple estate is owned and managed by Delmonte Company that also deals with the processing of pineapples. The British previously owned the company but it has since been sold to an Italian company.
Continue with your drive
You will pass and stop by the popular Blue Post hotel famous for its strategic view overlooking the chania falls.Drive on and you are passing through Karatina town and witness the largest open air market in East Africa.
You will pass through the equator for a short demonstration on how crossing from the southern to the northern hemisphere affects water flow.
Arrive in time for lunch at the Samburu Sopa Lodge with game drive enroute. sopalodges.com
15:00hrs-Coffee or tea at the lobby.
16:00hrs-Afternoon game drive around the less crowded park.
Day 2: Samburu
Early morning game drive and later return to the lodge for breakfast.
You will have an option of visiting the Samburu village which is optional after breakfast or spend the rest of the morning at leisure
13;00hrs-Lunch at the lodge
You spend time after lunch at leisure relaxing in your room or taking a swim.
16:00hrs-After noon game drive at the park.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Samburu / Mt Kenya
Breakfast then head for the Mt Kenya.
You will arrive in time for lunch at the Sweetwater’s Tented Camp www.serenahotels.com
Lunch then Take a drive around the Ol Pejeta Coservancy.
Dinner and overnight at the Sweetwater’s Serena camp.
Day 4: Mt Kenya / Lake Nakuru
Breakfast then take a drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.
You will pass through Nyahururu one of Kenya’s highest cities, at 2360 m above sea level.
Just outside of town lies Thomson’s Falls.
Continue with your drive to Nakuru passing through the Menengai crater.
You will then proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park.
Arrive at the lake Nakuru Lodge in time for lunch.
16:00hrs- you will have an afternoon game drive at the Lake Nakuru National Park.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Traditional dancers display their talent everyday at 9.00 pm.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru / Maasai Mara
After a leisurely breakfast at the lodge you shall depart for the highlights of your safari “The Magical Mara”.Maasai Mara is one of Kenya’s best loved reserves. It is an extension of the Serengeti ecosystem to the south. Each year, Mara is the staging ground for the “Great Migration”, one of the awe-inspiring natural events
You will have two stops en route to visit the wash rooms. What to expect as you drive to Masai Mara is to see a nice country side – you will also pass by large scale wheat farms and admire the nomadic Maasai people with their unique culture herding their life stock by the road side.
Then proceed on with your drive to the jewel of Kenya’s parks, the world famous Masai Mara Game (Wildlife) Reserve. This is Kenya’s number one park and is always on every tourist’s “Must see list”.
Watch the wildebeest migrations.
1300 hrs – Finally arrive at the Maasai Mara Sopa lodge www.sopalodges.com in time for lunch.
1330 hrs – Have your buffet Lunch After
1500 hrs – Enjoy your afternoon tea and coffee at the lobby.
1530 hrs - your driver/guides will take you for an afternoon game drive in search of the shy and elusive leopard, the solitary and ill-tempered Rhino, lions, buffalos, and many others. As the sun starts to edge its way dip into the African horizon it will be the perfect opportunity to capture the beautiful Mara landscape on film or video camera.
Dinner and overnight at the Lodge
Day 6: Maasai Mara
You will have an early morning game drive or optional balloon ride.
Optional Balloon ride
06 Schedules: BALLOON SAFARI IN MASAI MARA – 1 HOUR RIDE.
05:00 am: You will be picked up from your camp and transfer you to the launch site. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.
At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below.
From time to time the pilot must put more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sound below.
The flight is for about one hour depending on conditions, on landing you celebrate in the traditional manner with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine), before sitting down to a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in 'Out of Africa' style with bone china, linen table cloths, King's silver etc.
After your incredible flight, it is time to come back down to earth for breakfast. As you dig into a splendid breakfast of sizzling bacon, eggs, sausages, home-made breads, fresh tropical fruit and steaming cups of Kenyan tea under the clear blue sky, you might wonder what all the ordinary people are doing on this perfect African morning.
Before leaving, the pilot will present you with a balloon flight certificate. No flight of the imagination can match this air-borne experience
Enroute back to the camp, you can visit a masai village..
Lunch at the lodge
Afternoon game drive.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight amidst Maasai traditional dancers.
Day 7 Maasai Mara / Nairobi
Breakfast then Drive to Nairobi,
Arrive and have the following excursions depending on the time.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.