Day 01: Nairobi/ Aberdares
On your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a member of our team who will drive you 3.5hr to the Aberdares. These are the third highest range of mountains in Kenya, reaching a summit of just over 4000m. This massive range is well known for its thick salient forests, and their prolific game. It is an important water catchments area and indeed throughout most of the year it gets rain and mist.
Arrival at Aberdares Country Club, a base hotel for the Ark for your lunch. After lunch. Leave luggage behind and transfer to the Ark, check in and relax. Afternoon tea and coffee at a tree hotel, dinner and overnight.
Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, this unique game lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife: elephant; rhino; leopard; bushbuck and occasionally an elusive bongo or giant forest hog. Resembling, and named after, Noah’s Ark, the Ark comprises three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for game viewing. A ground level bunker provides excellent photographic opportunities and takes you closer than you would believe possible to the animals.Comfortable en suite cabins are fitted with buzzers to announce the arrival of one of the “Big Five” at the water hole. Before embarking on the half-hour drive to The Ark, lunch is served at the charming Aberdare Country Club. Dinner and breakfast are served “on board”!
Your stay at 4* The Ark Lodge is for 1 night in a cabin style room including all meals.
Day 02: Aberdares / Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, you will be driven for 4hrs to Lake Nakuru. Arrival for lunch before an afternoon game drive.
Lake Nakuru National Park was created in 1968 to protect the huge flocks of over of the lesser flamingo that breed and nest at the edge of Lake Nakuru, giving it the characteristic pink rim. Lake Nakuru National Park, located at an altitude of 4,000-5,767 feet above sea level, covers 188 square kilometres of land of great ecological diversity - from lake water, woodland, bush grassland, to rocky ridges. The park is home to not just the lesser flamingo but over 400 species of birds and one of the few places to see the endangered white rhino. Other wildlife at the park includes lions, leopards, zebra, gazelles, eland, giraffe and the hyrax.
Spend one night at 4* Elementaita Sentrim Lodge. Accommodation is in a standard room with ensuite bathroom. Your stay in Lake Nakuru includes a game drive and meals.
Day 03: Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara
Early breakfast before departure for a 6hr drive to Masai Mara. Arrival for lunch before a late afternoon game drive.
The greatest attraction in the Mara is watching the animals in their natural element; a lion's roar, a cheetah making a kill, and the big elephant herds are all very fascinating events. You will also meet the Maasai who are the inhabitants of this reserve and are proud and largely aloof tribes who have held on to their customs and traditions for hundreds of years.
Spend two nights at 4* Mara Leisure Camp. Accommodation is in a standard room with ensuite bathroom. Your stay in Masai Mara includes game drives and meals.
Day 04: Masai Mara
After breakfast, full day game drive with picnic lunch or morning and afternoon game drives with lunch at the camp. Dinner and overnight.
Day 05: Masai Mara / Nairobi
After breakfast, drive 6hr to Nairobi. Arrival and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Lunch/dinner not included.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.