Day 01: Nairobi/Mount Kenya
On your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a member of our team who will drive you 4hr to Nanyuki near Mount Kenya. Check in at Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight.
Spend two nights at 5* Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. Accommodation is in a deluxe room with ensuite bathroom. Your stay in includes all meals.
Day 02: Mount Kenya
After breakfast, enjoy the various facilities and activities offered at the hotel. Some activities are charged extra.
You may also take a day trip for a game drive at Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary – extra cost.
Day 03: Mount Kenya / Samburu
After breakfast, drive 2.5hr to Samburu Game Reserve. Arrival Samburu for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight.
Spend two nights at 4* Samburu Sopa Lodge. Accommodation is in a standard room with ensuite bathroom. Your stay in Samburu includes game drives and three meals daily.
Samburu is different from many of the other frequently visited areas. These forty square miles of reserve is not the oft-seen Kenyan landscape of savannah and flat-topped acacias, but harsh, dramatic terrain. The people from this area, the Samburu, are similarly dramatic to the outsider. Dressed in bright red, with their braided hair and skin daubed with red ochre, the "Moran", the youthful warriors of the Samburu almost always spear-in-hand, are a wonderful sight.
The permanent water supply of the Uaso Nyiro River is what attracts the game to Samburu. Much of the reserve is arid, hilly landscape but riverine forest fringes the riverbanks and there are doum palms, the fruit of which is a great favourite with elephants. Crocodiles lie quietly in the mud and it is here that you will find abundant Birdlife, including palm-eagles, storks, hornbills, bee-eaters and plenty of weaverbirds.
Day 04: Samburu
After breakfast, morning and afternoon game drives with lunch at the camp. Dinner and overnight.
Day 05: Samburu/Aberdares
After breakfast, depart and drive 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 06: 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* Flamingo Hill Camp. Accommodation is in a standard room with ensuite bathroom. Your stay in Lake Nakuru includes a game drive and meals.
Day 07: Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara
Early breakfast before departure for a 3hr drive to Nairobi. Board a 50 minute flight to Masai Mara. Arrival for lunch before a late afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight.
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.
Days 08 & 09: 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 10: Masai Mara / Nairobi
Breakfast. Drive 6hr to Nairobi. Lunch not included. Transfer to JKIA for your international flight.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.