NAIROBI ARRIVAL (D)
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be welcomed and escorted by your guide to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Early evening a transfer will be arranged to Carnivore Restaurant for a welcome dinner. The 50th best restaurant in the world that specializes in barbecue meat and a selection of game meat.
NAIROBI – SAMBURU (B, L, D)
Enjoy a beautiful drive as you pass large wheat plantations that create outstanding landscapes. Humidity will increase as you start the descent into the arid area. Arrival at the lodge will be in time for lunch. Take a nap or enjoy a dip in the pool. In the afternoon, enjoy a Game Drive as you search for wildlife by the Ewaso Ngiro River or The Rocky Mountains that offers shelter to the elusive cats. Return to the lodge for leisure and a cultural talk will be provided by the Bar Area which provides a deeper insight into the Ecosystem and the colourful Samburu people.
3 + 4 -
SAMBURU: GAME DRIVES (B, L, D)
Your day today consists of a full day game drive. The Samburu National Reserve is one of the 56 protected areas in Kenya. It is famous in North of the equator because of the richness of flora and fauna. It lies on the flood plains and bottom land of Ewaso Nyiro drainage system in the Great Rift Valley. It has more than two dozen plants communities, but thorny scrubs which cover much of the reserve and the most common are Acacia family trees and the Douw palms. There are over 50 species of wild animals in the reserve including unique species of Grevy Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Besia Oryx, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich, pancake tortoise and others.
SAMBURU – ABERDARE (B, L, D)
Enjoy a leisurely drive in the morning towards Aberdare National Park. Upon your arrival, enjoy your lunch and some free time. The beautiful gardens offer panoramic views of exotic plants which offer a calm sense of relaxation. In the afternoon, continue your journey into the park to your lodge. The lodge is designed like Noah’s Ark and built with a wood structure. This offer a unique experience and yet the feeling of being in the old days. There are verandahs on each floor where you will get to view wildlife that visit the water hole.
Overnight: Aberdare National Park
ABERDARE – LAKE NAIVASHA (B, L, D)
The morning wake up call is a sweet melody that rings in the hall way. Breakfast is served and thereafter you depart for Lake Naivasha. The drive will be exciting as a stop will be made at The Equator Crossing and Thomson Falls. Arrive at the lodge for lunch and leisure. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip and explore the lake that is home to resident hippos and water birds. Visit also Crescent Isand where the famous film “Out of Africa” was shot. Today it’s got resident wildlife that live freely and you will have a Guided Walk Safari as you relive the film.
Overnight: Lake Naivasha
LAKE NAIVASHA – MAASAI MARA (B, L, D)
Leave the Lake in the morning and drive towards the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The drive takes you through dry lands and large plantations of wheat. Stop at Narok for a break. This town is run by the local Maasai people and don’t be surprised to see cows walking around. The stretch from here to the Reserve is over a tarmac road and thereafter 70kms will be on a rough and bumpy track. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and take a brief nap. Experience a game drive in search of The Big Five in the afternoon.
Overnight: Maasai Mara
8 + 9 -
MAASAI MARA: GAME DRIVES (B, L, D)
Maasai Mara is a derived from the Maa Language that means spotted. The Savannah grassland stretches as far as you eye can see but you will notice single trees that have created a spotted design on the grassland and thus the name. During the morning and afternoon, enjoy game drives in order to search for wildlife and the Big 5!
Overnight: Maasai Mara
MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI DEPARTURE (B)
A scenic drive can be enjoyed. Upon arrival in Nairobi, catch your flight back home or onward flight.