Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley, mountain highlands and abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Day 01: Nairobi
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi; After you disembark off the flight and are assisted through immigration and custom procedures, your waiting team from Safari Trails will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight at a Nairobi hotel.
Day 02: Nairobi – Tree Hotel (200 KM – 02.30 HRS)
After breakfast, leave Nairobi in the morning to Nyeri, a small but fast growing town in the heart of the coffee growing and dairy farming area in the so-called former White Highlands of Kenya. After a sumptuous lunch at the base hotel, the tour leaves for a tree hotel where the evening is spent watching succession of animals that emerge from the forest and descend on floodlit water hole and salt lick, scuffling and joATPing for a good vantage position. At night if you want to remain awake and watch the show-the Elephants may engage in a show of strength with each other but even they would be reluctant to challenge the rhino. The herbivores keep their distance from these two competitors. In the case of Mountain Lodge you arrive directly at the lodge for lunch.
Meals and overnight at a Tree hotel. (BLD)
You are required to pack an overnight bag when you transfer to the Ark for the night.
Day 03: Tree Hotel – Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club (80 KM – 01.30 HRS)
After breakfast a short drive brings you to the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, which is situated at the foot of Mount Kenya (17,058 feet).
You also get a chance to stop at the Equator.
With magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Resort’s 120 luxuriously appointed hotel rooms, set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, offer a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Originally the retreat of movie star and Club founder, William Holden, the Club’s illustrious former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby.
There are many recreational activities available: horseback riding, golf, croquet, a bowling green, table tennis, swimming, a beauty salon, an animal orphanage and much more.
After lunch, enjoy the activities at the hotel.
Meals and overnight at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. (BLD)
Day 04: Mount Kenya – Nakuru/Naivasha(200 KM – 03.00 HRS)
After breakfast, the tour crosses over the top of the Aberdare range of mountains, stopping briefly to gaze at the 73m Thompson’s Falls, named after Joseph Thompson the Scots explorer, who was the first European to see the Falls in 1884. Continue to Nakuru for lunch. After lunch an exciting game drive is planned for the afternoon. The game in this Park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 bird’s species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the White Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.
Meals and overnight at a lodge in Nakuru/Naivasha. (BLD)
Day 05: Nakuru/Naivasha – Masai Mara (300 KM – 05.30 HRS/ 230 KM – 05.30 HRS)
After breakfast, drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Lunch at your Lodge/ camp and relax before departing for an afternoon game drive. The Mara Game Reserve – one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see. Residents among the Park’s are: Maasai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousand of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles.
Meals and overnight at a lodge/ camp in Mara. (BLD)
Day 06: Masai Mara
After breakfast, proceed on a morning game-viewing drive to search for the myriad species of game that make this reserve their home. If you are lucky, you can witness the kill in action, moment by moment, right in front of your unbelieving eyes! After a sumptuous lunch at your lodge, proceed for another exciting game drive, where you can expect to see the famous ‘Big 5’. Meals and overnight at a lodge/camp in Mara. (BLD)
Day 07: Masai Mara – Nairobi (270 KM – 05.00 HRS)
After breakfast checkout and drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch on own. Later transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight. (B)
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