11 DAYS 10 NIGHTS KENYAN HIGHLIGHTS
Nairobi- Aberdare – Samburu – Sweetwaters – Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha- Masai Mara – Nairobi
This two-week safari is a combination of the Mountains & Nomads Safari and Masai Mara Safari.A perfect combination of some of the most diverse and interesting areas in Kenya. On this safari you will experience fertile highlands, snow capped Mount Kenya, rugged and beautiful northern Kenya, some beautiful lakes and last but not least famous Masai Mara.
Day 1 – Nairobi- On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and transferred to Nairobi Safari Club on Bed and Breakfast.
Day 2- Aberdare- After breakfast, commence your safari with a pleasant drive north to Aberdare region arriving in time for lunch at the base Hotel. After lunch, you will be transferred to the Ark for game watching, dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Samburu- After breakfast you set off, arriving at your lodge at lunchtime. After a few hours of relaxation, spend the rest of the afternoon game viewing. The areas around the life-giving Uaso Nyiro River is home to the rare and beautiful species of Northern Kenya such as Grevy’s zebra, Reticulated giraffe, Gerenuk gazelle and the Somali ostrich. Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and the more common Savannah game are also abundant here.
Day 4- Samburu- Another extra day is spent in Samburu/Buffalo Springs with morning and afternoon game viewing.Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Days 5 – Sweetwaters- After breakfast leave for Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp, set on a 22,000-acre rhino sanctuary in The Sweetwaters Sanctuary. Apart from offering an excellent opportunity to get closer to the endangered black rhino, Sweetwaters is also home to the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and other Savannah game. Afternoon spent game viewing and a visit to the Chimpanzee sanctuary. Those interested in experiencing the bush at night have the opportunity at Sweetwaters, as it is one of the few places in Kenya offering night game viewing.
Day 6 – Mount Kenya- A short drive after breakfast to Majestic Mount Kenya. Afternoon at leisure. You may choose to swim in the naturally heated swimming pool or take a walk in the beautiful flower gardens. Alternatively, visit the animal orphanage at an extra fee. Dinner and overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge.
Day 7 – Lake Nakuru- After breakfast continue to Lake Nakuru. Game viewing in the afternoon followed by dinner and overnight at the Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Day 8 -Masai Mara- This drive takes you throughout The Great Rift, the longest rift in the crust of the earth to Masai Mara. You will spend two full days in this natural paradise among zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, buffalo, elephant, antelope and gazelle. You may encounter prides of lion resting in the shade of the acacia trees or lying low in the tall grass, in wait for their next prey.Full board accomodation at Mara Serena.
Day 9- Masai Mara- Game viewing before breakfast and again in the afternoon, with lunch and siesta at the lodge. In the evening, it s time for a well-deserved shower and a refreshing drink before dinner.
Day 10 – Lake Naivasha- Depart and drive to Lake Naivasha, one of the leading Ornithological sites in Kenya. Take a boat ride on the Lake in the afternoon. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
Day 11 – Nairobi- Return to Nairobi arriving in the early afternoon. You will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home depending on the time of departure.