Aberdare Ranges to Savannah Safari
Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport off your flight, you will be briefed by our representative and proceed south drive Aberdare Country club is the base hotel for your tree hotel – Ark. Lunch at the base hotel and at 1430 hrs, transfer to Ark, which is located in the Aberdare National Park with small overnight bags as most of the luggage is left at the Aberdare Country Club. The Ark has various decks and balconies for easy viewing and photography of wild game. Dinner, overnight and game viewing at a water whole at night as animals come to drink water at the Ark.
Breakfast will be served at 0600hrs, join in transfer at 0800hrs back to the base hotel to retrieve rest of your luggage and at 0830hrs drive towards the Rift Valley, to arrive at lodge/camp at time for lunch. Relax after lunch and meet your tour guide at 1600hrs for the evening game drive. Where you will be driving at the park viewing the Lions, Leopards Rhinos and other grazers in their natural habitat and also view the flamingoes at the shows of Lake Nakuru. Overnight and dinner at the Camp/Lodge.
Breakfast will be served at the Camp/lodge from 0630 hrs and at 0730 hrs you will drive to the world-famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve via the Great Rift Valley. En route enjoy the beautiful scenery. Arriving at your hotel/lodge in time for lunch and check in. In the afternoon, enjoy an enthralling game-viewing drive at 1600 hrs. Have a chance to Spot lions, cheetahs and other spectacular predators if you are lucky, this is the highlight of your day. This evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at your lodge. Overnight at the preferred Camp/Lodge.
After breakfast, proceed for game-viewing drive in the Mara at 0630 hrs and 1600 hrs respectively with mid morning and early afternoon at leisure at the camp. The Masai Mara National Reserve is probably the most famous and most visited Reserve in Kenya. It offers breathtaking views (as seen in the film "Out of Africa", much of which was filmed here), an extraordinary density of animals including "the Big Five" (lions, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros) and may varieties of plains game. An impressive feature is the annual migration of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles from the plains of the Serengeti that cross the Tanzanian border and rivers to reach the Mara's grasslands from late June, tracked by predators: lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena, and circled by vultures as their journey unfolds. Their dramatic river crossings are a reality for tourists visiting in early July-August. Apart from the seasonal migration, game viewing is excellent year round. Game includes elephant, black rhino, buffalo, plains zebra, hartebeest and big cats. The rivers are home to hippo and crocodiles. There are about 452 bird species, 53 of which are raptors. During the game drives, you will be in 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'. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner. Overnight at preferred Camp/Lodge.
Breakfast will be served from 0630 hrs. Depart by 0730 hrs and drive back to Nairobi arriving in the early afternoon at Carnivore Restaurant where farewell lunch today will be served. The Carnivore is justifiably referred to as Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience. Twice voted amongst the world’s 50 best restaurants by UK based Restaurant magazine, the Carnivore is an amazing open-air meat specialty restaurant that has strikingly different food service and atmosphere to any other restaurant in Kenya. Whole joints of meat - legs of lamb and pork, haunches of exotic meat, rumps of beef, sirloins, racks of lamb, spare ribs, sausages, chicken wings, skewered kidneys, even crocodile, and other tasty morsels - are roasted on traditional Maasai swords over a huge, visually spectacular charcoal pit that dominates the entrance of the restaurant. OR Nairobi Tamarind which is situated at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, Karen Road. It has an ambience of elegance and calm in addition to delicious food and superb service. As Nairobi’s leading seafood restaurant it bring in , fresh giant prawns, sweet young crabs, juicy lobsters, squid, octopus and oysters. And if seafood is not your choice, they offer fine steak and poultry. Nairobi Tamarind has built up and maintained a reputation for superb cuisine, and has been voted Restaurant of The Year on many occasions. Thereafter, drop off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your flight.
- All meals in the lodges and camps.(Full Board basis-FB).
- All game drives.
- English qualified and experienced guide.
- Transport for the 5 days with a 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser.
- Parks and Reserves entrance fees (Conservation fee).
- Bottle of water every day per person.
- Lunch on the last day.
- Pick and drop from the airport
- Drinks and beverages in the lodges, restaurants or camp.
- Tips for the driver guides, potters, waiters and waitress.
- Extra activities in the course of safari e.g. Nature walks, Boat rides, Maasai Village visit or any extra activities.
- International personal insurance covers.
- Flight in the country or within the country.
- Accommodation in Nairobi on day of arrival.