Nairobi - Amboseli National Park
We depart Nairobi in the morning and drive south through Mombasa Rd to the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro where Amboseli is situated.
Arrive at Camp or lodge in time for lunch and later proceed into the scenic Amboseli National Park for a game drive returning to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.
The waters from melted snow drain down Mt. Kilimanjaro under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swampland amidst dusty plains. Here buffaloes, lions, gazelles, cheetahs, wildebeest, hyenas, jackals, warthogs, Masai Giraffes, zebra, baboon, hippos and waterbuck can be seen against the backdrop of the magnificent snow-capped mountain.
Amboseli Full Day
Early morning game drive after a leisurely breakfast, we explore the park through morning and afternoon game drives or full day game drives. If you choose the morning and afternoon game drive we have sufficient time for relaxation at the lodge/camp, enjoying the facilities around. You may also visit a Masai village during this time (Optional and at own cost).
At 329 sq km Amboseli is a small park and lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover so we have better chances of seeing some of the larger predators.
Amboseli - Aberdare
We leave Amboseli after breakfast via Nairobi to the Aberdares to enjoy the experience of staying in a Tree Hotel or lodge overlooking floodlit waterholes where wildlife and birds regularly visit. Dinner and a well deserved sleep thereafter.
Over 40 species of wildlife inhabit the Aberdare mountain ranges, hiding in the heavily forested slopes and in the upper moor lands. The Aberdares is noted as a rhino sanctuary but keep an eye out for the elusive rare bongo, and leopard.
Aberdare - Samburu National Reserve
After breakfast we proceed further north across the Equator to the edge of the Northern Frontier. Arrival will be in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive returning in time for a sun downer and dinner at the lodge.
Samburu is part of a lava plain that includes a diverse landscape of thorn scrub, dried river beds, broken volcanic rock, steep hills, and rocky outcroppings. This reserve is becoming one of Kenya’s most admired stops after the Mara.
Samburu Full Day
The whole day will be spent relaxing and leisurely exploring the Samburu National Reserve through morning and afternoon game drives. You may opt to do some of the activities offered at the lodges for at an optional cost.
The Ewaso Nyiro river acts like a lure for the abundant species found here and it is common to see elephants wading across to get to the other side. Look out for crocodiles on the edges of the river as well as lion and numerous other herbivores and bird species. Samburu special that is the Reticu;ated Giraffe, Beisa oryx, Generuk, Somali Ostrich and the Grevy Zebras are some of the animals you will encounter and are unique to this region.
Samburu - Ol Pejeta
We enjoy a final early morning game drive in the Samburu reserve as we exit.Driver to the nearby Ol pejeta conservancy which is home to Chimpanzees and is the largest black rhino sanctuary.
Enter the conservancy and drive with game viewing en route to Sweet waters serena camp for lunch. After lunch relax awaiting afternoon game drive. Explore the Chimpanzee sanctuary before proceeding with the game drive in the Ol Pejeta. Its home to the largest population of Rhinos, and other big five. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Ol Pejeta to Baringo and Bogoria
After breakfast a morning drive via the Thomson Falls down to the shallow soda Lake Bogoria and later to the beautiful lake Baringo. Options at Lake Baringo include a boat ride.
The Thomson Falls were named after Joseph Thomson who walked from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the early 1880s; these falls are shaped by the waters of the Ewaso Narok River and plunge over 72m into a rift, spraying the dark forest below.
In the spectacular Lake Bogoria; hot springs and geysers are the main attractions. The lake has been called ‘the new home of the flamingo’ with a nomad population of up to two million birds.
Lake Baringo is the most Northerly of Kenya’s small Rift Valley lakes; creased with papyrus and well developed acacia forest. Hippos, crocodiles and monitor lizards are effortlessly seen from the shore, as is a magnificent display of water birds. This is Kenya’s bird watching centre with over 1200 different species native to the country and more than 450 sighted here. A bird watcher’s haven but beware, this is malaria land so it is best to come prepared with plenty of mosquito repellent.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge/ tented camp.
Baringo - Lake Nakuru
Optional boat rides in Lake Bogoria before departing for the nearby Lake Nakuru. Arriving at the park in time for lunch, proceed with a game drive in the afternoon. The park covers 180 sq km and is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and you will find white rhino at the southern end. The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here.
Dinner and overnight stay at the camp or lodge.
L Nakuru - Masai Mara
After breakfast leave for Masai mara our destination for today. Arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. We then proceed on an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight at the lodge or luxury tented camp.
The Mara reserve is 1510 sq km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverside woodland and one glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife. Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.
Masai Mara Full Day
The day shall be spent viewing game, Full day game viewing leaving in the morning after breakfast with packed lunch. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of greener grass before turning south again in October.
You may also opt to do some of the optional activities such as balloon ride or visit to a Masai village/local school. On clear days, the Masai Mara offers fantastic orange tinted sunsets and you will definitely want to capture this moment while sipping on a sun downer back at the lodge.
Balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for a beautiful champagne breakfast. These trips can be arranged at our office upon booking.
Masai Mara - Lake Naivasha
Early morning game drive allowing you to catch the Mara sunset. Return for breakfast and leave Masai Mara for Naivasha, home to Lake Naivasha and Hellsgate National Park. Arrive at the camp in time for lunch. After lunch you relax around the camping site take an optional boat ride at Lake Naivasha or walk around. Relax till evening time for dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Lake Naivasha - Nairobi
Early breakfast and leave to explore Hellsgate National Park near Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha offers a different taste to your safari. Here you can explore on car, bikes (Available at the gate for hire) or by foot. You get so close to various types of animals available here such as zebras, elads, warthogs, giraffes, buffalos and more. Optional activities like hiking fishers towers can be arranged. Walk down the water gouged hells gorges before exiting the park later exit and drive to Nairobi. We have our lunch en route before ending to the airport where our safari ends.