Day 1: Nairobi Serena Hotel Nairobi. Meet and greet at Nairobi’s JKI Airport, and immediate transfer to Nairobi Serena Hotel for overnight stay. Accommodation on Bed and Breakfast basis.
Day 2: Elsa’s Kopje (Meru National Park). After an early breakfast, guests will be met by our driver/guide and travel to Meru National Park by road which is 390 km from Nairobi, to arrive in time for lunch at Elsa’s Kopje. Game drive highlights: Burchell’s Zebra, Grevy Zebras, Maasai and Reticulated Giraffes, Grand Gazelle’s and Gerenuks. Dinner and overnight stay at Elsa’s Kopje. Accommodation on Full board basis.
Day 3: Elsa’s Kopje (Meru National Park). Highlight: swimming, massage, game drives to the nearby Rhino Sanctuary, bush breakfast, sundowner, line fishing, day excursions to Tana River and visits to the local Tharaka tribal village. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at Elsa’s Kopje. Accommodation on full board basis.
Day 4: Joy’s Camp (Shaba National Reserve). After an early morning game drive, have breakfast at the Kopje and depart for Joy’s camp in Shaba National Reserve. Highlights: volcanic peaks offer a sanctuary to a wide variety of animals including baboon, Retitculated giraffe, elephant, Somali ostrich, waterbuck, Gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, lion, cheetah and the rare Beisa oryx.
Day 5: Joy’s Camp (Shaba National Reserve). Highlights: Bush breakfast, sundowner, day game drives, meals along Ewaso Nyiro river and gorge, visits to the traditional local singing wells and cultural visits to the Magado Crater. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp. Full board.
Day 6: The Ark (Aberdares National Park). Departure for Aberdare Country Club after breakfast. Highlights: The Aberdare mountains are covered with a dense, ancient, indigenous forest through which flow the clearest springs. In the early 1900s some of these streams were populated with trout from Scotland (a fishing license and tackle can be pre-arranged on request). Dinner and overnight stay at The Ark or Aberdare Country Club on full board accomodation.
Day 7: Sarova Lionhill Lodge (Lake Nakuru National Park). After breakfast, depart to Lake Nakuru National Park, to arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Highlights: Lake Nakuru is home to over two million flamingos and over 400 special species of birds, making it one of the best known ornithological sites in the world. Also found here are Thompson gazelle, waterbuck, giraffe, buffalo, Black rhino and leopard. An afternoon game drive may enable you see some of these. Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. Accommodation of Full Board basis.
Day 8: Keekorok Lodge (Masai Mara). After breakfast, depart for the Maasai Mara National reserve to arrive in time for lunch at the Keekorok Lodge. Highlights: With its blend of hilly terrain, fertile soils and permanent rivers, the Masai Mara is a wonder to behold any time of year. The Talek and Mara Rivers teem with crocodile and hippo. Often, a hapless zebra or wildebeest will go to the water’s edge to parch its thirst and find that lurking beneath the surface is a ferocious, hungry croc; what often follows, is an epic battle for survival, the kind that have taken place in the Mara for aeons. However, the Masai Mara is synonymous with the Annual Wildebeest Migration, now declared the 7th World Wonder.
This happens every year between July and October when herds of wildebeest, zebra and buffalo in the millions trek from the Serengeti in the south (Tanzania’s extension of the Masai Mara) to the Mara in search of new grass on which to feed on as they calve. The moving multitude make are in constant danger as they are ready prey and are constantly stalked by hyena, lion, African Wild Dog and other hunters. Carrion such as Marabou Stork and vultures are always hovering over any kill waiting for their chance to partake of the spoils of a kill. No words can explain the wonder that will come over you as you watch the Annual Wildebeest Migration. No documentary or picture can quite capture the thrill and terror and awe that is this circle of life in the Mara. Spent at Keekorok Lodge on full board basis.
Day 9: Keekorok Lodge (Masai Mara). It is impossible to see all that the Mara has to offer in just one day’s game drive, which makes and early morning game drive on day 9 imperative. Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge on full board basis.
Day 10: Back to Nairobi. Guests may choose to have an early morning Hot Air Balloon safari over the Mara followed by bush breakfast. Check out and depart for Nairobi to arrive in time for lunch at Nairobi Serena. Afternoon city tour and shopping. Dinner at Carnivore Restaurant, thereafter transfer to the airport to catch a flight home.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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