10 DAYS SAFARI TO MASAI MARA AND LAKE NAKURU
10 Day Kenya Explorer Safari to Masai Mara is the best choice for a game drive in Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary is to view Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant) and wildebeest migration. The itinerary will enable you to also visit Amboseli National Park, a destination full of beautiful landscapes view of mount Kilimanjaro.
Day 1: Arriving Nairobi
We recommend to fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) early today we recommend a private transfer to Nairobi where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at the OSOITA LODGE, which is beautifully located close to Nairobi National Park and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. Today you will meet your safari driver guide at OSOITA LODGE for a short safari briefing and equipment check.
Day 2: Aberdare National Park or Mt. Kenya National Park
Depart Nairobi after breakfast.Our destination today is the Aberdare National Park. We travel overland through plantations of coffee and tea to The Aberdare Country Club, nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill. After lunch and tea/coffee or Hot chocolate, set off for the Ark tree lodge, located in the forest on mountain slopes of the Aberdare Mountains at 7,000 feet. This outstanding lodge offers high altitude game viewing, including animals that are rarely encountered elsewhere: giant forest hog, bush pig, tree hyrax, large spotted genet, and the elusive bongo. Wildlife can be observed from different levels — and from outside where you can see, hear and smell everything and inside where you can sit with a cup of tea and stay warm and cozy. You can put in a request to be awakened during the night if your favorite animals show up. A herd of Elephants might be just feet away and if you are lucky, a Leopard or large male Lion might put in an appearance. Overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge: FB
Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve
This morning we travel by road to Kenya’s northern frontier. Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River. It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe to Grevy’s zebras and Beisa oryxes. We also enjoy Larsens Tented Camp or Samburu Intrepids Camp, our luxurious hostelry set beneath a canopy of acacia trees along the banks of the river. Overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge: FB
Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve
Dawn breaks in golden bands as we start our day in the bush by scanning the river from our tent’s veranda with a cup of steaming coffee in hand. Before the dew is off the grass, we’re off in pursuit of the elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s grasslands and acacia woodlands. And so the day is spent in alternating pursuits of exploration in the bush and relaxation in our cozy camp. Overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge: FB
Day 5: Mt Kenya Safari Club
Our destination today is the lovely Mount Kenya Safari Club. This exclusive club offers an experience of refined elegance and luxury, as well as a sense of old Hollywood thanks to its glamorous past. All of the amenities you would expect from a fine establishment are here, including horse stables, golf, trout streams, tennis, and sauna. Fine dining, gracious hospitality, and superb accommodations are sure to be highlights of our stay. Overnight at the Mount Kenya Safari Club: FB
Day 6: Lake Baringo
This morning there is a drive via Nyahururu Falls down to Lake Baringo, where you stop for a lovely picnic lunch. Later you drive to the stunning Lake Baringo. In the evening you enjoy an interesting and informative bird walk. Dinner and overnight is at Lake Baringo Club: FB
Day 7: Lake Nakuru National Park
Today we travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley. After lunch, an exciting game run 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 home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The birdlife here is world renown and over 400 bird 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. Overnight at Lake Sarova Lion hill Lodge: FB
Day 8: Masai Mara Game Reserve
This morning we drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is 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 our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon game run. The Mara Game Reserve —one of the greatest wildernesses in the world. Large mammals are varied and easy to see. Residents among the Park’s are Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousand of plain games including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles. Overnight at Sarova Tented Camp: FB
Day 9 & Day 10: Discover Masai Mara
The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today and tomorrow during extensive game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. During our stay, we also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Overnight at Sarova Tented Camp: FB
Day 11: Masai Mara to Nairobi
After a sumptuous breakfast, drive back to Nairobi this morning, we may wish to visit shopping areas of Nairobi, revisit a favorite site or simply relax before proceeding to the airport, already fondly recalling the trip of a lifetime.
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