10 Days - Amboseli - Aberdares - Samburu - Masai Mara - Nairobi

NWS 28: FACES OF KENYA

Day 01: Nairobi - Amboseli After an early breakfast, commence your safari and drive south to Amboseli National Park. The park lies at an altitude of about 1200m - 1400m and principal attractions of Amboseli are the spectacular views of Kilimanjaro and the profusion of the wildlife that the park's supports. Large herds of elephant, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, lion, African fish eagle etc all attracted to this park by permanent supply of water that filters through volcanic rock from Mt. Kilmanjaro. Lunch will be served at your lodge. Ol-Tukai Lodge is camouflaged in a forest of fever trees and palms and well designed cottage style accommodation spreads out on either side of the main lodge. Afternoon game drive, dinner & overnight at Ol-Tukai Lodge (LD).

Day 02: Amboseli - Mt. Kenya After early breakfast, continue with your safari by road to Nairobi via Namanga for an early lunch. After lunch drive further north through coffee plantation to Mountain Lodge. Mountain Lodge is one of the exotic "Tree Hotel" situated at the heart of Mt. Kenya forests. What an afternoon and better part of evening as you watch forest animals from the balcony of your room as the visit waterholes and saltlick which just next to your "Tree Hotel". Dinner & overnight at Mountain Lodge (BLD).

Day 03: Mt. Kenya - Samburu  After leisure breakfast, depart for Samburu National Reserve and drive north through the high wheat fields of Timau, crossing the equator and then down into the thorny landscape of Samburu country. This area boosts of unique northern species of wildlife which are not found in any other part south of equator, here you will find the grevy's zebra, beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, somali ostrich, long necked gerenuk, herds of elephant and their predators abound. The life-giving Uaso Nyiro River plays the factor in ecosystem of this region. Your accommodation for the two nights will be at Sarova Shaba Lodge. The lodge is located at the banks of Uaso Nyiro River in the Shaba Game Reserve. It cleverly incorporates the beautiful natural springs as one of its special features, and also offers the perfect base from which to explore the Shaba Reserve, as well as its sister reserve - Buffalo Springs to the west. Overnight stay will be at Sarova Shaba Lodge (BLD)

Day 04: Samburu Before dawn your driver guide will be ready for the early morning search of hunting cats. Later you will return to lodge for breakfast and relax at the swimming pool before your next game drives late afternoon. All meals & overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge (BLD).

Day 05: Samburu - Lake Nakuru  After an early breakfast bid farewell to Shaba as you drive south through Isiolo, crossing the northernmost foothills of Mount Kenya, until you get to Nanyuki town. Here you'll head west to Nyahururu Falls, still known to many as Thomson's falls for its 237ft cascade. After a brief stopover, drive southward to your next destination, Lake Nakuru a home to a million of flamingoes beautifully lining at its shores. Lake Nakuru National Park surrounds lake and was gazetted to protect the colony of flamingoes as well as provide sanctuary for the endangered species as such the rhino. Other Savannah games are abounded in and not mention other bird species. Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the south ecological niche of the park is an oasis of comfort with a commanding views of lesser flamingoes dotted with the greater flamingoes. An afternoon game drive around the lakeshore will be the feature for the afternoon, dinner & overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge (BLD)

Day 06: Lake Nakuru Today we spend the whole day at "the pink heart of Kenya", Lake Nakuru, a home to a million of flamingoes beautifully lining at its shores. Lake Nakuru National surrounds lake and was gazette to protect the colony of flamingoes as well as provide sanctuary for the endangered species as such the rhino. Other Savannah games are abounded in and not mention other bird species. Lake Nakuru Lodge situated in the south ecological niche of the park is an oasis of comfort with a commanding views of lesser flamingoes dotted with the greater flamingoes. An afternoon game drive around the lakeshore with be the feature for the afternoon, dinner & overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge (BLD).

Day 07: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara  Today our safari will lead us to the jewel of Kenya parks the Masai Mara Game Reserve by road. Masai Mara is Kenya's most visited reserve and a home to the "Big Five". The breathtaking views, a panorama of fertile vast rolling plains which supports a huge amount of resident plain games and their predators. Apart from the big five the Masai Mara is most famous for the annual spectacle of the wildebeest migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle leave the plains of the Serengeti and cross the Mara River in search of fresh feeding grounds. Lunch to be served at Mara Sarova Tented Camp situated on a natural elevation between two streams and is set amidst gardens' full of exotic flowers. Each luxury canvas tent has a permanent roof and floor and an attached en-suite bathroom including a flush toilet, sink and hot shower. Meals are served in the spectacular thatched roof dining room. After lunch and some time to relax and perhaps take a dip in the pool, you will depart with your driver guide for an afternoon game drive in search of the big five. As sun starts to edge dip into the horizon it will be perfect time to photograph the beautiful Mara rolling plains. Don't forget this is the right time to spot the shy leopard. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sarova Tented Camp (LD).

Day 08 & 09: Masai Mara The days will start with an early morning game drive before dawn and later returning to our camp for breakfast and relaxing for the rest of late morning and perhaps take a dip at the swimming pool. Later late afternoon we return to the wilderness in search of games, all meals and overnight at Mara Sarova Tented Camp (BLD).

Day 10: Masai Mara - Nairobi - Airport After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at Toona Tree Restaurant. Later in the evening, a complimentary dinner at Carnivore Restaurant hosted by our company. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your International connection.

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