8 Days - Aberdares - Samburu - Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara - Nairobi

NWS 9: KENYA EXPLORER

Day 01: Nairobi - Aberdare On arrival, you be met by our representative and depart with a drive north to your base hotel Aberdares Country Club for lunch. Later after lunch you will be transferred to your "Tree Hotel" The Ark situated at the heart of Aberdares forests. Resembling and named after Noah's Ark, it comprises three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for game viewing. This unique game lodge overlooks floodlit waterholes and saltlick that attracts a host of wildlife, elephant, rhino, leopard, bushbuck, and bongo. Dinner and overnight at The Ark (BLD)

Day 02: Aberdare - 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 Sarova Shaba Lodge (BLD)

Day 03: 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 04: 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 05: 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 06: Masai Mara The day will start with an early morning game drive before dawn and later return to your camp for breakfast and relax for the rest of late morning and perhaps take a dip at the swimming pool. Later late afternoon return to the wilderness in search of games, all meals and overnight at Mara Sarova Tented Camp (BLD).

Day 07: 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 Nairobi Safari Club the only all suite hotel in the city (BLD).

Day 08: Nairobi Transfer to the airport for your International connection.

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