10 Days Highlights of Kenya
NWS 14: HIGHLIGHTS OF KENYA
Day 01: Nairobi Upon arrival at the JKIA Airport, met by our representative & transferred to Nairobi Safari Club the only all suite hotel in Nairobi. Afternoon at leisure, later in the evening a complimentary welcome dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant, overnight at Nairobi Safari Club (BB)
Day 02: Nairobi – Amboseli After an early morning breakfast, proceed with your safari by road to Amboseli National Park. The park and surrounding game reserve cover 1260 sq miles and is mostly arid woodland with a series of swamps and lakes that provides a year round water supply for wildlife. The snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro rising above a saucer of clouds, dominates every aspect of Amboseli and forms a backdrop to an impressive display of wildlife with its population of lion, huge hard of elephant, buffalo e.t.c. With a game drive en-route you’ll arrive to your lodge for lunch. 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 (BLD)
Day 03: Amboseli – Aberdares 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 04: Aberdares – Samburu After breakfast, drive further north to Sarova Shaba Lodge. It’s located high above the banks life-giving Uaso Nyiro River in the Shaba Game Reserve. This lodge 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. Lunch will be served in the lodge. Afternoon game viewing in the reserve filled with the scenic beauty. The reserve is renowned for its unique species of animals that includes Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Generuk and the Grevys’ Zebra among others. Later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Sarova Shaba Lodge (BLD).
Day 05: 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 drive late afternoon. All meals & overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge (BLD).
Day 06: Samburu – Lake Bogoria/Lake Baringo After breakfast, proceed with your safari to Lake Bogoria well know for it’s Hot spring and geysers dotted all around southern shore of the lake. These are sulfur water gushing out of the ground and known to have therapeutic values hence are natural spas and steam bath/sauna. A short walk around the lake and your lunch served at Lake Bogoria Hotel. After lunch drive further Lake Baringo one of the leading ornithology lakes in East Africa. You will check-in at Lake Baringo Country Club a superb and compact hotel set at the shores of Lake Baringo. A boat ride around the lake will be the feature of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo Country Club (BLD)
Day 07: Lake Baringo – Lake Nakuru After breakfast, bid farewell to Lake Baringo as you travel southwards to Lake Nakuru colored a shimmering flamingo pink from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. You’ll arrive at Lake Nakuru Lodge affording unforgettable views of the lake from its hillside perch. The Lodge also is a perfect base from which to explore the lake and its surrounding environs, with its fabulous array of birds as well as many types of game, including waterbuck, rhino, leopard and buffalo etc. Lunch will be served at the Lodge. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge (BLD)
Day 08: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Soon after breakfast, drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley the longest rift in the crust of the Earth to Masai Mara Game Reserve the unspoiled Savannah. Masai Mara is actually the northern portion of the Great Plains ecosystem in the neighboring Tanzania called Serengeti. It is a home to the “big five” lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant as well cheetah, zebra, giraffe and vast herds of plain antelope and numerous and other wildlife. Your accommodation for the next two nights will be at one of the excellent lodge Mara Sopa Lodge. Sopa is a Masai word meaning welcome and indeed this is a tradition which has be well adopted by the lodge to all guest. Set in the Oloolaimutia valley the lodge blends in the perfectly with its surrounding hillside landscape. 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 & overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (BLD)
Day 09: Masai Mara Early morning game drive before the dawn is perfect start for the day. In between the morning and afternoon game drives relax and enjoy the ambiance at your lodge. All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (BLD)
Day 10: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Airport After breakfast, return to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at a city Restaurant. In the afternoon enjoy a Nairobi City Tour which will give way to your complimentary dinner at Carnivore Restaurant. Thereafter you will be transferred to the Airport for your international connection. (BLD)