11 Days Best of Kenya Africa Adventure
(Treetops, Sweetwater’s, Samburu, Mt. Kenya, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara)
DAY 1: NAIROBI
Arrive at JKIA-Nairobi. Pick up by our courtesy bus to hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Nairobi Serena.
DAY 2: NAIROBI – SAMBURU GAME RESERVE
Approximately 343 North East of Nairobi lies the Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves. A drive through the Rift Valley and the highlands takes you to this reserves which are unparallel in Kenya for the number and diversity of its game. After lunch, time to relax before heading out on a game viewing drive. Dinner and overnight at the Samburu Serena Lodge.
DAY 3: SAMBURU AND BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK RESERVES
Morning and afternoon game drives are provided. Among the wildlife are the various antelopes and all the Big Five (i.e Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino and Buffalo). All the meals and overnight at the Samburu Serena Lodge.
DAY 4: SAMBURU – SWEET WATERS GAME RESERVE
After breakfast, depart for Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary. This Chimp Sanctuary is the only one of its kind in Kenya. Visitors can enjoy the unique opportunity of observing the Chimps by boat on the Ewaso Nyiro River. The riverine forest and Savannah grasslands of the Sanctuary are home to 22 orphaned Chimps. Dinner and overnight at the Sweetwater’s Tented Camp.
DAY 5: SWEETWATERS – ABERDARES NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, depart for Nyeri arriving in time for lunch. For clients staying at Treetops lunch is served at the Outspan Hotel and for those staying at the Ark, lunch is served at the Aberdare Country Club. After lunch, a transfer is provided to either Treetops or the Ark, which are strategically situated for night game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Treetops/Ark
DAY 6: ABERDARES – MT. KENYA SAFARI CLUB
After breakfast we proceed the few kilometers north to Mt. Kenya Safari Club, a luxurious retreat with spectacular views across the forested slopes to the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya. Among the activities available within the grounds of these manicured lawns and ornamental ponds are – swimming, tennis, golf, bowling, croquet, trout fishing and game viewing. Lunch, dinner and overnight at the club. (Remember that a tie and jacket for the gentlemen and evening dress for ladies is necessary for dinner at this exclusive club)
DAY 7: MT. KENYA – LAKE NAKURU
After breakfast, proceed to Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch. An afternoon game drive takes us round the Lake; home of the famous pink flamingo. Lake Nakuru is truly an ornithologist’s paradise. Dinner and overnight at the Lake Nakuru Lodge or Sarova Lion Hill.
DAY 8: LAKE NAKURU – LAKE NAIVAISHA
Awoken by the most natural alarm clock (birdlife) for breakfast and proceed to Lake Naivasha which is a fresh water lake and the highest lake in the Great Rift Valley. You will have lunch at a convenient point or time. Proceed to Hell’s Gate National Park, Past Fischer’s tower. You will visit the Geothermal Plant and the hot water springs. Have a chance to see some wildlife and breath taking landscapes.
Take time this afternoon for a boat cruise on the lake (paid separately) and a walk on Crescent Island, which is safe from dangerous animals. Tonight you will dine and stay over at the Lake Naivasha Country Club, originally this hotel hosted the Flying boats. The beautiful lawns of the club, graced by yellow Fever Trees run down to the shoreline. Wildlife also includes Hippo and Waterbuck.
DAY 9: LAKE NAIVASHA – MAASAI MARA
Awoken by the most natural alarm clock (birdlife) for breakfast then the unforgettable journey to Maasai Mara Game Reserve via Narok and Olkurruk, where the Maasai culture is displayed by the Oloo Lolo Maasai Cultural Association and thereafter into the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Being the northern stretch of the world famous Serengeti National park it is the scene of the teeming wildebeest and Zebra migration. On arrival relax by the pool. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
DAY 10: MAASAI MARA
Morning and afternoon game drives are provided. Among the wildlife seen are Wildebeest, black rhino, cheetah, giraffe, elephant, great herds of antelope and fascinating primates such as the red-tailed monkey. Game drives in open land drovers and bush walks with excellent resident guides and naturalists reveal the wonders of the Mara in an interpretative experience for you. All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
DAY 11 : MAASAI MARA - NAIROBI
Depart early for Nairobi via Narok and ascend the escarpment to the central highlands.
A full day is spent in Nairobi with an option to: -
- See traditional dancers at the Bomas of Kenya,
- Visit the nearby Nairobi National Park,
- Visit the Karen Blixen Museum and the ostrich farm,
- See the animals at the orphanage or
- Shop in the bustling metropolis of the city.
After a complimentary lunch we leave in the evening for the flight back home.
- Transport in Safari Van with hatch roof.
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), as indicated
- Services of our Professional Guide/Driver
- All Park Entrance Fees
- All Game Drives
- Personal Insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Alcoholic and Soft drinks
- Tips and Porterage