9 Days Tsavo East & West, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Bogoria & Masai Mara
Day 1; Nairobi – Masai Mara Game
This morning we pick up clients from their hotel and we depart from
Nairobi at 8.30 am and drive through the view point of the Great Rift
Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is
actually 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 the Lodge/camp and
relax before departing for the afternoon game drive. The Mara Game Reserve
one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied,
and easy to see. The wild animals found in the Park's are: Masai Giraffe,
Buffalo, Eland and thousands of plain game including Impala, Zebra, both
Thomson's and grants Gazelles.
Day 2; Full day exploring Masai Mara Game Reserve
Full day spent for viewing the great predators and explore the parks
amazingly high concentration of wild animals. On the plains are enormous
herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding
amidst acacia boughs. During the 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. Dinner and
overnight at the lodge/camp.
Day 3; Masai Mara – Naivasha
Early morning game drive. Then return to the camp for the breakfast and
depart for Naivasha to located in the Great Rift Valley. Lunch is
provided en route. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Naivasha town.
Day 4; Hell’s National Park – Nakuru
Hell's Gate National Park lies to the south of Lake Naivasha in Kenya,
North West of Nairobi. The park which is mainly comprised of savannah
ecosystem harbors a wide variety of wildlife. Some of the frequently
observed animal species include. There are over 100 species of birds in
the park, including vultures, Verreaux's Eagles, augur buzzard, and
swifts. African buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson's gazelle, and
baboons are also common. The park is also home to klipspringer antelope
and Chanler's mountain reedbuck..
Extensive early morning game drive in Hell’s gate National park. The
activities in the park involve Game viewing, Raptor nesting in cliffs,
Spectacular Gorge walk, Hot springs, The Olkaria Geothermal Station, The
Mervyn Carnelley Raptor Hide, Fischer’s Tower, Tourist circuits, nature
trails and picnic sites. Lunch served in Naivasha then depart for Nakuru
arriving in the afternoon for the game drive in lake Nakuru National park
Day 5; Nakuru – Aberdare National park
Depart for Aberdare National park, the parks are an isolated volcanic
range that forms the eastern wall of the rift valley, running roughly
100km north south between Nairobi and Thomsons Falls. Soils are red and of
volcanic origin, but rich in organic matter. There are two main peaks,
OlDonyo Lesatima (3,999m) and Kinangop (3,906m) separated by a long saddle
of alpine moorland at over 3,000m. The topography is diverse with deep
ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes and there
are many clear streams and waterfalls. The unusual vegetation, rugged
terrain, streams and waterfalls combine to create an area of great scenic
beauty in the National Park. The park is surrounded by a predominantly
indigenous forest. Spend the rest of the afternoon watching wild life at
the flood lit Saltlick Water hole. Dinner and overnight in the Ark Lodge
or similar lodge.
Day 6; Aberdare – Mount Kenya/Nanyuki
After breakfast leave your Lodge in Aberdare for a journey to mount Kenya
Mt. Kenya arriving at Nanyuki town base hotel for mount Kenya for lunch
followed by afternoon visit to Mau Mau caves where the freedom fighters
use to hide during the second world war and nature walk along the base of
mount Kenya return to your hotel for dinner and over in Nanyuki.
Day 7; Mount Kenya- Samburu
This morning we depart for Samburu and we travel by road to Kenya’s
Northern Frontier District. 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, Grevy’s zebras, Beisaoryxes,
Gerenuk gazelle and Greater and lesser kudu.
Day 8; Full day exploring Samburu National Reserve
Full day in Samburu national park. Get good opportunity to watch 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. Dinner and overnight at the camp
Day 9; Samburu– Nairobi
We enjoy an early morning game drive and return to the lodge or camp for
breakfast and then we depart by road to Nairobi. We have lunch en route.
The rest of your afternoon is at leisure.
As we leave Africa we know that the old adage is true: you may leave
Africa, but Africa will never leave you.