Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi, you will be met greeted by our company’s representative and transferred to the Tamarind Tree Hotel in preparation of the next day..Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. Optional dinner at the hotel or a local restaurant at an extra fee.
Day 2: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, you will be picked from your hotel by your driver guide. You will then set off on a drive of 3-4 hours heading to Lake Nakuru National Park which is regarded by avid birders as the greatest world ornithological spectacle on earth.
Upon arrival you will check into your lodge, have lunch and in the afternoon, you will go on an afternoon game drive at around 16:00 Hrs. The Park is famous for its millions of pink flamingos lining on the shore. It is the sanctuary to the Black Rhino and the Rothschild giraffe. Drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park – Maasai Mara National Park.
Depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve travelling through floor of the Great Rift Valley arriving in good time for lunch at your camp. A representative from Mara Leisure Camp will help you in checking in. in the afternoon at around 16;00hrs go for a game drive. Spend three nights here to explore, discover and experience the magic and 7th wonder of the world – “Maasai Mara Game Reserve’’ a spectacular watch of the immense “Big-Five” Lion, Rhino, Buffaloes, Leopard, elephant and wildebeest migration from Serengeti-park Tanzania into Maasai Mara-Kenya in the months of July, August, September and October.
The trees in the distance turn out to be giraffe’s family. The clump of bushes is a pride of lions. And the rock that moves may be a rhino lumbering out of your way. In any event, the sheer mass and spectacle of the animals surrounding you will provide endless opportunities to fill many an album of treasured memories. Drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 -5: Explore Maasai Mara National Park
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the big 5. Take full advantage of what the Mara has to offer. Choose from a wide range of activities including the optional hot air balloon safari that can be arranged at an extra cost, optional cultural visits to the local Maasai villages at an extra cost. The Maasai tribe is among the few tribes in Africa whose culture has lasted for years without changes and the locals are jointly living together and who partially contribute to the protection of wildlife and defined cultural tours as well.
Birding can also be done throughout the year with the reserve having a record of over 570 species of birds, with more than 50 bird species of prey which include: Eagles, vultures, storks and many others.
The Mara is one of the most famous ecosystems in the world and with reason, this huge expansion is home to an astonishing variety of wildlife, difficult to believe, over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You might be lucky to see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes, and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place.
In dramatic fashion, catch thousands of the great wildebeest, zebras, antelopes and elands, followed by gazelles as they cross over returning to their breeding grounds from Serengeti-Tanzania to Maasai Mara-Kenya between the months of July and October. Drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Maasai Mara – Lake Naivasha
Early Morning sunrise game drive in Masai Mara returning to your camp for breakfast. After breakfast, we will drive to Naivasha. You will arrive to Naivasha in time for lunch. Lake Naivasha is the highest Lake of the Rift Valley located at an altitude of 1890 meters above sea level.
This lake is a combination of volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits. It has a length of 139 square kilometers. It is home to a population of more than 400 bird’s species and has a large population of Hippos. Part of the Movie “Out of Africa” was filmed in this area. We will enjoy the magnificent facilities, gardens, swimming pool and outdoor areas of the Lodge, the beautiful views of the Lake as the lodge have fantastic views full of resident wildlife such as Giraffes, Zebras and Gazelles. In the afternoon, conduct an Optional boat ride and a visit to at a fee that will enable you to see colonies of hippopotamuses, the fishing eagles in action, marabou stork, etc. Later proceed on an Optional guided crescent Island Tour at a fee which is situated at the middle of the Lake. Here you will be able to view wild animals that permanently live here like wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, giraffes, warthogs. This will give you a chance to see and photograph the animals that reside here. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha Kongoni.
Day 7: Lake Naivasha – Nairobi
Early morning breakfast at the lodge. Check-out with short game drive in the park, and then drive back to Nairobi. Lunch at the carnivore and afterwards drop off at the airport for flight back home.