NAIROBI / ABERDARE / LAKE BOGORIA / LAKE NAKURU/ LAKE NAIVASHA / MASAI MARA
DAY 1: NAIROBI CITY
Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. It is the only City in the world that has Nairobi National Park in its urban settings, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Also, host other areas of attraction like the Giraffe Centre e.t.c The Nairobi Orphanage that holds all types of wild animals and birdlife. Guests Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Leave the airport for Nairobi and excursions at the Giraffe Center followed by Lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant. Thereafter, the guests can be taken to the Azure Hotel (Local, Asian, Continental) DBB
DAY 2: ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK
The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white Colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wildcat, African civet cat and the blue duiker. Visitors can indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson’s Francolin, Sparrow hawks, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers. Arrive at the Aberdare Country Club in Nyeri. The Ark Hotel buses pick up guests for Lunch. After Lunch and check in the guests are taken for a safari in the Aberdare National Park. DBB
DAY 3: LAKE BOGORIA NATIONAL RESERVE
The lake lies in a trough below the Ngendelel Escarpment, a sheer wall 600 metres (2,000 ft) high. The lake covers 32 square kilometres (12 sq mi). It is geothermically active on the western shore, with geysers and hot springs. The geologist J.W. Gregory described the lake in 1892 as “the most beautiful view in Africa”. The reserve is in a semi-arid area. The only major river feeding the lake is the Waseges River, which rises on the northern slopes of the Aberdare Range. The lake is surrounded by grasslands dotted with bushes. There is acacia-ficus woodland to the south, and the north merges into a papyrus swamp. The park was opened in November 1970. The lake is alkaline, feeding blue-green algae, which in turn feed flamingoes. At times, the number of flamingoes feeding in the lake may be as high as two million. 06:30AM Breakfast 08:00AM Depart for Lake Bogoria National Reserve and arrive at the Lake Bogoria Spa Resort in time for Lunch. After some freshening up, the guests will go for a late afternoon game drive in the reserve to see the flamingoes. DBB
DAY 4: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
“A beautiful wildlife haven”. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. The Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives. Upon arrival proceed for an early game drive and arrive in time for lunch at the Lake Nakuru Lodge. Leave after lunch and do a Game Drive en-route to Lake Naivasha. Arrive at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge in the late afternoon. DBB
DAY 5: LAKE NAIVASHA NATIONAL PARK
It is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies north west of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise. The lake is home to a variety of types of wildlife including over 400 different species of bird and a sizeable population of hippos. Between 1937 and 1950, the lake was used as a landing place for flying boats on the Imperial Airways passenger and mail route from Southampton in Britain to South Africa.
DAY 6: MASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK
It is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, borders with the expansive Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: “Mara,” which is Maa (Maasai language) stands for “spotted,” an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration which is also the 7th World Wonder. Optional (Balloon Ride and Breakfast with Balloon Pilot) – Early Morning Call. 06:30 – 08:30 AM Breakfast 09:00AM Depart and meet up with balloon group for a full day game drive with packed picnic lunches. Lunch in Nature. Back to the hotel at 4pm.
DAY 7: DEPARTURE
06:30AM Breakfast 08:00AM Leave for Nairobi with lunch en-route. Arrival in Nairobi at about 3 and proceed on to the Panari Hotel Nairobi for early dinner. Leave for the Airport depending on departure time.
Pick up – 0630hrs
Pick up at group meeting central point in a hotel at – 0630hrs
Drive to the Hell’s gate national park with stops at view-points to marvel at the scenic Great rift valley escarpment.
Hell’s Gate is one of Kenya’s smaller national parks, which can be explored on foot.
A game walk, bicycle ride or drive on your safari vehicle amid gracefully grazing gazelles, larger antelopes, Zebras and Giraffe is a delightful experience.
Lunch at Lake Naivasha Sopa resort.
Take a boat-ride to explore the Lake Naivasha as you view Hippos, exotic birds and mount Longonot on the background.
This shall be followed by a guided walking safari on the crescent Island where you will experience up close views of Buffalo, Waterbuck, Antelope, Giraffes, Zebra among others.
Later depart for Nairobi.
Arrive early evening.