11 days discover Kenya safari
From waterfalls to mountain streams, and from sky-inhabitors to land-dwellers, this adventurous trip encloses every ingredient of a perfect holiday! Sweetwater’s magnificent display of Beisa oryx, Rothschild’s giraffe and black rhino, as well as lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and hippo combined with Samburu’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich and an alive sky of enchanting birds will make it memorable for you! An adventurous stay at ship-like lodge at Mount Kenya with hiking, forest walks and trout-fishing in luscious mountain streams followed by Nakuru’s pink flamingo land and seductive Malaika Waterfalls will hypnotize you, away from hasty life!
Upon arrival at the Airport you are Met by our Professional Driver guide/office representative , he or she will brief you and take you to your city Hotel for Overnight Stay, and relaxation in preparation for a travel adventure of another kind. In the morning, meet your guide for the drive to Mt Kenya. Think of your guide as your own regional expert, knowledgeable in the local flora and fauna, and, especially, the local roads.
Day 2: Nairobi – Sweet waters Game Sanctuary
We begin our safari proper with a scenic drive through the coffee, pineapple and tea plantations of central Kenya arriving in time for lunch the Sweetwaters Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a beautiful private game reserve and home to rare species such as Beisa oryx, Rothschild’s giraffe and black rhino. Game drives here reveal the full range of African wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and hippo. Enjoy a private visit with the tame animals at the wildlife orphanage. Observe chimps from the Jane Goodall Institute at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Optional activities include walking safaris escorted by a local ranger, bird walks with several hundred species to observe, horseback and camel rides. • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Accommodation: Sweetwaters Serena Camp/Equivalent. • Property details: Luxury Tented Camp, inside the conservancy • Website: https://www.serenahotels.com/serenasweetwaters/en/default.html
Day 3: Sweetwaters game Sanctuary – Samburu.
Early breakfast at your hotel, short game en-route, Leave sweetwaters for Samburu pass the equator to Samburu land. arriving with a short game drive in time for lunch and check in at Sopa Lodge have lunch and relax.In the afternoon we go watching crocodiles basking on the muddy riverbanks and velvet monkeys frolicking in the sun.. Samburu park has unique resident wildlife species like the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich . • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge/Equivalent (Located inside the park) • Website: https://www.sopalodges.com/samburu-sopa-lodge/the-lodge
Morning and afternoon game drives set you in search of unique northern Kenya species such as the reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, and the long-necked gerenuk. Much of the reserve consists of desert landscape – dusty red plains broken by thorny scrub, featuring dramatic views of tabletop Mt Ol Olokwe on the horizon.Accommodation at sopa Samburu Lodge on Full Board Basis.
Day 5: Samburu – Aberdares Nat. park
After breakfast we shall depart to Aberdare’s, arriving in time for lunch. This attractive club sits on the side of a hill and enjoys great views of Mt. Kenya. After lunch you will be transferred to The Ark lodge. The Lodge is where you spend the night enjoying the wildlife that comes to drink and eat the salt by the floodlit watering hole. The Ark overlooks floodlit water holes visited regularly by buffalo, elephant, wart hog, bush pig, a variety of antelope and occasionally lion and other large animals. The evening is spent on the open air verandas or in the public areas, watching the animals and birds as they come to drink. Dinner is served in the dining room. In case one would like to get a wakeup call at night when a particular animal, such as rhino, Lion etc visits the water hole that can be done . • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Accommodation: Ark Hotel/Equivalent (Located inside the park) • Website: https://thearkkenya.com/
Day 6: Aberdares to Lake Nakuru
Early morning breakfast game and leave for Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch and check in at Lake Nakuru Lodge. Afternoon game drive across the Pink Lake often referred so due to it’s Great masses of Flamingos not forgetting the famous white Rhino and black rhino found in this park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar. Full Board accommodation too. Lake Nakuru houses Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary and one of the largest concentrations of black rhinoceros in the world a large population of white rhino. The park features the picturesque Malaika Waterfalls. Also of interest is an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes. Among predators are lion, leopard and large pythons hiding in the dense woodlands which may occasionally be seen crossing roads or dangling from trees. Others game include Thomson’s and Grant gazelle, the long- eared leaf-nosed bat, colobus monkey, rock hyrax, hippo, and waterbuck; Impala, striped hyena, bat-eared fox, wildcat, reedbuck and golden cat. • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge/Equivalent. • Website: http://www.lakenakurulodge.com/
Day 7: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara
After breakfast you will have an en-route game drive as you depart for Maasai Mara. You will arrive at noon having an en-route game drive as proceed for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge/Equivalent. At 1600 hrs you go for an evening game drive and return as darkness sets. • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge/Equivalent. • Website: http://www.sopalodges.com/masai-mara-sopa-lodge/overview • Distance: Approximately 220 kilometers from Nakuru.
After breakfast, you will enjoy a full-day game drive. Maasai Mara reserve is considered Kenya’s prime wildlife area. This is due to the acacia-dotted plain scenery of stunning beauty where Black manned lions, cheetahs and leopards are found in abundance. Elephants, giraffes, genet cats just to mention a few Mara also hosts over 450 species of bird including the national bird of Kenya, the lilac breasted roller bird & other nocturnal birds. All meals and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge/Equivalent. http://www.sopalodges.com/masai-mara-sopa-lodge/overview
Day 9: Mara to Lake Naivasha
After breakfast at the camp depart for Lake Naivasha where upon arrival you will be transferred to Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Equivalent for check-in and lunch. After some rest, you will get to have a walk around the serenity of the camp or choose to have a boat ride which will give close view of the hippo pools but this at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Equivalent. • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner; overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Equivalent.https://www.sopalodges.com/lake-naivasha-sopa-resort/the-resort • Distance: Approximately 237 kilometers from Maasai Mara.
Day 9: Naivasha to Amboseli Nat. park
After breakfast you will have an en-route game drive as you depart to Amboseli National Park having a stop at Nairobi where you will have lunch before proceeding with the journey. Upon arrival you will have an en-route game drive as you head for Amboseli Sopa Lodge/Equivalent for check-in. After some rest you will have an evening game drive and return as the day comes to a close. • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner; • overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge/Equivalent. • Website link https://www.sopalodges.com/amboseli-sopa-lodge/the-lodge
After breakfast, proceed for a full day game drive around the park with picnic lunches to be served at the picnic area. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge/Equivalent. https://www.sopalodges.com/amboseli-sopa-lodge/the-lodge
Early Morning breakfast at your lodge and drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch at carnivore afterwards drop off at Airport for flight Back Home.