Best of Kenya's Wildlife Viewing Lodge Safari - 8 Days / 7 Nights VS 326
(Aberdare national Park, Samburu, Mt. Kenya, Nakuru, Mara)
This is an eight days safari which starts from Nairobi and ends in Nairobi. You will travel to the Central Province, The Great Rift Valley and into the Maasai Mara; the 4th most preferred tourist destination in the world and then to the Highest Mountain in Kenya, Mt. Kenya. During your safari you will stay in lodges You will be able to see plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya's Big five, the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and the cheetah among a host of other different animal species. You will travel in a4x4 private tour minibus.
Day 1: Nairobi-Aberdare National Park
Upon your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our driver who will then drive Northwards to Kenya's central highlands arriving at Aberdare National Park. After lunch at base hotel, transfer to The Ark/Treetops for overnight game viewing. (160kms, 3hrs)
The Aberdare National Park is an isolated volcanic range that forms the eastern wall of the rift valley. It has diverse moorlands filled with deep ravines cutting through the forested eastern and western slopes, with many clear streams and waterfalls. It is also an important water catchment area, providing water to the Tana and Athi River. The Park is surrounded by an indigenous forest which houses the famous Kimathi Hideout/Mau Mau caves, which were used as a hide out for Mau Mau fighters. The park is also home to most large mammals such as the endangered black rhinos, blue Colobus Monkeys, lions, warthogs, giant forest hogs, buffalos, bushbucks, leopards, serval, different reptiles, a wide variety of insects and over 250 recorded bird species. It is a haven for walkers and lovers of solitude, as well as mountain climbers and hikers.
Dinner and Overnight at The Ark/Treetops for overnight
Day 2: Aberdare National Park - Shaba National Park
After breakfast at base hotel, continue north across the Equator to the semi-desert region of Samburu, arriving at the Shaba Lodge for lunch. Drive along the Ewaso Nyiro River in search of Crocodiles, Leopard and resident wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge/lodge of your choice. (207kms, 3 1/2hrs). Dinner and overnight at the Shaba Lodge.
Day 3: Samburu National Park (Full Day)
Experience a whole day of exciting game viewing in this beautiful rugged terrain with its vast array of wildlife as they frequent the banks of the river.
Samburu National reserve is a wild life haven. Here you will spot Africa's big cats-lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. Some animals are unique to this northern Kenya Park; gravy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudus and gerenuk. The Ewaso Nyiro River, the boundary with the neighboring buffalo spring s national reserve, is where the elephant's buffalo and other animal's species gather for a drink. You will find the scenic semiarid landscape quite dramatic. The reserve is located within the lands of the colorful semi-nomadic Samburu tribesmen.
Dinner and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge/Lodge of your choice
Day 4: Samburu National Park- Mount Kenya
After breakfast, proceed south across the Equator to the luxurious Mt. Kenya Safari Club. Enjoy its many facilities and scenic beauty.
The national park around Mt Kenya is very different from all others. For one thing, the protected area only starts at a height of 3,300meters above sea level and because of the rough mountain country is unsuitable for a motor safari. For another, although many animals live here (e.g. Elephants, Buffaloes) you do not see many of them except at the water hole by the "mountain lodge" where particularly at night many animals can be observed. The unique vegetation and fantastic scenery attract mountaineers and botanists who can plunge through mountain forests draped with lianas, bamboo and fields of giant heather before coming to the Alpine moorland, bizarre volcanic formations and finally, the eternal ice and glaziers of the summit region.
Dinner and overnight at Mt. Kenya Safari Club (137kms 2 ½ hrs)
Day 5: Mount Kenya: Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, drive west across the Aberdare ranges to arrive at the bird sanctuary of Lake Nakuru National Park in time for lunch, game drive and overnight at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. (375kms, 4hrs)
Dubbed ‘the greatest bird spectacle on earth due to the millions of fuchsia-pink flamingo that flock to feed on the teeming algae of its alkaline waters, Lake Nakuru is also an ornithologist’s paradise and also a sanctuary for both black and white rhino. Its pink-frosted shores and sky-mirrored waters also yield some of the most evocatively beautiful photo images in Africa. The park offers an incredible 450 different species of water, fish-eating, terrestrial and migratory birds including the pelican, fish eagle, secretary bird, heron, egret, hammerkop and grebe. Established as Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary, the park now hosts one of the largest black rhino concentrations in the country while substantial numbers of white rhino have also been introduced. You will have a fantastic view of the Lake while at the Baboon cliff, lion Hill and out of Africa Hill.
Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park: Maasai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, experience the dramatic landscape of the Great Rift Valley on your way to the Maasai Mara for game viewing and overnight at the Mara Serena Lodge/lodge of your choice.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve, now the New 7th wonder of the world and 4th most preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine. The most spectacular event of the natural world takes place here; The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture while being followed on their heels by the predators of the savanna; lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vulture. It hosts over 450 species of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge/lodge of your choice
Day 7: Maasai Mara National Reserve (Full Day)
As the day breaks, enjoy fantastic game viewing of the teeming wildlife that roams the rolling grasslands. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge/lodge of your choice.
In November 2006, the Maasai Mara was named as the New 7th wonder of the world because of what experts termed as "the uniqueness of the area and the preservation it provides to so many species living in harmony." It is understandable because this annual migration is the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. For a full package of scenery, game and the ultimate bush experience, the Mara is the place to be. The National Reserve was the shooting location for the film Out of Africa and remains the location for the British Broadcasting Corporation's big cat wildlife series. The resting place of the big five, the reserve's major attraction is the great wildebeests and zebras migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Mara. This annual event happens between July and September and is the greatest show on earth. These animals cross over to Kenya through the Mara River. You are bound to see the pretentious crocodiles lazing away under the water only to dramatically break out of their sleep and snap up the migrating wildebeests and zebra.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge/lodge of your choice
Day 8: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi- Departure
After enjoying your well prepared breakfast, set out for Nairobi arriving around noon where you will be treated to a farewell lunch in a city restaurant and thereafter you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport (310km, 4 ½ hrs).
Please request for the safari cost by filling in your details after clicking on the Reservations Button below. The price depends on season of travel, class of accommodation and the size of the group. Children are offered Special Rates based on their ages.
- Free airport pickup by our Courtesy Team
- All park entrance fees
- Full board accommodation on safari
- Service of an English speaking driver guide
- Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Government taxes
- Free farewell dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- International flight
- Departure tax
- Tips to porters and drivers