ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1. Welcome to Nairobi and drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 2. Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 3. Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha
Day 4. Lake Naivasha Hells Gate National Park
Day 5. Lake Nakuru to Aberdare National Park
Day 6. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Day 7. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Day 8. Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Day 9. Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Day10.Samburu Game Reserve
Day11.Samburu Game Reserve
Day12.Meru National Park
Day13.Meru National Park
Day14.Nairobi Carnivore restaurant Depart Home
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
This adventurous 13-night Kenyan safari takes guests from the bustling capital city, Nairobi, to the best game reserves Kenya has to offer. Smarttravel Africa will pick you from the airport or Nairobi, guests will be driven to Masai Mara National Reserve, famous for the Great Wildebeest Migration during the months of July to October; and also for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs.
After spending your time at Masai Mara Game Reserve you will be driven to Lake Naivasaha where you will enjoy a boat ride and a walk inside the hells gate.
The tour then takes you to Lake Nakuru known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores and the Aberdare National Park.
After spending your time at the Aberdare National Park you will be driven northwards to the best conservancies in Africa. The Lewa Conservancy and Ol Pejeta.
Next, guests move to Samburu Game Reserve,which is where the famous film “Born Free” is based .
After spending 2 nights at the Samburu Game Reserve you will be driven to the Meru National Park, which is where the famous conservationist George and Joy Adamson was based and it is known to boast a wide variety of animal and bird life.
Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, briefed by a Smart Travel representative and drive through the floor of the Rift Valley to the world famous Masai Mara game reserve, arriving at Keekorok Lodge / Similar in time for lunch. At 1600hrs enjoy an afternoon game drive in the reserve. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Full day in the reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives at 0630hrs and 1600hrs respectively. The Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti and its rolling plains are home to hundreds of plains game together with predators that feed on them. All meals and overnight at Keekorok Lodge / Similar.
Wake up call at 0600am, you will have only a cup of hot coffee, then proceed for the early morning game drive, this early morning game drive is very important as you will be able if lucky to see the early morning kills from the big 5, this morning game drive normally takes us until 0930hrs, return to the Lodge for the main breakfast, there after check out the Lodge,leave Masai Mara and head to lake Naivasha. Arrive in Lake Naivasha late in the afternoon. Check in the Naivasha Sopa Lodges,late lunch relax for one hour and there after you will have a guided tour along the lake where you will have an opportunity to visit the lake and have the boat ride. There after return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight in Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodges.
After the breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to Hells Gate National Park, this normally takes like 15min to get to thepark since its just near to the Lodge, on arrival you will be provided with the bicycles, in Hells gate its the only park in Kenya we are allowed to walk or do cycling inside the park where you will be able to have a close game drive with the animals, here you will be with the help of our guide who will be able to assist you to explore the park, on this day you will be able to go as far as to the gorge, then descend to the gorge which is one of the best scenic in this park, afterwards cycle back to the gate where our driver will be waiting for you and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, note for those people who would not like to cycle in the Park we normally use the Vehicle inside the park for the game drive but most of the guests like cycling, so either we can use the vehicle inside the park or cycle which is done by our guide.
There after leave Hells gate and proceed to Lake Nakuru National park. On arrival check in the Lodge and later proceed for the late afternoon game drive until 1830hrs. Dinner and overnight in Lake Nakuru Lodge
Wake up call, then have a cup of coffee or tea, then proceed for the early morning game drive, this will take you until 0930hrs, then return to the Lodge for the main breakfast, after the breakfast check out the Lodge and pack your bags, then proceed for another game drive which will take you as far as Bamboo cliff, this is the point where we are normally around to step out of the vehicle and have the view of the Lake, lake Nakuru is world renowned for its masses of flamingos and is often referred to as the “Pink Lake”. Beside birds, it is possible to see small game, like Water Buck, Impala, Rhino and Buffalo in the gardens surrounding. Its also at the same place we normally have our lunch after lunch.
Depart to Aberdare National,proceed to the Aberdare Country Club. The club is the base hotel for the tree hotel-The Ark. Arrive late in the afternoon. Transfer to the Ark which is located in the Aberdare National Park, with small overnight bags as most of the luggage is left at the club. The Ark has various decks and balconies for easy viewing and photography of wild game. Dinner and overnight of game viewing at the lodge.
After breakfast, transfer back to the base hotel to retrieve rest of your luggage and drive towards north to the Lewa Wildlife conservancy. To arrive at the Elewana Lewa Safari Camp / Similar in time for lunch. At 1600hrs, enjoy an afternoon game drive within the conservancy.Elewana Lewa Safari Camp Features large tented bedrooms with verandahs and full en-suite bathrooms, Lewa Safari camp offers authentic comfort for its visitors; cozy log fires in the sitting room are perfect for relaxing after a day in the Conservancy. This unique and exclusive retreat offers privileged access to 65,000 acres of private protected wilderness. to introduce you to the game in the area. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Full day in the reserve with game drives and bush walks at 0630hrs and 1600hrs respectively.Lewa has one of the highest wildlife densities in Kenya including 12% of the country’s black and white rhinos, and the world’s single largest population of Grevy’s zebra. The Conservancy is also home to herds of elephants and buffalo, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, more than 400 species of birds and if lucky, a pack of wild dogs!
By visiting the Lewa/Borana landscape, you will not only be signing up for a great African adventure.
Morning game drive, then enjoy your breakfast and drive towards the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya has over 10000 large mammals and it is the only park where the big 5 and chimpanzees can be seen. It is also where the fastest growing population of rhino in Africa can be found. There are southern white rhino, about 80 endangered black rhino and in a special sanctuary there are two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino.
Booked at the Serena Sweet waters Tented Camp. Sweetwaters Tented Camp has long been the preferred retreat of wilderness and safari lovers alike. Built in the 1970’s, the camp’s main building was originally the residence of the ranch manager.
Accommodation is provided in 50 luxuriously appointed tents each with an en-suite bathroom and veranda with views of the watering hole and a backdrop of Mt. Kenya.
Spend a full day enjoying game drives and bush walks in the conservancy.
After breakfast, depart and drive northwards to the Samburu Game reserve. To arrive at the Samburu Lodge / Similar in time for lunch. At 1600hrs, enjoy an afternoon game drive within the park to introduce you to the game in the area. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Full day in the reserve with game drives at 0630hrs and 1600hrs respectively. Samburu is famous for its rare mammals that only survive north of the equator. These are the gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Beira Oryx and grevy’s zebra. All meals and overnight at the Samburu Lodge / Similar.
Depart after breakfast and proceed to Meru National Park checking at Elsa Kopje, Have a late Lunch. Elsa Kopje is no doubt a luxurious oasis in the wilds. At 1600hrs, enjoy an afternoon game drive within the park to introduce you to the game in the area. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Full day in the park with game drives at 0630hrs and 1600hrs respectively. Meru National Park is famous for its rare mammals that only survive north of the equator. These are the gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, beisa Oryx and grevy’s zebra. Dinner and overnight at the Elsa Kopje. All meals and overnight at the Elsa Kopje/ Similar.
At Elsa’s Kopje, you can experience day and night game drives, bush walks with guides and rangers, or cool yourself and take a dip in the swimming pool that has a view that looks out onto the plains, or spoil yourself to a massage. In the evening watch the sunset in a secluded place while you sip on a cocktail.
Each cottage is provided with a private butler who will be at your service at all times. The food is traditional Northern Italian cuisine blended with a selection of local and international dishes, fresh baked bread, crisp salads and locally grown vegetables.
Depart the Meru national Park after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving early afternoon. Lunch at the Carnivore and then transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international flight back home.