ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1. Welcome to Nairobi or picked from Nairobi hotel and drive to Aberdare National Park
Day 2.Depart Aberdare National Park and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 3.Depart Nakuru National Park and drive to Masai Mara Game reserve
Day 4.Masai Mara
Day 5.Depart the Mara,Lunch at the Carnivore or Havelli Restaurant then depart home
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
On this 5-day safari adventure, you will be driven to the Aberdare National Park, which is one of the best reserves in East Africa; encompassing a wide range of vegetative habitats and hosting a wide range of wildlife. You spend your nigh at the Ark. The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Modeled after Noah’s Ark, The Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. The animals come to you!
After a night at the Aberdare National Park, guests will be driven to Lake Nakuru National Park, home to thousands of flamingos and big game species. This will provide a rustic experience for a night before you continue into the world-famous Masai Mara. The Masai Mara is home of the Wildebeest Migration the 8th wonder of the world.
Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, briefed by a Smart Travel representative and drive through the lush Kikuyu farmlands and coffee plantation to the cool Kenyan highlands to arrive at the Aberdare Country Club. The club is the base hotel for your tree hotel – The Ark. Lunch at the club. At 1430hrs, 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 the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving at Lake Nakuru Lodge / Similar in time for lunch. At 1600hrs, enjoy an afternoon game drive in park that also takes you to the shores of the lake famous for its birdlife especially flamingos that form a pink hue across the lake. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Depart Nakuru after breakfast 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 Nakuru Flamingoeslodge.
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.
Lioness hunting in the MaraDepart the Mara after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving early afternoon. Lunch at the Carnivore or Havelli restaurant and then transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international flight back home.