ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1. Welcome to Nairobi or picked from Nairobi hotel and drive to Meru National Park
Day 2.Meru National Park
Day 3.Depart Meru National Park and drive to Samburu Game reserve
Day 4.Samburu Game Reserve
Day 5.Depart Samburu Game Reserve to Aberdare National park
Day 6.Depart Aberdare National Park to Bogoria /Baringo
Day 7.Depart Baringo and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 8.Depart Lake Nakuru National Park to Masai Mara
Day 9.Masai Mara
Day 10.Depart Masai Mara, Lunch at the Carnivore then transfered to airport
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
This adventurous 9-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 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.
Next, guests move to Samburu Game Reserve,which is where the famous film “Born Free” is based and it is known to boast a wide variety of animal and bird life.
The tour then takes you to Lake Bogoria famous for its hot springs , Lake Bogoria and Lake Nakuru known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. Finally, guests will spend their last 2 nights in the 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.
Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, briefed by a Smart Travel representative and drive north through the lush Kikuyu farmlands and coffee plantation to the cool Kenyan highlands to arrive at the Meru National Park. Checking at Elsa Kopje, Hvae 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.
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 SamburuLodge / Similar.
Depart after breakfast and proceed south to the Aberdare Country Club. The club is the base hotel for the 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 an early morning breakfast, check out and take scenic drive via Thomson’s Falls where you will stop to view the scenic waterfalls .Proceed via Tea / coffee plantations stopping briefly at Lake Bogoria to see the Hot Springs and the Geysers and then continue to your lodge for Lunch. Enjoy a guided bird walk around this fresh water lake with over 450 species of birds. Take a boat trip on the lake [at an extra cost] or visit the Njemps tribe. Dinner and overnight at a lodge
After breakfast, leave for Lake Nakuru National park. Arrive in time for lunch. Evening game drive starts at 1600 Hrs. Spot the white rhinos, black rhinos, elephants, lesser and greater kudus and tens of thousands of flamingos & other pelicans which make it an ornithological bird’s paradise. Dinner and overnight in your Lake Nakuru lodge / Luxury camp of choice.
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 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.
Depart the Mara after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving early afternoon. Lunch at the Carnivore restaurant and then transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international flight back home.