7 Nights/8 days Adventure safari.
This is a seven (7) nights and eight(8) days safari that begins and ends in Nairobi. The safari takes you to the central Kenya where you will visit the Aberdares National Park, then to the Great Rift Valley where you get to see most of the Rift valley lakes. The lakes to be visited are Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria, Lake Naivasha and Elementaita. This safari will also take you the the famous Maasai Mara Game reserve. You will be back in Nairobi in good time for your evening flight back home.
Day 1 Nairobi / Aberdare National Park
After your breakfast at 0800 hrs. Our tour driver will pick you and you embark on your trip to the Abardare National Park. Your trip will be through the industrial town of Thika and the intensely cultivated farms of the central Kenya, through lush tea and coffee estates to the base hotels. Lunch will be served at the base Hotels. After lunch you will be transferred to the tree hotel.
The tree hotels are nestled in the foothills between Aberdare and Mount Kenya National Park, the tree hotels are famous for high perches and balconies, overlooking a salt lick and waterhole. Boasting a remarkable record of wildlife sightings from their floodlit waterhole’s and salt licks, here we will enjoy the finest in high-altitude game viewing.
The Aberdare National Park is most famous as the place with significant memories in world history. In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II learnt of her accession to the British throne while she was a guest at Treetops lodge following the death of her father, King George II. Since then this lodge has been popular with tourists on safari to Kenya. It is one of Kenya’s most unspoiled forest parks. It is also unique because of the tree hotels designed for guests to observe wildlife coming to the waterhole (or salt lick). Wildlife viewing from this elevated position is a remarkably rewarding way to see animals otherwise difficult to spot in the dense vegetation. Aberdare is best appreciated for its tangle of pristine forest and its inhabitants, not so much for the usual safari
Enjoy your afternoon in the tree hotel as you watch animals as they come to the waterhole to drink and to lick salt at the salt lick.
Dinner and overnight at the tree hotel
Day 2: Aberdare National Park -Lake Baringo
You will enjoy your breakfast at this tree hotel and later embark into your tour van and drive for about 4 hrs through the Nyeri-Nyahururu road to Lake Baringo. You will arrive in good time to check in and have lunch.
As a freshwater Lake it is home to hippos, crocodiles and an abundance of fish and birds. Lake Baringo is famous as an ornithologist’s paradise, with 500 bird species, many of which are extremely rare or otherwise only seen in this area.
Late afternoon, you will take a drive to the lake as you enjoy the scenery, watching birds and other animals that are within. You are expected back to the lodge in time for dinner and have the rest of the evening at leisure as you enjoy the evening entertainment at the lodge.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 3: Lake Baringo-Lake Bogoria
After Breakfast you will take another drive to enjoy the scenery and see the lake once again as you proceed to Lake Bogoria
Lake Bogoria is a shallow soda lake set amidst beautiful scenery. Like the other Kenyan soda lakes, it has no outlet and the intense evaporation leads to high levels of salt and minerals, which flamingos love and from a distance the surface of the water appears bright pink. Next to the lake are steaming hot springs and geysers, but don’t be tempted to put your hands into the water if you are at all fond of your skin! The vapor from the hot springs is believed to be medicinal. You can carry a raw egg and boil it at the hot springs and eat.
You are expected at the lodge in good time to check in and have lunch. You will then take a drive to the lake as you enjoy the scenery, bird watching and animals that are within.
You are expected back to the lodge to enjoy the facilities of the lodge like the naturally heated swimming pool at the lodge, You will then have dinner and have the rest on the evening at the leisure.
Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 4:Lake Bogoria – Lake Nakuru National park.
After breakfast you will do game viewing enroute as you drive down exploring the dramatic Rift valley to yet another Riftvalley lake and this is to Lake Nakuru National Park. You are expected to arrive in time to check in and have lunch.
Lake Nakuru is one of the gem in the Rift Valley Lakes often referred as the Pink Lake for its great masses of pink flamingos. It is an opportunity to see millions of flamingos besides thousands of other birds. Lake Nakuru is also a Rhino Sanctuary and harbors other wild-game like the Lion, Waterbucks, Buffalo, Warthog, and Hippo among others.
You will then take an afternoon game drive that will reveal to you the best of Lake Nakuru National park. You are expected back in the lodge in good time for dinner and have the rest of the evening at leisure enjoying the facility at the lodge or entertainment offered by the lodge.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park -Maasai Mara Game Reserve
You will do an early morning game drive then return to the lodge for late breakfast then depart and start your journey to the famous Maasai Mara Game reserve. You are expected to arrive in good time to check in and lunch.
You will then take a late afternoon game drive that will give you a hint of what the Masai Mara is. Return to the lodge in good time for dinner then have the rest of the evening at leisure.
Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge.
Day 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve
This day, you will take a full day exploring the park in search of the Big 5 and other wild game .Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost.
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.
Day 7: Masai Mara-Lake Elementaita
On this day, you will take an early morning game drive then return to the hotel for late breakfast. After breakfast, you embark on your tour van for your trip to yet another Rift valley lake. You will take a break at the elementaita to see Lake Elementaita and have lunch. You will then proceed to Naivasha where you will take an afternoon excursion to the Hells gate National park and proceed to the lodge. You are expected in the lodge in good time for dinner and have the rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 8:Lake Elementaita-Nairobi
Depending on the schedule of your flight, you will depart from the lodge and drive to Nairobi in good time for you to catch your flight back home.