A must-have trip… This is a trip that you cannot miss out on. It starts in Nairobi to the foothills of the Aberdares Mountain Range. By Day 8, Kenya will be feeling like your second home as you will have traversed across one of the most diversified areas!
Arrive at Nairobi’s JKIA airport, where you will be met by a friendly Peaks & Safaris Representative who will transfer you to the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel for an overnight stay. The hotel offers a very comfortable beginning to your safari in Kenya. Tucked away in a quiet corner of Kilimani, perfect location, yet relaxed introduction to Nairobi. Should you arrive in Nairobi early we would be happy to suggest some of the many local attractions you may visit; such as Sheldrick Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, and Giraffe Manor.
O/n Double Tree By Hilton Nairobi Hurlingham /similar (Nil)
After breakfast, you will depart by 7 am for your first destination, a superb location in the foothills of Aberdares Mountain Range. Traveling through the fertile hills of Central Kenya, you will pass huge expanses of coffee plantations and pineapple farms with this region being known as the ‘breadbasket of Kenya’. Afternoon game drive at Solio conservancy, popularly known for its high concentration of rhinos. Returning to your camp by sunset.
O/n Rhino Watch Lodge /similar (B,L,D)
After breakfast proceed with your safari to Olpejeta conservancy, Game drive en-route as you drive to your camp for lunch and refreshment. Thereafter, embark on an afternoon game drive returning to your camp by sunset.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy was opened in 1993, the sanctuary is a joint effort between Ol Pejeta, the Jane Goodall Institute, and Kenya Wildlife Service to project orphaned and traumatized chimps from within Kenya and also Central and West Africa and continues to provide a refuge for these wonderful creatures to this day.
O/n Serena Sweet waters Camp /similar (B, L, D)
Today’s journey is amongst one of the most scenic in Kenya. Traversing alongside undulating small hills, carpeted with wheat fields.
You arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and refreshments. Thereafter embark on an afternoon game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park returning to your lodge by sunset.
O/n Sunbird Lodge /similar (B,L,D)
Pick up from your Hotel after Breakfast and head southwest, you reach the unparalleled Masai Mara National Reserve in time for lunch and a rest before your first game drive. Trust us, you’ll be grateful for a rest after braving the 5 hrs drive of the approach road to the Masai Mara!
The Masai Mara is one of the world’s greatest wildlife arenas and home to Africa’s ‘Big 5’. With one of the highest populations of predators on the continent including lion, leopard, and cheetah, the Mara is in a class of its own.
The day’s activities whilst in the Masai Mara are very much determined by the movements of wildlife and the seasons, but a typical stay would see you up by 6 am for an early breakfast before heading out on a morning game drive. We aim to get you out into the park as early as possible as this is the coolest part of the day and when the animals are most active. A game drive will last around 3 to 3.5 hours and you’ll return to camp to relax in the hottest part of the day. In the late afternoon, around 3:30 pm as the heat of the day wanes, you head back out on a game drive, often pausing to watch the sun sink below the horizon from a picturesque looking, with a sundowner in hand.
The final part of the game drive is completed in the dark given you the opportunity to see nocturnal species. Of course, there are times when you might pack a picnic lunch and spend an entire day inside the park, only returning for dinner. This is particularly the case when the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra (numbering up to 2 million) visit their Kenyan home during the months of July to September. During these months you may perch at the Mara River hoping to see a migration crossing or head further afield from camp than usual to witness this spectacle.
A perfect complement to any stay in the Masai Mara is a hot air balloon safari over the reserve. It gives you a unique wildlife experience, but first and foremost it is an experience in tranquility and nature as your balloon glides silently across the plains. It is capped with a delicious breakfast in the bush complete with sparkling wine. Other optional activities on offer during your stay include a visit to a Masai village. Here you will see their traditional homes, called ‘manyattas’, and learn about their centuries-old customs and traditions.
O/n Basecamp/similar (B,L,D)
After waking to the birdsong of the bush for the final time, you take a leisurely breakfast. From there, you bid your farewells to the staff and begin your journey back to the bustling metropolis of Nairobi city. It may just be a shock to your system after the harmony of the bush. You’ll climb the Great Rift Valley one final time, pausing for a photo stop if times allows, before arriving into Nairobi in the afternoon. From here you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
Park entrance fees
Accommodation as stipulated
Meals as stipulated |B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner
4×4 game viewing vehicles plus driver-guide
Unlimited game drives
Transfers as mentioned above
Tips suggested: Driver guide $8-$10 per person sharing the vehicle per day
Drinks apart from 1-liter mineral water during the safari
Visa and airport departure tax
Items of personal nature and not mentioned in the above itinerary
Covid testing if necessary, approximate costs $100 – 200$ per person and is done 2-3 days before
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